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Tropicals & House Plants

As various of our longterm customers regularly ask about availability of plants once offered in past catalogues (we suspect that many of you have more complete year-by-year collections of those newsprint compilations than we do), we have re-listed many of these old plant treasures after getting them back into propagation; furthermore, we've been propagating many new treasures from the main collections as well as readying choice new plants sent to us by those of you who love to collect and hybridize and wish to share your treasures with the rest of us. And, as usual, you will note that we like to name these new cultivars and hybrids after you!

Since our customers continue to increase their interests and expand their displays of the wondrous TROPICAL LOOK in their outdoor gardens, we have added items for this look-- new Aroids, choice  Sansevieria, dramatic Agaves and their cousins, returning Begonias, a solid selection of reliable handsome Bromeliads, some very showy spiderworts and Acanthus family members. So continue to tart up your urns & planters unabashedly; shamelessly pump up those perennial beds by adding a few companion tropicals. We have also continued to expand plant selections in increasingly popular categories: tropical bonsai plants (especially succulent Bonsai), cultivars suited for standards & topiary, tried & true succulents suited for living wreaths or Fairy Gardens, new distinctive material to try in your windowboxes, living walls, patio urns and reliable yet choice terrarium subjects. (The sheer number of terrariums and wardian cases you purchased from us last year continues to esculate.)  Many of these new items are perfect for your fair garden designs and for the popular living wall movement.

Meanwhile, we have not forgotten our core support group (many of whom have been ordering /supporting us for well over 20 years now) who need new treasures for their hobby greenhouses & conservatories; their extensive lite gardens & plantrooms, and especially those who need a regular fix of an astounding new variegated cultivars. A reminder to our many Southern customers: many of the plants are excellent choices for your permanent plantings even though they are summertime bedding or greenhouse plants in our Zone 6b climate.

You will notice an ever increasing number of individual photos & images this season--the attempt to illustrate nearly every plant we list continues--and we do thank profusely those of you who have sent photos we can use as so many of our older stock plants show the effect of many cuttings and airlayerings, resulting in less than typical stature for that particular species and/or cultivar--and all of us enjoy seeing how you have potted and combined your plant treasures. We have always learned more from our faithful customer friends than we have from all our many reference books.

Most plants are sent rooted in 2 1/2"- 5 1/5" plastic pots unless coded as unrooted cuttings for certain succulents.

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Syngonium erythrophyllum
Stock Number: 30418
 The much admired Velvet Syngonium. "Copper Nephthytis" Lovely small soft coppery dusted lvs of elongated arrowhead design spaced on demure vine. Modest but handsome. This can be overordered, so please INQUIRE as to availability before ordering.
$12.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium macrophyllum
Stock Number: 30420
"Tongue Leaf Nephthytis" Juvenile leaves are elongated hearts of emerald green overlaid dusky grey. Patience may be required as this gets established, but then, stand back as the shingled leaves develop.     Often sent as an Unrooted mossed cutting.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum albo-variegatum
Stock Number: 30423
"French marble"  Irregular patches of pure paperwhite on deep green arrowhead leaves. Easy and beautiful. The most popular and most ordered consistently. The only clone with pure white patches.  This plant is in incredibly high demand.  Be prepared to wait 2-4 months for delivery depending on propagat...
$20.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Berry Allusion
Stock Number: 31713
Very tightly foliaged clumper (typically branching at the base) with shot silk pink arrowhead foliage veined pinkish green & highlighted with a crimson blush.
$8.00
Syngonium podophyllum Bold Allusion
Stock Number: 31711
Very thickly clustered wide arrowhead leaves of oppulent pink with creamy pink margins dramatically edged olive. Claimed to be a tetraploid of 'Pink Allusion.'
$8.00
Syngonium podophyllum confetti
Stock Number: 56819
Very wide shimmery heart shaped leaves a silver leaves with pink polka dots covering the surface. A type of variegation which fades as the foliage matures.
$8.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Gold Butterfly
Stock Number: 30425
"Gold Butterfly Syngonium" Irregular yellow splashed arrowhead leaves--another antique cultivar which has disappeared from the trade (and nearly vanished from our collections as well!) but remains of great interest to compulsive collectors. A gold version of 'French Marble.' We must limit this to one per customer.
$20.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Goya
Stock Number: 99612
Klinger hybrid: wide dusky coppery green leaves with bright veins and a rich matte green reverse; highly resistent to virus and extremely vigorous. Excellent introduction to the group.
$4.50
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Ivory
Stock Number: 99611
Slow growing abbreviated vine with unusually large arrowhead leaves of near white faintly airbrushed with lime. So very pale as to need greenhouse humidity to prevent tip burn--we most certainly cannot recommend this as a houseplant. Remarkable, even if not care free!
$12.00
Syngonium podophyllum Jade
Stock Number: 31246
Pale parchment-lime irregular arrowhead leaves with dramatic deep emerald central flame & delicate green rims. Unique. Much sought after by collectors (we have increased our number of stock plants to assure constant availability) because the designs are distinct and visually arresting. Beautiful cultivar with close...
$18.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Mango Allusion
Stock Number: 71950
Very wide puckered heart shaped foliage a rich pinkish bronze with shimmery peach tones and pale violet veins. Ravishing!
$8.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Mottled Arrowhead
Stock Number: 30428
"Mottled Arrowhead" Very striking irregular yellow ochre slashes and patches over the entire surface--often these raised variegations twist the horned leaves into monstrose puckered shapes. Vigorous selection by the late Gene Calkins. Very vigorous, very flashy. By far one of the most popular cultivars (but totally mis...
$15.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Mouse Ears
Stock Number: 31470
"Mouse Ears Syngonium" Tiny bright arrow leaves darkly veined & edged. Very limited availability; please inquire--as it does not vine, a challenge to propagate.
$12.00
Syngonium podophyllum Neon
Stock Number: 99610
Extremely bright solid pinkish pink (with overtones and undertones of negligee pink)--richly saturated color on each arrowhead leaf. Needs to be seen to be believed--a far more arresting, sharper color saturation than any of the 'Allusion' series, but not as wide a leaf outline.
$10.00
Syngonium podophyllum Pink Splash
Stock Number: 22135
Very wide shimmery heart shaped leaves a rich light green and very pale pink dots of variegation.  Perhaps a tetraploid of Maria Allusion and thus of strong substance. As this plant matures, it usually fails to produce any variegation. Only new young growth emerges with pink splashes.  They have a hig...
$12.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium podophyllum Red Plum Allusion
Stock Number: 71947
Very wide shimmery heart shaped leaves a rich blush red over a dusky bronze--emerges puckery. Perhaps a tetraploid of Maria Allusion.
$10.00
Syngonium podophyllum Renoir
Stock Number: 99613
Klinger hybrid: Very wide arrow foliage the color of Chernobyl ash with mint green veins & frosted margins; often in limited supply.
$8.00
Syngonium podophyllum Shell Shocked
Stock Number: 30497
Rich green upcurved leaves with pale colored centers form a forest of attractive cups like a set in Avatar. As the cultivar name suggests, this is a Yinger introduction of upright habit, so thickly leaved as to be more a scandent shrub than a vine. Remarkable foliage.
$25.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium wendlandii [ryii]
Stock Number: 30432
Shimmering satin-surfaces of bright green, three-sectioned leaves feathered silver-ash along the midveins. Catches every eye, yet an easy houseplant. Costa Rican wild species beautiful in a large terrarium. Adds fab shimmer to any grouping of plants.
$20.00
Out of Stock
Talinum paniculatum patens (paniculatum) variegatum
Stock Number: 60793
"Fame Flower" or "Jewels of Opar" Slender erect stems bear obovate ivory-margined fleshy leaves; terminal pinkish-red flowers followed by berries create a haze of color much prized by designers. A Caribbean native, so avoid winter chills. A wonderful addition to any outdoor container, windowbox, even bedding as the cle...
$5.00
Talinum patens Kingwood Gold
Stock Number: 60607
Marvelous "Golden Fame Flower" selection made at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio with bright chartreuse-gold foliage creating a very striking contrast with the misty clusters of carmine flowers. This is now quite popular as an outdoor summer bedding subject--to see a sweep of these at Kingwood Center is a true desig...
$3.25
Tectaria cicutaria [gemmifera, hort.]
Stock Number: 11401
"Button Ball Fern" Upright rhizomes with gracefully arching tripinnate fronds (triangular in overall outline) with a series on rounded button-like bulbils along the top of the central midrib, with maturity these bulbils will form new plantlets. Caribbean tolerant of indoor conditions. A fern no child can resist and mos...
$5.50
Tetradenia cordata
Stock Number: 49429
Very succulent distant relative of the common Swedish Ivy , while a close cousin of Thorncroftia and the Iboza. This upright woody plant with dramatic felted foliage is for the house plant collector as well as the succulent plant grower. Even pleases the grower of aromatic plants. Impressive spikes of midwinter flowers...
$6.00
Tetrastigma voinierianum
Stock Number: 41085
"Chestnut Vine" or "Lizard Plant": Fianranatosa. Enormous fleshy digitate leaves emerge with a cinnamon toned tawny wool supported on fleshy reddish ropelike stems. Handsome Laotian grape vine for the brave of heart. This is large and quickly gets very much larger. An excellent way to start your collection of Laotian n...
$22.00
Thalia dealbata Red Stem
Stock Number: 88870
Dramatic aquatic with leathery oval leaves held in fans over the red stems--all covered with white powder; stalks of soft violet blossoms soon followed by strikingly attractive clusters of purple black seeds. Native to S. Carolina on thru Texas--but don't freeze roots--and seen here at our nursery as that massive clump...
$15.00
Thorncroftia [plectranthus] succulenta
Stock Number: 41138
"Mint Oak" Tidy woody stems hold pelted succulent oak-shaped leaves with delicate mint fragrance; purple flowers appear on seasonal spikes. Eventually develops a gnarled woody base beloved by bonsai fanciers. Treat as you would its Iboza cousins. For a giant dramatic cousin, check Tetradenia.
$5.00
Thunbergia battiscombei
Stock Number: 54014
Shrubby vining Kenyan species with beautiful glossy leaves and racemes of electric blue (with a hint of violet) trumpet blossoms with yellow throats; best kept in a warm greenhouse during the winter so can start its big display early on. We've grown many "Clockvine" species, and this remains the most impressive flower-...
$7.00
Thunbergia erecta
Stock Number: 50073
"Sky Flower" Blue-violet trumpet fls with lemon throats on erect woody stems; West African "King's Mantle." A winter bloomer in the greenhouse for us.
$8.00
Thunbergia erecta Fairy Moon
Stock Number: 53146
Attractive reliable shrubby "Picottee King's Mantle" with lavender blue trumpet shaped blossoms edged in white and throated yellow. Height of blooming in midwinter for us, although not exclusively. Foliage always beautifully maintained.
$8.50
Tibouchina grandifolia
Stock Number: 54528
Collected from the hillside of Roberto Burle Marx's nursery, the woody "Rio Pincess Tree" produces pairs of large dramatic deeply veined furred leaves & terminal clusters of rich purple blossoms with white centers fading to rose. Demands plenty of space, bright light, and air movement--but can survive more neglect ...
$18.00
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