Children love mimic caterpillars, green tapeworms that bloom, rouge plants with berries, and the odd carnivore or sensitive plant--and never can resist the easily grown "Mother of Thousands" Kalanchoes, a pot of "Squills" Ledebouria or "Electric Grass" Scirpus; equally fun are "Pregnant Onion" Ornithogallum, Pedilanthus "Devil's Backbone," "Felted Peperface" Peperomias, "Pillow Plant" Plectranthus, "Cardamon" Elettaria, "Queen's Tears" Billbergia, "Earth Star" Cryptanthus, "Titty Fruit" Solanum, "Firecracker Factory" Russelia, "Cigar Flower" Cuphea, "Ric Rack" Cryptocerus, "Topsy Turvey" Echeveria, "Bowtie Plant" Gasteria, "Ghost Plant" Graptopetalum, "Dancing Bones" Hatiora, "Dragon Fruit" Hylocerus, "Wart Flower" Dorstenia, and the "PIggyback" Tolmiea. We note what kids love here at the nursery and will choose 5 reliable plants - and no, we will not insist on an I.D. as we do realize that numerous kids receiving this selection are well into their forties and fifties
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×