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Peperomia Bamboo Stalks
Stock Number: 53526
A tiny unidentified species with bright small curved oval leaves in tidy opposite ranks on short erect stems with decorative swollen bambll-mimic leaf nodes.  The dimunutive size with a tolerance of low humidity make this a natural in Fairy Gardens, terrariums and mame bonsai
$8.00
Peperomia ferreyrae
Stock Number: 53562
"Pincushion Peperomia" Short thick succulent stems topped with many narrow trough-shaped leaves very nearly fused; the easiest succulent species to grow. How this relates to iron (ferrea) we do not know, unless it was collected near a railroad track. Much more dependable than the similar dolabriformis.
$5.00
Peperomia galioides
Stock Number: 53568
"Pine Peperomia." or "Needle-leaf Wax Plant" Small erect branching stems with close whorls of four to six pale green needle leaflets--eventually looks like a succulent clustered mini-scale model for a Bamboo clump. Very odd habit for this genus. Several European pharmaceutical companies are researching the chemistry of...
$4.25
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Pilea microphylla [callitrichoides]
Stock Number: 41048
"Artillery Plant" Small, densely branched succulent upright stems arch with tiny "Fern Mimic" teardrop leaves; tiny flowers release pollen in puffs like gunsmoke, thus the common name. Easy to grow critter endlessly popular with children of all ages. A basic groundcover plant in any terrarium design as a fern mimic.
$4.50
Pittosporum heterophyllum marginatum
Stock Number: 72792
A Chinese shrub with white margined foliage; with maturity this Z9 beauty produces small fragrant yellow flowers. Very petite in appearance, but quite sturdy--growing remarkably fast for a plant so heavily variegated. Gaining popularity with tropical bonsai enthusiasts.
$10.00
Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Stock Number: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$6.00
Plectranthus ernstii
Stock Number: 66921
The thickly caudiform "Bonsai Mint" with thick small felted leaves, violet beneath; mauve flowers. Grow in a shallow container and allow the tuberous roots to develop above soil level. The small featured leaves on thick stubby swollen stems make this a major hit with designers of upscale Fairy Garden creations.
$8.00
Plectranthus venteri Snowflake
Stock Number: 51907
Distinctive deeply lobed pelted leaves on self branching stout stems; the purplish mauve blossoms usually appear in late fall. Our selection of this wooly aromatic foliaged charmer produces elaborately cut "Snowflake" leaves. Fantastic in a clay pot on your sunny summer deck; easy in your winter windowsill. Perfect whe...
$5.25
Podocarpus gracilior [elongatus]
Stock Number: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
$12.00
Pogonatherum crinitum
Stock Number: 56236
"German Bamboo" A lovely grass of great delicacy with fast clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks reaching a foot height; these branched stalks are clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai; customers in the subtropics inform us this is a most successful thickly clumped vertical vase perfe...
$8.00
Portulacaria afra
Stock Number: 60551
"Elephant Bush" A natural for pseudo-bonsai with knobbed tan-reddish stems and sparry branches clasped by small jade leaves--forms a dense bush with time. South African native much valued in Japanese bonsai where it is known as "Zo-Yabu." This miniature scaled succulent has rapidly established itself as a basic in many...
$4.75
Portulacaria afra Gold
Stock Number: 60782
"Golden Elephant Bush" New leaves emerge completely golden ochre, fade to bright lime. Certainly a vigorous, easily grown visual treat in any hobby greenhouse display of succulents.
$6.00
Portulacaria afra macrophylla
Stock Number: 60553
Much larger variety of "Elephant Bush" with gray-green angular leaves and sparcer more symmetrical branching. Rare, yet of easy culture. Thrives as a succulent bonsai in a shallow container.
$7.00
Portulacaria afra variegata
Stock Number: 60554
"Rainbow Bush" Reddish-brown stems beautifully foil the succulent small jade leaves with cream edges developing a pink- violet tone in high light, with carmine rim. Handsome.
$7.50
Premna aff. microphylla
Stock Number: 66958
Seems to have intentionally evolve to become a tropical bonsai as the woody stems branch off into flat planes of twigs holding horizontal foliage- small oval leaves which, when cut, contribute to its charming common name, "stinky lady"   Note: The white residue/granuals you see in the pictures is packing mat...
$18.00
Protasparagus myriocladus
Stock Number: 40045
"Ming Bonsai Asparagus Fern" describes the fine cladophylls packed on bonsai-like woody stems. Excellent habit for very long term specimen. Nomenclature now Protasparagus africanus or P. macowanii for those keeping current. For a listing of various other offerings of these "Asparagus Ferns" refer to Protasparagus in th...
$12.00
Stock Number: 65595
"Katdoring" Zig-zagging clamberer with odd sized bunched cladophylls; bunched fls followed by red orange berries much loved by African birds as well as by plant lovers. Excellent houseplant nearly impossible to kill. One of the "Ming Asparagus" developing into fabulous impressive specimens--newly popular as an indoor b...
$35.00
Punica granatum nana
Stock Number: 40856
"Dwarf Pomegranate" Bright double orange flowers resembling nodding papery carnations followed by small edible fruit; very cool winter condition imperative for best production of spring blossoms--but do not allow to freeze. Handsome and dependable in any bonsai pot as soon forms a stout woody trunk and the foliage alwa...
$8.00
Punica granatum Nochi Shibori
Stock Number: 41810
Brookside #1471. Showy double red flowered "Queen's Pocketmelon" fading to a dark rose crepe; large pomegranate fruit. Will grow to a considerable height, best staked to form a standard. Winter dormant even in the conservatory.
$10.00
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Punica granatum variegata
Stock Number: 40858
"Carnation-flowered Pomegranate" Pink and ivory mottled bubbled leaves on erect, striped stems; rare clone imported from Japan with remarkable double crepe-textured scarlet blossoms appearing on mature specimens. Much sought-after by collectors, but currently in adequate stock here. Variegation often remains throughout...
$15.00
Rosa Si [hyb]
Stock Number: 71152
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
$10.00
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Selaginella Fairy Plume [Species]
Stock Number: 11416
Unidentified species from Southeast Asia with slim erect stems arching at top under weight of chartreuse plumes--possibly a compact form of S. victoriae. Must have rest period mid-winter; may reach one foot in height if given enough time. This is in the S. victoriae complex.
$6.00
Selaginella plana
Stock Number: 11472
Strong erect stems hold bright branched fans of shimmery foliage. Very distinctive beautiful "Spikemoss Cypress" species achieving more dramatic height than most of the tropical "Clubmosses." Certainly not "creepy." Unmatched for giving an exceptionally elegant vertical effect in a wardian case or larger terrarium; but...
$7.00
Senecio fulgens
Stock Number: 60574
"Scarlet Kleinia" A truely big-bottomed daisy with swollen caudiform base supporting thick stems bending under spirals of succulent toothed leaves richly dusted blue (violet pruinose in full sun); topped with large striking red paint-brush flowers--very dramatic combined with the foliar colors. Natal native demanding v...
$5.50
Senecio tuberosus
Stock Number: 60604
Elaborate several-sectioned caudiform tuberous bases send up slim stems usually toppling under the small gray leaves. A good starting point plant to see if you wish to start a collection of caudex plants for this fat daisy has no dormancy cycle, no fear of full sun or part shade, and no dilemmas over the possibly irreg...
$3.50
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
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
Wisteria frutescens Amethyst Falls
Stock Number: 69016
Remarkable selection of our "Southern Wisteria" this quickly forms heavy bonsai-worthy sinuous trunks with ornate pinnate foliage foiling the beautiful pendant clusters of closely packed blue pea flowers on new growth (not on last season's wood like the rest). Excellent container or tub plant for the cool greenhouse; s...
$8.00
Zamia pumila [furfuracea]
Stock Number: 41295
"Cardboard Palm" Very handsome golden brown tomentum covers the surface of the oblong hard leaflets on this thick, fat- trunked cycad. Must have sun light to maintain sculptural beauty. Certainly one of the most successful Cycads for small container culture.
$15.00
Zamioculcas lanceolata
Stock Number: 30446
"Aroid Palm" Very thick purpled petioles hold ranks of waxy succulent leaves on outarched thick succulent stems arising from a tuberous root. This elegant plant, now heavily marketed as the "ZZ Palm" is one of the few purely desert aroids. Beware that the leaflets typically shatter when shipped--just tuck them into a r...
$8.00
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