Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 40827
"Weeping Yellowwood" Thin long leathery leaves beautifully weep on cascading branches; very graceful specimen houseplant. More correct as Afrocarpus gracilior
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 60782
The elusive "flameleaf Rainbow bush" with strong, often prostrate succulent stems ranked with small curved leaves, each with a central gold center.
Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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.
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Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
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Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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...
Product Code: 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.
Product Code: 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...