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Abromeitiella chlorantha [Deuterocohnia]
Product Code: 52207
Tidy compact carpets of multiple rosette heads of grayish green--each crowded succulent leathery leaflet tipped with a somewhat flexible spine & lined with teeth. Green flowered bromel from rocky exposed areas of Argentina making a wonderful accent plant in any succulent collection or as a base for a caudiform bons...
$10.00
Abutilon striatum aureo-maculatum
Product Code: 40007
Soft maple leaves richly flecked gold on a tightly branched shrub sporting many salmon bellflowers; striking in annual beds. Deservedly the most popular "Flowering Maple" as it is a brilliant display whether in flower or not; most effective when grown with plants displaying purple toned foliage. An unexpectedly subtle ...
$10.00
Abutilon Victory [hyb]
Product Code: 41253
Reiter hybrid of A. megapotamicum with strongly held laterally weeping branches perfectly displaying the charming show of ranks of dangling flared large yellow blossoms highlighted by darker-toned throat (as long as not exposed to considerable warmth year round). Perfect for hanging baskets, most impressive in windowbo...
$8.00
Acalypha hispida
Product Code: 40009
Upright stems hold long red "Chenille Plant" pendant catkins throughout the year if this "Philippine Medusa" or "Red-hot Cattail" shrubis given bright light and warm conditions. This is one of the most curious and most popular of the tropical plants! Always in demand. Please inquire as to availability prior to order...
$7.00
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Acalypha repens Strawberry Foxtail
Product Code: 41930
"Strawberry Firetail/Foxtail"--(hispaniola) Trailing slim stems disappear beneath the small leaves and rosy pink velvety "Tails" which mimic their "Chenile" brethern--resembling roseate chenile pendant woolyworms fat on steroids. These terminally cute critters are splendid additions to any urn or windowbox as well as h...
$4.25
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Acalypha wilkesiana godseffiana heterophylla
Product Code: 40012
Massed, finely cut, astoundingly slim leaves edged in rich cream on elegant seldom branched stems, present a striking weeping "Lance Copperleaf" making a very distinct vertical statement. Ideal for training into a standard.  Very little lateral growth. Can be extremely dramatic as an exclamation point in an urn or...
$10.00
Acalypha wilkesiana macrophylla
Product Code: 59213
"Heart Copperleaf", large russet leaves with long pointed leaves extending from the cordate tops, bronze-green & copper tones.  This is the best quick growing cultivar for outdoor borders, for showy urns and big windowboxes as it makes a big bold statement very quickly. Given free root run in a conservatory, t...
$5.00
Aechmea recurvata Hybrid
Product Code: 52118
A very bold upright hybrid with tight clustered flowers of pink green & russett; rapidly clustering / offsetting to form a soft porcupine hemisphere. Best grown with the high light of Tillandsia culture--indeed until it blooms, quite typically mistaken for a terrestial Tillandsia. Quite popular among the topiary de...
$5.75
Aeollanthus parvifolius
Product Code: 41088
Columns of four-ranked, felted aromatic leaves completely hide the small arching stems tipped with soft pink lipped flowers. Very beautiful "Teddy Bear Mint" forms beautiful pot plant or perfect groundcover for taller leggy succulents. Comercial source of soap oils. This plant nees the bright light and perfect drain...
$5.75
Agrostis stolonifera [hort]
Product Code: 43113
Very dramatic, yet undemanding "Hanging Bamboo Grass" given the current marketing "Green Twist" boost as this finely bladed, thickly substanced subtropical grass soon becomes a most dramatic hanging basket subject--obviously a great favorite with the designers of "Green Walls." Never ever allow this to dry out as certa...
$6.75
Alternanthera ficoidea Green Machine
Product Code: 54603
Very low carpeting "Puckered Parrot" with clusters of wide very quilted deep green leaves accented with small white straw textured bracts tucked among the foliage year 'round. Much used at Disney World for its richly toned dimpled flat leaves are perfect in the topiary gardens; also popular as a "dot" plant in tropical...
$4.75
Alternanthera versicolor Snowball
Product Code: 40026
Heavily branched stemlets of this "Ocean Froth" plant bear dainty leaves splashed brilliant white. Truly a "White Wonder." Flower inflorescence a froth of white--incredible as house plant, greenhouse showoff, and outdoor summer container accent. (AND: the skirt of Snow White at Disneyworld.)
$5.50
Anthurium aemulum [heterophyllum]
Product Code: 30121
"Finger Leaf Plant" An easy climber with dark green fleshy palmate leaves and cute mini green spathe flowers; equally effective weaving itself among other plants or densely clambering a wire support or mossed pole as an attractive ring of green sci-fi rootlets emerge from each leaf node. Easy houseplant
$22.00
Asystasia gangetica Ivory Ribbons
Product Code: 58405
Vigorously cascading "Margined Ganges Primrose" with pale lilac flowers revealing pale mother of pearl throats are perfectly poised over the lacy appearing lance leaf foliage mounds with each leaf brightly margined yellow ivory. Ganges valley native perfect in window combinations; equally popular as a bright eyecatcher...
$7.00
Product Code: 49461
Out arching slim stems cascade under the weight of the soft petite leaves; terminal clusters of lovely violet blossoms fading to old rose magenta. This South African reaches a peak of bloom in late fall; the habit is far more lateral than most of the Barlerias we offer.
$6.00
Begonia crassicaulis
Product Code: 56276
(thick-stemmed) Impressive stout thick upright stems hold large sharply lobed deciduous leaves; enormous sprays of tiny flowers appear in late winter to break dormancy. This astounding species holds great interest to caudiform collectors as well. We are always impressed with the continued popularity of this big boy.
$18.00
Begonia Dade [hort] [hyb]
Product Code: 56401
(sempervirens) Very charming self branching mini-semp habit forming a thick mound of small crinkly leaves with deep veins and glossy surfaces perfect with the clusters of rose blushed blossoms, suggesting its "Wax Begonia" cousins. Wonderful windowsill "Busy Lizzy" type for those after the retro look. Easy to grow if g...
$4.75
Begonia fagifolia
Product Code: 56040
(trailing/ scandent) Pebbly felted shiny leaves clasp meandering stems are easy to train on sphagnum topiary forms; yet, equally dramatic as a small hanging basket subject as it retains its shingled foliage well, thus newly sought after for "Green Wall Gardens".  The demure "Beechleaf Begonia" (for the genus Fagus...
$6.75
Begonia glabra
Product Code: 56050
(trailing/scandent) "Mini Grapeleaf" glossy grass-green leaves on strong scandant vine terminating in clusters of shell pink flowers. Also offered as B. procumbens on West Coast. This brightly cheerful winner readily forms clinging hair roots along its stems and happily clings to and covers even a concrete wall with sh...
$4.00
Begonia Withlacoochee [hyb]
Product Code: 65336
[trailing-scandent] Lovely elongated softly pelted rich green leaves, with soft ochre radiating veins. overlap on the cascading stems; white winter flowers most elegant. Very attractive delicate appearance, yet easy to grow on the windowsill, impressive as a terrarium carpeting plant, and fantastic cascading from a win...
$8.00
Brassia arboricola Coppel
Product Code: 41344
New leaves emerge in wheels of waxy blunt-edged, dimple-tipped leaflets with bright yellow green centers; yellow striped trunks; vigorous dwarf schefflera.
$8.00
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Breynia disticha roseo-picta
Product Code: 40081
This does not get ordered as often as the above dwarf form, so it is propagated to order only. Called the "Foliage Flower Shrub" because of the white, pink emerald & purple oval leaves. True flowers are tiny green suction cup-shaped strands hidden beneath. This clone holds foliage if kept warm, not deciduous like F...
$12.50
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Brugmansia candida Double White [plena]
Product Code: 42196
Handsome double flowered "Angel's Trumpet" leaves the viewer rather breathless. Dark pelted foliage distinct. Customers report this to easily produce heavily scented blossoms more reliably than others in a greenhouse setting; branches easily; seems to respond well to the restriction of containers. This hard working hyb...
$12.00
Brugmansia Insignis Single White
Product Code: 59201
"White Angel's Trumpet" Large white dangling flowers with heady nocturnal fragrance are produced with great abandon from vigorous elegantly branched stems-- according to some listings, considered the most elegant of the tribe and most likely to get its photo in a book. Possibly versicolor arborea.
$5.50
Callisia cordifolia Itsy Bitsy Inch Plant [Sp]
Product Code: 50511
Dense mats of waxy succulent lime-green leaves & tiny eggshell- blue flowers; This beautiful glossy beauty remains the most commonly grown basket plant of the spiderworts.  Quite content grown in full sun and thus a natural for growing as a low cover on moss topiaries and even quite successful on living wreath...
$3.50
Callisia elegans [Setcreasea striata]
Product Code: 50502
"Pinstriped Inch Plant" native to central Mexico. Beautiful dark slate green leaves with trim silvery-tan parallel stripes clasping mat-forming fat stems. Somewhat longer & darker leaves than Ballyii, but also needing the succulent culture of Ballyii & Cyanotis. Flourishes with full light and perfect drainage. ...
$4.25
Callisia fragrans Melnickoff
Product Code: 50504
Impressive glossy leaves banded in bold ochre-gold. Striking sight as the cascading succulent stems clasped by these bold jade like leaves liven up any urn, windowbox or hanging basket. The species name reflects the unusual scent of the "Spiderwort" flowers occassionally produced mid winter on impressively branched inf...
$6.00
Callisia repens variegata
Product Code: 50512
Tiny glossy "Pink Button" leaves striped or fully pink and cream--be sure to remove any solid green reversions which will quickly overwhelm the more fragile variegated sections. Marketed as 'Bianca' in Europe; sometimes this is confused with the much larger statured Tradescantia 'Laekenensis Rainbow' in the wholesale t...
$4.50
Carissa grandiflora Green Carpet
Product Code: 40100
The "Weeping Natal Plum" for limber stems cascade straight down with carpets of tiny leathery oval leaves; remarkable as a basket or wall subject in north; carpeting groundcover in subtropic climates. But most sought after as a subject for a bonsai cascade styles. We have admired old specimens grown in half pots mounte...
$5.50
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Ceropegia linearis woodii
Product Code: 60017
"Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. Dependable tried and true houseplant unless you overwater! These are usually sent as one or two starter strands, with a below surface tuber, not a full pot. ...
$7.00
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