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Ceropegia linearis woodii Hybrid
Product Code: 60019
"Spade Leaved 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. This clone differs from the standard species by having more elongated leaves and different coloring. Most likely a hybrid, but very distinctive! &...
$7.00
Ceropegia linearis woodii Pink Edge
Product Code: 60985
The remarkeble "Variegated Rosary Vine" with each fleshy heart shaped leaf bordered in creamy pink. Marketed as 'Lady Heart' in Asian nurseries. This is so extremely variegated as to be quite slow growing and demanding of quite specific cultural conditions: needs perfect drainage in a shallow container (orchid bark or ...
$15.00
Chlorophytum bichetii [laxum]
Product Code: 40115
"False Lily Turf" Marvelous tufts of small arching blades margined in ivory white; good in low light; from Gabon. "Pongol" has become a great favorite with terrarium fanciers as it maintains its petite tightly clumping tuffet outline to provide a welcome white banded foil to flashier companions. This belongs in the sho...
$6.75
Chlorophytum comosum Bonnie
Product Code: 43117
The uniquely fetching "Curly Spider Plant" with centrally striped creamy variegation but each short leaf curls and swirls in the Shirley Temple tuffets, sending out abbreviated corkscrew stems with more twisted plantlets suspended in air. Oglesby introduction. This whorled, tostled, and flounced cultivar remains much s...
$4.00
Cissus quinangularis
Product Code: 41064
Attractive succulent with five-winged stems; dark decidious leaves are thick succulent wedges jutting out from the nodes. Most interesting in any rare vine collection; of easy culture as long as is situated in adequate light--seems unconcerned as to humidity levels as long as the roots are in a perfectly drained mix. A...
$4.75
Cissus rotundifolia
Product Code: 41071
"Succulent Grape" or "Wax Cissus" Waxy serrated lily-pad leaves and occasional red (grape) berries on corky stems which also develop thick pudgy aerial roots in moist atmospheres. Easy very handsome vine as long as not subjected to extended chill.  Initially slow growing; but fills out in time - avoid extended chi...
$5.00
Citrofortunella mitis
Product Code: 66862
Excellent miniature "Calamondin Orange" popular as a decorative Christmas gift; without doubt, the easist citrus to set fruit in your hobby greenhouse--especially popular because the extremely colorful fruit is at its showiest during the Christmas season when you most need it. Many plant growers have good luck with thi...
$10.00
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Coleus Purple Duckfoot [Species?]
Product Code: 41096
Compact dwarf globes of tiny purple short-lobed web-foot leaves tightly overlapping on self-heading stems; non-blooming mini excellent for light gardening or outdoor bedding edger. Called "Mars Coleus" on East Coast, this is a perfect addition to any urn, windowbox, or patio container (some customers spot it among thei...
$4.00
Cymbalaria muralis
Product Code: 51741
Totally fab: a very tightly mounding "Kennilworth Ivy" with multitutes of tinsy scalloped kidney shaped leaves, creating a busy underfroth for the miriad tinsy purple blushed and splotched white "snap" blossoms. Needs full sun and a sweet soil to flourish. A modest heriloom as popular now as it was in Victorian times. ...
$4.50
Cynanchum decaisnianum [Affinity]
Product Code: 60634
Madagascar species with terete jointed branches accented occassionally by tiny clusters of blimp blossoms to show its kinship with its close Dischidia kith. Sent as unrooted cuttings only if potted ones are currently sold out--remember that cuts root readily. Originally from the succulent collection at the Milwaukee Do...
$4.75
Davallia (Humata) tyermanii
Product Code: 10484
"White Rabbit Foot." The arched, vigorous foot is covered with pure white hairs-- very furry. The fronds are lacy and deep, rich green. "Humata" is the true genus name, but we double referenced it because it looks so much like a Davallia and sometimes appears as such in the wholesale trade. Excellent as a pot plant, ou...
$6.25
Dischidia albida [hort]
Product Code: 60044
"Propeller Vine" Propeller-shaped pairs of attractive gray- green leaves on soft swollen pendant (or climbing if it can find something to twine around) stems make this a great basket subject--extremely popular twining about on open wire topiary frames. Bizarre little clusters of urn shaped blimp blossoms sometimes appe...
$5.00
Dischidia Species # 77111 [Wakefield]
Product Code: 59179
Attractive vine with opposite succulent leaves; odd blimp blossoms like tiny urns crouded into tight clusters. This is a great performer on wire topiary with its cute fleshy propeller leaf pairs like fleshy ears on the soft succulent (and very pliable) stems. Our customers often use this accomodating groundcover at the...
$4.00
Duranta plumierii [repens] variegata
Product Code: 41585
"Ivory Margined Skyflower" Vining shrubs with woody out arching stems ranked with beautiful glossy toothed leaves with very wide creamy-white margins. The blue (fading to lilac) flower clusters are followed by yellow "Pigeon Berry" fruit. Carib native. Foliage flashier than the repens/erecta complex--although the nomen...
$12.00
Euphorbia cotinifolia atropurpurea
Product Code: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
$12.00
Fatshedera lizei pia
Product Code: 40501
"Curly Tree Ivy" Also often called "Botanical Wonder: for it is a hybrid of Aralia and Hedera. Star-shaped leaves deeply fluted (sometimes listed as F. undulata) on erect semi-woody stems. Tolerates considerable chill. The variegated clones of this are being given a recovery rest period currently.
$6.25
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Ficus benjamina Salt And Pepper [hort]
Product Code: 55650
A wonderful new variegated form. Recommended. Semi-weeping habit on stout erect trunks with multitudes of small ornately curved leaves richly speckled and streaked-- an unusual and highly attractive variegation pattern seldom obseved on fig cultivars.  Another treasure originally listed by Asiatica.
$28.00
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Ficus benjamina Too Little
Product Code: 54387
The perfect miniature fig for indoor bonsai: thickly foliaged with tiny recurved glossy leaflets on twiggy branchlets. A great find by Jim Atchison, from whom this clone derives. Possibly the best place to start for an indoor bonsai experience if you anticipate needing some immediate positive stroking as a master of tr...
$12.00
Ficus craterostoma
Product Code: 40306
Crinkly deep green leaves are elongated triangles from much- branched trunks; good indoor shrub/tree from Zimbabwe easily forming decorative strangler roots. Most interesting as a standard (soon swallowing up its initial training stake) for when "stooled" on top will send out endless shoots in all directions like a dan...
$6.25
Ficus microcarpa Round Leaf
Product Code: 40281
"Green Island Fig" Dark glossy boat-shaped oval leaves very thickly set on much-branched stems which soon develop corky bark of great character. Very popular bonsai subject which readily develops cute clusters of acorn-like fruit. In good or bright light, these have a blunt leaf; in our greenhouses with less than full ...
$9.00
Ficus salicaria (salicifolia)
Product Code: 40301
"Willow Leaf Fig" Masses of narrow leaves (thus also called F. neriifolia as well as F. salicifolia) on upright dwarf multi-trunked trees; perfect bonsai. Roots are said to be chewed as a sterility cure in Zimbabwe! We make no guarantee on curative powers, but believe it an excellent container subject. Newly published ...
$9.50
Ficus vaccinioides
Product Code: 40300
Very low growing stifly arching stems are cloaked with attractive dark glossy leaves.  The leaves are smaller and more leathery than Ficus pumila. Very popular for bonsai ground cover and for Fariy Garden carpets.
$12.00
Fuchsia triphylla Gartenmeister Bohnstedt
Product Code: 40314
"Red Wing Fuchsia" Upright stems with deep bronzy foliage, violet beneath; single red bloom clusters; good houseplant as species parent is native to warm West indies. 1906 German hybrid gradually clumping in to a modest shrub; thus easily grown in the same container for years.
$6.00
Hedera helix Anita
Product Code: 88896
An abbreviated birdsfoot ivy. Develops an amethyst chocolate tone if in winter chill, slightly more glossy than and more fingered than the similar 'Willie.' A natural for terrariums and mossed topiary.
$4.75
Hedera helix Design
Product Code: 41882
Quite distinct and most subtle in colorations, remarkably lovely "Frosted Ivy" with gently cascading stems cloaked with shallowly three-lobed leaves each with pale frosted center. A subtle beauty beautifully self-heading into perfect mounds, and thus popular as a hanging basket subject.
$6.00
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Hedera helix Duck Foot
Product Code: 41166
Fantastic tiny mounds of miniature duckfoot-shaped leaves. Use as a tiny tuffet at the base of a bonsai; add to your terrarium, or encourage it over a mini-boulder in your rockery.
$4.00
Hedera helix Natasha
Product Code: 89225
"Deltoid Ivy" Reddish brown stems rigidy hold thick darkly toned heavily textured leaves with a deltoid heart outline. Reluctant to self-head. Reputed to be Z6 hardy. Perfect for that Valentine gift.
$6.50
Hedera helix Spetchley
Product Code: 41399
"Gnome Ivy" Very tiny triangular round lobed arrowhead outlined leaves of blackish green thickly shingled on slim dark stems, maroon when young, heading in very straight lines, but branching at most nodes when in a brightly lit situation; very winter hardy selection from Spetchley Park in England. Extremely popular as ...
$8.00
Hemigraphis Red Equator [Sp]
Product Code: 50033
"Baby Waffle" Slightly puckered, purple grape-sized leaves on miniature creeping stems creating extensive lovely low mats and thus quite popular as a Terrarium subject and as a basic for mossed topiary. Very effective cascading from a windowbox or patio urn; a traditional low growing houseplant; more recently also disc...
$4.50
Hemigraphis repanda
Product Code: 59397
"Narrow Leaf Flame Ivy" Metallic purplish papery narrow leaves in attractive trailing clumps; odd papery tan flowers. "Dragon Flame Creeper" newly popular as a lovely cascading filler for intimate windowboxes, small patio container combinations, mossed topiaries and even as a semi-aquatic for tubs. In fact, this is so ...
$6.00
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