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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Sensation
Product Code: 42161
Upright moulded fingered foliage perfect with the small but plentiful lilac to salmon blossoms with central white thumbprints. Given adequate heat, sunlight, and rich fertilizer, becomes a refined statured shrub of easy container culture. Very distinct from its kin, maintaining modest porportions, producing small charm...
$10.00
Hibiscus tiliaceus tricolor
Product Code: 66910
"Variegated Hau Tree" The heartshaped leathery leaves, very very brilliantly variegated cream and; lemon, on art deco sinuous interlocking branches (forming hau lanai shelters and canoe outriggers); lemon flowers fade to apricot, then red. Remarkable. (The much larger, yet similar, H. elatus we sometimes offer has flow...
$20.00
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Hoya curtisii
Product Code: 60972
Teardrop miniature leaves with silver markings. Very prostrate habit and thus perfect if grown on a moss plaque. We have seen this grown also as a very full hanging basket subject when it requires perfect drainage; far happier on moss as forms only surface roots. Flowers are small, but the tearleaf form with mottled si...
$15.00
Hoya kentiana [hort]
Product Code: 60695
Slim succulent leaves with soft pewter green rubbery surface outlined with a dramatic cocco purple margin--forms a thick mound of cascading foliage from which dangle elegant flat umbels of red and soft rose toned elaborate blossoms. A very beautiful undemanding houseplant, especially suited for a small hanging basket s...
$15.00
Iboza [tetradenia] riparia
Product Code: 41102
"Musk Plant" or "Misty Plume Plant" Attractive woody-stemmed shrublet with attractive small musk-scented leaves and creamy-white winter blossom panicles creating a beautiful whispy mist around Christmas time--thus its great popularity with Victorian gardeners and continued fascination for today's hobby greenhousers. Ca...
$6.00
Impatiens repens
Product Code: 40384
"Ceylon Jewelweed" Cascading thick red succulent stems (which self branch to form a mat) populated by masses of tiny coppery kidney shaped leaves dramatically punctuated by occassional impressive cornucopia shaped yellow hooded blossoms. Always popular with indoor litegardeners and with hobby greenhousers as a wonderfu...
$5.50
Jasminum multiflorum [pubescens]
Product Code: 41887
"Angel Hair Jasmine" from India to China: Freely spreading shrub with downy cordate leaves and clusters of intensely sweet scented white starlike flowers at the tips and along the stems when given full sun, adequate humidity and a rich medium. This "Downy Jasmine" has long been known as J. pubescens in the Florida trad...
$12.00
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Jasminum polyanthum
Product Code: 40421
"French Perfume" Vigorous climber with attractive compound (foliate) leaves in opposite pairs and mid-winter clouds of white richly-scented flower clusters (which have pinkish cast in bright light as the unopened buds are blushed red). Basic to any collection, the Yunnan native is quite vigorous. Very very strongly sce...
$3.00
Kalanchoe beauverdii Hybrid
Product Code: 60374
Gray green noodle leaves in rigid opposite pairs with ridged tips producing adventitious plantlets, on scrambling wiry stems. Clusters of pendant glossy olive calyx bells, each with shiny salmon-pink petals with violet-speckled rims--quite a midwinter show. (Probably constitutes a distinct species as yet unidentified f...
$4.00
Kalanchoe beauverdii scandens
Product Code: 60373
"False Hoya" The wiry stems and blackish-green narrow curved leaves are Hoya mimics--but the adventituous plantlets on the leaf tips and the nodding maroon-dotted flask flowers strongly indicate the true identity. From Madagascar, where the hooked leaves help in the scramble through the brush and thornshrubs to display...
$4.00
Kalanchoe hildebrandtii
Product Code: 60393
"Silver Teaspoons" perfect description of the platinum hair pelting the oval leaves with narrow petioles; these remarkable leaves are rigidly ranked on slim extremely erect stems (thus lending this plant new status as a unique but successful rigidly at attention topiary standard). A curiously similar habit to that of K...
$5.25
Kalanchoe prolifera
Product Code: 60409
"Blooming Boxes" Maroon-rimmed stout rubbery fishbone leaves rigidly ranked on handsome erect trunks; terminal inflorescence of showy yellow flowers, each peeping from a bizarre dangling four-sided box-like bract, followed by a dazzling "proliferation" of plantlets. Madagascar native with the "Byrophyllum" urge--but ad...
$6.00
Lantana camara Samantha [variegata]
Product Code: 40428
"Golden Lantana" Bright yellow-zoned leaves are the perfect foil for the golden flower heads; needs bright light. Very old clone which has yet to be bested.  The intensity of variegation varies with different qualities of light, temperature, and fertilizer.
$6.00
Lantana camara White Dwarf
Product Code: 54362
 A very compact nearly prostratein habit, small-leaved shrublet freely producing cute heads of rich white minute blossoms closely packed in heavy clusters--thus, the "Silver Mound" Lantana which is noted for lateral growth habit.
$6.00
Laurus nobilis
Product Code: 40427
It is quite aromatic beautiful. "Sweet Bay" or "Greek Laurel" Stiff decorative fragrant leaves on erect woody maroon stems make this the ideal "Formally Shaped" shrub candidate. Aromatic leaves are used to flavor food & to yield an essential oil of perfumery and medicine. The plant police will get you if you even a...
$6.00
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Laurus nobilis crispa [undulata]
Product Code: 41932
"Piecrust Bay Tree" Curious selection with each aromatic deep green slim leathery leaf crimped along the margin. This rare cultivar becomes an absolutely stunning topiary, whether clipped into a wide based cone, a pyramid, or cube; or, limbed up as a sturdy trunk topped with a spherical pompon Next crop ready for sh...
$8.00
Lavatera olbia aurea
Product Code: 81943
The imposing "Golden Tree Mallow" with downy chartreuse to gold (in winter) foliage on the eventually 3' plus trunks with lovely pink blossoms. A tree in its native Western Med. areas; the striking foliage of this sport makes it a candidate for many horticultural niches. An easy container subject--but site this careful...
$20.00
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Lepisorus Bicolor
Product Code: 11430
Resembles a sophisticated Pyrrosia with very slim surface rhizomes; strap fronds with indented polka-dot spore patches distinguish this "Sechuan Ribbon Fern" which Eco-Gardens has determined to be Zone 8 hardy. Quite beautiful and distinct in pot or basket--even though its initial slow deliberate growth rate may test y...
$15.00
Malvaviscus arboreus mexicanus
Product Code: 40458
Formerly M. penduliflorus. "Turk's Cap" or "Scotsman's Purse" Hibiscus cousin with folded pendulous bright red blossoms with protruding stamens. An easily bloomed shrub--reaching its height of flowering midwinter when you most need the scarlet blossoms. Long a traditional hobby greenhouse standby as never fails to intr...
$4.50
Manettia inflata [luteo-rubra?]
Product Code: 40459
"Firecracker Vine" Pubescent climber with tubular "Candy Corn" flowers red with yellow tips; must have reliable levels of humidity and very bright light to set flower buds. We were first given a cutting of this old favorite by Mr. Easterbrook over thirty some years ago and it remains as popular now as it was then--And ...
$6.00
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Maranta leuconeura massangeana
Product Code: 11476
"Prayer Plant" Bluish-green leaves, with feathery centerband of silver in thin stripes of pink, later silver, extending out toward the margin, after passing zone of reddish brown fading to rich umber hues; dramatic purple blushed red underleaf. Newly offered again in 2012.   This plant can ship out as many d...
$8.00
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Microgramma palmeri [nitida]
Product Code: 10607
Many semiglossy small elongated-oval fronds held erect over the slim slightly flatened rhizomes meandering over cork or treefern; because this fern evolved upon tropical treetrunks, it survives low humidity better than some; but truely thrives when given artifical rain forest (good humidity) conditions in a terrarium w...
$22.00
Monstera siltepecana El Salvadore
Product Code: 30285
Small bluish toned twisting javelin shaped leaves of waxy texture with darker mosaic of veins are closely "shingled" along the succulent stem which roots as it wanders--juvenile form, small enough for terrarium display, although as tolerant of exposure as any Philodendron scandens cultivar. A great favorite of topiary ...
$20.00
Monstera Silver Leaf [Species]
Product Code: 30288
A beautiful Monstera, the leaf surface is entirely blushed with lovely ash-silver.  In Juvinille form this is commonly called a  'Cebu Blue' in the Epipremnum pinnatum classification.  Once mature it will often times start to form windows but this can take several years.
$8.75
Muehlenbeckia complexa
Product Code: 40647
"Maidenhair Vine" Tiny round leaves on black wiry stems; with strange white bubble flowers followed by purple berries. Easy. Although of delicate fragile appearance, this tolerant vine prefers a very bright situation with well drained soil.
$6.00
Muehlenbeckia complexa triloba
Product Code: 55965
"Lobed Maidenhair Vine" Wild mats of wiry maroon stems with waxy white fls & a flutter of trilobed leaflets creates very complex 3-D visuals; if planted in the conservatory ground, this will weave its way to the roof within a year to great effect.
$6.00
Myrsine africana
Product Code: 40654
"African Boxwood" or "Cape Myrtle" Thick-foliaged popular pseudo-bonsai, pleniful tiny leathery coin shaped leaves stud distinctly fastigate woody stems. We recommend this for indoor bonsai for it can be shaped successfully; nonetheless, the very erect woody trunks just cry out to be staked topiaries with single woody ...
$12.00
Nashia inaguensis
Product Code: 42156
Tiny crinkled fleshy leaves, with lovely mint/verbena fragrance, on rigid much-branched twiglets emerging from woody trunks--perfect tropical bonsai for high light; the orange " Bahana Berries" (following petite verbenia-shaped cream flowers) add that distincly vanilla flavor to Moujean tea. Also used in topiary as the...
$10.00
Oplismenus hirtellus variegatus
Product Code: 40684
"Basket Grass" Pink, green, and white-striped leaves; trailing stems create a traditionally favorite hanging basket. Easy old favorite possibly more correct as O. africanus vittatus.While traditionally a house and greenhouse subject, this is quite wonderful added to urns and windowboxes for the summer displays as it is...
$5.50
Osmanthus heterophyllus variegatus
Product Code: 40688
Broad regular cream margins on holly-mimic leaves--very popular as an indoor Christmas houseplant. This fragrant-flowering species is listed as O. ilicifolius in many books. Please give us some lead time on this plant, as we propagate per order.
$5.00
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