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Abromeitiella chlorantha [deuterocohnia]
Stock Number: 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...
$5.00
Abromeitiella lorentziana [deuterocohnia]
Stock Number: 52259
Smooth-edged succulent leaves, spine tipped, with dull glossed silvery leather surfaces packed in tight elongated rosettes branching to form extensive rine gray hard edged sadistic cushions. Whew! Small green bromel beaked blossoms in tidy clusters; native to rock crevices of Argentina--this is extremely slow growing a...
$12.00
Acorus gramineus Dwarf
Stock Number: 81484
Fast clustering miniature selection with taller foliage than pusillus, while individual blades are elegantly slim in the overlapping foliar fans--much used as a bonsai companion. As with all the gramineus cultivars, this must be kept evenly moist in order to maintain lustrous foliage.
$4.50
Acorus gramineus Dwarf Himemasamume
Stock Number: 30549
Interlacing ranks of short sword-shaped glossy-grass leaves, each striped on its inner edge. Forms remarkable 4" cushions. Most certainly the prize cultivar of the species.  This quite rare Japanese selection of this winter hardy "Sweetflag" is also beautiful as indoor pot plant as well as a choice mame bonsai com...
$10.00
Acorus gramineus minimus aureus
Stock Number: 30724
Marvelous small tufts of bright golden chartreuse fans of tiny flat leaf blades; wonderful in small undrained containers; very showy golden tuffet in a terrarium as well. But most popular as an eye catcher in a Fairy Garden landscape.
$4.50
Adiantum hispidulum
Stock Number: 10009
"Australian Maidenhair." Forked horn-like fronds emerge red pink on top of the wiry black stems. Forms an attractive slowly increasing mound. Reliable if kept evenly moist and cool; demands quite bright light and sweet soil to thrive--when you lightly lime the other Adiantums, avoid dusting this species with lime. We s...
$5.50
Adiantum microphyllum Little Lady
Stock Number: 10013
This "Little Lady Maidenhairn Fern" forms tuffets of arching fronds aflutter with tiny teardrop pinnae.  For the terrarium designer or fern collector ready for a challenge.
$12.00
Adiantum raddianum fragrantissimum
Stock Number: 11626
Elegant arching blackish stems accent the dark narrow fans of this heirloom "Fragrant Maidenhair Fern"--Not quite the challenge as a houseplant that some of its fussier cousins are--and quite wonderful in any large terrarium composition if the container has considerable height- the fronds will achieve a foot lengh as m...
$15.00
Adiantum raddianum Fritz luthii
Stock Number: 10016
Sturdy habit with a windswept aspect as fronds radiate from the central creeping rhizome. Beautiful elongated pinnae {fronds) are thickly spaced to give a shingled, layered effect always giving this a distinctive highly decorative appearance.
$6.50
Adiantum raddianum pacotti
Stock Number: 11651
A small form of the "Maidenhair Fern" with erect quite compact fronds congested with sometimes overlapping deeply lobed segments shaped like teardrops, which are often further lobed. Fertile form perfect in a wardian case. Not always available; check with us. This is a challenging cultivar for the experienced fern coll...
$8.00
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Alternanthera Christmas Tree [Hansoti #5]
Stock Number: 42125
Very tiny leaved selection with grayish green foliage thickly held in petite conical mounds. Marvelous very small plants with congested down curved leaves nonetheless are stalwart growers; absolutely marvelous in any terrarium landscape--no one will guess the genus of this elfin critter. We will send this slow growing ...
$7.00
Alternanthera ficoidea filigree
Stock Number: 32503
Carmine bronze ribbon leaves emerge whitish gold then develop a bright bronzy tone as the leaves become more diamond shaped. Petite yet quite easy, forming a very regular pyramidal shape. Certainly the best self-formed dense self-clumping cultivar of the tribe. Popular as a terrarium accent; always popular as a petite ...
$4.75
Alternanthera ficoidea Green Machine
Stock Number: 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...
$3.75
Alternanthera ficoidea White Carpet
Stock Number: 41926
Very congested flattened buns of lovely tiny puckered leaves brightly margined bold white. Incredible Indian cultivar famous for fooling plant show judges who cannot believe this is cousin to the "Calico/ Parrot" tribe! The most successful way to introduce a patch of white in your terrarium, your fairy garden, or tropi...
$5.00
Althernanthera ficoidea Red Bitsy
Stock Number: 58461
The truly "Miniature Calico Plant" with tiny elongated maroon and purpled red leaf pairs tightly packed on branching erect stemlets--forming tuffets of reddish bronze in full sun. Forms a wide tightly growing mound without pinching. Certainly the darling of terrarium designers.
$4.50
Arachniodes simplicior variegata
Stock Number: 88648
"Variegated Leather Leaf Fern." A small variegated fern which is slow growing and small. This is great for dish gardens and terrariums. It can also often withstand cold temperatures in the winter, so some Southern customers might want to try this outside in a rock garden area.
$5.50
Begonia cubensis
Stock Number: 56026
(shrub) Prim ranks of small waxy blue-green leaves on dimunitive upright, somewhat woody stems; lovely Cuban species often called the "Holly Leaf Begonia." The erect woody dark stems & small waxy platinum toned foliage make this an obvious candidate for a glazed bonsai pot. Small featured petite shrublet with very ...
$8.75
Begonia Fiji Islands [Auriculata]
Stock Number: 56043
(upright rhizomatous) The "Mini-Cathedral Begonia" Dwarf with congested fanned stems studded with cupped leaves with crested "windows." Stunning dwarf fasciate with the ectopic leaf growth similar to the much larger "Cathedral" but most consider this even more ostrobogulous than the more strapling (and unfasciated) "Ca...
$15.00
Begonia Hawaiian Freakout [hyb]
Stock Number: 56056
(rex) Unique upright miniature with extremely monstrose, cupped leaves flecked with coral & silver; prefers a winter rest. Can be difficult unless grown in a terrarium or wardian case.
$10.00
Begonia Ken's Kandy [hyb]
Stock Number: 56387
A well known hybrid by Ken Frieling at the Glasshouse Works. "Celery Stalk" thick blanched erect petioles flare into double Ionic helixes of wide deep olive leaves nearly entirely netted deep chocolate-sienna; very congested habit typical of many recent 'Hocking Hybrid' series. Although most popular as a basic addition...
$6.00
Begonia masoniana
Stock Number: 56077
(shizomatous) The challenging yet famous "Iron Cross Begonia".  Puckered quilted leaf surface with maroon chocolate central cross--the entire bullate leaf being reddish haired. A New Guinea native prefering terrarium humidity where it will produce its clusters of greenish white haired blossoms; not easily grown as...
$6.50
Begonia partita
Stock Number: 56093
(tuberous) Finely cut nearly palmate leaves & attractive caudiform base make this compact species a favorite for "Begonia Bonsai." Now more correct as dregii 'Partita.'
$7.50
Begonia Withlacoochee [hyb]
Stock Number: 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...
$5.00
Blechnum Silver Lady (Affinity moorei)
Stock Number: 11634
Available again now for Spring & Summer Shipping 2013. Charming "Dwarf Silver Tree Fern" with pewter gray toned arching fronds in a wide rosette atop the very gradually developing woody trunk. Needs good reliable humidity levels. This plant is also a possible subject for terrariums also.
$9.50
Breynia disticha nana
Stock Number: 41953
Marvelous "Dwarf Snowbush" with oval green & white "Foliage Flower" leaves on zig-zagging stems. Very lovely miniature form with stronger color contrast (plus pinkish when cool); very sought after for "mame" subject in Asia. This is a plant we originally brought into the country in the late seventies. We have sold ...
$10.00
Chirita Diane Marie [Hyb]
Stock Number: 20643
Strikingly beautiful houseplant forming a rumpled rosette like posie of thick jadelike silver surfaced leaves with pewter line and serrate margins; many nodding lavender slipper flowers with flared mouth revealing maroon lines and lemon throat. The foliage is succulent and easily broken or crushed when being moved. Inq...
$10.00
Chirita sinensis Hisako [hyb]
Stock Number: 20463
Flared rosette of very succulent serrated leaves richly traced with silver, from which rise stout stems with soft lavender pouched flaring blossoms of considerable substance. Handsome Nakayama hybrid more free-flowering than species clones. Certainly one of the easiest of all houseplants, equally at home in the windows...
$4.50
Chlorophytum bichetii [laxum]
Stock Number: 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
Colysis wrightii
Stock Number: 10204
Very compact deep green strap fronds with tiny depressions on surface like hammered tin. Very attractive small fern equally successful as a windowsill pot plant (looks great in a small bonsai pot as the wiry maroonish rhizomes wander over the lip) and as a small statured vertical accent in the sophisticated terrarium. ...
$6.75
Colysis wrightii monstrifera
Stock Number: 11431
Short glossy membraneous fronds, elaborately veined, widely fluted into undulant tips like an Art Nouveau fantasy. And thus sometimes in Asian texts as 'Laciniata' even though not exactly lacinate! This tassled rare dwarf is petite enough to be perfect in a terrarium, yet quite able to cope with humidity levels of the ...
$9.25
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