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Cryptanthus Marion Oppenheimer [hyb]
Stock Number: 52315
Leaves of rich sage green with very showy bright pink stripes in compact congested rosettes--unique and beautiful--which slowly but steadily form perfect hemispheres of color in the terrarium. Grows too slowly to compete with others; so locate carefully. Collectors agree that this is indeed the most stunningly beautifu...
$8.25
Cryptanthus nubicola [hort]
Stock Number: 52081
"Cloud Plant" Lovely dwarf statured species with masses of hazy-pink blushed slim leaves in quite flat profiled rosettes gradually offsetting from the center after blooming; a natural for the small terrarium. This has quickly become a basic in Fairy Garden designs. Avoid deep pots as the roots remain quite shallow.
$4.75
Cryptanthus undulatus
Stock Number: 52087
Very compact species with cardboardish leaf edges quite ruffled; eventually forms mounding tuffets.
$4.25
Cuphea hyssopifolia Linda Downer
Stock Number: 41376
Compact laterally-branching cultivar of "Dwarf Hawaiian Heather" selected at Downer's Greenhouses here in Ohio with sprays of pure white flowers; the perfect companion for the purple flowered cultivars. Good flowering indoor bonsai subject and quite popular in summertime urns. Still a favorite for the larger terrarium ...
$5.00
Cuphea hyssopifolia Palest Pinkie
Stock Number: 41333
A delicate color selection of the reliable "Hawaiian Heather" (a native of Guatemala, naturally) with very pale lilac ever blooming flowers on arched stems. A random seedling originally found in our greenhouses here, and still in great demand.
$7.00
Cuphea hyssopifolia Yatsubusa
Stock Number: 42209
Foliage larger, lilac flowered color more intense than the more elegant 'Compacta', yet keeps lateral low growth habit. As this more laterally angled woody stemed selection grows rapidly, it will always appeal to bonsai designers.
$6.50
Dischidia Species # 77111 [Wakefield]
Stock Number: 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...
$5.75
Dizygotheca elegantissima Margined Rim
Stock Number: 41919
Marvelous selection of "False Aralia" with each threadlike metalic segment of the palmate leaves elegantly margined soft tannish pink when emerges, soon fading to a pale cream. Needs pruning to encourage juvenile foliage. This is for larger terrarium enclosures primarily (popular as an exclamation point in wardian case...
$8.00
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Dorstenia carnulosa
Stock Number: 41748
Marvelous caudiform species with bowling pin trunk studded with small thick leaves and cute "open-handed" hypanthodiums. Prefers warmth, thus ideal for growing under lights. Certainly the least demanding (culturally) of the caudiform group of Dorstenias.
$5.00
Dorstenia contrajerva amplifolia
Stock Number: 40203
"Wart Flower" Wider, shallower hypanthodium lobing than the species form (see previous entry) with the typical leaf also less lobed; the thick tuberculed succulent stem is unsegmented. Easy culture. Probably the species known as "Drake's Foot" used as a cure for snakebite in Central & South America, thus also known...
$8.00
Duranta Species Dwarf
Stock Number: 42142
Hansoti #26; possibly an extreme dwarf clone of D. repens (although Botanists now suggest that all are species erecta--bit of a contrast?), yet the sprays of delicate flowers are of rich lilac, not blue. Outstanding dependable pot plant from India currently gaining much popular favor with prunner armed bonsai fanciers;...
$5.00
Eleocharis radicans Dwarf
Stock Number: 40237
"Nut Grass" Rich green 1" to 2" tufts of glossy spikes tipped with tiny decorative seedheads; much used as a carpeting base for bonsai and newly popular as a "lawn of grass" in fairy garden designs. Great tufted "Toe Tickler Grass" (tho actually in the spikerush clan) most popular for multiple uses, even for bright ter...
$5.00
Equisetum scirpoides contorta
Stock Number: 40248
"Dwarf Scouring Rush" Tangled low mat of very dwarf twisted bright green wiry stalks; needs semi-aquatic conditions. Odd form small enough for terrariums; darling in troughs.
$8.00
Euphorbia leuconeura
Stock Number: 67133
"Madagascar Jewel" Beautiful fleshy foliage veined in decorative silver loops in juvenile stages, presented in flat rosette tops over central club-like trunks ridged in sienna tufts. So tolerant it will even flourish in the humidity of a terrarium. Mature plants typically lack the distinctive leaf veins.
$12.00
Ficus microphylla Tiny Limey
Stock Number: 58487
"Dwarf Tiger Bark Fig" Excellent bonsai with short, branching trunk and very dwarf leaves.  The petite waxy leaves, constant selfbranching and tolerance of lower humidity has made this beauty the most popular (most ordered) of all the minature figs for tropical bonsai;  perfect for terrarium culture and a mus...
$12.00
Ficus pumila [repens]
Stock Number: 94028
"Creeping Fig" clasping stems covered by overlapping small dark oval leaves much valued as can be used in topiary, terrariums, wall covers, hanging baskets. Yes, this is the remarkable wall cover used so dramatically and beautifully at Longwood Gardens. The basic dependable plant for covering any moss filled wired topi...
$4.00
Ficus pumila [repens] minima
Stock Number: 40289
"Quilted Creeping Fig" lovely tiny puckered leaves; miniatured dimpled form of a miniature species--the clasping stems tend to be utterly plastered against whatever it is busily covering. The best choice for covering the base surface of any tropical bonsai as prefers to flatten itself to the contour of the surface and ...
$6.00
Ficus pumila [repens] Snowflake
Stock Number: 41881
Beautiful "Snowflake Fig" forms an overlapping mat made of irregularly lobed small glossy leaves with showy marginal bands of bright clear white. Show stopper known in Europe for reasons unclear to us as 'Arina' or 'White Sunny.'
$6.00
Fir Bark Hobby Bag
Stock Number: 99033
A modest 12 x 8 x 8 plastic bag of chipped bark with perlite added so that you can easily uppot or repot your Orchids or other epiphytic plants. Call for quote on other sizes or mixes.
$9.50
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Fittonia verschaffeltii argyroneura Stripes Forever
Stock Number: 50019
"Nerve Plant" cultivar with the bright white network of veins elongated as are the stretched elongated tiny leaves--must have high humidity to thrive. Unusual somewhat stretched fishnet patterns on the prostrate foliage make this a favorite for terrarium designers.
$5.75
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Fittonia verschaffeltii Dark Star
Stock Number: 68485
Well, "Of All the Nerve Plants" with stunning new leaves emerging dark pink narrowed thick edged leaves in emerald green, the foliage gradually maturing to green with mosaic veins.
$6.75
Fuchsia encliandra Lottie Hobbie
Stock Number: 59180
Very tiny foliaged arched stems with bright tiny dark pink & cerise blossoms along their length; very miniature selection reputed to be winter hardy at least to Z7. Very popular with the bonsai & alpine greenhouse crowds! Petite enough for a terrarium. We prefer to ship this when the temperatures are moderate f...
$12.00
Gardenia jasminoides radicans florepleno
Stock Number: 40321
"Dwarf Gardenia" Low shrub with tidy glossy dark green leaves paired on much-branched stems to beautifully frame lovely fragrant double white blooms; unlike florist types, this produces a few fls at a time, but throughout the year. Easy as a windowsill potplant; excellent as a low statured bonsai subject developing exc...
$8.00
Haemaria discolor dawsoniana
Stock Number: 40329
Available once again. Many of our customers have enjoyed this in terrariums. "Jewel Orchid" Black leaves veined in coral; fragrant cream elaborate mini-orchid blossoms with pinkish bracts. Best in humid terrarium environments, yet we have observed beautiful old specimens grown on indoor windowsills and splendidly color...
$12.50
Haemaria discolor nigrescens
Stock Number: 40330
The ebony leaf "Jewel Orchid"--pale scarlet midrib on licorice black or very dark leaves. A special fabulous addition to any terrarium design; but truely "black" when grown in a lite garden site.
$15.00
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Hedera helix Duck Foot
Stock Number: 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 Misty
Stock Number: 41402
Wide sharply-toothed fan leaves streaked ivory and gray green. Very petite closely overlapping leaves; very slow-growing, flattopped mounded habit. Popular in terrariums.
$8.00
Hedera helix Spetchley
Stock Number: 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 ...
$5.00
Hedera helix Tiny Hussler
Stock Number: 58490
Dimunitive and self branching tumbling tuffet of tiny round lobed three dimensional leaves.
$6.00
Helxine soleirolii
Stock Number: 41030
"Baby Tears" Mossy mat of tiny dewdrop leaves; tiny green flowers; European name, "Corsican Curse" indicates origin. Needs humidity. Often used as a bonsai groundcover for plants that are kept evenly moist. Works in a terrarium to a fault.
$4.00
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