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...
"Silver Dollar Maidenhair Fern" We hope to have these available again throughout the Fall Season! Large dramatic species with pink toned new foliage hardening into rich green arching fronds. Must have high humidity to perform well--loves a large Wardian Case as its home (this is far too large for a small or narrow terr...
Rather uncommon selection of the "Pink Feather Duster" (a description of the dramatic inflorescence). Wurthman's prefered form of the white-banded "Silver Urn." This remarkable beauty will be shipped in moss.
"Bristle Cone Plant" Copper pink hued silver urn edged in maroon teeth--compact; pinecone inflorescence of red bracts over- whelming the small yellow blossoms, held aloft on stout stem. Erect urns need full sun to maintain brilliant coloration. An heirloom Bromeliad still essential in any collection for its distinctive...
Very dwarf gray-leaved Japanese clone forming tight stacks of pseudo-spined succulent foliage. A basic in dish garden groupings.
Wonderful and rare Agave. It has always been considered a rare and unusual plant and sometimes drew prices of upwards of a thousand dollars. This is a meristemmed version that has come down in price and is listed under differing names. This plant originally came in from one of our Japanese plant collectors in the mid e...
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"Aluminum Chinese Evergreen" Sturdy erect gray stems cloaked with beautiful thick dull-glossed silver lance leaves. Original plants from Zac Sarian's Phillipine collection. We also maintain named clones within this complex--watch the speciality lists for them to appear.
Erect silver-gray trunks ranked with loose spirals of gray tapered cone-like spines with paired oblong leaves which turn horizontally one year, vertically the next. Excellent house plant appearing to belong to the world of science fiction.
"Blue Clusters" Chalky blue-green leaves tightly packed on stubby stems completely hidden by clustering suckers of beautifully colored foliage. Easy companion plant in many successful dish gardens.
(rex) Shimmery, glossy silver/pewter leaf surface decorated with a pink blushed color toned heart repeated on the lobed margins and highlighted by violet toned veins. Needs reliable levels of humidity at all times. Expect this to be at least semi-dormant mid summer and mid winter, but foliage will soon reappear.
(upright rz) Fabulously unique: thick rope rhizomes arch out under the showy lobed leaves with dramatically silver splashed midribs--giving a stained glass window effect when viewed from below. Not for the faint of heart.
(fr,s) 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 slow ...
Short arched stems plumed with metallic silvery long tapered leaves, red beneath. Platinum beauty with demure white blossoms: The "Himalayan Silver Begonia." Easily grown in the windowsill garden, small enough for a large terrarium. Tends to favor a late fall rest if too dry (humiditywise) to too cool, but re-emerges f...
(rz / rex) Fabulous silvered Begonia crestibruchii mimic. This is available from time to time--always available unless yet another blog declares it the most fab of the rococo period. Fabulous platinum silver leaves trumpet erectly with flourishes of crested ruffles; best in cool conditions. If your summers are markedly...
"Carpet Begonia." Procumbent stems hold pebbly bronze and silver-streaked leaves; prefers filtered light, cool location to bring out amber tones; modest white winter blossoms. Mexican classic species--this horticultural selection seems more heat tolerant than other collections of this Mexican montane species we have te...
(Caudex Shrub) Stout short trunks present swirled palmate star leaves of silvery toned emerald green veins and edges. Johnson hybrid with pink blossoms over the rex like foliage. Just in case you've neglected this a bit and the foliage fails, never fear for the slightly tuberous base will resprout new stems; conversely...
Shiny silver leaves ruffled at margins and veined matte green; reddish beneath. Worley's showiest cane creation--has never been equaled in combining ease of culture with sheer visual impact.
Furry nacre green and pinkish (colors of 'Sir Percy') leaves wildly furled to reveal their 'Cathedral' crestings; truly marvelous Logee hybrid with white spring flowers. Smaller statured and far more delicate in appearance than 'Cathedral.' Nonetheless of a similar thwarterous appearance.
Low carpet of beautifully whorled pistachio green leaves highlighted with champagne pewter tones; similar to 'Curly Fascination,' but colors more contrasty, leaf lobes more pointed and far more prostrate. Best grown in a large terrarium.
Dappled silver surfaces with pinkish tones highlighted by attractive gray green veins. Vigorous growing habit for such a highly colored hybrid.
(s,c) Succulent rangy tall trunks hold fleshy silver-pelted leaves which become thick and waxy during winter cycle if excess humidity is avoided; clusters of white flowers. Needs bright light and good air movement to succeed. Works well when grown with your succulent collection. This is a long term project.
Sport of 'Peridot' with larger, silver patterned leaves. Also offered as 'Exotic Peridot', a synonym. Excellent terrarium subject, forming a self-branched mound.
Wide silver quilted leaves with bi-green starfish patterned centers and emerald margins. Seems to remain quite modest in size; must have high light and reliable humidity.
Deeply lobed olive green leaves with showy silver overlay, reddish toned reverse held on outthrust rhizomes with a mind of their own; distinctive old cross of B.caroliniaefolia x liebmannii with white winter flowers. In short supply because of short growing cycle; please inquire as to availability before ordering.
Unusual form with wide undulant leaves displaying large nearly translucent cream spots entangled by Art Deco slim dusty silver crossbands, all framed by decorative purple teeth. inflorescence of pink, green, and blue bracts and blossoms. One of our most beautiful and easily grown Bromeliads.
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.
"Miniature Caladium" Tiny green arrowhead leaves heavily marked with white, on delicate short stems. Perfect for your wardian case even though it will still probably insist on a winter dormancy. Seldom offered anywhere, even though no book on houseplants can resist a photo of such a remarkably striking minature.
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Unusual tufts of mahogany chocolate sedge-like leaves frosted pale pewter on twisted tips; very distinctive appearance in the garden or as a container plant (especially as you'll want to bring in the bleached tightly clumped zone 8 wonder for your winter garden indoors)--now quite popular when used as the "mane" or "ta...
An upright shrub from Capri with deeply dissected snowflake "Dusty Miller" leaves completely covered by a rich felted tomentose silver--which filigreed leaves completely hide the wooly white woody stems (repeat three times, very quickly). If wintered over, expect cute clusters of early rosy violet, fluffy, rayed flower...
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"India Plant" is a low growing beautiful Brazilian native with leathery flat leaves with silver netting. Small stature and dramatic coloring assure its continuing popularity as a basic in any terrarium. For another similar Acanthus relative perfect also in terrariums, see Ruellia devosiana in our offerings.