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Tropical Bulbs

Tropical Bulbs
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Senecio tropaeolifolius
Product Code: 60603
"Succulent Nasturtium" Cluster of curiously articulated tuberous roots support wiry vines with peltate irregularly rounded leaves which show a red rim in high light. Popular mimic. Shown to best advantage when grown in a hanging basket kept away from direct sun.
$7.00
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Senecio tuberosus
Product Code: 60604
Elaborate several-sectioned caudiform tuberous bases send up slim stems usually toppling under the small gray leaves. A good starting point plant to see if you wish to start a collection of caudex plants for this fat daisy has no dormancy cycle, no fear of full sun or part shade, and no dilemmas over the possibly irreg...
$3.50
Sinningia Bill Hull [hyb]
Product Code: 20502
Marvelous reliable Ted Bona hybrid of Sinningia eumorpha with nodding slipper-shaped impressive white flowers with a yellow blotch appearing in the tubular throat held elegantly above the oval foliage on short stems emerging from the basal bulb (which crown should not be covered). Easy to grow and to bloom.
$8.00
Sinningia Brazen [hyb]
Product Code: 20469
Our name for an extremely vigorous Ted Bona hybrid of S. reitzii; the erect purplish woody stems produce a multitude of small rosy tubed flowers with flounced overlapping tips of magenta with deep wine-red netting. Very long lived as keeps pilling up new tubers above old ones, making this irresistable to caudex collect...
$5.50
Sinningia sellovii
Product Code: 20359
From soft basal foliage mature stems (eventually as tall as three feet) bear many pendant swollen dark salmon pink flowers attractive to every passing hummingbird; seed collector Tim Ross recommends full light to encourage spring to fall bloom for this Brazillian native. Various plant friends store the (eventually) con...
$4.75
Sinningia Tante [hyb]
Product Code: 20260
Long arching, then cascading stems with small soft leaves and eventually terminating in wands of many petite magenta tubular blossoms--a unique Ted Bona hybrid for large hanging basket. While the leaf & stems' character is petite; however, the eventual outline of many stems is substantial.
$6.00
Sinningia tubiflora
Product Code: 20230
Tall stems (studded with pairs of small scalloped leaves) terminate with fragrant white tubed blossoms with flared lobes. Unusual chill tolerant type grown as an outdoor plant in southern California (but tubers must be considerably below frost line in perfectly drained soil). Rather too leggy to be an attractive housep...
$4.00
Steudnera colocasiifolia
Product Code: 30539
Semi-aquatic "Blue Caladium" gradually forming an erect Alocasia-like tuberous trunk topped with dusky blue-green lilypad leaves. Distinctive cousin of the Colocasia tribe, and like these cousins, if cooler temperatures prevail, will take a winter rest as a part of its agreement to be treated as if domesticated.
$18.00
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Talinum patens Kingwood Gold
Product Code: 60607
Marvelous "Golden Fame Flower" selection made at Kingwood Center in Mansfield, Ohio with bright chartreuse-gold foliage creating a very striking contrast with the misty clusters of carmine flowers. This is now quite popular as an outdoor summer bedding subject--to see a sweep of these at Kingwood Center is a true desig...
$3.25
Tropical Bulb Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 99109
Introductory group from such genera as Achimenes, Agapanthus, Albuca, Allium, Alocasia, Amorphophalus, Arrenantherum, Babinia, Bowiea, Bulbine, Caladium, Canna, Amaryllis, Ceropegia, Chlorophytum, Colocasia, Cooperanthes, Crinum, Draconium, Dietes, Dioscorea, Disporom, Drimiopsis, Drimia, Eleocharis, Eucharis, Eucomis,...
$20.00
Tulbaghia simmleri
Product Code: 51270
South African "Mauve Onion" with evergreen succulent strap foliage; sweetly scented mauve colored flower heads. Good pot herb with fashionably edible flowers; seems to flower more readily if crowded in a 10"clay pot. We notice that this is now featured as an aquatic subject of late. Typically sent as divisions.
$4.25
Tulbaghia violacea Silver Lace
Product Code: 41478
"Variegated Society Garlic" Clumping evergreen narrow fleshy leaves edged pearly white; lavender flowers on one foot stems. Try the leaves in a sandwich! Ever so sophisticated addition to any tub of tropical herbs, giving a dramatic vertical accent. Now you can have your variegate and eat it too.
$6.50
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Typhonium filiformis [hort]
Product Code: 31720
Small statured mound of arrowshaped (cordate) grass green leaves on long oddly channeled stalks emerging from a tube. The "Perak Herb" with yellow spathes dotted blood red characteristically emerging along with the dainty foliage late fall after summer dormancy. Dale Wagner's Philippine clone used for various mysteriou...
$8.00
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Typhonium venosum [guttatum]
Product Code: 30684
"Voo Doo Bulb" Sauromatum venosum's correct name: in late winter the elongated dark brown spadix emerges from the fat bulb, opening to reveal its maroon spoted interior and the slim blackish spadix whose fetid fragrance is beloved of flies. After a few days this bloom collapses--you will have probably collapsed somewha...
$6.00
Veltheimia capensis
Product Code: 65630
Premire among the showier, easily grown winter flowered bulbs, often overlapping the Clivia display for us. Fleshy glossy leaved "Cape Cowslip" with stout spikes of tubular pink flowers tipped green emerging from the art noveau rosette of rich toned fleshy leaves, richly undulate along the margins A very heavy feeder w...
$10.00
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Xanthosoma atrovirens variegated monstrosum
Product Code: 30437
"Mouse Cup" or  "Pocket Plant" Incredibly grotesque bluegreen arrowhead leaves, splashed with white and heavily ridged (technically these are ectopic extensions), are fused at the tip into pockets sporting long surreal tails. Only dormant if temperatures are chill in your winter greenhouse. Likes wet feet during t...
$35.00
Xanthosoma jacquinii lineatum
Product Code: 30444
Crested leaves with whitish striations raised above the arrowhead leaves' surface (technically ectopic growths); unexpectedly easy to grow in your greenhouse or tropical bog, as this is as vigorous as any of its similar cousin Colocasias. May we insert information you will never use: this very odd 'Monstrose Eleph...
$15.00
Xanthosoma violaceum
Product Code: 30440
"Blue Taro" Purple stems arch into swooping arrowhead leaves of dusky violet darkening to a rich purple toward the margins; this West Indian semi-aquatic "Blue Ape" must have warm winter conditions to maintain evergreen foliage; easiest to grow as a semi-aquatic in summer (but very successful as a container companion p...
$12.00
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Zamioculcas lanceolata
Product Code: 30446
"Aroid Palm" Very thick purpled petioles hold ranks of waxy succulent leaves on outarched thick succulent stems arising from a tuberous root. This elegant plant, now heavily marketed as the "ZZ Palm" is one of the few purely desert aroids. Beware that the leaflets typically shatter when shipped--just tuck them into a r...
$8.00
Zantedeschia aethiopica Ivory
Product Code: 31252
Fleshy rich green foliage perfect for the large ivory white "Calla Lily" blossoms; best performance in the cool winter greenhouse with ample sun; nonetheless, our customers often grow it in a moist to boggish location in full sun outdoors during the summer and it blooms--a bouquet in your garden! Some plants will simpl...
$6.50
Zephyranthes grandiflora
Product Code: 51081
Mexican "Zephyr-lily" Rich pink funnel flowers often appear after a rain, thus "Pink Storm Lily." Short grassy foliage on quickly offsetting bulbs near the soil surface; thus perfect in a clay azalea style pot, blooming more freely once the roots become crowded. Give full sun. Winter hardy in the deep South where the b...
$4.50
Zephyranthes [argyrosis] candida
Product Code: 51120
Blunt edged succulent rushlike foliage packed over the nearly surface offsetting bulbs; with full sun and good fertilizer will produce cycles of white flowers (sometimes triggered by a dry cycle followed by heavy pseudo rain). Seed collected in Rio Uruguay, San Javier, Uruguay.
$4.00
Zingiber (Alpinia) zerumbet variegata
Product Code: 53110
The showy "variegated Bitter Ginger" with cream bordered fleshy leaves is ranked on short upright stems arising from underground creeping tubers which when mature send up showy flower spikes- an Indian species with a winter dormant cycle.  
$12.00
Zingiber Midnight
Product Code: 56544
Marvelous "Black Ginger" with arched stems winged with glossy maroon overlapping leaves; the lovely blossoms open creamy yellow gradually changing to peachy apricot. Wonderful color in any plant combination, or as a solo pot plant. If the roots are slightly chilled, or if (not that this could happen) watering schedules...
$6.50
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