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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 masamune
Stock Number: 30550
Bright white-striped leaves similar to A.g. variegatus, although considered to be more compact and shorter as it matures. An easily grown houseplant, always a star in a terrarium setting, equally happy in a damp area outside in our climate here.
$4.75
Acorus gramineus oborozuki
Stock Number: 30551
"Golden Sweetflag" Elegant ranks of 6"+ sword leaves of bright yellow-ochre with emerald pinstripes. Striking indoors in a small blue bonsai pot; beautiful evergreen golden-grass effect when grown in a boggy spot outdoors; popular in aquatic tubs for the deck as keeps small stature. This is a Japanese clone which also ...
$4.50
Adiantum caudatum
Stock Number: 10007
Fountains of beautiful cascading shimmering fronds; young ferns form at the tips of each long mature frond, thus called the "Walking Maidenhair Fern"; from Old World tropics. Extremely dramatic when grown as a hanging basket subject in conditions of reliably high constant humidity levels; wonderful as a carpet for your...
$6.75
Adiantum peruvianum
Stock Number: 10014
"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...
$10.00
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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Adiantum raddianum Snowstorm
Stock Number: 10021
A small tesselate "Maidenhair Fern" with compact fronds brightly variegated with white streaks.  For the collector.
$15.00
Aechmea calyculata X recurvata
Stock Number: 53221
Small erect cardboard urns a rich avocado green with a blush of old rose. Very xerophytic small statured Bromeliad gradually forming a tightly packed colony of compressed urns which mimic a larger Tillandsia visually; needs full light and semi-epiphytic conditions.
$15.00
Aechmea gracilis
Stock Number: 52023
"Popcorn Plant" Short outcurving leathery stiff rosettes present short popcorn inflorescences of bright red bracts with red-violet flowers--and these are very very impressively colored. Excellent house or greenhouse subject; easy to bloom if given bright light. Price reflects its refusal to quickly offset like most oth...
$25.00
Aglaonema modestum variegatum
Stock Number: 30056
"Variegated Chinese Evergreen" A most stunning form of this species with heavy leaves splashed with pure ivory. Of easy culture.
$25.00
Alocasia (regulina) Black Velvet
Stock Number: 31249
A very compact selection with 8" rounded blackish green leaves with exotically veloured surfaces emboldened by irridescent creamy white veins. Borneo native perfect for terrariums. Much shorter statured than most species; this is very intolerant of prolonged chill.
$15.00
Alsophila cooperii [cyathea australis]
Stock Number: 11438
"Australian Tree Fern" Young plants present a spreading canopy of metallic deep green arching fronds supported by a cinnamon trunk; eventually a massive stunning specimen. Although we recommend greenhouse culture in our climate, some customers have successfully grown this as a house or large Wardian Case specimen, alwa...
$10.00
Anthurium Mickey Mouse [hyb]
Stock Number: 30125
Dwarf hybrid with delightful shinny scarlet blossoms flared out into ear-like lobes tinted greenish; clumping habit. Difficult to bloom.
$15.00
Anthurium radicans
Stock Number: 30147
We now have limited numbers of large plants available. Prostrate creeping dwarf species with metalic pustulate leaves. creating a waffled carpet in a large terrarium or as a low light houseplant grown in a pebble tray; but be prepared to be patient as this is very slow to produce the next leaf.Absolutely fabulous in a ...
$17.50
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Asplenium bulbiferum floralee
Stock Number: 10047
A selected form of this wonderful fern, probably a faster and more robust clone called "Floralee." Long waxed lacy fronds with baby ferns growing on the leaf surface of the arching fronds. Easy (but slow) and choice. Cool spots tolerated; regular reliable humidity levels imperative making this a challenge as a house pl...
$12.50
Asplenium goudeyii
Stock Number: 11553
Recent introduction to the "Birdsnest" group of ferns, similar to Asplenium nidus and Asplenium Antiquum, but the leaves are more like rubber and the stature is shorter and the nest wider. This is an amazing little Bird's nest fern. So slow growing we only have a couple each year.
$35.00
Asplenium nidus antiquum Osaka
Stock Number: 11408
Available for shipping in May. We have nice sized plants available now. Decorative "Japanese Birdsnest Fern" form with elegant slim fronds with wavy ruffled margins, forming bowl-shaped specimens thriving in high-light areas, tolerating low humidity. Gives a Shirly Temple tone to your ferns.
$14.50
Begonia Dade [hort] [hyb]
Stock Number: 56401
(sempervirens) Very charming self branching mini-semp habit forming a thick mound of small crinkly leaves with deep veins and glossy surfaces perfect with the clusters of rose blushed blossoms, suggesting its "Wax Begonia" cousins. Wonderful windowsill "Busy Lizzy" type for those after the retro look. Easy to grow if g...
$4.75
Begonia Deja Thorus
Stock Number: 56910
(rhizomatous) Fabluous silver nacre leaves with elegantly frilled and fluted margins. Great in a Wardian Case; deserves to be more popular as one of the easiest to grow of the silvery crew. You get ten extra points if you get the name reference.
$6.50
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 Imperialis
Stock Number: 56061
(trailing) "Carpet Begonia." Procumbent stems hold pebbly bronze and silver-streaked leaves; prefers filtered light, cool location to bring out amber tones and a terrarium home to keep the atmosphere stable.  White winter blooming Mexican classic species--this horticultural selection seems more heat tolerant than ...
$6.00
Begonia soli-mutata
Stock Number: 59422
(rz or trailing/scandent) Very lovely low statured primadonna with very wide rich cinnamon green pebbled (cordate outline with bullate surface) leaves, reddish beneath, accented with pale lime veins. Extremely popular Brazilian with white flowers for designers of wardian cases and large terrariums--and for lite gardene...
$8.50
Stock Number: 11501
"Miniature Copper Treefern" Heavily textured rosette of leathery bronzed fronds, deep wavy lobes overlapping, top the woody scally trunk. Gives a Jurassic tone to a largE terrarium. We are lucky to re-offer this now!
$9.50
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Calathea lietzei
Stock Number: 41352
Arching undulate oval bottomed lance leaves of dark bronzed velvet with pale midribs and olive stripes. Brazilian species of modest size with the endearing habit of producing plantlets along the bloom clusters creating tuffets of bronzy leaves midair. Does not demand the constant humidity and does not brown as the soil...
$6.00
Calathea Thai Beauty
Stock Number: 66900
Remarkable bold cream & lime variegation creating a different irregular pattern on each upward whorled leaf. Most probably in the C. lietzei complex. While many (most) Calatheas are highly patterned and colored, this is the only selection of which we are aware which is technically "variegated." with remarkable resu...
$50.00
Calvoa sessiliflora
Stock Number: 41009
Choice Congo shrublet with pairs of shiny, haired lime green leaflets & lovely sequential everblooming wide pink-magenta flowers on forked cymes; of easy culture. Enjoyed great popularity in the 70s lite garden craze. The blooms and cute tripart seed capsules quickly reveal its kinship to its big boned Tibouchina c...
$6.25
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Campyloneurum angustifolium ensifolium
Stock Number: 10102
"String Fern" Resembles the difficult shoestring fern (Vittaria), but this is a far easier culture. Still a slow grower though; . Fronds are up to twelve inches long. Close clumping fern with the very narrow dark toned "fronds" arching out like an explosion over the slowly expanding woody surface "feet."
$35.00
Campyloneurum phyllitidis cristatum
Stock Number: 11446
"Crested American Strap Fern" Slowly creeping rootstock anchors papery-textured erect fronds of bright green topped with elaborate tasselling; striking clone from collector Jack Craig. This is extremely slow to increase, so best check with us for availability before ordering. Very good choice for a crested footed fern ...
$35.00
Chlorophytum bichetii Charlotte
Stock Number: 65682
A lovely form of the "Gabon Lily" with disticious fans of arching leaf blades, each with a wide straw yellow central band. Can survive the occassional neglect as has the typical "Pongol" tuberous root mass. Larger statured than species
$18.00
Coleus Criminal Barbie
Stock Number: 49469
So very weird Gothik in appearence: a very naughty Coleus with narrow puckered leaves of jade green with maroon licorice and coppery lime highlights along the slim scaber leaves with tortured cut edges. Excellent for the miniature garden as remains petite while radiating serious attitude. We cannot tell whether this re...
$5.75
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