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Pellaea rotundifolia
Product Code: 10702
"Button Fern" Dime-sized round dark green leaflets on wiry stems--perfect for the tall terrarium as long as the soil is sweet (a lime lover); much darker green and larger statured than Nephrolepis 'Duffii' the other "Button Fern." Newly offered again in 2012.
$5.50
Peperomia caperata Burgundy
Product Code: 54573
"Purple Pucker Plant" Deeply corrugated foliage with rich dusky purple tones. Very deliberately growing, gradually forming a chocolate hemisphere of closely packed puckered foliage topped, in time, with erect pale taper like catkins.
$4.75
Peperomia caperata maculata variegata
Product Code: 53537
This is a decidedly spectacular form of the regular Peperomia caperata, the "Emerald Ripple Peperomia." The hemispherical tuffet of deeply corrugated waxy leaves is highlighted by the pale foliaged center as new leaves emerge nearly albino, only adding champagne tones as they mature finally into rich green. Very sought...
$15.00
Peperomia galioides
Product Code: 53568
"Pine Peperomia." or "Needle-leaf Wax Plant" Small erect branching stems with close whorls of four to six pale green needle leaflets--eventually looks like a succulent clustered mini-scale model for a Bamboo clump. Very odd habit for this genus. Several European pharmaceutical companies are researching the chemistry of...
$8.00
Peperomia gardneriana [cordata?]
Product Code: 53521
The old horticultural designation of "Argentina" probably indicates habitat origin. Big bronzy-ochre leaves bushed with dull pewter highlights, held in open rosettes achieving the character of a giant P. caperata. Of easy culture, tolerant of low humidity
$4.25
Peperomia griseo-argentea Wavy Gravy
Product Code: 53579
Incurved ear shaped waxy leaves with deep blushed depressed veins highlighting the pewter toned ridges--leaves quickly forming tightly foliaged low hemispheres topped with cute erect tapered catkins. Easy houseplant but very tempermental if planted in a large container as it has very shallow roots.   ...
$10.00
Peperomia meridana maculata
Product Code: 53597
A variegated "Pixie" beautifully splashed and slashed with cream and yellow--a Glasshouse Works selection from a sport that Ken Frieling discovered here. This lends a bit of vertical bling bling in any terrarium planting. We have trouble keeping up with demand, so please INQUIRE as to availability before ordering.
$10.00
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Peperomia obtusifolia alba
Product Code: 53603
New leaves strongly and dramatically emerge pure ivory, then gradually fade to pale lime, then glossy jade green; slightly reddish petioles. A Manda selection effective in lightgardens and striking in any greenhouse collection as well as a marvelous houseplant--quite unique yet easily grown; especially valuable as the ...
$6.00
Peperomia polybotrya [pericatii]
Product Code: 53639
"Coin-leaf P." or "Owl Eye Plant" Stout picturesque stems hold large cupped-shield-shaped, waxed peltate leaves typically with a center "eye"--that is, each leaf potentially forms with its own omphalodium. Andean species with racemes to one foot long covered with flowers so tiny the naked eye is defeated. Rather succul...
$8.00
Peperomia Silver Bandit [Species Unidentified]
Product Code: 53655
(Catch the pun?) Reclining upright stems hold elegant pebbled leaves with upcurled edges and bright central silver flames--this Andean species prefers a coolish location to display best colors with perfect drainage. Astoundingly beautiful..
$6.50
Philodendron Nurse Noodles [Mini Spears]
Product Code: 30327
Almost stemless, forms a mop of glossy small lance leaves, maintaining a miniature stature. By far the most vigorous and least fussy of any miniature we have trialed.  Such a cutie for the terrarium or warding case; a new star in the world of Fairy Gardens.
$18.00
Philodendron scandens micans
Product Code: 30334
"Velvet Hearts" This is a bronzy velvety toned heart leaved vine very popular as is adaptable to low light as well as imperfect humidity. Adds a rich tone to any combination.   LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  LIMIT ORDERS TO NO MORE THAN 2.
$10.00
Philodendron Zena (Xanadu Dwarf Form)
Product Code: 33119
Elongated leathery leaves with many shallow rounded fingered lobes. Thickly overlaping dark leaves form a birdsnest shape rather than a clambering vine like P. elegans. This is a very compact form that would even work in larger terrariums and wardian cases.
$30.00
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Pilea bertertonia [mollis; crassifolia]
Product Code: 41037
"Moon Valley Pilea" Very puckered, quilted apple-green leaves with serrated edges, sometimes but rarely with center chocolate blotch. Costa Rican plant sometimes considered a form of Pilea involucrata with extremely bullate leaves. Great for large terrariums or your plant room.
$6.00
Pilea cadierei minima Patti's Gold
Product Code: 41040
Subtle splotches of honey yellow sometimes turn soft cream or pale lime on the already silver-pillowed leaf surfaces as they mature. A remarkable, though subtle, selection by Patti Lee.
$4.25
Pilea Dark Mystery [Species]
Product Code: 58332
The eyecatching "Pewter Pilea" (unidentified species) with a low spreading habit. Short succulent maroon stems crowded with elongated dark rose blushed pewter leaves richly quilted by spruce green depressed veins and toothed deep green margins. Sometimes listed as Pilea species Ecuador. Quite the eyecandy in a terrariu...
$7.75
Pilea grandifolia Coral
Product Code: 41046
Also Pilea grandis superba. "Copper Pilea" Striking richly quilted pinkish- copper shimmery leaves on erect large spreading Jamaican bush. Easy.
$5.50
Pilea microphylla variegata
Product Code: 56553
Marvelous white toned new tear drop leaves foiled by darker foliage below; the "Snow Tipped Artillery Plant" produces "gunsmoke" pollen shots--cute beyond cute. Very slow growing and very sensitive to chill--we can ship this demanding cultivar only during warmer periods of the year.
$7.00
Pilea semidentata
Product Code: 41044
Clouds of tiny lance leaves form compact mounds topped by large heads (stools) of tiny pink bubble blossoms--actually one of the few species one would grow for the infloresence. Reliable and terminally cute "Gnome Stools" plant good for windowsill or terrarium. One of our best terrarium plant subjects.
$6.50
Pilea Species Moonlight
Product Code: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
$2.75
Piper kadsura Pied Piper
Product Code: 54578
"Japanese Pepper" Dark dull-glossed deltoid leaves on semi-scandant vines, each leaf variably variegated with golden yellow, dark cream and/or cloudy pale green flecks, wedges and spots to create a splendid subtle tapestry but only if the leaf emerged in cool tems. Possibly Z9? Forms a fabulous low tapestry carpet as t...
$8.00
Pogonatherum crinitum
Product Code: 56236
"German Bamboo" A lovely grass of great delicacy with fast clumping erect Bamboo-like stalks reaching a foot height; these branched stalks are clothed with sea-green slim leaf blades. Fabulous when displayed as a bonsai; customers in the subtropics inform us this is a most successful thickly clumped vertical vase perfe...
$8.00
Polyscias paniculata elegans Clouds (variegata)
Product Code: 55482
This is an amazing form of the Parsley Leaf Aralia with each highly divided leaf segment richly variegated. The miniature stature gives this a chance to be the star attraction in the larger terrarium.  A basic for Fairy Garden designs.
$17.50
Polystichum tsus-simense
Product Code: 11152
"Painted Rock Fern" Miniature deep green fern; perfect for cool large terrarium or wardian case, while hardy enough for the protected woodland or sheltered trough.
$6.50
Pseuderanthemum alatum
Product Code: 50050
"Chocolate Plant" Wide dusky pink and coca-brown leaves figured with silver; short plants with racemes of small purple flowers. A Central American native quite popular in Wardian Case designs.   Not a fan of chill!
$10.00
Pseuderanthemum reticulatum Eldorado
Product Code: 50056
Slim ochre-yellow lvd "Gold Vein Shrub"; much more limber stems more self- branching than the erect wide-leaved species form. `Eldorado' forms a lush bright mound of foliage.
$15.00
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Quercifilix zeylanica [tectaria zeylanica]
Product Code: 12232
Due to high demand currently, we need to accept orders for this very slow growing beauty on a propagate-to-order basis. "Oak Leaf Creeper" Dwarf fern from Ceylon with dimorphic fronds held very low and tight. Terrarium Fern--very slow growing; very shallow wiry roots; must have high levels of humidity and fibrous media...
$28.00
Reineckia carnea variegata
Product Code: 40863
Outstanding carpeting "False Lilyturf" with short, ranked leaves striped bright ivory; vigorous Japanese clone with brick red flowers followed by berries. Green species form marginally winter hardy here in Zone 6--this variegated clone is less hardy. A far more successful and gorgeous citizen of your cool greenhouse (n...
$8.00
Rosa Si [hyb]
Product Code: 71152
"Bonsai Rose" Miniature short (soon clumping) wiry woody stems support congested puffs of impossibly tiny glossy leaves topped with very demure teensy light pink windmill petaled blossoms. Although first treasured by lite gardeners, the bonsai fanciers have seriously embraced this astoundingly minute (yet quite vigorou...
$10.00
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Ruellia makoyana
Product Code: 50061
"Monkey Plant." Purplish mauve slightly pendant flowers bloom freely on scandent handsome leaved low shrub native to Brazil. Soft dark velvet leaves with vibrant silver veins ensure the continuing popularity of this beautiful "Trailing Velvet Plant."
$6.00
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