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Davallia (Humata) tyermanii
Stock Number: 10484
"White Rabbit Foot." The arched, vigorous foot is covered with pure white hairs-- very furry. The fronds are lacy and deep, rich green. "Humata" is the true genus name, but we double referenced it because it looks so much like a Davallia and sometimes appears as such in the wholesale trade. Excellent as a pot plant, ou...
$6.25
Deamia testudo
Stock Number: 31466
Does the price indicate the true rarity of this epiphytic Cactus? The easily grown "Dogtail Cactus" perfect for baskets as the ornately ribbed fat stem sections will create an impressive jumbled cascading curtain in time. But if given the chance to climb, however, this rain forest tropical becomes an agressive scandent...
$2.75
Dicliptera [jacobinia] suberecta
Stock Number: 50014
Cupped oval gray leaves, richly velvety haired surfaces giving a silvery tone, on low arching stems; showy brick-red two lipped rust orange designed blossoms in "King's Crown" heads appear during winter. From Uruguay (and thus tolerant of considerable chill), where this is known as the "Hummingbird Plant," this undeman...
$3.75
Duranta plumierii [repens] variegata
Stock Number: 41585
"Ivory Margined Skyflower" Vining shrubs with woody out arching stems ranked with beautiful glossy toothed leaves with very wide creamy-white margins. The blue (fading to lilac) flower clusters are followed by yellow "Pigeon Berry" fruit. Carib native. Foliage flashier than the repens/erecta complex--although the nomen...
$12.00
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
Equisetum hyemale
Stock Number: 40247
"Horsetail" Clumps of grooved green reed-like maroon-ringed stems bear conelike sporing structures at tips; high silica content makes them "Scouring Rushes" for pots. Their extreme vertical aspect makes them a decorative must for shallow pool/bog designs; while their primitive aspect makes them a favorite in very conte...
$4.00
Frerea indica
Stock Number: 60184
"Leafy Starfish" Semi-erect, then pendant leafy branches produce beautiful convex red starfish flowers spotted sulphur yellow. From india, prefers constant warmth and even moisture in an epiphytic mix. If ordered to be sent during a less warm period of the year, we typically send as an URCutting in dry moss so it will ...
$10.00
Gmelina philippensis [hystrix]
Stock Number: 53391
"Parrot Beak Plant" Woody stems with small attractively lobed leaves and terminal pendulous racemes of showy overlapping bracts and yellowish blossoms. Excellent container plant; try as a tropical bosai. A Genus from India on through the Philippines. Availability can be spotty--best to check before ordering as we do no...
$6.75
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Hedera helix kolibri
Stock Number: 41183
Silver-white and slate-gray flecked with emerald enameled on compact leathery leaves--forming a thick richly textured carpet with remarkably beautiful color saturation. Beautiful "Hummingbird Ivy" noted for unusually strong contrast of dark flecks on snowy white & ochre mosaic leaves of very strong texture. Its pop...
$8.00
Hedera helix Tiger Eyes
Stock Number: 41196
A golden-centered sport of `Plume d'Or' selected by Ken Frieling and introduced by the Glasshouse Works greenhouses. The deeply lobed, self-branching foliage makes this a full, handsome container subject; so far, a fair to good outdoor groundcover here in SE Ohio, burning only during severe cold spells without snowcove...
$6.50
Hedera helix Zebra
Stock Number: 66732
Stout stems hold thick textured glaucous green cupped leaves liberally streaked with cream. Although a bit reluctant to self-branch, still a dramatic cascading very variegated choice for a hanging basket indoors; furthermore, this dramatic heavily textured showoff has been quite winter tolerant outdoors for us for the ...
$8.00
Hedychium coronarium
Stock Number: 53023
"Butterfly Ginger" Fragrant white flowers top very tall stalks. The heavily perfumed ivory petals are used in Hawaiian leis, hence, also known as the "Garland Flower." Evergreen species easy to grow with good light.
$12.00
Heliconia angusta Red Christmas
Stock Number: 53129
Dark foliaged compact growing "Lobster Claw" with marvelous red & white flowers in impressive dangling clusters. The overall size can be controled somewhat by container size.
$15.00
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Heliconia humilis [stricta 'Dwarf Jamaican']
Stock Number: 54051
Short stalked clone of the "Dwarf Lobster Claw" with very thickly set wide showy foliage. As matures, will produce dramatic red bracts from which emerge white blossoms with green tips. Best one for indoor house culture as it remains more compact than the rest of the tribe and can even be flowered in a sunny plant room-...
$15.00
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Hemigraphis repanda
Stock Number: 59397
"Narrow Leaf Flame Ivy" Metallic purplish papery narrow leaves in attractive trailing clumps; odd papery tan flowers. "Dragon Flame Creeper" newly popular as a lovely cascading filler for intimate windowboxes, small patio container combinations, mossed topiaries and even as a semi-aquatic for tubs. In fact, this is so ...
$6.00
Hippeastrum papilio
Stock Number: 51003
"Butterfly Amaryllis" Nearly evergreen glossy strap leaves; heads of red blossoms flamed with creamy white throats. Show stopper. Does not require a "dormant" period to bloom, thus an easy houseplant always maintaining its attractive foliage. If you have room for only one Hippeastrum in your plantroom, this fabulously ...
$18.50
Hippobroma [isotoma] longiflora
Stock Number: 55617
A West indies Lobelia shrublet now common in Madagascar & the tropical Pacific: stout short stems thickly skirted with very long dentate dark leaves over which long ivory elongated tubular "Moth Tease" blossoms appear. Various tropical herbal uses of toxic sap are still current. Unless your VooDoo priestess grandmo...
$8.50
Homalocladium platycladum
Stock Number: 40371
"Tapeworm Plant" if you are a kid or of the male persuasion; the lovely "Ribbon Plant" if you wish to put a more delicate feminine spin on this most popular of tropical oddities. Glossy flat-jointed stems with tiny arrow leaves and weird waxy green flowers swelling from the fat sepals, then black berries; Remarkable So...
$4.50
Huernia schneideriana
Stock Number: 60164
Chocolate violet flowers with cinnamon mahogany tones outside the bells produced in clusters as the base of the glossy upright (then tumbling) succulent short columnar stems ribbed with rows of soft "teeth." Easily grown cousin of the Stapelias, flourishing under the same growing conditions--and importantly, the most e...
$6.00
Hylocerus guatamalensis
Stock Number: 66264
Famous edible Guatamalan "Dragon Fruit" follows the most remarkable nocturnal fragrant foot long white blossoms which emerge from the most impressively statured three winged glaucous clambering stems of this semi-epiphytic big-boned Cactus. Typically sent in dry moss--although potted ones are often mailed as well. Be w...
$4.50
Iresine herbstii aureo-reticulata
Stock Number: 40405
"Chicken Gizzard Plant" Bright yellow-veined apple-green rounded leaves, with odd notched tips, accented by red-magenta petioles and stems--due to the delicacy of this foliage, not as vigorous as the other cultivars in bedding designs--for the same color qualities we recommend you use 'Formosa' instead. Old fashioned p...
$5.50
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Justicia brandegeana Jambalaya
Stock Number: 50091
"Compact Shrimp Plant" A cultivar selected for its compact much-branched habit with attractive bronzy red drooping chain of bracts persisting much longer than the species form. Will bloom most seasons if given full sun and adequate fertilizer.
$4.00
Justicia brandegeana variegata
Stock Number: 50040
"Snow Shrimp" Fabulous snowy white variegation on foliage fading to pure white margins; white bracts turn copper in bright light. Rare and striking sport. Not a totally successful houseplant unless you can provide the essential levels of humidity necessary to prevent spider mite. But with good light and a pebble tray t...
$4.25
Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi variegata
Stock Number: 60391
"Rosy Dawn" version of the "Aurora Borealis" plant.  The central section of the crenate leaves are arrestingly streaked and mottled with rich yellow-cream and aqua tones. Unusual clone, yet still produces showy khaki-pink heads of dangling blossoms on short terminal spikes late winter. Unusual variegation for the ...
$12.00
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Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri
Stock Number: 60392
Handsome large wide coppery "Donkey Ears" leaves inlaid with purple heiroglyphics and liberally dusted with silver on very short central trunks--striking basket subject with masses of midwinter blossoms of delicate pink emerging from the bell like calyx cups. Unique species needing saturated (but never burning) light t...
$8.00
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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora [luciae]
Stock Number: 60419
"Paddle Plant" or "Flap Jack" or "Oyster Plant." These common names reflect the considerable popularity of this South African species with flat oval diagonally-placed leaves with an arresting silvery effect from white mealy surfaces, & with a distinct red rim appearing when grown in high light. A paniculate inflore...
$5.25
Ledebouria socialis Gila Monster
Stock Number: 65829
A lovely olive ovals scattered on ash blue to glaucus green leaves held in bunches over the swollen bulbs which ofset to form a perfect hemisphere. Originally shared with us by Ruth Crane, this beauty is probably a separate species not accurately identified.
$7.50
Macfadyena ugnis-cati [bignonia tweediana]
Stock Number: 71663
From Argentina, this vigorous Zone 8 "Cat's Claw Vine" clambers with neat claw tendrils under small attractive leathery leaves; showy clusters of tubular cupped bright crome yellow blossoms are 4" across. Excellent for the cool greenhouse in the north; fab outdoor vine in the deep south where it forms a considerable tu...
$10.00
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Neoalsomitra podagrica
Stock Number: 40661
"Sea Urchin Plant" From huge "Swollen Pickle" ground-level stems, thinner succulent stems arise, bearing rough waxy, fingered leaves; unique yet of easy culture. The basal thick "pickles" form the first season, then send up vines the next. Too much fun not to grow. Every collector needs a cucumber in their windowsill. ...
$22.00
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Neomarica caerulea Blue Hawaii [hyb?]
Stock Number: 54394
Remarkable "Giant Toad Cup Lily" with tall strong, nearly glaucous, fans of erect iris leaves; showy wide clear pale blue "Iris" blossoms with elaborate multihued designs. Must have full sun to perform well. This species does not reliably produce plantlets on the old flowering tips as does the following much more easil...
$12.00
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