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Platycerium veitschii lemoinei
Product Code: 13041
Robust French selection of this impressive "Staghorn Fern" with erect fronds covered with fabulous white tomentum--that is, a white pelted specimen. Beautiful when grown in a pot, but truely astounding when mounted on a plaque so that bright light and perfect air movement can bring out the fantastic white pelt. We have...
$15.00
Plectranthus ecklonii Erma
Product Code: 41109
Thick succulent trunk bases swell from season to season into fissured caudexes; spade-shaped leaves. Pink to violet hooked tubular flowers give name, "Cockspur Flower." Trim back severely after bright early through midwinter bloomspikes fade. Very popular with lovers of caudiforms.
$6.00
Polypodium (phlebodium) aureum Blue Star
Product Code: 10900
"Blue Star Bears' Paw" Broad loose and just modestly lobed erect fronds from white toned rhizomes. This is not the wild form seen in trees in the south and it is not the ruffled "Mandianum" type! This "Blue Star" is a selected form of the species with strongly upright frond growth habit and good glacous blue color when...
$7.50
Polypodium (phlebodium) aureum mandianum
Product Code: 11424
Manda's "Crisped Blue Fern" still offered as Polypodium 'Mandianum' in the trade. Over stout basal "Hare's Foot" rhizomes clothed with silery blond hair arise graceful glaucous blue fronds with wavy deep lobes. May take considerable time to establish, but worth the effort.  We will take a division of this upon rec...
$25.00
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Portulacaria afra
Product Code: 60551
"Elephant Bush" A natural for pseudo-bonsai with knobbed tan-reddish stems and sparry branches clasped by small jade leaves--forms a dense bush with time. South African native much valued in Japanese bonsai where it is known as "Zo-Yabu." This miniature scaled succulent has rapidly established itself as a basic in many...
$4.75
Portulacaria afra macrophylla
Product Code: 60553
Much larger variety of "Elephant Bush" with gray-green angular leaves and sparcer more symmetrical branching. Rare, yet of easy culture. Thrives as a succulent bonsai in a shallow container.
$7.00
Protasparagus densiflorus meyerii
Product Code: 40040
The "Foxtail Fern" slowly produces a handsome set of stiftly erect plumes of tight bright green cladophylls. Excellent pot plant. Just gets more magnificant each year.
$8.00
Pseuderanthemum sinuatum [hemigraphis repanda]
Product Code: 50057
"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, moss topiary, and even as a semi-aquatic for tubs. Extremely sought after ...
$4.75
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
Sansevieria sp. Zebra Fountain
Product Code: 68284
"Zebra Sansevieria" Unidentified species with long semi-terete, keeled thick leaves arched in rayed rosettes; deep green banding & sienna edges lined white. This antique clone, from Ruth Crane who received it from a Japanese friend, seems to be closely allied to roxburghiana and intermedia.
$25.00
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii
Product Code: 68173
The original "Birdsnest Plant" Cup-shaped tight rosette of broad spiral leaves dark green with paler crossbanding; freely suckers to form a clump. Found in New Orleans in 1939 and considered to be trifasciata trapped in a juvenile form. Common as dirt, but still totally reliable and cute as a button.
$5.25
Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii Jade marginata
Product Code: 60980
"Rimmed Birdsnest Plant" One of the most distinctive of the Hahni group as the foliage has no markings or chevrons, but rather, a most bold golden margin to contrast with the deep jade green of the main body. The contrast is stunning.
$15.00
Sedum Burrito
Product Code: 60462
Smaller, rounder & whiter leaves than the traditionall "Burrotail" on strong stiff cascading stems; silvery meal-dusted leaves less likely to shatter than other similar species. The best form by far for a dramatic hanging basket plant; wonderful in succulent wreath designs. Unrooted cuttings
$4.50
Strelitzia reginae
Product Code: 40931
"Bird of Paradise" large leathery leaves fan out to perfectly set off the exotic orange & blue flowers emerging from the green boat-shaped spathes. Strong houseplant with good lite; blooms appear with maturity. This will outlive you. Does best in full sun, but not very demanding.
$9.75
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Syngonium podophyllum Gold Butterfly
Product Code: 30425
"Gold Butterfly Syngonium" Irregular yellow splashed arrowhead leaves--another antique cultivar which has disappeared from the trade (and nearly vanished from our collections as well!) but remains of great interest to compulsive collectors. A gold version of 'French Marble.' We must limit this to one per customer.
$20.00
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Syngonium podophyllum Mouse Ears
Product Code: 31470
"Mouse Ears Syngonium" Tiny bright arrow leaves darkly veined & edged. Very limited availability; please inquire--as it does not vine, a challenge to propagate.
$12.00
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Tetrastigma voinierianum
Product Code: 41085
"Chestnut Vine" or "Lizard Plant": Fianranatosa. Enormous fleshy digitate leaves emerge with a cinnamon toned tawny wool supported on fleshy reddish ropelike stems. Handsome Laotian grape vine for the brave of heart. This is large and quickly gets very much larger. An excellent way to start your collection of Laotian n...
$22.00
Tolmiea menziesii
Product Code: 40938
"Piggy Back Plant" Fresh green, hairy, lobed leaves (sometimes with richly yellow-flecked surfaces) grow plantlets on the tops of the leaf base. Likes a cool spot with good humidity to form a richly textured carpet.
$7.50
Tradescantia [Rhoeo] spathacea [discolor]
Product Code: 50570
The large statured traditional "Moses in a Boat" or "Oyster Plant" so called for the open oyster shell shaped bracts from which peep the white spiderflowers--boat shaped bracts tucked between the thickly packed outthrust fleshy green leaves, purpled beneath. See Rhoeo Spathacea Vittata Variegata (#50526) for the variga...
$8.25
Vriesea blehri
Product Code: 52181
Closely clustered elegant small maroon-purple vases, often called "Lobster Claw Bromo" for its mid-winter inflorescence which mimics a Heliconia's attempt to attract every nearby hummingbird. as the short stalks are topped with opposite ranks of miniature pale orange claw-like flowers. Excellent in the greenhouse; attr...
$18.00
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 saggitifolia [inafaffa]
Product Code: 56805
The truely enormous "Giant Elephant Ear" aroid with very decoratively prominate "ears". This giant bog "Yuatia" of the hot tropics is considered to remain evergreen if kept warm (but evidentally our greenhouses are not tropical enough as it is mostly dormant for us); but quite successfully kept dormant in winter along ...
$25.00
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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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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
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