A good starter kit for several of those eternally popular "Mother of Thousands" kit & kin; for the kid in all of us, as well as an introduction to the range of bold and colorful, or furry, or dusted, or waxed, and even variegated foliaged species and hybrids, with at least one famous for a showy display of winter blossoms. We have sent so many of these collections to customers in California and Texas over the years that we suspect that certain counties there might now seem to be a piece of Madagascar. 5 plants
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×