Distinctive species of "Bottle Ponytail" with lush thick foliage of grassy green forming a thick fountain of arching leaf blades atop the thick trunk which arises from the dramatic swollen base. At times the new growth has a red tint. Sometimes called the red ponytail. Good for bonsai culture.
Distinctive species of "Bottle Ponytail" with lush thick foliage of grassy green forming a thick fountain of arching leaf blades atop the thick trunk which arises from the dramatic swollen base. A plant more tolerant of neglect and abuse does not come to mind.
Striking "Blue Ponytail" with stout caudex base topped by an explosion of straight firm keeled needle leaves a beautiful glaucous blue green.
(thick-stemmed) Impressive stout thick upright stems hold large sharply lobed deciduous leaves; enormous sprays of tiny flowers appear in late winter to break dormancy. This astounding species holds great interest to caudiform collectors as well. We are always impressed with the continued popularity of this big boy.
(semi-tuberous) Attractive frilled dregii foliage and nearly everblooming white flowers once established and mature. This Frieling hybrid seems to have no real dormant cycle.
(tuberous) Finely cut nearly palmate leaves & attractive caudiform base make this compact species a favorite for "Begonia Bonsai." Now more correct as dregii 'Partita.'
(thick stemmed) Quite a bold presence with thick bamboo mimic stalks shingled with bright acid green wide leaves with odd delicately toothed margins and an attractive pattern of veins. Dainty white flowers in considerable numbers mid-winter. Brazilian shrub with considerable presence--we suspect it secretly considers i...
The famous Mexican "Silk Floss Tree" makes a handsome potted caudiform subject with emerging red leaves handsomely designed; planted outside in the tropics this thick trunked tree rapidly develops considerable stature, displaying bundles of rose pink "Shaving Brush" silky stamens. Excellent indoors for those of us not ...
"Madeira Vine" or "Mignonette Vine" From tuberous roots rise rapidly growing stems with succulent leaves and racemes of heavily fragrant white flowers. Argentina native, thus the tubers are persistent in subtropical zones if below any frost line; in the north, either dig or bring in the container for winter. Nonetheles...
"Climbing Onion" Pale spherical bulbs send up many-branched stems of pale ochre; flowers greenish-white. Considered to be quite toxic if ingested--do not grow this intriguing plant if children are around.
The fabulous "Australian/Queensland Bottle Tree" so called for the wonderfully swollen base (and trunk with time and age) making for a great tropical pseudobonsai potential, especially as this beauty flourishes in containers. Not only a wonderful woody caudex base but also small deeply fingered black green leathery lea...
Named for the pinnate leaves resemblence to the Prickly-Ash family such as fellow West-indian native, the Satinwood. Heavy trunks topped by interlaced limber stems with strong fragrance, thus the "Mexican Frankinensense Shrub." Fabulous in the greenhouse succulent collection; handsome as a sunny windowsill potplant; al...
Large quite wide corky caudex of a "Ponytail"; a small rock mimic caudex base gradually grows to asume a very broad surface from which sprout multi-headed tufts of semi-glaucous leathery leaves. Central Mexico.
Very miniature very deep green upright fat fluted columns freely branch and offset to suggest wee castle tops. Easily grown in a sunny windowsill by children of all ages.
"Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. Dependable tried and true houseplant unless you overwater!
"Spade Leaved Rosary Vine" or "String of Hearts" Thread-like vine with large "rosary bead" tubercles and small pairs of heart-leaves designed with bright silver surfaces. This clone differs from the standard species by having more elongated leaves and different coloring. Most likely a hybrid, but very distinctive!
The remarkeble "Variegated Rosary Vine" with each fleshy heart shaped leaf bordered in creamy pink. Marketed as 'Lady Heart' in Asian nurseries. This is so extremely variegated as to be quite slow growing and demanding of quite specific cultural conditions: needs perfect drainage in a shallow container (orchid bark or ...
"Tapeworm Grape" Thick slate green flattened woody tapeworm stems of long-spaced joints climb with tendrils; leaves deciduous. For kids, this is a totally neat plant. Sent as mossed URCuts if have none potted when you order as it seems to travel fine as a mossed cut.
Weird four-sided winged succulent sectioned stems; small leaves soon decidious; green flowers. Favorite of succulent collectors; although very slow growing--extremely sensitive to chill and seldom tolerant of high humidity. To prevent breaking of this very brittle species, we usually send this as a mossed cutting.
Attractive succulent with five-winged stems; dark decidious leaves are thick succulent wedges jutting out from the nodes. Most interesting in any rare vine collection; of easy culture as long as is situated in adequate light--seems unconcerned as to humidity levels as long as the roots are in a perfectly drained mix. A...
From smooth swelling woody caudex arise annual stems with quite attractie snowflake incised (palmately dissected) leaves and meandering tendrils. One of the easiest caudiforms performing well as a houseplant.
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Interesting new caudiciform variety from Africa. We have seedlings available for the first time.The first pictures shows the leaves. The second pictures shows the trunk on an older plants. Great for indoor bonsai culture.
"Blue Bird Jade" Bluish-gray elongate twisted leaf pairs stand erect on much branched pseudo-tree. Good succulent bonsai with compact rounded heads of pink star flowers whose glossy petals are more wide and blunt than those of most C. ovata cultivars. If the leaves develop any surface scars, this usually means that the...
Stout upright stems laden with squared-off pairs of fleshy leaves which take on a remarkable orangy copper coloring in bright light and cool conditions. It needs to be repotted from time to time because it grows pups that hang over the edge of the pot sometimes in a umkempt way. But worth the effort people who do not m...
"String of Buttons" The opposite oval red-edged button leaves fuse around the stem like some Eucalyptus. Perfect much branching small statured subject for hanging baskets, fine on succulent wreaths.
All the tumbling beauty of the thickly foliaged species, plus the succulent stems are enclosed by fused oval leaves quite brightly margined white, a pinkish rim emerges in high light. As the roots are quite shallow, be sure to grow this in a very shallow container. Quite charming--the plant itself is never shallow.
Pairs of wide flat oval hazy green leaves peppered and dimpled in purple-red on thick stems; mid-winter masses of starry pinkish-white blossoms sometimes in such numbers to often topple these pinkish stems, thus the "Fairy Crassula" in the European nursery trade. Very reliable mid-winter blossom sprays are hopelessly c...
Wide fleshy succulent leaves with lime centers; showy winter sprays of tiny white starflowers are quite attractive.
Clubmoss Cactus" Very tiny irregular "zipper" stems. Looks somewhat like a Selaginella clubmoss, but is obviously a dryer grower and a true succulent.
Formerly C. argentea. "Jade Tree" or "Chinese Rubber Tree." The basic: stout brown tanned trunks support the heavy mass of succulent glossy green blunt-edged leaves; sprays of starry white flowers are produced mid winter if the plant is given some cool conditions (do not freeze!) early fall to set the buds.