Very wide pale green jade-toned fleshy leaves fan out into an open circle over the fat, swollen surface bulb; winter dormant (leafless) if kept quite cool during winter; very slow to offset. Of more botanic than horticultural interest.
Wonderful miniature with delicately mottled fleshy leaves on clustering glossy surface bulbs. Lovely undemanding houseplant; always a favorite carefree windowsill citizen; excellent addition to any dish garden and a great visual companion to the more commonly available L. socialis.
Formerly Scilla violacea. "Silver Squill" Rich purple swollen bulblets in thick clusters support small violet- backed leaves whose surfaces are dotted silver. Easy houseplant with small wands of tiny white flowers produced seasonally. If allowed to become a many-headed specimen, the winter blooms can be quite impressiv...
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.
A cultivar selected by the late Juda Livesay sporting fantastic white variegation as stripes throughout which become pink-tinted in strong light. Much valued by collectors of unusual variegates. Not as vigorous as the species forms. Usually shipped as divisions in dry perlite to prevent any rotting.
This is an old plant, but a new intro for Glasshouse Works. This is shorter and higher color than Ledebouria socialis. The spots are darker and the plants are more compact. We have seen this listed as Scilla violacea also.
Tight clustered Crassula cousin usually under one inch in height (the yellow-flowered inflorescence might impressively reach another full inch); the fat keeled red-green leaves root where ever they scatter, thus quickly forming a glossy carpet for succulent bonsai. Please be aware that this will probably defoliate duri...
From the Jim Peterson collection. Ribbed short "Stems" soon form low attractive cacti clumps. Lovely silky blossoms.
"Totem Pole" Waxy moss-green thick column of moulded knobs (remnants of ribs & spineless areoles)--becomes a remarkable specimen in time.
Tones of umber-red-gold on the thick fingerlike stems. Rare bronzy selection of the long popular "Goldfinger Cactus" with small fat trunks reaching out to form cushions of harmless decorative spines. Sent usually as divisions in dry perlite.
The big statured bigeneric hybrid by Carl Schoenfeld involves Manfreda variegata & Agave ceisii. Impressive whorls of fleshy rubbery leaves spotted red will turn purplish red with carmine dots in full sun. Flower spike reached 6' here!
Major rarity, the gorgeous "Variegated Tapioca" has deeply lobed leaves with radiating bright yellow central stripes; the heavy tuberous roots are the stuff of cassava and other starch products. Will prefer to go somewhat dormant if kept cool in winter. The second image here shows the plant in mid summer.
"Masai Spurge" slender angled stems with scarlet to pink showy cymes--thesebright hooded fls open near thanksgiving and still are colorful at Easter! The serrate-edged keeled leaves are deciduous. Popular.
"Octopus Arms" Sleak bright green stems with art-deco relief on round surfaces, tipped with green cymes which can become pink-toned in full sun.
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"Sausage Spurge" Fat tubercled stems, much branched, with fat sickle-shaped leaves and bract-cup cymes of greenish-white with lovely purple mottling; from Kenya. Quite successful as a "Medusa Head" on top of statuary.
"Gout Plant" Sap-green knobby columns with occassional weak spining of the tubercles; green-white bracts splotched with purple; Tanganyika native. Check availability before ordering--we ship unrooted cuttings in dry perlite. If you wish to receive rooted plants, please inquire as to time and price schedules involved.
"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 this season, then send up vines the next. Too much fun not to grow. Every collector needs a cucumber in their windowsill.
"Madagascar Bonsai" Remarkably thickened trunks with striking diamond-shaped outswellings of bark support semi-cascading stems with a filigree of black-green pinnate leaflets. Unique specimen. We have a new set of grown-on seedlings with nice swollen bases and great bumps on the trunks. We do not have any more mature s...
"Cotton Candy Prinkly Pear" Flat pads of bright white spines on plants that branch and cluster with interesting shapes. The plants we sell are rooted plants with one to three pads. The pictures, of course, show the plant after several years. You do not want to touch the fuzz because the little spines will come off on y...
A wonderful rich bright green fasciation of "Eve's Pincushion " with the typical persistent fleshy needles erupting from a short tangle of white fuzzy spined cushions. Eventually forms a tall hemisphere of thick curved crests. Chilean native requiring full sun, reliable air movement, excellent drainage. We prefer to se...
"Cotton Coral Cactus" Slim very furry slim columns densely cloaked with thin long white hairs--must have good air movement, full sunlite. Deep red flowers appear on this "Cotton Pole" with erect stalks.
"Cotton Coral Cactus" Slim very furry fans with dramatic fasciate tips densely cloaked with thin long white hairs--must have good air movement, full sunlite, and excellent drainage. Deep red flowers appear on any reverted "Cotton Pole" slim stalks. Usually most safely shipped as calloused unrooted cuttings, but best in...
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"Marbled Maverick Cactus" Remains the dramatic vertically bold tropical Cactus most easily grown into a stunning piece of living sculpture--even on a sunny windowsill, as it has no seasons and no objections to fertilizer or heat. Rich ivory marbled slightly flattened pad clusters become pinkish-violet in high light. Be...
"Joseph's Coat" Long flattened white chocolate pads with random designs of green. Must have full light to survive. An oddity originally received from Hummel--not to be confused with the dwarf, much branched "Maverick Cactus." Typically, we cut and root a pad for you only upon receiving your order; but can easily send a...
"Starfish Cactus" (But of course not a Cactus but a member of the Milkweed family.) Small stems bear large yellow starflowers marked umber and purple, accented by a central ring (called annulus). Formerly Stapelia variegata, requiring constant warmth, quickly rotting if chilled. These are sent as sections in dry perlit...
"Sea Onion" or "German Onion" Glossy strap leaves top the ever expanding, ever more impressive opalescent green bulbs (which sit on the surface of the soil) whose sides constantly erupt to give "birth" to new bulblets (produced in clusters under each onion skin of the bulb surface), thus known everywhere as the "Pregna...
Very showy glossy surface bulbs topped with sweeps of upright slim lf blades & wands of green flowers used for cutting in tropical gardens. Offsetting clumps soon produce handsome specimens with gradually forming hemispheres of the waxy endlessly offsetting bulbs. Must have full sun to keep the foliage erect.
Impressive stocky erect stems hold fleshy leaves and orange to yellow flowers. Grow as a succulent; prefers a Summer rest period. Strong upright grower in your Winter greenhouse.