Product Code: 67350
Mexican species with smooth erect stems with attractive fleshy velvety oval leaves and terminal reddish papery bracts hiding green centers; needs no cool dormant season to bloom. "Shoe Flower" (specific name) or "Slipper Flower." Very distinct from the other "Devil's Backbone" types.
Product Code: 68473
The "Seashells Devil's Backbone" upright zigzagged stems are ranked with extremely concave (cupped) leaves like tiny turtle shells edged white ivory. Very erect stems are decoratively clasped by alternate ranks of these sea shell leaves, resulting in a fabulous living sculpture on your windowsill.
Product Code: 67354
"Marbled Devil's Backbone" The zig-zag stems are richly marbled ivory-cream; the same vigorous growth rate and the same "Red Bird" bill-shaped red inflorescence of the species--remember that these flower buds form most reliably if the plant is kept cool (not freezing, please) and relatively dry throughout the fall.
Product Code: 67353
Very choice miniature: the tiny leathery mossy green leaves tightly line the congested shiny stems in two stiff rows; outstanding, handsome houseplant; Fabulous bright white margines along each leaf. Venezuelan form shown to great advantage in a small bonsai pot and most valuable to give a very compact upright accent i...
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Product Code: 67355
Very choice miniature: the tiny leathery black-green leaves tightly line the congested shiny stems in two stiff rows; outstanding, handsome houseplant; Venezuelan form shown to great advantage in a small bonsai pot and most valuable to give a very compact upright accent in a dish garden design. We intend to have suffic...
Product Code: 67356
"Boatleaved Devil's Backbone" Arched zig-zagging stems sport cupped, creamy ochre-edged reduced leaves (leaves thicker and much smaller than 'Variegata' clone); small-statured rarely available variety from Brazil--we have never observed any flowering. Self branches to form a very strong visual presence.
Product Code: 58715
"Mottled Devil's Backbone" Wonderful introduction from Thailand, this clone not only has strongly striped zig zag stems, but heavily textured ivory leaves splashed and marbled with intense deep green. Easily grown if chill is avoided.
Product Code: 67357
"Variegated Devil's Backbone" Gray-green zig-zagged stems arch and bend under large puckered fleshy leaves margined in bright clear white; red bird beak/bill-shaped blossoms appear if grown in full sun in a cool (not freezing) winter greenhouse, or in a garden on the banks of the Rio Grande. Much larger statured, less ...
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Product Code: 40745
"Succulent Geranium" Thick-trunked "bonsai" with rine toned-rimmed carroty leaves. The clusters of flowers have narrow white petals with a basal red spot. Grow in a shallow containter as the surface roots will not tolerate extended periods of moisture; give full sun. Inclined to go semi dormant mid summer -...
Product Code: 53523
Very large waxy blush-silver leaves with dark "crab-legs" veins not quite reaching the margins. From Bruce McAlpin; during his tenure at the New York Botanic Gardens. Very showy "Watermelon Peperomia" clone unfortunately also very sensitive to chill, but remarkably tolerant of low humidity. Somehow we have lost track o...
Product Code: 53546
Very stubby erect stems completely obscured by the flat short jade toned tubby leaves which expose their trunicated keeled leaf tips that apprear to be multiple closely packed tiny horseshoes. This Peruvian Andes native has very shallow roots; thus "Pearly columns plant" is easily sun scorched! Quite p...
Product Code: 53558
A fine addition to any collection. The "Prayer Peperomia" features thick fused windowed leaves sticking out from succulent stocky erect stems ending in long wand of tiny flowers. Lima-bean lime-colored leaves give a unique character to this Peruvian native. Succulent culture imperative: bright light, perfect drainage, ...
Product Code: 53562
"Pincushion Peperomia" Short thick succulent stems topped with many narrow trough-shaped leaves very nearly fused; the easiest succulent species to grow. How this relates to iron (ferrea) we do not know, unless it was collected near a railroad track. Much more dependable than the similar dolabriformis.
Product Code: 66976
Stockier blunt ferreyrae with fused leaves on thick, succulent stems; perhaps a variation; perhaps a separate species? Prefers high light and air movement, but less fussy than some succulent types. Sometimes sent as an unrooted cutting. This tubby heart throb is probably an underdescribed species.
Product Code: 53570
Whorled oval leaflets on tumbling grass green stems which develop into clumps.
Product Code: 53572
Back again is this eye catching succulent species with stout short stems cloaked with red bluched very chubby leaves. Treat this beauty as a succulent with porus well draining mix and plenty of light in a shallow container. Best known these days as a "Red Wax Plant"
Product Code: 53586
"Felted Pepperface" Fabulous succulent leaves of gray felt (or "Amazon Fuzz") on upright fur-covered stems; easily grown Brazilian tolerating low humidity as long as grown in very bright light. Interesting also as a summer deck or patio subject as tolerates exposed conditions and adds texture and heft as well as a colo...
Product Code: 66880
Upright stoutly succulent stem studded with multitudes of basil green slim leaves to resemble a petite bottlebrush, but soon self-branching into an impressive clump of rich foliage, which as soon as exposed to sun turns a rich violet cayenne color of some intensity. This undemanding unnamed native of Peru has proven to...
Product Code: 53658
Pairs of thick, blunt-edged jade leaves spaced like pendant beads on strong arching, then hanging stems, thus also called "Jade Cascade"; unique habit--best grown like a Rhipsalis. Some consider this to be a version of Peperomia pereskiaefolia. Sent as a mossed unrooted cutting
Product Code: 66054
"Gold leaved Lemon Cactus" This excellent indoor or tropical vine has waxy wavy foliage shimmeringly tinted copper and salmon, sumptuously hued a blush rose-red beneath--thus a breathtaker when grown in a hanging basket to be viewed from below. As this true cactus family member grows rapidly in warm conditions, it has ...
Product Code: 58716
This is the two-toned version of the famous "Lemon Cactus." This excellent Rain forest tropical Cactus vine has waxy leaves of coppery salmon with a dramatic milky green central flame; the leaves are blushed rosy red beneath. Best not to allow to dry out severely and always grow in a warm area.
Product Code: 66056
"Rose Cactus" Woody spiny stems (shrubby unless given something to vine up) with waxy fleshy leaves and clusters of quite dramatic rose-pink flowers. We offer the Elbert's clone of this Brazilian species prized for its extraordinary blossom display.
Product Code: 66258
Unusual "Caudex Wirebush" with interlacing slim bright basil green leaves cloaking the much branched stems armed with tiny spur thorns.This rarely offered gem soon develops a thick tuber like base.
Product Code: 51079
Exposed glossy bulbs offset to form mounds topped by short waxy leaves and occassional shy white nodding trumpet flowers soon fading to a pale pink with faint green tips. Beautiful when treated as a foliage potplant. Remember, a chill or a severe drought cause a mini-dormancy, practiced by some growers who feel that th...
Product Code: 51080
Short 8" gray strap leaves arched over surface bulbs; odd amaryllid flowers rimmed green. Perhaps best grown as a succulent. Of interest in spite of its most dubious name to all rare bulb collectors. (Translation: Perhaps of greater botanical than horticultural interest.)
Product Code: 31496
Congested contorted remarkably thwarterous succulent stems armed with thick winged petioles tipped with slim cookie cutter leaves. Offsetting and re-offsetting stubby fat stems eventually assume a decorative disheveled hemispherical outline. Makes Medusa's hair look tidy. Succulent enough to survive considerably dry at...
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Product Code: 41049
"Waterfall Fern" Prostrate succulent stems with tiny watery leaves create a ferny, weeping effect when used in hanging baskets; perfect for terrarium carpet. Due to waxy surfaced tiny leaves, the most tolerant of any finely lacy appearing plant of lower levels of humidity and of higher levels of direct sun. Very popula...
Product Code: 41048
"Artillery Plant" Small, densely branched succulent upright stems arch with tiny "Fern Mimic" teardrop leaves; tiny flowers release pollen in puffs like gunsmoke, thus the common name. Easy to grow critter endlessly popular with children of all ages. A basic groundcover plant in any terrarium design as a fern mimic.
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.
Product Code: 66921
The thickly caudiform "Bonsai Mint" with thick small felted leaves, violet beneath; mauve flowers. Grow in a shallow container and allow the tuberous roots to develop above soil level. The small featured leaves on thick stubby swollen stems make this a major hit with designers of upscale Fairy Garden creations.