Stock Number: 68247
Beautifully pinkish-cream striations over the arched sword leaves (appearing only as two or three per node, suggesting a possible affinity to S. guineensis); one of the most beautiful of all variegated plants--the original was found in Puerto Rico by Plant Shop's Botanic Gardens. Has no chill tolerance whatsoever. We d...
Stock Number: 68080
"Bushman's Cure" Called "!hwi" & taken to cure abdominal pains & diarrhoea. Flat outspread small rosettes of dark dusky green (bluish in full sun) leaves with corky margins & tips-- This is an extremely slow growing compact German clone from the collection at Heidleberg, which was shared with us by the late Tony Falco....
Stock Number: 68082
"Father-in-law Tongue" Large tall glossy gray green strap leaf blades held in close clumps to emphasize their pale bands of spots and blotches. Intolerant of any chill. Similar to S. longiflora which seems slightly more olive toned and less rigidly erect. These two have never bloomed here in our nursery simultaeously f...
Stock Number: 68270
Bright green spiky "Hedgehog" type with many stolons (even from upper trunk); the fat upper keeled lower third leaves adorned with a papery horned edge. Much shorter and more compacted clusters of leaves than similar larger statured ones from Kenya. A Werner Rauh collection which has undergone many name changes over th...
Stock Number: 68088
S. sulcata "probably more correct"-Pfennig. Single erect cylindric leaf per "head" with deep green longitudinal furrows; tall flower scape emerges quite separately. Needs very reliable light levels to perform well as the extremely extended slim terete leaves tend to droop precipitiously if grown in less than full sun.
Stock Number: 68089
Typically paired curved erect deep green leaves, slightly patterned, only inches tall--sometimes arching up to ten inches if grown in reduced light; forming an advancing cluster of these upthrust tusks, all grooved and shyly glossy. Excellent as a windowsill plant, beautiful for the hues it develops in lite gardening, ...
Stock Number: 68096
Please limit your orders to under 5 plants unless you prearrange your order--now that rumors of its medicinal properties are spreading, some orders are reaching unusual proportions. This is the popular "Snake Plant" with recurved terete tapered leaves, with hard tips & darker transverse bands, in handome open fans. Eas...
Stock Number: 68100
Furrowed rounded tannish ochre to brownish-green leaves arrayed in upright rigid heavy fans--the infamous "Rhinograss" of dramatic appearance, with sharp-pointed, stemless succulent (unforgiving) bayonette leaves. Specimen houseplant demanding full sun. In short supply at times; please inquire before ordering. The pric...
Stock Number: 68102
"Fountain Plant" Arched rosettes similar to S. parva, but with wider pale tannish leaves more strap like and slightly glaucous, becoming low arched for they are far more flexible--thus making it a perfect basket subject. Delicately scented bloom spikes. Underground stolons soon fill pot with glaucous soft strapped whor...
Stock Number: 68156
Fabulous short thickly-swollen rigidly prostrate leaves of gray to brown-green with paler flecking; tiny concave ridge on leaf surface disappears with age as new nodes (eventually, as the clump matures) send out a "singular" single leaf up to eight feet in height--you may have to buy property in Kenya to ever achieve t...
Stock Number: 68263
Remarkable "False Astroloba" column of thickly-set short terete leaves in vertical rows, throwing ungainly side stolons and tipped with purplish-budded scented (do not translate "scented" for "fragrant") tubular flowers, a peculiar tan with odd brown streaks. "Racoon Tail" Sansevieria of very unique growth habit from G...
Stock Number: 68108
Upright stems thickly covered with pale green terete leaves, which are keeled and horned half way, with pale bands and smooth surfaces becoming grooved with age; offsetting highly decorative art noveau stolons punctuated with tufted "hedgehog" clumps of foliage which can produce bottlebrushes of pale fragrant flowers w...
Stock Number: 68113
LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Creeping rhizomes send heads of two to five wide leathery leaves, furling out from narrowed petioles, of richly-patterned emerald-tones. Mature heads can produce spikes of white tubular flowers. "Somali Good Luck Plant" does best in very constantly warm conditions, tolerating some low-light condit...
Stock Number: 68118
"Golden Hemp" Wavy gray-green waxy leaves--usually under one foot in length--richly margined in creamy-yellow and distinctly curved under at margins as they mature; rarely more than three leaves in a "head." Quite striking plant which must be constantly warm-otherwise the nearly opaque variegation can be quite easily d...
Stock Number: 68304
Holly Gate #019, the justly famous and astoundingly popular "Baseball Bat." Unusually slow growing collector's plant featuring very thick short wide leaves with pillowed-flat upper surface; blackish banded with white horn rims. Not as vigorous nor as large as the similarly statued and toned Sansevieria fischeri. Fab.
Stock Number: 68452
Impressively massive out arched leaves deeply ridged and decoratively banded--like a S. phillipsiae on steroids with larger harder leaves, yet with same pattern of arborescent central stalk with rigidly outflung offsets. This is the distinct clone introduced by our friends at Out of Africa. Similar to the plant we main...
Stock Number: 68121
Seed collected in the Transvaal by Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens Yet some writers still consider this correct for hort. guineensis (a Ceylon species!)--but this still seems to have remained quite distinct for us over the last twenty years with handsome thick, curved abbreviated strap leaves, strongly banded, and margine...
Stock Number: 68122
CURRENTLY LIMITED. Short rigidly curved leaves horny-edged in very compact, tight rosettes. Manda's clone (we bought this in the mid 70s at Manda's Greenhouses in N.J.), habit of an extreme skinny aethiopica type but with a more out-arched habit: A dependable dwarf houseplant subject tolerating very unfavorable conditi...
Stock Number: 60871
Short vertically challenged rosettes out arched in tight extremely abbreviated rotund rosettes. The slight gloss and deep tones these compact sculptures achieve in indirect light can be considerably amplified by growing this under lites where it looks like a miniature hahnii sidetracked by a sausage stuffer. These maho...
Stock Number: 68127
Bold erect rosette with curved flat cardboard-stiff leaves with gray-green mottling/barring and horned reddish wavy edges; juvenile plants from leaf cuts initially have flat-spreading leaves. Handsome easily grown Zanzibar native with white flowers tinted green and scented most oddly. Always popular with collectors who...
Stock Number: 68125
Known horticulturally as S. metallica; or as the "Star Sansevieria." Wide flattened rosette of thick wide stiftly undulant leaves richly mottled pale green on black-emerald; astonishing cone-shaped inflorescence of greenish-white scented blossoms (we say "scented"; we do not say "fragrant" as do some books and catalogu...
Stock Number: 68126
Thick curving, sometimes nearly prostrate leaves, richly mottled black-green, with very dramatic blackish mahogany stripes streaming from base, as if some new concept of plaid were in the works--the whole framed with the bright white parchment edges. Choice form which sometimes offered as 'Coppertone" (!?!) or describe...
Stock Number: 68409
The dramatic foliage sports a pellucid glaucous surface "bloom." This is Chahinian's clone (which seems very very close to Grigsby's "Special Clone" or "Super Form") which will eventually produce prodigious large thick leaves far more erect than the other species forms with a ghostly surface tone and paperlike edge. Sl...
Stock Number: 68133
Longwood clone of "Botswana Hemp" Rugged upright sword leaves with pale green to olive blushed cross-marks and horny-corky rim. Handsome, though not particularly colorful. Name reflects distinction from S. guineensis, for this has flowers with distinctively long corolla tubes held erect in a "head," that is, if you can...
Stock Number: 68134
Impressive "Botswana Striped Hemp" with tall wide (but not thick) succulent leaves much taller than and more erect than variegated guinensis cultivars--which are also even more chill sensitive. Striped gray, golden lime, milky basil and faded ivory; corky rims can be ivory or appear in a dark green variation; indeed, w...
Stock Number: 68285
The fabulous "Mason Congo" paddle, originally from Grigsby. GC 133-78, with beautiful dappled paterns of subtle mottling on unusually wide leathery glaucous leaves. Gets very large. Slow growing initially, but eventually gathers momentum to indulge in its favorite hobby--that of casually breaking through any plastic co...
Stock Number: 68249
Delightful miniature upright clustering rosettes of dark green short semi-glossed leaves; very attractive modest variant which was originally found by Clyde Reed at an Okeechobee nursery. Perhaps a species traped in a juvenile form. Not cupped or wide spreading like the hahnii "Birdsnest" crew.
Stock Number: 68139
"Kenya Hyacinth" Thick deep green banded leaves in small dense rosettes which send out long pendant runners (stolons) ending in tiny plantlets; thus, excellent choice for growing in baskets. Fragrant palest pink bottlebrush blooms. Also known as S. d'amabilise, in early Sansevieria books; definitely more erect in habit...
Stock Number: 68141
There are several forms of this plant. We are offering the form with a golden rim. Pictures #1 and #2 show this plant. It is very handsome. Periodically we have available a white striated form (Picture #3); but this latter plant grows very slowly and with not be available probably for a good while at this point. It wil...
Stock Number: 68142
Originally distributed among collectors as USDA 19516. Fat overstuffed sausage leaves with deep furrows form congested off-setting clumps; nearly distichous congested gyring semi-columns eventually topped with white blossoms faintly scented. A most attractive compact plant seeming more to mimic a Gasteria on pygmy ster...