"Blue Trumpet Bush" Dark green glossy-leaved shrub resembling its shrubby Thunbergia cousins with long pale lavender-blue to pale lilac blossoms shaped like a pointed lobed foxglove blossom, with blackberry violet veins. This "Forest Bell Bush" from Zululand tolerates low light. A stellar member of the Acanthus tribe.
Beautiful "Fortune's Barberry" with slim deep green leaflets in groups of 7 to 13, each decorated with fine mariginal thorns; long racemes of yellow flowers top the erect woody stems. Small statured enough to be a container plant Z8 and above; in Z9 and below, the roots of fortunei should be winter hardy.
"Singapore Holly" Bright green, glossy spinny-toothed leaves on bushy mounds; rose flowers & red berries. West indies native basic to tropical bonsai, yet performing beautifully as a bright windowsill potplant, given adequate even humidity levels. This starter size (price very low!) we ship may be limited at times--per...
Formerly M. penduliflorus. "Turk's Cap" or "Scotsman's Purse" Hibiscus cousin with folded pendulous bright red blossoms with protruding stamens. An easily bloomed shrub--reaching its height of flowering midwinter when you most need the scarlet blossoms. Long a traditional hobby greenhouse standby as never fails to intr...
"Pink Turk's Cap" Semi-gloss foliage ranked along the woody Hibiscus like stems; intriguingly furled pink dangling flowers quite showy during the winter months.
Very showy "Dwarf Sleepy Mallow" with brightly variegated chunky leaves accented with many cute bright scarlet "Turk's Cap" blossoms--but each flower is held uprignt, unlike the pendulous blossoms of M. arboreus. This brilliantly foliaged selection of this handsome small shrub was found and shared by Greg Grant. Much p...
Very showy woody climber with lustrous quilted thick waxy leaves of rich green perfect with the dramatic clusters of up to twenty trumpet-shaped pink blossoms, each with a rich deep rose throat. Easily trained like a Hoya or Jasmine. This old heirloom from Longwood Gardens is most intolerant of chill.
Great new Introduction from Robrick Nusery. We are happy to offer their new plant. It is flowered with dark red colored clusters and leaves are smooth and highly variegated with white margins. Showy shrubby vine (seldom over two feet) with many brilliant crimson bell flowers opening to flaunt five starry points held ab...
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Fabulous intensely pink trumpet flowers in tight clusters similar to the popular 'Red Velvet' --- the wide ribbed foliage is also similarly beautiful, while slightly more glossy.
Clusters of blush trumpets maturing to ivory with golden throats on beautifully foliaged bushy vines (train up or train for containers) with large leaves like M. Alice DuPont. Modestly statured "White Brazilian Trumpet Vine" with pairs of fuzzy leathery oval leaves on a woody vine which terminates with clusters of whit...
Stout woody vining stems with small, shiny leathery leaves and showy willingly produced clusters of "Brazilian Trumpet Jasmine" flowers a rich salmon rose brushed lipstick red with golden throats. Easy house or patio plant with a considerably smaller habit than its kin--can be sheared yearly to train into a shrub if yo...
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Modestly statured "White Brazilian Trumpet Vine" with pairs of glossy leathery (smallish) oval leaves on a woody vine which terminates with clusters of white trumpet flowers, each with a lemon toned throat. We do have other white flowered Mandevilla in production, but all have larger flowers than this hybrid.
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Mandevilla "Red Velvet" is a tropical vining plant that produces large 5-6 flowers that are red when it's hot (85F) and pink when its cool. In the heat of the late spring and summer the blooms turn a beautiful bright red color. As the name implies, the blooms look like red velvet. In the early spring, with cooler tempe...
"Firecracker Vine" Pubescent climber with tubular "Candy Corn" flowers red with yellow tips; must have reliable levels of humidity and very bright light to set flower buds. We we first given a cutting of this old favorite by Mr. Easterbrook over thirty some years ago and it remains as popular now as it was then--And it...
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.
Variegated "Rabbit Tracks" with white splashed leaves. When foliage burns this warns you that the humidity levels are too low or that the salts buildup in the soil is too high. Any order with multiples of this will needs be treated on a propagate-to-order basis.
"Prayer Plant" Bluish-green leaves, with feathery centerband of silver in thin stripes of pink, later silver, extending out toward the margin, after passing zone of reddish brown fading to rich umber hues; dramatic purple blushed red underleaf. Newly offered again in 2012.
"Miniature Prayer Plant" Moss green demure leaves attractively brushed with chocolate "Rabbit Tracks"; reliable, although shy to exhibit its pale mauve dancing skirted flowers with their purple eyelash lines. Petite enough for terrarium culture. Any order of multiples of this astoundingly popular item will be considere...
Pinnae are lobed and look crested. Rhizomes creep and cover large area. For ponds during summer, although this "Notched Water Clover" is popular for indoor pools or aquariums--a must for collectors of unusual tropical evergreen aquatic ferns. This is available seasonally usually in the Spring season.
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Series of fat oval pseudobulbs with leaf tufts send forth clusters of showy coppery red blossoms patterned with yellow, white and maroon. Small winter-blooming Orchid easy to grow in porch garden, hobby greenhouse, or under lights.
Deeply ribbed wide leaves paired on cascading stems; Green bracts highlight dramatic clusters of rich pink flowers presented in a grape-bunch shaped inflorescence which are followed by showy purple pulpy berry like fruits. Does well even as an indoor houseplant, given enough elbowroom and a functioning pebble tray.
"Vine Fern" Miniature creeping feet with tiny upright fronds delicately haired; similar to M. lycopodioides & crew. Semi-epiphytic, thus be sure medium is perfectly drained. This is a very petite critter requiring considerable patience on its human caretaker's part.
Many semiglossy small elongated-oval fronds held erect over the slim slightly flatened rhizomes meandering over cork or treefern; because this fern evolved upon tropical treetrunks, it survives low humidity better than some; but truely thrives when given artifical rain forest (good humidity) conditions in a terrarium w...
"Lion's Mane Fern" The pinnately compound fronds of the spec es form are extremely crested and frilled to create delicate billows of frothy lacy pinnae--nearly a Selaginella mimic. Cultivar also 'Cristata' or tasseled 'Corymbifera'--rather enjoys a mid-winter resting period before resuming spring growth.
Slowly creeping footed fern topped with leathery flared strap fronds (usually a foot long) with overlapping terminal crest giving the effect of an insane hairdresser's attempt to perm an afro with sea kelp. Rare & difficult.
"Leather Strapleaf Fern" Short compact rhizome gives rise to ranked dark toned fronds with parchment texture decorated by curious depressed parallel veins (giving a washboard effect) decorating the upright furls with maroon thick midribs. Fab. Typically sent as a mossed division
"Banana Leaf Fern" Black rhizomes topped by incredible cream green fronds with radiating dark veins creating a mosaic. Due to the foliage texture resembling reptile skin, this is newly declared "Crocodyllus" and so patented as #13653! Quite remarkable that a species popular for a century can suddenly be patented! Long ...
"Terrestrial Elkhorn Fern" The elegant upright jade like flat strap fronds terminate in fabulous crests. Excellent, hanging basket subject best known as Microsorium polycarpum grandiceps. If you like these crested "Elkhorns" be sure to refer also to the fabulously crested Campyloneuron phyllitidis cristatum also offere...
"Dwarf Terrestrial Elkhorn Fern" The elegant upright jade like flat strap fronds terminate in fabulous crests. Excellent, more compact version of the above also good for hanging baskets but also good for larger wardian cases and growlight setups. Excellent "Dwarf Terrestial Elkhorn" with stout bright green simple frond...
SOLD OUT AGAIN AT THIS TIME. DO NOT ORDER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THANKS. "Saw Tooth Kelp Fern" formerly M. intergifolium serrulatum. From strong woody surface root stalks arise dramatic ranks of tall membraneous erect strap fronds with their entire undulating glossed margins heavily toothed--a good first candidate to tr...