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Tropicals & House Plants

As various of our longterm customers regularly ask about availability of plants once offered in past catalogues (we suspect that many of you have more complete year-by-year collections of those newsprint compilations than we do), we have re-listed many of these old plant treasures after getting them back into propagation; furthermore, we've been propagating many new treasures from the main collections as well as readying choice new plants sent to us by those of you who love to collect and hybridize and wish to share your treasures with the rest of us. And, as usual, you will note that we like to name these new cultivars and hybrids after you!

Since our customers continue to increase their interests and expand their displays of the wondrous TROPICAL LOOK in their outdoor gardens, we have added items for this look-- new Aroids, choice  Sansevieria, dramatic Agaves and their cousins, returning Begonias, a solid selection of reliable handsome Bromeliads, some very showy spiderworts and Acanthus family members. So continue to tart up your urns & planters unabashedly; shamelessly pump up those perennial beds by adding a few companion tropicals. We have also continued to expand plant selections in increasingly popular categories: tropical bonsai plants (especially succulent Bonsai), cultivars suited for standards & topiary, tried & true succulents suited for living wreaths or Fairy Gardens, new distinctive material to try in your windowboxes, living walls, patio urns and reliable yet choice terrarium subjects. (The sheer number of terrariums and wardian cases you purchased from us last year continues to esculate.)  Many of these new items are perfect for your fair garden designs and for the popular living wall movement.

Meanwhile, we have not forgotten our core support group (many of whom have been ordering /supporting us for well over 20 years now) who need new treasures for their hobby greenhouses & conservatories; their extensive lite gardens & plantrooms, and especially those who need a regular fix of an astounding new variegated cultivars. A reminder to our many Southern customers: many of the plants are excellent choices for your permanent plantings even though they are summertime bedding or greenhouse plants in our Zone 6b climate.

You will notice an ever increasing number of individual photos & images this season--the attempt to illustrate nearly every plant we list continues--and we do thank profusely those of you who have sent photos we can use as so many of our older stock plants show the effect of many cuttings and airlayerings, resulting in less than typical stature for that particular species and/or cultivar--and all of us enjoy seeing how you have potted and combined your plant treasures. We have always learned more from our faithful customer friends than we have from all our many reference books.

Most plants are sent rooted in 2 1/2"- 5 1/5" plastic pots unless coded as unrooted cuttings for certain succulents.

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Epipremnum [Scindapsis] aureum N'Joy (variegatum)
Product Code: 33115
"NJoy Pothos" Ivory striped spruce green leaves, sometimes edged green--a brilliant color contrast on a very compact vine. Also "Devil's Ivy" or "Hunter's Robe" and "Ceylon Ivy Creeper" although form the Solomon Islands. Survives low light and low humidity. This is an interesting new form from India, most recently intr...
$6.75
Equisetum diffusum
Product Code: 40246
"Tropical Horsetail" Soft gray green central stems form a tiny bamboo-like thicket: each central stem, with delicately nodding tip, is ringed with skirts of lateral stemlets to create intricate patterns; marvelous pot plant. Will survive some winters in our zone if the ground barely freezes, but best grown as a cool gr...
$18.00
Out of Stock
Equisetum scirpoides contorta
Product Code: 40248
"Dwarf Scouring Rush" Tangled low mat of very dwarf twisted bright green wiry stalks; needs semi-aquatic conditions. Odd form small enough for terrariums; darling in troughs.
$8.00
Eranthemum wattii
Product Code: 50016
"Blue Eyes" Very compact habit: wide oval leaves with odd papery edges, brilliant blue-violet phlox-like heads. Typically the leaf surfaces retain the waxy scruft evolved to protect the emerging foliage, so do not call us to tell us that weird things are on the leaf surface!
$10.00
Out of Stock
Eucharis Christine
Product Code: 51287
The excellent extremely fragrant "Compact Amazon Lily" with slimmer tighter foliage than the species grandiflora, yet relatively large waxy white daffodil shaped flowers are produced in considerable numbers once the offsetting bulbs reach a mature size thanks to your providing a warm richly fertilized mix with bight li...
$10.00
Out of Stock
Eucharis grandiflora [amazonica]
Product Code: 51040
"Amazon Lily" Highly scented white waxy blossoms shaped like nodding daffodils held above glossy deep green leaves; ideal houseplant for a room too warm for its amaryllis cousins to thrive.
$15.00
Eucomis autumnalis [undulata]
Product Code: 40251
"Pineapple Lily" Glossy strap-leaf rosettes frame odd spikes of green flowers, all topped by a "coma" of tufted leafy bracts; has proven relatively hardy outdoors here in Z6b with sufficient mulch and perfect drainage--but leaving these in winter soil in Z6 or colder is certiainly not advised. Now more correctly in the...
$15.00
Out of Stock
Eucomis comosa Sparkling Burgundy [oakhurst]
Product Code: 65640
Once again in stock and available! The lovely "Purple Pineapple Lily" with somewhat succulent burgundy foliage forming a wide succulent rosette from which arise the distinctive greenish white flowers closely packed on a long succulent spike lasting months (typically topped with a bizarre topknot of leaflets, thus resem...
$10.00
Eucrosia Bicolor
Product Code: 51246
Xerophytic Ecuadorian with attractive Phaedranassa-like leaves; dusky bronze-red flowers in elaborate shapes are clustered on erect slim stems. The dormancy cycle seems rather unpredictable!  Nonetheless, quite attractive when it tires of dormancy.  A small statured plant for those searching for modestly scal...
$7.25
Euphorbia cotinifolia atropurpurea
Product Code: 67423
"Hierba Mala" or "Tropical Purple Smoketree" Elegant branching stems of purple with whorls of thin ovate leaves of wine red fading to metallic magenta with red veins; whitish inflorescence more odd than decorative. Excellent large accent plant, newly popular in large summer urn designs; Remember that (as with various s...
$12.00
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Euphorbia Flameleaf (Species)
Product Code: 67035
"Flameleaf Spurge" Multitudes of slender stems flutter with rounded diamond-shaped leaves of dusky violet fading to emerald green edges. While of delicate appearance, actually a very easy-to-grow houseplant, marvelous under lights. Amazon native. Absolutely excellent when added to outdoor summer urns, windowboxes and e...
$4.00
Euphorbia leuconeura
Product Code: 67133
"Madagascar Jewel" Beautiful fleshy foliage veined in decorative silver loops in juvenile stages, presented in flat rosette tops over central club-like trunks ridged in sienna tufts. So tolerant it will even flourish in the humidity of a terrarium. Mature plants typically lack the distinctive leaf veins.
$12.00
Euphorbia platyclada hardyii
Product Code: 67243
Upright lead colored stems dramatically produce flattened ornately designed stems jutting out horizontally.  Remains small statured.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Euryops Sonnenschein
Product Code: 58413
An excellent German re-engineering of the African "Butter Daisy" forming a wide very regular dome of deeply cut lacy foliage topped by endless outreaching butter yellow daisy blossoms; also poplular as a staked standard; more likely will achieve 20" in your summertime pots. But do not overlook its key potential: a sple...
$4.75
Excoecaria cochinchinensis Tricolor Jungle Fire
Product Code: 66882
The merely extraordinary "Tricolor Chinese Croton" with the paired dark leaves not only flashing a brilliant lacquer red underleaf, but random pink splashes on the surface as well. Amazing clone of this Asian shrublet. Another imperative addition to any self-respecting collection of rare variegated plants.  Availa...
$15.00
Fatshedera lizei pia
Product Code: 40501
"Curly Tree Ivy" Also often called "Botanical Wonder: for it is a hybrid of Aralia and Hedera. Star-shaped leaves deeply fluted (sometimes listed as F. undulata) on erect semi-woody stems. Tolerates considerable chill. The variegated clones of this are being given a recovery rest period currently.
$6.25
Out of Stock
Fern Collection (5 plants)
Product Code: 99454
5 labeled plants. Please tell us if these are for house, for greenhouse, or terrarium in the comment section of the order form. For tropical ferns, we will select from Dicksonia, Blechnum, Adiantum, Aglaomorpha, Asplenium, Azola, Bolbitis, Campyoneuron, Colysis, Cyrtomium, Davallia, Drynaria, {Equsetum), Hemionitis, Hu...
$24.00
Ficus afghanistanica
Product Code: 43130
"Iranian Fig" with deeply fingered leaves with three main deep lobes; produces very sweet edible figs. Considered at least Z8b winter hardy.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Ficus altissima variegated
Product Code: 41522
"Golden Council Tree"  Now offered also a 'Audrey'. Thick boat-shaped leaves broadly margined with clear yellow-ochre; habit of F. elastica with a less rigid habit. The yellows of this are most effective when placed with any of the F. elastica cultivars (with their pinks & purple foliage) in your interior desi...
$15.00
Ficus benjamina Dutch Treat
Product Code: 66740
Extremely wee fig with lovely tiny shimmery leaves more twisted & petite than those of 'Too Little'; heavily branched selection for those mame creators for whom 'Too Little' is simply too big. Always a great favorite with bonsai trainers, newly popular for inclusion in terrarium landscapes as its scale is very mini...
$10.00
Ficus benjamina Gold Bit
Product Code: 66980
Very delicately statured with pertly curled tiny pale olive to lime green leaves with emerald brushings along the midrib. Popular in larger Fairy Garden designs.
$12.00
Ficus benjamina Golden King
Product Code: 54586
A selection of "Java Fig" displaying a distinctly lateral habit with wide slate green leaves irregularly edged in cream. Slightly larger statured than the white margined 'Silver King,' but easier as a houseplant.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Ficus benjamina nuda [comosa]
Product Code: 40267
"Orange India Fig" Dull glossy narrowed heavily substanced leaves thickly set on non-drooping branches; Very distincly colored orange figs with maturity. Tolerates drier conditions than any other cultivar or variety of benjamina we have grown. Some suggest this is to be reclassified as F. philippensis. New growth of th...
$15.00
Ficus benjamina Reginald
Product Code: 40412
Impressive "Golden Weeping Fig" wide branching stems packed with large quite wide glossy leaves of a beautiful creamy lime with splashes of darker green along the midvein. Distinctive cultivar originally received from John Criswick. Such extreme variegation typically requires slightly higher levels of humidity than oth...
$12.00
Ficus benjamina Salt And Pepper [hort]
Product Code: 55650
A wonderful new variegated form. Recommended. Semi-weeping habit on stout erect trunks with multitudes of small ornately curved leaves richly speckled and streaked-- an unusual and highly attractive variegation pattern seldom obseved on fig cultivars.  Another treasure originally listed by Asiatica.
$28.00
Out of Stock
Ficus benjamina Silver King
Product Code: 55641
Very wide leaves with clear white margins fading to cream gold; typically horizontal branch planes. Very seldom available as is slow growing and unhappy with direct sun exposure or low levels of humidity, which results in leaf burn.
$12.00
Ficus benjamina Too Little
Product Code: 54387
The perfect miniature fig for indoor bonsai: thickly foliaged with tiny recurved glossy leaflets on twiggy branchlets. A great find by Jim Atchison, from whom this clone derives. Possibly the best place to start for an indoor bonsai experience if you anticipate needing some immediate positive stroking as a master of tr...
$12.00
Ficus benjamina wiandi
Product Code: 55647
Distinctive "Zig Zag" branches with glossy fluted leaves; has European patent. Exotic Angel Pat. 8929 for "Rainne" as the "Carribean Dwarf Banyan Tree"!! 'Wiandi' grows more vertically and produces smaller leaves than 'Rainee'. No really clear view of this seems attainable from the Florida trade.
$25.00
Ficus burtt-davyi Cango
Product Code: 40269
Leathery smooth oval leaves on low epiphytic species; popular among indoor bonsai trainers as waxy small leaves reduce well, the stems grow laterally quite easily, & (with good humidity) masses of strangler roots give good character especially as trained over coral or other character stones. (Techniques for this pr...
$12.00
Ficus buxifolia (Ficus lingua)
Product Code: 40270
"Boxwood Fig" Compact willowy branches loaded with tiny leathery elongated-triangle leaves; the petite lateral stature, easy culture and early fruiting make this a traditional favorite for bonsai.The alternate name for this plant is Ficus linguaand, which may be more correct.
$15.00
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