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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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Philodendron panduraforme
Product Code: 30335
A south Brazilian in the bipennifolium complex presenting many glossy violin shaped outfacing leaves with long basal lobes, slim middle and flaring wings above- all in rich tones on the blue side of green.  Excellent on a small moss pole; remarkable when mature leave configuration appears.  Easy houseplant!
$15.00
Philodendron Pink Princess [hyb]
Product Code: 30699
Beautiful Australian hybrid with waxy deep purple leaves liberally splashed pink, ivory and gray green with random freckling throughout. Probably yet another form of 'Strawberry Shake,' this is certainly one of the most strikingly beautiful and easily grown of choice variegated plants. Supply is VERY limited.  ...
$50.00
Out of Stock
Philodendron Prince Of Orange
Product Code: 42085
Can be in very short supply because often ordered in considerable numbers per order. Inquire as to availability. Wondrous richly glazed heavy leaves of truely shocking waxy orange and sunset tones closely whorled in a self-heading vase shape. Be brave and grow this very unique color (especially in the world of Aroids) ...
$20.00
Philodendron Quail Gardens (Species)
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...
$25.00
Out of Stock
Philodendron scandens aureum
Product Code: 30337
"Limeleaf Vine" Very showy chartreuse leaves create a glow of sunshine anywhere this is placed in your plant display; reliable sturdy plant equally at home in a pot or cascading dramatically from a hanging basket.
$5.50
Philodendron scandens medio pictum
Product Code: 30600
"Flame Leaved Heart Plant" Each glossy leaf sports a showy creamy lime central slash sometimes with faint gray green featherings. Although versions of this have appeared since Hummel offered it thirty years ago, it still undergoes reincarnations in the wholesale trade, most currently reappearing brand new all over agai...
$5.50
Philodendron scandens micans
Product Code: 30334
"Velvet Hearts" This is a bronzy velvety toned heart leaved vine very popular as is adaptable to low light as well as imperfect humidity. Adds a rich tone to any combination.   LIMITED AVAILABILITY.  LIMIT ORDERS TO NO MORE THAN 2.
$8.00
Philodendron scandens variegatum
Product Code: 30338
"Variegated Heartleaf Philo" Leaves streaked with grey green and cream. Very beautiful. More variegated in cool shaded environment--can become marbled lime in the intense heat of the south. Our original plant derived from the famous Hummel collection (in California) many years ago--and it is still as sought after today...
$45.00
Out of Stock
Philodendron scandens [oxycardium]
Product Code: 30336
The most common "Vining Hearts" (sigh), but still very beautiful florists' favorite. This vine with its waxy erect heartshaped leaves is a basic in every dishgarden delivered by florists. Certainly as "common as dirt" according to one judgemental customer, yet it still makes a perfect hanging basket.
$3.50
Philodendron selloum [bipinnatifidum]
Product Code: 32102
Brazil's "Lacy Tree Philodendron" remains the most reliable of dramatic houseplants with large deeply lobed leathery leaves radiating from the thick succulent trunk sprouting curious aerial roots and greenish white flowers. While these are finger leaved seedlings now, by the time your grandchildren inherit this it will...
$6.50
Philodendron variifolium (True)
Product Code: 30352
Wavy thin leaves brushed pewter and honey-ash. Extremely choice and beautiful plant; introduced from Bolivia. The thin leaves render this a terrarium or wardian case candidate because it does demand consistent humidity levels.
$22.00
Out of Stock
Philodendron Xanadu Golden Form
Product Code: 33109
Elongated leathery leaves with many shallow rounded fingered lobes like the hybrid above, however the new foliage emerges a bright golden color. Thickly overlaping golden leaves form a birdsnest shape. Probably will not stand as much sun or bright light as the standard green form.  Only one or two available each y...
$250.00
Out of Stock
Philodendron Xanadu Pp7030
Product Code: 56800
Elongated leathery leaves with many shallow rounded fingered lobes. Thickly overlaping dark leaves form a birdsnest shape rather than a clambering vine like P. elegans. A perfect houseplant.
$20.00
Philodendron Zena (Xanadu Dwarf Form)
Product Code: 33119
Elongated leathery leaves with many shallow rounded fingered lobes. Thickly overlaping dark leaves form a birdsnest shape rather than a clambering vine like P. elegans. This is a very compact form that would even work in larger terrariums and wardian cases.
$30.00
Out of Stock
Pilea bertertonia [mollis; crassifolia]
Product Code: 41037
"Moon Valley Pilea" Very puckered, quilted apple-green leaves with serrated edges, sometimes but rarely with center chocolate blotch. Costa Rican plant sometimes considered a form of Pilea involucrata with extremely bullate leaves. Great for large terrariums or your plant room.
$6.00
Pilea cadierei minima Patti's Gold
Product Code: 41040
Subtle splotches of honey yellow sometimes turn soft cream or pale lime on the already silver-pillowed leaf surfaces as they mature. A remarkable, though subtle, selection by Patti Lee.
$4.25
Pilea Dark Mystery [Species]
Product Code: 58332
The eyecatching "Pewter Pilea" (unidentified species) with a low spreading habit. Short succulent maroon stems crowded with elongated dark rose blushed pewter leaves richly quilted by spruce green depressed veins and toothed deep green margins. Sometimes listed as Pilea species Ecuador. Quite the eyecandy in a terrariu...
$7.75
Pilea depressa
Product Code: 41041
Popularity indicated by multitude of popular names; "Shiny Creeping Charley," "Giant Baby Tears" "Mini Peperomia", by any name an excellent terrarium groundcover easily grown, attractive base for any leggy houseplant.
$4.50
Pilea glauca
Product Code: 53150
Carpeting "Silver Sprinkles" or gray artillery fern--very prostrate much branching stemlets with multitudes of tiny (barely a pea's width) glaucous oval leaves. A fabulous tiny featured groundcover, perfect for terrariums or for dishgardens--proven in the latter as has proven remarkably tolerant of low humidity,.
$4.50
Pilea grandifolia Coral
Product Code: 41046
Also Pilea grandis superba. "Copper Pilea" Striking richly quilted pinkish- copper shimmery leaves on erect large spreading Jamaican bush. Easy.
$5.50
Pilea grandifolia [grandis]
Product Code: 41045
Bright ochre basil green glossy leaves, toothed & puckered. Reliable in a wide range of climates--fun to add this quilted texture to windowbox and patio urn combinations.
$4.00
Pilea involucrata [spruceana]
Product Code: 41047
"Panamigra Friendship Plant" Deeply quilted and tucked oval leaves of coppery brown in tight,low clusters enjoying considerable levels of light; Easy houseplant always tempting you to pet it. Sometimes this name is incorrectly applied to P, bertertonia!  Extremely intolerant of any chill.
$6.50
Pilea microphylla prostrata
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...
$3.00
Pilea microphylla variegata
Product Code: 56553
Marvelous white toned new tear drop leaves foiled by darker foliage below; the "Snow Tipped Artillery Plant" produces "gunsmoke" pollen shots--cute beyond cute. Very slow growing and very sensitive to chill--we can ship this demanding cultivar only during warmer periods of the year.
$7.00
Pilea microphylla [callitrichoides]
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.
$4.50
Pilea nummulariifolia
Product Code: 41050
"Creeping Charley" Pairs of quilted pebbled leaves overlap trailing prostate stems. Once commonly offered as a bright apple green hanging basket plant--but we would suggest an area with higher humidity. Great in the larger Wardian cases as a brightly toned richly textured carpet.
$4.00
Pilea peperomioides
Product Code: 53000
Unusual foliage resembling the "Coin-Leaf Peperomia" (P. polybotrya) on succulent stout stems eventually suckering from the base. Curious slow growing native of Yunnan, China where it grows upon limestone rocks. T
$15.00
Pilea pubescens liebmannii Silver Cloud
Product Code: 41051
Beautiful bright, completely silver-pink leaves ruffled and serrated; marvelous striking mounds of thick foliage make this the crown jewel of the Pileas. Very intolerant of chill. Brightens up any terrarium design.  Extremely sensitive to chill.
$7.50
Pilea semidentata
Product Code: 41044
Clouds of tiny lance leaves form compact mounds topped by large heads (stools) of tiny pink bubble blossoms--actually one of the few species one would grow for the infloresence. Reliable and terminally cute "Gnome Stools" plant good for windowsill or terrarium. One of our best terrarium plant subjects.
$6.50
Pilea Species Moonlight
Product Code: 54351
Small rounded quilted leaves with central pewter flame; soon forms a soft carpet. In the forgettii complex.
$5.00
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