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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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Solandra maxima [nitida]
Product Code: 40922
"Golden Chalice Vine" Enormous nine inch long yellow cupped trumpet flowers with five purple lines; on stout stems--a Mexican native essential for conservatory or porch garden. Various plant friends lug a tub of this substantial shrub (vining only when so encouraged) into their winter plantrooms for an amazing stunning...
$10.00
Out of Stock
Solanum atropurpureum
Product Code: 55489
From Henning comes this tender 4' perennial with dramatic purple spines and bright orange red cherry sized fruit quite prolifically produced if grown in full sun. The price reflects not its rarity, but the damage it inflicts on our shipping staff when they try to wrap this prickly misery and tuck it into a box to ship....
$6.50
Out of Stock
Solanum jasminoides album variegatum
Product Code: 54109
Handsome "Variegated Nightshade Jasmine" with each fingered lf of butter yellow accented with a central green & ochre flame; clusters of yellow beaked white flowers. A vining shrub lovely trained on a small wreath or allowed to trail down from a container.
$5.50
Solanum pseudocapsicum variegatum
Product Code: 40923
"Variegated Jerusalem Cherry" Famous Christmas shrub with bright orange tomato berries which start as green striped white marbles strikingly posed above the thick white-margined, soft leaves--difficult to achieve, but what a knockout. Remember that this is not a good plant around children, as the temptingly attractive ...
$15.00
Solanum rantonnetii Great Clorox Disaster
Product Code: 58309
The variegated form of the Paraguayan "Blue Potato Tree" technically a strong vine, best staked as a standard, producing blue-violet flowers all year (then red berries) when grown warm; deciduous if cool in winter. Great new form of this plant in with variegated foliage and interesting flower. A tip of the hat to Baker...
$10.00
Solanum seaforthianum
Product Code: 42230
Vigorous "Brazilian Nightshade" vine with deeply lobed lacy pinnate leaves; bright purple-blue starry flowerss followed by pea-sized red berries--performs well only if give full sun.. Check for availability before ordering as this is typically only seasonally stocked as most of our customers grow this dangerous creatur...
$12.00
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Solanum [ Lycianthes] rantonnetii
Product Code: 54579
The Paraguayan "Blue Potato Tree" technically a strong vine, best staked as a standard, producing blue-violet flowers all year (then red berries) when grown warm; deciduous if cool in winter. Totally charming plant in foliage and in flower.
$5.25
Spathiphyllum Domino [hyb]
Product Code: 31476
We have various "Variegated Peace Lily" selections, but this is the most vibrantly streaked, mottled, richly colored one of all--with thick foliage tightly erect forming a compact vigorously clumping habit.
$20.00
Spathiphyllum Gale's Green [hyb]
Product Code: 31255
Slim glossy leaves softly muted creamy milky green; "Peace Lily" waxy white flowers/bracts wave above this eye catching but subtlely variegated foliage; very thickly clumping.
$10.00
Spathiphyllum Golden Viscount [hyb]
Product Code: 30410
"Golden Peace Lily" Ivory bracts above the slim glossy golden ochre foliage--habit of 'Viscount,' but of far slower growth habit. Needs humidity and constant warmth to flourish--a challenge as a houseplant, but fabuous in the greenhouse.
$10.00
Spathiphyllum Viscount [hyb]
Product Code: 38164
Very narrow glossy leaves under one foot; small white spathes abundantly produced above like "White Sails" scented rather like mint candy (NOT so in my experience--but then I usually miss most fragrances). An heirloom hybrid valuable for its vertical habit.
$8.00
Splendid Spiderwort Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 90232
Tell us how you intend to use your tropical Commelinaceae and we will send appropriate showy plants from such genera as Ballya, Callisia, Campelia, Cyanotis, Dichorisandra, Gibasis, Palisota, Rhoeo, Setcreasea, Tradescantia, Tripogandra, & Zebrina--while several of these are too large to include in a very inexpensi...
$18.00
Sprekelia formosissima
Product Code: 51084
Formerly Amaryllis f. "Aztec Lily" or "Jacobean Lily" Flesh strap leaves; red flowers with 3 petals rolled together into a tube. Great traditional blooming bulb.
$15.00
Out of Stock
Stenotaphrum secundatum variegatum
Product Code: 40927
"St. Augustine Grass" Stoloniferous basket trailer with Art Deco blunt-tipped blades banded white presented in two-dimensional fans sequencing along the wiry stems. Vigorous. Thriving in a bright window; popular as a dramatic "spiller" in urns and windowboxes; dramatic as a carpeting "lawn" in tropical settings.
$5.00
Stephanotis floribunda
Product Code: 40928
"Madagascar Jasmine" Beautiful clusters of waxy ivory, very fragrant tubular flowers on wiry stems; dark leathery leaves. Once considered a basic in bridal bouquets. Never allow the root zone to chill.
$10.00
Out of Stock
Stephanotis floribunda marginata
Product Code: 66954
The leathery leaves of this "Variegated Madagascar Jasmine" are brightly margined ivory; same richly scented tubular blossom clusters. This is a slow to establish, yet handsome plant with all the best atributes of the original Madagascar Jasmine. We sometimes need to offer this as a propagate-to-order item as usually i...
$30.00
Steudnera colocasiifolia
Product Code: 30539
Semi-aquatic "Blue Caladium" gradually forming an erect Alocasia-like tuberous trunk topped with dusky blue-green lilypad leaves. Distinctive cousin of the Colocasia tribe, and like these cousins, if cooler temperatures prevail, will take a winter rest as a part of its agreement to be treated as if domesticated.
$18.00
Out of Stock
Strelitzia reginae
Product Code: 40931
"Bird of Paradise" large leathery leaves fan out to perfectly set off the exotic orange & blue flowers emerging from the green boat-shaped spathes. Strong houseplant with good lite; blooms appear with maturity. This will outlive you. Does best in full sun, but not very demanding.
$9.75
Out of Stock
Strobilanthes dyeranus [dyerianus] Exotica
Product Code: 50070
"Persian Shield" Carmine highlights on wide shimmering copper-purple to blue metallic leaves; small blue flowers. This remarkable New Guinea native must have high humidity if kept throughout the winter (and thus is a challenge as a houseplant subject). Adds drama to any planting, but seriously objects to chill.
$8.00
Strobilanthes flaccidifolius
Product Code: 51736
Impressively statured "Vein Leaf Acanthus" with thickened veins so promnent as to be in relief. Showy plant quickly forming a showy quilted deep vertigris green filler in summer containers with wands of bluish flowers in the fall. The strongly ribbed foliage has proven to make this a successful houseplant as well..
$6.75
Strobilanthes lactatus
Product Code: 50072
"Brazilian Shield" Shimmering purple green leaves with highly decorative zones of silver-white; Easy, reliable houseplant. Glorious as a conservatory groundcover; very electric when paired with 'Exotica.'
$5.75
Out of Stock
Stromanthe sanguinea tricolor
Product Code: 69049
Thick waxy deep jade leaves richly slashed with rouged ivory and pink tones, with grenadine reverses displayed in showy fans; tiny white flowers in red bracts. A knock out: fantastically variegated but not to be confused with Ctenanthe oppenheimiana tricolor, which achieves considerable girth in time.
$18.00
Syngonium auritum
Product Code: 30416
Thick textured rich waxy green five sectioned leaves. Sturdy deep green fingered foliage on a strong vine eventually reaching (achieving?) substantial size. Usually mistaken to be a Philodendron.
$35.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium Collection (5 Plants)
Product Code: 91953
A beautiful cross-section of various habits and colors will be included in this tropical "Arrowhead" vine collection with the probable inclusion of a species form as well. 5 plants
$25.00
Syngonium erythrophyllum
Product Code: 30418
 The much admired Velvet Syngonium. "Copper Nephthytis" Lovely small soft coppery dusted lvs of elongated arrowhead design spaced on demure vine. Modest but handsome. This can be overordered, so please INQUIRE as to availability before ordering.
$12.00
Out of Stock
Syngonium macrophyllum
Product Code: 30420
"Tongue Leaf Nephthytis" Juvenile leaves are elongated hearts of emerald green overlaid dusky grey. Patience may be required as this gets established, but then, stand back as the shingled leaves develop.     Often sent as an Unrooted mossed cutting.
$25.00
Syngonium podophyllum albo-variegatum
Product Code: 30423
"French marble"  Irregular patches of pure paperwhite on deep green arrowhead leaves. Easy and beautiful. The most popular and most ordered consistently. The only clone with pure white patches.  This plant is in incredibly high demand.  Be prepared to wait 2-4 months for delivery depending on propagat...
$30.00
Syngonium podophyllum Berry Allusion
Product Code: 31713
Very tightly foliaged clumper (typically branching at the base) with shot silk pink arrowhead foliage veined pinkish green & highlighted with a crimson blush.
$8.00
Syngonium podophyllum Bold Allusion
Product Code: 31711
Very thickly clustered wide arrowhead leaves of oppulent pink with creamy pink margins dramatically edged olive. Claimed to be a tetraploid of 'Pink Allusion.'
$8.00
Syngonium podophyllum confetti
Product Code: 56819
Very wide shimmery heart shaped leaves a silver leaves with pink polka dots covering the surface. A type of variegation which fades as the foliage matures.
$8.00
Out of Stock
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