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Aeschynanthus speciosus, Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant

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 Aeschynanthus speciosus
Family: Gesneriaceae
Basket Plant, Lipstick Plant
Origin: Southeast Asia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Aeschynanthus speciosus is a species of trailing ephiphytic flowering plant, in wild growing on branches of trees in the tropical rainforests. The large, fleshy, dark green leaves are up to 4 inches (10 cm) long and 1 1⁄2 inches (3.8 cm) wide and are arranged in groups along the stems.The flowers are orange with the inside of the mouth orange-yellow and with a dark red bar across the lower lobes which also have scarlet borders.

Aeschynanthus speciosus are perfect as hanging or trailing plants.These plants are perfect for a greenhouse, sunroom or conservatory. They require high humidity and warmth throughout the growing season, as well as strong, but not direct, light.


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Aeschynanthus speciosus is perhaps the most spectacular species within its genus. Flowers may be 4 inch long, are orange with the inside of the mouth orange-yellow and with a dark red bar across the lower lobes which also have scarlet borders. The plant is displayed to best advantage in a hanging basket, where the broad surface area allows the trailing stems to root down at intervals and send out abundant side-shoots, perfect as hanging or trailing plant.
These plants require high humidity and warmth throughout the growing season, as well as strong, but not direct, light. These plants are perfect for a greenhouse, sunroom or conservatory.
Perfect for hanging baskets/pots to best display their lovely cascading stems and attractive flowers or in containers placed on a pedestal or windowsill. The plant can be kept in a bathroom window sill or kitchen for increased humidity.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Agapetes serpens, Vaccinium serpens

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Family: Ericaceae
Origin: Himalayas
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Produces a large woody tuber at the base from which long arching branches delicately lined with thin leaves. Pendulous pale red tubular flowers hang along the stems in winter. The flowers have an interesting chevron pattern, and almost resemble little Chinese lanterns. After flowering, attractive berries appear that look like lavender pearls.

Agapetes comes from the cool foothills of the Himalayas, where temperatures range from about 32 to 80 degrees F, with cool nights. Can grow without soil as a epiphyte.


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Ajania pacifica, Chrysanthemum pacificum, Pacific Chrysanthemum

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Family: Asteraceae / Compositae
Pacific Chrysanthemum
Origin: Japan
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Ajania pacifica forms a bushy mound of lobed green leaves, attractively edged with silver, remaining attractive all season long. Some gardeners grow this plant primarily for its foliage. Small yellow button flowers appear very late in the fall, sometimes lasting until Christmas. It is quite hardy in cold climates, going completely dormant in cold-winter regions, but in warmer climes it is more-or-less evergreen (though at its best in spring and summer).


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Albuca spiralis , Frizzle Sizzle, Corkscrew Albuca

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Family: Asparagaceae   (Formerly:Hyacinthaceae / Liliaceae)
Subfamily: Scilloideae
Frizzle Sizzle, Corkscrew Albuca
Origin: South Africa
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrant

This is one of the coolest plant you've ever grown! Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle (the Corkscrew Albuca) is a South African bulb selection with green onion-like leaves that look like they were curled with a curling iron. Each plant has its own personality...some have short, tightly curled leaves, others have taller, looser curled leaves. Over time, the bulb will multiply, resulting in a full, very wild and wacky clump. Albuca spiralis blooms in the spring with spikes of orchid-like chartreuse-yellow flowers. On occasion, Albuca Frizzle Sizzle will rebloom later in the season. Not only is this a fun plant that will capture the attention of everyone who sees it, but it is super easy to grow, too. Treat it like a succulent. Lots of sun, well draining soil, and let the soil dry between waterings. Hot and dry conditions seem to encourage the most extreme leaf coils. In norther climates, Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle is easily over wintered indoors on a sunny window sill. Or stop watering, let the bulb go dormant, and store in a cool, dry location. Fragrant yellow flowers appear in spring on flower spikes that are adorned with 10-20 blooms per spike. The blossoms have a light vanilla fragrance. Grow in full sun and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. There are no pest or disease problems with Frizzle Sizzle so it makes an ideal home garden plant that’s distinctive and eye-catching.


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Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle

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This is one of the coolest plant you've ever grown! Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle (the Corkscrew Albuca) is a South African bulb selection with green onion-like leaves that look like they were curled with a curling iron. Each plant has its own personality...some have short, tightly curled leaves, others have taller, looser curled leaves. Over time, the bulb will multiply, resulting in a full, very wild and wacky clump. Albuca spiralis blooms in the spring with spikes of orchid-like chartreuse-yellow flowers. On occasion, Albuca Frizzle Sizzle will rebloom later in the season. Not only is this a fun plant that will capture the attention of everyone who sees it, but it is super easy to grow, too. Treat it like a succulent. Lots of sun, well draining soil, and let the soil dry between waterings. Hot and dry conditions seem to encourage the most extreme leaf coils. In norther climates, Albuca spiralis Frizzle Sizzle is easily over wintered indoors on a sunny window sill. Or stop watering, let the bulb go dormant, and store in a cool, dry location. Fragrant yellow flowers appear in spring on flower spikes that are adorned with 10-20 blooms per spike. The blossoms have a light vanilla fragrance. Grow in full sun and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. There are no pest or disease problems with Frizzle Sizzle so it makes an ideal home garden plant that’s distinctive and eye-catching.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Alocasia Black Velvet, Dwarf Alocasia

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Family: Araceae
Dwarf Alocasia
Origin: Borneo
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftRegular waterOrnamental foliage

A beautiful dwarf variety which contains a significant amount of black coloration on the leaf surface. Leaves are ovate, elliptic and almost totally peltate. The upper leaf surface is a dramatic green-black color, and the lower leaf surface is a rich purple. This very unique and exotic plant would make a great addition to the collection of any seasoned plant collector. Place them in filtered sunlight sitting in a moist pebble tray. Allow the soils surface to dry down before watering. Feed only when the plant is actively growing with a liquid balanced plant food. "Black Velvet" is hard to find. These beautiful plants are usually grown in 4" and 6" inch containers.


 Alocasia Black Velvet, Dwarf Alocasia

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