Orchid Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Christmas Cactus,... more
Schlumbergera x New Deal - Orchid Cactus
Orchid Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Christmas Cactus, Crab Cactus... Spectacular, large-flower variety that flowers twice a season, 'New Deal' is a remarkable "Christmas cactus" hybrid, completely lost to the trade today, which is being offered here for the first time after it was originally offered for purchase at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden over 80 years ago. That institution was having a special rare plant sale on the day of the famous presidential election on November 8, 1932, when F.D.R. was historically voted in as the next American president. Not only is New Deal an exceptionally obscure, heirloom cultivar especially easy to grow under average house plant conditions, it reliably produces almost an overabundance of brilliant violet-pink and white flowers which are easily an inch larger than any other variety. The plants we are offering are all 3rd generation vegetative propagation from an original specimen (still alive btw). Its name is identical to President Franklin D. Roosevel main campaign slogan. See Article about this plant.
Desert Cassia. A small tree with a beautiful cascading... more
Senna polyphylla - Bahamas Cassia, Desert Cassia
Desert Cassia. A small tree with a beautiful cascading habit, covered with showers of yellow flowers. It is suitable for pot culture and bonsai, has tiny leaves. The tree is nearly everblooming, relatively cold-hardy.
Variegated Butter Cup, Cup of gold. Striking vine... more
Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup
Variegated Butter Cup, Cup of gold. Striking vine with glossy leaves and large showy white to yellow flowers.The flowers are truly spectacular, shaped like a chalice, 6-10" long, flaring open to 4-7" across. The five lobes of the corolla are reflexed, and each lobe is marked with a narrow purplish brown ridge on the inside. The flowers start out yellow and turn deeper golden as they age. They are fragrant, especially at night, with a scent reminiscent of coconut. Cup of gold blooms intermittently through the year, but mainly in the winter dry season.
Shrubby climber with showy, bright variegation. Very... more
Solanum jasminoides - Variegated White Potato Vine
Shrubby climber with showy, bright variegation. Very fast growing and easy to grow. Showy white flowers appear most of the year. It is a reliable plant that blooms very well and has a mild perfume. It will even bloom in more shade than most other vines. It is hard to kill with too much or too little water once established. It could be termed garden hardy.
This is a very rare in cultivation, showy, evergreen,... more
Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent Lilac
This is a very rare in cultivation, showy, evergreen, slender-stemmed vine growing to 20 ft and bearing large nodding clusters of violet-blue flowers with yellow stamens in summer. They look spectacular along with hanging clusters of bright red fruit.
Dwarf Golden Tabebuia. Small tree, good for container... more
Tabebuia chrysotricha - Dwarf Golden Tabebuia
Dwarf Golden Tabebuia. Small tree, good for container culture. Late winter to spring the leafless tree is covered with bright yellow flowers. Perfect for small yard or patio. Very cold hardy plant, at least to 26F for a few hours
Dwarf Pink Tabebuia. Nice small landscape with beautiful... more
Tabebuia impetiginosa - Dwarf Pink Tabebuia
Dwarf Pink Tabebuia. Nice small landscape with beautiful bright pink flowers with yellow throat, covering the tree before new leaves appear. Winter bloomer. Very cold hardy plant, cold hardy at least to 26F for a few hours
Still tree, Yellow oleander, Lucky nut. Tree from... more
Thevetia nereifolia - Lucky nut
Still tree, Yellow oleander, Lucky nut. Tree from tropical America with shiny dark green leaves, white sap, and yellow to peach, funnel shaped flowers. Fruit somewhat angular, smooth, with two large, oily seeds. The nuts growing on the tree planted in your yard supposedly bring good luck.
Kings mantle - perfect ever-blooming hedge. Bushy... more
Thunbergia erecta - Kings Mantle
Kings mantle - perfect ever-blooming hedge. Bushy dense fast growing shrub. Blue flowers resembling morning glory. Several of the best-known Thunbergia species are climbers, but this native of tropical Africa is a sprawling shrub, very useful in mixed beds or as a low hedge. It has attractive, small, dark green leaves and tubular flowers which in the most common form are rich purple with a yellow throat. Responds well to regular pruning and can be shaped into a very bushy shrub, though this inhibits blooming. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil but will bloom in partial shade.
Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor - Boat lily,... more
Tradescantia spathacea - Rhoeo Tricolor
Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor - Boat lily, Rheo, Oyster plant, Moses-In-The-Boat. Very bright purple-green-white leaves of this variegated variety make a beautiful ground cover. Easy to grow and fast-spreading. Can be used to make a dense groundcover, as houseplant or in interiorscape.
Need a pretty ground cover in no time that will take... more
Trifolium repens - White Clover
Need a pretty ground cover in no time that will take some foot traffic? White Clover is a perfect solution. Fast growing, cold- and heat-hardy, pretty flowers attract bees and butterflies... And, it fixes nitrogen in you soil! Can be integrated with lawn grass so it will always look green and pretty! And, the lawn will be self-fertilized! See picture of actual plants (bunch of plants in one pot)
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size,... more
Vitex trifolia purpurea - Purple Arabian Lilac
Purple Arabian Lilac from East Africa. A medium size, fast growing bush with woody stems and dense soft foliage, purple in full sun and with silver underneath. Pretty purple flowers from spring to fall. Can be used as a hedge or a specimen plant. Attracts lots of butterflies and bees.
Black ZZ Plant is a rare collectible succulent plant... more
Zamioculcas x Black Dragon - Black ZZ Plant
Black ZZ Plant is a rare collectible succulent plant that has attractive dark glossy foliage due to its high concentration of chlorophyll. In fact, is one of the few plants that its leaves are almost black. Zamioculcas can store water giving them the capacity to survive for long periods of time without water. This makes ZZ plant one of the best drought-tolerant plants on Earth. Ii is called sometimes Aroid Palm - an ancient relic, along with Gonatopus, with a unique characteristic (for Aroids) in that the leaflet can fall to the ground, root and form bulblets. This feature is not known in aroids outside of the Zamioculcadeae.