This plant was acquired as a pink clone of A. sagittifolius but appears to be a different species. We thought it was simply a different flower color for Abelmoschus sagittifolius, but when it leafed out, we realized we had a different species. The leaves start off with a soft serrated orbicular appearance, then as the stem progresses, the leaves begin to morph into a trilobed leaf as evidenced in the photo. Very strange!
Not to be confused with Adenium, a completely different genus. Actually succulent forms of the Passifloraceae or Passion Flower family, many Adenias form thick stems which endear them to caudiciform plant lovers. However, when young they little resemble the future finished product. Typical young venenata are tall and resemble an upside-down elongated carrot.
The leaves are accompanied by thread-like tendrils which vine around any available object. The caudex thickens with age and can reach 6 feet in very old plants and the vine can go on for 30 feet or more, but can be trimmed to keep it manageable. Leaves are stelate and the flowers are tiny, green and dioecious. Native to central and eastern Africa.
Adenium bicolor Picotee x Splash
These are still small seedlings but should be very colorful flowers. A Mark Dimmitt hybrid.
Adenium obesum 'Daeng Udom Sap'
The Desert Rose of Africa. One of the most desirable of the caudiciform succulents. Noted for its thick and often contorted base, these plants also have beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of pink and red. Keep moist and well fed during the growing season (when plants are in leaf) and allow to dry well between watering when dormant. Trim longer stems to encourage branching and elevate the caudex when re-potting to expose best characteristics. Ideal in a decorative container.
This ‘Desert Rose’ hybrid has beautiful large red flowers with ruffled overlapping petals. The petals are slightly darker at the edges.
A first time release for Tropiflora. A hybrid of unknown parentage. The green leaves have light scurfing. The inflorescence is a tall branched scape, pink in color with white bracts.
Agave celsii albomarginated
A very attractive variegated form of this decorative species from northern Mexico that can reach 2 feet across and high. It has fairly wide, fleshy leaves and is colored somewhat glaucous green with bright white margins. This plant stays solitary until it blooms then forms many offsets and makes an attractive clump. Keep partially shaded for best results, though we grow it without problems in full sun. Avoid freezing temps and frost.
THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
For lovers of weird, a nearly leafless, shrub-like member of the Didiereaceae that can reach nearly 10 feet tall but grows in a rather haphazard clump of tangled branches. The cylindrical stems are kind of olive green with silver tricomes and bears scattered conical spines which are stout but not ‘dangerous’.
Native to southern coastal Madagascar in the regions of the thorn forest from near sea level to almost 1,000 feet. A dioecious species that requires both sexes to set seed, but is easily propagated from cuttings. Reportedly slow growing but we do not find this to be especially true. Best grown in full sun to partial shade, well drained soils and moderate watering. Protect from freezing.
Aloe vaombe x saponaria
This is a hybrid that happened accidentally at our nursery. One day Ray (our succulent grower) saw some migrating finches visiting the Aloe vaombe and saponarias which were in bloom. Many went from plant to plant several times, either way, they are nice and vigorous and will probably grow large.
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This Amorphophallus is native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The leaves may be spotted or all green. It was formerly called Pseudodracontium lacourii.
This is a new species for us. It has very unusual tubers that are long and thin. The leaf is highly divided with a narrow pale green spathe on a tall stalk that has a long lime-green spadix. It is native to Central and West Thailand.
*These plants are coming out of dormancy and just starting to poke out of the soil.
This Amorphophallus could possibly be a new species. The leaves are intricate with scalloped edges.
An attractive little African succulent with fleshy leaves and cascading stems. Easy to culture in small pots. Has large rose-pink colored flowers over a long spring through summer season.
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Somewhat squat plastic pots, three quarters as tall as wide. This is the most common style of pot that we use here at Tropiflora and are pretty much the “industry standard” for most production of tropical plants and succulents.
Colors vary but are usually stocked in forest green but occasionally come in terracotta or other colors. We don’t offer a color choice but if a certain color is needed, we may be able to supply them in case lots.
A beautiful Bob Spivey hybrid made with two of Don Beadle’s better crosses: ‘Caramba’ x ‘Afterglow‘. A deep green plant so thoroughly covered with white mottling that the green is reduced to a thin web, outlining the white blotches. In good light the plant takes on a light pinkish wash.
Extremely attractive with an upright, tubular rosette shape.