Asplenium nidus 'Chrissy'
A crested birdnest fern. This is a fantastic, crested form of this widely distributed tropical Asian fern. Growing to 30 inches across in some cases, with wide, apple-green fronds with a prominent midrib that becomes darker, almost black, in older plants.
This form has crested leaves that end in deeply cut, finger like serrations. Outstandingly decorative and versatile as a garden subject, houseplant or terrarium plant. A choice new variety.
A collection of three nice different species of Selaginella, suitable for pot culture, shaded rock gardens or terrarium use. Over 700 species of Selaginella are found in tropical and temperate climates around the world. A primitive fern ally, they are commonly called club mosses, though they are not mosses at all. Popular as pot plants, they grow in many forms from very short and procumbent ground covers to vining species. Many are epiphytes and some are quite tall and shrubby. They are typically plants of shaded and sheltered locations. In cultivation that typically want constant moisture but well draining soils, shade and warmth.
The world’s smallest Amorphophallus. This miniature species reaches only 6 inches tall or less with deep-green, white-speckled leaves. The inflorescence is an ampoule shaped spathe about a half inch tall with a spadix that grows to about 3 to 4 inches tall.
A rarity only described in 2001 is sometimes confused with A. pygmaeus in the trade, but is a much rarer and smaller plant. This is the genuine article! Grow in bright shade, using a well-draining media and when dormant, leave bulbs in the soil and do not water.
An interesting and somewhat obscure member of the Melastomataceae that contains many much more familiar species. This species is an epiphyte that lives in the moist to wet tropical forests of Indonesia, our specimen originating in Borneo. A compact shrub-like plant that superficially resembles Hydnophytum, but without the caudex base. The foliage is borne on slender branches, oblong leathery leaves that are lime green. The flowers are borne in clusters along the mature branches and are quite tiny and white followed by clusters of small pea sized orange fruit. The flowers and fruits can appear at any time of year and are usually present.
This species is decorated with orange berries directly along the branches that ripen to pink and purple. A more compact, well-shaped plant about 18 inches tall, with wide, attractive leaves that are thick and glossy. A choice plant.
Abelmoschus species Pink Flower
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!
This Amorphophallus is native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The leaves may be spotted or all green. It was formerly called Pseudodracontium lacourii.