The most widely grown of all the staghorns. A hardy species from the east coast of Australia up to New Guinea, it can withstand outdoor winter conditions in much of Florida and warmer areas of the south and west with brief dips to freezing. The flat shield or sterile fronds form a smooth, rounded mound on the surface of a tree or on a slab, from which the long, deeply incised or ‘finger-like’ fertile fronds emerge. The fertile fronds can be up to 3 feet long and the clump as a whole can reach truly giant proportions.
In Florida massive clumps, suspended from chains around tree limbs, can be seen in many gardens. Easily grown on wood plaques, solid or slatted, in orchid baskets, on driftwood or nearly any substrate that is sturdy enough. Open shade is best but some direct sun is okay, water enough to keep moist but not wet. Let dry some between watering.
Asplenium antiquum 'Japanese Birdnest'
Asplenium antiquum ‘Japanese Birdnest‘ This is one of the most widely grown forms of birdnest ferns due to it’s compact size, beautiful form with many narrow leaves in a in a gracefully arching rosette. Suitable for shaded gardens, growing as an epiphyte in trees or on mounts, indoor culture or terrarium use when small.
Selaginella krausiana 'Gold Tip'
Neither a moss nor a fern, this handsome little creeping plant from Africa is a delight for the terrarium. It also makes a great windowsill plant, and thrives in shaded gardens as a groundcover. Loves abundant moisture and grows into dense mats of delicate stems with leaves of varying shades of green with golden yellow tips to the branches.
Platycerium bifurcatum 'Netherlands'
The ‘Netherlands’ clone of Platycerium bifurcatum is a selected cultivar of this species that has become the most widely produced. Developed to be hardier, with stiffer leaves and more forgiving of ‘eratic’ watering, especially the nemsis of most ferns; overwatering. Physically it looks like the common form, but with a bit more silvery color and deeper incised fronds that reach about two feet long.
Like the typical form it can withstand outdoor winter conditions in much of Florida and warmer areas of the south and west and is exceedingly easy to grow. Please note that our 4 inch potted plants are big enough to mount to a plaque or basket and are a best choice as a starter for that purpose.
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.
Shipped partially bare-root.
A nice Amaryllis relative from the Western, semi-arid slopes of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru. Flowering before the foliage appears in spring and early summer, it enjoys abundant moisture during the growing season and a dry rest in winter while dormant. A very leafy species that has spoon shape leaves in abundance. A rapid multiplier by bulb divisions. Grow in partial sun or bright, filtered light.
Crassula sarmentosa 'Comet'
Formerly Crassula sarmentosa variegated, this cultivar has a scrambling growth habit and is a great choice for a hanging basket. The plant has reddish stems which carry oval green serrated leaves with creamy yellow margins that will turn pinkish red in strong light. Colorful and easy.
Drimiopsis maculata is an evergreen geophyte found on forest floors and shaded stream banks in eastern southern Africa. Leaves are deeply lobed on slender banded petioles, with dark green spots and wavy margins. Flowers are in a small compact inflorescence. The buds are white and the flowers grey green. This plant flowers between September and April. Grow the bulbs in a well drained, but organic rich medium and keep it moist during the summer growing season. It does fine with year-round watering. The species is winter deciduous and can take light frost, but not a hard freeze. Plant in light shade to part sun. Freckles on leaves will be more colorful in summer.
Selaginella uncinata 'Rainbow Moss'
An attractive Chinese species with iridescent bluish foliage that reflects shades of reddish in strong light. A fast grower that forms a spreading dense carpet. Prefers warm, moist and bright conditions. An outstanding terrarium plant or garden groundcover.
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!
Bright, indirect light / Filtered Light
Regularly -- Keep water in center well
Warm - Above 45° F
Ledebouria sp. Barberton
We don't have much information about this species. Barberton is the area in South Africa where this particular variety was originally collected. The plant has thin fleshy strap-like leaves covered in purple spots and splotches. The small lavender flowers are borne on spikes as long as the foliage. This one has kept its leaves throughout the winter. This species resembles a miniature Manfreda when not blooming.
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