Endemic to the Philippines, and due to its close resemblance to Dischidia oiantha, its identification is often confused and a bit of a mystery. Dischidia sp.‘Geri’ makes a great beginner species. It can tolerate temperatures into the 40’s F, wide ranges of light levels and can even withstand over-watering or drought for short periods of time. Furthermore, D. sp. ‘Geri’ even makes a great terrarium species! The foliage is a wonderful soft green color and coin shaped with new foliage often emerging a nice red. The flowers are creamy white and are born in small clusters of three to ten. They posses no noticeable fragrance but are pleasant nonetheless. Dischidia sp. ‘Geri’ is the “total package” for lovers of all things Dischidia.
Nepenthes 'Lady Luck'
An outstanding, small growing hybrid of Nepenthes ampullaria x ventricosa with brilliant red, squatty pitchers. Perfect! Easy growing for windowsill or porch and even terrariums. Compact in shape and vigorous, producing many pitchers on a regular basis. A great carnivorous plant for beginners, build confidence with this easy care cultivar.
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.
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.
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.
Medinilla aff. succulenta
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.
Our plants originated from seed that we obtained at the Flecker Botanic Gardens in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The aff. in the name indicates that this plant has not been fully identifies as being the true species succulenta. This species is variable and others that have seen our plant have little doubt that the plant is indeed succulenta, though due to its source we are keeping the aff. in the name.
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.
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!