An interesting new species from the Red Tsingy of Madagascar, this plant is a miniature caudiciform and not a geophyte. It has a very colorful cyathia loaded with veining and interestingly enough, the reddish-black bristle-like hair located just below the foliage is part of how it gets its name 'ramena' in Madagascan, which means 'red', as well as being located in the Red Tsingy.
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A rare and critically endangered species from the Tulear region near Anjamala in southwest Madagascar.
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Mirabilis jalapa, 'Four O' Clock', a nifty caudiciform shrub from Peru with bright fuchsia colored flowers. Grows easily and eventually forms a large and woody caudex. The leaves are thin and will wilt rapidly if not watered enough but will come back fast when watered. Elevate the plants a little when repotting so the character of the caudex can be seen.
Our plants are in 4-inch pots - not the size in the photo.
Agave potatorum (mammillate form)
This variable species can be found in various sizes and shapes with varying marginal spines. This form has distinctly mammillate leaf margins.
Pseudobombax ellipticum (White Flower)
A Mexican tree that often forms a globose caudex from the size of a cantaloupe to several feet across, when grown in restricted spaces such as rock crevices on cliff faces. This form of 'natural bonsai' is highly desired by plant collectors. The swollen trunk becomes marked with a tortoise-shell pattern in larger specimens, has green branches and large, deciduous, palmately-compound leaves, and shaving-bush like white flowers. Seedlings can be pruned to eventually form a substantial caudex, but if left untrimmed, it wants to become a full sized tree. Planted in the ground and not trimmed, it will do so!
One of the treasures of Madagascar. A caudiciform geophyte that has sinuously growing thick branches and very colorful foliage. The leaves are variable, but mainly lanceolate in shape and marbled or variegated with green, pink and shades of red. Color increases with bright light and age. Seedlings form a caudex that is subterranean, but can be elevated at repotting.
Note: C.I.T.E.S. – No export.
THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
This Euphorbia is similar in foliage to Euphorbia bongolavensis, with thicker stems as well as caudex.
Euphorbia species nova Tanzania
This is a new but as yet taxonomically undescribed species from Tanzania. Collected by Mike Massara, it is a tall shrub, at least in our collection, with small, deciduous leaves. It apparently forms a caudex in time. Not much information for sure, but then it's all that we know.
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VIPP SPECIAL - 6-inch pots will be partially bare-root. These are well-established and of blooming size. Grown from seed here at Tropiflora.
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This is the real agudoensis known from only one location on a hill from Agudo in the center of the state of Rio Grande de Sul. It is similar in appearance to cereoides, but the new leaves come our red and then turn to green. It has 3-4 angled stems with white flowers and magenta-pink fruit.
We have another species we have been calling agudoensis but are now considering it to be a Hatiora.
Adenium complex arabicum x crispum x obesum
This cross produces large caudexes fast. In the ground the plant gets enormous. We have not bloomed the plant yet but flowers have stripes coming out of the throat onto the petals.
Euphorbia francoisii v. crassicaulis
Native to Madagascar, this caudiciform Euphorbia is a small-grower with thick stems and wavy leaves. Grows in sandy soil in nature.
A good choice for Bonsai as it develops a nice caudex and the roots can be raised up for effect.
C.I.T.E.S. - No export.
Native to Madagascar, this is a spineless crown of thorns in the Euphorbia millii group, with stunning red cyathia (flowers) with a yellow center floating around glossy dark green foliage. This is an easy to grow plant. It prefers bright filtered light, not full sun. It's drought tolerant, cold-sensitive, and blooms year-round, putting on a stunning display.
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The Agave most commonly called the 'Century Plant'. There are numerous forms, but the typical form is a fairly giant grower reaching 6 to 10 feet across in a rosette of wide, tapering, stiff leaves with prominent marginal spines and terminating in a elongated, sharp, stiff terminal spine. The plants are attractive with a gray, gray-green or glaucous coloration. Size is somewhat dependent on container size, and those planted in landscape will attain the maximum size. Very stately and widely used in landscapes world wide. Many plantlets or offsets are produced on stolons around the base for easy propagation. The inflorescence can reach 30 feet tall, after which the plant dies off. Grown all over the world, but native only to Mexico.
FESTIVAL ONLINE THIS FRIDAY
Tropiflora's 20th Annual Spring Festival has postponed, so we will be hosting FESTIVAL ONLINE this FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD at 8AM EST! Don't miss it!