An attractive pot plant or hardy landscape plant, cylindrical spike with rose-red bracts and yellow flowers. A medium sized clustering plant with an upright rosette shape and short stolons. The green foliage has a dusting of trichomes giving a slight grayish appearance.
Nice plant for mounting, with upright, somewhat tubular stoloniferous rosettes to about 8 inches or so. The leaves are green with dark bases, tiny spines and the spike is a delicate panicle of dark gray and blue. Very attractive in clumps, it is also a good choice for terrariums.
Deuterocohnia species Bolivia SEL2007-0250
This plant is a yet to be determined species from Bolivia with exact locality data missing. Our plant came to us from the Marie Selby Botanical Garden with their accession number of SEL2007-0250, as collected in 1990 by G.K. Brown & C.A. Palaci. It superficially resembles a much smaller clone of Deuterocohnia longipetala but is stoloniferous.
Like D. longipetala, it has yellow flowers on a perennial bloom spike. A nice small species forming rosettes about 4 or 5 inches across, silvery with moderate marginal spines. Cultivate as with D. longipetala in a well-draining mix, bright light to full sun and water when dry.
The African ‘Elephant’s Foot’ has a caudex with a tortoise-shell pattern that can reach up to several feet across, given enough time. (Wild specimens have been known to reach over 6 feet!) The caudex produces a deciduous vine with rounded, heart shaped leaves in winter and loses it in summer for a rest period.
Caution should be taken to allow the plant to rest by withholding most water during this period! Seedlings start as subterranean caudex that will arise above the soil in time or can be uplifted when they reach a few inches in diameter.
Dyckia beateae SEL97-0223
This is a rarity, new on the collector scene. We started out with just a single offset and it has taken us several years to propagate them to the only half-dozen or so that we have now. The plant forms a large rosette, to over 12in across, with recurving stiff bronzy leaves that have really giant spines. Very attractive!
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE-ROOT
Neoglaziovia variegata 'Pink Clone'
A pink colored clone of this uniquely different terrestrial bromeliad that occured in a batch of seed from our own stock. Tall and narrow with succulent, banded foliage that more closely resembles a form of Sansevieria than most bromeliads. The foliage is normally dark blackish-green with bold silver banding, but this clone has a distinct pink tint. Look at the photos below with a comparison between the regular form and the pink clone. As with the normal clone, the inflorescence is a red spike with berry-like flowers with red bracts and violet petals. As a container plant it rarely exceeds 30 inches tall and can be grown in a 6 to 10 inch pot.