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Other Tropical Treasures

There is always a group of plants that dont fit into a big category (that means we haven't collected enough of them for their own page yet). These are plants that are in collection and we actively grow and propigate when our plants are ready.

Bombax elipticum

The famous Mexican "Silk Floss Tree" makes a handsome potted caudiform subject with emerging red leaves handsomely designed; planted outside in the tropics this thick trunked tree rapidly develops considerable stature, displaying bundles of rose pink "Shaving Brush" silky stamens. Excellent indoors for those of us not gardening in the tropics. Also listed in some sources as Pseudobombax elipticum.

Ctenanthe pilosa Golden Mosaic

Fanned clusters of large rigidly oblong leaves, each most dramatically splashed in creamy lime, angled on stiff geometric stalks.

Dorstenia carnulosa

Marvelous caudiform species with bowling pin trunk studded with small thick leaves and cute "open-handed" hypanthodiums. Prefers warmth, thus ideal for growing under lights.

Peperomia Acuminata Variegata

Thick oval waxy leaves, with pointed edges, richly splashed creamy green and yellow ochre. Not often seen in production. Can be grown in a hanging basket or on a moss pole which it readily roots onto.

Rhipsalis Capilliformis

Also known as Old Mans Beard.This peculiar rhipsalis is pale green, its stems are characterized by its profuse ramification. It is one of those that offer a more pronounced hanging effect. The flowers are white as well as their fruits with yellow touches

Rhipsalis Cereuscula

Also known as Coral Cactus.This shrubby cactus is perfect for indoor-growers! Its bright green stems are not sharp, but grow long and thin, spilling out over the edge of container. Do not grown in full sunlight as too much sunlight can burn the leaves.

Rhipsalis Ramulosa

An epiphytic with flattened stems branching many times in an arched to completely pendant habit. Hardy zone 10-11 - filtered shade - turns red in sun. In summer to fall, small white flowers line both sides of the flattened stems or leaves, followed by white berries that resemble pearls.

Stapelia Scitula

A miniature version of the larger Stapelias. Throughout the year, scitula is adorned with small reddish star-shaped blooms. Free-blooming and at times prolific, this is the perfect plant for a sunny dry windowsill. Forgetful watering is a plus, as it needs some dryness between waterings to flourish.

Strelitzia reginae

"Bird of Paradise" large leathery leaves fan out to perfectly set off the exotic orange & blue flowers emerging from the green boat-shaped spathes. Strong houseplant with good lite; blooms appear with maturity. This will outlive you. Does best in full sun, but not very demanding.

Strelitzia reginae "Yellow Bird of Paradise"

"Yellow Bird of Paradise" similar growth of the orange bird of paradise but with yellow flowers emerging from the spathes.

Strelitzia reginae juncea

Mature rush like succulent petioles are leafless, also known as the "Leafless Bird of Paradise

Trachelospermum asiaticum

Noted for its tri-colored leaves Trachelospermum asiaticum is a medium sized evergreen shrub or vine with lovely varigated foliage. In summer it produces abundant clusters of fragrant flowers. Great for a hanging basket or used cascading out of containers.

Zebrina pendula discolor multicolor

"Pink Wandering Jew" Broad pinkish-cream & ochre stripes on the glittery leaves with their opulently hued purple reverses. This has always been one of our most ordered variegated plants.