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Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower Plants / Climber Plants

Passiflora 'Incense' - Passion Flower

Very fast growing vine to 10-20 ft, sometimes longer. This variety is a hybrid between two hardy passion flower species (Passiflora incarnata and P. cinnicata), and as a result, is very hardy itself, surviving temperatures below 0 F. Vines will die back upon temperatures below 32F but will regrow from …

Pilea cadierei - Aluminum Plant Plants / Perennials

Pilea cadierei - Aluminum Plant

The Aluminium Plant, Pilea cadierei is a native of Vietnam and is grown for its attractive foliage. The dark green leaves have silver markings between the veins. It prefers very bright, but indirect light. Keep evenly moist, not wet or dry. This showy plant prefers temperatures above 60 degrees F. Trim …

Eucharis grandiflora - Amazon Lily Plants / Perennials

Eucharis grandiflora - Amazon Lily

This spectacular, extremely fragrant Compact Amazon Lily has slimmer tighter foliage than traditional Amazon Lilies. Yet it has large wax white daffodil shaped flowers produced in considerable numbers. The plant prefers very bright, indirect light and should be kept evenly moist, not wet or dry. Normal …

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

The Calico Hearts Plant (Adromischus trigynus) is a small succulent plant native to South Africa. It is an easy to grow plant and with the spotting makes it a very showy succulent. This plant needs full sun, warm temperatures, and a well-drained potting mix. During the growing season (May-October) water …

Polyscias fruticosa - Ming Aralia Plants / Bonsais

Polyscias fruticosa - Ming Aralia (Bonsai Tree)

The Ming Aralia Bonsai Tree likes warmer temperatures of 60 to 70 degrees and above. Place the plant in bright filtered light near a sunny window and/or under artificial light with a minimum of 150 footcandles. They are an easy to grow bonsai. Native to Brazil. …

Cyrtostachys renda - Lipstick Palm Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Cyrtostachys renda - Lipstick Palm

Popularly known as the sealing-wax palm or lipstick palm, this is one of the most colorful tropical palms. It is native to Malaysia, Borneo, and Sumatra where it grows in coastal peat swamps, sometimes reaching heights of over 15 feet. The crownshaft and petioles are brilliant scarlet (or orange in some …

Dioon edule - Cycad Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Dioon edule - Cycad

The Mexican Cycas is a true living fossil, the name often applied to cycads because they have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Dioon edule is truly a handsome and distinctive specimen. And it is one of the most cold hardy cycads. Mature and established plants have been reported to tolerate …

Alpine Plants Other / Books

Alpine Plants: Ecology for Gardeners

Ecology for Gardeners. Alpine Plants: Ecology for Gardeners explores ecosystems above the treeline on mountains and beyond the treeline in sub-polar regions from a gardeners perspective. It looks at the effects of geology and soils, low temperatures, precipitation, drought, and snow on the morphology …

Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla Orchid

Native almost to the tropics the range includes Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and Northern South America. The genus vanilla produces the worlds most popular spice, a climbing member of the orchid family, the vanilla orchid is both terrestial and epiphytic, it grows in soil and other plants sending …

Growing Hardy Orchids Other / Books

Growing Hardy Orchids

This is a book for adventurous gardeners with an appreciation for temperate orchid species and native wildflowers. A surprising number of terrestrial orchids are hardy, some able to withstand temperatures down to minus 50°F or minus 45.5°C. Though they have a reputation for being challenging to cultivate, …