Ferns, flowering plants, freaks of nature; they may not eat insects but these plants are strange and beautiful enough in their own right!
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Hylocereus undatus -$20
The white Dragon Fruit is a tropical vining cactus with angular succulent stems lined with relatively soft spines. Adult plants may produce large, colorful layered flowers, and fruit is uniquely shaped, bright pink with green scales and with a flavor, texture, and even seeds reminiscent of a kiwi.
Available plants range from 6-14 inches in length.
CAUTION: DRAGON FRUIT VINES BREAK EASILY WHEN TRANSPLANTED AND IN TRANSIT. SHIPPED PLANTS MAY ARRIVE IN SEVERAL SECTIONS, ALL OF WHICH PROPERLY CARED FOR SHOULD BE EASILY ROOTED AND GROWN IN MODERATELY MOIST SOIL.
Pinellia pedatisecta -$8
This is an aroid for beginners, a weedy little plant that spreads rapidly both via daughter tubers and rapidly sprouting seeds. Leaves reach about a foot and a half high and a foot across, spreading in a pinwheel-type pattern of leaflets, and flowers are regularly produced when fed well, up to a foot high and slender, pale green, with a very long spindly spadix. The aroma I liken to that of nail polish remover, an odd chemical sort one would not expect from a flower.
Phlebodium pseudoareum -$25
Known among other names as the Blue Rabbit's Foot Fern, this beautiful subtropical plant is a large but slow-growing fern that does wonderfully in bright or very shady environments, developing a thick, hairy rhizome from which it sends up leaves up to 3 feet long with broadly divided fronds in shades of yellow-green to the characteristic blue-tinted green it's named for.
Photo is of the current open leaf on the available plant; only one available!
Amorphophallus konjac 'Nightstick' -$15
Limited availability! This cultivar of the most widely grown corpse flower can produce leaves nearly 6 feet tall and almost as wide, and flowers of nearly equal height colored in shades of maroon and smelling like something died nearby. It is set apart from other konjac however by the color of the petioles, which while in most are mottled shades of green and cream or yellow, develops to an almost solid black color in large specimens of these. Very young plants may look more typical, but as they get to a foot or two in height begin to display this color.
Available tubers are small offsets, approximately 1-2" diameter.
Amorphophallus symonianus -$9
A small corpse flower producing leaves up to 2 feet tall, the petioles decorated with green background and light green speckling and the leaflets relatively simple and bright green. A somewhat unusual feature of this species is that late in the season the axils of the leaflets will swell to form intercalary bulbs rather than send offshoots from the tuber belowground. The flower is small but elegant, with a lime green hood-shaped spathe and a, uh, rather suggestively shaped creamy white spadix.
Available tubers are between 1-2.5" in diameter.
Sauromatum venosum -$7
This selection may be the cultivar 'Indian Giant'; leaves can reach nearly 5 feet tall with a near-ring of leaflets spreading out to nearly 3 feet in diameter on a petiole decorated with light green background and deeper green to almost purplish blotches. Flowers appear in spring, able to bloom without any soil or water present, up to 2 feet tall with a bulbous base and a flared, purple and yellow lanceolate spathe surrounding a slender purple spadix. A strong odor reminiscent of something rotten lasts for a day or two before the flower dies back.
Available tubers are 1-2" in diameter.
Amorphophallus impressus -$15
A medium-sized species from Africa that produces leaves up to around 5 feet tall and of similar width, with petioles of mottled light and dark olive greens to browns. Flowers are oddly toilet-bowl shaped, with an urn-shaped base tinted red inside and a flaring spathe that may be brownish, red, or even green with a white ring around the middle surrounding the spadix that sticks out, and a pungent odor not unlike animal waste.
Available tubers are 1" offsets.
Amorphophallus konjac -$6
The standard clone of this common corpse flower develops leaves up to 6 feet tall and nearly as wide, multiple leaflets supported by a petiole variably decorated in mottled deep and lighter greens or cream. On large enough tubers, come early spring they may send up blooms ranging from 3-6 feet tall, long peduncles supporting a a broad cup-shaped spathe decorated on the outside base with patterns similar to the leaf petioles and above and on the interior a rich velvety maroon color, surrounding a long spadix of even darker purple. These flowers pack a punch when they bloom, the odor of something long-dead often notable at quite a distance even outdoors.
One available larger tuber for $15, smaller offsets around 1-2" in diameter for $6.