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.
Lupinus bicolor -$15
The bicolor annual lupine is a species native to the western coast of the US; like other species in the genus these develop short stem-forming rosettes out from the center of which splay the delicate, highly divided leaves. Also known as the "miniature lupine," the stems rarely exceed 3 inches tall, the leaves reaching upward no more than a foot and splaying outward to around 16". The flower spikes rise up from the center and display numerous beautiful pea-like blooms, which as the name suggests are often two-toned, the lower lobes a rich blue to purple and the upper white to pinkish or lighter blue. As an annual, seeds can be collected at the end of the growing season and re-sown each year.
Plants will be sold potted only (check your state laws for soil transport regulations!) as they do not like root disturbance.
Trinidad Scorpion Pepper -$10
While no longer holding the record for the hottest pepper in the world, the Trinidad Scorpion nevertheless packs a wallop! The plants themselves are large and beautiful, capable of growing more than 3 feet tall and wide with bright green leaves and delicate white star-shaped flowers; once pollinated, fruits develop slow and steady into small, crinkled looking pods with the characteristic "scorpion tail" tip curving from the bottom and when ripe colored in bright shades of orange to hot red. This variety appreciates a long growing season (bring it inside when frost hits to keep production going!), and lots of heat; the hotter, and drier, the conditions are (humidity is good however if you can provide it), the hotter the peppers can be, some reaching a scorching 2.1 million Scoville units! By comparison, jalapenos rarely exceed 7,000 units.
Plants will be preferentially shipped potted to avoid root disturbance (check your state laws for soil transport regulations!).