Unusual Houseplant Seed from around the World

Important Note: Most of the seeds on this page will benefit greatly from using the CAPE Smoke Seed Germination Primer that we use in our own greenhouses. We find we receive significantly better germination results when we use this primer on these types of seeds.
D1164 Golden Mimosa Acacia baileyana
Australia. Small graceful tree well adapted to growing inside. Has such a profusion of beautiful flowers that they seem to cover the entire plant. Cold hardy to 18 degrees outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $1.95
TRM624 Bronze Spike Dracaena indivisa
A great houseplant, it can also be grown outside in zone 7 or higher. Ribbon-like leaves arise from the plant center and grow upright with a gentle outward curving effect. Leaves grow to 24 inches and turn bronze-brown in full sun.
Often called 'Spikes' because of the stiff upright growth habit, Dracena works well as a compliment to other plants in mixed containers. The deep color offers contrast and ornamental interest as well.
Dracaena is an undemanding plant that tolerates low light and low humidity and it will forgive the occasional missed watering. As the plant grows, the lower leaves drop off and the trunk scars over, creating an interesting pattern of markings.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
D1160 Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin
From Iran. A beautiful tree when raised outside, this tree also makes a wonderful tub plant. Has graceful, feathery foliage and pink, yellow or white plume like flowers. The leaves are aromatic and used in Chinese cooking. Hardy outside to New England. The leaflets fold up at night.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.25
IP038 Yellow Rattleshaker Calathea crotalifera
Native to Belize and Central America. Known as the yellow rattle shaker for it's resemblance to a rattlesnake's rattle. It prefers moist soil and partial shade, and will bloom in a pot. Mature height is 3-4 feet.This is as exotic tropical plant that does best semi-shade. Easy to grow from seeds. It makes an excellent landscape plant that is easily cared for. Tropical but can be wintered indoors in colder regions. Great for mass plantings and border areas. Very impressive when grown as a large container specimen. As a landscape item this giant plant can make a striking focal point for a tropical or subtropical patio or courtyard. Good houseplant if provided warmth and bright light ( large tubs ).
 5 seeds $3.95
TRM735 Giant Exhibition Palisandra
Originally selected as a houseplant, Giant Exhibition Palisandra is also a fine specimen in the shade garden, and is just the right size for containers.
Soft, neatly serrated burgundy-maroon leaves are 6 inches long and up to 4 inches wide.
  10 Seed Package $2.95
BM01 Night Blooming Jasmine ( Cestrum Nocturnum )
One of the most fragrant plants and versatile plants we have ever found. An upright container plant from the West Indies with greenish white flowers that emit a romantic and intoxicating fragrance at night ( fragrance is stronger in late evening, but still delightful during the day ).
Easily grown in pots in cooler climates on patios and in sunny rooms, it can be grown outside in zones 8-10. In zones 8 and 9 it will freeze to the grown, but come back the following year if root system is well established.
Prune hard after flowering to maintain size. You will have to trim it back after it flowers and upgrade the pot size a few times while it is growing. They should not be grown in pots forever, but new plants can be started easily from cuttings if the plant gets too big and old. As is true with many plants, some parts of the plant are poisonous.
15 seeds per pack
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
IP123 Arrowhead Plant Syngonium podophyllum
Good low-maintenance indoor plant. Hanging baskets or train on trellis.
Native from Mexico to Ecuador, arrowhead vine is an evergreen climbing vine that typically grows to 3-6' long. As a houseplant, it is typically grown for its attractive ornamental foliage which changes shape as the leaves mature.
Arrowhead plant has been a popular houseplant for well over a century. When young, its leaves are shaped like an arrowhead while on large plants they become palmate. As a young plant expect arrow head shaped leaves, with strong, bold variegation. As it ages the leaves completely change shape to give a lobed finish.
Arrowhead is a very diverse group of plants, actual plant shape and color may vary from photo shown.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
TRM530 Chandelier Tree ( Medinilla cummingii )
Chandelier Tree has spectacular pendants of vibrant purple flowers up to 10 inches long hang from the bright green stems in a chandelier fashion, hence the common name. The flowers are followed by highly decorative lavender or purple berries. Preferring a moist but not wet soil that is fairly acidic Medinilla is a pretty carefree plant to maintain. Mature shrubs reach 3 to 6 feet and make a graceful addition on any patio, planted in a pot.
Tropical, zone 10 and higher if grown outside.
  Package of 10 very small seeds $3.95
D4505 Pheasant's Eye Adonis aestivalis
A hardy annual growing to 18" with brilliant crimson flowers up to 1 1/2 inches across held over feathery foliage. Easy to grow from seed. 18" tall.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.25
D4521 Peruvian Lily Alstroemeria
Showy South American flowers that produce abundant red, yellow or purple flowers that are often strikingly spotted or streaked. A collector's plant. Can be grown outside in south.
  Package of 4 seeds $2.25
TRZ017 Monkey Puzzle Tree ( Araucaria araucana )
Winter hardy to USDA Zone 7-10 where it is best grown in deep, moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Trees perform well in a variety of different soils as long as they are well-drained. Trees perform much better in Mediterranean-type climates with mild summers than in climates with hot summers.
This is an interesting and unusual ornamental landscape specimen. Monkey puzzle tree does not generally perform as well indoors as a houseplant as does Araucaria heterophylla, commonly known as Norfolk island pine, however it does very well in containers when young and makes a great patio plant in cooler zones. In winter in colder zones, bring inside and place plants where they will receive bright indirect sunlight, and mist foliage regularly.
Monkey puzzle tree (also commonly called Chilian pine) is an evergreen conifer that is native to woodland volcanic slopes up to 6,000 feet in elevation in the Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina. It is the national tree of Chile. It reportedly has the best winter hardiness of any tree native to areas in the world south of the equator.
It typically grows to 20-30' tall in cultivation, but may reach 90-130' tall in its native habitat. It is noted for its unique shape. Trees are loose-pyramidal and open when young, but develop an umbrella-like crown with loss of lower branches as they age. Horizontal, upward-arching branches appear in whorls around the trunk with rope-like branchlets. Bark is gray-brown and ridged. Dense, leathery, triangular, radially-arranged leaves (to 2" long) have sharp points. Individual leaves persist for 10 to 15 years. Trees are dioecious (separate male and female trees).
Female cones (to 6" long) take 2-3 years to mature, disintegrating at maturity to release the nut-like seeds (each to 1 1/2" long). Seeds (pinones) are edible and reminiscent of pine nuts.
Common name reportedly comes from a comment made in England in the mid-1800s where an observer of a specimen tree growing in Cornwall remarked that it would puzzle a monkey to climb that tree.
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3352 Fragrant False Indigo ( Amorpha nana )
A compact erect shrub with green foliage. Leaves are alternate, odd-pinnate up to 1-4 inches long. The fragrant pink flowers appear in May through July.
The pink flowers have a delightful honey fragrance. Excellent container plant for use as a fragrant houseplant, and does well outside in almost all soils, drought tolerant.
Perennial. Hardy outside to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
FB133 Coral Berry ( Ardisia crenulata )
An attractive foliage plant with 2" crenulated leathery leaves. Flowering may be white to pink followed by bright red ornamental berries that remain for many months. Although the plant may grow to 4 feet tall outside in zone 10 and higher, it is frequently kept pruned to smaller size as an indoor plant.
  10 seeds $2.95
3466 Cream White Calla Lily Zantedeschia Aethiopica
Very hard to find seeds for this cream white variety. This is a wonderful houseplant, The immaculate spathes and decorative leaves of callas have long made these members of the aroid tribe favorites for the house. What is generally regarded as the flower is really a modified leaf or spathe. The small flowers are borne on the club-like appendage (spadix) which arises from the center of the spathe. Two types of flowers are grouped about each spadix; pollen-bearing male flowers on the upper half, and female on the lower. The large leaves are often embellished with translucent spots, and are useful in flower arrangements with other cut flowers, as well as with callas.
Outside: In USDA zones 8 and 9, you can leave Callas in the ground year around. In cooler zones, they should be dug in the fall and brought inside.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRM426 Greek Myrtle
Myrtus communis
An evergreen perennial that is hardy in zones 8-10, it is often grown in containers as a houseplant or patio plant.
This classic evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean. Fragrant white flowers and leaves are used in potpourri. Spicy leaves can be used in cooking like bay leaf. Essential oil is used for fragrance. Lovely house plant.
A broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to the Mediterranean region. It typically grows to 5-6' tall ( smaller in containers ), but may reach 15-20' over time. Pointed, glossy dark green leaves to 2" long are strongly aromatic when bruised.
White aromatic flowers (3/4") with many yellow tipped stamens bloom in late spring/summer (May-July). Flowers are followed by blue-black berries.
Berries are edible and may be eaten raw, but are at best moderately tasteful. Dried flowers, leaves and fruits are used to flavor foods. Leaves are sometimes used as a substitute for bay leaves. Fresh flowers may be added to salads. Wood and leaves are added to charcoal to flavor grilled meats.
Dormant seeds are a bit more difficult than other seeds, but follow instructions on seed packet and you should have no problems.
  10 Seeds $2.95
IP036 Cuban Cigar Plant Calathea lutea
A must have plant that is unique in so may ways. This Calathea is the largest of the Calthea family, growing 6 to 10 feet tall.
It is an extremely beautiful and unusual plant. The oval shaped leaves are broad and attractive, being gracefully held on long stems which gives this plant a very tropical looking appearance. The leaves are heavily pleated with a beautiful waxy backing, which makes the undersides of the leaves look silver. Leaves are around 3 feet long and about 15-20" wide.
The flowers are stunning, although not flowers in the traditional sense. They appear to be made of thick, reddish/brown coloured wax. The small round bracts nest in and overlap with each other, resulting in a long, cigar shaped arrangement, giving the plant it's name. The flowers grow to around 1 foot in length and are fantastic cut flowers, not to mention a conversation piece! This flower will add subtle beauty to any display.
Calatheas love heat and humidity. This particular species will grow in full sun to half shade. The large leaves are fairly tolerant of the wind and do no shred easily, although a slightly sheltered area is always best. They may be grown outdoors in the garden or as a large container specimen. Soil should contain a high level of organic matter, and be well drained. Keep them on the moist side (with perfect soil drainage) and fertilize regularly. An easily grown tropical!

Click here to visit a site that explains how the Calathea luthea leaves are used as a food wrapper in Panama.

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D4502 Kangaroo Paws Anigozanthos manglesii
Odd half hardy perennials with swordlike leaves and stunning vivid red and green woolly flowers that do in fact resemble kangaroo paws. Makes excellent cut flowers. The floral emblem for Australia. Can be grown outdoors in the south where it attracts birds and butterflies. 3-4 ft. tall.
  Package of 8 seeds $2.25
D4504 Cat's Paws Anigozanthos humilis
Kin to Kangaroo paws, this plant has strap like leaves and attractive woolly flowers that make them a centerpiece in every houseplant collection. Seeds are always in short supply.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRZ008 Bunya Bunya Pine Araucaria bidwillii
A great housplant when young, or a great ornamental tree for warm zones. Bunya-bunya pine or false monkey puzzle tree is native to rainforest areas near the coast in SE Queensland, Australia. The Bunya-bunya has gigantic cones and razor sharp needles, and can grow up to 120 ft. of more. Close relatives are the Norfolk Island palm (Araucaria heterophylla) and true monkey puzzle tree (A. araucana).
The large, female fruiting cones of the Bunya-bunya are the size of a small watermelon and can weigh up to 15 lbs. or more. They generally mature in summer through to early autumn but they are not formed every year (approx.once every three years). It was considered a sacred tree and an important food source to the Australian Aborigines. The cones contain wedge shaped nuts that are similar in flavor to a chestnut.
Full sun to partial shade; house plants should be provided bright light, but not direct sun. Bunya-bunya requires regular watering, especially when grown as container plants.
USDA Zones 9 -11. Can be grown in protected sites in zone 8B.
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FB166 Whipcord Cobra Lily Arisaema tortuosum
A very weird and unusual houseplant or conversation plant from the Himalayas. Part Sun to Light Shade, does well inside. Zone: 6-9. Here is one of the true conversation pieces of the aroid world. The thick 4' tall fleshy petiole (stalk) emerges in early June, adorned by two tropical looking palmate green leaves near the top. As the leaves unfurl, the pitcher that tops the stem opens to reveal a green jack-in-the-pulpit flower, but with a whip-like tongue that extends from the mouth of the flower upwards to 12 or more inches.
Flowers may be male or bisexual. The clustered fruits are green at first, ripening to red. The plant grows in large clumps and can be up to 5-6 feet in height.
Needs a constantly moist but well-drained, neutral to acid soil in partial shade and a cool spot.
  10 seeds per package $3.95
D8517 Kangaroo Vine ( Cissus antartica )
A great inside plant, or hardy to zone 9 outside. This vigorous climber has green leaves and climbs with tendrils. It bears small flowers and edible fruits. It is most commonly used as an indoor foliage plant in colder areas and prefers well composted soil with ample moisture. Native grapes from the Kangaroo vine were eaten by the Aborigines and the early settlers in Australia, where it is native to. They have a grape-like taste but can irritate the throat if eaten in large numbers. The Kangaroo vine is a favorite for covering screens and other large areas. It grows about 10 ft. tall and covers its supports with leathery leaves if grown outside, but can be pruned into a pretty basket plant for inside use.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
2045 Foxtail Fern Asparagus Meyeri
A delightful, fast growing houseplant with dense, upright to slightly arching foxtail-like fronds 12-18" long, often used in pots or outside in warm gardens. A wonderful acccent plant that is quite hardy.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
2044 Ming Fern Asparagus myriocladus
The Ming fern is a beautiful plant with bright green puffy clusters of soft green needles. One of the favorite Asparagus ferns for cutting and growing as a houseplant. A wonderful acccent plant.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
2996 Asparagus Plumosa
Fine lacy leaves, for baskets or cutting. Makes a wonderful houseplant, very easy to grow. Reaches about 18" tall in pots.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.15
IP009 Bellvue Mix ( Abutilon hybridum )
This lovely Flowering Maple has early blooms and vivid colors, the blooms, when full-sized, will stand out from across the garden! This flowering maple plant will provide brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow from spring until frost. You just can't find an easier, more beautiful source of color indoors or out which can be grown from flower seeds! The flowers are 3 inches across and have a crepe-paper feel, somewhat like Hibiscus. You won't believe how many flowers you get on each and every plant.
Flowering Maple is also called Parlor Maple because it makes a lovely house plant, and this variety can also be used for containers. Very free-blooming and easy to care for, it asks for only a sunny window and a periodic feed. It is superb for the garden, too. Low enough to edge a pathway or dazzle in the front of the border, it's a nice accent plant for the patio as well and so easy to grow from flower seeds. Tolerant of partial shade where summers are long and hot, it grows quickly and lushly from seeds. You will love this garden standout!
  50mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
NB71 Lace Veil Fern Asparagus pseudoscaber
This is a very ornamental plant that has many uses, especially in flower arrangements. The leaves are lacy and finely cut, with light dainty foliage. Late in the season bright red berries adorn the female plants. In the fall the plants turn from yellow to gold. Will grow to 4 ft,, the foliage is not upright, but arches outward, a single plant will produce loads of arrangement material, but it can also be grown in the garden for it's ornamental appeal. Said to be hardy to zone 5 outside, will die off in winter, but come back the following spring.
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D4535 Asparagus Fern Sprengeri
A charming plant with long, delicate, graceful fronds. An excellent houseplant that withstands abuse. Tiny white flowers with red fruit. Excellent for hanging baskets.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
2997 Asparagus Sprengeri Compacta
Dwarf form, foliage is more dense than regular Asparagus fern, only grows 10" tall, excellent plant for table or desk at work.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.15
AW26 Himalayan Coralberry ( Ardisia macrocarpa )
A compact bush from the eastern Himalayas bearing dark green leaves and profuse, star-shaped, white to pale pink flowers in early summer followed by many berries in autumn, which remain on the plant for months, giving it a very decorative look, making it ideal for growing as a pot plant for indoors, although it can stand mild frosts. Though not usually grown as a fruit crop, the berries, which have have a mild sweet taste, are edible and children are very fond of them. Best grown outside in zones 10 or higher, it is easily grown in tubs in warm greenhouses, and is a fairly good houseplant.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.50
D1126 Tree Fern Asparagus Virgatus
A relative of the Asparagus fern, this plant grows more like a bush with many graceful fronds. An excellent compliment plant for a ficus.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
FB121 Aristotle Basil Ocimum basilicum
A wonderful herb that you can grow for it's beautiful appearance and for it's delightful basil flavor. Forms perfect basketball-size mound, small green leaf, for large patio pot or basket. Use in any recipe you would normally use green basil. Annual.
  25mg pack $2.50
D1121 Red Silk Cotton Tree Bombax Malabaricum
A very showy plant that can be grown in containers. The slender stemmed plant bears large scarlet red cup shaped flowers up to 4" across followed by 6" long fruits filled with silky fibers used to stuff pillows.
  Package of 2 seeds $2.25
SO397 Dragon Tree Cordyline
This is a great houseplant that will limit it's size to the container it is grown in, and can be planted outside in warm climates.
Not really a tree although it will reach up to 60 ft. outside. It is most often raised inside in tubs. Has large sword like leaves in a rosette shape. A great patio plant. Very carefree plant.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
RLP096 Red Fruited Palm Lily Cordyline rubra
This is a great houseplant with outstanding color, that will limit it's size to the container it is grown in, and can be planted outside in warm climates.
A smallish Cordyline native to moist subtropical forest in eastern Australia that forms a branching trunk to 10 feet tall if grown outside, smaller in containers. The broad, stalked, upright leaves are green or tinged with various shades of red in different cultivars. White flowers are produced in drooping clusters and are followed by very showy, bright red, edible berries that are popular with birds. Zone 10 if grown outside
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
IP115 Baueri Palm Lily Cordyline baueri
This is a great houseplant with outstanding color, that will limit it's size to the container it is grown in, and can be planted outside in warm climates.
Slender trunk is topped by a five foot wide crown holding clusters of rich burgundy red, sword-like leaves. Fragrant white flowers top the stems in early summer. Heat and drought tolerant when established. A superb specimen plant for landscape or patio container.
Plant in average, well-drained soil. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10). Cabbage Palms are hardy to Zone 8 (10 degrees ). In colder climates, they can be overwintered indoors. Before the first frost in fall, bring their container indoors or lift the clump of rhizomes with a spade or fork and pot up. Keep them in a cool location (35-50 degrees) for the winter.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
JF387 Leopard Tree Caesalpinia ferrea
Very special, we only have a few seeds of this plant each year. Has showy feathery foliage and yellow flowers. The trunk has white bark with brown spots. Thus, the name. Easily grown inside, it will be a conversation piece for years.
  2 seeds $3.50
D5165 Sweet Shade Calycanthus floridus
A fast growing shrub with very fragrant reddish brown flowers. Calycanthus floridus thrives in a wide range of light conditions, from full sun to full shade, making it a good candidate for a houseplant. It grows between 4 and 7 feet tall outside, but will grow much smaller in containers inside, and exudes a spicy fragrance from its brown flowers, particularly in the evening. The fragrance of a mature plant will fill your home. The leaves are a dark, rich green and are fragrant when they are crushed.
The bark of the plant can be used as cinnamon substitute.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.25
SO525 Candlebush Cassia Cassia alata
A tropical plant that is easily grown indoors. Has handsome foliage and candle like spikes of yellow flowers. A must for every houseplant lover.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
TRM041 Horsetail She OakCasuarina equisetifolia
The horsetail she-oak or casuarina equisetifolia is a small tree growing to perhaps 8 metres in its natural environment with a pendulous, drooping, normally open habit. Flowers are inconspicuous but these trees come in male and female forms and in spring the male trees can take on an attractive rusty hew from their pollen. Fruit is a cone to about 2.5cm in length. Used extensively as a seaside street or park planting this species is wind firm, salt tolerant and nitrogen fixing and consequently it is particularly useful in areas of poor sandy soil where it is a valuable windbreak and soil binder. They are very hardy trees, drought tolerant but are not frost tolerant to any real degree so are best suited to warmer mediteranean or sub- to fully tropical areas. This species also makes an excellent bonsai subject. Easy to propagate from seed and it can be grown in pots, tubs or indoors as a houseplant in colder climates.
 15 Seeds $2.95
AW33 Chamaedorea Houseplant Palm ( Chamaedorea costaricana )
A wonderful palm for inside the home, on the patio, or outside in temperate areas. A shade loving palm with pinnate leaves and thin cane-like stems which resemble bamboo. Becumes quite lush as it develops multiple stems. Mature height is 6 to 12 with a canopy spread of 10 or more. Fairly cold hardy to zone 8 and makes a desirable indoor ornamental. Plant the seeds immediately at a depth of 1" using well draining soil mix. Keep warm, damp and in filtered sunlight - avoid hot dry air.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
1A367 Jade Empress Palm ( Rhapis multifida )
The Jade Empress Palm Tree is one of the most beautiful and rarest palms in the world. This is a small, slow growing palm that can be kept indoors for its entire life. It is also great for small gardens. A very nice patio palm that doesn't get too large and does well in light shade, making it a great houseplant. It is shorter than Rhapis humilis and the canes are thinner. It is about the same height as Rhapis excelsa but has more leaflets and a much more attractive trunk. This palm is cold hardy down to 20F outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
2124 Costa Rican Bamboo Palm Chamaedorea costaricana
One of the few palms well suited for a houseplant, grows 10-14 feet tall outside in warm climates, but easily grown inside in tubs. A nice suckering plant for filtered light. Fills in area nicely and is quite tropical appearing. Easy to grow. Can be used as a houseplant. This shade loving palm features pinnate leaves and multiple trunks having reed-like appearance.
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D4555 Winter Sweet Chimonanthus
An extremely fragrant deciduous shrub with pale yellow flowers stained purplish red inside. The plant flowers in the winter, filling the house with its beautiful fragrance.
 Package of 5 seeds $3.50
3331 Jungle Grape Cissus hypoglauca
Also known as Water Vine or Five leaf Water Vine, is a common Australian Vine. It is one of the better known climbing plants of the genus Cissus in the grape family. A very common climber in moist areas of eastern Australia, it often colonises large areas after forest damage due to storms, fire or logging.
The name water-vine comes from the fact that the woody sections of the vine may be cut into sections and the sap that drips from the sections may be drunk as water. The leaves are palmate, and are usually arranged in a group of five.
The young leaves are reddish and hairy. Tendrils appear opposite the leaf stalk. Yellow flowers occur on terminal umbels, mostly in spring and summer.
A purple globose fruit matures in the middle of the year. Five leaf Water Vine provides abundant food and shelter for birds and small animals. The stunning blue berries may be eaten raw and provide a delicious watery snack but do leave an acrid aftertaste ( somewhat like the opossom grape ).
It also makes an attractive container plant while young, like it's cousin the Kangaroo Ivy Vine.
Should be grown as a patio plant for zones cooler than zone 8.
  10 seeds $2.95
1A025 Seagrapes Coccoloba uvilfera
A plant for the lover of rarities. It will grow in the house, conservatory or outside in warm climates. Has huge, stiff olive-green leaves with red veins that turn cream colored with age. Bears fragrant white flowers followed by red grape-like fruits. Grow in a large tub and given lots of light.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.25
D4503 Coffee Plant Coffea Arabica
The world's most important trade crop also makes a wonderful house plant. The plants have dark shiny-green leaves and white fragrant flowers. A very ornamental plant. Very unique.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.00
Z2819 Dwarf Catura Coffee ( Coffee arabica )
This is the gourmet cafe coffee variety. Grows only 24-30" tall and a mature plant is loaded with beans. Can be grown inside as a houseplant, needs tropical warmth outside.
 10 seeds per pack. Price per pack: $2.50
1A138 Coffea Canephora Coffee Robusta
A popular coffee crop, this Coffee is better known as Robusta. Approximately 30% of the coffee produced in the world is robusta. The plant has a shallow root system and grows as a robust small tree or large shrub. It flowers irregularly, taking about 10-11 months for cherries to ripen, producing oval-shaped beans.
The robusta plant has a greater crop yield than that of Coffea arabica, and contains more caffeine - 2.7% compared to arabica's 1.5%. As it is less susceptible to pests and disease, robusta needs much less herbicide and pesticide than arabica.
It is shorter than Coffea arabica with longer leaves. Good-quality robusta beans are used in traditional Italian espresso blends, to provide a full-bodied taste and a better foam head (known as crema). May be grown indoors in bright light. Height is under 3'.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRM275 Guatemala Rhubarb Jatropha podagrica
A nice houseplant or patio plant from Guatemala. Also known as Gout plant, Buddha Belly Plant and Bottle Plant. This is a fast growing plant that likes heat and can tolerate drought conditions. Native to Mexico and Central America. The bright coral red flowers appear in flat-topped clusters on long stalks held high above the foliage. Flowers off and on all year long, and especially during hot weather. In colder areas, these make excellent potted patio plants that can be wintered inside. With its lacy large fern-like leaves, the plant itself is very attractive even when not in bloom. Easily propagated from seed and is relatively fast growing. They can be grown as year round houseplants or even as unique bonsai specimens.
The seeds, leaves and sap are poisonous but are used in local traditional medicines.
Easily grown inside or Zone 9 and higher outside.
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RLP102 Bird's Nest Anthurium Anthurium schlechtendalii
A beautiful foliage Anthurium native to Mexico and Belize. This is an exotic tropical plant that is widely grown for its beautiful leaves. It has a vase shape composed of bright green leaves more than six feet long and two feet wide on mature plants.
The inconspicuous inflorescence, which has a ripe banana-like fragrance, produces showy red fruit.
Easy to grow from seeds and makes an excellent container plant that is easily cared for.
In native region this is a rainforest medicine plant that was commonly used by the ancient Maya culture in Central America to treat pain and swelling in muscles and joints, rheumatism, backaches, etc. The Maya indians in Belize still use the leaves in their steam bath rituals.
Use as a tropical landscape accent in a wind protected garden in zones 9 or higher or as a container plant for patios in cooler zones.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
D1105 Cabbage Tree Palm Cordyline australis
A must for every house plant collection. The Cabbage Tree Palm makes a beautiful container plant that is easy to care for. Its long slender grass fingers make for a perfect false palm. It is fast growing and tolerates abuse and low light. It is low maintenance and long lived.
  Package of 20 seeds $2.25
BN14 Purple Dragon Tree Cordyline australis purpurea
Sun loving drought tolerant plant for patio, container or outside Ornamental bark and striking foliage for all year round colour and screening. Architectural plant - ideal as a ‘stand out' plant; Suitable for exposed coastal planting; Attractive form or foliage for all year interest; Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils..
  Package of 8 seeds $2.50
3320 Broad Leaf Lily Palm Cordyline petiolaris
A native of north eastern New South Wales and south east Queensland where it likes moist soils in a semi-shaded, sheltered position but will tolerate light to medium frosts. It is drought tender.
Flowers are white to purple appearing in winter followed by strings of red berries which persist on the plant.
This plant is also suitable for pot culture and as an indoor plant where it happily spends long periods inside.
Broad Leaf Lily Palm plants are a colorful, interesting plant to grow indoors, far superior in hardiness and more beautiful than others usually grown for their foliage.
They are a great plant to brighten up an office environment, a living work of art, and last longer than flowers. In winter months plants should be placed by a window where they will receive some sunlight, or if no sun, strong light.
Grown outside in zone 9b or higher, the plant would reach 20 feet tall. But grown inside in containers, they remain much smaller.
  10 seeds $2.95
W103 Hawaiian Good Luck Plant Cordyline Terminalis
A most unusual looking plant with a swollen base and heart shaped leaves on twining stems. Raise this one for it unique appearance. This plant has a particular intense leaf color, pink to red fluorescent. Outside, it can be grown as an evergreen tropical perennial reaching 7 ft. in zones 9 and higher. It is best know as an indoor container plant used as a houseplant and used in tropical cut flower arrangements.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
W236 Crepe Spiral Ginger ( Costus guaniensis )
Makes a truly stunning houseplant and patio plant. A refreshing drink is made from the edible stalk with addition of sugar. Fast growing like other spiral gingers to 9 ft. The red flower bract produce a dense mass of white and yellow flowers that are tinged pink. Its numerous spiraling stems and beautiful flowers make this a handsome houseplant specimen if raised in a large container.
  5 seeds $2.95
W237 Short Spiral Ginger ( Costus spiralis )
Native to South America its height is 4' to 6'. Its inflorescence has an orange pine cone shaped bract on the terminal end of the stalk, that blooms sporadically throughout the summer. Produces a beautiful tropical appearance! Makes a truly stunning houseplant and patio plant. Fast growing like other spiral gingers. An outstanding houseplant if raised in a large container in warm, bright area.
3344 Yellow Rattlebox, Devil Bean Crotalaria retusa
An attractive annual shrub to about 3 feet tall with pretty, bluish green, wedge-shaped foliage and upright flower stalks with bright yellow, pea-like flowers followed by black pods with small, rattling seeds inside. Originally native to southern Asia, it is used as a nitrogen-fixing green manure but most popular as an ornamental for the warm temperate and tropical garden. The leaves and flowers are edible.
Will do well as a houseplant or patio plant if give warmth and bright light.
 10 seeds $2.95
3058 Umbrella Plant ( Cyperus alternifolius nanus }
A popular pot plant, massed clusters of yellow flowers with attractive foliage. Grows about 12" tall, easy to grow, annual.
 1mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
TRM405 Golden Eggs Ornamental Eggplant Solanum Melongena
A very unique, tropical plant that will definitely give you a great conversation piece! Easy to grow as a houseplant or container plant. The variety is a popular ornamental and was one of the plantings in Thomas Jefferson's famous Monticello garden.
This annual is often called Golden Egg Tree, and in a warm environment, even indoors, it will produce purple flowers followed by egg-shaped, non-poisonous fruit. Golden Egg Tree uses include pots and containers on the patio or porch, house plants, and even as an ornamental hedge. The Ornamental Eggplant can be pruned and shaped depending on how it is being grown.
Needs a warm environment with full afternoon sun. While it can survive in cooler climates and partial sun, these plants will not produce fully ripened fruit. Ornamental Eggplant should be watered regularly, or whenever the soil is dry to the touch. It does not need to be fertilized, and is fairly disease resistant. Depending on the size of the plant and the environment where it is being grown, usually 10 - 20 egg-shaped fruits will form. The fruit are white at first and then turn yellow or even a gold color as they mature. The fruit is edible but not really tasty.
Growing Ornamental Eggplant seeds is not difficult. Sow the flower seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost. Use small pots or starter trays, sterile seed starting soil and lightly cover the seed. Covering the pots with clear plastic helps to keep the humidity high. Mist the seeds often until germination occurs.
Once Ornamental Eggplant seedlings emerge, remove the plastic. Place the young seedlings in a sunny window or provide fluorescent lights. Harden the Golden Egg Tree plant off for 10 days or more, and do not transplant it outdoors until day time temperatures are in the 70's.
 10 seeds $2.25
3059 Wild Spike ( Cypress alternifolius nanus )
A grasslike pot or basket foliage complement, used like Dracaena, great novelty, grows 12" tall, annual.
 1mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
RLP091 Large Leaf Dragon Tree ( Dracaena aletriformis )
This relatively fast-growing, beautiful plant requires deep, rich soil and shade. So plant it in fertile, well-drained, compost-enriched soil and keep out of direct sunlight, or the leaves will burn. It requires consistent watering during the growing season and less during winter. It is frost and drought sensitive therefore in colder gardens it will need a very protected position. Due to its tolerance for fairly poor light conditions it makes an exceptional container plant for indoors or for a shady patio providing a bold and attractive focal point.
In South Africa an extract is prepared from its roots to drive away evil spirits, a real bonus feature for an ornamental plant!
 5 seeds $2.95
3295 Kilimanjaro ( Euphorbia marginata )
Pure white bracts, variegated foliage, strong stems, flowers under long days, early, for garden or cut. An excellent annual variegated foliage plant for borders, meadows and cutting gardens.
Must have bright light and warm conditions to be grown indoors.
Grow as an annual plant, reaches 48" tall.
 10 seeds per pack. $2.25
NW34 Japanese Arailia ( Fatsia japonica )
One of the most familiar house plants around. Its huge star shaped leaves will decorate any patio or hallway. It also makes a good yard plant if given lots of light. Zones 8A-11.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.00
W189 Council Tree Ficus Ficus altissima
A good patio plant or houseplant if provided warmth and bright light, it is also grown as a bonsai plant. The Council Tree Ficus is a large leaf "fig" that is used as an indoor potted tree plant. It will grow outside in zones 10b and higher, but is best suited for use indoors in the US.
It is a close relative to the Rubber tree, the Fiddle Leaf Fig, the Ficus Benjamina, the Sacred Fig or the Edible Fig. The leaves of the Council tree are quite large measuring about 10-12 inches in length and 5-6 inches in width.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.45
D4509 Weeping Ficus Ficus benjamina
One of the most recognizable house plants grown today. Very economical and easy to grow from seed and easy to care for. A fast growing plant that can become a centerpiece.
  Package of 12 seeds $2.25
3301 Rubber Tree Plant Ficus decora
A good patio plant or houseplant if provided warmth and bright light, it is also grown as a bonsai plant. A native of Asia. This ficus can measure up to 30 feet tall in nature. It doesn't grow that tall in pot. If it grows too high, trim off the top. It has a unique stem and large hard leaves, shiny and dark green. For the plant to ramify, ( form branches or offshoots; spread or branch out ) you must pinch the terminal bud, but this will provoke the leaking of latex. In order to stop the leaking, you must apply wood coal or cigarette ashes.
Hardiness zones 10-11 outside, but almost always grown inside as a houseplant. The normal temperature of a house suits it year-long. This ficus will not survive temperatures below 15°F.
This ficus appreciates a good source of light with no direct sun all year. It can live under shade, but it will definitely grow better and faster with good light. Sunlight is essential for the leaves to keep their beautiful dark green colour. This ficus appreciates rich soils.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.45
D4513 Peepful Fig Ficus religiosa
A beautiful house plant that will produce edible figs, however they are mostly limited to making preserves. Lovely green foliage on a twisting, spiraling stalk. Fast growing.
  6mg package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.25
D2977 Ginko Biloba ( Maidenhair Fern )
A unique tree with a leaf shape unlike any other. Its nuts are regarded as a delicacy in the Orient. In fall the leaves turn a golden yellow. A favorite bonsai specimen, it also makes a wonderful houseplant.
  Package of 3 seeds $2.25
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3293 Variegated Cat Grass ( Hordeum vulgare )
Green and white striped, wide leaf, scented, cats love it, fast growing, for container or garden. A decorative plant even if you do not have cats.
Hardy outside to zone 5, grows about 12" tall.
 3.5mg Package ( about 75 seeds ) $2.95
IP037 Belizean Red Ponytail Palm Beaucarnea pliabilis
An excellent houseplant and patio plant for containers. The new leaves emerge bright red turning green as they mature. Very similiar in appearance to B. recurvata but is slower growing and more cold hardy. Native to southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula) and Belize. It is actally a succulent, not a palm and is related to Agave and Yucca. It is a popular landscape item in tropical regions. Makes a spectacular accent plant that blends well into either tropical or arid gardens. Cold hardy to zone 8b outside when mature, but easily grown inside if given bright light.
 10 seeds $2.95
2047 Red Hawaiian Holly Leea coccinea
Not a true holly, but a very attractive evergreen shrub with glossy, serrated leaves that are bronze when young and bright green when mature. Flowers are an inflorescence of small red buds. Will flower very soon, sometimes at a height of only 1 ft. This is an excellent accent plant for tubs.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
D5111 Sensitive Plant Mimosa pudica
A small shrub that has pale green pinnate leaves that retract when touched, the stalks bending at the same time; after half an hour, if not further disturbed, the leaves resume their normal position. The global flower heads are pink and feathery.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
E4000 Split Leaf Philodendron Monstera deliciosa
Here in the south it is commonly known as windowleaf plant.
Windowleaf is a popular foliage houseplant easily recognized by its large glossy leaves that are dissected with deep splits and perforated with oblong holes. In nature, windowleaf is an evergreen liana that climbs high into the rain forest canopy, attaching itself to trunks and branches and supporting itself above the ground with long tentacle-like aerial roots. The aerial roots grow downward out of the thick stem and take root where they touch the ground.
The vines are only sparingly branched and a single vine can reach more than 70 ft (21.3 m) in length. The leaves of a young windowleaf are heart shaped and without holes. They often overlap and cling closely to a tree trunk, and plants in that stage are called "shingle plants". Older plants develop the characteristic split and perforated adult leaves that stand away from the supporting tree trunk. The inflorescence is an 8-12 in (20.3-30.5 cm) creamy white Jack-in-the-pulpit-like spadix (Jack) and spathe. The spadix is the fleshy upright spike with tiny flowers on it and the spathe is the boat-shaped bract that surrounds the spadix (the pulpit). The spadix takes a little over a year to mature. It swells into an aromatic fruit that looks a little like a green corn cob. It is said to taste like a combination of banana, pineapple and mango.
Flowers and fruits are rarely produced in house plants. Monstera deliciosa occurs naturally in the tropical jungles of Central America from southern Mexico to Panama.
Windowleaf is an easy houseplant to maintain. It tolerates dry air and semi-shade better than most plants. Add some liquid fertilize to the water every few weeks during the growing season. Direct the aerial roots into the potting medium to improve support for the weak stem. Wipe the dust from the leaves with a damp sponge periodically. Light: Windowleaf does best in half shade or a moderately bright position, but not in direct sun.
Moisture: During active growth, water windowleaf plants thoroughly before the soil becomes dry. Water less in winter. Water with rain water or demineralized water. Windowleaf tolerates the dry air typical of most homes fairly well, but it appreciates a little misting when humidity is very low.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 10 - 11. Windowleaf can be grown outside in tropical climates. In southern Florida they are often grown in half shade and allowed to climb large trees. House plants should not be exposed to temperatures below about 50°F (10°C) in winter or 55°F (12.7°C) at night in summer. Growth is best at temperatures of 70-75°F (20-23.9°C). Propagation: Start new windowplants by cutting off a tip of stem just below an aerial root and potting the cutting. This can be done any time of the year.
The immature ceriman (fruit) of the windowleaf is poisonous but when ripe makes a delicious tropical flavored treat.
In zones 10 and 11, let windowleaf climb palm trees or train on a pergola. Elsewhere, grow windowleaf as a house plant. Windowleaf and other climbing house plants such as ivies and philodendrons need some kind of support on which to climb. A "moss stick" (a.k.a. "moss pillar" or "moss totem") provides support for the vine as well as water and nutrients through the aerial roots. Roll a length of 1/4 in (0.6 cm) plastic netting into a tube and stuff with sphagnum moss; insert a dowel down through the center of the tube and into the pot. Alternatively, wrap sphagnum around a wooden slat or piece of bark, securing the moss in place by wrapping with nylon thread or monofilament fishing line; insert the stick into the pot. Water through the top of the moss stick.
Windowleaf was formerly grown in greenhouses in England for the edible fruits, called cerimans or monsteras, and is still cultivated for that purpose (outdoors) in parts of Central America, Australia, California and South Florida. Plants need especially ideal conditions, consisting of high humidity, constantly warm temperatures and bright, indirect light, before they will produce fruit. Plants cultivated for fruit are usually grown on the ground in half shade, like pineapple.
The genus Monstera is closely related to Philodendron, and windowleaf is sometimes called split-leaf or cut-leaf philodendron because it was formerly classified in that genus.
Note: Seeds are cold stratified and must be planted as soon as they are received, they are packed in coir to prevent drying out during shipment.
  Package of 10 seeds $5.95
TRM276 Prayer Plant Calathea ornata
These are tropical houseplants grown for their dramatic foliage! They have large, elliptical, dark green leaves with closely arranged, thin, sripes that radiate from the mid rib. The underside of the leaves has is a beautiful light to maroon color ( there is variation we have found on the underside colors ). Native to Tropical America and the Caribbean. It is easy to grow from seeds but seeds are rarely available commercially. An evergreen perennial that makes an excellent easily cared for container plant. Can be used as a tropical landscape plant but it requires warmth and shade and must be wintered indoors in colder regions. Great for mass plantings and border areas. Needs soil that is highly organic and well drained.
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D4554 Orange Jasimine Murraea exotica
A beautiful shrub that is easy to raise in containers and has extremely fragrant flowers that resemble those of the citrus bush. The fragrance of the flowers can be distinguished several feet away. The plant has beautiful foliage and can be raised outside in the South.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.25
D1107 Flowering Banana Musa
A compact banana plant for indoors that only grows to about 3 ft. Attractive flowers are followed by small banana fruit. The seeds are slow to germinate but well worth the wait. Makes a great gift!.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.00
1A005 Screw Pine Pandanus utilis
A slow growing tree type plant with long leathery sword leaves sharply serrated at edges and arranged in a spiral manner. The tree will develop stilt roots. Requires warmth and bright light as an inside plant. We recommend soaking seeds in warm water/CAPE Seed Primer for 24 hours before sowing.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
D1154 Elephant Ear Philodendron Philodendron bipinnatifdum
A non-climbing species which may grow to a height of 3-5 feet. Leaves are about 16 inches long and wide and deeply incised with the familiar Philodendron look.
It will do very well inside in containers and will tolerate poor growing conditions.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
FB140 Dwarf Philodendron Philodendron Lundii
Dramatic tropical foliage with a more compact habit, Sun or shade. A wonderful new addition to our houseplant list. Glossy, bright green, deeply divided leaves make for a truly stunning philodendron that is easy to care for. Does well in partial shade and is a good container plant. Does well in bright light or partial shade.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
FB139 Selloum Philodendron
This has magnificent foliage with deeply lobed leaves up to 20 inches long and 28 inches wide. Does well in partial shade and is a good container plant. Eventually forms palm-like trunk.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
TRM016 Elephant Ear Philodendron Philodendron Impe
Large boat-shaped decorative leaves, thick succulent midribs accent dull-glossy fleshy leaves overlapping shingle-like on a very thick stemmed clambering vine. Easy indoor potplant for mossed pole culture. Very seldom available in the trade.
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3330 Australian Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea resinosa
A dwarf grass tree native to eastern Australia where it is commonly found on wet, sandy soils or in swamps from Queensland to Victoria.
Its trunk only reaches about 24 inches tall and holds a small but dense crown with countless stiff, linear, grasslike leaves.
Like all grass trees it is slow growing. It does best in temperate climates and can take some frost with ease. This particular species is trunkless and is particularly good for confined areas, small gardens or pot culture.
Grass trees or blackboys are very much part of the Australian landscape and uniquely Australian. They fascinated the first European settlers, since they were unlike any other known plant. In fact, they are a living fossil developed early in the evolutionary stakes for flowering plants.
Generally frost tolerant, all Xanthorrhoea require well-drained soil and a sunny location because they are prone to root rot. They can be grown very successfully in pots.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRM017 Philodendron Adamantinum
A rare form of philodendron that makes a wonderful tub plant or garden plant outside in warm regions. Very hard to find seeds, get them while you can.
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TRM018 Flask Philodendron Philodendron martianum
Another rare philodendron that have managed to find a few seeds to offer. This is a wonderful houseplant due to it's low light tolerance and worry free upkeep.
The flask philodendron forms a substantial basal rosette with 2- to 3-foot-long leaves of medium green. It is grown in soil in cultivation but can grow as an epiphyte on tree branches in its native Brazil.
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TRM019 Tuxla Philodendron Philodendron Tuxla
This is a wonderful variety of philodendron for a houseplant or garden plant. It is ideal for 4" pot production as a Rosette type. It also vines as it matures and makes a great pole or table top 6" plant. It is most known for being disease resistant (leaf spots and Erwinina). It also does very well in low light;e.g. in homes tolerating below 100 foot candles. In greenhouses, it is one of the few foliage items you can grow under hanging basket Pothos or Ferns. It is very slow to start as a seedling, but once transplanted, P. tuxla finishes very quickly as a 4 or 6 inch pot.
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D4508 Australian Christmas Pine ( Swiss Mountain Pine }Pinus Mug. var. nigra
Although this will also make a magnificent lawn tree perfect for Christmas decorations as the name suggests, it also makes a wonderful houseplant when young. Foliage has a different appearance than normal pines.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
RLP014 Australian Sweet Pea Bush Podalyria calyptrata
There are few shrubs to beat Podalyria calyptrata, with its attractive, glossy, silvery foliage and masses of sweet-scented mauve-pink sweetpea-like flowers in spring, and it is easy to grow. It's also an excellent plant for the gardener wanting to attract bees, butterflies and birds to the garden.
A sturdy, fast-growing, well-branched shrub of 5-8 feet tall. The leaves are simple, alternate and oval or egg-shaped, green-grey in color and sparsely covered with silky white hairs on the upper and lower surfaces that give the leaves a silvery sheen. Young growth is velvety.
The flowers are large, one inch or more across, very showy, mauve-pink to pink, most have a white spot in the centre, usually visible on the standard petal, and very occasionally you find a bush where the whole flower is white. Flowers are borne in winter-spring-early summer. Flowering time varies in that some bushes flower earlier than others in the same area. Flowering is extended, bushes start off attractively dotted with their large flowers and in full bloom are completely covered in flowers. The flowers are typically pea-like with the standard/banner, keel and wing petals; the keel completely encloses the stamens and the stigma. They are also strongly fragrant, and really do 'fill the air of whole valleys with their sweet scent'.
When in bud, the flowers are covered by small, hairy bracts joined together to form a silken cap, which turns pale brown and appears to shrink as the bud grows, until it is balanced on the tip of the bud and falls off as the flower opens. It is an obvious feature once you notice it, and it distinguishes Podalyria calyptrata from all other species of Podalyria .
For zone 9 and higher outside, but can easily be grown in a container.
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D5137 Radermachera ( China Doll )
A perfect houseplant. It tolerates the dry air of central heat well, and does not require direct sunlight. A decorative shrub with large compound leaves. Takes little time to raise from seed.
  Package of 15 seeds $2.25
BM02 Angel Wings Miniature Roses ( Rosa chinensis )
These are probably the ones. Blooming in as little as 3 months from from the time they germinate, ( which can take a long time ), we have had these bloom in 4" pots before we could transplant them.
Blooming stronger and more prolifically each following year, this variety produces a constant supply of sweetly scented double and semi-double roses about 2" in size in lovely shades of rose, pink and white. Growing to about 12-18 inches high in containers and baskets ( they can eventually get larger outside in gardens, but can be sheared to any size you want ), they make excellent edging plants, potted plants or even take them indoors as lovely houseplants that will flower year round in a bright sunny window. Slow to germinate, about 3-4 months on average, but seeds can be started anytime of the year and provide good germination rate. Perennial zones 4 and higher.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
D4598 Monkey Pod Rain Tree Samanea saman
Few people realize that this magnificent Rain Forest tree can be raised inside in containers. Its name comes from the fact that when it rains, the fern like foliage closes up to let the rain pass through. Bears beautiful glowing pink flowers followed by attractive green and black pods that contain a sweet pulp that is eaten by monkeys in its jungle habitat. Very easy to raise from seeds.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.00
W203 Dwarf Schefflera Schefflera arboricola
Dwarf umbrella tree (Schefflera arboricola) is an attractive houseplant, popular for its hardiness to wide growing conditions.
A great accent for home or office, this lush schefflera grows into a large, bushy plant and very tolerant to low light, dry spells and overwatering.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
D5147 Schefflera ( Octopus Plant, Umbrella Plant }
One of the most common shrubs used for house plants because of its easy to care for habits. We offer a compact variety, not as prone to spreading.
  Package of 15 seeds $2.25
BN15 Seven Fingers Schefflera digitata
A wonderful new houseplant from New Zealand. Leaves with seven to ten leaflets. About 15 inches long including the leaf stalk. Very easy to grow in containers. Tolerates some shade, but does best in bright indirect light. The sap of the tree has medicinal uses, and has been used to treat ringworm and sores on the skin. The wood was used by Maori to make fire by friction.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
RLP033 Tape Vine Stephania rotunda
A tropical vine that easily grown in containers, produces a large protrued bulb much like the ponytail palm, along with a beautiful climbing vine.
This deciduous vine is found in forests from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia. it forms a large, rounded caudex from which wiry shoots with attractive, round leaves wind themselves up onto other vegetation. The flowers are very small and insignificant and followed by little clusters of red fruits. It is a popular ornamental for warm temperate regions, especially with collectors of caudex plants. It is also used in traditional medicine for the treatment of fevers, liver ailments and as a sleeping aid and contains a great number of alkaloids that may have valuable medicinal properties. Some of them have shown antimalarial activity.
 5 seeds $2.95
D1109 Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae
One of the most attractive of all tropical plants. It comes from S Africa. The flowers take shape of a most peculiar form, resembling birds in flight. Grows to a height of about 3 ft.
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RLP110 Mandelas Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae mandelas
A beautiful and rare form with bright yellow and blue flowers instead of orange.
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RLP089 Leafless Bird of Paradise Strelitzia juncea
Leafless Bird of Paradise is a rare plant in the Bird of Paradise family. It has similar flowers to the Orange Bird of Paradise, but foliage is more narrow and more like grass. Other forms of Bird of Paradise usually have paddle shaped foliage, but Strelitzia juncea is the exception with this very unique foliage. It makes a good houseplant or patio plant as it tolerates a bit of shade and is slow growing, and will live for many years.
It makes a very good landscaping plant as well. The needle-like foliage is very striking in the garden, and Strelitzia juncea can be a very drought hardy plant once it has established itself in your garden. Strelitzia juncea grows approximate 3-5 feet in height and width, and will take 3-4 years to flower. It is very long lived and as a bold accent plant will look fantastic amongst other tropical plants, rock gardens or formal gardens.
It tolerates drought well, it is also frost hardy. Do not expose it to severe frost, or frost for long periods of time, but this plants is suitable for gardens which may experience light frost for short periods of time. Strelitzia juncea is best grown in full sun or bright light for best flowering performance, but could be grown in part shade. Part shade positions will be better for nicer, greener foliage.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
3330 Australian Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea resinosa
A dwarf grass tree native to eastern Australia where it is commonly found on wet, sandy soils or in swamps from Queensland to Victoria.
Its trunk only reaches about 24 inches tall and holds a small but dense crown with countless stiff, linear, grasslike leaves.
Like all grass trees it is slow growing. It does best in temperate climates and can take some frost with ease. This particular species is trunkless and is particularly good for confined areas, small gardens or pot culture on the patio or as a houseplant in an area that receives bright light.
Grass trees or blackboys are very much part of the Australian landscape and uniquely Australian. They fascinated the first European settlers, since they were unlike any other known plant. In fact, they are a living fossil developed early in the evolutionary stakes for flowering plants.
Generally frost tolerant, all Xanthorrhoea require well-drained soil and a sunny location because they are prone to root rot. They can be grown very successfully in pots.
  10 seeds $2.95

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