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Alocasia cuprea - known for the outer leaves copper metallic color and burgondy color underneath.. One to 2 ft. tall when mature.
2-1/2"-3-1/2" pot $10
Alocasia infernalis 'Kapit'- An extraordinary and beautiful new Alocasia! Small growing with nicely held erect leaves that are a lustrous black-purple. About 12" tall when fully mature. Warm and shaded. Available Wholesale.
Alocasia Lauterbachiana - Thin vinly like leaf upright variety, that is brand new to the market. It will make an excellent focal point in a container. It could be mistaken as a large birds nest anthurium. Fast grower.Available Wholesale.
Alocasia reginula 'Black Velvet - Thick dark veined velvety leaves the size of a large palm on a small plant when mature. About a foot tall at the most when mature. Extremely desirable. Available Wholesale.
Alocasia 'Stingray' - Hardy to Zone 9. This is a very unusual looking Alocasia was probably a mutation that stayed true. They originate from Thailand and has been preserved through tissue culture. The rounded leaves have the normal lobed rear but come to a long point and truly resemble the body of an aquatic dwelling stingray complete with tail. The stems are mottled and display various hues of colors. . I would treat it the same as other alocasias (high humidity) with morning waterings and partial sunlight and being aware of its tropical nature for temperatures. Available Wholesale.
(Devils tonque, Snake Palm)
Literal translation of the botanical name of this genus of bulbous plants is 'deformed penis' and belongs to the Arum family. Genus of 90-100 species of perennials, with corm-like rhizomes, from moist shaded habitats in tropical Africa and Asia, grown for their magnificent deeply lobed leaves and tantalizing bizarre flowers. The large, dramatic, purple-red to greenish white spathes, produced in summer are usually scented. The inflorescence structure is typical, with a large encircling bract ( spathe ) from the center of which emerges a fleshy spike of tiny flowers, the male and female flowers arranged in separate zones. The spike as in any aroid genera, terminates in a bare portion called by botanists the 'sterile appendage'. In the case of Amorphophallus it is large and often knob-like, and is the source of the unpleasant smell give off by many of the species when in flower. Outside tropical regions, grow in a warm greenhouse., although they may be moved outdoors in summer after any danger of frost has passed. The plants are leafless in the tropical dry season, dying back to a large underground tuber. At the start of the wet season they send up their flowers, shortly followed by a single deeply lobedleaf that may be quite large and long stalked. Some are grown for their edible roots such as the Japanese konjaku ( A. rivieri 'Konjac') and the Asian elephant yam ( A. campanulatus)
Plant dormant tubers 4 in ( 10 cm ) deep in late winter or early spring. Outdoors, grow in moist humus-rich potting mix in partial shade. Under household condition, grow in soil-less based potting mix in containers 4~36 inches wide depending on size of corms or tubers, in filtered light. In the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Reduce water as the foliage dies down; overwinter tubers in warm, barely moist conditions. Tubers or corms can range from a dime size to larger than basketball size. The larger the tuber the greater chance it will flower.
Sow seed at 66-77F (19-24C) in autumn or early spring. Separate offsets when dormant.
Pests & Diseases:
Dasheen mosaic virus may occur. Bacterial soft rot and anthracnose are sometimes a problem.
All Plants to be shipped bare-roots or if dormant as a tuber.
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700-900 species of evergreen perennials, many epiphytic, with erect, sometimes climbing stems from wet mountain forest in tropical and subtropical North and South America. The fruits are ovoid or spherical berries which ripen to orange, red or purple. Where not hardy, grow in containers or ephiphytically on false trees in a warm greenhouse. All provide excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. Flowers color range from the commonly found andreanum red , white to the rarest of them all , black.
Plant with the crowns just above the soil surface and cover with a layer of sphagnum moss to protect the uppermost roots from drying out. In choosing the substrate or potting mix, it is therefore important to select a material with a stable structure. The substrate must meet the following requirements.
Most important, the substrate must provide sufficient room for the roots to grow and to store oxygen. In the jungle (humid), Anthurium roots hang in the air or grow on stems covered by moss. They absorb water and oxygen from the moist air and from the surface of the stems. Since there is no transport of oxygen from the leaves to the roots in the plant, the substrate must contain sufficient oxygen.
Under glass, grow ephiphytically or in a mix of 1 part fibrous loam, 1 part coarse sand and 2-3 parts leaf mold, with additional charcoal. Other substrate are available such as peat, coconut shells & fiber, rockwool, charcoal, lava rocks etc.
Provide high humidity and a constant temperature, with filtered light in summer and full light in winter. In the growing season, water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks; reduce humidity and water sparingly in winter. Top dress annualy and repot every 1~2 years if using degradable substrate or potting mix..
Sow seed at 75-81 deg F as soon as ripe; they may take several months to germinate. Divide rootstock in winter. Root stem cutting or offsets at 75-81 deg F in spring or summer.
Pests & Diseases:
Mealy bugs and scale insects may be problems. Fungal root rot, bacterial blight
(Xanthomonas), fungal leaf spots, and bacterial soft rot are very common. Dasheen
mosaic virus also occurs. Dasheen mosaic virus may occur. Bacterial soft rot
and anthracnose are sometimes a problem.
superbum - a rare birds nest anthurium species with spectacular foliage. Available Wholesale.
brownii - a rare birds nest anthurium species. SOLD OUT
hookerii 'Marie' - a rare birds nest anthurium species. When mature it is a large foliage variety with large, undulating leaves emanating in a radial pattern from the center of the plant. Plant grows well in both medium to high light, but develops a spectacular burgundy cast when grown in higher light levels.
rare plant with spectacular foliage. Likes to be warm, humid and shaded. Available Wholesale.
- Another name for these anthurium is the Pig-tail anthurium due to the curling
of the spadix like a pig tail. These are anthuriums that are endemic to Costa
Rica.. Once they start flowering, it will just keep on flowering non stop. Better
than orchids. These scherzerianum varieties can tolerate temperature range of
50F to 85F with humidity of 50% and up. Heavy Watering should be done about
once a week with feeding at 1/4 to 1/2 strength. Let the potting mix dry out
a bit between watering. Unlike the andreanum type, the growth pattern is sideways.
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Veitchii - Also known as the King anthurium known for its rippled
elongated leaves. Spectacular foliage Will require shaded, intermediate to warm
temperature and humid environment. Easy to grow..Available Wholesale.
Please Call for availability
Warocqueanum - Also known as the queen
anthurium. Its velvety elongated leaves with white veining can reach up to 3
feet long when mature. Spectacular foliage. Will require shaded, intermediate
to warm temperature and humid environment.
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Black Anthurium - rarest of all anthuriums and has not been given the binomial latin name by the aroid taxonomists yet. If they did, please let me know. Not to be confused with watermaliense which is a warm grower. The plant was found in South America at an elevation of 1800 meters or about 5,400 feet. I grow them coo to intermediate in my greenhouse. About 60 deg F at night and 70 deg F during the day full sun in winter , and whatever temperature there is in summer which is about 75 to 90 deg F as long as root system is cooled and shaded although plant would rather be in a cool to intermediate temperature.. Plants are available in 2-1/2, 3-/12" to 4" pot.. Plants will be shipped bare-roots.SOLD OUT Bonus plant not applicable.
Anthurium 'Cerise' produces a large dark red, heart-shaped bloom. The spadix is white with a golden tip. 'Cerise' was developed by Microlab on the Island of Mauritius., Available Late May 2015 , Plug @$10 SOLD OUT
Anthurium 'Secret' with its extra large pink blossoms was developed by Microlab on the Island of Mauritius. Available Late May 2015, Plug @$10 SOLD OUT
Anthurium 'Top Gun' with its large red crincled blossom was developed by Microlab on the Island of Mauritius. Available Late May 2015 Plug @$10 SOLD OUT
Tricolor' has a very unique flower tri-colored flowers. Anthurium 'Tricolor' was developed by Microlab on the Island of Mauritius Overgrown plug $15
Colocasia, the oldest cultivated crop in the world is tha Taro plant or Colocasia. It has been grown in parts of tropical and subtropical Asia for a long time. These elephant ears on average reach 4 feet tall with a clump of large long stalked leaves that are heart shaped. They require lots of water to grow and do best in pond margins or wetland areas and will grow in sun or shade. Colocasias have colorful leaves and/or stems and are very heavy feeders. This is a fast turning crop for a grower looking for spring and summer sales.
'Blue Hawaii' has large green leaves with prominent bluish-purple veins, an undulating bluish-purple margin, matte finish and semi-glossy dark burgundy petioles (stems). The Royal Hawaiian Colocasia series has a tidy clumping habit that is perfect for large containers, landscaped beds and pond-side plantings. Full sun for best color. Zone 7b, frost triggers dormancy. Available Wholesale.
Colocasia gigantea 'Thai Strain'- another giant Plant grown in Kentucky with the grower posing for size comparison. .
Colocasia mojito - This beautiful colocasia speaks for itself. Incredible contrasting blacks and greens adorn its leaves. This camouflage effect is matched with light green stems streaked with dark purple that fade up to pink. What a great attention getter! Available Wholesale.
Colocasia nancyana - Nancyana is one of those rare introductions that immediately becomes the new industry standard. Introduced at the 2000 International Aroid Society meeting in Florida, this dazzling elephant ear became the most wanted plant at the meeting. Emerging solid green, the 25” wide light green leaves begin turning butter cream-yellow along the center. The color then pours down into the main vein creating a huge bold Y-pattern in the center of the leaf. Color then bursts into the lateral (side) veins and begins its march to the margins. Coloring starts in spring, shortly after the first leaves mature. It sends out lots of side stolons which will root into the soil where moisture is adequate. The more moisture the larger the plant will grow. Available Wholesale.
Colocasia Tea Cup - ‘Tea Cup’ is one of a kind, for sure. Just take a look at the leaf structure on this one! The leaves hold themselves very upright in an inverted cup like pose. Bizarre as can be, however very eye pleasing. When the sun shines down on 'Tea Cups' leaves it illuminates the leaf tissue around the dark purple veins, which gives it a very spectacular look. This is just one of those plants that were its architectural form will blow you away. Available Wholesale.
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