Tropical herb to 5ft.; lightly spiny stems, leaves close to touch
Epiphyte; hollow chambers in caudex colonized by ants
Terrestrial bromeliads, frost-tender, bright colors.
N. carolinae “Tricolor”
Variegated terrestrial bromeliad, frost-tender, bright colors.
Classic small Bromeliad will readily hybridize, with many cultivars available. Rosettes will show varying amounts of striping and spotting
Alpine, semi-succulent, with pink-tipped white flowers. Prefers full sun, but can handle some light shade.
Small succulent bulb with thickened leaves. Variable flowers – yellow, white and some purple. Rocky soils with some sand.
Winter growing, spring-summer flowers.
Bulb that will bloom in the fall followed by winter growing leaves. Pink flowers on tall stalks above the grassy leaves..
Small columns of densely packed window-edged green leaves. Snake-like flower shoots grow from the tops of the columnar stems.
Semi-epyphitic mounds of green rosettes; keep warm/humid
Unusual round-leafed succulent peperomia, long vines.
Asian epiphytic shade orchids, over 60 species.
Round-leafed plant, many leaves off each stem. Can be grown from divisions.
Hanging epiphytic jungle cactus from Brazil, to 6’l; not frost hardy
Epiphytic jungle cactus; bright green pendant stems to 2ft.
Small shrubby, spiny plant in the Geranium Family (Geranaceae). Light pink flowers. Grows low and wide to 12″ tall. Summer dormant. Water weekly when growing, less when dormant.
Bright red shiny leaves with pink edges. Heat and cold tolerant. Sprawls, makes a good rock garden plant or in hanging baskets. Semi-deciduous.
Groundcover to 8″ tall. Great border plant, robust clumps. Large purple flower sprays in late summer. Attractive to Butterflies; Deer resistant.
Winter-growing bulb to 18″, pink flowers winter/spring
Winter-growing bulb to 2ft., pink flowers in fall/winter
Epiphytic or in ground – can reach 6ft. when mature!
One of the wierdest tropical desert plants.
Care: Water weekly first year, do not let fully dry out. Water every 1-2 weeks thereafter. 4 hrs min. afternoon sun. Sensitive to changing light conditions. Senstivie to transplant – keep roots intact.
Cycad grows to 3-5ft. across;
Recommended indoor in the Bay Area. Large cardboard-like leaves on wide spreading fronds. Short trunk very slow to develop.
Herbaceous stems and leaves growing from large underground succulent rhizomes. Known for its air-purifying effects, though poisonous itself.