The plant you will receive is growing in a 3 1/2″ pot and is about 8″ tall. :Often called the “Medicine Plant, “Miracle Plant” or the “Natural Healer”, Aloe Vera is a plant of many surprises. It flourishes in warm and dry climates, and many people mistake it for a cactus, but in fact it is a member of the Lily family. It stays moist where other plants would wilt and die, closing its pores to prevent the loss of moisture. ::Indigenous to Africa, today Aloe Vera is grown and harvested in many areas of the world, from Asia through to the Caribbean, Mexico and the United States of America. ::Aloe Vera – The History::Ancient records show that the benefits of Aloe Vera have been known for centuries. Its therapeutic and healing properties have survived more than 5000 years. :George Ebers first discovered its antiquity in 1862, in an Egyption papyrus dated 1500 BC. Greek and Roman physicians such as Dioscorides and Pliny the Elder used it to great effect as a medicinal herb. Researchers have also found the ancient Chinese and Indian cultures used Aloe Vera. Egyptian queens associated its use with their quest for physical beauty, whilst in the Philippines it is used with milk for kidney infections. Aloes are referred to in the bible, and legend suggests that Alexander the Great even conquered the island of Socroto in the Indian Ocean so that he had a supply of aloes available to treat the battle wounds of his soldiers. However the rapid improvement of documented medical science in the western world, and the movement towards less temperate climates, led to a decline in the popularity and availability of Aloe Vera and it fell into disuse. ::Nowadays, although chemical medicines are very effective in healing, long term use and complicated interactions with other drugs can cause terrible side effects for patients. Consequently more consumers and scientists are turning back to look at more traditional, and often natural, therapies which, for so long, have been neglected
Helxine (Soleirolia) soleirolii – Baby Tears::Baby Tears is an old-fashioned moss-like creeping plant with tiny, round, deep green leaves. It prefers bright, indirect light. It grows about 4″ tall and can spread as far as it has room to spread. Keep it evenly moist. Great houseplant! Great terrarium plant.
The Variegated Hindu Rope Plant is an exotic house plant native to the far east. It is rather easy to grow and can reach lengths of over 8 feet! The plant is easy to grow. It does best in a filtered light window and watered when dry. The plant prefers to be pot bound. ::The plant has thick, convoluted, green, pink, and white leaves, arranged on trailing, twisted stems. Small, white, waxy flowers have red centers and are very fragrant. It is related to the Wax Plant.:::Proper name: Hoya carnosa compacta variegated::The plant you will receive is growing in a 2 1/2″ pot and the vines are between 3″ and 6″ long. It is similar to the top picture.
Haunting, possibly even evil is this fascinating plant displaying the rudiments of a bat. Large whiskered face is surrounded by luscious green leaves and given the right conditions makes a nice house plant, too. It is also called the “Devil’s Plant”. ::Proper name: Tacca integrifolia If you like to collect and grow bizarre plants then this family of plants is for you. The rare White Bat Plant produces a sinister looking flower that looks like a bat in flight. The center of the flower develops a small bat face. These plants are native to India, Malaysia and some of the islands in the Indo-Pacific region. ::Proper name: Tacca integrifolia::The starter plant you will receive is growing in a 3″ pot as pictured.
The Tricolor Moses in the Cradle plant is an excellant indoor plant. Simply give it bright, indirect light and water when the soil surface is dry. Feed monthly with a general purpose house plant food. This is a plant you will have forever.:: The plant you will recieve is growing in a 4″ pot. The plant is about 6″ tall.::If this is a gift we can enclose a gift card.
The Teddy Bear Vine Plant (Cyanotis kewensis) is an easy to grow house plant. It prefers bright, indirect light and a thorough watering when on the dry side. Fertilize once a month, spring through fall with a general purpose, soluble house plant fertilizer. Normal house temperatures are fine and trim as needed. Keep out of hot or cold drafts
The String of Pearls is a member of the senecio family, which also includes ‘Dusty Miller’, ‘German Ivy’ and ‘Cineraria’, to name a few. Although the senecios vary widely, they have similar requirements and many of their delicate, succulent tapestries fill the same horticutual niche. String of Pearls, is a popular and low-maintenance plant to grow in a sunny window. It is a slow-growing variety, but your patience will be rewarded.
These exotic plants thrive in any home and make excellent house, dormitory or office plants!::Proper name: Bromeliad species ::Epiphytic plants are among the most fascinating of all tropicals because they do not require soil to grow. Because there is no soil, watering is, in the main, via humidity. Bromeliads are a group of epiphytic plants that are native to South and Central America. These plants grow without soil in the tops of trees and on rocks in a variety of conditions. These plants absorb their moisture through tiny spongelike tentacles that cover their leaves. Bromeliads enjoy high light and good air circulation. After blooming the plant will put out new offsets (pups) from between the leaves at the base of the plant. ::Water it 3 times a week by misting, allow plant to dry between watering. It likes bright indirect light or full light. ::The Live Bromeliad Nautilus Shell you are purchasing is 4″ tall including the plant.
The Purple Moses in the Cradle plant is an excellant indoor plant. Simply give it bright, indirect light and water when the soil surface is dry. Feed monthly with a general purpose house plant food. This is a plant you will have forever.:: The plant you will recieve is growing in a 4″ pot. The plant is about 6″ tall.
The Goldfish Plant, from Southern Mexico and Brazil, is a small, indoor, hanging plant with waxy leaves and tiny orange pouched flowers. This plant needs bright light, but avoid full sun. A windowsill facing east seems to be the perfect place for this plant. Trying to keep the plant about 60 degrees in winter is said to encourage flowering. Prune the stems often in winter to encourage bushy growth and flowers. Keep the soil just damp while in flower. This plant will also benefit from fertilizers, but do not feed it in the winter. Also, you should slow the watering of almost all your plants while they’re resting in the winter.
New Variety Introduction to the US. Exclusively from Hirt’s! Clear bright yellow color. Vigorous growth. Multiple flowers per stalk. Tough plant. Representing more than ten years of breeding and selection in Japan and the US, Clivia Golden Dragon is a superior strain of Yellow Clivia. The clear yellow flowers have no orange or red markings to darken the power of their color. This clean yellow can be seen at a distance, making them ideal to brighten dark corners, or shaded indoor planters. Flower clusters are large and long lasting. Clivia are tough plants, known as survivors, proven soldiers for long-term use in mall plantings, indoor containers, and landscapes. Clivia Golden Dragon makes a good plant even better, by offering a distinctive form and bright vibrant yellow color option to homeowners, designers, and landscapers. Yellow is a rare color in Clivia. Most clivia are red or orange. Golden Dragon represents the best of Horticultural effort to make the unusual and beautiful available to the general public. Flowering begins in February and continues through May. Cultural Info Temperature. Frost-free locations. Growth is fastest with 60F nights. In frost-free areas, can be used outdoors in any shade location. Light. 1000-3000 ft candles Humidity. Thick leaves and bulbs of this South African plant tolerate a wide range of humidity Watering. Keep moist Soils and Substrate. Fastest growth occurs in a light organic substrate such as peat, peat/bark, or peat/wood shavings. The plant you will receive is growing in a 2 1/2″ pot and is about 6 inches tall.
Mimosa pudica, sensitive plant. Note the typical flowering head with stamens dominating as the attractive component of the flowers. In this family the leaves and leaflets are often capable of movement due to changes in the water pressure of the swollen leaf and leaflet bases (pulvini). The leaves assume a folded or “sleeping” posture at the end of the day that is triggered by a decrease in light level. However, the sensitive plant is also capable of rapid movement in response to touch or application of heat.::The Sensitive Plant is an easy to grow house plant that snaps it’s leaves shut when touched! You will not believe this plant. It acts more like an animal than a plant. Plus it has beautiful, pink, silky flowers. Attractive, bright green leaves are outlined by burgundy borders. Grow on a bright window. Grows 6-12 inches tall. ::The plant you will receive is growing in a 3 inch pot. It is about 4 inches tall.