Below are Instructions for Caring for Plants as a retailer as well as for the consumer
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Autumn'
The Acalypha Autumn is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. The colleague of oranges, browns, yellows and greens in the leaves are a fireworks of fall colors. This is a more compact plant than the more common Acalyphas. It takes full sun to full shade. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden or in a pot on the patio. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.
Acalypha Fire Dragon
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Fire Dragon'
The Acalypha Fire Dragon is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. It takes full sun to full shade. The characteristics of the foliage is an attractive curling burgundy leaf with bright pinkish-red edges. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.
Acalypha Lemon Lime
Acalypha wilkesiana 'Lemon Lime'
The Acalypha Lemon Lime is a beautiful outdoor shrub plant. The coloration is spectacular with the bright yellow contrasting with the medium green. This is where it gets it name lemon lime. It takes full sun to full shade. This plant is a great summer plant to give long lasting color to your garden. At the beginning, the plant should be keep moist but not wet. As the plant gets more established you can back off the watering. Fertilize once a month. Keep plants away from frost during the winter.
The African Violet is a classic indoor blooming plant. The soft fuzzy leafs with the beautiful bright colored flowers creates a delicate soft looking appearance and with the variety of flower colors there is something for everyone. They can be used in a self-watering container as a stand-alone item or planted together with other plants like ferns to give a contrasting arrangement effect. We grow our violets in 4" pots. Keep indoors away from bright light. It is best if the plant is not watered overhead as the water can damage the flowers and leaves. The plant needs very little fertilizer. Dilute whatever you are giving you're other plants by half or even one quarter.
The Azaleas we sell are forced to bloom in the greenhouse. That is the reason we can have them in full bloom at different times of the year. The florist quality hybrids have a canopy of buds and blooms with many colors to choose from. The most common ones we have are white, shades of pink, bicolor (pink and white), and fuchsia but there are other colors available. This is a perfect plant to give during the holidays. Enjoy it in the house near a window and when the blooms are finished plant it outdoors in the shade with well draining soil or plant it in the patio in a larger container. Keep soil moist and fertilize with Azalea feed once a month.
The Baby Tears is a great hanging basket or ground cover. The medium green leaf color is an excellent accent plant to highlight other more brighter colors. Outdoors it should be grown in shade. Indoors near a well lit area. Also it can be used in terrariums. Water well when the soil is almost dry and fertilize once a month.
Baby Tears, Lemon Giant
Lysimachia nummularia aurea
The Lemon Giant Baby Tears or also called "Goldilocks", is a great accent plant. This is a variation to the regular green cultivar, which we also grow. The light yellow foliage brings out a great contrast when accompanied with a dark color plant. It can be grown as a ground cover or a hanging basket. It is best in a patio or garden area in partial shade. The plant like water but in a well drained soil. Fertilize once a month.
The Banana Beccarii is a flowering banana tree that can get to about 10 feet in height. The flower bracts are a bright red with green tips. Should be grown outdoors in partial to full sun in a frost protected area to last through the winter. Water need is moderate keeping soil moist.
Barleria 'Purple Haze'
The Barleria Purple Haze is a newer variety recently introduced. It makes a great patio plant or even planted in the garden. The foliage is green with white variegation and with full sun the leaves turn a dark magenta haze coloration. It does bloom with light pink colored flowers, but unfortunately the blooms are inconsistently. It is primarily grown as a beautiful foliage plant to give you year round color. Try it now and be the first to have it. Grow in full sun to partial shade watering when soil gets dry to the touch, fertilizing once a month.
The Reiger Begonia is a beautiful flowering begonia. There are many bright colors to choose from. We do red, pink, orange, white and yellow. This is a great item to use as a mass display or as an under planting and they do well indoors with good indirect light. Outdoors they will do fine in a well protected area away from direct sunlight, frost and extreme heat. Water well when soil gets dry to the touch, but try and avoid overhead watering. Fertilize once a month.
Begonia Rex hybrids
The Rex Begonias are a rhizomatus begonias that have been given a separate subtype classification within the Rhizomatus group. The leaves tend to be very colorful with distinctive markings with a variety of leaf shapes and sizes. Over the years there have been a lot of hybrids that have been developed. There is something for everyone. The Rex Begonia is a great plant for the interior or weather protect patio area to give you a splash of color that is long lasting. They should be grown with indirect high light and water when soil get dry to the touch. During the spring and summer months fertilize once a month.
Begonia Rhizomatus hybrids
The Rhizomatus Begonias are an excellent houseplant or even a patio plant in full shade. They like warm conditions with high indirect light. With approximately 70 varieties to choose from there is something for everyone. The different leaf colors and shapes allows you to match with your decor. Each with the cultivar name on a label. Water when the soil get dry to the touch and fertilize once a month.
Callisia repens 'Bolivian Jew'
The Bolivian Jew is a compact attractive hanging basket. It can be used on the patio in full shade or indoors with high indirect light. In addition to a hanging basket it also has uses as a cover cascading down retaining walls or even as a ground cover. Keep soil moist and fertilize once a month. If the plant gets a little straggly, just cut the plant back and it will regrow to cover the cut areas.
The Bougainvillea is native to South America. This is a beautiful shrub for the outdoors. It is drought tolerant and continually blooms during the spring through fall months. In fact the drier you keep the plant the more flowers you will have. We grow both green foliage and variegated foliage and the flower selection is red, white, lavender, purple and orange. Fertilize once a month and water when soil gets dry to the touch.
Brugmansia Green or Angel Trumpet Tree
The Brugmansia Tree makes a great small tree or large shrub for the patio or yard area. You can grow them in a large pot or in the ground. They have beautiful large angel trumpet flowers that hang down from the limbs. We grow three flower colors in our green foliage line (double white, pink and orange). Best grown in full sun to partial shade. Fertilize once a month during the spring and summer months. Keep from frost areas.
Brugmansia Variegated or Variegated Angel Trumpet Tree
The Variegated Brugmansia makes a great small tree or large shrub for the patio or yard area. You can grow them in a large pot or in the ground. They have beautiful large angel trumpet flowers that hang down from the limbs. We grow two flower colors in our variegated foliage line (white and pale yellowish/orange). Best grown in full sun to partial shade.
Datura metel flore pleno
This is a beautiful flowering shrub which is unique to A & G Nurseries. It has a deep dark metallic purple on the outside of the flower with a bright white interior to the double flower. It can take partial to full sun and needs a moderate amount of water. Watering well then waiting until soil gets dry to the touch before rewatering. Fertilize once a month during the summer and keep the plant in a protected area away from the cold for the winter.
The Rattail Cactus is a perfect hanging cactus. The stems of the cactus will continue to grow down, creating a long rat's tail appearance. The spines are soft and can be lightly brushed against without getting stuck. This cactus, like many others, does flower. It comes out with a beautiful purple flower that comes from the stem that are hanging down from the pot. The plant can be grown indoors near a window or outdoors in a patio setting. Water only when soil is dry and fertilize once every two months during the spring and summer months.
Caladiums have beautiful foliage to brighten your area. This is a great item that loves the heat and adds color to any area. Plus you don't have to worry about blooms dying off. We have bright reds, pinks and white, which we grow in 4" and 6" pots. You can enjoy indoors near a window, outdoors in a patio or planted in the garden. Keep the soil moist and fertilize once a month during the spring and early summer months. This is a bulb crop so in the fall the foliage will die back and store the energy in the bulbs for next spring. It is best if you can keep the bulbs dry while dormant.
Zantedeschia spp. (hybrids)
The Calla Lily makes any area feeling like spring. The upright tubular flowers and grasslike foliage is a beautiful, elegant plant. We grow our florist quality hybrid callas from bulbs in 4" and 6" pots. They are available from late January through mid May with a color selection of Pink, Purple, White and Yellow. Enjoy the plant indoors near a window or outdoors. Water when soil gets dry to the touch and keep in partial shade. When the plant is done blooming you can either plant outside or continue to water in the pot to allow the bulbs to grow and develop strength. In the summer let the soil dry it out, pull out the bulbs to store in a cool, dark, dry area (like a paper bag in the garage) and re-plant in spring for next year.
Calla Lily (Outdoor White)
The Classic white Calla Lily adds a distinct look to every garden with it's large white vase shaped flower. It is native to South Africa and grows and blooms in the Spring. These plants are grown in the greenhouse, so they very clean, big and full. They are some of the best Callas you will see on the market. Water when soil gets dry to the touch and keep in partial to full shade. You can grow them in a pot or in the garden. They will grow all spring and early summer in some regions, then as it gets hotter and later in the year the plant will natural pull it's nutrients back into the bulbs to store for the winter.
Calocasia Black Magic
Calocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'
The Calocasia Black Magic is a great plant to add a tropical look to the garden. The large black leaves continue to grow from the base of the plant. Filling and spreading larger and larger. Grow in full sun to partial shade to an area that is frost free and well watered. They grow extremely well during the summer months.
The Coleus is a colorful foliage plant. With the bright contrasting colors, it is ideal for areas that you want to add color inexpensively. This plant can be used indoors, but it needs a lot of light, preferably at a window. Otherwise outdoors is more ideal and it can take full sun to partial shade. When the plant looks a little rough, just cut the plant back to bring out new growth. Fertilize once a month with a general fertilizer.
Fall is the time of the year for crotons. We have beautiful fall colored 6" Crotons available. The best varieties are Excellent, Petra, Iceton, and Mamey. Crotons are an excellent plant for interior plantings in high indirect light or exterior in shade to give you the Fall colors in your desired area. You can use them in a mass display or mixed in planters. These are tropical plants, so if they are outdoors they need to be protected from cold temperatures. Water when soil is almost dry to the touch and fertilize once a month.
Crown of Thorns
In addition to the Crown of Thorns as a great blooming plant for the summer heat. This is a perfect plant to give you color without having to worry about "Is the plant going to survive the heat?" The answer would be YES! NO PROBLEM! The cultivar of Crown of Thorns we grow is 'Somona', which is a red flowering variety that is also an everblooming variety that blooms year round. This plant is very tolerant of conditions. It can take indoors near a window or outdoors in full sun. Water only when soil get dry and fertilize once a month.
Cryptanthus bromelioides hybrid
The Cryptanthus is part of the Bromeliad family. This particular variety has small white flowers that come from the center of the plant. It is a very hardy plant and can take extreme abuse from it's owner. It naturally grows on trees so only water when the soil gets dry. Too much water can rot the plant out. It can be enjoyed as an interior plant or in the outdoors. Partial shade or indirect high light are the ideal conditions to keep this plant.
Available in 4" and 6" pot size. It is the time of the year that Cyclamen are coming in. This is a great patio or garden plant. It blooms intermittently throughout the Fall, Winter and Spring months. It can be enjoyed in the house for a month or so, then it should be put outside to rest and recharge for more blooms. Keep soil moist and grow in shade outside or in a cool bright light setting indoors. We have red, purple, bicolor, pink shades and white flowers.
Fern Blechnum 'Silver Lady'
Blechnum brasiliense 'Silver Lady'
The Silver Lady fern is a dwarf tree fern. The medium green fronds have a unique palm shape to them coming from the small trunk-like base. Like other tree ferns it will get the furry trunk, but it will be much smaller than the common tree ferns. This is a great houseplant, patio or garden fern. It likes a lot of indirect light but no direct sunlight. The root system is not very big which make it ideal for a potted plant. For watering keep soil moist and fertilize once a month.
Nephrolepis exaltata 'Blonde'
The Blonde Fern is a very unique fern. This fern is not in mass production like it's cousin the Boston Fern. It does share the same growth habit, but the fronds tend to be a little shorter and the bright lemon coloration are out of this world. This is an excellent companion plant, because it will help bring out the bright or dark colors of other plants. Making them pop. The growth is slower than the boston so you can wait longer before having to bump them up in a larger size container. The Blonde fern works well indoors or in a covered patio in mild climates as a hanging basket or on an iron pedestal. They love water so don't be afraid of water too much. In fact it is best to keep a saucer under the pot to hold excess water for the plant to take up as it needs. The fern should be in indirect light, no direct sunlight. Fertilize once a month.
Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis'
The Boston Fern is a lush tropical hanging fern. The large medium green fronds give you a soft look and feel. The fronds can grow pretty large with a plant diameter of 4 feet. The Boston fern works well indoors or in a covered patio in mild climates as a hanging basket or on an iron pedestal. They love water so don't be afraid of water too much. In fact it is best to keep a saucer under the pot to hold excess water for the plant to take up as it needs. The fern should be in indirect light, no direct sunlight. Fertilize once a month.
The Button Fern is a beautiful low growing fern. The dark green fronds adds great contrast to other light colored flowers or foliage plants. The Button Fern likes moderate temperatures. Outdoors keep it in full shade away from frost and indoors with indirect light. The soil should be kept moist and fertilize once a month.
This is a perfect fern for the upcoming holiday season. With the Holly like fronds and dark green foliage, it is a great accent plant to go along with the Poinsettias. Plants should be grown either outdoors in shade or indoors with good indirect light. Keep soil moist and fertilize monthly.
The Maidenhair Fern is an elegant soft textured looking fern. The medium green color and the full nature with pliable soft fronds is great as a compatible plant with bright colored flowering or foliage plants. It can be used outdoors in shade, preferrably near a pond or a constant water source, or indoors planted with other plants or as a stand alone plant. The Maidenhair requires lots of water. If you keep it in a pot be sure to have a saucer under the pot and keep the saucer filled with water. It also likes indirect light, but no direct sun. You should fertilize once a month.
Nephrolepis obliterata 'Medusa'
As brazen as it's mysterious namesake, Medusa is a fern unlike any other. Medusa is extremely tough and can withstand many adverse conditions. Even if Medusa dries out, it will recuperate and regain its lush, glossy foliage sheen when watered. It can even tolerate high– and low-light conditions, which makes it so versatile for any home, office, and commercial application. Keep plant in indirect high light, keep soil moist and fertilize once a month.
or Bear's Paw Fern
Polypodium aureum 'Mandaianum'
This is a beautiful tough fern. The bluish gray fronds adds great contrast to dark or light colored items. Grows outdoors in mild climates under shade or indoors near a window with no direct sunlight. Keep soil moist.
Fern Pteris Albo
Pteris cretica 'albo-lineata'
The Pteris Albo fern is an elegant variegated upright fern. The white and green fronds make this fern a great companion plant to accent other bright plants around it. It can be grown indoors near a window but not in a hot and dry area or outdoors in shade. The mature fronds will get lines of rust colored spores on the underside of the frond. If the fern begins to look a little rough looking just cut the fern back and let it regrow. The fern likes lots of water so don't be afraid of over watering it. Fertilize once a month during the spring and summer months.
Fern Silver Lace
Pteris ensiformis 'Evergemiensis'
The Silver Lace Fern is a beautiful petite, white and green variegated fern. The fronds come from the base of the fern. Initially the immature fronds are low growing, then as the fern matures the adult spore producing fronds shoot up taller reaching about a foot in height. The Silver Lace Fern is great for indoors or outdoors in full shade. This is a great fern to give you that contrast when coupling with blooming plants. The soil should be kept moist and fertilize once a month.
Fern Western Queen
Nephrolepis obliterata 'Western Queen'
The Western Queen fern is a trademarked fern, which is a more compact and darker green cultivar of the common sword fern. Like the sword fern it likes shady areas and a good supply of water, but it is less invasive than the common sword fern. This is a great fern to be used in a hanging basket or planted in the garden.
Neoregelia 'Fireball' variegated
The Variegated Fireball is a low growing mounding Bromeliad. The leaves are lined with creamy white and pink stripes and the coloration gets a deeper almost burgundy color when the plant is in cool conditions, or high light, or dry conditions. If you do all three conditions the color will become very dark. The plant does flower with small blue flowers in the cup of the plant. This is a great plant to place of trees, put on a wall, use as a bedding edge or just enjoy it in a pot indoors. Like other bromeliads it doesn't have an extensive root system. It will absorb the water that falls into the cup of the plant. Water when the plant cup is empty. Fertilizing should be kept at a minimum. Maybe a couple times a year with a Bromeliad fertilizer.
The fishhooks plant is an excellent hanging basket succulent. The runners have grayish green leaves that come from the stem that resembles a fishing hook. The plant does flower but the blooms are not significant. In addition to be used as a hanging basket it can be used as a ground cover or a trailing plant to cover a wall. It prefers full sun but can take partial sun. Since it is a fleshy succulent it only needs to be watered when the soil get dry and fertilize once every two months during the spring and summer.
The Gerbera Daisy is a compact very colorful daisy flowering plant. This plant is excellent for patio gardens. There are many bright flower colors to choose from. This plant can be enjoyed indoors in a window sill, but would do best outdoors in full sun. It is a perennial plant that intermittently pushes out new blooms throughout the year. With the compact growth it is great for a patio pot or a mass planting to give any area a WOW! color effect. Fertilize only in the spring and summer months.
Available in 10" pot size. This plant is a beautiful tropical plant native to Central and South America. It loves the heat and will bloom intermittently throughout the summer with a tall red and yellow flower spikes. This is a great plant for the patio or garden setting. We grow them from July through October. Get them while supplies last.
Hens & Chicks
The Hens & Chicks is a hardy succulent plant. There are many varieties of Sempervivum ranging in leaf size, color and texture. They make a great ground cover or accent plant in a rock garden or a succulent planter for example. The name comes from the many small plantlets they sprout out from the main plant. Creating the mother with her babies appearance. You should grow these plants in full sun. Water when soil is dry. They are frost tolerant and will even take down into the low 20's.
The Hydrangea is a beautiful flowering plant. It naturally blooms in the early summer months, but we have forced the plant to get them to bloom from January through May. We grow Blue, Purple, Dark Pink, White and White Lace Cap flower colors in a 6" pot. Our plants come 3+ blooms on each plant. This is a perfect plant to give as a gift. The mass of color is awesome. They can enjoy it inside for at least a month and then plant it outdoors in a shady area. Pinch off old flowers in September and let it rebloom for you next summer. Fertilize only in the spring and summer months.
Hedera sp. cultivars
A & G Nurseries grows ivy in 4" & 6" pots primarily. Our beautiful selection consists of green and variegated small leaf varieties as well as variegated large leaf variety. Ivies can be used as a ground cover, hanging basket, filler plant in planters or baskets, trained on a topiary wire shape and can be cut to accent a designed arrangement for a special event. The versatility has made the ivy very popular in the nursery and floral industry. Keep indoors near a window or outdoors in shade. Water only when soil gets dry to the touch, and fertilize once a month.
Hedera helix 'California'
The California ivy is a beautiful selection of the Hedera helix. It has lush green round lobed leaves. Ivies can be used as a ground cover, hanging basket, filler plant in planters or baskets, trained on a topiary wire shape and can be cut to accent a designed arrangement for a special event. The versatility has made the ivy very popular in the nursery and floral industry. Keep indoors near a window or outdoors in shade. Water only when soil gets dry to the touch, and fertilize once a month.
Ivy Golden Fan
Hedera helix ‘Golden Fan’
The ‘Golden Fan’ is a recent addition to the A & G Nurseries ivy collection. It is similar to the Gold Child in coloration but the leaves have a frill on the edge of them to give it a fan appearance. The gold coloration is perfect for a contrast plant or to give an area a fall accent. Ivies can be used as a ground cover, hanging basket, filler plant in planters or baskets, trained on a topiary wire shape and can be cut to accent a designed arrangement for a special event. The versatility has made the ivy very popular in the nursery and floral industry. Keep indoors near a window or outdoors in shade. Water only when soil gets dry to the touch, and fertilize once a month.
The Jade plant is a great potted succulent. It is commonly used in succulent gardens and is a quick grower. The plant can get up to 6 feet in height if planted in the ground in areas with mild winters. It is best kept outside, but can tolerate indoors with high light. Outdoors the plant should be kept protected from frost. Water only when soil gets dry to the touch and fertilize approximately once a month.
The Kalanchoe is a beautiful tough blooming plant. It is technically a succulent, but has the show of a mum. This is a great plant for indoor or outdoor plantings either as a mass or as a pot planting. We grow six colors (red, white, pink, purple, orange and yellow). Let soil get dry to the touch before watering. Keep plant in indirect high light areas or in partial shade.
Nematanthus 'Black Gold'
Nematanthus 'Candy Corn'
A & G Nurseries grows Nematanthus in 6" pots primarily. Also called Gold Fish plant. This is a tough hanging plant which the blooms have the appearance of a small goldfish along the stems. It can be used indoors or in a patio. Avoid direct sunlight as that will burn the leaves. If the plant get to long just cut the plant back. It will regrow lush new stems and leaves. It doesn't need a lot of water which is ideal for hanging baskets. Fertilize once a month.
Ornamental Kale is a colorful version of the regular Kale sold as an edible garnish. It is grown primarily in the cooler months. In fact they are cold tolerant down to 5 degrees. Plants should be grown in full sun, either in a garden or in a pot.
The Papaya we grow is a Hawaiian cultivar that is a self fruiting commercial production variety. This means you do not need male and female plants to initiate fruiting. One plant will do the job. Papayas are tropical plants and need to be protected from frost during the winter months. Plant in full sun preferably near a house to give you some protection in the winter. It can grow to about 10-12 feet in height, taller in more tropical climates. Fertilize once a month during the spring and summer months. Water when soil gets dry to the touch.
Plectranthus Mona Lavender
Plectranthus hybrid 'Mona Lavender'
Available in 6" & 8" pot sizes. This plant is an upright plant that puts off a beautiful show of lavender flowers spikes mainly during the spring and fall months. This is a great plant for the patio or garden setting. It can be used indoors but it needs to be next to a window. They like the warm weather and will continue to bloom through the spring and then rebloom in the fall. We grow them from March through October. Keep plants in partial shade outdoors and water when soil gets dry to the touch. Ideal temperatures are between 60-80 degrees F. Fertilize once a month.
We have a beautiful cropping coming in. We grow poinsettia as small as a 3" pot size all the way up to a 10" lollipop tree that reaches almost 4 feet in height. In addition to the red color poinsettia we also grow other novelty colors. The poinsettia is considered to be the Christmas flower. This plant can be used inside or outside. Don't let the plant dry out, but also don't over water. Water when soil is almost dry to the touch. It likes lots of sunlight, so if it is inside, it is best to keep it near a window.
The pothos we grow for "Golden" is a special selection. The bright yellow color is very pronounced and even keeps it's color during the winter. The plant is very durable and with the yellow and green vining or trailing runners, it adds a lush tropical look to any area. This is a great houseplant that would do best near a window but can tolerate it away from the window. We grow these poles year round. Keep plant with high indirect light and water when soil is almost dry to the touch fertilizing once a month.
Available in 6", 8" and 10" pot size with poles ranging from 18" to 36". This is a very colorful, durable plant. With the yellow and green vining or trailing runners, it adds a lush tropical look to any area. This is a great houseplant that would do best near a window but can tolerate it away from the window. We grow these poles year round. Keep plant with high indirect light and water when soil is almost dry to the touch fertilizing once a month.
The Purple Heart is a deep purple colored plant. The stems and leaves are all purple. They bloom in the fall through the spring months with a light purple flower at the ends of the stems. This is a great outdoor plant that can be used as a ground cover, as an accent in a planted container or as a hanging basket in the patio. It takes full sun to partial shade. If the plants gets too long, then just cut it back to let new growth come out. It will take some frost but not extreme cold. Fertilize once a month during the spring and summer months.
Sans Futura Green
Sansevieria trifasciata 'Futura'
The Sansevieria is a very durable tough plant. It can tolerate low light conditions and very little water. If you need a plant for that area that no other plant has made it, this is the one to try. With the upright twisting foliage and the coloration pattern throughout the leaves, it adds a modern style plant to your decor.
Selaginella kraussiana 'Aurea'
The Selaginella Gold or Gold Spikemoss is a nice soft looking plant. It can be grown as a ground cover, a hanging basket or it can be added to a flower or plant arrangement to cover the soil and give that finished look. It is best if the plant is grown outdoors but can tolerate indoor conditions. Outdoors keep in shade or partial shade if it is morning sun. The plant doesn't like it hot, so it is ideal for the winter and spring conditions. Keep soil moist and fertilize once a month.
The Shamrock is a lush dark green leafed or purple leafed plant. It has white flowers that give great contrast to the dark foliage. This is a great gift for St. Patrick's Day. The plant likes it cool, so indoors keep away for heaters and put near a window. Water when soil gets dry to the touch. During the evening you will notice the the leaflets fold downward. Do not worry. This is natural. The leaflets will spring back up in the morning. If you are in a frost free zone you can plant these outside in a pot or the in the garden.
Soft Wandering Creme
Tradescantia fluminensis 'Variegata'
The Soft Wandering Creme or sometimes called Creme Jew is a white and green variegated hanging basket. This is a classic plant of the 70's. It make a great hanging basket houseplant or a patio plant. Keep near a window but not in direct sunlight. Keep soil moist, especially as a hanging basket which has a habit of drying quicker. Fertilize once a month. When the plant gets too long, then just cut it back hard to the edge of the pot and let it regrow to fill out.
Splash (Red, Pink and White)
The Splash plants (or also called Polka Dot Plants) are a great low growing colorful plant. It can be grown indoors with high indirect light as a perennial or outdoors in shade as an annual. This plant is ideal for mass color plantings that you can make colorful designs. It can also be used as an underplanting to cover up the soil. Keep soil moist and fertilize once a month.
Succulent Blue Chalkstick
The Blue Chalkstick succulent is a great plant for outdoor pots or in the ground as a ground cover. It is very tough and can take frost conditions. If the plant gets to ugly and stringy, then just cut the plant back. Grow in full sun and water when soil gets dry to the touch. Fertilize once in spring and once in summer.
Succulent Sedum Angelina
Sedum rupestre 'Angelina'
The Sedum Angelina is a bright lime colored succulent with a low growing habit and needle shaped leaves. It is very drought tolerant and a perfect plant for a ground cover or to use in a container to add high contrast to other plants. Grow in full sun. Water when soil gets dry and fertilize once in the spring and once in the summer.
Streptocarpus Concord Blue
The Streptocarpus Concord Blue is a soft looking flowering plant that works well as a hanging basket. The stems begin to hang as they get longer and they have beautiful lavender colored flowers shooting out with long flower petioles. Keep plant in shade and avoid overhead watering to avoid marking the leaves with brown spots. If the plant begins to look leggy, just cut it back and let it re-grow with new foliage and flowers. Fertilize once a month. Ask your sales professional for more details.
Topiary Ivy Wreath
Hedra helix cultivars on wire
Available in 4" and 6" pot size. It is the time of the year that we sell Ivy Wreaths. This is great decorative plant that can be used for the November and December holidays. Since these topiaries are with ivy, it is tough and can be enjoyed anywhere. Keep it inside as a table top decoration. You can hang ornaments on them, use ribbon around them, along with many other decorative ideas for the home. Let soil get dry to the touch but don't let them completely dry out.
ZZ Plant or Zanzibar Gem
The ZZ plant is an extremely durable and tough indoor plant. It is native to eastern Africa and is ideal for adding long lasting glossy green color to your area. It can tolerate very low light conditions and lack of water. It is very slow growing, so the plant will stay in it's form and size for a very long time. It is a perfect plant for someone who wants to buy a plant that needs very little care and it will survive. Ideal conditions for the plant would be warm temperatures with high indirect light.
The Zebra Plant is a great houseplant. The dark green foliage with white contrasting stripes is a nice universal color scheme to work with. The plant has a very attractive yellow flower that comes from the top of the plant. To get the plant to flower it needs high indirect sunlight for example in a north-facing windowsill. Otherwise if you are not concerned about getting flowers it is very tolerable of darker areas away from the windows. Fertilize once a month and water when soil gets dry to the touch.
Zygocactus (Christmas Cactus)
The Zygocactus or Christmas Cactus is a beautiful flowering cactus that blooms during November and finishes up in December. We grow four colors. Pink, Lavender, Red and Salmon. Enjoy this plant indoors while it is blooming, then put it outdoors to continue to grow. You can trim the plant back in the winter to allow new growth to come out during the spring and summer months while keeping it compact. The plant likes high light. Full sun to partial shade. Water only when the soil gets dry to the touch and fertilize once a month only in spring and summer months.