Darryl’s Discoveries

These Specimens are Limited-Time/Limited Quantity

Welcome to my collection of unique plants from the remote corners of our nurseries. I regularly stumble upon some amazing finds – specimens you’ve probably not seen before, and won’t find anywhere else. I’m excited to share my discoveries.

Don’t take too long to decide which you want – these beauties go quickly, and they are first-come first-served.

We’re constantly adding new plants, so check back each week to see what’s new.

Philodendron Florida Bronze - Specimen - SOLD OUT

Super Rare & Big Plant Alert!! We all know Philodendron Florida Ghost and Florida Beauty. But did you know about the ultra rare Florida Bronze? This cross between Philodendron Florida and Black cardinal grows new leaves which are bronze and glossy. Stems are bright red topped with sword-like leaves. This is a very unique plant, and is rarely, if ever, sold at this size.

Qty Available: 2
Size: 2.5ft x 3ft wide in 14” pots


Alocasia 'Dwarf Regal Shields', Elephant Ear - Specimen - SOLD OUT

Sometimes when a crop of plants are grown from seed or tissue culture, a mutant sport pops up in the batch. Philodendron Birkin, for instance, is a sport of the Philodendron Rojo Congo. Well in a crop of Alocasia Regal Shields I found one which looked nothing like the others. Whereas the regular regal shields grew fairly tall with long leaves, this dwarf sport was short and compact with more horizontal leaves. The leaves themselves are much thicker than normal and have a beautiful metallic-purple underside. Get this and you’ll have a one of a kind piece which nobody else has!

Qty Available: 1
Size: 2ft tall in 10” pot


Monstera pinnatipartita - Specimen - SOLD OUT

Whereas Monstera Deliciosa is probably the most popular houseplant, it’s lesser-known relative, Monstera pinnatipartite is much harder to find. This rare plant originates from the rain forests of South America and, like the regular swiss cheese monstera, strives best with good humidity and indirect light.
The leaves of this tight climber change dramatically, giving the mature plant a completely different look from juveniles. Young plant have solid leaves which split and become more fenestrated as the plant develops. Whereas the monstera deliciosa has holes in the leaves, the splits on these leaves extend all the way from the edge to the midrib.

This is one of the most interesting looking houseplants in my opinion with its pinnate shape and cool roots. It’s an extremely large specimen which already has the mature leaf structure. Considering how SLOW this plant grows, this can save you years waiting for a baby plant to grow (if you can find one). I’ve never sold a plant so big before, so this is a test to see if I should continue to do so.

Qty Available: 1
Size: 5ft tall x 3.5ft wide in 17” pot (Shipped without the pot)


Ctenanthe lubbersiana, Stromanthe lubbersiana, Calathea lubbersii - Specimen

I recently acquired these 5 oversized Lubbersianas which became too big for a nursery to sell. Funny how one person’s trash really is another one’s treasure. Whereas that nursery can’t sell an overgrown plant to their clientele, I’m sure my people will love this.

Ctenanthe is a member of the Marantaceae family and is related to other prayer plants like calatheas. These Brazilian natives are grown primarily for the splendor of their colorful, variegated leaves. Whilst you can only buy these plants at less than 2 feet tall, these are more than twice the size.

Qty Available: 5 - 2 Available
Size: 4ft in 10” pot


Nepenthes, Pitcher Plant - Specimen - SOLD OUT

I know this isn’t a rare plant at all, but we have a few overgrown Pitcher plants hanging at our nursery which need a new home. They’re just getting too big so we’re letting them go at a good price. Nepenthes alata is the ideal plant for newbie growers of carnivorous plants as its super hardy and forgiving. This is just a really cool plant which always gets commented on when it’s in your home.
The pitchers are normally filled with secretions that attract and digest insects. Make sure the pitchers always have a little fluid in the bottom. In fact, after shipping you should fill the pitchers up with about a half inch of distilled water.

Qty Available: 4
Size: 6” hanging baskets


Hoya pubicalyx splash - Specimen, Totem

Native to Australia and Eastern Asia, this bushy Hoya has white specks on its foliage (hence the name). This cultivar has elongated leaves and is a vigorous grower. It produces gorgeous dense white to dark pink flower clusters. Hoyas are normally sold as hang baskets, but these poles are really unique and impressive. These are very mature plants which have been meticulously trained onto the totems.

Qty Available: 6 (2 Left)
Size: 2ft


Ficus elastica 'Tineke', Indian Rubber Plant - Specimen

This is one of the most popular varieties of Ficus Elastica. Prized for the beautiful pink, white, yellow and green variegation of its shiny leaves. Outdoors they can be difficult to grow as they’re prone to fungus from rain and humidity, but indoors they’re a pretty low maintenance plant. They don’t like wet roots, so allow the soil to dry out between waterings. It does best in bright light which encourage brighter foliage colors.

I found this batch of overgrown Tinekes at a nursery which needed to get rid of them. I was able to pick some up at a reasonable price before they dumped!?! the rest of them. It’s taken me over a year to prune, re-pot and nurse them back to life. If you’re looking for a nice, colorful tree for your house, these will exceed your expectations with their fat trunks and full heads.

Qty Available: 6 (2 Left)
Size: 5ft in 14” pots


Asplenium antiquum 'Victoria', Victoria Bird's Nest Fern - Specimen - SOLD OUT

This attractive fern differentiates itself from its other bird’s nest cousins with its distinctive ruffled leaf edges. In the wild they can be found in temperate Eastern Asia on tree trunks, rocks, and deep under-canopy shade. While it is endangered in its natural habitat, it’s well established and cultivated commercially. They can reach up to 36” in height and width. Bright green blade-like leaves with a firm center rib and uniform width extend upward from the tight root mass. Victoria ferns are perfect additions to your tropical or Asian urbanscape and garden. These huge specimens are like 5 times the size you’d normally find, giving you instant impact!

Qty Available: 4 (2 Left)
Size: 2ft x 2ft


Ficus lyrata 'Bambino', Dwarf Fiddle Leaf Fig - Specimen

A cousin of the well-known Ficus Lyrata, the Ficus ‘Bambino’ is a dwarf version of our favorite large-leafed fiddle leaf fig. The Ficus Bambino displays more smaller, yet compact leaves than its cousin and is just as beautiful. The Bambino makes the perfect variety for those who are looking for a smaller leaf that will compliment a corner space with tons of height. These oversized specimens have become too tall in our current selection and are ready to be potted up.

Qty Available: 10 (4 Left)
Size: 10 inch pot


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