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Unusual and Exotic Houseplant Seeds From Around the World

LITTLE GRAYBACK FARM'S INTERNATIONAL SEEDS PRESENTS:

OUR LIST OF EXOTIC AND UNUSUAL HOUSEPLANT SEEDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

HOUSEPLANTS GROWN FOR THEIR FLOWERS AND BEAUTIFUL FOLIAGE:

4502 KANGAROO PAWS. ANIGOZANTHOS MANGLESII.
Odd half hardy perennials with swordlike leaves and stunning vivid red and green woolly flowers that do in fact resemble kangaroo paws. Makes excellent cut flowers. The floral emblem for Australia. Can be grown outdoors in the south where it attracts birds and butterflies. 3-4 ft. tall.
8 seeds $1.95

4504 CAT'S PAWS. ANIGOZANTHOS HUMILIS.
Kin to Kangaroo paws, this plant has strap like leaves and attractive woolly flowers that make them a centerpeice in every houseplant collection. Seeds are always in short supply.
10 seeds $2.50

4505 PHEASANT'S EYE. ADONIS AESTIVALIS.
A hardy annual growing to 18" with brilliant crimson flowers up to 1 1/2 inches across held over feathery foliage. Easy to grow from seed. 18" tall. From Central Europe.
5 seeds $1.95

4507 PINK PINGUIN BROMELIAD. BROMELIA
A beautiful plant with large light green leaves and long pink flower bracts. A very easy to grow bromeliad.
5 seeds $2.50

4508 AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS PINE, SWISS MTN. PINE. PINUS MUG VAR. NIGRA
Although this will also make a magnificent lawn tree perfect for Christmas decorations as the name suggests, it also makes a wonderful houseplant when young. Foliage has a different appearance than normal pines.
5 seeds $2.50

4514 RED KAKA BEAK; PARROTS BILL. CLIANTHUS PUNICEUS.
A fast growing shrub-like plant to 3 ft. with dark green fern-like foliage and dense masses of crimson red unusual flowers. Outside it attracts birds and butterflies.
3 seeds $1.95

SO 525 CANDLEBUSH. CASSIA ALATA.
A tropical plant that is easily grown indoors. Has handsome foliage and candle like spikes of yellow flowers. A must for every houseplant lover.
5 seeds $2.50

SO397 DRAGON TREE.
Not really a tree although it will reach up to 60 ft. outside. It is most often raised inside in tubs. Has large sword like leaves in a rosette shape. A great patio plant
8 seeds $2.50

SO298 MICKEY MOUSE PLANT. OCHNA.
A delightful evergreen shrub to 5 ft. with leathery, oblong leaves. The glossy calyx turns red then black against a background of red petals which do represent the Mickey Mouse image. A tropical plant well suited to inside.
5 seeds $2.50

NW36 HOTTENTOT BREAD. DIOSCOREA ELEPHANTIPPES
A most unusual looking plant with a swollen base and heart shaped leaves on twining stems. Raise this one for it unique appearence.
4 seeds $2.50

NW 20 SPRIAL GINGER. Costus guaniensis.
A fast grower to 9 ft. Its red flower bract produces a dense mass of white and yellow flowers that are tinged pink. Its numerous spiraling stems and beautiful flowers make this a handsome houseplant specimen if raised in a large container. A refreshing drink is made from the edible stalk. This plant has a unique appearance.
3 seeds $1.50

4547 BOTTLEBRUSH PLANT. CALLISTEMON.
An excellent novelty plant. It will reach 3 ft. in height and in summer the cylindrical flower like spikes appear, no petals. Its unique flowers and handsome foliage make this a must for every flower garden. Leaves bronzy when young. The leaves give off a pleasant fragrance when bruised.
20 seeds $1.95

HOUSEPLANTS RAISED FOR THEIR INTENSE FRAGRANCE:

4553 NIGHT JESSAMINE. CESTRUM.
A Jessamine like plant that will fill a house with fragrance when their white tubular flowers open at night. Handsome green foliage. Easy to grow from seeds. Hardy. Will reach up to six ft. tall.
10 seeds $1.75

4554 ORANGE JASEMINE. MURRAEA EXOTICA.
A beautiful shrub that is easy to raise in containers and has extremely fragrant flowers that resemble those of the citrus bush. The fragrance of the flowers can be distinguished several feet away. The plant has beautiful foliage and can be raised outside in the South. Extremely hard seeds to come by.
5 seeds $1.80

4599 YELLOW GINGER. HEDYCHIUM FLAVUM.
The heavily perfumed orange and yellow flowers of this plant are often used in leis. A strikingly handsome plant with leafy canes reaching 4 ft. Must be raised in large tubs.
5 seeds $2.50

4555 WINTER SWEET. CHIMONANTHUS.
An extremely fragrant deciduous shrub with pale yellow flowers stained purplish red inside. The plant flowers in the winter, filling the house with its beautiful fragrance.
$1.00 per seed.

5165 SWEET SHADE. CALYCANTHUS FLORIDUS.
A fast growing shrub with very fragrant reddish brown flowers. The bark of the plant can be used as cinnamon substitute. The bark has been used as a cinnamon substitute.
5 seeds $1.95

4503 COFFEE PLANT. COFFEA ARABICA.
The world's most important trade crop also makes a wonderful house plant. The plants have dark shiny-green leaves and white fragrant flowers. A very ornamental plant. Very unique.
5 seeds $2.00

HOUSEPLANTS GROWN FOR THIER UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL APPEARENCE:

4509 WEEPING FICUS. FICUS BENJAMINA.
One of the most recognizable house plants grown today. Very economical and easy to grow from seed and easy to care for. A fast growing plant that can become a centerpiece.
12 seeds $1.95

4598 MONKEY POD RAIN TREE. SAMANEA SAMAN
Few people realize that this magnificent Rain Forest tree can be raised inside in containers. Its name comes from the fact that when it rains, the fern like foliage closes up to let the rain pass through. Bears beautiful glowing pink flowers followed by attractive green and black pods that contain a sweet pulp that is eaten by monkeys in its jungle habitat. Very easy to raise from seeds.
5 seeds $3.00

4512 RUBBER TREE PLANT. FICUS DECORA.
Another popular member of the Ficus family. Although rather expensive to purchase as plants from nurseries, it can be raised for pennies each from seed.
12 seeds $1.95

9601 INDIAN ROSEWOOD. DALBERGIA LATIFOLIA

This is the famous rosewood tree of India where it is cultivated for its unique textured wood used for wood crafts. Very ornamental plant for inside tubs. 5 seeds $3.00

9602 CHAMPACA. MICHELIA CHAMPACA

Very limited supply of seeds as they are always in great demand. This tree is know world wide for its gorgeuous and very aromatic orange blossoms and the striking appearence of the tree with its smooth trunk and large ovate, glossy leaves. It is also cultivated for perfumery and medicinal purposes. Tropical, but can be container raised. 5 seeds $3.50

5111 SENSITIVE PLANT. MIMOSA.
A small shrub that has pale green pinnate leaves that retract when touched, the stalks bending at the same time; after half an hour, if not further disturbed, the leaves resume their normal position. The global flower heads are pink and feathery.
10 seeds $1.45

5159 WHITE SHRIMP PLANT. JUSTICA
An easy to grow shrubby houseplant which bears prawn-shaped flower heads at the end of arching stems. The blooms appear nearly year round and the plant requires hardly any care. The unique flower heads do in fact resemble shrimp. This is an excellent houseplant no matter where you live.
5 seeds $2.00

4521 PERUVIAN LILY. ALSTROEMERIA.
Showy South American flowers that produce abundant red, yellow or purple flowers that are often strikingly spotted or streaked. A collector's plant. Can be grown outside in South.
4 seeds $1.95

4535 ASPARAGUS FERN. SPRENGERI.
A charming plant with long, delicate, graceful fronds. An excellent houseplant that withstands abuse. Tiny white flowers with red fruit. Excellent for hanging baskets.
10 seeds $1.95

4513 PEEPUL FIG. FICUS RELIGOSA.
A beautiful house plant that will produce edible figs, however they are mostly limited to making preserves. Lovely green foliage on a twisting, spiraling stalk. Fast growing.
12 seeds $1.95

4558 PINK ROCKROSE. CISTUS.
Densely branched evergreen shrub 1-5 ft. high. Flowers pink to rosy purple, prolific. An attractive lower plant for large container plants. A easy plant to start from seeds. Hardy to 10 degrees.
25 seeds $1.95

EXOTIC HOUSEPLANTS FOR REMOVING INDOOR POLLUTION

NASA has conducted tests that prove the following type of plants can significantly reduce the amount of indoor pollution in your home. They trap and filter out harmful chemical agents and smoke particles. Even the air in a new home in the country can be polluted from the chemical vapors released from the carpet, plywood and other construction materials.

1102 BLUE LILY OF THE NILE. AGAPTHANUS
Showy perennial plant with flowers the shape of large globes and a beautiful hue of blue. The foliage is large, dark green leaves resembling day lilies. 24" high.
25 seeds $1.95

1105 CABBAGE TREE PALM. CORDYLINE AUSTRAILIS.
A must for every house plant collection. The Cabbage Tree Palm makes a beautiful container plant that is easy to care for. Its long slender grass fingers make for a perfect false palm. It is fast growing and tolerates abuse and low light. It is low maintenance and long lived. 20 seeds $1.95

1107 FLOWERING BANANA. MUSA.
A compact banana plant for indoors that only grows to about 3 ft. Attractive flowers are followed by small banana fruit. The seeds are slow to germinate but well worth the wait. Makes a great gift!.
5 seeds $3.00

5137 RADERMACHERA.
A perfect houseplant. It tolerates the dry air of central heat well, and does not require direct sunlight. A decorative shrub with large compound leaves. Takes little time to raise from seed.
15 seeds $1.95

5147 SCHEFFLERA. (OCTOPUS PLANT, UMBRELLA PLANT).
One of the most common shrubs used for house plants because of its easy to care for habits. We offer a compact variety, not as prone to spreading.
15 seeds $1.95

1108 SELLOUM PHILODENDRON.
This has magnificent foliage with deeply lobed leaves up to 20 inches long and 28 inches wide. Does well in partial shade and is a good container plant. Eventually forms palm-like trunk.
15 seeds $1.95

1109 BIRD OF PARADISE. STRELITZIA.
One of the most attractive of all tropical plants. It comes from S Africa. The flowers take shape of a most peculiar form, resembling birds in flight. Grows to a height of about 3 ft.
5 seeds $1.95

1115 CALLA LILY. ZANTEDESCHIA.
The Calla Lily is a traditional flower of bridal bouquets and makes a great House plant. It is almost indestructible. It has magnificent blooms with white, cornucopia like spathes.
4 seeds $1.95

1121 RED SILK COTTON TREE. BOMBAX MALABARICUM.
A very showy plant that can be grown in containers. The slender stemmed plant bears large scarlet red cup shaped flowers up to 4" across followed by 6" long fruits filled with silky fibers used to stuff pillows.
2 seeds $1.80

1126 TREE FERN. VIRGATUS
A relative of the Asparagus fern, this plant grows more like a bush with many graceful fronds. An excellent compliment plant for a ficus.
10 seeds $1.95

1139 MEXICAN BREADFRUIT. MONSTERA.
A large species also known as Philodendron pertusum. The glossy leaves are extremely decorative, up to 3 ft. long and 2 ft. wide. The mature plant produces spiky flowers enclosed in a creme colored spathe, followed by an edible fruit that smells like a pineapple.
$0.70 per seed

1143 SEAGRAPES. COCCOLOBA UVILFERA.
A plant for the lover of rarities. It will grow in the house, conservatory or outside in warm climates. Has huge, stiff olive-green leaves with red veins that turn cream colored with age. Bears fragrant white flowers followed by red grape-like fruits. Grow in a large tub and given lots of light.
5 seeds $1.95

1147 PANTHER LILY.LILIUM PARDALINUM.
This plant bears gorgeous nodding 4 " flowers with recurved scarlet to reddish petals. A most intriguing plant. For professionals only, it takes 3-4 years to germinate the seeds.
4 seeds $2.75

1151 ERECT PALM LILY. CORDYLINE.
An elegant palm like plant of 3-8 ft. with closely set narrow 1-2 ft. leaves from upright, rigid stems. Pale blue lilac flowers. Makes a perfect false palm plant for hallways, patios.
20 seeds $1.95

1154 ELEPHANT EAR PHILODENDRON. BIPINNATIFDUM.
A non-climbing species which may grow to a height of 3 ft. Leaves are about 16 inches long and wide and deeply incised with the familiar Philodendron look.
10 seeds $1.95

1160 SILK TREE. ALBIZIA JULIBRISSIN.
From Iran. A beautiful tree when raised outside, this tree also makes a wonderful tub plant. Has graceful, feathery foliage and pink, yellow or white plume like flowers. The leaves are aromatic and used in Chinese cooking. Hardy outside to New England. The leaflets fold up at night.
20 seeds $1.95

1164 GOLDEN MIMOSA. ACACIA BAILEYANA.
Australia. Small graceful tree well adapted to growing inside. Has such a profusion of beautiful flowers that they seem to cover the entire plant. Cold hardy to 18 degrees outside.
20 seeds $1.95

1169 LEOPARD TREE. CAESALPINIA FERREA.
Very special. Has showy feathery foliage and yellow flowers. The trunk has white bark with brown spots. Thus, the name. Easily grown inside, it will be a conversation piece for years.
2 seeds $2.50

1175 NORFOLK ISLAND PINE. ARAUCARIA.
Well known house plant shrub that is easy to care for. It can be raised outside in temperate areas and can reach a height of 60 ft. or more. Inside, it is easy to care for and adds a touch of nature to the home. Fresh seeds available in July, place your order now.
$0.75 per seed