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Snake Plant ‘Golden Hahnii’

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’ Snake Plant ‘Golden Hahnii’ is special among its species because it grows in a tight rosette that doesn’t get higher than about 6”. While its taller cousins bear such dreaded names as ‘Mother-in-law tongue’ and ‘Devil’s tongue’, this one deserves the happier...

Chinese Evergreen

Aglaonema modestum For an easy beginner houseplant, we nominate Chinese evergreen. It provides 8” long waxy undulating leaves on sturdy stalks about 1-2 feet high. It’s grown mainly for the foliage that can be solid green or variegated, but it may flower in late summer or early fall with a pale...

Annual vinca, Madagascar periwinkle

Catharanthus roseus ‘Cascade Lilac’ Low maintenance, good drought tolerance, and easy availability all help popularize annual vinca (not to be confused with Vinca major or Vinca minor , the evergreen ground covers.) A Madagascar native, annual vinca grows 1 ½ feet tall and wide, blooming...
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