Just in! Spiny Black Olive Bucida spinosa Back on our shelves after many years, this pre-bonsai features thin, stiff branches, growing in a layered, zigzag pattern. Branches are blanketed with leathery leaves and spines, creating a lattice-like effect. If you don't like spines, try to overlook them on this plant. The form on this gorgeous. Also gives tiny yellow blooms in summer. Despite it's common name, this plant is unrelated to olives and will not produce edible fruit. Native to the Southern USA, The Caribbean, and Central America. Bright light. Water when 70 to 80 per cent dry. Grown indoors during winter. Height and Spread: 20' in nature. Much smaller in a pot. $69.00, plant $59.00, pot Two trays in stock. #kimsnature #gardening #houseplants #bonsai #bucidaspinosa
Just in! Aechmea chantinii 'Rebecca' This bromeliad features upright, waxy straps of foliage, radiating from a central point. Each leaf is edged with teeth and banded with white. At the centre of foliage, the plant gives a spectacular inflorescence of red, orange, and yellow. You can see the beginning of it now and it will grow another six to ten inches taller. Grows well in tanks and terrariums. These are epiphytes in their natural environment of the Amazon Rain Forest. They grow on other plants, taking in water and nutrients from their surroundings. Bright light. Water when 70 to 80 per cent dry. Keep wells in between foliage filled with water. Grown indoors during winter. Height: 24 Spread: 18 $16.00 One tray in stock. #kimsnature #gardening #houseplants #bromeliads
Serving up some bonsai inspiration with this Kingsville Boxwood. Kem, a customer of ours, got this from us as a raw, formless shrub five and a half years ago. Here's the result of years of dedicated pruning and wiring. It's gone through two repottings and the moss on top is scraped off the sidewalk. (Shhhh!) The moss has to be replaced every now and then. As a winter-hardy plant, this boxwood stays outdoors all summer, then goes dormant in a cool room for winter, hovering around 0 celsius. It must sleep at this time as winter dormancy is built into its genetics. This is also true for other winter-hardy trees such as pine, larch, ginkgo, maple, and juniper. Kingsville Boxwood is known for its tiny, evergreen foliage and slow growth habit. None in stock, but we'll try for next season. #kimsnature #gardening #bonsai #boxwood
Just in! Assorted Calatheas, including: 1. White Fusion 2. Vittata 3. Rattlesnake 4. Beauty Star If you missed these a few weeks ago, here's another batch of these tropical beauties! They all have thin, delicate foliage, each patterned in their own special way. Calatheas need high humidity and dislike chlorine and fluoride in their water. Best watered with rain, distilled, fish tank, reverse osmosis, or water that's been sitting out over night. White fusion is particularly tough to grow. If you don't have the above conditions, I highly suggest a different plant. Bright to moderate light. Water when 70 to 80 per cent dry. Likes humidity--mist daily. Grown indoors during winter. Height and Spread: 1' to 2' $15.00 each Two trays of each in stock. #kimsnature #gardening #houseplants #calathea
Just in! Turbinocarpus lophophoroides mostruosus If you love weird cacti, here's something for you! This features mounds of tiny, bubble-like foliage, covered in star-shaped spines. The more light it gets, the darker the plant becomes. With age, this resembles a piece of exotic coral. Bright light. Water when 95 per cent dry. Grown indoors during winter. $50.00, plant $6.00, pot Eight pots in stock. Please note that this is one of the plants stolen yesterday. If you see these online being resold, it likely came from here. A thank you to Jack for finding the name of this plant for me. #kimsnature #gardening #houseplants #cacti #succulents #turbinocarpuslophophoroides
So I came into the store today to discover a whole bunch of these were stolen this morning. This is disappointing as it breaks the trust and joy for the hobby that we have in our plant community. Theft affects everyone. It increases prices for paying customers and discourages us from bringing in new, exotic plants. If you see a bunch of these online for sale in the GTA, especially the one on the top right (which has not been posted yet), they likely are from here. As for all our honest customers, thank you for your support all these years. A direct message to the thief: Your face has been recorded on video. Rather than post it on here for the world to see, we'll take the high road (for now) and ask that you return the plants.