HELP & ADVICE WITH MANY ARTICLES BELOW
TROPICAL PLANT - INFORMATION, HELP AND
By utilizing the many companion plants that
we offer, you garden can look like this.
Encephalartos princeps, a blue South African cycad that
loves heat and sun and is easy to grow in many area.
popular blue cycad from South Africa that is very prickly and
has curved leaves.
South African cycad with over three feet of trunk and age
Front of the
nursery entrance. Shows the diversity of things we grow and
offer for sale.
Assorted colorful companion plants
including red Ti plants and Bromeliads.
To read more, see article directly above this
leaf. This is a Chinese cycad that has
unique upright leaves that are multipinnate (branching)
giving a full and bushy overall appearance.
Outdoor grown cycads and palms at the nursery.
We offer palms and cycads from small to large, even towering
What you see when
you walk into our nursery. Lots of plants, all
a mile of running nursery benches, we have a quarter million
plants for sale. Shown here are 5g and citrus pot cycads.
an approximately 50 year old plant.
Encephalartos lehmannii, a South
African blue cycad
an Asian cycad a full lush head of green
leaves. Also fairly cold hardy.
QUICK CYCAD DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:
Cycad: These are primitive plants that have
changed little since the time of the dinosaurs and are found from
many temperate to tropical areas throughout the world. They
typically have stout trunks holding up a crown of firm and stiff
Cycad Caudex: This term refers to the stem or
trunk of a cycad plant. It is usually somewhat rough in
texture and can be as short as a few inches to well over fifty
feet tall. This caudex supports the crown of leaves.
As cycads age, the trunk develops vertical height.
Therefore, trunk diameter and more importantly trunk height, help
tell you the age of the plant.
Cycad Leaves: Depending on the species, these
can be as short as a foot long or up to twenty feet. Cycads
have pinnate leaves with leaflets to either side of the stem.
Color is usually green although blue leaflets
are also seen. Leaves often have armor (spines)
either on the leaflets or stem.
Cycad Cone: All cycads are either male of
female. The cones of each sex are different. Male
cones produce pollen that must be transferred to the female cone
to make viable seeds. Cones are unique to each species and
can be an assortment of colors from green to yellow to red as well
as many earth tone colors. Cones are a
mainstay in the taxonomic determination of species.
Cycad Seeds: The female cones that are
pollinated can make seeds which germinate and produce a cycad
plant. Seeds often need to mature before germination and the
fruit is usually removed prior to germination.
Cycad Leaf Color: The majority have green
leaves. Sometimes new leaves emerge red or brown. They
later turn to green. But, there are many species of cycads
that have gray or blue leaves and they hold onto this color.
Cycad Cold Tolerance: The most cold hardy
cycads tolerate temperatures into the upper teens F. But,
there are tropical species that do not tolerate a freeze.
Cycads in the Landscape: Cycads are amazing
because they usually are drought tolerant yet look tropical and
lush. Overall size ranges from a few feet to much overhead.
They are slow growing and are a wonderful addition to other types
of trees in the garden.
OVER 250,000 PALM TREES AND CYCADS FOR SALE,
ARTICLES ON PALMS, CYCADS
& sun tolerant Rhapis humilis, the Slender Lady Palm.
Variegated Rhapis excelsa or
Unusual Lady Palms
Read about these beauties!
- Shaving Brush Palm - different types
Bottle Palm, H. lagenicaulis -
Comparison to the Spindle Palm
Read about Bottle & Spindle Palm
The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifurcata
size, thin trunk, fluffy leaves - Read
Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis Larger
palm tree from Madagascar with thick trunk
Read about the Majesty
The Mule Palm
Article on this cold hardy hybrid
that makes a beautiful mature palm - Read
Palm Tree Encyclopedia
Quick info / scientific and
common names / on tons of palms -
The Royal Palm Article
on all the types of Roystonea and their culture. See Royal Palm
Traveler Palm, Ravenala madagscarensis -
Click for this article.
Affordable Shipping on
Cold Hardy Palm Trees Cheapest way to ship
Cold Hardy Palms/Shipping
Meet the Staff at Jungle Music
Staff that you'd see or talk
with on the phone.
Click to meet them.
MUSIC "PLANT PICKS OF THE
Picks of the Week Videos
Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm
Everything on this red emergent leaf palm -
Palm Buyer's Guide
Easy and quick -
Which palm species are best for you - Shows palms for
sun, shade, etc.
Click here to see this Guide
Note: More Videos to
King Palm - Archontophoenix
different types? Yes! Read about
all types of King Palms & their culture.
What is a Palm Tree?
Article describing the parts of a palm tree showing many different
Included are illustrations and photos.
SEE THE ARTICLE
Palm Trees in California
A Pictorial article about the best palm trees for Southern
READ PALMS FOR CALIFORNIA
A descriptive article on blue cycads of all types.
Lots of photos.
Palm Trees for Sale
Overview of nursery with
plants available, mail orders and delivery.
PALM TREES FOR SALE
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
the species, its usages and culture.
African Cycad Photos
Quick pictorial presentation of rare
and Stangeria that are for sale
Encephalartos horridus, Stunning
on this rare cycad -
Windmill Palm & Other Trachycarpus -
Article about the
these very cold hardy palms:
The Chamaedorea Palm Tree
Extensive discussion of these shade
Howea forsteriana, the Kentia Palm
Comprehensive article about
Rainforest Plants That Look Great In The Garden
Article about plants
that add color,
character and charm to the garden. Check
Beautiful Blue Fan Palm Article
on this species, its culture and usage in
landscape. Read: BISMARCKIA
Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale
Offering of large specimen
LARGE SPECIMEN PALM TREES AND CYCADS
and the Genus Phoenix
Read about all the many
types of Date Palms:
Nursery Tour and
Read a brief history of our unique nursery,
what we grow, and what we sell. TOUR OUR PALM AND CYCAD NURSERY
Palm trees can be used
in the garden to give a lush tropical appearance. They can also be
used inside the home or open patio areas. Shown here is an entryway
into home that is filled with lush and exotic palm trees. One looks
out the opening to a tropical garden. Remember, there are 3000
species of palms in existence, so there are a lot of species to
select from. Mixed with interesting companion plants such as
cycads, Philodendron, Heliconia
and other types, you can create a garden of your dreams. Articles
at this website describe how you can do this.
Palm Tree Care & Common Names
Perfect Place to Begin. Shown are the most common palm
trees on the market or in gardens. See photos, description
& cultural information. Go to:
PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES
When To Visit
Our Encinitas Nursery
Open Monday - Saturday
Monday-Saturday: 9 AM-
4 PM. Earlier
visits possible - call
Sundays: Typically closed
Phone Calls: 8AM to
All major credit cards accepted
ON SALE RIGHT NOW!
PALM TREE INFORMATION, HELP AND ADVICE
MANY COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES BELOW
Tree Articles & Info About Jungle Music
Nursery Tour of our 2.5 acres - see rare plants, our
growing areas and lots more!
Tour Palm and
Cycad Display Area
of Expanded Nursery Areas
Video: Plant Picks of the
Spring Color, Companion plants and Cycads
Best Palm Species for Southern California
Palm Tree Culture, Care and
Other Aspects of Palms
Water Conservation and Creating a Lush Tropical Garden
Palms in the Landscape, Basic Concepts and Ideas
Palms in Containers
Palm Tree Landscape:
Placement Of Palms
How to Plant a Palm Tree
Greenhouse Culture Of Palms
Palm Seed Germination
Potting Soil for Palms
Palms & Cycads That Will Grow In Your Area
Acclimation Of Plants
Care and Common Names
Landscaping with Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants
Articles, Ideas and Photos
New Plant Arrivals:
Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog
Landscaping with Exotic Tropical Plants - Pictorial Presentation
Landscape: the Most Important Thing
Palm Tree Trunks
Shipping of Larger Cold Hardy Palms by the Pallet
Actual Nursery Plants for Sale & Side by Side Photos of Mature
Palms for your area
Gardens for Home or Business
Consultation on design ideas and Usage of Species
Water Conservation and Cycads
Large Specimen Palms and Cycads
Palms for Hot Desert Areas
Cycads in the Landscape, four part article with photos
Tropical Plants: Rainforest plants that look great in the garden
Usage of Bromeliads in the Landscape
Water Conservation and a Tropical Garden - Using Palms &
Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit
Tour, Garden of Mardi Darian, Vista, CA
Tree Species, Genera and Groups
of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)
Palm Tree Encyclopedia
Best Palm Tree Species for Southern California - slide show
Areca Palm (short article)
Bismarckia nobilis, the Blue Bismarck Palm
Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe
Comparison with the Spindle Palm
Butia capitata - The Pindo Palm
Butia X Jubaea Tutorial Video
Caryotas, Did You Know?
Chamaedorea, the Genus
Chamaedorea, the Species
Chamaerops humilus, the Mediterranean Fan Palm
Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm
Cold Hardy Palms
Containers - Sizes & Descriptions
Desert Palm Trees
Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm
Fan Palm Leaves - Appearance
Fan Palms - Why Choose Them?
Fast Growing Palms
Houseplants - Using Palm Trees
Jubaea chilensis, the Chilean Wine Palm
Kentia Palm, Howea forsteriana
King Palm -
Lord Howe Island Palms
Including Howea, Hedyscepe and others
Madagascar Palms Including
Dypsis, Ravenea & Others
Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis
Mule Palm, A Hybrid Palm
New Caledonia Palms
Tree Finder's Guide
Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix
Queen Palm, Syagrus romanzoffiana
Slender Lady Palm
Rhopalostylis -The Nikau or
Royal Palm, Roystonea regia
Shaving Brush Palm & other
Short Palm Trees
Spiny Palm Trees
Traveler Palm, Ravenala madgascarensis
Variegated Lady Palms, Rhapis excelsa
Wodyetia bifurcata, the Foxtail Palm
also known as the Kentia Palm. This one is a single trunk
but we also have "multiples" with several plants per container.
Front entrance to
Chamberyonia macrocarpa, the "Flame Thrower" Palm.
newly emergent red leaf shown here, the hallmark of this palm.
TREE DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:
Palm Tree: One of the most popular groups of
trees with distribution throughout the world. Palms are
flowering trees that can be single trunk of have multiple
trunks and have a crown of leaves above the trunk.
Palm Tree Trunk: The supporting
structure that holds up the leaves and can be very short in
height or over 100 feet. Rings are many times apparent.
These are actually scars from the point of attachment of old
Palm Tree Leaf: There are three types:
The feather palm leaf (pinnate) with leaflets attached to and
to either side of the stem. Also, fan leaves that
have attached leaflets forming a more circular leaf, usually
divided at the outer part of the leaf. And, there is an
in-between leaf, a fusion of these two.
Suckering Palm: A palm that starts off
with one trunk and then grows additional trunks from the base
of the original one. This causes a "clumping"
appearance, similar to Bamboo.
Cold Hardy Palm: Refers to palm species
that can tolerate lower winter temperatures. Usually
people consider this group to be palms that can withstand
temperatures below 20 to 23 degrees F.
Palm Tree Heights: As there are about 3000
species, there are species that do not get over about a foot
tall. In contrast, there are species that grow to well
over 100 feet tall.
Common Palm Trees: The most commonly
seen and planted palm trees in Southern California are the
Queen Palm, Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta),
Pygmy Date Palm, and the Sago Palm (which is actually a cycad,
not a palm tree).
Palm Seeds: All palm trees flower and
have the capability to make seeds. For some, you only
need one tree to get seeds. In contrast, there are
others that require both a male and female plant to pollinate
the flowers and produce seeds. Viable seeds are usually
prominently colored and contain fruit around the seed.
Drought Tolerant Palm Trees: As a
group, palm trees require average water. This is much
less than the requirements of the average lawn. And,
there are xerophytic species that tolerate drought and very
Palm Trees in the Garden. The key to
having a palm garden is knowing which species you like and can
live in your particular area. Cold tolerance is of
paramount importance. And, you must know which species
like sun or shade.
Interior Palm Trees: Care must be used
in selecting the right palm species for growing inside the
home. Some just do don't do well inside. But,
there are at least two dozen or more types that perform great
in the home environment. An article at this site shows
you which do well.
Mail Order Plants: In general, palm trees
don't tolerate being shipped bare root without their soil.
Therefore, if you're buying palms on line, try to find a
supplier who is qualified to (certified nursery) and does ship
plants in their container with the soil attached. This
avoids immediate losses (up to 50%) and the almost guaranteed
one year set back.