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TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, - 26 SEPTEMBER, 2019

SPECIMEN SIZE KENTIA PALMS
HOWEA FORSTERIANA


FROM FIVE TO FIFTEEN FEET OF TRUNK
SINGLES AND MULTIPLES
SALE PRICE THESE SPECIMEN PALMS


For several decades we've worked with an associate grower who offers old specimen Kentia Palms.  Starting in the late 1980's, these were field grown here in Encinitas, CA.  Over time, many have been dug and put into boxes.  Usually this is into 36 inch box sizes - rarely into 24 inch boxes.  Some are still in the growing fields.  Even if dug from the grower's and moved to your garden for immediate planting, most do just fine.  And, these have been sun grown only getting shade from adjacent Kentias.

Kentia palms dig quite easily.  The ones shown in boxes below were typically dug three to four years ago.  Several hundred trees are available.  All need heavy equipment to lift and handle - and a flatbed truck for delivery (at least 25 feet long).  Delivery can be arranged as needed.  Call or email us for more information.  Random photos below were taken recently of plants available.

SPECIAL PRICE THESE LARGE KENTIAS - $125 PER TRUNK FOOT

Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana  Howea forsteriana

SABAL CAUSIARUM
LARGE TRUNKED TROPICAL FAN PALM
SMOOTH AND LIGHT COLORED
SUPER COLD HARDY

TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS

This is one of my favorite Sabal species.  It's native to various Caribbean Islands including Puerto Rico and Cuba.  It can get to height of at least 35 feet and has a trunk that is smooth and a light tan to gray color.  Trunks are thick, up to about 30 inches.  Leaf color is blue-green.  Growth rate is good and it likes sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-teens F.  The bands on sale are nicely sized and easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $35

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Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum 
Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum 

COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNAUBA WAX PALM


WATER CONSERVING
LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species is native to Brazil and is a single trunk fan palm with a not too large crown of leaves that are green in color.  Sometimes they'll be blue-green.  This species will retail old leaf bases for a while and give a "knobby trunk" over time.  The last photo shows a close up of a trunk with attached leaf bases.  Overall height can get over fifty feet although often shorter.  Old leaf bases can be adherent to the trunk making rough as shown in the last photo.  Economically, the leaves of this species produce a wax that makes carnauba wax.  The latter is marketed for various usages including car and shoe wax.  This palm wants heat and sun and is cold hardy to at least the lower 20's F.  We are offering our 5g plants on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $75


Remember, mention this Special!

Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera

 

CARYOTA RUMPHIANA
THE AUSTRALIAN FISHTAIL PALM


SMALLER THAN CARYOTA URENS
YOUNG PLANTS AVAILABLE

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This is a single trunk, monocarpic (when it flowers, the tree dies) species of palm that is native to northeastern Australia, PNG and the Philippines.  It has a more slender trunk and doesn't get as tall as Caryota urens.  The trunk is about 12 inches thick, less than a robust Queen Palm.   Leaves are green and about 8 to 10 feet long.  In my yard it has gotten to a height of about 35 feet.  And, it may have a longer life in the garden than either C. urens or gigas.  In my garden it has outlived all of the urens and still looks great after thirty years.  The  urens lived about 18 years.   

Another difference is cold hardiness.  I suspect it doesn't take the cold as well as urens.   Mine has seen temperatures at worst into the mid-twenties.  I'd estimate it'll maybe go into the low 20's F.  The problem is that you hardly ever see this species for sale.  This is because it's rare in cultivation and a tree has to die to get the seeds.  This means that seeds are rarely available.  But, available now are some young plants in one gallon pots in very limited numbers.   


REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

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Caryota rumphiana Caryota rumphiana Caryota rumphiana

CHAMAEDOREA BENZEI
RARE SINGLE TRUNK CHAMAEDOREA


LIKE C. RADICALIS ON STEROIDS!
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
5 GALLON SIZE NOW AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Below are plants that are about seven years old, grown from seeds.  It is native to Mexico at high elevations near Chiapas.  It is a single trunk, understory palm that has sort of a thick trunk up to 1.5 or 2 inches.  The flowers are reminiscent of Chamaedorea radicalis as they shoot high into the foliage.  I am showing photos of both the male and female flowers below.  Its overall appearance is also similar to the trunking radicalis but with with bigger leaves, wider leaflets and a thicker trunk.  It gets up to about 10 to 15 feet.  It grows in filtered light and seems to be cold hardy into the mid-twenties at least.  We have a limited number of 5 gallons available.   Some pots have two or three plants per pot - so there's a chance to set some seeds.  These can be mail ordered.  I'm also putting them on special.  Please appreciate that this is a super rare species to find.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $80


Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  Can be shipped. 


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Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei
Chamaedorea benzei male blossom
male blossom
Chamaedorea benzei female blossom
female blossom
Chamaedorea benzei
15 gallon at nursery

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
DWARF, BLUE, SUCKERING SUN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This easy to grow Mexican fan palm hardly ever gets over five feet tall.  In the sun, it gets super blue, suckers and doesn't have a large footprint in the garden.  Surprisingly, when young, plants are green in color.  But, outdoors in the sun, I guarantee that they'll turn blue.  Leaves are small compared to other Braheas.  It is rare and, unfortunately, very slow growing.  I am showing here our 5 gallon plants which are about 5-6 years old.  They are quite old for their containers.  This species will take sun in all areas and does not like shade.  It does well in desert areas.  Cold tolerance is about 17 to 18 degrees.  We're offering both sizes on a ten day special.  And, for this slow growing species, they are oversized in their pots.  After a little acclimation, put them right into your garden!

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $75

Easy to ship. But, you must mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing to get these prices.

BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS 
BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS 
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens BRAHEA DECUMBENS 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM

 
STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES
EASY SIZE TO MAIL ORDER
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 2 GALLON PLANTS

Jubaea chilensis is a difficult species to germinate and grow from a sprouted seeds.  What I’m offering here are healthy, outdoor grown four year old plants.  The Chilean Wine Palm, as most know, is unbearably slow to grow and getting 15 gallon takes ten years or more.  But, many still really love and want this palm.  Interestingly enough, we ship a lot of this sized Chilean Wine Palms to people in colder states like Texas and South Carolina.  Ultimate tree height can reach at least forty feet (in several decades) and trunk diameter up to four feet.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  Seeds are large and globular as shown here.  Cold hardiness in into the mid teens F.  It's a sun species, even in the desert.

REGULAR PRICE 2G AS SHOWN $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

But, mention this Special to get your discount.  Mail order, in the pot with soil, is easy.  BTW, these are over twice as big as any one gallon we have.


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Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING BAMBOO PALM


COLD HARDY - NEVER OVER EIGHT FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


This suckering Chamaedorea has very thin canes, somewhat wide leaflets, green leaves and an overall small to medium size.  Mature plants are rarely over 8 feet tall.  Often leaves can have an iridescent sheen and sometimes are glaucous on the back side.  This species wants filtered light and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  The 2 gallon on sale are nicely sized and suckering already.  They are equivalent to a 5 gallon plant.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $60
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $47.50

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  These can be mail ordered.  The plants on special are shown in the first two rows of photos.  The last row shows a 15g at the nursery.

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Chamaedorea microspadix suckering Chamaedorea microspadix suckering Chamaedorea microspadix suckering
Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix suckering Chamaedorea microspadix suckering

 

STAGHORN FERN
PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATA
EPIPHYTIC FERN THAT LIVES IN TREES


ANTLER TYPE LEAVES - MOUNTED PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL MOUNTED AND LARGER PLANTS

Country or area of origin:  South America, Africa, southern Asia, Australia and PNG
Mature height:  Form epiphytic clumping plants that in many decades can reach several meters width
Sun Requirements:  Part sun or filtered light
Cold Tolerance:  Low 20's F. by estimate
Water Requirements:  Low, but don't allow to go totally dry
Rate of Growth:  
Slow
Sizes Available: 
 Mounted on wood as shown
Regular Prices:  See below
Size shown:  Mounted on wood, assorted clusters


Comments:  This species grows in trees.  Often all you see when you look up in the rainforest, all you see is a large clump of leaves with their brown shields.  We sell them mounted on wood (sort of epiphytic) where you'd hang them on a branch or a nail in a fence. Or, you can remove the wood and apply them right on a trunk as shown below.  Give them part sun.  Spray them about ever week or two with water and fertilize them every few months with liquid fertilizer.  They are reliable performers.  The plants shown here are good sized as shown.  They can be shipped but may take an oversized box.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE STAGHORN $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60
 

Just mention this special when you purchase.
 
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Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted
Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum

 

DIOON MEJIAE
LUSH AND TROPICAL APPEARING


NEW WORLD CYCAD
SPECIMEN SIZES AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES

This is a more tropical appearing species of Dioon and is native to Central America in Nicaragua and Honduras.  There it is found among thick deciduous forests.   Leaves are long, green and arch minimally.  In cross section the leaves are flat.  They are similar to the lush leaves of Dioon spinulosum but typically, on mature plants, lack any spines on the leaflets.  Trunks ten to be somewhat narrow, usually under twelve inches.  But, a mature plant in habitat can reach heights of over 20 feet in a century or two.  An attractive thing about this species are the super soft, wooly and yet fragile new leaves as they emerge (last photo).  One is so tempted to feel them.  Leaf color is green with a length of about six feet. 

This is a super attractive plant for morning sun or strong filtered light.  It is possible to grow it in half day coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  The plant shown is in a 15g and has a caudex size of ten inches.  We do have both smaller and larger plants for sale.  All can be mail ordered or delivered within the U.S.  I'm showing you two nursery plants below with some garden photographs.

TEN DAY SPECIAL:  20% OFF REGULAR PRICE ANY PLANT THIS SPECIES

 
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Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae 
dioon mejiae  dIOON MEJIAE  dIOON MEJIAE 
Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae new leaves emerging

 

CYCAS REVOLUTA - THE SAGO PALM
MOST COMMON CYCAD IN THE WORLD


TAKES FULL SUN - COLD HARDY WELL INTO THE TEENS f.
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS


The Sago Palm is the most common cycad in the world.  At one point, about 150 years ago, it was quite rare.  But, mass propagation and marketing have made it common nowadays.  It likes sun and is cold hardy to somewhere around 16 or 17 degrees F.  These are a green cycad.  It forms basal suckers.  Sometimes you'll see large trunks fork as below.  The 5g on special are about softball sized.  Easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G $65

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Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta

DYPSIS BARONII - RARE MADAGASCAR PALM


THIS CLONE HAS SHORT PETIOLES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS


Dypsis baronii is a super attractive, suckering palm from Madagascar.  It gets to a height of about 15 feet.  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun - but not full sun.  Colder tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameters are about two to three inches.  The plants on special are a clone that has rather short petioles.  It's not evident at this time.  We have limited numbers.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $37.50

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special for this discounted price when you purchase.

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Dypsis baronii short petiole Dypsis baronii  

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Of the Shaving Brush Palm family, this is the hardest one to find.  And, many think it's the prettiest and most desirable species.  Some consider it to be a variety of R. baueri.  We like to consider it a species.  Native to Raoul Island, an island well off the eastern side of New Zealand, this species has a medium sized trunk and reaches a height of twenty five feet.  The crown shaft is gorgeous but not as swollen as R. sapida.  I have some customers who report the crown shaft being a purple color.  On younger plants, the leaf stems are red colored as shown here.  Cold tolerance is the low 20's F.  It will take coastal sun or consider morning sun or strong filtered light inland.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Just mention this Blog special for this discount.  In the second row below I've shown a 5g nursery plant.  We also have 15g size.

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Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
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HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM
BULGING TRUNK ABOVE THE GROUND!


MUCH BETTER F
OR SUTHERN CA THAN THE BOTTLE PALM!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

If you live in Southern California, the chances are 99% that a Bottle Palm (If you live in Southern California, the chances are 99% that a Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) will die in your garden.  They don't tolerate our winter's cold.  If you live along the coast, the chances are 75% that you can successfully grow the Spindle Palm.  Plain and simple.  You might ask why a certain depot type store only sells the Bottle Palm.  It's because the Spindle Palm can't be imported into CA from Florida because of lethal yellow disease.  So, one has to grow them from seeds here in California. And, that takes a long time.  But, that's exactly what we'd done.  So, we can offer you a Hyophorbe with a bulging trunk that you CAN grow and is on sale!

And, the Spindle Palm is easier to grow, gets taller and has a cigar shaped trunk that is super cool.  Mature height in 25 years is about 15 feet.  Peak height is about 20 feet in many decades.  The mature plants below are very old.  This species loves sun.  Cold hardiness is just below a freeze.  The five gallon size shown here are fantastic - very large for their pots with heights of 3 to 4 feet size.  They are ready for a 15g pot.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $85

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $65

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase


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Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii
Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii

ENCEPHALARTOS DYERIANUS
SUPER RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


NATIVE TO THE TRANSVAAL DISTRICT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON SIZE

This sought after and very rare blue to blue-green South African cycad is native to the Limpopo Province in northern RSA.  There it is critically endangered with a few hundred plants remaining.  It lives on granite mountain slopes at an elevation of about 2000 feet.  It prefers full sun and is an average speed growing species.  Mature size is over ten feet in habitat in centuries.  Leaf color in full sun is typically blue.  It is considered one of the more rare of the "Transvaal" South African cycads. 

Shown here are 2 year old germinated seedlings that we have put into 1.5 gallon pots.  Most have an additional leaf since these photos were taken.  They were grown from domestic seed and pollinated by a very knowledgeable enthusiast.  Most have two leaves.  I'm showing five pictures of these plants we're putting on sale as well as several specimens we have or have had at the nursery.  Also shown are several garden specimens.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $95


Remember to mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase. 

 
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Encephalartos dyerianus Encephalartos dyerianus Encephalartos dyerianus
Encephalartos dyerianus Encephalartos dyerianus Encephalartos dyerianus

 

ALOCASIA MACRORRHIZA
THE GIANT TARO PLANT


HUGE, LANDSCAPE READY PLANTS FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS


This attractive tropical and clumping plant with large heart shape leaves is native to southeast Asia, habitats spreading from Malaysia down to Queensland and including an assortment of Pacific Islands.  Most would group this species into the "Elephant Ear Plants".  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun.  It appreciates adequate water and is cold hardy into the twenties F.  Mature height gets to about 8 feet or a bit more.  They do clump.  We have grown our plants up to an almost mature size.  They are overhead as shown and in 15g pots. We are putting them on sale.  They are nice size.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15G $175

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.
 
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Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza  

TILLANDSIA SPECIES
AIRPLANT WITH YELLOW BLOSSOM


CLUSTERS WITH THREE TO FOUR PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE


Recently we got in three Tillandsia clusters that we've not had before.  Our supplier told us they have yellow blossoms.  I don't know the species name (nor did the supplier) but they look reminiscent to Tillandsia fasciculata.  I've not seen them blossom as of yet.  The leaves are blue. These clusters can be mounted on a fence, post, tree trunk or you can just hang the wooden mount anywhere.  These are on sale for ten days.

To learn more about usage of Bromeliads in the landscape, see today's Blog elsewhere at this Website.

REGULAR PRICE THESE MOUNTED TILLANDSIAS $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40


These should be easy to ship but remember to mention this Special to get the discounted price.

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SATURDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER - 23 SEPTEMBER, 2019

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
A FAVORITE CYCAD BY MANY - CAN BE GROWN INSIDE



HUGE OLD ONE GALLONS - PERFECT FOR MAIL ORDER OR GIFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE INCLUDING SHIPPING!


We're doing something we've never done before.  We offering a great price on huge one gallon Dioon spinulosum that are about 8 years old with 3 inch caudexes.  And, shipping is included with this special (but only within the U.S.)  They need to be repotted.  This cycad is native to southeastern and does best with a bit of sun or strong filtered light in our area.  Many have grown it inside the home.  In the ground and after a few centuries, plants can get over 20 feet tall.  Leaves are green and mildly armed. 

SALE PRICE WITH UPS GROUND SHIPPING $79 - ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.

The box will be over two feet tall on most of these, so they are a bit large for USPS.  It'd be a great gift for the plant enthusiast.  The first four photos show our one gallon plants on sale.


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Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum

 

ZAMIA FURFURACEA
THE CARDBOARD CYCAD
COMPACT PLANT WITH NO SPINES


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE THREE GALLON PLANTS

This popular dwarf cycad is from Mexico and rarely gets over four feet tall.  Plants do cluster and form low profile clumps.  Stems can get typically to about 12 inches although taller stems are seen in the wild.  Leaves are almost always under 36 inches long.  Leaflets are wide, short and have no spines or armor.  This is a very user friendly plant.  It tolerates full sun along the coast and needs filtered light in the desert.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F, perhaps a bit lower.  

We're offering here 3 gallon plants.  They are nice plants for starting in the garden.  They are not wimpy little plants.  Many have more than one good sized caudex.  Some are coning as shown below.  We do have larger plants that are not on sale right now.  But, this size can easily be shipped right in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 3G PLANTS $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

You must mention this Blog only special when purchasing to get this price.


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Zamia furfuracea - Cardboard Cycad Zamia furfuracea - Cardboard Cycad Zamia furfuracea - Cardboard Cycad
Zamia furfuracea - Cardboard Cycad Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea

 

BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM
A PERFECT UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT


NEVER OVER ABOUT SIX FEET TALL
LEATHERY, DARK GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

Enthusiast are always looking for attractive companion plants that don't get too big.  Shown here is what's called the "Birds Nest" Anthurium.  Most of these plants are felt to either be the species Anthurium hookeri or a hybrid of it.  They are good for filtered light situations and rarely get over six feet tall.  The leaves are long, wide and very thick to the touch.  Their leaf surface is wavy.  We’re offering our 5 gallon size on a Ten Day Special.  This is the size most people buy.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Flowers are red, as are the tiny seeds.   These plants are real winners. These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you buy!


Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri
Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri

 

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA


MEDIUM TO TALL, SINGLE TRUNK
OFTEN GROWN AS "TRIPLES"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


The popular King Palm is also known as the Piccabeen Palm or Bangalow palm.  It is native to several areas in Australia.  It can in habitat get to sixty feet tall, but in Southern California is usually not over 40 feet tall.  It is crown shafted with a gray trunk.  The crown shaft is green with some brown speckled areas.  Leaf length is 8 to 10 feet.  It is not particularly rare.  Other species of King Palms are.  (we grow them all).  Ramenta is present on the back of the leaflets, a hallmark of this species.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  The triples we're putting on sale are triples in the 15g size.  Be aware, you can plant a single, double or triple.  All do great although the greater the number of plants put in, the slow the growth rate of all.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $125


Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale. 

King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 
King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 
King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 

 

BAMBUSA MULTIPLEX 'ALPHONSE KARR'
COLD HARDY CLUMPING BAMBOO
GREEN STRIPES ON GOLD CANES


MATURE HEIGHT 15 TO 30 FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This bamboo is one of the "clumping" types as opposed to one that has a tendency to run and spread.  It is known for its yellow trunks with vertical green stripes of varying width and form.  Mature height in the ground is 20 to 25 feet.  In a pot they do quite well and get up to 15 feet.  This is a good botanical privacy blocking species.  It can also be grown indoors.  Cold tolerance is apparently into the upper teens F.  It likes sun and water.  Shown here is our 15g size.  We only grow a few varieties of Bamboo but think this is a nice one - if you like Bamboo.  We also have nice 5 gallon available and would give a discount on them as well.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $150

Remember to mention this Blog Special to get this price.

Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
15 gallon size
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'
15 gallon size
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' BY MrBamboo website Australia
Photo c/o MrBamboo Website, Australia
Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr' Bambusa multiplex 'Alphonse Karr'  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


SOUGHT AFTER - SPINY LEAFLETS
LOVES SUN AND PRETTY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND PLANTS


Shown below is our band size plants of the desirable blue South African cycad, Encephalartos trispinosus.  Most people find it's very similar to E. horridus.  It is a small to medium sized mature blue cycad with leaflets that have prominent lobes.  But, be aware that this species is quite variable and has many forms.  There is even a spineless leaflet form.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  These band sized plants are easy to ship.  The last row of photos shows a larger nursery specimen and two garden plants.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $52.50

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS

 

TRITHRINAX ACANTHACOMA
AKA TRITHIRNAX BRASILIENSIS
SPINY TRUNK - MEDIUM HEIGHT FAN PALM


EASILY TOLERATES INTO THE TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This single trunk tropical fan palm is noted mostly for its spiny trunk.  The spines are long, randomly directed and almost needle sized.  It is native to South America and gets to a height of about twenty feet.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-teens F.  Unlike Trithrinax campestris, the leaflet tips on this species are not sharp nor pointed.  It is a medium rate grower.  These plants are easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $60

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase.  The 5 gallon on sale are shown in the first four pictures below.


Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

We have available some nice 1g plants of Hedyscepe canterburyana.  This size is shown in the first row of photos below. This single trunk palm has a silver crown shaft, silver trunk (in shade) with prominent rings.  It is native to medium elevations in the mountains of Lord Howea Island (home of the Kentia Palm).  It is single trunk.  Mature height is about 20 feet.  They fruit here and seeds are large and red in color. 

Along our coast here it takes full sun but also does well in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Trunks are beefier in sun.  Cold tolerance is about 23 - 25 degrees.  When folks see this plant in person, most agree it is one of the most desirable palms around.  We are putting our 1g size on special.  Yes, they are slow growing!  The second row of photos shows 12 year old 15g plants which we also have for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 G $42.50

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana  

 

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER - 20 SEPTEMBER, 2019

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED


GORGEOUS PALM WITH ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Rhopalostylis baueri, the Norfolk Island Palm, is native to two locations.  Norfolk Island (an Australian island) is the home of the classic Rhopalostylis baueri but there is also a population in Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand territory.  In my experience, this species does best in less than full sun along the coast.  Half day morning sun is about perfect.  It has a cold tolerance into the low 20's F. and is being grown in the SF Bay area.  Those growers in Florida where there is heat and high humidity, tend to have problems with any Rhopalostylis. A significant difference between this species and R. sapida is the lack of the prominent bulging crown shaft.  Trunk diameters are about the same.  Anticipate a height typically of about 25 feet mature.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $170

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 15g size can be mail ordered.

Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri
Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri
Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


WHITE CROWN SHAFT
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

About 45 minutes out of Noumea (the capitol of New Caledonia) is Mount Koghi.  This is the home habitat for this species.  It has a thin to medium trunk, a white crown shaft and gets to about 25 feet tall.  It's very beautiful and does great in Southern California.  Most grow it in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F. (sort of like a King Palm with tolerance of cold).  Shown here are plants that we germinated about 8 years ago.  These are very nice 15g plants.  You'll not see locally grown plants of this species available that often.  And, rarely one sale.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $185

We only have a few of these.  It's a fabulous addition to any garden.  Mention this Special.

Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis
Burretiokentia koghiensis  Burretiokentia koghiensis  Burretiokentia koghiensis 
Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis

 

SABAL LOUISIANA
A RARE FORM OF SABAL


SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE
CAN TAKE SOME SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

On the Internet there is a bit of discussion about this unusual type of Sabal.  It's much smaller than Sabal palmetto (like you'd see in Florida) but bigger than Sabal minor (like you'd see in Texas).  Searching shows that plants can develop five or more feet of trunk and they do tolerate full sun in Louisiana.  Leaves are medium sized mature and green in color.  The last photo shows a specimen that is in filtered light.  It's near impossible to find this "species" for sale. I have plants from apparently native seed that I'm offering on special here.  These would be easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $32.50

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.

Sabal louisiana   Sabal louisiana   Sabal louisiana  
Sabal louisiana
Close up of base of plant 
Sabal louisiana   Sabal louisiana FreakPalmGuy at PalmTalk
photo by FPG PalmTalk 

 

CHAMAEDOREA GEONOMIFORMIS
RARE SINGLE TRUNK, DWARF UNDERSTORY PALM


SMALLER SIMPLE LEAVES
NEVER OVER SEVERAL FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON SIZE

This species has a native distribution that spreads from Southern Mexico down throughout Central America.  There are some minor differences in plants from the various areas.  As mentioned above, Chamaedorea geonomiformis is single trunk and has a simple, bifed leaves as shown here.  It's mature height ranges from two feet up to about five feet tall.  When trying to identify this species, particularly look at the leaf size, shape, length and width.  You'll note that the leaves of this species are longer than they are wide.  Compare this to C. ernesti-agusti that has very wide leaflets.

Leaf color is green.  Vertical growth is slow.  We only have a few of these for sale.  I'd estimate cold hardiness into the mid to upper teens F.  This species does not like direct sun.  We have limited numbers available in the 1.5 gallon size.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount!

Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis
Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis
Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU


SINGLE TRUNK, CROWN SHAFTED
TALL PALM WHEN MATURE
SUPER RARE, HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk pinnate palm is native to the Vanuatu Islands.  It can attain a mature height of over fifty feet.  Leaves are green, about eight feet long with somewhat drooping leaflets.  The trunk is gray in color and medium thickness.  This species makes bright red seeds.  It can tolerate full coastal sun and has been grown well by some in Southern California.   But, because of it's tropical nature, should only be tried by those in good climates.  We're offering nice 1 gallons on sale.  They've done well with our temperatures down to about 32 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $40

Remember to mention this Special when purchasing so you get this discounted price.  Mail order this size quite easy.

Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin Veitchia winin  
Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin  

 

BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII


A BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN COLORED CYCAD
RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE CITRUS POT PLANTS


Native to Mozambique, this small to medium sized cycad grows in scrub forest among rocks and boulders.  It is distinguished by its blue to blue-green color and by having leaflets that are prominently spiny.  In my experience, leaf color is sometimes very blue, other times blue-green.  You'll sometimes hear the description as "soapy green" to describe the leaves, but these should be more of the blue leaf type.  Overall, the leaf color is variable but I've seen specimens that are as blue as an Encephalartos horridus

Trunk size is usually under three feet.  Upright leaves are about four feet long or less.  Leaves are keeled and leaflets are lanceolate and spiny.  This species likes full sun and is cold tolerant into the low 20's F.  The citrus pots size on sale are good, strong plants.  Caudex sizes are about 1.5 to perhaps 2 inches.  This is the caudex size on sale.  They came from super blue domestic parents.  These can be mail ordered but not outside the U.S.  

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CIT POT $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $210


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.


Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue

 

BIRDS NEST FERN
ASPLENIUM NIDUS

FILTERED LIGHT ATTRACTIVE COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 8 INCH PLANTS

The Birds Nest Fern gets its common name from the fact that, over time it is bowel shaped - resembling a "birds nest".  It has wide, glossy green leaves.  It is native to many areas of the world stretching from Asia through the tropics, tropical islands, India and Africa.  It grows epiphytically in trees.  It does great in the garden and wants warmth, humidity and adequate water.  You have to keep snails away!  It can be grown as a patio plant or inside the home if enough humidity is provided.  We're putting very large 8 inch on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 8 INCH PLANTS $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35

We also have one gallon and occasionally 15g plants.  The 8 inch are shown in the first six photos.  The last photo was a very old 15g which we've already sold.

Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern
Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern
Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern

 

TASSEL FERN
POLYSTICHUM POLYBLEPHARUM

 

UNDERSTORY SHADE PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This fern species is native to Japan and North Korea.  It gets its name from the fact that stiff leaves emerge and the tips hang down like a tassel.  It is an understory companion plant that wants shade and humidity.  It is fairly cold hardy into the twenties F.  Leaf stems are a bit red.  Mature size is two feet wide, two feet tall.  It can be used as a ground cover.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase.


Tassel Fern Tassel Fern Tassel Fern
Tassel Fern Tassel Fern Tassel Fern

 

MAIDEN HAIR FERN
ADIANTUM SPECIES


LACY, FINE LEAFLETS, VERY ATTRACTIVE
POPULAR HOUSE AND GARDEN FERN
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


This popular and sought after fern is native to North America and, with good care, survives both indoors and in the garden.  If one searches the Net for information on this fern the first thing you'll find is that there are many different species and types.  On the one we grow, leaves are green.  It is the classic Maidenhair Fern with very small leaflets.  Plant height reaches 2 feet and leaf color is green.  They like shade or filtered light and need humidity and adequate water.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $25
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $17.50


Mention this Special at the time you buy to get this price.


Maidenhair fern 1g Maidenhair fern 1g Maidenhair fern 1g
Maidenhair fern 1g Maidenhair fern 1g Maidenhair fern 1g

 

RECYCLE USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS


ECOLOGICAL AND HELPS OUR NURSERY
DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES
or NURSERY CREDIT

I like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery - when you drop them off or issue a credit toward a future purchase.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 5g and bigger.  Our nursery is plush with one gallon or smaller.  We also really appreciate 7g, 15 gallon and citrus pots. 

So, don't give them to the garbage man for your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  The fourth photo shows all containers from a band to a 24 inch box, left to right.


5 GALLON
5 gallon
15 GALLON
15 gallon
25 GALLON
25 galon
All containers in a row
All containers in a row
   

 

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We don't have a shopping cart because experience has taught us that 90% of customers have questions and need personal help when ordering plants - So, we like to talk to customers.  This way customers don't order the wrong plants for their locality and it gives us the chance to guide them on culture.

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RECYCLE OLD NEWSPAPER -We can use it!

We utilize old newspaper to stuff our plants before we put them in vehicles.  Newspapers also help us secure mail orders.  And, we're always running out and don't like using new paper for this purpose - wasteful.  So, we'd recycle those old newspapers that you have on hand.  Just drop them off at the nursery any day Monday through Saturday.  Thank you.

Newspaper

 

RECYCLE YOUR PLASTIC CONTAINERS
NURSERY CREDIT FOR USED PLASTIC POTS



I like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 15g and bigger.  We also really appreciate 7g pots and citrus pots. 

So, don't give them to the garbage man for your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  We thank you in advance!
plastic pot pots all sizes

 

 


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SHIPPING BY THE PALLET
DISCOUNT PLANT PRICES WHEN YOU ORDER A PALLET OF PLANTS

*  Save money shipping by the pallet or larger order delivery by truck
*  Up to 50% less shipping costs by the pallet or truck compared to shipping plants individually
*  Can ship taller and bigger plants on a pallet or in a truck
*  Get plants that are way too big for Fed Express or UPS
*  Typically same arrival times (or quicker) as ground services with UPS or Federal Express
*  Shipped by independent trucking companies
*  Plants shipped safely, usually in framed out pallets as shown below
*  Get a % off regular prices with a full pallet of plants  

 

SHIPPING PLANTS BY THE PALLET

Shown here is how we typically "palletize" plants for customers.  You can see that plants are secure and travel safely.  Also note that some plants are over eight feet tall.   These are "non-stackable pallets".   


pallet loaded with plants pallet loaded with plants
pallet loaded with plants

 

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Recently, on a drizzling day, sort of gray and gloomy, the following photos were taken by Alma, one of the staff.  These pictures show the unique combination of palms, cycads and succulents that we're offering.  You can see how nicely they all blend together.  We're showing these photos so you get a feel for our Nursery.

 
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music PLANTS AT NURSERY Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth
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GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Below are pictures of about thirty five palm species that all do well in Southern California.  In the group of palms below,  I left off the most common species that, it seems, everyone knows about.  So, there are no Queen Palms and Mexican Fan Palms below.  But, this group includes species that may be a bit unusual and more interesting.  This is not a complete list.  For instance, within any given genus, there may be dozens other species that do well here.  If I showed every species that you can grow, it would be too overwhelming.  So, I've kept it simple and show representative pictures.  I think, for a starting point, this will suffice.   

I have chosen to show mature plants in gardens.  I tried to use mostly pictures from gardens in Southern California to show examples.  Some are from elsewhere.  This provides a quick view of species that you may want to try.  Some are for sun, others for shade.  Some are more difficult to grow than others.  I'm not commenting on each species presently.  But, throughout my Blog, there are comments on almost all of these.  If you don't live here in Southern California, realize that many of these species may live in your area as well.      

I hope you enjoy this.  We, of course, have most or all of these palms for sale at the nursery in an assortment of sizes.  And, for your enthusiasts, we probably have several hundred other cool species for you to try.

      

king palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobiis
Brahea armata Palm Tree in California
Brahea armata
Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas 
Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa 
Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana
Coccothrinax
Coccothrinax species 
copernicia baileyana
Copernicia baileyana - old specimen
Cryosophila
Cryosophila species 
Cyphophoenix species
Cyphophoenix species' 
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decipiens mr
Dypsis decipiens 
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis 
Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis 
Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana
Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana 
Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis 
Kentiopsis oliviformis
Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens
Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi 
phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola
Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata 
Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia species 
Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species 
Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca 
Ravenea species giant
Ravenea species 
Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus 
Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida 
Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena 
sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum 
Syagrus pseudococos
Syagrus pseudococos 
Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina 
Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata 

On all the genera above there may be many more species within the same genus that also grow well for us here.  I apologize if I haven't included your favorite species in this group, but this is meant to be a brief introduction and I wanted to keep it simple.  I have utilized these species in a brief article summarizing Palms for Southern California elsewhere at this website 

PLANT CONTAINER SIZES

For growers here on the West Coast, there are black plastic containers that most of us use on our plants.  Surprisingly, there are differences between the pots used on the West Coast and East Coast of the U.S.  Here we refer to most containers by "gallon size"  On the East Coast pots are referred to by "diameter in inches".  So, back East you might find a plant in a "14 inch pot".  Here is might be called a "15 gallon pot".  If you visit our price and availability catalog, plants are shown by their pot size.  I'm hoping that this Blog post this morning will help clarify what individual pots look like. 

CONTAINER SIZE PHOTO EMPTY CONTAINER PHOTO OF PLANTS IN 
THIS CONTAINER
BAND SIZE CONTAINER
This pot is 3 x 3 x 9 inches, square in shape.  It is used for seedling plants.  For most growers, it has replaced the one gallon pot.  It is a bit deeper and easier to place in carrying trays.  It also conserves space on benches because these can be placed close together.  You can get a pretty nice plant in a band container, sometimes up to 30 inches tall.
band container chamaedorea in band
ONE GALLON POT
This is a very common pot used, especially by flower growers and those producing small shrubs.  It's a typical first step after germinating a seedling.  We prefer using the band containers above as they conserve table and bench space more efficiently and are deeper.  Diameter of this pot is six inches but it's only about seven inches deep.
one gallon pot plants in 1g pots
     
TWO GALLON POT
This pot is 7 to 8 inches wide and about 8 inches deep.  It is a nice size to move a band plant into.  But, it is not particularly deep, so you have to make sure the roots fit into the container. This pot will produce an average plant that is about 2 feet tall. We grow a lot of palms in these pots.
2g pot empty plant in 2g oot
FIVE GALLON POT
This pot is 10 inches wide and about 10 inches deep.  It produces a plant that is one of the most common sized palms that we sell.  It is popular because it's not too heavy to lift and plants are typically three to five feet tall, depending on the species.   
5 gallon pot plants in 5g pots
SEVEN GALLON POT
We really like this container because it produces a good sized plant but isn't as heavy to carry as a 15g.  But, for some manufacturing reason, this pot costs twice as much as a 15g.  Therefore, most growers aren't buying this sized pot very much nowadays.  It is 12 inches wide, and about 12 inches deep.
7 gallon pot palm in 7g pot
FIFTEEN GALLON POT
This is the most popular sized purchased by people who want a landscape or near-landscape ready size of plant.  This container typically supports a palm from four to eight feet size.  Weight of this size of container with soil and plant is usually sixty to ninety pounds.  It's size is 15 to 16 inches wide and 16 inches deep.  Note how this size pot usually has a nice carrying lip at the top of the pot.     
15g pot plant in 15g pot
TWENTY/TWENTY-FIVE GALLON POTS
This is the next size up from a 15g.  These pots are typically about 18 to 20 inches wide and 16 to 18 inches deep.  They weight anywhere from 125 to 150 pounds with their soil.  They can produce a plant larger than the 15g, typically 8 to 10 feet. They usually have a flat lip on the top as shown. The pot shown here is actually a 25g pot.  20 g are a bit smaller.
25 g pot plant in 25g pot
24 INCH BOX CONTAINER
This box is 24 inches wide, square in shape and about 22 to 24 inches deep.  The weight of this container depends on the mix, but is anywhere from 175 to 300 pounds (this heavier weight is if one is using a very heavy soil).  It takes two men to lift one of these.  We prefer plastic boxes as shown here, but they are much more expensive than wooden box.  They last a very long time.
24 inch box plant in 24 inch box
ALL POT SIZES IN A ROW
This pot shows all the sizes lined up in a row.  In order, left to right are:

band size
one gallon
two gallon
five gallon
seven gallon
fifteen gallon
25 gallon
24 inch box









SIZES WE USE NOT SHOWN HERE


Deep band containers
Citrus pots
25 gallon
30 gallon
35 gallon
45 gallon
30 inch boxes
36 inch boxes

Note:  Larger pots/boxes can get very heavy and are too heavy to mail order by usual means - independent trucker needed for these.

empty pots in a row 
Pots sizes lined up in a row - see text to left

cycad in 36 inch box
Cycad in 36 inch box

 

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