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END OF SUMMER SALE, 2018
STARTS THIS MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH

ENDS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST.

20% OFF REGULAR PLANT PRICES

APPLIES TO ANY PLANT IN INVENTORY
AND TO NURSERY VISITS OR MAIL ORDERS

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But, do check out the specials below that may offer even better prices.
 

 

MONDAY, 20 AUGUST - 29 AUGUST, 2018

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


PICTURES SHOWING THIS SPECIES

TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 25 GALLON


This pinnate New World species is another favorite of mine.  When I started with palms about forty years ago, enthusiasts frowned when I mentioned this species and said "unfortunately, Phil, you can't grow the Royal Palm here".  Well, I didn't buy that and instead had optimism over it's possibly doing well here.  And, exactly the latter has proven to be the case.  If you can grow a King Palm, there's a good chance you can grow a Royal Palm.

There are multiple species of 
Roystonea The most common and sought after species is the Cuban Royal, Roystonea regia.  Natives to Florida are chagrined with the fact that "Roystonea elata" was determined not be a unique Royal Palm native to Florida but rather at most a variety of Roystonea regia.  Compared to the South American Royal Palm, Roystonea regia's leaves hang down past (lower than) the midway point of the crown.  Roystonea oleracea's leaves stop at the "half moon" point and don't hang down near the trunk.  

Royal Palms love heat and sun.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  They are fast growers.  We have a pretty good supply available of assorted sizes. Note how the base of the well grown Royal Palm is quite swollen and fat.  On up the trunk there is variable swelling present.   One picture here shows a really massive base on the Royal.

The plants I'm putting on special today are very nicely sized - about twelve feet or more in the pot.  Plants of this size are presently hard to find.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON $520

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

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ROYSTONEA REGIA ROYSTONEA REGIA ROYSTONEA REGIA
ROYSTONEA REGIA ROYSTONEA REGIA ROYSTONEA REGIA

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
STUNNING BLUE MALAGASY FAN PALM


POPULAR, STATELY AND BEAUTIFUL!
TEN DAY SPECIAL GREAT 7 GALLON PLANTS


For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  There has been a shortage on availability of this species on the West Coast, especially of the smaller, shippable sizes.  We just got in some very nice 7g plants.  These are the blue form.  Mature specimens in their native habitat reach heights of over forty feet.  It' not certain how tall they'll get in domestic gardens here, but I anticipate about the same.  Trunk diameter can reach 18 inches or a bit more.  Leaf width can be up to eight feet. 

This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  It prefers full, hot sun.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees, although plants seeing colder have come back from injury.  For a comprehensive article on this species, click on this link below.

http://www.junglemusic.net/articles/Bismarckia nobilis/bismarckia_nobilis.html

REGULAR PRICE 7G $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7G $110


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

Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis

 

YUCCA ROSTRATA
BLUE SUCCULENT WITH AMAZING COLD HARDINESS


SEMI-DWARF SIZE MATURE - COLD HARDY!!
BEING GROWN IN NEW YORK IN THE SNOW!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This small to medium sized, drought tolerant plant is native to the southern U.S. border and down into Mexico.  It is usually a single trunk mature plant but can fork above the ground.  Most notable is the silver-blue foliage as shown here.  It is very slow growing.  Over time it forms a trunk about eight or ten inches thick.  Foliage is about 2 feet long and not "pokey" or sharp.  

It demands full sun and is cold hardy at least into the single digits F.  I had a customer call me from New York City recently to tell me that a plant bought from us about three years ago was thriving in his yard.  Gardeners like this species because it's not very big and gives nice color to a sunny garden.  Shown here are some 15g that we just acquired.  As these are slow growing, these plants are older than you think.  We're putting them on special.  These can be mail ordered but it'd take a big box.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH OF 15G $150

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for this price.  The last photo is c/o USF.edu.

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Yucca rostrata Yucca rostrata USF.EDU  

 

DYPSIS LANCEOLATA
NATIVE TO COMORO ISLANDS


USUALLY A SUCKERING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering palm species from the Comoro Islands near Madagascar is ideal for filtered light.  It produces stems about three inches in diameter and typically gets to a height of about fifteen feet in many years.  It is usually a suckering palm. The crown shaft areas of large plants often shown an assortment of colors including silver, brown and green.  Leaflets are wide and leaves are a bit keeled.  It has prominent rings on the trunk.

Shown here is a nice 5g size.  We have limited numbers of these.  They can be mail ordered.  BTW, earlier this month I did but our band size on special. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $70

Mention this Blog Special for you discount when you purchase.
 

 
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Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata

 

PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
OLD AND HUGE 25G PLANTS


ASSORTMENT OF SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G SIZE

Pritchardia are a tropical fan palm that typically get heights of ten to twenty-five feet.  They are considered a medium height palm.  They have lush green leaves that are flat or a bit wavy.  Often species have a lot of white tomentum on the leaf stems.  We call it the Hawaiian Palm because it's the only palm that is native to Hawaii.  Before men introduced other species, there were only Pritchardias on these islands.

For over a decade we have held back a huge selection of Pritchardia.  This includes only true Hawaiian species.  Most of them have been grown outdoors - many in full sun.   I'd estimate average ages on the 25 gallon to be 12 years.  They are easily the size of a 24 inch box Pritchardia.  Sizes on some are eight  to ten feet in their pots with very thick trunks.  And, most are sun ready - instant planting material.  We have about five or six different species.


These plants take full coastal sun or part day sun inland.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F. or perhaps a bit lower.  They've seen all the cold we've had in the past three years.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $350

Just mention this Blog Only Special at time of purchase to get your discount.

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Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia

 

THRINAX MORRISII
AKA LEUCOTHRINAX MORRISII
THE KEY THATCH PALM


ENDANGERED SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This single trunk fan palm is native to areas stretching from the Florida Keys into a variety of Caribbean Islands.  Mature plant height is quite variable, ranging from five feet to over 30 feet.  Trunk diameters are usually six to eight inches.  Leaves are green to silver-green with a white color on the underside.   Trunks do get smooth quite quickly.  This species likes full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.  We can mail order these plants.  For more information, please see recent photos/description in this Blog.

REGULAR PRICE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55


Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.

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Thrinax morrisii Thrinax morrisii Thrinax morrisii
Thrinax morrisii Thrinax morrisii Thrinax morrisii

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

What good fortune is it that New Caledonia can claim to be the home of all Chambeyronia.  Included is this species, C. macrocarpa.  It is a slow growing, pinnate, crown shafted palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has a dark green to green-black crown shaft.  Compare this to C. hookeri above with it's yellow crown shaft.  Leaves are wide, thick and leathery to the touch.  With good culture, maybe you can get three new leaves a year.  About one in twenty plants fail to throw a new red leaf - rather, it remains green.  This is just bad luck and there's no way to predict which will do this.  Shown here are 5 gallon plants we're putting on sale.  We do have larger and smaller sizes available.  Coastal sun is tolerated although strong filtered light is ok for most areas.  This is a great garden palm.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $70

Just mention this special when you buy.  I thank TS at RPS for usage of his photo below.
 
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Chambeyronia by TS RPS  Chambeyronia macrocarpa  Chambeyronia macrocarpa

 

DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI
SINGLE TRUNK - WHITE CROWN SHAFT
NATIVE TO MADAGASCAR


HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON BAND SIZED PLANTS

This single trunk palm in native to forest regions in southern Madagascar.  It is known for its powdery white crown shaft.  Mature it is a medium sized palm with a rather thin trunk and height of about twenty feet.  It is being grown well in Southern California.  Leaves are arranged in a tristichous pattern and are plumose (fluffy).  It tolerates sun or part sun.  The exact cold hardiness is not well established.  We have two year old seedlings that we are putting on special. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $37.50

You must mention this Internet-only special when purchasing to get this price.  Limited supplies available.

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DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI JD KEW
DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI jeff white PACSOA DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFT
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

Back in the year 2000, I was the President of the International Palm Society.  One of my goals at the time was to break the monotony of Biennial meetings always being held in the United States.  I found them to be repetitious and sort of boring.  Certainly, no one at the time would have called them exciting meetings.   With this in mind, I set up the 1998 Biennial in Thailand at Nong Nook Gardens.  That was a first.  And, to outdo that meeting, I arranged with the Palm Society of New Caledonia to have to 2000 Biennial in their country.  The palms of New Caledonia are some of the most exciting and pretties palms of the world.

This gave Jesse and I a great opportunity to see the New Caledonian palms in the wild.  About 45 minutes out of Noumea (the capitol) 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 and size around at all.  And, never on sale.

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


We only have a few of these, so don't dally.  It's a fabulous addition to any garden.  Mention this Special.

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

 

DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA
CLUMPING MADAGASCAR PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFTS - VERY RARE


PLANTS SHOWN HERE FROM DOMESTIC SEEDS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE

This clumping medium sized palm is native to Madagascar.  It has previously been called "
Dypsis species white petiole".  It was formally described by Don Hodel about fifteen years ago.  It is most closely related to Dypsis baronii and known for its prominently white crown shafts.  Leaves are drooping with rather fine leaflets.  Trunks average about two inches diameter.  Plant height is a maximum of approximately fifteen feet. It can be grown in full coastal sun but should be allowed to grow up and into the sun.  So, starting in bright filtered light is best.  Exact cold hardiness is uncertain but most likely in the mid-twenties F. range.  I am putting one gallons on a Ten Day Special.  These are from domestic seeds.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $35

Mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  These can easily be mail ordered.

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Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa
Dypsis albofarinosa AL PACSOA
This and next photo by AL PACSOA
Dypsis albofarinosa  

 

FRIDAY, 17 AUGUST - 26 AUGUST, 2018

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD


EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS

This is a rare green cycad from China.  It is different than the Sago Palm - smaller and, to me, more attractive.  Leaf color is green to blue green.  I think the photos below shown this.  It tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  Some feel it's one of the most cold hardy cycads in the world.  Mature height should be about eight feet.  They can sucker, but much less than the Sago.  The fifth photo shows the interesting orange fur on the top of the caudex.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed). 

The one gallons on sale are very large for their pots.  Caudexes average about 2 inches.  Leaf lengths of these are about 2 feet or a bit more.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 2 GALLON 495
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60


These would be easy to mail order.  Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.

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Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE BELMORE SENTRY PALM / CURLY PALM


THE "OTHER TYPE OF KENTIA"
CURVED LEAVES - UMBRELLA SHAPED CANOPY

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZED PLANTS

This species of single trunk, "non-crown shafted" pinnate palm that is native to medium elevations on Lord Howe Island.  At one time is was possible to import seeds of this desirable palm along with Hedyscepe and Lepidorrhachis.  Because of conservation laws, the island can no longer legally export seeds or seedlings.  This has created a shortage of the more rare species from this locality.

Howea belmoreana is different from the Howea forsteriana (classic Kentia Palm) as it has curved leaves and an umbrella-shaped crown.  It also might be a bit more cold hardy.  It prefers filtered light or a little sun inland and can take more sun right on the coast.  Cold tolerance is about 24 degrees F.  Growth rate, like the Kentia, is slow.  The band sized seedlings shown on special here are fairly nice.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $30


Remember:  Mention this special for your discount when you purchase


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Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON SIZE

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The 15g plants on special are chunky and nice.  I am also showing mature trees in gardens.  We do have smaller and occasionally some larger nursery plants for sale. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $165

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.

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Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
PROBABLY TALL TRUNKING FORM


LOOK BEST IN SMALL COLONIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BANDS


There are two forms of Chamaedorea radicalis:  The smaller dwarf form and the trunking form.  Both are native to Mexico.  Recently we got in some nice 5g plants but there was no information on the type.  Because of the silver color on the stems, we think they are trunking although they could be a hybrid.  We are putting them on special.  The trunking form has a thin trunk with rings, gets way overhead and tolerates coastal sun.  The last nursery photo shows how big this variety can get.  Anticipate mature heights of at least 8 feet.  These are fast growing and have a cold hardiness perhaps into the upper teens F.  They look best with several growing size by side.  The 5g plants shown can be mail ordered. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G PLANT $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $60


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Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis chamaedorea radicalis

 

BRAHEA ELEGANS
THE FRANCESHI PALM


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
CAN BE GROWN IN FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

You don't see this species offered that often.  It is native to the Pacific coastal mountains from Central Mexico down to Guatemala.  It has circular leaves that tend to be flat and a very glossy green on the upper side.  The underside of the leaves can be a bit silver.  Trunk diameter is a pleasant 12 inches and specimens can reach 30 feet of height after many decades.  

Regarding culture, it is not quite as cold hardy as other Brahea species like armata, clara and decumbens.  I'd suspect it may go into the upper teens F.  It is more tolerant of moisture and can be grown in part day sun but prefers full sun in our area. 

We just got in a limited number of nice 5g plants.  They are easy to ship.

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


You must mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you purchase


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Brahea elegans Brahea elegans  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
A BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


NO SPINES ON THE LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL:  BAND SIZE


This is a popular blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  I say this because some people don't like spines and prickles.  The leaflets of this species are narrow with only a point at the end.  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  The nearest species to this one is Encephalartos princeps.  Trunks can get to five feet, but one with two to three feet of trunk is very old.  Leaves average about four feet long and are sometimes strongly curled.  On occasion, they'll almost do a 180 or more degree re-curve.  Leaf color in sun is intensely blue like E. horridus.  But, you'll only see this color with full, hot sun.  In shade or inside a greenhouse they are often green.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  In the desert only give it a few hours sun.  Next to Encephalartos horridus, this is the second most popular cycad we grow.

Shown below are the band size which we're putting on sale.  Plants have three, sometimes four leaves.  These are a piece of cake to ship, but only within the U.S.

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

Remember: Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.
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Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni

 

ALOCASIA DWARF CAL - ODORA
NEVER OVER FOUR FEET TALL


EASY TO GROW, GOOD COMPANION PLANT
5G AND 15G - TEN DAY SPECIAL!

Those who have been following this Blog have seen this great and easy to use companion plant in previous threads.  Customers love this plant because it stays small and is so easy to put in shady areas of the garden.  Yet, it looks so tropical and lush.  It can take coastal full sun but looks its best in half day sun or strong filtered light.  It's cold hardy into the 20's F.  But, it does like water.  We're putting two sizes on sale.  These can be mail ordered.

Photos below:
First Row, 5g size
Second Row, 15g size
Last Row, plants in a garden setting


REGULAR PRICE 5G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45
REGULAR PRICE 15G $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL $135

Just mention this Blog Special for this price and discount when you purchase.

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Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera
Alocasias Cal_Odora Alocasias Cal_Odora Alocasias Cal_Odora

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MANIKENSIS
FAST GROWING - CENTRAL AFRICAN


HUGE PLANTS IN SMALLER ONE GALLON POT
GREAT BUY!
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS!

This species from Zimbabwe, Africa, and has similar species from local habitats.  For this reason, in the past, plants were considered to be part of the "Manikensis Complex".  Others put into this group later became species such as E. gratus, E. chimanimaniensis, concinus, bandula, etc.  Now most are recognized as legitimate species.
Encephalartos manikensis is a medium sized cycad.  Trunks can get up to three or even five feet tall.  Clustering does occur.  Leaves are about six feet long, leaflets one inch wide.  Leaves are held upright at about a 45 degree angle.  

As it is with most Central African cycads, one will find that it does better with humidity than some of the South African species but is still quite as cold hardy.  It will tolerate a freeze and can usually take temperatures down into the mid-twenties or lower.  In our bad freeze in 2007, the manikensis were not hurt at 25 degrees.  Along the coast, full sun is tolerated well.  In desert areas, filtered light would be best.

These one gallons are huge - about the size of a nice 5g or even a small 15g.  Caudexes are two to three inches wide and leaves come up to your abdomen or chest.  They'd be cheap to ship because they're in one gallon pots.  Limited numbers.  I'm also showing a few large specimen plants at the nursery.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE 1 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $69

Remember:  Mention this special.  We'll be putting these into bigger containers (for those that don't sell) after this offering, so don't miss out as they are cheap to ship.   

 
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Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis
Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis

 

BUTIA CAPITATA BLUE
EASY TO GROW, NOT TOO TALL
SUPER BLUE COLOR


SUPER COLD HARDY
SUPER NICE!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

For about a decade we've been offering this very desirable and sought after variety of Butia that has a nice blue color.  Otherwise, it's quite similar to the regular gray-green Pindo Palm.  The problem is we always run out of them.  To satisfy our customer demand, we recently got in some more of the 15g size.  But, there are very limited numbers.  We are offering them at one of the best prices we've ever offered.  This palm loves full hot sun and can take down to 15 degrees F.  So, almost all of you can grow this palm.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $150

Just remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  We can easily mail order this size. 

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Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue P. craft Butia capitata blue

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
A BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN CYCAD


RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD 1 GALLON SIZE

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.  Overall, the leaf color is variable and I've shown several photos here to demonstrate this.  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 one gallon on sale are a good, strong one gallon plant.  They came from parents domestically that both had extreme blue color.  These can be mail ordered but not outside the U.S. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G PLANTS $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $85


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


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

 

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM
CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


RARE SPECIES - SELDOM SEE FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.  In the wild, plants get to over 75 feet tall.  In So California it is more typical to see one to 30 to 40 feet.  They have a light colored crown shaft, speckled dark or black color near the inner crown area and sometimes on the leaf stems.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflet tips are pointed or slightly blunted.  The trunk is narrow for a tall palm.

Shown here are nice 5g size which we're putting on special.  There are quite a few people who are growing this species in the coastal strip in our area.

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina

 

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SUCKERING AUSTRALIAN PINNATE PALM


LOWLAND FORM THAT HAS NEW RED LEAF
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS

For those who have been reading this Blog for a while, you might remember that there are three forms of this species.  All are native to Australia.  There is the single trunk form.  Of the two suckering types, there is the Mountain Form (which has thinner dull green leaflets, suckers and does not thrown a new red leaf).  There is the Lowland Form which produces a new quite red leaf, has wider leaflets, and is generally slower growing.  The leaves are quite shiny on this type (not dull green like the other).  It's a very attractive plant and has been grown by many in our locality.  I'd recommend filtered light.  Cold hardiness is the mid to upper twenties F.  The bands on sale are single or multiples and have several leaves.  Easy to mail order.

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

It's rare to find these and we only have one flat available.

 
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Laccospadix species new red leaf Laccospadix species new red leaf .Laccospadix species new red leaf

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
 THE CLIFF DATE PALM

MEDIUM SIZE -THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

I don't know if you've looked for this species, but the Cliff Date Palm is not so easy to find.  It is native to India and is about half the size of the Canary Island Palm in terms of trunk diameter and mature height.  Also, the crown is much smaller.  It is an armed species and has other characteristics of Phoenix like the induplicate leaflets (water held "in" - V shaped ).  But, many think this is the prettiest of all the Date Palms.  It typically gets fifteen to twenty-five feet tall.  The leaves are very pretty and green.  The crown is not overly large.  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here are the band sized seedlings we are putting on sale.  We also should have 5g and 15g sizes (last photo). 

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $30

Remember to mention this Special for this discount.  The isolated palm in the last row is from Balboa Park, San Diego

Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA

 

MONDAY, 13 AUGUST - 22 AUGUST, 2018

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT PLANT


MAXIMUM GARDEN HEIGHT TYPICALLY SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 1 GALLON PLANTS


This popular small cycad is native to Mexico where it lives in filtered light environments.  Plants from the ground to the top of the leaves are rarely over six feet tall.  The most notable thing about this cycad is the grouping of the leaflets.  This can be just two leaflets opposed and side by side.  More common there's a group of four, and occasionally more.  Leaflets tend to be wide and short.  Caudex size is rarely over eight inches.  This plant wants filtered light and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  It also makes a great patio plant.  The plants on sale are nicely sized 1 gallon with caudexes of one to two inches. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

Easy to mail order.  Remember to mention this Special.
 
CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
ceratozamia hildae CERATOZAMIA HILDAE Ceratozamia hildae



DYPSIS LANCEOLATA
NATIVE TO COMORO ISLANDS

USUALLY A SUCKERING PALM*


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This suckering palm species from the Comoro Islands near Madagascar is ideal for filtered light.  It produces stems about three inches in diameter and typically gets to a height of about fifteen feet in many years.  It usually does sucker but, in my experience, has a limited number of trunks.  Sometimes plants remain single trunk.  The crown shaft areas of large plants often shown an assortment of colors including silver, brown and green.  Leaflets are wide and leaves are a bit keeled.  It has prominent rings on the trunk.

Shown here our band size on special as well as a 20g plant.  Figure cold tolerance is into the mid to upper 20's F.  These plants would be simple to mail order but we don't have too many left.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY BAND SPECIAL $30

Mention this Blog Special for you discount when you purchase.
 

 Dypsis lanceolata dYPSIS LANCEOLATA BAND Dypsis lanceolata 
Dypsis lanceolata  Dypsis lanceolata  DYPSIS LANCEOLATA 
Dypsis lanceolata  Dypsis lanceolata  DYPSIS LANCEOLATA 
 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
RARE GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 1.5 GALLON PLANTS

This species is endemic to KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.  Specifically it is come from one population in the Vryheid district, which it shares with a cultivar of Encephalartos natalensis (Encephalartos natalensis var. Vryheid).  Larger specimens are found in full sun, where smaller specimens can be in shade. This is a medium sized species.  The leaves on this species get about a meter and a half.  Stems can reach a height of approximately three meters over a very long time.  As plants mature the leaflets are not as heavily armed as younger specimens.  E. aemulans is a moderate grower, but will flush regularly each year.  For coastal and inland areas, this species wants to be in sun.  Shown below are the band

The plants on sale are huge 1.5 gallon plants - about a 5g size for most nurseries.  Caudexes are about 2 inches.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 1.5 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

Remember, mention this Blog Special for this discounted price.

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans from Botany.CS website

 

COCCOTHRINAX CRINITA
THE OLD MAN PALM


NATIVE TO CUBA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON PLANTS

The palm species shown below is Coccothrinax crinita.  It is native to Cuba.  It is called "The Old Man Palm" because of the long hairs on the trunk that hang downwards - resembling a beard on an elderly man.  For anyone who has grown one of the Old Man Palms, the one thing you'll agree on is how slow they are.  The plants on sale here are over five years old, in one gallon pots and just showing the hairy trunks.  After germination, one suffers through "blades of grass" for the first two years or more.  Finally palmate leaves appear as shown here.  This is a dwarf species, unlikely to get over ten feet in a few decades.  But, there are reported plants with over 20 foot heights.  It loves sun and heat and is cold hardy somewhere into the mid-twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


Remember:  Mention this Blog special!  And, that only a few are available.

Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita
Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita

 

COCCOTHRINAX  - UNKNOWN SPECIES-
THIN TRUNK TROPICAL FAN PALM


TYPICALLY MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Coccothrinax are typically a thin trunked fan palm that are of medium height.  Some species can get to forty feet but most are in the ten to twenty foot height range.  Many have interesting matting or weaving on the trunks.  Often there are silver tones on the leaves.  Almost all prefer full coastal sun and are pretty good on cold hardiness - into the twenties F.  The seedlings on sale are of an unknown type of Coccothrinax.  They are three to four years old.

REGULAR PRICE BAND $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $32

Just remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get the discount. 

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Coccothrinax species Coccothrinax species  


COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNAUBA WAX PALM


WATER CONSERVING
LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 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.  Overall height can get over fifty feet.  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 1g plants on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35


Remember, mention this Special!
 
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CAFFER
A DWARF GREEN CYCAD
SOMEWHAT FLUFFY LEAVES


NEVER OVER ABOUT 3 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE 

For those of you who like small cycads, this one should be one of your favorites.  Native to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, this species has largely a subterranean stem with an above the soil caudex rarely over six to eight inches in diameter.  Leaves are up to three feet long, often plumose.  This is a full sun species with a cold tolerance down to about 22 degrees F.  These are a difficult cycad to find.  They are slow growing.  The one gallon plants here are 3 years old more more.  I have very limited numbers for sale.  The last photo is of a garden plant. 

REGULAR PRICE 1 G SIZE $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 G SIZE $65

Just mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you purchase.  These would be simple to mail order


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Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer

 

BRAHEA SPECIES "SUPER SILVER"
BLUE FAN PALM FROM MEXICO


THINNER TRUNK THAN BRAHEA ARMATA
AND, FASTER GROWING
SOON NO LONGER AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 1.5 GALLON PLANTS


Shown here are 1.5gallon plants of a Brahea species from Mexico that is presently known as "Brahea species Super Silver".   Undoubtedly someone will describe it in the near future.  Seeds have been available only twice and no more seeds are on the horizon.  It is a blue blue palm tree but doesn't show the blue until older.  It wants full hot sun and would be perfect for the desert.  I suspect the cold tolerance is similar to Brahea armata, about 15 degrees F.  But, compared to the later, this species trunk is much thinner and it is faster growing.  Also, the blue color is just as intense as with the Mexican Blue Fan Palm.  Shown below are the 1.5 gallon size.  Limited numbers.  Mature plant photos below c/o TS at RPS.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON $45


Remember to mention this Special for this discounted price.  These can be easily air mailed ot folks in colder areas (or super hot as well).

 

Brahea super silver Brahea super silver Brahea super silver
Brahea super silver Brahea super silver by Tobias Spanner RPS Brahea super silver

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ITURIENSIS
SUPER RARE CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD


LONG UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON PLANTS

This species is native to the Ituri Forest in the Congo in Central Africa.  It is extremely rare to see it offered for sale.  This cycad would not be as cold hardy as plants further south in South Africa.  But, it should take weather into the mid-twenties F.  E. ituriensis is known for its long, upright leaves reaching well over twelve to fourteen feet tall.  It towers over E. whitelockii in terms of length.  Leaflets are armed and narrow.  The plants on special are four years old and carrying about four leaves.  They are four to five years old.  If you search the Net for photos of this species, they are essentially nonexistent.  This is because of political instability of the area, remote native location and the risk of Ebola infection.  Certainly this has hampered availability of this species worldwide.  The first seven photos show the plants on special.  These are equivalent to a 5 gallon plant.  Caudexes are about two inches.  We also have other sizes available. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE OVERGROWN 1G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $85

Just mention this special at the time of purchase for your discount.  Only a few available at this price.
 


Encephalartos ituriensis Encephalartos ituriensis Encephalartos ituriensis
Encephalartos ituriensis Encephalartos ituriensis Encephalartos ituriensis
Encephalartos ituriensis Encephalartos ituriensis

 

ASPERAGUS FERN MYERI
ASPARAGUS DENSIFLORUS "MEYERS"

THE FOXTAIL FERN


IS A CLUMPER - NOT A RUNNER!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE 

This evergreen fern is native to South Africa and only gets about one to two feet tall and three to four feet wide.  It doesn't run or take over the garden - it stays as a smaller clump.  It has tight, fluffy green leaves as shown here.  When I planted out my garden 40 years ago, I didn't know the difference.  I planted Asparagus Fern sprengeri.  What a mistake!  It takes over.  But, the one shown here doesn't run or monopolize an area.  It remains a nice little clump.  It's really cute, cold hardy to 20 degrees F. and easy to grow.  It likes filtered light or sun along the coast and wants average water.  The last photo taken by GCIII.  

REGULAR PRICE 5G $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.  Garden photo c/o K.G.III.
 

AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri
Asperagus Fern Myeri
Alma holding a 5 gallon plant
 
Asperagus fern sprengeri Mo Bot Garden
Asparagus springeri - Don't get this one 
Asparagus myeri photo by Karl Gercens III
myeri

 

SATURDAY, 11 AUGUST - 20 AUGUST, 2018

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST OF THE KING PALMS


TALL WITH THICK TRUNKS - FAST GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 1 GALLON SIZE  

By popular demand I have put this great palm on special.  This is the largest of the King Palm family.  It got its name "maxima" by the flower size, but most have found it to be an aggressive grower, have a larger trunk and get taller than the other species of King Palms.  It does have silver on the underside of the leaves.  The crown shaft is sort of a yellow, sometimes blue color.  It is a quick growing pinnate palm native to Australia.  It's rare to see them available and also hard to find good photos of this species.  I wish to thank L.N. below for his picture of a mature plant.  The plants I'm putting on special are 1 gallon size.  As you can see, they are very nice size and super healthy.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.



Archontophoenix maxima PACSOA Luke Nancarrow ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA archontophoenix maxima
archontophoenix maxima ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA archontophoenix maxima


CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE GOLDEN FLAME THROWER PALM


GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA
GOLD CROWN SHAFT - NEW RED LEAF
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

The first five photos below show band sized Chambeyronia hookeri with its blonde colored crown shaft.  This species is hard to find.  It is different in appearance from the dark green crown shafted form, Chambeyronia macrocarpa.  Here's some facts about this species:

•  Growth habit and care about the same as macrocarpa
•  Along the coast will tolerate full sun if you're are not too far inland
•  Crown shaft is yellow-tan colored and quite prominent
•  Cold tolerance is about 23 degrees
•  Growth rate on this species like macrocarpa is slow to medium but improves once planted in the ground.
• Trunk diameter is about 8 inches typically and overall height of mature plants is about 25 feet
•  Leaflets are shiny green, thick and sturdy, and quite wide as shown
•  Like macrocarpa, about 95% of the time throws newly emerging red leaf as shown here.  Rarely a plant will not throw new red leaves and there's no way of predicting this.  I've shown a photo to illustrate a new red leaf.
• Also makes a great interior palm inside the home

We have very limited numbers available of this species.  On occasion we have larger plants like 5g, 15g and 25g.   

REGULAR PRICE BAND $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $32

Remember to mention this Special when purchasing so you get this discounted price.  Mail order this size quite easy.  I wish to thank RPS for usage of of the crown shaft close up photo.

Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri
Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri
Chambeyronia hookeri RPS Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
NICE BAND SIZED CONTAINERS AVAILABLE
GORGEOUS SINGLE TRUNK PALM


SUPER RARE MADAGASCAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Discovered by John Dransfield and named after a U.K. executive of Macdonald's Hamburgers (who funded the expedition to Madagascar), this single trunk palm is new to the market, super rare and quite attractive.   It has orange-brown leaf bases at the point of trunk attachment, plumose leaves and gets to a height of about 25 to 30 feet.  It is single trunked with a medium thickness and prominent rings. 

Culturally, it takes full sun in coastal areas and, once established, is a good growing palm.  Shown here are our band sized seedlings.  On occasion we have larger sizes for sale.  These are easy to ship.  Growers tell us that this species takes temperatures into the 20's F.

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


Remember to mention this Special for your discount!  I thank RPS for the habitat photos.



Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana
Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana
Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana RPS Dypsis prestoniana RPS

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
RARE & SOUGHT AFTER "BLUNT TIP" VARIETY


DEFINITELY DIFFERENT APPEARING
HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED PLANTS

This rare South African cycad is from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.  It is a good sized cycad with leaf color variable from dark green to brilliant blue.  Trunks can reach a height of twelve feet or more.  There is a leaflet form of this species that is quite different.  I've shown several photos of the leaflets below.  They do not come to a sharp point but rather a muted or rounded off tip.  Most find this form to be super attractive.  It's become sort of a collector only item. 

Anticipate that it will prefer full sun along the coast but in desert areas would want a few hours of sun.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.  
When new customers visit the nursery to get a cycad, E. longifolius is usually one of their favorites.  When they see this form, they just "have to have it". 

REGULAR PRICE BAND BLUNT TIP E. LONGIFOLIUS $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

As always, mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.

Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip
Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip
Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip Encephalartos longifolius blunt tip

 

LIVISTONA LANUGINOSA
THE WOOLY LIVISTONA


TALL, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk fan palm is native to northeastern Australia.  It has previously been referred to as the Cape  River Livistona.  Formal description was first done by John Dowe in 1998 - followed by other revisions.  It gets to heights above thirty feet with a trunk diameter of 10 to 18 inches.  In habitat it tolerates hot and arid conditions.  It is a full sun species with cold hardiness to at least the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount.  My thanks to John Dowe for usage of his habitat photo below.

Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa
Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa by john dowe Livistona lanuginosa

 

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM


EVERYONE LOVES THIS PALM
ONE OF THE BEST MADAGASCAR PALMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G SIZE

The Teddy Bear Palm has become super popular because it grows well in Southern California, has a rusty colored, fuzzy crown shaft, has a silver, ringed trunk and doesn't get too tall.  For most enthusiasts, it's among the "top ten" Madagascar palms.  Mature height is about 25 feet.  Right on the coast it does well with full sun.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  Growth rate is medium.  One can grow it in part day sun as well.  The average enthusiast, once he sees a mature plant, just "has to have one".   Expect a mature height in California of about 25 feet or a bit more.  Trunk diameter is usually about eight inches.  The crown shaft is the most prominent trait - fuzzy, rusty red and quite touchable.  The latter trait is why it's called the "Teddy Bear Palm". 

REGULAR PRICE 2G SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $48

Mention this Special for your discount.

Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos

 

RAVENEA XEROPHILA
MADAGASCAR XEROPHYTIC PALM
SUPER RARE - THREATENED


BLUE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

 
This endangered species of arid palm comes from Southern Madagascar in the "Spiny Forest" part of the country, where it grows at high elevation among the likes of cactus and other xerophytic species.  It prefers hot sun and can tolerate drought.  Natural habitat is from 1000 to 2500 feet, the trunk height is fifteen to twenty five feet with a diameter of one foot, and the trunk is covered with old leaf bases.  The leaves are rather short, up to six feet, curved downward and gray or gray-green in color.  A surprising characteristic of this species is found by anyone who has germinated seeds.  On germination, a huge radical is produced.  It resembles a cycad more than a palm.  It is like a huge carrot attached to the seed.  This root and subsequent roots are good size and very long, showing how this species adaptation to search for deep water in its natural habitat.  I am suspicious that these roots may also retain water for emergency purposes.  This species does tolerate drought but responds to watering.  It is extremely slow growing.  Expect a mature height of twenty feet and a cold tolerance of at lest 25 degrees F.

Shown below are containerized one gallon plants of
Ravenea xerophila.  I've also shown one photo of a 15g plant.  Believe it or not, these 1g plants are already three to four years old.  The 15 gallon shown takes 8 years to produce.  Everyone who grows this species comments that 1) it is very slow and 2) it is typically blue, or a blue-green in color.   One final comment:  I think, that within a year or two, no nursery will offer this species in the U.S. and seeds will not come off the island of Madagascar.  

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


But, you must mention this Special when you purchase.  Also, we are down to our last plants, so be quick to order or they might be gone.

 
 
Ravenea xerophila  Ravenea xerophila   
Ravenea xerophila  Ravenea xerophila  Ravenea xerophila 
Ravenea xerophila  RAVENEA XEROPHILA  Ravenea xerophila 

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
NEW SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE


TEN DAY SPECIAL SEEDLINGS

This shade loving species is sought after for several reasons:
It doesn't get too tall, rarely over 8 feet tall
It suckers and forms a nice clump
It has good cold tolerance into the upper teens F.
Leaves are sometimes iridescent and a blue color on their under side

It is a type of Bamboo Palm.  Trunks are very thin, sometimes just a quarter of an inch.  Leaves are short, usually 2 to 3 feet.

We are presently offering seedlings on special.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $27.50
OR, FOUR FOR $95


Just mention this special when purchasing to get this price.  These little guys are easy to ship and do make a great houseplant.
 

Chamaedorea microspadix  CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX  CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX 
Chamaedorea microspadix
5g size at nursery, not on sale 
Chamaedorea microspadix
attractive red fruit of this species 
Chamaedorea microspadix
Mature clump in sun 
 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SINGLE THIN TRUNK
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 1 GALLON SIZE


For anyone who's looked for this species lately, you realize it's in very short supply and essentially unavailable in larger sizes.  This is because of a several year shortage of seeds.  We are pleased to presently put nice one gallon plants on special.  All are multiples with at least 3 plants per pot.  This species gets up to about 14 feet height with a green, ringed trunk about 1.5 inches in diameter.  The leaves are plumose or fluffy.  They are quick growing and perfect for narrow planter areas.  It will take full coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It can also be used as a houseplant in a bright area.  This one gallon size is a piece of cake to ship and we can easily fit four plants into one box.  We ship plants in their pots with soil.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35

Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The first four photos are of the 1 gallon size.  Following are 15g which are not available now and one shot from a local garden.

Chamaedorea plumosa  Chamaedorea plumosa  Chamaedorea plumosa 
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM


ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE, FULL 15G SIZE
FANTASTIC DEAL - NEAR INTERIOR QUALITY

We just got in about an assortment of Lady Palms which are near perfect - almost as nice as the expensive ones we bring in out of Hawaii.  But, they are locally grown and better priced.  And, we are offering them on special.  Have you ever wondered why you hardly ever see Rhapis on sale?  It's because they are super slow growing.  The plants shown here are eight, maybe ten years old.  Therefore, growers have little motivation to sell them cheap.  The plants shown here are nice enough for a bank or hotel lobby, a professional office or even your living room. 

Rhapis excelsa
is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 8 feet tall in a pot.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them.  The plants on special here are 15g size, very full with lots of canes.  They won't last long.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $375
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $285

Important:  Mention this Blog Only Offering for this price when you purchase.  Note, limited supply available.


Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

FRIDAY, 10 AUGUST - 20 AUGUST, 2018

 

ENCEPHALARTOS NUBIMONTANUS
SUPER RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS   

This species very rare blue cycad is endemic to the Limpopo province, South Africa.  It can be found at high elevations in the mountains (around one thousand meters), in low deciduous forest and precipitous slopes and cliff (in partial and full sun).  The species is almost gone in the wild, populations are small and scattered.  It is among the species located in the Transvaal region of South Africa, and is highly sought after. 

This is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants.  As the name would suggest, the leaves tend to be a bluish gray, but they can vary in that color from a blue/green color to a powdery white and everything in-between.  The leaflets and petioles are mildly armed and can be almost completely unarmed in some cases. 


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Size: This This cycad is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants.  As the name would suggest, the leaves tend to be a bluish gray, but they can vary in that color from a blue/green color to a powdery white and everything in-between.  In coastal and inland areas, this plant prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial sun.  For desert areas, I could recommend partial sun or filtered light.  We are offering strong seedlings in band containers at a discount.  The last row of photos shows larger nursery plants.


REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $95

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


Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus

 

CHAMAEDOREA OBLONGATA
SINGLE TRUNK PALM WITH PUFFY WIDE LEAFLETS


MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE, OLDER 1 GALLON

This single trunk, understory pinnate palm is native to Mexico and various Central American countries.  It is most known for its thin trunks and puffy, short and wide green leaflets.  Mature height is almost always under ten feet.  It wants good draining soil, adequate moisture and filtered light.  It is not for full sun.  Growth rate is medium.  Cold tolerance is into the upper 20's F, perhaps a bit colder.  The one gallons we have on sale are multiples with several per pot.  This species looks best as a multiple planting.  They are quite large for their pots, about 3 feet tall.  The last row of photos show older nursery plants that are essentially mature and flowering size.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $42.50

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Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA HYBRID
FROM FRUITING P. RUPICOLA


UNKNOWN POLLEN SOURCE
SHOULD BE GOOD SIZED PHOENIX WITH AN ATTRACTIVE CROWN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

We are offering today something we've never had before.  These are seedlings from a Phoenix rupicola with no known male Phoenix in the area.  So, it's hybridized with some neighborhood Date Palm.  P. rupicola is a single trunk palm of moderate to tall mature size.  It is known for is soft and luscious leaves.  You can imagine the possibilities - with a reclinata, canariensis, or even a Pygmy Date.  Any will be interesting with probable hybrid vigor.  I can't show any mature palms as I don't know for sure what it'll become.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $30

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Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid
Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MSINGANUS
NEARLY EXTINCT IN THE WILD
GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This species is endemic to Msinga district in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.   E. msinganus is on the verge of extinction, where ever shrinking populations are small and scattered.  This is a small to medium sized plant.  Leaves get about about five feet in length.  Stems can reach up to three meters over the centuries, but it is rare to see anything close to that size.  This species was originally called Encephalartos msinga (after its locality) but was later formally described as Encephalartos msinganus.  The leaves on this species are relatively short, are green and generally are heavily armed on the leaflets and petioles.  It is quite rare to see this plant in cultivation and some make the argument that it is equally rare to some of the (very rare) Transvaal species.  In coastal and inland areas, this species wants to be in sun.  For desert areas, this species should be grown in partial sun or filtered light.  It requires a soil that drains well.  The plants on sale are 3 years old with about three to four leaves.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

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Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga
Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga

 

ENCEPHALARTOS EUGENE-MARAISII
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FROM THE TRANSVAAL AREA


VERY SOUGHT AFTER BY ENTHUSIAST
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE - UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This species is endemic to the Waterberg range in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  Their habitat is dry and arid.  They grow on steep rocky slops, grasslands and savanna.  It is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length generally does not exceed a meter and stems can get about four meters high.  Of the Transvaal (previous province within South Africa north of the Vaal River) species, this is the most common.  That being said, this species is still exceptionally rare and almost extinct in the wild. 

The leaves on this species can vary from a blue/green color, to a powdery silver and in some cases be an aquamarine.  Leaflets twist almost perpendicular to the petiole, giving them a 'stacking' appearance (like blinds).  In coastal and inland areas, this species prefers to be in the full sun, but can tolerate partial sun.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.
The seedlings on special are 18 month old with two leaves.  We rarely put them on special.


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Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii

 

PHOENIX ACAULIS
DWARF DATE PALM


RARELY OVER SIX FEET TALL
SMALLER THAN A PYGMY DATE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Native to Asia with habitats from India through China, this suckering small Date palm gets leaves to five or six feet long with a subterranean trunk that doesn't get much vertical height.  It's often said to be "trunkless".  Leaves are somewhat plumose and do have spines.  It tolerates full sun.  Cold hardiness is estimated to be in the low 20's F.  We have available a few 5g plants that we've putting on special.  Mature, this palm is smaller than Phoenix roebellenii that is typically sold as the "smallest Date Palm."  But, it does sucker. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $85
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Phoenix acaulis Phoenix acaulis Phoenix acaulis
Phoenix acaulis Phoenix acaulis Phoenix acaulis Palmpedia Website

 

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.

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS DOLOMITICUS
ONE OF THE MOST RARE CYCADS IN THE WORLD


BLUE TRANSVAAL SPECIES SO AFRICA
UNBELIEVABLY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN
TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL PLANTS, 5G SIZE

This species is endemic to the Limpopo Province, South Africa.  The climate is hot, but can experience freezing temperatures during winter months.  Its habitat consists primarily of rugged grasslands and rocky outcroppings and deposits.    The soil has rich deposits of dolomite.    E. dolomiticus  is small to medium in sized.  The leaves on this species are approximately one meter in length, though this can vary.  Stems can reach up to two meters in height over the centuries.  The name 'dolomiticus' is derived from the soil in which it grows.  One of the most striking features of this plant is its stunning blue color.  The are few, if any, Encephalartos that have the color of E. dolomiticus.  The color can vary from a powdery white color to a grayish/white to an almost aquamarine blue color.  The crowns of leaves tend to be upright and compact, which makes it an ideal candidate for smaller to medium sized planting spaces.  This species is a highly sought after Transvaal species, not only for its extreme rarity, but also its extreme beauty. 
 

In coastal and inland areas, this species prefers to be in full sun but can tolerate a little bit of shade (has to get at least a few hours).  In desert areas, this species wants to be in partial sun or filtered light.   For most cycad collectors, this species is in the top three or four "must grow" plants.  As it is very hard to come by, many people search far and wide to get this plant.  We just got in the three small 5g plants as shown.  They certainly aren’t big now.  But, we got them so we could offer enthusiasts the chance to get this rare plant at a reasonable price.  Be aware that, as I post this, one has already sold.

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Encephalartos dolomiticus Encephalartos dolomiticus Encephalartos dolomiticus irieonline website


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BEST SELECTION AROUND
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Photographs of Some of Our Cold Hardy Palms Below
Shipping By the Pallet - Best Way to Save on Larger Orders of Big Plants


There are a lot more cold hardy palms available than shown here


BENEFITS OF SHIPPING BY THE PALLET:

*  Save money shipping by the pallet
*  Up to 50% less by the pallet compared to shipping plants individually
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*  Can double stack smaller plants on top of larger ones to maximize number of plants
*  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 discount up to 15% off on the regular price of the plants themselves 

 

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
truck to move pallets loading pallet of plants pallet loaded with plants

Examples below of just some of the cold hardy palms we sell.
Most are 15g size
Save when you order plants by the pallet (read above)

COLD HARDY PALM TREES


A Quick Look at Some Species

ALLAGOPTERA ARENARIA
THE SEASHORE PALM


CLUSTERING, DWARF PALM

This pinnate palm rarely gets over six feet tall, is native to coastal Brazil and has fluffy leaves (plumose).  It's a sun species with a cold hardiness into the upper teens F.

Allagoptera arenaria  Allagoptera arenaria 

ARENGA ENGLERI
THE DWARF SUGAR PALM


SUCKERING, NOT TOO TALL

This suckering Asian species doesn't get over about ten feet tall and has silver color to the back of the leaflets.  The leaflets have chopped ends.  It'll take coastal sun and part day sun inland.  Cold tolerance about 18 degrees F.  
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri 

BLUE BUTIA CAPITATA
THE BLUE PINDO PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT - YES, BLUE COLOR!

This variety of the South American Pindo Palm is super color because of its unusual blue color.  It gets to a height of about fifteen feet in three decades and is single trunk.  It loves full sun and is cold hardy to 15 degrees F.
Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata Paul Craft
photo by Paul Craft
 

BRAHEA CLARA
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK MEXICAN PALM


SUPER COLD HARDY

This palm is quite similar to the more common Brahea armata.  It loves sun, takes cold to 15 degrees and is blue in color.  It gets to a height of no more than 20 feet.  Compared to the common Mexican Blue Fan Palm, it has longer petioles and is faster growing.  Another curious difference we've discovered is the stem armor.  Rather than simple, uniform curved spines, the armor is more like a bad set of shark's teeth as shown here.
Brahea clara Brahea clara 

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
BLUE, DWARF AND SUCKERING


EXCELLENT COLD HARDY SMALLER PALM

This suckering species of fan palm develops a blue color with age and sun.  Shown is a 5g.  We never can keep them in stock to get them to 15g.  They love hot sun, get to a height of no more than six feet and sucker.  this is an ideal palm where views are a concern.  They are very slow growing.
 
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens 

BUTIA X SYAGRUS
THE MULE PALM


HYBRID THAT LOOKS LIKE NEITHER PARENT

This surprisingly very cold hardy palm is being grown in areas that routinely see bad weather.  When Queen Palms die in Tucson, AZ, this one survives.  It gets to 25 feet and loves hot sun.  Some say that, when mature, they look a little bit like a Coconut.  It's also a very good growing hybrid with lots of vigor.  It likes sun and is cold hardy to about 16 or 17 degrees.
Butia x Syagrus Mule Palm  Mule Palm by Mark Heath 

COPERNICIA ALBA
TALL THIN TRUNK


SINGLE STEM FAN PALM


Copernicia is a rare genus of fan palms mostly native to Caribbean Islands such as Cuba.  This species has a thin trunk and gets over 40 feet tall.  For an exotic genus, it's surprisingly cold hardy perhaps into the upper teens F.  It loves sun and heat.
Copernicia alba Copernicia alba 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
CHILEAN WINE PALM


FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM

This thick trunked pinnate palm is slow growing but manages to get a trunk fatter than any other palm.  Native to Chile, it can reach a height of 40 feet and trunk diameter of 4 feet.  It loves hot sun and is cold hardy to 16 degrees.  The 15g plant shown here is 10 years old.  This is why this species is more costly than other palms.  The trunk is also smooth as shown here with no attached leaf bases.
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
THE CHINESE FAN PALM


SINGLE TRUNK, MEDIUM SIZE

This Asian species never really gets to a height much above 25 feet.  It's so slow growing that anything over ten feet seems to take an eternity.  It has a twelve inch thick trunk and flat green leaves.  In most areas it takes full sun but also tolerates filtered light.  Cold hardiness is about 18 degrees F.
lIVISTONA CHINENSIS lIVISTONA CHINENSIS 

LIVISTONA DECIPIENS
AKA LIVISTONA DECORA


MEDIUM TO TALL HEIGHT, THIN TRUNK

This Australian fan palm can get over 40 feet tall, has a thin trunk and droopy leaflets.   Because of the latter fact it's known as the Ribbon Palm.  Leaflets hang toward the ground.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  It's quite handsome.
Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens 

PHOENIX RECLINATA
THE SENEGAL DATE PALM


CLUMPING SPECIES MEDIUM SIZE

This is a type of Date Palm that clusters.  It gets its name from the fact that trunks recline (lean) with age and height.  It has a variable height.  But, you can count on at least 15 feet.  Some clumps get taller.  It loves sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.
Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata 

PHOENIX THEOPHRASTI
THE CRETAN DATE PALM


BUSHY AND NOT TOO TALL

This Date Palm is native to the island of Crete, southern Greece and some nearby islands.  It is a suckering palm and not quite as tall as the Phoenix dactylifera.  Its dates are not edible.  Leaf color is typically lime green.  Height can get up to thirty feet.  Leaves are quite plumose.  Cold tolerance is about 17 degrees or lower and it loves full and hot sun.  

Phoenix theophrasti  Phoenix theophrasti 

SABAL CAUSIARUM
TALL, THICK TRUNK FAN PALM


THICK CONCRETE LIKE TRUNKS

This Caribbean fan palm can get rather tall, up to fifty feet.  Its remarkable characteristic are the thick, concrete colored and appearing trunks.  They are really impressive and get up to two feet thick.  Leaf color is blue green.  This palm loves sun and is cold hardy into the mid to upper teens F.
Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum 

SABAL MINOR
THE SMALLEST SABAL


DWARF PALM - SIX FEET TALL

This fan palm is native to the southeastern part of the U.S.  It rarely gets over six feet tall.  It puts out blossoms that are taller than the leaves, producing many small black seeds.  Leaves are sort of large compared to its dwarf height.  It can take sun or shade and is cold hardy to 15 degrees.  
Sabal minor Sabal minor 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE


SUPER COLD HARDY
SMALL, CUTE LEAVES

This Asian species of Windmill Palm is quite difficult to find.  That's because it's very slow growing.  The 15g plant shown here is about 8 years old.  They typically don't get tall.  In a few decades, a ten foot palm could be expected.  They love full sun and are cold hardy to 15 degrees F.  Leaves are quite small and flat as shown here.
 
Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA X ROMANZOFFIANA
THE COCONUT QUEEN


BEAUTIFUL HYBRID PALM YET COLD HARDY

We don't know as of yet the cold hardiness of this very handsome hybrid palm developed in Thailand.  It's quite a new thing.  It is prettier than both parents.  Anticipated height is 30 feet, so it's shorter than a standard Queen Palm.  It likes full sun and appears to be cold hardy down to about 20 degrees F.
Syagrus schizophylla x Queen palm Syagrus schizophylla x Queen palm by JI


TRITHRINAX ACANTHICOMA
AKA TRITHRINAS BRASILIENSIS


MEDIUM HEIGHT, SPINEY TRUNK

This South American, single trunk fan palm is unlike some of its suckering kin below.  This plant gets to a height of about 20 feet and has a random pattern of long spines protruding from the trunk.  Leaves are green, medium sized.  It likes sun and is cold hardy well into the upper teens F.  The trunk is indeed different - liked by some, hated by others.
Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
SUCKERING BLUE FAN PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT

This South American species is nothing like T. acanthicoma above.  It suckers, has a prominent blue color and has sharp points on the end of its leaf segments.  But, it is attractive and cold hardy to about 17 degrees F.  Expect a mature height of ten to twenty feet.
 
Trithrinax capestris Trithrinax campestris

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SUPER COLORFUL COMPANION PLANTS
SELECTION CHANGES FREQUENTLY


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If you like different and colorful companion plants for the floor of the garden, check out these plants.  Remember, a garden is not complete until you put in the companion plants and add some color.  Our selection changes frequently and, on some, are seasonal.  Examples of such plants are given here with a link below to a new Website Article recently published on "Tropical Plants". 

I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT JUNGLE MUSIC IS YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR RARE AND COLORFUL COMPANION PLANTS YOU CAN'T FIND ANYWHERE!

Rieger begonia coleus
jacobinia  Hedychium giner kalanchoe
Heliconia Pink Ti nerogelia 
     
Ti plant strobilanthus coleus
kalanchoe Pavonia wikipedia
Pavonia, c/o Wikipedia
spring color
coleus
 
guzmania

spring color
This and below from our Display Garden
 
Tillandsia bromeliad spring color
tillandsia  Alocasia Black magic
curly croton pinstripe ginger spring color 
geranium geraneum Croton
croton prince of orange  calendiva
philodendron begonia richmondensis  Croton 
anthurium miniature heliconia orchid
anthurium  Alocasia black stem  Vriesia 

 

 

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We appreciate customers who visit us to landscape major areas of their gardens.  So, to accommodate these people, we are presently offering discounts of 10% to 15% off regular prices on any major purchase.  By this we mean a customer, if he picks out a good number of plants (typically more than ten), we offer him a discount.  It doesn't matter what he buys.  And, the more he buys, the better the discount.  Call us or drop by and we'll explain the price you'd pay if you get a lot of plants!  Example of random nursery plants below, all types.

 

Caryota gigas Wodyetia bifurcata Dypsis decaryi
Encephalartos longifolius Chamaedorea costaricana Archontophoenix
Howea forsteriana Hyophorbe indica Macrozamia
Nerogelia red throat Kahilii ginger Palm House Jungle Music
palm at nursery Dypsis pembana Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos arenarius Lepidozamia peroffskyana cycads at jungle music
Philondendron cannifolium Variegated ginger Lepidozamia peroffskyana

 


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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

 

ARTICLES BELOW ARE NOT SALE ITEMS BUT RATHER
VERY USEFUL INFORMATION FOR THE READER

 

GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

Below are pictures of about thirty five palm species that all do well in Southern California.  In this group, 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
Cryosophila
Cryosophila species 
Cyphophoenix species
Cyphophoenix species' 
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decipiens mr
Dypsis decipiens (habitat) 
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 SIZE


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 POT

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.  We usually don't grow larger sizes that this box because people cannot lift them without special equipment.  But, through associates, we have them available if needed.
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

There are a few more pots that we use and I haven't discussed here.  These include:

Citrus pots:  These are 8 x 8 x 14 inches, a tall pot for the diameter and good for cycads
Deep bands:  These bands are about twice the size of a normal band
Thirty gallon pots:  These are a step up from the 25 gallon size and pretty heavy
Thirty inch boxes:  These are very heavy, hard to lift, so we rarely use them

empty pots in a row

FOR MAIL ORDER, JUST CALL 619 291 4605.  PROMPT SHIPPING.  PLANTS TYPICALLY SENT
FEDERAL EXPRESS GROUND IN THEIR CONTAINERS WITH SOIL
LARGER ORDERS MAY REQUIRE
PALLETS AND INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS.

 

FOR QUESTIONS, EMAIL PHIL AT:   phil@junglemusic.net

 

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HOW THESE TEN DAY SPECIAL WORK

•  NEW SPECIALS ADDED FREQUENTLY AND EXPIRATION DATE FOR ITEMS
CLEARLY POSTED 

•  AFTER EXPIRATION, DATED SALE ITEMS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THIS PAGE
• 
FOR MAIL ORDERS, JUST CALL US.  WE DO NOT PRESENTLY HAVE A
"SHOPPING CART" BECAUSE ALMOST ALL CUSTOMERS NEED HELP WITH
DECIDING WHAT TO ORDER. WE WANT YOUR PLANTS TO THRIVE!

•  AT THIS THREAD, MOST RECENT SPECIALS ARE LISTED AT THE TOP
•  TERMS OF SALE LISTED AT THE END OF THIS THREAD
•  SOME ITEMS ARE IN LIMITED SUPPLY AND MAY SELL OUT QUICKLY  
•  PHOTOS BELOW SOMETIMES ARE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SALE ITEMS
•  MAIL ORDER PLANTS ARE SHIPPED TYPICALLY THE SAME DAY IN THEIR CONTAINERS WITH SOIL TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCES OF SURVIVAL
•  PURCHASED PLANTS CAN BE HELD FOR FREE AND SHIPPED WHEN YOU TELL US 
• 
TO GET THESE DISCOUNTED PRICES, MENTION SPECIALS BELOW AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE.  IT'S SORT OF LIKE A "PAPERLESS COUPON" 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE ITEMS SHOWN ABOVE AND OTHER PURCHASES


• SALE PRICES ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME SHOWN ON EACH POST
•  MANY SPECIALS ARE FOR A TEN DAY PERIOD AND EXPIRE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING
•  AT NO TIME ARE THERE "DOUBLE DISCOUNTS" - PERCENTAGE DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO OTHER SPECIALS
•  DISCOUNTS OR SALES DO NOT APPLY TO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES
•  SALES TAX MAY APPLY, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
• NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS
• CYCADS AND CITES LISTED ENDANGERED SPECIES ARE FOR DOMESTIC UNITED STATES USAGE OR PURCHASE ONLY
•  NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE IS GIVEN OR IMPLIED ON YOUR ABILITY TO GROW THE PLANTS IN YOUR LOCALITY
•  MAIL ORDER ITEMS SENT VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED
• AVAILABILITY VARIES.  ITEMS ON SALE MAY SELL OUT WITHOUT NOTICE AND NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
•  FOR COMPANY SHIPPING POLICIES, GUARANTEES AND REFUNDS SEE JUNGLE MUSIC POLICIES

PHIL BERGMAN
Owner

Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

Phone: 619 291 4605  FOR MAIL ORDERS OR QUESTIONS

Email: phil@junglemusic.net

 
   
Website:

www.junglemusic.net

Nursery Location:

 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone:  619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

 Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 4PM
 Sunday typically closed

Directions to Nursery: Freeway Close. Take Freeway 5 to Encinitas
(10 minutes south of Oceanside, 30 minutes north of San Diego). 
Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
Immediate left on Orpheus Ave, left on Union St,
Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery, which is at 450 Ocean View Ave
Mailing Address:

3233 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103

 

 
   
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