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MONDAY, 21 JANUARY - 30 JANUARY, 2019

 

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
BAMBOO PALM THAT IS TALL AND FULL


GORGEOUS 15G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE


It's not that uncommon that I'll talk about various types of Bamboo Palms.  Three decades ago this species (Chamaedorea hooperiana) would have probably been called a variety of Chamaedorea costaricana.  But, in his book on Chamaedorea, Don Hodel described this species named after friend and palm enthusiast Louis Hooper.  So, it now enjoys its own status as a species.  And, it deserved species status because it is quite different than Chamaedorea costaricana.  This species is native to high elevation rain forest in the Veracruz area of Mexico.  It grows at up to 5000 feet elevation in habitat.  

It reaches an overall height of twelve to fourteen feet.  It is also quite wide at maturity with many canes.  These canes will sometimes lean outwards, making the clump wider.  Trunks are about one inch thick.  Compared to Chamaedorea costaricana, this species is more full and wide.  It's hard to "see through" this species whereas you'd have a better chance of seeing through a costaricana.  Also, the leaves of costaricana are shorter. Hooperiana leaves are four feet long or more.

Shown here is a 15 gallon sized plant that is about ten feet tall.  This species likes good draining soil, adequate water, filtered light and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  I'm showing in the last photo a 25g plant which is no longer in stock.  But, the 15g size are very established, full and about ten years old.

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


Mention this Special to get your discount.  BTW, these are not easy to find on the market. 

 

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Chamaedorea hooperiana




Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana


Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana

BRAHEA CLARA
A BLUE FAN PALM FROM BAJA, MEXICO


SIMILAR SPECIES TO BRAHEA ARMATA
A HANDFUL OF 5G PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


Brahea clara is a blue fan palm from Baja California.  It is most closely related to Brahea armata but there are many distinct differences between the two.  Brahea clara has longer leaf stems.  It is quicker growing.  And, the armor on the stems is very peculiar and irregular.  It is typically blue in color and loves full sun and heat.  Many argue that Brahea clara is, at best, a variety of B. armata.  Others say it's a separate species.  Another difference is that Brahea clara petioles are more of a green color compared to the blue of armata.    Also note how the Brahea clara leaf stems are fairly clean and smooth.  There are none of the dorsal petiole hairs you see on the Brahea armata.  Rather, clara are smooth and shiny.  

We have several 5g plants available.  At this point they don't show the blue color very well.  You can see from the habitat photo c/o RPS that they are blue color in the wild.  But, many of the plants I've seen are blue green as shown in the first garden photo below.  I'm also showing you some 15g plants we had a ways back. 

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


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Brahea clara Brahea clara Brahea clara
Brahea clara Brahea clara by TS RPS Brahea clara

 

HYOPHORBE INDICA
RARE MEDIUM SIZED PINNATE PALM

 

SLIGHTLY BULGING TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

TEN1 GALLON SIZE
This is a medium sized, crown shafted, single trunk pinnate palm from Reunion Island.  There is a green and a brown-red form of this species.  The plants on special are the red form, but as far as I can tell at this time, at the mature size, they seem to look more similar than different.  Hyophorbe indica gets to a height of about twenty five feet, has a trunk diameter of about six inches, perhaps a bit more, and along the coast demands full sun.  If you grow it in shade, it will probably succumb to rot.  In far inland areas, I would recommend a part day sun application.  Cold tolerance appears to be in the mid-twenties, perhaps slightly lower.  

The first five photos below show our 5g plants which are on special.  There are several photos of other sizes of nursery plants.  The last photo is from a garden in San Diego. 


REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

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Hyophorbe indica red Hyophorbe indica red Hyophorbe indica red
Hyophorbe indica red Hyophorbe indica red Hyophorbe indica
Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica

 

LICUALA RAMSAYI
A SUPER TROPICAL FAN PALM
NEAR FULL CIRCULAR LEAVES


CAN BE GROWN IN MANY AREAS OF SO CAL
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

About twenty-five years ago when my son, Jesse, and I visited Queensland, Australia, we made it a point to seek out and see Licuala ramsayi.  This was because this species has been proven to grow in coastal areas of Southern California.  The last photo below is from that trip.  We just got in some nice, somewhat older one gallon plants with five to six leaves.  Within a few more leaves they’ll be showing the classical look with wider leaflets and a near full circle to the leaf.  Mature plants are about fifteen to perhaps twenty feet tall with huge overhead and circular leaves.  These leaves are divided but the overall appearance is almost a full circle of closely spaced leaflets.  Trunks are narrow, about four to six inches.  Petioles are mildly armed.  

Surprisingly this species likes a bit of sun along the coast.  In shade, its growth rate stalls.  Cold hardiness is right about at a freeze.  Shown here in the first six photos are the size plants we have on Special.  The next to last photo is in the San Diego area and is getting a fair amount of coastal sun.  

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

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Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi
Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi
Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi Licuala ramsayi

 

LICUALA ELEGANS
AKA LICUALA PELTATA VAR. SUMAWONGII


SOLID LEAF TROPICAL FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 1G PLANTS


This is a single trunk fan palm from southern Thailand, Malaya and possibly Sumatra.  Surprisingly, it's one of the few Licuala that can be grown in Southern California.  It has solid fan leaves with no division in the leaf; i.e., there are no individual segments.  It reaches a height of about 15 feet in the wild.  It is very similar to Licuala grandis which does poorly in our locality.  So, don't confuse the two.

The main difficulty with growing this palm is winter cold.  It goes down to perhaps a freeze or a bit above 32 degrees F.  It likes filtered light or shade.  In our locality it's very slow growing.  It is also rare and hard to find.  It thrives in heat and humidity if in the shade.  It will not take direct sun in California.  

Shown here are some nice one gallon plants.  We rarely have them available.  And, presently, we only have a few for sale.  These can be shipped, weather permitting.  If you have a greenhouse, interior solarium or the right interior environment, no palm is more breathtaking.  Outdoors and locally, plant it in a protected filtered light area.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $55

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Licuala elegans Licuala elegans Licuala elegans
Licuala elegans Licuala elegans Licuala elegans

 

PINANGA CORONATA
SUPER BEAUTIFUL IVORY CANE PALM


SUCKERING FILTERED LIGHT EXOTIC PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This exotic suckering pinnate palm is native to Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi.  It has thin trunks that can have a blonde color.  Leaves are somewhat narrow, green in color with an unarmed petiole.  Mature height in CA is usually about twelve feet although in the tropics they get much taller.  They like filtered light but can take a bit of morning sun.  Too much sun here will burn them.  Cold hardiness is into the upper 20's F.  I had a mature specimen that produced large numbers of purple fruit for years.  This species is similar to Pinanga kuhlii but has more repetitive regular leaves and less mottling to the leaflets.  Of note, some taxonomists consider these two species synonymous.

Shown here are some of the few 5g plants we're offering for sale.  These are shown in the first six photos.  Also shown is a 25g plant.  We have or can obtain these if needed.  The 5g plants are in limited numbers.  Most enthusiasts would love adding this species to their garden.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65 

Remember:  Mention this Blog only special at the time of purchase.  This size can be mail ordered.

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Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


THINNER TRUNK, MEDIUM HEIGHT
NICE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This is a medium height, single trunk, crown shafted palm from New Caledonia.  There is grows on mountainous slopes.  Of the genus, perhaps this species is the easiest for us to grow here in California.  It is very sought after and most of the garden photos below are from California.  Along the coast, I'd recommend giving this species half day morning sun, a few hours of sun or strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to upper twenties F. 

In my experience, mature height is usually about 30 feet but it can get a bit taller.  Trunks in shade are green, prominently ringed and medium diameter.  Leaves are green and pinnate.  This size can be mail ordered.

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


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


 
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Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala HJD Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala 

 

PRESTOEA MONTANA
AKA PRESTOEA ACUMINATA VAR. MONTANA


RARE PINNATE PALM FROM PUERTO RICO
JUST IN – SOME 5 GALLON SIZED PLANTS

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


Prestoea is a genus that is very closely related to another palm genus, Euterpe.  It is found in the Caribbean, Central and South America.  Essentially all Euterpe are crown shafted palms.  Many of the Prestoea are not.  There are also distinctions between the flowers of these two genera.  Also, many of the Prestoea are suckering.  But, there is one that is single trunk.  This is Prestoea montana, native to mountainous areas of Puerto Rico.  I've always known of this species as not having a crown shaft.  But, I've seen photos (including ones from native habitats) where a crown shaft is seen.  

The hallmarks of this species are its wide and very shiny green leaves, its somewhat slender trunk and its overall beautiful appearance.  Plant heights can reach forty feet or more.  This species should be grown in part day sun or filtered light.  It likes rich soil and ample moisture.  I'd estimate its cold tolerance is down to about a freeze or a bit less.  It is not a beginner species.  Shown here are some 5g plants that we just got in.  Previously, we've only had a few 15g plants.  We're putting the 5g plants on special.  Note that this species has historically been known as "Prestoea montana" but in more recent years has been considered a variety of P. acuminata.

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

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Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana 
Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana 
Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana  Prestoea montana 

 

DYPSIS "MAHAJANGA"
RARE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING


FLUFFY PLUMOSE LEAF
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


The seeds of this "species" first came out about twenty-five years ago.  At that time, we did grow it and I think we’re one of the first to offer it for sale in the U.S.  From seeds, some of these plants end up being single trunk, others suckering as shown below.  It is very closely related to Dypsis madagascarenensis.  The mahajanga is sometimes single trunk and other times will sucker.  Trunks are medium sized diameter, prominently ringed and leaves are plumose.  Anticipate a mature plant height of about 20 to 25 feet. 

Culturally, it would like to be in or work its way into coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is the upper twenties F. or a bit colder,  Some have reported that this species seems to be more cold hardy than D. madagascarensis.  Shown below are the 5g plants we’re putting on special.  The first garden photo showing the trunks with my son, Jesse, and Greg Hamann was taken in El Cajon, Ca.  The next photo is from Al Bredison in HI.  For many decades, Al lived here in CA.

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

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Dypsis mahajanga   Dypsis mahajanga   Dypsis mahajanga  
Dypsis mahajanga   Dypsis mahajanga   Dypsis mahajanga  
Dypsis mahajanga   Dypsis mahajanga AB HI Palmpedia  Dypsis mahajanga  

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
SINGLE TRUNK, MEDIUM MATURE SIZE


UPRIGHT LEAVES
A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

I've discussed this great New Caledonian species before because it is such a good species for those of us in Southern California.  It comes from high elevation in its native habitat, is a good growing palm and can tolerate full sun easily along the coastal strip.  It has green upright pinnate leaves and speckles on the leaf stems.  It's cold hardiness is down to about 23 degrees, better than the King Palm or Kentia Palm.  It has an average trunk diameter of eight to ten inches and a mature height of usually about thirty feet.  It can also be grown in part day sun or strong filtered light.  

Shown here is the size we're putting on special: our 5 gallon sized plants (first five photos).  These plants are about four to five years old.  These are a great size for planting.  Growth rate is medium, sometimes fast.  At a Palm Society meeting Saturday, a customer of ours was commenting that his plant from our nursery, in the ground for abut fifteen years, is over 25 feet tall.  We have a reasonable assortment of all sizes although our larger plants are almost sold out.  This species is highly recommended in So Cal.

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

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Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis 5 
Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis  
Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis  
Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis 5  Kentiopsis oliviformis 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CAFFER
A DWARF GREEN CYCAD
SOMEWHAT FLUFFY LEAVES


NEVER OVER ABOUT 3 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT 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 Citrus po1.5 gallon plants here are 3 to 4 years old.  I have very limited numbers for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 G SIZE $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 G SIZE $135

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

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE BUTTERFLY OR ARECA PALM


NOW AVAILABLE AFFORDABLE 3G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE.

We only sporadically can offer this very affordable size of our four to five foot size of Dypsis lutescens.  But, I am pleased to announce that we just got in a limited number of 3 gallon that this size.  This is a suckering palm species from Madagascar that is medium sized mature, seldom over 18 feet in Southern California.  It has attractive, thin trunks with a prominent yellow color on the petioles and inner crown of stems.  It has a medium growth rate. 

Along the coast, it prefers sun or very bright filtered light.  In inland areas it cannot take full sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  We also have larger sizes available (see below).  We remind people that this palm is the most popular palm for blocking the neighbor from looking over the fence into your yard!  For this reason we also call it the "Neighbor Blocking Palm". 

REGULAR PRICE 3 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $62.50


We only have about a dozen of this size.  And, these are very difficult to find for sale.  You must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of ordering to get this discounted price.

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Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens

DIOON EDULE
A SMALLER CYCAD
SUPER COLD HARDY


TOLERATES SUN, EVEN IN DESERT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BLUE-GREEN 1G PLANTS


Dioon edule is a remarkable cycad species for multiple reasons.  First, it takes hot blazing sun and heat.  It can be grown in desert areas in full sun.  Most cycads can't do this.  Secondly, it is cold hardy - probably one of the best cycads species for cold.  It'll go into the teens F. for sure.  Finally, it never gets very big.  A five foot tall plant with a foot or two of caudex is about maximum for this species.  But, it will often cluster and form a clump of plants.  The special today is on very nice 1g plants.  Note they are not new seedlings but have some size.  And, they have a nice blue-green color.  These are simple to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 1G $47.50

Just mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase to get this price.

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WEDNESDAY, 16 JANUARY - 25 JANUARY, 2019

 

EUTERPE EDULIS
TALL, SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM


EXOTIC AND TROPICAL APPEARING
SMOOTH CROWN, COLORED CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE



Euterpe edulis is a fun palm to grow because it is super attractive, has a narrow trunk and a beautiful, smooth crown shaft.  I have had several in my garden.  On mine, the crown shafts were a purple-green color but it's more common to see them as a lime green.  Maximum height is about thirty feet with about a four inch thick trunk.  Leaves tend to arch down and leaf color is green.  This species likes to start in filtered light and work it's way into full sun along the coast.  It's cold hardy into the upper teens F.  Anticipate a plant life of about thirty years.  Also of note is the fact that the hearts of this palm are edible and a delicacy in many areas.   

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special when purchasing to get this price.

 
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Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis
25 gallon at nursery
Euterpe edulis
Note thin green crown shaft
Euterpe edulis Wikipedia
photo c/o Wikipedia

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 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 1 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 1 GALLON $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $40

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

ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS
DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES


VERY SMALL CYCAD
GRAY-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This rare dwarf species of South African cycad is quite petite and never gets over four feet tall.  Leaves are gray-green to sea foam green and about three feet long.  A mature caudex is six to eight inches.  Below I'm showing a totally in cone mature nursery specimen with a 7 to 8 inch caudex (female)  likes sun and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  This is a rare and sought out species and never inexpensive.  WE do have an assortment of sizes available.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $65


Just remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase.

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Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus
Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus

 

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 24 months old with two, maybe three leaves.  It is a slow growing cycad and we rarely put them on special.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $90

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
GREEN, RARE CYCAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED IN THE WILD


TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE BAND PLANTS


This species of green South African cycad is a medium sized mature plant with trunks up to about five feet.  They are un-branched and have green leaves that are about five feet long.  The leaves are straight and leaflets point toward the end of the leaf.  In the wild stands in the Natal area of RSA, there are only about a hundred plants remaining.  Shown here in the first row of photos are 4 to 5 year old band plants - very large for their container.  The second row of photos show a huge boxed specimen at our nursery.  The last row shows domestic plants and a close up of the leaflets.  

We're putting older band seedlings on sale.  They'd be easy to mail order.  In our area, this is a full sun plant with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE THESE BANDS $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE BANDS $50

Remember, mention this Special when you order.  We, of course, have other sizes of this species for sale. 

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Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans
Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!

SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE

Archontophoenix teracarpa is a fictitious name given to an unknown species/type of King Palm that I have in my garden and no one can identify.  I've been collecting seeds from it for quite a few years and offering it for sale.  Everyone who gets one agrees - "It's the best King Palm ever!"  It got the name from the Latin "Large body", which it has.  After trying to identify the species over many years and with no success, we coined the name "Archontophoenix teracarpa".  The closest species to it would be A. maxima but it's not the same.  So, what are the differences that makes teracarpa more ideal?

It is faster growing
It gets taller than the regular King Palm
It tolerates full sun better
It doesn't brown tip in full sun
It has a blue crown shaft
It has a super thick trunk
And, sometimes there's a flush of light red on the new leaves


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

Remember:  mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!  The first garden photo below shows how spectacular, strong and powerful this species is.  The little King Palms to the right in the photo are the smaller and  regular cunninghamiana.  Note how the teracarpa is more robust, taller and has a darker green color - all these Archontophoenix the same age!
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Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archonotophoenix teracarpar
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
THE STAR PALM


MEDIUM SIZE, WHITE UNDERSIDE TO LEAVES
A VERY COOL PALM - PRETTY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


Earlier I have discussed this species.  It is a single trunk fan palm is native to regions stretching from Mexico through Central America.  In the genus, there are multiple species.  All have prominent white powder on the underside of the leaflets as shown here.  Trunks are narrow.  Often you'll see what look like "spines" on the trunk.  But, these are a different structure - they are modified root spines.  They are quite interesting looking.  See photo below of trunk.

In most areas I'd suggest part day sun or strong filtered light.  Some have grown it in full sun right on the water.  Expect heights ranging from ten feet to well over twenty feet.  Cold hardiness is into the upper twenties F.  Shown here are the 2g size which we're putting on special.  We don't have too many of these and they may sell out quickly.

REGULAR PRICE 2G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G  $45

Remember to mention this special for you discount.  My thanks to TS at RPS for his photo of this species below.



CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
Cryosophila stauracantha CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA TS RPS

 

BRAHEA ARMATA
THE MEXICAN BLUE FAN PALM
MEDIUM SIZE - LOVES SUN AND HEAT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


We recently got in a handful of super blue, overly large 5g Brahea armata which we're putting on special.  This species is native to Baja California and reaches a mature height of about twenty feet.  Leaves are intensely blue.  Petioles are armed with small hook shaped spines.  The trunk is fairly thick and flowers are spectacular.  They reach far out from the crown of leaves.  It's cold hardy to about 15 degrees, loves dry heat and is slow growing.  The hotter, sunnier and dryer you are, the more blue they get.  When planting, be super careful not to disturb the roots.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $50

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Brahea armata Brahea armata Brahea armata
Brahea armata Brahea armata Brahea armata

 

CYCAD - CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS
INTERESTING AND FAIRLY COLD HARDY HYBRID


TAKES PART DAY SUN
NEVER TOO TALL 
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT PLANTS

With the introduction of the very rare Cycas debaoensis, it was just a matter of time before this cross was done.  It's between the Sago Palm (seed bearer with this cross) and the aforementioned debaoensis.  It is an interesting hybrid with bifurcation of the leaflets or leaf stems.  See photos below.  I'd recommend growing it in part day sun.  Cold tolerance should be into the upper teens F.

I anticipate it'll be a small to medium sized mature plants.  It's a great alternative to using the common 
Cycas revoluta.  Leaf color will be green and there will be some spines of the leaf stems.  Sorry, but there are no reputable photos of this hybrid in a mature size available at this time.  I'm putting our citrus pot size on special.  I'd estimate average caudex size is 2 inches or maybe even a bit larger.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POTS $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE $135


These would be easy to mail order.  You must mention this special when you purchase to get this price.  


 
CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS Cycas revoluta x debaoensis CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS
Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis

     
 

    
             MONDAY, 14 JANUARY - 23 JANUARY, 2019
 

 

ACTINOKENTIA DIVARICATA
MINIATURE FLAME THROWER


THIN TRUNK, COLD HARDY, SLOW GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 5 GALLON SIZE


I am glad that I can offer this super slow growing and very rare plant in the 5 gallon size.  And, we are putting them on special.  These plants are an estimated six to seven years old.  This is one of the slowest growing species that you'll ever grow.  But, it reliably gets bigger over time.  Mature, its trunk is about 3 to 4 inches thick.  Newly emerging leaves are somewhat red.  One photo below shows this.  It is crown shafted and single trunk.  Mature height is about twelve to fifteen feet.  It is an under-canopy species.  I've not tried it in the sun.  

Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  Folks in cooler areas like San Francisco can grow this species.  If you are impatient, get one of these.  It’s hard to find as a species and almost impossible to find with any established age.


REGULAR PRICE FIVE GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON $75

You must mention this Blog Special at time of purchase to get this price.  


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Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata
Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata

  

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 THIS SPECIES $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 1.5 GALLON PLANTS $50

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount!

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK UNDERSTORY PALM


SUPER RARE - SIMPLE LEAVES
NEVER OVER A FEW FEET TALL
NEWLY AVAILABLE NICE 1.5 GALLON SIZE


This dwarf understory palm species has entire, very small leaves, a very thin trunk the size of a pencil and a mature height never over two to three feet.  It comes from high elevation mountainous areas of Mexico.  It's extremely rare and hard to find.  The three year old plants we are offering this year came from domestic plants in San Diego County.  We very rarely have them available in any size.  These a true collector item plants.  They prefer a filtered light environment and should be cold hardy at least into the mid-twenties F.  I can mail order these.  Limited numbers available! 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1.5 GALLON PLANTS $75
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $55

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Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella
Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella

 

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.  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 CITRUS POT PLANTS $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE BLUE MUNCHII $210

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 munchii blue

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA



DO YOU LIKE UNUSUAL CHAMAEDOREA?
THEN YOU SHOULD LIKE THIS HYBRID
FANTASTIC PARENTAGE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 GALLON SIZE

The plants I've put on special here should turn out to be something quite different and perhaps fantastic.  When someone hybridizes a palm, he tries to pick parentage that will give something special - preferably different and a plant not known to cultivation.  Chamaedorea costaricana is probably the best of the Bamboo Palms.  It suckers, gets to about 16 feet and is very attractive.  It's easy to grow.  If it had a weakness, it would be that the canes are only about an inch thick.  Then, consider crossing it with a shade palm with a much thicker trunk, longer leaves and wider leaflets. 

This leads you to C. woodsoniana, known for its beauty, thick trunk, long leaves with wide leaflets and exotic appearance.  The plants shown below are a cross between C. costaricana and woodsoniana with the woodsoniana being the seed bearer.  Our hopes are that these will be a suckering thick stem plant.  But, we've not seen evidence of it yet.  I only have a handful of these and all are good sized in 7 gallon pots as shown.  I can't show a mature cross because I don't know if it's ever been done before. 

REGULAR PRICE 7 GALLON THIS CROSS $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 GALLON THIS CROSS $95 


You must mention this special to get this price.  I only have three available.  It'll be a filtered light palm with a cold hardiness probably in the mid-twenties F.

Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid
Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid
Chamaedorea woodsoniana
Chamaedorea woodsoniana at nursery
Chamaedorea woodsoniana hybrid
Chamaedorea woodsoniana by RPS
Chamaedorea costasricana
Chamaedorea costaricana

 

DYPSIS SPECIES UNKNOWN
SEEDS FROM A DOMESTIC PLANT IN VISTA, CA



SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING
STEPPED TRUNK, VERY KEELED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON PLANTS 

A collector in Vista, CA that has an interesting and different Dypsis in his yard that has set seeds.  The plants being offered are from this plant and 1.5 gallon size and are about 3 years old.  There are some photos of the mother plant below.  He says it doesn't sucker but "split" above the ground.  So, in the photo, you see two trunks.  The interesting thing about this plant is the trunk.  It is medium sized, about six or seven inches thick.  But, there is a "step off" at each growth ring.  One normally doesn't see this with Dypsis.  Leaves are very keeled, about six feet long.  Leaflets almost touch each other side to side.  Overall height is twenty feet.  Flowers are red. 

This unknown species is tolerating full sun here and takes temperatures into the mid to upper twenties F.  They should tolerate full coastal sun.  I am unaware of anyone else selling this "species".


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

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Dypsis species keeled leaf dYPSIS SPECIES DYPSIS SPECIES

 

DWARF VARIEGATED SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA


LARGE 15 GALLON PLANT
VARIEGATION ON THE LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS PLANT


We don't grow a lot of Schefflera.  This species is the dwarf variety with smaller mature size and smaller leaflets.  It is also the more sought after variegated form.  This species can make a small tree or be used as a shrub with pruning.  The plant for sale is wider than it is tall.  Perfect would be half day sun along the coast.  It's too wide to easily ship.  One photo below shows it being used as a privacy hedge. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS PLANT $135

Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated
Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated
Dwarf Schefflera arboricola variegated Pinterest
Photo c/o Pinterest
   

 

UNKNOWN ZAMIA SPECIES
SEEDS CAME IN AS "MICROCYCAS CALICOMA"


LOOKS LIKE WILL BE THIN LEAFLET SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3-4 YEAR OLD PLANTS

About five or six years ago we got in seeds from a botanical garden in Florida.  They were labeled as "Microcycas calicoma" - a super rare and desirable Cuban cycad.  Unfortunately, after germination, this was found to not be the case.  We doubt they are some type of "miracle hybrid", but rather just a mis-identified seed.  In any case, we got a few seedlings and think they are some type of thin leaf Zamia.  We've put them on sale.  My guess is that they'd like some sun (probably not full sun in most areas)  and will be cold hardy a bit below a freeze.

Note:  These plants have caudexes of about 1.5 inches.


TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS SHOWN HERE $65

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Zamia species unknown came in as Microcycas Zamia species unknown came in as Microcycas Zamia species unknown came in as Microcycas

 

ZAMIA VARIEGATA - AKA ZAMIA PICTA
TROPICAL ZAMIA WITH YELLOW BLOTCHES ON LEAFLETS


PREFERS FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL NEW SEEDLINGS


This species has been known for decades as Zamia picta but in more recent times is being called Zamia variegata.  It gets its name from the fact that the leaflets contain yellow or gold colored streaks, blotches or spots on them.  It is a small cycad with stems under on foot in size.  Leaves are typically three to five feet long.  The leaflets are green.  The spots are variable in their intensity, but light colored and a yellow hue. On some plants these markings are more prominent than others. 

It is native to Mexico and Central America.  It prefers filtered light and should be protected from a freeze.  The last photo is by friend Rolf Kyburz.  Be aware this is a rare cycad and difficult to find for sale.


REGULAR PRICE SEEDLINGS THIS SPECIES $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE NEW SEEDLINGS $40

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.

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Zamia variegata seedlings new 1g Zamia variegata seedlings new 1g Zamia variegata picta
Zamia variegata picta Zamia variegata picta Zamia variegata picta Rolf Kyburz

 

TILLANDSIA CYANEA
THE PINK QUILL BROMELIAD


SLOW GROWING - PINK BLOSSOMS
CAN GROW EPIPHYTICALLY IN A TREE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES IN 8 INCH POTS

This attractive smaller Bromeliad is epiphytic, native to Ecuador, and lives on branches in trees.  It is never much bigger than shown here but will multiple forming small clumps.  It prefers filtered but bright light and is not for full, hot sun.  It has flat pink blossoms.  Each plant may put out several flowers as shown here.  These plants are five years old and just coming into blossom.  The main portion of the flower is pink.  From this emerge small violet-blue smaller flowers.  It hasn't done this yet.  These are super desirable and attractive.  If pot grown, it needs a quick draining soil.  Or, you can mount them on the trunk or branch of a tree.

REGULAR PRICE THESE PLANTS $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $25

Remember: Mention this Special.   These are easy to mail order and can be grown inside the house.

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Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia cyanea
Tillandsia cyanea Tillandsia cyanea  

 

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. 
 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 pictures show larger nursery plants. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $105

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

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Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus by Ken Hill
  Photo by Ken Hill
Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus


FRIDAY, 11 JANUARY - 21 JANUARY, 2019

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SEVERAL PLANTS PER POT
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 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 15 gallon on special and they are very nicely sized.  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.  These plants in this size pot are too big to ship by traditional carriers.  But, we can arrange delivery.  And, we also have 1g and 5eg sizes.

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

Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The first six photos are our 15g size.  There's also one photo of our 5 gallon size which we also offer. 


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CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA PALMPEDIA
Photo c/o Palmpedia
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
We also sell nice 5 gallon size
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA rps
Photo c/o TS at RPS

 

BRAHEA ELEGANS
THE FRANCESHI PALM


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
CAN BE GROWN IN FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G 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 filtered light if there's good drainage.  In the latter conditions the leaves are large, flat and shiny.  They sort of look like a Licuala leaf.

We just got in a limited number of nice 1g plants.  They are easy to ship.

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


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

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Brahea elegans Brahea elegans Brahea elegans

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE SHAVING BRUSH / FEATHER DUSTER PALM


UPRIGHT LEAVES
SWOLLEN CROWN SHAFT
TAKES SUN NEAR THE OCEAN

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

Native stands of 
Rhopalostylis sapida are found in temperate parts of New Zealand and also on coastal areas of Chatham and South Islands.  In these localities it is found in shaded forests and in the more moist bottoms of mountainous gullies.  One does not see it at high elevation where severe cold may be seen.  Rather it's in the coastal and warmer regions.  Being a slow growing species, it is reported that it takes ten to fifteen years in habitat before one begins to see a formed trunk.  One report done by the New Zealand government reported that it took forty years to show trunk and that ten meter trees were 200 years old.  The point here is that, as a species, the Nikau Palm is slow growing in its natural habitat.  Soil in the area is good draining and rainfall is ample

This is a single trunk palm that has green, upright leaves.  The hallmarks of this plant are the upright pointing leaves and the swollen crown shaft.  Almost always, the crown shaft is prominently larger in diameter than the trunk.  The trunk has rings from old leaf attachments.  Overall height after many decades is 25 to 35 feet or, on old specimens, even more.  Trunk diameter is eight to twelve inches.  Leaves are usually eight to twelve feet long.  Growth rate is slow.  Of note, we are putting nice 5g on Ten Day Specials.

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

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 5g size can be mail ordered.

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RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA

 

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 available that often.  And, rarely one sale.

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


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

 

PTYCHOSPERMA LINEARE
SUCKERING PALM, THIN TRUNKS


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

Like many Ptychosperma species, this one is also from Papa New Guinea.  It is a medium sized clustering species with trunks that are one inch thick, premorse leaflets (jagged, chopped off at ends) and green leaves.  It gets to a height of about fifteen feet.  It is quite a rare species and we seldom have this species for sale.  Available now are nice one gallon plants that I'm putting on special.  This species would be considered a filtered light palm.  Cold hardiness is uncertain but I suspect most growers in my locality can succeed with this species.  Southern California growers manage well with most Ptychosperma species.  These can be easily mail ordered.

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

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


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PTYCHOSPERMA LINEARE PTYCHOSPERMA LINEARE PTYCHOSPERMA LINEARE
Ptychosperma lineare     

 

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 

 

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.

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Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin  

 

SABAL MINOR
DWARF, COLD HARDY FAN PALM


TEN DAY SALE BAND SIZE

This is a dwarf species of fan palm from the southern United States and is commonly found in the state of Texas.  It rarely gets foliage overhead with an average height of four to seven feet.  It has a long petiole and a small leaf.  The blossom produces an ample supply of small black seeds and juts upward above the foliage.  This is often a way to identify it as it produces flowers and fruit as a smaller plant.

It takes sun and can tolerate part day sun.  Cold tolerance is excellent, probably about 16 degrees F.  We're offering our band size on species.  These are shown in the first three photos.  I've also shown garden plants.  Be aware we have other, larger sizes for sale as well.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $27.50

These are easy to mail in their pots.  Just mention this Blog Special when ordering to get this price.

Sabal minor Sabal minor Sabal minor
Sabal minor Sabal minor Sabal minor

 

END OF CURRENT SPECIALS -
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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

 

RECYCLE OLD NEWSPAPER


We utilize old newspaper to stuff our plants before we put them in vehicles or ship them on mail order.  And, we're always running out.  So, we'd recycle those old newspapers that you have on hand.  Just drop them off at the nursery and we'd really appreciate it.  Thank you.

Newspaper

 

COLD HARDY PALMS
BEST SELECTION AROUND
AND, SAVE MONEY ON DELIVERY OR SHIPPING!

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
*  Easier and cheaper to send much bigger plants up to 24 inch box size and 8.5 feet tall
*  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, SPINY 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


SOMETIMES EVEN ON SPECIAL!

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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ACQUIRED RECENTLY BY JUNGLE MUSIC

Encephalartos lehmannii

 

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VOLUME DISCOUNT ANY LARGE PURCHASE


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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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

 

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

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LARGER ORDERS MAY REQUIRE
PALLETS AND INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS.

 

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HOW THESE TEN DAY SPECIAL WORK

•  NEW SPECIALS ARE ADDED FREQUENTLY AND EXPIRATION DATE FOR SALE PRICES ARE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING. 
•  SOON 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 ARE GIVEN HERE BELOW - RESTRICTIONS AND CANCELLATION FEES MAY APPLY.  
•  SOME ITEMS ARE IN LIMITED SUPPLY AND MAY SELL OUT QUICKLY  
•  PHOTOS SHOWN ABOVE SOMETIMES ARE ONLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SALE ITEMS. 
•  MAIL ORDER PLANTS ARE SHIPPED TYPICALLY THE SAME DAY OR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY IN THEIR CONTAINERS WITH SOIL TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCES OF SURVIVAL
•  SHIPPING CHARGES APPLY TO ALL MAIL ORDERS.  ESTIMATES OF SHIPPING COSTS CAN BE GIVEN ON REQUEST.

•  PURCHASED PLANTS CAN BE HELD FOR FREE AND SHIPPED WHEN YOU TELL US OR WEATHER PERMITS
• 
TO GET THESE DISCOUNTED PRICES, MENTION SPECIALS ABOVE  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 ABOVE
•  ALL 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 SALE SPECIALS DO NOT APPLY TO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES.  THEY DO NOT APPLY TO SPECIAL ORDER PLANTS OR ITEMS WE HAVE TO SEARCH FOR APART FROM OUR PLANT INVENTORY.
•  SALES TAX MAY APPLY, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
• NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS WILL BE SENT OR TAKEN
• 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 UPS PRESENTLY 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 POLICIESCANCELLED ORDERS OR SHIPMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CANCELLATION FEE DESCRIBED AT OUR 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

 
   
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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
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