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SATURDAY, 23 MARCH, 2019

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM


CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RARE SPECIES - SELDOM SEE FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 15G 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 15g 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 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $170

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA

 

PSEUDOPHOENIX SARGENTII
THE CHERRY PALM



INTERESTING TRUNK - MATURE 15 FEET
EXOTIC AND RARE - BUT SLOW GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE


This sought after and very rare pinnate palm is native the Keys in Southern Florida.  It has a tidy silver trunk with very prominent rings as shown below.  Leaves are slightly plumose and not too long.  The prominent thing about this palm is that it has a very slow rate of growth here in California.  It may be quicker in south Florida, but not here.  The 1 gallons on special here are four years old!  Expect a mature height of no more than fifteen feet.  And, in this area, this height will take forty years to achieve.  It is a full sun palm in most areas.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to upper twenties F.  

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


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Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii
Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii
Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii Pseudophoenix sargentii

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
SINGLE TRUNK, MEDIUM MATURE SIZE


A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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.  Its 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 Band Size plants.  These plants are about two years old and almost ready to be stepped up.  Growth rate is good.  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 BAND SIZE $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $37.50

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  These are going to be repotted soon, so if interested, let us know fairly soon.

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS  KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS  KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS 
KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS  KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS  KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS 

 

NANNORRHOPS ARABICA
THE WHITE NANNORRHOPS


SUCKERING FAN PALM - NEVER TOO BIG
PROBABLY THE LAST TIME TO BE OFFERED BY US
ALMOST SOLD OUT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON


Native to Afghanistan, this near white palm species never gets overly large, perhaps up to eight feet.  It does sucker so a plant can be as wide as it is tall.  The striking thing about this palm is the color.  Note that there are also gray and green forms of this species.  This is the blue, almost white one.  It loves sun and heat.  Cold tolerance is estimated to be into the teens F.  We have put our 1 gallon size on special.  We have very few remaining.  And, because of no seed sources recently, this may be the last time we every offer them.  Note that, when this species is small, it is a bit trick to get it established in the ground.  I'd think it best to grow it on to a bigger plant before putting it in the garden.

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


Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  Note, limited supplies.  And, as always I thank Rare Palm Seeds in Germany for usage of their great photographs.

NANNORRHOPS ARABICA  NANNORRHOPS ARABICA  NANNORRHOPS ARABICA 
NANNORRHOPS ARABICA  NANNORRHOPS ARABICA  NANNORRHOPS ARABICA by TS at RPS 
  
 
 

ACOELORRAPHE WRIGHTII
THE PAUROTIS PALM


SUCKERING, THIN TRUNK FAN PALM
PHOTOS OF TREE IN FRUIT
FIVE GALLON PLANTS - TEN DAY SPECIAL

This suckering fan palm has a wide native distribution spreading from Southern Florida (where it's known as the Everglade Palm), Mexico, some Caribbean Islands, Central America to far northern South America.  It has a fondness for water and can tolerate wet conditions.  It loves sun and heat.  People in the desert can grow it if they give it adequate water.   Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  Mature height is variable, somewhere between fifteen and thirty feet.  In California, they tend to max out at about 15 feet. Trunks are thin and have an attractive fiber pattern.  It is known to grow better in the ground than in containers.

We're offering suckering five gallon plants on a Ten Day Special.  Of note, fruits of this species are small and orange in color. 


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


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Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii
Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii Acoelorrhaphe wrightii

 

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.
 
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CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
ceratozamia hildae CERATOZAMIA HILDAE Ceratozamia hildae


CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 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.  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 - even better than the Sago Palm.  Mature height should be about eight feet.  They can sucker, but much less than the Sago.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed).  

The 15 gallon plants shown have caudexes in the four to five inch range.  We also have larger and smaller plants for sale.  The special is for the size shown (as cycads are sold by caudex size, not pot size).

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CAUDEX $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $340

This size can be shipped or delivered.  Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.

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

RAVENEA GLAUCA
A THIN TRUNK, MEDIUM HEIGHT PALM
NATIVE TO MADAGASCAR


SUPER ATTRACTIVE

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

We presently have available a limited number of very nice 5 gallon Ravenea glauca.  On smaller Ravenea, R. hildebrandtii is the smallest - a true dwarf.  This species, Ravenea glauca, is not that small, but it isn't super big at maturity.  It should max out at about 25 feet.  The trunk is narrow.  Leaves are green and soft to the touch.  In most areas it likes full sun.  In the desert, filtered light would be better.  Growth rate is medium.  Cold hardiness seems to be down to the mid to low 20's F.  These 5 gallon plants are large enough to plant in the garden after acclimation.  Below I'm also showing our 15g and 25g sizes.  I wish to thank Palmpedia and RPS for photos below.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $175

Remember:  You must mention this website special for this price when you purchase.

Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


This super popular palm is native to south Florida and Cuba.  It gets a very tall trunk with a height of forty feet or more.  The crown shaft is long and a prominent green.  The base of the trunk is swollen just above the ground.  Often, you'll also see bulging in the mid-trunk.  It is a full sun plant and some are growing it in desert areas with success - in full sun.  Cold tolerance is like a King Palm, about 25 degrees F.  The band size on sale have a few juvenile leaves.  There's a shortage of this species on the California market.  These are easy to mail order.

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


Mention this Special for your discount.


Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia

 

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
THE ARICURY PALM, THE ARIKURYOBA PALM


SINGLE TRUNK PALM NATIVE TO BRAZIL - FEMALE PARENT OF THE GORGEOUS COCONUT QUEEN

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This single trunk species is from Brazil and never gets very tall.  Usually they are never over twenty feet in height.  A most prominent feature of this species are the retained leaf bases as shown below.  It is super slow growing and, when mature, makes sherbet orange fruits of good size.  It is unusual for a Syagrus because it has modified small spines (more like saw edge prominences) of the leaf stem.  When you cross this plant with pollen from a Queen Palm and you have one of the best looking palms ever - The Coconut Queen Palm.  They get to a height of 15 to 20 feet, are green in color and tolerate temperatures of about 25 degrees F.

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

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

Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla
Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla
Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla

 

HEDYCHIUM GARNDERIANUM
THE KAHILI GINGER


SUPER FRAGRANT SUMMER FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G & 15G PLANTS!

Although sometimes called the "Hawaiian or Kahili Ginger", this plant is native to the Himalayas in Asia.  Is surprisingly cold hardy into the mid twenties F. and gets to a height of six to eight feet.  But, the amazing quality of this plant is it's florid, super-fragrant yellow and red blossoms.  They are short lived but absolutely stunning.  Along the coast it tolerates full sun but most people grow it in part day sun or filtered light.  It is an easy to grow species and also easy to propagate from the rhizomes in the soil.

Blossoms are quite large as shown.  And, they are held in an upright fashion as opposed to the dangling, non-fragrant blossoms of Shell Ginger.  We presently have 2 sizes available:  very nice 5g and huge 15g, both on sale.  The first three photos show plants in blossom.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL $135

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL $45


Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount.

Hedychium garnerianum Hedychium garnerianum Hedychium garnerianum
Hedychium garnerianum Hedychium garnerianum Hedychium garnerianum

 

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 $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $30

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

 

SABAL MEXICANA
MEDIUM TO TALL, COLD HARDY FAN PALM
VAST NATIVE DISTRIBUTION ALL THE WAY TO NICARAGUA


SUN LOVING, EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Sabal is quite interesting.  If you look at it from an "overall viewpoint", the genus spreads from the Caribbean Islands into Florida and north.  It also extends across the entire southern U.S. and then down into Mexico and Central America.  Differences between species have to do with overall height, trunk thickness, seed size, flowers, etc.  But, there's a gradual variation from locality to locality.  Some species are similar - others are quite different.  So, where does one species end and another begin?  Local enthusiasts like to consider the one from their state to be unique and it's often given the species name of their state.  Therefore, there are "species" named for Louisianna, Texas, etc. 

With this said, Sabal mexicana native habitat stretches from Texas all the way through Mexico and deep into Central America.  I'm not a taxonomist but consider this a very wide spread for a species.  This species has replaced "texana" by many authorities.  Perhaps this is true.  I depends on whether you are a "lumper" or "splitter".  All I can say about this species presently is that this is a very cold hardy palm, (down to below 15 degrees F), likes full sun and can get over 50 feet tall.  So, consider it a rather stout and tall palm.  I have a limited number of 5g plants which I'm putting on special.  The mature photos are from Chapman Field in Miami, FL.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $67.50

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount

Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana
Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana
sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana sabal mexicana

ZAMIA FURFURACEA
THE CARDBOARD CYCAD
COMPACT PLANT WITH NO SPINES


TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER ONE GALLON PLANTS


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

We're offering here one gallon plants.  They are nice plants for starting in the garden.  We do have larger plants that are not on sale right now.  But, this size can easily be shipped right in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G PLANTS $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


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


Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
zamia furfuraceas Zamia furfuracea  

      

              WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH, 2019   

 

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM


TREES IN FRUIT

Wodyetia bifurcata, a palm species from Queensland, Australia, is known for it's fluffy leaves, medium stature and bright red and large fruit.  Shown here are several plants in fruit in various stages.  Fruit first appears green.  Fruit will attain full size but still be green.  Then it changes to a light yellow, then to orange and finally to a prominent red.  At this red stage it may fall to the ground.  When red, it is ready to be removed and germinated.  Green fruit germinates poorly.  Fruit size is about like a small chicken egg.  Seeds inside are brown and prominently grooved.

wodyetia in fruit
Tree with ripe red fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
First tree in fruit.  All seeds are green
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
Another specimen with ripening fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit
Wodyetia bifurcata in fruit wodyetia fruit

 

NEROGELIA HYBRID
DEEP PINK AND RED
MEDIUM SIZED


STUNNING COLORS

Here I am showing a very attractive different Bromeliad with powerful pink-red colors.  It should prove easy to grow and will pup over time.  Anticipate a mature width as shown here with a height maximum of about a foot.  It'd be a nice companion plant for color on the garden floor.  On almost a weekly basis, we get in a new supply of different colorful Bromeliads.  These would be easy to ship.  Filtered light would be best.  Limited supply.

Nerogelia pink-red Nerogelia pink-red Nerogelia pink-red
Nerogelia pink-red Nerogelia pink-red  

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
AN EXOTIC NEW CALEDONIAN PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

In the mid-1980's I began to grow some of the very cool palms from new Caledonia.  By 1995 I was totally into it and this led to my arranging the fantastic International Palm Society Biennial trip to New Caledonia that happened during my tenure as President in the year 2000.  I just didn't know of a better place for a bunch of palm enthusiasts to go and see some of the best palms in the world.  This species, Burretiokential hapala, is one of those palms.

It is a crown shafted palm with a rather thin trunk of about eight inches that gets to a height of approximately 25 to 30 feet.  I has an intriguing brown color to the stems and crown shaft area.  It does not have the stripes you'd see with the Burretiokentia vieilllardii.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F, or perhaps a bit less.  So, it's comparable to a King Palm.  If you can grow a King, you can grow this species.  One of the keys to culture is not letting the ground it's in go dry.  This species, like Chambeyronia, responds to water.  

Shown here are the band size I'm putting on special.  The one larger nursery plant below is a nice 25 gallon.  I'd recommend morning sun, a few hours of mid day sun, or bright filtered light.  It's a great species to grow.  

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $40

Remember:  Mention this Special for you discount.

Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SEVERAL PLANTS PER POT
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 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 1 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 5g and 15g plants for sale.

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

Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The first five photos are our 1 gallon size.  Also shown is our 15g aize.  The seventh photo is c/o TS at RPS.  These 1 gallon are a piece of cake to ship. 

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

 

PTYCHOSPERMA SCHEFFERI
SOLITARY TRUNK OR CAN SUCKER


MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This palm species is native to New Guinea like many Ptychosperma.  It can be single trunk or a suckering palm - there are two forms.  It’s not certain yet, but this plant shown may be just starting to sucker.  Trunks are thin and mature height is 20 feet, but more typically 10 to 15 feet.  Leaves are pinnate but leaflets are close set giving the appearance of a solid leaf.  With juvenile plants, foliage can be simple.  I'd recommend filtered light or a bit of sun.  Cold tolerance is into the upper 20's F.

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

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

Ptychosperm schafferi Ptychosperm schafferi Ptychosperm schafferi
Ptychosperm schafferi TYCHOSPERMA SCHEFFERI Ptychosperm schafferi

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
A BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN CYCAD

RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD CITRUS POT 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.  The plants on special here are the blue variety - from parents with super blue color. 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 pot plants on special are about six to seven years old.  Caudexes are about 2 inches.  These can be mail ordered but not outside the U.S.  

REGULAR PRICE THIS CITRUS POT SIZE $300

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225

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


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Encephalartos munchii blue form Encephalartos munchii blue form Encephalartos munchii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS
LARGE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD SPECIES

GREEN LEAVES - QUICK GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


Shown here below is a good sized plant of a green South African cycad that, in the ground, makes a large and magnificent plant.  Encephalartos transvenosus gets enormous with trunks over 20 feet tall.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflets are shiny, dark green with some glaucous faint hairs on the leaflets.  So, it makes a big show.  The plants on special below are 3 to 4 year old band size.  They can be easily shipped within the U.S.  See first four photos.  The fifth photo shows how large they get (background plant).  The last photo is a larger plant at the nursery. This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE THIS BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

But, mention this special to get this price when purchasing. 


Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus by MR Encephalartos transvenosus

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
SPINELESS AUSTRALIAN CYCAD


DARK GREEN & FRIENDLY LEAVES
NEEDS ROOM IN THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

This larger green Australian cycad is known for its lack of spines - anywhere.  No spines on the leaves or stems.  It has dark green leaves when properly grown.  This species will take full sun right on the coast but most enthusiasts give it part day sun or strong filtered light.  It needs some horizontal room as it makes a larger cycad.  Cold tolerance is actually quite good, perhaps into the upper teens F.  Folks are growing this plant in the SF Bay Area without a problem.  Leaves are soft to the touch and won't scratch you.  I am showing our large citruspot which are on special.  Be aware that we definitely have larger and smaller plants for sale.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $250

Just mention this Special at the time of purchase for this price.  These are easy to ship.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana cit pot 3.5 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana cit pot 3.5 inches Feb (2) (Custom)
Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana

 

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 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.

Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa TS RPS

 

CEROXYLON QUINDIUENSE
THE TALLEST PALM IN THE WORLD


SO. AMERICAN - COLUMBIA AND NO. PERU
FAIRLY COLD HARDY - OK FOR NOR CAL AREAS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

This species of palm is tall, fairly cold hardy palm is native to mountainous regions in Columbia and Peru.  It has been grown by many in colder areas including parts of the coastal San Francisco Bay Area.  It has a gray to white columnar trunk with upright green leaves that have a silver color to the underside.  Trunks show prominent rings and are covered with a waxy material that is used in foods in native localities.  Mature specimens in the wild have been reported to be almost 200 feet tall.  It likes humidity and moisture and can tolerate temperatures into the upper teens F.  It prefers to start growing into filtered light and to work its way into full sun.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discounted price.  I wish to thank Jeff Anderson and Wikipedia for their photos of mature specimens. 

 
Ceroxylon quindiuense Ceroxylon quindiuense Ceroxylon quindiuense
Ceroxylon quindiuense Ceroxylon quindiuense Ceroxylon quindiuense
Ceroxylon quindiuense Jeff Anderson Palmpedia Ceroxylon quindiuense wikipedia Ceroxylon quindiuense

 

PARAJUBAEA TORALLYI
SOUTH AMERICAN COCONUT


LARGE, COCONUT APPEARING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This rare and nearly extinct species from Bolivia in South America is a single trunk pinnate palm that gets to about forty feet height with a twelve to eighteen inches in trunk diameter.  In its natural habitat high in the Andes Mountains, it sees a fair amount of cold weather.  In domestic gardens, reports of this species tolerating temperatures into the teens have surfaced.  Seeds are huge in size, expensive and germination is sporadic.  In most areas, this species tolerates full sun.  In the desert, part sun is probably better.  Give it plenty of room to grow - it is a large tree.  Many think it resembles the Coconut Palm, thus the common name.  The 5g on special are very nice.

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


Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.  My thanks to Gaston Torres for the habitat domestic photo below.  The last photo is a boxed plant at the nursery.

Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi plantapalm website Parajubaea torallyi

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

We have available some nice 5g plants of Hedyscepe canterburyana.  This single trunk palm has a silver crown shaft, silver trunk (in shade) with prominent rings.  It is native to medium elevations in the mountains of Lord Howea Island (home of the Kentia Palm).  It is single trunk.  Mature height is about 20 feet.  They fruit here and seeds are large and red in color.  Along our coast here it takes full sun but also does well in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Trunks are beefier in sun.  Cold tolerance is about 23 - 25 degrees, perhaps a bit more cold tolerant than a King Palm.  When folks see this plant in person, most agree it is one of the most desirable palms around.  We are putting our 5g size on special.  Yes, they are slow growing!  The sixth photo shows larger sized plants at the nursery. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 G $70

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


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

 

ANGEL WING BEGONIA
RED FOLIAGE
PINK FLOWERS


NICE COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRETTY 5G SIZE

There are many types of Begonias used as companion plants in the garden.  This particular variety is one of our favorites because the backs of the foliage are red and the blossoms (present now) are super pink.  It likes filtered light, sometimes will take full sun and is very durable.  It tolerates a freeze and uses average water.  Right now these are on special.  But the way, you can prune them to give a fuller, more low profile plant.  These plants have pink blossoms with red backs to the leaves.  The last photo shows landscape using a white variety of Begonia.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $40

Mention this Special for your discount

Angel wing Begonia pink blossom Angel wing Begonia pink blossom Angel wing Begonia pink blossom
Angel wing Begonia pink blossom Angel wing Begonia pink blossom Angel wing Begonia pink blossom
Angel wing Begonia pink blossom Begonia in landscape

                    MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
THE STAR PALM
MEDIUM SIZE, WHITE UNDERSIDE TO LEAVES
A VERY COOL PALM - PRETTY COLD HARDY

This 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.

Right on the coast, this species can take full or part day sun.  Most would grow it in bright filtered light.  Expect heights ranging from ten feet to well over twenty feet.  Cold hardiness is into the upper twenties F.  Shown here are photos of a nice 15g size at the nursery.  This size often sells out but we also have 2g and 5g sizes.  Notice the white backs to the leaflets.  Also shown are photographs of a 
Cryosophila unknown species to show the typical appearance and trunk covered with "spines".  We usually have an assortment of sizes available.  My thanks to TS at RPS for his photo of this species below.

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

 

CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE LEAF
LARGE CRINUM TYPE LILY
AKA "QUEEN EMMA LILY"
OVERHEAD WITH STRIKING FLOWERS
PURPLE-GREEN LEAVES
SPECIMEN AVAILABLE


This Lily is native to all sorts of locations throughout the world including southern Asia, Australia, and Africa.  It is known for it's spiraling display of long, heavy substance leaves that are upright and four to six feet long.  Their color is green and dark purple.  Flowers are white with purple centers and markings.  It grows like other Lilies by making offset tubers that make new plants.

 Expect a mature height of six to seven feet, definitely overhead.  As mentioned, they clump and form a great display of foliage.  They will not "run" or take over an area.  This plant is in 25 gallon container and in short order will be quite full with leaves.  It is for sale.  We have some 5 gallon as well.  They tolerate full or part day coastal sun and can take a freeze.  Temperatures in the 20 to 25 degree range will damage the foliage but plants reappear in the spring.  The last photos show plants in a garden.  There are also photos of the beautiful clustered blossoms.


Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma
Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma Crinum Lily purple Queen Emma
Crinum Lily Queen Emma crinum lily Crinum lily



 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM

VERY POPULAR, EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species is a suckering palm from Madagascar but can also be found as a single trunk specimen.  It has either flat or droopy leaves/leaflets and white to silver crown shafts.  Overall height is about twenty feet and trunk thickness is four to six inches.  It likes coastal part day sun, perhaps more, and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  Some growers in our area have been successful in growing this species in full sun.  It is quite popular among enthusiasts.  The plants we're putting on special are the 5 gallon size.  Note on the close-ups of the trunks that there is variability with the color of the crown shaft.  Even with this, I think both plants as they mature will show the classic white crown shaft when large.  These can be mail ordered. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $75

Mention this Special for your discount.

Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX FENESTRALIS
AKA "BECCARIOPHOENIX WINDOWS"
MADAGASCAR COCONUT PALM
LARGER PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

It was not too long ago when Beccariophoenix was felt to be a monotypic genus with only one species.  Now it is recognized that there are three different species:

Beccariophoenix species "windows", presently called Beccariophoenix fenestralis.  
Beccriophoenix madagascarensis, previously known as "Beccariophoenix no windows"
Beccariophoenix alfredii, a more recently named species.

All three are single trunk, medium to large plants from Madagascar.  Along the coast, all can take full sun.  Estimated cold hardiness is into the mid and perhaps lower 20's F.  The species we're putting on special is the 15g size of the "windows" variety, B. fenestralis.  You'll not see these around hardly at all in Southern California.  This "windows" form has leaf openings, similar to small window panes, in the leaf - between the leaflets.  With time these disappear and it becomes a pinnate palm.  It is true that Beccariophoenix alfredii is a bit more cold hardy.  But, we had a boxed B. fenestralis that sold but lived outdoors for years at our nursery and survived the terrible freeze we had in 2007 with lows of 25 degrees F.  (this plant is shown below)

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON THIS RARE PALM $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $195

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount when you buy.  Also shown below is a boxed specimen.  The habitat photo is c/o TS at RPS. 
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis  

 

AGAVE VILMORINIANA
OCTOPUS AGAVE


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This species of Agave in native to northern Mexico with perhaps extension into the U.S.  It is not a large plant.  Mature height is up to four feet with a similar spread of the leaves.  The leaves are thick and fleshy and soft at the end.  There is no terminal hard point to them.  The leaves go out and then curve downward.  They are slow growing, green to blue-green in color.  Culturally, they are xerophytic with low water requirements, are somewhat tropical appearing for an Agave and like full, hot sun.  By the way, they get their common name b/c of their mature appearance (last photo) that sort of resembles an octopus.


REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


Easy to ship.  Just mention this Special when ordering to get this price.  We thank AZ Pima County, University of Arizona for the garden photo.

Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave
Agave vilmoriniana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriniana univ. of AZ Pima County WEbsite  
                     

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM
MEDIUM SIZE -THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G 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 ar our 5 gallon plants which we are putting on sale.  The last (6th) photo of the nursery plants is our 15 gallon size.  You can see that the 5g are not far behind.

REGULAR PRICE THESE VERY LARGE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $75


Remember to mention this Special for this discount.

Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupocola
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola  

 

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this discount at the time of purchase.  The last photo shown the crown of a P. rupicola.

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

 

PHOENIX RECLINATA
THE SENEGAL DATE PALM
SUCKERING, SOMETIMES LARGER PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


This species of suckering Date Palm is typically felt to be native to South Africa although other populations have been reported in the Middle East, Madagascar and some tropical islands.  It is an armed palm with sharp spines on its leaf stems.  It loves full sun and heat.  Mature heights are variable.  Some plants only get to about fifteen feet.  But, I've seen plants with a mature height and many stems up to 35 feet.  Trunks average about six inches thick and are covered with fiber.  It is a dioecious palm where both sexes are needed to set fruit.  The bands on sale here are very large for their container as you can see.  These can be easily shipped.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.

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


Phoenix reclinata Phoenix relinata Phoenix relinata
Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata  

TRITHRINAX SCHIZOPHYLLA
THE CARANDILLA PALM
BLUE-GREEN SUCKERING FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


This rare and hard to find species of South American fan palm was previously known as Trithrinax biflabellata.  But, the latter was later found to be spineless and the two were given separate species status.  It is native to Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.  T. schizophylla is definitely a spiny palm with long needle-like spines on the trunk.  It is not quite as blue as campestris and is usually a suckering palm but sometimes is single trunk.  Mature height is six to fifteen feet.  Although the leaf is a rigid leaf, the leaflet tips are softer than the pungent T. campestris.  Leaf color is blue-green, not nearly as blue as campestris.  It is a very cold hardy species that tolerates temperatures down to at least 18 degrees F.  On sale are very old, outdoor grown 15g plants.  I think we've been growing these for about 12 to 14 years.  It likes full sun and loves heat.  It is possible to mail order this larger 15g size but it'd take a large box. 

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


As usual, mention our Blog when ordering to get this price.  The habitat photo is by Juan Pech. 


 
Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla
Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla by Juan Pech

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING BLUE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZE PLANTS

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  This species is small to medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery white color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus). 

The plants we are putting on special are the blue type.  To get this color they will want full sun or an ample amount of sun.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  You could expect to have a nice garden sized plant from these old one gallons in five to seven years.  They all have six to seven leaves or more and are four years old.  These are showing their blue color already at this stage and not in sun – so you’ll get blue.  Easy to mail order.  I’m also showing some garden plants and a larger nursery plant.

REGULAR PRICE THESE BAND SIZE PLANTS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE ONE GALLON $60

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you order.  These are easy to mail order within the U.S.


Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius
Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius
Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius Encephalartos blue arenarius

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
HAS RED OR ORANGE CONE
LEAFLETS LIKE HOLLY FERN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS NICE 15 GALLON PLANT


This fairly rare cycad species is native to the Natal region of South Africa and Mozambique.  It is most known for the appearance of the leaflets - they resemble the leaflets of a Holly Fern.  I would consider this a medium sized cycad as it really doesn't get much trunk height.  But, leaves can be six feet long so it's hard to consider it to be a dwarf plant.  Also notable are the prominently orange or red cones on mature plants.  The photos show this.  Leaf color is green with spines on the leaflets.  Caudex size is usually one, perhaps two feet mature.  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun.  This is not to say more coastal areas cannot grow it in full sun.  Cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.  

The plants on sale here is a near specimen in a 7 gallon pot with a caudex of 6.25 inches.  I do not know the sex.  As I recall, it was grown from seed.  It'll be coning in the ground in several years.  It can be mail ordered. 


REGULAR PRICE THIS PLANT $625
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $450

But, to get this price, mention the Blog Only Special.


Encephalartos ferox 7g 6.25 inches Encephalartos ferox 7g 6.25 inches Encephalartos ferox 7g 6.25 inches
Encephalartos ferox 7g 6.25 inches Encephalartos ferox red female cone
Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox leaf Encephalartos ferox

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
AFRICAN CYCAD WITH HOLLY FERN-LIKE LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT SIZE


Please see post above.  This is a South African cycad species that prefers part day sun or strong filtered light.  It's easy to grow. So others can also find a ferox suiting their preferred size, we're offering very nice citrus pot plants on sale as well.  These plants are six to eight years old with caudexes of two to three inches. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CIT POT $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $145


To get this price you must mention this Blog special when purchasing.

Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox

 

PINK JASMINE
JASMINUM POLYANTHUS 
FLORID FRAGRANT BLOSSOMS SPRING TO EARLY SUMMER


5 GALLON PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL

At the nursery we grow and sell three different species of Jasmine.  The one shown today is the earliest bloomer and comes into blossom in about the month of May.  They are absolutely loaded with these faint pink and super fragrant blossoms. If you look carefully, you'll notice unopened blossoms are pink and the opened ones are a white with a faint pink color.  And, wow!  Do they have a pleasant fragrance.  You can easily smell them over twenty feet away.  This plant like sun and is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.  Limited supply. 

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


Just remember to mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase. 

 

Pink Jasmine Pink Jasmine Pink Jasmine
Pink Jasmine

 

LYTOCARYUM WEDDELLIANUM
THE MINIATURE COCONUT PALM
DWARF, SINGLE TRUNK, WISPY LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

Native to southeastern Brazil, this palm species is called the "Miniature Coconut" but in no way resembles it morphologically.  It is a dwarf palm, single trunk with a very thin trunk.  Anticipate a mature height of under eight feet or more likely six feet.  It has wispy leaves with thin leaflets and, although a flat pinnate palm, has a bit of fluffiness to the leaves.  It prefers filtered light and is cold hardy to about 25 degrees F.  Also, it seems to thrive on neglect.  Too much water, fertilizer or "care" may do it in.  Just plant it and forget it.  Then it seems to do fine.  We're putting our 1g on sale. They are hard to find nowadays.

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.
 
Lytocaryum weddelianum Lytocaryum weddelianum Lytocaryum weddelianum
Lytocaryum weddelianum Lytocaryum weddelianum Lytocaryum weddelianum

                  
                    SATURDAY, 16 MARCH, 2019

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS
CLEAN, EMERALD GREEN CROWN SHAFT


FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G AND 15G SIZE

We have a limited selection of this desirable form of King Palm which is known for its clean, emerald green crown shaft and more tropical appearance compared to the common King Palm.  It is native to the region around Myola in the Atherton Tableland in Queensland, Australia.  It has a silver color to the back of the leaflets and does not have ramenta (hairs).  Growth rate is quick and mature height can be 40 feet or more.  Our special is on the 5g and 15g size shown in the first four photos below. 

Along the coast, it looks the best in part day sun but can take full sun if you give it lots of water.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  

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

REGULAR SIZE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $165


Just remember to mention this Blog Special when purchasing to get your discount.  Of note, limited numbers available - may sell out.

Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Archontophoenix myolensis aRCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS TS AT RPS

 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
TROPICAL APPEARING FAN PALM

COLD HARDY, MEDIUM SIZE 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This fan palm species is known for not looking like an arid or more desert appearing species.  This is because it's native habitat is in the more tropical southern Japanese islands and Taiwan.  It is a lush green palm.  It is slow growing and only gets to a height of about 20 feet although habitat plants can reach 40 feet.  You'll not see anything like that in most U.S. gardens.  Leaves are rather flat and the terminal part of the leaf segments will hang downwards as shown here.  Petioles with age lose their spines.  

To get a ten foot plant in our locality may take 20 years.  It can be grown in filtered light or sun.  Cold tolerance is about 17 degrees F.

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


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

Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis
Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis
Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis

 

CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
A SEMI-DWARF, SUCKERING SHADE PALM


PROPAGATED USUALLY ONLY BY DIVISIONS
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS


This is a suckering dwarf to semi-dwarf simple leaf palm that is native to Mexico.  It suckers, rarely gets over six feet tall, has short petioles and has small, entire leaves as shown here.   The leaf surface is a bit wavy and sometimes a bit of a  mottled green color.  And, the new stems emerging do so in a totally different fashion.  It is called "stolinifera" because it forms new "stolons".  These are vegetative stems that emerge from the base of an older trunk.  They then shoot laterally, sometimes below the soil's surface, to reappear a short distance from the mother stem.  They look like "snakes" going over the soil surface, sometimes diving into the dirt to root.  Often they'll wildly shoot out of the pot, then turn upwards to form a new vertical stem.  This ability to shoot out new stolons often creates a very wide mature clump.

Stems are a quarter inch thick.  This is a filtered light species with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.  This species is native to mountainous areas in Mexico at about 2500 feet.  It's a great garden species.  People are easily growing it in San Francisco and cooler areas.  We usually propagate vegetatively as hardly ever are seeds available.  We have very limited numbers of five gallon plants I'm putting on special.  This size is shown in the first two rows of pictures below.  I highly recommend this species.  

REGULAR PRICE FIVE GALLON ONE GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $85


Remember:  mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.

Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera
Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera
Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


FIVE GALLON - EASY TO SHIP
GREAT PATIO, INTERIOR OR GARDEN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
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The popular Kentia Palm is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees  Howea belmoreana  and  Hedyscepe.   The Kentia does great here in So California.   It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  Plants can be easily shipped for folks who are looking for an interior plant or one for the patio/garden.  

I'm showing you here both single plant and multiple plants in 5 gallon size.  (first 5 photos below)  We have limited numbers of both.  Also shown are larger sizes at the nursery and two garden specimens. 

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



Click Click here for an article on this species from our website


Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana  
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana  
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana  

 

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.  Limited numbers available. 

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

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

The first specimen photo is c/o Wikipedia.

Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Wikipedia
Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis

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JUBAEA CHILENSIS
THE CHILEAN WINE PALM
FAT TRUNK - BUT SLOW GROWING


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED PLANTS

The sought after species, Jubaea chilensis, gets the fattest trunk of all palms (up to 4 feet wide), gets to a typical mature height of over 30 feet, wants full sun and is slow growing.  Cold tolerance is about 16 degrees F.  The band size on sale are about three years old.  They have three to four juvenile leaves.  This species is very slow growing and puts on trunk girth before getting taller.  We do have larger sizes for sale.  These would be easy and affordable to ship.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $32.50
(note, limited numbers available)

But, mention this Blog Special for this discount

Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis  
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis  
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis  


ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


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


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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

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

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON

This species of thick trunked fan palm is native to Dominican Republic and Haiti.  It can get to over 60 feet tall with a massive 2 foot thick brown trunk.  Leaves are larger than the similar but smaller Sabal palmetto.  Growth rate is quick.  It is also very cold hard and likes full hot sun.  It can go down to the mid-teens F.  The band size shown below are between three and four years old.  This is the only size we currently have available.

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

Just remember to mention this Blog Special when ordering to get your discount.  My thanks to Wikipedia and Justen Dobbbs for the more mature plant photos below.

Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana
Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana by Justen Dobbs
Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana wikibpedia  

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE CHAMAEROPS
SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


This suckering fan palm in native to Morocco in northern Africa and is often as wide as it is tall.  It doesn't get typically as tall as Chamaerops humilus and has a strong blue color when in sun.  Typical mature height is usually six to eight feet.  It does sucker freely.  It loves full hot sun and tolerates cold temperatures to about 15 degrees F.  So, it's a great palm for folks in super cold areas.  It also grows well in the desert.  Shown here are the band size that we have put on special.  These are a simple mail order item.  Be aware these are huge band plants, well rooted.  They are not wimpy seedlings.  Note they are already going palmate.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $25

Remember:  Mention this Special!

Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MORE RARE SPECIES OF THIS GENUS

GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

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

 

Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
5g size
RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII


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


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special to get this price.

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



                    THURSDAY, 14 MARCH, 2019

WALLICHIA DISTICHA
SINGLE TRUNK, LEAVES IN ONE PLANE


A VERY INTERESTING AND PECULIAR PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is an unusual palm that has all of its leaves in a single plane.  That is to say from the front, it is a fairly large, "Caryota-appearing" palm tree.  But, looking from the side, it is narrow and you can hardly see it.  The dictionary definition of "distichous" is:  "Arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis: distichous leaves. "  In this case, the trunk of the palm is the axis.  

This species is native to the Himalaya Mountains in Asia, spreading from northern India across to northern Thailand.  There it grows at altitudes of up to 4000 feet.  Because of it's heritage and as you might guess, it does have some cold hardiness and can easily be grown in many areas of Southern California.  It tolerates temperatures down to about the mid to upper twenties F.  It prefers full sun.  Mature height is about 30 feet.  Usually this species is single trunk, but in the wild suckering specimens are found.  This is not to confuse it with another suckering species, Wallichia densiflora,  which is always a clustering species.  

Wallichia could be confused with Arenga and Caryota, both of which are also from the same part of the world.  All have leaflets that have jagged or toothed apical ends as shown here.  All also go through a flowering process that begins at the upper trunk and works its way down the trunk over time.  And, all have stems that die after suckering.  When there is only one stem (as with this species), the tree will die after it flowers.  Seeds of Wallichia disticha are very small as shown here.  The back sides of Wallichia and Arenga leaflets are silver whereas Caryotas are green on the back side.  This helps in identifying the genus.  Trunks of Wallichia disticha are also covered with dense brown fibers as shown here.   

We have very limited numbers of this rare species for sale.  For someone who likes different species, this one is for you.

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


But, remember to mention this Special to get your discount.

Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha
Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha

                

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.

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED


GORGEOUS PALM WITH ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Rhopalostylis baueri, the Norfolk Island Palm, is native to two locations.  Norfolk Island (an Australian island) is the home of the classic Rhopalostylis baueri but there is also a population in Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand territory.  The population of Rhopalostylis baueri on Norfolk Island is near the elevated center of the island, rare elsewhere.  In this locality, it is threatened by rodents that eat the seeds and young seedlings.  In the Kermadec location, this species is found on Raoul Island.  It is more plentiful there because there have been efforts to eliminate the rat population.  Of note, it is this population of Rhopalostylis from the Raoul Island of the Kermadecs that were, at one time, considered to be Rhopalostylis cheesemanii.   In 2005 the latter was stripped of its species categorization and named a "variety" of R. baueri.  Many argue that it is a different palm and deserves its own species status.

In my experience, this species does best in less than full sun along the coast.  Half day morning sun is about perfect.  It has a cold tolerance into the low 20's F. and is being grown in the SF Bay area.  Those growers in Florida where there is heat and high humidity, tend to have problems with any Rhopalostylis. A significant difference between this species and R. sapida is the lack of the prominent bulging crown shaft.  Trunk diameters are about the same.  Anticipate a height typically of about 25 feet mature.


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

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

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

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

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.

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

 

SABAL LOUISIANA
A RARE FORM OF SABAL


SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE
CAN TAKE SOME SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

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

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


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.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $160

 

Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi MR
Habitat picture Madagascar by MR
 
dypsis decaryi
 
Dypsis decaryi 

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU


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

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

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

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

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

 

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 $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $30

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

 

BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
GORGEOUS SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
CURVED LEAVES


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Among staff members at our nursery, this is one of the favorites of all the cycads we grow.  Encephalartos longifolius is native to South Africa.  A nice thing about this species is that it gives a larger and faster growing blue cycad when compared to blue species like Encephalartos lehmannii and horridus.  Leave have a nice curve downwards as shown in some photos here.  It would not be unusual to get a plant with several feet of trunk in two to three decades.  Width of the crown is larger than lehmannii, usually six to seven feet.  E. lehmannii is more petite in comparison.  The bands on this special are nice and can be easily shipped.  This species prefers full sun along the coast and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $55


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

Encephalartos longifolius blue
Encephalartos longifolius blue Encephalartos longifolius blue
Encephalartos longifolius blue
15g at nursery
Encephalartos longifolius blue
Large double at nursery
Encephalartos longifolius blue cycad friends
Photo c/o Cycad Friends website

 

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.

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

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST OF THE KING PALMS


BAND SIZE WITH TWO OR THREE PLANTS/POT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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 than L.N. below for his picture of a mature tree.  The plants I'm putting on special are band size.  Most are multiples.  In the last row of photos, I'm showing two 15 gallon plants, but they are not on special right now.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.

Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima by L Nancarrow Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima

 

                     MONDAY, 11 MARCH, 2019

CARYOTA URENS
COLD HARDY GIANT FISHTAIL
A GREAT CANOPY FORMING PALM TREE

HEIGHTS ABOVE FIFTY FEET MATURE!
THINNER TRUNK THAN CARYOTA GIGAS
 

Although this is not the tallest of all Fishtail Palms, be aware that it is much taller than C. gigas.  But, the trunk is more thin.  As an estimate of trunk diameter, think "telephone pole" size, white in color, and easily heights over fifty feet.  This is one of the quickest growing palms known.  A plant like shown here will be thirty feet tall in a few years.  Leaves are not as long or wide as Caryota gigas.  Their leaf color also is not as dark a green.  Brown tipping of leaflets can occur, especially if not given enough water.  Another important point:  All Caryotas are "monocarpic".  This means that, after a period of fifteen to twenty years age, the plant will blossom.  It flowers, hopefully produces seeds, and slowly dies over three to four years.  

Cold tolerance is lower than Caryota gigas, down into the upper teens F.  Because of their height, these palms always end up in full sun.  So, acclimate your plant to sun and give it plenty of water, especially after first planting.  Shown here is our 25 gallon size which we have in limited numbers.  These will form canopy in a matter of a few years.

TO READ ABOUT SOME OF THE QUIRKS ABOUT CARYOTA, CLICK HERE


 
Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens
Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens
Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens

BRAHEA DULCIS BLUE
SMALLER BLUE-GREEN FAN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON SIZE

This species is native to Mexico and in habitat lives in sun or partial sun locations.  It doesn't get that tall.  Anticipate a mature palm of not much more than ten feet.  It is cold hardy at least to 20 degrees F.  It is slow growing.  Leaf color can be green or almost blue, especially on the underside of the leaves.  The photo by RPS below shows the bue color although it looks like it was taken with a flash.  The plants we have on special are the "blue" variety.  Note the blue color on the close up of the leaf stem.  With more age, they should show more blue color.  This size can be mail ordered. 

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

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

Brahea dulcis blue Brahea dulcis blue Brahea dulcis blue
Brahea dulcis blue Brahea dulcis blue Brahea dulcis blue
Brahea dulcis blue Brahea dulcis blue TS at RPS Brahea dulcis blue

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
A SEMI-DWARF TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM


GET UP TO ABOUT 8 FEET - SUCKERING SPECIES
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE BAND SIZE

This type of Bamboo Palm is known for several things.  First, it is one of the shorter true suckering and pinnate Chamaedorea.  It gets to a mature height of about 8 feet.  It is a great patio plant or can be grown inside.  It is also one of the more cold hardy types of Chamaedorea, only being beat out by C. radicalis.  Leaf color is green and sometimes there are hints of blue, a blue iridescence or even blue leaflet backs on this species.  Fruits are numerous and red in color.  Trunks are very thin. 

I'd recommend filtered light for this species although some have grown in in coastal sun.  Of note, it's one of the more cold hardy Bamboo Palms around, tolerating temperatures in the upper teens F.  The bands on sale are huge for their container and need repotting.  We have limited numbers.  

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE BANDS $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $37.50

But, you must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount.  The fourth photo shows a much larger 15g which is not on sale right now.

Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix
Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


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

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

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

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

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


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

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


ONE GALLON - EASY TO SHIP
GREAT PATIO, INTERIOR OR GARDEN PALM
MULTIPLES OR SINGLES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

 
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The popular Kentia Palm is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees  Howea belmoreana  and  Hedyscepe.   The Kentia does great here in So California.   It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  Plants can be easily shipped for folks who are looking for an interior plant or one for the patio/garden.  

I'm showing you here both single plants although we also have multiples.  We have limited numbers of both.  Shown below are our 25 gallon size to shown what these will eventually look like.
 

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 1 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40


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

Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana

 

RARE CYCAS SPECIES
ALL OLD FOR CONTAINER SIZE
THESE PLANTS CAN BE MAIL ORDERED
DIFFICULT TO FIND SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ALL OUR OUR RARE CYCAS SPECIES


Below you will see an assortment of six unusual Cycas species of cycads that we photographed a few days ago.  These have all been seed grown at our nursery.  Estimated ages are eight to twelve years.  They were not repotted so most are large caudexes for their pots and didn't grow to their potential.  All need to go into the ground or be repotted.  All these plants have seen a freeze or colder at our nursery and are doing fine. 

Cycas is a genus of Old World plants native to areas stretching from China southwards through Asia, into Australia, surrounding areas and west over to Africa.  There’s even one native to Madagascar.  In general plants are larger than the Ceratozamia.  There are over one hundred species in this genus.  The common Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta, is a member of this group of cycads.  Most species have a cylindrical trunk with leaves emerging from the top.  The leaves of most are green in color although there are some difficult to grow blue species.  There’s even some species (see below) that are quite different and have branching leaves, much like the Fishtail Palms.  As a group, Cycas are fast growing and range in height from head level to way overhead.  

TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY RARE CYCAS IN STOCK -
20% DISCOUNT OFF OF REGULAR PRICE


All of the plants shown below are a shippable size.  We have many more rare Cycas than shown here.

Cycas campestris

Citrus pot size

   
Cycas campestris Cycas campestris Cycas campestris
Cycas campestris Cycas campestris  

Cycas clivicola var lutea

Citrus pot size

   
Cycas clivicola var lutea Cycas clivicola var lutea Cycas clivicola var lutea
Cycas clivicola var lutea Cycas clivicola var lutea  

Cycas loei
AKA Cycas petraea
5 gallon

   
Cycas loei Cycas loei Cycas loei
Cycas loei Cycas loei  

Cycas pectinata
15 gallon

   
Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata
Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata  

Cycas species no spines
Unknown species
Citrus pot

   
Cycas species no spines Cycas species no spines Cycas species no spines
Cycas species no spines Cycas species no spines  

Cycas tansachana
Citrus pot

   
Cycas tansachana Cycas tansachana Cycas tansachana
Cycas tansachana Cycas tansachana  

 

ALLAGOPTERA ARENARIA
THE SEASHORE OR BEACH PALM


FULL SUN, COLD HARDY, DWARF
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

The nursery plants shown here are nice one gallon size.  They are about three years old.  This species is native to Brazil and lives near the ocean, often on sandy dunes near beaches.  In general, it is very slow growing.  Mature height height is about six feet.  The leaves are plumose and fluffy.  It is a single trunk species although it has the appearance of being a suckering species.  It loves sun and heat.  If you need a small palm for full sun that you can see over, this is a great species for you.  These 1g are easy to ship in their containers with soil.  We also have other sizes available.

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

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.