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HOW DOES ONE TELL IF HIS PALM IS DEAD?
IS MY PALM STILL GROWING?
HOW FAST IS IT GROWING?
MARK THE NEW SPEAR!


It is surprising that many palm enthusiasts don't know how to tell if their palm is alive or dead after some type of insult such as severe cold.  It's simple to determine if the plant is alive and growing.  Mark the central newest spear side by side while marking an adjacent fully extended leaf.  See the photo.  Then watch for the two moving apart.  The line of the new spear moves upward while the adjacent mark on the full size leaf stays the same.  Look at the difference movement of the new spear over time.  You can also tell how fast it's growing. 

During the growing season (when warm), most palms will show a quarter of an inch or more of vertical new spear growth per day.  To confirm a serious problem, you'd note that there is no movement of the spear over several weeks.  But, if the new leaf spear is green, don't give up.  Just give it an extended period of time and watch for movement.   The photo shown here is of a marked spear on a  15 gallon Dypsis decaryi.  Note the horizontal black permanent marker marks. The new spear is on the left in the photo.


  
marking a palm spear for growth

SOME UNUSUAL COLD HARDY PALMS AND CYCADS
AN ASSORTMENT OF IDEAS - A "SAMPLER"
ALL THESE SPECIES TOLERATE 22 DEGREES F. OR LESS
SOME DOWN TO 15 DEGREES!

Whether you live in CA, TX or the Gulf States, there are a lot of unusual palms and cycads that you can grow that are very cold tolerant species.  Over our history, we have helped many hundreds of customers from cold areas pick out great but different species that have proven for them to be good growers.  You don't have to only accept the common species available in your area.  Below is a sampler in random order to give you some ideas.  We certainly have dozens more species that would probably do well for you.

All the plants shown here will tolerate temperatures down to about 22 degrees or lower.  Some will even go down to the mid-teens F.  The Encephalartos need cold protection below 20 degrees.  Plants shown here are mostly 15 gallon size with a few 5 gallons.  

We have all these species available for sale and 
can work out the most affordable shipping method to get plants right to your door.  If you live in Sacramento, the SF Bay area, Houston, northern Florida or other colder areas, you may be able to grow all or most of these plants.  We also have smaller sizes available that we ship through Federal Express.  Contact us and we'll work out the best species for your area.  Remember, this is only a "sampler" and that we have many more desirable cold hardy species than shown here.

PALMS AND CYCADS BELOW PRESENTED IN RANDOM ORDER

THERE ARE MANY MORE COLD HARDY SPECIES THAN SHOWN HERE


     
Phoenix sylvestris
Phoenix sylvestris 15g
Phoenix sylvestris
Phoenix sylvestris 15g
Phoenix sylvestris 5g
Phoenix sylvestris 5g
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
 15g
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Parajubaea microcarpa
Parajubaea microcarpa 
15g
Parajubaea microcarpa
Parajubaea microcarpa
Phoenix loureirri
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana 
5g
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana
Sabal maritima
Sabal maritima 
15g
Sabal maritima
Sabal maritima
Brahea brandegei
Brahea brandegei 
15g
Brahea brandegei
Brahea brandegei
Brahea decumbens
Brahea decumbens 
5g
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana 
15g
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis 
15g
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Dioon edule
Dioon edule 
15g
Dioon edule
Dioon edule 15g
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius 
citrus pot
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus 15g
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens 5g
Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens 5g
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma 15g
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma, older 15g plnt
Phoenix dactylifera
Phoenix dactylifera 15 & 5g
Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei 
5g
Trithrinax schizophylla
Trithrinax schizophylla 
15g
Trithrinax schizophylla
Trithrinax schizophylla
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei 
15g
Brahea edule
Brahea edule
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 
15g
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 15g
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei 15g
Brahea edule
Brahea edule 15g
Blue Butia capitata 25g
Blue Butia capitata 15g
Blue butia capitata
Blue Butia capitata 15g
Cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta 15g
Macrozamia communis
Macrozamia communis 15g
Sabal bermudana 5g
Sabal bermudana 5g
Jubaea x Butia
Jubaea x Butia, 15g
Jubaea x Butia
Jubaea x Butia 15g
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis 15g
Chamaeropos cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera 5g
Chamaedorea radicalis 7g
Chamaedorea radicalis
 7g
Chamaerops humilus
Chamaerops humilus 15g
Chamaedorea midrospaedix
Chamaedorea microspadix 15g
Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana
 15g
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens (decora) 15g


REMEMBER:  THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER SPECIES OF COLD HARDY PLANTS

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING PALM


VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This interesting Asian species rarely gets over ten feet tall, suckers, has Caryota type leaflets with jagged ends and is silver on the underside of the leaflets.  Its blossoms are super fragrant (a nice treat).  It takes sun or shade in coastal areas and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  On sale are nice band sized plants.

REGULAR PRICE BAND 1G $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $27.50

But, mention this Special to get this price.  Easy to mail order.


ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri Arenga engleri

 

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


SUPER ATTRACTIVE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

Just available is a new batch of very nice 15 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 15 gallon plants are very nice.
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.  The habitat photo was taken by an unknown author c/o Palmpedia.

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Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca unknown author Palmpedia Ravenea glauca TS RPS

 

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.

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VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA

 

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA


TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


It's been quite a while since I've offered this Chamaedorea.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa - except:  The plumosa has a more plumose leaf and takes a little more sun.  The glaucifolia has the silver powder on the leaf stems and crown shaft as shown here.  Otherwise, you would mistake the two.  These 5g and multiples. This is a single trunk species.  Mature height is about 14 feet.  It takes almost full sun on the coast and is quick growing. Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55


Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia chamaedorea glaucifolia

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
NATIVE TO MOROCCO
THE SEMI-DWARF "BLUE MED FAN"


FULL HOT SUN - EXTREMELY COLD HARDY 
SUPER OLD 15G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This interesting palm is a suckering blue fan palm is native to Morocco.  It's actually quite amazing that it took a long time for taxonomists to realize that it was a species and had it's own unique characteristics.  It's definitely a deep blue color but also it never gets as large as Chamaereops humilus.  The problem was that there were also native short clones of the later.  Chamaerops cerifera is one of the most cold hardy species for those of you in super cold areas.  I've had reports of it going down to 13 degrees F.  Mature height is about six feet.  Color is blue in hot sun.  This species does sucker.  The plants on special here are nice 5g plants and quite easy to ship.  As seen, they are already suckering out.   We also have 15g available and can obtain larger specimens if needed. 
 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55


Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  Can be shipped or delivered.   The last photo is by TS at RPS.

 
CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA TS RPS


LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA
LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES


YELLOW BLOSSOMS IN FALL
TAKES SUN - LIKES WATER
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON

This is an interesting plant we propagate ourselves from seeds of existing plants.  They form small clusters of shiny green leaf plants that don't get over 18 inches.  Flowers come in the fall are yellow, daisy-like and medium sized.  This species enjoys water and will droop over with too little water.  Then, when given water, they bounce right back.  It's a good "indicator plant" for how well you are watering the garden.  They'll take sun in many areas or part day sun.  In full sun, give them plenty of water.  These plants do sucker and are easy to propagate from divisions. This is a great "filler plant" to put in areas where you want something but don't know what to use.  We have other sizes but are offering really nice 5g on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45

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

Ligularia Ligularia Ligularia
Ligularia Ligularia Ligularia

 

DIOON MEROLAE
SUPER SLOW GROWING MEXICAN CYCAD


LEAVES GRAY-GREEN
IN A LIFETIME, NEVER VERY BIG

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 1 GALLON PLANTS

This may prove to be the perfect cycad that one can buy when he wants an easy to grow sun species that, in his lifetime, will never get too big.  It's estimated that, in 40 years, you'll not get a trunk more than about 2 feet tall.  The old boxed nursery specimens shown here are "pre-cites" plants that were brought into the US in the early 1970's.  The plant below in La Habra was planted 30 years ago.  The last picture by JO shows a plant in the wild in Mexico that is estimated to be 1000 years old.  So, you get the point - slow growing!

We're offering 1 gallon at a great price.  These are nice plants with some size for the container.  They are 3 to 4 years old.  This species easily takes full sun on the coast and is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $45

Just mention this Special for your Discount.  We also have available 5g, 15g and boxes (very old) but these are not on sale right now.  The first row of photos are the 1 gallon size on special.  I've also shown larger nursery specimens, a garden plant and a picture of 1000 year old plants from the wild (photo by JO).  On these 1 gallon plants, we have very limited numbers available.

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Dioon merolae Dioon merolae Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae Dioon merolae

 

ALOE BAINESII
AKA ALOE BARBERAE


THE TREE ALOE
NEW ARRIVAL VERY LARGE 5G
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

I think this is the first time that I have presented the Tree Aloe, Aloe bainesii, the largest Aloe in South Africa, its native habitat.  Trees can reach a height of up to forty feet with a three foot trunk diameter.  It's not seen this large in the U.S. and is more typically about twenty feet tall.  It is a garden specimen type plant and has a very neat crown of leaves.   The leaves, as you can see here, are narrow, armed with small spines and very thick.  Juvenile trunks are tubular and fatten in the ground with age.  This is a very slow growing plant.  The 5g shown here are about six to eight years old.  In the ground they grow faster.  This species likes full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.  It blossoms in the winter with pink flowers. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SALE PRICE $65


Be aware this is a difficult species to ship b/c of the long, stiff leaves.  It can be done but requires an oversized box.  To get the sale price, just mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

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Aloe bainesii Aloe bainesii Aloe bainesii Wikipedia

 

DASYLIRION LONGISSIMUM
THE MEXICAN GRASS PLANT


MEDIUM SIZED UNUSUAL SUN PLANT
DROUGHT TOLERANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 15G

This interesting drought tolerant plant is native to Mexico and extremely drought tolerant.  In gardens, I've seen a few older plants with a few feet of trunk.  But, this species can actually get a trunk that is six or eight feet tall in fifty or a hundred years.  It loves hot sun.  The crown of needle like leaves is about eight feet across.  Each leaf is about the size of a knitting needle and four to six feet long.  They come to a point but are not very dangerous except perhaps to one's eye.  The plant looks like a "Pom Pom on a Trunk".  Leaf color is blue to blue green.  Cold tolerance is into the teens F.  They like hot sun.  I'm offering a nice discount on these super large 15g specimen plants.  The stems almost fill the pots.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G PLANTS $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15G $175

Just mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing to get this price.

Dasylirion longissimum Dasylirion longissimum
Dasylirion longissimum Mexican Grass Plant Dasylirion longissimum
Mexican Grass Plant Mexican Grass Plant Mexican Grass Plant

 

SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER, 2018

 

WATER FEATURES IN THE GARDEN
POND, STREAM, POOL, WATERFALL
ALL ENCHANTING AND RELAXING


There's something about having a water feature in the garden that gardeners find very appealing.  I'm not sure if it's the movement, sound or just appearance.  But, people will go to great lengths to make it perfect.  I've had customers create 100 foot long streams, rock mountains with waterfalls into pools, coy ponds,  or simple circulating ponds or fountains.  I even had one who put in a volcano waterfall with a large palm being "the flames" of the volcano.  Here I'm showing some photos of more classical usages of water in the garden.  I hope you enjoy them - Who knows, maybe you'll get a few ideas.

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water feature in garden water feature in garden water feature in garden
water feature in garden water feature in garden water feature in garden
water feature in garden water feature in garden water feature in garden
water feature in garden water feature in garden water feature in garden
water feature in garden garden pond garden pond

CARYOTA GIGAS
"THAI MOUNTAIN GIANT", "KING KONG PALM", "BLACK STEM FISHTAIL"


COMPARISON WITH CARYOTA URENS


Yes, this beautiful large palm from northern Thailand has been given a lot of common names.  I'm showing you today some boxed size plants of this species.  We also have 15g for sale.  But, I thought I'd make a few points about this plant that you may not know and make some comparisons to Caryota urens:

•It has an extremely thick fat trunk that can get up to three feet wide (see last photo).  This is much thicker than C. urens.
•Trunk height in Southern California is hardly ever over 35 feet, less than most of us expected.  C. urens can get over 60 feet with ease.
• It appears to tolerate full sun better than C. urens.  By this I mean it has less brown tipping on the leaflets
• It appears to have a shorter life span than expected, often blossoming in less than 15 years. This is less than C. urens.
• It has very wide and long leaves, up to fifteen feet in length and provides good shade underneath.  Caryota urens' leaves are smaller but still quite large.
• It is not as cold hardy as C. urens and will burn in the low 20's F.  But, most plants will survive and return from temperatures of 20 degrees f.
• It is quick growing but does not put on vertical height as fast as Caryota urens.
• If your plant doesn't look good, it's probably from your lack of giving it adequate water (if there's no cold burn)
• It is the most popular Fishtail Palm presently.  In the past, before this species introduction, C. urens was the most popular.  I think people really like the leaves and leaflet shape..

We have a great selection available and can ship smaller sizes up to 15 gallon plants.  Photos shown here are only of Caryota gigas.


Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD
LARGE GREEN CYCAD FOR FILTERED LIGHT OR COASTAL SUN
NO SPINES WHATSOEVER! 

I enjoy talking about this species because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large species over time.  I say "user friendly" because this is one of the few cycad species that has absolutely no spines - none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  A leaf brushing across your face feels no more intense than brushing past a Maiden Hair Fern. We have a huge selection of this species.  I am going to show you an assortment of plants.  Below are a few of the main characteristics of this species:

*Large species with trunks slowly getting to over ten feet
*Leaf length typically six to eight feet, sometimes bigger.
*Trunk diameter to 18 inches
*Smooth petiole with no spines
*Great for strong filtered light or full sun along the coast
*Large interesting cones
*Leaflets soft and glossy green in color
*New leaves emerge upward, older leaves lay more horizontal
*Easy to grow

I've found that even customers who say "I only like palms, not cycads" tend to love this species.  Our stock on this species includes 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 15g, 25g, 45g and 24 inch boxes.  It is an extremely easy cycad to add to the garden and always makes an impressive and good sized show. 

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CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAME THROWER PALM


GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA


The palm shown in the first two rows is a 5 gallon size of Chambeyronia hookeri with its blonde colored crown shaft.  This species is hard to find.  It is different in appearance from the dark green crown shafted form, Chambeyronia macrocarpa.  Here's some facts about this species:

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

Presently, we have a reasonable supply of this  species in sizes bands to 5 gallon.  As these grow, we'll be able to offer some larger 15g plants.


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Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri
Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri

 

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM

BULGING TRUNK ABOVE THE GROUND!
MUCH BETTER FOR CO CAL THAN THE BOTTLE PALM!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


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

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

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

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase

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Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE BELMORE SENTRY PALM / CURLY PALM
THE "OTHER TYPE OF KENTIA"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

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

Howea belmoreana is different from the Howea forsteriana (classic Kentia Palm) as it has curved leaves and an umbrella-shaped crown.  It also might be a bit more cold hardy.  It prefers filtered light or a little sun inland and can take more sun right on the coast.  Cold tolerance is about 24 degrees F.  Growth rate, like the Kentia, is slow.  The 5g shown on special here are fairly nice.  They were potted up in early winter from over-sized one gallon.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $65

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

 
Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana

 

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 ).  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here is a 5g plant which we are putting on sale.  We also have a limited number of 15g (quite nice) available.  The 5g size are easy to ship.  

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


Easy to ship.  But, remember to mention this Special for this discount.

Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
 Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola
 Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola phoenix rupicola

 

FURCRAEA MACDOUGALII
UNUSUAL BLUE SUCCULENT


MEDIUM SIZED, TAKES FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 & 15 GALLON SIZE
 
It is actually difficult to find this sun loving blue succulent for sale.  It is native to Mexico and felt to be the tallest Agave type of plant.  It gets to a height of typically under ten feet, has a fairly narrow trunk and fleshy, thick and peculiar shaped blue leaves.  Well grown specimens can get a bit taller.  Shown here are two sizes we are putting on special.  The first row of photos is our 15g size.  The second row is the 5g size.  This species likes hot sun and is cold hardy at least to the low 20's F.  BTW, these are second generation plants from 'bulbils" from a customer's mature and fruiting plant.  Plant ages are five to six years.  They are easy to grow but growth rate is rather slow.  

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SIZE $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15GALLON SIZE  $145

Please mention this Blog only special to get this price.  

Furcraea macdougalii  Furcraea macdougalii  Furcraea macdougalii 
Furcraea macdougalii  Furcraea macdougalii  Furcraea macdougalii 
Furcraea macdougalii by RPS
photo by RPS 
Furcraea macdougalii Garden World Images
photo by GardenWorldImages  
Furcraea macdougalii by Daily Bruin 
photo by Daily Bruin

ARENGA PINNATA
THE SUGAR PALM


SINGLE TRUNK - MEDIUM TALL

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This single trunk pinnate palm is felt to be probably native to Indonesia and gets its common name from the fact that sugar is harvested from the trunks of mature specimens.  This is a tall species and can get up to fifty feet of height.  The trunk is thick, often to 24 inches, and covered with a mesh of woven fibers.  Leave can get quite long, well over twenty feet.  The top of the leaflets are dark green but the underside is silver.  The overall leaf appearance resembles a Caryota but this species is not bipinnate and Caryota leaflets are never silver underneath.    This species likes full sun and is cold hardy into the lower 20's F.  Several mature trees are located in the San Diego area.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL $60


Blog only special must be mentioned when purchasing.

Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata
Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata  

  

SABAL CAUSIARUM
LARGE TRUNKED TROPICAL FAN PALM


SMOOTH AND LIGHT COLORED TRUNK
SUPER COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS

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

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

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

 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
A MORE PETITE SPECIES OF THE WINDMILL PALM
SMALL, STIFF LEAVES
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD BAND SIZED PLANTS

This interesting palm, known as the Dwarf Chusan Palm, does not have a well known natural habitat.  Some think it may have originated with a dwarf cultivar of T. fortunei.
  It is very slow growing with a hairy trunk.  Leaves mature are about two feet across, stiff and flat and do not flex down at the ends.  A decades old plant may have a trunk under ten feet tall.  It wants full sun and may be equally as cold hardy (down to 15 degree F. or colder) as the common Windmill Palm.  The bands on special are three years old and already showing their fan leaves. 

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

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

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TEGULANEUS
RARE CYCAD FROM KENYA
UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE 

This is a large Central African cycad with an erect trunk up to thirty feet that is native to Mt. Lolokwe in the center of Kenya.  It is a fairly high elevation plant, up to 2000 feet natively.  As shown in the photos, leaves are four to six feet long and go upwards at about a 60 degree angle.  Color is a gray-green, definitely not a lime color.  The leaves are basically flat in cross section.  Leaflets are thin, crowded and perhaps slightly cupper - and are spiny along the margins.    

Like most cycads, this species likes good draining soil.  I'd recommend less than full sun with perhaps half day sun along the coast.  Inland areas would require bright filtered light. At our nursery, this species tolerated 25 degrees F. with no problem.  I suspect the coldest it will take is a few degrees below this.  Although this species is getting near impossible to find, we do have an assortment of sizes available including a large, near coning boxed plant. We are presently offering new seedlings on Special.  These are the first seedlings we've offered in many years and are shown in the first four photos.  I am also showing several other sizes of nursery plants.  

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SEEDLINGS $60

Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  These are easy to ship.

Encephalartos tegulaneus seedlings band Encephalartos tegulaneus seedlings band Encephalartos tegulaneus seedlings band
Encephalartos tegulaneus seedlings band Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus
Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus Encephalartos tegulaneus

 

DIOON CALIFANOI
MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD
KEELED, ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

There is some type of seductive quality to this rare species of Dioon.  I think it's because of the compact, rigid, keeled and curved leaves.  At times they are a bit bizarre appearing - but very appealing.  This is a species that takes on the mature appearance over time.  As a young plant you might think it's a "ho-hummer".  But, as it ages, it develops its traditional appearance and gets more attractive.  Leaves are four to five feet long.  In a domestic situation, a plant with a three foot trunk would be enormous.  It takes full sun and is cold hardy into the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT $155

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  This size is easy to mail order.
 

Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi
Dioon califanoi  Dioon califanoi  Dioon califanoi 
http://www.junglemusic.net/gallery2/gallery/large/cycads/dioon_califanoi_005.GIF  http://www.junglemusic.net/gallery2/gallery/large/cycads/dioon-califanoi991.jpg   

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER, 2018

 

DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM FURFURACEUM

AKA
DICTYOSPERMA FURFURACEUM VAR. CONJUGATUM

THE PRINCESS OR HURRICANE PALM
FEW OLD 15G PLANTS AVAILABLE
UNUSUAL AND STUNNING PALM!

This crown shafted, thin trunked palm comes from the Round Island in the Indian Ocean.  There has been confusion and renaming of this genus's "species" for decades.  Right now, this silver form of Dictyosperma is being called "conjugatum". as opposed to just "furfuraceum".  There historically have been several varieties of this species with the names of "variety album, rubrum or furfuracea", depending on the predominant color of the crown shaft and inner stems.  Rubrum shows some red, especially when the plant is juvenile.  Furfuraceum shows more silver tomentum.

Although distinct, this palm has a faint resemblance to the King Palm but is from an entirely different part of the world and is much shorter.  Height is typically up to twenty feet, trunk diameter under one foot and it has a slightly bulging crown shaft.  The crown shaft is typically a silver color.  Dense flower stalks can be seen clustering right below the crown shaft when it's in flower.   


Cold tolerance of this species is about like the King Palm, more of less the mid-twenties F.  It is shorter than the King and has a  thinner trunk.  It is a sun-loving plant and much slower growing than a King.  Shown here is a 15g plant.  the last two photos are by "timrann" from Palmpedia.  It's a stunning plant.

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dictyosperma album furfuraceum dictyosperma album furfuraceum dictyosperma album furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum var. conjugatum photo by TimRann Dictyosperma furfuraceum var. conjugatum photo by TimRann  

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM
ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO, A GREAT UNDERSTORY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE


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

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

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

Important:  Mention this Blog Only Offering for this price when you purchase.

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

 

DIOON HOLMGRENII
RARE MEXICAN DIOON CYCAD


LARGE CITRUS POT PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

Among cycad enthusiasts, this species is known as a rare Mexican cycad that is difficult to find.  What we are offering on special are very old citrus pot plants with caudex size of 3 to 4 inches!  This species is sun loving and cold tolerant to the low 20's F.  It is native to Mexico.  The plants shown here are from seeds we got about ten years ago. It grows at a medium rate.  It is known for the fact that it has long and upright leaves.  Leaf color is blue green and leaflets are armed with spines.  These can be mail ordered in a medium sized box quite easily.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $325
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE CIT POT $250

I only have a few of these.  You must mention this special when purchasing to get these prices. These plants are very large for their pots.

Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii

 

NEOROGELIA - RED SPECKLED
RED AND GREEN COLORED BROMELIAD


GREAT PART DAY SUN COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE


These attractive Bromeliads offer a nice speckled combination of red and green and are easy to grow.  Our nursery is close to the Ocean and we grow them in full sun.  If you are inland, try part day sun.  They pup freely and are low maintenance.  They'll take temperatures into the upper 20's F. if you give them the right care.

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Discount for this reduced price when you purchase.
 
NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED
NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED    

 

SABAL MAURITIFORMIS
A TRULY TROPICAL SABAL PALM


NEAR 360 DEGREES OF LEAFLETS ON LEAVES
SILVER BACKS TO LEAVES
SLOW GROWING

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This rather tall New World fan palm comes from Mexico and Central America.  It can get to over sixty feet tall.  It has a thin trunk for its height.  An interesting thing is the blue back to the leaflets and the near complete, circular presence of the leaf segments.  Leaflet tips droop.  Especially when young, the backs of the leaves are silver.  This helps you spot this species.  Mature, it's s a very attractive tree.  It likes sun along the coast but can tolerate filtered light where it is a darker green.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  

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

You must mention this Blog only sale when purchasing.
 
Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis
Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis
Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis Sabal mauritiformis

 

ZAMIA SPARTEA
THIN LEAF MEXICAN CYCAD
DWARF SPECIES - RARE

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5G SIZE


The Latin derivation of the word "spartea" refers to grass and this applies to this species.  This is because of the very thin leaflets.  In habitat is is difficult to find plants in the surrounding grass.  It is native to Mexico. Caudexes are subterranean and under three inches thick, one foot long.  Leaves are under three feet long, gently curved downward.  Leaflets are typically one quarter to one third maximum of an inch.  They come to a point.  This species is frost hardy and seldom seen in collections because of the popularity of the wider leaflet species.  I'd give it part day sun along the coast.  The plants in our 5g pots are near mature and coning size.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SIZE $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $185

The last garden photo is by CYKASY website.


Zamia spartea Zamia spartea Zamia spartea
Zamia spartea Zamia spartea Zamia spartea by CYKASY website

 

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.  We have various smaller sizes as well - and maybe a few 25 gallons.  

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $195

Mention this Special to get your discount.  BTW, these are not easy to find on the market.  There is one photo below that is c/o RPS
 
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana
chamaedorea hooperiana chamaedorea hooperiana TS  RPS chamaedorea hooperiana 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII
LARGER CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD
LONG UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

This unique and larger cycad is native to Uganda.  In fact, at one point it was called the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  This is because it has leaves that extend almost straight up toward the sky and can be twelve feet long or more.  Leaflets are narrow and armed with small spines.  The caudex is a light color and in the wild can be up to ten feet tall.  Historically, as this species is similar to E. laurentianus, it was called also "Encephalartos laurentianus Lake George", referring to its specific habitat. 

The citrus pot size I'm showing today is representative of this pot size.  Caudexes are 3 to 4 inches and leaves at least 3 feet long.  We have other sizes as well, both larger and smaller.  The last row of photos show some  larger plants.  I'm also showing cones on this species.  Note the appearance of these plants with their upright long leaves with narrow leaflets.  Enthusiasts love this species because it's a good growing cycad.  Right on the coast I'd give it half day sun.  It's not quite as sun-tolerant as many of the South African species.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.

TEN DAY SPECIAL:  20% OFF CITRUS POT SIZE

For example, the plant shown has a 4 inch caudex.  Regular price this plant would be $400.  Sale price is $320.  It's the size of most 15g plants but cheaper to ship via mail order.  Smaller caudex size of this species in cit pots will be less.
 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 

 

UNKNOWN MACROZAMIA SPECIES
LARGE PLANT FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION
IN 36 INCH BOX - CAUDEX 30 INCHES
FEMALE PLANT IN CONE


Shown below are photos of a very large Macrozamia we dug from a private collection.  It is massive!  The caudex is 30 inches wide.  It's a female in cone as shown.  Leaves are six to eight feet long.   Leaf color is green.  The leaves are very flat.  It doesn't quite meet the morphology for M. communis but is similar.  This plant was dug about 18 months ago and survived the dig.  Sometimes Macrozamia can present digging problems.  It's in full sun.  It is for sale and a buyer would want good heat and plenty of room to show off this mature specimen.

 
Macrozamia species  Macrozamia species  Macrozamia species 
Macrozamia species  Macrozamia species  Macrozamia species 
Macrozamia species    Macrozamia species 

 

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.

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  

    

SABAL LISA
AN UNUSUAL FORM OF
SABAL PALMETTO

STIFF, RIGID & LESS DIVIDED LEAVES
COLD HARDY - FULL SUN - HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SEEDLINGS

In 1998 Riefer and Zona published an article on this unusual form of Sabal palmetto that was found in southwest Florida.  There are very few of these in habitat.  It is felt to be some type of genetic alteration of the typical palmetto.  Leaves are rigid, upright and less divided compared to the typical Sabal palmetto.  Indeed, it is a peculiar and different appearing fan palms.  It is a full sun palm that tolerates temperatures into the upper teens F. (Zone 7).  At this moment, I don't recall where we obtained seeds.  But, they probably came from a friend of the Nursery.  What's on special are seedlings in one gallon pots.  This palm is difficult to find on the market.  For more information, read the article - link given below.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 1 GALLON PLANTS $32.50

Remember, Mention this Blog Special for your discount


LINK TO ARTICLE ON SABAL LISA

 
Sabal lisa Sabal lisa Sabal lisa
Sabal lisa SABAL LISA SABAL LISA
SABAL LISA SABAL LISA SABAL LISA

 

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

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 (fourth photo) are regular Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - same age.

Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archonotophoenix teracarpar
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa



MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER, 2018


INTERIOR QUALITY PALMS - PERFECT CONDITION
ALL AVAILABLE NOW AND DESIRABLE SIZE FOR MAIL ORDERING
PLANTS IMPORTED FROM HAWAII

Most of the plants you'll purchase from nurseries have been grown at that nursery and has seen all the aspects of weather.  This may include cold weather, wind, rain or hail, and trauma from being moved around in a nursery.  Opposed to this are plants that were grown specifically for interior-scapes.  This means plants are instantly ready for bank lobbies, hotels, professional offices and upscale businesses.   They are also perfect for interior usage in your home.  When one purchases such plants they are often sold with a contract for professional maintenance.  We do not do the latter, but we can provide the same top quality interior palms for you home or business.  And, we can offer advice on how you can maintain the plants.

Below are some examples of sizes that can be mail ordered or easily delivered.  Most are five to seven feet tall.  Both larger and smaller sizes may be available.  This is the perfect size for most home and business applications.  Availability changes over time.  These plants are beautiful and without any blemishes, scars on the leaves or unsightly leaflets.  They have been grown in a tropical area, typically Hawaii, and pampered to look beautiful.  Be aware that interior quality palms are more expensive than regular nursery stock.  But, some customers demand this quality.  If you see a species you like but don't want interior quality, most likely we offer it as well as part of our regular inventory.  

If you want any of these plants, just drop by the nursery or give us a call for mail order.  - 619 291 4605 
As these are imported plants from tropical areas, availability changes over time but most can be special ordered if we don't have them.

CARYOTA MITIS

5 GALLON SIZE
MULTIPLE STEMS
BIPINNATE LEAVES (BRANCHED)
INSIDE, CAN GET TO 12 FEET TALL
Catyota mitis Catyota mitis
Catyota mitis Catyota mitis Catyota mitis
CHAMAEDOREA OBLONGATA

SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
5 GALLON WITH MULTIPLE PLANTS
MAXIMUM HEIGHT ABOUT 8 FEET
PUFFY GREEN LEAFLETS
Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata
Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata Chamaedorea oblongata
HOWEA FORSTERIANA

THE KENTIA PALM
SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
MULTIPLE PLANTS ONE POT
GREAT INTERIOR PALM
3 GALLON SIZE
IN CONTAINER, TYPICAL PEAK HEIGHT 12 FEET INSIDE
Howea forsteriana 3g Howea forsteriana 3g
Howea forsteriana 3g Howea forsteriana 3g Howea forsteriana 3g
HOWEA FORSTERIANA

THE KENTIA PALM
5 GALLON SIZE
LARGER THAN 3G ABOVE
MULTIPLE PLANTS PER POT
SUPER BEAUTIFUL!
Howea forsteriana 5g Howea forsteriana 5g
Howea forsteriana 5g Howea forsteriana 5g Howea forsteriana 5g
RHAPIS EXCELSA

THE LADY PALM
FULL AND LARGE 5 GALLON
GREAT FOR LOWER LIGHT CONDITIONS
BIG YET SHIPPABLE SIZE
SUCKERING FAN PALM
PEAKS OUT 8 FEET INSIDE
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
RHAPIS MULTIFIDA

THINNER AND MORE TIDY CANES
SIMILAR TO RHAPIS HUMILUS BUT SHORTER
MORE LEAFLETS PER LEAF
POINTED LEAFLET TIPS
5 GALLON SIZE
SUCKERING SPECIES
SUPER DESIRABLE FORM OF THE LADY PALM
MATURE HEIGHT 8 TO 9 FEET
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