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NEW AND DIFFERENT BROMELIADS ARRIVING CONTINUALLY


MANY COLORFUL AND DIFFERENT TYPES


This is just a brief reminder that we are always getting in new species and varieties of Bromeliads.  This includes Neorogelia, Aechmea, Vresia and other types.  Below you will see some that just arrived yesterday from pups from a private collection.  All of these plants are easy to mail order. 

Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others
Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others
Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others
Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others
Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others
Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others Assorted New Bromeliads Aechmea, neorogelia, others

 

ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS
LUSH TROPICAL COMPANION PLANT


DARK GREEN LEAVES, SOMEWHAT PURPLE ON BACK
HARD TO LOCATE
JUST GOT IN SEVERAL MORE!


We offered these gorgeous plants about three months ago and the all sold within a few days.  So, we tried like heck to get some more and have several right now.  This is a gorgeous companion plant that gets to six feet tall, has wide well veined leaves and likes filtered light.  It's the epitome of lush and tropical appearing.  It is a suckering plant with dark green leaves, purple-green backs and prominent yellow veins on the underside.  It is native to Asia.  I anticipate they won't be around too long. 


ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS
ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS  


BUTIA ERIOSPATHA
THE WOOLY PINDO PALM


ONLY A FEW WAY OVERGROWN PLANTS LEFT
HARD TO FIND SPECIES


This rare Brazilian Butia is known for it's smaller size and the wooly spaths that it produces.  Leaves are green in color and prominently arching.  Mature height is estimated to be 15 feet or less.  We found that leaves are more stretching out than Butia capitata and the leaf stem spines are much less apparent.  We have a few old 5g and 2g plants available.  They can be mail ordered.  Shown here is a 2 gallon that is about 5 feet tall with a four inch bases.  The 5g and much larger.  This is a full sun species with a cold hardiness into the mid to upper teens F.

 Butia eriospatha  Butia eriospatha  Butia eriospatha
 Butia eriospatha  Butia eriospatha  

 

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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE
SINGLES OR MULTIPLES OFFERED


The native home of Archontophoenix purpurea is the Mt. Lewis mountain range in Queensland, Australia.  This species is known for the purple color to the crown shaft.  It is found at an elevation up to 4000 feet.  Mature height is quoted to be over fifty feet, but in habitat and culture I didn't see one this tall.  For types of King Palms, this species is stated to have the thickest trunk.  I don't think I agree with this and feel A. maxima is thicker.  Most I've seen have a trunk diameter of twelve inches or somewhat more. 

Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color.  I'm showing our 1g size which we're putting on a Ten Day Special.  This size is shown in the first seven photos.  You'll note on subsequent photos the purple color of the crown shaft.  We also have other sizes of this species for sale.  The next to last photo shows our 15g size.

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


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase to get this discount. 


Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea

 

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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

What good fortune is it that New Caledonia can claim to be the home of all Chambeyronia.  Included is this species, C. macrocarpa.  It is a slow growing, pinnate, crown shafted palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has a dark green to green-black crown shaft.  Compare this to C. hookeri above with its 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 is are band size which are huge and on sale!  Most growers would put this size into a 5 gallon pot for a much higher cost.  We do have larger sizes available.  Coastal sun is tolerated although strong filtered light is ok for most areas.  This is a great garden palm.

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

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.  Our band size is shown in the first five photos below followed by a 15g plants and a photo of a new red leaf at the nursery.


Chambeyronia macrocarpa band Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa Chambeyronia macrocarpa

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD


MAXIMUM GARDEN HEIGHT - TYPICALLY SIX FEET
THE SIMPLE LEAF FORM SHOWN TODAY - AND ON SALE!

The first five photos below show the simple leaf form of this cycad.  Usually leaflets are matched, side by side on the leaf stem.  Some pictures show this below.  But, this form has wider leaflets with a single leaf on either side of the stem.  They are super attractive.  This species is very small with leaves rarely to four feet long and a caudex size under six inches.  The hallmark of this species is the grouping of the leaflets - like little bow ties put onto the leaf stem.  Leaf color is always green.  As for culture, I'd recommend filtered light.  It doesn't take up much room so it can fit into any garden.  It's a very "cute" species that people like.  It's also a wonderful patio plant.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL:  15% OFF ANY PLANT THIS SPECIES!

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


Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form
Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae
Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form Cereatozamia hildae simple leaf form

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - VERY PRETTY
A GREAT INTERIOR PALM! 
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering palm species is native to Mexico and Central America.  It is one of about four types of "Bamboo Palms" and is probably either the best or in a stiff competition with Chamaedorea hooperiana.  This species gets to a mature height of twelve to sixteen feet, has strong 1 inch to 1.5 inch trunks which are green in color with prominent rings, and about three to four foot long leaves.  It is an upright grower and does clump.  It doesn't run.  It takes filtered light or morning sun along the coast.  I've even heard of some growing it in full sun although I'd not recommend it.  It is a good growing species.

Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F.  Below I'm showing our five gallon size which I'm putting on special - first six photos.  I am also showing mature garden plants and one 15g size at the nursery.  This is a great palm and we do have larger sizes available and maybe a few smaller.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this Blog Only discounted price.  


Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

 

CYCAS THOUARSII
EXOTIC CYCAD WITH UPRIGHT LEAVES 

MEDIUM TO LARGE GREEN CYCAD FROM EASTERN AFRICA AND ADJACENT ISLANDS
EASY TO GROW - TAKES COASTAL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES

Cycas thouarsii 
is often mentioned as "coming from Madagascar", and that it does.  But, there are also native populations in multiple eastern African countries and in the Comoros Islands.  It is a large cycad that can get trunks over thirty feet tall and twelve to eighteen inches thick.  But, in the short term of 20 years, anticipate a trunk height of six or eight feet in the ground.  Leaves are green, tend to be upright and have a length of six to nine feet.  A healthy plant can throw forty new leaves all at once.  Leaflets are paired and bright green.  Leaf stems are armed with small hooks.  Leaflets are leathery and reduced in size toward the base of the leaf.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.  This species thrives in coastal Southern California and tolerates full sun right on the coast.  In fare inland areas, part day sun is preferred. 

Shown below is a very nice 15 gallon plant that is representative of this size.  We have several for sale. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15% OFF REGULAR PRICE ANY SIZE THIS SPECIES

Remember:  mention this Blog Special to get this price when you buy.  The first four photos show a nice old 15g, followed by a citrus pot, 25 gallon and boxed nursery plant.  


Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii
Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii
Cycas thouarsii box Cycas thouarsii box Cycas thouarsii box

 

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 $5
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $75

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


LYCHEE TREES FOR SALE


PRODUCES UNUSUAL TROPICAL FRUIT
CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS


Litchi chinensis is native to provinces in China.  It is being grown commercially in China, India and nearby countries.  The unusual fruit produced has been enjoyed by people for over ten centuries.  Mature trees can get over thirty feet tall.  The fruit is pink to red and spiny.  The fruit inside is clear and gelatinous.  The taste is very tropical.  It tolerates full sun and temperatures into the upper twenties F.  The plants shown here were grown from seed.  They are about a foot or more tall and one year old.  They have seen a freeze at our nursery.  The last two photos are c/o Wikipedia.

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

I only have several for sale.  They can be mail ordered.

Lychee Tree Lychee Tree Lychee Tree
Lychee Tree Lychee Tree Lychee Tree
Lychee Lychee Wikipedia Lychee Wikipedia


            SATURDAY, 13 JULY, 2019

 

LIVISTONA DECIPIENS - AKA LIVISTONA DECORA
THE RIBBON PALM


MEDIUM TO TALL HEIGHT, THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This Australian fan palm can get over 40 feet tall, has a thin trunk and droopy leaflets.   The ends of the leaflets hang downwards - thus the common name.  It is a good growing plant that does well in most areas, even hot interior areas.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  We have an assortment of sizes but are putting the 15g on sale.

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

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.


Livistgona decipiens decora 15g Livistgona decipiens decora Livistgona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora

 

LIVISTONA SARIBUS
LARGE, DARK & HOOKED SPINES


MEDIUM TO TALL FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This medium to tall fan palm is native to southeast Asia.  It can get to heights of thirty-five feet or more.  It is an interesting palm that is easy to grow and has a very ornamental leaf with deep divisions of the segments.  Its segment almost make a complete circle.  Leaf color is green.  The spines on the petioles tend to be dark in color and dramatic, usually the thing most people remember most about this species.  It is a sun species and cold hardy into the mid-twenties at least.  The 15g size on sale are very large size.  One photo below shows the remarkable blue color to the seeds.  We also have available other sizes.  The sixth photo is by John Volk.

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


Just mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  Please note the prominent spines on the leaf stems.

Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus
Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus by John Volk PSST
Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus

 

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


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

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

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

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


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

 

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


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


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

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

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Cycas revolua Cycas revoluta  Cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta

 

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'  

 

DYPSIS BARONII
RARE MADAGASCAR PALM


THIS CLONE HAS SHORT PETIOLES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS

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

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

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

Dypsis baronii short petiole Dypsis baronii short petiole Dypsis baronii short petiole
Dypsis baronii short petiole Dypsis baronii  

 

DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA
CLUMPING MADAGASCAR PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFTS - VERY RARE


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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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


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

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



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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKIANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" RARE CYCAD

 

SHINY, DARK GREEN LEAVES
SLOW GROWING BUT NEEDS SOME ROOM
 
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

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 great selection of this species including a large collection of mature, huge plants shown in the first photo of the third row of photos. The size on sale today are the citrus pot size with caudexes of about 3 TO 4 inches.  They are 8 or more years old. 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.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $375

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $250

As cycads are sold by caudex size (not pot size) this sale price applies to this caudex size as shown here.  This size is easy to ship within the U.S.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana  Lepidozamia peroffskyana  Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana  Lepidozamia peroffskyana  Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX ALEXANDRAE
THE ALEXANDER PALM
RARE TYPE OF KING PALM


CLEAN, SMOOTH GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANT


This attractive palm is an alternative to the much more common King Palm that we see in Southern California.  Native to Queensland and New South Whales, Australia.  Interestingly, it has become naturalized in Hawaii.  It is a tall palm, reaching heights of sixty feet.  The trunk is narrow to medium sized with a nice green crown shaft.  Leaves are green but the underside of the leaflets is silver.  It takes full coastal sun and is cold hardy to about 25 degrees.  The plants on special are both singles and multiples per pot.  The last photo below shows naturalized plants on the Big Island, HI.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price at the time of purchase.

 

Archonotophoenix alexandrae Archonotophoenix alexandrae Archonotophoenix alexandrae
Archonotophoenix alexandrae Archonotophoenix alexandrae Archonotophoenix alexandrae
Archontophoenix alexandrae Archontophoenix alexandrae Archontophoenix alexandrae

 

WEDNESDAY, 10 JULY, 2019

 

BUTIA CAPITATA
THE PINDO OR JELLY PALM
GREEN FORM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON

This single trunk South American pinnate palm is very durable and cold hardy.  It loves sun and is cold hardy to about 15 degrees F.  If you've been following our Blog, you know that there is a green form and the popular blue strain.  Both are Butia capitata.  Today I'm showing you the green form.   Most would consider this to be the "standard form".

Mature heights on both are typically15 to 20 feet in this area.  Leaves arch downwards as shown.  Mature leaf color will be green to blue green.  The blue form has definite blue leaves.  The fruit of both are edible and some people make a jelly from the fruit, thus giving a reason for one of the common names for this palm.  Growth rate is slow to medium.  The 25g on sale here are about seven years old. The photos of the mature palms below were taken at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $225


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

Butia capitata green Butia capitata green Butia capitata green
Butia capitata 25g April Butia capitata green

 

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI
THE WINDMILL PALM
ONE OF THE MOST COLD HARDY PALMS


CHUNKY 15G ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

Trachyarpus fortunei is the most commonly available and commonly grown of the Windmill Palms.  It is of Chinese origin .  It is referred to as the Chinese Windmill Palm, the Windmill Palm, or the Chusan Palm.  Note how the term "Windmill Palm" can refer to this particular species or to the genus as a whole.   It is not uncommon to see it growing in colder areas of the United States, southern Europe, the Mediterranean and southern portions of Australia and Africa. 

Most specimens one will see are in the height range of ten to twenty feet.  However, the oldest of trees may reach forty feet height.  The actual trunk diameter is typically six to ten inches.  The leaves are typically about three feet in diameter and have variable division of the segments. Leaves are green on the upper side and below, but it is not uncommon for one can see a bit of blue discoloration to the underside of the leaf.  Distal leaf segments can flex downward toward the ground.  Shown here are two nicely size nursery plants that are in 15g size and are representative this size size at the nursery.  This size can be mail ordered but, b/c of their size, it's not inexpensive to ship.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $135

Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.



Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei
TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI

  

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.  It's rare to find a Bottle Palm in this locality with any size over time.  If you live along the coast, the chances are 75% that you can successfully grow the Spindle Palm.  Plain and simple.  To provide Spindle Palms, a nursery has to grow them from seeds here in California.  Because of Lethal Yellow Disease, they cannot be imported.  Growing them to size 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!  They have the cigar shaped trunk with the bulge in the middle, not at the bottom.

And, the Spindle Palm is easier to grow than the Bottle Palm, gets taller and has that swollen 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 $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $75

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase


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

 

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
DWARF, BLUE, SUCKERING SUN PALM
ALMOST SOLD OUT OF THIS SPECIES


TEN DAY SPECIAL FEW REMAINING 5 GALLON SIZE

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

Note:  When sold out, it'll be a long time before we offer them again.  We only have a few 5g left.

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

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

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

 

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special!
 
  
Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum 
Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum  Sabal causiarum 

 

DIOON EDULE
A SMALLER CYCAD
SUPER COLD HARDY


TOLERATES SUN, EVEN IN DESERT
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 15G PLANTS


Dioon edule is a remarkable cycad species for multiple reasons.  First, it takes hot blazing sun and heat.  It can be grown in desert areas in full sun.  Most cycads can't do this.  Secondly, it is cold hardy - probably one of the best cycads species for cold.  It'll go into the teens F. for sure.  Finally, it never gets very big.  A five foot tall plant with a foot or two of caudex is about maximum for this species.  But, it will often cluster and form a clump of plants.  One photo below is a clustering form.  The special today is on very nice 15g plants.  Caudex size is nice and some are suckering a bit.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15G $250

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

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Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule dioon edule

 

CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRIZII
THE CLASSIC BAMBOO PALM
HUGE, LOCALLY GROWN 5 GALLON ON SPECIAL


TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG 5G

This New World suckering shade palm has pinnate leaves and never gets much above 8 to 9 feet.  This is the reason it's so popular.  It's not my favorite suckering Chamaedorea, but it does fit inside the home of the average house without hitting the ceiling.  Outdoors, it wants filtered light and is cold hard into the mid, perhaps lower 20's F.  The 5g on sale here are oversize, about head height or more.  They do need to go into the ground or be repotted to look their best.

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

Just mention this Special at the time of purchase for your discount.  Although a tall box is needed, these can be shipped anywhere within the U.S.   Thanks to RPS for the last photo.

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Chamaedorea seifrizii Chamaedorea seifrizii Chamaedorea seifrizii
Chamaedorea seifritii CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRIZII CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRIZII by RPS

 

VARIEGATED RHAPIS EXCELSA
FILTERED LIGHT - SEMI-DWARF SIZE


GREEN AND YELLOW LEAVES
UNUSUAL AND HARD TO FIND.
TEN DAY SPECIAL MATURE 7 GALLON

On special today is one of the highly coveted variegated Rhapis excelsaKnown as the "Gems of the Orient", these striking plants typically have yellow or white variegation on green leaves.  Most plants at mature size are three to six feet.  There are many exotic varieties - most popular in Japan where affluent collectors compete to obtain the most striking plants.  Propagation is by divisions only.  As these plants come only from divisions, availability is always limited.  Shown below is a flowering 7 gallon plant that shows nice variegation on the leaflets.  

These plants are not hard to grow.  But, they are super slow growing.  The plant on special was from a private collection and is over fifteen years old.  They like filtered light and are cold hardy to about 20 degrees F. or colder.  I do have some smaller, more affordable smaller divisions available.  But, these are never inexpensive plants.  Note, typically variegation shows better with age.  And, only give them minimal fertilizer as too much can drown out the variegation.
 

Note:  We have many other variegated Rhapis for sale, all sizes.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 7G SPECIMEN $495
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $395

 

Remember:  Mention this Special when purchasing for this discounted price.

Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa variegated
Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa variegated
Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa variegated Rhapis excelsa variegated

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING BAMBOO PALM


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


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

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

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

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

 

STAGHORN FERN
PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATA
EPIPHYTIC FERN THAT LIVES IN TREES


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

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


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

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE STAGHORN $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $
55 

Just mention this special when you purchase.

 
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Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted
Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum

 

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SUCKERING MOUNTAIN FORM


BEST GROWING SPECIES OF THE GENUS
SORT OF LIKE A SUCKERING KENTIA PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G

When one considers the species Laccospadix australasica, he has to realize that there are different forms depending on native habitat/localities.  There are also single trunk and suckering forms.  The one for sale here is the mountain suckering form.  I feel it's the best subspecies one can purchase.   It doesn't throw the new red leaf although occasionally you see a bit of bronze in the new leaf.  This variety of the L. australasica is fairly easy to grow in our area.  The seeds for these plants today came from a local flowering tree here in Encinitas.  This variety has thinner leaves that are dull green in color, trunks about four to five inches thick and reaches a height of 12 feet.  It sort of looks like a suckering Kentia Palm.  I'd recommend morning sun, strong filtered light or perhaps several hours of daily sun.  Cold tolerance is into the twenties F.

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


We have extremely limited numbers of 5g but hopefully more will become available over time.  Mention this Special for your discount. 
 

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Laccospadix australasica mountain form Laccospadix australasica mountain form Laccospadix australasica mountain form
Laccospadix australasica mountain form Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica

 

ENCEPHALARTOS DYERIANUS
SUPER RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


NATIVE TO THE TRANSVAAL DISTRICT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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


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

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

 

ALOCASIA MACRORRHIZA
THE GIANT TARO PLANT


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


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

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

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

 

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

 

TILLANDSIA SPECIES
AIR PLANT WITH YELLOW BLOSSOM


CLUSTERS WITH THREE TO FOUR PLANTS
NEVER HAD BEFORE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE MOUNTED TILLANDSIAS $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $37.50


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

Tillandsia species yellow blossom Tillandsia species yellow blossom Tillandsia species yellow blossom

 

MONDAY, 8 JULY, 2019

 

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


HEIGHTS ABOVE FIFTY FEET MATURE!
TEN DAY SPECIAL A FEW HUGE 15G PLANTS
 

This bipinnate palm is native to northern Thailand and some adjacent areas.  Although it 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.  They want plenty of water to look their best.  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 below is a huge 15g plant about twelve feet tall in the pot.  We're putting these plants on special.  We only have a couple available. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $195

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

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Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens


BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND


A BISMARCKIA BUT WITHOUT THE BLUE
VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND
YET STILL A SPECTACULAR FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZED PLANTS

One of the favorite characteristics of Bismarckia is the blue color to the leaves. But, there is a green variety on the island of Madagascar.  At another location, there is an endemic green Bismarckia known as the  "Mayotte Island" form.  There is very little published about it.  It likes sun and is probably cold hardy into the mid-teens F.  Most feel it's not quite as cold hardy as the blue form. One photo below by Tim Brian in HI is of a green Bismarckia.  The last three pictures were taken in Florida.  On these green Bismarckias, often you'll see red in the leaf stem or a hint of it on the leaves..  Of course, this is a full sun palm.  This is a very rare palm to find as everyone seeks out the blue type.  But, we have this more rare green form and have found they are showing nice cold hardiness to the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $165


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

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Bismarckia green Bismarckia sp. green by Tim Brian
Green Bismarckia by T.B., Hawaii
Bismarckia mayotte island
Bismarckia green Bismarckia green Bismarckia green

 

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 THIS SIZE 15G $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

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE 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 to the top of the leaves.  They can sucker, but much less than the Sago.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed).  Overall, it is a smaller cycad than the Sago and takes up less room in the garden.  

The 15 gallon plants shown have caudexes in the six to seven inch range.  They are about ten years old from seed.  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 $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $450

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
Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis  

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE BUTTERFLY OR ARECA PALM


NEVER GETS OVERLY TALL
GREAT "NEIGHBOR BLOCKING" PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 GALLON (12 INCH) SIZE.


We are putting on special nice 7 gallon plants of this suckering Dypsis that typically gets about 14 feet tall in Southern California.  It is native to Madagascar and perhaps some surrounding areas.  It has attractive, thin trunks (three to four inches thick) with a prominent yellow color on the petioles and inner crown of stems.  It has a medium growth rate.  

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 7 GALLON $165

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $135


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


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

 

PHILODENDRON RED CONGO
AKA "CONGO ROJO"


ATTRACTIVE COMPANION PLANT DARK LEAVES, RED STEMS/BACKS OF LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 10 INCH POT SIZE

This popular hybrid Philodendron never gets very large.  It doesn't climb much.  It's more of a rosette form of companion plant.  It might crawl along the ground a little.  People prefer this hybrid because, in shade, it has dark green leaves with a red tint to the back of the leaves and prominent red stems.  It is a filtered light companion plant.  It is not for full sun.  Cold hardiness is down to about a freeze or a bit colder.  We are offering two sizes on special.  But, there are limited numbers.  If we run out of any given size, we'll offer a great price on a different size.

REGULAR PRICE 10 INCH $50
SALE PRICE 10 INCH $37.50

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


Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo
Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo

 

CYCAS THOUARSII
VERY SIMILAR TO CYCAS CIRCINALIS 

MEDIUM TO LARGE GREEN CYCAD FROM EASTERN AFRICA AND ADJACENT ISLANDS
EASY TO GROW - TAKES COASTAL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL 30 YEAR OLD 25G PLANTS

Cycas thouarsii is often mentioned as "coming from Madagascar", and that it does.  But, there are also native populations in multiple eastern African countries and in the Comoros Islands.  It is a large cycad that can get trunks over thirty feet tall and twelve to eighteen inches thick.  But, in the short term of 20 years, anticipate a trunk height of six or eight feet in the ground.  Leaves are green, tend to be upright and have a length of six to nine feet.  A healthy plant can throw forty new leaves all at once.  Leaflets are paired and bright green.  Leaf stems are armed with small hooks.  Leaflets are leathery and reduced in size toward the base of the leaf.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.

Cycas circinalis is the trade name for a very similar plant known as the Queen Sago.  Probably, most of the plants in the United States are not the true species which is from India.  From an appearance point of view, it is quite similar to C. thouarsii and often these two are considered the same.  Both of these species thrive in coastal Southern California and tolerate full sun right on the coast.  In fare inland areas, part day sun is preferred. 

Shown below are very nice examples 25 gallon plants of Cycas thouarsii.  When seeds were obtained on our plants 30 years ago, they were called "circinalis" - but, back then, there was no formal description of thouarsii.  From seed, the plant shown here is 30 years old.  We have several for sale.  This plant has over three feet of trunk and has no pups.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $475

Remember:  mention this Blog Special to get this price when you buy.



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Cycas circinalis Cycas circinalis Cycas circinalis

 

CYCAS TAITUNGENSIS - AKA CYCAS TAIWANIANA

HUGE AND INTERESTING DOUBLE TRUNK SPECIMEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 35 GALLON CYCAD

Shown here is a massive and unique double-trunked Cycas taitungensis.  A bit over 20 years ago, this species was known as Cycas taiwaniana as it is native to Taiwan.  It is a medium to large sized mature plant that can get to 15 feet tall.  It can sucker but much less so than the Sago Palm.  It is also extremely cold tolerant - into the upper teens F.  It tolerates full coastal sun and is fast growing.  It is known for the red-orange fuzz at the apex of the stem.  Leaves are about six feet long.

The unique thing about this offered plant is that it was two matching stems (caudexes).  Each stem is about four feet tall.  It obviously also has two crowns of leaves and is a male in cone.  Estimate of plant age is 25 years.  It was obtained from a private collection.  We are putting this actual unique specimen on special.  It's in a 35 gallon pot. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIMEN 35G CYCAD $1800
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1400

I only have on plant like this.  Note that it's larger than the garden specimens shown below.

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Cycas taitungensis 35 gallon double trunk Cycas taitungensis 35 gallon double trunk Cycas taitungensis 35 gallon double trunk
Cycas taitungensis Cycas taitungensis Cycas taitungensis

 

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 $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRICE 1G $45

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

 

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 $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $60

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

 

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

 

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 $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $30

Remember:  Mention this Special!

Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA HYBRID


CROSSED WITH UNKNOWN TYPE OF DATE PALM
A MYSTERY HYBRID
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE