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                SATURDAY, 16 FEBRUARY, 2018

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST DESCRIBED SPECIES KING PALM FAMILY


FAST GROWING VERY BEAUTIFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

Common Name(s):  Walsh River Palm
Native Locality:  In the Atherton Tableland, south and west of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.  Elevation there is 3500 feet. 
Overall Height:  In habitat up to 70 or 80 feet 
Trunk Diameter:  Thicker than all the other species, up to 18 inches.   Some swelling at base.
Leaf Length:  10 to 12 feet, upright, slightly twisted.  The petiole is very short, i.e. leaflets start near the trunk.
Leaflets:  Minimally silver underneath (other species more prominent) and no ramenta
Crown Shaft Color:  Green with hints of yellow or blue    
Presence of Ramenta:  Absent
Flower Color:  Creamy-white in color.  Note that this species has the largest flowers of any Archontophoenix
Other Comments:  Probably the largest species of the family.  It has upright, rigid leaves (not arched) and a thick trunk.   Good growing palm for sun and with cold tolerance of about 25 degrees F.

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

Mention this special when you purchase for your discount.  For the specimen plants below I wish to thank L.N. and P.D. 

Also, the heading above says "Largest Described Sp. King Palm".  I've had inquiries comparing it to our "teracarpa".  
The teracarpa variety is definitely bigger (trunk & height) but not yet described.

Archontophoenix maxima ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA  Archontophoenix maxima 
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima UNKNOWN AUTHOR ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA PD  ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA 

 

COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTATA
MEDIUM SIZED FAN PALM


SMALL TRUNK - SILVER BACK TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This smaller and very cute fan palm is native to areas of Florida, Mexico and into the Caribbean.  It has a blue green leaf color with more prominent silver on the underside of the leaf.  Mature height is rarely to twenty feet.  Leaves are about three to four feet across and prominently divided into segments.  It likes heat and sun.  It might also do well in desert areas.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  We have available 5g and some 15g plants.  It is ideal for people who want shorter but attractive sun tolerant palms.  But, particularly in pots, it is slow growing.  We're putting bands on sale today. 

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

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

Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata
Coccothrinax argentata COCCOTHRINAX ARGNETATA COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTATA

 

CLINOSTIGMA SAVORYANUM
THE PACIFIC BEAUTY PALM


NEWLY POTTED ONE GALLON PLANTS AVAILABLE
SECOND GENERATION FROM LOCAL TREE!

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS


This is a gorgeous and exotic crown shafted palm that many in our area can grow.  We have been out of them for over a year and just received seedlings from a locally and domestically grown specimen that flowered and set viable seeds.  Everyone loves this palm.  It is single trunk, crown-shafted species comes from Bonin Island near Japan.  It has been proven possible to grow this species in warmer areas of Southern California.  It is very exotic appearing with a prominent green crown shaft.  Interestingly, there are several species of Clinostigma that can be grown here.  But the savoryana is the best and easiest for us.  It can potentially get to a height of 30 feet or more and prefers a sunny location.  Cold tolerance is down to bout a freeze. 
 
Clinostigma is a very exotic pinnate palm and would be one of the more exotic and unusual of palm types possible in this area.  Shown here are one gallon pots that we potted up last year and took these photos.  They are presently larger than shown here.  The seeds came from a seeding tree in the Orange County area.  Also shown are a variety of sizes of domestic plants in Southern California. 

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 1G PLANTS $40

Remember:  Mention this special for this price!

 

Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana
Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana
Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana

 

CYCAS REVOLUTA
THE SAGO PALM


MEDIUM SIZED, CLUSTERING CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD BAND SIZED PLANTS


Yes, this is the most common cycad in the world.  But, some people just can't get them in their locality.  It has green leaves and has a mature (many decades) height of about ten feet.  It suckers freely and will form multiple trunks.  Along our coast it wants full sun.  In the desert a few hours of sun is best.  Cold hardiness is about 17 degrees F.  These band sized plant (first 3 photos) have a caudex that fills the 3 inch wide band.  They are six years old, not new seedlings!  These are very affordable to ship.  I am also showing some larger nursery specimens.

SALE PRICE BAND SIZED OLD SAGO'S $27.50

Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm

 

PINK JASMINE
JASMINUM POLYANTHUS
FLORID FRAGRANT BLOSSOMS EARLY SUMMER


5G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL

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

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


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

 

Pink Jasmine Pink Jasmine Pink Jasmine
Pink Jasmine

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
NATIVE TO MEXICO

FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD
TROPICAL APPEARING YET CONSERVES WATER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This attractive green cycad is native to Mexico and perhaps parts of Central America.  In centuries it can get up to 20 feet tall.  Trunks are thin, leaves are minimally armed, can be used on a patio or perhaps in the house and tolerates filtered or part day sun.  It wants filtered light along the coast or a bit of sun.  Cold tolerance is the mid, perhaps low 20's F.  The 5g on sale have about 4 to 5 inch caudexes and are 7 years old.  They can be shipped.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $100

Remember:  Mention this Special at the time of purchase.

Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE BUTTERFLY OR ARECA PALM


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

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

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

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


Very limited numbers available.  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
Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS
A LARGE GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


TAKES FULL SUN ON COAST - NEEDS ROOM TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZE PLANTS


This cycad is a large green cycad which has a expansive distribution, from the Limpopo Province to Modjaji Forest in South Africa.  It can be found in elevations ranging from 600-1,500 meters.  Their native terrain ranges from rocky slopes, to grasslands, to densely forested areas.  Mature specimens are way overhead and look like small Canary Island Palms.  Plant growth rate is fast.  From these seedlings you'll have a large plant in a bit over a decade.  On the coast it takes full sun.  Cold hardiness is about 22 degrees F.  These seedlings are 4 years old and would be easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE BAND $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50


Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.


Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus

 

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
THE CAT PALM
A SEMI-DWARF CLUSTERING PALM


SEMI-DWARF TO SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL SQUAT 15G POTS

This species of palm has been sold under the name "Cat Palm", which is an abbreviation for "cataractarum".   For Chamaedoreas and in the past, it was fairly easy to find.  Nowadays it's very difficult to find, especially with mature size as shown here.  It is a clustering palm that gets six feet tall.  It really doesn't form any trunk.  It likes water as it has a native habitat near river beds.  It is cold hardy into the mid 20's F. and I'd recommend, at most, a few hours of sun or filtered light.  It is native to the southern areas of Mexico and possibly into areas of Central America.  With less than adequate water it tends to look scrappy.  At the nursery, we offer mostly large plants, either 10 or 15 gallon size.  They typically are suckering with a near mature height.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL $165

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum

 

THRINAX MORRISII
AKA LEUCOTHRINAX MORRISII
THE KEY THATCH PALM


ENDANGERED SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55


Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.

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

 

LIVISTONA NITIDA
TALL PALM WITH THINNER TRUNK
NATIVE TO QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


FAIRLY QUICK GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This palm species is a fan palm that is native to Queensland.  We've found it to be quick growing.  It'll attain a mature height of 60 feet or more.  Trunk diameter is about 12 to 18 inches.  Its leaf stems are armed as shown here.  It prefers full sun, even in desert areas.  I've read reports of it tolerating snow in Georgia.  I'd estimate cold tolerance to be at least 20 degrees F.  The 5g on Special are nice size and ready for repot or planting in the garden.  When mature, the leaflets droop downwards.  This species was previously known as "Carnavon Gorge".  Habitat photo c/o M.C. in Australia.

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

Just mention this Blog Special at time of purchase for your blog only discount.  These would be easy to ship.
 

Livistona nitida  Livistona nitida  Livistona nitida 
Livistona nitida  Livistona nitida  Livistona nitida by Mike Crisp, PACSOA 

 

                THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY, 2019

ASSORTED CYCADS AT THE NURSERY


PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING PLANTS
OVER 10,000 CYCADS - SEEDLINGS TO SPECIMENS


Below I'm showing you an assortment of photographs of cycads at our nursery.  I've tried to make this a collage of species to show you the numbers and diversity of the plants we have for sale.  We have over 10,000 cycads in inventory of about 150 species or varieties.  This includes new seedlings, intermediate sizes and many mature specimens, some with trunk overhead.  Inventory includes Encephalartos, Dioons, Ceratozamias, Zamias, Lepidozamias, Stangeria, Macrozamia, Cycas and more.  We feel that we have the largest offering of rare cycads anywhere in the United States.  We can ship or deliver any of these plants within the US.  Also, we can offer advice on species best for you and give cultural advice on growing. 

Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery
Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery
Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery
Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery
Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos seedlings Encephalartos lehmannii
Blue Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos ferox red cone
Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos manikensis Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Dioon merolae Zamia picta Ceratozamia golden flush
Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery Assorted Cycads at the Nursery



BECCARIOPHOENIX FENESTRALIS
AKA "BECCARIOPHOENIX WINDOWS"

 

LARGER PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

TEN DAY SPECIAL RARELY SEEN 15G SIZE

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

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

All three are single trunk, medium to large plants from Madagascar.  Along the coast, all can take full sun.  Estimated cold hardiness is into the mid 20's F.  The species we're putting on special is the 15g size of the "windows" variety, B. fenestralis.  You'll not see these around hardly at all in Southern California.  This "windows" form has leaf openings, similar to small window panes, in the leaf - between the leaflets.  With time these disappear and it becomes a pinnate palm. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON THIS RARE PALM $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $200

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount when you buy.  It’s impossible to get seeds presently.  So, we only have a few for sale.  I’m showing you an outdoor grown box plant (sold previously) that withstood 25 degrees outdoors at our nursery.  The mature specimen was taken by the late Ray Baker of HI. 

Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis

 

DICTYOSPERMA FURFURACEUM
NOW KNOWN AS DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM VARIETY CONJUGATUM


SMALLER SPECIES, WHITE-SILVER CROWN SHAFT
NEAR EXTINCT IN WILD
HOW IT DIFFERS FROM "RUBRUM" FORM 



TEN DAY SPECIAL A FEW REMAINING 15 GALLON PLANTS


Among taxonomists, Dictyosperma is known as a "monotypic" genus.  This means there is only one species.  We enthusiasts have always been troubled by this as, when we look at specimen plants, they are so different.  But, this is what it is.  Older varietal names such as "rubrum" and "furfuraceum" are out.  Now the taxonomist say there are three varieties of Dictyosperma album - and the prior variety called "rubrum" apparently is grouped with the aureum present type variety.

If this is confusing, realize it's always been confusing and I totally agree.  But, remember that taxonomists have to make a living by re-naming things.

Currently there are three varieties of D. album:


Dictyosperma album variety album
Dictyosperma album variety aureum
Dictyosperma album variety conjugatum

What we've known as D. furfuraceum is now called D. album variety conjugatum.  This is the smallest species of the group and gets to mature heights of ten to fifteen feet.  It's from Round Island.  Reports are that it is critically endangered with only a few plant remaining in the wild.  It has a definite white powdery color to leaf stems and to the crown shaft.

Below I've shown photos to distinguish the "rubrum - aureum" from the "furfuraceum - conjugatum" in our nursery plants and with mature specimens.  You'll easily appreciate the differences.

It's near impossible to find the Dictyosperma conjugatum for sale.  We have a couple of old specimens, 12 to 14 years old, on special.  When they are gone, who knows if we'll have them again.

REGULAR PRICE 15G D. CONJUGATUM $275

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225

Remember:  Only a few available. 

Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma album rubrum
This row of photos Dictyosperma album rubrum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma album rubrum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
This row of photos Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum by TimRann
Dictyosperma furfuraceum by Tim Ran
Dictyosperma furfuraceum by TimRann
Dictyosperma furfuraceum by Tim Ran
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma album Palmpedia
Dictyosperma album rubrum Palmpedia
Dictyosperma album Palmpedia
Dictyosperma album rubrum Palmpedia
Dictyosperma album Palmpedia
Dictyosperma album rubrum Palmpedia


CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS
THE PARLOR PALM


TWO TWENTY YEAR OLD SPECIMENS
GOOD SIZED TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS



This is a species known for a very long time in the nursery trade.  It has been given the common name of the Parlor Palm because of its rather small size.  This is a single trunk species that has a petite crown.  Commercially, it is usually planted as several plants in one pot, giving it fullness.  Its trunk is typically about one half an inch in diameter and plants are seldom over two feet tall.  But, wait a decade or two, and trunk will form.  I'm showing a few plants with about four feet of trunk.  You just don't see this in the trade.  But, because we've been in business so long, we have a few such plants.  Be aware that this is a very slow growing palm.  It can of course be grown indoors but is also easy to grow in the garden.  It likes filtered light and tolerates temperatures into the upper 20's F.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE OLD SPECIMENS: 20% OFF REGULAR PRICE

The last photo c/o Palmpedia shows an older garden specimen.

Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans two old plants
Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans two old plants
Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans two old plants Chamaedorea elegans Palmpedia

 

PTYCHOSPERMA SCHEFFERI
SOLITARY TRUNK OR CAN SUCKER



MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $85

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $65

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


Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi
Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi
Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi Ptychosperma schefferi

 

NEOROGELIA DONNA
PINK-PURPLE IN COLOR


EASY FILTERED LIGHT GARDEN COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL


This hybrid Bromeliad is a type of Neorogelia.  We tend to promote this type of Bromeliad because of their durability outdoors and their ease of growth.  Mature plant size is about 16 to 18 inches wide, but they do cluster.  Over time, one single plant will give a clump of ten or more heads.  Color of this species is a purple-pink throat over green leaves.  Mature planted height is about 12 to 16 inches.  They like filtered light and tolerate a freeze.

REGULAR PLANT SIZE SHOWN $37.50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $30



Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna
Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna  

 

CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA - GREEN FORM
HARD TO FIND



FOR THE GARDEN, INDOORS OR "DANCING"
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO SIZES


If you follow our Blog, you know that we excel at offering an assortment of brightly colored "Hawaiian Ti Plants".  This includes combinations of pink, red, black and green.  But, the pure green plants are difficult to find.  We get calls quite frequently for them.  I've come to realize there's only two reasons people want them:  Cooking and "Hula Dancing".  Apparently, by tradition, women doing Hawaiian hula dancing can only use the green form.  So, when someone calls for the green form, I automatically assume its for the dancing usage.  But, they also make a great garden plant.  Typical heights are about five to six feet.  Cold tolerance is just below a freeze.  They want filtered light.

On occasion in he past we've offered larger green plants for sale (see photos below).  But, we just got in some nice 6 and 8 inch plants and are putting them on sale. The photos show both sizes.


REGULAR PRICE 6 INCH $25
SALE PRICE 6 INCH $20

REGULAR PRICE 8 INCH $40
SALE PRICE 8 INCH $30

These can be mail ordered.  Limited numbers available

Cordyline Ti Plant green Cordyline Ti Plant green Cordyline Ti Plant green
Cordyline Ti Plant green Cordyline Ti Plant green Cordyline Ti Plant green
Cordyline Ti Plant green Cordyline Ti Plant green and red Cordyline Ti Plant green

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS
CLEAN, EMERALD GREEN CROWN SHAFT


FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


We have a limited selection of this desirable form of King Palm which is known for its clean, emerald green crown shaft and more tropical appearance compared to the common King Palm.  It is native to the region around Myola in the Atherton Tableland in Queensland, Australia.  It has a silver color to the back of the leaflets and does not have ramenta (hairs).  Growth rate is quick and mature height can be 40 feet or more.  Our special is on the 15g size shown in the first six pictures.  This species is one of my favorite species of Archontophoenix because they are just so pretty.

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


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

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


Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SEVERAL PLANTS PER POT
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON SIZE

This is a popular single trunk species of Chamaedorea that tolerates full coastal sun.  We are pleased to presently put nicely sized 15 gallon on special.  All are multiples with at least 3 plants per pot.  This species gets up to about 14 feet height with a green, ringed trunk about 1.5 inches in diameter.  The leaves are plumose or fluffy.  They are quick growing and perfect for narrow planter areas.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It can also be used as a houseplant in a bright area.  These plants in this size pot are too big to ship by traditional carriers.  But, we can arrange delivery.  And, we also have 1g and 5g sizes which are easy to mail order.

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

Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The first six photos are our 15g size.  The next to last picture is c/o Palmpedia.


Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa PalmPedia Chamaedorea plumosa

 

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

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

 

BRAHEA SPECIES "SUPER SILVER"
NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS


BLUE FAN PALM FROM MEXICO
THINNER TRUNK THAT B. ARMATA

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

Shown here is a 5 gallon plant of a Brahea species from Mexico that is presently known as "Brahea species Super Silver".   Undoubtedly someone will describe it in the near future.  Seeds have been available only twice.  These plants are from the first batch that came along.  It is a blue plant but doesn't show the blue until older.  It wants full hot sun and would be perfect for the desert.  I suspect the cold tolerance is similar to Brahea armata, about 15 degrees F.  But, compared to the later, this species trunk is much thinner and it is faster growing.  But, the blue color is just as intense.  Shown here is the 5g size.  Limited numbers.  Mature plant photo below c/o RPS.

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

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

 

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Brahea species super silver Brahea species super silver bRAHEA SUPER SILVER ts rps

 

MONDAY, 11 FEBRUARY, 2019

LARGER BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS


ALL CONING SIZED SPECIMENS
SHOWING SIX DIFFERENT PLANTS

Recently we did a walk around to photograph some larger blue Encephalartos.  All plants shown are coning sized, some presently in cone.  All have been locally grown.  Blue Encephalartos like sun and are cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Any of these plants can be delivered or shipped although 36 inch boxed plants are difficult.  We certainly have smaller and more affordable plants of these species.  Be aware that, by the time you see this posting, any item may have been sold.  But, we have a good assortment of backup/other blue Encephalartos in larger sizes.  Also, as we purchase collections, new plants are always arriving.


Encephalartos blue arenarius 36 inch box 22 x 30 inches, 6, 2 & 2 inch pups 
 
Encephalartos arenarius 36 inch box 22 x 30 inches, 6, 2, 2 inch pups Encephalartos arenarius 36 inch box 22 x 30 inches, 6, 2, 2 inch pups

Encephalartos horridus 
24 in box 11 x 12.5 tall
 
 
Encephalartos horridus 24 in box 11 x 12.5 tall Encephalartos horridus 24 in box 11 x 12.5 tall

Encephalartos horridus 
25g probably female 10 inches 
 
Encephalartos horridus 25g prob female 10 inches Encephalartos horridus 25g prob female 10 inches

Encephalartos lehmannii 
25g 12 inches 
 
Encephalartos lehmannii 25g 12 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 25g 12 inches

Encephalartos trispinosus 
male 35 gallon 12 x 21 inches ceramic pot 
 
Encephalartos trispinosus male 35 gallon 12 x 21 inches ceramic pot Encephalartos trispinosus male 35 gallon 12 x 21 inches ceramic pot

Encephalartsos trispinosus
 25g 11 wide  x 11 inches tall 5 inch pup 
 
Encephalartsos trispinosus 25g 11 x 11 tall 5 inch pup Encephalartsos trispinosus 25g 11 x 11 tall 5 inch pup

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


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

I'm showing you here both single plant and multiple plant 1 gallons.  We limited numbers of both.  Also shown are larger sizes and two garden specimens. 

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



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


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

 

EUTERPE EDULIS
TALL, SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM

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


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

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

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

The first specimen photo is c/o Wikipedia.

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

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED PLANTS

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

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

But, mention this Blog Special for this discount

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

 

PRITCHARDIA HILDEBRANDTII
MEDIUM SIZED HAWAIIAN FAN PALM


GREEN TROPICAL FAN PALM
TOLERATES COASTAL FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 25G SIZE


This popular fan palm native to Hawaii is easy to grow and typically, over many years, will get to a height of about twenty feet.  Leaves are usually green but there is a blue-leafed form.  Trunk diameter is about 8 to 10 inches.  Leaves are palmate with a bit of wave in the cross section.  Along the coast they'll take full sun.  Inland areas should try morning sun or strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties F.  The 25g we have shown here is about 12 feet tall in the pot and is about 12 years old.  I’d estimate it’s the size of a 30 to 36 inch boxed plant.  It’s way too big for mail orders but could be delivered.  We have limited numbers available.

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON THIS SIZE $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $450

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.

 

Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  
Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  
Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE CHAMAEROPS
SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special!

Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT



TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

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

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


BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI
A TALL, QUICK GROWING BRAHEA


GREEN LEAVES, SORT OF WISPY
THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


Rarely do I have this hard to find palm and even more rarely do I put it on special.  It's one of the hardest of the Braheas to locate.  It can reach heights of over 80 feet and is native to Baja California, Mexico.  Trunks are thin.  Crowns of leaves are open.  Leaf color is typically green as shown here.  One of the best places to see this species is in Balboa Park, San Diego, less than a half mile from where I live.  It wants full sun, tolerates wind and dry conditions and is a good growing species.  Despite it's beauty, its a solid grower and a fine addition to any garden.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $155
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I can mail order these but it'd be expensive b/c of the size of the box.  Remember, mention this Special!

Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei
Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei
Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei Brahea brandegeei

 

DYPSIS LANCEOLATA
NATIVE TO COMORO ISLANDS


USUALLY A SUCKERING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


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

Shown here our band size on special as well as a 20g plant.  Figure cold tolerance is into the mid to upper 20's F.  These plants would be simple to mail order.

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

Mention this Blog Special for you discount when you purchase.

 

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

JACOBINIA CARNEA (JUSTICA C.)
BRAZILIAN PLUME, FLAMINGO PLANT
PRETTY, PINK AND DWARF


SUMMER BLOOMER IN SHADE!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7G/15G PLANTS

Recently new to our nursery, this exotic filtered light dwarf plant puts out clusters of huge flowers.  This variety is pink but they also can come in red, apricot, orange, yellow and a whole assortment of other colors.  They typically get to a height of five feet or less and throw long lasting blossoms.  See how beautiful they are now - yet pictures from a month ago had no flowers.  Along the coast they can take full sun.  Cold hardiness is into the twenties F.  Plants are about as wide as they are tall and make a wonderful and colorful addition to the garden floor.  You'll not see this plant around too much.  We sold them like crazy last year as everyone wants color for shady areas.  In a week or a bit more, I'll be getting in about six or eight more.  I'm offering them now for people to reserve.  Then, they'll be gone again.  Easy to ship.  BTW, they blossom in the spring.  So, if you get one now, you'll have color soon.  One picture below shows the plant in winter, no blossoms.

REGULAR PRICE EITHER SIZE $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL $120


Just remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get the discount.  The garden photo below is from Vipsad website.  Also, be aware that soon we'll no longer be able to get these.  They are a summer bloomer.


Jacobinia carnea Jacobinia carnea Jacobinia carnea
Jacobinia carnea Jacobinia carnea from Vipsad webstie

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS
CLEAN, EMERALD GREEN CROWN SHAFT


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
A SEMI-DWARF, SUCKERING SHADE PALM


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


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

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

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


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

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

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON

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

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

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

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

 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
A MORE PETITE SPECIES OF THE WINDMILL PALM


SMALL, STIFF LEAVES
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON 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 5 gallon on special are about five years old and showing their fan leaves. 


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

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

Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus by MG

 

CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM
HIGH ELEVATION PALM FROM THE ANDES


GROWS WELL IN COLDER CLIMATE
THIN TRUNK, PLUMOSE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


This tall, single trunk species of Ceroxylon comes from the Andean Mountains stretching from Venezuela through Columbia and Peru and down into Bolivia. Natively it is found in elevations up to 10,000 feet.  The trunk is very light colored, often white or a light gray.  The leaves are plumose with drooping leaflets.  It can get over fifty feet tall.  The first specimen photo below was taken reportedly in a garden in the Sunset district of San Francisco.  Planted out, we've found Ceroxylon do best  growing into sun as opposed to being planted directly in sun when young.  They do like moisture and water.  I just have a handful of these for sale.  They are about two years old.

REGULAR PRICE BAND $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $37.50


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

CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM
Ceroxylon vogelianum by Dr. A.K. Palmpedia
Photo by Dr. A.K., Palmpedia
Ceroxyolon vogelianum by TS RPS
Photo by TS at RPS
Ceroxylong vogelianum by Wikipedia
Photo c/o Wikipediad



                THURSDAY, 7 FEBRUARY, 2019       

AN ASSORTMENT OF COOL PLANTS
OF GOOD SIZE - SOME ONE OF A KIND
TODAY A DIFFERENT PRESENTATION
ALL ON TEN DAY SPECIALS


Plants shown here are an assortment of types - palms, cycads and tropical plants.  All are of good size in 15g or larger pots.  These represent species that customers are often looking for.  Some could be mail ordered while others are just too large for affordable shipping.   We have back-ups on many, but a few are "one of a kind" plants in this size.  I'm only making brief comments below and showing a single larger photo.  Please mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for these discounted prices.
CRINUM LILY - PURPLE
TYPE OF QUEEN EMMA LILY
20 GALLON SIZE

This is the purple form of the Queen Emma Lily.  This is a large specimen we just obtained.  It's near impossible to find them at nurseries this big.  It's in a 20g pot, will want full sun along the coast, gets to a height of six feet and has white/purple blossoms.

Regular price this plant $375
Ten day special this plant $285
Crinum Lily Purple
CYCAS REVOLUTA - THE SAGO PALM
FIFTEEN YEAR OLD SPECIMENS
COLD HARDY AND TAKE FULL SUN


These plants are in 20g pots, about 15 years old with about 18 - 24 inches of trunk.  This species has green leaves and does sucker.  It takes about 18 degrees F. minimum temperature and grows well in full sun in most locations.

Regular price these old Sago's $475
Ten day special this size $375
Cycas revoluta, the Sago Palm
ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD WITH RED CONES


This rare South African cycad has green leaves with "holly fern-like leaflets", is small to medium sized mature, tolerates part sun or strong filtered light and makes red cones when mature.  This plant has a six inch caudex.

Regular price this plant $600
Ten day special this plant $500
Encephalartos ferox
YUCCA ROSTRATA
BLUE COLORED SUCCULENT
SUPER COLD HARDY

This is a blue colored "pom pom" appearing succulent that takes full sun, even in the desert, forms a bit of trunk that perhaps gets overhead and takes temperatures into the low teens or lower F.  This is our 15g size.  These are rare to find and can be shipped.   Limited numbers.

Regular price this size $300
Ten day special this size $235
Yucca rostrata
PACHYPODIUM LAMERI
THE "MADAGASCAR PALM"
XEROPHYTIC - SPINY TRUNK


As most of you know, this is not a true palm but rather a water conserving succulent with spiny stems, small green leaves and white flowers in summer.  These plants are multiples with several stems.  They like sun and heat and NOT to be watered when cold.

Regular price this size $185
Ten day special this size $147.50
Pachypodium lameri
CYCAS PETRAEA
ALSO KNOWN AS CYCAS LOEI
GORGEOUS CYCAD - COLD HARDY


This species is from northern Thailand, has six to seven foot long green leaves with minimal armor, likes sun or filtered light in most areas, gets a water bottle shaped caudex that bulges at the bottom and is cold hardy into the teens F.  This plant is about 15 years old with an approximate caudex of 8 x 8 inches in a 15g pot.

Regular price this plant $1100
Ten day special this old plant $950
Cycas petraea
RAVENEA JULIETIAE
RARE MADAGASCAR PALM


This near impossible to find palm is native to Madagascar, medium sized mature with a shuttle-cock crown of leaves, takes full sun and very attractive with fine leaflets.  This is a 15g size with the last leaves shooting up seven to eight feet.  Age of these are about ten years.

Regular price these 15g $225
Ten day special this size $185
Ravenea juliette
VEITCHIA SPIRALIS
BEST GROWER OF THE GENUS
SUPER ATTRACTIVE - MEDIUM SIZE


This single trunk palm has been voted by growers as the best Veitchia to grow.  It gets to a height of about 25 feet, tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.  It is crown shafted with a thin to medium diameter trunk.  The 15g on sale are multiples with several per pot.  This plant is about 8 feet tall and quite old.

Regular price this 15g $225
Ten day special this size $190


Veitchia spiralis
DIOON SPINULOSUM
FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD
THIRTY YEAR OLD SPECIMEN


This attractive green cycad is native to Mexico and perhaps parts of Central America.  In centuries it can get up to 20 feet tall.  Trunks are thin, leaves are minimally armed, can be used on a patio or perhaps in the house and tolerates filtered or part day sun.  This plant is in a 25g pot with a trunk about 18 inches tall.  It's super beautiful and garden ready.

Regular price this plant $2400
Ten day special this plant $1900


Dioon spinulosum
MACROZAMIA SPECIES
FLAT LEAVES
30 INCH CAUDEX - 36 INCH BOX


This is a Macrozamia species that we cannot quite identify.  It's a large cycad already with a 30 inch wide stem.  Age estimated at 40 years.  It wants full sun and is native to Australia.  We'd predict cold tolerance into the teens F.  It's like a very large Macrozamia communis.

Regular price this old specimen $3500
Ten day special this plant $2500
Macrozamia species
ENCEPHALARTOS NATALENSIS
GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


This rare cycad has green leaves, is medium sized mature, is easy to grow and loves sun.  It is cold tolerant to about 22 degrees F.  Mature specimens can be overhead.  This plant is in a 15g pot with a six or seven inch caudex.  It can be mail ordered.

Regular price this plant $600
Ten day special this plant $500
Encephalartos natalensis
PRESTOEA MONTANA
NATIVE TO PUERTO RICA
OLDER 15G PLANTS


This single trunk palm, more recently re-named as Prestoea acuminata, has a thinner trunk, partial crown shaft, green leaves and grows in part sun or perhaps strong filtered light.  It is very rare and hard to find.  These plants are in 15g pots and are 7 to 8 feet tall.

Regular price this size $225
Ten day special this size $185
Prestoea montana
ROYSTONEA REGIA
CUBAN ROYAL PALM
LARGE 25G SUN GROWN PLANTS


This popular larger crown shafted single trunk palm has a swollen base, prominent rings, long green crown shaft and large leaves.  It is fast growing and loves full sun and heat.  The 25g shown are about 12 feet tall in their pots.  Everyone loves this species!

Regular price these 25g plants $650
Ten day special this size $550
Roystonea regia
BLUE FORM BUTIA CAPITATA
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
MATURE HEIGHT 20 FEET - COLD HARDY


We can't keep these blue Butia in stock - they are so popular.  Offered are 8 year old 25g plants with blue leaves and thick bases.  This plant loves heat and sun.  It is cold hardy to about 25 degrees F.  It is not easily mail ordered b/c of its size.

Regular price these 25g $350
Ten day special this size $285
Blue Butia capitata

 

SUNDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2019

MULE PALMS
BUTIA CAPITATA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)


MASSIVE 24 IN BOX SPECIMENS
MEDIUM HEIGHT - SUPER COLD HARDY!

We have available some massive 24 inch Mule Palms.  For those who don't know, this amazing hybrid doesn't look like either parent.  To make the Mule Palm, the seed bearing parent has to be the Butia capitata.  The pollen donor is the Queen Palm.  The reverse doesn't produce a palm anything close to the Mule Palm.  

They are remarkable because they are supper attractive.  Some say they have a resemblance to a Coconut.  They also usually just get to 25 feet - compared to the 60 foot height of the Queen.  And, they are very cold hardy - down to about 16 degrees.  I've got a customer in Tucson, AZ that can't grow Queen Palms b/c they freeze in the winter.  Our Mule Palms thrive there.  This hybrid tolerates desert sun.  And, they don't make any fruit to mess up your pool!  This is why they are called the "Mule" Palm.  What a combination of good qualities!

The plants we have are 12 feet tall with one foot thick bases.  They are lush and gorgeous.  We can deliver them to you as they are really too big for a smaller pickup truck.  They will not last long.  If the qualities I mentioned above appeal to you, consider getting one or more while we have them.

Mule Palms Mule Palm Mule Palm
Mule palm Mule palm

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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 5g size which we're putting on a Ten Day Special

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

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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
ATTRACTIVE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM



MEDIUM HEIGHT - NICE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL AFFORDABLE BAND SIZE

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

In my experience, mature height is usually about 30 feet but it can get a bit taller.  Trunks in shade are green, prominently ringed and medium diameter.  Leaves are green and pinnate.  We're putting very nicely grown band size on sale.  This is an affordable size for folks on a budget and is a great palm.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for you discount at the time of purchase.  This is a Blog only offering.


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

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM

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

This species is a suckering palm from Madagascar but can also be found as a single trunk specimen.  It has either flat or droopy leaves/leaflets and white to silver crown shafts.  Overall height is about twenty feet and trunk thickness is four to six inches.  It likes coastal part day sun, perhaps more, and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  Some growers in our area have been successful in growing this species in full sun.  It is quite popular among enthusiasts.  The plants we're putting on special are the 5 gallon size.  Although there is variability in the crown shaft color, often growers get a super while, powdery white crown shaft.  These can be mail ordered. 


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

Mention this Special for your discount
 
Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis  
Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis  
Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis   Dypsis onilahensis  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS
ENDANGERED SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


COLOR GREEN, BLUE GREEN OR GREEN
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZED PLANTS

This endangered South African cycad is native to the Eastern Cape region of the Republic of South Africa.  It is sometimes called the Alexandria Cycad because its native population is near the town of Alexandria where only about fifteen hundred plants remain in the wild.  Mature, it is medium sized cycad with a trunk height up to six feet but more typically two to three feet.  Leaf color varies from a dark green to blue green.  There is actually a small population of super rare plants that are known as the "True Blue Arenarius"- and produce a slightly different male and female cone.  Leaflets are prominently barbed and spiny.  One might consider the closest relative to this species to be Encephalartos horridus from a leaflet shape viewpoint.  The plants offered came from a super blue female parent.

Culture is quite simple.  Along our coast they tolerate full sun but also do well in partial sun or strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F. although plants are easy to cold protect.  The band size on sale are very nice with three to four leaves.  They are not simple new seedlings.  They are about three years old.  They have been grown in the greenhouse.  Just work them into full sun and they will get super blue!

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

Remember:  Mention this special at the time of purchase for your discount.  The last row of photos shows two coning sized nursery plants and a garden specimen.
 

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  

 

LYTOCARYUM WEDDELLIANUM
THE MINIATURE COCONUT PALM


SINGLE TRUNK, WISPY LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE


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



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


Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  

Lytocaryum weddellianum   Lytocaryum weddellianum   Lytocaryum weddellianum  
Lytocaryum weddellianum   Lytocaryum weddellianum   Lytocaryum weddellianum  
Lytocaryum weddellianum   Lytocaryum weddellianum  Lytocaryum weddellianum 

 

PRITCHARDIA MINOR 
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM


EASY TO GROW IN OUR AREA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This species of Pritchardia never gets overly large.  The mature specimen shown in the last two photos is growing in San Diego and in many years has just reached the roof of a single family home.  I'd estimate you'll get a mature height of ten to fifteen feet in two decades.  Trunk diameter is about eight inches.  Native to the Island of Kaui in HI, this species is quite rare and grows at high elevation in locality.  It tolerates full sun here if you are not too far inland.  Cold tolerance is about 26 to 27 degrees.  The last two pictures of this fruiting tree were taken by KM.  We presently have a limited number of good sized 2 gallon plants on special. 

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50


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


Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor 
Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor 
Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor  Pritchardia minor 

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


NATIVE TO LORD HOWE ISLAND
GREAT IN THE GARDEN OR AS INTERIOR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON SIZE

This species of single trunk pinnate palm is native to Lord Howe Island, the same locality as Hedyscepe and Lepidorrhachis.  The Kentia Palm, its common name, gets to a height of 30 feet in 30 years in full sun.  Trunk diameter is usually about 8 inches.  Leaves are green and leaflets are often droopy, especially in full sun.  In shade, the trunk is prominently ringed and dark green in color.  This palm can be grown in shade or sun along the coast.  It also makes an excellent potted patio plant or interior palm.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Far inland growers should only use part day sun or filtered light.

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


Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase!
 
 
Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles  
Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles  
Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles   Howea forsteriana 1g singles doubles  

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
A SEMI-DWARF TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM


GET UP TO ABOUT 8 FEET - SUCKERING SPECIES
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE


This type of Bamboo Palm is known for several things.  First, it is one of the shorter true suckering and pinnate Chamaedorea.  It gets to a mature height of about 8 feet.  It is a great patio plant or can be grown inside.  It is also one of the more cold hardy types of Chamaedorea, only being beat out by C. radicalis.  Leaf color is green and sometimes there are hints of blue, a blue iridescence or even blue leaflet backs on this species.  Fruits are numerous and red in color.  Trunks are very thin.  I'd recommend filtered light for this species although some have grown in in coastal sun.  Of note, it's one of the more cold hardy Bamboo Palms around, tolerating temperatures in the upper teens F.  The 5 gallon size in the first five photos can be mail ordered to anywhere in the U.S., weather permitting. If weather is a concern, we hold purchased plants for free until we can ship.     

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

But, you must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount. 

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



FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY, 2019

VARIEGATED RHAPIS EXCELSA
SHOWING SEVERAL PLANTS IN STOCK NOW
EXOTIC - TEND TO BE SMALL
DON'T LIKE TOO MUCH NITROGEN
SUPER HARD TO FIND - LIMITED SUPPLY


This is another post to remind readers that we still offer a limited supply of the highly coveted variegated Rhapis excelsa.  Known 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 are four plants we have at the nursery.  

These plants are not hard to grow.  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.  Contact us if you are interested in getting one.  Note, typically variegation shows better with age.  And, only give them minimal fertilizer as too much can drown out the variegation.

SIZES AVAILABLE ONE GALLON TO 20 GALLON


Variegated Rhapis excelsa variety ayanashiki 3 gallon

   
Variegaed Rhapis excelsa 3g poss ayanashiki Variegaed Rhapis excelsa 3g poss ayanashiki Variegaed Rhapis excelsa 3g poss ayanashiki

Variegated Rhapis excelsa 2g 

   
Variegated Rhapis excelsa 2g Variegated Rhapis excelsa 2g Variegated Rhapis excelsa 2g

Variegated Rhapis excelsa, fairly tall in a 7g pot
 
   
Variegated Rhapis excelsa 7g tall Variegated Rhapis excelsa 7g tall Variegated Rhapis excelsa 7g tall

Variegated Rhapis excelsa variety chiyodazura

   
Variegated Rhapis excelsa variety chiyodazura Variegated Rhapis excelsa variety chiyodazura Variegated Rhapis excelsa variety chiyodazura

Variegated Rhapis excelsa 1 gallon


Variegated Rhapis excelsa 2 gallon Variegated Rhapis excelsa plant 2 1g Variegated Rhapis excelsa plant 2 1g

Assorted close up photos of nursery plants over the years

   
Variegated Rhapis excelsa Variegated Rhapis excelsa Variegated Rhapis excelsa
Variegated Rhapis excelsa Variegated Rhapis excelsa

   

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

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

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
DWARF, BLUE, SUCKERING SUN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 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!


REGULAR PRICE 5G $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 


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'  

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA


MEDIUM TO TALL, SINGLE TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

The popular King Palm is also known as the Piccabeen Palm or Bangalow palm.  It is native to several areas in Australia.  It can in habitat get to sixty feet tall, but in Southern California is usually not over 40 feet tall.  It is crown shafted with a gray trunk.  The crown shaft is green with some brown speckled areas.  Leaf length is 8 to 10 feet.  It is not particularly rare.  Other species of King Palms are.  (we grow them all).  Ramenta is present on the back of the leaflets, a hallmark of this species.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  The triples we're putting on sale are triples in the 15g size.  Be aware, you can plant a single, double or triple.  All do great although the greater the number of plants put in, the slow the growth rate of all.

For those who have been following our Blog, this is NOT the
teracarpa variety but rather a standard King Palm.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $125


Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  

King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 
King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 
King Palm  King Palm  King Palm 

 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
TROPICAL APPEARING FAN PALM

COLD HARDY, MEDIUM SIZE 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


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

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

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


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

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

 

ZAMIA FURFURACEA
THE CARDBOARD CYCAD
COMPACT PLANT WITH NO SPINES


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANTS


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

We're offering here 15 gallon sized plants.  They are nice plants for immediate beauty in the garden.  This particular size on sale have a typical size caudex is 4 inches or larger.  Some are suckering.  We do have larger plants that are not on sale (some in 15g size) right now.  But, this size on sale can easily put into your car or shipped right in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 15G PLANTS $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 15G $200


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

Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
zamia furfuracea zamia furfuracea zamia furfuracea


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.  Larger would be more.   The last row of photos show larger mature or near coning sized plants.
 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 
Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii  Encephalartos whitelockii 

 

ZAMIA SPARTEA
THIN LEAF MEXICAN CYCAD


DWARF SPECIES - RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5G OR CIT POT 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 and citrus pots are near mature and coning size.  I'd estimate age at ten years.  Remember, this is a dwarf cycad species.

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
Zamia spartea by CYKASY website    

 

NANNORRHOPS ARABICA
THE WHITE NANNORRHOPS


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


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

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


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

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

 

SERENOA REPENS
SOUGHT AFTER BLUE FORM
SUCKERING, SEMI-DWARF FAN PALM

VERY COLD HARDY

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED PLANTS


This suckering fan palm is native to the southeastern gulf states of the U.S. and some adjacent island areas.  Native habitats even extend up into the Carolinas.  It gets to a mature height of six to eight feet.  It loves sun and heat.  Leaf color varies from blue to green or somewhere in-between.  The plants on sale today are from seeds of a very blue leaf clone.  It is slow growing and has smaller sized leaves.  It forms a clump over time.  The plants on special are three to four years old.  Of note, young plants never show blue - but these plants are just showing it.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $32

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.
 

Serenoa repens blue  Serenoa repens blue  Serenoa repens blue 
Serenoa repens blue  Serenoa repens blue  Serenoa repens blue 
SERENOA REPENS BLUE  SERENOA REPENS BLUE  SERENOA REPENS BLUE 

 

DIOON EDULE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD
FOR A CYCAD, VERY COLD HARDY
TOLERATES DESERT SUN - ONE OF BEST FOR THIS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG 15 GALLON PLANTS

Dioon edule is a typically small to medium sized sun-loving cycad from Mexico.  There are known to be about six different varieties of this species - all from different localities.  Leaves are typically green to blue-green.  Leaflets at pointed at the end and otherwise un-armed.  Dioon edule is one of the few cycads that tolerates hot direct desert sun.  The Sago Palm can't claim this ability.  Cold tolerance is excellent, being able to take cold weather into the teens F.  We recently got in a handful of great 15 gallon plants with caudexes of about 7 to 8 inches.  They are gorgeous.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON PLANTS $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS GROUP OF CYCADS $275

This is a great buy.  But, remember to mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  Mail order possible.

DIOON EDULE DIOON EDULE DIOON EDULE
DIOON EDULE Dioon edule DIOON EDULE
Dioon edule at nursery Dioon edule at nursery Dioon edule at nursery
DIOON EDULE DIOON EDULE DIOON EDULE

 

WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY, 2019

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS
A BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


QUITE RARE AND POPULAR
GNARLY & SPINY LEAFLETS
SHOWING A COUPLE OF NURSERY SPECIMENS

It is quite amazing how popular and sought after this blue South African cycad is despite its pokey and unapproachable leaves.  Native to the Eastern Cape region, a very old plant can get a bit over three feet of trunk.  This means that it'll never be very large in a garden.  Leaflets tend to be quite barbed and spiny.  Leaf color is silver to blue.  A characteristic of this species is that the leaflets are very spiny.  If you look closely, you usually see that one lobe (spiny leaflet protrusion) is oriented in a different plant than the rest of the leaflet.  Their unique appearance is why so many people like this plant.  

It prefers full sun along the coast and part day sun in the desert.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.  I am showing below two nice specimens from the nursery.  The first one appears to be a female in cone.  I am also showing garden plants with some leaf detail pictures. 
This species is always in demand and supply is always quite limited at the nursery. 
Encephalartos horridus 25g in cone, uncertain sex right now, caudex 10 inches Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus 25g prob female 10 inches
Encephalartos horridus 24 in box, caudex 11 inches wide and 12.5 inches tall Encephalartos horridus 24 in box 11 x 12.5 tall Encephalartos horridus 24 in box 11 x 12.5 tall
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Encephalartos horridus leaf Encephalartos horridus leaf Encephalartos horridus leaf
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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

 

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.

 
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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.

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