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MONDAY, 14 OCTOBER, 2019

 

TROPICAL PLANTS
CRUISING THE NEIGHBORHOOD - SAN DIEGO


SUNDAY AFTERNOON PHOTOGRAPHS

One of my favorite things to do is to drive a neighborhood and look at tropical plants including palms and cycads.  Rare cycads are unusual to find in landscape.  On palms you'll occasionally see something interesting.  But, tropical plants are easier to find.  All these photos were taken within a mile of where I live. 

Although you may not be able to see the fruit, the Papayas were laden with fruit.  The Royal Poinciana had tons of brilliant red flowers about a month ago but I didn't get to it in time for photos of the flowers.  But, you can see the seed pods.  The African Tulip is still in flower with its brilliant orange flowers.  Cruising to see things is super fun and you'll be surprised at what you see if you really look.  It only took about 30 minutes to see all these plants.  Lots of your neighbors enjoy planting interesting items.  I'll show more another day.


Papaya Trees San Diego
Fruiting Papaya Trees San Diego
Papaya Trees San Diego
Fruiting Papaya Trees San Diego
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana Delonix regia
Bauhinia × blakeana Hong Kong Orchid
Bauhinia × blakeana
Bauhinia × blakeana Hong Kong Orchid
Bauhinia × blakeana
Tropical Landscape San Diego Hotel
Tropical Landscape SD hotel
Agave attenuata
Agave attenuata
Cycas revoluta Sago Palm
Cycas revoluta - Sago Palm
Spathodea campanulata African Tulip Tree
Spathodea campanulata
Spathodea campanulata African Tulip Tree
Spathodea campanulata
Dracena species full sun San Diego
Dracena species in full sun
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Tasmanian Tree Fern
Pachypodium lameri Madagascar Palm
Madagascar Palm - Pachypodium
Philodendron selloum
Philodendron selloum
Philodendron selloum
Philodendron selloum

 

 

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 PHOENIX RUPICOLA
 THE CLIFF DATE PALM

MEDIUM SIZE -THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

I don't know if you've looked for this species, but the Cliff Date Palm is not so easy to find.  It is native to India and is about half the size of the Canary Island Palm in terms of trunk diameter and mature height.  Also, the crown is much smaller.  It is an armed species and has other characteristics of Phoenix like the induplicate leaflets (water held "in" - V shaped ).  But, many think this is the prettiest of all the Date Palms.  It typically gets fifteen to twenty-five feet tall.  The leaves are very pretty and green.  The crown is not overly large.  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here is a 15g plant which we are putting on sale. 

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

Remember to mention this Special for this discount.

Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola

 

 

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

 

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 $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $65

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

 

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 $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $40

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  

 

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 $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $40

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

 

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 $275

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $215

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

 

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

 

HYOPHORBE INDICA
RARE MEDIUM SIZED PINNATE PALM



SLIGHTLY BULGING TRUNK

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

This is a medium sized, crown shafted, single trunk pinnate palm from Reunion Island.  There is a green and a brown-red form of this species.  The plants on special are the green form as far as I can tell at this time.  At the mature size, they seem to look more similar than different.  

Hyophorbe indica gets to a height of about twenty five feet, has a trunk diameter of about six inches, perhaps a bit more, and along the coast demands full sun.  If you grow it in shade, it will probably succumb to rot.  In far inland areas, I would recommend a part day sun application.  Cold tolerance appears to be in the mid-twenties, perhaps slightly lower. 

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Remember:  Mention this Special when you buy.


HYOPHORBE INDICA HYOPHORBE INDICA HYOPHORBE INDICA
HYOPHORBE INDICA HYOPHORBE INDICA Hyophorbe indica TS RPS
  photo by TS, RPS

 

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 $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

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

 

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 LARGE $65
SALE PRICE 10 INCH $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

 

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.

Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule dioon edule

 

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 would pobably require an oversized box.

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

Just mention this special when you purchase.
 
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 wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted
Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum wood mounted Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum

 

 

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


TAKES PART DAY SUN
NEVER TOO TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS

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

I anticipate it'll be a small to medium sized mature plants.  It's a great alternative to using the common
Cycas revoluta.  Leaf color will be green and there will be some spines of the leaf stems.  Sorry, but there are no reputable photos of this hybrid in a mature size available at this time.  I'm putting our overgrown band size plants on special.  Caudex size is about an inch or more.  I can't show a mature plant for you as I know of none around.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BAND SIZE $50


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


 
Cycas debaoensis x revoluta band Cycas debaoensis x revoluta band Cycas debaoensis x revoluta band
Cycas debaoensis x revoluta band    

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA HYBRID


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


These plants came from seeds of a domestic female Phoenix rupicola.  Being dioecious, you need both a male and female to set seeds.  But, there were no males nearby.  So, what is it crossed with?  Who knows?  This genus is very promiscuous and any species will cross with any other Phoenix.  I suspect it'll be a good sized mature plant and may or may not sucker.  Anticipate a sun loving palm that is cold hardy into the teens F.  Easy to ship.  BTW, I've never offered rupicola hybrids before.  I have no mature photos to show you.

SALE PRICE THESE HYBRIDS IN BANDS $35


Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid

 

THURSDAY, 11 OCTOBER, 2019

 

STANGERIA ERIOPUS
RARE DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A FERN TWO CONING MALE PLANTS AVAILABLE


Enthusiasts love this species for a lot of reasons.  It is small, never over about four feet tall.  It is also quick growing with attractive fern like leaves.  However, it is very rare and difficult to find, especially in coning size. It tolerates filtered light or coastal sun and is easy to "sneak into" that small open area on the garden floor.  This species is native to South Africa where it lives in grassland type areas as shown below.  We have available two male plants that are coning presently - see first six photos.  Note that the second male, for some reason, is trying to trifurcate at the end of the cone.  Both of these males are about 12 to 14 years old with a mature caudex size of about four inches.  Also shown are garden specimens and one grassland habitat photo by MR.  The last photo shows a female cone for comparison.  Also appreciate that these two male plants are totally mature in size.  They can be shipped.

 

Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria eriopus male cone Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria eriopus in habitat MR Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus female cone

 

VEITCHIA MERRILLII HYBRID
POTENTIAL TO GROW SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE GROWN HERE


THE STORY ON HOW WE GOT THIS HYBRID
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

There is an interesting story behind the plants I'm showing you here.  About three years ago, we go some seeds from a botanical garden that were labeled as Veitchia merrillii (aka Adonidia merrillii).  This palm resembles a miniature Royal Palm, so it is a popular choice by enthusiasts who see it in tropical areas.  Rarely does it get over twenty feet tall and many people like this smaller size.  But, native to the Philippines, you might expect it'd be too tropical and cold sensitive to grow here.  Well, that is the case and I don't know of one mature tree in Southern California.  Customers call us and want it, but I always tell them it's not possible for our climate.

Three years ago we got some seeds of what was thought to be pure Veitchia merrillii.  The seeds looked to be the right size for merrillii - the anticipated small size as you see with this species.  Seeds of other Veitchia species are much larger.  Of note, here most of the other species do survive our winters.  Of the thirty seeds that germinated, about half died off quickly in our greenhouses the first winter.  We figured - that makes sense - cold sensitive.  But, to our surprise, the other half grew quite well.  As they got bigger, it was apparent that they looked nothing like a true species Veitchia merrillii we have grown in the past.  The prominent speckling and dark color to the leaf stems was not expected - merrillii is plain green usually.  And, there is a diversity of appearance of the various plants we had. 

We figure these are a hybrid of a Veitchia merrillii crossed with something else.  Most likely it's with another species of Veitchia that are more cold tolerant.  This is to our customer's benefit as this means perhaps they can grow these and end up with a smaller palm that resembles V. merrillii.  We can only offer only about a dozen plants and all have endured the past two winters.  So, maybe these plants will be a V. merrilli (type) that you can grow here!   

Our plants are now 5 gallon size as shown below.  On the leaf stem close up photo, notice the speckling.  Veitchia merrillii do not have speckles. I am also showing the seeds that made these plants.  You can see they are the size of a regular merrillii seed. In the 10th and 11th photos you’ll see pure Veitchia merrillii in gardens.  The last photo is Veitchia arecina, a possible pollen bearer for this hybrid. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON THIS HYBRID $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL AS SHOWN BELOW $80.

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


Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid
Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid
VEITCHIA MERRILLII HYBRID VEITCHIA MERRILLII HYBRID Veitchia merrillii hybrid
Veitchia merrillii Veitchia merrillii Veitchia arecina

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO
BLOWOUT SALE CONING SIZED PLANTS


50% OFF REGULAR PRICES
TEN DAY SPECIAL CONING SIZED PLANTS

This gorgeous cycad is green in color and native to lowland as well as mountainous areas of Vera Cruz, Mexico.  There are various forms.  Some are green emergent but we’ve seen an occasional bronze emergent type.  This is a medium to large cycad with crown spreads of eight to ten feet.  Leaves tend to be horizontal and sometimes a bit dependent, especially on older leaves.  Leaf stems are spiny.  Leaf length can be six feet easily.   Leaflets are medium width with no spines on their edges.  Caudex size can get up to two feet.  Most would grow this is a bit of sun or filtered light.  But, right on the coast, some have grown it well in half day sun.  Cold tolerance is down to the low 20’s F. 

We have an excellent selection of this species and have selected some of the nicest 15 and 20 gallons for a Ten Day Special.  Caudexes are six to ten inches and all have a large number of leaves.  I'm showing four different cycads below, all on sale.  Some are in cone (see photo below with a female cone). 

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE IN 15 - 20 GALLON CONTAINERS $600
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AND CONTAINER $300

This is a great price for these plants, many of which are 15 years old.  This size can be delivered ut may be too big for mail order.  All can be delivered.  Some of these are so well rooted that roots are crawling out of the surface soil.


Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana  
     
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Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana  
     
Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana  
     
Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana Ceratozamia mexicana

 

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
THE CAT PALM


A SEMI-DWARF CLUSTERING PALM
DOES BEST IN LESS THAN FULL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

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 of six to seven feet.

REGULAR PRICE 15G PLANTS $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $165


For this discounted price, remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.  It's like a paperless coupon.

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum
Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum Chamaedorea cataractarum

 

CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRIZII
THE CLASSIC BAMBOO PALM


GOOD GARDEN OR INTERIOR HOUSE PLANT
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.

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


DARK GREEN RINGED TRUNK
OFTEN GROWN AS A "MULTIPLE"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE

This single trunk pinnate palm is native to areas extending from southern Mexico down to Columbia.  They are often grown for food as the male blossoms are cooked and eaten as a delicacy.  This species doesn't take sun here - it'll burn.  But, in shade it thrives in temperatures down to the mid-twenties F.  It is quick growing and has a rather thick, prominently ringed dark green trunk.  Flowers are quite prominent and, if you have several plants closely situated, the chances are you'll obtain fruit without even trying. 

The last photo shows the rather thick green trunks.  The first six pictures show the plants on sale.  This species can also be grown inside the home as long as the air is not too hot and dry.  I personally like the looks of a collection of several plants grown together.  Over time, as they age and get overhead, there will be some "stair-stepping" of the crowns and this is quite attractive.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  It needs filtered light, even when tall. 


REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

Just mention this Special for your discount.

Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote
Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote
Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote

 

CLINOSTIGMA SAVORYANUM
THE PACIFIC BEAUTY PALM


SECOND GENERATION PLANTS FROM SEEDING SPECIMEN IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


This is a gorgeous and exotic crown shafted palm that many in our area can grow.  We have been out of them but two years ago 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 about a freeze. There are several photos below from a garden in Fallbrook, CA.
 
Clinostigma is a very exotic pinnate palm and would be one of the more exotic and unusual of palm types possible in this area. 

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

Remember:  Mention this special for this price!  Plants presently are larger than shown here.

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

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 1G $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $40.00

Remember to mention this Special when purchasing so you get this discounted price.  Mail order this size quite easy.  Our one gallon plants are presently a leaf or two larger than shown herre.

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Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin  

ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII
THE PAUROTIS PALM


SUCKERING TROPICAL FAN PALM WITH SOME COLD TOLERANCE
MEDIUM SIZED - RATHER THIN TRUNKS

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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This species is native to a vast region stretching from Florida, Mexico and Central American, down through the Caribbean Islands into northern South America.  It has thin fibrous trunks that average about four to five inches diameter.  Height is variable.  In more tropical regions it can get up to twenty feet or more.  In Southern California it usually tops out at about fifteen feet.  With occasional pruning, it is fairly tidy and attractive.  Leaves are small and green in color.  Growth rate is medium.

One nice thing about this species is that it can tolerate temperatures below 20 degrees F.  It's not known for being super cold hardy, but can take some cold.  It also likes heat, sun and lots of water. Shown below are our 5g plants which we're putting on Ten Day Special.  The photo below by the pond was taken at Balboa Park in San Diego and the last photo shows a tree in fruit.

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


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

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ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII
ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII ACOELORRHAPHE WRIGHTII

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
STUNNING BLUE MALAGASY FAN PALM


POPULAR, STATELY AND BEAUTIFUL!
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE ONE GALLON PLANTS


All the time customers are seeking out smaller Bismarckia, especially for mail orders to other states.  We have available some smaller plants of this species that are ideal for mail orders.  But, we don't have too many.  For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  These are the blue form.  Mature specimens in their native habitat reach heights of over forty feet.  Trunk diameter can reach 18 inches or a bit more.  Leaf width can be up to eight feet.  

This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  It prefers full, hot sun.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees, although plants seeing colder have come back from injury.  Shown are the one gallon we're putting on special.


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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  Some of this size plants are getting fan leaves now, but some are just strap leaves presently.

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DIOON SPINULOSUM
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE CYCAD


GREEN LEAVES, ELEGANT
IN MANY AREAS WANTS FILTERED LIGHT

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON / CIT POT PLANTS


Although you can't tell from the photos here, this cycad species can get quite tall.  I've seen photos from habitat with what appears to be over 20 feet of trunk.  Dioon spinulosum is native to tropical areas in Mexico where it grows in limestone forests.  Trunks don't get overly thick, typically 12 to 14 inches thick.  With age, this can be more.  Leaves are green and mildly armed.  Leaf length is about six feet. 

My preference is to grow this species in filtered light.  Although it can take full coastal sun, the leaves will tend toward a yellow green rather than a dark green.  Cold tolerance is into the mid twenties F.  Be aware, to get a foot or two of trunk can take a few decades.  At the nursery we usually have a good selection of this species including large specimens as shown below.  Today we are putting attractive citrus pot or 5g plants on sale.  The plants on sale have caudex sizes of three to four inches.  Photos below shown some older nursery plants as well as a garden specimen.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 5G $135

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G THIS SIZE $95

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

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS
LARGE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD SPECIES

GREEN LEAVES - QUICK GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


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

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

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


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Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus by MR Encephalartos transvenosus

 

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.

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Ligularia Ligularia Ligularia

 

VARIEGATED SHELL GINGER
LEAVES YELLOW AND GREEN


MATURE HEIGHT ABOUT SEVEN FEET

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a super popular variety of ginger that blossoms in the summer.  Blossoms are white with yellow and red throats.  Mature height of these plants is six to seven feet.  The leaves are prominently variegated with lighter green and yellow.  Blossoms are long lived but not fragrant.  Blossoms occur during the summer.  I think they do best in part day sun although right on the coast folks grow them in full sun.  Cold tolerance is one of the better for ginger, probably the mid-twenties F.  The last photo shows our 15g size of the green form of this species which is not on sale right now.

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL $45

Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount.

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Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell ginger Variegated Shell ginger Variegated Shell ginger

 

ANGEL WING BEGONIA
RED FOLIAGE
PINK FLOWERS


NICE COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRETTY 5G SIZE

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

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

Mention this Special for your discount

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

 

TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER, 2019

ALOCASIA MICRORRHIZOS
AKA ALOCASIA MICRORHIZA
THE GIANT TARO ALOCASIA


LARGE LEAVES, TEN FEET TALL OR MORE
PREFERS PART SHADE


This larger species of Alocasia is green in color and can reach heights up to eight feet.  I can tolerate a bit of sun but prefers filtered light and good draining soil.  It is sensitive to a hard freeze.  Leaves can be up to four feet long.  There is a slight ruffle to them as well.  Leaves are upright on long stems.  This species prefers moist and well drained soil. This species is native to various areas in Asia.

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Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza
Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza  

 

ALOCASIA PORTORA
GOOD SIZED, QUICK GROWING


ARROWHEAD SHAPED LEAVES
SOMEWHAT DARK STEMS
TAKES SUN IN COASTAL AREAS


This quick growing Alocasia reaches height of over six feet and can tolerate sun along the coast.  Or, part day sun or strong filtered light inland is preferred.  Leaves are large, up to three feet long with green top and undersides.  It seems to winter over here fine.  Leaves stems are dark but not black.  Also note the wavy texture to the leaves.  To hide a fence or building, these would work fine.

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ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELD
LARGE DARK GREEN TO BLACK LEAVES
PROMINENT VEINS - PURPLE UNDERSIDE


GETS TO SIX FEET TALL

This is a hybrid of an Asian Alocasia that is medium sized - up to six feet with rather large leaves.  Leaves has prominent venation, light colored.  Leaves are two to three feet long with purple undersides.  This is a super attractive plant that likes good draining soil and a bit of sun or strong filtered light.   It does like moisture.  It grows in zones 9B to 11.

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Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield  

 

ARENGA PINNATA
THE SUGAR PALM


GOOD SIZED 15G AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

As many of you know, Arengas are usually suckering palms.  But, there are several single trunk species.  Arenga pinnata is one of these.  It is felt to be native to Indonesia and is a large palm.  It is a pinnate palm with a fibrous trunk made from woven fibers.  Overall height is forty to fifty feet and the trunk gets to a diameter of two feet.  The leaves are held upright and can be over twenty feet long.  The leaflets, like all Arenga, has jagged terminal ends.  

This is a monocarpic species and will die when the plant flowers.  Other suckering Arenga has new trunks to replace dying flowering trunks.  But, since this species has only one trunk, like a Caryota it will be gone a few years after the flowers appear.  The Sugar Palm is a full sun species with cold tolerance into the mid-twenties F.  Shown here is a 15g nursery plant and photos of mature specimens.  We also have 5g for sale.  Note the woven material on the trunk.  It is very interesting to see in person.  We are putting nice 15g plants on sale.

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


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

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Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata
Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata Arenga pinnata


DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS

TALL, THIN TRUNKED PINNATE PALM


FLUFFY, PLUMOSE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This species of palm is typically single trunk but there are suckering forms.  It is native to island of Nossi-Be off the coast of Madagascar.  It can reach heights of over thirty feet.  It has leaves arranged in three ranks - "tristichous".   Trunk diameter is about 8 inches and the crown shaft is a rusty-brown color and not elongated.  It is a difficult species to find nowadays.  I'd recommend growing it in full sun along the coast.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the mid-twenties F.  We have nice 15 gallons on special.  The plant shown below is a double with two plants in the pot.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $160

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price when you purchase.  We only have a few of these left.  This size can be mail ordered although it'd take a very large box.

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Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis

 

THE MOOSEHORN FERN
PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM


GROWS EPIPHYTICALLY
MOUNT ON WOOD OR TREE TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AS SHOWN

Platycerum are a type of fern that we know as the "Staghorn Fern".  But, the normal type you see, P. bifurcatum, has deer antler types of leaves.  They are narrow and reach out from the attaching shield.  There's another type known as the "Moosehorn Fern", Platycerium superbum, where the leaves are entire, stretching across the width of the plant.  These leaves can get up to six feet across.  They are not easy to find.  The standard Staghorn is not difficult to locate.  Both are an epiphytic type of plant that can be mounted on a tree trunk or grown on a wooden base.  They are easy to care for but you don't want to let them go dry.  I water them by just spraying with a hose and occasionally give them some liquid fertilizer mixed into the water.  They can take a bit of sun or strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness is typically into the mid to perhaps low twenties F.  We get these in from time to time and presently have several for sale that are about a foot across as shown here.  Below I'm first showing the Moosehorn in a tree and showing the standard Staghorn in a tree in the last photo.  

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $130

Remember:  Mention this Special to get this price when you purchase.


Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern
Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern
Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern Staghorn in Tree

 

 

ALCANTAREA IMPERIALIS
FORMERLY KNOWN AS VRIESEA IMPERIALIS

A GIANT TYPE OF BROMELIAD
GETS UP TO SIX FEET WIDE

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS RARE SPECIES - 2 GALLON SIZE


This is a giant Bromeliad from Brazil with a native habitat on mountainous cliffs outside of Rio de Janeiro.  It is known as one of the largest Bromeliads on the planet.  It has thick wide leaves that get up to five feet long.  The underside of the leaves is purple.  It tolerates dry conditions and can take full coastal sun.  It's very difficult to find this rare plant for sale.  The size on sale is our 2 gallon plants.  They are fairly large as shown.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $110


These can be mail ordered.  But, remember this Special so you get this reduced price.


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Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis
Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis Vriesea imperialis Alcantarea imperialis

 

BRAHEA SPECIES "SUPER SILVER"
NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS


BLUE WITH THINNER TRUNK THAT BRAHEA 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 5 GALLON SIZE $65

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your Blog Only discount.

 

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

 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
A MORE PETITE SPECIES OF THE WINDMILL PALM


SMALL, STIFF LEAVES
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 5 GALLON 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, but over many decades they can get taller.  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 4 to 5 years old, already showing many nice fan leaves.   This size is shown in the first 3 photos below.

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

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


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Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus Trachycarpus wagnerianus

 

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.  Supplies are very limited.


LINK TO ARTICLE ON SABAL LISA
 
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Sabal lisa SABAL LISA SABAL LISA
SABAL LISA SABAL LISA SABAL LISA

 

CYCAS REVOLUTA
THE SAGO PALM

COMMON BUT AFFORDABLE
PLANTS WITH FOOT OF TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 10G SIZE


This is one of the most common cycads in the world - but, they are universally appreciated because they are pretty and easy to grow in most areas.  This is a green cycad that can get to medium size and does sucker at its base.  The plants I'm putting on special are big for a 10g pot and have been grown in sun or inside the greenhouse.  They are presently forming some vertical trunk.  The price, I think, is very good.  This species takes coastal sun and is cold hardy to about 17 degrees F.  They'll take full sun except for those of you in the desert.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $135


Please mention this special for this price.

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Cycas revoluta Sago Palm Cycas revoluta Sago Palm Cycas revoluta Sago Palm
Sago Palm Cycas revoluta Sago Palm Cycas revoluta Sago 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 $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $62.50


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

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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

What good fortune is it that New Caledonia can claim to be the home of all Chambeyronia.  Included is this species, C. macrocarpa.  It is a slow growing, pinnate, crown shafted palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has a dark green to green-black crown shaft.  Compare this to C. hookeri above with it's yellow crown shaft.  Leaves are wide, thick and leathery to the touch.  With good culture, maybe you can get three new leaves a year.  About one in twenty plants fail to throw a new red leaf - rather, it remains green.  This is just bad luck and there's no way to predict which will do this.  Shown here are 5 gallon plants we're putting on sale.  We do have larger and smaller sizes available.  Coastal sun is tolerated although strong filtered light is ok for most areas.  This is a great garden palm.

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

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

SERENOA REPENS
SOUGHT AFTER BLUE FORM


SUCKERING, SEMI-DWARF FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY, SUN LOVING
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD BAND 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 BANDS $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $40

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 

 

CAVENDISH FRUITING BANANAS
DWARF SPECIES, COLD HARDY
YES, WILL PRODUCE BANANAS!


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

I am not really a fruit tree grower and don't pretend to be an expert on this subject.  But, I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to offer on sale a very cool fruit producing banana species.  These Cavendish Bananas are a dwarf species.  They really don't get overhead.  And, they easily make ample amounts of small banana fruit.  They like sun and have a nice cold hardiness to at least 25 degrees or colder.  Most folks in this area have no problem growing them or getting nice bananas.  I also have larger sizes.

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


Just mention this special when purchasing to get this price.

Cavendish banana Cavendish banana Cavendish banana
Cavendish banana
5 gallon size shown here
Cavendish banana
20 g size also available
 

MONDAY, 7 OCTOBER, 2019

 


TODAY, LOTS OF CYCADS ON SALE!
SEEDLINGS AND A FEW MATURE SPECIMEN PLANTS

 

ENCEPHALARTOS NATALENSIS X WOODII
HYBRID WITH AN EXTINCT SPECIES


GOOD SIZED MATURE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

The pollen bearer for this South African cycad hybrid is Encephalartos woodii.  It is extinct in the wild.  There are no known females.  Because it is impossible to produce seedlings of pure E. woodii, enthusiasts have used the pollen from a mature male pure E. woodii to cross with other similar species.  It is felt that Encephalartos natalensis is genetically the closest to E. woodii.   Therefore, and historically, pollen has been used to pollinate receptive female cones of this species. Shown here is our band size of this hybrid.  And, I'm putting it on a Ten Day Special. 

Also shown are several larger nursery plants to give you a feel for what they'll look like over time.  It has always been felt that doing such a hybrid gives a "normal" collector the chance to have a plant that has similarities to woodii.  These bands are an F1 hybrid and the first three photos show the band size we have. 

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


Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase for this discount.  Easy to mail order.


Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii
Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii
Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii Encephalartos natalensis x woodii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
GREEN, RARE CYCAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA


CRITICALLY ENDANGERED IN THE WILD
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE BAND PLANTS


This species of green South African cycad is a medium sized mature plant with trunks up to about five feet.  They are un-branched and have green leaves that are about five feet long.  The leaves are straight and leaflets point toward the end of the leaf.  In the wild stands in the Natal area of RSA, there are only about a hundred plants remaining.  Shown here in the first row of photos are 4 to 5 year old band plants - very large for their container.  The bands are shown in the first four photos.  Following are nursery or garden plants.  There is one photo of a close up of the leaflets.  

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

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

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


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


Shown below is our band size plants of the desirable blue South African cycad, Encephalartos trispinosus.  These seedlings are about 30 months old.  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 and shown in the first three photos.  Following are nursery plants or garden specimens. 

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

 

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


MOTHER PLANT FROM THE OLIPHANT RIVER REGION
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE - UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This species is endemic to the Waterberg range in the Oliphant River area of Limpopo Province in 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 caudex stems can get about four meters high.  This is commonly recognized as being a species of the Transvaal.  This species is 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 2.5 years old with two to three leaves - shown in first three photos.  We rarely put them on special.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $85

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


Encephalartos middelburgensis oliphants river Encephalartos middelburgensis oliphants river Encephalartos middelburgensis oliphants river
Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis
Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis oliphants river

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
RARE BLUNT TIP VARIETY


GORGEOUS SOUTH AFRICAN BLUE TO GREEN CYCAD
STACKING LEAFLETS – RE-CURVED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZED PLANTS


Encephalartos longifolius is from the Eastern Cape region of the country of Republic of South Africa.  It is among the favorite species of all cycad enthusiasts.  Leaf color varies from a dark green to brilliant blue - and everything in-between.  Leaves are typically curved downward at their ends and leaflets stack like dominos.  The plants on special are the rare and sought after “blunt tip” form.  Typically this species’ leaflets come to a pointed end.  This variety has a more blunt ending and sometimes you may see what’s called a “fishtail” (double points) at their ends.  The band size is shown in the first three photos. 

This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold hardiness of 22 degrees F.  These plants will develop into medium sized mature cycads over the years with potential for trunk in a lifetime of at least five feet.  We have a whole assortment other sizes available from sale – including larger and coning sized specimens.  Our bands are shown in the first three photos.  Following are good photos to demonstrate this “blue tip” form along with some garden specimens and larger nursery plants.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS SPECIES $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

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


Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip
Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip
Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip Encephalartos longifoliius blunt tip

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS
ENDANGERED SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


COLOR GREEN, BLUE GREEN OR BLUE
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL BLUE FORM IN BAND SIZE


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 or 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.

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 sized seedlings on sale are three years old and the sought after blue form.  They won't shown this color until they are grown out in sun. See first three photos below which are these band sized plants.  Also shown are other nursery plants as well as garden specimens and a picture of the blue leaf details. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS SPECIES $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

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


Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius

 

 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 3 year old plants that we have put into 1.5 gallon pots.  They were grown from domestic seed and pollinated by a very knowledgeable enthusiast.  Most have two or three leaves.  See the first four photos.  Also shown are a garden specimen and other nursery plants.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 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 

 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS NUBIMONTANUS
SUPER RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS 
  

This species very rare blue cycad is endemic to the Limpopo province, South Africa.  It can be found at high elevations in the mountains (around one thousand meters), in low deciduous forest and precipitous slopes and cliff (in partial and full sun).  The species is almost gone in the wild, populations are small and scattered.  It is among the species located in the Transvaal region of South Africa, and is highly sought after. 

This is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants.  As the name would suggest, the leaves tend to be a bluish gray, but they can vary in that color from a blue/green color to a powdery white and everything in-between.  The leaflets and petioles are mildly armed and can be almost completely unarmed in some cases.  In coastal and inland areas, this plant prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial sun.  For desert areas, I could recommend partial sun or filtered light.  We are offering strong seedlings in band containers at a discount.  The last row  of pictures show larger nursery plants. 

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


Remember to mention this Blog Special for this discount at the time of purchase.  The 6th photo below is by Ken Hill, a famous cycad taxonomist.


Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus  
Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus ken hill cycad pages 
Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus   Encephalartos nubimontanus  

 

ZAMIA SPARTEA
THIN LEAF MEXICAN CYCAD


DWARF SPECIES - RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS


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 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.  The band sized seedlings on sale are 4 years old and shown in the first three photos.  I'd give it part day sun along the coast.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F. range.  Remember, this is a dwarf cycad species.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50


The other photos below are of assorted nursery plants


Zamia spartea   Zamia spartea   Zamia spartea  
Zamia spartea   Zamia spartea   Zamia spartea  
Zamia spartea   Zamia spartea    

 

ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII
A STRIKING LARGE CYCAD WITH UPRIGHT LEAVES

 

NATIVE TO UGANDA, AFRICA
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANT


This Central African cycad has become super popular not only from its appearance but also from the fact that it is a very good growing species.  It is native to Uganda and was first introduced to the market about thirty years ago.  At that time, and before being formally described, it was known as the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  It has long, upright leaves that can reach a length of twelve feet.  Leaf color is green.  Leaflets are narrow and spiny.  It is a quick and easy to grow species that can tolerate full coastal sun but looks so pretty if you give it part day sun.  Filtered light will be needed in desert areas.   Cold tolerance is into the low 20's. 

The plant shown below in the first five photos is in a 15g pot and has a caudex that is 8 inches.  Note the long upright leaves.  This actual plant is on special for ten days.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15G PLANT $1040
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $884

Remember:  Mention this special at the time of purchase.


Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii  
Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii  
Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii   Encephalartos whitelockii  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


SOUGHT AFTER - SPINY LEAFLETS
LOVES SUN AND PRETTY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 25 GALLON SPECIMEN

Shown below is a coning sized specimen of the desirable blue South African cycad, Encephalartos trispinosus.  Most people find it's very similar to E. horridus.  This species 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. 

The plant on sale is in a 25g container and has a caudex that is a little under 10 inches wide and 10 inches tall.  We've been growing it for about 18 years.  It'll want full sun in most areas and will be cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  It's shown in the first six photos.  Also shown are two garden specimens and a larger nursery plant.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIMEN $2250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1900

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this discounted price.

Encephalartos trispinosus 25g 9.5 x 10 inches   Encephalartos trispinosus  Encephalartos trispinosus 
Encephalartos trispinosus  Encephalartos trispinosus  Encephalartos trispinosus 
Encephalartos trispinosus  Encephalartos trispinosus  Encephalartos trispinosus 

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
NORFOLK ISLAND PALM


SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED
GORGEOUS PALM WITH ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Rhopalostylis baueri, the Norfolk Island Palm, is native to two locations.  Norfolk Island (an Australian island) is the home of the classic Rhopalostylis baueri but there is also a population in the Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand territory.  In my experience, this species does best in less than full sun along the coast.  Half day morning sun is about perfect.  It has a cold tolerance into the low 20's F. and is being grown in the SF Bay area.  In areas where there is super high heat and humidity, Rhopalostylis species are more difficult to grow.  A significant difference between this species and R. sapida is the lack of the prominent bulging crown shaft.  R. baueri has a bit of a bulge but it’s just not as big.  Also, the leaves of R. baueri are more arching and the leaf stems have a brownish color.  Trunk diameters are about the same.  Anticipate a height typically of about 25 feet mature.  The 15g plants we are offering on special are very nice.

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

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 15g size can be mail ordered although most may want to consider a 5g plant size for mail order.


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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE HIGH PLATEAU COCONUT PALM


SOUGHT AFTER MEDIUM SIZED MADAGASCAR PALM
FAIRLY GOOD COLD TOLERANCE

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15 GALLON SIZED PLANTS


This species of exotic palm is from the island of Madagascar.  It is the third of three Beccariophoenix species described from this palm-loaded country.  It is so sought after because some feel that it's the prettiest species of the three.  And, because it may possess the best cold hardiness.  I've documented other Beccariophoenix species tolerating temperatures below 25 degrees at our nursery – and B. alfredii is supposed to be lower than this..  So, this species may survive in areas like San Francisco, Phoenix and Houston.  It grows to a height of about thirty feet and does not have a crown shaft.  Leaves are long and minimally curved.  The crown of leaves are densely placed.  Growth rate is medium in most areas and along the coast it likes sun.  This species is rather hard to find.  We're putting our limited supplies of 15g plants on ten day special. 

REGULAR PRICE 15G THIS SPECIES $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $200

You must mention this Internet-only special when purchasing to get this price.  Limited supplies available.  The two habitat photos are by TS at RPS.

Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii
Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii TS RPS Beccariophoenix alfredii TS RPS

 

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.  This size is shown in the first two rows of photos.  We also have smaller and nice 15 gallon size. 

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

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 

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


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

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $45

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $35

Mention this Special for your discount.

 

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

 

FRIDAY, 4 OCTOBER, 2019

 

CHAMAEROPS HUMILUS VULCANO
DWARF PALM - SMALLER AND MORE COMPACT VARIETY


SUPER COLD RARE - VERY COLD HARDY
THREE - FIVE TO SIX YEAR OLD PLANTS AVAILABLE


This is a distinct, new, and more compact variety of this cold hardy, suckering fan palm native to Mediterranean areas.  It was discovered at a nursery in Sicily, Italy and has been propagated from that line.  It is said to be a genetic variable of the regular DNA of the Chamaerops humilus and has tetraploidy.  So, it is unique.  It has stiff, small leaves and an overall compact form.  It never gets big yet has cold hardiness to 15 degrees F.   It takes hot sun, even in the desert.  We have a limited number of plants available.  They came from seeds from a plant in Florida that was only three to four feet tall and was mature and seeding.  We had these once before and they sold out in one day.  I don’t have photos of a mature (dwarf) specimen.  Call if interested.  These can be mail ordered.  Price is $95 in 5g container.


Chamaerops humilis vulcano Chamaerops humilis vulcano Chamaerops humilis vulcano
Chamaerops humilis vulcano Chamaerops humilis vulcano  

 

RAVENEA GLAUCA
GREAT PLANT - MEDIUM SIZED THIN TRUNK

GOOD SIZED PLANT(S) FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE


Many folks like plants that don't have a super thick trunk and don't get too tall.  Such is the case with this species.  Ravenea glauca is native to Madagascar, has a thin six inch trunk and gets to a height of about 25 feet.  One of my favorite habitat photos is shown below with the red cliffs in the background.  How gorgeous is this species?  It is a full sun plant in most areas and cold hardy to the upper teens to low 20's F.  

The 25 gallon plant shown here is nice size for the garden.  You get some immediate impact.  We do have smaller sizes for sale, some of which are easy to ship.  Growth rate is pretty good.  It is a very durable plant and easy to grow.  New growers should consider this species.  We only have a few of these larger plants available.

REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL 20 GALLON $400

Just mention this Blog Only Special to get your discount.  The last photo from Palmpedia is by an unknown author.

Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Arkive Website Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Palmpedia unknown author

 

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SUCKERING MOUNTAIN FORM


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


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 usually doesn't throw the new red leaf although occasionally you see a bit of bronze in the new leaf.  A photo below shows a plant of mine that had a faint red to 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 $75

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

Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica
Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica
Laccospadix australasica
Laccospadix australasica red leaf Laccospadix australasica

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE, SEMI-DWARF CHAMAEROPS

TEN DAY SPECIAL ABSOLUTELY HUGE 5G PLANTS

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 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 some absolute huge plants in 5g pots.  Some have over a foot of trunk.  All are blue.  Most are suckering.  I brought these in b/c they are very old and large plants that can be mail ordered. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE 5G PLANTS $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $75

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Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

CYPHOPHOENIX NUCELE



RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM
UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE


Shown here is a gorgeous example of one of the more beautiful of the New Caledonian palms.  
Cyphophoenix nucele is from Lifou Island, gets to a height of twenty-five to thirty feet and takes strong filtered light or part day sun in most coastal areas.  It has a thin trunk with lots of silver color.  Leaves tend to but upright as opposed to C. elegans where the leaves are more arched.  Several pictures are from the late Mardi Darian's garden in Vista, CA.  You'll notice how healthy it looks in strong filtered light.  We also have 5g plants.  I'd estimate the cold tolerance into the mid to upper twenties F.  Very limited numbers are available.  This 15g size can be shipped or delivered if needed.  The 15g shown here was grown from seed and is about eight to ten years old.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE LARGE 15G $200


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Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele
Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele
Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele

 

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.  Presently our 15g plants are mostly multiples.

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VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA

 

DYPSIS DECIPIENS
DESIRABLE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


SINGLE TRUNK OF SUCKERING
CIGAR SHAPED TRUNK

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Locality:

Madagascar Island

Cold Hardiness: 

18 F.

Trunk type:

This palm has a large, swollen gray woody trunk - often cigar shaped as shown here.  Sometimes it will sucker.  Also, crown shaft can be green or silver.

Leaf type:

This palm has arching pinnate leaves.  Leaves are green and rarely blue-green

Suckering/Solitary:

This palm can be both solitary or suckering

Maintenance:

This palm is easy to grow but vulnerable to root damage

Speed of growth:

It is a very slow grower

Height:

15 to 30 feet approximately

Soil requirements:

Likes a rich sandy soil that drains quickly

Sun Requirements:

This palm will want full sun in most areas

General Description:

This is a beautiful, slow growing palm.  It can be solitary, but tends to make basal suckers (few).  It is a easy grow for most areas if you give this palm heat and sun.  This palm is slow to form trunk, but is worth the wait.  Sought-after by collectors.  Known to die if dug or roots are disturbed during planting.

Other Notes:

If this palm interests you you may be interested in Dypsis decaryi, Dypsis onilahensis, Butia capitata or Pseudophoenix sargentii.

Further Data:

 See photo gallery for other photos.  This is a highly recommended species.  Also, it has difficulty with super warm and humid summer weather. 


REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

You must mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this price.
 
Dypsis decipiens Dypsis decipiens Dypsis decipiens
Dypsis decipiens Dypsis decipiens MR Dypsis decipiens
Dypsis decipiens Dypsis decipiens Dypsis decipiens

 

BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND


A BISMARCKIA BUT WITHOUT THE BLUE COLOR
VERY ATTRACTIVE, LARGER 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.  This variety is almost impossible to find.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $185


You must mention this Blog Only price at time of purchase to get this special price.  The plants we have are very large for their pots.

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

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII


DWARF GREEN MEXICAN CYCAD
CONES AT A SMALL SIZE - NEVER OVER 3 TO FOUR FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT SIZE 

This is  small Mexican cycad with stems typically under one foot tall in size and leaves green in color and up to three feet long, sometimes shorter.  It usually holds about five or so leaves, sometimes more.  It is a variable species and leaflets can be lanceolate or wedge shaped.  Leaflets are quite thin in texture and have soft spines on the margins.  Overall, this species has a "fern-like" appearance and would not be considered spiny.  The names "vasquezii" replaced the more commonly known name of "fischeri" in the past fifteen years or so.  The plant shown here in the first row below about eight years old and is a female in cone.  I have other plants not in cone. 

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT THIS SPECIES $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $155

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ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI
Zamia fischeri ZAMIA FISCHERI Zamia fischeri

 

NEOROGELIA ORANGE CRUSH
A COLORFUL UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT

EASY TO GROW - FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 6 INCH POT SIZE

We are continually getting in unusual and different species of colorful Bromeliads.  Shown below is a hybrid called "Orange Crush".  Note the longitudinal variegation on the leaves and the red to orange colors.  These would like filtered light.

REGULAR PRICE THIS TYPE, 6 INCH $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE/VARIETY $30

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Neorogelia orange crush Neorogelia orange crush  

 

COLORFUL AECHMEA BROMELIAD
MULTI-COLORED AND VARIEGATED
ORANGE PUPS


PROBABLY A. COMATA VAR MAKOYANA
TEN DAY DISCOUNT ANY SIZE THIS TYPE


I'm showing here a 5 gallon example of a prolific and rather large species of Aechmea.  This is a Bromeliad that takes full sun and is a vigorous grower.  The plant is a variegated Bromeliad and has orange offsets as shown here.  It also has yellow, green, pink and sometimes and almost red-orange color.  We have either 5g or sometimes 7 g plants available.  These came from an offsets from a private collection.  The leaves are armed with small spines and the leaf-tips also have a spine.  These can be shipped.  I'd estimate mature height at three feet or a bit more.  Although we can't be certain, they appear to be comata var. makoyana.  I have no garden pictures of this type.

TEN DAY SPECIAL:  20% OFF ANY PLANT THIS SPECIES 

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Aechmea prob. comata var makoyana Aechmea prob. comata var makoyana   Aechmea prob. comata var makoyana  
Aechmea prob. comata var makoyana      

 

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 but do have 5 and 15 gallon available.

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

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

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Coccothrinax argentata COCCOTHRINAX ARGNETATA COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTATA

 

PACHYPODIUM LAMEREI
THE MADAGASCAR PALM


SPINY TRUNK, MEDIUM TO SMALL SIZE
WILL PRODUCE WHITE FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Although not a true palm at all, this succulent from Madagascar has very spiny trunks with un-armed green leaves at the top.  It's trunks can get up to about six inches thick and overall height is usually under ten feet. Sometimes plants will branch, even at the top, and give peculiar shapes overall.  Blossoms do appear and are white in color.  This is a popular garden plant as well as an interior species. Along our coast it demands bright sun.  Cold hardiness appears to be only to about a freeze.  We have only 5 gallon size available.  The trunks are super spiny.  They are easy to ship.  A cultural note:  water minimally during cold weather and don't put it where it gets too much rain.  The plants we have are mostly single but we do have a few triples for sale.  Most have about 18 inches or more of spiny trunk.  We have limited numbers available.


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

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Pachypodium lamerei Madagascar Palm Pachypodium lamerei Madagascar Palm Pachypodium lamerei

 

 

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN
CYATHEA COOPERI


FAST GROWING, CAN GET TALLER

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

The Australian Tree Fern in native to several areas on the eastern side of Australia.  It is a fast growing tree fern that can get to a height of over forty feet.  I have several with twenty-five feet of trunk.  I'm about 8 miles from the ocean and they take my sun fairly well.  Trunks can get up to twelve inches thick although most are more thin.  This species is a bigger alternative to the Tasmanian Tree Fern and has a thicker trunk and longer leaves.  This species tolerates coastal sun or part day sun.  It is cold hardy into the upper twenties or lower.  Some of the plants we have in 15g size are bigger than shown here - same price.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $100

Mention this special when you purchase.  Mail order possible on this size.  The garden photo is c/o Plantlust website.


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AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN CYATHEA COOPERI AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN CYATHEA COOPERI AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN CYATHEA COOPERI PlantLust Website

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
GORGEOUS SINGLE TRUNK PALM


SUPER RARE MADAGASCAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G SIZE


Discovered by John Dransfield and named after a U.K. executive of Macdonald's Hamburgers (who funded the expedition to Madagascar), this single trunk palm is new to the market, super rare and quite attractive.   It has orange-brown leaf bases at the point of trunk attachment, plumose leaves and gets to a height of about 25 to 30 feet.  It is single trunked with a medium thickness and prominent rings.  It takes full sun in coastal areas and, once established, is a good growing palm.  Shown here is an example of our 5g size.  We're putting them on special.  On occasion we have larger or smaller sizes for sale.  These are easy to ship.  Growers tell us that this species takes temperatures into the 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 2G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G SIZE $60

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Dypsis prestoniana MB Dypsis prestoniana John Dransfield RBK Dypsis prestoniana TS at RPS

 

TUESDAY, 1 OCTOBER, 2019

 

LARGER BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS

ALL CONING SIZED SPECIMENS

SHOWING SIX DIFFERENT PLANTS

Today I wanted to show you some larger blue Encephalartos.  All plants shown are coning sized, some presently or recently in cone.  All have been locally grown.  Blue Encephalartos like sun and are cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Any such plants can be delivered or shipped although 36 inch boxed plants are difficult.  We certainly have smaller and more affordable plants of these species.

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