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TUESDAY, 25 JUNE, 2019

 

SUMMER PALM SALE GOING ON RIGHT NOW

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MANY SPECIES ON SALE - 15 TO 25% OFF
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ALL SIZES FOR SALE
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Burretiokentia koghiensis
No Common Name

Container Size:  5 gallon
Type Palm:  Pinnate palm
Solitary palm
Height:  25 feet
Other:  Crown shafted, green with white tomentum.  Thin ringed trunk.  From Mt. Koghi in New Caledonia.  Very rare and yes, quite pretty.
Regular Price $95

Sale Price $75


Burretiokentia koghiensis 5g

 


Ceroxylon quindiuense
Andean Wax Palm

Container Size:  1gallon
Type Palm:  Pinnate palm
Solitary palm
Height:  50 feet or more
Other:  Tall palm with thin ringed trunk, fairly cold hardy, grows into the sun, tan to white color to trunk.
Regular Price $55

Sale Price $40


 
Ceroxylon quindiuense 1g

 


Hedyscepe canterburyana 5g
The Umbrella Palm

Container Size:  5 gallon
Type Palm:  Pinnate palm
Solitary palm
Height:  25 feet or a bit more
Other:  Rare species, curved leaves with umbrella shaped crown, silver to green crown shaft, silver trunk in shade, thin trunk, takes coastal sun.
Regular Price $95

Sale Price $75


Hedyscepe canterburyana 5g

 


Ravenea julietiae 15g
Juliets Palm

Container Size:  15 gallon
Type Palm:  Pinnate palm

Solitary palm
Height:  15 to 30 feet
Other:  This extremely rare palm from Madagascar is threatened in the wild and may not be available for long.  It is thin trunked, has arching, keeled green leaves.  It was named after the botanist's wife who first spotted it in the wild.   
Regular Price $250

Sale Price $200


Ravenea julietiae

 

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SUNDAY, 23 JUNE, 2019

 

OUR CYCAD SOIL


QUICK DRAINING SOIL FOR CYCADS
DESCRIPTION AND AVAILABILITY


From time to time we do have available our cycad mix for customers.  But, you can certainly prepare your own.  Our basic ingredients are pumice, coarse sand (#12), fir wood chips, fir shavings, peat moss, perlite, and a touch of high grade topsoil.  We also add dolomite and a slow release Osmocote fertilizer.  Be aware, there is no "perfect" single mix or formulae that you have to use.  The key is to have a soil mix that drains quickly - but not overly fast.  At this website I do give a specific component ratios for a cycad mix.  (link below)  This soil shown will support most cycads and is quick draining.  One ideally might alter it for tropical species like lush Zamia.  On occasion, we sell this cycad mix by the bag for those who don't have the capacity to make their own.  But, it's way to heavy and expensive to ship by mail order because of the weight.

LINK TO CYCAD SOIL MIX

Cycad Soil Cycad Soil Cycad Soil
Cycad Soil Cycad Soil  

 

CARYOTA MITIS
CLUMPING FISHTAIL PALM FOR THE GARDEN

 

OLDER 25 GALLON SPECIMEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL TREE

This is a suckering type of Fishtail Palm from Asia.  In habitat, plants can get up to twenty or twenty five feet.  In our locality they tend to be shorter.  They do sucker forming a clump of stems.  Trunk diameter is typically about four inches.  Leaves are bi-pinnate, branching.  Leaflets are as shown below. 

The plant shown here is in a 25g pot and has been growing for about 12 years or more.  It is suckering and about 12 feet tall.  Most would grow this in morning sun or strong filtered light.  With this said, some in our area grow it in full sun.  The plant shown was in 2/3 sun and picked up some burn on its upper leaf.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 25G $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS PLANT $350

Just mention this Blog Special if interested.  The last two photos are garden specimens.


Caryota mitis 25g Caryota mitis 25g Caryota mitis 25g
Caryota mitis 25g Caryota mitis 25g Caryota mitis 25g
Caryota mitis 25g Caryota mitis Caryota mitis

 

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.  Although I can’t be positive, I think this will be the single trunk form.  This 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.  The 15g size is shown below – and on sale!

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price when you purchase.


Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis    

 

GAUSSIA MAYA
A VERY DIFFERENT PALM FOR SO. CALIFORNIA


CAN SEE SWOLLEN BASE WHEN YOUNG
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE AND OLD 15 GALLON


In the "old days", this species was known as Opsiandra maya.  It is a single trunk pinnate palm that can be grown in Southern CA.  It has the interesting habit of getting a very swollen base, especially when planted in the ground from a smaller plant. Interestingly enough, this swollen base to the trunk abruptly disappears with age.  You'll note this bulge in the photos below.  This species tends to hold a limited number of leaves, about five to seven usually.

Along the coast it takes full sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  The trunk diameter is about six to perhaps maximum eight inches.  I've grown it in part day sun, which it loved.  However, the trunk will often curve to seek more sun (see photo bottom row).  Some grow it in full sun with success.  The plants on special are very nice 15g with fat bases. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 5G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $165

This size can be mail ordered.  But, remember to mention this Blog Only Special for your discount. 


Gaussia maya Gaussia maya Gaussia maya
Gaussia maya Gaussia maya Gaussia maya
Gaussia maya Gaussia maya Gaussia maya

 

UNUSUAL DYPSIS HYBRID
DYPSIS PEMBANA X MADAGASCARENSIS


POSSIBLY F2 HYBRID
NEW SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS CROSS


Although the seedlings offered are new and tiny, I thought we'd let you know that we have a very limited number available.  These are from domestic seeds of a Dypsis pembana x madagascarensis.  There are other Dypsis species nearby.  So, it's unclear if these were self pollinated or an F2 hybrid with something else.  I'm showing photos below of the mother tree in Encinitas, CA

REGULAR PRICE THESE HYBRID SEEDLINGS $40

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SEEDLINGS $30

Dypsis hybrid Dypsis hybrid Dypsis hybrid
Dypsis hybrid Dypsis hybrid Dypsis hybrid
Dypsis hybrid    

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


NICE BAND SIZED PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species of thick trunked fan palm is native to Dominican Republic and Haiti.  It can get to over 60 feet tall with a massive 2 foot thick brown trunk.  Leaves are larger than the similar but smaller Sabal palmetto.  Growth rate is quick.  It is also very cold hard and likes full hot sun.  It can go down to the mid-teens F.  The 5 gallon size shown below is about 5 years old. 

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

Just remember to mention this Special.  Last photo by friend Justen Dobbs.

Sabal blackburniana 5g June Sabal blackburniana 5g June Sabal blackburniana 5g June
Sabal blackburniana 5g June Sabal blackburniana 5g June Sabal blackburniana j dobbs
     

 

TRACHYCARPUS TAKAGHI
NATURAL WINDMILL HYBRID


SEEDS FROM WILD
FIVE GALLON PLANTS - TEN DAY SPECIAL


About fifteen years ago I received seeds from Tobias Spanner that he told me were a natural hybrid between T. fortunei and T. takil.  The seeds were wild collected.  Tobias told me that these were named Trachycarus takaghi.  I germinated the seeds and now, many years later, am offering very old 5 gallon plants.  They have proven to be extremely slow growing. The hopes would be they'd be something different and pick up the super cold hardiness of the takil.  You can see that these plants are crawling the pot horizontally as opposed to trunking.  Perhaps they will prove to be a dwarf species.  I have no habitat photos but am showing a plant from a customer in Texas (TM) that was planted about ten years ago in his garden.  You can see, in that time, it certainly has not produced much trunk.  I'm putting this hybrid on special but only have a few for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

Trachycarpus takaghi 5g Trachycarpus takaghi 5g Trachycarpus takaghi 5g
Trachycarpus takaghi 5g Trachycarpus takaghi 5g Trachycarpus takaghi 5g
Trachycarpus takaghi TM Texas 12 years Trachycarpus takaghi  

 

CHAMAEDOREA SPECIES "SOLEDAD"
HYBRID SHADE PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANT


About two years ago a customer brought in fruit from one of his palms.  He got it from a different nursery.  It was labeled as "Chamaedorea Soledad".  He said he had male and female plants side by side and perhaps the seeds are pure.  But, the chance of a hybrid with these seeds does exist.  I put the seeds down for germination.  We are now selling them in one gallon size.  I do not know the parentage but was told the original plant was a hybrid itself.  The stems have a bit of "radicalis" look to them and the leaves are pinnate.  I'd recommend filtered light for these plants.  I have no garden plants to show you.  Sorry.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $45

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35

Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g
Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g Chamaedorea sp. soledad 1g

 

CEROXYLON QUINDIUENSE
THE TALLEST PALM IN THE WORLD
SO. AMERICAN - COLUMBIA AND NO. PERU


FAIRLY COLD HARDY - OK FOR NOR CAL AREAS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discounted price.  The last photo is by Jeff Anderson, Palmpedia


Ceroxylon quindiuense 1g Ceroxylon quindiuense 1g Ceroxylon quindiuense 1g
Ceroxylon quindiuense 1g Ceroxylon quindiuense J.A. Palmpedia  

 

PARAJUBAEA TORALLYI
SOUTH AMERICAN COCONUT


LARGE, COCONUT APPEARING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.  My thanks to Gaston Torres his photo below of specimen palms.  The first garden shot is of a more juvenile tree.

Parajubaea torallyi 5g Parajubaea torallyi 5g Parajubaea torallyi 5g
Parajubaea torallyi 5g Parajubaea torallyi Parajubaea torallyi Gaston Torres PACSOA

 

SATURDAY, 22 JUNE, 2017

 

ASTROCARYUM MEXICANUM
SINGLE TRUNK SPINY PALM


VERY RARE PALM TO FIND
SPINES ON TRUNKS AND STEMS


Astrocaryum is a genus of spiny palms that are native to areas extending from Mexico, down through Central America and into some Caribbean Islands.  Some are single trunk while others sucker.  Astrocaryum mexicanum is remarkable because it doesn't get too tall and is probably the only species of the genus that can be grown in Southern California.  Trunks, leaf stalks, flower stalks and even the seed clusters can be spiny.  Leaves are green with some silver color to their undersides. 

The last row of pictures here shows how leaves are silver underneath and the entire plant can appear a silver-green.  It is very attractive and tropical appearing and almost impossible to find at a nursery.  When you get one, I'd recommend growing it in filtered light.  Mature height is typically under ten feet.  The first specimen shown has about ten feet of spiny trunk and would be considered very large for a garden.  The second plant is the last row is more typical of what you might see in a garden.  We occasionally have small plants for sale when we can get seeds to germinate.  But, they sell quickly and availability is sporadic.  Cold tolerance is probably just below a freeze.

Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum
Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum
Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum

 

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
SUCKERING, SHADE LOVING PALM


GOOD HOUSEPLANT OR FOR PATIO
A DEFINITE SUPERIOR SPECIES 


TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This species was named about a decade ago after a friend of mine and Palm Society member, Luis Hooper.  It is a suckering, medium sized shade palm with thin trunks and prominent rings on the trunk.  Overall height peaks out at about twelve feet.  Clumps do not run.  Leaf color is green and leaf length is four feet.  It is similar to Chamaedorea costaricana but with longer leaves and a fuller appearance overall.

Shown here are almost entirely 15g plants which we're putting on sale.  These are very nice, older plants that are ready for the garden or for putting into a larger container.  This species is fast growing and tolerates temperatures down to about 20 degrees F.  It does best in filtered light.  Our 15g plants are about 8 feet tall on an average.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON PLANTS $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $185


You must mention this Internet-only special when purchasing to get this price.  Note that these plants are too big to ship by the usual carriers but can be delivered by independent truckers.
CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA Chamaedorea hooperiana
CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana

 

TRACHYCARPUS WAGNERIANUS
A MORE PETITE SPECIES OF THE WINDMILL PALM


SMALL, STIFF LEAVES
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD BAND SIZED PLANTS


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

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

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

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

 

HEDYCHIUM GARNDERIANUM
THE KAHILI GINGER


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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL $135

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL $45


Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount. 

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

 

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN
CYATHEA COOPERI


FAST GROWING, CAN GET TALLER

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 & 15 GALLON SIZES

The Australian Tree Fern in native to several areas on the eastern side of Australia.  It is a faster growing tree fern that can get to a height of over forty feet.  The last photo from my garden in San Diego shows potential height.  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 thinner.  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.

The first photo is our 5g size.  The second is our 15g size.  The latter's leaves are overhead.  My thanks to Plantlust Website for their photo of a colony.

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $120


Mention this special when you purchase. 


Australia Tree Fern Australia Tree Fern Australia Tree Fern
Australia Tree Fern
15g on left, 5g on right
Austraslian Tree Fern Plantlust Website
by Plantlust Website
Austraslian Tree Fern

 

PHOENIX LOUREIROI VARIETY HANCEANA
MOUNTAIN DATE PALM


SINGLE TRUNK - MEDIUM SIZE
ALTERNATIVE TO LARGE CANARY PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Shown here are some 5g plants of seeds that were labeled "Phoenix loureiroi variety hanceana".  There's always been confusion on naming this particular palm.  But, there are two varieties of P. loureiroi.  The variety discussed here and shown is Phoenix loureiroi variety loueiroi and this one is synonymous with hanceana.  It is a medium height, single trunk, armed pinnate palm from various regions in Asia.  Habitat stretches from central Asia down to the Philippines.  Mature height is variable but usually under twenty feet.  The specimen shown in Balboa Park, San Diego below is 20 years old and ten feet tall.  It's a sun species with a cold tolerance to at least the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $65
Remember: Mention this Special!
 

Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana  Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana  Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana 
Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana  Phoenix loureirii  Phoenix loureirii 
Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana  Phoenix loureirii  Phoenix loureirii variety hanceana 
 

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.  They have six to eight leaves and are pushing 4 years of age.  This species is slow growing and has smaller sized leaves.  It forms a clump over time.  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 $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $35

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount. 

Serenoa repens Serenoa repens Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens Serenoa repens Sand Key Serenoa repens

 

ASPLENIUM TONGUE FERN
SIMPLE LEAF FERN
DIFFERENT APPEARING


TEN DAY SPECIAL 8 INCH SIZE

This low profile companion fern can take part day sun or filtered light.  It isn't very tall, perhaps up to 14 inches.  It slow expands over the ground.  The leaves are simple without divisions.  The name "Tongue Fern" refers to its resemblance to the tongue of a type of deer.  This type of fern is native to European counties and the U.S.  It is simple to grow and cold tolerant into the low 20's F.  These plants on special are very large for their pots.  They are about 18 inches wide.

REGULAR PRICE 8 INCH $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $32.50


Just mention this special to get your discount at the time of purchase.

Asplenium Tonue Fern Asplenium Tonue Fern Asplenium Tonue Fern
Asplenium Tonue Fern Asplenium Tonue Fern  

 

HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS 
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
EXTRA LARGE PLANTS ON SALE



DARK RED LEAF COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE LARGER PLANTS

Cordyline Hawaiian Ti plants are a great way to add color to the garden.  They easily acclimate to filtered light growing conditions in our area but can be solely acclimated to coastal sun.  Most don't get much over six feet tall.  They have thin trunks and can take a freeze with some damage.  Severe cold will kill them.  Leaf color varies from pastels to reds to green and black.  We've found that the darker leaf varieties, especial read, do better in our area.  Shown here are extra tall Hawaiian Ti’s.  They are the Chile Pepper variety.  They are quite tall.  It’s very difficult to find Ti’s with this height.  In the pot height is about five feet or more.  We just got is about a dozen of these beauties.  We’re putting them on sale. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS BATCH OF LARGE HAWAIIAN TI $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TI PLANTS $75

Remember to mention this Special for this reduced Blog Only price.


Cordyline fruiticosa Hawiaan Ti Plant Cordyline fruiticosa Hawiaan Ti Plant Cordyline fruiticosa Hawiaan Ti Plant
Cordyline fruiticosa Hawiaan Ti Plant Ti Plants Ti Plants

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

This is a rare green cycad from China.  It is different than the Sago Palm - smaller and, to me, more attractive.  Leaf color is green to blue green.  It tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  Some feel it's one of the most cold hardy cycads in the world - even better than the Sago Palm.  Mature height should be about eight feet.  They can sucker, but much less than the Sago.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed).  

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

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

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


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

 

 

MONSTERA DELICIOSA
"SPLIT LEAF 
PHILODENDRON"


DEFINITELY A CLIMBER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

Monstera deliciosa is a climbing tropical plant native to areas from southern Mexico down through Latin America.  It climbs up tree trunks and can get up to 100 feet into the canopy.  It has green leaves with horizontal splits/openings.  The trunks are about an inch thick.  Leaves can be much larger than shown here when mature.  It is super easy to grow.  Just plant it next to almost anything.  It's also grown as a house plant.  One gallons are on sale.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE $22.50

MONSTERA DELICIOSA Monstera deliciosa MONSTERA DELICIOSA
Monstera deliciosa Monstera split leaf  

              
            SUNDAY, 16 JUNE, 2019

SATAKENTIA LIUKIUENSIS
THE SATAKE PALM

 

SLENDER SINGLE TRUNK WITH DARK CROWN SHAFT
A VERY BEAUTIFUL PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This single trunk and unbelievably beautiful species from the tropical islands of southern Japan has been grown by some in Southern California.  It is a bit of a challenge because this species does not tolerate a freeze.  I'd recommend starting it in filtered light and letting  it emerge over time into the sun.  Mature height is about twenty to thirty feet.  It has a shiny, smooth crown shaft that sometimes is a purple-brown in color.  It is pinnate, tropical appearing and a medium growth rate species.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $95

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $75

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

Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis
Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis
Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis Satakenia liukiuensis

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK

UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 G $75

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.  This size is not difficult to mail order.

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

 

ASSORTED PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
THE HAWAIIAN PALM


ABSOLUTELY 
HUGE 15G PLANTS!
OVER SIX SPECIES AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY 15 GALLON PRITCHARDIA


Pritchardia are a tropical fan palm.  Most do not get overly large and many are under fifteen feet tall.  Along the coast they tolerate full sun.  There are about 25 species with habitats ranging from Hawaii to some South Pacific islands.  We only grow the Hawaiian varieties as they do the best in Southern California where most will take coastal full sun.  Or, grow them in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is in the mid-twenties or a bit lower.  

I'm showing you here a whole assortment of 15g plants.  We have about 8 different species in this size.  No other nursery in Southern California has Pritchardias this big in 15g size at the prices we're offering.  All are easily boxed sized specimens.  Some have three to four feet of trunk and are about 14 years old.  All are outdoor grown in sun.  Leaves on some species are totally flat.  Others have a wave to the leaf. Some are colored on the undersides.  There's a perfect Hawaiian Palm for anyone.  These are way too big and tall for mail order but can be trucked.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE 15G SIZE $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY 15G PRITCHARDIA $200


THESE ARE THE BIGGEST 15G PRITCHARDIA YOU'LL FIND ANYWHERE!

Note:  Most are a 24 inch box size.  All are fabulous.  These are too big to ship by Fed Express. 

Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants Pritchardia huge 15g plants
Pritchardia martii Pritchardia remota Pritchardia beccariana

 

ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA
DWARF GREEN CYCAD
GOOD FOR LOW PROFILE PLANTING


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS

This dwarf species of Zamia is from Puerto Rico and surrounding Caribbean areas.  It is a small cycad with a caudex of six inches.  It suckers, forming clumps.  Its leaves are about 3 feet long, arching downwards and the leaflets are small.  The petioles are unarmed.  It likes filtered light and tolerates temperatures into the upper twenties F.  It prefers partial sun or strong filtered light.  But, it can be grown in sun along our coastal areas here. 

It is an ideal cycad species where one wants plants to stay small.  It's perfect for planting next to a walkway.  We’re putting our band sized plants on species.  Many are fairly old, some even coning in their band containers.

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

Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.  These are a piece of cake to mail order.

Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia
Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia
Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia

 

RAVENEA JULIETTIAE
SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


GENTLY ARCHING LEAVES
SERIOUSLY ENDANGERED IN THE WILD

TEN DAY SPECIAL ESTABLISHED 5G SIZE


This is an endangered species from eastern Madagascar.  There are perhaps just fifty trees remaining in the wild.  It gets to a height of ten to fifteen feet.  It has no crown shaft.  Leaves are green and arch gently downwards.   Leaflets are narrow and trunk diameter is about six inches or a bit more.  The fifteen gallon plants I'm putting on sale are eight to ten years old and very nice.  We only have a few.  It likes full sun and is being well grown by serious collectors in our area.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the mid-twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $80

Remember to mention this Special when you buy.

Ravenea julietiae Ravenea julietiae Ravenea julietiae
Ravenea julietiae Ravenea julietiae Ravenea julietiae
Ravenea julietiae
15 gallon at nursery
Ravenea julietiae TS RPS Ravenea julietiae HB RBGK

 

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


SUPER ATTRACTIVE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

We presently have available a limited number of very nice 5 gallon Ravenea glauca.  This is a great Madagascar species that is easy to grow.  Of smaller Ravenea, R. hildebrandtii is the smallest - a true dwarf.  This species, Ravenea glauca is not that small, but it isn't super big at maturity.  It should max out at about 25 feet.  The trunk is narrow.  Leaves are green and soft to the touch.  In most areas it likes full sun.  In the desert, filtered light would be better.  Growth rate is medium.  Cold hardiness seems to be down to the mid to low 20's F.  These 15 gallon plants are very nice.  I wish to thank Palmpedia for the great habitat photo below.

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

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

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

 

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


NICE 15G ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

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

Most specimens one will see are in the height range of ten to twenty feet.  However, the oldest of trees may reach forty feet height.  The actual trunk diameter is typically six to ten inches.  The leaves are typically about three feet in diameter and have variable division of the segments. Leaves are green on the upper side and below, but it is not uncommon for one can see a bit of blue discoloration to the underside of the leaf.  Distal leaf segments can flex downward toward the ground.  Shown here is our 15 gallon size on Special (first two rows of photos).   The last three photos were taken in Balboa Park, San Diego.

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

Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.  Note that the 15g can be mail ordered.

Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM
STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SEEDLINGS

The seedlings on sale are from local domestic seed and are about 1.5 years old with two to three leaves. As most know, this a very slow growing species that will, over many decades, give the fattest trunked palm in the world.   Ultimate height can reach at least forty feet and trunk diameter up to four feet.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  Cold hardiness in into the mid teens F.  It's a sun species, even in the desert.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $30

But, mention this Special to get your discount.  Mail order is a piece of cake.  We ship plants with soil in their pots.


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

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM


VERY POPULAR, EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 1 GALLON SIZE

This species is a suckering palm from Madagascar but can also be found as a single trunk specimen.  It has either flat or droopy leaves/leaflets and white to silver crown shafts.  Overall height is about twenty feet and trunk thickness is four to six inches.  It likes coastal part day sun, perhaps more, and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  The plants on sale are the 1g size.  Note that they are already suckering.  Age about 4 years.  The sixth photo is a 5g and next a 7 gallon plant. 

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


You must mention this Blog only special when purchasing.

Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis 5 gallon
Dypsis onilahensis 7g Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis


FRIDAY, 14 JUNE, 2019

 

 

EXAMPLES OF CYCADS AT THE NURSERY
UNFORTUNATELY, THE SPRING CYCAD SALE HAS ENDED

 

SMALLER PLANTS - BANDS, 1 GALLON & CITRUS POT 
 
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos cerinus
Encephalartos cerinus
Encephalartos blue arenarius
Encephalartos blue arenarius
Lepidozamia hopei
Lepidozamia hopei
Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae
Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria eriopus


MEDIUM SIZED PLANTS - 5 GALLON AND 15 GALLON SIZE
 
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus 
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis 
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus 
Dioon edule
Dioon edule 
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii 
Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus 
Cycas thouarsii
Cycas thouarsii 


 
LARGE PLANTS - 15, 20, 25 GALLON AND 24 INCH BOXES
 

Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius 
Cycas circinalis
Cycas circinalis 
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus 
Ceratozamia robusTA
Ceratozamia robusta 
eNCEPHALARTOS MANIKENSIS
Encephalartos maniiensis 
Encephalartos princeps
Encephalartos princeps 
Encephalartos sclavoi
Encephalartos sclavoi 
Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus 
Encephalartos concinnus
Encephalartos concinnus 
 

MONSTER PLANTS, BOTANICAL GARDEN SIZE - 25, 35 & 45 GALLON OR BOX 
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus 
Cycas taitungensis
Cycas taitungensis 
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii 
Macrozamia species
Macrozamia species 
Encephalartos species
Encephalartos species 
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo 
Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 
Encephalartos aemulans
Encephalartos aemulans 
Ceratozamia whitelockiana
Ceratozamia whitelockiana 
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus 
Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius 
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii 
Encephalartos aemulans
Encephalartos aemulans 
Encephalartos chimanimaniensis
Encephalartos chimanimaniensis 
Encephalartos senticosus
Encephalartos senticosus 

Don't miss out on these great cycads on sale
Many can be mail ordered - All can be delivered
Plants shown above all from nursery over time  
Some plants may have sold by the time you see this

THIS SALE HAS ENDED
 

THURSDAY, 13 JUNE, 2019

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE CURLY PALM OR BELMORE SENTRY PALM


OLD SPECIMEN JUST INTO OUR NURSERY

I’m showing you in the first two rows a twenty-five year old Howea belmoreana that we just dug from a garden in Ocean Beach, CA.  It has about 8 feet of trunk and is in a 35 gallon pot.  As I’ve ocassionally seen difficulties with dug Howeas, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that this one makes it.  It won’t be for sell for several months to make sure it weathers the dig.

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

Howea belmoreana is different from the Howea forsteriana (classic Kentia Palm) as it has curved leaves and an umbrella-shaped crown.  It also might be a bit more cold hardy.  It prefers filtered light or a little sun inland and can take more sun right on the coast.  Cold tolerance is about 24 degrees F.  Growth rate, like the Kentia, is slow.  You’ll notice the “umbrella” shape to the foliage on all the photographs here.  At the nursery we also have 5g and 15g plants for sale.  The 5g size is shown below.


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS
 
TRUE BLUE SPECIES


SINGLE PLANT AVAILABLE
- 25 GALLON SIZE
SUPER RARE, IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND CYCAD

AND IT'S ON SALE RIGHT NOW

Shown below is a gorgeous true Blue Encephalartos Arenarius in a 25 gallon pot.  This is not the same as a regular E. arenarius that has blue leaves.  It is unique in appearance and has a different cone.  This species is near impossible to find and only found among collections of real enthusiasts.  We got this plant from a private collection.  It wants full coastal sun and is cold hardy to the low twenties F.  The caudex is 7 inches.  It is for sale.  If we down size the pot, it can be shipped via Fed Express.  Otherwise, delivery is possible by truck.  I only have this one plant for sale of this type.  And, right now, it's on sale.

UNTIL THIS SATURDAY, 20% OFF REGULAR CYCAD PRICES ON THIS AND ALL OUR 10,000 CYCADS!


 
Blue Encephalartos arenarius Blue Encephalartos arenarius Blue Encephalartos arenarius
Blue Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius blue 25 g caudex  7 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue 25 g caudex  7 inches
Encephalartos arenarius blue 25 g caudex  7 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue 25 g caudex  7 inches  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS NUBIMONTANUS
SUPER RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
ALL CYCADS ON SALE UNTIL SATURDAY!   

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.  The example shown here is in a citrus pot and have a 3 inch caduex.  The last row  of pictures show larger nursery plants. 

UNTIL THIS COMING SATURDAY, ALL CYCADS ON SALE AT 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES


Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches
Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches Encephalartos nubimontanus cit pot 3 inches

 

LYCHEE SEEDLINGS FOR SALE


PRODUCES UNUSUAL TROPICAL FRUIT
CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS


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

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $50

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

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


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

 

MACROZAMIA MOOREI
LARGER COLD HARDY CYCAD


A CYCAD THAT EVENTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A PALM TREE
DISCOUNT ALL CYCADS UNTIL THIS COMING SATURDAY!

This larger cycad is native to Queensland, Australia.  Over many decades, it establishes a thick trunk and can get ten to twenty feet tall.  At this size the truly resemble a palm tree, both in crown size and trunk size.  It is recognizable because of its long, curved and keeled leaves (V shaped in cross section).  Other species like M. johnsoni and communis have much flatter leaves.  The nursery plants shown here are mostly larger plants from 15 gallon to box size specimens.  Caudex sizes are all quite large for the container.  You’ll notice the keeled leaves on the photos.  This species wants full sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  We have a whole assortment of sizes of this species.

RIGHT NOW ALL CYCADS ON SALE AT 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES UNTIL SATURDAY

Remember:  This sale is about to end.


Macrozamia moorei old 15g caudex 7.5 inches Macrozamia moorei old 15g caudex 7.5 inches Macrozamia moorei old 15g caudex 7.5 inches
Macrozamia moorei Macrozamia moorei Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei mACROZAMIA MOOREI Macrozamia moorei

 

HYOPHORBE INDICA
RARE MEDIUM SIZED PINNATE PALM
SLIGHTLY BULGING TRUNK


TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 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.  Plants of this size are rarely offered for sale.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special when you buy.  We only have a couple of these remaining.



hYOPHORBE INDICA Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica
Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica TS RPS
 photo by TS RPS
 

 

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


SUPER ATTRACTIVE
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICELY SIZED 25G PLANTS

We presently have available a limited number of very nice 25 gallon Ravenea glauca.  On smaller Ravenea, R. hildebrandtii is the smallest - a true dwarf.  This species Ravenea glauca is not that small, but it isn't super big at maturity.  It should max out at about 25 feet.  The trunk is narrow.  Leaves are green and soft to the touch.  In most areas it likes full sun.  In the desert, filtered light would be better.  Growth rate is medium.  Cold hardiness seems to be down to the mid to low 20's F.

These 25 gallon plants shown are about 10 feet tall in their pots.  I am showing here three different plants of this size.  They’ve seen a fair amount of our local cold weather.  They are way too big for mail order but we do offer smaller plants for sale that can be shipped.

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

Remember:  You must mention this website special for this price when you purchase.  The last photo is c/o Palmpedia by an unknown author and is one of my favorite palm photographs.


Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca palmpedia

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


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

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

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

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


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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE SHAVING BRUSH / FEATHER DUSTER PALM


UPRIGHT LEAVES
SWOLLEN CROWN SHAFT
TAKES SUN NEAR THE OCEAN

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

Native stands of 
Rhopalostylis sapida are found in temperate parts of New Zealand and also on coastal areas of Chatham and South Islands.  In these localities it is found in shaded forests and in the more moist bottoms of mountainous gullies.  One does not see it at high elevation where severe cold may be seen.  Rather it's in the coastal and warmer regions.  Being a slow growing species, it is reported that it takes ten to fifteen years in habitat before one begins to see a formed trunk.  One report done by the New Zealand government reported that it took forty years to show trunk and that ten meter trees were 200 years old.  The point here is that, as a species, the Nikau Palm is slow growing in its natural habitat.  Soil in the area is good draining and rainfall is ample

This is a single trunk palm that has green, upright leaves.  The hallmarks of this plant are the upright pointing leaves and the swollen crown shaft.  Almost always, the crown shaft is prominently larger in diameter than the trunk.  The trunk has rings from old leaf attachments.  Overall height after many decades is 25 to 35 feet or, on old specimens, even more.  Trunk diameter is eight to twelve inches.  Leaves are usually eight to twelve feet long.  Growth rate is slow.  Of note, we are putting nice 5g on Ten Day Specials.

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

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 5g size can be mail ordered.

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

  

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED


GORGEOUS PALM WITH ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

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

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


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

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

 

SABAL LOUISIANA
A RARE FORM OF SABAL


SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZE
CAN TAKE SOME SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

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

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

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON SIZE

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The 15g plants on special are chunky and nice.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $165

 

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

CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS
THE PARLOR PALM


TWO TWENTY YEAR OLD SPECIMENS WITH TRUNK

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS

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

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

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

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

 

NEOROGELIA DONNA
PINK-PURPLE IN COLOR


EASY FILTERED LIGHT GARDEN COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL


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

REGULAR PLANT SIZE SHOWN $37.50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $32.50

Just mention this Special to get your discount.  These can be mail ordered.


Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna
Neorogelia Donna Neorogelia Donna  

 

SATURDAY, 8 JUNE, 2019

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
EXAMPLES OF TWO NICE SIZED PLANTS FOR SALE


GREEN TO BLUE GREEN LEAVES
LOVES SUN - RE-CURVED LEAVES
20% OFF REGULAR PRICE UNTIL JUNE 15TH

Encephalartos longifolius is from the Eastern Cape region of the 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.  The plants shown here both have caudexes about 8 inches.  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 of sizes available from sale - both larger and smaller.  The last row of photos shows plants that are the blue form.  Most of our sizes can be mail ordered or delivered.

Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Blue Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius blue Encephalartos longifolius blue

 

DIOON ANGUSTIFOLIUM
COLD HARDY NEW WORLD CYCAD

THIN LEAFLETS, SUN-LOVING CYCAD
20% OFF REGULAR PRICE - ANY CYCAD UNTIL JUNE 15TH!


I will state at the onset that there has always been controversy over whether this plant has it's own species status or is a type of Dioon edule.  Whitelock, in his reference book on cycads, discusses this and states that some taxonomists feel that edules from the Mexican areas of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas should be called "Dioon edule variety angustifolium."  With this said, this cycad is known for its extremely narrow, tightly spaced leaflets and flat leaves with no keeling.  Leaf color is green to silver green.  This is a medium sized cycad that loves full sun and heat. It rarely in domestic gardens has a trunk more than two feet tall.  It shares the cold hardiness of Dioon edule, into the upper teens F.  Some feel, because of the close proximity of the leaflets, that it is more attractive than the regular Dioon edule.

Sometimes this species will freely cluster forming many attached plants.  Other times it will remain as a single trunk with leaves.  Shown below is a very old specimen with a large caudex and a spent male cone.  I'd estimate age at 25 years.  This species loves heat and sun and won't do well in the shade.  It doesn't require much water and could be considered a xerophytic species.  We have an assortment of plants for sale, mostly in larger sizes.

20% OFF ANY CYCAD INCLUDING THIS SPECIES
SALE ENDS JUNE 15TH

Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium
Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium
Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium

 

BLECHNUM GIBBUM
THE SILVER LADY FERN


THE MINIATURE TREE FERN
YES, IT IS A MINIATURE AND STAYS SMALL!


I am really fond of this cute and dwarf type of Tree Fern native to an assortment of Pacific Islands stretching from Hawaii to the Asian Pacific.  The reason I like it is because it stays small over time.  To make this point, I am going to first shown you a 15g plant that we got from a private collection.  You'll see this plant in the first two rows of photos.  We estimate the age of this plant to be 20 years.  The third row shows a standard 5 gallon nursery plant.  You'll note that, in twenty years, three inches of trunk turns into two feet of trunk.  Now, that's either from super slow growth or genetics.  I think it's the latter.  The tallest specimen I've seen in a garden is about five feet tall overall.  Trunk diameter is four inches or less.  It likes filtered light and can take cold weather into the mid-twenties F or maybe a bit less.  We also occasionally have 1 gallon size for sale.  These are easy to mail order.

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BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM
BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM

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 $60


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

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

 

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


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


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

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

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


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

 

PRITCHARDIA MUNROI
NATIVE TO MOLOKAI - MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
ONLY A SINGLE TREE REMAINS IN HABITAT


MIGHT BE LAST CHANCE TO GET THIS SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL MASSIVE 5G PLANT

Pritchardia munroi is super critically endangered with one or perhaps two trees remaining in its native habitat on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.  There is found in a drier part of the eastern portion of the island.  There are reports that perhaps it is found on other islands.  Mature height is about fifteen feet.  Leaves are green and droop a bit at their segment's ends.  Seeds are medium sized.  Leaf stems are covered with a tan to brown hair.  It tolerates full sun in this locality and has a cold tolerance into the mid-twenties F.

The 5 gallon plant shown here is another absolutely huge 5g plant.  The last photo shows an older 25g photo.  This is
a 15g plant in a 5g pot and is about 7 feet tall in the pot. 

REGULAR PRICE ABSOLUTELY HUGE 5G SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $75


Just mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  I wish to thank TS at RPS for his photos below.

PRITCHARDIA MUNROI Pritchardia munroi PRITCHARDIA MUNROI
Pritchardia munroi Pritchardia munroi Pritchardia munroi TS RPS
Pritchardia munroi Pritchardia munroi Pritchardia munroi

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA HYBRID


CROSSED WITH UNKNOWN TYPE OF DATE
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 $30


Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid Phoenix rupicola hybrid

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE CHAMAEROPS
SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special!

Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA


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

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

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


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

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

 

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


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


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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special!


 
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Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta
Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta Cycas revoluta

 

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


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special to get this price.

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

 

DYPSIS BARONII - RARE MADAGASCAR PALM


THIS CLONE HAS SHORT PETIOLES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS


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

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

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

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Dypsis baronii short petiole Dypsis baronii  

 

LIVISTONA DECIPIENS - AKA LIVISTONA DECORA
THE RIBBON PALM

 

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


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

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

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.


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Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora Livistona decipiens decora

 

WEDNESDAY, 5 JUNE, 2019

 

BUTIA CAPITATA
THE PINDO OR JELLY PALM
GREEN FORM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON

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

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

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


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

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

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Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii by cloudforest website Rhopalostylis cheesemanii

 

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM
BULGING TRUNK ABOVE THE GROUND!


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

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

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

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

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase


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

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL FEW REMAINING 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS

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

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

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

 

COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNAUBA WAX PALM


WATER CONSERVING
LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species is native to Brazil and is a single trunk fan palm with a not too large crown of leaves that are green in color.  Sometimes they'll be blue-green.  This species will retail old leaf bases for a while and give a "knobby trunk" over time.  The last photo shows a close up of a trunk with attached leaf bases.  Overall height can get over fifty feet although often shorter.  Old leaf bases can be adherent to the trunk making rough as shown in the last photo.  Economically, the leaves of this species produce a wax that makes carnauba wax.  The latter is marketed for various usages including car and shoe wax.  This palm wants heat and sun and is cold hardy to at least the lower 20's F.  We are offering our 5g plants on sale.

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


Remember, mention this Special!

Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera

 

VARIEGATED RHAPIS EXCELSA
FILTERED LIGHT - SEMI-DWARF SIZE


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

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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE THIS 7G SPECIMEN $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $350

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING BAMBOO PALM



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


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

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

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

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

 

STAGHORN FERN
PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATA
EPIPHYTIC FERN THAT LIVES IN TREES


ANTLER TYPE LEAVES - MOUNTED PLANTS AVAILABLE

TEN DAY SPECIAL MOUNTED AND LARGER PLANTS

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


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

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE STAGHORN $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60
 

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA

TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


Surprisingly, this is presently a hard to find species of Chamaedorea.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa - except:  The plumosa has a more plumose leaf and takes a little more sun.  The glaucifolia has the silver powder on the leaf stems and crown shaft as shown below.  Otherwise, you would mistake the two.  Note that if you wipe the crown shaft with you thumb, you'll wipe off the frosty white as shown below.  Now that the "Baby Queens" have gotten so much notoriety, it's very difficult to find glaucifolia.  These 5g and multiples and most are very nice size.

This is a single trunk species.  Mature height is about 14 feet.  It takes almost full sun on the coast and is quick growing. Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  I apologize that I don't have any good garden pictures of this species, but the large nursery plants will give you an idea of their mature appearance.  Note that these plants on special are multiples - several plants in each pot. 

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

Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia

 

ENCEPHALARTOS DYERIANUS
SUPER RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


NATIVE TO THE TRANSVAAL DISTRICT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $95


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

 

ALOCASIA MACRORRHIZA
THE GIANT TARO PLANT


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


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

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

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Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza
Alocasia macrorrhiza Alocasia macrorrhiza  

 

LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA
LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES


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

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

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

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Ligularia Ligularia Ligularia
Ligularia Ligularia Ligularia

 

TILLANDSIA SPECIES
AIRPLANT WITH YELLOW BLOSSOM


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


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

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

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


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

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

 

MONDAY, 3 JUNE, 2019

 

SPECIMEN SIZE KENTIA PALMS
HOWEA FORSTERIANA


FROM FIVE TO FIFTEEN FEET OF TRUNK
SINGLES AND MULTIPLES

SALE PRICE THESE SPECIMEN PALMS


For several decades we've worked with an associate grower who offers old specimen Kentia Palms.  Starting in the late 1980's, these were field grown here in Encinitas, CA.  Over time, many have been dug and put into boxes.  Usually this is into 36 inch box sizes - rarely into 24 inch boxes.  Some are still in the growing fields.  Even if dug from the grower's and moved to your garden for immediate planting, most do just fine.  And, these have been sun grown only getting shade from adjacent Kentias.

Kentia palms dig quite easily.  The ones shown in boxes below were typically dug three to four years ago.  Several hundred trees are available.  All need heavy equipment to lift and handle - and a flatbed truck for delivery (at least 25 feet long).  Delivery can be arranged as needed.  Call or email us for more information.  Random photos below were taken recently of plants available.


SPECIAL PRICE THESE LARGE KENTIAS - $125 PER TRUNK FOOT

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Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana  Howea forsteriana

 

DIOON MEJIAE
LUSH AND TROPICAL APPEARING


NEW WORLD CYCAD
SPECIMEN SIZES AVAILABLE

20% OFF REGULAR PRICES UNTIL JUNE 15TH

This is a more tropical appearing species of Dioon and is native to Central America in Nicaragua and Honduras.  There it is found among thick deciduous forests.   Leaves are long, green and arch minimally.  In cross section the leaves are flat.  They are similar to the lush leaves of Dioon spinulosum but typically, on mature plants, lack any spines on the leaflets.  Trunks ten to be somewhat narrow, usually under twelve inches.  But, a mature plant in habitat can reach heights of over 20 feet in a century or two.  An attractive thing about this species are the super soft, wooly and yet fragile new leaves as they emerge (last photo).  One is so tempted to feel them.  Leaf color is green with a length of about six feet. 

This is a super attractive plant for morning sun or strong filtered light.  It is possible to grow it in half day coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  The plant shown is in a 15g and has a caudex size of ten inches.  We do have both smaller and larger plants for sale.  All can be mail ordered or delivered within the U.S.  I'm showing you two nursery plants below with some garden photographs.

 
Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae 
dioon mejiae  dIOON MEJIAE  dIOON MEJIAE 
Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae new leaves emerging

 

DIOON RZEDOWSKII
RARE TROPICAL MEXICAN DIOON



DIFFICULT TO FIND IN LARGE SIZES
LARGER PLANTS AVAILABLE

20% OFF REGULAR PRICES UNTIL JUNE 15TH

This tropical looking species is from Oaxaca, Mexico.   It is similar in appearance to Dioon spinulosum and Dioon mejiae (known as the D. spinulosum complex).  The main difference you can see in this species which sets it apart as unique is that it is hardier to sun than either of its counterparts and it carries leaflets down to the base of the petiole.  This species is a slow to moderate grower and can get about 7-8 feet tall in cultivation, though much taller specimens exist in the wild.  It has beautiful green leaves and is moderately spined.  This species is not tremendously hardy, but can tolerate into the mid to upper 20’s F

The first six photos show a fifteen year old plant in a 15 gallon pot with caudex size of 8 x 9 inches.  I'm also showing three other nursery plants with two garden photos.  The last photo by JO shows how plants look in several centuries in habitat.  Plants larger than shown here are available.

 
Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii  
Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii  
Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii  
dioon rzedowskii  Dioon rzedowskii   Dioon rzedowskii  

 

STANGERIA ERIOPSUS
FERN-LIKE DWARF AFRICAN CYCAD


SMALL AND VERY CUTE CYCAD
COASTAL SUN OR STRONG FILTERED LIGHT

20% OFF THIS SPECIES UNTIL JUNE 15TH!

Stangeria eriopus is the only species in this genus and is native to forests in South Africa.  The leaves more resemble a fern than a typical cycad.  It is most closely related to another cycad which branches, Bowenia, from Australia.  It is often described as having two forms: the grassland and the mountain form.  What I’ve found culturally with one batch of seeds is that there seems to be more variation plant to plant than from “variety to variety”.  

Leaves are typically under three feet long but have been reported to get over five feet.  Leaflets are rounded at the end, sometimes have serrations and are soft to the touch.  I’ve not seen leaves much over three to four feet long.  Caudexes are small as well.  An eight inch caudex would be large.  They can cone when the caudex is four inches.  They like filtered light or part day sun right on the coast.  We’d found they tolerate temperatures of 24 to 25 degrees F. with no problem.  They are a very cute and small plant
.

We presently have citrus pot, 5 gallon and some 15g plants available.  Many are in cone.  I'm showing two 15 gallon plants below with photos of male and female cones.  Until June 15th, plants are on sale.  The last photo shows leaves of a plant in full sun in the wild.


Stangeria eriopus   Stangeria eriopus   Stangeria eriopus  
Stangeria eriopus MALE CONE  Stangeria eriopus   STANGERIA ERIOPUS 
STANGERIA ERIOPUS  STANGERIA ERIOPUS  STANGERIA ERIOPUS FEMALE CONE 
STANGERIA ERIOPUS  STANGERIA ERIOPUS  STANGERIA ERIOPUS 

 

ALLAGOPTERA ARENARIA
THE SEASHORE OR BEACH PALM


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

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

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

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

Allagoptera arenaria Allagoptera arenaria Allagoptera arenaria
Allagoptera arenaria Allagoptera arenaria Allagoptera arenaria

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX BEATRICAE
PROBABLY VARIETY OF A. ALEXANDRAE
SWOLLEN BASE OF TRUNK


STEP OFFS AT THE GROWTH RINGS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Archontophoenix Beatricae has always been a bit of a problem for taxonomists - whether it's truly a species or a variety.  Some feel it's a variety of A. alexandrae.  I won't get into that argument here.  But, the plants shown below came from seed from a A. beatricae.   Note the very swollen trunk base.  It flairs out.  It is also known to have notches or "step offs" at the growth rings.  I don't have a good photo close up of the latter.  These plants need to be repotted or go into the ground.  They can take coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  The 5g size singles are on sale but we may have a few multiples we'd offer at the same price.

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

Remember:  mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!

 
Archontophoenix beatricae Archontophoenix beatricae Archontophoenix beatricae
Archontophoenix beatricae Archontophoenix beatricea Archontophoenix beatricae

 

BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND


A BISMARCKIA BUT WITH GREEN NOT 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.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $170


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

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII
THE MOST CLASSIC OF THE BAMBOO PALMS


MATURE, FLOWERING SIZE 15G
FILTERED LIKE, SHORTER PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


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 is sought out as one of the most popular interior palms.  This has been the case for about 100 years.  A good thing is that 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 15g on sale here are about ten or more years old and locally grown. They are more robust and better for the garden than imported plants sold elsewhere.  They shouldn't get any taller and have about as many canes as a 15g pot will support.  And, they are much more sturdy and hardy than imported plants.  They've seen all of our cold weather. 

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

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.

 
CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII
CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRITZII

 

PSEUDOPHOENIX SARGENTII
THE CHERRY PALM

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


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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
THE CAT PALM
A SEMI-DWARF CLUSTERING PALM


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL $165

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.