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SOME UNUSUAL COLD HARDY PALMS AND CYCADS
AN ASSORTMENT OF IDEAS - A "SAMPLER"


ALL THESE SPECIES TOLERATE 22 DEGREES F. OR LESS
SOME DOWN TO 15 DEGREES!

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

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

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

PALMS AND CYCADS BELOW PRESENTED IN RANDOM ORDER


     
Phoenix sylvestris
Phoenix sylvestris 15g
Phoenix sylvestris
Phoenix sylvestris 15g
Phoenix sylvestris 5g
Phoenix sylvestris 5g
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
 15g
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Parajubaea microcarpa
Parajubaea microcarpa 
15g
Parajubaea microcarpa
Parajubaea microcarpa
Phoenix loureirri
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana 
5g
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana
Phoenix loureirrii variety hancana
Sabal maritima
Sabal maritima 
15g
Sabal maritima
Sabal maritima
Brahea brandegei
Brahea brandegei 
15g
Brahea brandegei
Brahea brandegei
Brahea decumbens
Brahea decumbens 
5g
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana 
15g
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia mexicana
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis 
15g
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Dioon edule
Dioon edule 
15g
Dioon edule
Dioon edule
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius 
citrus pot
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus 15g
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus
Jubaea x Butia
Jubaea x Butia 15g
Jubaea x Butia
Jubaea x Butia
Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens 5g
Serenoa repens
Serenoa repens
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma 
15g
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax schizophylla
Trithrinax schizophylla 
15g
Trithrinax schizophylla
Trithrinax schizophylla
Brahea edule
Brahea edule 
15g
Brahea edule
Brahea edule
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 
15g
Trachycarpus wagnerianus
Trachycarpus wagnerianus 15g
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei 15g
Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei 
15g
Blue Butia capitata 25g
Blue Butia capitata 15g
Blue butia capitata
Blue Butia capitata 15g

 

DIOON CALIFANOI
MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


KEELED, ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT $145

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


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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA VIEILLARDII
THE TIGER PALM - STRIPED CROWN SHAFT


ANOTHER SPECIES OF THIS GREAT GENUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE!

This species of Burretiokentia comes from the highest elevation of the three species of this genus from New Caledonia.  It grows at altitudes of almost 4000 feet.  It has a thin trunk of about six inches and can get to sixty feet tall.  It has a prominently bulging crown shaft that is known for it's diagonally dark markings.  Thus, the name "Tiger Palm".  The crown shaft is reddish-brown in color and has prominent striations as shown below.  Younger trunks are green with rings unless exposed to sun.

The crown of this species is full and round with upright and arching leaves.  Leaf length is about eight feet, leaflet length is three feet and the leaves are flat in cross section.  Some would argue that this species is the prettiest of all Burretiokentia.  Culture is similar to the other Burretiokentia, but I'd give it more shade when young and let it "grow into the sun" rather than starting it in direct sunlight.  As with all New Caledonian species, ample water is crucial.  Under-watered plants do not do well.  Although limited, we do offer various sizes for sale.  I've shown not only nursery plants here but also some mature specimens.  We're putting the 15g on Special

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15GALLON $185

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

Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii 
Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii 
Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii  Burretiokentia vieillardii 

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TALL TRUNKING FORM


LOOK BEST IN SMALL COLONIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BANDS


There are two forms of Chamaedorea radicalis:  The smaller dwarf form and the trunking form.  Both are native to Mexico.  The trunking form is what I'm putting on special presently.  It has a thin trunk with rings, gets way overhead and tolerates coastal sun.  The last photo shows how big a 5g can get.  These are fast growing and have a cold hardiness perhaps into the upper teens F.  They look best with several growing size by side.  The bands on sale have two or three plants per pot.  This is a good buy.

REGULAR PRICE THESE BANDS $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE BANDS $32.50

Please mention this special at the time of purchase for your discount

Chamaedorea radicalis trunking form Chamaedorea radicalis trunking form Chamaedorea radicalis trunking form

 

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
DWARF, BLUE, SUCKERING SUN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 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 1.5 gallon plants which are about 4 years old.  They are quite old for their containers.  This species will take sun in all areas and does not like shade.  It does well in desert areas.  Cold tolerance is about 17 to 18 degrees.  We're offering both sizes on a ten day special.  And, for this slow growing species, they are oversized in their pots.  After a little acclimation, put them right into your garden!

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $39

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

Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens

 

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


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special to get this price.

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

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL 7G/15G PLANTS

Recently new to our nursery, this exotic filtered light dwarf plant puts out clusters of huge flowers.  This variety is pink but they also can come in red, apricot, orange, yellow and a whole assortment of other colors.  They typically get to a height of five feet or less and throw long lasting blossoms.  See how beautiful they are in summer when blooming.  Along the coast they can take full sun.  Cold hardiness is into the twenties F.  Plants are about as wide as they are tall and make a wonderful and colorful addition to the garden floor.  You'll not see this plant around too much.  We sold them like crazy last year as everyone wants color for shady areas.  Easy to ship.  One picture below shows the plant in winter, no blossoms.

REGULAR PRICE EITHER SIZE $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL $120

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

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

 

TILLANDSIA CLUSTERS
MANY AIRPLANTS IN ONE BUNCH


SOME MOUNTED - SOME NOT
AND READY FOR TREE TRUNKS OR HANGING
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO SIZES!
GOING INTO BLOSSOM RIGHT NOW!


These New World epiphytic plants are great fun.  They are one of the many genera of Bromeliads.  Native to regions stretching from the Southern US down to South America, these plants attach to tree trunks, branches, posts, fences or anything they can find.  Most do not live in the ground.  They live off of natural rainfall or humidity and are not harmful to the hosting plant/tree.  All will flower.  Flower color depends on the species.  These flowers appear in spring-summer.  We have perhaps six to eight varieties.  Most growers divide plants into single plants and sell them one at a time.  We are offering bunches of many plants together.  Some bunches are a decade old.  You can put them on a piece of bark, wood or whatever you want.  We have both un-mounted and mounted on wood plants.  They are easy to care for outside.  Of note, they are not super expensive but are not cheap.  This is because they are so old.

The first two rows show the medium sizes.  The last row shows large.

REGULAR PRICE CLUSTER MEDIUM, $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL CLUSTER MEDIUM $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL CLUSTER LARGE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL CLUSTER LARGE $50


PLANTS MOUNTED ON WOOD ARE $10 MORE PER PLANT THAN UN-MOUNTED CLUSTERS.

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  Weather permitting, I can ship these but they take a good sized box sometimes, especially if mounted. 

Tillandsia clusters Tillandsia clusters Tillandsia clusters
Tillandsia clusters Tillandsia clusters tILLANDSIA CLUSTER 
Tillandsia clusters Tillandsia cluster  Tillandsia clusters 

 

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM


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

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

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

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

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase


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

 

CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS
VERY NICE BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS
BIFURACTION ALREADY EVIDENT


TEN DAY SPECIAL

When cycad enthusiasts have pollen and a receptive female cycad cone, you know some type of pollination is going to take place.  This is the way we see all sorts of crazy crosses.  Many of these hybrids are done haphazardly with no thought about the cross.  But, with this said, there is some rationale to the hybrid I'm showing you now.  Cycas debaoensis, from China, is known for it's mutipinnate leaves.  They are very cool.  Leaf stems can split to the third order.  Contrast this with the common Sago Palm that has simple pinnate leaves.  But, the Sago is super cold hardy and female cones are very available.  A cross could give a larger plant with bifurcating leaves and more cold hardiness.  That would be desirable.

I don't know if this is the reason that a friend did this cross.  But, it intrigued me so I brought in some hand selected plants that are showing the bifurcation in the seedling stage.   Please see photos.  There are no mature specimens around that I know of so I can't show mature cycad photos.  I'd anticipate a medium sized plant that hopefully will take sun and be fairly cold hardy, hopefully into the teens F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


These are easy to mail order.  Remember to ask for your discount.

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

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG BAND SIZED PLANTS


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

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $32.50
   OR FOUR FOR $120


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
EASTER CAPE BLUE CYCAD


FULL SUN, NEVER VERY BIG
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

One of the most popular blue cycads that we sell is this South African species from the Eastern Cape region (toward the ocean).  It is a very slow growing species that, in fifty years, is rarely over a height of five feet tall.  So, like the Dioon above, it'll always stay small and not obstruct a view.  The color is intensely blue.  I tell people it's like the color of a clear blue sky after you've thrown in a tiny bit of fog.  The other thing about this species, compared to E. horridus and trispinosus, is that it's much less spiny and very uniform in shape when mature.  Expect a trunk of no more than three feet and a crown width of no more than six feet.  It loves full sun on the coast and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $52

Remember: You must mention this Blog Only Special for this discount when you buy.  This size is a piece of cake to ship.  We also have available 5g, 15g and boxes for sale.  The last row of photos shows other larger nursery plants.

Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MYOLENSIS
CLEAN, EMERALD GREEN CROWN SHAFT
FROM QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $59.99

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

Archontophoenix myolensis
This and next 3 photos of the 5g size on sale
Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Archontophoenix myolensis Archontophoenix myolensis
Close up crown shaft mature tree
Archontophoenix myolensis
Underside of 15g nursery plant leaves
Archontophoenix myolensis
Close up of the lower trunk, juvenile plant
Archontophoenix myolensis TS RPS
photo c/o TS at RPS 
Archontophoenix myolensis
15g nursery plant

 

CARYOTA GIGAS
THE THAI MOUNTAIN GIANT FISHTAIL
"KING KONG" FISHTAIL


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 24 INCH BOXES

This very popular palm is favored because or its huge, shade producing leaves.  They can get to fourteen feet long with a twelve foot width.  They are green in color, sometimes a bit mottled in color.  The latter is a nice thing to the eye.  Leaflets are rounded and scalloped at the edges - more liked than other Fishtail palm leaflets that are often "chopped" appearing.  Mature height is up to about thirty to thirty-five feet.  Trunk diameter is thick, sometimes up to 30 inches at the base.  Because of the sizes of these palms, you have to give it plenty of room and full sun.  If it's hot, give it extra water.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.  It is native to mountainous areas in northern Thailand.

REGULAR PRICE BOX SIZE $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL BOX SIZE $385


Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

 
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas box
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas

 

SUNDAY, 15 JULY, 2018

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE CYCAD
SHINY, DARK GREEN LEAVES


SLOW GROWING BUT NEEDS SOME ROOM

I enjoy talking about this species because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large species over time.  I say "user friendly" because this is one of the few cycad species that has absolutely no spines; none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  A leaf brushing across your face feels no more intense than brushing past a Maiden Hair Fern. We have a great selection of this species including a large collection of mature, huge plants recently obtained. (shown in the third row below)  I am going to show you an assortment of plants of different sizes.  Below are a few of the main characteristics of this species:

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

I've found that even customers who say "I only like palms, not cycads" tend to love this species.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana
lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana

BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND
A BISMARCKIA BUT WITHOUT THE BLUE COLOR


VERY ATTRACTIVE, LARGER FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZED PLANTS

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $160


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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color.  I'm showing our 5g size which we're putting on a Ten Day Special

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


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ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII


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

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

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

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

 

HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN


PRESENTING TWO RED TI'S - WIDE AND NARROW LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 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.  Sever cold will kill them.  Leaf color varies from pastels to reds to green and black.  We've found that the darker leaf varieties do better in our area.  Shown here are two red varieties - one with wide leaves, the other with more narrow leaves.  We just got them in and are putting both on sale.  The first four photos show the thin leaf variety - the next four photos show the wider leaf plants.  All the nursery plants are 3g size.

REGULAR PRICE HAWAIIAN TI $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TI PLANTS $37.50


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Hawaiaan Ti red thin leaf Hawaiaan Ti red thin leaf Hawaiaan Ti red thin leaf  
Hawaiaan Ti red thin leaf Hawaiaan Ti red wide leaf Hawaiaan Ti red wide leaf
Hawaiaan Ti red wide leaf Hawaiaan Ti red wide leaf Hawaiaan T  

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - VERY PRETTY
A GREAT INTERIOR PALM!

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F.  Below I'm showing our five gallon size which I'm putting on special.  I also showing a mature garden plant.  This is a great palm!

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

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Chamaedorea costaricasna Chamaedorea costaricasna Chamaedorea costaricasna
Chamaedorea costaricasna Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricasna

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM

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

This species is a suckering palm from Madagascar but can also be found as a single trunk specimen.  It has either flat or droopy leaves/leaflets and white to silver crown shafts.  Overall height is about twenty feet and trunk thickness is four to six inches.  It likes coastal part day sun, perhaps more, and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  Some growers in our area have been successful in growing this species in full sun.  It is quite popular among enthusiasts.  The plants we're putting on special are the 5 gallon size.  Note on the close-ups of the trunks that there is variability with the color of the crown shaft.  Even with this, I think both plants as they mature will show the classic white crown shaft when large.  These can be mail ordered. 

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

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Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis BQ Dypsis onilahensis

 

CYPHOPHOENIX NUCELE
RARE, ELEGANT, THIN TRUNK PALM
UPRIGHT LEAVES


FROM NEW CALEDONIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE

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

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

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

 

PHOENIX THEOPHRASTII
PERHAPS THE MOST COLD HARDY DATE PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

I have previously discussed this extremely cold hardy species of Phoenix.  This species is suckering (typically) and is from the island of Crete.  It is a bristly palm with lots of spines.  It has a pronounced yellow color in its petioles.  But, most important to people in cold areas, it is possibly the most cold hardy of all the Phoenix, even better than the Canary Palm.  It is somewhat smaller than Phoenix dactylifera and the leaves are green in color.  Shown here are views of 15g plants.  We presently have 5g and 7g for sale.  It likes sun and cold tolerance should be about 15 degrees F.  The last photo shows a single trunk plant (RPS website), perhaps pruned this way or perhaps naturally single trunk.  You can see that it is a medium sized palm species.  These plants are easy to ship by mail order.  But, we only have a few left.

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


Just mention this Special at our Blog to get your discount at the time of purchase.  Mature specimen photo by RPS.

Phoenix theophrastii Phoenix theophrastii Phoenix theophrastii
Phoenix theophrastii phoenix theophrastii by TS at RPS  

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE NIKAU PALM


NEW ZEALAND PALM - BULGING CROWN SHAFT
A FAVORITE OF ALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

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, the 15g shown here is a double.  Most of this size have only one plant in the pot.

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

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 sapida  Rhopalostylis sapida  Rhopalostylis sapida 
Rhopalostylis sapida  Rhopalostylis sapida  Rhopalostyis sapida 
Rhopalostylis sapida  Rhopalostylis sapida  Rhopalostyis sapida 
Rhopalostyis sapida  Rhopalostyis sapida  Rhopalostyis 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 $165

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 

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD


MAXIMUM GARDEN HEIGHT TYPICALLY SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES!


The first six pictures here show an example of a really nice 15 gallon mature plant with male cones.  It is a clustered specimen with three main coning caudexes.  This species is very small with leaves rarely to four feet long and a caudex size under six inches.  The hallmark of this species is the grouping of the leaflets - like little bow ties put onto the leaf stem.  Leaf color is always green.  Pictures below demonstrate this. 

I'd recommend filtered light.  It doesn't take up much room so it can fit into any garden.  It's a very "cute" species that people like.  It's also a wonderful patio plant.  I'd give it filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.  These cycads are super easy to ship anywhere within the U.S.  We ship plants in their containers, soil and all.

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


Below are this nice 15g male plant and a citrus pot at the end.  I am also,  showing you garden specimens.  Remember to mention this Special at the  purchase to get this discount.  


Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae
Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae
ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae ceratozamia hildae

 

THURSDAY, 12 JULY, 2018

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
A SEMI-DWARF TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM


GET UP TO ABOUT 8 FEET - SUCKERING SPECIES
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 2 GALLON SIZE

This type of Bamboo Palm is known for several things.  First, it is one of the shorter true suckering and pinnate Chamaedorea.  It gets to a mature height of about 8 feet.  It is a great patio plant or can be grown inside.  It is also one of the more cold hardy types of Chamaedorea, only being beat out by C. radicalis.  Leaf color is green and sometimes there are hints of blue, a blue iridescence or even blue leaflet backs on this species.  Fruits are numerous and red in color.  Trunks are very thin.  I'd recommend filtered light for this species although some have grown in in coastal sun.  Of note, it's one of the more cold hardy Bamboo Palms around, tolerating temperatures in the upper teens F.  The 2 gallon size in the first row of photos are very old for their pots.  I only have a handful available.  

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 2 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 2 GALLON $50

But, you must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount.  The fifth photo shows a much larger 15g which is not on sale right now.



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

 

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    

 

PHOENIX RECLINATA
THE SENEGAL DATE PALM


SUCKERING, SOMETIMES LARGER PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


This species of suckering Date Palm is typically felt to be native to South Africa although other populations have been reported in the Middle East, Madagascar and some tropical islands.  It is an armed palm with sharp spines on its leaf stems.  It loves full sun and heat.  Mature heights are variable.  Some plants only get to about fifteen feet.  But, I've seen plants with a mature height and many stems up to 35 feet.  Trunks average about six inches thick and are covered with fiber.  It is a dioecious palm where both sexes are needed to set fruit.  The 15 gallon we're putting on sale are good sized.  We have a handful of them.   Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $150

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Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata Phoenix reclinata

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


REALLY LARGE SINGLE TRUNK 15 GALLON PLANTS

TEN TO TWELVE FEET TALL - 10 INCH THICK BASES

SLOW GROWING SPECIES - IDEAL FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Howea forsteriana, the popular Kentia Palm, is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees Howea belmoreana and Hedyscepe.  The Kentia does great here in So California.   It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  Shown here is an example of our 15 gallon size that have been outdoor grown and are about twelve years old.  They are so nice that some are considering using them as a house plant.  We have various sizes of the Kentias for sale from small to large.  They are great patio or interior palms as well.  Smaller plants can be mail ordered.  Bigger plants usually require delivery.

Click here for an article on this species from our website


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

 

CERATOZAMIA CHAMBERLAINII
NEWLY DESCRIBED SPECIES FROM MEXICO


JUST ARRIVED
CITRUS POT SIZE

Shown here are several citrus pot plants of a newly described species of Ceratozamia from Mexico.  This species is native to the states of San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Hidalgo   It is a medium sized mature and tropical appearing, green leaf cycad.  It has dependent leaves with rather wide leaflets.  I'll show a link below for further reading on this species.  The plants we have came from domestic seeds from very old male and female plants that came with their original habitat location about eighty years ago.  Finally the true identity was established and we can offer them for sale with a correct species name.  We have a very limited number available.  Caudex sizes range from one to three inches - ages about four to five years.  They would like filtered light, well drained soil and should be cold tolerant to the low 20's F.   I can ship these plants within the U.S.  Sorry, but I cannot show photos of a mature plant presently.

Link to Ceratozamia chamberlainii Article

Ceratozamia chamberlainii Ceratozamia chamberlainii Ceratozamia chamberlainii
Ceratozamia chamberlainii Ceratozamia chamberlainii Ceratozamia chamberlainii

 

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
NICE AND BIG SINGLE 15G PLANT

Most people are familiar with this species, the Pygmy Date Palm.  It is naturally a single trunks species.  But, they are usually sold as "triples" - three individual plants in the same pot - so often, that people think it's a suckering species.  And, 99% of plants are sold as a "multiples".  Thus, it's very hard to find single plants.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on it's stems.  Mature height is about ten to fifteen feet.  Growth rate is medium to slow.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Of note, it is one of the least cold hardy of all the Date Palms.  Shown here are some very old and tall 15 gallon single plants.  We have just been growing them for a long time.  Limited numbers available.


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Phoenix roebelenii  single 15g two plants Phoenix roebelenii  single 15g two plants Phoenix roebelenii  single 15g two plants
Phoenix roebelen Phoenix roebelen Phoenix roebelen

 

PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
OLD AND HUGE 25G PLANTS


ASSORTMENT OF SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G SIZE

Pritchardia are a tropical fan palm that typically get heights of ten to twenty-five feet.  They are considered a medium height palm.  They have lush green leaves that are flat or a bit wavy.  Often species have a lot of white tomentum on the leaf stems.  We call it the Hawaiian Palm because it's the only palm that is native to Hawaii.  Before men introduced other species, there were only Pritchardias on these islands.

For over a decade we have held back a huge selection of Pritchardia.  This includes only true Hawaiian species.  Most of them have been grown outdoors - many in full sun.   I'd estimate average ages on the 25 gallon to be 12 years.  They are easily the size of a 24 inch box Pritchardia.  Sizes on some are eight  to ten feet in their pots with very thick trunks.  And, most are sun ready - instant planting material.  We have about five or six different species.


These plants take full coastal sun or part day sun inland.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F. or perhaps a bit lower.  They've seen all the cold we've had in the past three years.

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

Just mention this Blog Only Special at time of purchase to get your discount.

Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia

 

AURICARIA SPECIES
POSSIBLY A. ANGUSITFOLIA
A CONIFEROUS EVERGREEN


NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
LARGE 15G SIZE AVAILABLE

Auricaria is a genus of evergreen coniferous plants that tend to be tall and have unusual leaves and leaflets.   There are 19 known species with native distributions spreading from New Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, Norfolk Island and into various countries of South America.  They  typically large and upright trees with some getting heights over 250 feet.  This is a dioecious genus with male and female pine cones on individual plants.  The seeds of the female cones are typically edible by report.  I obtained the plant shown here from a private collector in the San Francisco area.  It's in a heavy 15g sized clay pot and is about 7.5 feet tall as it stands.  I think it may be Auricaria angustifolia from Brazil.  If so, it has potential to get over 150 feet tall.  This species has most of it's foliage high up the trunk with limbs held out in a horizontal fashion.  I think this plant has already seen temperatures in the low 20's F. and it likes sun.  It is for sale of course.
 
 
Auricaria species    Auricaria 
Auricaria species  Auricaria species  Auricaria species 
Auricaria species
 close up leaf
Auricaria angustifolia by proto4u.org webstie
photo by Prota4u.org website
 
 

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK UNDERSTORY PALM
SUPER RARE - SIMPLE LEAVES


NEVER OVER A FEW FEET TALL
NEW ARRIVAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This dwarf understory palm species has entire, small leaves, a very thin trunk the size of a pencil and a mature height never over two to three feet.  It comes from high elevation mountainous areas of Mexico.  It's extremely rare and hard to find.  The seedlings we're offering this year came from domestic plants in San Diego County.  They are about a year old.  We got these in last year and about ten sold out quickly.  I rarely have them for sale.  They need a filtered light environment and should be cold hardy at least into the mid-twenties F.  I can mail order these.  Limited numbers available!

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA

 

DO YOU LIKE UNUSUAL CHAMAEDOREA?
THEN YOU SHOULD LIKE THIS HYBRID
CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA


FANTASTIC PARENTAGE
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

The plants I've put on special here should turn out to be something quite different and perhaps fantastic.  When someone hybridizes a palm, he tries to pick parentage that will give something special - preferably different and a plant not known to cultivation.  Chamaedorea costaricana is probably the best of the Bamboo Palms.  It suckers, gets to about 16 feet and is very attractive.  It's easy to grow.  If it had a weakness, it would be that the canes are only about an inch thick.  Then, consider crossing it with a shade palm with a much thicker trunk, longer leaves and wider leaflets.  This leads you to C. woodsoniana, known for its beauty, thick trunk, long leaves with wide leaflets and exotic appearance.  I didn't do this cross but very much respect the logic that the hybridizer used.  Seeds came from a SD County garden by someone who did the cross by hand.  I only have a handful of these for sale.  I can't show a mature cross because I don't know if it's ever been done before.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS CROSS $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE THIS CROSS $40 


You must mention this special to get this price.  Easy to ship.  Remember, it'll be a filtered light palm with a cold hardiness probably in the mid-twenties F.

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA
CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA
CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA X WOODSONIANA CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
Chamaedorea costaricana
CHAMAEDOREA WOODSONIANA
This and next photo C. woodsoniana
CHAMAEDOREA WOODSONIANA
Note thick trunk, even on this 15g plant
 

  

STANGERIA ERIOPUS
RARE DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A FERN


TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

Enthusiasts love this species for a lot of reasons.  It is small, never over about four feet tall.  It is also quick growing with attractive fern like leaves.  It also tolerates filtered light or coastal sun and is easy to "sneak into" that small open area on the garden floor.  We are offering citrus pot plants at an excellent price.  This species is CITES protected and endangered in the wild.  Mature leaf length is three feet.  This species is easy to cone and you might want to consider getting a male and female plant so you can help conserve this great species.  If available, I can select sexes for you.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT SIZE $200 - $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $175


Very limited supplies on this rare species.  You must mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing.  U.S. shipments only.
sTANGERIA ERIOPUS Stangeria eriopus stangeria eriopus
sTANGERIA Stangeria eriopus sTANGERIA
Stangeria cone Stangeria eriopus stangeria eriopus

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST OF THE KING PALMS


1.5 GALLON PLANTS - THE SIZE OF A 5 GALLON
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 1.5G SIZE  


By popular demand I have put this great palm on special.  This is the largest of the King Palm family.  It got its name "maxima" by the flower size, but most have found it to be an aggressive grower, have a larger trunk and get taller than the other species of King Palms.  It does have silver on the underside of the leaves.  The crown shaft is sort of a yellow, sometimes blue color.  It is a quick growing pinnate palm native to Australia.  It's rare to see them available and also hard to find good photos of this species.  I wish to thank P.D. below for his picture of a mature double in his garden in La Mesa, CA.  The plants I'm putting on special are 1.5 gallon size.  As you can see, they are very nice size, equivalent to an average 5g plant.

REGULAR PRICE 1.5 GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.
 
Archontophoenix maxima ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima by P.D., San Diego

 

SUNDAY, 8 JULY, 2018

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE CYCAD


GREEN LEAVES, ELEGANT
LOTS OF SIZES TO CHOOSE FROM

Although you can't tell from the photos here, this cycad species can get quite tall.  I've seen photos from habitat with what appears to be over 20 feet of trunk.  Dioon spinulosum is native to tropical areas in Mexico where it grows in limestone forests.  Trunks don't get overly thick, typically 12 to 14 inches thick.  With age, this can be more.  Leaves are green and mildly armed.  Leaf length is about six feet.  My preference is to grow this species in filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the mid twenties F.  Be aware, to get a foot or two of trunk can take a few decades.  At the nursery we usually have a good selection of this species from small to large.  Photos below shown some nursery plants as well as plants in gardens.
 

Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum  Dioon spinulosum  dIOON SPINULOSUM
Dioon spinulosum  Dioon spinulosum  Dioon spinulosum 

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 15G PLANTS

It's interesting that, despite our inventory of a quarter million plants, we do run out of species or sought after sizes of certain species.  Such is often the case with the popular 15 gallon size of the Chilean Wine Palm.  I know private and back yard growers who sometimes have things we need.  So, I make some phone calls to locate what we need for customers.  This led to the acquisition of the 15 gallon Jubaeas shown here.  They are not huge but very nice.  Basal diameters are about 4 -5 inches.  But, they are nicely sized and the price is right. 

This species gets the fattest trunk of all palms (up to 4 feet wide), gets to a typical mature height of over 30 feet, wants full sun and is slow growing.  Cold tolerance is about 16 degrees F.  The 15g shown here are 8 years old.  I'm offering them at the lowest price I've ever given to customers on this size.  This price applies to this particular batch of Jubaeas only.  I am passing this good pricing on to you as we got them at a very good price.  If you want honkers, bigger ones - we do have them.  But, this size (as shown) is affordable and can be shipped to anywhere in the U.S.  We have limited numbers but should be able to acquire more if needed.  Also, if you need larger, earlier this month we described absolutely huge 24 inch boxes that we can provide.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH $195
(note, limited numbers available)


But, mention this Blog Special for this discount.

Jubaea chilensis 15g Jan Jubaea chilensis 15g Jan Jubaea chilensis 15g Jan
Jubaea chilensis 15g Jan Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis

 

BUTIA CAPITATA BLUE
EASY TO GROW, NOT TOO TALL
SUPER BLUE COLOR


SUPER COLD HARDY
SUPER NICE!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS


For about a decade we've been offering this very desirable and sought after variety of Butia that has a nice blue color.  Otherwise, it's quite similar to the regular gray-green Pindo Palm.  The problem is we always run out of them.  To satisfy our customer demand, we recently got in some more of the 15g size.  But, there are very limited numbers.  We are offering them at one of the best prices we've ever offered.  This palm loves full hot sun and can take down to 15 degrees F.  So, almost all of you can grow this palm.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $145

Just remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  We can easily mail order this size. 

Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue
Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue P. craft Butia capitata blue

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM


VERY POPULAR, EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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 shown here appear to be the droopy leaflet form, although I can't be positive.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL $32.50
OR THREE FOR $85


You must mention this Blog only special when purchasing.

Dypsis onilahensis band Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis
 Dypsis onilahensis DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS

 

THRINAX MORRISII
AKA LEUCOTHRINAX MORRISII
THE KEY THATCH PALM


ENDANGERED SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55

Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.

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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $$85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $70

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

 

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM


CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RARE SPECIES - SELDOM SEE FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 15G SIZE

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.  In the wild, plants get to over 75 feet tall.  In So California it is more typical to see one to 30 to 40 feet.  They have a light colored crown shaft, speckled dark or black color near the inner crown area and sometimes on the leaf stems.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflet tips are pointed or slightly blunted.  The trunk is narrow for a tall palm.

Shown here are nice 15g size which we're putting on special.  There are quite a few people who are growing this species in the coastal strip in our area.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $170

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA

 

ASPERAGUS FERN MYERI
ASPARAGUS DENSIFLORUS "MEYERS"

THE FOXTAIL FERN


CLUMPER - NOT RUNNER!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE 

This evergreen fern is native to South Africa and only gets about one to two feet tall and three to four feet wide.  It doesn't run or take over the garden - it stays as a smaller clump.  It has tight, fluffy green leaves as shown here.  When I planted out my garden 40 years ago, I didn't know the difference.  I planted Asparagus Fern sprengeri.  What a mistake!  It takes over.  But, the one shown here doesn't run or monopolize an area.  It remains a nice little clump.  It's really cute, cold hardy to 20 degrees F. and easy to grow.  It likes filtered light or sun along the coast and wants average water.  The last photo taken by GCIII.  

REGULAR PRICE 5G $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.  Garden photo c/o K.G.III.
 

AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri
Asperagus Fern Myeri
Alma holding a 5 gallon plant
 
Asperagus fern sprengeri Mo Bot Garden
Asparagus springeri - Don't get this one 
Asparagus myeri photo by Karl Gercens III
myeri

 

COCOS NUCIFERA
THE COCONUT PALM
NOVELTY - SPROUTED SEED IN 6 INCH POT

NOT COLD HARDY BUT EASY TO SHIP
FAIRLY POPULAR AS A HOUSEPLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL GERMINATED SEEDS

The Coconut Palm has no native habitat.  In its beginning, it probably floated by ocean to almost all the tropical continents of the world and can be found in many locations.  No one has a precise origin.  It has a large seed that provides the fruit we eat as "coconut".  It is an attractive landscape plant but doesn't do well long term in Southern California.  It dies because of the winter cold.  The seeds germinate easily.  The plants on special here are germinated Coconut seeds in six inch pots.  They're easy to ship.  I'm offering them on special.  For most, these would be an interior type plant - or, at the least, need winter protection.  If you get one, I'd repot it into at least a 2 gallon pot on arrival.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 6 INCH POTS $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $27.50


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Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera

 

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 

 

BRAHEA NITIDA
FLAT GREEN LEAF - NATIVE TO MEXICO


CAN TOLERATE LESS THAN FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This interesting fan palm is native to Mexico, where it lives in the western portion of the country in mountainous areas.  Its distribution extends down into Guatemala.  It attains a height of thirty feet with a stout trunk of one foot diameter.  The most attractive thing about this palm are its circular leaves, with only partial division of the segments.  This is particularly apparent when it is grown in filtered light.   In sun, the leaves are less flat and more divided.  When grown in shade, sometimes this species reminds me of a "Licuala-looking" palm in its leaf appearance.  

Cold hardiness is at least into the mid-twenties F.  It may in fact be more cold hardy.  The leaves are a shiny green with a white discoloration on the underside of the leaves.  The petioles are essentially un-armed.  From time to time we have this species available.  Shown here are nice 5g which I'm putting on sale.   The close up of the petioles shows the lack of armor.  Note the minimal division of the leaflets.  The plant in the garden below shows more circular, flat near entire leaves.  Compare this to the habitat photo, which was taken by a friend of mine, Justen Dobbs, in habitat and in full sun.  the leaves in full sun are more divided and not as tropical appearing.

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

Remember, mention this Blog Only Special for price at the time of purchase.  Limited numbers available.

 

Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida

BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
GORGEOUS SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

CURVED LEAVES - STACKING LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Among staff members at our nursery, this is one of the favorites of all the cycads we grow.  Encephalartos longifolius is native to South Africa.  A nice thing about this species is that it gives a larger and faster growing blue cycad when compared to blue species like Encephalartos lehmannii and horridus.  Leaves have a nice curve downwards as shown in some photos here.  Also, the leaflets stack like dominos.  It would not be unusual to get a plant with several feet of trunk in two to three decades.  Width of the crown is larger than lehmannii, usually six to seven feet.  E. lehmannii is more petite in comparison.  The bands on this special are nice and can be easily shipped.  This species prefers full sun along the coast and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND $85

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $65


Just remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount.

Encephalartos longifolius blue

Encephalartos longifolius blue
Encephalartos longifolius blue
Encephalartos longifolius blue
15g at nursery
Encephalartos longifolius blue
Large double at nursery
Encephalartos longifolius blue cycad friends
Photo c/o Cycad Friends website

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK UNDERSTORY PALM


SUPER RARE - SIMPLE LEAVES
NEVER OVER A FEW FEET TALL
NEW ARRIVAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This dwarf understory palm species has entire, small leaves, a very thin trunk the size of a pencil and a mature height never over two to three feet.  It comes from high elevation mountainous areas of Mexico.  It's extremely rare and hard to find.  The seedlings we're offering this year came from domestic plants in San Diego County.  They are about a year old.  We got these in last year and about ten sold out quickly.  I rarely have them for sale.  They need a filtered light environment and should be cold hardy at least into the mid-twenties F.  I can mail order these.  Limited numbers available!

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA

 

CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM
HIGH ELEVATION PALM FROM THE ANDES


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


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

REGULAR PRICE BAND $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $37.50


You must mention this Internet-only special when purchasing to get this price. 
CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM CEROXYLON VOGELIANUM
Ceroxylon vogelianum by Dr. A.K. Palmpedia
Photo by Dr. A.K., Palmpedia
Ceroxyolon vogelianum by TS RPS
Photo by TS at RPS
Ceroxylong vogelianum by Wikipedia
Photo c/o Wikipediad

 

DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI
SINGLE TRUNK - WHITE CROWN SHAFT
NATIVE TO MADAGASCAR


HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON BAND SIZED PLANTS

This single trunk palm in native to forest regions in southern Madagascar.  It is known for its powdery white crown shaft.  Mature it is a medium sized palm with a rather thin trunk and height of about twenty feet.  It is being grown well in Southern California.  Leaves are arranged in a tristichous pattern and are plumose (fluffy).  It tolerates sun or part sun.  The exact cold hardiness is not well established.  We have two year old seedlings that we are putting on special. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $37.50

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

DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI
DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI JD KEW
DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI jeff white PACSOA DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI DYPSIS SAINTELUCEI

 

ANGEL WING BEGONIA
RED FOLIAGE
PINK FLOWERS


NICE COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRETTY 5G SIZE

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

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

Mention this Special for your discount

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

 

DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA
THE TASMANIAN TREE FERN


FAIRLY COLD HARDY, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5G SIZE 

This typically single trunk tree fern is native to Southeastern Australia and Tasmania.  It is much slower growing than the Australian Tree Fern above and has a mature height typically of 8 to 10 feet although they can get even taller.  Trunks are a similar diameter to the Australian Tree Fern.  Of note, apparently the lower trunk is filled with old, decaying trunk material and new roots grow through this material to get water and nutrition.  Cuttings of the top of the trunk can be re-established and root out.  This plant likes a bit of sun or filtered light and also loves water.  Cold tolerance is 25 degrees F. or lower.  The 5g on sale here are very nice as shown.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $55
TEN DAYS SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  The last photo below is by Balconygardenweb website and is fantastic!
Tasmanian Tree Fern  Tasmanian Tree Fern  Tasmanian Tree Fern 
Tasmanian Tree Fern    Dicksonia antarctica by balconygardenweb.com 

 

WEDNESDAY, 4 JULY, 2018

 

CERATOZAMIA LATIFOLIA
MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


NEWLY EMERGENT BROWN TO RED LEAVES
SOMETIMES SUPER GOLD COLORED
AVAILABLE AT THE NURSERY VARIOUS SIZES

 
This desirable and lush appearing cycad is native to Southern Mexico in the  states of Queretaro, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosi.  There it lives among oaks on steep and rugged cliffs.  It is medium sized mature with trunks under 18 inches and leaves that are four to six feet long.  Leaf stems are armed with short spines as shown.  The most striking thing about this cycad is that it typically has colored emergent new leaves.  The color lasts for several weeks.  This color is variable from a bronze-red to gold to sometimes a purple-red.  Over time these leaves convert to a typical green leaf as shown in the last photo. 

The first six photos show a 15g plant at the nursery.  We took these pictures a few days ago.  I am also showing the gold colored crown of leaves of a mature, coning sized specimen in a box.  This species likes filtered light and is cold hardy to at least 20 degrees F.  I can ship or deliver any size of this species within the U.S. 


Ceratozamia latifolia Ceratozamia latifolia Ceratozamia latifolia
Ceratozamia latifolia Ceratozamia latifolia Ceratozamia latifolia
ceratozamia latifolia ceratozamia latifolia ceratozamia latifolia


 

RHAPIS HUMILIS
TALL AND SUN-TOLERANT "CALIFORNIA VARIETY"


LIMITED NUMBER OF 24 INCH BOXED PLANTS AVAILABLE
GET UP TO 20 FEET TALL OR MORE!


Recently we acquired some divisions of a boxed and mature Rhapis humilis.  If you read our article at this site on this species, you'll find that here in California are some garden plants that are of unknown origin (habitat) and have some surprising characteristics.

1.  They get super tall, up to over 20 feet.
2.  They tolerate full coastal sun.  We often get divisions from garden plants that are in full sun.
3.  There are only known to be males.
4.  These have the expected large number of narrow leaflets that come to a point.

So, with this said, you can see that it is impossible to get seed grown plants of this variety of R. humilis.  This is because there are no known female, seed producing plants.  They can only come from divisions of mature plants.  People who are unaware of what I'm telling you here will often say they have "humilis".  More than not, these end up being Rhapis multifida.  The latter won't take full sun and never gets over ten feet tall.  Rhapis excelsa absolutely doesn't like full sun and rarely gets over six to eight feet tall.

So, these plants are unique, sought after and are very cool.  But, because of rarity and the inability to grow from seeds, are always expensive.  The first three photos shown one of our boxed plants.  We have several more.

 
Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis
Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFT
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

Back in the year 2000, I was the President of the International Palm Society.  One of my goals at the time was to break the monotony of Biennial meetings always being held in the United States.  I found them to be repetitious and sort of boring.  Certainly, no one at the time would have called them exciting meetings.   With this in mind, I set up the 1998 Biennial in Thailand at Nong Nook Gardens.  That was a first.  And, to outdo that meeting, I arranged with the Palm Society of New Caledonia to have to 2000 Biennial in their country.  The palms of New Caledonia are some of the most exciting and pretties palms of the world.

This gave Jesse and I a great opportunity to see the New Caledonian palms in the wild.  About 45 minutes out of Noumea (the capitol) is Mount Koghi.  This is the home habitat for this species.  It has a thin to medium trunk, a white crown shaft and gets to about 25 feet tall.  It's very beautiful and does great in Southern California.  Most grow it in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F. (sort of like a King Palm with tolerance of cold).  Shown here are plants that we germinated about 8 years ago.  These are very nice 15g plants.  You'll not see locally grown plants of this species and size around at all.  And, never on sale.

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


We only have a few of these, so don't dally.  It's a fabulous addition to any garden.  Mention this Special.

Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis
Burretiokentia koghiensis  Burretiokentia koghiensis  Burretiokentia koghiensis 
Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis

 

DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA
CLUMPING MADAGASCAR PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFTS - VERY RARE


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


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

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

Mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  These can easily be mail ordered.

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

 

SABAL MEXICANA
MEDIUM TO TALL, COLD HARDY FAN PALM


VAST NATIVE DISTRIBUTION ALL THE WAY TO NICARAGUA
SUN LOVING, EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Sabal is quite interesting.  If you look at it from an "overall viewpoint", the genus spreads from the Caribbean Islands into Florida and north.  It also extends across the entire southern U.S. and then down into Mexico and Central America.  Differences between species have to do with overall height, trunk thickness, seed size, flowers, etc.  But, there's a gradual variation from locality to locality.  Some species are similar - others are quite different.  So, where does one species end and another begin?  Local enthusiasts like to consider the one from their state to be unique and it's often given the species name of their state.  Therefore, there are "species" named for Louisianna, Texas, etc. 

With this said, Sabal mexicana native habitat stretches from Texas all the way through Mexico and deep into Central America.  I'm not a taxonomist but consider this a very wide spread for a species.  This species has replaced "texana" by many authorities.  Perhaps this is true.  I depends on whether you are a "lumper" or "splitter".  All I can say about this species presently is that this is a very cold hardy palm, (down to below 15 degrees F), likes full sun and can get over 50 feet tall.  So, consider it a rather stout and tall palm.  I have a limited number of 5g plants which I'm putting on special.  The mature photos are from Chapman Field in Miami, FL.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $60

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana
Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana
sabal mexicana Sabal mexicana sabal mexicana

 

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


SUPER ATTRACTIVE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS


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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $175


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

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

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Special when purchasing so you get this discounted price.  Mail order this size quite easy.

Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin Veitchia winin  
Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin   Veitchia winin  

 

BRAHEA ELEGANS
THE FRANCESHI PALM


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
CAN BE GROWN IN FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE

You don't see this species offered that often.  It is native to the Pacific coastal mountains from Central Mexico down to Guatemala.  It has circular leaves that tend to be flat and a very glossy green on the upper side.  The underside of the leaves can be a bit silver.  Trunk diameter is a pleasant 12 inches and specimens can reach 30 feet of height after many decades.  

Regarding culture, it is not quite as cold hardy as other Brahea species like armata, clara and decumbens.  I'd suspect it may go into the upper teens F.  It is more tolerant of moisture and can be grown in filtered light if there's good drainage.  In the latter conditions the leaves are large, flat and shiny.  They sort of look like a Licuala leaf.

We just got in a limited number of nice 1g plants.  They are easy to ship.

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


You must mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you purchase

Brahea elegans Brahea elegans Brahea elegans
Brahea elegans Brahea elegans Brahea elegans

 

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
SUCKERING, SHADE LOVING
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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
RECENTLY DESCRIBED, MEDIUM SIZED MADAGASCAR PALM


HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 5G SIZED PLANTS

This species of exotic palm is from the island of Madagascar.  It is the third of three Beccariophoenix species described from this palm-loaded country.  It is so sought after because some feel that it's the prettiest species of the three.  And, because is may possess the best cold hardiness.  I've documented other Beccariophoenix species tolerating temperatures below 25 degrees at our nursery.  So, this species may survive in areas like San Francisco, Phoenix and Houston.  It grows to a height of about thirty feet and does not have a crown shaft.  Leaves are long and minimally curved.  The crown of leaves are densely placed.  Growth rate is medium in most areas and along the coast it likes sun.  This species is rather hard to find.  We're putting our limited supplies of 5g plants on ten day special. 

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

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

CREDITS:  My thanks to TS at RPS for the habitat photos.

Beccariophoenix alfredii BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii
Beccariophoenix alfredii by TS at RPS BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII RPS Beccariophoenix alfredii

 

SABAL MINOR
DWARF, COLD HARDY FAN PALM


TEN DAY SALE BAND SIZE

This is a dwarf species of fan palm from the southern United States and is commonly found in the state of Texas.  It rarely gets foliage overhead with an average height of four to seven feet.  It has a long petiole and a small leaf.  The blossom produces an ample supply of small black seeds and juts upward above the foliage.  This is often a way to identify it as it produces flowers and fruit as a smaller plant.

It takes sun and can tolerate part day sun.  Cold tolerance is excellent, probably about 16 degrees F.  We're offering our band size on species.  These are shown in the first three photos.  I've also shown garden plants.  Be aware we have other, larger sizes for sale as well.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $27.50

These are easy to mail in their pots.  Just mention this Blog Special when ordering to get this price.

Sabal minor Sabal minor Sabal minor
Sabal minor Sabal minor Sabal minor

 

BRAHEA DULCIS
MEDIUM SIZED ATTRACTIVE FAN PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This good looking fan palm comes from southern Mexico as well as various countries in Central America.  There is variability in this species: Some plants are green, others blue.  Some specimens get to twenty feet, others remain shorter. And, some even sucker to make multiple trunks.  But, all are attractive.  Over time, leaf bases fall away to give a smooth trunk.  We're offering our band size on these at a good discount.  Easy to ship.  The first band shown is a double, not suckering.  This species likes part sun or full sun along the coast and is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.

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


You must mention this special to get this price.

BRAHEA DULCIS BRAHEA DULCIS BRAHEA DULCIS
Brahea dulcis Brahea dulcis

 

KALANCHOE BAHARENSIS
THE VELVET ELEPHANT EAR PLANT


SMALL TREE TYPE OF SUCCULENT
NATIVE TO MADAGASCAR
SORT OF BIZARRE APPEARING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This small to medium sized succulent has silver gray leaves with a thin trunk and mature height of ten to fifteen feet.  Leaves are thick to the touch and soft.  They feel somewhat furry.  When you bend a leaf then can snap and have a thickness to them.  Leaves are undulating and somewhat triangular shaped.  Flowers appear in winter and are yellow.  It'll take full sun or part shade.  Cold hardiness is into the upper twenties F.

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

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Kalanchoe baharensis Kalanchoe baharensis Kalanchoe baharensis
Kalanchoe baharensis Kalanchoe baharensis  

 

SUNDAY, 1 JULY, 2018

CYCAS THOUARSII
MEDIUM TO LARGE GREEN CYCAD FROM EASTERN AFRICA AND ADJACENT ISLANDS


EASY TO GROW - TAKES COASTAL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 

This species of cycad is often mentioned as "coming from Madagascar", and that it does.  But, there are also native populations in multiple eastern African countries and in the Comoros Islands.  It is a large cycad that can get trunks over thirty feet tall and twelve to eighteen inches thick.  Leaves are green, tend to be upright and have a length of six to nine feet.  A healthy plant can throw forty new leaves all at once.  Leaflets are paired and bright green.  Leaf stems are armed with small hooks.  Leaflets are leathery and reduced in size toward the base of the leaf.

Shown here is a nice boxed specimen ready for someone's garden.  We usually have a pretty good supply of this species from small to large plants.  It's a great plant for part day sun in our locality.  If you are far inland, consider filtered light.  And, right on the water, it can easily take full sun.  Cold tolerance is into the low twenties F, but definitely not much lower than that.  This species is a quick growing cycad and makes a wonderful patio plant.  The last picture shows a plant in habitat in Madagascar.

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

The first row of photos shows the 5g on sale.  The next row shows a 15g and boxed nursery plants.  The bottom row shows some nursery specimens and a monster specimen at the nursery.

Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii
CYCAS THOUARSII CYCAS THOUARSII CYCAS THOUARSII
cycas thouarsii cycas thouarsii cycas thouarsii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
GORGEOUS & SUPER BLUE SO AFRICAN CYCAD


EXAMPLE OF A VERY NICE SPECIMEN PLANT

I wanted to show you a superb example of a blue South African cycad.  This plant arrived about a week ago from a private collection.  It's in a rust colored ceramic pot and was grown in the San Diego area.  This was a seed grown plant bought many years ago from our nursery.  The owner needed to part with it.  I hope the photos show the superb blue color of the leaves.  Sometimes lighting can change photographs.  It's shown in the first seven pictures.  Trust that this one has great color.  It was so nice that it sold the day it arrived.  But, we do have other equally as nice plants for sale.  The last two photos shown garden specimens, one being as big as this species gets - about three feet of trunk.  It's a full coastal sun species.

Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

THE TRAVELER PALM
RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS
BANANA APPEARING TREE IN ONE PLANE


CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CA
NEW BATCH OF 5G JUST IN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

For about a year folks have called us to obtain smaller sized Traveler Palms.  But, we didn't have any.  We can now announce that we just got in some fairly nice 5g.  We have about ten for sale.  They are about two feet tall.  This is a quick growing plant and these should do well for most of you that don't freeze.  These are fast growing.  They like sun in most areas but do not take a freeze - which will melt them overnight.  So people can take advantage, we're putting them on special.  Remember, this species puts out banana type leaves in one plane.  I'm also showing photos of large plants that we have available at times.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $50

To read more on the Traveler Palm, click here:  TRAVELER PALM ARTICLE

And, remember to mention this Blog Special for this discounted price!


Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis  
Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis
Ravenala madagascarensis
Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis  

 

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 $75
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

 

DYPSIS  LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM


EVERYONE LOVES THIS PALM
ONE OF THE BEST MADAGASCAR PALMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

The Teddy Bear Palm has become super popular because it grows well in Southern California, has a rusty colored, fuzzy crown shaft, has a silver, ringed trunk and doesn't get too tall.  For most enthusiasts, it's among the "top ten" Madagascar palms.  Mature height is about 25 feet.  Right on the coast it does well with full sun.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  Growth rate is medium.  One can grow it in part day sun as well.  The average enthusiast, once he sees a mature plant, just "has to have one".   Expect a mature height in California of about 25 feet or a bit more.  Trunk diameter is usually about eight inches.  The crown shaft is the most prominent trait - fuzzy, rusty red and quite touchable.  The latter trait is why it's called the "Teddy Bear Palm".   Last month I put 2 gallon on special and today am offering larger 5 gallon plants on sale.

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

Mention this Special for your discount.

Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND
SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK


UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
ONE OF PRETTIEST PALM TREES AROUND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
HUGE OLD 15G ALSO AVAILABLE


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 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 - shown in first five photos.  This size is about six years old.  Yes, they are slow growing!  

But, of note, we
also have available some huge 15 gallon size available.  These are shown in the last row of pictures.  They are not on sale but near impossible to find - and we'd offer a nice price on them as well.  Age of these big ones is 12 - 14 years!

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH $72.50


Remember: Mention this Special for this discount
.

Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
A SEMI-DWARF TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM


GET UP TO ABOUT 8 FEET - SUCKERING SPECIES
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This type of Bamboo Palm is known for several things.  First, it is one of the shorter true suckering and pinnate Chamaedorea.  It gets to a mature height of about 8 feet.  It is a great patio plant or can be grown inside.  It is also one of the more cold hardy types of Chamaedorea, only being beat out by C. radicalis.  Leaf color is green and sometimes there are hints of blue, a blue iridescence or even blue leaflet backs on this species.  Fruits are numerous and red in color.  Trunks are very thin.  I'd recommend filtered light for this species although some have grown in in coastal sun. 

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

But, you must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount.  BTW, these plants are an expensive mail order.  We only have a few of these 15g plants.

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

 

ROYSTONEA OLERACEA
THE SOUTH AMERICAN ROYAL  PALM TREE


CROWN OF FOLIAGE TYPICALLY MORE UPRIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This is a single trunk, pinnate and tall crown shafted palm tree is from northern South America and the Greater Antilles Islands.  The crown shaft is green, long and tubular.  As opposed to the Cuban Royal Palm, Roystonea regia, the leaves of R. oleracea tend to not hang down below the half-way point of the sphere of the crown.  In other words, if the crown were thought of as a circular area of leaves, on this species the leaves are from 9PM to 3PM.  The trunk is gray colored.  Height is typically under fifty feet although some specimens are shown below that are about a hundred feet tall.  It's a full sun palm with a cold hardiness into the mid to upper twenties F. We're offering nice 5g plants on species below.

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

Mention this Blog Special for this price.  Be aware we only have about five plants available of this size.

 Roystonea oleracea  Roystonea oleracea  Roystonea oleracea
 Roystonea oleracea  Roystonea oleracea  Roystonea oleracea
 Roystonea oleracea  Roystonea oleracea   Roystonea oleracea

 

DYPSIS PEMBANA
MEDIUM TO TALL PALM FROM PEMBA ISLAND


SOMETIMES SUCKERING, SOMETIMES SINGLE TRUNK
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL SUCKERING 15G PLANTS


This attractive medium sized Dypsis comes from the Island of Pemba off the coast of Madagascar.  It is sometimes single trunk, other times suckering.  This variability in the number of trunks is seen with quite a few Dypsis.  It gets to a height of thirty feet, has silver or silver-green trunks with prominent rings, with six foot long leaves on short petioles.  The leaves are sometimes keeled in cross-section.  Growth is rapid.  In our area of Southern California, part day sun seems to work well.  Inland areas show put in strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  We just acquired a limited number of fairly nice 15 plants that are already suckering. 

This species is similar to Dypsis lanceolata.  A way I recognize D. pembana when juvenile is by the upper stem, where you see a definite speckled tan color below the newly emerging spear.  Dypsis lanceolata has more of a silver color in this same area. 

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15G PLANTS $185

Remember:  Limited numbers - Mention this Blog Only Special for this discounted price!
  Garden photo by A.B.

Dypsis pembana suckering Dypsis pembana suckering Dypsis pembana suckering
Dypsis pembana suckering Dypsis pembana suckering Dypsis pembana suckering

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX FENESTRALIS
AKA "
BECCARIOPHOENIX WINDOWS""



LARGER PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR
TEN DAY SPECIAL RARELY SEEN 15G SIZE

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

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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount when you buy.  Also shown below is a boxed specimen.  The garden photo, from Wikipdia, is probably this "fenestralis" species.  We only have a few left of this species.  Of note, very few of these are available.

Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix species Wikipedia

   

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM


CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
RARE SPECIES - SELDOM SEE FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 15G SIZE

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.  In the wild, plants get to over 75 feet tall.  In So California it is more typical to see one to 30 to 40 feet.  They have a light colored crown shaft, speckled dark or black color near the inner crown area and sometimes on the leaf stems.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflet tips are pointed or slightly blunted.  The trunk is narrow for a tall palm.

Shown here are nice 15g size which we're putting on special.  There are quite a few people who are growing this species in the coastal strip in our area.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $170

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA
VEITCHIA ARECINA

ROYSTONEA REGIA - THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM
SINGLE TRUNK - LONG CROWN SHAFT
LOVES SUN AND HEAT


TALLER AND STATELY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE


The Cuban Royal Palm is super popular, especially to people who know the species. It is native to south Florida, Cuba, Mexico and some Caribbean islands.  In Florida, it was previously known as the Florida Royal Palm (Roystonea elata) but later regrouped with R. regia.  It is single trunk with a long green crown shaft.  The trunk is thick and light colored.  The base usually swells near the ground.  Anticipate a height of thirty to fifty feet in many decades.  They love sun and are cold tolerant down to about 25 degrees F.  They are also quick growing.  People who have one in their garden usually tell me it's one of their favorite palms!  I'm putting our one gallon on sale.  And, way below, I'll show some larger 25g plants.

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

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

TO READ MORE ABOUT ROYAL PALMS, CLICK HERE


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

 

ALOE BAINESII
AKA ALOE BARBERAE
THE TREE ALOE


NEW ARRIVAL VERY LARGE 5G
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

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

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


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

 

WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE, 2018

 

RHAPIS HUMILIS
RARE TYPE OF LADY PALM


TWO LARGE SPECIMEN PLANTS AVAILABLE
LARGEST WE'VE EVER SEEN FOR SALE
GET TO OVER 20 FEET AND TAKE COASTAL SUN

Rhapis humilis is a tall, suckering and thin trunked fan palm.  It is a type of "Lady Palm" and this species is one of the most sought after.  This is because it's a great growing species, has strong canes that don't bend over and gets significantly tall for the genus - tallest of the Rhapis genus.  It does sucker and produces canes averaging one inch or a bit bigger in diameter.  Leaves hold up to twenty leaflets that are narrow, a bit droopy, dark green and come to a point at their ends.  The more common Rhapis excelsa leaflets come to a blunt tip at the end of the leaflets.  The amazing thing about this species is that it attains such tall heights.  I've seen specimens that have reached twenty-four feet!  Compare this to the average height of a R. excelsa at six to eight.  Finally, the Rhapis humilis is known to tolerate full sun along the coast.

Below I'm showing you two plants in extra deep 35 gallon pots.  They have been imported from HI.  They are absolutely huge specimens, the largest plants of these species we've ever had.  Heights are about 16 feet.  The pots are so full with stems that they'll probably need repotting into a larger container soon.  The first three rows of photos show these plants and the bottom row (by FM & MR) show plants in domestic plantings.  These two plants are not inexpensive and truly deserve a great private or botanical garden for display.  Over the last four months we've had four such specimens that sold quickly.  I have the option to get two more if anyone is interested.  Just let me know if you are interested.   

TO READ A FAIRLY THOROUGH ARTICLE ON RHAPIS HUMILIS, CLICK HERE


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Rhapis humilus Rhapis humilus Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus Rhapis humilus Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus by FM Rhapis humilus by MR Rhapis humilus by FM

 

THE MULE PALM
BUTIA CAPITATA X QUEEN PALM


MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
VERY COLD HARDY - TOLERATES DESERT SUN
MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN EITHER PARENT
TWO LARGER SIZES AVAILABLE

The Queen Palm is quite popular but has one major weakness - it dies at temperatures much below 20 degrees F.  This led to the development of the Mule Palm.  This F1 hybrid is a cross between the Pindo Palm (Butia capitata) and the Queen Palm (Syagrus romanzofiana).  The Butia is the seed bearing parent. 

This hybrid is much more cold hardy and can take temperatures of about 16 degrees F.  It gets to a mature height of about 20 to 25 feet.  As you know, the Queen Palm gets to 60 feet.  This hybrid also takes hot, full desert sun.  It is the perfect choice for those that live in a colder, inland area.  Also, most people think it has a bit of a Coconut Palm appearance and is more attractive than either parent.  I'm showing photos of two sizes we offer:  large 15g and very large 25g.  Sometimes these are by special order.  We try to keep some in stock and sometimes have 24 inch box size as well.  Give one of these a try.  You will love it.

Shown in order are the 15g, 25g and finally the box plants.  The garden shots are care of M. H. many years ago. 

MULE PALM MULE PALM MULE PALM
MULE PALM MULE PALM MULE PALM
MULE PALM MULE PALM Mule Palm

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
AUSTRALIAN CYCAD WITH NO SPINES


LIKES FILTERED LIGHT OR SOME COASTAL SUN
GETS GOOD SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE
 
Native to Queensland and northern New South Whales, Australia.  In habitat, plants have been known to reach heights of over thirty feet with trunks up to two feet wide.  But, realize that such trees can be centuries old.  It holds a crown of several dozen glossy green leaves.  The petioles and leaflets are totally spine free.  They are soft to the touch.  Leaf length is typically six to nine feet and have a gentle downward arch.  New leaves emerge vertically.  Trunks typically have old leaf bases attached.  Cones are very large.  Male cones are cylindrical, long and upright. 

Overall appearance of this cycad is lush and tropical.  Because of the long leaves, it does need adequate room in the garden to grow.  It can be grown in full sun near the ocean but does quite well in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Growth rate is slow.  From germination, it take us eight to ten years to grow a nice, large 15 gallon plant.  The plants on sale are seven to eight years old with caudexes of about 3 inches.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT SIZE $185

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase!  The garden plant shown is in Carlsbad, CA near the ocean in full sun. 

Lepidozamia perofskyana Lepidozamia perofskyana Lepidozamia perofskyana
Lepidozamia perofskyana Lepidozamia perofskyana Lepidozamia perofskyana

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII


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

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

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

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ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI
ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI

 

CANNA LILY
ORANGE COLORED BLOSSOMS


ATTRACTIVE FOLIAGE - SUMMER BLOOMER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


When
This This flowering plant is at its peak in summer - everyone loves Canna Lilies.  Over the years we've had many varieties or hybrids of lots of colors.  Earlier this month I showed you a variety with tons of red blossoms.  This variety has purple leaves.  The blossom photo is from last year and it should make orange colored flowers - expect these to blossom in about a month.  These plants like part day sun or strong filtered light.  They tend to look shabby in winter but comeback the following year in late spring.  Plant heights are usually three to five feet.  If damaged by cold, they typically come back as well.  Expect a mature plant height of four to five feet on this variety.  

 
REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $55

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS VARIETY IN 5G $40


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Canna purple leaf Canna purple leaf Canna purple leaf
Canna purple leaf Canna purple leaf

 

ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELDS
LUSH TROPICAL COMPANION PLANT


DARK GREEN LEAVES, SOMEWHAT PURPLE ON BACK
HARD TO LOCATE
SEVEN GALLON PLANTS AVAILABLE

This is a gorgeous companion plant that gets to six feet tall, has wide well veined leaves and likes filtered light.  It's the epitome of lush and tropical appearing.  What we presently have is a limited number of 7 gallon plants available.  We've only previously had this variety once or twice.  It is a suckering plant with dark green leaves, purple-green backs and prominent yellow veins on the underside.  It is native to Asia.  weins on e Shown here are the one gallon size of this branching palm from Africa.  Of course, you only see this branching habitat when it's in the ground and gets much larger.  It likes heat and sun.  Cold hardiness is somewhere in the mid-twenties F.  The interesting thing about these plants is that they branch above the ground - to be contrasted with suckering from the base.  It can also be used as a patio plant.  We have no experience with this variety indoors.

Alocasia Regal Shields Alocasia Regal Shields Alocasia Regal Shields
Alocasia Regal Shields Alocasia Regal Shields Alocasia Regal Shields

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


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

For anyone who's looked for this species lately, you realize it's in very short supply and essentially unavailable in larger sizes.  This is because of a several year shortage of seeds.  We are pleased to presently put nice 15 gallon on special and they are very nicely sized.  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.  It will take full coastal sun.  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 5eg sizes.

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.  There's also one photo of our 5 gallon size which we also offer. 


CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA PALMPEDIA
Photo c/o Palmpedia
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
We also sell nice 5 gallon size
CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA rps
Photo c/o TS at RPS

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


NICE BAND SIZED PLANTS AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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 band size shown below are between three and four years old.  This is the only size we currently have available.

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

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

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA SABAL BLACKBURNIANA SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
SABAL BLACKBURNIANA SABAL BLACKBURNIANA SABAL BLACKBURNIANA


AECHMEA HYBRID
POSSIBLY AECHMEA INCA


SPINELESS & RED BLOOMING BROMELIAD
VERY DESIRABLE AND ATTRACTIVE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 8 INCH POT

We are not quite sure of the exact parentage of this attractive Bromeliad with silver green leaves, no spines on the leaf edges and an upright red blossom as shown below.  We think it may be a hybrid known as "Aechmea Inca".  The plants shown here should flower this summer.  They'd prefer a bit of sun or strong filtered light.  They seem easy to grow.  They can be mail ordered.

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

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

 
Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca
Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca
Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca Aechmea fasciata spinesless hybrid poss Inca

 

SABAL "RIVERSIDE" HYBRID
AN UNKNOWN BUT INTERESTING CROSS

FIRST TIME EVER OFFERED
SHOULD BE SUN LOVING & COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

The bands I'm putting on a Ten Day Special are a hybrid of the very popular Sabal riverside.  The seed bearer was the S. riverside.  Unfortunately, I do not know what the mother was pollinated with.  In any case, it'll give a different looking fan palm.  If you know the appearance of a young Sabal riverside, you'd agree these hybrids do not share the typical appearance of this species.  I'd anticipate it being good size, sun loving with green or blue green larger leaves.  It should get at least to a height of twenty feet and take cold into the teens F.  So, try something different.  Easy to ship.  BTW, not knowing the parentage, I cannot show a mature plant. 


REGULAR PRICE BAND $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $32.50

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  I only have limited numbers for sale.


SABAL RIVERSIDE hybrid SABAL RIVERSIDE hybrid SABAL RIVERSIDE hybrid
SABAL "RIVERSIDE" HYBRID    

 

CAVENDISH BANANA
DWARF CULTIVAR


QUITE COLD HARDY
FRUITS WITH MATURE PLANTS UNDER SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


We are not tropical fruit growers.  But, we appreciate how popular growing bananas is.  So, we're offering a banana cultivar that offers two nice qualities:  Short stature and pretty good cold hardiness.  The Cavendish Dwarf cultivar hardly ever gets above six feet tall.  We have a few 20 gallon, older plants where the top of the leaves at most get to your face.   This banana wants full sun in most areas.  Cold hardiness is at least to the low 20's F.  If cold does kill the growth above the ground, it typically comes back when weather warms.  And, yes it does produce edible bananas.  In fact, this variety of banana is often sold in organic farmer's markets. 

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount!

Cavendish banana Cavendish banana Cavendish banana
Cavendish banana Cavendish banana Wikipedia
Photo of Cavendish Bananas by Wikipedia
Cavendish banana

 

 

WALLICHIA DISTICHA
SINGLE TRUNK, LEAVES IN ONE PLANE


A VERY INTERESTING AND PECULIAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This unusual palm that has all of its leaves in a single plane.  That is to say from the front, it is a fairly large, "Caryota-appearing" palm tree.  But, looking from the side, it is narrow and you can hardly see it.  The dictionary definition of "distichous" is:  "Arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis: distichous leaves. "  In this case, the trunk of the palm is the axis.  

This species is native to the Himalaya Mountains in Asia, spreading from northern India across to northern Thailand.  There it grows at altitudes of up to 4000 feet.  Because of it's heritage and as you might guess, it does have some cold hardiness and can easily be grown in many areas of Southern California.  It tolerates temperatures down to about the mid to upper twenties F.  It prefers full sun.  Mature height is about 30 feet.  Usually this species is single trunk, but in the wild suckering specimens are found.  This is not to confuse it with another suckering species, Wallichia densiflora,  which is always a clustering species.  

Wallichia could be confused with Arenga and Caryota, both of which are also from the same part of the world.  All have leaflets that have jagged or toothed apical ends as shown here.  All also go through a flowering process that begins at the upper trunk and works its way down the trunk over time.  And, all have stems that die after suckering.  When there is only one stem (as with this species), the tree will die after it flowers.  Seeds of Wallichia disticha are very small as shown here.  The back sides of Wallichia and Arenga leaflets are silver whereas Caryotas are green on the back side.  This helps in identifying the genus.  Trunks of Wallichia disticha are also covered with dense brown fibers as shown here.   

We have very limited numbers of this rare species for sale.  For someone who likes different species, this one is for you.

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


But, remember to mention this Special to get your discount.
 

Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha 
Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha 
Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha  Wallichia disticha 

 

HYPHAENE CORIACA
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN PALMS THAT FORK ABOVE THE GROUND


TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

Shown here are the one gallon size of this branching palm from Africa.  Of course, you only see this branching habitat when it's in the ground and gets much larger.  It likes heat and sun.  Cold hardiness is somewhere in the mid-twenties F.  The interesting thing about these plants is that they branch above the ground - to be contrasted with suckering from the base.

The first three pictures are Hyphaene coriacea in 1g size.  If you get one of these, make sure you have the heat, sun and room for one.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL $35

Just mention this Blog Only Special at time of purchase to get your discount.

Hyphanae coriacea Hyphanae coriacea Hyphanae coriacea
Hyphanae coriaceae Hyphaene coriacea Hyphanae coriaceae

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

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

 

ALLAGOPTERA ARENARIA
THE SEASHORE OR BEACH PALM


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

The nursery plants shown here very large plants for their container.  They are ready for the garden or to be repotted.  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 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.

REGLAR PRICE ONE GALLON $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $32.50

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.

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

 

SUNDAY, 24 JUNE, 2018 

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
THE KING PALM


MEDIUM TO TALL MATURE HEIGHT
GREEN CROWN SHAFT - FAST GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE WITH NICE TRUNK

This single stem fan palm is native to Australia and known to be fast crowing.  It has a green crown shaft, medium sized trunk with rings and gets to a mature height of about forty feet.  Along the coast it tolerates full sun.  We have a limited number of old 24 inch box trees with nice trunk.  We also have large 15g.  We are putting our 24 inch boxes on special.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees.  They do like water.  If you shop around, you'll see that these 24 inch boxes are like other nursery's 30 or even 36 inch box plants.  All that we have like this are singles although we have nice 25 gallon triples.

REGULAR PRICE 24 INCH BOX SIZE WITH TRUNK $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 24 INCH BOX SIZE $450

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special as this price is not posted anywhere else.

King Palm King Palm King Palm
King Palm single King Palm single King Palm single
King Palm single King Palm single King Palm single

 

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.  I am also showing mature trees in gardens.  We do have smaller and some larger nursery plants for sale. 

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

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

Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

BRAHEA ACULEATA
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE
NOT OVERLY THICK TRUNK



FLAT GREEN TO BLUISH LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This single stem fan palm is native to northern and western Mexico.  It is not a tall palm.  Heights vary from 12 to 25 feet with an 8 to 10 inch thick trunk.  Leaf color is green to blue green.  Old leaf bases will persist for some time on the trunk but eventually fall off making a smoother trunk.  The crown is not overly large.  Growth rate is medium.  It is a full sun species with cold tolerance down to the lower 20's F.  The special today is for the 5g size.  I've previously but bands on sale as well.

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special as this price is not posted anywhere else.

Brahea aculeata Brahea aculeata Brahea aculeata
Brahea aculeata Brahea aculeata Brahea aculeata

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS HYBRID
INTERESTING GREEN SPIKY CYCAD
FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION - IN 5 GALLON CERAMIC POT


TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT

This past Friday I began showing you cycads from a private collection that we got in.  This is another plant from that collection.  It is definitely an Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid.  You can see this in the leaflet appearance.  But, we do not know what it was hybridized with.  I'd suspect an Eastern Cape species like E. natalensis or altensteinii, but can't be sure.  It's in a nice ceramic 5 gallon pot.  The caudex size is 4.75 inches.  I'd anticipate it becoming a medium sized cycad, green in appearance, and developing a trunk that potentially could get overhead in decades.  It'll be a sun-loving cycad.  I am putting this actual plant on special.  For mail orders, we'd have to repot into a plastic pot or send bare root.  The pot would break in transit. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS CYCAD $475
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $350

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

Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid green Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid green Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid green
Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid green Encephalartos trispinosus hybrid green  

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!



SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE


Archontophoenix teracarpa is a fictitious name given to an unknown species/type of King Palm that I have in my garden and no one can identify.  I've been collecting seeds from it for quite a few years and offering it for sale.  Everyone who gets one agrees - "It's the best King Palm ever!"  It got the name from the Latin "Large body", which it has.  After trying to identify the species over many years and with no success, we coined the name "Archontophoenix teracarpa".  The closest species to it would be A. maxima but it's not the same.  So, what are the differences that makes teracarpa more ideal?

It is faster growing
It gets taller than the regular King Palm
It tolerates full sun better
It doesn't brown tip in full sun
It has a blue crown shaft
It has a super thick trunk

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

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!  The first garden photo below shows how spectacular, strong and powerful this species is.  The little King Palms to the right (fourth photo) are regular Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - same age.

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

 

ALOCASIA DWARF CAL - ODORA
NEVER OVER FOUR FEET TALL


EASY TO GROW, GOOD COMPANION PLANT
5G AND 15G - TEN DAY SPECIAL!

Those who have been following this Blog have seen this great and easy to use companion plant in previous threads.  Customers love this plant because it stays small and is so easy to put in shady areas of the garden.  Yet, it looks so tropical and lush.  It can take coastal full sun but looks its best in half day sun or strong filtered light.  It's cold hardy into the 20's F.  But, it does like water.  We're putting two sizes on sale.  These can be mail ordered.

Photos below:
First Row, 5g size
Second Row, 15g size
Last Row, plants in a garden setting


REGULAR PRICE 5G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45
REGULAR PRICE 15G $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL $125

Just mention this Blog Special for this price and discount when you purchase.

Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera ALOCASIA DWARF CAL - ODORA
Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera Alocasia dwarf Cal - Odera
Alocasias Cal_Odora Alocasias Cal_Odora Alocasias Cal_Odora

 

TRACHYCARPUS "TAKAGHII"
A HYBRID WINDMILL PALM


UNCERTAIN PARENTAGE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

At least ten years or more ago, I got seeds from Tobias Spanner that were called "Trachycarpus takaghii".  At the time I was told these are a natural hybrid between fortuneii and takil.  Since I've read other reports that it's a naturally occurring wagnerianus hybrid.  In any case, the seeds were wild collected.  It's proven to be a slow grower but is giving the look of a compact and interesting Windmill Palm.  I'd anticipate good cold hardiness and toleration of full sun along the coastal area.  I have limited numbers available.  Sorry, but I do not have a photo of a legitimate mature tree.

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

Mention this Special for your discount

Trachycarpus takaghii Trachycarpus takaghii Trachycarpus takaghii
Trachycarpus takaghii Trachycarpus takaghii  

NOTE:  A CUSTOMER (T.M.) BOUGHT A TAKAGHII FROM US
ABOUT TWELVE YEARS AGO.
HE LIVES IN AUSTIN, TX.  HE JUST EMAILED A PHOTO -
BELOW IS HIS PLANT.

Trachycarpus takaghii Austin, TX

 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
CHINESE FAN PALM


BIG FLAT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 1G

This Asian palm is quite attractive with its large and flat green leaves.  It is slow growing.  The 1g on special here are 3 years old and very nice.  This plant takes full or part day sun and is cold hardy into the teens F.  Many have grown this species as a houseplant.  Easy to ship.  BTW, this price is the same as a band yet these 1g are three times larger.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $30

Remember, mention this Special for this price!

Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis
LIVISTONA CHINENSIS LIVISTONA CHINENSIS LIVISTONA CHINENSIS

 

CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
A SEMI-DWARF, SUCKERING SHADE PALM


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


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

Stems are a quarter inch thick.  This is a filtered light species with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.  This species is native to mountainous areas in Mexico at about 2500 feet.  It's a great garden species.  People are easily growing it in San Francisco and cooler areas.  We usually propagate vegetatively as hardly ever are seeds available.  We do have several mother plants for this purpose (shown below).  We have very limited numbers of five gallon plants I'm putting on special.  This 5G size is shown in the first two rows of pictures below.  I highly recommend this species. 

REGULAR PRICE FIVE GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON $80


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

CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera
Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera Chamaedorea stolinifera

 

CHAMAEDOREA SEIFRIZII
THE CLASSIC BAMBOO PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG 5G

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
SPECIMEN PLANT FOR SALE


BLUE GREEN LEAVES - LOVES SUN
GREAT GROWING SUN CYCAD

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT

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 plant on special here is a blue (gray)- green color.  It has a caudex that is 10.5 inches.  It was dug from a garden in San Diego from full sun.  A great root ball was obtained.  This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold hardiness of 22 degrees F.  On this plant, the leaves have an attractive curl at their ends.  We like seeing this trait.  This will prove to be a medium sized mature cycad over the years with potential for trunk in a lifetime of at least five feet.  The plant you see in the first two rows of photos is the plant on special.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIMEN $1500
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIMEN $1100

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

Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius

 

COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTATA
MEDIUM SIZED FAN PALM


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

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

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

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

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I like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 15g and bigger.  We also really appreciate 7g and citrus pots.  However, tiny pots like 4 or 6 inch are not containers that we really utilize.   

So, don't clutter the environment by giving them to the garbage man or your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  We thank you in advance!
15g empty plastic pot
15 gallon pot
pots
Array of pots starting with the band size on the 
left and ending on the right with a 24 inch box

  


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 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone:  619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

 Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 4PM
 Sunday typically closed

Directions to Nursery: Freeway Close. Take Freeway 5 to Encinitas
(10 minutes south of Oceanside, 30 minutes north of San Diego). 
Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
Immediate left on Orpheus Ave, left on Union St,
Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery, which is at 450 Ocean View Ave
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