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RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE REGULAR LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE TWENTY YEAR OLD 25G SIZE

We have an assortment of Lady Palms which are near perfect - almost as nice as the expensive ones we bring in out of Hawaii.  But, they are locally grown and better priced.  And, we are offering them on special.  Have you ever wondered why you hardly ever see Rhapis on sale?  It's because they are super slow growing.  The plants shown here are eight, maybe ten years old.  Therefore, growers have little motivation to sell them cheap.  The plants shown here are nice enough for a bank or hotel lobby, a professional office or even your living room. 

Rhapis excelsa
 is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 8 feet tall in a pot.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them.  The plant size below are in 25 gallon pots and have been at the nursery for about 20 years.  This size can have 20 to 30 canes in each pot.  We have only a few this size - and also have the even more rare Rhapis humilis in good sizes.

REGULAR PRICE THESE OLD 25G PLANTS $800
TEN DAY SPECIAL SALES PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE $695

Important:  Note, limited supply available.


Rhapis excelsa 25g Rhapis excelsa 25g Rhapis excelsa 25g
Rhapis excelsa 25g Rhapis excelsa 25g
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TRUNKING FORM



THIN TALL GREEN TRUNKS – TOLERATES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS HUGE & MATURE 25 GALLON SPECIMEN

Sometime with this blog I may have talked about this variety of Chamadorea radicalis.  The latter is a very cold hardy dwarf, single trunk species that is quite easy to grow.  But, there is also a trunking species that is not a dwarf.  It gets to about 10 to 14 feet tall and is also cold hardy into the lower 20's F, maybe even into the upper teens.  It is able to take coastal sun like the dwarf.  This variety is hard to find on the market.  Shown here below is about an 8 to 10 year old 25 gallon that is easily about 12 feet tall.  It is a triple and one stem is a female with red fruit.  You can see there is no question that this is not a dwarf and has formed nice trunk.   On this form, we may also have 5 gallon and 15  gallon available.  I only have this one specimen this large.  It is way too big for mail order.  Note the thin leaflets and stem.  This specimen is for sale.   

REGULAR PRICE THIS 25 GALLON SPECIMEN $795
TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE THIS SPECIMEN $695


Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit
Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit

 

SYNECANTHUS FIBROSA
THE JELLYBEAN PALM
OPPORTUNITY TO GET OLD MATURE SIZE PALM



A FEW 20 YEAR OLD PLANTS FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON A FEW 15 GALLON PLANTS

This single trunk pinnate palm is native to various areas of Central America.  It has a thin ringed trunk with leaves that are about five feet long.  Leaflets are wide with irregular leaflets width and spacing.  Color is green.  Flowers protrude away from the stem with attractive yellow seeds.  It is a filtered light species.  There is another suckering species in this genus, S. warscewiczianus.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze or a bit less.  Mature height is about twelve to fifteen feet.  The plants we have on sale are super old (20 to 25 years) and are shown below in the first six photos.  I can pretty much guarantee you that you'll not find comparable plants anywhere in the western U.S.  I don’t normally have these for sale (wanted to keep them) so they are not listed in my availability list and I’m now selling the last ones on a Ten Day Special price. The plants on sale are shown in the first two rows of photos. The third row of photos is of palms now sold but were flowering size. The last photo is a fruting mature palm c/o Palmpedia.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 15G (ONLY HAVE #2 OF THEM) $395
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRICE THIS SIZE $340


Synecanthus fibrosa 15g   Synecanthus fibrosa 15g   Synecanthus fibrosa 15g  
Synecanthus fibrosa 15g   Synecanthus fibrosa 15g   Synecanthus fibrosa 15g  
Synecanthus fibrosa  Synecanthus fibrosa  Synecanthus fibrosa 
  Synecanthus fibrosa by PalmPedia  

 

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM



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

We have a limited number of triples of this species - three plants in one pot.  This is like you so often see with King Palms.  Inherently, 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 triple 15g plants 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 $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $220

Please mention this Blog Only Special prior to purchase.

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Veitchia arecina 15g triple Veitchia arecina 15g triple Veitchia arecina 15g triple
Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina Veitchia arecina

 

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
 



TALLER PALM FOR FULL OR PART DAY SUN
FAST GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SINGLES


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 singles we're putting on sale are 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 slower the growth rate of the clump.  These single 15g plants are about 7 to 8 feet tall in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE 15G SINGLES $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SINGLES $150

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
NORFOLK ISLAND PALM

 

SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON 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.  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.  Anticipate a height typically of about 25 feet mature.  Shown below are our 15 gallon plants but we should have small as well.  The 8th photo is c/o Wikipedia.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $220


RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI  RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI  RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI 
RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI  RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI   
RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI  RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI wikipedia  RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI 

 

RAVENEA RIVULARIS
THE MAJESTY PALM


LARGE PALM WITH A THICK CLEAN TRUNK
FAST GROWING - LIKES WATER AND FERTILIZER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Well grown, the Majesty Palm is a very attractive and fast growing palm from Madagascar.  It got a bad rap initially because people didn't water them enough and rarely fed them.  This resulted in bleached out leaf color and anemic appearing palms.  But, given adequate water and a balanced fertilizer with mircroelements, they are easy to grow.  Mature height is over 40 feet.  The trunk is clean and tapers as you look up the trunk.  Leaf color is green and leaves are un-armed.  Cold tolerance is into the twenties F.  Full sun along the coast is preferred.  They can be used as an interior palm.  I have one in my garden with about 30 feet of trun.

We're putting our 5 gallons on sale. These were grown locally from seeds.
Remember to mention this Blog Only Special if you chose to get this species.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $85

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Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis
Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
THE CHILEAN WINE PALM
- A TRUCK STAND ALONE SPECIMEN PALM

 

FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This species is known at the Chilean Wine Palm.  It can have trunk diameters up to four feet.  To get a large trunking tree from a small plant can take several decades.  Ultimate height can reach at least forty feet.  Leaves are green and sometimes a blue-green color.  The trunk is smooth and the fruit is yellow with a large brown seed inside.  This palm requires full sun and can be grow in far inland areas.  They are also growing them in cooler areas like Northern California.  Cold tolerance is down to about 16 degrees F.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  It's a sun species, even in the desert.   On Special are five gallon sized plants that are ready to ship or plant.  You’d start them off in a little sun and over time move them into full sun.  Limited numbers.  

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115

But, mention this Special to get your discount.  The 5 gallon size is shown in the first six photos below.


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Jubaea chilensis 5 gallon Jubaea chilensis 5 gallon Jubaea chilensis 5 gallon
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX TUCKERI
RARE AUSTRALIAN TYPE OF KING PALM


PURE GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE

Common Name(s):  Archontophoenix Peach River (Creek)
Native Locality:  Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
Overall Height:  Maximum sixty to seventy feet
Trunk Diameter:  Ten inches
Leaf Length:  Nine to ten feet, moderately twisted
Leaflets:  Silver underneath, somewhat pendulous or drooping.
Crown Shaft Color:   Green 
Presence of Ramenta:  Absent
Flower Color:  White or cream colored

This is a fairly rare and seldom available species of King Palm from Australia.  It is a good growing species that gets tall with a thin trunk.  We’re putting large 5 gallon plants on Special.  These can be mail ordered but would take a large box.  The great 7th photo is c/o Luke Nancarrow, AU

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $115

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Archonophoenix tuckeri 5g Archonophoenix tuckeri 5g Archonophoenix tuckeri 5g
Archontophoenix tuckeri garden Archontophoenix tuckeri Archontophoenix tuckeri by Luke Nancarrow, PACSOA

  

LIVISTONA LANGINOSA
THE WOOLY LIVISTONA


TALL, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 G SIZE

This single trunk fan palm is native to northeastern Australia.  It has previously been referred to as the Cape River Livistona.  Formal description was first done by John Dowe in 1998 - followed by other revisions.  It gets to heights above thirty feet with a trunk diameter of 10 to 18 inches.  In habitat it tolerates hot and arid conditions.  It is a full sun species with cold hardiness to at least the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $115

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount.  The first habitat photo is c/o Darrel Oconnor Palmpedia and the second by John Dowe c/o Palm Specialist Group

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Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa
Livistona lanuginosa Darrel Oconnor PalmPedia Livistona lanuginosa  

 

CARYOTA URENS
THE GIANT MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL



FAST GROWING - SUPER TALL - DIFFICULT TO FIND
REASONABLY COLD HARDY TALL BIPINNAT PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL JUVENILE ONE GALLON PLANTS


Yes, this species of Fishtail is super fast growing.  And, it's not unusual for one to get above 70 feet tall.  Some people love the grandeur of these palms.  And, for some, they want it "right now".  Well, this is an opportunity to satisfy that need.  It would not be unusual to go from a seedling to a height of 30 feet in six or seven years.  This species is native to northern Thailand and surrounding countries.  The trunk is about 16 inches or so thick and light tan in color.  The leaves are compound – bipinnate.  This means the main stem branches off into secondary leaf stems.  Leaflets are jagged at their ends.  Also, this is a monoecious palm that dies about three years after flowering.  Expect a life span of about 15 years.  It wants full coastal sun.  It is taller than Caryota gigas and has shorter leaves and a thinner trunk.  We’re putting nice one gallon juvenile plants on sale.  Easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $65

Easy to mail order.  Limited numbers available.


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Caryota urens 1g Caryota urens Caryota urens
Caryota urens 1g Caryota urens 1g Caryota urens 1g

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
NATIVE TO MOROCCO
THE SEMI-DWARF "BLUE MED FAN"



FULL HOT SUN - EXTREMELY COLD HARDY 
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

This interesting palm is a suckering blue fan palm is native to Morocco.  It's actually quite amazing that it took a long time for taxonomists to realize that it was a species and had it's own unique characteristics.  It's definitely a deep blue color but also it never gets as large as Chamaereops humilus.  The problem was that there were also native short clones of the later.  Chamaerops cerifera is one of the most cold hardy species for those of you in super cold areas.  I've had reports of it going down to 13 degrees F.  Mature height is about six feet or so.  Color is blue in hot sun.  This species does sucker.  Most importantly, with age and full sun, they will have blue leaves (see garden photos).  The plants on special here are nicely sized one gallon plants.  They can be shipped for mail order customers.  We also have other sizes available.  These one gallons are easy to ship.  The eighth photo below is by TS at RPS.
 
REGULAR PRICE
ONE GALLON $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL
ONE GALLON $60

Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.


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Chamaerops cerifera blue 1g Chamaerops cerifera blue 1g
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera TS RPS Chamaerops cerifera

DYPSIS PEMBANA
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING
NATIVE TO PEMBA ISLAND


TAKES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL FULL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

There are both single trunk and suckering forms of this species.  Nowadays, most of the plants available of this species are the suckering form.  Both get to a height of 25 feet, have an attractive green trunk and a light colored crown shaft.  Leaves have a graceful arch and the leaflet color is green.  It's a great alternative for the garden.  Note how the trunks are beefy but not overly large.  Along our coast it will take part day sun but I'd recommend filtered or morning sun inland.  The plants on special have four to five leaves and are 3 -4 year old seedlings in band containers.  We do larger sizes available.  I cannot tell you whether the plants we have (from seed) are the single or suckering type.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $50

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.  The 8th & 9th photos of a garden plant is c/o  late friend Al Bredeson. 


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Dypsis pembana band Dypsis pembana band Dypsis pembana band
Dypsis pembana AB Dypsis pembana TS RPS Dypsis pembana

 

DYPSIS ARENARUM
THE SAND PALM



SIMILAR TO DYPSIS LUTESCENS
BUT WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This thin trunked suckering palm is native to Madagascar where, in the northeastern area, it lives close to the sandy beaches.  Thus the common name.  It has green curved leaves with small leaflets.  The tubular crown shaft is white and the thin trunk is ringed.  It is distinguished from the Areca Palm by it's reddish petioles and blue-green leaflets.  It typically forms a clump of four to five individual plants.  It tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy in the mid to upper 20's F.  It is as rare species.  We rarely have it for sale. Note, our band size are larger presently than shown below.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $57.50


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Dypsis arenarum band Dypsis arenarum rps Dypsis arenarum band

 

CHAMAEDOREA ERNESTI-AUGUSTI
VERY ATTRACTIVE DWARF SHADE PALM

 

TYPICALLY NOT OVER 3 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Over our 45 year existence, I'd estimate that the nursery has sold several thousand of this very popular dwarf palm.  Typically we recommend putting in a small colony of them.  They look great like this and will get staggered heights.  Most garden plants are not over 3 to 4 feet tall.  The first two rows of photos show our one gallon size on sale.  The last row shows older photos of either five gallon size or one of a 30 year clumps that are mature and flowering.  We've found this species to look best when planted as a small colony of three to five plants.  A name sometimes used for this species is the "Whale Tail Palm".  This species likes shade and has simple, non-divided leaves as shown.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  For some reason, no seeds have been available lately, so it's a difficult plant to find.  These are young plants in bands and are small but all that's around right now.

REGULAR PRICE SMALL BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

These are easy to ship and four in one box is no problem.  Just remember to mention this Special for the reduced price when you purchase.


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Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti band Chamaedorea ernesti-august Chamaedorea ernesti-august

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS
DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES


VERY SMALL CYCAD
GRAY-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL YOUNGER 5 GALLON SIZE

This rare dwarf species of South African cycad is quite petite and never gets over four feet tall.  Leaves are gray-green to sea foam green and about three feet long.  A mature caudex is six to eight inches.  Thi species likes sun and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  This is a rare and sought out species and never inexpensive.  We are putting our 5 gallon on sale.  The plant shown has a one inch caudex.  We do have an assortment of other sizes available.  Our 5g are easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON THIS SIZE SIZE $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $155

Just remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase
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Encephalartos cerinus 5 gallon caudex 1 inch Encephalartos cerinus 5 gallon caudex 1 inch Encephalartos cerinus 5 gallon caudex 1 inch
Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus  

 

DIOON MEJIAE
AN ATTRACTIVE MEDIUM SIZED CYCAD

 

SOFT EMERGING NEW LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICELY SIZED OLDER 2 GALLON

For many people, Dioon mejiae is one of their favorite cycads.  It doesn't get too large, it has a very attractive crown of leaves, and newly emerging leaves are soft, fuzzy and so inviting.  They are almost like a baby rabbit's foot.

Native to southern Mexico and Honduras, this species is similar to Dioon spinulosum.  But, unlike the spinulosum, leaflets do not have the spines on the leaflet edges.  And, the leaflets appear slightly different shaped.  Leaves are four to six feet long, trunks typically under five feet although old habitat plants have trunks over twenty feet, and new leaves emerge vertically.  Although they are soft at emergence, they eventually become straight and flat with firm leaflets.. Seeds of this species are large and tan in color.

I've found this cycad does best in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Right on the coast, some grow it in full sun.  But, I've found this creates more of a lime colored green cycad.  For this reason, I prefer filtered light.  It likes good draining soil and will tolerate temperatures into the low 20's F.  Shown her are some larger nursery plants as well as garden specimens.  We have all sizes of this species for sale and are putting oversized 2 gallon on sale.  This size has caudexes about 4 inches in diameter with an age of about ten years.

REGULAR PRICE THESE OVERSIZED 2 GALLON $345
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 2 GALLON OLDER PLANTS $285


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Dioon mejiae 2g 4 inches Dioon mejiae 2g 4 inches Dioon mejiae 2g 4 inches
Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS – THE GREEN VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING SPINY LEAVES - GREEN WITH POSSIBLE HINTS OF BLUE
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANT

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.  This species is medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  With an older mature specimen you'll often find three to five feet of trunk and and overall height of six to ten feet.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery white color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus). The plants of this species are both blue and green forms, but this plant below most likely the green variety.  In sun, it may show some blue color.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  The plant shown here is in a 15 gallon container.  Caudex size is 3.5 inches.  This plant can be mail ordered if needed.  If this plant sells, we do have other 15g of similar size at the same End of Summer Sale discount.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 15 GALLON $575
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $525


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Encephalartos arenarius 15g caudex 3.5 inches Encephalartos arenarius 15g caudex 3.5 inches Encephalartos arenarius 15g caudex 3.5 inches
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ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR FULL COASTAL SUN
OFFERING OF SIXTY YEAR OLD SPECIMEN CYCAD

 

A FAVORITE AMONG CYCAD ENTHUSIASTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL SIXTY YEAR OLD PLANT IN 25 GALLON CONTAINER

This is a popular blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  I say “popular” because some people don't like spines and prickles.  The leaflets of this species are narrow with only a point at the end.  They are nothing as gnarly as E. horridus.  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  The nearest species to this one is Encephalartos princeps.  Trunks of E. lehmannii can get to five feet, but one with two to three feet of trunk is very old.  Leaves average about four feet long and are strongly curled.  Sometimes they'll almost do a 180 or more degree re-curve.  Leaf color is intensely blue like E. horridus.  But, you'll only see this color with full, hot sun.  In shade or inside a greenhouse they are often green because they are not getting full sun and have lots of humidity.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  In the desert only give it a few hours sun. 

Shown below is an approximately sixty year old E. lehmannii of unknown sex.  It came from a private older cycad collection.  It's in a 25 gallon container and was dug two years ago.  It didn't miss a beat after being dug and has thrown at least two new sets of leaves.  The caudex is 16 inches wide and 29 to 30 inches tall.  This is probably the largest of this species for sale in the Western U.S.  This plant is so big and heavy that it would need professional delivery.  I only have one of this size.  It is shown in the first seven photos below.  The last habitat photot is by M.R.   

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIX YEAR OLD SPECIMEN $5900
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD SPECIMEN $5000


Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches
Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 25g caudex 16 x 29 inches
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR SUN


GOOD OFFERING OF 15 GALLON PLANTS
LOVES SUN AND HEAT ALONG THE COAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

Shown below is a 15 gallon plant on Special.  It has a caudex of 7 inches.  We have other that are a bit smaller and less expensive - as well as larger.  Most are sun ready.  .

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON WITH A 7 INCH CAUDEX $1120
TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE THIS ACTUAL PLANT SHOWN $975
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This size can possibly be mail ordered.  This caudex size price applies to plants that do not have vertical trunk height.  The plant on sale is shown in the first six photos below.

Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmanii
Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmanii Encephalartos lehmannii 15g
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR FULL COASTAL SUN


A FAVORITE AMONG CYCAD ENTHUSIASTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZES & AFFORDABLE 5 GALLON PLANTS

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

Shown below are E. lehmannii that are in 5 gallon pots.  They have 4 to 6 leaves with caudexes 2 to 2.5 inches.  Within a year they’d like to be repotted into larger containers or into the ground.   This size is easy to mail order.  We have about ten available this size.  

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 5 GALLON $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 5 GALLON $255

Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches
Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g caudex 2-2.5 inches

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE CYCAD

GREEN LEAVES – NO SPINES
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON AS SHOWN


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 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 huge selection of this species.  I am going to show you an assortment of plants.  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.
The plant on special is in a 15 gallon pot with a caudex of 7.5 inches.  Age is 7 to 8 years from germination. It is shown in the first five photos below.   It’ll be instantly ready for the garden after a bit of sun acclimation.  It could be shipped.  I am also showing a few monster specimens we have at the Nursery.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON $650


Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches ( Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches ( Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches (
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches ( Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches ( Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches ( Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana 15g 7.5 inches (

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE GREEN CYCAD

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

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


  Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana

BIRDSNEST FERN - ASPLENIUM NIDUS
EXOTIC UNDERSTORY FERN

 

LONG SHINY GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


It's been a while since I've presented this customer favorite - the Birdsnest Fern, Asplenium nidus.  They are an ideal understory plant for the garden floor but can also be grown inside the home or in a patio area.  Leaves are green and shiny.  They want filtered light and ample water.  Like most ferns, you don't want them to go dry.  A large specimen plant could have a crown spread of six or seven feet.  You have to keep snails away from them.  The plants on special are nice 5 gallon plants.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5 GALLON PLANTS $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $70

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this discount when you purchase.
The very nice photos below are by mysarawak Travelogue and HawaiianForest.com


Birds Nest Fern Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus
Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus
Birds Nest Fern Asplenium nidus Birds Nest Fern by mysarawak Travelogue Birds Nest Fern by HawaiianForest.com

 

PHLEBODIUM SPECIES
FURRY RHIZOMES THAT CRAWL



NORMALLY AN EPIPHYTIC PLANT IN THE WILD

TOLERATE COASTAL SUN OR FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 10 GALLON SIZE

Phlebodium is a small genus of epiphytic ferns that are native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.  They, in the wild, live in trees.  But, they can be grown in the ground or in containers.  Most tolerate near total full sun along the coast and also filtered light.  On the species we’re dealing with here, it gets to heights of about two to three feet and is rhizomatous in nature.  Furry small feet crawl the ground and every foot or so launch an upright green leaf.  It is not a difficult plant to contain in the garden.  It easily tolerates temperatures into the mid-twenties F.  Leaf color is green with a hint of blue, but not as prominent as the Blue Star Fern.  It can be used as a ground cover.

REGULAR PRICE 10 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE THESE HUGE 10 GALLON $105


Phlebodium species Phlebodium species Phlebodium species
Phlebodium species Phlebodium species Phlebodium species
Phlebodium species  

 

BLUE STAR FERN
PHLEBODIUM AUREUM


AN EPIPHYTIC (GROWS IN TREES) FERN
BLUE COLORED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This fern actually grows in trees in assorted areas of Central America, some Caribbean Islands and South America.  Because it is epiphytic, it doesn't need to be kept mucky wet all the time.  But, you shouldn't let it go dry either.  Mature height and width is about two feet.  Leaves are flat, blue in color with wide leaflets as shown.  This species also has somewhat furry feet.  It wants filtered light.

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

Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum BLUE STAR FERN  

 

TASMANIAN TREE FERN
DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA


SLOW GROWING TREE FERN
WILL GET TO A MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species of Tree Fern is native to various localities in Eastern Australia.  It doesn't get as tall as the Australian Tree Fern above and is much slower growing.  Trunk diameter is a bit smaller as well.  Mature height domestically is usually 10 to 15 feet although specimens in the wild are much taller.  Leaves are green, four to six feet long and the trunk has old attached and furry leaf bases that gradually fall off.  This species like strong filtered light of part day sun.  It enjoys ample water and is cold hardy into the 20's F.  We're putting nice 5 gallon plants on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $85
SALES PRICE THIS SIZE $70


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

Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica
Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica
Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica Tasmanian Tree Fern Dicksonia antarctica

  

BILBERGIA CLUSTERS WITH CASCADING PINK BLOSSOMS
IN BLOSSOM RIGHT NOW



GREEN LEAVES - SUN TOLERANT

LARGE CLUSTERS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

This bromeliad genus is known for it's dependent and large pink blossoms.  The leaves on this species are green forming a tubular plant.  The blossoms are 18 inches long, cascading and pink in color with blue flower parts showing below.  They are very durable and easy to grow.  They want at least some sun but can be grown in the sun.  They want overhead watering.  These clusters each have five to ten individual plants in the pots.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE LARGE CLUSTERS $75

Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g   Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g   Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g  
Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g   Bilbergia cluster in blossom pink 5g  

 

HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS 
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
RARELY SEEN NEAR BLACK FOLIAGE VARIETY


 

CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA"
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE GORGEOUS PLANTS

Cordyline Hawaiian Ti plants are a great way to add color to the garden.  They easily acclimate to filtered light growing conditions in our area but can be solely acclimated to coastal sun.  Most don't get much over six feet tall.  They have thin trunks and can take a freeze with some damage.  Severe cold will kill them.  Leaf color varies from pastels to reds to green and black.  We've found that the darker leaf varieties, especial read, do better in our area. 

Shown here are a rarely seen variety called “Florica”.  They have red (or pink) and green leaves.  They are just gorgeous plants with very wide leaves.  They’d do well with bright filtered light and may tolerate some sun along the coast.  Our choice of these Cordyline Ti plants changes every week or two.  We just got is about a two dozen of these beauties.  We’re putting them on sale. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS VARIETY HAWAIIAN TI $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TI PLANTS $47.50

Be aware that our varieties of these Ti Plants sell out quickly


CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA"  CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA"  CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA" 
CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA"  CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA"  CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA "FLORICA" 
CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA   Cordyline Ti Plant  Cordyline Ti Plant 


                                   MONDAY, 17 JUNE - 26 JUNE, 2024  

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!



SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZED SINGLES

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?  See below.  We're putting 25 gallon on sale.

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 25G $495 (singles)
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $425

Remember:  mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!  This size is too large for common carriers and would need delivery or your picking it up.


Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g
Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g
Archontophoenix teracarpa 25g Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

RHAPIS HUMILIS
RARE TYPE OF LADY PALM
FOUR LARGE SPECIMEN PLANTS AVAILABLE


LARGEST SPECIMENS YOU'LL SEE FOR SALE - IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
GET TO OVER 20 FEET AND TAKE COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL SEVERAL MATURE TALL PLANTS!

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. 

Plants like we're showing here are near impossible to find.  We have several plants which are each about fifteen feet tall in their pots.  These plants are shown in the four rows of photos below.  Be aware that, in California, there are only large garden specimens growing in full sun and with heights of over 20 feet.  These are called the “California Rhapis humilis” and all plants sold come from divisions of existing plants.  This is a dioecious species and there’s only known to be male plants.  So, if someone tells you they grew them from seeds, you know they are not this true Rhapis humilis – more likely R. multifida which doesn’t take sun well and only gets to heights under ten feet.  These 25 gallon specimens shown below would be perfect for an upscale garden or interior usage application.  All, of course, are from divisions from a mature established plant.  Most have three to five canes coming but will fill in over time.  We presently have no smaller plants for sale.  The garden photo is by FM at the LAA. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE RARE 25 GALLON $1400 AS SHOWN BELOW
WE DO HAVE LARGER & FULLER PLANTS - BUT A BIT MORE EXPENSIVE

 

Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis 25g Rhapis humilis 25g
Rhapis humilis 25g Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis
Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis Rhapis humilis

 

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
MEDIUM HEIGHT GREEN SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



A SEED PRODUCING PARENT OF THE BEAUTIFUL COCONUT QUEEN!
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15 GALLON PLANTS

This single trunk species is from Brazil and never gets very tall.  Usually they are never over twenty feet in height.  A most prominent feature of this species are the retained leaf bases as shown below.  It is super slow growing and, when mature, makes sherbet orange fruits of good size.  It is unusual for a Syagrus because it has modified small spines (more like saw edge prominences) of the leaf stem.  If you cross this plant with pollen from a Queen Palm you’ll get one of the best looking palms ever - The Coconut Queen Palm.  This latter hybrid never gets very tall and really resembles a Coconut Palm.  We’re putting 15 gallon size of S. schizophylla on sale.  We only have a few.  They are quite large for their pots.  Want to be the next palm hybridizer?  You better get one of these. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $265
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15 GALLON $235

Syagrus schizophylla large 15g Syagrus schizophylla large 15g Syagrus schizophylla large 15g
Syagrus schizophylla large 15g Syagrus schizophylla large 15g Syagrus schizophylla large 15g
Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM
THIS SPECIES WANTS SUN AND HEAT!

TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY NICE 15G PLANTS

For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  These are the blue form.  This palm species loves sun, heat and is cold hardy to the low 20’s F.  It doesn’t like the grower to fool with or cut its roots.  These cannot be transplanted once established in the garden.  They get a husky trunk and probably about 40 feet tall in many decades.  This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Shown below are our 15 gallon sized plants that we’re putting on special.  They are sun acclimated and ready to plant. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL 115 GALLON $195

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  Of note we also carry the "Green Bismarckia" but the one on sale today is the prominent blue variety.


Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TRUE TRUNK-LESS, DWARF FORM



NEVER GETS OVER SIX FEET TALL
SHADE PALM - QUITE COLD HARDY
OUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN OR AS A HOUSEPLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 GALLON SIZE

Previously I discussed the trunking form of this species.  What I'm showing today is the true dwarf form that never forms a trunk and never gets over six feet tall.  It is native to Mexico.  It grows in filtered light but can tolerate some sun along the coast.  Compared to the trunking form, you'll note the leaflets are darker green and wider.  Blossoms often protrude above the leaves when it's in flower.  Cold hardiness is the upper teens F.  It grows great in cooler areas like the SF Bay area.  We have only a few 7 gallon plants (shown first five photos below) which we're putting on sale.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 7 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRICE $165


Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form 7g Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form 7g Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form
Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf 7g Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf
Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form

  

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


THINNER TRUNK, MEDIUM HEIGHT
NICE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

In my experience, mature height is usually about 30 feet but it can get a bit taller.  Trunks in shade are green, prominently ringed and medium diameter.  Leaves are green and pinnate.  This size can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $125


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


 
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala
Burretiokentia hapala HJD Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala 

 

DYPSIS LANCEOLATA
NATIVE TO COMORO ISLANDS
USUALLY A SUCKERING PALM



DESIRABLE PALM FROM THE COMOROS
TEN DAY SPECIAL FULL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering palm species from the Comoro Islands near Madagascar is ideal for filtered light.  It produces stems about three inches in diameter and typically gets to a height of about fifteen feet in many years.  It usually does sucker but, in my experience, has a limited number of trunks.  Sometimes plants remain single trunk.  The crown shaft areas of large plants often shown an assortment of colors including silver, brown and green.  Leaflets are wide and leaves are a bit keeled.  It has prominent rings on the trunk.  Shown here are 15 gallon plants on special.  We do have other sizes not on sale.  Figure cold tolerance is into the mid to upper 20's F.  These plants can be mail ordered in a large box and there are very limited numbers available. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $125


Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata 5g
Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata 5g
Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata 5g Dypsis lanceolata

 

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI
THE WINDMILL PALM


ONE OF THE MOST COLD HARDY PALMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

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

To get an overhead canopy of leaves may take one about ten years.  Mature, they get to a height of 20 feet or more.  The actual trunk diameter is typically six to ten inches.  The leaves are typically about three feet in diameter and have variable division of the segments. Leaves are green on the upper side and below, but it is not uncommon for one can see a bit of blue discoloration to the underside of the leaf.  Distal leaf segments can flex downward toward the ground. 

We’re putting a very shippable 5g size on special.

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

Remember to mention this Special at the time or purchase.

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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAMETHROWER PALM



GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA
USUALLY HAVE NICE NEW PURPLE-RED LEAF
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Shown is a nice example of a 5 gallon size of Chambeyronia hookeri with its blonde colored crown shaft.  I’ve found that this species throws just as red (sometimes even more intense) new leaf compared to Chambeyronia macrocarpa.  This species is hard to find.  It is different in appearance from the dark green crown shafted form seen on C. macrocarpa.  Here's some facts about this species:

•  Growth habit and care about the same as macrocarpa
•  Along the coast will tolerate full sun if you're are not too far inland
•  Crown shaft is yellow-tan colored and quite prominent
•  Cold tolerance is about 23 degrees
•  Growth rate on this species like macrocarpa is slow to medium but improves once planted in the ground.
• Trunk diameter is about 8 inches typically and overall height of mature plants is about 25 feet
•  Leaflets are shiny green, thick and sturdy, and quite wide as shown
•  Like macrocarpa, about 95% of the time throws newly emerging red leaf as shown here.  Rarely a plant will not throw new red leaves and there's no way of predicting this.
• Also makes a great interior palm inside the home

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $125

We have very limited numbers available of this species and also have a few 15 gallon size.  Of course, not all will have a red new leaf at this time.  Mention this Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  The crown shaft photo below is by TS at RPS and the new red leaf by the roof is by D.L.


Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g
Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g
Chambeyronia hookeri TS RPS Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g

COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTEA
MEDIUM SIZED FAN PALM


SMALL TRUNK - SILVER BACK TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This medium size and very attractive 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.  Taxonomists seem recently to be lumping together Coccothrinax argentea and argentata.  Mature height is rarely to twenty feet.  Leaves are about three to four feet across and prominently divided into segments.  As this species grows, fibrous material falls off the trunk to give a cleaner and more smooth surface.  It likes heat and sun.  It might also do well in desert areas.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  We are putting our 5 gallon plants on sale.  Very limited numbers apply.  This species is ideal for people who want a thin trunked and different fan palm that doesn’t take up much room and tolerates full hot sun.  Note that, in a pot, it is a very slow growing species. The 5 gallon size are about six years old. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $125


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


Coccothrinax argentea 5g Coccothrinax argentea 5g Coccothrinax argentea 5g
Coccothrinax argentea 5g Coccothrinax argentea 5g Coccothrinax argentea 5g
Coccothrinax argentea Coccothrinax argentea   Coccothrinax argntea 

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE

We have an assortment of Lady Palms which are near perfect - almost as nice as the expensive ones we bring in out of Hawaii.  But, they are locally grown and better priced.  And, we are offering them on special – five gallon size.  They are about 5-6 years old.  Rhapis excelsa is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 8 feet tall in a pot or in the ground.  Each leaf is composed mature of six to ten leaflets that have jagged ends and are green in color.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them.  The 5 gallon size can be easily shipped'  It's slow growing and a dwarf species.  The 5g plants we have are presently bigger than shown here.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $115

Important:  Mention this Blog Only Offering for this price when you purchase.  Note, limited supply available.


Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa 5g
Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa 5g
Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa 5g Rhapis excelsa

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM 


ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR PALMS
SIZE ON SALE EASY TO SHIP
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE ONE GALLON PLANTS

FOR DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

Important:  Mention this Blog Only Offering for this price when you purchase.  One gallon shown in first 4 photos.

Rhapis excelsa 1g Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY


LIMITED NUMBER OLD SUCKERING 5G
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This South American suckering fan palm comes from Argentina and Uruguay.  From these locations, you might suspect it could have quite a bit of cold hardiness, and this is the case with not only this species of Trithrinax, but of the genus as a whole.  Availability of seeds of this species has been sparse to nonexistent.  And, as a young plant, it is quite slow growing.  Consequently, to get a good sized container plant can take a decade or more.  This is a perfect selection for someone who lives in an interior area with lots of heat.

Overall height of this species is up to twenty feet.  Multiple stems are produced, but usually the number is just several.  Leaves are small, typically about two feet wide.  The segments of the leaves are pointed and sharp.  Trunks retain old leaf bases but, like
Washingtonia, eventually fall off.  This is a drought tolerant species and can take temperatures well into the 100's F. and cold tolerance is into the teens.  Of note, most specimens I've seen are blue.  The one gallon on sale are shown in the first 5 photos.  The last two photos show a mature plant that is blue-green in color, probably due to the fact that it's not getting full sun.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL OUR ONE GALLON JUVENILE PLANTS $65


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


TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS 1G TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS 1G TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS 1G
TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS 1G Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris

 

CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS
SUPER RARE UNDERSTORY PALM WITH SATIN SHEEN TO LEAFLETS

 


DWARF SPECIES - SUPER DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

This is a solitary trunk dwarf species from Guatemala and Belize.  It was only introduced into the trade in the past two decades.  Stems are thin and a white-tan color.  Leaves are blue green with an iridescent sheen.  Leaves are pinnate and sometimes simple, especially when young.  Height of this palm is usually under three feet, but plants in the wild have been reported to be five to six feet.  It is cold hardy to about a freeze and prefers filtered light.  Planting in small colonies is very attractive.  This species is almost impossible to find.  We got our seeds from a famous botanist, so I know they are correctly produced without hybridization.  The seedlings on sale have four leaves and are two years old.  They can easily be mail ordered.  They’d make a great interior or patio plant as well.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

Limited supplies are available.  Don’t miss out on this great species.   The last row of photos shows a mature Nursery specimen in fruit.   Note the glaucous color and sheen to the leaflets.


CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS
CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS
CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS CHAMAEDOREA ADSCENDENS

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


BIGGER, FASTER GROWING, NO BROWNING OF LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE BAND SIZE PLANTS


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

The band size plants are about 3-4 years old and huge – about 2 feet tall and need to be planted or repotted into 5g pots.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE BANDS $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE HUGE BANDS $55

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


Archontophoenix teracarpa band huge Archontophoenix teracarpa band huge Archontophoenix teracarpa band huge
Archontophoenix teracarpa band huge Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



STUNNING RED OR ORANGE CONES

GREEN HOLLY FERN-LIKE LEAFLETS

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZES SEEDLINGS 5 TO 6 LEAVES

This South African cycad is perhaps best known for two things:  It can grow in shady conditions and the cones (especially the female cone) are red.  The cone color varies from fire engine red to orange.  Female cones seem to be more colorful.  The leaflets look like a holly fern.  Right along the coast, this species can take almost full sun and look good.  But, most people grow it in part day sun or filtered light.  From a seedling, it takes about ten years in the ground to get a big, coning sized plant.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.  We’re offering our older band size on special.  Ages of these are at least 4-5 years with five to six leaves.  Ideally, they should be repotted into a larger container.  These are easy to ship within the U.S.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $85
SALE PRICE BAND SIZE $70

Encephalartos ferox band Encephalartos ferox band Encephalartos ferox band
Encephalartos ferox band Encephalartos ferox band Encephalartos ferox band
Encephalartos ferox at nursery Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox cone

 

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 two plants shown here in the first two rows below are eight to ten years old.  One is a female in cone (illustrated).
 Most have caudexes of 2 to 3 inches.  I am also showing (last row) two super robust garden specimens.    

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT THIS SPECIES $325
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $275

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discounted price! 

Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii
Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii
Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii

  

ENCEPHALARTOS HILDEBRANDTII
LARGE SIZED GREEN CYCAD

UPRIGHT LEAVES – GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT CYCADS

This species has a fairly wide distribution in the coastal regions of Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar Island (Tanzania) and into northern Mozambique.  Its habitat consists of rocky, sandy soil in dry coastal forest and bush.  This is a large sized species.  Leaves can reach three meters in length.  Over many centuries, stems become quite wide and can reach six meters or more!  This species can produce basal suckers, but this is not very common.  This is a fast growing cycad.  Crowns tend to stay erect, though can become wide with full crowns.  Leaflets and petioles are armed with sharp spines, though the leaflets have some flex to them.  This species is moderately rare among Encephalartos, but is quite rare in cultivation. It is tolerant of coastal full sun, but look better in partial sun.  For inland areas, I recommend this plant for partial sun or shade.  This plant is great for established gardens with canopy, or gardens with shade.  This is a fast growing species and requires space.  It will make a large showy plant and will enhance the tropical look of any garden in the right application!  The citrus pot size we’re offering on special have caudexes of about 4.5 inches - see first five pictures below.  They are ready to go into the garden or be repotted.  Mail order possible, weather permitting.  The citrus pot size is shown in the first five photos followed by a 15 gallon larger plant

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT THIS SIZE CAUDEX $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $385



Encephalartos hildebrandtii cit pot 4.5 inches Encephalartos hildebrandtii cit pot 4.5 inches Encephalartos hildebrandtii cit pot 4.5 inches
Encephalartos hildebrandtii cit pot 4.5 inches Encephalartos hildebrandtii cit pot 4.5 inches Encephalartos hildebrandtii 15g
Encephalartos hildebrandtii Encephalartos hildebrandtii Encephalartos hildebrandtii

 

CYCAS TANSACHANA
MEDIUM SIZE CYCAD FROM THAILAND



THIN TRUNK WITH SWOLLEN BASE
EXTREMELY RARE GREEN LEAF CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


Cycas tansachana is a medium sized green leaf cycad that is from south-central Thailand at an elevation of about 1000 feet.  There is lives on mountainous outcroppings.  It was named after a friend, Kampoon Tansacha of Non-Nooch Botanical Garden.  Heights can read 20 feet but are generally shorter.  Trunks are thin with a swollen base up to 3 feet across.  Leaves are green and flat in cross section.  This is a rare cycad to find.  In most areas it can take part or possibly full day sun.  We are offering a limited number of older plants in citrus pot containers on sale.  Caudexes are four inches thick and age is about 12 years.  The habitat photo is c/o TS at RPS.

REGULAR PRICE THIS CITRUS POT $595
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $495


Cycas tansachana  Cycas tansachana  Cycas tansachana 
Cycas tansachana  Cycas tansachana  Cycas tansachana TS RPS 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD WITH GREEN TO BLUE LEAVES

 


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LOVES SUN - RE-CURVED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL SPECIMEN 15 GALLON WITH FAIRLY LARGE CAUDEX

Encephalartos longifolius is from the Eastern Cape region of the Republic of South Africa.  It is among the favorite species of this genus for almost all cycad enthusiasts.  Leaf color varies from a dark green to brilliant blue - and everything in-between.  The plant on Special is in a 15 gallon pot and has a caudex diameter of 7.5 inches.  It is a shippable size.  We predict its leaves will end up being blue-green.    This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold hardiness of 22 degrees F.  This plant will develop into a medium sized mature cycad over the years with potential for trunk in a lifetime of at least five feet.  We have other sizes available for sale - both larger and smaller.  The last row of photos shows garden plants of this species that have blue to green leaves.  Most of our sizes can be mail ordered or delivered.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 15 GALLON WITH CAUDEX SIZE 7.5 INCHES $1200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD AS DESCRIBED $975


Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches
Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches Encephalartos longifolius 15g 7.5 inches
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS – BLUE FORM
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


BLUE STACKED LEAFLETS - MINIMAL IF ANY SPINES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANT

This rare South African cycad is also from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.  It is a good sized cycad with leaf color variable from dark green to brilliant blue.  The plant on Special should be a nice blue form.  Trunks of this species can reach a height of twelve feet or more.  Leaf lengths are four to six feet with stacking leaflets and minimal if any spines when mature.  Leaves are often curled downward toward their ends.  It loves full sun along the coast but in desert areas would want a few hours of sun.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.   The 15 gallon plant on special has a caudex of 5 inches.  It is shown below.  It could be mail ordered in a large box.  Below I'm also showing a few garden specimens of this species.  

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON, CAUDEX 5 INCHES $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 15G CYCAD $650

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


Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches
Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches Encephalartos longifolius blue 15g 5 inches
Encephalartos longifolius blue Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius


PHILODENDRON XANADU
EXOTIC COMPANION PLANT


TOLERATES SOME COASTAL SUN
BIG AND FULL 5G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This Philodendron is actually a hybrid that was commercial created.  It is known for its smaller size with small to medium leaves, deep cuts into individual leaves and compact overall form.  It is very attractive and is not a climbing plant.  We've had this variety before but typically in small sizes.  We just got in a few very nice 5g.  They will take some degree of coastal sun.  Inland area growers should put this in strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the upper 20's F.

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

Just mention this Special when you purchase for this price.  The last photo is c/o subtropical.co.nz

Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu
Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadus by subtropical.co.nz

 

SPATHODEA CAMPANULATA
THE AFRICAN TULIP TREE
CLUSTERS OF LARGE RED-ORANGE BLOSSOMS

 

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE – LONG LIVED FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

We are fortunate here in Southern California because there are quite a few striking, beautiful flowering tropical trees that we can grow.  Included in this group is the African Tulip Tree with its clusters of large blossoms.  The majority of trees have red to orange colored blossoms.  It blooms in summer but sometimes longer.  It wants full sun.  Cold hardiness is estimated to be in the mid-twenties F.  It is quite easy to grow and a very satisfying tropical tree

REGULAR PRICE 15G AFRICAN TULIP TREE $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 15G SIZE $160

The 7th photo below is by an unknown author from Maui and the laszt is c/o Wikipedia Commons.


Spathodeas campanulata 15g Spathodeas campanulata 15g Spathodeas campanulata 15g
Spathodeas campanulata 15g Spathodeas campanulata 15g Spathodeas campanulata 15g
Spathodeas campanulata mAUI Spathodeas campanulata wIKIPEDIA COMMONS Spathodeas campanulata 15g 

 

TILLANDSIA SPECIES WITH VIOLET BLUE FLOWERS
CLUSTERS IN BLOSSOM IN SPRINGTIME
POSSIBLY TILLANDSIA MALLEMONTII


A TYPE OF AIR PLANT - JUST COMING INTO BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO SIZES OF CLUSTERS

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a Tillandsia expert.  But, I could not pass when a private collector offered me several clumps of a blue-gray Tillandsia in full blossom.  The blossoms are a violet-blue (photos make them appear a bit pink - which they are not).    I was told by the collector that the blossom every spring to summer with lots of flowers.  The clumps are composed of ten to fifteen plants.  In other words, rather than getting a single little plant you are getting a ten year old cluster with many plants.  I did my research and think these re probably Tillandsia mallemontii.  They'd like sun or part sun and to be watered at least weekly.  They can be mounted to a tree limb, post or a fence. These would be easy to mail order.  We have small to medium clusters as well as large clusters on sale.  The larger clusters contain 15 to 20 plants.  As I post this most have blossoms coming on right now.  We also have good sized clusters of a different species with blue blossoms and wider leaves.

TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL-MEDIUM CLUSTERS $75

TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE CLUSTERS $95


Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta
Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta Tillandsia clusters with small blue flowers - recurvata or neglecta

 

AECHMEA SPECIES
TEN INCH LONG YELLOW & ORANGE BLOSSOMS



GROWN IN FULL COASTAL SUN - MASSIVE 5 GALLON CLUMP
FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS AN IMMEDIATE "SHOW"

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT

This suckering Aechmea species has been growing in our full sun.  It has been growing outdoors for years and receives good sun.  It's in a 5 gallon pot and is a massive clumpt of at least ten different plants.  The blossoms are large as shown with colors of yellow and orange.  Leaves are green, mildly armed.  If you like such large specimen Bromeliads, we have an assortment of older plants with multliple heads and blossoms.  They are landscape ready.  The garden photos in the third row of photos below show how you can used Bromeliads in the garden.  Remember to water all Bromeliads from above with a hose (or any overhead spraying device) as this type of plant cannot absorbe water or nutrition from its roots.

REGULAR PRICE THIS MASSIVE 5 GALLON CLUSTER $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $245

 
Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1) Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1) Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1)
Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1) Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1) Aechmea species large 5g cluster yellow orange blossoms (1)
AECHMEA SPECIES IN GARDEN AECHMEA IN GARDEN Bromeliads in garden


                                      WEDNESDAY, 12 JUNE - 21 JUNE, 2024 
 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST OF ALL THE BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - A GREAT INTERIOR PALM 
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON OLDER & HUGE 25 GALLON SIZE AT OUR NURSERY

In my post from a few days ago I showed a plant of this species in a 25g pot.  I'm showing an even bigger one today.  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 in the first six photos the 25g size followed by two garden photos of mature trees.  This 25g plant is 12 to 14 feet tall in the pot.  If you are interested in mail order, select a 5 gallon plant (not shown) which is easier to ship.  BTW, this species is fairly difficult to find.  We are very limited on our 25 gallon size - shown in photos below one through six.  This species is an easy to grow and great palm.    

REGULAR PRICE HUGE 25 GALLON $750

TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE 25 GALLON $650


 
Chamaedorea costaricana 25g Chamaedorea costaricana 25g Chamaedorea costaricana 25g
Chamaedorea costaricana 25g Chamaedorea costaricana 25g Chamaedorea costaricana 25g
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE ARECA PALM

 


VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND LATELY - BUT WE JOST GOT IN PLANTS
THE BEST "NEIGHBOR BLOCKER" PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY TALL 15 GALLON PLANTS

This is an attractive, suckering, thin trunked palm species is from Madagascar or surrounding areas.  The number one reason people buy this species is "to hide something".  By this, I mean they want to hide a neighbor, an ugly next door structure, an unsightly fence, the side of a garage, etc.  This is an ideal species for this purpose as it suckers and is fairly dense.  You can't see through it well.  Mature height averages 14 feet in California.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameter is about 3 inches.  It'll take full sun along the coast and far inland areas must give it only morning or filtered sun.  These 15g quite tall for their pots - about 8 feet height in the containers.  We have limited numbers available.  Areca Palms have been difficult to find lately and in short supply.  These will most likely be gone quickly, especially the larger plants.   This size shown in the first two rows of photos.  These are too tall for mail order.  

REGULAR PRICE THESE TALL 15G SIZE $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRICE THESE TALL 15 GALLON $300 


Dypsis lutescens tall squat 15g Dypsis lutescens tall squat 15g Dypsis lutescens tall squat 15g
Dypsis lutescens tall squat 15g
Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm by MR Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM

 

VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES

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.  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 15 gallon multiples which we're putting on sale (first 6 photos below).  These are very good sized palms for their containers.  Shown is a double but we also should have some triples (three plants per container).  Note that these multiples cost no more than the singles we offer.  Also available are large 5g and 1g sizes. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $220


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase to get this discount.  The first garden photo is of a double.  The last garden photo shows the crown shaft color quite well.


Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g
Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea double 15g

 

DYPSIS BARONII
RARE MADAGASCAR PALM

 

SUCKERING PINNATE PALM WITH THIN TRUNKS
MEDIUM HIEGHT MATURE
 
PART SUN OR GOOD FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

Dypsis baronii is a super attractive, suckering palm from Madagascar.  It gets to a height of about 15 feet.  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun - but not full sun.  Colder tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameters are about two to three inches.  This species, especial when young, is known for having red-toned colors on the leaf stems and trunk.  The plants on special are in 15 gallon pots and looking nice.  We also have smaller plants for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $255
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $235

 

Dypsis baronii 15g Dypsis baronii 15g Dypsis baronii 15g
Dypsis baronii 15g Dypsis baronii 15g Dypsis baronii 15g
Dypsis baronii Dypsis baronii Dypsis baronii

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


DARK GREEN RINGED TRUNK
OFTEN GROWN AS A "MULTIPLE"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


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

This species can also be grown inside the home as long as the air is not too hot and dry.  I personally like the looks of a collection of several plants grown together.  Over time, as they age and get overhead, there will be some "stair-stepping" of the crowns and this is quite attractive.  Cold tolerance outside is into the mid-twenties F.  It needs filtered light, even when tall.  We have singles and some multiples in our 15 gallon size which we are putting on sale.  They are very nice and really too big for mail order.  For the latter folks, get our 5 gallon size.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $255
TEN DAY SPECIAL $235

Just mention this Special for your discount.


Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple
Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple Chamaedorea tepejilote 15g multiple
Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote Chamaedorea tepejilote TS RPS

 

KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
SUPER RARE SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



NATIVE TO NEW CALEDONIA
THIN TRUNK - VERY ELEGANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to New Caledonia.  Many feel it's the prettiest species of this genus.  It gets to a height of about 40 feet or more and has a thin trunk.  Leaves are upright, green and arched.  They are keeled and green in color.  The crown shaft is a copper color, covered with a white wax.  It can be grown in some sun, depending on where you live.  It's probably best to start it in bright filtered light and let it work its way into overhead sun.  Growth rate is good, comparable or faster than K. oliviformis.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze.  This is an extremely difficult species to find for sale nowadays.  I have a limited number of 5 gallon plants we’re putting on special.  They are nicely sized for as 5 gallon.  Newly emergent leaves are red as shown in the next to last photo below of a prior Nursery plant.  This new red leaf is a typical trait of New Caledonian palm species.  This is an extremely rare species and we rarely have them for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $125


 Photo of garden plant by TS at RPS.


Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g
Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g
Kentiopsis pyriformis Kentiopsis pyriformis 5g Kentiopsis pyriformis ts rps

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU



SINGLE TRUNK, CROWN SHAFTED
TALL PALM WHEN MATURE
SUPER RARE, HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE 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 our 5 gallon size on sale.  They've done well with our temperatures down to about 32 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115

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

VEITCHIA WININ 5G VEITCHIA WININ 5G VEITCHIA WININ 5G
VEITCHIA WININ 5G VEITCHIA WININ 5G Veitchia winin 

RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX
THE NEEDLE PALM

WORLD'S MOST COLD HARDY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

There is no doubt in my mind that this species is the most cold tolerant of any palm species.  It is native to the southeastern United States with native habitats stretching from South Carolina down to northern Florida and into Alabama and Mississippi.  There are reports of this species tolerating below zero degrees F.  Now, this doesn't mean that you can grow it in Michigan.  But, in areas that see significant cold such as North Carolina, central Texas or even New Mexico, this species might work for you.

It is a suckering fan palm and known as the "Needle Palm" because it forms dark colored, protuberant needles on the trunk.  The fourth picture below shows small needles forming on the trunk.  The first five photos show the 3g on sale.  In sun the color is a silver green with more silver underneath.  In shade the color gets dark green, reminiscent of a  Rhapis Palm.  Trunks are usually under three feet tall and four to six inches thick.  But, because the leaves come upwards, the overall height of the plant can be six to seven feet or taller.  They can get a bit bushy.  This is a very slow growing species.  The plants on sale are not quite up to size so we're offering a very nice price on them.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115

I only have a few of these.  You must mention this Blog Only Special to get this price
.


RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX 5g RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX 5g RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX 5g
RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX 5g RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX 5g Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix

 

SYAGRUS KELLYANA
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED PINNATE PALM
A RARE AND SMALLER ALTERNATIVE TO THE QUEEN PALM


FULL CROWN OF GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk Syagrus is native to Brazil and only gets to heights of ten to twenty feet.  The trunk is thin and clean over time.  Leaves are somewhat plumose and green.  Fruits are fairly large and yellow in color.  Some comment that is is similar to S. picrophylla.  It is a full sun palm with an, as of yet, unknown cold tolerance.  I suspect it'll go into the twenties for sure.  It is a newly introduced species so there's little cultural information.  Note on the mature palm pictures that the leaves down go much below the spherical circle of crown leaves.  I find this very appealing.  I’m offering 5 gallon plants on special.  They are hug for their pots.  This is a very rare species to find.  Mature plant photos below are by TS at RPS and Palmpedia.

REGULAR PRICE HUGE 5 GALLON $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 5 GALLON $125

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special price when purchasing
.


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Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g
Syagrus kellyana TS RPS Syagrus kellyana Palmpedia Syagrus kellyana palmpedia

  

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
SALE ON TRIPLE PLANTS IN 5 GALLON SIZE

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".  Over a few decades, this species can get to a height of over ten feet.  They are slow growing.  Triples grow slower than singles.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on its stems.  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 shippable 5 gallon which we’re putting on Special. 

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

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

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Phoenix roebelenii Phoenix roebelenii Phoenix roebelenii
Phoenix roebelenii Pygmy Date Palm Phoenix roebelenii

 

COPERNICIA HOSPITA
THE BLUE CUBAN WAX PALM



EXTREMELY RARE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM
STUNNING BLUE SPECIES

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


This difficult to find and beautiful blue fan palm is native to Cuba. Mature trees carry a large number of blue, circular and pleated and flat leaves.  The trunk holds on to old leaf bases for a while but eventually is smooth with about a 12 inch diameter.  Many feel that this, along with other Copernicia, are some of the most beautiful of all fan palms.  Expect a mature height of 20 to 25 feet.  It wants full sun and is cold tolerant to at least a freeze.  We're putting our one gallon plants on special.  Their age is approaching 3 years.  I’d highly recommend getting one as they are near impossible to find.  Easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $80
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $70


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Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita
Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita

 

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM

 

THIN TRUNK, FLUFFY GREEN LEAVES
MEDIUM SIZED MATURE – FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifuracata, is native to Queensland, Australia and is a single trunk palm.  It gets to about twenty-five feet height, has fluffy green plumose leaves, is crown shafted as shown below and is single trunk.  It has a thin trunk, usually mature about six to eight inches.  It is a great species for more inland areas that see a fair amount of heat.  It does love heat and sun.  Although some like to plant this species in colonies of two or three plants, it looks great as a stand-alone single palm. Because it wants sun, it should not be put in a shady area.  Cold hardiness is about 23 to 25 degrees F.  The one gallons on sale are easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $55


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Wodyetia bifurcata 1g Wodyetia bifurcata 1g Wodyetia bifurcata 1g
Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata

 

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA


TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUN – SINGLE STEM, THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED MULTIPLES

From time to time I discuss this interesting single trunk Chamaedorea.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa - except:  The plumosa has a more plumose leaf and takes a little more sun.  But, the glaucifolia has the silver powder on the leaf stems and crown shaft as shown here.  This is quite attractive and typically very prominent.  Otherwise, you would mistake the two.  And, it too, can tolerate near full coastal sun.  They are fast growing and get to a mature height of about 14 feet.  They look their best when planted in colonies of three to five plants.  The seedlings on sale are multiples, usually three per pot.  It is a durable species and seem exempt from fungal problems that can plague C. plumosa.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZED MULTIPLES $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SEEDLINGS $55

 

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Chamaedorea glaucifolia band multiples Chamaedorea glaucifolia band multiples Chamaedorea glaucifolia band multiples
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia

 

SABAL BRAZORIENSIS
DWARF FAN PALM NATIVE TO TEXAS
NATURAL HYBRID BETWEEN TWO SABAL SPECIES

VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS


Sabal
Sabal brazoriensis is a naturally occurring dwarf hybrid fan palm that was discovered in Brazoria County, Texas.  It is a cross between Sabal minor (a small dwarf species) and Sabal palmetto.  Identifying this hybrid puzzled taxonomists until genetic studies found that (in the long ago past) these two species hybridized.  It's location presently is known only to occur in Brazoria County.  Leaves are green and very large for its height.  Mature heights range from ten to twenty feet. It is extremely slow growing - so it'll be short for quite a while.  Leaves are very costopalmate - as opposed to other species.  Trunks are thick.  We germinated and are growing some of this sought after species.
  It is touted to be super cold hardy although I cannot give an accurate number for you.  Some say it'll take close to zero degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE THESE RARE BAND SIZE PALMS $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $60

The photo of the garden specimen is by Brian F. Austin at PalmTalk.


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Sabal brazoriensis band   Sabal brazoriensis band   Sabal brazoriensis band  
  Sabal brazoriensis by Brian Austin   

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK


UNDERSTORY SUPER RARE MINIATURE PALM
SIMPLE LEAVES - NEVER OVER A FEW FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON BAND SIZE


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!

REGULAR PRICE BAND $75

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65


Remember:  These can be mail ordered.

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CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA band CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA Chamaedoea tenella Chamaedorea tenella HJD

 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
GREEN, RARE CYCAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA



CRITICALLY ENDANGERED IN THE WILD
SPECIAL VERY LARGE BAND PLANTS


This species of green South African cycad is a medium sized mature plant with trunks up to about five feet.  They are un-branched and have green leaves that are about five feet long.  The leaves are straight and leaflets point toward the end of the leaf.  In the wild stands in the Natal area of RSA, there are only about a hundred plants remaining.  Shown here in the first row of photos are 4 to 5 year old band plants - very large for their container.  The second row of photos show a huge boxed specimen and a 15 gallon at our nursery.  The last row shows domestic plants and a close up of the leaflets. 

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE BANDS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65


We, of course, have other sizes of this species for sale.


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Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans

 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
GREEN, RARE CYCAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA



CRITICALLY ENDANGERED IN THE WILD
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION & MATURE PHOTOS, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $155


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


ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g
ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS 5g

 

CYCAS PETRAEA
SUPER RARE GREEN CYCAD FROM THAILAND
 



TWENTY YEAR OLD SPECIMEN WITH VASE SHAPED TRUNK
AS FAR AS WE KNOW, A SPECIMEN LIKE THIS AVAILABLE NOWHERE ELSE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD


This is an unusual Cycas species from colder parts of northern Thailand.  In locality, freezes are experienced and it's reported this species will even tolerate snow.  Cycas petraea can get trunks over 15 feet tall in dozens of decades.  More typically, domestic plant trunks are under three feet tall.  Leaves are flat and green and about four to six feet long.  Crowns consist of dozens of leaves.  The bases of the trunks have a peculiar swelling to them as seen here.  They can form a classical "water vase trunk" which is fat and swollen and then gets thinner above.  Culturally, this species likes nice draining soil, temperatures above a freeze and part day or filtered sun.  As an interior cycad, this would be one to try.  This is probably one of the coolest Cycaspecies around.  The plant on special is in a 7 gallon pot and is about 20 years old from seed.  The caudex has the classic “vase” shape, is 9 inches wide at the base and 11 to 12 inches tall.  As you can see it’s holding a nice set of softer green leaves.  We’re putting this plant on a Ten Day Special.  This is an old, near impossible species to find, especially with this size & age.  It can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL PLANT $2100
TEN DAY SPECIAL PRICE THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1775

The cycad on special is shown in the first six photos.  The 8th photo is by Amazon.de website, the 9th by the late Ken Hill.


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Cycas petraea 7 gallon 9 inches wide 11 inches tall vase shape Cycas petraea 7 gallon 9 inches wide 11 inches tall vase shape Cycas petraea 7 gallon 9 inches wide 11 inches tall vase shape
Cycas petraea 7 gallon 9 inches wide 11 inches tall vase shape Cycas petraea Cycas petraea Ken Hill

 

ENCEPHALARTOS EUGENE-MARAISII
EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE BLUE TRANSVAAL CYCAD

 

NATIVE TO SOUTH AFRICA – EXTREMELY RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE WITH 2 INCH CAUDEX


This desirable species of Encephalartos comes from the Transvaal region of the northern Republic of South Africa.  This area is also home to other sought-after species like E. dolomiticus, cupidus and nubimontanus.  Encephalartos eugene-maraisii is a medium to large species with trunk height up to almost ten feet.  It will sucker from the base.  Leaf color is blue or blue-green.  The leaves are sharply keeled giving a "V-shape" in cross section.  Leaf length is two to five feet.  Leaflets are 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide and have a sharp terminal tip.  Encephalartos middleburgensis is a closely related species and was originally felt to be a subspecies of eugene-maraisii.  This is a full sun cycad.  In the wild it commonly sees freezing temperatures.  In culture it is know to tolerate mid to low 20's F.  We are currently putting some 5 gallon plants on sale that have caudexes of about 2 inches for ten days.  Age of these plants is about five years.  

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON WITH 2 INCH CAUDEX $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON WITH CAUDEX 2 INCHES $
375

Remember, mention this Blog Only Special.  We can ship these, weather permitting, but only within the United States.

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Encephalartos eugene-maraisii 5g blue 2 inches Encephalartos eugene-maraisii 5g blue 2 inches Encephalartos eugene-maraisii 5g blue 2 inches
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii

 

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


MEDIUM THICK TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
EASY TO GROW IN MOST AREAS - TOLERATES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD AND LARGE 15 GALLON PLANTS
QUITE A FEW TO SELECT FROM


Cycas revoluta, the common "Sago Palm", is native to areas of Japan and China.  It is an extremely easy to grow cycad that requires little maintenance.  It is also slow growing with fifty year old specimens attaining a trunk height of five feet or a bit more.  Leaves are green as shown below, typically five feet long on older plants and have barbs on the stems.  Leaflets are "revolute" - cupped on the underside.  Stems can be twelve to sixteen feet thick in decades.  Male and female cones are quite different, as with all species of this genus.  Male cones look like a corn cob without the kernels.  Females are a scrambled clump of "tan leaflets" without any emerging structure.  You need both sexes to get viable seeds.  I'd estimate that there are well over a million plants of this species in gardens worldwide.  It tolerates full sun in coastal areas but not in desert climates (where it needs sun protection).  Cold tolerance is perhaps as low as 16 degrees F - certainly into the high teens.  It can also be grown as a houseplant when smaller and is ideal for a patio plant. 

We have a reasonable assortment of 15gallon sized plants that came from a private garden.  We were told that they were at least 20 years old.  Some are larger than others.  The 15g plant shown below has a caudex that is about 12 inches tall or so.  The height of the trunk shows you these ages.  These are sun grown outdoors.  We're putting this size on Ten Day Special.  These plants were dug and potted up over two years ago.  All are sturdy and healthy cycads.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SAGOS AS SHOWN $695

TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $500
(ALMOST 30% OFF)


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SAGO PALM SAGO PALM old sago palm cluster

 

PINSTRIPE GINGER
DWARF GINGER WITH WHITE ON GREEN STRIPED LEAVES



NEVER OVER ABOUT FOUR FEET TALL
PARTIAL SUN OR FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This attractive companion plant has become very popular with our customers.  This is because it has striking variegation on the leaves and never gets too tall.  And, it does quite well in filtered light where other thing gingers can struggle.  Mature height is about four feet.  Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties.  If it suffers from winter burn, the following spring it usually bounces back.  Blossoms are yellow and white (see photo) and not overly large.  We are putting the 15g on sale.  Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.


REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $195

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $175


PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER
PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER
PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER PINSTRIPE GINGER

 

BRACHYCHITON RUPESTRIS
INTERESTING THICK TRUNK TROPICAL TREE



SNAKESKIN TEXTURED TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL TALL 25 GALLON TREE


About four decades ago I visited Seaborne Nursery up in the Lake Hodges area of San Diego County.  It has long since vanished as a nursery.  A fellow who ran this nursery, Bill Seaborne (now deceased) convinced me to try a few of this interesting species.  I planted them and within about five to ten years found they have the most peculiar, large and swollen trunks.  The leaflets are quite fine; but the trunk is massive.  It has a green snake skin type of texture and is a fast growing tree.   The plant I’m showing here is a 25 gallon we’ve been growing for years.  It’s about 15 feet tall and begging for a home.  I am also showing you pictures of mature trees in Australia, the native home of this species.  This species is not known for flowers, but rather for it's peculiar swollen trunk.  It can get to fifty feet tall, likes sun, and has a cold tolerance that is probably into the low 20's F.  It's quite tall - maybe ever too tall to easily transport in a pickup.   Garden photos by australiagarden website and anbg.gov.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS TREE $400


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BRACHYCHITON RUPESTRIS BRACHYCHITON RUPESTRIS BRACHYCHITON RUPESTRIS
BRACHYCHITON RUPESTRIS Brachychiton rupestris from australiagarden website Brachychiton rupestris by anbg.gov

 

SPANISH MOSS
TILLANDSIA USNEOIDES


HANGS FROM TREES, FENCES & POLES
TAKES LITTLE WATER - TYPE OF BROMELIAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL

Spanish Moss is actually a small, wispy type of Bromeliad - a flowering type of plant.  The natural habitat for this plant ranges from the southern U.S. down through Mexico into Central and South America.  It is even found in Australia.  It is an epiphytic plant that hangs onto almost anything it can find.  It loves to hang from tree branches or trunks.  It requires very little water and will grow without any applied fertilizer.  We are selling small clumps we've attached to wood.  Or, we can ship them without the wood.  You  can hang them anywhere you want.  Just spray them once in a while with water.  These clumps are easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL $45
Mention this special for your Discount.

 
 

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Spanish Moss SPANISH MOSS SPANISH MOSS CLOSE UP

 

FARFUGIUM JAPONICUM AUREOMACULATUM
THE SPOTTED LEOPARD PLANT
FORMERLY KNOWN AS SPOTTED LIGULARIA

  

LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES WITH YELLOW SPOTS
TAKES SUN - LIKES WATER
SPECIAL NICE 3 & 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a more rare type of Ligularia – with the yellow spots on the leaves.  Otherwise it behaves like the more often seen green type.  It forms small clusters of shiny green leaf plants with prominent yellow spots on the leaves.  Leaves don't get over 18 inches long with the green leaf being eight to ten inches wide maximum.  A single plant can hold twenty or thirty leaves.  Flowers come in the fall are yellow, daisy-like and medium sized.  This species enjoys water and will droop over with too little water.  Then, when given water, they bounce right back.  It's a good "indicator plant" for how well you are watering the garden.  They'll take sun in many areas or part day sun.  In full sun, give them plenty of water.  If you are far inland, plant them in filtered light.  These plants do sucker and are easy to propagate from divisions. This is a great "filler plant" to put in areas where you want something but don't know what to use.  We only have them available from time to time.

REGULAR PRICE 3 & 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 & 5 GALLON $70


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

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spotted Ligularia japonica spotted Ligularia japonica spotted Ligularia japonica
spotted Ligularia japonica spotted Ligularia japonica  

 

ASSORTED PHILODENDRON SPECIES
A VARIETY OF "SPECIES" AVAILABLE - MOST CLIMB, SOME DON'T
MOST LIKE FILTERED LIGHT
MULTIPLE SPECIES TO CHOOSE FROM


TEN DAY SPECIAL ON ALL IN STOCK PHILODENDRON 5 GALLON SIZE


Aroid collectors have been visiting our nursery frequently, many looking for unusual types or species of Philodendron.  Most of our plants have come from unknown species obtained with trades from botanical or private gardens.  Most are un-named species, often wild collected.  Most of our Philodendron com from a cutting of the mother plant.  We grow them until they form a nice, sellable plant.  Most are climbing species (go up a trunk, fencepost or structure) although some are rosette type of plants.  Most like filtered light although a few tolerate full coastal sun.  We're putting all of our 5 gallon Philodendron on a Ten Day Special.  Most are just called "species" as we don't know the botanical names.  These can be mail ordered but it can get expensive because of the leaf size.  For such orders, consider smaller plants which we also sell.  Below I'm showing you an assortment (but not all) of the 5g we presently have.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON PHILODENDRON  $115
TEN DAY SPECIAL PHILODENDRON 5 GALLON SIZE $95


Philodendron species  Philodendron species  Philodendron species
PHILODENDRON SPECIES 5G PHILODENDRON SP. 5G PHILODENDRON SP. 5G
PHILODENDRON SP. 5G PHILODENDRON SPECIES 5G PHILODENDRON SPECIES 5G

 

PANDOREA JASMINOIDES "ROSEA"
CLIMBING VINE, COLD HARDY, EVERGREEN, LARGE FLOWERS

 

WHITE PETAL, PURPLE CENTERS
LARGE  TALL 15G PLANTS ON SPECIAL

This climbing vine is native to Australia and will trellis up a fence or pole or climb up the trunk of a tree.  This variety is hard to find and has large, white, trumpet shaped flowers that have a deep purple-red throat.  There are other color varieties including pure white which we also can offer.  It grows in the shade or sun but flowers better with sun.  It is very cold hardy with reports of it surviving temperatures into the teens F.  These 15g plants are huge for their pots and climbing up a pole.  Plant heights in the pot is about 8 feet.  Remember, this is a vining plant that will climb a fence, free trunk, pole or almost anything.  The 7th photo is c/o gopixpic.com website.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $145

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

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Pandorea jasminoides Pandorea jasminoides Pandorea jasminoides
Pandorea jasminoides flkr Pandorea jasminoides PANDOREA JASMINOIDES ROSEA BY gopixpic.com website

 

PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE
CLIMBING VINE, COLD HARDY, EVERGREEN, LARGE FLOWERS

 

PURE WHITE PETALS
LARGE  TALL 15G PLANTS ON SPECIAL

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

This climbing vine is identical to the "rosea" variety above but has pure white flowers.  It's easy to grow.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $145

Just mention this Blog Special to get this discount at the time of purchase.  The last photo is by Jimmy Turner on Twitter.

  

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PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE
PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE PANDOREA JASMINOIDES - WHITE BY JIMMY TURNER TWITTER  



                                        MONDAY, 10 JUNE - 19 JUNE, 2024

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


NARROW TRUNK & WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 25G PLANTS

Back in the year 2000, I was the President of the International Palm Society.  I set up the 1998 Biennial in Thailand at Nong Nook Gardens.  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 prettiest palms of the world.  This gave my son 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 Burretiokentia koghiensis.  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 10 years ago.  They are finally really nice, old 25g plants.  You'll not see locally grown plants of this species and size around at all.  And, never on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 25G $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $575

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


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

  

PRITCHARDIA SPECIMEN PALMS FOR SALE
MEDIUM SIZED HAWAIIAN FAN PALM

GREEN LEAVES - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 25G SIZE


This popular type of fan palm native to Hawaii is easy to grow and typically, over many years, will get to a height of about twenty feet.  We are growing at least five or six species that have gotten huge in 25 gallon pots.  Leaves are usually green but there is a blue-leafed form.  Trunk diameter is about 8 to 10 inches.  Leaves are palmate with a bit of wave in the cross section. 

Along the coast they'll take full sun.  Inland areas should try morning sun or strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties F.  Some of the 25g we have shown here is about 12 feet tall in the pot and at least 12 years old.  I’d estimate some of them are the size of a 36 inch boxed plant.  They are all too big for mail orders but could be delivered.  We have limited numbers available.  The first four photos show one of these beauties and the other photos are garden pictures. 

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON THIS HUGE SIZE $595
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $500

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.

 

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

 

WALLICHIA DISTICHA
FISHTAIL APPEARING SINGLE TRUNK PALM THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND



ALL LEAVES IN ONE PLANE

A VERY INTERESTING AND PECULIAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL LIMITED NUMBER 15 GALLON

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 species for sale.  I'm showing a 15 gallon plant as some mature trees.  For someone who likes different species, this one is for you.  But, I doubt you'll find it elsewhere.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $265

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Wallichia disticha 15g Wallichia disticha 15g Wallichia disticha 15g
Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha
Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha

 

BRAHEA SPECIES "SUPER SILVER"
NICE 15 GALLON PLANTS

 

BLUE WITH THINNER TRUNK THAT B. ARMATA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

Shown here is a 15 gallon plant of a Brahea species from Mexico that is presently known as "Brahea species Super Silver".   Undoubtedly someone will describe it in the near future.  Seeds have been available only twice.  These plants are from the first batch that came along.  It is a blue plant but doesn't show the blue until older.  It wants full hot sun and would be perfect for the desert.  I suspect the cold tolerance is similar to Brahea armata, about 15 degrees F.  But, compared to the later, this species trunk is much thinner and it is faster growing.  But, the blue color is just as intense.  Shown here is the 7g size which we're putting on Special.  The palm shown below is the size we're putting this size on sale.  Limited numbers.  Mature plant photo below c/o RPS.  Also note this is a single trunk species  but the plant shown below is a "double". 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $255
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $225


Remember:  Mention this Special to get your Blog Only discount.  We are almost sold out of this species!

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PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
TEN DAY SALE ON SINGLE TRUNK PLANTS IN 15 GALLON SIZE

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".  Over a few decades, this species can get to a height of over ten feet.  They are slow growing.  

Triples grow slower than singles.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on its stems.  Growth rate is medium to slow.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Shown here are some 15 gallon singles that we’re putting on sale.  They have about 2 feet of trunk and are at least 8 years old.  In the garden, some feel they are more attractive than the triples and really show off their petite size and soft appearance.  Limited numbers available.  BTW, we do have 15 gallon triples that are cheaper than the singles but are not as old or tall. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SINGLES $265
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225

Shipping for mail order would be expensive because of the plant size.


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Phoenix roebellenii 15g single trunk Phoenix roebellenii 15g single trunk Phoenix roebellenii 15g single trunk
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HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM


ANOTHER PALM SPECIES FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND
GREAT PALM FOR THE GARDEN OR INSIDE THE HOME
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

There is a second endemic species of Howea on Lord Howe Island.  This is Howea belmoreana.  Common names used to describe this species include the Sentry Palm, the Belmore Palm, the "Kentia Palm", and even the Umbrella Palm.  However, the name "Kentia Palm" is usually used to refer to the H. forsteriana.  Howea belmoreana comes from a higher elevation in its natural habitat compared to the H. forsteriana.  And, given this fact, one might expect that this species is a little more cold tolerant.  Most growers have found this to be true, tolerating temperatures to about 25 degrees F.

The main difference between this palm and the standard Kentia is that the crown of leaves are quite curved pointing downwards toward the grown.  This gives the crown an overall umbrella appearance.  Like the H. forsteriana, the Belmore Palm doesn't like full sun if away from the Coast and is rather slow growing.  Most find it to be slower than the regular Kentia Palm.  Culture is similar and there is little data on the transplant of this species, but I suspect it will perform about the same as the standard Kentia.  This 5 gallon size can be mail ordered.  This species can be grown as a house plant.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115


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Howea belmoreana 5g Howea belmoreana 5g Howea belmoreana 5g
Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana

 

CHAMAEDOREA SCHIPPII
AN ALMOST UNKNOWN AND NEVER AVAILABLE SPECIES

UNDERSTORY PINNATE SUCKERING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Taxonomically, this species of Chamaedorea is an accepted species.  When I got started in palms about 44 years ago, you could occasionally find one available but you really had to seek it out.  Then they disappeared from the market.  I have a friend with a mature matched and sexed pair of them who set seeds last year.  I haven't this species for sale for at least 20 years.  No one has them.  We're offering them in a small size and have very few available.

This is a suckering green leaf understory species of Chamaedorea.  They get a mature height of twelve to fourteen feet and have an appearance similar to C. costaricana.  But, the leaves are longer and the trunks are thicker.  Trunks remain vertical and don't usually lean.  This species has historically been used to make some of the more interesting Chamaedorea hybrids including the famous "Irving Cantor" cross.  They were chosen for hybridization because of their strong vertical trunks.  Cold tolerance is into the twenties F. We’re putting our 5 gallon size on sale.  Note on the closeup photo of the base of trunk how thick it is.  This is much thicker than costaricana. 


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $155

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS RARE PALM IN 5 GALLON SIZE $135


Remember:  Limited numbers and mention this Blog Only Special to get this price.  The 9th photo is c/o Wikipedia Commons


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Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g
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SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM

 

MEDIUM HEIGHT GREEN FAN PALM WITH STOUT TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115


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Sabal blackburniana 5g  Sabal blackburniana 5g  Sabal blackburniana 5g 
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ROYSTONEA OLERACEA
THE SOUTH AMERICAN ROYAL PALM



TALL PINNATE PALM WITH LUSH GREEN FOLIAGE
LONG PROMINENT CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species of Royal Palm is native to the lower Caribbean Islands and northern South America.  References say it can reach heights of sixty feet but I've personally seen a grove of 100 year old trees in New Caledonia that surpass 100 feet. (8th photo below).  They are fast growing, have green leaves, a prominent crown shaft and hold their leaves typically in the upper half of the leaf-crown sphere.  They want sun and are cold hardy to about 25 degrees F.  On sale are our 5 gallon size.  They are putting on some height but are still shippable by mail order.  We also have band size available.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115


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Roystonea oleracea 5g Roystonea oleracea 5g Roystonea oleracea 5g
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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

We have available some nice 15g 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 six photos.  This size is about five to six years old.  Yes, they are slow growing!  We only have a few left this size.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $125

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


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Hedyscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana

 

ARENGA PINNATA
THE SUGAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK, FIBROUS TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

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

This is a monocarpic species and will die when the plant flowers.  Other suckering Arenga has new trunks to replace dying flowering trunks.  But, since this species has only one trunk, like a Caryota it will be gone a few years after the flowers appear.  The Sugar Palm is a full sun species with cold tolerance into the mid-twenties F.  Shown here is a 15g nursery plant and photos of mature specimens.  We also have 5g for sale.  Note the woven material on the trunk.  It is very interesting to see in person.  We are putting nice 2 gallon starter plants on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 2G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G $65


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

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ARENGA PINNATA ARENGA PINNATA ARENGA PINNATA
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RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM 


ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR PALMS
SIZE ON SALE EASY TO SHIP
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE ONE GALLON PLANTS

Rhapis excelsa is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 6 to 8 feet tall in a pot.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them.  The plants on special here are 3 to 4 year old one gallon plants.  This is a very easy size to ship.  Of course, we have many other larger sizes available and variegated forms as well. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Important:  Mention this Blog Only Offering for this price when you purchase.  One gallon shown in first 4 photos.

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Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

  

BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI
A TALL, QUICK GROWING BRAHEA



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


Rarely do I have this hard to find palm and even more rarely do I put it on special.  It's one of the hardest of the Braheas to locate.  It can reach heights of over 80 feet and is native to Baja California, Mexico.  Trunks are thin.  Crowns of leaves are open.  Leaf color is typically green as shown here.  One of the best places to see this species is in Balboa Park, San Diego, less than a half mile from where I live.  It wants full sun, tolerates wind and dry conditions and is a good growing species.  Despite its beauty, its a solid grower and a fine addition to any garden.  I’m offering band sized seedlings on sale - see first four photos.  The fifth & Sixth photo are of a 15g plant.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $52.50

It'd be  piece of cake to mail order.  BTW, the plants are about one leaf larger than shown here from these older photos.  Remember, mention this Special!


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LIVISTONA DECIPIENS  - AKA LIVISTONA DECORA
THIN TRUNK AUSTRALIAN FAN PALM



COLD HARDY, FAST GROWING, DROOPING LEAFLETS

TEN DAY SPECIAL OVERSIZED BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

Palm enthusiasts love this rapid growing palm known as the Ribbon Palm from Australia.  It has this common name because the leaflets are dependent like “hanging ribbons”.  For it's height of thirty to forty feet, it has a very thin trunk and leaflets are green in color and narrow for the genus.  Leaf stems, like on most Livistona, are armed.  It is a very attractive fan palm that many can grow easily.  Cold hardiness is about 18 degrees F.  It likes full sun.  We're putting three to four year old seedlings on sale below.  Most have about five to six leaves are are in need or repotting - getting too big for their pots.

REGULAR PRICE GOOD SIZED BAND $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $52.50

 

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LIVISTONA DECIPIENS BAND LIVISTONA DECIPIENS BAND LIVISTONA DECIPIENS BAND
Livistona decipiens Livistona decora decipiens Livistona decipiens

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM



MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT WITH COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  This crown shaft has multiple colors including purple, silver and black.  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 band size on special are healthy and near ready for repotting.  These are easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $50

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

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Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE CYCAD

 

FILTERED LIGHT IN GARDEN OR INSIDE THE HOME
GREEN LEAVES, ELEGANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE ONE GALLON PLANTS - EASY TO SHIP


This species of a green cycad can be grown in the garden or as an interior palm.  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.  But, such heights would require several centuries to occur.  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 - but domestically often thinner.  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.  At the nursery we usually have a good selection of this species from small to large.  We’re putting  a nice and huge, old one gallon on sale..  Age is about 8 years.  Average caudex size on these one gallon is about 4 inches.  They are shown in the first two rows of photos with larger garden plants in the third row.  Easy and affordable to ship.

REGULAR PRICE THESE OVERSIZED ONE GALLON PLANTS $180
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE ONE GALLON $135
 

This size can be easily shipped via UPS mail order.

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DIOON SPINULOSUM 1g DIOON SPINULOSUM 1g DIOON SPINULOSUM 1g
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DIOON MEROLAE
SLOW GROWING SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CYCAD

 

GRAY-GREEN LEAFLETS - COASTAL FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZED PLANTS

This is a slow growing New World cycad species that comes from Mexico.  It is very attractive.  One of the things that is particularly nice about this species is that the crown size is compact and not that large.  For this reason, it fits into a small sunny location in the garden where no other plant would work.  Its leaves are a silver-green in color (can be just green) and it holds many leaves.  An extremely old plant might have a foot or two of trunk.  In the wild there are specimens that are possibly a thousand years old with many meters of trunk, often leaning over toward the ground.  But, from a practical point of view, it is a small plant.  If you grow this species, you'll probably find that it will take fifty years or more to get three feet of trunk. 
 
Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F. and it prefers full sun except for harsh desert climates.  We offer many sizes of this species from seedlings up to trunked plants that are many decades old.  The citrus pot size on Sale today are a good size for mail order and for acclimating into your garden.  They are far from a seedling plant.  Caudex size is 2 to 3 inches and age is about seven years.  If you want larger or smaller, we do have both.  I hope that you like this cycad; it's one of my favorites. For upscale landscaping, nothing beats it.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT WITH 2-3 INCH CAUDEX $300

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE WITH 2-3 INCH CAUDEX $240


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Dioon merolae cit pot 2-3 inches Dioon merolae cit pot 2-3 inches Dioon merolae cit pot 2-3 inches
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ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
LEAVES ON THESE PLANS WILL BE GREEN OR BUE GREEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE CITRUS POT SIZED PLANTS

This species of cycad is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  It will be small to medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery blue color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus).  I think the plants on sale today will be green or blue green in the sun as they mature.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  You could expect to have a nice garden sized plant from the size on sale today in about size on today in five or so years.  Caudex size is about 2-3 inches.  These plants would be easy to mail order.  

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT CAUDEX 2-3 INCHES $330
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT CAUDEX 2-3 INCHES $265

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


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Encephalartos arenarius 5g 2 to 3 inches Encephalartos arenarius 5g 2 to 3 inches Encephalartos arenarius
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ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII
LARGER CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD WITH LONG UPRIGHT LEAVES

 


FAST GROWING  - EXTREMELY POPULAR AND SOUGHT AFTER CYCAD

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This unique and larger cycad is native to Uganda.  In fact, at one point it was called the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  This is because it has leaves that extend almost straight up toward the sky and can be twelve feet long or more.  Leaflets are narrow and armed with small spines.  The caudex is a light color and in the wild can be up to ten feet tall.  Historically, as this species is similar to E. laurentianus, it was called also "Encephalartos laurentianus Lake George", referring to its specific habitat.  The nursery plants I'm showing today are 5 gallon size with caudexes of about 4 inches.  If a given plant is more or less than 4 inch caudex size, sale price would be adjusted.  We have other sizes as well, both larger and possibly smaller.  The third row of photos shows garden plants and the last row shows other Nursery specimens.  Note the appearance of these plants with their long leaves with narrow leaflets.  Enthusiasts love this species because it's a good growing cycad.  Right on the coast I'd give it half day sun.  It's not quite as sun-tolerant as many of the South African species.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON WITH 4 INCH CAUDEX $700
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON WITH 4 INCH CAUDEX $600


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Encephalartos whitelockii cit pot 4 inches Encephalartos whitelockii 5g 4 inches Encephalartos whitelockii cit pot 4 inches
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Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii

   

DIOON EDULE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


FOR A CYCAD, VERY COLD HARDY
TOLERATES DESERT SUN - ONE OF BEST FOR THIS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG 15 GALLON PLANTS

Dioon edule is a typically small to medium sized sun-loving cycad from Mexico.  There are known to be about six different varieties of this species - all from different localities.  Leaves are typically green to blue-green.  Leaflets at pointed at the end and otherwise un-armed.  Dioon edule is one of the few cycads that tolerates hot direct desert sun.  The Sago Palm can't claim this ability.  Cold tolerance is excellent, being able to take cold weather into the teens F.  We recently got in a handful of great 15 gallon plants with caudexes of about 6 inches or larger.  They are gorgeous.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON PLANTS $700
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS GROUP OF CYCADS $550

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

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Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule

 

PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATUM
THE STAGHORN FERN 



EPIPHYTIC FERN FOR GROWING ON TREE TRUNKS, WALLS OR POSTS
OVER MANY YEARS FORMS A LARGE CLUSTER OF PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL WOOD MOUNTED GOOD SIZED PLANTS

 This species is different than the Moosehorn Fern shown on our last post.  It is native to Australia.  The leaves tend to be protruding out from the shield and branch or bifurcate.  They are green in color and form spores on the underside of the leaves.  Like the Moosehorn, you have to not let them go dry. Make sure you water them as if it was rain – from above so the water goes behind the shield.   The plant shown is about five years old and has two growth points.  I.e.,  it’s developing multiple areas where the antler-like leaves will appear.  It is mounted on wood.  This sized has a hook on the back for hanging.  Or, they can be attached to a tree trunk or branch as shown below.  Also, give them some soluble fertilizer from time to time. I've even heard they like old bananas.  They'd be hard to ship but it can be done. This species likes filtered light or a little sun.  It's cold hardy probably into the upper twenties F.  The garden photos show plants on trees or a fence with a few shots of larger specimens we've had the the Nursery.  These can be mail ordered, but it takes a huge box and therefore is not cheap to mail.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE STAGHORN $100


Staghorn Fern Mounted Staghorn Fern Mounted Staghorn Fern Mounted
Staghorn Fern Mounted Staghorn Fern Mounted Staghorn Fern Mounted
Staghorn Fern ON TREE Staghorn Fern Staghorn Fern
Staghorn Fern Staghorn Fern Staghorn Fern

  

BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM
ANTHURIUM HOOKERI

THE PERFECT COMPANION PLANT


NEVER OVER ABOUT SIX FEET TALL
LEATHERY, DARK GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS


Enthusiast are always looking for attractive companion plants that don't get too big.  Shown here is what's called the "Birds Nest" Anthurium.  Most of these plants are felt to either be the species Anthurium hookeri or a hybrid of it.  They are good for filtered light situations and rarely get over six feet tall.  The leaves are long, wide and very thick to the touch.  Their leaf surface is wavy.  We’re offering our 5 gallon size on a Ten Day Special.  This is the size most people buy.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Flowers are red, as are the tiny seeds.   These plants are real winners. These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you buy!  The last photo is c/o Wikipedia.


ANTHURIUM HOOKERI ANTHURIUM HOOKERI ANTHURIUM HOOKERI
BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM  BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM  ANTHURIUM HOOKERI
ANTHURIUM HOOKER ANTHURIUM HOOKER  ANTHURIUM HOOKER WIKIPEDIA 

 

ALOCASIA SUMO
HYBRID ALOCASIA - EXOTIC WITH SOME COLD HARDINESS



LUSH & TROPICAL - WILL TAKE COASTAL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

Alocasia sumo is a hybrid species - a cross between A. portora and "purple cloak".  The cold hardiness comes from the portora parentage.  This is a medium sized hybrid with 3 to 4 foot long leaves that are diamond shaped with a purple hue to the underside of the leaves.  Leaves are a lesser purple-green and point upwards.  There are prominent veins on the leaves. 

Mature plant height should be about 6 to 8.  It is reported that this species is a "7b" zone species which means it should tolerate a freeze.  Obviously, it'd look best in summer.  We'd recommend filtered light or limited sun.  The plants on sale are in five gallon pots.  This size is shown in the first six photos below.  The last row of photos is our 15 gallon size.  They are being grown in an un-heated greenhouse.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $80


These can be shipped by mail order, weather permitting and would require a large shipping box.  I don't have a garden picture. 

 
Alocasia sumo 5g Alocasia sumo 5g   Alocasia sumo 5g
Alocasia sumo 5g Alocasia sumo 5g   Alocasia sumo 5g
Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo    Alocasia sumo

 

BILBERGIA HALLELUHAY
SPOTTED SUN TOLERANT BROMELIAD



PINK HANGING BLOSSOMS - SPOTTED LEAVES

SPECIAL 5G CLUSTERS

Bilbergia are an easy to grow type of Bromeliad and many will tolerate coastal sun.  This variety has red leaves with a scattering of white spots.  They grow in as tubular fashion and freely suckering.  Thus, you get quite a good sized clump in a few years.  Mature height of the plant is typically about 2 feet.  Blossoms are pink and hand down from the individual plants.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON CLUMPS $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $70 


 
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billbergia hallelujah 5g billbergia hallelujah 5g billbergia hallelujah 5g
billbergia hallelujah 5g billbergia hallelujah 5g  

      

 

END OF TEN DAY SPECIAL PLANTS -
BUT NEW PLANTS ADDED EVERY FEW DAYS



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RECYCLE YOUR USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS

AND OLD CARDBOARD BOXES / NEWSPAPERS


ECOLOGICAL AND HELPS OUR NURSERY
DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES OR NURSERY CREDIT ON CONTAINERS

I'd 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 - when you drop them off or issue a credit toward a future purchase.  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, 5g and bigger.  Our nursery is plush with one gallon or smaller but really appreciate citrus pots.  We also like bigger pots like 35 gallon or bigger. 

So, don't give them to the garbage man for your local landfill.  Bring them to our nursery.  The fourth photo below shows all containers from a band to a 24 inch box, left to right.

And, if they are sitting around waiting to go in the trash, drop off you used and soon to be discarded cardboard boxes.  We load customer purchases into them and thus they are recycled from a usage standpoint.  We also recycle old newspapers.  Donating these means we purchase less and this is conservational. 

5 GALLON
5 gallon
15 GALLON
15 gallon
25 GALLON
25 gallon
All containers in a row
All containers in a row