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MONDAY, 5 DECEMBER - 14 DECEMBER, 2022

MULE PALM
BUTIA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE HYBRID PALM
SUPER COLD HARDY - TO ABOUT 16 DEGREES
TEN DAY SPECIAL SQUAT 25G SIZE

This popular inter-generic hybrid palm was probably first created by a man made cross of both parents about a hundred years ago.  It has been given a trade name of  "Butiagrus nabonnandii" but most people call it the Mule Palm.  The latter name is utilized because it's been found on most specimens to have sterile fruit or no fruit at all.   Any seeds formed almost always won't germinate to grow a new palm.  Butia capitata is a monoecious species.  This means that flower stocks have both male and female flowers.

To produce Mule Palm plants, it takes a tremendous amount of work to viable and true seeds.  On the seed producing Butia flowerstock, all the male flowers must be meticulously removed manually to prevent self-pollination by itself.  Only after this can the Queen pollen but put onto the receptive Butia blossoms.  This takes a lot of experience, effort and time.  This is one of the reasons this hybrid is so rare and usually pricey.

Mature height is up to thirty feet, much shorter than the Queen Palm.  But, cold hardiness is better than a Queen as well.  It'll take temperatures down to about 16 degrees F. This species prefers a bright sun location and can be grown in the desert in full sun. 

On special are our 25g plants.  They are at least 10 feet tall in their pots, grown in sun.  They are ready for planting.  We do have some 15g available (limited numbers) but none smaller presently. 

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL $600

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

Mule Palm Mule Palm Mule Palm
Mule Palm Mule Palm Mule Palm
Mule Palm Butia x Jubaea Mule Palm Butia x Jubaea Mule Palm TS RPS

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED COLORFUL CROWN SHAFT  LOVES HOT SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE 24 INCH BOX SIZE

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  Be aware that this palm doesn’t do well in shade and doesn’t want to be shaded out by overhead trees.  The boxed plants shown below are about as big as you can plant without heavy equipment.  Their height is ten to twelve feet by estimate.  Delivery is available.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 24 INCH BOX THIS SIZE $675
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE NICE 24 INCH BOX SIZE $540

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  We also have 5g and some other sizes available.


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

 

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 THIS SPECIMEN $625


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA WOODSONIANA
TALL, THICK TRUNK, BEAUTIFUL GREEN PINNATE PALM

 

DOES BEST IN SHADE – STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This is a very large, single trunk species that is native to a long range, spanning from Mexico into the northern parts of South America.  It is very sought after by enthusiasts and is known as one of the tallest of all Chamaedoreas - reaching heights of possibly over forty feet.  The trunk has a prominent crownshaft and is four inches thick or more.  It's leaves are four to five feet long with a prominent petiole.  Leaf color is a deep green and, in cross section, the leaves are slightly keeled.  In Southern California, this species prefers shade or a bit of sun.  It has been said that this species cannot take a freeze.  More recent reports suggest this species can tolerate temperatures into the upper 20's F.  It is known to be growing in the San Francisco Bay area.  It is a quick grower and sometimes the base of the trunk is swollen.  Shown is our 15g size on sale.  We have limited numbers available.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $210

Note:  We only have a few available and they’ll be gone soon.

 
Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana
Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana
Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana Chamaedorea woodsoniana

 

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


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

 

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM


SILVER UNDERSIDE TO THE LEAVES
MODIFIED SPINES ON TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk fan palm is native to Southern Mexico and parts of Central America.  It can get up to a height of 25 feet but most garden specimens are under 15 feet.  Two things are quite noteworthy:  First, the undersides of the leaves are a silver-white.  A picture below of a nursery plant shows this.  Secondly, the trunk is narrow and covered with "modified" spines.  They are not real sharp and are not true spines.  The dorsal side of the leaves is green.  This palm likes strong filtered light and right on the coast may take part day sun.  Cold tolerance is estimated to be in the high 20's F.  Growth rate is medium.  The garden photo by Tobias Spanner shows a near mature tree.  You have to have an overhead crown of leaves to really see the silver color.  The last photo is a 15g plant at the nursery.

REGULAR 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $105

Remember to mention this Special for your discount when you purchase
Our 5g size are probably bigger presently than shown.

Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha
Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha
Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha TS Rps Cryosophila stauracantha

 

COCCOTHRINAX BARBADENSIS
MEDIUM SIZED, NARROW TRUNK
VERY "CUTE PALM" WITH GREEN OR SILVER GREEN LEAVES


TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON SIZE

We at the nursery are very proud that we offer a good selection of these interesting New World fan palms - Coccothrinax.  This species is native to the Caribbean region and gets to heights of about 30 feet in many decades.  Leaf color is green to silver-green and trunks are typically six inches thick or a bit more.  This species loves full hot sun and is cold tolerant into the mid-twenties F.  Many are growing it with good success.  In pots, all Coccothrinax are painfully slow.  It's taken us about six years to produce the 5g plants you see here.  We do have other sizes for sale and multiple other species of this genus.  In the ground they are much faster.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $105

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


Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis
Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis
Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


DARK GREEN RINGED TRUNK
OFTEN GROWN AS A "MULTIPLE"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This single trunk pinnate palm is native to areas extending from southern Mexico down to Columbia.  They are often grown for food as the male blossoms are cooked and eaten as a delicacy.  This species doesn't take sun here - it'll burn.  But, in shade it thrives in temperatures down to the mid-twenties F.  It is quick growing and has a rather thick, prominently ringed dark green trunk.  Flowers are quite prominent and, if you have several plants closely situated, the chances are you'll obtain fruit without even trying.  The last photo shows 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 is into the mid-twenties F.  It needs filtered light, even when tall.  We have singles and some multiples of our 5g that are on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL $105

Just mention this Special for your discount.  The last photo below is c/o TS at RPS.


Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g  Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g  Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g 
Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g  Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g  Chamaedorea tepejilote multi 5g 
Chamaedorea tepejilote  Chamaedorea tepejilote   

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - VERY PRETTY
A GREAT INTERIOR PALM! 
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS


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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this Blog Only discounted price.  


CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA band CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA band CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA band
CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA band CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA band Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


What good fortune is it that New Caledonia can claim to be the home of all Chambeyronia.  Included is this species, C. macrocarpa.  It is a slow growing, pinnate, crown shafted palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has a dark green to green-black crown shaft.  Compare this to C. hookeri above with it's yellow crown shaft.  Leaves are wide, thick and leathery to the touch.  With good culture, maybe you can get three new leaves a year.  About one in twenty plants fail to throw a new red leaf - rather, it remains green.  This is just bad luck and there's no way to predict which will do this.  Shown here are 5 gallon plants we're putting on sale.  We do have larger and smaller sizes available.  Coastal sun is tolerated although strong filtered light is ok for most areas.  This is a great garden palmThe 7th and 9th photos by HJD and TS at RPS.

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


Just mention this special when you buy.  I thank TS at RPS for usage of his photo below.


Chambeyronia macrocarpa band Chambeyronia macrocarpa band Chambeyronia macrocarpa band
Chambeyronia macrocarpa band Chambeyronia macrocarpa band Chambeyronia macrocarpa band
chamberyronia macrocarpa hjd Chambeyronia m. new red leaf Chambeyronia macrocarpa TS RPS

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD



MAXIMUM GARDEN HEIGHT TYPICALLY SIX FEET
TWENTY-FIVE YEAR OLD CLUSTERED SPECIMEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT

The first seven photos below show a very old mature, clumping specimen of a tropical cycad that loves filtered light.  It is a classical form of Ceratozamia hildaeThis cluster has mature individual caudexes that are six to eight inches in size.  There was a total of approximately twenty caudexes, many of course of less size.  Unfortunately, we don’t know the sex at this time.  Age is estimated to be 25 years.  It was growing in a garden in the Encinitas area.  As a species, Ceratozamia hildae is very small with leaves rarely to four feet long and a mature caudex size of about six inches or a bit more.  The hallmark of this species is the grouping of the leaflets - like little bow ties put onto the leaf stem.  Leaf color is always green.  Pictures below demonstrate this.  It prefers filtered light.  It doesn't take up much room so it can fit into any garden.  It's a very "cute" species that people like.  It's also a wonderful patio plant.  It is quite a "user friendly" cycad.  This is the largest specimen the Nursery has ever obtained.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL SPECIMEN CLUSTER $2400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CLUSTER CYCAD $1900


It is too big to ship by normal means.  Mail order would require pallet shipping.  So, it’s best to find it a home in Southern California.  This is probably the only mature clustered specimen you will see for decades. We, of course, do have smaller for sale.


Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g
Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g
Ceratozamia hildae large cluster 25g Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae

 

BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII X E. TRISPINOSUS



WILL BE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BLUE BEAUTY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

Most of you cycad enthusiasts are aware of the two parent species of this hybrid.  Male pollen from an E. trispinosus was used to pollinate a receptive female E. lehmannii.  Both of these parents are desirable blue South African cycad species.  Hybridization often gives very vigorous offspring - called "hybrid vigor".  This is one of multiple hybrid Encephalartos that I'll show over the next few weeks.  Along the coast, this plant will want full sun.  Far inland, limited sun.  Cold hardiness 22 degrees F. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS HYBRID BAND SIZE $55

Below I'm showing representative photos of both parent species.


Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus
Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus
Hybrid above
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus

 

CYCAS BIFIDA
AKA CYCAS MULTIFRONDIS 


SUPER RARE ASIAN UNDERSTORY CYCAD
BIFURCATING OR TRIFURCATING LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON AS DESCRIBED BELOW

This interesting and fairly cold hardy Cycas species is native to southern China and Viet Nam.  It has long upright green leaves.  But, this is not a bifurcating leaflet stem species (i.e. Cycas multipinata or debaoensis ).  Rather, it puts out two leaflets off a single stem.  Or, single leaflets that seem to split into two leaflets.  Historically, this is one of the species that started out being called "Cycas micholitzii".  Later it was called Cycas multifrondis.  But, Cycas bifida is now the correct taxonomic name.  Leaves are upright and long.  Expect somewhere in the eight to ten foot length when mature.  It is rarely seen for sale and is hard to find.  Plants usually just carry three or four leaves and have a small caudex, not over about 10 inches, mostly subterranean.  It prefers filtered light or morning sun.  Cold hardiness is definitely down to the low 20's F. 

The plant on Special is in a 5 gallon container.  There are three caudexes.  The primary caudex has no leaves.  The other two, 2 and 3 inches, are holding leaves.  Age is at least 12 years.  This plant can be mail ordered.  It's the last one we have of this species.  The garden photo is c/o China Gardening Nursery.  I must emphasize that this is a super rare species and near impossible to find.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 5G THIS SIZE $1250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $950
   


Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches
Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches
Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches Cycas bifica 5 gallon double 2 & 3 inches
Cycas bifida Cycas bifida Cycas bifida by  China Gardening Nursery, China

 

DIOON EDULE
BLUE QUERETERO VARIETY


RARE FORM - SUN LOVING BLUE CYCAD
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
GETS BLUE COLOR IN HOT SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZED PLANTS

In other posts I’ve discussed Dioon edule, 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.  The variety on sale here is from the Mexican state of Queretaro.  Leaves are typically blue in full bright sun.  Leaves are about 4 feet long and leaflets are thin, coming to a pointed end.  Mature height after a few decades may be six feet with an trunk height of 18 inches.  Cold tolerance is excellent, being able to take cold weather into the teens F.  The band size on sale are not new seedlings but rather established older (five year old) plants with an average caudex of 1.5 to 2 inches.  The bands are shown in the first five photos below. These are hard to find and easy to mail order.  Last photo by MARKM090606.
 
REGULAR PRICE THESE OLDER BAND SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE OLDER BAND SIZE $75

Remember to mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  Availability limited.  BTW, if these don't sell out, all will be repotted into 5g pots shortly.


Dioon edule queretero band Dioon edule queretero band Dioon edule queretero band
Dioon edule queretero band Dioon edule queretero band  Dioon edule queretero 
Dioon edule queretero   Dioon edule queretero   Dioon edule queretero  
Dioon queretaro by Dioon queretero by MARKM090606 

 

DIOON EDULE VARIETY JICALA HIDALGO
MEXICAN CYCAD WITH STIFF GRAY-GREEN LEAVES


LOVES HEAT AND SUN - VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BAND SIZED PLANTS


This is a species of Dioon edule that has a natural habitat near the city of Jicala in the state of Hidalo, Mexico.  There it lives in a dry and hot environment.  This is a medium sized cycad with about four foot long leaves that are flat and stiff with blue to gray-green leaflets.  Mature height should end up at about head height or a bit more.  It wants full sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens.  The band size on sale are about six years old and begging to go into a larger pot or the garden.  Although the normal Dioon edule is more common, this variety as of today is not.  These are easy to mail order within the U.S.

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

Dioon jicala hidalgo band Dioon jicala hidalgo band Dioon jicala hidalgo band
Dioon jicala hidalgo band Dioon jicala hidalgo band Dioon jicala hidalgo band
Dioon jicala hidalgo Dioon jicala hidalgo Dioon jicala hidalgo

 

PANDANUS DUBIUS
SUPER RARE FORM OF SCREWPINE


BAKONG OR KNOB-FRUITED SCREWPINE
MEDIUM HEIGHT, AERIAL ROOTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH SIZE

For those interested in super rare and different tropical and companion plants, this species might interest you.  Although we only have a few, it's one of three to four Pandanus species that we are currently offering.  It is native to multiple islands in the South Pacific as well as Australia.  It has a spiraling head of serrated strap leaves with a thin trunk that has large aerial roots for stabilizing the plant.  Mature heights are 10 to 30 feet.  They can sucker with stands of several trunks.  It prefers a sunny location.  Cold tolerance is not clarified at this time.  I can say this is an extremely difficult plant to find for sale.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH $45


Easy to mail order.  Mature plant photo by TS at RPS.

 
Pandanus dubius Pandanus dubius Pandanus dubius
Pandanus dubius Pandanus dubius
  Pandanus dubius TS RPS  

 

ALOCASIA LOW RIDER
TRUE DWARF GREEN HYBRID

NEVER OVER 2 FEET TALL - FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This dwarf Alocasia is a hybrid of Alocasia portora - which is much taller and larger than this hybrid.  Mature height is typically 18 inches.  Leaf stems are striped as you can see on the photo.   Leaf color is green.  This plant tolerates partial or perhaps full sun along the coast or limited sun / strong filtered light in interior areas.  It is fairly cold hardy and winters over in zone 7B and above.  We're putting 5 gallon on sale.

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

This size can be shipped mail order.


Alocasia low rider Alocasia low rider Alocasia low rider
Alocasia low rider Alocasia low rider Alocasia low rider
  Alocasia low rider  

 

EPIDENDRON ORCHID
PINK BLOSSOM

REEDSTEM TYPE TERRESTRIAL ORCHID
HARD TO FIND PINK-PURPLE COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

The family of Epidendron Orchids are loaded with species/varieties of lots of different colors.  These include pink, purple, orange, red, white and yellow.  We have an assortment of blossom colors in one to five gallon pots.  Shown is a 5 gallon with pink flowers.  All sizes and colors are on sale.  All are easy to grow.  These plants have reed-like stems, most of which will blossom in summer.  Leaves are thick and small and plants can be divided in the future to easily add to other areas of the garden.  They'll take coastal full sun or strong filtered light.  Some sun is needed for flowering.  You can plant these right in the soil.  They are cold tolerant into the mid-twenties F.  BTW, other than the orange blossoming type, call the other colors are difficult to find.  You’ll love them in your garden or in a pot.  Once again, we'd give a discount on any size or color of these.  Shown is a 5 gallon pink.  Trust that they are a definite pink although the photos show an orange-pink.

REGULAR PRICE THESE FIVE GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $100

The pink 5g are in the first two rows of photos.  The last row is of smaller purple.


Epidendron Orchid pink Epidendron Orchid pink Epidendron Orchid pink
Epidendron Orchid pink Epidendron Orchid pink Epidendron Orchid pink
Epidendron Orchid 1g pink-purple in bloom Epidendron Orchid 1g pink-purple in bloom Epidendron Orchid 1g pink-purple in bloom

 

FRIDAY, 2 DECEMBER - 12 DECEMBER, 2022  

CHAMAEDOREA ERNESTI-AUGUSTI
SINGLE STEM, SIMPLE LEAF DWARF SHADE PALM


MATURE FRUITING COLONY IN 10 GALLON
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT


Shown below is a private collection plant with both sexes of this great understory single trunk palm that rarrely gets over about six feet tall.  Characteristics are shown below.  I only have this one specimen. To read about a ton of species in this genus, click highlighted link below.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 10 GALLON COLONY $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL GROUPING $220


Locality:

Mexico and northern Central America

Cold Hardiness: 

28 to 30, F.

Trunk type:

Thin, single trunk; miniature species usually chest height or shorter

Leaf type:

Simple, bifid type

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary, (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Easy, likes shade

Speed of growth:

Medium, remembering that it never gets tall

Height:

Head height, to six feet

Soil requirements:

Good drainage and ample water

Sun Requirements:

Shade or strong filtered

General Description:

A gorgeous small palm that looks good in clumps of multiple plants.  A nice "filler plant" for that special shady area.  

Other Notes:

Makes nice houseplant

Further Data:

Recommended: Chamaedorea Palms, The Species


Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms
Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti 10 g multi female blossoms
Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti Chamaedorea ernesti-augusti

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS HYBRID
SAPIDA X BAUERI


SHOWING HYBRID VIGOR - SHOULD BE A WINNER!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

For those of you with growing experience, you understand that palms, even monoecious palms, can hybridize.   We got in some plants and were told that they were "sapida".  But, looking at them you'll know they are not pure sapida.  Seeds came off a Rhopalostylis sapida seed bearing tree.  The dark petioles (brown) and downward flexing leaves show that they are a hybrid - baueri blood.   Sorry, but I have no photos of a mature garden tree of this hybrid.  They can take part day sun or filtered light in most areas.  Cold hardiness will be about 20 degrees F.  I'm not showing a mature photo of this hybrid as I don't have any pictures of mature garden plants.

REGULAR PRICE 15G THIS HYBRID $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $188

Mention this Blog Special to get this price.

Rhopoalostylis sapida x baueri, 15g Rhopoalostylis sapida x baueri, 15g Rhopoalostylis sapida x baueri, 15g
Rhopoalostylis sapida x baueri, 15g Rhopoalostylis sapida x baueri, 15g  

 

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 $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $180

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

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 5 GALLON PLANTS

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

 


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $100

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  This size is easy to mail order.

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

 

RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX
THE NEEDLE PALM

WORLD'S MOST COLD HARDY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD FIFTEEN 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.  One photo below shows the spines.  In sun the leaf 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.  The common name of “Needle Palm” comes from the fact that the stubby trunks have long dark colored needles – reminiscent of a knitting needle.  This is a very slow growing species that slowly crawls the ground by suckering.  These are rare to find for sale.  We're putting very old 15g on special. 

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

I only have a few of these.  They are massively big for a 15g plant and suckering like crazy.  If you want a more affordable size, we do have 5g plants for sale.  The 15 gallon are shown in the first 7 photos below. 

Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix
Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix Rhapidophyllum hystrix

 

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 $200

Please mention this Blog Only Special prior to purchase.

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

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE REGULAR LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G 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 plants on special here are 15g size, very full with lots of canes.  They won't last long.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15G $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15G $300

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


Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!



SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125 (singles & multiples)
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $95

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

Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM



VERY COLD HARDY
LIMITED NUMBER OLD SUCKERING 5G
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 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.  We were fortunate to offer some very nice 5g plants as shown below.  I'd estimate their age at 7 years.  They are dividing and very chunky at the base.  They are totally acclimated to full hot sun and are intensely blue.  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 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 5G THIS SPECIES $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $105


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


Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris
Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris
Trithrinax campestris
15 gallon size
Trithrinax campestris
garden plant
Trithrinax campestris
garden plant

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM


ANOTHER PALM FROM LORD HOW ISLAND
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.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $105


Please mention this Special at the time of purchase.

 
Howea belmoreana 5g  Howea belmoreana 5g  Howea bemoreana 5g 
Howea bemoreana 5g  Howea belmoreana 5g  Howea bemloreana 5g 
Howea belmoreana  Howea belmoreana  Howea belmoreana 

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
AN EXOTIC NEW CALEDONIAN PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

In the mid-1980's I began to grow some of the very cool palms from new Caledonia.  By 1995 I was totally into it and this led to my arranging the fantastic International Palm Society Biennial trip to New Caledonia that happened during my tenure as President in the year 2000.  I just didn't know of a better place for a bunch of palm enthusiasts to go and see some of the best palms in the world.  This species, Burretiokential hapala, is one of those palms.

It is a crown shafted palm with a rather thin trunk of about eight inches that gets to a height of approximately 25 to 30 feet.  I has an intriguing brown color to the stems and crown shaft area.  It does not have the stripes you'd see with the Burretiokentia vieilllardii.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F, or perhaps a bit less.  So, it's comparable to a King Palm.  If you can grow a King, you can grow this species.  One of the keys to culture is not letting the ground it's in go dry.  This species, like Chambeyronia, responds to water.  

Shown here are the band size I'm putting on special.  The one larger nursery plant below is a nice 25 gallon.  I'd recommend morning sun, a few hours of mid day sun, or bright filtered light.  It's a great species to grow.  

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for you discount.

Burretiokentia hapala band Burretiokentia hapala band Burretiokentia hapala band
Burretiokentia hapala band Burretiokentia hapala band Burretiokentia hapala band
Burretiokentia hapala garden Burretiokentia hapala trunk Burretiokentia hapala garden

 

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.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

It'd be  piece of cake to mail order.  Remember, mention this Special!



BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI band BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI band BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI band
BRAHEA BRANDEGEEI band bRAHEA BRANDEGEI LEAF Brahea brandegeii
Brahea brandegeii Brahea brandegeii Brahea brandegeii

 

ROYSTONEA OLERACEA
THE SOUTH AMERICAN ROYAL PALM



TALL PINNATE PALM WITH LUSH GREEN FOLIAGE
LONG PROMINENT CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL SEEDLINGS IN BANDS

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.  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 one year old band sized seedlings.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Easy to mail order.


Roystonea oleracea band Roystonea oleracea band Roystonea oleracea band
Roystonea oleracea band Roystonea oleracea Roystonea oleracea band

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO
BLOWOUT SALE CONING SIZED PLANTS


TEN DAY SPECIAL CONING SIZED PLANTS

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

We have an excellent selection of this species and have selected some of the 15 gallons for a Ten Day Special.  Caudexes are four to six inches.  Most are coning size.  These came recently from a private collection and some need to throw out new leaves.  But, all are super healthy and have seen temperatures well into the twenties

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE IN 15 GALLON $700
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE IN 15G $540

This is a great price for these plants, many of which are 15 years old.  This size can be delivered but may be too big for mail order. 

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

 

STANGERIA ERIOPSUS
FERN-LIKE DWARF AFRICAN CYCAD


VERY CUTE DWARF CYCAD FOR SOME SUN - STRONG FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL FEMALE IN CONE CITRUS POT SIZE THIS SPECIES FOR TEN DAYS

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

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

The cycad on special is in a citrus pot container and has a caudex 3 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall with a prominent female cone.  We don't recall if we pollinated it. This actual plant is shown in the first 3 photos followed by another male coning plant in the second row of photos.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL CYCAD AS DESCRIBED $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $600

Mail order possible, weather permitting.  If you have bad weather we can hold shipping if needed.

Stangeria eriopus female citrus pot 1 Stangeria eriopus citrus pot female Stangeria eriopus citrus pot female
Stangeria eriopus male Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus
Stangeria Stangeria eriopus Stangeria eriopus

 

DIOON HOLMGRENII
RARE MEXICAN DIOON CYCAD


LARGE CITRUS POT PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

Among cycad enthusiasts, this species is known as a rare Mexican cycad that is difficult to find.  What we are offering on special are very old citrus pot plants with caudex size of 3 to 4 inches!  This species is sun loving and cold tolerant to the low 20's F.  It is native to Mexico.  The plants shown here are from seeds we got about ten years ago. It grows at a medium rate.  It is known for the fact that it has long and upright leaves.  Leaf color is blue green and leaflets are armed with spines.  These can be mail ordered in a medium sized box quite easily.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $420
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE CIT POT $335

I only have a few of these.  You must mention this special when purchasing to get these prices. These plants are very large for their pots.

Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii
Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii Dioon holmgrenii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS EUGENE-MARAISII
EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE BLUE TRANSVAAL CYCAD

 

NATIVE TO SOUTH AFRICA – EXTREMELY RARE

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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, dolomiticus, 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 our band sized plants on sale for ten days. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $95

Remember, mention this Blog Only Special.  Easy to mail order.


Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band Encephalartos eugene-maraisii band
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Encephalartos eugene-maraisii

 

TRICOLOR NEOROGELIA BROMELIAD
GREEN, WHITE AND PINK

EASY COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
OR NICE INTERIOR PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS VARIETY

Neorogelia are one of our favorite types of Bromeliads.  This is because you get color without the need for waiting to see a blossom.  Typically, the mother plant lasts for about a year and then dies off.  But, you then get several small pups forming from the base of the plant and the cycle repeats itself.  So, over time, you'll have a large cluster of many plants.  Most Neorogelia like shade although some will take some sun.  This species has a pink flush on top of variegated white leaves.  We have many attractive Neorogelia for sale.  In the last row of photos below I'll show a few other types and also some garden pictures of bromeliads in the 3rd & 4th rows

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS PLANT SIZE $45 - AS SHOWN BELOW -
LARGER CLUSTERS $75 NOT SHOWN HERE



Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink
Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink Neorogelia sp. tri-colored with pink
Bromeliads in the Landscape Bromeliads in the Landscape Bromeliads in the Landscape

 

ENSETE VENTICOSUM "MAURELII"
THE RED BANANA



LARGE SINGLE TRUNK TROPICAL PLANT
RED COLOR TO FOLIAGE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE AND FIFTEEN GALLON GALLON SIZES

On sale are nice one gallon plants of the Red Banana, Ensete ventricosum mauerlii.  This is a quick growing tropical plant that can get to ten to fifteen feet tall and grows in full coastal sun.  Leaves are green with prominent red to both the dorsal and ventral sides.  Trunks are at least 18 inches thick and leaves are fleshy and soft - typical of bananas and Ensete.  It does not be edible fruit.  Cold hardiness is down to about a freeze.  Colder weather damages the leaves in winter.  This is a fast growing plant but typically only lives for 5 to 7 years before flowering and dying.  The garden photo is by Linda Cochran.  We're putting our nice 15g on Special as well as juvenile 1 gallon (first and second row of photos).  The 1 gallon should be easy to mail order.  You'll note that the larger 15g plants show the red leaves a lot more.

REGULAR PRICE FIFTEEN GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $155

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $30



Ensete maurellii Red Banana Ensete maurellii Red Banana Ensete maurellii Red Banana
Ensete maurellii 1g Red Banana Ensete maurellii 1g Red Banana Ensete maurellii 1g Red Banana
rED BANANA Ensete ventricosa Maurelii BY LINDA COCHRAN  

 

HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS 
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
ASSORTMENT OF NEW VARIETIES AT NURSERY


 

AVAILABILITY CHANGES WEEKLY
SPECIAL ON 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.  Shown here four different varieties of different Hawaiian Ti plants.  All are different and there's one that is predominantly pastel colors.  Remember, availability of each type changes ever several days.  

REGULAR PRICE THESE 3 GALLON VARIETIES OF HAWAIIAN TI $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 3 GALLON TI'S $47.50

 

Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa

 

WEDNESDAY, 30 NOVEMBER - 9 DECEMBER, 2022

MULE PALM
BUTIA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE HYBRID PALM
SUPER COLD HARDY - TO ABOUT 16 DEGREES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE

This popular inter-generic hybrid palm was probably first created by a man made cross of both parents about a hundred years ago.  It has been given a trade name of  "Butiagrus nabonnandii" but most people call it the Mule Palm.  The latter name is utilized because it's been found on most specimens to have sterile fruit or no fruit at all.   Any seeds formed almost always won't germinate to grow a new palm.  Butia capitata is a monoecious species.  This means that flower stocks have both male and female flowers.

To produce Mule Palm plants, it takes a tremendous amount of work to viable and true seeds.  On the seed producing Butia flowerstock, all the male flowers must be meticulously removed manually to prevent self-pollination by itself.  Only after this can the Queen pollen but put onto the receptive Butia blossoms.  This takes a lot of experience, effort and time.  This is one of the reasons this hybrid is so rare and usually pricey.

Mature height is up to thirty feet, much shorter than the Queen Palm.  But, cold hardiness is better than a Queen as well.  It'll take temperatures down to about 16 degrees F. This species prefers a bright sun location and can be grown in the desert in full sun. 

On special are our squat 25g plants.  They are eight to nine tall.  They are ready for planting but we only have a few of them..

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $695
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $
595

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


MULE PALM 25G MULE PALM 25G MULE PALM 25G
MULE PALM 25G MULE PALM 25G MULE PALM 25G
Mule Palm Butia x Jubaea Mule Palm Butia x Jubaea Mule Palm TS RPS

 

PINANGA JAVANA
SINGLE TRUNK, TROPICAL & EXOTIC SPECIES

GETS TALLER THAN P. CORONATA - BEING GROWN BY COLLECTORS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

It's been a few years since we've offered this rare single trunk Pinanga from the island of Java, Indonesia.  A different thing about this species is that it is single trunk.  Juvenile plants have solid, simple leaves as shown in the photos.  But, over time, they become pinnate leaves as seen on the larger garden specimen.  The mature trunk is thin and ringed.  Leaves are six feet long or more - green in color.  The thing about this species is that no one has it!  Shown are the 15g plants we're putting on Special.  It wants filtered light and is cold hardy down to about a freeze.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225


PINANGA JAVANA 15G PINANGA JAVANA 15G PINANGA JAVANA 15G
PINANGA JAVANA 15G PINANGA JAVANA 15G PINANGA JAVANA 15G
Pinanga javana Pinanga javana palmpedia

 

PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS
TALL PALM WITH BLUE-GREEN LEAVES


THE SILVER DATE PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS


This species of Date Palm is from India and Pakistan and somewhat resembles the Canary Island Date Palm.  But, the trunk is much thinner, the crown is not as large and it is more rounded in shape.  Leaf color is blue-green.  Overall height can reach forty to fifty feet.  This is a sun species in all areas with a cold tolerance into the teens F.  We're offering nice 15g plants on special as shown.  These might be a bit of a challenge to mail order but can be done.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIES 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $200

Just mention this Special to get the discount when purchasing,  Only a few available.
 

PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS
PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS PHOENIX SYLVESTRIS

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ELEGANS
THE ELEGANT PALM

MEDIUM SIZE – THIN TRUNK – CROWN SHAFTED
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND IN LARGE SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


This species is from New Caledonia in the northern part of the island.  It is of similar height to C. nucele and has the same trunk diameter.  The crown shaft on C. elegans is slightly more swollen than that of C. nucele.  The crown shaft is also more of a green color, but can show silver.  The leaflets are thinner and, as you can see, the leaves curve downward as opposed to the stiff, upright leaves of nucele.  Another important difference between the two is that the leaves of C. elegans are keeled whereas the leaves of nucele are more flat.  Of note, on both species the bare petiole (stem with no leaves) is very short.  This helps you identify this genus. 

Shown here is an oversized 15 gallon plant.  Also shown are photos of mature plants.  It's easy to appreciate how beautiful and not overly large it is.  This species should be started in filtered light and be allowed to grow into some sun if you live along the coast.  Inland full sun is too harsh for this species.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE LARGE SIZED 15 GALLON $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 15 GALLON $245

Remember to mention this Special to get this price.  Limited numbers available. 


Cyphophoenix  elegans Cyphophoenix elegans Cyphophoenix elegans
Cyphophoenix elegans Cyphophoenix elegans
Cyphophoenix elegans Cyphophoenix elegans Cyphophoenix elegans

 

CHAMAEDOREA KLOTZSCHIANA
SINGLE TRUNK MEXICAN CHAMAEDOREA


THIN TRUNKED, GROUPED LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON MULTIPLES

This single trunk, shade loving palm is from the Veracruz area of Mexico and named after a German botanist,  Johann Klotzsch.  The plant shown here has reached its mature height of twelve feet.  It has a prominently ringed but narrow green trunk.  The most remarkable characteristic of this species is the grouping of leaflets along the rachis.  These groups are irregularly spaced.  Also note how they leaflets are held at different angles from the rachis.  Leaflets are a dark green, small to medium in length, wide and a bit puffy.  It's this grouping of leaflets that allows you to ID this species.  Another surprising this is how hard it is to find this species.  When I started my nursery 42 years ago, I had lots of these and seeds were available.  Nowadays you can't find seeds to save your soul.  This is a shade loving species and cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.  At best perhaps it'd take down to about 25 degrees.  These plants should probably work fine as a house plant and are shippable in a good sized box.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON MULTIPLES $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON MULTIPLES $105


Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana
Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana
Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana Chamaedorea klotzschiana

 

SERENOA REPENS
SOUGHT AFTER BLUE FORM


SUCKERING, SEMI-DWARF FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY, SUN LOVING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering fan palm is native to the southeastern gulf states of the U.S. and some adjacent island areas.  Native habitats even extend up into the Carolinas.  It gets to a mature height of six to eight feet.  It loves sun and heat.  Leaf color varies from blue to green or somewhere in-between.  The plants on sale today are in 5 gallon pots and five years old.  It is slow growing palm.  It forms a clump over time.  The plants on special are about four years old.  Of note, young plants never show blue - but these plants are just showing it.  These are supposed to be the blue variety.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $100

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount. 


Serenoa repens 5g Serenoa repens 5g Serenoa repens 5g
Serenoa repens 5g Serenoa repens 5g serenoa repens
serenoa repens serenoa repens sERENOA REPENS

 

BRAHEA NITIDA
FLAT GREEN LEAF - NATIVE TO MEXICO


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


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

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

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

Remember, mention this Blog Only Special for price at the time of purchase.  Limited numbers available.  The photo from habitat is by Justen Dobbs


Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Justen Dobbs Brahea nitida

 

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 $100

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

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


LOVES SUN AND HEAT
PLANTS ON SPECIAL SIX FEET TALL

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 

This pinnate New World species is another favorite of mine.  There are multiple species of Roystonea.  The most common and sought after species is the Cuban Royal, Roystonea regia.   Compared to the South American Royal Palm, Roystonea regia's leaves hang down past (lower than) the midway point of the crown.  Roystonea oleracea's leaves stop at the "half moon" point and don't hang down near the trunk.  

Royal Palms love heat and sun.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  They are fast growers.  We have a pretty good supply available of assorted sizes. Note how the base of the well grown Royal Palm is quite swollen and fat.  On up the trunk there is variable swelling present.  The plants I'm putting on special today are an easily shipped size of 5 gallon but would take a tall box.  They are about 6 feet tall in their pots.  BTW, on the garden shots below, the first two were taken in the San Diego area. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $100


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

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING BAMBOO PALM



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


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

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 2 GALLON $85
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $65

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

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

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
VERY RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

PLUMOSA LEAVES – COLORFUL CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This highly sought-after, single trunk species from Madagascar is very beautiful.  It falls into the category of a “must have ” species.  This species comes from mid-elevation in southern Madagascar and is proving to be a great species for Southern California.  It has a height of over 30 feet, a thick trunk that is about 12 to sixteen inches thick with prominent rings, plumose upright leaves and a colored crown shaft.  The crown shaft has white silver, orange and black colors.  Cold tolerance appears to be into the mid-twenties but is not yet worked out.  Mature trees tolerate full sun along the coast.  The mature photos are by TS at RPS.  One photo is c/o John Dransfield, Kew Botanical Garden in London.  We’re putting 2 gallon plants on Special.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

Remember to mention this Special. These can be mail ordered.

Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana
Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana
Dypsis prestoniana TS RPS Dypsis prestoniana jd kew bot garden Dypsis prestoniana TS RPS

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM


ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 1 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 – one gallon size.  They are about 3 to 4 years old.  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. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

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


RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g
RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g RHAPIS EXCELSA 1g
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK

 

UNDERSTORY SUPER RARE MINIATURE PALM
SIMPLE LEAVES - NEVER OVER A FEW FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 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 SIZE $75

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60


Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.  These can be mail ordered - weather permitting.

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

 

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.  BTW, these Triangle seedlings are much larger presently than shown in the photos below.


6REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

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

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

 

BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS
BLUE-GREEN BUTIA FROM SOUTH AMERICA

 

ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL SEEDLING SIZE



This species is interesting because, in the wild, it is known as a dwarf species that forms minimal trunk.  But, when it is grown domestically, it forms a trunk about the size of
Butia capitata.  It, as you'd guess, comes from Paraguay, with habitat extending into Brazil and northern Argentina.  The color is a blue-green, not as silver as Butia capitata.  The leaves are strongly arched as shown.  It is a full sun plant with cold hardiness into the teens F.  We haven’t had them available for a few years.  We are now offering band size seedlings.  Culture includes full sun and good draining soil.  Cold hardiness is into the teens F.  I am also showing a photo of a 15g plant from the nursery that is no longer available.   The habitat photo is by TS at RPS

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


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Butia paraguayensis band Butia paraguensis TS RPS Butia paraguensis

  

ENCEPHALARTOS KISAMBO
EXOTIC CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD


LONG GREEN UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 2 GALLON SIZE

Encephalartos kisambo is a fast growing species native to Kenya where it grows at elevations of 3000 feet. It is a medium sized mature plant with trunks to eight feet.  Leaves are green to soapy green in color, stand erect and are six to ten feet long.  Leaflets are 1.5 inches wide, pungently tipped at the end, and spiny along the margins.  This is a fast growing species that can tolerate our coastal sun.  Far inland locations should use part day sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties, perhaps a bit lower.  We had no leaf damage at the nursery in 2007 with lows of 25 degrees F.  Shown here are very nice 2 gallon plants we have on a ten day reduced price – see first six photos below.  Also shown are other larger sizes we have but note we have many sizes in between the sale plant and the monster specimens below.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $100

Just mention this Blog special.  These are simple to ship by mail order. 


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Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo

 

MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND BLUE AUSTRALIAN CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL SINGLE 15 GALLON PLANT


In the cycad world, this is one of the most sought after of all species.  It is native to cental Australia where it sees extremes of both hot and cold weather.  It is a full sun cycad except maybe in the desert.  It is known for its blue leaaves when in sun.  Plants typically are under six feet tall.  But, in many decades, they can develop a trunk over three feet tall.  Leaves are four to six feet long, keeled and powdery blue in full hot blazing sun.  In shade they turn greeen, so one must provide full sun.  The last photograph shows a very nice specimen.  The plant we have came from a private collection and was only seeing partial sun.  It'll turn more blue with full sun.  It is in a 15 gallon container with a 3 inch caudex.  Once again, this is unbelievably rare and never inexpensive to obtain.

SPECIAL SALE PRICE THIS SUPER RARE 15 GALLON $3000


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MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII 15G 3 INCHES MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII 15G 3 INCHES MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII 15G 3 INCHES
MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII 15G 3 INCHES MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII
MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII MACROZAMIA MACDONNELLII Macrozamia macdonnellii  unknown author

 

BLUE STAR FERN
PHLEBODIUM AUREUM



LEAVES WITH A DEFINITE BLUE COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE


This is a fern we have for sale once in a while.  We’ve found it’s quite popular and often sells out.  We just got in a new batch including 5g and 1g plants.  This is a rhizomatous fern that clumps or crawls.  Leaves are lobed and have a undulating margins.  Leave color is blue-green to blue.  Interestingly it is found on the eastern portions of United States, Central America, the Caribbean Islands and South America as far south as Argentina.  Leaves are soft and plant height is usually about two feet.  It likes filtered light and is cold tolerant down to about a freeze.  I've read that is somewhat drought tolerant.  Some use it as an expansive ground cover. 
 

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

Blue Star Fern Phlebodium auerium Blue Star Fern Phlebodium auerium
Blue Star Fern Phlebodium auerium Phlebodeum aureumpHLE

 

LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA
LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES


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

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

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

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

Ligularia 1g Ligularia t. 1g Ligularia
Ligularia one and five gallon Ligularia Ligularia

 

HIBISCUS MIDNIGHT
RED BLOSSOM


RARE VARIETY
TEN DAY SPECIAL FLOWERING SIZE ONE GALLON


As a nursery, we're not a specialty Hibiscus grower.  But, I've always loved these plants.  Even older species, around for quite a while, add color and charm to the garden.  And, newer varieties are amazing.  The reason we backed off from Hibiscus is that they attract white fly problems.  This was especially present a decade ago but has become less of a problem nowadays.  So, we are growing some cool varieties presently.  Most are from cuttings from collections of desirable plants.  The one on sale here has large red (touch of pink) blossoms.  They are fully rooted.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $35

Hibiscus midnight red   Hibiscus midnight red   Hibiscus midnight 
Hibiscus midnight red   Hibiscus midnight red   Hibiscus midnight red  

 

MONDAY, 28 NOVEMBER - 7 DECEMBER, 2022

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND


MEDIUM HEIGHT – SYAGRUS HYBRID
TEN DAY SPECIAL SUN READY BOX SIZED PLANTS

This interesting hybrid originated in Thailand by a grower and propagator of rare palms.  It is a cross between the common Queen Palm and an unusual type of palm from the same genus, Syagrus schizophylla.  The offspring have proven to be quite beautiful and have good cold tolerance.  These will be a medium sized palm.  The trunk will be thinner than the normal Queen and the overall size will be less.  The attached photos of near mature plants show how pretty it is. And, that they are not overly tall.  Note that they do not resemble what we all know as the Queen Palm.  Some say they seem more to resemble a Coconut Palm. This hybrid likes full sun, is a medium rate grower and has a cold hardiness estimated to be in the low 20's F.  Mature height should be about 25 feet. For those who want the fluffy appearance of the Queen Palm without the large size, this palm is perfect for you.  Be aware, these are extremely difficult to find and are presently in super short supply.

We’re putting huge 24 inch boxes on sale.  They are about 10 - 12 feet tall in their box.  This hybrid likes full sun, is a medium rate grower.  We have what may be the last three plants in this area.  

REGULAR PRICE 24 INCH BOX $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $675

The 9th photo is by J.I.


Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid
Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid
Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid BY JI Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid BY JI Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid

 

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
THE CAT PALM



A SEMI-DWARF CLUSTERING PALM
SEMI-DWARF TO SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $210

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.


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

 

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 15 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 15g size on special - shown in first six photos.  This size is about seven years old.  Yes, they are slow growing!  We only have a few left this size.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $220

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g
Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g
Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana  Hedyscepe canterburyana 15g

 

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


FOR DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $110

The 5 gallon size is shown in the first six photos.  The 7th photo is a 15g.

 

Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana

     

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
DESIRABLE SYAGRUS HYBRID
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE



SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS
FOR DESCRIPTION SEE ABOVE, TODAY'S BLOG

Regular price this rare 5g palm $165
Ten day special 5g $145


Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid
Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid
Coconut Queen Coconut Queen Coconut Queen

 

 

DYPSIS PEMBANA
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING
NATIVE TO PEMBA ISLAND


TAKES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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.  The plants on special are already suckering.  Along our coast it will take part day sun but I'd recommend filtered or morning sun inland.  The plants on special are in 5g size.   We may have both larger and smaller size.

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.  Limited numbers are available.  The garden specimen photos are c/o a late friend Al Bredeson.  I'm also showing a prior Nursery stock 25 gallon.

DYPSIS PEMBANA DYPSIS PEMBANA DYPSIS PEMBANA
DYPSIS PEMBANA DYPSIS PEMBANA DYPSIS PEMBANA
dypsis pembana dypsis pembana Al B. dypsis pembana A.B.

 

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.  Notice the newly emerging red leaf – most commonly seen in New Caledonia palm species.  This is an extremely rare species and we rarely have them for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $100


 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 ts rps Kentiopsis pyriformis  

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
SINGLE TRUNK, BEAUTIFUL
A REAL WINNER!


SUPER RARE MADAGASCAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Discovered by John Dransfield and named after a U.K. executive of Macdonald's Hamburgers (who funded the expedition to Madagascar), this single trunk palm is new to the market, super rare and quite attractive.   It has orange-brown leaf bases at the point of trunk attachment, plumose leaves and gets to a height of about 25 to 30 feet.  It is single trunked with a medium thickness and prominent rings.  It takes full sun in coastal areas and, once established, is a good growing palm.  Shown here are our band sized seedlings.  On occasion we have larger sizes for sale.  These are easy to ship.  Growers tell us that this species takes temperatures into the mid-20's F.  I know of several enthusiasts who live in cool areas and now have fruiting specimens of this species.  It is an excellent grower.

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for this price.  Easy to mail order.  Habitat photo c/o TS at RPS.
 

Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana
Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana Dypsis prestoniana

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE & GREEN VARIETIES
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING SPINY LEAVES - BLUE OR GREEN OR IN-BETWEEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  This species is 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 white color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus). The plants we are putting on special below are primarily green forms but may become more blue outdoors in full sun.  To get this color they will want full sun or an ample amount of sun.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  

This first E. arenarius shown below is in a 35 gallon container and has a caudex that is 15 inches wide and 15 inches tall.  It came from a private collection and has an age of about 30 years. Its leaves are half way between blue and green.  At this moment I am not certain of the sex.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 35 GALLON CONING PLANT $3700
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $3150

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


Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches
Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches Encephalartos arenarius 35 gallon 15 x 15 inches
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE & GREEN VARIETIES
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING SPINY LEAVES - BLUE OR GREEN OR IN-BETWEEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

This Encephalartos arenarius is in a 36 inch box.  Age 50 years.  Caudex 24 inches wide, 26 inches tall.  It is near full mature size.  Sex uncertain although it's conded in the past.  Leaf color is blue-green.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 36 INCH BOX MATURE CYCAD $6100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 36 INCH BOX CYCAD
$4900

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


Encephalartos arenarius 36 box 24 x 26 inch (1) (Custo Encephalartos arenarius 36 box 24 x 26 inch (1) (Custo Encephalartos arenarius 36 box 24 x 26 inch (1) (Custo
Encephalartos arenarius 36 box 24 x 26 inch (1) (Custo Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius

  

SUPER UNUSUAL ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
F2 HYBRID WITH E. WOODII POLLEN



ENCEPHALARTOS (E. NATALENSIS X E. WOODII) X (ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS X E. WOODII)
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

This should prove to be one of the most interesting hybrid Encephalartos available on the market.  It is an F2 hybrid.  These were done from domestic plants in Southern California.  The hybridizer took pollen from the E. horridus x woodii to pollinate a receptive female of E. natalensis x woodii.  As most know, E. woodii is extinct in the wild and only male plants are known to exist.  E. horridus x woodii (Encephalartos "horwood") is one of the most sought after hybrids around.  I've shown multiple photos of the plants on Special as well as close up photos of the leaves of both parents.

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS HYBRID $115

I have limited numbers available.  They'll not last long.


Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii)
Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii)
Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) Encephalartos (horridus x woodii)

  

FUCREA QUICHEENSIS
A RARE AND STUNNING BLUE FUCREA


MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE
THIN BLUE STRAP-LIKE SOFT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL JUVENILE 4 INCH POT SIZE


This extremely rare and difficult to find variety of Fucrea is native to southwest Guatemala and southern Mexico on the Pacific side.  Plants have thin trunks with a mature heights of six to nine feet with beautiful heads of super blue strap-like blue leaves.  The leaves are a rosette and this crown is six feet or more wide.  Trunks have been known to fork when mature.  Unlike other Fucrea that produce bubils, this species sets seeds.  This is a full sun species and is cold hardy (by estimate) into the mid to upper 20's F.  Mail order would be simple.

REGULAR PRICE 4 INCH $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH $45

Garden/wild photos below by Agaveville website and TS at RPS.


Furcrea quicheensis Furcrea quicheensis Furcrea quicheensis
Furcrea quicheensis Furcrea quicheensis Furcrea quicheensis
Furcrea quicheensis Agaveville website Furcrea quicheensis TS RPS Furcrea quicheensis TS RPS

 

YUCCA ROSTRATA
BLUE SUCCULENT WITH AMAZING COLD HARDINESS


SEMI-DWARF SIZE MATURE
BEING GROWN IN NEW YORK IN THE SNOW!
JUVENILE 4 INCH POTS ON SALE

This small to medium sized, drought tolerant plant is native to the southern U.S. border and down into Mexico.  It is usually a single trunk mature plant but can fork above the ground.  Most notable is the silver-blue foliage as shown here.  It is very slow growing.  Over time it forms a trunk about eight or ten inches thick.  Foliage is about 2 feet long and not "pokey" or sharp.  It demands full sun and is cold hardy at least into the single digits F.  I had a customer call me from New York City recently to tell me that a plant bought from us about three years ago was thriving in his yard.  Gardeners like this species because it's not very big and gives nice color to a sunny garden.  The size we’re putting on sale are juvenile 4 inch pot size and have four to six leaves.  This is a good starter size but will take time to make a nice garden plant.  These would be easy to mail order.  Of note, we also have 3 gallon for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 4 INCH $40
TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH $35

Garden photos are by it.dreamstime.org and USF.ed


Yucca rostrata 4 inch Yucca rostrata 4 inch Yucca rostrata 4 inch
Yucca rostrata 4 inch Yucca rostrata 4 inch Yucca rostrata
Yucca rostrata by it.dreamstime.org Yucca rostrata Yucca rostrata by USF.ed

 

PLUMERIA PLANTS
LARGE ONE  GALLON AVAILABLE
PRETTY AND DESIRABLE VARIETIES

 

SOME BRANCHING
THREE DIFFERENT BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON PLANTS

We are pleased to offer three very beautiful varieties of Plumeria.  We got these in 2 days ago and also had a “Hot Pink” variety which sold out the same day.  Most are large for a one gallon and have branches.  They are growing now that it’s spring and have leaves.  They should produce flowers this summer.  I brought these in because all are super desirable varieties.  They came from a private Plumeria enthusiast.  These plants like sun and heat.  Cold tolerance is down to a freeze or slightly below.  If you plant some in your garden, remember to not water them in winter when it’s cold.  This will cause rot.   Limited supplies.  We also have other sizes available, mostly larger.

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON BELOW $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $45

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase.


Plumeria pinang peach          Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach
Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach
Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy
Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy
Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow
Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow

 

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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
   

 


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Recently, on a drizzling day, sort of gray and gloomy, the following photos were taken by Alma, one of the staff.  These pictures show the unique combination of palms, cycads and succulents that we're offering.  You can see how nicely they all blend together.  We're showing these photos so you get a feel for our Nursery.

 
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music PLANTS AT NURSERY Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth
FRONT JUNGLE MUSIC ENTRANCE TO GREENHOUSE JUNGLE MUSIC

 

GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Below are pictures of about thirty five palm species that all do well in Southern California.  In the group of palms below,  I left off the most common species that, it seems, everyone knows about.  So, there are no Queen Palms and Mexican Fan Palms below.  But, this group includes species that may be a bit unusual and more interesting.  This is not a complete list.  For instance, within any given genus, there may be dozens other species that do well here.  If I showed every species that you can grow, it would be too overwhelming.  So, I've kept it simple and show representative pictures.  I think, for a starting point, this will suffice.   

I have chosen to show mature plants in gardens.  I tried to use mostly pictures from gardens in Southern California to show examples.  Some are from elsewhere.  This provides a quick view of species that you may want to try.  Some are for sun, others for shade.  Some are more difficult to grow than others.  I'm not commenting on each species presently.  But, throughout my Blog, there are comments on almost all of these.  If you don't live here in Southern California, realize that many of these species may live in your area as well.      

I hope you enjoy this.  We, of course, have most or all of these palms for sale at the nursery in an assortment of sizes.  And, for your enthusiasts, we probably have several hundred other cool species for you to try.

      

king palm
Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobiis
Brahea armata Palm Tree in California
Brahea armata
Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas 
Chambeyronia macrocarpa
Chambeyronia macrocarpa 
Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana
Coccothrinax
Coccothrinax species 
copernicia baileyana
Copernicia baileyana
Cryosophila
Cryosophila species 
Cyphophoenix species
Cyphophoenix species' 
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decipiens mr
Dypsis decipiens 
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis 
Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis 
Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterbur.
Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana 
Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis 
Kentiopsis oliviformis
Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens
Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi 
phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola
Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata 
Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia species 
Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species 
Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca 
Ravenea species giant
Ravenea species 
Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus 
Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida 
Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena 
sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum 
Syagrus pseudococos
Syagrus pseudococos 
Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina 
Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata 

On all the genera above there may be many more species within the same genus that also grow well for us here.  I apologize if I haven't included your favorite species in this group, but this is meant to be a brief introduction and I wanted to keep it simple.  I have utilized these species in a brief article summarizing Palms for Southern California elsewhere at this website 

PLANT CONTAINER SIZES

For growers here on the West Coast, there are black plastic containers that most of us use on our plants.  Surprisingly, there are differences between the pots used on the West Coast and East Coast of the U.S.  Here we refer to most containers by "gallon size"  On the East Coast pots are referred to by "diameter in inches".  So, back East you might find a plant in a "14 inch pot".  Here is might be called a "15 gallon pot".  If you visit our price and availability catalog, plants are shown by their pot size.  I'm hoping that this Blog post this morning will help clarify what individual pots look like. 

CONTAINER SIZE PHOTO EMPTY CONTAINER PHOTO OF PLANTS IN 
THIS CONTAINER
BAND SIZE CONTAINER
This pot is 3 x 3 x 9 inches, square in shape.  It is used for seedling plants.  For most growers, it has replaced the one gallon pot.  It is a bit deeper and easier to place in carrying trays.  It also conserves space on benches because these can be placed close together.  You can get a pretty nice plant in a band container, sometimes up to 30 inches tall.
band container chamaedorea in band
ONE GALLON POT
This is a very common pot used, especially by flower growers and those producing small shrubs.  It's a typical first step after germinating a seedling.  We prefer using the band containers above as they conserve table and bench space more efficiently and are deeper.  Diameter of this pot is six inches but it's only about seven inches deep.
one gallon pot plants in 1g pots
     
TWO GALLON POT
This pot is 7 to 8 inches wide and about 8 inches deep.  It is a nice size to move a band plant into.  But, it is not particularly deep, so you have to make sure the roots fit into the container. This pot will produce an average plant that is about 2 feet tall. We grow a lot of palms in these pots.
2g pot empty plant in 2g oot
FIVE GALLON POT
This pot is 10 inches wide and about 10 inches deep.  It produces a plant that is one of the most common sized palms that we sell.  It is popular because it's not too heavy to lift and plants are typically three to five feet tall, depending on the species.   
5 gallon pot plants in 5g pots
SEVEN GALLON POT
We really like this container because it produces a good sized plant but isn't as heavy to carry as a 15g.  But, for some manufacturing reason, this pot costs twice as much as a 15g.  Therefore, most growers aren't buying this sized pot very much nowadays.  It is 12 inches wide, and about 12 inches deep.
7 gallon pot palm in 7g pot
FIFTEEN GALLON POT
This is the most popular sized purchased by people who want a landscape or near-landscape ready size of plant.  This container typically supports a palm from four to eight feet size.  Weight of this size of container with soil and plant is usually sixty to ninety pounds.  It's size is 15 to 16 inches wide and 16 inches deep.  Note how this size pot usually has a nice carrying lip at the top of the pot.     
15g pot plant in 15g pot
TWENTY/TWENTY-FIVE GALLON POTS
This is the next size up from a 15g.  These pots are typically about 18 to 20 inches wide and 16 to 18 inches deep.  They weight anywhere from 125 to 150 pounds with their soil.  They can produce a plant larger than the 15g, typically 8 to 10 feet. They usually have a flat lip on the top as shown. The pot shown here is actually a 25g pot.  20 g are a bit smaller.
25 g pot plant in 25g pot
24 INCH BOX CONTAINER
This box is 24 inches wide, square in shape and about 22 to 24 inches deep.  The weight of this container depends on the mix, but is anywhere from 175 to 300 pounds (this heavier weight is if one is using a very heavy soil).  It takes two men to lift one of these.  We prefer plastic boxes as shown here, but they are much more expensive than wooden box.  They last a very long time.
24 inch box plant in 24 inch box
ALL POT SIZES IN A ROW
This pot shows all the sizes lined up in a row.  In order, left to right are:

band size
one gallon
two gallon
five gallon
seven gallon
fifteen gallon
25 gallon
24 inch box









SIZES WE USE NOT SHOWN HERE


Deep band containers
Citrus pots
25 gallon
30 gallon
35 gallon
45 gallon
30 inch boxes
36 inch boxes

Note:  Larger pots/boxes can get very heavy and are too heavy to mail order by usual means - independent trucker needed for these.

empty pots in a row 
Pots sizes lined up in a row - see text to left

cycad in 36 inch box
Cycad in 36 inch box

 

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• SALE PRICES ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME SHOWN ON EACH POST ABOVE
•  ALL SPECIALS ARE FOR A TEN DAY PERIOD AND EXPIRE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING, USUALLY AT THE END OF NURSERY HOURS
•  AT NO TIME ARE THERE "DOUBLE DISCOUNTS" - PERCENTAGE DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO OTHER SPECIALS
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• CYCADS AND CITES LISTED ENDANGERED SPECIES ARE FOR DOMESTIC UNITED STATES USAGE OR PURCHASE ONLY
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PHIL BERGMAN
Owner

Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

Phone: 619 291 4605  FOR MAIL ORDERS OR QUESTIONS

Email: phil@junglemusic.net

 

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www.junglemusic.net

Nursery Location:

 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone:  619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

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

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