Palm Trees and Cycads From Jungle Music Nursery. The palm and cycad source since 1977.

Palm Tree, Cycad  & Tropical Plant Nursery 
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COLORFUL PLANTS AROUND THE NURSERY


TEN DAY SPECIAL ALL COLORFUL PLANTS


I wanted to show you a bunch of photographs taken at our nursery of colorful plants.  All the photos below were taken at the nursery.  Availability of colorful plants is a seasonal thing.  I.e., some things sell out but we always seek for our customers new desirable species with pizazz.  This includes Bromeliads, Alocasia, Gingers, Canna Lilies, Heliconia, Cordyline Ti Plants, Caladium, tropical flowering trees and whatever else we come across.  And, to encourage you to come look at our inventory, we are offering a discount price on all of our color.  I know below is a lot of photographs for download.  I apologize.  I certainly could have chosen a lot more to show.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 10% OFF REGULAR PRICE ALL COLOR PLANTS


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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 8-9 feet tall in their pots, grown in sun.  They are ready for planting.  We only have a few left.

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE $700
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 25G $595

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


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MULE PALM MULE PALM MULE PALM
MULE PALM MULE PALM by MH MULE PALM by MH

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
STUNNING BLUE FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


POPULAR, BLUE, STATELY AND BEAUTIFUL!
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 25 GALLON SIZE

All the time customers are seeking out Bismarckia, especially for mail orders to other states.  We have available some 15 gallon plants of this species that can be mail ordered.  But, we don't have too many.  For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  These are the blue form.  You’ll note that there’s some purple color to the leaves and stems.  This is because they were outdoor grown and saw cold weather into the twenties F.  But, this is the blue form as only the blue ones seem to show purple with cold.  As they grow, all leaves remain blue.  Mature specimens in their native habitat reach heights of over forty feet.  Trunk diameter can reach 18 inches or a bit more.  Leaf width can be up to eight feet.  

This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  It prefers full, hot sun.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees, although plants seeing colder have come back from injury.  Shown are our 25 gallon plants on special. 

READ MORE ABOUT BISMARCKIA

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE $575
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE $495


Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  Only a few left.

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED - GRACEFUL & BEAUTIFUL PALM

 

SINGLE TRUNK – NICE GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Of the Shaving Brush Palm family, this is the hardest one to find.  And, many think it's the prettiest and most desirable species.  Some consider it to be a variety of R. baueri.  We like to consider it a species.  Native to Raoul Island, an island well off the eastern side of New Zealand, this species has a medium sized trunk and reaches a height of twenty five feet.  The crown shaft is gorgeous but not as swollen as R. sapida.  I have some customers who report the crown shaft being a purple color.  On younger plants the leaf stems may shown colors of red to purple.  With age they are a brown-green.  Leaves are green and arching.  Trunks are prominently ringed.  It will take coastal sun or part day sun.  Some grow it in strong filtered light.  Far inland it needs protection from full sun.  Growth rate is slow to medium.  We’re putting nice 15g plants on sale.  See first seven photos.  The last photo is c/o cloudforest website.

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

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

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

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
SUCKERING COLD HARDY PALM FROM JAPAN AND TAIWAN

 

NEVER GETS OVERLY LARGE – COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE
 
This suckering Asian palm rarely gets over ten feet tall and has medium width leaflets that are jagged at their apical ends.  The underside of the leaflets are silver.  But, from afar, it looks like a green palm.  It is thick with stems because it suckers heavily and cannot be seen through.  Therefore, it's a good species to block visibility.  But, growth rare is slow so it’ll take time to hide something.  Cold tolerance is into the upper teens F, so it is quite cold hardy and can be grown in areas where one sees severe cold but wants a more tropical palm.  Flowers are very fragrant but seeds contain a substance which makes the skin itch.  Be careful if you collect seeds.  The plant size on special is in a 15g pot and we only have a few.   Plants are over 7 feet tall in their pots.  These are 10 year old palms.

REGULAR PRICE 15G SIZE $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE $225

You must mention this blog only special to get this price when purchasing.


ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI
ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI ARENGA ENGLERI
ARENGA ENGLERI Arenga engleri  Arenga engleri

 

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE
FIRST TIME AVAILABLE THIS SIZE IN TEN YEARS!


SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON 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.  Note that they do not resemble what we all know as the Queen Palm.  Some say they seem more to resemble a Coconut Palm.  For many years now we’ve only had large plants for sale.  This is because the hybridizer is no longer making hybrid seeds.  But, a different hybridizer has done this cross and now we can offer 5 gallon plants at a semi-affordable price.  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. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $150

This hybrid palm has never been cheap.  In more recent times many enthusiasts have not be able to afford to get one.  So, here’s their chance.  This size can be mail ordered.


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Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen
Coconute Queen

  

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G SIZE $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $110

Mention this Special for your discount.


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Dypsis leptocheilos 5g   Dypsis leptocheilos   Dypsis leptocheilos 5g  
Dypsis leptocheilos    Dypsis leptocheilos   Dypsis leptocheilos  

 

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

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA BENZIEI
RARE SINGLE TRUNK CHAMAEDOREA
LIKE C. RADICALIS ON STEROIDS!

 

NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
5 GALLON SIZE NOW AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

I have not shown this species that often because it's rarely available and very difficult to find.  It is native to Mexico at high elevations near Chiapas.  It is a single trunk, understory palm that has sort of a thick trunk up to 1.5 or 2 inches.  The flowers are reminiscent of Chamaedorea radicalis as they shoot high into the foliage.  Its overall appearance is also similar to the trunking radicalis but with bigger leaves, wider leaflets and a thicker trunk.  It gets up to about 10 to 15 feet.

It grows in filtered light and seems to be cold hardy into the mid-twenties at least.  We have a limited number of 5 gallons available (first five photos).   Some pots have two plants per pot - so there's a chance to set some seeds.  These can be mail ordered.  I'm also putting them on special.  Please appreciate that this is a super rare species and is seldom offered for sale.  Note that the photos below show several larger plants from the nursery.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $135

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $110



Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  Can be shipped.   


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Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei
Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei

 

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
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $100

Remember:  mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!
In the first garden picture below, the teracapra is the tallest King Palm in the photo.  Note how much greener and taller it is than the regular King Palms to the right.


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Archonotophoenix teracarpa Archonotophoenix teracarpa Archonotophoenix teracarpa
Archontophoenix teracarpa in garden Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SINGLE TRUNK MOUNTAIN FORM


BEST GROWING SPECIES OF THE GENUS
RESEMBLES THE KENTIA PALM
TEN TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


When one considers the species Laccospadix australasica, he has to realize that there are different forms depending on native habitats and localities.  There are also single trunk and suckering forms.  The one for sale here is the single trunk mountain form.  I feel it's the best subspecies one can purchase.   It doesn't throw the new red leaf although occasionally you see a bit of bronze in the new leaf (as shown below).  This variety of the L. australasica is fairly easy to grow in our area.  I can’t predict if your plant will sucker or not.  The seeds for these plants today came from a local flowering tree here in Encinitas.  This variety has thinner leaves that are dull green in color, trunks about six inches thick and reaches a height of 20 feet or a bit more.  It sort of looks like a Kentia Palm.  I'd recommend morning sun, strong filtered light or perhaps several hours of daily sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  As shown below, sometimes we’ll plant more than one to a pot.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $110

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

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Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica
Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica

  

LYTOCARYUM HOENII
NEAR EXTINCT SEMI-DWARF PALM FROM BRAZIL


DWARF PALM – SOFT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON

This semi-dwarf pinnate palm gets to a height of ten to twelve feet domestically and is single trunk and has no crown shaft.  It is native to montane forests in Brazil and is near extinct in the wild.  It is rarely seen offered for sale.  The more frequently seen species of this genus is Lytocaryum weddellianum, also from Brazil rainforests.  The latter is a much smaller plant than L. hoenii and rarely gets to ten feet.  Hoenii  has a more robust appearance, a bit thicker trunk and wider leaflets.  Here I'm showing 2g plants of Lytocaryum hoenii that we’re putting on special.  We rarely, if ever, can offer this species.   Lytocaryum is a filtered light genus with a cold tolerance in the mid-twenties F.  I've found from experience that Lytocaryum seem to thrive on neglect.  Too much water, fertilizer or attention seems to not be right for them.  Just plant one, don't pay attention to it other than average watering, and they seem to do fine.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE $70

The garden photo is c/o Palmpedia

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Lytocaryum hoenii Lytocaryum hoenii Lytocaryum hoenii
Lytocaryum hoenii Lytocaryum hoenii  

 

CARPOXYLON MACROSPERMUM
DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFTED PALM


NATIVE TO VANUATU
EXTREMELY HARD TO FIND
NOT VERY COLD TOLERANT
TEN DALE SALE ON TWO GALLON PLANTS


This extremely gorgeous crown shafted palm was introduced into the cultivation market perhaps 25 years ago.  At that time and since, availability of seeds has very limited and seed prices uncommonly high - as much as eight dollars per seed.  This is a single trunk palm with very arching green leaves and a lime green colored crown shaft.  The trunk is medium sized and about 10 inches thick.  Overall height is 15 to 20 feet. Leaves are keeled and leaflets continue nearly all the way to the base of the petiole.  The base of the trunk is slightly swollen.  The difficulty in growing this species is the lack of its ability to tolerate a freeze.  Tolerated low temperatures are 33 to 34 degrees.  With this said, some people in warmer microclimates have had success in growing this beautiful palm.  It wants acclimation into full sun.  The mature photos are c/o a friend in Vanuatu and are from a private garden.  This is an extremely difficult species to find for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $95
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $80


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Carpoxylon macrosperma 2g Carpoxylon macrosperma 2g Carpoxylon macrosperma 2g
Carpoxylon macrosperma domestic garden Vanuatu Carpoxylon macrosperma 2g Carpoxylon macrosperma 2g

 

CARYOTA GIGAS
"THAI MOUNTAIN GIANT", "KING KONG PALM", "BLACK STEM FISHTAIL"


TALL AND THICK TRUNK FISHTAIL PALM
PRESENT SHORTAGE ON THE MARKET
TEN DAY SPECIAL JUVENILE 2 GALLON

This beautiful large palm from northern Thailand has been given a lot of common names.  It is a dramatically attractive shade producing palm with long, wide leaves.  It is a monocarpic species so one only gets seeds when a tree blossoms and dies.  In recent times it’s been near impossible to find this species around.  We have available a few 20g which we’re offering for sale and giving a bit of a discount.  This species is totally different than the more common Caryota urens.  It is not as tall and has a thicker trunk.  Mature height is about 35 feet.  Leaves are 14 feet long and 12 feet wise, so you’ll get a lot of shade below.  It is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  It is quick growing and will tolerate full coastal sun.  If you've been trying to find one of this species, you know they are near impossible to find, especially with any size.  I'm offering juvinile 2 gallon that we germinated last year on Special. 

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE $65

I only have a few of these.  This is the first time I’ve offered this size in quite a few years.  Mail order possible.


Caryota gigas 2g Caryota gigas 2g Caryota gigas 2g
Caryota gigas 2g Caryota gigas 2g Caryota gigas 2g
Caryota gigas 25g CARYOTA GIGAS CARYOTA GIGAS

 

COPERNICIA HOSPITA
THE BLUE CUBAN WAX PALM



EXTREMELY RARE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM
STUNNING BLUE SPECIES

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $65


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

 

PRITCHARDIA MAIDENIANA
PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS PRITCHARDIA AFFINIS

  

ENDEMIC PALM NATIVE TO THE BIG ISLAND – HAWAII
PRITCHARDIAS ARE THE ONLY NATIVE PALMS OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Pritchardias are a single trunk fan palm.  Of the several dozen species, most are endemic to one or more of the Hawaii Islands and are not found elsewhere in the world.  There are several species from the South Pacific.  This particular species, Pritchardia maideniana, is native to the Big Island.  For many decades it was known as P. affinis, but Don Hodel found no difference on researching these two species and both have been lumped together as P. maideniana.  It lives in mountainous areas and there are known to be about fifty or so plants in the wild.  It is considered endangered.  It has wedge shaped leaf with shiny green topsides.  Pink tomentum is found on the leaf stem – these hairs continue somewhat onto the underside of the leaf.  Leaves are erect.  Trunk diameter is about 10 inches and mature height is 20 to 40 feet or more.  This species tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy into the twenties F.  We’re offering nice bands on sale.  They’d be easy to mail order.

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


Pritchardia maidenianna Pritchardia maidenianna Pritchardia maidenianna
Pritchardia maidenianna Pritchardia maidenianna Pritchardia maidenianna
Pritchardia maidenianna affinis Pritchardia maidenianna Pritchardia maidenianna affinis

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HILDEBRANDTII 
THE MOMBASA CYCAD



MEDIUM SIZED MATURE - LONG GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZE

This vigorous growing green cycad is native to northern Mozambique and Malawi.  In habitat it grows of mountain slopes and in gorges. This is a large, green leafed cycad which is fast growing.  It gets to a mature height of about ten feet in many decades with leaves averaging six to eight feet long.   Crowns tend to stay erect, although it can become wide with full crowns.  Leaflets and petioles are armed with sharp spines, though the leaflets have some flex to them.  Thereby making them less pokey than some species.  This species is moderately rare among Encephalartos, but is quite rare in cultivation.  Female cones are a very pale yellow (almost white), where male cones are yellow. In our area.  This species is a fast and easy to grow species.  Along the coast it will take half day or full sun.  Some sun protection is needed is hot, desert areas.  We’re offering older band sized plants on species.  These are not new seedlings but rather plants with at least an inch of caudex.

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZE $75

Mention this Special when you purchase.  Easy to mail order within the U.S.  BTW, if these don't sell out, all will be repotted into 5g pots shortly.


Encephalartos hildebrantii band Encephalartos hildebrantii band Encephalartos hildebrantii band
Encephalartos hildebrantii band Encephalartos hlidebrantii band Encephalartos hildebrantii
Encephalartos hildebrantii Encephalartos hildebrantii Encephalartos hildebrantii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS
DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES



VERY SMALL CYCAD
GRAY-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This rare dwarf species of South African cycad is quite petite and never gets over four feet tall.  Leaves are gray-green to sea foam green and about three feet long.  A mature caudex is six to eight inches.  This species likes sun and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  This is a rare and sought out species and never inexpensive.  We are putting older band size plants (not one leafers) on sale.  We do have an assortment of sizes available.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $80

Just remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase


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Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus
Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus Encephalartos cerinus  

 

CYCAS THOUARSII
MEDIUM SIZED - SOFT GREEN LEAVES
FAST GROWING, EXOTIC APPEARING


TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT


The first six photos here show a plant I'm putting on special.  This is a very nice 15gallon plant with a caudex that is approximately 5 x 18 inches and probably an age of about 12 to 15 years.  It came from a collection of container grown plant that were outdoors in Orange County, CA.  Below the plant for sale are garden photos.  This species is native to Madagascar, the eastern coast of Africa and the Comoro Islands.  It is a fast growing species gets to a native height of sometimes twenty feet or more.  Plants grown domestically are typically ten feet or a bit more in California.  This species trunks are about eight to ten inches thick with leaves five to six feet long and soft to the touch.  There is small armor on the leaf stem, but the leaflets have no spines.  Leaf color is green to blue-green. 

Along the coast this species tolerates full sun.  Far inland areas should utilize filtered light or morning sun.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  We have a whole assortment of sizes available including nice 5g plants and larger.  We have about five in the 15g size.  Shipping possible.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $595

Remember:  Mention this special for this great price!


Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches
Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches Cycas thouarsii 15g 18 inches
Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii Cycas thouarsii

 

MACROZAMIA MOOREI & MACROZAMIA SALE
LARGER COLD HARDY CYCAD


A CYCAD THAT EVENTUALLY LOOKS LIKE A PALM TREE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY SIZE THIS GENUS


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

RIGHT NOW ALL MACROZAMIA ON SALE AT 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES FOR TEN DAYS

Remember:  Mention this Ten Day Special at the time of purchase.


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

 

DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA
THE TASMANIAN TREE FERN



FAIRLY COLD HARDY, THINNER TRUNK

TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5G SIZE 

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $75
TEN DAYS SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65


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

 

HIBISCUS TILACEUS TRICOLOR
THE RARE MAHOE TRICOLOR SEA HIBISCUS


GREEN LEAVES - SOME VARIEGATED WITH WHITE
OTHER LEAVES GREEN OR RED
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


We only have a few of this rare Hibiscus with three different colors to the leaves - green, white and red. New leaves emerge a maroon color and then turn to green with white variegation.  Flowers are yellow with a deep maroon-red center. This species makes a large Hibiscus tree or shrub with heights potential more than twenty feet.  They want full sun and are salt tolerant - good for seashore plantings.  Cold tolerance is into zone 9 - the mid twenties F.  It wants full sun.  Because of rarity, they tend to be pricey when you find one.  We only have a few available.  The flower photo is c/o Wikipedia.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $75

Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor
Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor
Hibiscus tilaceus tricolor Hibiscus tilaceus flower Wikipedia  

 

PAVONIA MULTIFLORA
BRAZILIAN CANDLES

RED BLOSSOMS IN SHADE!


AND, BLOSSOMS ALL YEAR LONG!
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


In the past I introduced you to this interesting and super rare plant from Brazil.  This species in unique because it grows in the shade, never gets over about eight feet tall, blossoms in the shade and never stops blossoming.  Yes, in the dead of winter you'll see red blossoms.  And, these trees are prolific.  When mature, these trees will have twenty to thirty blossoms year-round.   This species is an open appearing plant with foliage and blossoms at the ends of its small trunks.  Blossom size is two to three inches in length.  Pictures here show them quite well.  This species is also very difficult to find.  The plants on sale are starter plants.  But, grow them on.  It’s well worth it.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $30

Just mention this Blog Only Special for your discount when you purchase.  Of note, small plants should blossom by spring but it’ll take five years or more to get an overhead wide tree.  Previous larger plants at the nursery shown below as well.


PAVONIA MULTIFLORA PAVONIA MULTIFLORA PAVONIA MULTIFLORA
PAVONIA MULTIFLORA PAVONIA MULTIFLORA
Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora

 

MUSA ZEBRINA
AKA MUSA ACUMINATA ZERBRINA
A NON-FRUITING ORNAMENTAL BANANA


TOP OF LEAF - RED BLOTCHES ON GREEN
BOTTOM OF LEAF - MAROON
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON PLANTS

The plants I'm showing here are a non-edible fruiting type of ornamental Banana known as Musa zebrina in the Musa acuminata group.  The name “sumatrana” is sometimes used as a reference.  Like most Bananas, it does sucker.  This species is used for its ornamental value – either in the garden (where it gets six to eight feet tall) or in a container (where it gets to 3 to 5 feet tall).  It has light green leaves with attractive purple splotches and maroon underside.  See photos below.  It does produce purple fruit but these are not edible because of fiber or seeds.  It'd want full sun outdoors (along the coast) and should be cold tolerant well into the mid-twenties F.  Some are also growing it as an indoor plant.  We're putting our five gallon plants on sale.  See photos below. 

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

These can be mail ordered.  The first six photos show our 5 gallon size.


Musa zebrina Musa zebrina Musa zebrina
Musa zebrina Musa zebrina Musa zebrina
Musa zebrina Musa zebrina Musa zebrina

 

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

 

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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 15G $175

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

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

 

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

 

PURE WHITE PETALS
LARGE  TALL 15G PLANTS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 15G $175

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

  

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

 

FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST - 15 AUGUST, 2022   

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM


THIN TRUNK, FLUFFY GREEN LEAVES
MEDIUM SIZED
TEN DAY SPECIAL 20 GALLON SIZE

The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifuracata, is native to Queensland, Australia and is a single trunk palm.  It gets to about twenty-five feet height, has fluffy green plumose leaves, is crown shafted as shown below and is single trunk.  It has a thin trunk, usually with a mature width of about six to eight inches.  It is a great species for more inland areas that see a fair amount of heat.  It does love heat and sun.  Although some like to plant this species in colonies of two or three plants, it looks great as a stand-alone single palm. Because it wants sun, it should not be put in a shady area.  Cold hardiness is about 23 to 25 degrees F.  I’m putting some 20g plants on sale.  They are too big a pot for mail order.  See them in the first six photos below.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 20 GALLON $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $345


Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase.


WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA
WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA
WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA WODYETIA BIFURCATA

 

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.


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

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This super popular palm is native to south Florida and Cuba.  It gets a very tall trunk with a height of forty feet or more.  The crown shaft is long and a prominent green.  The base of the trunk is swollen just above the ground.  Often, you'll also see bulging in the mid-trunk.  It is a full sun plant and some are growing it in desert areas with success - in full sun.  Cold tolerance is like a King Palm, about 25 degrees F.  The 15 gallon we have are about head height in their pots.  Basal diameter is 2 to 3 inches.  We also have 5g and bands.  We are hoping to offer larger sizes than shown here shortly.  There's a shortage of this species on the California market.  The Royal in the last photo was sent to me by a customer who lives in Bonita, CA.  This plant is in his garden.
 
REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15 GALLON $225

Mention this Special for your discount. 

READ MORE ABOUT ROYAL PALMS


Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
roystonea regia roystonea regia roystonea regia

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM

 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE ABOVE

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


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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


NARROW TRUNK & WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $225

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


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

 

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
BEAUTIFUL GREEN CROWN SHAFTED PALM

 

TOLERATES A FAIR AMOUNT OF COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Rhopalostylis  cheesemanii 
is from Roul Island in the Kermadecs.  It reportedly has darker brown tomentum on the crown shaft and petioles compared to
 R. baueri and the fruits are larger in size.  But, the most remarkable thing is that some enthusiasts have noticed is that it is a more aggressive grower in Southern California.  It is a green leafed, single trunk pinnate palm with a crown shaft.  Opposed to R. baueri, it has been known to do quite well in full sun right along the coast.  One of our staff, Rusty, swears by this species and thinks it's far superior to other Rhopalostylis.  In his yard it has grown at a phenomenal rate.  The pictures here show the darker petioles compared to R. sapida.  I have limited photos of larger garden plants.  Be aware that many people feel this should be considered a sub-variety of Rhopalostylis baueri.  Growth rate of this species is medium at best.  It is a stunning palm when mature.  The 5 gallon size can be shipped.

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


The 8th photo below is by Cloudforest.com website.

Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g Rhopalostylis cheesemanii by Cloudforest.com website Rhopalostylis cheesemanii 5g

 

PTYCHOSPERMA ELEGANS
THE SOLITAIRE PALM - NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA


ELEGANT SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
CROWN SHAFT - THIN TRUNK - MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk palm species is native to the Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia.  It has a rather thin trunk that typically is six to eight inches thick.  Leaves are about six feet long.  The crown shaft is silver green in color and the leaves are green.  Mature height is about 25 feet on average.  It tolerates temperatures into the 20's F.  I've been growing one in my garden for about 40 years.  It's still gorgeous.  Some plant them as small colonies, two or three together.  We're putting our 5g size on special.  It's been a while since we've offered this species or size.  The plant shown below is a double but most we have are singles.

REGULAR PRICE 5G  $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE  $110

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


 
Ptychosperma elegans double 5g   Ptychosperma elegans double 5g   Ptychosperma elegans double 5g  
Ptychosperma elegans double 5g   Ptychosperma elegans double 5g   Ptychosperma elegans double 5g  
Ptychosperma elegans  Ptychosperma elegans  Ptychosperma elegans 

 

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 $110


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

 

ARECA VESTIARIA RED
SUPER RARE AND GORGEOUS TROPICAL PALM

BUT, NOT TOO COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL YOUNG 1 GALLON SIZE

Locality:

Indonesia and Moluccas Islands (East of Indonesia)

Cold Hardiness: 

Not frost tolerant. Tolerates down to perhaps the mid to upper 30s, F.  Difficult to grow except in the best of areas.

Trunk type:

Suckering with beautiful reddish/orange crown shaft. Can have stilt roots.

Leaf type:

Pinnate with irregular segments (leafstalk).

Suckering/Solitary:

Suckering (multiple trunks).

Maintenance:

Somewhat fastidious, but in the right environment easy to grow.  In our area, quite difficult because of cold

Speed of growth:

Medium

Height:

In tropical climates up to 15'-30' feet.

Soil requirements:

Average moisture, good drainage.

Sun Requirements:

Filtered light

General Description:

A great addition to a semitropical or tropical garden.  The red crown shaft is striking and everyone loves this palm.  People in Southern California can marginally grow this in the right areas.

Other Notes:

Very rare.  Once again, a difficult grow outdoors here.


The variety shown has newly emergent red leaves & stems and a prominently red crown shaft.  It's the hardest form to obtain.  We rarely offer them for sale.  The photos below are of the orange form of this species.  I've got no pics of the red form.  But, it's the closest shot you'll have to growing something outdoors in a great area that is similar to the Sealing Wax Palm.  For greenhouse growing here it is drop dead beautiful.

TEN DAY SPECIAL YOUNG 1 GALLON $47.50

Areca vestiaria red Areca vestiaria red Areca vestiaria red
Areca vestiaria red Areca vestiaria red Areca vestiaria red
Areca vestiaria Areca vestiaria Areca vestiaria

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM



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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $100

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


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

 

SABAL ROSEI
GREEN FAN PALM FROM MEXICO

MEDIUM TO TALL MATURE HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


This majestic and rather tall fan palm is native to Mexico and get a mature height of 40 feet or a bit more in decades.  But, the trunk is rather thin - averaging 8 to 12 inches.  Retained leaf bases eventually fall off given it a smooth trunk with knobby areas of old leaf-base scars.  The leaves are large and green in color.  It prefers full sun and is cold  hardy to about 20 degrees F. or a bit colder.  We're putting our 2 gallon size on special - easy to mail order

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $80
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $67.50

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sabal rosei sabal rosei sabal rosei
sabal rosei sabal rosei sabal rosei

 

CARYOTA URENS
THE GIANT MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL
FAST GROWING - SUPER TALL



NOT AVAILABLE FOR YEARS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

Caryota urens
is a tall single trunk monocarpic palm species native to Asia.  It is fast growing and can get to a height of 70 feet.  It is definitely a canopy-forming palm species.  Leaves a green and leaflets are premorse (jagged at their ends).  Some people love the grandeur of these palms.  Trunks are tan, ringed and about 16 inches diameter on average.  It will get taller and more quickly get there than almost any other palm in your garden.  They want full sun and, especially if inland, plenty of water.  Because they are monocarpic (flower and then die), one needs a plant that is near death to get seeds.  This occurs rarely.  We were able to germinate seeds from such a plant.  I’ve not had seedlings for six to eight years.  They are on their first leaf and can be mail ordered within the U.S. easily.

TEN DAY SPECIAL SEEDLING CARYOTA URENS $45


Caryota urens band  Caryota urens band   
Caryota urens band  Caryota urens  Caryota urens 

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE NIKAU PALM


NEW ZEALAND PALM - BULGING CROWN SHAFT
A FAVORITE OF ALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZE

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

This is a single trunk palm that has green, upright leaves.  The hallmarks of this plant are the upright pointing leaves and the swollen crown shaft.  Almost always, the crown shaft is prominently larger in diameter than the trunk.  The trunk has rings from old leaf attachments.  Overall height after many decades is 25 to 35 feet or, on old specimens, even more.  Trunk diameter is eight to twelve inches.  Leaves are usually eight to twelve feet long.  Growth rate is slow.  Of note, we’re putting 3 to 4 leaf seedlings on sale in bands on a Ten Day Special.  .

REGULAR PRICE BAND $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND $50

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  This size is a piece of cake to ship.


RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA Rhopalostylis sapida   Rhopalostylis sapida 

 

DIOON EDULE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


VERY COLD HARDY – LOVES FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON PLANT

Dioon edule is a typically small to medium sized sun-loving cycad from Mexico.  There are known to be about six different varieties of this species - all from different localities.  Leaves are typically green to blue green.  Leaflets at pointed at the end and otherwise un-armed.  Dioon edule is one of the few cycads that tolerates hot direct desert sun.  The Sago Palm can't claim this ability.  Cold tolerance is excellent, being able to take cold weather into the teens F.  The plant on special here is in a 15 gallon container, grown from seed and has a 5 inch caudex.  It can be mail ordered in a big box.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $325

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


Dioon edule 15g 5 inches Dioon edule 15g 5 inches Dioon edule 15g 5 inches
Dioon edule 15g 5 inches Dioon edule 15g 5 inches Dioon edule 15g 5 inches
Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule

 

CYCAS TAITUNGENSIS
THE EMPEROR CYCAD

A VERY COLD HARDY CYCAD WITH ORANGE FUZZ AT TOP OF CAUDEX
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE SIZED 20 GALLON SPECIMEN

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad from China and Taiwan.  It used to be known as Cycas taiwaniana.  In fact, some reference books around still refer to it by this name.  It is a medium to large cycad with trunk diameter of twelve to eighteen inches and height of ten feet.  It is known as the Emperor Cycad. It is similar to a Sago Palm but with some noted differences.  The leaves are longer and wider than the C. revoluta.  They also tend to be flatter.  The color is deep green.  Also, growth rate is much faster and cold hardiness is better than the Sago. It is not unusual for this species to throw two or three sets of leaves a year.  In the crown area, the tomentum is a very prominent orange color, a good clue as to the species.  I think it's a bit more tropical and lush appearing than the Sago Palm.  There are reports of this species easily tolerating mid-teen F. temperatures.  Also, it likes full sun except in desert areas.  We’re putting a nice 20 gallon plant on sale that should cone soon.  The caudex is 8 inches wide and 14 inches tall.  For someone in a cold area, this is perhaps one of the first cycads you should consider.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 20 GALLON SPECIMEN  $1125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $950 



Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches
Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches Cycas taitungensis 20 gallon 8 x 14 inches
Cycas taitungensis Cycas taitungensis Cycas taitungensis

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MSINGANUS
NEARLY EXTINCT IN THE WILD



GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This species is endemic to Msinga district in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa.   E. msinganus is on the verge of extinction, where ever shrinking populations are small and scattered.  This is a small to medium sized plant.  Leaves get about about five feet in length.  Stems can reach up to three meters over the centuries, but it is rare to see anything close to that size.  This species was originally called Encephalartos msinga (after its locality) but was later formally described as Encephalartos msinganus.  The leaves on this species are relatively short, are green and generally are heavily armed on the leaflets and petioles.  It is quite rare to see this plant in cultivation and some make the argument that it is equally rare to some of the (very rare) Transvaal species.  In coastal and inland areas, this species wants to be in sun.  For desert areas, this species should be grown in partial sun or filtered light.  It requires a soil that drains well.  The plants on sale are 4 years old, bigger and older than shown here and with about four to five leaves.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

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

Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga
Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga

  

PHILODENDRON SELLOUM
AKA PHILODEDRON BIPINNATIFIDUM

 

GIANT SPLIT LEAF PHILODENDRON
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 & 15 GALLON SIZE


Throughout my career, I've always known this plant as Philodendron selloum.  The same is true for most nurserymen.  But, when researching it, I've found lots of other names and even genera used to taxonomically identify this species.  So, keeping it simple, I'll not go there but rather say that this is a large leaf Philodendron that can climb up a tree trunk or stand alone all by itself.  It is native to South America.  It can grow in coastal sun or in the shade.  It's got a trunk that is usually six inches thick or less and puts out thick hanging roots that assist in grabbing anything to support the crown.  Leaves are green, heavily divided and can be four feet long and three feet wide.  Leaves are not as large as the much more rare Philodendron evansii.  Selloum is easy to grow.  We're offering nicely sized 5 & 15 gallon on sale.  The 15g size is shown in the last photo.  The rest of the nursery plants are 5g.


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $70


REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $175

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $150


 
Philodendron selloum 5g   Philodendron selloum 5g   Philodendron selloum 5g  
Philodendron selloum 5g   Philodendron selloum  Philodendron selloum 
Philodendron selloum  Philodendron selloum  Philodendron selloum 

 

VARIEGATED ZINGIBER ZERUMBET
RED BLOSSOM AWAPUHI SHAPOO GINGER



RARE UPRIGHT RED CONE LIKE BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


The Awapuhi Shampoo Ginger is native to Hawaii and is a perennial clumping Ginger that typically grows in filtered light and can go dormant in winter.  Leaves or typically green but we're offering the variegated form of this plant.  Mature height is about five feet.  In the spring its dormancy ends and it usually comes back strong.   The variegation of this variety runs longitudinally along the leaf.  When flowering, the cones start of green and, when mature, turn red.  If ou squeeze a cone it gives off sap which can be used as a shampoo.  Thus, the common name of this plant.  It does poorly in areas with hard freezes.

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


The photo of the blossom is by the Survival Gardener Website.  This is a rare Ginger to locate.

Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger
Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger Awapuhi Variegated Shampoo Ginger
  Awapuhi Ginger by the Survival Gardener Website  

 

ALOCASIA METALHEAD
HYBRID VARIETY WITH SHINY NEW LEAVES


PURPLE STEMS & BACKS OF LEAVES
FIVE FEET TALL MATURE - FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


Alocasia are a group of tropical pants that have diamond or heart shaped leaves.  Some like sun, others shade.  They are similar to Colocasia.  There are over 80 types / hybrids of Alocasia.  A. metalhead gets its name from the sheen that the leaves display.  This is a A. portora hybrid and gets to a height of about 5 feet and has shiny green-purple leaves with purple backs and stems.  Older leaves tend to be green.  This species wants filtered light or a bit of sun.  It tolerates a freeze.  Leaves are upright and it is a very attractive tropical plant.  This is the first time we have offered this Alocasia. 

T
EN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $175

The garden photo below is c/o Missouri Botanical Garden. 
 
Alocasia metal head Alocasia metal head Alocasia metal head
Alocasia metal head Alocasia metal head Alocasia metal head
Alocasia metal head Alocasia metal head Alocasia matalhead Miss Bot Garden Website

 

FARFUGIUM JAPONICUM "SHISHI BOTAN"
THE RUFFLED LIGULARIA



RUFFLED, FRILLY LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


Most of you are familiar with the regular Ligularia that we offer at this Blog.  This rare variety on special today has ruffled, frilly leaves and is quite attractive.  It gets to a height of 18 inches, takes sun or shade and has yellow daisy-like flowers in the late Fall.  They are also an "indicator" plant and tell you when the garden is going dry.  Watering these immediately corrects this.  Compared to the standard Ligularia, the leaves are quite different with curly and frill leaf edges.  These are easy to grow and easy to ship. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35


Note that we also have 5 gallon size available.

Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton
Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton Ligularia japonica farfugium shishi boton

 

THE SNOWBUSH PLANT
BREYNIA DISTICHA


UNUSUAL GARDEN COMPANION PLANT
SMALLER GREEN, WHITE & PINK BUSH
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 & 5 GALLON SIZES


This sought after smaller bush is native to Asia in various tropical islands.  Contrary to the name, it does not survive if you live in an area where it snows.  Rather, it looks like a green bush with snow on it.  Leaves are green with white accents.  With age you also get a flush of pink.  Leaves are very small.  Mature height it 3 to 4 feet.  This species wants full or part day sun.  Cold tolerance is a bit below a freeze.  This is a very attractive companion plant where one wants an addition of white foliage – perhaps to contrast other colors.   I am putting our 1g and 5g on Special.  Both are nicely sizes and both can be mail ordered.  The one gallon are shown in the first group of photos - the 5g in the second.  We have good numbers available but seldom offer them on sale.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $35

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $65

 

SNOWBUSH Snowbush plant
Snowbush plant Snowbush plant  
Snowbush plant Snowbush plant Snowbush plant
Snowbush plant Snowbush plant  

 

WEDNESDAY, 3 AUGUST - 12 AUGUST, 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 HOOPERIANA
BAMBOO PALM THAT IS TALL AND FULL



STRONG & LARGE  10 & 15 GALLON PLANTS
ALMOST SOLD OUT OF THESE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS


It's not that uncommon that I'll talk about various types of Bamboo Palms.  Three decades ago this species (Chamaedorea hooperiana) would have probably been called a variety of Chamaedorea costaricana But, in his book on Chamaedorea, Don Hodel described this species named after friend and palm enthusiast Louis Hooper.  So, it now enjoys its own status as a species.  And, it deserved species status because it is quite different than Chamaedorea costaricana.  This species is native to high elevation rain forest in the Veracruz area of Mexico.  It grows at up to 5000 feet elevation in habitat.  

It reaches an overall height of twelve to fourteen feet.  It is also quite wide at maturity with many canes.  These canes will sometimes lean outwards, making the clump wider.  Trunks are about one inch thick.  Compared to Chamaedorea costaricana, this species is more full and wide.  It's hard to "see through" this species whereas you'd have a better chance of seeing through a costaricana.  Both are suckering types of Bamboo Palms.  Also, the leaves of costaricana are shorter. Hooperiana leaves are four feet long or more.

Shown here is one of our ten or fifteen gallon plants.  This species likes good draining soil, adequate water, filtered light and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  It is an ideal patio plant and can be grown inside the home.

REGULAR PRICE HUGE 10 or 15 GALLON $325
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SIZES $285

Mention this Special to get your discount.  BTW, these are not easy to find on the market.  I'm showing you a large and old 25g plant at the nursery.  The garden photo is by T.S. at RPS.

READ MORE ABOUT THE BAMBOO PALMS

Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana TS RPS Chamaedorea hooperiana

 

TALL INTERIOR QUALITY KENTIA PALMS
HOWEA FORSTERIANA

ELEGANT, GREEN LEAVES, THINNER TRUNKS
TEN DAY SPECIAL TALL SQUAT 15G SIZE


Our major focus with the Howea forsteriana has been historically dealing with their usage in landscape.  But, this species - The Kentia Palm - is also an excellent house plant.  We get calls about obtaining them for hotel lobbies, restaurants, and upscale business offices.  Inside the home or facility they tolerate adequate light but don't demand being in front of a window.  Leaves are elegant, dark green and have a gentle arch.  Trunks are thin.  The squat 15g are interior quality with stretched upward leaves.  This is what interior designers seek.  These are too tall for mail order.  They are in squat 15g pots and 8 to 10 feet tall in their pots.  Almost all are multiples with two to three plants per pot.  Sorry, but I don't have any good photos of this palm in an interior application.

TEN DAY SPECIAL INTERIOR QUALITY SQUAT 15G $350 

Howea forsteriana tall squat 15g July Howea forsteriana tall squat 15g Howea forsteriana tall squat 15g
Howea forsteriana tall squat 15g Howea forsteriana tall squat 15g
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana

 

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA



MEDIUM TO TALL, FULL OR PART DAY SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL SINGLE 15 GALLON SIZE

The popular King Palm is also known as the Piccabeen Palm or Bangalow palm.  It is native to several areas in Australia.  It can in habitat get to sixty feet tall, but in Southern California is usually not over 40 feet tall.  It is crown shafted with a gray trunk.  The crown shaft is green with some brown speckled areas.  Leaf length is 8 to 10 feet.  It is not particularly rare.  Other species of King Palms are.  (we grow them all).  Ramenta is present on the back of the leaflets, a hallmark of this species.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  The singles we're putting on sale are in the 15g size.  Be aware, you can plant a single, double or triple.  All do great although the greater the number of plants put in, the slower the growth rate of the clump.  These single 15g plants are about 7 to 8 feet tall in their pots.

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


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


ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA

 

GAUSSIA MAYA
A VERY DIFFERENT PALM FOR SO. CALIFORNIA


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


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $240

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


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

 

RHAPIS MULTIFIDA
A RARE TYPE OF LADY PALM

 
ONE OF THE BEST PALMS FOR INSIDE
GREAT GARDEN PLANT AS WELL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

This is a very rare species of suckering palm and is near impossible to find  This species is from China and is often mistaken for Rhapis humilus.  But, it is a smaller species, getting to about 8 feet tall whereas humilus gets about twice as tall.  It performs well inside the home or office and also is quite easy to grow outside in filtered light.  The stems of multifida are much more attractive than the common Lady Palm, Rhapis excelsa.  It also carries more leaflets per leaf than the Lady Palm and is overall a more attractive plant.  The leaflets are narrow and come to a point like Rhapis humilus.  Side by side, the majority of our customers prefer the Rhapis multifida to the Rhapis excelsa.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties or lower, F.  Outdoors, this species prefers filtered light.   One must be careful not to give Rhapis too much fertilizer or leaf burn may occur.  The 15g plants are nicely sized and put into their containers in late spring so one doesn’t have to repot them after purchase. 

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

The sale plant is shown in the first 7 photos.


Rhapis multifida 15g Rhapis multifida 15g Rhapis multifida 15g
Rhapis multifida 15g Rhapis multifida 15g Rhapis multifida 15g
Rhapis multifida 15g Rhapis multifida 25g Rhapis multifida
Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - A GREAT INTERIOR PALM 
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering palm species is native to Mexico and Central America.  It is one of about four types of "Bamboo Palms" and is probably either the best or in a stiff competition with Chamaedorea hooperiana.  This species gets to a mature height of twelve to sixteen feet, has strong 1 inch to 1.5 inch trunks which are green in color with prominent rings, and about three to four foot long leaves.  It is an upright grower and does clump.  It doesn't run.  It takes filtered light or morning sun along the coast.  I've even heard of some growing it in full sun although I'd not recommend it.  It is a good growing species.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F. 

Below I'm showing in the first six photos the 5g size which we’re putting on sale.  This size can be mail ordered no problem.

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

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


Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

 

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


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


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

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

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


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

 

BUTIA PARAGUAYENSIS
BLUE-GREEN BUTIA FROM SOUTH AMERICA

 

ARCHING LEAVES – MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON 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 5 gallon plants on sale that are about 4 years old.  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 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $85


Butia paraguensis Butia paraguensis 5g Butia paraguensis 5g
Butia paraguensis Butia paraguensis 5g Butia paraguensis
Butia paraguensis Buitia paraguensis Butia paraguensis TS RPS

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ELEGANS
THE ELEGANT PALM

MEDIUM SIZE – THIN TRUNK – CROWN SHAFTED
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 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 are our 2 gallon sized plants that I photographed recently.  Also shown are lots of photos of mature plants.  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 2 GALLON $80
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $70

Remember to mention this Special to get this price.  Limited numbers available.  The 2g size is shown in the first five photos.


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

 

VEITCHIA WININ
NATIVE ONLY TO VANUATU


SINGLE TRUNK, CROWN SHAFTED
TALL PALM WHEN MATURE
SUPER RARE, HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE1 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE LARGE 1G $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL OVERSIZED 1G $60

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



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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


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


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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE HUGE BANDS $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE HUGE BANDS $50

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


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Archontophoenix teracarpa band huge Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD



LARGE GREEN CYCAD FOR FILTERED LIGHT OR COASTAL SUN
NO SPINES WHATSOEVER! 
TEN DAY SPECIAL FORTY YEAR OLD SPECIMEN

I enjoy talking about cycad, Lepidozamia peoffskyana, because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large species over time.  I say "user friendly" because this is one of the few cycad species that has absolutely no spines - none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  A leaf brushing across your face feels no more intense than brushing past a Maiden Hair Fern. We have a good selection of this species from seedlings to quite a few very old specimens as shown below.   The main characteristics of this species include:

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

I've found that even customers who say "I only like palms, not cycads" tend to love this species.  The plant on special is in a 35 gallon container and is well established.  It had been present in a performing arts center for several decades before we received it six or eight years ago.  The caudex is 17 inches wide and 27 inches tall.  I’m offering it on special and don’t recall the sex of this plant.  Of note, we also have other sizes including bands up to boxed specimens.  This particular cycad is too big for mail order but can be delivered.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 35 GALLON SPECIMEN $4500
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 35 GALLON CYCAD $3750

BTW, this specimen competes in size with old plants you'd see in many botanical gardens.


Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches
Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana 35g caudex 17 x 36 inches
LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE GREEN CYCAD

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



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


Shown below is our band size plants of the desirable blue South African cycad, Encephalartos trispinosus.  Most people find it's very similar to E. horridus.  It is a small to medium sized mature blue cycad with leaflets that have prominent lobes.  But, be aware that this species is quite variable and has many forms.  There is even a spineless leaflet form.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  These band sized plants are easy to ship.  The fifth photo shows a larger nursery plant and the last photo is a garden specimen.  Of note, these seedlings are pretty nice and probably ready to be repotted into a larger container. 

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $60

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS

 

DIOON MEROLAE
SLOW GROWING SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CYCAD


GRAY-GREEN LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZED PLANTS

This is a slow growing New World cycad species that comes from Mexico.  It is very attractive.  One of the things that is particularly nice about this species is that the crown size is compact and not that large.  For this reason, it fits into a small sunny location in the garden where no other plant would work.  Its leaves are a silver-green in color (can be just green) and it holds many leaves.  An extremely old plant might have a foot or two of trunk.  In the wild there are specimens that are possibly a thousand years old with many meters of trunk, often leaning over toward the ground.  But, from a practical point of view, it is a small plant.  If you grow this species, you'll probably find that it will take fifty years or more to get three feet of trunk. 
 
Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F. and it prefers full sun except for harsh desert climates.  We offer many sizes of this species from seedlings up to trunked plants that are many decades old.  For mail orders, the band size is easy to ship.  These are not newly germinated seedlings but rather plants with an inch or more of caudex.  Most germinated five years ago.  If you want larger, we do have citrus pot, 15g and boxed sized plants. I hope that you like this cycad; it's one of my favorites. For upscale landscaping, nothing beats it.

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER BAND SIZED PLANS $85

BTW, if these don't sell out, all will be repotted into 5g pots shortly.


Dioon merolae band Dioon merolae band Dioon merolae band
Dioon merolae band Dioon merolae band Dioon merolae band
Dioon merolae Dioon merolae Dioon merolae

 

BILBERGIA CLUSTERS WITH CASCADING PINK BLOSSOMS
IN BLOSSOM RIGHT NOW


GREEN LEAVES - SUN TOLERANT
LARGE CLUSTERS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE LARGE CLUSTERS $75

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

 

VARIEGATED SHELL GINGER
ALPINIA ZERUMBET


DISTINCTIVE VARIEGATED YELLOW & GREEN LEAVES
EASY TO GROW TROPICAL WITH COLORFUL FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 20 GALLON PLANTS

This is a super popular variety of ginger that blossoms in the summer.  It is native to Asia.  Blossoms are white with yellow and red throats.  Blossoms are not fragrant.  Blossoms hang downward compared to the upright blossoms of Hedychium Gingers like the Kahili Ginger.  Mature height of these plants is six to seven feet.  The leaves are prominently variegated with lighter green and yellow.  Blossoms are long lived, lasting at least a month.  Blossoms occur during the summer.  I think they do best in part day sun although right on the coast folks grow them in full sun.  Cold tolerance is one of the better for ginger, probably the mid-twenties F.  The 20 gallons on sale have many canes and are ready to be planted in the ground.  They will blossom in no time.


REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 20 GALLON $310

Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount.


Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger

 

FICUS UMBELLATA
INTERIOR PLANT WITH LARGE ROUND LEAVES



DWARF MATURE SIZE - STRIKING APPEARANCE
NEWLY AVAILABLE TREE FOR ENTHUSIASTS
FIRST OFFERING OF THIS SPECIES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


Until about 3 months ago, I had never heard of this species.  There's essentially no scientific articles on it on the Internet.  I've read that it is native to South Africa.  It's mentioned as a smaller replacement for the popular Fiddle Leaf Fig.  It differs from the latter in that it's leaves are very soft and pliable.  It is also much smaller tree mature.  The Fiddle Leaf Fig in my yard is over 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide with a thick trunk.  This new species is supposed to be a real dwarf, not getting over 4 to 6 feet tall.   Leaves are a foot wide, prominently veined and round.  Inside, it's said to want very bright light - next to a bright window.  Cold hardiness is unknown.  We'll know more by next spring after we winter them over at our nursery.  I have no data growing it outdoors.  We're offering some nicely sized 15 gallon that are near mature height.  They've been repotted fairly recently into 15g pots so a customer wouldn't have to repot them soon.  BTW, this is the first time we've offered this tree for sale.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $200

Sorry, but no photos of mature trees are available.



FICUS UMBELLATA FICUS UMBELLATA FICUS UMBELLATA
Ficus umbellata Ficus umbellata Ficus umbellata

 

CANNA TROPICANA
EXOTIC FOLIAGE – ORANGE BLOSSOMS

SUMMER BLOOMERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Canna Lilies are a tropical or semi-tropical perennial plant.  They are not a true Lily but called a Lily.  They are probably most closely related to Gingers.  I've found the foliage is a bit less appealing in winter.  Then, in summer when it's warm, they do their thing with rapid growth of pretty foliage as shown here and a prolonged display of colorful blossoms.  They can take our coastal sun or part sun.  I have available now some blossoming Canna tropicana.  They have multi-colored darker leaves and prominent orange flowers.  They get to about five to six feet tall. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $55

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.


Canna tropicana Canna tropicana Canna tropicana
Canna tropicana Canna tropicana Canna tropicana
Canna tropicana Canna tropicana Canna tropicana

 

MONDAY, 1 AUGUST - 10 AUGUST, 2022  

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM WITH ITS CIGAR SHAPED TRUNK

EXOTIC, UNUSUAL APPEARING AND RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


Hyophorbe verschafeltii is known as the Spindle Palm.  It is closely related to Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, the Bottle Palm.  But, the Spindle Palm is a bit more cold hardy and therefore the one that is a better choice for Southern California.  Most Bottle Palms don’t survive in this ara.  Both are native to the Mascarene Islands.  Mature height in many decades is fifteen feet or a bit more.  On the trunk, the Spindle Palm has the bulge off the ground, somewhere in the middle of a mature trunk.  The Bottle Palm swells at the base and above this gets more narrow.  Cold tolerance of the Spindle Palm is about freezing.  The Bottle Palm gets into trouble below thirty-five degrees.  This small difference makes a huge difference for growers.   This species wants full sun along the coast.  Shown below is our 15 gallon size which we’ve put on special.  They are very nicely sized. 

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

We only have limited numbers available. 


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Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii
Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii

 

PRESTOEA MONTANA
AKA PRESTOEA ACUMINATA VAR. MONTANA

 

RARE PINNATE PALM FROM PUERTO RICO
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Prestoea is a genus that is very closely related to another palm genus, Euterpe.  It is found in the Caribbean, Central and South America.  Essentially all Euterpe are crown shafted palms.  Many of the Prestoea are not.  There are also distinctions between the flowers of these two genera.  Also, many of the Prestoea are suckering.  But, there is one that is single trunk.  This is Prestoea montana, native to mountainous areas of Puerto Rico.  I've always known of this species as not having a crown shaft.  But, I've seen photos (including ones from native habitats) where a crown shaft is seen.  

The hallmarks of this species are its wide and very shiny green leaves, its somewhat slender trunk and its overall beautiful appearance.  Plant heights can reach forty feet or more.  This species should be grown in part day sun or filtered light.  It likes rich soil and ample moisture.  I'd estimate its cold tolerance is down to about a freeze or a bit less.  It is not a species for a beginner to try.  We're putting the 15g plants on special.  Note that this species has historically been known as "Prestoea montana" but in more recent years has been considered a variety of P. acuminata.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price!


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Prestoea montana Prestoea montana Prestoea montana
Prestoea montana Prestoea montana Prestoea montana

  

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!  

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $210

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

   

DYPSIS SPECIES BEF
SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



THIN TRUNK, ARCHING LEAVES, WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 GALLON SIZE

For quite a few years, palm enthusiasts have been familiar with this rare species from Madagascar.  It has been called "Dypsis species bef".  But, to this day, it has no accepted botanical name.  It has a rather narrow ringed trunk with arching and keeled green leaves.  The crown shaft is white.  It is medium sized with a height of about 20 feet.  The garden specimen is c/o Steve S., PalmPedia.  As a nursery plant it has soft green relaxed leaves with hanging leaflets.  But, when older, it is firmly keeled.  Five of the six photos below show the 7 gallon size on sale.  This is a very difficult palm to find and very sought after.  We only have a couple.

REGULAR PRICE 7 GALLON $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $145

This species will take coastal sun.  Cold tolerance is unknown at this time.


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Dypsis species bef Dypsis species bef Dypsis species bef

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM



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


This species is a suckering palm from Madagascar but can also be found as a single trunk specimen.  The crown shaft is often white or silver.  The plants we're offering here appear to be the suckering form.  As a species, it has either flat or droopy leaves/leaflets and white to silver crown shafts.  Overall height is about twenty feet and trunk thickness is four to six inches.  It likes coastal part day sun, perhaps more, and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  The plants on sale are the 5g size with an age of about 5 years from seed. They tolerate full sun along the coast and are cold hardy into the twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $110


You must mention this Blog Special when purchasing


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Dypsis onilhensis Dypsis onilhensis Dypsis onilahensis
Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis Dypsis onilahensis

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST OF THE KING PALMS

 

GREEN LEAVES – STATELY TRUNK AND CROWN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

By popular demand I have put this great palm on special.  This is the largest of the King Palm family.  It got its name "maxima" by the flower size, but most have found it to be an aggressive grower, have a larger trunk and get taller than the other species of King Palms.  It does have silver on the underside of the leaves.  The crown shaft is sort of a yellow, sometimes blue color.  It is a quick growing pinnate palm native to Australia.  It's rare to see them available and also hard to find good photos of this species.  The plants I'm putting on special are the 5 gallon size, mostly singles.  It tolerates full coastal sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.  Another interesting thing is that sometimes they’ll throw a new red leaf as shown in one photo below.

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

Of note, our Archontophoenix "teracarpa" is probably a larger King Palm than A. maxima but still escapes exact species identification.  It does not have silver undersides to the leaflets and has a blue crown shaft.  It is routinely discussed elsewhere at this Blog.  The habitat photo is by Luke Nancarrow AU
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Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima luke nancarrow Archontophoenix maxima

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM



SEVERAL PLANTS PER POT
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL SINGLE 5 GALLON SIZE

For anyone who's looked for this species lately, you realize it's in very short supply and essentially unavailable in larger sizes.  This is because of a several year shortage of seeds.  We are pleased to presently put nice single stem 5 gallon plants on special.  Plant heights are about 4 feet in the pot.  This species gets up to about 14 feet height with a green, ringed trunk about 1.5 inches in diameter.  The leaves are plumose or fluffy.  They are quick growing and perfect for narrow planter areas.  It will take full coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It can also be used as a houseplant in a bright area.  These plants in this size pot are quite shippable.  We also have multiple (several in one pot) if desired at the same price.

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

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


 
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa  Chamaedorea plumosa singles 5g  Chamaedorea plumosa 

 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAMETHROWER PALM

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SMALLER TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM



GREEN LEAVES – VERY THIN TRUNKS
BRIGHT RED FRUIT
OVERSIZED 2 GALLON – TEN DAY SPECIAL

This shade loving species is sought after for several reasons:
It doesn't get too tall, rarely over 8 feet tall
It suckers and forms a nice clump
It has good cold tolerance into the upper teens F.
Leaves are sometimes iridescent and sometimes a blue color on their underside

It is a type of Bamboo Palm.  Trunks are very thin, sometimes just a quarter of an inch.  Leaves are short, usually 2 to 3 feet.  On the females with pollination, you’ll get super red but small fruits.  It prefers filtered light, doesn’t get very tall and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  It also makes an ideal patio or interior palm.

We are presently offering very nice 2 gallon plants on special.  As you can see they are at least 3 feet tall and beginning to sucker.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $80
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $70


Just mention this special when purchasing to get this price. 


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

 

DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA
CLUMPING MADAGASCAR PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFTS - VERY RARE


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


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

REGULAR PRICE 1G $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $60


Mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  These can easily be mail ordered.  The last three garden photos are by AL PACSOA

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DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA Dypsis albofarinosa AL PACSOA
DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA Dypsis albofarinosa

 

LICUALA ELEGANS
EXOTIC FLAT CIRCULAR LEAF FAN PALM


AKA LICUALA SUMAWONGENSIS
TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL BAND SIZE

Presently we are offering seedlings of this sought after single trunk exotic fan palm on a Ten Day Special.  People seek this plant out because it's the only solid, large, flat leaf 
Licuala that does well here in Southern California.  Leaves are flat, pleated and green in color.  Leaf size can be up to five feet across.  Trunks are thin, petioles are armed and mature height can get to about 15 feet.  It wants filtered light and maybe a glimpse of sun here and there.  Cold hardiness is into at best the low 30's F.  The plants on special are one leaf seedlings in band containers.  This species is hard to find and sometimes one must start slow.  It’d be best to “baby them” until they are larger before planting them in the ground.  We’re offering a nice discount b/c they are so small.  We have only a couple left.


REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS RARE SPECIES $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50


Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this discounted price.  Mail order should be easy.


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Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis

 

SABAL PALMETTO
THE PALMETTO PALM

 

MEDIUM SIZED COLD HARDY GREEN FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE BAND SIZED PLANTS


This medium to large fan palm is native to the United States and an assortment of Caribbean islands including Cuba.  It's native habitat extends as far north as North Carolina.  It is amazingly salt tolerant.  In Florida you can see it right up into the coastal dunes.  I've seen plants just a few feet from the bay at Tampa Bay and thriving.  It is green in color and has a trunk that is of variable heights, ranging from ten feet to up to eighty feet – but it’s rare to see them over about 30 feet.  This is a durable, hardy palm with obvious salt tolerance.  It's cold hardiness is into the mid teens F. and it prefers full sun for optimal growth.  However, it does tolerate partial shade.  Also, it can tolerate desert conditions if given adequate water.  Trunks have a "criss-cross" pattern of attached leaf bases.  Later the palm sheds these to show a fairly smooth appearing trunk.  With my comments above, you'd think there are lots of these available in CA.  This is not the case; they are hard to find.  The bands on sale are very nicely sized.  Finally, for those of you displaced from South Carolina, you can bring a little of your state to your present location by growing this palm.  
Sabal palmetto is your state tree.  We can ship one right to your displaced location.  These are easy to mail order. 

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


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Sabal palmetto Sabal palmetto Sabal palmetto

 

CYCAS PETRAEA
SUPER RARE GREEN CYCAD FROM THAILAND

 

TWENTY YEAR OLD SPECIMEN WITH VASE SHAPED TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD


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

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL PLANT $2100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1750

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

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

 

CYCAS PECTINATA
TALL GREEN ASIAN CYCAD



SOME COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


This is the tallest species of the genus Cycas with reports from habitat of plants over forty feet tall.   It has a wide distribution spreading from India throughout southeast Asia and into China.  Trunks are medium diameter with swelling at the base.  Leaves are green, 4 to 6 feet long with small armor on the leaf stems.  The appearance of a well grown plant is a lush tropical cycad.  It'll take coastal sun or part day interior sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F. or a bit lower.  It is one of the more cold tolerant plants of the genus.  We're offering citrus pot size plants on a Ten Day Special.  Caudex sizes are 4 to 5 inches.

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS SIZE $265
 
Note the last 2 photos are of a nursery plant.

Cycas pectinata cit pot caudex 3 to 5 inches Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata
Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata
CYCAS PECTINATA CYCAS PECTINATA CYCAS PECTINATA

 

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

 

BLUE STACKED LEAFLETS - MINIMAL IF ANY SPINES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This rare South African cycad is also from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.  It is a good sized cycad with leaf color variable from dark green to brilliant blue.  The seedlings on sale should be a nice blue form.  Trunks can reach a height of twelve feet or more.  Leaf lengths are four to six feet with stacking leaflets and minimal if any spines when mature.  Leaves are often curled downward toward their ends.  It loves full sun along the coast but in desert areas would want a few hours of sun.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.   The seedlings on sale are in band containers (3 x 3 x 9 inches).   They’d benefit from a year or two in a one or two gallon pot before putting them in the ground.  They are easy to mail order within the U.S.  The band size is shown in the first six photos.

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

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


 
Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 
Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 
Encephalartos longifolius blue Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 

   

ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA
DWARF GREEN CYCAD

 

GOOD LOW PROFILE CYCAD
AGES OVER 10 YEARS - MANY CONING!

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE PLANTS


This dwarf species of Zamia is from Puerto Rico and surrounding Caribbean areas.  It is a small cycad with a caudex of six inches.  It suckers, forming clumps.  Its leaves are about 3 feet long, arching downwards and the leaflets are small.  The petioles are unarmed.  It likes filtered light and tolerates temperatures into the upper twenties F.  It prefers partial sun or strong filtered light.  But, it can be grown in sun along our coastal areas here. It is an ideal cycad species where one wants plants to stay small.  It's perfect for planting next to a walkway.  We’re putting our citrus pot plant on Special.  Caudex sizes are 3 to 5 inches.  Most are clustering plants with cones.  Easy to mail order.  Remember to mention this Special.  Citrus pot shown first 6 photos. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $265

Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone
Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone Zamia amblyphyllidia cit pot caudexes 3 to 5 inches, many in cone
ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT PLANT


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


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

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

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

Shown below are this nice 15g male plant and a citrus pot at the end.  Also, I'm showing you garden specimens.  Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this discount.  

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

 

PANDANUS UTILUS
THE SCREW PINE

 

THE BEST AND ONE OF THE FEW PANDANUS GOOD FOR THIS AREA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

Pandanus utilus is called the Screw Pine but is not a pine at all.  It's actually a monocot (similar to palms) and native to Madagascar, the Mauritius Islands and some surrounding areas.  It gets it's name by the arrangement of leaves which come off the trunk in spiraling fashion, always the same direction.  Thus, the leaves spin off at different angles in a swirl.  Leaves are rather thin and have spines along the margins.  The trunk on this species is quite amazing.  It forms aerial roots (sausage like) that come to the ground for stability.  Trunks fork and form multiple heads of leaves.  Trunks can also be quite smooth, almost snakeskin-like.  It has large fruit clusters that are bigger than grenades.  But, it is a dioecious species and you need a male and female plant to set viable seeds.  Leaf color is green with a sheen of blue.  Overall height is variable, but old specimens can easily be over thirty feet tall with lots of branches.  It takes sun or part sun.  Cold tolerance is probably in the mid-twenties F.  We are offering only a few 15g as shown that we have in stock.  This is an extremely rare species to find for sale.
 
REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $195


Just mention this blog special when purchasing to get this price.  The only other Pandanus that we’ve had luck with is P. furcatus, which we don’t have available.  All the other species have failed for us outdoors.


 
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Pandanus utilis  Pandanus utilis  Pandanus utilis 
Pandanus  Pandanus  Pandanus 

 

THE TRAVELER PALM
RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS
BANANA APPEARING TREE IN ONE PLANE


CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CA
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LATELY
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON SIZE


For about a year folks have called us to obtain smaller sized Traveler Palms.  But, we didn't have any.  In fact, the industry is totally sold out of this species.  We can now announce that we have available a small number of fairly nice 2 gallon plants.  They are about 18 inches tall.  We have about ten for sale. This is a quick growing plant and these should do well for most of you that don't freeze.  These are fast growing.  They like sun in most areas but do not take a freeze - which will melt them overnight.  Also be aware that they do sucker.  We recommend removing the suckers as they look better as a single trunk plant.  Remember, this species puts out banana type leaves in one plane.  We’re putting our 2 gallon on sale but only have a few left in inventory.  They are pushing 3 feet tall in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE 2G $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G $75

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

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RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS
Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis Ravenala madagascarensis Wikipedia

 

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN
CYATHEA COOPERI


FAST GROWING, CAN GET TALLER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


The Australian Tree Fern in native to several areas on the eastern side of Australia.  It is a faster growing tree fern that can get to a height of over forty feet.  The two photos from my garden in San Diego show potential height.  I have several with twenty-five feet of trunk.  I'm about 8 miles from the ocean and they take my sun fairly well.  Trunks can get up to twelve inches thick although most are more thin.  This species is a bigger alternative to the Tasmanian Tree Fern and has a thicker trunk and longer leaves.  It tolerates coastal sun or part day sun.  It is cold hardy into the upper twenties or lower.  It’s fairly fast growing and one just needs to keep up on the water.  If it goes downhill it’s almost always lack of water.  Otherwise it’s quite easy to grow.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $175

Mention this special when you purchase. 

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Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern
Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Australian Tree Fern Leaf

 

COLOCASIA ESCUELENTA "MOJITO"
SPECIES WITH CHARTREUSE GREEN LEAVES WITH BLACK SPLOTCHES


FOUR FEET MATURE - FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE


This interesting Elephant Ear Plant is a hybrid known for its chartreuse leaves with randomly sized purple-black splotches scattered throughout the leaf.  Mature height is four feet.  It wants filtered light and is cold hardy down to a freeze.  It does sucker over time.  It's a very different and an increasingly popular plant sought out by collectors.  Sorry, but I have not garden photos to show.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $30

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Colocasia esculenta mojito Colocasia esculenta mojito
Colocasia esculenta mojito  

 

ENSETE MAURELII
THE ACTUAL RED BANANA - VERY PRETTY PLANT


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE WITH RED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


The Red Banana is an ideal landscape item for color and beauty.  They have a definite and prominent red color to the leaf stems, trunk and backs of the leaves.  The dorsal leaf also shows a flush of red.  Mature size is about ten feet but sometimes a bit more or less.  Basal diameter at maturity is 12 to 16 inches.  Be aware they are fast growing but only last five or six years before flowering and dying.  But, if you replace the plant, they quickly offer a good sized plant to replace the last one.  They do not bear fruit, like full sun and are cold tolerant down to about a freeze. The garden photo is by Linda Cochran.  This is a great colorful companion plant.  We're putting very nice 15 gallon plants on Special.  This size is shown in the first 6 photos below.  They are overhead in their pots.  Also shown are 1 gallon (1.5 feet tall) and 5 gallon (3 to 4 feet tall) plants.


TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $175


ENSETE MAURELII ENSETE MAURELII ENSETE MAURELII
ENSETE MAURELII ENSETE MAURELII Ensete maurelii
ENSETE MAURELII Ensete ventricosa Maurelii BY LINDA COCHRAN   ENSETE MAURELII

 

FRIDAY, 29 JULY - 8 AUGUST, 2022

BECCARIOPHOENIX MADAGASCARENSIS
MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE MADAGASCAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
VERY SLOW GROWING SPECIES

SALE ON 20 GALLON PLANTS

It took over a decade for taxonomists to figure out how many species of Beccariophoenix there were in Madagascar.  Thirty years ago there were felt to be two.  They were distinguished by the presence or absence of "windows" in the juvenile leaves and for quite a while were referred to as "windows" and "no-windows" species by collectors.  A third species was subsequently found in the High Plateau area of Madagascar.  This newer species has been named Beccariophoenix alfredii. 

Beccariophoenix madagascarensis is the original "no windows" species and is a single trunk green palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has leaves that are green, upright and about ten feet long.  A full crown has about a a dozen such leaves.  There is no crown shaft and the trunk is about 16 inches in width.  Although not overly tall, the crown of leaves is full.  It wants full sun and has a cold tolerance in the 25 to 28 degree F. range.  I know of multiple specimens here in the San Diego area.  It has been quite difficult nowadays to find with the lack of importation of Madagascar seeds into the U.S.

We have a limited number of 20 gallon plants.  We're putting them on sale.  

REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $425

These 20g plants are about 10 years old - super slow growing.  They are shown in the smaller photos below.

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Beccariophoenix madagascarensis Beccariophoenix madagascarensis Beccariophoenix madagascarensis
Beccariophoenix madagascarensis Beccariophoenix madagascarensis Beccariophoenix madagascarensis

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE NIKAU PALM OR SHAVING BRUSH PALM



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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $200

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 15g size can be mail ordered but it takes a large, heavy box.

READ MORE ABOUT RHOPALOSTYLIS


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

  

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE BELMORE SENTRY PALM / CURLY PALM
DOWNWARD CURVE TO THE LEAVES

 
THE "OTHER TYPE OF KENTIA"
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

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

Howea belmoreana is different from the Howea forsteriana (classic Kentia Palm) as it has curved leaves and an umbrella-shaped crown.  It also might be a bit more cold hardy.  It prefers filtered light or a little sun inland and can take more sun right on the coast.  Cold tolerance is about 24 degrees F.  Growth rate, like the Kentia, is slow.  The 15g shown on special here are fairly nice.  The one shown is a double although we also have some singles.  Remember that this type of Howea is much more rare than the Kentia Palm - and, harder to find for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $210


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Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana
hOWEA BELMOREANA Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM


ANOTHER PALM FROM LORD HOW ISLAND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $100


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 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This super popular palm is native to south Florida and Cuba.  It gets a very tall trunk with a height of forty feet or more.  The crown shaft is long and a prominent green.  The base of the trunk is swollen just above the ground.  Often, you'll also see bulging in the mid-trunk.  It is a full sun plant and some are growing it in desert areas with success - in full sun.  Cold tolerance is like a King Palm, about 25 degrees F.  The 15 gallon we have are about head height in their pots.  Basal diameter is 2 to 3 inches.  We also have 5g and bands.  We are hoping to offer larger sizes than shown here shortly.  There's a shortage of this species on the California market.  The Royal in the last photo was sent to me by a customer who lives in Bonita, CA.  This plant is in his garden.
 
REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15 GALLON $220

Mention this Special for your discount. 

READ MORE ABOUT ROYAL PALMS


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Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
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ROYSTONEA REGIA

THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM

 

TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 5 GALLON

FOR DESCRIPTION SEE ABOVE

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


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 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 $200

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

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

 

SABAL URESANA
RARE & ATTRACTIVE BLUE FAN PALM

 

MEDIUM SIZED MATURE – LOVES HEAT AND SUN
VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND FOR SALE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This extremely blue species of Sabal is from northwestern Mexico in the states of Sonora and Chihuahua.  In fact, I had a collector in New Mexico who told me he thinks the natural distribution of this species extends across the U.S. border into New Mexico.  But, this is not documented.  This species has very long petioles with divided fan leaves attached at their ends.  The leaves are blue or blue-green on both sides.  This is more apparent when the plants are moved into sun and age.  tThe ends of the leaves flex downward, so the leaves appear as if they are hanging down toward the ground.  Plants can get over thirty feet tall and in habitat are much taller than this.  Trunks get up to eighteen inches thick.  They like heat and sun.  Cold hardiness is good, into the upper teens F.  But, cold along with wet weather can be difficult for this species.  We have available some nice 5 gallon which we’re putting on Special.  Leaf color is just beginning to turn blue.  The last habitat photo is by Jeremy Spath.  The last actual photo is a 15g plant which we’ve sold out of.

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


Sabal uresana 5g Sabal uresana 5g Sabal uresana 5g
Sabal uresana 5g Sabal uresana 5g Sabal uresana 5g
Sabal uresana Sabal uresana Jeremy Spath Sabal uresana

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ALBA – PREVIOUSLY VEILLONIA ALBA
GORGEOUS & SUPER RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT – WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This single trunk, white crown-shafted palm comes from the island of New Caledonia.  There is grows in locations from sea level to 2000 feet.  It is a medium sized plant best known for its white crown shaft.  Known for decades as a monotypic species "Veillonia alba", in the past decade taxonomists decided renamed it Cyphophoenix alba.  Trunk diameter is thin, about six inches.  Height is about forty feet, sometimes taller.  This species is known to grow in better areas of Southern California.  The crown shaft is covered with either white or red-brown tomentum and is striking.  Prominent rings are seen on the trunk.  The leaves are green and overall, the crown is a medium size.  I would recommend growing this is filtered light and let it work its way into a bit more sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  As this species is super rare and hard to find, if you get one you have to be careful with it.  It would be difficult to replace is you lose it through poor culture.  We have put 5 gallon on sale.  They are last spring repots so we’re offering a nice discounted price.

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

Discount lasts 10 days.  Mention this before you buy.

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Cyphophoenix alba Cyphophoenix alba Cyphophoenix alba
Veillonia alba Cyphopheonx alba Cyphophoenix alba Veillonia alba Cyphopheonx alba

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM



RATHER LARGE 5 GALLON PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS

This This species of thick trunked fan palm is native to Dominican Republic and Haiti.  It can get to over 60 feet tall with a massive 2 foot thick brown trunk.  Leaves are larger than the similar but smaller Sabal palmetto.  Growth rate is quick.  It is also very cold hardy and likes full hot sun.  It can go down to the mid-teens F.  The 5 gallon size shown below were from huge, overgrown bands that we put into these 5g pots in the fall.  They’ll need time to fully root out but the price is excellent – only $30 more than a band sized plant. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5 GALLON $95

Just remember to mention this Special.  The first garden photo is c/o Wikipedia and the second is by friend Justen Dobbs.

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Sabal blackburniana Wikipedia Sabal blackburniana Justen Dobbs Sabal blackburniana

 

BASSELINIA PANCHERI
RARE SINGLE TRUNK EXOTIC PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - DARK OR BLACK CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS

This super exotic single trunk pinnate palm is native to New Caledonia and is being grown by some enthusiasts in Sothern California.  It is very slow growing and has a mature height of eight to ten feet.  The crown shaft is often dark in color, sometimes speckled or has faint linear lines.  The trunk is 2 to 4 inches and leaflets are wide.  Leaves have the appearance of being solid but they are divided into wide leaflets.  This palm should be grown in filtered light.  It has a cold tolerance down to about a freeze.  Also understand that this species is very slow growing - so be patient.  We're offering three year old 2 gallon plants here.  These were repotted about 6 months ago and have another leaf since these photos were taken.  But, we only have a few left.  This is an extremely rare palm to find for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $75

Remember:  Mention this Special!


 
Basselinia pancheri 2g  Basselinia pancheri 2g  Basselinia pancheri 2g 
Basselinia pancheri 2g  Basselinia pancheri   Basselinia pancheri 2g 

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM 


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

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

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Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS

 

EASY TO GROW - A GREAT INTERIOR PALM 
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BAND SIZE


This suckering palm species is native to Mexico and Central America.  It is one of about four types of "Bamboo Palms" and is probably either the best or in a stiff competition with Chamaedorea hooperiana.  This species gets to a mature height of twelve to sixteen feet, has strong 1 inch to 1.5 inch trunks which are green in color with prominent rings, and about three to four foot long leaves.  It is an upright grower and does clump.  It doesn't run.  It takes filtered light or morning sun along the coast.  I've even heard of some growing it in full sun although I'd not recommend it.  It is a good growing species.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F. 

Below I'm showing in the first six photos our large band size plants.  They are very nicely sized (about 18 inches tall) and ready for repotting or planting.  This size can be mail ordered no problem.

REGULAR PRICE LARGER BAND SIZE $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $60

Remember:  Mention this Special for this Blog Only discounted price.  The 7th photo is c/o TS at RPS. 


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Chamaedorea costaricana large band Chamaedorea costaricana large band Chamaedorea costaricana large band
Chamaedorea costaricana TS RPS Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

  

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM

MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT – LOVES HOT SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BAND SIZED PLANTS

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 band sized seedlings are quite large for their pots and need to be repotted into a 5 gallon container.  Easy to mail order.


 REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  We also have 5g, 15g and 25g plants available


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

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE CYCAD

 

FILTERED LIGHT IN GARDEN OR INSIDE THE HOME
GREEN LEAVES, ELEGANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON SIZE


This species of a green cycad can be grown in the garden or as an interior palm.  Although you can't tell from the photos here, this cycad species can get quite tall.  I've seen photos from habitat with what appears to be over 20 feet of trunk.  But, such heights would require several centuries to occur.  Dioon spinulosum is native to tropical areas in Mexico where it grows in limestone forests.  Trunks don't get overly thick, typically 12 to 14 inches thick - but domestically often thinner.  Leaves are green and mildly armed.  Leaf length is about six feet.  My preference is to grow this species in filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the mid twenties F.  At the nursery we usually have a good selection of this species from small to large.  We’re putting  a nice 15 gallon on sale - this actual plant.  It has a caudex 7 inches wide and 10 inches tall.  noversized 1 gallon on special.  Most have caudexes of 3 to 4 inches.  Easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 15G CYCAD $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $600
 

This plant can be mail ordered in a very large box.

Dioon spinulosum caudex 7 x 10 inches Dioon spinulosum caudex Dioon spinulosum caudex 7 x 10 inches
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD – SPINELESS!



LARGE GREEN CYCAD FOR FILTERED LIGHT OR COASTAL SUN
EXOTIC & TROPICAL APPEARING – BEAUTIFUL GARDEN ADDITION

TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 15 GALLON PLANTS 

I enjoy talking about this Australian cycad species because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large cycad over time with a crown width of eight to ten feet.  It is just stunning when well grown.  I say "user friendly" above because this is one of the few cycad species that has absolutely no spines - none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  This is a large species with trunks slowly getting to over ten feet and leaf length typically six to eight feet or a bit more.  Trunk diameter is usually about 18 inches.  Leaves are green with a smooth petiole with no spines.  Leaflets are glossy green.  It prefers filtered light or full sun along the coast.  I have also heard of this species being grown as a house plant.  It’d be easy as a filtered light patio cycad.  It is easy to grow and has a cold hardiness into the low 20’s F.  We’re putting about twelve or more year old plants on sale.  They are in 15 gallon pots with caudexes of seven to ten inches.  Mail order is possible but it’d take a huge box to ship them.  Apparently this species does well up in the SF Bay area.  In our So Cal weather it’s a piece of cake to grow.  The sale plants are shown below in the first six photos.  The last two photos are of larger specimens at the Nursery. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE OLD 15 GALLON $850
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE OLD 15G AS SHOWN $700


LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
Lepidozamia peoffskyana    Lepidozamia peoffskyana 

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII



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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT THIS SPECIES $295
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $255

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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI
LEPIDOZAMIA SPECIES WITH WIDER LEAFLETS

 

MAKES A TALL TREE OVER A CENTURY
FAIRLY RARE AND HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


This species of cycad gets enormous!  I mean really tall.  There are specimens with heights to almost 60 feet.  Leaves are six to ten feet long.  Leaflets are soft and without spines or armor.
For this reason, it is felt to be a very user friendly cycad.  But, you must give it adequate room to grow.  Compared to the Lepidozamia peroffskyana, the hopei leaflets are wider.  It's quite noticeable when you compare the two side by side. This is the best way to tell them apart when they are young.  Culturally, it is quite similar to L. peroffskyana, preferring some sun but not full sun in most areas.  Far inland it may do better with filtered light. In terms of rarity, you don't see this species for sale that often.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F.  We're putting citrus pot size on sale with caudexes of 4 to 5 inches.  These can be mail ordered.  Our regular price for this species is $125 per inch of caudex.  These can be mail ordered.  We have no smaller plants as seeds have not been available for over five years.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $400


Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches
Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches
LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI

 

PHLEBODIUM AUREUM
THE BLUE STAR FERN


SHORT HEIGHT – BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN LEAVES
CAN BE USED AS GROUND COVER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON POTS


This species of blue, crawling fern is native to regions of the southeastern U.S., down through Mexico and Central American and into the Caribbean and South America.  It gets to heights of about two to three feet and is rhizomatous in nature.  It can slowly spread along the ground but is easy to control.  Leaf color is definitely a blue or blue-green color.  It can be used as a ground cover as shown below.  It likes filtered light and is cold hardy into the twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

The first six photos show our 5 gallon size on special. 


Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
Blue Star Fern Blue Star Fern

 

ASIAN GUAVA
FRUIT TREE GIVING LARGE FRUITS


MEDIUM SIZED MATURE TREE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


The Asian Guava Tree - Psideium guajava - is a medium sized tree with green leaves and green edible fruit with pink centers.  The fruit produced is quite large - known to weigh up to 2 pounds per fruit.  So, one must prune the tree years so fruit is produced on stronger, more proximal branches.  Expect a mature tree of about 15 feet at most.  Asian Guava produce an amazing quantity of fruit.  They'd like full sun and tolerate temperatures below a freeze.  This is the first time I have offered these trees.  Photo of the fruit is c/o Wikipedia.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $65

Asian Guava Asian Guava Asian Guava
Asian Guava Asian Guava Guava fruit Wikipedia

 

MOTHER FERN
ASPLENIUM BULBIFERUM


FULL GREEN FERN WITH SOFT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 5 GALLON SIZE

This popular fern gets its name from the fact that it forms small plants on its leaves that drop to the ground, root out and form new plants.  But, it is a single trunk fern with green, graceful soft arching leaves.  Mature size is 3 to 4 feet tall and a similar width.  It is lush and attractive.  It wants shade and regular watering.  Don't let it go dry.  I don't know if it shows on these small photos, but there are small plants on the dorsal leaves.  You can appreciate how full and robust these 5 gallon are.

TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 5 GALLON SIZE $65

Mother Fern 5g Mother Fern 5g Mother Fern 5g
Mother Fern 5g Mother Fern 5g Mother Fern 5g
  Mother Fern 5g  

 

TRADESCANTIA PALLIDA
THE PURPLE HEART PLANT


GREAT GROUND COVER - PURPLE COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

I'm often asked about tropical ground cover plants.  Customers want something different.  I might suggest the Purple Heart plant as shown here.  It fairly quickly covers ground and can take full or part day coastal sun.  The flowers are pink.  It grows like a Wandering Jew plant.  We're putting one day size on special

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $30
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $22.50

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Tradescantia pallida purple heart Tradescantia pallida purple heart Tradescantia pallida purple heart
Tradascentia pallida purple heart Tradescantia pallida purple heart Tradescantia pallida purple heart

 

TRITONIA SPECIES ORANGE
FLAME FREESIA


WINTER - SPRING BLOOMERS
INTENSE LATE WINTER ORANGE CLUSTERS OF FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Tritonia are a type of plant that is related to Iris.  The foliage stands about 18 inches.  In winter or spring flowers shoot up from the foliage another 18 inches.  This species blossom is an intense orange color. I apologize that the photos don't do justice in showing the color.  They are native to South Africa and grown from bulbs.  Leaves and flat and joined at their bases and blossoms emerge from the leaves.  Blossoms are on long stems and bifurcate.  They tolerate temperatures well below a freeze and tolerate strong filtered light or coastal sun.  Blossoms a very fragrant, especially at night.  This is a first time offering.  Limited numbers.  Unfortunately, at the time I'm publishing this post, the blossoms are spent until next year.  They stop blossoming by the end of April.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON TRITONIA $55

Tritonia speces orange 5g Tritonia species orange Tritonia species orange
Tritonia species orange Tritonia species orange Tritonia species orange

 

TILLANDSIA SPECIES WITH VIOLET BLUE FLOWERS
CLUSTERS IN BLOSSOM IN SPRINGTIME


A TYPE OF AIR PLANT - JUST IN
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE CLUSTERS

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a Tillandsia expert.  But, I could not pass when a private collector offered me several clumps of a blue-gray Tillandsia in full blossom.  The blossoms are a violet-blue (photos make them appear a bit pink - which they are not).    I was told by the collector that the blossom every spring to summer with lots of flowers.  The clumps are composed of ten to fifteen plants.  I did my research and they are similar to Tillandsia recurvata or neglecta - But this is only a guess.  They'd like sun or part sun and to be watered at least weekly.  They can be mounted to a tree limb, post or a fence.  I've never had or seen this variety before.  These would be easy to mail order.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE CLUSTERS $65


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

 

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

I'd like to remind plant enthusiasts to recycle their plastic containers.  We will take them and give you a credit toward any purchase at the nursery - when you drop them off or issue a credit toward a future purchase.  Or, if you just don't know what to do with them and are conservative minded, drop them off at our nursery location.  We'll put them to good use.  We've been doing this for decades and think it's the right thing to do for the environment.  We are especially looking for larger pots, 5g and bigger.  Our nursery is plush with one gallon or smaller but really appreciate citrus pots.  We also like bigger pots like 35 gallon or bigger. 

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

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

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15 gallon
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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
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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.