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                                        WEDNESDAY, 28 FEBRUARY - 8 MARCH, 2024

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!  
MUCH SUPERIOR TO REGULAR KING PALMS

 

SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE - SINGLES OR MULTIPLES

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?  Shown below is a single of our 15 gallon size but we also have multiples.  These are really too big for mail order but we do have 5 gallon which we can ship.  We have available both single stem plants and some multiples (more than one in a pot).

It is faster growing than the regular Archontophoenix cunninghamiana
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

It's just a better looking and performing type of King Palm.  If you get one, you’ll be bragging about its performance later.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $210

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


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Archontophoenix teracarpa 15g Archontophoenix teracarpa 15g Archontophoenix teracarpa 15g
Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa Archontophoenix teracarpa

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
SUCKERING COLD HARDY PALM FROM JAPAN AND TAIWAN

 

 

NEVER GETS OVERLY LARGE – VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICELY SIZE 15 GALLON
 
This suckering Asian pinnate palm rarely gets over ten feet tall and has medium width leaflets that are jagged at their apical ends.  The undersides of the leaflets are silver.  But, from afar, it looks like a green palm.  It is a clustering plant that suckers heavily and cannot be seen through.  Therefore, it's a good species to block visibility.  Growth rate is slow.  Mature height of this species is eight to fourteen feet.   Cold tolerance is into the upper teens F.  It can tolerate part day coastal sun or possibly full sun.  Far inland areas should grow it in filtered light.  Flowers are very fragrant but seeds contain a substance which makes the skin itch.  The 15g on special are nicely sized for their pots with an age from germination of about 8 years.   

REGULAR PRICE
15G SIZE $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $
215

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


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Arenga engleri 15g Arenga engleri 15g Arenga engleri 15g
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri Arenga engleri

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT – LOVES HOT SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON 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 15 gallon size on Special are being grown in sun and ready for planting.  Mail order possible with a very tall box.

 REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $205

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


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Dypsis decaryi 15g Dypsis decaryi 15g Dypsis decaryi 15g
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAME THROWER PALM



GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIFTEEN GALLON SIZE

The palm shown in the first two rows is a 5 gallon size of Chambeyronia hookeri with its blonde colored crown shaft.  This species is hard to find.  It is different in appearance from the dark green crown shafted form, Chambeyronia 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

We’re putting nice fifteen gallon on Special but also have one and five gallon sizes available.

REGULAR PRICE FIFTEEN GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIFTEEN GALLON $225

This size is can be mail ordered but would take a very large box to ship.  You'll love this species.  The sixth and seventh photos below by TS RPS & DL


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Chambeyronia hookeri 15g Chambeyronia hookeri 15g Chambeyronia hookeri 15g
Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri by DL Chambeyronia hookeri

 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAME THROWER PALM



GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA

TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE FIFTEEN GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIFTEEN GALLON $225

This size is can be mail ordered EASILY. 


Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g
Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g Chambeyronia hookeri 5g



SYAGRUS (LYTOCARYUM) WEDDELLIANUM
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



RARELY AVAILABLE - FIRST TIME OFFERED IN FIVE YEARS!
SEEMS TO THRIVE ON NEGLECT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


 

Locality:

Brazil

Cold Hardiness: 

25-26s, F.

Trunk type:

This palm has a slender trunk, 4-6 inches.  The crown is brown and fibrous.

Leaf type:

Plumose (fluffy appearance), pinnate (feather shape) leaves.  The individual leaflets are very
slender with a white underside.

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitary (single trunk).

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Slow to moderate.

Height:

8-10 feet.

Soil requirements:

Normal.

Sun Requirements:

Shade or partial sun.

General Description:

This is a very nice slender palm.  It does well in darker areas and has dark green leaflets.  It can be grown in more sun along the coast, but leaves tend to turn yellow.

Other Notes:

This interesting dwarf palm, through my own experience, seems to thrive on neglect.  If you water it too much, give it a lot of fertilizer or pamper it, it will not do well.  I found just plant it and check it from time to time and you'll get the best results.

Further Data:

Near impossible to find in nurseries.  Mail order possible.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $135


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Syagrus weddellianum Lytocaryum 5g Syagrus weddellianum Lytocaryum 5g Syagrus weddellianum Lytocaryum 5g
lytocaryum weddellianum lytocaryum weddellianum lytocaryum weddellianum

 

ROYSTONEA OLERACEA
THE SOUTH AMERICAN ROYAL PALM



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


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

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



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Roystonea oleracea 5g Roystonea oleracea 5g Roystonea oleracea 5g
ROYSTONEA OLERACEA ROYSTONEA OLERACEA NEW CALEDONIA ROYSTONEA OLERACEA

 

CARYOTA URENS
THE GIANT MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL



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


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

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

Easy to mail order.  Limited numbers available.


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

 

DYPSIS SPECIES BEF
SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



THIN TRUNK, ARCHING LEAVES, WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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.  The first six photos show the plants on special. 

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

This size is easy to ship.  This species will take coastal sun.  Cold tolerance is unknown  although I’d guess it’s in the mid-twenties F. 


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Dypsis species bef band Dypsis species bef band Dypsis species bef band
Dypsis species bef Dypsis species bef 5g Dypsis species bef

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM



GREAT PATIO OR INTERIOR PALM - OR IN THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

Howea forsteriana, the popular Kentia Palm, is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees Howea belmoreana and Hedyscepe.  The Kentia does great here in So California.   It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  Also important is that the Kentia Palm is a favorite house plant and do quite well inside the home.  We’re putting very nice band sized seedlings on special.  These plants are singles - not multiples.  These can be mail ordered.  Of note, this species is slow growing.  The bands shown here are three years old and a great starter size for those on a budget.

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

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


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Howea forsteriana band   Howea forsteriana band   Howea forsteriana band  
Howea forsteriana    Howea forsteriana    Howea forsteriana   

 

CYCAS DEBAOENSIS
SUPER RARE, MULTIPINNATE, SMALL CAUDEX, LONG LEAVES

 

YES, SEEDLINGS OF THE REAL THING!
FIRST TIME OFFERED FOR TWENTY YEARS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

In my opinion, this is one of the most desirable cycad species introduced in the past several decades.  It was formally described in 1996.  Native to China, it is a plant with a rather small caudex, typically under a foot in size, but with long leaves that stretch upwards and will divide to the third order.  Some argue that it's just "bi-pinnate", but if you research pictures of the leaves, there is a small stem leading to two or three leaflets.  Therefore, I consider it to be "tri-pinnate".  In other words, the main stem will fork and that branch will fork again, this last stem holding the leaflets..  The Caryota palm divides to the second order and is considered to be multipinate as well.  With this branching, this species produces a very tropical and exotic appearing leaf.

It typically will hold two to four leaves, but has been reported to hold as many as ten leaves.  Length of these can reach ten feet.  They tend to go straight upwards, flexing down over time.  Cycas debaoensis prefers filtered light and is cold hardy to the lower 20's F.  For the first time in a few decades, we are offering seedlings for sale.  These were domestically produced and definitely the real thing.  I've shown other plants of this species before, but such a beautiful plant cannot be shown too many times.   At nurseries, this is considered super rare and is always hard to find.

REGULAR PRICE BAND $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $85

These would be easy to mail order.


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Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis
Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII



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

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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discounted price! 

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

  

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR SUN

 


GOOD OFFERING OF 15 GALLON PLANTS
CAUDEXES 3.5 TO 6 INCHES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON E. LEHMANNII

This is a popular blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  I say “popular” because some people don't like spines and prickles.  The leaflets of this species are narrow with only a point at the end.  They are nothing as gnarly as E. horridus.  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  The nearest species to this one is Encephalartos princeps.  Trunks of E. lehmannii can get to five feet, but one with two to three feet of trunk is very old.  Leaves average about four feet long and are strongly curled.  Sometimes they'll almost do a 180 or more degree re-curve.  Leaf color is intensely blue like E. horridus.  But, you'll only see this color with full, hot sun.  In shade or inside a greenhouse they are often green.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  In the desert only give it a few hours sun.  Next to Encephalartos horridus, this is the second most popular cycad we grow.  Shown below is an assortment of 15 gallon plants of this species with caudexes of 3 to 5-6 inches.  We have about a half dozen of them.  All are sun ready.  I am showing some of these 15g below.  The sale price  applies only to plants that are "ball" caudexes with no older vertical trunk.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON THIS SPECIES $150 PER INCH CAUDEX DIAMETER

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES $130 PER INCH CAUDEX DIAMETER
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This size can possibly be mail ordered.  This caudex size price applies to plants that do not have vertical trunk height.

  

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ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII Encephalartos lehmannii
ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR FULL COASTAL SUN


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

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

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

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

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

 

DIOON ANGUSTIFOLIUM
THIN LEAFLET GREENT TO BLUE-GREEN CYCAD
LIKE SUN AND HEAT

 

QUITE COLD HARDY - TO UPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS CONING SIZED MATURE CYCAD

This cycad species is from Mexico and is known for its very thin leaflets.  You will see this cycad as a single trunk plant or as a cluster with multiple stems.  The overall crown size is not large, typically with a spread of four feet.  A plant with a caudex of 12 to 18 inches is a very old plant.  Cold tolerance is definitely into the low 20’s F. and perhaps it’ll take into the upper teens F.  It likes full, hot sun.  This would be a good sun species of cycads for those who live in a colder climate.  It is closely related to Dioon edule.   This species is also ideal where an enthusiast needs a plant that will not get tall and needs to fit into a smaller area.  The plant on Special is in a 24 inch box and has a mature caudex 9 inches wide and 14 inches tall with a four inch pup.  Estimated age is at least 25 years.  It’ll not get much bigger after planting.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 24 INCH MATURE SPECIMEN $2000
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD AS DESCIBED $1700


Dioon angustifolium 24 in box, caudex 9 x 14 inches with 4 inch pup Dioon angustifolium 24 in box, caudex 9 x 14 inches with 4 inch pup Dioon angustifolium 24 in box, caudex 9 x 14 inches with 4 inch pup
Dioon angustifolium 24 in box, caudex 9 x 14 inches with 4 inch pup Dioon angustifolium 25g Dioon angustifolium leaves
Dioon angustifolium Dioon angustifolium

 

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


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


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SAGOS AS SHOWN $695

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


SAGO PALM 15G SAGO PALM 15G SAGO PALM 15G
SAGO PALM SAGO PALM old sago palm cluster


ALOCASIA MAYAN MASK
GREEN EXOTIC WITH UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
PURPLE ON THE UNDERSIDES



MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE - TAKES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This hybrid variety of Alocasia is known for its large upright leaves that are green on the upper dorsal side with purple undersides.  Both sides show prominent yellow veins. It is easy to grow but does best if you are in a freeze-free area.  It likes good draining soil, average water.  But, you back off on water during winter's cold.  Mature height is six to eight feet.  Leaves can easily get three feet long.  On the coast it tolerates full sun or part sun.  Far inland areas (frost free) would be bright filtered light or a small amount of sun.  On sale are our 15 gallon size as shown n the first seven photos.  The last photo is c/o the National Gardening Association where this species is being used as a patio plant.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $175

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Alocasia mayan mask 15g Alocasia mayan mask 15g Alocasia mayan mask 15g
Alocasia mayan mask 15g Alocasia Mayan mask by National Gardening Assoc.  

 

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.  This species tolerates coastal sun or part day sun.  It is cold hardy into the upper twenties or lower.  We're putting nice 15 gallon on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $175

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AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN 15g AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN 15g AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN 15g
Cyathea cooperi

 

TILLANDSIA MALLEMONTII
SPECIES WITH VIOLET BLUE FLOWERS

CLUSTERS IN BLOSSOM IN SPRING - SUMMER


A TYPE OF AIR PLANT - EASY TO GROW - BLOSSOMS IN FALL

TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO SIZES OF CLUSTERS

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a Tillandsia expert.  But, I could not pass when a private collector offered me multiple clumps of a blue-gray Tillandsia  mllemontii 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 have two sizes available.    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.  This species is rare to find.  These would be easy to mail order.  We have small to medium clusters as well as large clusters on sale.  The larger clusters contain 15 to 20 plants.  Note that, when you buy Tillandsia on line, you ususally get one dinky plant, not huge clusters 15 years old like shown here.

REGULAR PRICE SMALL CLUSTERS $75, LARGE CLUSTERS $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL - 15% OFF THESE PRICES  


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

 

ENSETE VENTRICOSUM "MAURELII"
THE RED BANANA



LARGE SINGLE TRUNK TROPICAL PLANT
RED COLOR TO FOLIAGE

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

On sale are nice five gallon plants of the Red Banana, Ensete ventricosum mauerlii.  This is a quick growing tropical plant that can get to ten to fifteen feet tall and grows in full coastal sun.  Leaves are green with prominent red to both the dorsal and ventral sides.  Trunks are at least 18 inches thick and leaves are fleshy and soft - typical of bananas and Ensete.  It does not be edible fruit.  Cold hardiness is down to about a freeze.  Colder weather damages the leaves in winter.  This is a fast growing plant but typically only lives for 5 to 7 years before flowering and dying.  We're putting our oversized 5 gallon on Special.  This size can be mail ordered.  I don’t have experience with interior growing but many have bought this size as a “house plant” with no complaints yet.  But, if you do this, give it lots of light.  Garden photo below by Container Crazy CT Website.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g
Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 5g
Ensete maurellii Red Banana 15g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 15g Ensete maurellii Red Banana 15g
Ensete maurellii Red Banana photo by container crazy CT website



                                        MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY - 6 MARCH, 2024

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TRUNKING FORM



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

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

REGULAR PRICE THIS 25 GALLON SPECIMEN $795
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIMEN $675

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

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM



TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT
SINGLE PLANTS AND MULTIPLES
TEN DAY 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 shown here is a double.  In this size we also have single trunk plants in addition to multiples.  Many in Southern California are growing this species quite well.  The 8th photo below was at the home of the late Luis Hooper in La Brea, CA.  There's a shortage of this species on the California market.  This species is also very quick growing.  With our 15g you will probably have leaves over the house in 3 to 4 years.  We have singles and multiples.  BTW, the 15 gallon shown below is over ten feet tall in its pot.  If this one sells, others are quite tall as well.

REGULAR PRICE LARGE 15 GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL OUR LARGE 15 GALLON ROYALS $225

Mention this Special for your discount.


Roystonea regia 15 gallon Roystonea regia Roystonea regia 15 gallon
Roystonea regia 15 gallon Roystonea regia 15 gallon Roystonea regia 15 gallon
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia

 

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
MEDIUM HEIGHT GREEN SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $265
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $225


SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA syagrus schizophylla

  

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA


TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUN – SINGLE STEM, THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES

From time to time I discuss this interesting single trunk Chamaedorea.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa - except:  The plumosa has a more plumose leaf and takes a little more sun.  But, the glaucifolia has the silver powder on the leaf stems and crown shaft as shown here.  This is quite attractive and typically very prominent.  Otherwise, you would mistake the two.  And, it too, can tolerate near full coastal sun.  They are fast growing and get to a mature height of about 14 feet.  They look their best when planted in colonies of three to five plants.  The 15 gallon on special are multiples, usually three per pot, and ready for the garden.  It is a durable species and seem exempt from fungal problems that can plague C. plumosa.  For this reason, they are more reliable than C. plumosa.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15 GALLON $215

Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase. 


CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g
CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA 15g
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia

 

TRACHYCARPUS LATISECTUS
THE WINDAMERE PALM

 

GREEN LEAVES WITH WIDE SEGMENTS – SILVER UNDERSIDE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This very rare species of Windmill Palm is from high elevation areas in India and is most known for the fact that it’s leaf segments are wider than other species.  There are two varieties.  It is a tall species, up to forty feet, with a narrow trunk of six to eight inches.  Its leaves are green with a bit of glaucous color beneath.  For this genus, the leaves are wide, sometimes up to five feet with wide segments that are divided about half way into the leaf.  The petioles are about three feet long and the leaf shape is semicircular or near totally circular.  There is a hope that this species tolerates more heat.  Cold tolerance is yet to be determined but at our Nursery it's seen 28 degrees F.  We’re suspicious it is not as cold tolerant as other Trachycarpus species.  It is extremely rare in cultivation with few photos available of the native population. Both photographs below are of domestic plants, the first showing Martin Gibbons in the U.K.  We only have one or two available.

REGULAR PRICE THIS RARE 15 GALLON SIZE $285
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $245

Trachycarpus latisectus 15g Trachycarpus latisectus 15g Trachycarpus latisectus 15g
Trachycarpus latisectus 15g Trachycarpus latisectus 15g Trachycarpus latisectus 15g
Trachycarpus latisectus Martin Gibbons Trachycarpus latisectus 15g Trachycarpus latisectus Martin Gibbons

 

KING PALM
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA

 

TALL TO MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT - FULL OR PART COASTAL SUN

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SINGLES

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $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
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ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA
KING PALM ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA KING PALM ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA KING PALM ARCHONTOPHOENIX CUNNINGHAMIANA

 

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


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special price when purchasing
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Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g
Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g Syagrus kellyana 5g
Syagrus kellyana TS RPS Syagrus kellyana Palmpedia Syagrus kellyana palmpedia

  

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 $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $125

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

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

 

POLYANDROCOCOS CAUDESCENS
AKA ALLAGOPTERA CAUDESCENS

 

MEDIUM TO LARGE PINNATE PALM
SILVER BACK TO THE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This is a single trunk species from Brazil.  Polyandrococos is a monotypic genus with only one species.  More recently a taxonomist grouped it with Allagoptera.  It doesn’t make sense to me because in no way does it resemble an Allagoptera with its entirely different appearance.  In any case, it is a very interesting palm.  It's height is variable, depending on conditions.  However, some trees can get up to thirty feet tall.  The trunk is medium sized, about twelve inches thick, with no crown shaft.  The leaves are eight to ten feet long and very silver underneath.  Photos below demonstrate the silver back to the leaves.  It also has gorgeous clusters or orange colored (mature) seeds that are the color of orange sherbet ice cream.  Photos of green seeds are below.  This is a very rare plant and hard to find.  Shown are 5 gallon that we are putting on special.  This species likes sun and is cold tolerant to the mid-twenties F.  There is a very large specimen in Ventura, California. 

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


Polyandrococos caudescens 5g  Polyandrococos caudescens 5g  Polyandrococos caudescens 5g 
Polyandrococos caudescens 5g  Polyandrococos caudescens 5g  Polyandrococos caudescens 5g 
Polyandrococos caudescens  Polyandrococos caudescens  Polyandrococos caudescens 

 

KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
SUPER RARE SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



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

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

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


 Photo of garden plant by TS at RPS.


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

 

BRAHEA MOOREI AVAILABLE
THE DWARF ROCK PALM



SUPER RARE - SOUGHT AFTER MEXICAN FAN PALM
ALMOST SOLD OUT AND NO MORE IN THE PIPELINE

TEN DAY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ONE GALLON PLANTS


Shown below are 2 year old juvenile seelings of the super rare and hard to find Brahea moorei.  The seeds for these plants came from a fruiting tree in San Diego County.  They were very slow to germinate and these seedlings are 24 months old.   We're putting them on sale.  Some are on their fifth or sixth leaf.OME ARE O

This is a very small, dwarf species with overall height of four to six feet.  Leaves are near fully circular with deeply divided segments.  The underside of the leaves are brilliantly white and often you'll see a white color on the dorsal segment margins.  The garden specimens are c/o PalmPedia (C.W.) and PACSOA.  Culturally, you can grow this in strong filtered light, part day sun or possibly full sun along the coast.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  It is very slow growing.  The one gallon on Sale are very nicely sized for their pots but we only have as handful left.

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


BRAHEA MOOREI 1g BRAHEA MOOREI 1g BRAHEA MOOREI 1g
BRAHEA MOOREI 1g BRAHEA MOOREI 1g Brahea moorei Charles Wychget PalmPedia
Brahea moorei PalmPedia Brahea moorei Pacsoa  

  

PTYCHOSPERMA ELEGANS
THE SOLITAIRE PALM - NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA



ELEGANT SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES

CROWN SHAFT - THIN TRUNK - MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE 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 one gallon size on special.  It's been a while since we've offered this species or size.  

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE $60

Remember to mention this Special.  These can be mail ordered


Ptychosperma elegans 1g Ptychosperma elegans 1g Ptychosperma elegans 1g
Ptychosperma elegans 1g Ptychosperma elegans 1g Ptychosperma elegans 1g
Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE BAND SIZED PLANTS

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase to get this discount.  These plants would be easy to ship. 


Coccothrinax barbadensis band Coccothrinax barbadensis band Coccothrinax barbadensis band
Coccothrinax barbadensis band Coccothrinax barbadensis band Coccothrinax barbadensis band
Coccothrinax barbadensis  Coccothrinax barbadensis  Coccothrinax barbadensis

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
A BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN AFRICAN CYCAD


RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE  - COASTAL SUN TOLERANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 1 & 2 GALLON SIZE


Native to Mozambique, this small to medium sized cycad grows in scrub forest among rocks and boulders.  It is distinguished by its blue to blue-green color and by having leaflets that are prominently spiny.  In my experience, leaf color is sometimes very blue, other times blue-green.  You'll sometimes hear the description as "soapy green" to describe the leaves.  Overall, the leaf color is variable and I've shown several photos here to demonstrate this.  I've seen specimens that are as blue as an Encephalartos horridus

Trunk size is usually under three feet.  Upright leaves are about four feet long or less.  Leaves are keeled and leaflets are lanceolate and spiny.  This species likes full sun and is cold tolerant into the low 20's F.  The one gallon on sale are a good, strong one gallon plant.  They came from parents domestically that both had extreme blue color.  These can be mail ordered but not outside the U.S.  Caudex sizes on these plants are 1-2 inches .  Very limited numbers are available. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1 & 2 GALLON PLANTS $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE THIS SPECIES $135


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


Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos blue munchii

 

DIOON SPECIES "RIO VERDE"
MEXICAN CYCAD WITH LONG LEAVES

FULL SUN SPECIES – NEVER SUPER LARGE
FOR A CYCAD, FAIRLY COLD HARDY CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZED PLANTS

This surprisingly cold hardy Mexican cycad is known for its longer leaves.  Compared to an ordinary Dioon edule, it has much longer leaves.  These leaves have a somewhat yellow petiole and leaf color is green or blue-green.   And, there's an extra treat: new leaves flush an interesting pink-green color.  This is a slow growing species.  Trunks rarely get to two feet.  They cluster freely. 

It is a sun species that is cold tolerant into the upper teens F.  It tolerates heat and full hot sun.  Shown here are our citrus pot sized sized plants that are about 8-9 years old.  Caudexes are about three inches.  The first seven photos below show these plants.  I'm also showing a few other nursery plants to demonstrate leaf color.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT PLANTS $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZED CITRUS POT PLANTS $295

You must mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when purchasing
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Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches
Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches
Dioon edule var rio verde citrus pot caudex 3 inches Dioon edule variety rio verde Dioon edule variety rio verde

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR FULL COASTAL SUN

A FAVORITE AMONG CYCAD ENTHUSIASTS
GOOD STARTER SIZE FOR CYCAD ENTHUSIAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZED PLANTS

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

Shown below are E. lehmannii that are in citrus pot containers.  They have 4 to 6 leaves with caudexes of about 2.5 inches.  See first two rows of photos.  They can remain in these containers for 2 to 3 more years.  Easy to mail order.  We do have larger sizes available.  These citrus pot plants are easy to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT WITH 2.5 INCH CAUDEX $375
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS CAUDEX SIZE CITRUS POT $315

The third row of photos show more mature or garden plants.

Encephalartos lehmannii 5g 2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g 2.5 inches
Encephalartos lehmannii 5g 2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g 2.5 inches Encephalartos lehmannii 5g 2.5 inches
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

DIOON CALIFANOI
RARE MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


KEELED, ARCHING GRAY-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY HARD TO FIND 15 GALLON PLANT

There is some type of seductive quality to this rare species – Dioon califanloi.  I think it's because of the compact, rigid, keeled and curved leaves.  The leaves are very distinct and different - and very appealing.  This is a species that takes on the mature appearance over time.  As a young plant you might think it's a "ho-hummer".  But, as it ages, it develops its traditional appearance and gets more attractive.  Leaves are four to five feet long.  In a domestic situation, a plant with a three foot trunk would be enormous.  It takes full sun and is cold hardy into the lower 20's F.  The plant on sale is in a 15g container and has a 4 inch caudex.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON WITH 4 INCH CADUEX $780
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON CYCAD $625

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  This plant can be shipped, weather permitting.


Dioon califanoi 15g about 4 inches Dioon califanoi 15g about 4 inches Dioon califanoi 15g 4 inches
Dioon califanoi 15g 4 inches Dioon califanoi 15g 4 inches Dioon califanoi 15g 4 inches
Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi

 

ALOCASIA LOW RIDER
TRUE DWARF GREEN HYBRID

 


NEVER OVER 2 FEET TALL - FAIRLY COLD HARDY

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This dwarf Alocasia is a hybrid of Alocasia portora - which is much taller and larger than this hybrid.  Mature height of this plant is typically 18 inches.  Leaf stems are striped as you can see on the photo.   Leaf color is green.  This plant tolerates partial or perhaps full sun along the coast or limited sun / strong filtered light in interior areas.  It is fairly cold hardy and winters over in zone 7B and above.  We're putting one gallon on sale - shown in the first four photos below.  Following are our 5 gallon size.  Sorry, but I have no photos of mature garden plants.

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

ALOCASIA LOW RIDER 1g ALOCASIA LOW RIDER 1g ALOCASIA LOW RIDER 1g
ALOCASIA LOW RIDER 1g    

 

SILVER BRAKE FERN
PTERIS CRETICA



TWO COLORED LEAVES
LIKES FILTERED LIGHT - NOT TOO TALL
SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


The hallmark of this fern are the green and white leaflets.  There are various varieties of this species.  On some the lighter color is a white, others sort of yellow and also some with silver inner portions of the leaflets.  Leaves come from crawling rhizomes and are about 12 to 18 inches long.  This species like ample moisture, filtered light and is cold tolerance to a bit below a freeze.  We are offering 5 gallons on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 5 GALLON $65


Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica
Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica Silver Brake Fern Pteris cretica

 

KAHILI GINGER
HEDYCHIUM GARDNERIANUM



MEDIUM SIZED -  GREEN LEAVES
SUPER FRAGRANT BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This suckering green Ginger is quick and easy to grow.  It can take full coastal sun or part sun.  Leaves are green and, unlike Shell Ginger, the blossoms are super fragrant - and have a very nice smell.  Plants typically don't get over over 7 feet tall and have a tropical look.  These 15g plants are good size with multiple tubers and near blossoming age.  You can see the health of these plants here.  The garden photo is c/o the Queensland Govt. website. 

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

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase. 


Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger
Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger
Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Govt. Queensland, AU

 

LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA
LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES


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

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

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

Remember:  mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  Flowering photo by RT.


LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G
LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA 5G
LIGULARIA LIGULARIA PHOTO BY RT LIGULARIA

 

MANGO CARABOA
A SUPER DESIRABLE PHILIPPINE MANGO



SWEET YELLOW FRUIT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS HARD TO FIND MANGO IN 5 GALLON SIZE

Mango caraboa is a sought after variety of Mango known for its sweet fruit with a hint of honey and lemon flavor.  Trees get to about 20 feet tall and produce good volumes of fruit.  These trees want ample sun and can be grown in Southern California.  Also of interest, it is reported that you can grow more trees from the fruit's seed.  Worldwide, this is one of the more sought after Mango varieties and is as good grower.  We have a very limited number of 5 gallon plants that we're putting on special.  The fruit photo below is a generic picture of Mango fruits.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $85


Mango caraboa 5g Mango caraboa 5g Mango caraboa 5g
Mango caraboa 5g Mango caraboa 5g Mango caraboa 5g
  Mango fruit Wikipedia  



                                        FRIDAY, 23 FEBRUARY - 4 MARCH, 2024

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
BAMBOO PALM THAT IS TALL AND FULL


STRONG & LARGE  SQUAT 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.  Of note, we only have a couple left.

REGULAR PRICE THIS BATCH SQUAT 15 GALLON $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $250

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

READ MORE ABOUT THE BAMBOO PALMS

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Chamaedorea hooperiana squat 15g Chamaedorea hooperiana squat 15g Chamaedorea hooperiana squat 15g
Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana TS RPS Chamaedorea hooperiana squat 15g

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM

 


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES

The native home of Archontophoenix purpurea is the Mt. Lewis mountain range in Queensland, Australia.  This species is known for the purple color to the crown shaft.  It is found at an elevation up to 4000 feet.  Mature height is quoted to be over fifty feet, but in habitat and culture I didn't see one this tall.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color. 

I'm showing our 15 gallon size which we're putting on a Ten Day Special.  Shown are triples although we also have singles on sale for the same price.  Also available are one gallons. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE MULTIPLE 15 GALLON $210


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase to get this discount. 


Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g
Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g Archontophoenix purpurea triple 15g
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM

 

MEDIUM SIZED TRUNK
VERY SOUGHT AFTER - FOR FULL SUN ALONG THE COAST

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15 GALLON PLANTS


This species of exotic palm is from the island of Madagascar.  It is the third of three Beccariophoenix species described from this palm-loaded country.  It is so sought after because some feel that it's the prettiest species of the three.  And, because it may possess the best cold hardiness.  I've documented other Beccariophoenix species tolerating temperatures below 25 degrees at our nursery.  So, this species may survive in areas like San Francisco, Phoenix and Houston.  It grows to a height of about thirty feet and does not have a crown shaft.  Leaves are long and minimally curved.  The crown of leaves are densely placed - so it offers privacy and screening of neighbors.  Growth rate is medium in most areas and along the coast it likes sun.  This species is hard to find.  We are offering 15 gallon plants on a ten day Special.  This size is shown in the first six photos below.  We also have 5 gallon available (see below) and much larger sizes. 

REGULAR PRICE15 GALLON SIZE $255
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $225

Limited supplies available.  The habitat photo is by TS at RPS. 


Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g
Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g Beccariophoenix alfredii 15g
Beccariophoenix alfredii TS RPS  

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM

 

MEDIUM SIZED TRUNK
VERY SOUGHT AFTER - FOR FULL SUN ALONG THE COAST

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 25 GALLON DOUBLE

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE


REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE DOUBLE $525
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON DOUBLE  $450

We only have a couple of these available. 

Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g
Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g Beccariophoenix alfredii double 25g

 

CHAMAEDOREA SCHIPPII
AN ALMOST UNKNOWN AND NEVER AVAILABLE SPECIES

UNDERSTORY PINNATE SUCKERING PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $155

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $135


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


Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g
Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g Chamaedorea schippii 5g
Chamaedorea schippii Wikipedia commons Chamaedorea schippii Chamaedorea schippii

  

DYPSIS ARENARUM
THE SAND PALM



SIMILAR TO DYPSIS LUTESCENS
BUT WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DASY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This thin trunked suckering palm is native to Madagascar where, in the northeastern area, it lives close to the sandy beaches.  Thus the common name.  It has green curved leaves with small leaflets.  The tubular crown shaft is white and the thin trunk is ringed.  It is distinguished from the Areca Palm by it's reddish petioles and blue-green leaflets.  It typically forms a clump of four to five individual plants.  It tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy in the mid to upper 20's F.  It is a very rare species.  We rarely have it for sale. We are putting our 5 gallon plants on sale as shown below.  The mature plant photo is c/o TS at RPS.

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


Dypsis arenarum 5g Dypsis arenarum 5g Dypsis arenarum 5g
Dypsis arenarum 5g Dypsis arenarum 5g Dypsis arenarum 5g
  Dypsis arenarum TS RPS   

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE SHAVING BRUSH OR FEATHER DUSTER PALM


ROBUST GROWER - SWOLLEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


The Shaving Brush Palm is super popular here in Southern California and is native to New Zealand.  It is fairly rare and sometimes difficult to find.  This is suprising as it's so beautiful and can be grown by many.  It is cold hardy down to the low 20's F. and perhaps even into the upper teens F.  Along the coast it can tolerate full sun or part sun.  Inland areas should give it a few hours of sun - best is morning sun.  The trunk is medium sized and mature height is about 25 feet.  Leaves are green and upright.  The crown shaft is green or lime green and swollen.  Shown below in he first five photos are our 5 gallon size followed by a 15 gallon.  We have an assortment of sizes available.


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

Remember:  Mention this Special when purchasing. 

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Rhopalostylis sapida great barrier island Rhopalostylis sapida great barrier island Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida Rhopalostylis sapida Rhopalostylis sapida

 

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM


EVERYONE LOVES THIS PALM

ONE OF THE BEST MADAGASCAR PALMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON 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 on Sale but only have a handful available..

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

Mention this Special for your discount.


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

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM

 

 

RUST COLORED CROWN SHAFT
THIN SILVER RINGED TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BAND SIZE


FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE 


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


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


Dypsis leptocheilos band Dypsis leptocheilos band Dypsis leptocheilos band
Dypsis leptocheilos band Dypsis leptocheilos band Dypsis leptocheilos band


TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY

 

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

This South American suckering fan palm comes from Argentina and Uruguay.  From these locations, you might suspect it could have quite a bit of cold hardiness, and this is the case with not only this species of Trithrinax, but of the genus as a whole.  Availability of seeds of this species has been sparse to nonexistent.  And, as a young plant, it is quite slow growing.  Consequently, to get a good sized container plant can take a decade or more.  We are fortunate to offer some one gallon juvenile plants as shown below.  I'd estimate their age at 4 years.  They will need acclimation to full hot sun and leaves will be 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. 

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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 - age about 15 years. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS 15G CYCAD $1100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $975
 

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

 

CYCAS PETRAEA
SUPER RARE GREEN CYCAD FROM THAILAND
 



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


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

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

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


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 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

 

HAEMANTHUS ALBIFLOS
UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT


WIDE "TONGUE-LIKE" LEAVES

INTERESTING SPRING - SUMMER BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON CLUSTERING SIZE


This species is native to various regions of South Africa.  It prefers filtered light but can tolerate some sun.  Leaves are thick and green in color.  In sun they are more of a lime green and shorter.  Interesting blossoms emerge faithfully and are shown in a nursery plant below.  Surprisingly, these are a bit difficult to find.  They do tolerate cold into the mid-twenties or lower and are being grown in the SF Bay area with ease.  The first four photos show the one gallon size on sale.  Most are clustering with 2 to 3 plants per pot.  They'll be blossoming with two months..

REGULAR PRICE THESE CLUSTERING 1 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Mail order possible.  Mention this Special for this Blog Only Discounted price.

HAEMANTHUS ALBIFLOS HAEMANTHUS ALBIFLOS HAEMANTHUS ALBIFLOS
HAEMANTHUS ALBIFLOS Haemanthus albiflos Haemanthus albiflos

 

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 FIVE 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 5 gallon plants.  They are about 3 to 4 feet tall in their pots.  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 5 gallon on sale but only have a handful available in this size – and they’ll sell out quickly.  There are just too many people seeking this interesting plant.


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL SALE PRICE 5 GALLON $135

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


Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g
Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm 5g
Ravanala madagascarensis Ravanala madagascarensis Ravanala madagascarensis

 

MUSA SUMATRANA HYBRID
A NON-FRUITING BANANA CROSSED WITH A FRUITING BANANA



MAKES A PRETTIER FRUITING PLANT
DEFINITE RED COLOR TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS


The plants I'm showing here may be very interesting.  It's a cross between the ornamental Musa sumatrana (zebrina) and a fruiting type of Banana.  The hybridizer told me it produces edible bananas but do have some small seeds in the fruit.  Mature height should be about 8 feet.  Like most Bananas, it does sucker and the fruiting stalk is replaced by a new stalk.  It has light green leaves with attractive purple splotches and maroon underside.  See photos below.  It'd want full sun and should be cold tolerant well into the mid-twenties F.  Below I'm showing you the 15 gallon size.  These plants are very nicely sized with some overhead.  BTW, they are near impossible to find.  I have no mature photos to show you as it's a new hybrid.  Of note, only a few left.

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


  Musa sumatrana hybrid  Musa sumatrana hybrid
Musa sumatrana hybrid Musa sumatrana hybrid Musa sumatrana hybrid
Musa sumatrana hybrid Musa sumatrana hybrid Musa sumatrana hybrid

 

EPIDENDRON ORCHID
VARIOUS COLORS AVAILABLE - PINK – BLOSSOMS SHOWN HERE

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

The family of Epidendron Orchids are loaded with species/varieties of lots of different colors.  These include pink, purple, orange, red, white and yellow.  But, one of the most vibrant is the pink-purple as shown here.  It is also an easy variety to grow.  This is the color I'm showing here.  We're putting blossoming one gallon purple-pink on sale.  These plants will have tons of reed-like stems, most of which will blossom this summer.  Leaves are thick and small and plants can be divided in the future to easily add to other areas of the garden.  They'll take coastal full sun or strong filtered light.  Some sun is needed for flowering.  You can plant these right in the soil.  They are cold tolerant into the mid-twenties F.  BTW, this color is difficult to find.  You’ll love them in your garden or in a pot.  If we run out of this color, we've got lots of other great colored blossoms in the same size/price.

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $65

Just mention this Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.

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




                                        WEDNESDAY, 21 FEBRUARY - 1 APRIL, 2024

MULE PALM
BUTIA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)



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

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

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

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

On special are our squat 25g plants.  They are ten to twelve feet tall in thier pots.  They are ready for planting but we only have a few of them left.

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

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


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

 

DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM VAR RUBRUM
PRINCESS PALM, HURRICANE PALM



MEDIUM HEIGHT - CROWN SHAFT – THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This is a somewhat rare, collector type of palm that would be attractive in almost any coastal or near-coastal garden.  Native to the Mascarene Islands, this thin trunked, crown shafted palm gets to a height of about 25 feet.  This variety is called "rubrum" because of the red color that is present on the stems and on juvenile leaflets.  One photo shows this below.  The leaves are green, arching and without any spines.  Growth rate is medium.  This is a coastal sun or part day sun species with a cold tolerance in the upper twenties F.  I've had one in my garden for years in San Diego. 

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

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


Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g  Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g  Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g
Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g  Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g  Dictyospermum album rubrum 15g
Dictyospermum album rubrum  Dictyospermum album rubrum Dictyospermum album rubrum

 

CHAMAEDOREA ARENBERGIANA
SINGLE TRUNK UNDERSTORY PALM WITH WIDE LEAFLETS

 

MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE - PROMINENT TRUNK RINGS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk species is from Mexico and Central America.  It is pinnate like other Chamaedoreas with a trunk diameter of an inch or a bit more.  The leaves a five feet long with wide leaflets and prominent drip tips.  It  prefers moist but good draining soil.  The trunks are dark green and prominent trunk rings are present.  Mature height is about 12 feet.  Low temperatures tolerated are about to a freeze and this species likes filtered light.  A photo below shows the unusual clustering of seeds on a female flower attached to the trunk below the leaves.  In the last photo, the seeds are green and have not yet turned color. 

REGULAR PRICE 15G $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $215

 

 

Chamaedorea arenbergiana 15g Chamaedorea arenbergiana 15g Chamaedorea arenbergiana 15g
Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana

 

CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS
MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE - THIN TRUNKS



SUPER COLD HARDY AND TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE MULTIPLES

Speaking of cold hardy, filtered light palms, let me mention Chamaedorea radicalis.  Today I’m talking about the tunking form of this species.  Decades ago we didn't even know this species existed.  All Chamaedorea radicalis were dwarfs - rarely over five feet tall.  The trunking form rapidly puts on trunk.  Mature, plants can get up to fifteen feet tall. Leaflets are wider than the dwarf form and there's a bit of silver color to the stems and trunk.  Trunks mature are narrow, under an inch thick.  They can bend slightly as they get height.  See photos below of a mature specimen at the nursery.  It is also very quick growing.  These 15g on Special should have a ten foot height in under five years.  Both forms tolerate full sun along the coast but can also be grown in strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness of 18 degrees F.  Some in the SF Bay Area are successfully growing this species.  Also, enthusiasts in Houston, TX have as well.  We have a limited number of 15g plants on special.  This larger 15g size can be mail ordered but do consider smaller sizes to save money if you are out of our area.  Note that I have put six photos below of our fruiting triiple trunking radicalis.  It's about ten years old in a 25g pot.

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

You get this discount when you mention our Blog Only Special.  BTW, that huge 25 gallon plant, the mature one with seeds, is also for sale.

CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS
CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS
Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit
Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit Chamaedorea radicalis trunking 25g tall and in fruit

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM


MEDIUM SIZE -THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE PLANTS

I don't know if you've looked for this species, but the Cliff Date Palm is not so easy to find.  It is native to India and is about half the size of the Canary Island Palm in terms of trunk diameter and mature height.  Also, the crown is much smaller.  It is an armed species and has other characteristics of Phoenix like the induplicate leaflets (water held "in" - V shaped ).  But, many think this is the prettiest of all the Date Palms.  It typically gets fifteen to twenty-five feet tall.  The leaves are very pretty and green.  The crown is not overly large.  Leaves curve downwards.  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown below are our 5g plants, mostly singles with a few doubles.  We’re putting them on special.  These are shippable.
 
REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $115

Remember to mention this Special for this discount.   


Phoenix rupoicola 5g Phoenix rupoicola 5g Phoenix rupoicola 5g
Phoenix rupoicola 5g Phoenix rupoicola 5g Phoenix rupoicola 5g
Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola Phoenix rupicola

 

SABAL CAUSIARUM
LARGE TRUNKED TROPICAL FAN PALM

 


SMOOTH AND LIGHT COLORED TRUNK
SUPER COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is one of my favorite Sabal species.  It's native to various Caribbean Islands including Puerto Rico and Cuba.  It can get to height of at least 35 feet and has a trunk that is smooth and a light tan to gray color.  Trunks are thick, up to about 30 inches.  Leaf color is blue-green.  Growth rate is good and it likes sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-teens F.  The 5g size shown below are nice.  We’re putting this size on sale.  Get them in the ground and within a few years you’ll have a decent sized palm.  I’m showing some mature plants below as well. 

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


Sabal causiarum 5g Sabal causiarum 5g Sabal causiarum 5g
Sabal causiarum 5g Sabal causiarum 5g Sabal causiarum 5g
Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum

 

GAUSSIA GOMEZ-POMPAE
BIGGER AND TALLER THAN GAUSSIA MAYA


PINNATE LEAVES, NO CROWN SHAFT
VERY RARE - NEW TO CULTIVATION
 
TEN DAY SPECIAL  5 GALLON SIZED PLANTS

This is a fairly recently described single trunk pinnate palm is from southern Mexico.  There it lives among rugged outcroppings in mountainous areas.  Little is known about its domestic culture.  It gets to heights of over 30 feet with an 8 to 10 inch thick trunk.  It has a clean trunk and no crown shaft.  Leaves are green and fairly straight.  The mature photos below were taken in Miami, Florida where it seems to be doing fine.  I would anticipate that it wont' take temperatures much below a freeze.  But, if you can grow G. maya, I'd suspect you can grow this species.  These plants are a first for the market and the first batch of this species we've ever offered. 

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


Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g
Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g Gaussia gomez-pompae 5g
Gaussia gomez-pompae Gaussia gomez-pompae Gaussia gomez-pompae

 

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



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

This interesting palm is a suckering blue fan palm is native to Morocco.  It's actually quite amazing that it took a long time for taxonomists to realize that it was a species and had it's own unique characteristics.  It's definitely a deep blue color but also it never gets as large as Chamaereops humilus.  The problem was that there were also native short clones of the later.  Chamaerops cerifera is one of the most cold hardy species for those of you in super cold areas.  I've had reports of it going down to 13 degrees F.  Mature height is about six feet or so.  Color is blue in hot sun.  This species does sucker.  Most importantly, with age and full sun, they will have blue leaves (see garden photos).  The plants on special here are nicely sized FIVE gallon plants.  They can be shipped for mail order customers.  We also have 15 gallon size available.   
 
REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $
135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $
100

Remember: Mention this Special for your discount. 



Chamaerops cerifera 5g Chamaerops cerifera 5g Chamaerops cerifera 5g
Chamaerops cerifera 5g Chamaerops cerifera 5g Chamaerops cerifera 5g
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

DYPSIS "MAHAJANGA"
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING

FLUFFY PLUMOSE LEAF
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This is a species of plant from Madagascar.  The name is a “locational” name – where the plant is from.  I am unaware of an exact species name at this time.  The seeds of this "species" first came out about twenty-five years ago.  From seeds, some of these plants ended up being single trunk, others suckering.   Seeds came from as private grower in El Cajon, CA His tree has three trunks, see photo below.  He said it was an easy grow in his full sun. I have a limited number of one gallon plants which I’m putting on sale.  Leaves are quite plumose or “fluffy” in appearance.  They seem to be reasonably cold hardy and should mature at heights under twenty feet.  I'd give part day sun.  The most similar species to these plants is Dypsis madagascarensis.  The mature palm below was photographed by Al Bredison.  It's suckering with two trunks, possibly three.  This species is recommended.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Mention this Special to get this price at the time of purchase.  This size would be easy to mail order.


Dypsis mahajanga 1g Dypsis mahajanga 1g Dypsis mahajanga 1g
Dypsis mahajanga 1g Dypsis mahajanga 1g Dypsis mahajanga 1g
  dypsis mahajanga AB Palmpedia  

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM



ANOTHER PALM FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

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

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

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


Please mention this Special at the time of purchase.  Easy to mail order.  BTW, folks are growing this species in the SF Bay area.


Howea belmoreana band Howea belmoreana band Howea belmoreana band
Howea belmoreana band Howea belmoreana band Howea belmoreana band
Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana Howea belmoreana

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HILDEBRANDTII
LARGE SIZED GREEN CYCAD

UPRIGHT LEAVES – GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT CYCADS

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

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



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

 

DIOON EDULE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON PLANTS $600
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS GROUP OF CYCADS $450

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

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



SOUGHT AFTER - SPINY LEAFLETS
LOVES SUN AND PRETTY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL – 24 INCH BOXED SPECIMEN WITH TWO PUPS

Encephalartos trispinosus is a very desirable blue South African cycad.  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.  The color, if grown in full hot sun, is a prominent blue to silver leaf color.   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.  Mature size is small to medium with a thirty year old plant only being six or seven feet tall with an 18 inch trunk.  The plant on Special today is a sun-ready, outdoor grown coning sized plant that has a caudex of 8 inches with two pups – one 6 inches, the other 4 inches.  It’s leaflets are prominently spined and the color is blue.  This plant is way too large and heavy for standard mail order.   

REGULAR PRICE THIS 24 INCH SPECIMEN WITH TWO PUPS $1800
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL SPECIMEN $1500


Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches
Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches Encephalartos trispinosus 24 in box 8 inches 2 pups 6 & 4 inches
Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus Encephalartos trispinosus

 

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


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

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

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

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


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

 

BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM
ANTHURIUM HOOKERI

THE PERFECT COMPANION PLANT


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


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

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

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


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

 

TASMANIAN TREE FERN
DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $85
SALES PRICE THIS SIZE $6
5

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

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

 

FUCREA QUICHEENSIS
A RARE AND STUNNING BLUE
FUCREA



MEDIUM HEIGHT MATURE
THIN BLUE STRAP-LIKE SOFT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This extremely rare and difficult to find variety of Fucrea is native to southwest Guatemala and southern Mexico on the Pacific side.  Plants have thin trunks with a mature heights of six to nine feet with beautiful heads of super blue strap-like blue leaves.  The leaves are a rosette and this crown is six feet or more wide.  Trunks have been known to fork when mature.  Unlike other Fucrea that produce bubils, this species sets seeds.  This is a full sun species and is cold hardy (by estimate) into the mid to upper 20's F.  Mail order would be simple. The 5 gallon on sale are just beginning to take off in their pots.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $80

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

FUCREA QUICHEENSIS 5g FUCREA QUICHEENSIS FUCREA QUICHEENSIS
FUCREA QUICHEENSIS FUCREA QUICHEENSIS FUCREA QUICHEENSIS
Furcrea quicheensis Agaveville website Furcrea quicheensis TS RPS Furcrea quicheensis TS RPS



                                        MONDAY, 19 FEBRUARY - 28 FEBRUARY, 2024

DYPSIS PEMBANA
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING
NATIVE TO PEMBA ISLAND


TAKES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZED PLANTS

There are both single trunk and suckering forms of this species.  Nowadays, most of the plants available of this species are the suckering form.  Both get to a height of 25 feet, have an attractive green trunk and a light colored crown shaft.  Leaves have a graceful arch and the leaflet color is green.  It's a great alternative for the garden.  Note how the trunks are beefy but not overly large.  The plants on special are already suckering.  Along our coast it will take part day sun but I'd recommend filtered or morning sun inland.  The plants on special are in 15 gallon pots and are ready to acclimate to your garden.  We do have smaller sizes available.  may have larger plants available.  I cannot tell you whether the plants we have (from seed) are the single or suckering type.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $245
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $215

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.  The 8th photo of a garden plant is c/o  late friend Al Bredeson.  The last photo is by tranquilometro.


Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana
Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana
Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana by late Al B. Dypsis pembana photo by tranquilometro

  

PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
OLD AND HUGE 15G PLANTS


UNKNOWN SPECIES FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION
HAWAIIAN SPECIES ONLY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE
 

Pritchardia are single trunk fan palms.  They grow in Hawaii and some tropical islands, but we only grow the Hawaiian species as they grow much better in Southern California.  We offer about 15 species.  Most species are short to medium mature heights but there are a few that get up to fifty feet or more.  Leaves are green with some having dusty colors on the bottom of the leaves.  Trunk widths are thin to medium in size.  The Pritchardia shown here are representative of most of the 15 gallon that we have.  They are super large and the size of a typical 25 gallon plant.  Note the formed trunk at the base and overall size.  A representative 15g (not the largest of the group for sure) is shown in the first two rows of photos.  A 25 gallon is shown in the third row of photos. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON HUGE PALMS $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH OF VERY LARGE 15 GALLON $295

Just mention this Blog Only Special at time of purchase to get your discount.
 
Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species 15g
Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species 15g
Pritchardia species Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species 15g
Pritchardia species 15g Pritchardia species Pritchardia species 15g


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



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

This interesting palm is a suckering blue fan palm is native to Morocco.  It's actually quite amazing that it took a long time for taxonomists to realize that it was a species and had it's own unique characteristics.  It's definitely a deep blue color but also it never gets as large as Chamaereops humilus.  The problem was that there were also native short clones of the later.  Chamaerops cerifera is one of the most cold hardy species for those of you in super cold areas.  I've had reports of it going down to 13 degrees F.  Mature height is about six feet or so.  Color is blue in hot sun.  This species does sucker.  Most importantly, with age and full sun, they will have blue leaves (see garden photos).  The plants on special here are nicely sized and suckering fifteen gallon plants.  They can be shipped for mail order customers.  We also have 5 gallon size available.   
 
REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $235

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $200


Remember: Mention this Special for your discount. 

 
Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g
Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g
CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA Chamaerops cerifera CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX BEATRICAE
RARE VARIETY OF THE KING PALM

 

SILVER UNDERSIDES TO LEAFLETS
GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Archontophoenix Alexandrae is native to Australia.  It has green leaves that have silver discoloration to the underside of the leaflets as shown below.  Leaves tend to stay flat without the twist on their axis as seen with the more common King Palm, Archotophoenix cunninghamiana.  Although they are a tad less cold hardy than the latter, they are felt by most to be more beautiful.  Mature height can exceed 50 feet.  The crown shaft with green without the brown discoloration seen with the common King Palm.  Cold hardiness is about 26 degrees F.  They can take coastal sun but half-day sun might give the pretties specimen.  The 15g size shown below is a single but I also have multiples at the same sale price.   

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

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


 
Archontophoenix alexandrae Archontophoenix alexandrae  Archontophoenix alexandrae 
Archontophoenix alexandrae  Archontophoenix alexandrae  Archontophoenix alexandrae 
Archontophoenix alexandrae  Archontophoenix alexandrae  Archontophoenix alexandrae 

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX BEATRICAE
RARE VARIETY OF KING PALM


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


FOR DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE


REGULAR PRICE 5G $135
TEN DAY SPECIASL SALE PRICE 5 GALLON $115

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


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

This single trunk pinnate palm is native to areas extending from southern Mexico down to Columbia.  They are often grown for food as the male blossoms are cooked and eaten as a delicacy.  This species doesn't take sun here - it'll burn.  But, in shade it thrives in temperatures down to the mid-twenties F.  It is quick growing and has a rather thick, prominently ringed dark green trunk.  Flowers are quite prominent and, if you have several plants closely situated, the chances are you'll obtain fruit without even trying.  The last photo shows a flower with green fruit.  This species can also be grown inside the home as long as the air is not too hot and dry.  I personally like the looks of a collection of several plants grown together.  Over time, as they age and get overhead, there will be some "stair-stepping" of the crowns and this is quite attractive.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  It needs filtered light, even when tall.  We have singles and some multiples of our 5g that are on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $135

The last photo below is c/o TS at RPS.


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

 

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


LOCALLY GROWN AND STURDY PALM

SALE ON TRIPLE PLANTS IN 5 GALLON SIZE

Most people are familiar with this species, the Pygmy Date Palm.  It is naturally a single trunks species.  But, they are usually sold as "triples" - three individual plants in the same pot - so often, that people think it's a suckering species.  And, 99% of plants are sold as a "multiples".  Over a few decades, this species can get to a height of over ten feet.  They are slow growing.  Triples grow slower than singles.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on its stems.  Growth rate is medium to slow.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Of note, it is one of the least cold hardy of all the Date Palms.  Shown here are some shippable 5 gallon which we’re putting on Special.  These are locally grown and much hardier and stronger than imported plants like you see at the depot stores.

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

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

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


CHAMAEROPS HUMILIS - GREEN FORM
LOVES SUN AND HEAT - VERY COLD HARDY

SUCKERING FAN PALM WITH MEDIUM SIZED MATURE SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Historically Chamaerops humilis has been considered a monotypic genus although in recent times a very blue version (Chamaerops cerifera) has been discovered in northern Africa and this may be eventually named as the second species in the genus.  This green species is very durable and can live on limited water.  It tolerates hot full sun, even in desert environments.  Although there are variations in mature heights (different clones of the same species), it tends not to be overly tall.  It does sucker and leaf stems are armed with sharp barbs.  Most mature specimens are between ten and twenty feet tall.  The 5 gallon plants on special are the green form of this species.  Notably, all C. humilis can be green or have strong hints of blue in the leaves and stems.  This species demands full sun and loves heat.  In the shade, it performs poorly.  Cold tolerance is about 15 degrees F.  This size can easily be shipped for mail orders.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $75


Chamaerops humilis 5g green Chamaerops humilis 5g green Chamaerops humilis 5g green
Chamaerops humilis 5g green Chamaerops humilis 5g green Chamaerops humilis 5g green
Chamaerops humilis Chamaerops humilis Chamaerops humilis

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE
THIS SIZE CAN BE MAIL ORDERED


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 $145
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $125

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

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM 


ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR OR EXTERIOR PALMS
SIZE ON SALE EASY TO SHIP
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE ONE GALLON PLANTS
THIS SIZE EASY TO MAIL ORDER - WEATHER PERMITTING


FOR DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

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

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

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MORE RARE SPECIES OF THIS GENUS

 

GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

Just mention this Blog special for this discount.  In the second row below I've shown a 5g nursery plant.  We also have 15g size.  The band size is shown in the first three photos below and are currently larger than shown here.  The 5th photo is c/o Cloudforest.com Website.

 

Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Cloudforest Website RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII

 

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
DWARF SINGLE TRUNK

 

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


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

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $75

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65


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

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


ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 

UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES WITH THIN LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

This cycad is native to Swaziland, northern South Africa.  It is known as one of the most attractive of all the green cycads.  It does great in Southern California but is rare and hard to find.  New leaves tend to be upright.  Most pronounced is the "frost" appearance of leaves as shown below.  This is from small hairs on the leaflets.  It makes a medium to large mature specimen.  Mature size can be over fifteen feet with 6 to 10 foot green leaves.  Leaflets are armed.  Along the coast it’ll take full sun.  Far inland I’d recommend limited sun.  Cold tolerance is down to the low 20’s F.

REGULR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS SPECIES $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $75

Below I'm showing photos of a large specimen at the nursery.


Encephalartos paucidentatus band Encephalartos paucidentatus band Encephalartos paucidentatus band
Encephalartos paucidentatus band Encephalartos paucidentatus band Encephalartos paucidentatus
Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus

 

ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15G CYCAD

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION SEE ABOVE

The 15 gallon on sale has a caudex size of 8 inches

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON CYCAD $1320
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1100

Below I'm showing photos of a large 25g specimen at the nursery - photo #7 below.  We have citrus pot and seedlings as well..


ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES
ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS 15G 8 INCHES
ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS Encephalartos paucidentatus

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
BEAUTIFUL SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD WITH GREEN TO BLUE LEAVES

 


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LOVES SUN - RE-CURVED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL SPECIMEN 15 GALLON WITH FAIRLY LARGE CAUDEX

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

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


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

 

ASSORTED MATURE CONING SIZED CYCADS
MANY SHOWN BELOW CAN TOLERATE SOME SHADE


SALE ON THESE FILTERED LIGHT SPECIES - NAME & CAUDEX SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON ALL PLANTS SHOWN BELOW


About two weeks ago we took photographs of an assortment of older cycads.  Those shown below are all different species and are from assorted genera.  All are older plants, near mature and coning sized plant with ages of 20 to 30 years or more.  All plants shown are for sale but could be sold by the time you read this.  Finally, most of the plants below can tolerate filtered light, partial shade or maybe even full shade.  And, we're offering a Ten Day Special on these cycads as shown below.  If any plant interests you, just call us for pricing.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY LARGE CYCAD SHOWN BELOW - 15% OFF REGULAR PRICE


Ceratozamia mexicana 24 in box 9 x 20 inches
Ceratozamia mexicana 24 in box, caudex 9 x 20 inches
Ceratozamia mirande 24 in box 7 x 9 inches with 3  pups
Ceratozamia mirande 24 in box caudex 7 x 9 inches with 3 pups
Ceratozamia species 24 inch box caudex 10 x 16 inches
Ceratozamia species 24 inch box caudex 10 x 16 inches
Cycas debaoensis 15 gallon mature 7 inch female
Cycas debaoensis 15 gallon mature female caudex 7 inches
Cycas thouarsii 25g 8 x 32 inches
Cycas thouarsii 25g caudex 8 x 32 inches
Dioon mejiae 35g 13 x 26 in
Dioon mejiae 35g caudex 13 x 26 in
Dioon rzedowskii 24 in box 24 in x 22 in
Dioon rzedowskii 24 in box caudex 24 in x 22 in

Dioon spinulosum 24 in box caudex 11 x 20
Encephalartos ferox 25 gallon 17 x 16 in
 Encephalartos ferox 25 gallon caudex 17 x 16 in
Encephalartos gratus 24 in box 13  x 17 inches
 Encephalartos gratus 24 in box caudex 13 x 17 inches
Encephalartos sclavoi 24 in box 16 x 18 inches
 Encephalartos sclavoi 24 in box caudex 16 x 18 inches
Encephalartos villosus 24 in box 13 x 15 inches
 Encephalartos villosus 24 in box caudex 13 x 15 inches
Encephalartos whitlockii 25g caudex 17 inch
 Encephalartos whitlockii 25g caudex 17 inch
Encephalartos senticosus 35g caudex 21 x 38 inches
 Encephalartos senticosus 35g caudex 21 x 38 inches

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MIDDELBURGENSIS
VERY SOUGHT AFTER BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 

MEDIUM TO LARGE CYCAD THAT TOLERATES FULL COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON WITH TWO CAUDEXES

Encephalartos middelburgenis is endemic to the Witbank and Middelburg districts of South Africa.  They occur in fragmented populations, and their habitat is rocky soil and outcroppings in grasslands and valleys.  The climate is hot and dry.  Winter months can be cold and experience periodic freezes.  This is a medium sized species.  Leaves are approximately a meter and a half to almost two meters.  Stems (trunks) can reach an excess of ten meters over the centuries and have the tendency to sucker moderately. 

This is a beautiful blue Encephalartos species.  In shade, like many of the blue Encephalartos, this species will not appear nearly as blue.  Leaves are armed with prickles, but depending on cultivar the degree can vary.  Larger, older specimens tend to bear less spines than younger juvenile plants.  This is another species from the Transvaal region of South Africa.  This is noteworthy are some of the rarest and most beautiful species of Encephalartos hail from this region.  E. middelburgensis is a moderate grower, and tends to flush annually.  The female cones on this species are a yellow, green with fine brown tomentum, where male cones are much darker in appearance covered in a dark brown tomentum.  In coastal and inland areas this plant needs to be in the sun.  For desert areas, partial sun or filtered light is adequate.  Excessively wet soil will lead to rot problems with this species.

 The plant on Special is in a 15 gallon contain and has two caudex – each one 5 inches. It can be shipped within the U.S., weather permitting.

REGULAR PRICE THIS 15 GALLON WITH TWO 5 INCH CAUDEXES $3000
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD AS DESCRIBED $2200



Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup
Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup Encephalartos middelburgensis 15g 5 inches with 5 inch pup
Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis Encephalartos middelburgensis

 

ACANTHUS MOLLIS
BEAR'S BREECHES PLANT


ABOUT FIVE FEET TALL, UPRIGHT BLOSSOMS
HARD TO FIND NOWADAYS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

This herbaceous perennial is from southern Europe and northern Africa.  It is fairly easy to grow and prefers sun.  It has big, wavy green leaves.  It is somewhat reminiscent of the Snowflake Aralia which occasionally we have available.  Mature plant height is about three to four feet.  The blossoms are spectacular as shown -  up to 30 inches long.   They go vertically above the foliage and are lavender colored.  Plants in shade will not blossom.  A hard freeze can damage the leaves but plants usually come out of it.  This is a suckering plant.   Shown below is our 15 gallon size which I'm putting on special - but we have limited numbers.  We also sometimes have 5 gallon plants available. 

REGULAR PRICE 15G $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $145

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  And, like all big leafy tropical plants, prevent snail invasions which can eat holes in the leaves.  The garden photos are c/o weedbuster website in NZ and Sunset Website.


Acanthus spinosus  Bears Breech 15g Acanthus spinosus  Bears Breech 15g Acanthus spinosus  Bears Breech 15g
Acanthus spinosus  Bears Breech 15g Acanthus spinosus  Bears Breech 15g
Acanthus mollis Bear's Breeches  by weedbusters NZ ( Acanthus mollis Bear's Breeches  by Sunset website  

 

CRINUM AMABILE - PURPLE LEAF
LARGE CRINUM TYPE LILY - AKA "QUEEN EMMA LILY"



OVERHEAD PURPLE-GREEN LEAVES

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DASY SPECIAL 7 GALLON PLANTS

This Lily is native to all sorts of locations throughout the world including southern Asia, Australia, and Africa.  It is known for it's spiraling display of long, heavy substance leaves that are upright and four to six feet long.  Their color is green and dark purple.  Flowers are white with purple centers and markings.  It grows like other Lilies by making offset tubers that make new plants.   Expect a mature height of six to seven feet, definitely overhead.  As mentioned, they clump and form a great display of foliage.  They will not "run" or take over an area.  In recent times these have been near impossible to find.  But, we have a limited number of 7 gallon that we’re putting on sale.  The size on special shown below.  This is a perfect size to plant in the garden.  Anticipate a mature clump at about six to seven feet tall.  I’m also showing a blossom and some older plants.  We only have a handful left for sale

REGULAR PRICE THESE HARD TO FIND 7 GALLON $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL
THIS SIZE $150


Crinum amabile purple 5g Crinum amabile purple 5g Crinum amabile purple 5g
Crinum amabile purple 5g Crinum amabile purple 5g Crinum amabile purple 5g
Crinum amabile purple Crinum amabile purple Crinum amabile purple

 

HELICONIA PSITTACORUM ANDROMEDA
A RARE DWARF HELICONIA WITH ORANGE BLOSSOMS


NEVER OVER FOUR TO FIVE FEE TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL LIMITED SUPPLY 2 GALLON PLANTS


This exciting new arrival to our nursery offers gardeners a chance to have a Heliconia that doesn't get to tall or spread too much.  Plant heights are typically 3 to 4 feet with blossoms extended above for a foot to 18 inches.l  Blossoms are orange with yellow hints. It tolerates coastal sun or part sun.  It does need some sun to blossom.  Cold tolerance so far is unknown but we suspect it'll take down to at least a freeze.  We just got these in and only have about ten available.  We've found they survive in coastal areas although may get some leaf burn.  This species wouldn't be recommended if you are in a colder interior area.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON THIS SPECIES $75


The garden photos are both care of Flikr, the first by an unknown author and the second by Jnzl's photos.

Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g
Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g
Heliconia psittacorum andromeda 2g Heliconia psittacorum andromeda FLIKR unknown author Heliconia andromeda Jnzl's photos FLIKR

 

TRITONIA SPECIES
IRIS APPEARING SUCKERING PLANT WITH UPRIGHT ORANGE BLOSSOMS


TOLERATES FULL SUN ALONG THE COAST
SMALLER COLORFUL COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

There are many species of the genus Tritonia.  I believe it's also known as Crocosmia.   I don't know the species name for the variety we're offering.  Tritonia are native to Southern Africa, especial in the Cape area.  Plants have "iris-like" flat leaves.  They do sucker making a small clump.  Mature plant height is 2 to 3 feet with upright flowering stalks above the foliage and with many orange flowers.  This species tolerates coastal full sun or part sun.  It can be grown in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is estimated to be in the mid-twenties F.  I don't have photos presently of garden specimens.  We're putting nice 5 gallon plants on sale.

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


These can be shipped.  Limited numbers available.

Tritonia orange blossom 5g Tritonia orange blossom 5g Tritonia orange blossom 5g
Tritonia orange blossom 5g Tritonia orange blossom 5g




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AND OLD CARDBOARD BOXES / NEWSPAPERS


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

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

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

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

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

 


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

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

 

GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

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

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