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Phone: (619) 291 4605
Fax: (619) 574-1595
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Nursery Hours & Location:
Monday -Saturday 9AM-4PM
450 Ocean View Ave.
Encinitas, CA 92024

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JUNGLE MUSIC - PALM TREE, CYCAD & TROPICAL PLANT NURSERY

Jungle Music is a palm tree, cycad and tropical plant nursery established in 1977 to provide the most rare and beautiful plants anywhere!  Nursery location is off Freeway 5 in Encinitas, CA, north of San Diego.  (Directions tab at top above)

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CYCAD INFORMATION
HELP & ADVICE WITH MANY ARTICLES BELOW

PALM TREE

Recent Private Cycad Collections Acquired

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October, 2017
New Private Cycad Collection
Rare Species - Many Old Plants

See This Collection


August, 2017

Absolutely Huge Encephalartos
Rare Species

See This Collection


July, 2017

Collection of large, rare cycads from private garden.  See this Collection

January, 2017

Collection of many huge, coning sized
Lepidozamia peroffskyana.  Click to See
January, 2017
Older rare cycads, smaller collection - some 40 years old!
September, 2016 - New Medium Sized Rare Cycad Collection
Another Rare Cycad Collection late August, 2016 - Species Never Offered
New Collection of Rare Cycads and Palms, July 2016
New Blue Encephalartos available - Private Collection February, 2016
Specimen Cycad Collection January, 2016
Rare Small - Medium Sized Cycads - Private Collection, December 2015
Larger Sized Private Cycad Collection Arrived 2015

Cycad Advice, Culture and Articles

Click for Directory of All Cycad Articles 

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Cycad availability & Prices 
  New!  The Best Rare Cycads for Southern California
Potting Up Cycad Seedlings
Water Conservation and Cycads
Cycads in the Landscape
Cycads - Quick Review on Appearance, Growth and Usage
Cycad Species Photographs - Cycad Gallery
Repotting a Large Cycad and the Importance of Roots
Cycad Potting Mix   
Establishing A Cycad Caudex or Offset in Pumice
Repotting a Cycad
African Cycad Photos - Nursery Plants
Sale: African Cycad Starter Kit
Blue Cycads
My Cycad Is In Trouble!
The Sago Palm, Cycas revoluta
Pictures of Nursery Cycads and Mature Specimens
Cycad Species List
Palms & Cycads That Will Grow in Your Area
Zamia, a Genus of Very Exotic Cycad Plants
Encephalartos horridus, A Stunning Blue Cycad
Help with Selecting Cycads for Your Area
Private Cycad Garden in San Fernando Valley, CA
We Buy Cycads and Cycad
Collections
How to Mail Order Cycads
New Plant Arrivals:  Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog Condensed Version

TROPICAL PLANT - INFORMATION, HELP AND ADVICE


Tropical Plants - Descriptions, Photos, Prices, Availability of Nursery Stock
Tropical Plants - A Pictorial Presentation
Original Article on Tropical Companion plants
Bromeliads in the Landscape
Private Collection of Tropical Plant & Palms
  Bonsai & Caudiciform Collection
Links to Articles on Tropical Plants Other than Palms & Cycads
Tropical Landscape
Unusual Ferns for Sale
The Traveler Palm

Colorful Companion Plants
By utilizing the many companion plants that we offer, you garden can look like this. Encephalartos horridus


Encephalartos horridus, a popular blue cycad from South Africa that is very prickly and has curved leaves. 

Encephalartos altensteinii compressed
Encephalartos altensteinii, a South African cycad with over three feet of trunk and age forty years.

Tropical Plants at Jungle Music
Front of the nursery entrance.  Shows the diversity of things we grow and offer for sale. 

Colorful Tropical Plants at Jungle Music
Assorted colorful companion plants including red Ti plants and Bromeliads.  To read more, see article directly above this column.

Assorted cycads at Jungle Music
Outdoor grown cycads and palms at the nursery.  We offer palms and cycads from small to large, even towering overhead specimens.

Assorted palms & cycads at Jungle Music
What you see when you walk into our nursery.  Lots of plants, all beautiful!


With over a mile of running nursery benches, we have a quarter million plants for sale.  Shown here are 5g and citrus pot cycads.

Encephalartos lehmannii at Jungle Music
Encephalartos lehmannii, a South African blue cycad

Cycas petraea at Jungle Music

 Cycas petraea, an Asian cycad a full lush head of green leaves. Also fairly cold hardy.

QUICK CYCAD DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:

Cycad:  These are primitive plants that have changed little since the time of the dinosaurs and are found from many temperate to tropical areas throughout the world.  They typically have stout trunks holding up a crown of firm and stiff leaves..

Cycad Caudex:  This term refers to the stem or trunk of a cycad plant.  It is usually somewhat rough in texture and can be as short as a few inches to well over fifty feet tall.  This caudex supports the crown of leaves.  As cycads age, the trunk develops vertical height.  Therefore, trunk diameter and more importantly trunk height, help tell you the age of the plant.

Cycad Leaves:  Depending on the species, these can be as short as a foot long or up to twenty feet.  Cycads have pinnate leaves with leaflets to either side of the stem.  Color is usually green although blue leaflets are also seen.  Leaves often have armor (spines) either on the leaflets or stem. 

Cycad Cone:  All cycads are either male of female.  The cones of each sex are different.  Male cones produce pollen that must be transferred to the female cone to make viable seeds.  Cones are unique to each species and can be an assortment of colors from green to yellow to red as well as many earth tone colors.  Cones are a mainstay in the taxonomic determination of species.

Cycad Seeds:  The female cones that are pollinated can make seeds which germinate and produce a cycad plant.  Seeds often need to mature before germination and the fruit is usually removed prior to germination.

Cycad Leaf Color:  The majority have green leaves.  Sometimes new leaves emerge red or brown.  They later turn to green.  But, there are many species of cycads that have gray or blue leaves and they hold onto this color.

Cycad Cold Tolerance:  The most cold hardy cycads tolerate temperatures into the upper teens F.  But, there are tropical species that do not tolerate a freeze.

Cycads in the Landscape:  Cycads are amazing because they usually are drought tolerant yet look tropical and lush.  Overall size ranges from a few feet to much overhead.  They are slow growing & a wonderful addition in the garden.

Cycad Rarity:  Many species of cycads are extremely rare.  Many are endangered, some critically, in their habitat locations.  As a group, cycads are one of the most  sought after and rare types of plants in the world.  Yet, they have survived on this planet for hundreds of millions of years - they are a very resilient type of plant.  With their slow growth rate and rarity, these factors do not make them inexpensive plants to buy.

Cycads and Water Conservation:  Surprisingly and in general, cycads possess a great deal of drought tolerance and are an effective way to conserve water in the garden.  Yet, they still look so tropical.  People are amazed at how they make the garden look exotic (not like a desert garden) and use so little water.  So, especially in California, this is an ideal plant for people that want a lush garden but also want to not use much water.

 

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  New! Best Cycads for Southern California: 
 Read about Best Cycads

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  New!  Read Bromeliads in the Landscape and at the Nursery.  Lots of Pictures

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  New! Pictures of 200 cool  palm trunks!  Read Palm Tree Trunks 

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PALM TREES AVAILABILITY / PRICES

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BELOW: NEW ARTICLES ON PALMS, CYCADS &TROPICAL PLANTS 

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  New! Tall & sun tolerant Rhapis humilis, the Slender Lady Palm.  Click to Read

  New! The Bottle Palm, H. lagenicaulis - Comparison to the Spindle Palm  Read about Bottle & Spindle Palm 

  New!  The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifurcata  Medium size, thin trunk, fluffy leaves - Read about Foxtail

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  New!  The Mule Palm
Article on this cold hardy hybrid that makes a beautiful mature palm -  Read Mule Palm
 

New! Palm Tree Encyclopedia: Quick Info / scientific & common names
See Palm Encyclopedia 

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  New!  The Royal Palm  Article on all the types of Roystonea and their culture.  See Royal Palm  

  Ravanala banner the Traveler Palm  

  New!  The Traveler Palm, Ravenala madagscarensis -  Click for this article.

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  Affordable Shipping on  Cold Hardy Palm Trees Cheapest way to ship - Read Cold Hardy Palms

 Meet the Staff at Jungle Music
Staff that you'd see or talk with on the phone.  Click to meet them.

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Chambeyronia, the Flame Thrower Palm  Everything on this red emergent leaf palm - Read Chambeyronia

          Palm Buyer's Guide
Easy and quick - Which palm species are best for you - Shows palms for sun, shade, etc. Click here to see this Guide 

King Palm - Archontophoenix
Six different types KING PALMS  

  What is a Palm Tree?
Parts of a palm tree including illustrations and photos.  SEE THE ARTICLE  

  Best Palm Trees in California - A Pictorial article READ PALMS FOR CA

  BLUE CYCADS
A descriptive article on blue cycads of all typesLots of photos BLUE CYCADS  

  Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm  The species, its usages and culture.  ARECA PALM   

  African Cycad Photos
Rare Encephalartos & Stangeria for sale  AFRICAN CYCADS

  Encephalartos horridus, Stunning Blue Cycad -ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS 

  Hardy Types Windmills  
WINDMILL PALMS

  Howea forsteriana, the Kentia Palm  Comprehensive article about culture/usage
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KENTIA PALM

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  Tropical Plants: Rainforest Plants That Look Great In The Garden - add color, character & charm - TROPICAL PLANTS

  Bismarckia nobilis, Beautiful Blue Fan Palm  Article on this species, its  culture and usage in landscape. Read:   BISMARCKIA NOBILIS

  Large Specimen Palm Trees and Cycads for Sale - LARGE SPECIMEN PALMS & CYCADS

Nursery Tour and History
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brief history of our unique nursery, what we grow, and what we sell. 
TOUR  OUR PALM AND CYCAD NURSERY


Tropical Plant Patio
Palm trees can be used in the garden to give a lush tropical appearance.  They can also be used inside the home or open patio areas.  Shown here is an entryway into home that is filled with lush and exotic palm trees.  Remember, there are 3000 species of palms in existence, lots to select from.  Mixed with interesting companion plants and cycads, you can create a garden of your dreams. Articles here on how.  
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Palm Tree Care & Common Names

The Perfect Place to Begin.  See the most common palm trees on the market or in gardens - photos, description & cultural information.  Go to:  PALM TREE CARE AND COMMON NAMES

Quick Common Palm Search box below links you only to the more common species.  Unusual names or terms will give no results. 

When To Visit Our Encinitas Nursery

Nursery Hours:
Nursery Hours of Operation
Open Monday - Saturday
 

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM- 4 PM.  (Call for Possible Earlier or Sunday Visit)  
Phone Calls:  8AM to 6PM, PDT
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PALM TREE INFORMATION, HELP AND ADVICE
MANY COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLES BELOW

General Palm Tree Articles & Info About Jungle Music>


Nursery Tour - Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants
 Hello and Welcome to the Website
Palm Tree Buyer's Guide
Palm Trees for Sale
Discounted plants on Sale
 Right Now
San Diego Nursery
Help with Garden Palm Trees, Cycads, Tropical Plants - How We Can Assist You
What's New at the Nursery
Best Rare Palm Trees for Southern California - short article
What is a Palm Tree?
Comparison of Nursery Plants and Mature Specimens

Nursery Videos

Video: New Cycad Collection - Huge Specimens - August, 2017

Video Nursery Tour of our 2.5 acres - see rare plants, our growing areas and lots more!

Video Tour Palm and Cycad Display Area

Video of Expanded Nursery Areas

Video: Plant Picks of the Week

Video:  Spring Color, Companion plants and Cycads

Video:  Kentia Palm & Encephalartos longifolius

Video:  Chambeyronia & Cycas debaoensis

Video:  Ptychosperma elegans & two Ceratozamia

Video:  Encephalartos trispinosus & horridus

Video:  Parajubaea torallyi & Dioon merolae

Video:  Surprise - Four cycads & two cool palms

Video:  Color, Companion Plants & Cycads

Slide Show/Video: Best Palm Species for So. Calif.


Palm Tree Culture, Care and
Other Aspects of Palms
 

New Plant Arrivals:  Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog SHORT VERSION

Water Conservation and Creating a Lush Tropical Garden

Palms in the Landscape, Basic Concepts and Ideas

Palms in Containers - Updated

Palm Tree Landscape: Placement Of Palms

How to Plant a Palm Tree

Greenhouse Culture Of Palms

Fertilizing Palms

Palm Seed Germination

Potting Soil for Palms

Palms & Cycads That Will Grow In Your Area

Acclimation Of Plants

Palm Tree Care and Common Names


Landscaping with Palms, Cycads and Tropical Plants
Articles, Ideas and Photos

New Plant Arrivals:  Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog

New Plant Arrivals:  Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog SHORT VERSION

Tropical Landscape

Pictures - Tropical Landscape

Landscape: the Most Important Thing 

Palm Tree Trunks

Shipping of Larger Cold Hardy Palms by the Pallet

Actual Nursery Plants for Sale & Side by Side Photos of Mature Specimens

Palms for your area

Palm Gardens for Home or Business

Consultation on design ideas and Usage of Species

Water Conservation with Palms and Cycads

Large Specimen Palms and Cycads

Palms for Hot Desert Areas

Cycads in the Landscape, four part article with photos

Tropical Plants: Rainforest plants that look great in the garden

Usage of Bromeliads in the Landscape

Conserve Water and Still Have a Tropical Garden

Palm Tree Seeds and Fruit

Tour, Garden of Mardi Darian, Vista, CA


Palm Tree Species, Genera and Groups

Photographs of Palm Trees (over 3000 photos)

Palm Tree Encyclopedia

Best Palm Tree Species for Southern California - lengthy slide show

Areca Palm (short article)

Bamboo Palm

Bismarckia nobilis, the Blue Bismarck Palm 

Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis)  - Comparison with the Spindle Palm

Butia capitata - The Pindo Palm

Butia X Jubaea Tutorial Video

Caryotas, Did You Know?

Chamaedorea, the Genus

Chamaedorea, the Species

Chamaerops humilus, the Mediterranean Fan Palm

Chambeyronia, The Flame Thrower Palm

Cold Hardy Palms

Plant Containers - Sizes & Descriptions

  Date Palms - A Full Review 

Desert Palm Trees

  Dypsis lutescens, The Areca Palm

Fan Palm Leaves - Appearance

Fan Palms - Why Choose Them?

Fast Growing Palms

Foxtail Palm

Houseplants - Using Palm Trees

Jubaea chilensis, the Chilean Wine Palm

Kentia Palm, Howea forsteriana

King Palm - Archontophoenix

Lord Howe Island Palms Including Howea, Hedyscepe and others

Madagascar Palms Including Dypsis, Ravenea & Others

Majesty Palm, Ravenea rivularis

Mule Palm, A Hybrid Palm

New Caledonia Palms

Palm Tree Finder's Guide

Pygmy Date Palm, Phoenix roebelenii

Queen Palm, Syagrus romanzoffiana

Rhapis Excelsa variegated

Rhapis humilus, Slender Lady Palm

Rhopalostylis -The Nikau or Shaving 

Royal Palm, Roystonea regia

Shaving Brush Palm & other species

Short Palm Trees

Spiny Palm Trees

Traveler Palm, Ravenala  madgascarensis

Variegated Lady Palms, Rhapis excelsa

Windmill Palm, Trachycarpus  

Wodyetia bifurcata, the Foxtail Palm

 MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES ABOUT THE NURSERY AND OTHER ITEMS

News and Media Coverage of Jungle Music

Nursery Tour - Palms, Cycads & Tropical Plants
Receive Pictures of Mail Order Plants Before You Buy!
Directions to Nursery
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Bonsai and Caudiciform Plants
I Want To Sell My Large Palm Tree
Memorial to Palm Legends and Friends

PLANT AVAILABILITY, PRICES, MAIL ORDER, DELIVERY AND SALE ITEMS: LINKS BELOW
  Palm Tree Availability & Prices
 Cycad Availability & Prices
Plants on Special Right Now 
Description of Plant Container Sizes 
Mail Order & Shipping: How It Works and Costs 
Delivery Services - Local and Anywhere in the U.S.
Crane Sized Specimen Palms and Cycads
Receive Pictures of Mail Order Plants Before You Buy!
 **Contact information 
Mail Order & Purchases - Info, Warranties, Refunds, and Policies
New Plant Arrivals:  Palm, Cycad and Tropical Plant Blog Condensed Version


OUR NURSERY, STAFF AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Meet The Owner
Meet the Staff
Contact Information

Wodyetia bifurcata Foxtail Palm
Wodyetia bifurcata 
 

Entrance to Nursery Jungle Music

Front entrance to nursery  

QUCK PALM TREE DEFINITIONS AND FACTS:

Palm Tree: One of the most popular groups of trees with distribution throughout the world.  Palms are flowering trees that can be single trunk of have multiple trunks and have a crown of leaves above the trunk.

Palm Tree Trunk:  The supporting structure that holds up the leaves and can be very short in height or over 100 feet.  Rings are many times apparent.  These are actually scars from the point of attachment of old leaves.

Palm Tree Leaf:  There are three types:  The feather palm leaf (pinnate) with leaflets attached to and to either side of the stem.   Also, fan leaves that have attached leaflets forming a more circular leaf, usually divided at the outer part of the leaf.  And, there is an in-between leaf, a fusion of these two.

Suckering Palm:  A palm that starts off with one trunk and then grows additional trunks from the base of the original one.  This causes a "clumping" appearance, similar to Bamboo.

Cold Hardy Palm:  Refers to palm species that can tolerate lower winter temperatures.  Usually people consider this group to be palms that can withstand temperatures below 20 to 23 degrees F.

Palm Tree Heights: As there are about 3000 species, there are species that do not get over about a foot tall.  In contrast, there are species that grow to well over 100 feet tall.

Common Palm Trees:  The most commonly seen   The most commonly seen and planted palm trees in Southern California are the Queen Palm, Mexican Fan Palm (Washingtonia robusta), Pygmy Date Palm, and the Sago Palm (which is actually a cycad, not a palm tree).

Palm Seeds:  All palm trees flower and have the capability to make seeds.  For some, you only need one tree to get seeds.  In contrast, there are others that require both a male and female plant to pollinate the flowers and produce seeds.  Viable seeds are usually prominently colored and contain fruit around the seed.

Drought Tolerant Palm Trees:  As a group, palm trees require average water.  This is much less than the requirements of the average lawn.  And, there are xerophytic species that tolerate drought and very little water.

Palm Trees in the Garden: Most important in creating a palm garden is knowing which species you like and can live in your particular area.  Cold tolerance is of paramount importance.  And, you must know which species like sun or shade.

Interior Palm TreesCare must be used in selecting the right palm species for growing inside the home.  Some just do don't do well inside.  But, there are at least two dozen or more types that perform great in the home environment.  An article at this site shows you which do well.

Mail Order Plants: In general, palm trees don't tolerate being shipped bare root without their soil.  Therefore, if you're buying palms on line, try to find a supplier who is qualified to (certified nursery) and does ship plants in their container with the soil attached.  This avoids immediate losses (up to 50%) and the almost guaranteed one year set back.

 

 

 


 

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