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HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


EXOTIC & TROPICAL - GREAT PALM FOR SO CAL
TEN DAY SPECIAL SINGLES - NICE 24 INCH BOX PLANTS

This popular single trunk palm species is native to Lord Howe Island.  Enthusiast have found that this is a superb species for our locality, either in full sun along the coast or filtered light far inland.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 to 25 degrees F.  It is a slow growing species.  Below I'm showing you some nice 24 inch box singles.  They are about twelve years old or more.  These have been outdoor grown in sun.  Be aware this species is often sold as a "multiple" with several in the same pot.  But, as a single, they grow faster and some feel appear more beautiful.  A big difference when you grow them in the sun is that the leaflet hang downwards (droopy).  Photos show this below. 

This species also does great indoors and is one of the most popular interior palms around.  There are seven photos of our nursery plants.  If you prefer, we also have similar plants in 25 gallon containers.  These are ready to be planted in the garden.  We also have smaller plants for sale in one, five, and 15 gallon sizes.

REGULAR PRICE 24 INCH BOX $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AS SHOWN $575

Just mention this Special when ordering to get this price. 


Howea forsteriana 24 inch box Howea forsteriana 24 inch box Howea forsteriana 24 inch box
Howea forsteriana 24 inch box Howea forsteriana 24 inch box
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana Howea f. Howea forsteriana

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX MADAGASCARENSIS
MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE MADAGASCAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
VERY SLOW GROWING SPECIES

SALE ON 20 GALLON PLANTS

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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $400

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

 

 

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

 

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 $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $180

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 

 

DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS
AKA DYPSIS MADAGASCARENSIS VAR. LUCUBENSIS

 

TALL, THIN TRUNKED PINNATE PALM
SUCKERING OR SINGLE TRUNK FORMS
FLUFFY, PLUMOSE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This species of palm is native to Madagascar.  There are both single trunk and suckering varieties.  Shown here is what should be the single trunk form.  It has a thicker trunk that the suckering form.  It can reach heights of over thirty feet.  It has leaves arranged in three ranks - "tristichous".   Trunk diameter is about 8 inches and the crown shaft is a rusty-silver color and not elongated.  It is a difficult species to find nowadays.  I'd recommend growing it in full sun along the coast.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the mid to upper twenties F.  We have nice 15 gallons on special.  Note the interesting leaflet arrangement which show how plumose the leaves are.  The trunks are also ringed. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $195

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price when you purchase.  We only have a small number available.  The 10th photo is c/o JS and the 12th is c/o Palmpedia.


Dypsis lucabensis   Dypsis lucabensis   Dypsis lucabensis  
Dypsis lucabensis   Dypsis lucabensis   Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucabensis   Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis madagascarensis lucubensis JS Dypsis madagascarensis lucubensis Dypsis madagascarensis lucubensis Palmpedia

 

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM


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

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga.  In the wild, plants get to over 75 feet tall.  In So California it is more typical to see one to 30 to 40 feet.  They have a light colored crown shaft, speckled dark or black color near the inner crown area and sometimes on the leaf stems.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflet tips are pointed or slightly blunted.  The trunk is narrow for a tall palm.

Shown here are large 15g plants which we're putting on special.  The plant I’m showing today is a single but we also have multiples of 2 or 3 plants per pot.
  There are quite a few people who are growing this species in the coastal strip in our area.  The first 6 photos show the 15g single plants on sale.  Following are mature garden plants. 


REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $195

Please mention this Blog Only Special prior to purchase


 
Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina 
Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina 
Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina  Veitchia arecina 

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
THE DWARF SUGAR PALM


SEMI-DWARF SUCKERING PALM
VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

This interesting Asian species rarely gets over ten feet tall, suckers, has Caryota type leaflets with jagged ends and is silver on the underside of the leaflets.  Its blossoms are super fragrant (a nice treat).  It takes sun or shade in coastal areas and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  On sale are nice 5 gallon plants (first six photos).  Also shown below are larger nursery plants.

REGULAR PRICE BAND 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $95

But, mention this Special to get this price.  Easy to mail order.

Arenga engleri Arenga engleri Arenga engleri
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri Arenga engleri
Arenga engleri Arenga engleri Arenga engleri

  

BRAHEA DECUMBENS
DWARF, BLUE, SUCKERING SUN PALM
VERY LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE


TEN DAY SPECIAL FEW REMAINING 5 GALLON SIZE

This easy to grow Mexican fan palm hardly ever gets over five feet tall.  In the sun, it gets super blue, suckers and doesn't have a large footprint in the garden.  Surprisingly, when young, plants are green in color.  But, outdoors in the sun, I guarantee that they'll turn blue.  Leaves are small compared to other Braheas.  It is rare and, unfortunately, very slow growing.  I am showing here our 5 gallon plants which are about 5-6 years old.  They are quite old for their containers.  This species will take sun in all areas and does not like shade.  It does well in desert areas.  Cold tolerance is about 17 to 18 degrees.  We're offering both sizes on a ten day special.  And, for this slow growing species, they are oversized in their pots.  After a little acclimation, put them right into your garden!

Note:  When sold out, it'll be a long time before we offer them again.  We only have a few 5g left.

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

Easy to ship. But, you must mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing to get these prices.

Brahea decumbens BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS 
BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS  BRAHEA DECUMBENS 
Brahea decumbens Brahea decumbens BRAHEA DECUMBENS 

 

PRITCHARDIA MARTII
HAWAIIAN FAN PALM



MEDIUM SIZE - RUSTY UNDERSIDE TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This Hawaiian Fan Palm is native to the island of Oahu in HI and typically gets to a height of ten to fifteen feet in Southern CA but can attain heights to thirty feet in habitat.  It is a single trunk palm with a trunk diameter of about a foot.  Leaves are green and rather flat.  Their underside has a rusty brown or copper color secondary to tomentum hairs.  It tolerates full sun along the coast.  Far inland areas should give it limited sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  It is a somewhat difficult species to find.  The 5g we're putting on special are not overly large and were summer repots.  These can be mail ordered, weather permitting.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $85


Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii Pritchardia martii

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


UPRIGHT LEAVES - TAKES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED PLANTS


I've discussed this great New Caledonian species before because it is such a good species for those of us in Southern California.  It comes from high elevation in its native habitat, is a good growing palm and can tolerate full sun easily along the coastal strip.  Its cold hardiness is down to about 23 degrees, better than the King Palm or Kentia Palm.  It has an average trunk diameter of eight to ten inches and a mature height of usually about thirty feet.  It can also be grown in part day sun or strong filtered light.  

The first six photos show our band size that we're putting on special.  Be aware, this species can get up to about 30 feet in a domestic garden.  This species is highly recommended in So Cal.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $47.50

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


 
Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis  Kentiopsis oliviformis 

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM



MEDIUM SIZE
THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL ABSOLUTELY HUGE BAND SIZE

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 ).  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here is our huge band size we’re putting on special.  They are instantly ready to be put into 5 gallon pots.  We also have a limited number of 15g (quite nice) available.  These bands are easy to ship but would take a tall box.  

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $47.50


Phoenix rupicola   Phoenix rupicola   Phoenix rupicola  
Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola   Phoenix rupicola 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR SUN


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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES $125 PER INCH CAUDEX DIAMETER.

This size can possibly be mail ordered.  This caudex size price applies to plants that do not have vertical trunk height.

  

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII Encephalartos lehmannii
ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
              

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING BLUE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANT

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  This species is small to medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery white color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus). 

The plant we are putting on special is the blue variety.  This plant is in sun, in a 15g pot and has a caudex of 5 inches.  It’s a very stunning blue.  To get this color they will want full sun or an ample amount of sun.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.   I’m also showing a garden plant and several larger nursery plants.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL 15 GALLON $750
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $600

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you order.  This plant can be mail ordered but it’d be a bit expensive to ship.


  
Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches   Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches   Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches  
Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches   Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches   Encephalartos arenarius blue 15g 5 inches  
Encephalartos arenarius blue   Encephalartos arenarius blue   Encephalartos arenarius blue  

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LAURENTIANUS
KWANGO GIANT CYCAD



CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD
LONGEST LEAVES OF ANY CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1.5 GALLON PLANTS

Several decades ago, one could only dream of every obtaining an Encephalartos laurentianus.  This was because its locality was so remote in Uganda that few ever traveled to the habitat.  Couple this with the political instabilities and risks of the region, and you'd understand how seeds were seldom available.  Fortunately, through a few botanical gardens, seeds eventually did get distributed.  Even with this, this species is unbelievably rare to locate.  It is known for having the longest leaves of any cycad.  They tend to go upwards and can be over 20 feet long.  An identifying hallmark of this species in nurseries are the abundance of spines at the ends of the long leaflets.  You can see this on the close up leaflet pictures.  Leaflets can get up to about 20 inches long, are fairly wide and somewhat cupped.  Trunks will slowly form.  With the long length of the leaves, plants can tower overhead.

Being Central African, this species doesn't have the cold hardiness of South African cycads.  But, many are growing it in this area.  I'd recommend sun or part day sun.  Cold hardiness is down to a bit below a freeze.  Shown here is some nice starter one or one and a half gallon plants.  Caudexes are about 1.5 to 2 inches.  Remember, seeds are unbelievably expensive.  They can be shipped easily - depending on your weather.

REGULAR PRICE ONE OR ONE AND A HALF GALLON PLANTS $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $120

You must mention this special when you purchase to get this price
.  Note we only have a couple of these available.


Encephalartos laurentianus 1.5 gallon 2 inches  Encephalartos laurentianus 1.5 gallon 2 inches  Encephalartos laurentianus 1.5 gallon 2 inches 
Encephalartos laurentianus   Encephalartos laurentianus   Encephalartos laurentianus  
Encephalartos laurentianus   Encephalartos laurentianus   Encephalartos laurentianus  

 

CYCAS GUIZHOUENSIS
RARE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CHINESE CYCAD

 

GREEN UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON PLANTS



This small to medium sized exotic cycad is from southwestern China.  Only in the past 20 years has this species been available in the U.S.  It has green upright leaves and can develop a trunk about three feet tall.  Leaves are green and leaflets narrow and shiny.  Sometimes you’ll see the leaflets twisted on their axis.  It comes from elevations of 1000 to 1500 feet or more and has potential to have reasonable cold hardiness, at least into the mid and possibly low 20’s F.  The crown width is about eight feet across with leaf lengths of three to five feet.  At the nursery it seems to grow quite well.  We’re putting nice one gallon plants on special.  Caudexes are about 2 inches.  The eighth photo, by George Yao at PACSOA, shows a plant in full sun although growers may get away with part day sun as well.

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON PLANTS $115
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $95

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase

  Cycas guizhouenis   Cycas guizhouenis  
Cycas guizhouenis   Cycas guizhouenis   Cycas guizhouenis  
Cycas guizhouenis   Cycas guizhouensis George Yao PACSOA   

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIX X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAD HYBRID OF TWO RARE SPECIES



NEVER AVAILABLE BEFORE
CAN'T EXACTLY PREDICT MATURE APPEARANCE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ONE GALLON

We're offering on special a very rare hybrid of the genus Cycas.  Both parents are native to China.  The C. panzhiuaensis is known for it's medium size, blue-green foliage in sun and cold tolerance.  Cycas debaoensis is known for it's mutlipinnate leaves and fluffy leaf appearance.  I've only had these plants off and on for about a year.  There are no pictures of mature plants available.  It should make a small to medium sized adult plant and take at least part day with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.  The plants on special are super large one ore one and a half gallons with about 2 inch thick caudexes.  They need to be repotted or planted.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1 GALLON $125
DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $100


Remember to mention this Blog Special when you purchase to get this price.  The first garden photo is the panzhihuaensis and the next is the debaoensis.


 
Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches   Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches   Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches  
Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches   Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches   Cycas panshihuaensis x debaoensis 1.5 gallon 2 inches  
CYCAS PANZHHIHUAENSIS  cYCAS DEBAOENSIS  cYCAS DEBAOENSIS 

 

AECHMEA BLANCHETIANA
LARGER TYPE OF COLORFUL BROMELIAD



TOLERATES FULL SUN - DIFFICULT TO LOCATE
LEAF COLOR YELLOW, GREEN, ORANGE OR RED
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES

This is a great Bromeliad for Southern California - or for many areas in the country where severe cold is not seen.  Native to eastern Brazil, they get heights of three to four feet and tolerate full sun easily here along our coast.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to upper twenties F.  I prefer the colorful forms although green is also seen.  Leaf color ranges from green to yellow and to orange-red as seen here.  The problem is that they are hard to find.  They are rarely seen in nurseries.  The plants shown here are in 7 and 15 gallon containers.  They pup freely.  A single plant will be a nice clustering specimen within four to five years.  They tolerate full coastal sun.  These are a fantastic full sun companion plant. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL ALL SIZES THIS SPECIES
15% OFF REGULAR PRICE


 
Aechmea blanchetiana  Aechmea blanchetiana  Aechmea blanchetiana
Aechmea blanchetiana  Aechmea blanchetiana  Aechmea blanchetiana
Aechmea blanchetiana Aechmea blanchetiana Aechmea blanchetiana
Aechmea blanchetiana Aechmea blanchetiana Aechmea blanchetiana 

 

BIRDSNEST FERN - ASPLENIUM NIDUS
EXOTIC UNDERSTORY FERN


LONG SHINY GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

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

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


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

 

BLECHNUM GIBBUM FERN
"MINIATURE TREE FERN"



NICE 5G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This species never makes a large plant.  But, it does resemble the classic "Tree Fern".  It has a short, small trunk 3 to 4 inches in diameter, an overall height typically of under six feet and crown width of four feet.  It prefers filtered light and will tolerate temperatures into the 20's F.  People in the San Francisco area are growing this species.  Be aware that this species, like all ferns, needs water.

Note that there are other types of "Blechnum Ferns".  But, the variety shown is one of my favorites and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it in your garden.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55


Just mention this blog only special when purchasing to get this price.  Note that the last photo is a 15 gallon plant from the nursery.


Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern
Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern
Blechnum gibbum Blechnum fern growinonthehedge website Blechnum Gibbum miniature tree fern

 

MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER - 15 DECEMBER, 2021

SPECIMEN SIZE KENTIA PALMS
HOWEA FORSTERIANA


FROM FIVE TO FIFTEEN FEET OF TRUNK
SINGLES AND MULTIPLES
SALE PRICE THESE SPECIMEN KENTIA PALMS


For several decades we've worked with an associate grower who offers old specimen Kentia Palms.  Starting in the late 1980's, these were field grown here in Encinitas, CA.  Over time, many have been dug and put into boxes.  Usually this is into 36 inch box sizes - rarely into 24 inch boxes.  Some are still in the growing fields.  Even if dug from the grower's and moved to your garden for immediate planting, most do just fine.  And, these have been sun grown only getting shade from adjacent Kentias.

Kentia palms dig quite easily.  The ones shown in boxes below were typically dug three to four years ago.  Several hundred trees are available.  All need heavy equipment to lift and handle - and a flatbed truck for delivery (at least 25 feet long).  Delivery can be arranged as needed.  Call or email us for more information.  Random photos below were taken recently of plants available.  Of note, most remaining are multiples with a few tall singles.

SPECIAL PRICE THESE LARGE KENTIAS - $125 PER TRUNK FOOT

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Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale Howea forsteriana for sale
Howea forsteriana  Howea forsteriana

  

ARENGA MICRANTHA 
MEDIUM SIZED SUCKERING PINNATE PALM FROM INDIA

 

EASILY TOLERATES TEMPERATURES INTO THE LOW 20'S F.
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND!
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 25 GALLON PLANTS

This morning I'm showing you a hard to find suckering palm from northern India, Tibet and surrounding areas.  Quite remarkably, its native habitat is at elevations of 5000 to 7500 feet.  As you'd suspect, it tolerates temperatures way below freezing, probably into the upper teens F.  It's felt to be the most cold hardy of the genus Arenga.  It's not a small Arenga.   It can get up to 20 feet with trunks about 8 inches (mature) in diameter.  Like other species of the genus, the trunks are hairy and a bit shaggy.  Leaves are large and silver colored on their underside.  It is a part day sun or filtered light species.  Shown here is a 25 gallon nursery plant which is the size we’re putting on Sale.  A habitat photo by T. Spanner is also shown.  For those of you in colder areas, this is a great palm.  We only have a few for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $500

Just mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.


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Arenga micrantha Arenga micrantha Arenga micrantha
Arenga micrantha Arenga micrantha Arenga micrantha TS RPS

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE

For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  These are the blue form.  This palm species loves sun, heat and is cold hardy to the low 20’s F.  It doesn’t like the grower to fool with or cut its roots.  In Southern CA, these cannot be transplanted once established in the garden.  They get a husky trunk and probably about 40 feet tall in many decades.  This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Shown below is our 24 inch box size that we have on special.  These have seen a freeze every winter for quite a few years.   This is a good size for those who want to start with a bigger plant.


REGULAR PRICE 24 INCH BOX SIZE $625
TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE $525

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  We have a limited number of these available.

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

 

BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND
THIS SPECIES HAS GREEN LEAVES – NOT BLUE!



VERY ATTRACTIVE FAN PALM WITH LARGE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZED PLANTS

One of the favorite characteristics of Bismarckia is the blue color to the leaves. But, there is a green variety on Mayotte Island northwest of the main Island of Madagascar.  The Bismarckia there are green with huge fan leave up to ten feet across.  Mature heights can reach 60 feet in the wild.  This rare green Bismarckia is known as the  "Mayotte Island" form.  There is very little published about it.  It likes sun and is probably cold hardy into the low 20's F.  Most feel it's not quite as cold hardy as the blue form. One last photo below shows the stature of this palm with its large green leaves.  On these green Bismarckias, when juvenile you'll see red in the leaf stem or a hint of it on the leaves.  Of course, this is a full sun palm.  This is a very rare palm to find as everyone seeks out the blue type.  The plants on special are over ten years old and absolutely huge for their pots It is extremely difficult to find this type of Bismarckia. 

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

You must mention this Blog Only price at time of purchase to get this special price.  The last photo is c/o Tim Brian.


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Bismarckia green Mayotte Island Bismarckia green Mayotte Island Bismarckia green Mayotte Island
Bismarckia green Mayotte Island Bismarckia green Mayotte Island Bismarckia green Mayotte Island by Tim Brian

 

PRESTOEA MONTANA
AKA PRESTOEA ACUMINATA VAR. MONTANA

 

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

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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price!


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

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE BELMORE SENTRY PALM / CURLY PALM

 

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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $195

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

 

VEITCHIA MERRILLII HYBRID
POTENTIAL TO GROW SOMETHING THAT CAN'T BE GROWN HERE

VERY EXCITING – NOT PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE
ONLY A FEW PLANTS LEFT THIS CROSS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON SIZE

There is an interesting story behind the plants I'm showing you here.  About four years ago, we got some seeds from a botanical garden that were labeled as Veitchia merrillii (aka Adonidia merrillii).  This palm resembles a miniature Royal Palm, so it is a popular choice by enthusiasts who see it in tropical areas.  Rarely does it get over twenty feet tall and many people like this smaller size.  But, native to the Philippines, you might expect it'd be too tropical and cold sensitive to grow here.  Well, that is the case and I don't know of one mature tree in Southern California. 

The seeds we got were thought to be pure Veitchia merrillii.  The seeds looked to be the right size for merrillii - the anticipated small size as you see with this species.  Seeds of other Veitchia species are much larger.  Of the fifty or so seeds that germinated, about half died off quickly in our greenhouses the first winter.  We figured - that makes sense - cold sensitive.  But, to our surprise, the other half grew quite well.  As they got bigger, it was apparent that they looked nothing like a true species Veitchia merrillii we have grown in the past.  The prominent speckling and dark color to the leaf stems was not expected - merrillii is plain green usually.  And, there is a diversity of appearance of the various plants we were now growing. 

We figure these are a hybrid of a Veitchia merrillii crossed with something else.  Most likely it's with another species of Veitchia that are more cold tolerant.  This is to our customer's benefit as this means perhaps they can grow these and end up with a smaller palm that resembles V. merrillii.  We have a limited number of these plants left.  They’ve gotten bigger and all have survived a freeze at our nursery.  So, maybe here’s your chance to grow a “Veitchia merrillii hybrid” 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON THIS HYBRID $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON $95

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  Obviously, I have no mature garden plants to show you as this is such a rare hybrid.  But, rest assured you'd not find them at another nursery that I know of.

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Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid

 

BRAHEA DULCIS
MEDIUM SIZED ATTRACTIVE FAN PALM

 

VARIOUS LEAF COLORS - CAN TAKE SOME SHADE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This good looking fan palm comes from southern Mexico as well as various countries in Central America.  There is variability in this species: Some plants are green, others blue.  Some specimens get to twenty feet, others remain shorter. And, some even sucker to make multiple trunks.  But, all are attractive.  Over time, leaf bases fall away to give a smooth trunk.  We're offering our 5 gallon size on these at a good discount.  These plants are nicely sized and can be shipped.  This species likes part sun or full sun along the coast and is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.  In far inland areas I’d recommend some morning or late day sun.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $95  

You must mention this special to get this price. The 8th photo below is by Angelos Porcelli at PACSOA.


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Brahea dulcis Brahea dulcis Brahea dulcis
Brahea dulcis   Brahea dulcis by Angelos Porcelli PACSOA  Brahea dulcis  

 

LICUALA PELTATA VARIETY PELTATA
LARGE DIVIDED AND FLAT TROPICAL LEAF



THIN TRUNK, EXOTIC APPEARANCE
SOME DEGREE OF COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This is a tall, thin trunked tropical fan palm that is native to regions from northeastern India down through the Malay Peninsula.  It is known for its green divided flat leaves that can be almost six feet in width and have deeply divided segments that go all the way to the leaf stem.  Thus, from below, you see a full flat leaf that is divided into segments.  Tree height can be up to 30 feet.  The trunk is thin, about 4 inches in diameter.  It is a filtered light plant that could works its way into more sun.  Cold tolerance is about 30 degrees F. or a bit lower. 

We recently acquired some huge one gallon plants that needed a late winter repotting into 5 gallon containers.  We're putting these on special.  My thanks to Paul Craft for the 7th and 9th photos below.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS $95

These could sell out quickly.  Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.  Only a few left.


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Licuala peltata Licuala peltata Licuala peltata
Licuala peltata paul craft Licuala peltata Licuala peltata paul craft

 

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM


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

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

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

Remember to mention this Special for your discount when you purchase
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Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha
Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha TS Rps Cryosophila stauracantha

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM



ANOTHER PALM FROM LORD HOW ISLAND

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $55


Please mention this Special at the time of purchase.  The sale plants are shown in the first five photos.

 
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Howea bemoreana Howea bemoreana Howea bemoreana
Howea belmoreana  Howea belmoreana  Howea belmoreana 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CAFFER
A DWARF GREEN CYCAD
SOMEWHAT FLUFFY LEAVES


NEVER OVER ABOUT 3 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE 

For those of you who like small cycads, this one should be one of your favorites.  Native to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa, this species has largely a subterranean stem with an above the soil caudex rarely over six to eight inches in diameter.  Leaves are up to three feet long, often plumose.  This is a full sun species with a cold tolerance down to about 22 degrees F.  These are a difficult cycad to find.  They are slow growing.  The 5 gallon size shown here are 4 years old.  I have very limited numbers for sale.  There are two garden photos below as well as a close up of the leaves of an older nursery plant.  The caudex size on these cycads on Special are about 1.5 inches.


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 5 GALLON POT $137.50

Just mention this Blog Only Special to get this price when you purchase.  These would be simple to mail order. 


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Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer
Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer Encephalartos caffer

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS X ENCEPHALARTOS PRINCEPS
INTERESTING HYBRID OF TWO SOUTH AFRICAN CYCADS



SHOULD GROW INTO A STUNNING MATURE PLANT
HOPEFULLY BLUE STACKING LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS


This fascinating hybrid was created by taking male pollen from E. princeps and applying it to a female cone of E. longifolius.  This is an F1 hybrid.  Both the parents are from South Africa and both were blue.  My hopes are that the princeps will give it the beautiful blue color and glamour.  We're hoping that the E. longifolius seed bearer will give it stacking of the leaflets and very curved leaves.  But, no one can be sure what this hybrid will look like.  They are healthy band sized seedlings and already showing blue color.  They should like coastal sun and be cold hardy into the low 20's F. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE BAND HYBRIDS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

Easy to mail order.  Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.  I'm showing nursery specimens of both species of this hybrid.

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Encephalartos longifolius x princeps Encephalartos longifolius x princeps Encephalartos longifolius x princeps
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Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos princeps
Encephalartos princeps
 

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD – SPINELESS!


LARGE GREEN CYCAD FOR FILTERED LIGHT OR COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE 

I enjoy talking about this Australian cycad species because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large cycad over time with a crown width of eight to ten feet.  I say "user friendly" above because this is one of the few cycad species that has absolutely no spines - none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  This is a large species with trunks slowly getting to over ten feet and leaf length typically six to eight feet or a bit more.  Trunk diameter is usually about 18 inches.  Leaves are green with a smooth petiole with no spines.  Leaflets are glossy green.  It prefers filtered light or full sun along the coast.  It is easy to grow and has a cold hardiness into the low 20’s F.  We’re putting our citrus pot on sale.  These have caudexes of four to five inches.


TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $275

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Lepidozamia peroffskyana cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia peroffskyana cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches
Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana Lepidozamia peroffskyana

 

ZAMIA SPECIES "CARIBBEAN"
SEMI-DWARF GREEN CYCAD



TOLERATES SOME SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON CLUSTERS


On many of the Caribbean Islands you will find native Zamia species.  These ten to all be semi-dwarf plants that get to heights of about 3 feet.  Most tolerate some sun and, right on the coast, full sun.  All have thin green leaflets and the leaf stems have minimal spines.  Also, these plants tend to cluster making small colonies.  The plant shown below are near coning size.  Our 5 gallon on sale are of unknown origin but are definitely from one of the Caribbean Islands.  Caudexes are about 3 inches.  Ages about ten years or more.  Cold tolerance is into the mid or possibly low 20's F.  When fuller they will resemble the older plants shown the the last row of photos, other Zamias Caribbean. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G LARGE CLUSTERS $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G THIS SIZE $235

These can be easily mail ordered and may do fine as a greenhouse or even an interior cycad.  We have limited numbers available.


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Zamia species Caribbean Zamia species Caribbean Zamia species Caribbean
Zamia species Caribbean Zamia species Caribbean Zamia species Caribbean

 

PHILODENDRON SELLOUM
AKA PHILODEDRON BIPINNATIFIDUM

 

GIANT SPLIT LEAF PHILODENDRON
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $65


We do offer 15 gallon plants as well.


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

 

ALOCASIA REGINULA BLACK VELVET
ALMOST BLACK LEAVES - SILVER/WHITE VEINS



SUPER EXOTIC BUT NOT TOO COLD HARDY

TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL PLANTS

This super exotic plant is native to Borneo and is mostly grown as a houseplant or in a terrarium.  It can survive outdoors if given protection from winter's cold.  Leaves are velvety and near black in color with silver veins.  The backsides of the leaves are maroon.  Plant height is about 18 inches mature.  It wants filtered light.  During winter it cannot be over-watered.  During the growing season most let the upper soil in the pot somewhat dry out.  Seen in person these are very beautiful plants.  We're putting younger 4 inch and one gallon pots on sale for the same special price.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH & 1 GALLON $20

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Alocasia black velvet Alocasia black velvet Alocasia black velvet
Alocasia black velvet Alocasia black velvet Alocasia black velvet

 

CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA RED SISTER
NEAR MATURE LARGE SPECIMEN CLUMPS

 
 

GREAT INTENSE COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE SQUAT 15 GALLON SIZE

Cordyline Hawaiian Ti plants are a great way to add color to the garden.  They easily acclimate to filtered light growing conditions in our area but can be acclimated to coastal full sun.  Most don't get much over six to seven feet tall.  They have thin trunks and can take a freeze with some damage.  Severe cold will kill them.  They usually survive temperatures in the mid to upper twenties F. The variety shown below has predominant red leaves and are the “Red Sister” variety.  The unusual thing about these plants is their near mature size.  You never see them available like this.  Some in the pots are overhead.  But, we only have a handful of these.  I would recommend bright filtered light or full sun if you are near the coast.  Of note, all containers have three to four different individual plants.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15 GALLON $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS VARIETY THIS SIZE $175

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


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Cordyline fruiticosa red sister squat 15g Cordyline fruiticosa red sister squat 15g Cordyline fruiticosa red sister squat 15g
Cordyline fruiticosa red sister Cordyline fruiticosa red sister Cordyline fruiticosa red sister squat 15g

 

VARIEGATED ZINGIBER ZERUMBET
RED BLOSSOM AWAPUHI SHAPOO GINGER



UPRIGHT RED CONE LIKE BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


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

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $35


The photo of the blossom is by the Survival Gardener Website.

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

 

 

EPIDENDRON ORCHID
PINK – PURPLE BLOSSOM

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

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.  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.

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

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


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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

 

FRIDAY, 3 DECEMBER - 10 DECEMBER, 2021 

 

MULE PALM
BUTIA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)



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

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

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

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

On special are our 25g plants.  They are at least 8-9 feet tall in their pots, grown in sun.  They are ready for planting.

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


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


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

 

SUPER RARE HYBRID PINNATE PALM
NEW TO THE MARKET
(BUTIA X JUBAEA) X SYAGRUS


FANTASTIC HYBRID – VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE


The hybrid I'm presenting today is a recent introduction to the market.  Most people are familiar with the Mule Palm - which is a hybrid of Butia with the Queen Palm with the Butia being the seed bearing parent.  The Mule Palm is cold hardy to about 17 degrees and can live in Tucson, AZ.  Butia x Jubaea is even more cold tolerant and takes temperatures down to about 15 to 16 degrees.  We routinely have both of these crosses available.

The hybrid offered below is between a Butia x Jubaea (seed bearer) and the Queen Palm - using pollen from the Queen Palm.  It will look very different and should have a cold tolerance of about 16 to 17 degrees.  We offered these at the end of last year and all sold out within about three days.  We are lucky enough to offer some more presently.

It'll want full sun.  Before, I've only known of small one gallons available of this hybrid and for sale for about $150.  Recently we’ve had some 5 gallon which sold out.  But, we just got in some very nicely sized 25 gallon that I’m putting on sale.
 Important:  We only have a couple left!

TEN DAY SALE PRICE THIS NEW HYBRID 25 GALLON SIZE $550

Mention this Blog Only Special when you buy.  We only have a few of these plants.  Below I am showing the three parent species that were used to make this very rare hybrid


(Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus (Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus (Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus
(Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus (Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus (Jubaea x Butia) x Syagrus
Jubaea chilensis Butia capitata Queen Palm

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


WHITE CROWN SHAFT – NEW RED LEAF
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

Burretiokentia koghiensis is a fantastic single trunk palm from New Caledonia.  About 45 minutes out of Noumea (the capitol) is Mount Koghi.  This is the home habitat for this species.  It has a thin to medium trunk, a white crown shaft and gets to about 25 feet tall.  It's very beautiful and does great in Southern California.  Most grow it in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F. (sort of like a King Palm with tolerance of cold).  The plant below demonstrates how this species, like other New Caledonian palms, can throw a new red leaf.  The size I’m putting on sale are really nice 15g plants, about 8 to 9 years old.  You'll not see locally grown plants of this species and size around at all.  And, never on sale. These 15g are very large for their pots, more like a 25g size.

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

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


Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf
Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf Burretiokentia koghiensis red leaf
Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis Burretiokentia koghiensis

 

BRAHEA EDULIS
THE GUADALUPE FAN PALM

FULL SUN FAN PALM – SLOW GROWING
NEVER TOO TALL – COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


This is not what I'd call a super rare species of palm, but for some reason they are near impossible to find.  We have a limited number of nice 15g plants for sale.  Brahea edulis is a slow growing, shorter fan palm that is native to an island just off the coast of Mexico south of San Diego, CA.  This is Guadalupe Island.  It is found natively nowhere else.  The trunk is medium sized and mature trees obtain a maximum height of under fifteen feet.  The colony of plants shown here are located near Mission Bay Park in San Diego.  I'd estimate they are about forty years old.  This species likes full sun, can tolerate desert conditions and is cold hardy to the mid to upper teens F.  They are also reasonably drought tolerant.  Like other Brahea, large specimens are very difficult to successfully transplant.  Presently we are offering very nice 15g plants.  These can be shipped by UPS but it’d take a big box and be expensive.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G THIS SPECIES $185

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


Brahea edulis Brahea edulis Brahea edulis
Brahea edulis Brahea edulis Brahea edulis
Brahea edulis Brahea edulis Brahea edulis

 

CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS
THE PARLOR PALM OR NEANTHE BELLA PALM



SEMI-DWARF SINGLE TRUNK PALM
OFTEN POTTED WITH MULTIPLE PLANTS
FANTASTIC HOUSE PLANT - NOT TOO LARGE
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY NICE 3 GALLON SIZE

 
Worldwide, this single trunk understory palm from Central America has been used as an interior or patio palm for many decades.  People think it's a suckering palm but it is not.  This impression is only because many plants are often put in the same pot.  It has thin green trunks and leaflets that average about four to five feet long.  Mature height is rarely over five feet.  It wants filtered light in the garden and is cold tolerant to the mid to upper 20's F.  The plants on sale are interior quality and can be shipped.

REGULAR PRICE 3 GALLON $125
SALE PRICE THESE PLANTS THIS SIZE $90

Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans
Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans Chamaedorea elegans

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
THE CHILEAN WINE PALM

 

FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM
STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON PLANTS

This species is known at the Chilean Wine Palm.  It can have trunk diameters up to four feet.  To get a large trunking tree from a small plant can take several decades.  Ultimate height can reach at least forty feet.  Leaves are green and sometimes a blue-green color.  The trunk is smooth and the fruit is yellow with a large brown seed inside.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  Cold hardiness in into the mid teens F.  It's a sun species, even in the desert.  The plants on sale are about 5 to 6 years old from seed.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 G SIZE $80

But, mention this Special to get your discount.  Mail order should be easy in this size, weather permitting.


 
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis

 

BRAHEA ELEGANS
THE FRANCESHCI PALM


MEDIUM SIZE FAN PALM
FROM SONORA, MEXICO
LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Native to Mexico, this medium sized fan palm gets to a height typically of twenty to twenty-five feet, has a rather narrow trunk for a Brahea and a smaller crown of green fan shaped leaves.  It is a medium rate growing palm that tolerates full sun. Exact cold tolerance is not known but felt to be into the low 20's F.  It could be lower but is not documented.  The five gallon plants on sale are at least 5 years old and very nice.  These are easy to mail order.

 
REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $95

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


Brahea elegans Brahea elegans Brahea elegans
Brahea elegans Brahea elegans Brahea elegans
Brahea elegans Brahea elegans  

 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
THE CHINESE FAN PALM OR FOUNTAIN PALM

 
TROPICAL APPEARING FAN PALM
COLD HARDY, MEDIUM SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This fan palm species is known for not looking like an arid or more desert appearing species.  This is because it's native habitat is in the more tropical southern Japanese islands, China, Taiwan and a few other surrounding areas.  It is a lush green palm.  It is slow growing and only gets to a height of about 20 feet although habitat plants can reach 40 feet.  You'll not see anything like that in most U.S. gardens.  Leaves are rather flat and the terminal part of the leaf segments will hang downwards as shown here.  Petioles with age lose their spines. 

To get a ten foot plant in our locality may take 20 years.  It can be grown in filtered light or sun.  Cold tolerance is about 17 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $75

You must mention this Blog special to get this price when purchasing.
  The plants on special are shown in the first five photos.  Note, some have used this palm as a houseplant.


Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis
Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis
Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis Livistona chinensis

 

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
LOCALLY GROWN - HARDIER THAN IMPORTS
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.  Also of note, these are locally germinated and grown and not imported.  They are much hardier and better than the ones at the home improvement centers.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this discounted price.  And, for mail order customers on the East Coast, shipping one of these may cost more than the plant itself!


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

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM



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

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  This crown shaft has multiple colors including purple, silver and black.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The band size on special are healthy and near ready for repotting.  These are easy to mail order,  They are about ready to repot into a larger container.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

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

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

 

CYCAS TANSACHANA
MEDIUM SIZE CYCAD FROM THAILAND



THINK TRUNK WITH SWOLLEN BASE
VERY RARE GREEN LEAF CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $400

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

 

DIOON MEJIAE
LUSH AND TROPICAL APPEARING


NEW WORLD CYCAD
UP TO SPECIMEN SIZES AVAILABLE
20% OFF REGULAR PRICES FOR TEN DAYS

This is a more tropical appearing species of Dioon and is native to Central America in Nicaragua and Honduras.  There it is found among thick deciduous forests.   Leaves are long, green and arch minimally.  In cross section the leaves are flat.  They are similar to the lush leaves of Dioon spinulosum but typically, on mature plants, lack any spines on the leaflets.  Trunks ten to be somewhat narrow, usually under twelve inches.  But, a mature plant in habitat can reach heights of over 20 feet in a century or two.  An attractive thing about this species are the super soft, wooly and yet fragile new leaves as they emerge (last photo).  One is so tempted to feel them.  Leaf color is green with a length of about six feet. 

This is a super attractive plant for morning sun or strong filtered light.  It is possible to grow it in half day coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  The plant shown is in a 15g and has a caudex size of ten inches.  We do have both smaller and larger plants for sale.  All can be mail ordered or delivered within the U.S.  I'm showing you two nursery plants below with some garden photographs.

TEN DAY SPECIAL - 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES THIS SPECIES

 
Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae Dioon mejiae 
dioon mejiae  dIOON MEJIAE  dIOON MEJIAE 
Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae  Dioon mejiae new leaves emerging

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE CYCAD

 

SPINELESS GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

I enjoy talking about this species because it is one of my favorites.  It is a large species over time.  I say 'user friendly" because this is one of the few species that has absolutely no spines; none of the leaflets, none one the stems.  A leaf brushing across your face feels no more intense than brushing past a Maiden Hair Fern. We have a huge selection of this species.  Today I’m putting seedlings in band size on sale.  Below are a few of the main characteristics of this species:

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

I've found that even customers who say "I only like palms, not cycads" tend to love this species.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS SPECIES $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50


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

 

CYCAD HYBRID - CYCAS REVOLUTA X DEBAOENSIS
INTERESTING AND FAIRLY COLD HARDY HYBRID
KNOWN AS THE "REV-DEB CYCAD"


TAKES PART DAY SUN
NEVER TOO TALL - VERY RARE CROSS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE PLANTS

With the introduction of the very rare Cycas debaoensis, it was just a matter of time before this cross was done.  It's between the Sago Palm (seed bearer with this cross) and the aforementioned debaoensis.  It is an interesting hybrid with bifurcation of the leaflets or leaf stems.  See photos below.  I'd recommend growing it in part day sun.  Cold tolerance should be into the upper teens F.

I anticipate it'll be a small to medium sized mature plants.  It's a great alternative to using the common
Cycas revoluta.  Leaf color will be green and there will be some spines of the leaf stems.  Sorry, but there are no reputable photos of this hybrid in a mature size available at this time.  I'm putting our nicely sized one gallon on special.  Caudex size is about an inch or more.  Most have more leaves than shown here as these photos are from the end of last year.  I can't show a mature plant for you as I know of none around.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON SIZE $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BAND SIZE $95


These would be easy to mail order.  You must mention this special when you purchase to get this price. 
C. revoluta is shown in the 7th photo and the last two are of C. debaoensis.

 
Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis
Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis Cycas revoluta x debaoensis
Cycas revoluta Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis

ASSORTED ALOCASIA VARIETIES
GREAT COMPANION PLANTS



WE HAVE ABOUT TWELVE VARIETIES IN STOCK
VARIOUS HEIGHTS, TROPICAL, LUSH-APPEARING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Alocasia are a rather large group of broad leaved suckering plants that are native to Asia and tropical areas of Australia.  Most produce rhizomes or tubers and produce suckers at the base of the primary plant.  All have exotic and broad leaves that come in an assortment of sizes and colors.  Most have prominent veins as shown below.  All are exotic and appealing.  There are about eighty natural species in the wild and even more hybrids. 

Many plants below are hybrids developed for beauty.  Right now we have a great selection of unusual and hard to find varieties of Alocasia.  Availability on these rare plants does change over time.  We mostly have 5 gallon size but some one gallons.  There are some sun species below and some that are very cold hardy.  All like good draining soil and ample moisture on the roots.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON ALOCASIA $75

Below are nine different varieties.  We have three or four more types.  Mail order is possible but a bit difficult b/c of weather issues and the fragile leaves.  Be aware limited numbers available on some species.


Alocasia black stem
Alocasia black stem
Alocasia serendipity
Alocasia serendipity
Alocasia sarawakensis yucatan princess
Alocasia sarawakensis yucatan princess
Alocasia dark star
Alocasia dark star
Alocasia sumo
Alocasia sumo
Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia wentii
Alocasia wentii
Alocasia cal-odora
Alocasia cal-odora
Alocasia calidora
Alocasia calidora

  

LYCHEE FRUIT - JUVENILE PLANTS FOR SALE
EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUIT

 

CAN BE GROWN IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

Litchi chinensis is native to provinces in China.  It is being grown commercially in China, India and nearby countries.  The unusual fruit produced has been enjoyed by people for over ten centuries.  Mature trees can get over thirty feet tall.  The fruit is pink to red and spiny.  The fruit inside is clear and gelatinous.  The taste is very tropical.  It tolerates full sun and temperatures into the upper twenties F.  The plants shown here were grown from seed.  They are 12 to 18 inches tall in one gallon pots.  They can be mail ordered.  They have seen a freeze at our nursery.  The fruit photo is c/o Wikipedia.
 

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $50
DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $42.50


I only have several for sale.  They can be mail ordered.  The last three photos of the fruit are c/o Wikipedia.

Litchi chinensis Litchi chinensis Litchi chinensis
Litchi chinensis Litchi chinensis Litchi chinensis
Litchi chinensis Wikipedia Litchi chinensis Wikipedia Lytchi chinensis Wikipedia

 

PAVONIA MULTIFLORA
BRAZILIAN CANDLES

RED BLOSSOMS IN SHADE!


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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $25

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


Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora
Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora Pavonia multiflora

 

HIBISCUS MIDNIGHT
RED BLOSSOM


RARE VARIETY
TEN DAY SPECIAL FLOWERING ONE GALLON


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $30

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

 

WEDNESDAY, 1 DECEMBER - 10 DECEMBER, 2021 

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
DESIRABLE SYAGRUS HYBRID
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE



SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BOXED PLANTS

This interesting hybrid originated in Thailand by a grower and propagator of rare palms.  It is a cross between the common Queen Palm and an unusual type of palm from the same genus, Syagrus schizophylla.  The offspring have proven to be quite beautiful and have good cold tolerance.  These will be a medium to large palm.  The trunk will be thinner than the normal Queen and the overall size will be less.  The attached photos of mature plants show how pretty it is.  Note that they do not resemble what we all know as the Queen Palm.  Some say they seem more to resemble a Coconut Palm. 

This is a very rare hybrid to come across.  We’re putting huge 24 inch boxes on sale.  They are about 12 feet tall in their box.  This hybrid likes full sun, is a medium rate grower and has a cold hardiness estimated to be in the low 20's F.  

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

This is probably one of the last times we’ll offer this rare hybrid for sale.  


Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid
Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid by JI
Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid by JI Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid Coconut Queen Syagrus hybrid

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM
STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES


TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15G

I'm down to the last few of the large 15g that we're offering for sale on this, the Chilean Wine Palm.  These plants are approaching ten years old from seed!  As most know, they are unbearably slow to grow and getting a nice plant as shown in the first four photos seems to take forever.  Try it yourself some day from seed.  You'll know why it takes a decade to produce a nice sized Jubaea.  Interestingly enough, we ship a lot of this sized Chilean Wine Palms to people in colder states like Texas and South Carolina.  This size are not the biggest 15g we offer, but fairly old and very nice.  Typical basal trunk diameter is four to six inches on this batch.  I do have or can get massive 15g that are 10 inches in diameter, but they cost more.  This size is an affordable size for people who want to save a lot of years of growing time.

Ultimate height can reach at least forty feet (in several decades) and trunk diameter up to four feet.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  Seeds are large and globular as shown here.  Cold hardiness in into the mid teens F.  It's a sun species, even in the desert.

REGULAR PRICE 15G AS SHOWN $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $250

Note:  These may be special ordered for you


But, mention this Special to get your discount.  Note that we have limited numbers but should be able to get more if needed.  Mail order, in the pot with soil, totally possible but it'll be a big and heavy box to ship.

Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis Jubaea chilensis

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED - GRACEFUL & BEAUTIFUL PALM

 

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $195

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


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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE


REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $95

Just mention this Blog special for this discount.  The 5g size is shown in the first two rows of pictures.

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

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM



GREAT PATIO OR INTERIOR PALM - OR IN THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SINGLES

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.  We’re putting very nice 5 gallon plants on special.  These plants are singles - not multiples.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $95

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


Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana Howea forsteriana

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
VERY RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

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


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

 

SABAL MINOR
THE DWARF PALMETTO

NEVER OVER SIX FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS


This dwarf palm native to the southern states of the U.S. is sought after because of its small size and extreme cold hardiness.  It can take temperatures into the mid-teens F. and rarely gets over six feet tall.  It is often grown in full sun but tolerates part sun or strong filtered light.  Enthusiasts like it because of its small size.  Blossoms commonly shoot above the green fan leaves.  We’re putting 2 gallon plants on sale presently.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

Just mention this blog special to get this great deal.  This and all sales above apply to mail orders or nursery visits.


Sabal minor Sabal mnor Sabal mnor
Sabal minor Sabal minor  

 

DIOON HOLMGRENII
RARE MEXICAN DIOON CYCAD


LARGE CITRUS POT PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $325
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE CIT POT $250

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

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

 

CYCAS PECTINATA
TALL GREEN ASIAN CYCAD

SOME COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS SIZE $250
 
Note the last 2 photos are of a nursery plant.

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

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
EXOTIC GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO


PREFERS FILTERED LIGHT OR A BIT OF SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON PLANT

This gorgeous cycad is green in color and native to lowland as well as mountainous areas of Vera Cruz, Mexico.  There are various forms.  Some are green emergent but we’ve seen an occasional bronze emergent type.  This is a medium to large cycad with crown spreads of eight to ten feet.  Leaves tend to be horizontal and sometimes a bit dependent, especially on older leaves.  Leaf stems are spiny but the leaflets are not armed.  Leaf length can be six feet easily.   Leaflets are medium width with no spines on their edges.  Caudex size can get up to two feet.  Most would grow this is a bit of sun or filtered light.  But, right on the coast, some have grown it well in half day sun.  Cold tolerance is down to the low 20’s F. 

We have an excellent selection of this species.  Shown below is a huge 15 gallon with a 10 inch caudex. This plant came from a private collection. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL PLANT $800
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $640


CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA Ceratozamia mesxicana CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO
SALE CONING SIZED PLANTS


TEN DAY SPECIAL CONING SIZED PLANTS


FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

The 15 gallons on sale here are not as large as the ten inch caudex plant above.  But, they have caudexes of 5 to 7 inches.  Many have coned.  .

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE IN 15 GALLON $600
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE IN 15G $455

This is a great price for these plants, many of which are 15 years old.  This size can be delivered or possibly mail ordered.  They'd take a huge box. 


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
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 $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

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

Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus
Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus
Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus Encephalartos paucidentatus

 

BLUE START FERN
PHLEBODIUM AUREUM


AN EPIPHYTIC (GROWS IN TREES) FERN
BLUE COLORED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $50

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

 

TILLANDSIA MALLEMONTII
SPECIES WITH VIOLET BLUE FLOWERS
CLUSTERS IN BLOSSOM RIGHT NOW



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

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a Tillandsia expert.  But, I could not pass when a private collector offered me several clumps of a blue-gray Tillandsia mallemontii 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 summer with lots of flowers.  The clumps are composed of ten to fifteen plants.  They'd like sun or part sun and to be watered at least weekly.  They can be mounted to a tree limb, post or a fence.  I've never had or seen this variety before.  These would be easy to mail order.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE CLUSTERS $65

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

    

MONDAY, 29 NOVEMBER - 8 DECEMBER, 2021  

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SUCKERING AND SINGLE TRUNK MOUNTAIN FORM


BEST GROWING SPECIES OF THE GENUS
SORT OF LIKE A SUCKERING KENTIA PALM
TEN TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 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 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.  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 four to five inches thick and reaches a height of 12 feet.  It sort of looks like a suckering 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.
 

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $195

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM



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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $195

Just mention this Special for your discount.


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

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15 GALLON PLANTS

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


REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $185

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price. 

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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM


MEDIUM SIZES SINGLE TRUNK PALM
HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15G SIZED 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 maybe even warmer parts of Texas.  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.  Growth rate is medium in most areas and along the coast it likes sun.  This species is hard to find.  We're putting our limited supplies of 15g plants on ten day special.  As you can see from the photos, they are good sized.  For mail order, we should also have smaller sizes available.

REGULAR PRICE 15G THIS SPECIES $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225


You must mention this Internet-only special when purchasing to get this price.  Limited supplies available.  CREDITS:  My thanks to TS at RPS for the habitat photos.


Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii
Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii
Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii Beccariophoenix alfredii

 

CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS
QUICK GROWING, SINGLE STEM



FAIRLY COLD HARDY - TOLERATE SUN
WE HAVE SINGLES AND MULTIPLES
LARGE FIVE GALLON SIZE - TEN DAY SPECIAL

As many of you may know, Chamaedorea radicalis is from Mexico.  The classic dwarf form only gets three to four feet tall.  The trunking form shown here easily can reach eight to ten feet.  Both are single trunk palms.  Both can tolerate a large amount of sun and some are growing them in full sun close to the ocean.  The trunking form is a very fast growing plant.  It has more narrow leaflets compared to the dwarf form.  Both have long male and female blossoms that are oriented upwards off the trunk.  On the dwarf form the blossoms often tower above the foliage.  Cold tolerance is into the upper teens F.  On this species, over time we feel that multiple plants planted together in the garden look better.  Shown below are both single and multiples.  I'm showing the singles so you can get a feel for their mature height.  We’re putting them on sale.  Note:  We have limited numbers available with this sale.  Some of these are too tall to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $95

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


Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis
Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis
Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis Trunking Chamaedorea radicalis

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


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


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $95

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

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

 

COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNAUBA WAX PALM

 

WATER CONSERVING - LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This species is native to Brazil and is a single trunk fan palm with a not too large crown of leaves that are green in color.  Sometimes they'll be blue-green.  Overall height can get over fifty feet but it’s more common to see them shorter.  Old leaf bases can be adherent to the trunk as a petticoat as shown in a photo below.  Economically, the leaves of this species produce a wax that makes carnauba wax.  The latter is marketed for various usages including car and shoe wax.  This palm wants heat and sun and is cold hardy to at least the lower 20's F.  We are offering our 2g plants on sale.

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

Remember, mention this Special!


Copernicia prunifera 2g Copernicia prunifera 2g Copernicia prunifera 2g
Copernicia prunifera 2g Copernicia prunifera 2g Copernicia prunifera 2g
Copernicia prunifera 2g Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera

 

COCCOTHRINAX CRINITA
A RARE FAN PALM KNOWN AS THE OLD MAN PALM


NATIVE TO CUBA
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD ONE GALLON PLANTS

The palm species shown here is Coccothrinax crinita.  It is native to Cuba - the home of so many sought after palms.  This palm has long tan colored fibers on the trunk and resembles the beard of an old man.  For anyone who has grown one of the Old Man Palms, the one thing you'll agree on is how slow they are.  The plants on sale are five to six years old.  One suffers through "blades of grass" for the first two years or more.  Finally palmate leaves appear as shown here.  This is a dwarf species, unlikely to get over ten feet.  It loves sun and heat and is cold hardy somewhere into the mid-twenties F. And, by the way, those fibers/hairs covering the trunk are its hallmark.  The pictures of the mature plants below try to show the fibrous trunk.  These can be mail ordered

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog special!
  We have only a handful available.


Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita
Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita
Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita Coccothrinax crinita

 

SALE ON SABAL SPECIES BAND SIZE
NINE TO CHOOSE FROM



SOME HUGE FOR THEIR CONTAINER
SUN LOVING - MOST VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SALE ALL SABAL BELOW


Sabal are a type of Fan Palm that is native to the New World, specifically from the southern U.S, through Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean Islands and down to northern South America.  There are trunk-less species, medium sized species and tall thick trunk species that tower overhead.  They are sought after not only because many are beautiful but also because most are easy to grow and fairly cold hardy.  Many species are thriving in Texas, the Gulf Sates, Northern CA and some are even being grown in Oregon and Washington.  Many are xerophytic and drought tolerant.  Almost all species want full sun, even in the desert.  Cold tolerances range from 22 degrees down to about 12 degrees F.  Below I am showing a good assortment of different species and all are on sale in the band size for the same price.  These are easy to ship.

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE ANY SPECIES BELOW:  $47.50 EACH

Sabal brazoriensis Sabal brazoriensis Sabal brazoriensis
Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum Sabal causiarum
Sabal etonia Sabal etonia Sabal etonia
Sabal louisiana Sabal louisiana Sabal louisiana
Sabal minor Sabal minor Sabal minor
Sabal palmetto Sabal palmetto Sabal palmetto
Sabal princeps Sabal princeps Sabal princeps
Sabal species Sabal species Sabal species
Sabal uresana Sabal uresana Sabal uresana

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
E. LONGIFOLIUS X E. PRINCEPS



SHOULD BE A FANTASTIC HYBRID

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS

It's always a bit of a dilemma when one has a beautiful receptive female cycad.  If you want to create a hybrid that would be super cool, you look at what pollen is available from a male of the same genus.  E. longifolius is super attractive and has stacking blue green leaves.  The same is true with E. princeps but the leaves are super blue but not stacking.  I'd predict this cross will end up being a good sized rather blue adult with medium size.  It should take full sun along the coast and be cold hardy down into the low 20's F.  These hybrids have two leaves and are in band containers.  This may be the first time this cross is being offered.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HYBRIDS BAND SIZE $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE BAND HYBRIDS $70

These will be easy to mail order.

Encephalartos longifolius x princeps Encephalartos longifolius x princeps Encephalartos longifolius x princeps
Encephalartos longifolius x princeps Encephalartos longifolius x princeps label
Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius
ENCEPHALARTOS PRINCEPS
Encephalartos princeps
ENCEPHALARTOS PRINCEPS
Encephalartos princeps

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIX X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAD HYBRID OF TWO RARE SPECIES



NEVER AVAILABLE BEFORE
CAN'T EXACTLY PREDICT MATURE APPEARANCE
TEN DAY SPECIAL OVERSIZED ONE GALLON

We're offering on special a very rare hybrid of the genus Cycas.  Both parents are native to China.  The C. panzhiuaensis is known for it's medium size, blue-green foliage in sun and cold tolerance.  Cycas debaoensis is known for it's mutlipinnate leaves and fluffy leaf appearance.  I've only had these plants off and on for about a year.  There are no pictures of mature plants available.  It should make a small to medium sized adult plant and take at least part day with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.  The plants on special are super large one gallons with about 2 inch thick caudexes.  They need to be repotted or planted.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1 GALLON $125
DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $95


Remember to mention this Blog Special when you purchase to get this price.  The first garden photo is the panzhihuaensis and the next is the debaoensis.


Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaooensis Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaooensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaooensis Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaooensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaooensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas debaooensis
Cycas debaoensis

 

ALOE HERCULES
TREE FORMING ALOE THAT GETS FAIRLY TALL

THICK TRUNK - FLESHY BLUE-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE

As most of you know, we grow a limited number of succulents.  But, I couldn't pass up showing you some fairly large 25 gallon Aloe hercules that we got in.  This plant is a hybrid between Aloe bainesii and Aloe dichotoma.  It forms a thick trunk when mature.  When juvenile it is thinner as shown here with a single head of foliage.  Mature height can reach 30 feet.  It is a sun loving species with a cold hardiness reportedly down to 20 degrees F.  It can die if overwatered so give it minimal water.

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $475
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $380


The last photo is by Agaveville website.

Aloe hercules 15g Aloe hercules 15g Aloe hercules 15g
Aloe hercules 15g Aloe hercules 25g Aloe hercules Agaveville Website 

 

DWARF CRINUM LILY
CLUSTERS OF PINK FLOWERS

 

WIDE GREEN LEAVES - MATURE ABOUT 2 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

We have available a gardener favorite with nice 15g size of a Crinum Lily which produce nice pink blossoms in summer and fall.  This is a dwarf species with foliage height not over about two feet.  The cluster of pink blossoms protrude above the foliage and are quite large individually.  They are long lasting flowers and make a very nice show.  Plants have wide green soft leaves and the plants sucker to form small clumps.  They are reliable growers.  These can take some sun and have been successful for almost all that buy them.  When they blossom, you'll love them.  The photos of the blossoms show how pretty they are - wide petals and clusters of flowers.  With age the blossoms can turn more of a white color.  When these larger 15g plants blossom next year, I'd anticipate three to five large clusters of flowers.  These blossoms overall last a few weeks.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $155
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $125

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase.  Note that we usually have smaller 5 gallon available.


Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g   Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g   Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g  
Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g   Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g   Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 15g  
Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink  Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink  Crinum Lily Dwarf Pink 

 

PASSION FRUIT VINE
PASSIFLORA EDULIS


CLIMBING FINE WITH UNUSUAL FLOWERS & EDIBLE TROPICAL FRUIT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

The Passion Fruit Vine is native to Brazil.  It is fast growing, will climb almost anything and produces very large and unusual purple and white flowers as shown here.  These are pollinated by bees, hummingbirds or bats.  This results in about two inch egg-shaped purple fruit that are quite seedy but have a unique tropical flavor.  The fruit is often squeezed to make a drink.  Eating the fruit off the tree, some will spit out the seeds while others just swallow them.  This vine wants sun, average water and can tolerate a freeze easily.  We're putting husky 5 gallon on special.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50


Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis 5g   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis 5g   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis 5g  
Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis 5g   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis 5g   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis  
Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis   Passion Fruit Passiflora edulis  

 

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

 

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RECYCLE YOUR USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS

AND OLD CARDBOARD BOXES / NEWSPAPERS


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

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

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

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

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

 


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NO WEBSITE "SHOPPING CART" -  WHY?
We don't have a shopping cart because experience has taught us that 90% of customers have questions and need personal help when ordering plants - So, we like to talk to customers.  This way customers don't order the wrong plants for their locality and it gives us the chance to guide them on culture.

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DELIVERY SERVICES AND
SHIPPING BY THE PALLET
DISCOUNT PLANT PRICES WHEN YOU ORDER A PALLET OF PLANTS

*  Save money shipping by the pallet or larger order delivery by truck
*  Up to 50% less shipping costs by the pallet or truck compared to shipping plants individually
*  Can ship taller and bigger plants on a pallet or in a truck
*  Get plants that are way too big for Fed Express or UPS
*  Typically same arrival times (or quicker) as ground services with UPS or Federal Express
*  Shipped by independent trucking companies
*  Plants shipped safely, usually in framed out pallets as shown below
*  Get a % off regular prices with a full pallet of plants  

 

SHIPPING PLANTS BY THE PALLET

Shown here is how we typically "palletize" plants for customers.  You can see that plants are secure and travel safely.  Also note that some plants are over eight feet tall.   These are "non-stackable pallets".   


pallet loaded with plants pallet loaded with plants
pallet loaded with plants

 

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COLD HARDY PALMS AT THE NURSERY

SHORT PICTORIAL TOUR OF HARDY & TOUGH NURSERY PLANTS
SOME TAKE DOWN TO 15 DEGREES F! 

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A LOOK AT THE NURSERY
QUICK PHOTO TOUR

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

 

 

GREAT PALM TREES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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

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

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

      

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

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

PLANT CONTAINER SIZES

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

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

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









SIZES WE USE NOT SHOWN HERE


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

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

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

cycad in 36 inch box
Cycad in 36 inch box

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SALE ITEMS SHOWN ABOVE AND OTHER PURCHASES


• SALE PRICES ARE FOR A LIMITED TIME SHOWN ON EACH POST ABOVE
•  ALL SPECIALS ARE FOR A TEN DAY PERIOD AND EXPIRE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING, USUALLY AT THE END OF NURSERY HOURS
•  AT NO TIME ARE THERE "DOUBLE DISCOUNTS" - PERCENTAGE DISCOUNTS DO NOT APPLY TO OTHER SPECIALS
•  DISCOUNTS OR SALE SPECIALS DO NOT APPLY TO SHIPPING OR HANDLING CHARGES.  THEY DO NOT APPLY TO SPECIAL ORDER PLANTS OR ITEMS WE HAVE TO SEARCH FOR APART FROM OUR OWN PLANT INVENTORY.
•  SALES TAX MAY APPLY, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LIVE
• NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS WILL BE SENT OR TAKEN
• CYCADS AND CITES LISTED ENDANGERED SPECIES ARE FOR DOMESTIC UNITED STATES USAGE OR PURCHASE ONLY
•  NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE IS GIVEN OR IMPLIED ON YOUR ABILITY TO GROW THE PLANTS IN YOUR LOCALITY
•  MAIL ORDER ITEMS SENT VIA FEDERAL EXPRESS PRESENTLY UNLESS OTHERWISE ARRANGED
• AVAILABILITY VARIES.  ITEMS ON SALE MAY SELL OUT WITHOUT NOTICE AND NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE.
•  FOR COMPANY SHIPPING POLICIES, GUARANTEES AND REFUNDS SEE
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CANCELLED ORDERS OR SHIPMENTS MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CANCELLATION FEE DESCRIBED AT OUR POLICIES.

PHIL BERGMAN
Owner

Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

Phone: 619 291 4605  FOR MAIL ORDERS OR QUESTIONS

Email: phil@junglemusic.net

 
   
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Nursery Location:

 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone:  619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

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

Directions to Nursery: Freeway Close. Take Freeway 5 to Encinitas
(10 minutes south of Oceanside, 30 minutes north of San Diego). 
Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
Immediate left on Orpheus Ave, left on Union St,
Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery, which is at 450 Ocean View Ave
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3233 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103

 

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