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RECYCLE USED PLASTIC CONTAINERS


ECOLOGICAL AND HELPS OUR NURSERY
YOU'LL RECEIVE A DISCOUNT ON YOUR PURCHASE OR A CREDIT TOWARD FUTURE PURCHASE

I 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.  If you arrive off hours, just leave them in front of our entry gate.  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.  We also really appreciate 5 gallon, 7 gallon, 15 gallon and citrus pots. 

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


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

 

ALSO - RECYCLE OLD NEWSPAPER -We can use it!

We utilize old newspaper to stuff our plants before we put them in vehicles.  Newspapers also help us secure mail orders.  And, we're always running out and don't like using new paper for this purpose - wasteful.  So, we'd recycle those old newspapers that you have on hand.  Just drop them off at the nursery any day Monday through Saturday.  Thank you.
Newspaper

 

MULE PALMS
BUTIA CAPITATA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)


MEDIUM HEIGHT - SUPER COLD HARDY!

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


We have available squat 15g Mule Palms as shown below.  For those who don't know, this amazing hybrid doesn't look like either parent.  To make the Mule Palm, the seed bearing parent has to be the Butia capitata.  The pollen donor is the Queen Palm.  The reverse doesn't produce a palm anything close to the Mule Palm.  

They are remarkable because they are supper attractive and cold hardy.  Some say they have a resemblance to a Coconut.  They also usually just get to 25 feet - compared to the 60 foot height of the Queen.  And, they are very cold hardy - down to about 16 degrees.  I've got a customer in Tucson, AZ that can't grow Queen Palms b/c they freeze in the winter.  Our Mule Palms thrive there.  This hybrid tolerates desert sun.  And, they don't make any fruit to mess up your pool!  This is why they are called the "Mule" Palm.  What a combination of good qualities!  The plants on special are in squat 15g.

REGULAR PRICE SQUAT 15G $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $275

This size can be mail ordered but takes a very tall box.  We also have larger plants for sale.  The two mature photos are c/o M.H. and Palm Talk.


Mule Palm Mule Palm Mule Palm
Mule Palm Butia x Syagrus M.H. Butia x Syagrus PalmTalk unknown author

 

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 $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $175

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price. 

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

 

DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS
TALL, THIN TRUNKED PINNATE PALM


FLUFFY, PLUMOSE LEAVES
THIS IS THE SUCKERING FORM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This species of palm is typically single trunk but there are suckering forms.  This is what we are offering here.  It is native to island of Nossi-Be off the coast of Madagascar.  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-brown 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-twenties F.  We have nice 15 gallons on special.  Note the interesting leaflet arrangement.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $185

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price when you purchase.  We only have a small number available.


Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis
Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis Dypsis lucubensis

 

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


FANTASTIC HYBRID – VERY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS


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.  This is a chance to get a nice specimen in a 5g pot with a thick base for a great price.  But, we only have a few of them.  I can ship this size.

SALE PRICE THIS NEW HYBRID $185

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


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

 

DYPSIS SPECIES BEF
SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



THIN TRUNK, ARCHING LEAVES, WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

For quite a few years, palm enthusiasts have been familiar with this rare species from Madagascar.  It has been called "Dypsis species bef".  But, to this day, it has no accepted botanical name.  It has a rather narrow ringed trunk with arching and keeled green leaves.  The crown shaft is white.  It is medium sized with a height of about 20 feet.  The garden specimen is c/o Steve S., PalmPedia.  As a nursery plant it has soft green relaxed leaves with hanging leaflets.  But, when older, it is firmly keeled.  Five of the six photos below show the 2 gallon size on sale.  These were Winter repots.  The garden shot is a double by Steve of Australia c/o palmpedia. 

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

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

 
 
DYPSIS SPECIES BEF  DYPSIS SPECIES BEF  DYPSIS SPECIES BEF 
DYPSIS SPECIES BEF  DYPSIS SPECIES BEF by Steve, Australia  DYPSIS SPECIES BEF 

 

DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM VAR RUBRUM
PRINCESS PALM, HURRICANE PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT - CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 
Native to the Mascarene Islands, this thin trunked, crown shafted palm gets to a height of about 25 feet.  This variety is called "rubrum" because of the red color that is present on the stems. It is a sun loving species and is being grown by many in Southern California.  Mature height is about 25 feet.  This is a coastal sun or part day sun species with a cold tolerance in the upper twenties F.  I've had one in my garden for years in San Diego.  We’re putting 5 gallon size on Special.  In the last row I'm showing photos of mature garden specimens.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $85

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


Dictyosperma album rubrum Dictyosperma album rubrum Dictyosperma album rubrum
Dictyosperma album rubrum Dictyosperma album rubrum Dictyosperma album rubrum
Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album

 

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 

 

EUTERPE EDULIS
TALL, SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



EXOTIC AND TROPICAL APPEARING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 

Euterpe edulis is a fun palm to grow because it is super attractive, has a narrow trunk and a beautiful, smooth crown shaft.  I have had several in my garden.  On mine, the crown shafts were a purple-green color but it's more common to see them as a lime green.  Maximum height is about thirty feet with about a four inch thick trunk.  Leaves tend to arch down and leaf color is green.  This species likes to start in filtered light and work its way into full sun along the coast.  It's cold hardy into the upper twenties F.  Anticipate a plant life of about thirty years.  Also of note is the fact that the hearts of this palm are edible and a delicacy in many areas.   


REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $85

Remember to mention this Blog Special when purchasing to get this price.  The last photo is c/o Wikipedia.  Note, we only have a few left.


Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis
Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis Euterpe edulis
EUTERPE EDULIS EUTERPE EDULIS EUTERPE EDULIS Wikipedia

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX FENESTRALIS
AKA "BECCARIOPHOENIX WINDOWS""

 

LARGER PINNATE PALM FROM MADAGASCAR
TEN DAY SPECIAL RARELY SEEN 5G SIZE

It was not too long ago when Beccariophoenix was felt to be a monotypic genus with only one species.  Now it is recognized that there are three different species:

Beccariophoenix species "windows", presently called Beccariophoenix fenestralis. 
Beccriophoenix madagascarensis, previously known as "Beccariophoenix no windows"
Beccariophoenix alfredii, a more recently named species.

All three are single trunk, medium to large plants from Madagascar.  Along the coast, all can take full sun.  Estimated cold hardiness is into the mid and perhaps lower 20's F.  The species we're putting on special is the 5g size of the "windows" variety, B. fenestralis.  You'll not see these around hardly at all in Southern California.  This "windows" form has leaf openings, similar to small window panes, in the leaf - between the leaflets.  With time these disappear and it becomes a pinnate palm. The 5 gallon on special are very nicely sized but repotted this summer, so keep them in their pots for a while.  Garden photos c/o TS at RPS and the late Ray Backer of HI. 

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

Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis
Beccariophoenix fenestralis TS RPS Beccariophoenix fenestralis Beccariophoenix fenestralis Ray Baker

 

TRACHYCARPUS TAKIL
PROBABLY THE MOST COLD HARDY WINDMILL PALM

 
DIFFICULT TO FIND NOWADAYS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This species comes from a very high mountainous area of northern India.  It grows at elevations above 7000 feet and sees bitterly cold winters.  Because of its native habitat, it has been touted and hoped by many to be the most cold hardy of the species of this genus.  It certainly can tolerate temperatures below 15 degrees F., but its lowest tolerance is still being determined.  In appearance, it is similar to Trachycarpus fortunei.  On mature trees and compared to the common Windmill Palm, however, it is taller with a thicker trunk, has a bigger crown of leaves with more actual leaves in the crown and larger individual leaves.  The leaves are also more stiff than the fortunei.  The trunk tends to lose its fibers more readily, giving it a cleaner appearing trunk.  A field note for distinguishing this species is that the hastula (a flap of tissue at the junction of the leaf stem with the palmate leaf) is twisted and askew.  Fortunei are not this way.  Growers also comment on how the trunk of containerized plants is a bit more tidy with prominent hairs.

Because of its natural habitat, this species may be the most cold hardy of all the Windmills.  I have found it to be a vigorous grower, medium speed.  We presently have a limited number of 5 gallon plants that we are putting on special.


Click here for an article on Trachycarpus from our website

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $85


Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount.  The next to last photo was taken by M. Gibbon and T. Spanner in habitat.  The last photo is a 15g plant at our Nursery.


Trachycarpus takil Trachycarpus takil Trachycarpus takil
Trachycarpus takil Trachycarpus takil Trachycarpus takil
Trachycarpus takil Trachycarpus takil

 

SYAGRUS CORONATA
THE LICURY PALM

VERY DIFFERENT APPEARING SYAGRUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

This is a lowland Atlantic coast Brazilian species and lives in a more arid locality in habitat.  This species gets to about forty feet height and has a one foot thick trunk.  Its leaf color is blue green and sometimes gray.  The underside of the leaves is silver.  The most prominent feature of this species is the retained old leaf bases that swirl around the upper trunk below the leaves.  When these fall away a knobby character to the trunk is left behind. 

This is a full sun species and can be grown in more arid areas.  It is cold tolerant into the mid-twenties, perhaps even to the low 20's. F.  Juvenile foliate is strap like.  Then, when older, pinnate leaves appear.  This species can tolerate drought but responds to ample water.  Its growth rate is medium.  Shown here is our one gallon size which we’ve put on special. 

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount!


Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata
Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


SO, WHAT IS IT?
ARE THEY EVER ON SALE?
YES, 10 DAY SPECIAL BAND 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 BAND SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS
DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES


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

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

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL BANDS $75

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
SUPER POPULAR BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



ASSORTMENT OF NURSERY PLANTS SHOWN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES!


This prominently blue cycad is native to the Eastern Cape region of the Republic of South Africa.  It is one of the more sought after species.  Plants are rather slow growing and never get very large.  A plant with a three foot tall caudex is about all you see after fifty years.  And, for this reason, people like it even more because it is never an overwhelming plant.  It prefers full sun and is cold hardy to the low 20's F.  It is also water conserving and should never be over-watered.  We're offering a discount of any plant of this species for ten days.  This includes everything from seedlings to large coning plants.

TEN DAY SPECIAL - 15% OFF REGULAR PRICE ANY PLANT THIS SPECIES

Shown below are many nursery plants from around our nursery and one garden photo.

Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii Encephalartos lehmannii

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

 

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT AS SHOWN

This is a rare green cycad from China.  It is different than the Sago Palm - smaller and, to me, more attractive.  Leaf color is green to blue green.  It tolerates coastal sun and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  Some feel it's one of the most cold hardy cycads in the world - even better than the Sago Palm.  Mature height should be about eight feet.  They can sucker, but much less than the Sago.  They also take up less garden space than the Sago Palm.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed).  

The citrus pot shown in the first five photos has a caudex of 3.5 inches.  We also have larger and smaller plants for sale.  We are putting plants of this size (2.5 to 3.5 inches) on special.  These can be easily mail ordered.  The first to purchase of course will get the larger plants.

REGULAR PRICE PLANTS WITH THIS SIZE CAUDEX $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $225

This size can be shipped or delivered.  Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.  The sixth photo shows our 15 gallon size of larger plants.


CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS

 

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN
CYATHEA COOPERI


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


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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $165
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $145

Mention this special when you purchase. 

Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern
Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern
Cyathea cooperi Australian Tree fern  

 

TASMANIAN TREE FERN
DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $65
SALES PRICE THIS SIZE $50


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

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

 

ASSORTED ATTRACTIVE BROMELIADS FOR THE GARDEN



SHOWING BELOW FOUR INTERESTING SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL SPECIES AS SHOWN

Bromeliads are an ideal understory companion plant for the garden floor.  Or, they also make great patio plants and even interior plants.  Those shown below are for filtered light, not direct sun.  Mature width of these plants is up to 18 inches or less.  Three show nice color which is also desirable in the garden.  Of note, these can be planted in the ground or mounted on tree trunks, posts or fences. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL FOUR SPECIES AS SHOWN BELOW $35

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.  In order, plants below are a striated Vriesia species, Neorogelia Jolie, Neorogelia lila and Neorogelia medusa. 

Vriesia species Vriesia species Vriesia species
Vriesia species Neorogelia donna Neorogelia donna
Neorogelia donna Neorogelia donna Neorogelia species pink
Neorogelia species pink Neorogelia species pink Neorogelia species pink
Neorogelia medusa Neorogelia medusa Neorogelia medusa
Neorogelia medusa Bromeliads on tree trunk Bromeliads in the garden

 

NEOROGELIA RED THROAT
ATTRACTIVE GREEN WITH RED THROAT


WILL TOLERATE COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER CLUSTERS


This species of Neorogelia which we call "red throat" has lime green leaves and develops an intense central red color as shown.  The nice thing about this species is that they make attractive clusters and tolerate coastal sun.  A good size clump can be 24 to 30 inches across.  They can also be grown in strong filtered light.  With less light the leaves are a darker green.  We're offering two cluster sizes on sale.  Both sizes are shown below.

TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL CLUSTER $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGER CLUSTER $60

Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster
Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster
Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster Neorogelia red throat cluster

 

VRIESEA BROMELIAD
PUSHING A PROMINENT FLOWER


SPIKE SHOULD BE YELLOW AND RED
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS CULTIVAR

Vriesea are a type of Bromeliad.  There are about a hundred different species of Vriesea and countless other hybrids and cultivars.  Vriesea natively come from Central and South America.  The sizes of plants vary from small to the large Vriesea imperialis (now call Alkantarea i.).  Most want filtered light but some will take sun.  Flowers are usually upright and spectacular, often branching.  Flowers have brilliant colors including red, yellow, orange and other colors.  They can be grown epiphytically or in a pot.  Shown here are some unidentified species of Vriesea.  Leaves are redish-green with purple red backsides.  You can see a long flower spike emerging.  It should branch and be prominently colored.  We have limited numbers.  And, although it doesn't show the flower of this plant, I'll show an assortment of blossoms from other plants we have of this genus.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIES/SIZE $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES/SIZE $45

 
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Vriesea blossom  Vriesea blossom  Vriesea blossom 

 

FRIDAY, 9 APRIL - 19 APRIL, 2021

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL SQUAT 15 GALLON SIZE


What good fortune is it that New Caledonia can claim to be the home of all Chambeyronia.  Included is this species, C. macrocarpa.  It is a slow growing, pinnate, crown shafted palm that gets to a height of about 30 feet.  It has a dark green to green-black crown shaft.  Compare this to C. hookeri above with it's yellow crown shaft.  Leaves are wide, thick and leathery to the touch.  With good culture, maybe you can get three new leaves a year.  About one in twenty plants fail to throw a new red leaf - rather, it remains green.  This is just bad luck and there's no way to predict which will do this.  Shown here are our squat 15 gallon plants we're putting on sale.  We do have other sizes available.  Coastal sun is tolerated although strong filtered light is ok for most areas.  This is a great garden palm.

REGULAR PRICE THESE SQUAT 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $195


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

READ MORE ABOUT CHAMBEYRONIA

 
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Chambeyronia by TS RPS  Chambeyronia macrocarpa  Chambeyronia macrocarpa

 

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
BAMBOO PALM THAT IS TALL AND FULL



STRONG 10 AND 15 GALLON PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS


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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 10 or 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SIZES $220

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

READ MORE ABOUT THE BAMBOO PALMS

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Chamaedorea hooperiana Chamaedorea hooperiana TS RPS Chamaedorea hooperiana

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX MADAGASCARENSIS
MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE MADAGASCAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
SALE ON 15 AND 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 15 and 20 gallon plants.  We're putting them on sale.  The large palm below is by Daryl Occonor via PACSOA.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $200

REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $350
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $275

READ MORE ABOUT THE PALMS OF MADAGASCAR


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Beccariophoenix madagascarensis  Beccariophoenix madagascarensis  Beccariophoenix madagascarensis 
Beccariophoenix madagascarensis  Beccariophoenix madagascarensis  Beccariophoenix madagascarensis Daryl Oconnor PACSOA 

 

GAUSSIA MAYA
A VERY DIFFERENT PALM FOR SO. CALIFORNIA


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


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $185

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


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

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY OLD 15 GALLON SIZE

We have available some nice 15g plants of Hedyscepe canterburyana This single trunk palm has a silver crown shaft, silver trunk (in shade) with prominent rings.  It is native to medium elevations in the mountains of Lord Howea Island (home of the Kentia Palm).  It is single trunk.  Mature height is about 20 feet.  They fruit here and seeds are large and red in color.  Along our coast here it takes full sun but also does well in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Trunks are beefier in sun.  Cold tolerance is about 23 - 25 degrees.  When folks see this plant in person, most agree it is one of the most desirable palms around.  We are putting our very old 15g size on special - first two rows of photos.  These are 12 years old - an yes, they are super slow growing.

REGULAR PRICE THESE OLD 15G $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 15 G $325

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.

READ MORE ABOUT THE PALMS OF LORD HOWE ISLAND


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Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana  

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 G $85

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.


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Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana   Hedyscepe canterburyana  

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS BAUERI
SINGLE TRUNK - CROWN SHAFTED


GORGEOUS PALM WITH ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Rhopalostylis baueri, the Norfolk Island Palm, is native to two locations.  Norfolk Island (an Australian island) is the home of the classic Rhopalostylis baueri but there is also a population in Kermadec Islands, a New Zealand territory.  The population of Rhopalostylis baueri on Norfolk Island is near the elevated center of the island, rare elsewhere.  In this locality, it is threatened by rodents that eat the seeds and young seedlings.  In the Kermadec location, this species is found on Raoul Island.  It is more plentiful there because there have been efforts to eliminate the rat population.  Of note, it is this population of Rhopalostylis from the Raoul Island of the Kermadecs that were, at one time, considered to be Rhopalostylis cheesemanii.   In 2005 the latter was stripped of its species categorization and named a "variety" of R. baueri.  Many argue that it is a different palm and deserves its own species status.

In my experience, this species does best in less than full sun along the coast.  Half day morning sun is about perfect.  It has a cold tolerance into the low 20's F. and is being grown in the SF Bay area.  Those growers in Florida where there is heat and high humidity, tend to have problems with any Rhopalostylis. A significant difference between this species and R. sapida is the lack of the prominent bulging crown shaft.  Trunk diameters are about the same.  Anticipate a height typically of about 25 feet mature.


REGULAR PRICE 15G $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $180

Mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  We do have other sizes for sale.  The 15g size can be mail ordered.

READ MORE ABOUT RHOPALOSTYLIS

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Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri
Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri Rhopalostylis baueri

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL $85

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


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

 

RHAPIDOPHYLLUM HYSTRIX
THE NEEDLE PALM

WORLD'S MOST COLD HARDY PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

There is no doubt in my mind that this species is the most cold tolerant of any palm species.  It is native to the southeastern United States with native habitats stretching from South Carolina down to northern Florida and into Alabama and Mississippi.  There are reports of this species tolerating below zero degrees F.  Now, this doesn't mean that you can grow it in Michigan.  But, in areas that see significant cold such as North Carolina, central Texas or even New Mexico, this species might work for you.

It is a suckering fan palm and known as the "Needle Palm" because it forms dark colored, protuberant needles on the trunk.  The fourth picture below shows small needles forming on the trunk.  The first five photos show the 5g on sale followed by a few 15g plants.  All are in limited supply.  In sun the color is a silver green with more silver underneath.  In shade the color gets dark green, reminiscent of a  Rhapis Palm.  Trunks are usually under three feet tall and four to six inches thick.  But, because the leaves come upwards, the overall height of the plant can be six to seven feet or taller.  They can get a bit bushy.  This is a very slow growing species.  The one gallon plants are being put on sale.    

REGULAR PRICE 1G $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $50

I only have a few of these.  You must mention this Blog Only Special to get this price.


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Rhapidophyllum hystrix 1 gallon Rhapidophyllum hystrix 1 gallon Rhapidophyllum hystrix

 

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM



NEW ARRIVAL – NICE LOCALLY GROWN PLANTS
A GOOD STARTER SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifuracata, is native to Queensland, Australia and is a single trunk palm.  It gets to about twenty-five feet height, has fluffy plumose leaves, is crown shafted as shown below and is single trunk.  It loves heat and sun.  It is cold tolerant down into the low 20’s F.  It loves more inland locations as long as you don’t get too cold.  Trunks are rather thin for this species mature height of about 25 feet.  The crown shaft is a silver-green color.  Trunks are often swollen at their base.  The plants on special are fairly large one gallon plants. They are about 3 years old and can be shipped. 

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $47.50

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase.


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Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN CYCAD


 

RARE AND VERY ATTRACTIVE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD 1 GALLON SIZE


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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G PLANTS $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $95

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


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Encephalartos munchii Encephalartos munchii Encephalartos munchii
Encephalartos munchii Encephalartos munchii Encephalartos munchii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII
LARGER CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD WITH UPRIGHT LEAVES


GREEN NARROW LEAFLETS - SOUGHT AFTER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This unique and larger cycad is native to Uganda.  In fact, at one point it was called the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  This is because it has leaves that extend almost straight up toward the sky and can be twelve feet long or more.  Leaflets are narrow and armed with small spines.  The caudex is a light color and in the wild can be up to ten feet tall.  Historically, as this species is similar to E. laurentianus, it was called also "Encephalartos laurentianus Lake George", referring to its specific habitat.  It is quite popular and is a good growing cycad.  For the coastal areas, it can take full sun or perhaps better, half day sun. Far inland areas would utilize strong filtered light or a few hours of sun.n.

The nursery plants I'm showing today on sale are five gallon plants with caudexes of 3 to 4 inches.  They are in 5 gallon pots and need to be repotted or planted in the ground.  We have other sizes as well, both larger and smaller.  The plants on sale are in the first six photos.  Other photos show larger plants at the nursery.  Note the appearance of these plants with their long leaves with narrow leaflets.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.  Don't miss the chance to get large plants in a small 5g pot - which is easy to ship.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5 GALLON $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH 5 GALLON $300

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

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Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii

 

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 $45


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

 

TASSEL FERN
POLYSTICHUM POLYBLEPHARUM


ATTRACTIVE GREEN FERN
SHINY GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This attractive fern gets to a height of two feet and likes filtered light and water.  New leaves emerge upward and are very shiny.  It can be used as a ground cover or below other trees.  The crown of leaves is compact and the leaf stems have a red color as shown. We’d recommend filtered light and maintaining adequate moisture.  This is not a difficult fern to grow.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $45


TASSLE FERN TASSLE FERN TASSLE FERN
TASSLE FERN TASSLE FERN TASSLE FERN

 

PASSION FRUIT VINE
PASSIFLORA EDULIS

BIZARRE FLOWERS - EDIBLE TROPICAL FRUIT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This is a rapidly growing and climbing vine that has green leaves and produces pin-cushion types of tropical flowers.  This flowers are something all by themselves with multiple colors and a bizarre appearance.  Colors include purple, white, cream and yellow.  The flowers mature making purple colored medium sized fruit loved by many.  You'll want to prune aggressively to keep it under control.  This plant wants sun or part sun and is tolerant of a freeze.  A photo below shows an edible ripe fruit.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $55

PASSIFLORA PASION FRUIT VINE PASSIFLORA PASION FRUIT VINE
PASSIFLORA PASION FRUIT VINE PASSIFLORA PASION FRUIT VINE PASSIFLORA PASION FRUIT VINE
passion fruit vine Passion Fruit Vine

 

RED TRUMPET VINE
CAMPSIS RADICANS

CLIMBING VINE WITH LARGE RED FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This climbing vine has larger red flowers.  It is a vigorous grower that will grab onto anything within reach.  Descriptions say vines can go 30 feet up a pole or tree trunk.  Flowers are loved by Humming Birds.  It can grow in sun or part sun.  Cold tolerance is well below a freeze and reports are it survives Zone 5.  The plants on special are tied to a stake.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $55

RED TRUMPET VINE RED TRUMPET VINE RED TRUMPET VINE
RED TRUMPET VINE RED TRUMPET VINE RED TRUMPET VINE

 

HIBISCUS BLACK BEAUTY
OUR HIBISCUS ARE JUST STARTING TO COME INTO BLOSSOM



MULTIPLE UNUSUAL SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIALS!


It's Hibiscus season again.  Plants are just starting to set buds.  This type of plants want sun along the coast or at least half day sun.  Temperatures below a freeze prevents the setting of buds.  So, these plants are mostly for those who don't have a hard freeze late into the year.  Shown here is a red species known as "Black Beauty".  We have about seven different types.  Sizs are one and five gallon.  All are desirable varieties.  I'm showing first the 5g size followed by the 1g size.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $27.50
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $45


Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty
Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty
Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus Black Beauty Hibiscus black beauty

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 APRIL - 16 APRIL, 2021

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM



NEW ARRIVAL – TALL 25 GALLON SPECIMENS
READY FOR PLANTING
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 25 GALLON PLANTS

The Foxtail Palm, Wodyetia bifuracata, is native to Queensland, Australia and is a single trunk palm.  It gets to about twenty-five feet height, has fluffy plumose leaves, is crown shafted as shown below and is single trunk.  It loves heat and sun.  It is cold tolerant down into the low 20’s F.  It loves more inland locations as long as you don’t get too cold.  Trunks are rather thin for this species mature height of about 25 feet.  The crown shaft is a silver-green color.  Trunks are often swollen at their base.  The plants on special are abut fifteen feet tall – probably too big for the average smaller pickup truck.  Delivery is available.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 25 GALLON $650
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $550

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase.


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Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata the Foxtail Palm Wodyetia bifurcata the Foxtail Palm Wodyetia bifurcata the Foxtail Palm

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE ARECA PALM

 

GREAT PALM FOR CREATING “PRIVACY”
SUPER TALL SQUAT 15 GALLON PLANTS JUST AVAILABLE

SQUAT 15G PLANTS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

We just got in some unbelievably tall Areca Palms that we felt we had to tell you about.  And, we are putting them on sale!  This is an attractive, suckering, thin trunked palm species is from Madagascar or surrounding areas.  The number one reason people buy this species is "to hide something".  By this, I mean they want to hide a neighbor, an ugly next door structure, an unsightly fence, the side of a garage, etc.  It is a suckering palm species with thin trunks and color on the leaf bases and crown shafts – yellow, silver or green.  Mature height averages 14 feet in California.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameter is about 3 inches.  They will take full sun along the coast and far inland areas must give this species only morning or filtered sun.  The plants on special below are by far the tallest we’ve ever had in the squat 15g pots.  For this reason, they are a great buy for customers.  Be aware they are almost too big to transport in the average pickup truck and may need delivery

REGULAR PRICE THESE SUPER TALL SQUAT 15G $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TALL SQUAT 15G $300

I must comment that these will sell out super quickly and won’t be around too long.  If you want a smaller size, we do have smaller 15g and 3 gallon, both at a better price.  This special applies to the largest of this species we have.


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Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm
Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm Dypsis lutescens Areca Palm

 

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.


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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA GRANDIFLORA
BEAUTIFUL PINNATE PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA



EXTREMELY RARE SPEIES - VERY SLOW GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This is a super rare palm species from the Riviere Bleu Valley in New Caledonia.  Those who were in the IPS in the year 2000 and went on the Biennial Tour to N.C. will remember the Reserve there that we visited that year.  This palm gets to a mature height of about 30 feet with green flat leaves.  The flowers are unusually large, thus the name "grandiflora".  Culturally, I'd recommend a bit of sun or early morning sun.  It is not a full sun species for So Cal.  This species is known to be painfully slow growing and not "an easy grow".  So, someone with experience growing would be best for this species.  We have a few 5 gallon available - were repotted earlier this summer into these containers. 


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

The last photo is c/o Palmpedia by an unknown author.  Note, we only have a couple of these left.

Burretiokentia grandiflora Burretiokentia grandiflora Burretiokentia grandiflora
Burretiokentia grandiflora Burretiokentia grandiflora Burretiokentia grandiflora Palmpedia unknown author

 

SABAL YAPA
A DIFFERENT APPEARING SABAL SPECIES


PRONOUNCED COSTOPALMATE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This hard to find species of Sabal is native to Cuba, Mexico and some areas in Central America.  As the specimen photos below show, it has an unusual appearance for a Sabal.  The leaves are very arched and wispy - a pronounced version of the costopalmate leaf.  The latter is a leaf form half way between the typical fan palm leaf and a pinnate leaf.  Note how different these leaves appear compared to the typically very flat fan leaf of say a Bismarckia palm. 

Mature heights can be over forty feet.  Trunks retain old leaf bases that later fall off.  It wants full sun and is cold hardy (estimated) into the low 20's F.

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

remember to mention this Blog Only Special.  My thanks to TS at RPS for the first garden photo below.

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Sabal yapa 5g Sabal yapa 5g Sabal yapa 5g
Sabal yapa TS RPS Sabal yapa Sabal yapa

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ELEGANS
BEAUTIFUL SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA

 

ARCHING GREEN LEAVES, CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species is from New Caledonia in the northern part of the island of New Caledonia.  It gets to a height of 20 to 25 feet in many years and has a green to silver, slightly swollen crown shaft.  The trunk is thin, about 4 to 6 inches thick.  The leaves are about six feet long and arch at their ends.  Cyphophoenix nucele has stiffer, upright leaves compared to this species.  Another important difference between these two is that the leaves of C. elegans are keeled whereas the leaves of nucele are more flat. This species can take full sun right on the coast but most give it part day sun, especially in inland areas.  Cold tolerance is down to the mid-twenties F.  We’re putting 5g plants on special.  Of note, this is a very rare species and hard to find for sale.

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

Please mention this Special at the time of purchase.


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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAME THROWER PALM|


GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

Shown below are our 5 gallon size of Chambeyronia hookeri with its blonde colored crown shaft.  This species is hard to find.  It is different in appearance from the dark green crown shafted form, Chambeyronia macrocarpa.  Here's some facts about this species:

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $85

We have very limited numbers available of this species and only several in this 5 gallon size.  Mention this Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.  The crown shaft photo below is by TS at RPS


CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI TS RPS CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI

 

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


VERY EXCITING – NOT PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE
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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
AN EXOTIC NEW CALEDONIAN PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


DROP DEAD GORGEOUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

Shown here are our 5 gallon size which I'm putting on special.  I'd recommend morning sun, a few hours of mid-day sun, or bright filtered light.  It's a great species to grow. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $85

Remember:  Mention this Special for you discount.


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Burretiokentia hapala 5g Burretiokentia hapala 5g Burretiokentia hapala 5g
Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala Burretiokentia hapala

 

CHAMAEDOREA KLOTZSCHIANA
RARE UNDERSTORY PALM – GROUPED LEAFLETS

  

SINGLE TRUNK – MEDIUM SIZED
TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY LARGE BAND SIZE

This is a single trunk species from Mexico that is most known for having grouped leaflets along the rachis.  It has a thin trunk about an inch in diameter and a somewhat open crown.  The leaflets are attached to the rachis at irregular angles so that the leaflets look as if they were a group of bow ties attached to the leaf stem.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It likes filtered light or perhaps a little bit of sun.  I think this is a species that would look better planted as a small colony with multiple plants. Mature height is from ten to fifteen feet.  I’ve shown two close-ups of the leaflets as this is the most charming characteristic of this species.  This size is easy to mail order and may be of interest to folks in cooler but not super cold areas.  The band size on sale are very large for their pots and need to be planted or repotted soon.

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


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Chamaedorea klotzschianna Chamaedorea klotzschianna Chamaedorea klotzschianna
Chamaedorea klotzschianna Chamaedorea klotzschianna Chamaedorea klotzschianna

 

COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNUBA WAX PALM



WATER CONSERVING
LOVES HEAT AND SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND 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.  Old leaf bases can be adherent to the trunk making rough as shown in the last photo.  Economically, the leaves of this species produce a wax that makes carnuba 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 band sized plants on sale.

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

Remember, mention this Special!


Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera
Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera Copernicia prunifera

 

BUTIA SPECIES
SEED COLLECTED FROM UNIDENTIFIED BUTIA SPECIES

BLUE-GREEN LEAVES AT THIS POINT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS


The seedlings on sale are definitely a Butia species.  Which one we are not sure.  These seedlings came from a mature Butia palm that couldn't be identified at the time.  These seedlings came from a private but experienced grower.  I do not have photos of that parent plant.  Butia are native to South America with the most common species being Butia capitata (odorata).  These are not this species.  It'll want sun and should have a cold tolerance into the teens F. or at least the low 20's F.  If you are a gambler, it might be worth your getting one.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE BAND SEEDLINGS $45

I cannot show a mature palm as I don't have a photo of the mother tree.

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Butia species Butia species Butia species

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SUN TOLERANT MEDIUM SIZED PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS
For anyone who's looked for this species lately, you realize it's in very short supply recently.  This is because of a several year shortage of seeds.  We are pleased to presently put band seedlings on special and they are very nicely sized.  They are ready to be repotted into one or two gallon pots.  This species gets up to about 14 feet height with a green, ringed trunk about 1.5 inches in diameter.  The leaves are plumose or fluffy.  They are quick growing and perfect for narrow planter areas.  It will take full coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It can also be used as a houseplant in a bright area.  These plants can be easily shipped.  I’d recommend getting several as they look best in small colonies in the garden. 

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

Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The first six photos are the bands on sale.  The seventh photo shows our 15g size.  The next to last photo is c/o Palmpedia and the last photo was taken at Jim Wright's garden in San Diego.


Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
chamaedoreas plumosa chamaedoreas plumosa Palmpdeia  chamaedoreas plumosa 

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MSINGANUS
NEARLY EXTINCT IN THE WILD



GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

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

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

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

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Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga Encephalartos msinganus msinga

 

CERATOZAMIA HILDAE
DWARF FILTERED LIGHT CYCAD



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

The first five photos below show an example of a really nice citrus pot sized mature plant with a male cone.  The caudex size is approximately 4 inches and it is representative of some plants we're putting on special.  Approximate age is ten years.  This species is very small with leaves rarely to four feet long and a caudex size under six inches.  The hallmark of this species is the grouping of the leaflets - like little bow ties put onto the leaf stem.  Leaf color is always green.  Pictures below demonstrate this.  

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE PLANT THIS SPECIES $245

Shown below are photos of a nice citrus pot plant although some on sale could be in 5g pots.  Caudex sizes are 2 to 3 inches.  Also, I'm showing a garden specimen.  Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this discount.  We should have smaller and larger plants available.

   

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Ceratozamia hildae cit pot Ceratozamia hildae cit pot Ceratozamia hildae
Ceratozamia hildae Ceratozamia hildae cit pot Ceratozamia hildae

 

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.  The 7th photo, by George Yao at PACSOA, shows a plant in full sun although growers may get away with part day sun as well.  These plants are starting to show a nice small caudex already.

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON PLANTS $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $80

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


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Cycas guizhouensis Cycas guizhouensis Cycas guizhouensis
 Cycas guizhouensis by George Yao PACSOA  Cycas guizhouensis  Cycas guizhouensis

 

KAHILI GINGER
HEDYCHIUM GARDNERIANUM

MEDIUM SIZED -  GREEN LEAVES
SUPER FRAGRANT BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This suckering green Ginger is quick and easy to grow.  It can take full coastal sun or part sun.  Leaves are green and, unlike Shell Ginger, the blossoms are super fragrant - and have a very nice smell.  Plants typically don't get over over 7 feet tall and have a tropical look.  These 5g plants are good size with multiple tubers and near blossoming age.  You can see the health of these plants here.  The garden photo is c/o the Queensland Govt. website. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase. 


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Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Govt. Queensland, AU

 

BLECHNUM GIBBUM FERN
"MINIATURE TREE FERN"


NEVER OVER ABOUT FIVE FEET TALL
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.  The size on sale is shown in the first five photos.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $50


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 Blechnum gibbum Blechnum gibbum
Blechnum gibbum Blechnum gibbum Blechnum gibbum
Blechnum gibbum Blechnum gibbum Blechnum gibbum

 

SCHIZOLOBIUM PARAHYBA
THE BRAZILIAN FIRETREE OR FERN TREE



HORIZONTAL BRANCHES
SMALL LEAFLETS - PRODUCES MILD SHADE
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON & 25G PLANTS

This tropical flowering tree is extremely popular but near impossible to find for sale.  We've not had it for several years but are offering it again today.  It is native to regions stretching from southern Mexico to South America.  It has a "snakeskin" smooth green trunk that is narrow to medium size in diameter, expanding with age.  Limbs are held in a typically horizontal position (like many tropical trees) and leaflets are green and small as shown below.  Beneath an overhead tree one gets very light shade - not dense.  Thus, it allows plants that have an intermediate need for light to thrive below.  It is fast growing and can get to well over 30 feet.  It wants full sun and will go deciduous if you see a freeze.  With this said, some have grown it in areas that see temperatures in the mid to upper 20's F.  We're offering two sizes on sale as shown.  These are summer transplants into these containers.  Both sizes are almost too big to ship.  The three garden photos below of large trees in order are by biogeodb.stri.si.edu, unknown author Flikr and Wikipedia.

15 GALLON REGULAR PRICE $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $160

25 GALLON REGULAR PRICE $325
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G SIZE $285

We have only limited numbers of this tree so don't dally if you've been searching for one!

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Schizilobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba
Schizolobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba
Schizilobium parahyba Schizolobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba
Schizilobium by biogeodb.stri.si.edu Schizilobium care of Flikr unknown author Schizolobium parahyba Wikipedia

 

MONDAY, 5 APRIL - 14 APRIL, 2021

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.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G $210

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


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

 

ARENGA MICRANTHA 
LARGE SUCKERING PINNATE PALM FROM INDIA THAT TOLERATES COLD


WE HAVE A FEW VERY LARGE 15 GALLON PLANTS
SUPER DIFFICULT TO FIND
20% OFF REGULAR PRICE FOR TEN DAYS

Today 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.  I don't really know for sure as of yet.  But, 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 large 15 gallon nursery plant.  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 THIS SPECIES IN 15 GALLON $250
SALES PRICE THIS SIZE $200

 
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Arenga micrantha 15g Oct Arenga micrantha Tobias Spanner RPS Arenga micrantha 15g Oct

 

SYAGRUS CORONATA
THE LICURY PALM



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - BLUE-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL HARD TO FIND 15G SIZE


This single trunk Syagrus is native to Brazil.  It gets to an average height of 15 feet.  The trunk is a bit stout for a Syagrus and often has retained old leaf bases at the top of the bare trunk.  Leaves are gray-green in color and somewhat plumose.  Growth rate is medium.  It wants full sun and is cold hardy perhaps into the mid twenties F. or possibly a bit lower.  Many feel that, apart from the common Queen Palm, this is one of the more cold hardy of the genus.  But, it's difficult to find, especially with any size.  We have a limited number of 15g we're putting on sale.  These are too big for mail order.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $215

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

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Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata
Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata Syagrus coronata

 

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 $185

Just mention this Special for your discount.


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

 

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 $190

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

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM


MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON SIZE

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The 15g plants on special are chunky and nice.

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

 

Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi MR
Habitat picture Madagascar by MR
 
 Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

The native home of Archontophoenix purpurea is the Mt. Lewis mountain range in Queensland, Australia.  This species is known for the purple color to the crown shaft.  It is found at an elevation up to 4000 feet.  Mature height is quoted to be over fifty feet, but in habitat and culture I didn't see one this tall.  For types of King Palms, this species is stated to have the thickest trunk.  I don't think I agree with this and feel A. maxima is thicker.  Most I've seen have a trunk diameter of twelve inches or somewhat more. 

Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color.  I'm showing our 15g size which we're putting on a Ten Day Special.  This size is shown in the first two rows of photos.  You'll note that the crown shaft is beginning to pick up the purple color.  We also have other sizes of this species for sale. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $180

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


Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $85


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

 
CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
Chambeyronia by TS RPS  Chambeyronia macrocarpa  Chambeyronia macrocarpa

 

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 $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $80

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  

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM



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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $85

You must mention this Blog Special when purchasing


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

 

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 $65

You must mention this Blog special to get this price when purchasing.
  The plants on special are shown in the first five photos.


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

 

LIVISTONA MUELLERI
RARE FAN PALM WITH SMALLER LEAVES AND COMPACT CROWN



VARIABLE HEIGHTS - USUALLY ABOUT TEN FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON PLANTS


This species of Livistona is typically not a tall palm.  Most reports of domestic plants are that they have heights of ten feet or a bit more.  But, in the wild, there are colonies with heights of over 20 feet.  The crowns of leaves are compact and the leaves are small for this genus.  Leaf color is green with a hint of blue.  Trunks retain old leaf bases and eventually are smoother.  Growth rate is slow.  It's a full sun palm with a cold tolerance down to the mid to low 20's F.  It is native to Australia, Indonesia and PNG.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

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

Livistona muellerii Livistona muellerii Livistona muelleri
Livistona muelleri Livistona muelleri Livistona muelleri

 

COPERNICIA HOSPITA
THE BLUE CUBAN WAX PALM



SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM
STUNNING BLUE SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SEEDLINGS


This beautiful blue fan palm is native to Cuba. Mature trees carry a large number of blue, circular and pleated and flat leaves.  The trunk holds on to old leaf bases for a while but eventually is smooth with about a 12 inch diameter.  Many feel that this, along with other Copernicia, are some of the most beautiful of all fan palms.  Expect a mature height of 20 to 25 feet.  It wants full sun and is cold tolerant to at least a freeze.  We're putting young plants on sale.  They presently have two to three leaves, further along than shown below.  This species is rare and worth getting, even though small.  It's worth the wait.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SEEDLINGS $50

Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita
Copernicia hospita Copernicia hospita blue Copernicia hospita

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM


PALM WITH CURVED LEAVES, UMBRELLA CANOPY
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BAND SIZED PLANTS


This single trunk, non-crown shafted palm from Lord Howe Island is a great palm for Southern California.  Along the coast it can be grown in sun or strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees or perhaps a bit colder.  Mature height is about 30 feet although taller specimens are known to exist.  It's growth rate is slower compared to the more common Kentia Palm, Howea forsteriana. The band sized plants on Special are mostly singles, have three to four leaves and can be mail ordered easily within the U.S.  It has been grown in the San Francisco Bay region and other semi-cool areas. 

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


Remember:  Mention this Special at the time of purchase for this discounted price.


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MANIKENSIS
MEDIUM SIZED CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD



GREEN LEAVES, STOUT TRUNK
TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANTS

This Central African cycad is medium sized with green leaves and a trunk height of one to two meters.  Native to Zimbabwe and Mozambique, there is variation of this species in the appearance of the leaves and leaflets leading to the thinking that there are actually many species in native habitat areas.  Taxonomists have concluded that all these different species or varieties are part of what is known as the "Manikensis Alliance".  As a group, all are green, fast growing and never get huge.  This E. manikensis will tolerate full coastal sun but should be in part sun far inland.  The plant on special is in a 15g pot and has a caudex of about 7 inches.  It's shown in the first six photos.  It can be mail ordered but would take a large box.  It's a chance to get a fairly large and rare cycad, landscape ready at an affordable price.

REGULAR PRICE THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $600
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL CYCAD $400

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  We do have another E. manikensis in a 15g pot with a caudex of nearly 10 inches that we'd sell at a discounted price as well.


Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis
Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis
Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis Encephalartos manikensis

 

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 multipinnate leaves and fluffy leaf appearance.  I've not had this cross before and 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
TEN DAY SPECAIL THESE PLANTS $100

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

Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaoensis Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaoensis Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaoensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaoensis Cycas panzhihuaensis x debaoensis Cycas panshihuaensis
Cycas panshihuaensis Cycas debaoensis Cycas debaoensis

 

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.  I can't show a mature plant for you as I know of none around.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON SIZE $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BAND SIZE $75


These would be easy to mail order.  You must mention this special when you purchase to get this price. 

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



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


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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

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

 

PHILODENDRON XANADU
EXOTIC COMPANION PLANT


TOLERATES SOME COASTAL SUN
BIG AND FULL 15G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This Philodendron is actually a hybrid that was commercial created.  It is known for its smaller size with small to medium leaves, deep cuts into individual leaves and compact overall form.  It is very attractive and is not a climbing plant.  We've had this variety before but typically in small sizes.  We just got in a few very nice 5g.  They will take some degree of coastal sun.  Inland area growers should put this in strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the upper 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45


Just mention this Special when you purchase for this price. 


Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu
Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu Philodendron xanadu hedge

 

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

OVERHEAD PURPLE-GREEN LEAVES
EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


This Lily is native to all sorts of locations throughout the world including southern Asia, Australia, and Africa.  It is known for it's spiraling display of long, heavy substance leaves that are upright and four to six feet long.  Their color is green and dark purple.  Flowers are white with purple centers and markings.  It grows like other Lilies by making offset tubers that make new plants.   Expect a mature height of six to seven feet, definitely overhead.  As mentioned, they clump and form a great display of foliage.  They will not "run" or take over an area.  In recent times these have been near impossible to find.  But, we have a limited number of 5 gallon that we’re putting on sale.  See first six photos below.  I’m also showing larger nursery plants (now sold out) and a blossom.

REGULAR PRICE THESE HARD TO FIND 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5 GALLON $80

NOTE:  ALMOST SOLD OUT - We have no idea when we'll offer them again!

 
CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA
CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA CRINUM AMABILE PURPLE 5g QUEEN EMMA
Crinum amabile purple Crinum amabile purple Crinum amabile purple

     

BEAUTIFUL PINK DWARF CANNA
NEVER OVER THREE FEET TALL

FLORID SUMMER BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Canna Lilies are prominent summer blooming plants that can be grown in any region of Southern California.  This variety has green leaves and does sucker.  They are easy to grow.  They go dormant in winter but almost always spring back in fall with quick growth and summer blossoms.  The variety on Special is particularly nice because it stays small and has an abundance of prominently pink blossoms.  They like sun or at least half sun.  Water adequately and it'll be a crowd pleaser.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Limited numbers available.  Be aware that, in winter, Cannas tend to go dormant and the foliage looks bad.  If you plant now, you'll have nice foliage in a few months and typically flowers by mid-summer.  We also carry other varieties of Canna.

Canna pink dwarf Canna pink dwarf Canna pink dwarf
Canna pink dwarf Canna pink dwarf Canna pink dwarf

 

ASSORTED BROMELIADS
NEW ONES - JUST ARRIVED

ALL VERY COLORFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 6 INCH POT SIZE

Two days ago with got in a large selection of bromeliads from an assortment of growers.  So, right now we are super plush with all sorts of types of these colorful plants.  All do well as companion plants on the garden floor.  Or, you can mount them on tree trunks, posts or wherever.  These include Aechmea, Neorogelia, Vriesia and other types.  We presently have at least forty or fifty varieties of Bromeliads. We invite all to drop in to see our Bromeliads.  We  have a lot more than shown here but are putting those below on a Ten Day Special.

TEN DAY SPECIAL BROMELIADS BELOW $35


Assorted Neorogelia varieties Bromeliads Assorted Neorogelia varieties Bromeliads Assorted  varieties Bromeliads
Assorted  varieties Bromeliads Assorted  varieties Bromeliads Assorted  varieties Bromeliads
Assorted Bromeliads Assorted Bromeliads Assorted Bromeliads in garden

 

           END OF CURRENT TEN DAY SPECIALS

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

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


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

 
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music PLANTS AT NURSERY Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music
Front of Jungle Music Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth
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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 canterburyana
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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Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

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 Sunday typically closed

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Exit Leucadia Blvd West (toward ocean).
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Right on Ocean View Ave to Nursery, which is at 450 Ocean View Ave
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