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


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


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

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

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


TEN DAY SALE PRICE THIS NEW HYBRID 25 GALLON SIZE $475

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


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

 

BRAHEA ARMATA
THE MEXICAN BLUE FAN PALM


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE – INTENSELY BLUE

DROUGHT AND EXTREME SUN TOLERANT

TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON PLANTS

This species of blue fan palm is not only known for its intense blue color but also for the fact that it is extremely cold hardy.  It goes down to about 16 degrees.  It prefers dry heat and is a challenge to grow in humid areas.  Therefore it’s an ideal desert palm.  Mature height is typically 20 to 25 feet with a medium sized sem-smooth trunk.  Flowers extend far beyond the leaves.  Fruits are black and small when mature.  These 15g plants have nice color and are sun acclimated.  They are begging to be planted into someone's garden.  This species is also very drought tolerant.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $165

Just mention this Blog Special to get this nice discount.  Of note, supplies are limited but we intend on getting mmore in soon.  On the mature trees below, note the prominent blue color of the leaves.  This is the hallmark of this species.


Brahea armata 15g Brahea armata 15g Brahea armata 15g
Brahea armata 15g Brahea armata 15g Brahea armata 15g
Brahea armata Brahea armata Brahea armata

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS OCEANA
AKA RHOPALOSTYLIS SP. CHATHAM ISLANDS



RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA ON STEROIDS!
SUPER BULGING CROWN SHAFT, GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This often hard to find species of crown shafted palm is from the Chatham or Pitt Islands, many hundreds of miles southeast of New Zealand.  It is known as probably the most southern growing of any palm species.  Compared to the other forms of Rhopalostylis sapida, it is much more robust, perhaps better at handling full sun and has a massively swollen crown shaft. I've been told plants can reach forty feet of height.  Also, this species or variety is a quicker grower than other forms.  Although some consider it a "species", presently you should properly refer to it as a form of Rhopalostylis sapida, either "oceana" or "Chatham Island".

Along the coast and a bit inland, it tolerates full sun quite well.  Inland areas would do better giving it part day sun.  Cold tolerance is down to about 23 degrees F.  Shown here are 5g plants we're putting on special.  We may also have some 15g for sale. I want to thank the Palm&Cycad Society of New Zealand and PalmCurry at PalmTalk for their photos below.

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

Easy to mail order.  Remember, mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.


Rhopalostylis oceana Rhopalostylis oceana Rhopalostylis oceana
Rhopalostylis oceana Rhopalostylis oceana Rhopalostylis oceana
Rhopalostylis oceana palm & cycad Soc New Zealdn Rhopalostylis oceana palm & cycad Soc New Zealdn Rhopalostylis oceana palmcurry PalmTalk

 

DYPSIS CARLSMITHII
ORIGINALLY CALLED "DYPSIS STUMPY"

 

ATTRACTIVE AND DIFFERENT SINGLE TRUNK MADAGASCAR PALM
MEDIUM HEIGHT - THICK TRUNK
SALE OF 5 GALLON SIZE

The original specimen of this species was found in the garden of the now-late Don Carlsmith on the Big Island, HI.  Friend Jeff Marcus grew this species from seeds of this single plant and, thirty years ago, referred to it as Dypsis "Stumpy".  With the assistance of John Dransfield at Kew Gardens in the U.K., it was later given the name of Dypsis carlsmithii.

This is a medium sized, crown shafted pinnate palm with upright leaves that are green and arch at their ends.  Leaves are keeled and the crown shaft is green with hints of orange.  It was called "stumpy" by Jeff because the trunk is thick compared to many other Dypsis.  Trunks are ringed and 12 to 14 inches thick.  Mature height is twenty feet and it wants part day or full sun along the coast.  Cold tolerance is into the upper 20's F.  Nowadays, the only source of seeds for this species is domestic seeds so availability is very limited.  We are putting a small number of 5 gallon on sale.  The seventh photo is by Ryan Gallivan c/o PACSOA. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
SALE PRICE THIS SIZE $100 

 

Dypsis carlsmithii  Dypsis carlsmithii  Dypsis carlsmithii 
Dypsis carlsmithii  Dypsis carlsmithii  Dypsis carlsmithii 
Dypsis_carlsmithii by Ryan Galivan PACSOA  Dypsis carlsmithii  Dypsis stumpy carlsmithii 

 

PINANGA JAVANA
SINGLE TRUNK, TROPICAL & EXOTIC SPECIES


GETS TALLER - BEING GROWN BY COLLECTORS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


It's been a few years since we've offered this rare single trunk Pinanga from the island of Java, Indonesia.  A different thing about this species is that it is single trunk.  Juvenile plants have solid, simple leaves as shown in the photos.  But, over time, they become pinnate leaves as seen on the larger garden specimen.  The mature trunk is thin and ringed.  Leaves are six feet long or more - green in color.  The thing about this species is that no one has it!  Shown are the 5g plants we're putting on Special.  It wants filtered light and is cold hardy down to about a freeze.  The last photo is c/o PalmPedia. 

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


Pinanga javana Pinanga javana Pinanga javana
Pinanga javana Pinanga javana Pinanga javana
Pinanga javana Pinanga javana palmpedia Pinanga javana Palmpedia

 

CHAMAEDOREA ARENBERGIANA
EXOTIC THIN TRUNKED PALM

 

WIDE GREEN LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a single trunk pinnate palm with a habitat location that extends from southern Mexico into Central America.  Overall height is twelve feet.  The trunk is light green to dark green, prominently ringed and about an inch in diameter.  Leaves are six feet long, dark green in color.  Leaflets are up to two feet long, widely spaced and have a prominent drip tip for rainwater to run off the leaves.  In the right location, you can hardly do better in selecting an exotic, tropical appearing species.  We've found the cold tolerance to be into the mid to upper twenties F.  This is a shade loving species.  Shown here is are 5 gallon plants which were spring repots.  Therefore, a very nice discount.  I am showing a female plant with green fruit below.   

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $75

Remember to mention this Special.  We only have a handful of these.


Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana
Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana
Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana Chamaedorea arenbergiana

 

CYPHOSPERMA BALANSAE
SUPER RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM



SHORT BLACK CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This unbelievably rare palm species is native to mountainous areas of New Caledonia.  There are several hallmarks for identifying this species.  It has stiff, upright green leaves.  The leaves do not arch.  There is a short crown shaft that, over time, turns almost black.  This black color can spread onto the trunk.  Mature height is over 30 feet in an ideal climate.  It likes humidity and warmer winter temperatures.  So, it would not be an ideal species for far interior areas.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze.  We are offering 5 gallon plants on special.  They were repotted this spring, so we're offering a very nice discount.  This is another extremely rare palm that is near impossible to find.  I’d recommend a bit of sun (after acclimation) or strong filtered light.  Let it grow into the sun over time.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $75

We only have a few available.  They'll be gone quickly.  The size on sale are shown in the first six photos.


Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae
Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae
Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae Cyphosperma balansae

 

DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM VAR RUBRUM
PRINCESS PALM, HURRICANE PALM


MEDIUM HEIGHT - CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL ABSOLUTELY HUGE BAND 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.  You'll see this on the photos below.  But, often this red color disappears over time.  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.  BTW, the yellow color to the leaves is something characteristic of this species when young.

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


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

Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album
Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album
Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album Dictyosperma album

 

SABAL BRAZORIENSIS
RARE DWARF FAN PALM NATIVE TO TEXAS



NATURAL HYBRID BETWEEN TWO SABAL SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS


Sabal brazoriensis is a naturally occurring dwarf hybrid fan palm that was discovered in Brazoria County, Texas.  It is a cross between Sabal minor (a small dwarf species) and Sabal palmetto.  Identifying this hybrid puzzled taxonomists until genetic studies found that (in the long ago past) these two species hybridized.  It's location presently is known only to occur in Brazoria County.  Leaves are green and very large for its height.  Mature heights range from ten to twenty feet. It is extremely slow growing - so it'll be short for quite a while.  Leaves are very costopalmate - as opposed to other species.  Trunks are thick.  We germinated and are growing some of this sought after species.

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

The photo of the garden specimen is by Brian F. Austin at PalmTalk.

Sabal bazoriensis Sabal bazoriensis Sabal bazoriensis
Sabal bazoriensis Sabal bazoriensis Sabal brazorienis PalmTalk by Sabal brazoriensis palmtalk by Brian F. Austin

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
A BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



NO SPINES ON THE LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL:  BAND SIZE


This is a popular blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  I say this because some people don't like spines and prickles.  The leaflets of this species are narrow with only a point at the end.  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  The nearest species to this one is Encephalartos princeps.  Trunks can get to five feet, but one with two to three feet of trunk is very old.  Leaves average about four feet long and are sometimes strongly curled.  On occasion, they'll almost do a 180 or more degree re-curve.  Leaf color in sun is intensely blue like E. horridus.  But, you'll only see this color with full, hot sun.  In shade or inside a greenhouse they are often green.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  In the desert only give it a few hours sun.  Next to Encephalartos horridus, this is the second most popular cycad we grow.

Shown below are the band size which we're putting on sale.  Plants have three, sometimes four leaves.  These are a piece of cake to ship, but only within the U.S.

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

Remember: Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

 
Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni
Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni

 

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.

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
A 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 blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos blue munchii

 

DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA
THE TASMANIAN TREE FERN


FAIRLY COLD HARDY, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5G SIZE 

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $65
TEN DAYS SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55


Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount. 


 
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  

 

BRAZILIAN RED CLOAK
MEGASKEPASMA ERYTHROCHLAMYS



AMAZING PROMINENTLY RED LARGE SHRUB
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE


The Brazilian Red Cloak is super rare and hard to find.  This is probably because most propagation is by cuttings only.  And, you have to have a mother plant to do this.  We obtained two mother plants about eight years ago and have established them here in Encinitas.  We began propagating about a year ago.  This is considered a "bush" but can reach heights of eight feet or more.  It blooms red when the weather is more cool - November to April.  The terminal leaves turn red and hide the small white blossoms within (thus the "cloak" in the name).  The red colored photos are of our mother plants.  These can be mail ordered but you have to be in at least a 9A environment to grow it.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze.  We only have a few for sale.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $45

Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak
Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak
Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak Brazilian Red Cloak

 

LYCHEE FRUIT - JUVENILE PLANTS FOR SALE
EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUIT

 

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


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

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


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


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

 

NEOROGELIA - RED SPECKLED
RED AND GREEN COLORED BROMELIAD


GREAT PART DAY SUN COMPANION PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

These attractive Bromeliads offer a nice speckled combination of red and green and are easy to grow.  Our nursery is close to the Ocean and we grow them in full sun.  If you are inland, try part day sun.  They pup freely and are low maintenance.  They'll take temperatures into the upper 20's F. if you give them the right care.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Discount for this reduced price when you purchase.
 
NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED
NEROGELIA RED SPECKLED    

 

SUNDAY, 13 JUNE - 22 JUNE, 2021 

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
DESIRABLE SYAGRUS HYBRID
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE



SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BOXED PLANTS

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

This is a very rare hybrid to come across.  They are essentially unavailable on the market and absolutely no small plants exist.  This is because there have been no seeds for going on ten years. We’re putting huge 24 inch boxes on sale.  They are about 12 feet tall in their box.  This hybrid likes full sun, is a medium rate grower and has a cold hardiness estimated to be in the low 20's F.  

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

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


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

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM



MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT WITH COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25G SIZE

We just got in some new 25g Triangle Palms.  They are getting quite difficult to find.  This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  This crown shaft has multiple colors including purple, silver and black.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The palms on Special are sun and landscape ready.  Plant them tomorrow!  These are way too big for mail order.  They are very large for their 25g pots.  Heights in the pots are 9 to 10 feet.

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON $485

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase when you get one of these newly arrived 25g plants. 


Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g
Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm 25g
Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm Dypsis decaryi Triangle Palm Dypsis decaryi

 

PRITCHARDIA NEAR-SPECIMEN PALMS FOR SALE
MEDIUM SIZED HAWAIIAN FAN PALM


GREEN LEAVES - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
SHOWING FOUR DIFFERENT VARIETIES BELOW
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 25G SIZE


This popular type of fan palm native to Hawaii is easy to grow and typically, over many years, will get to a height of about  ten to twenty feet.  We are growing at least seven or eight species that have gotten huge in 25 gallon pots.  Leaves are usually green but also have some blue-green leafed species.  Trunk diameter averages 8 to 10 inches.  Leaves are palmate sometimes with a bit of wave in the cross section. 

Along the coast they'll take full sun.  Inland areas should try morning sun or strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties F.  Some of the 25g we have shown here are about 10 feet tall in the pot and at least 12 years old.  I’d estimate some of them are the size of a 36 inch boxed plant.  They are all too big for mail orders but could be delivered.  We have limited numbers available.  The first six photos show all aspects of one plant.  These are followed by photos of three different species.  Then I’ll show some mature garden plants in the last row of photos.
 

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON THIS HUGE SIZE $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $475

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.

 
Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia species
Pritchardia lowreyana Pritchardia martii Pritchardia minor

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM


MEDIUM SIZES SINGLE TRUNK PALM
HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15G SIZED PLANTS

This species of exotic palm is from the island of Madagascar.  It is the third of three Beccariophoenix species described from this palm-loaded country.  It is so sought after because some feel that it's the prettiest species of the three.  And, because it may possess the best cold hardiness.  I've documented other Beccariophoenix species tolerating temperatures below 25 degrees at our nursery.  So, this species may survive in areas like San Francisco, Phoenix and maybe even warmer parts of Texas.  It grows to a height of about thirty feet and does not have a crown shaft.  Leaves are long and minimally curved.  The crown of leaves are densely placed.  Growth rate is medium in most areas and along the coast it likes sun.  This species is hard to find.  We're putting our limited supplies of 15g plants on ten day special.  As you can see from the photos, they are good sized.  For mail order, we should also have smaller sizes available.

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


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


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

 

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

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

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


FULL SUN - VERY DURABLE PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON

This species of thick trunked fan palm is native to Dominican Republic and Haiti.  It can get to over 60 feet tall with a massive 2 foot thick brown trunk.  Leaves are larger than the similar but smaller Sabal palmetto.  Growth rate is quick.  It is also very cold hard and likes full hot sun.  It can go down to the mid-teens F.  The band size shown below are between three and four years old.  This is the only size we currently have available.

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

Just remember to mention this Blog Special when ordering to get your discount.  My thanks to Wikipedia  and Justen Dobbs for the more mature plant photos below.
 


Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana
Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Justen Dobbs PACSOA
Sabal blackburniana Sabal blackburniana Wikipedia  

 

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.


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

 

HYOPHORBE INDICA
A BEAUTIFUL MEDIUM SIZED PALM


THIN TRUNK, BEAUTIFUL LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This species of medium sized palm from Reunion Island has been grown by many successfully in Southern CA.  It doesn't get too tall (about 20 ft), likes full sun and tolerates temperatures into the mid 20's F.  When young some varieties show a red-brown color to the stem and base.  In addition to not being very large in height, it also has a rather thin trunk as you can see below.  It is pinnate and crown shafted.  It is also a quick grower. 

Shown here are some nicely sized 5g plants that were repotted this summer.  Trunk size mature will be thin, perhaps six to eight inches.  This species prefers heat and sun along the coast.  Of note, this species is in the same family as Hyophorbe verschafeltii, the Spindle Palm and Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, the Bottle Palm (both of which we also offer for sale).  But, H. indica is more cold hardy than either of these species.  The 5g on sale below were put into their containers last summer.  The last photo shows a nursery plant in a 35 gallon pot.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON SIZE $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $85 

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

Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica
Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica
Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica Hyophorbe indica

 

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA



TAKES A FAIR AMOUNT OF SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This is a sun or shade palm that you don’t see around too much.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa - except:  The plumosa has a more plumose leaf and takes a little more sun.  But, the glaucifolia has the silver powder on the leaf stems and crown shaft as shown here.  In that photo the thumb “wiped away” the glaucous color.  This palm is quite attractive and typically grown as a multiple.  These 5g on sale are multiples even as this is a single trunk species.  Mature height is about 14 feet.  It takes almost full sun on the coast and is quick growing. Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.

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

Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.


Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia
Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia Chamaedorea glaucifolia

 

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
THE ARICURY PALM, THE ARIKURYOBA PALM


 

SINGLE TRUNK PALM NATIVE TO BRAZIL
FEMALE PARENT OF THE "COCONUT QUEEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON PLANTS

This single trunk species is from Brazil and never gets very tall.  Usually they are never over twenty feet in height.  They are very slow growing.  A most prominent feature of this species are the retained leaf bases on the upper trunk.  It is unusual for a Syagrus because it has modified small spines (more like saw edge prominences) of the leaf stem.  If you cross this plant with pollen from a Queen Palm and you have one of the best looking palms ever - The Coconut Queen Palm.  Shown in the first two rows are 5g S. schizophylla.  We only have a few.  These plants are six year old.  They can take full coastal sun and are cold hardy down to about a freeze.

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

Remember, to get this price you must mention this Special when you purchase.  The subject palm in the 7th photo is in the foreground.


Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla
Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla
Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla Syagrus schizophylla

 

ACANTHOPHOENIX RUBRA
THE RED PALM OR THE BARBEL PALM


SPINY SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM THE MAURITIUS AND REUNION ISLANDS
SPINY WHEN YOUNGER - RED CROWN SHAFT
PIN
EXTREMELY RARE AND IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
AVAILABLE NOW SEVERAL 5G PLANTS


This single trunk palm is quite uncommon in enthusiast yards.  This is probably because it's so difficult to find but also because it only takes temperatures just below a freeze but not much lower.  So, one needs an ideal climate to succeed with this species.  Juvenile plants like shown below have prominent spines on the trunk and petioles.  However, with age these disappear.  There is a red color to the leaf stems and sometimes the leaves. Mature height is expected to be ten to fifteen feet.  The trunk is thin, about 4 to 6 inches.  There is a reddish crown shaft.  It would like some sun but not full sun when small.  Preferably it would work its way up into the sun.  In more tropical areas like HI, plants are known to get up to twenty feet tall or more.   The plants on sale are 5 gallon size that were repotted this spring.  Therefore we are offering a nice discount.  This is one of the few times we've had this species available for over the past ten years. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $75


The 5g size available now are shown in the first six photos.  In the third row is a prior years 15 gallon plant.  The mature palms is c/o David Transwell from Australia.
  The last photo shows the red spines and leaf bases.


Acanthophoenix rubra Acanthophoenix rubra Acanthophoenix rubra
Acanthophoenix rubra Acanthophoenix rubra Acanthophoenix rubra
Acanthophoenix rubra Acanthophoenix rubra Tranwell AU Acanthophoenix rubra

 

BURRETIOKENTIA VIEILLARDII
THE TIGER PALM - STRIPED CROWN SHAFT



BEAUTIFUL PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE!

This species of Burretiokentia comes from the highest elevation of the three species of this genus from New Caledonia.  It grows at altitudes of almost 4000 feet.  It has a thin trunk of about six inches and can get to sixty feet tall.  It has a prominently bulging crown shaft that is known for it's diagonally dark markings.  Thus, the name "Tiger Palm".  The crown shaft is reddish-brown in color and has prominent striations as shown below.  Younger trunks are green with rings unless exposed to sun.  The crown of this species is full and round with upright and arching leaves.  Leaf length is about eight feet, leaflet length is three feet and the leaves are flat in cross section. 

Some would argue that this species is the prettiest of all Burretiokentia.  Culture: Give it more shade when young and let it "grow into the sun" rather than starting it in direct sunlight.  As with all New Caledonian species, ample water is crucial. The 5g size on sale are spring repots so we’re offering a nice discount.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $70

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


Burretiokentia vieillardii Burretiokentia vieillardii
Burretiokentia vieillardii Burretiokentia vieillardii
Burretiokentia vieillardii Burretiokentia vieillardii Burretiokentia vieillardii

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


GREAT CHOICE FOR THE GARDEN OR INSIDE THE HOME
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 1 GALLON MULTIPLES


Howea forsteriana, the popular Kentia Palm, is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees Howea belmoreana and Hedyscepe.  The Kentia does in the garden here in So California and is known as one of the best choices as an interior palm.  Remember it can get tall over many years so you’d do best if you have high ceilings.  It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  We’re putting very nice one gallon plants with several individual plants in each pot.  These can be mail ordered.  The last row of photos shows two older potted trees that'd guide you on how they'd look as a house palm.  The larger one is at least 15 years old.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $52.50


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

 

SUPER UNUSUAL ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
F2 HYBRID WITH E. WOODII POLLEN



ENCEPHALARTOS (E. NATALENSIS X E. WOODII) X (ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS X E. WOODII)
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

This should prove to be one of the most interesting hybrid Encephalartos available on the market.  It is an F2 hybrid.  These were done from domestic plants in Southern California.  The hybridizer took pollen from the E. horridus x woodii to pollinate a receptive female of E. natalensis x woodii.  As most know, E. woodii is extinct in the wild and only male plants are known to exist.  E. horridus x woodii (Encephalartos "horwood") is one of the most sought after hybrids around.  I've shown multiple photos of the plants on Special as well as close up photos of the leaves of both parents.

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS HYBRID $100

I have limited numbers available.  They'll not last long.

Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii)
Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii)
Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) x (horridus x woodii) Encephalartos (natalensis x woodii) Encephalartos (horridus x woodii)

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD

 


EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS


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.  Leaflets are narrow without armor except on the tips (pointed).  

The 15 gallon plants shown have caudexes in the four to five inch range.  We also have larger and smaller plants for sale.  The special is for the size shown (as cycads are sold by caudex size, not pot size).  We do have larger plants available at discounted prices.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CAUDEX $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $325

This size can be shipped or delivered.  Remember, mention this Special when you purchase.


Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis
Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis Cycas panzhihuaensis

 

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!

Schizolobium parahyba  Schizolobium parahyba Schizilobium parahyba
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

 

THE MOOSEHORN FERN
PLATYCERUM SUPERBUM

 
GROWS EPIPHYTICALLY - MOUNT ON WOOD OR TREE TRUNK

TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE PLANTS AS SHOWN

Platycerum are a type of fern that we know as the "Staghorn Fern".  But, the normal type you see, P. bifurcatum, has deer antler types of leaves.  They are narrow and reach out from the attaching shield.  There's another type known as the "Moosehorn Fern" where the leaves are entire, stretching across the width of the plant.  These leaves can get up to six feet across.  They are not easy to find.  The standard Staghorn is not difficult to locate.  Both are an epiphytic type of plant that can be mounted on a tree trunk or grown on a wooden base. 

They are not hard to care for but you don't want to let them go dry.  I water them by just spraying with a hose (make sure the water comes into the plant from above – like rain) and occasionally give them some liquid fertilizer mixed into the water.  They can take a few hours of coastal sun or strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness is typically into the mid to perhaps low twenties I normally carry plants that have shield under a foot wide.  I just got in some older and much bigger plants.  The shields are two feet across.  You can see from the photos how the plant is lapping over th edges of the wood and should be mounted on a large piece of wood or onto the tree trunk.  This plant is throwing a fertile leaf presently that will bear spores for those interested in propagation.  This size is difficult to mail order. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGER MOOSEHORN FERNS $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AS SHOWN BELOW $225


Mention this special to get this price when purchasing.  We do have a few that are smaller in size.  The last habitat photo is c/o
floragreatlakes.info website.


Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern
Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern
Platycerium superbum Moosehorn Fern Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum by floragreatlakes.info website  

 

PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATUM
THE STAGHORN FERN


EPIPHYTIC FERN FOR GROWING ON TREE TRUNKS, WALLS OR POSTS
OVER MANY YEARS FORMS A LARGE CLUSTER OF PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL WOOD MOUNTED OLDER PLANTS

This species is different than the Moosehorn Fern shown above.  It is native to Australia.  The leaves tend to be protruding out from the shield and branch or bifurcate.  They are green in color and form spores on the underside of the leaves.  Like the Moosehorn, you have to not let them go dry. Make sure you water them as if it was rain – from above so the water goes behind the shield.   The plant shown is about 15 years old and has multiple growth points.  I.e.,  it’s developing multiple areas where the antler-like leaves will appear.  It is mounted on wood.  They have a hook on the back for hanging.  Or, they can be attached to a tree trunk or branch as shown below.  Also, give them some soluble fertilizer from time to time. I've even heard they like old bananas.  They'd be hard to ship but it can be done. This species likes filtered light or a little sun.  It's cold hardy probably into the upper twenties F. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE STAGHORN $125 TO $150.

Just mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.


Platycerium bifurcata Platycerium bifurcata
Platycerium bifurcata Platycerium bifurcata Platycerium bifurcata
Platycerium bifurcata Staghorn fern

 

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 donna, 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

 

ENSETE MAURELII
RED BANANA


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE WITH RED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


The Red Banana is an ideal landscape item for color and beauty.  They have a definite and prominent red color to the leaf stems, trunk and backs of the leaves.  The dorsal leaf also shows a flush of red.  Mature size is about twelve feet or a bit more or less.  Basal diameter at maturity is 12 to 16 inches.  Be aware they are fast growing but only last five or six years before flowering and dying.  But, if you replace the plant, they quickly replace the last one.  They do not bear fruit, like full sun and are cold tolerant down to about a freeze.  If you want bananas, get an edible fruiting Banana which we also carry.  The last photo is by Linda Cochran.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $60

ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA
ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA
ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA ENSETE MAURELII RED BANANA lINDA COCHRAN  

 

THURSDAY, 10 JUNE - 20 JUNE, 2021

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE ARECA PALM


SUPER TALL SQUAT 20 GALLON PLANTS
THE BEST "NEIGHBOR BLOCKER"
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SQUAT 20G SIZE

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.  This is an ideal species for this purpose as it suckers and is fairly dense.  You can't see through it well.  Mature height averages 14 feet in California.  In addition, they are a very beautiful palm.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameter is about 3 inches.  It'll take full sun along the coast and far inland areas must give it only morning or filtered sun.  I am offering established 20 gallon plants on special for ten days.  They are over ten to twelve feet tall in their pots as shown and each plant has many trunks.  It’s instant landscape.  We do have limited numbers of these larger plants but also have smaller sizes available.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TALL 20 GALLON PLANTS $400

Just mention this Blog Only Special for this price when you purchase.  Of note, presently with the shortages in the market of plant material, these are getting near impossible to find.


Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens

 

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI
THE WINDMILL PALM


ONE OF THE MOST COLD HARDY PALMS
CHUNKY 15G ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

Trachyarpus fortunei is the most commonly available and commonly grown of the Windmill Palms.  It is of Chinese origin .  It is referred to as the Chinese Windmill Palm, the Windmill Palm, or the Chusan Palm.  Note how the term "Windmill Palm" can refer to this particular species or to the genus as a whole.   It is not uncommon to see it growing in colder areas of the United States, southern Europe, the Mediterranean and southern portions of Australia and Africa. 

Most specimens one will see are in the height range of ten to twenty feet.  However, the oldest of trees may reach forty feet height.  The actual trunk diameter is typically six to ten inches.  The leaves are typically about three feet in diameter and have variable division of the segments. Leaves are green on the upper side and below, but it is not uncommon for one can see a bit of blue discoloration to the underside of the leaf.  Distal leaf segments can flex downward toward the ground.  Shown below is a size of the Windmill that are available in limited numbers – very large 25 gallon with several feet of hairy trunk. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE OLD 25 GALLON $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $435

Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.


Trachycarpus fotunei Trachycarpus fotunei
Trachycarpus fotunei Trachycarpus fotunei Trachycarpus fotunei
Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE CHAMAEROPS


SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This suckering fan palm in native to Morocco in northern Africa and is often as wide as it is tall.  It doesn't get typically as tall as Chamaerops humilus and has a strong blue color when in sun.  Typical mature height is usually six to eight feet.  It does sucker freely.  It loves full hot sun and tolerates cold temperatures to about 15 degrees F.  So, it's a great palm for folks in super cold areas.  It also grows well in the desert.  Shown below are some 15g that we are putting on sale at an excellent price.  This is the best price we’ve offered in years.  This size can be mail ordered although it’d take a large box to ship.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SIZE $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15 GALLON $135

Remember:  Mention this Special!  My thanks to TS at RPS for his photo below.


Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g
Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g Chamaerops cerifera 15g
Chamaeropos cerifera Chamaerops cerifera TS RPS Chamaeropos cerifera

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
THE BLUE CHAMAEROPS


SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE

FOR DESCRIPTION AND GARDEN PHOTOS, SEE ABOVE


REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON SIZE $450
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 25 GALLON $375

Remember:  Mention this Special! 


Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera

 

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.

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

 

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

 

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. 


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

 

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM

 

RUST COLORED CROWN SHAFT
THIN SILVER RINGED TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This great palm from Madagascar is known for its rusty-brown/red crown shaft that is quite fuzzy to the touch.  It therefore has its common name of the Teddy Bear Palm.  It is not a huge palm, usually getting up to about twenty-five feet with a six inch thick trunk.  Trunk color is silver with prominent rings.  Leaf color is green.  Right on the coast it takes full sun easily.  Far inland would require part day sun or filtered light.  Cold tolerance is down to about 25 degrees F.  This is one of the most popular palms around.  I’m offering our 5 gallon plants that were repotted this summer.  They are nicely sized but would like to grow for a while in their present containers. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65


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


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

 

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

 

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 $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL $95

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


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

 

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

 

PRITCHARDIA NAPALIENSIS
THE NAPALIE LOULU PALM



EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN
MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

This palm is a tropical fan palm native to Hawaii.  Its habitat is located on the cliffs of the Napali coastline on the island of Kauai.  It reaches a trunk height of fourteen to twenty feet with a trunk diameter of about 8 inches.  Taller specimens have been reported in habitat.  Leaves are green, flat with distinctly divided segments when mature.  Seeds become black and are round, about an inch in length.  Near the leaf attachment, the proximal leaf and terminal leaf stem have pronounced rusty-brown hairs/tomentum.  The rest of the ventral leaves are green.  Along the coast it can be grown in full sun and cold hardiness is a bit below a freeze (exact low uncertain).  We rarely have these for sale.  Seeds were from a domestic tree.  Presently these plants are bigger than shown in the photos six months ago.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $50

Remember to mention this Special.  Mail order possible.
The 7th and 9th photos by Kyle Wicomb, Palmpedia.  The 8th photo is by P. Goltra.


Pritchardia napaliensis Pritchardia napaliensis Pritchardia napaliensis
Pritchardia napaliensis Pritchardia napaliensis Pritchardia napaliensis
Pritchardia napaliensis NTBG Kauai, kyle wicomb2 Pritchardia napaliensis habitat by P. Goltra Palmpedia Pritchardia napalensis4 PalmPedia

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIX X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAD HYBRID OF TWO RARE SPECIES



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


We're offering on special a very rare hybrid of the genus Cycas.  Both parents are native to China.  The C. panzhiuaensis is known for it's medium size, blue-green foliage in sun and cold tolerance.  Cycas debaoensis is known for it's mutlipinnate leaves and fluffy leaf appearance.  I've 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 to two gallon pots with about 2 inch thick caudexes.  They need to be repotted or planted.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1-2 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $95

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

 

ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA
DWARF GREEN CYCAD

 

GOOD LOW PROFILE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE PLANTS


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT HIS SIZE $195

Remember to mention this Special when you purchase.  These are easy to mail order.
  The first six photos show the size on sale.


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
RARE GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLDER 1.5 GALLON PLANTS

This species is endemic to KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.  Specifically it is come from one population in the Vryheid district, which it shares with a cultivar of Encephalartos natalensis (Encephalartos natalensis var. Vryheid).  Larger specimens are found in full sun, where smaller specimens can be in shade. This is a medium sized species.  The leaves on this species get about a meter and a half.  Stems can reach a height of approximately three meters over a very long time.  As plants mature the leaflets are not as heavily armed as younger specimens.  E. aemulans is a moderate grower, but will flush regularly each year.  For coastal and inland areas, this species wants to be in sun.  Shown below are the band

The plants on sale are huge 1.5 gallon plants - about a 5g size for most nurseries.  Caudexes are about 2 inches.

REGULAR PRICE THESE LARGE 1.5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

Remember, mention this Blog Special for this discounted price.

ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS ENCEPHALARTOS AEMULANS
Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans Encephalartos aemulans from Botany.CS website

 

RABITTS FOOT FERN
DAVALIA FEJEENSIS



DWARF FERN - ABOUT 18 INCHES TALL
CREEPS ON GROUND WITH FURRY FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This popular fern is known for its furry rhizomes which make new plants and can form near sphere of leaves when grown in a basket.  Or, you can grow it in the garden where it'll crawl the garden floor.  It is native to Fiji.  Leaves come off the rhizomes and are about 12 to 16 inches long.  Their color is green.  They are easy to propagate by cutting and rooting one of the rhizomes with a few leaves.  They prefer filtered light and are cold hardy into the twenties F.  Many people grow this fern indoors.  We're offering full 5 gallons on special.

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

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

Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis
Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis
Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis Rabbits Foot Fern Davalia fejensis

 

SILVER BRAKE FERN
PTERIS CRETICA



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


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

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


We might also have some one gallons available.

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

 

ASPERAGUS FERN MYERI
ASPARAGUS DENSIFLORUS "MEYERS"

THE FOXTAIL FERN


CLUMPER - NOT RUNNER!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE 

This evergreen fern is native to South Africa and only gets about one to two feet tall and three to four feet wide.  It doesn't run or take over the garden - it stays as a smaller clump.  It has tight, fluffy green leaves as shown here.  When I planted out my garden 40 years ago, I didn't know the difference.  I planted Asparagus Fern sprengeri.  What a mistake!  It takes over.  But, the one shown here doesn't run or monopolize an area.  It remains a nice little clump.  It's really cute, cold hardy to 20 degrees F. and easy to grow.  It likes filtered light or sun along the coast and wants average water. 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL $40

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount. 


AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri  AsperAgus Fern Myeri
Asperagus Fern Myeri
Alma holding a 5 gallon plant 
Asperagus fern sprengeri Mo Bot Garden
Asparagus springeri - Don't get this one 
Asparagus myeri
Asparagus myeri - Get this one

 

ASSORTED ALOCASIA VARIETIES
GREAT COMPANION PLANTS



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

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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON ALOCASIA $55

Below are nine different varieties.  We have three or four more types.  Mail order is possible but a bit difficult b/c of weather issues and the fragile leaves.


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

 

MONDAY, 7 JUNE - 16 JUNE, 2021

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE

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


REGULAR PRICE 24 INCH BOX SIZE $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE $475

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


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

 

BRAHEA DULCIS BLUE
SMALLER, SUCKERING BLUE-GREEN FAN PALM

 

CAN TOLERATE SOME SHADE - COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 15 GALLON SIZE

This species is native to Mexico and in habitat lives in sun or partial sun locations.  It doesn't get that tall.  Anticipate a mature palm of not much more than ten feet.  It is cold hardy to about 20 degrees F.  It is slow growing.  Leaf color can be green or almost blue, especially on the underside of the leaves.  The plants we have on special are the blue variety and definitely show it here.  We’ve grown them from seed and they are now suckering.  Their ages are at least ten years.  THE Leaves are blue on both sides and very flat.  This species lives in forests where there are many mature plants seeing only filtered light.  But, they ae known to tolerate some sun.  If these remind of you Brahea decumbens, you’d be correct.  But, B. decumbens are smaller and definitely a full sun species.   

REGULAR PRICE OLDER 15 GALLON SIZE $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE BANDS $200

You must mention this Blog only special when purchasing to get these discounted prices.
  Mature plant photos are c/o TS of RPS and A.P. of PACSOA.


Brahea dulcis blue  Brahea dulcis blue  Brahea dulcis blue 
Brahea dulcis blue  Brahea dulcis blue  Brahea dulcis blue 
Brahea dulcis blue  Brahea dulcis blue TS RPS  Brahea dulcis by Angelos Porcelli PACSOA 

 

BURRETIOKENTIA VIEILLARDII
THE TIGER PALM - STRIPED CROWN SHAFT



ANOTHER SPECIES OF THIS GREAT GENUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE!

This species of Burretiokentia comes from the highest elevation of the three species of this genus from New Caledonia.  It grows at altitudes of almost 4000 feet.  It has a thin trunk of about six inches and can get to sixty feet tall.  It has a prominently bulging crown shaft that is known for it's diagonally dark markings.  Thus, the name "Tiger Palm".  The crown shaft is reddish-brown in color and has prominent striations as shown below.  Younger trunks are green with rings unless exposed to sun. 

The crown of this species is full and round with upright and arching leaves.  Leaf length is about eight feet, leaflet length is three feet and the leaves are flat in cross section.  Some would argue that this species is the prettiest of all Burretiokentia.  Culture is similar to the other Burretiokentia, but I'd give it more shade when young and let it "grow into the sun" rather than starting it in direct sunlight.  As with all New Caledonian species, ample water is crucial.  Under-watered plants do not do well.  Although limited, we do offer various sizes for sale.  I've shown not only nursery plants here but also some mature specimens.  We're putting the 15g on Special.  They are of nice size.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15GALLON $200

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


 
Burretiokentia vieillardii   Burretiokentia vieillardii   Burretiokentia vieillardii  
Burretiokentia vieillardii   Burretiokentia vieillardii    
Burretiokentia vieillardii   Burretiokentia vieillardii   Burretiokentia vieillardii  

 

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

 
CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g
CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA 15g
Chambeyronia by TS RPS  Chambeyronia macrocarpa  Chambeyronia macrocarpa

 

RAVENEA GLAUCA
GREAT MADAGASCAR PALM - MEDIUM SIZED
THIN TRUNK


NOT TOO MANY LEFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G


Many folks like plants that don't have a super thick trunk and don't get too tall.  Such is the case with this species.  Ravenea glauca is native to Madagascar, has a thin six inch trunk and gets to a height of about 25 feet.  One of my favorite habitat photos is shown below with the red cliffs in the background.  How gorgeous is this species?  It is a full sun plant in most areas and cold hardy to the upper teens to low 20's F. 

The 15g plants shown here are six feet or a bit more in height.  They'd be a challenge to mail order.  But, we do have smaller sizes for sale that are easy to ship.  Growth rate is pretty good.  It is a very durable plant and easy to grow.  New growers should consider this species.  Be aware we only have a few available.

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


Just mention this Blog Only Special to get your discount.
The last photo from Palmpedia is by an unknown author. 

Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca Ravenea glauca


DYPSIS PEMBANA
MEDIUM TO TALL PALM FROM PEMBA ISLAND

 


SOMETIMES SUCKERING, SOMETIMES SINGLE TRUNK
SUCKERING FORM SHOWN HERE

TEN DAY SPECIAL SUCKERING 15G PLANTS

This attractive medium sized Dypsis comes from the Island of Pemba off the coast of Madagascar.  It is sometimes single trunk, other times suckering.  This variability in the number of trunks is seen with quite a few Dypsis.  It gets to a height of thirty feet, has silver or silver-green trunks with prominent rings, with six foot long leaves on short petioles.  The leaves are sometimes keeled in cross-section.  Growth is rapid.  In our area of Southern California, part day sun seems to work well.  Inland areas show put in strong filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  We have available a limited number of fairly nice 15 plants that are already suckering. 

This species is similar to Dypsis lanceolata.  A way I recognize D. pembana when juvenile is by the upper stem, where you see a definite speckled tan color below the newly emerging spear.  Dypsis lanceolata has more of a silver color in this same area. 

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

Remember:  Limited numbers - Mention this Blog Only Special for this discounted price!  The first two photos by A.B.


Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana
Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana
Dypsis pembana by AB Dypsis pembana by AB Dypsis pembana

 

UNKNOWN SYAGRUS SPECIES
SHOULD BE A DIFFERENT SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



WE CAN'T DEFINITELY IDENTIFY IT
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 15G SIZE


Syagrus is a palm genus native to South America and the Antilles Islands.  Most are single trunk but there have been some more recent identifications of suckering species.  They typically have stout trunks with medium to tall mature heights.  Fruits are often yellow or red in color and larger.  Leaf stems are spineless and leaves are pinnate.  There are flat leaves and some that are plumose.  The plant shown here is somewhat multi-ranked in the leaflets as shown below.  Leaf color is usually green with some more silver species.  The plant on special was grown by us but the tags were lost.  It is similar to Syagrus coronata but not identical.  The plants on special are chunky 15 gallon size.  They'll want full sun and have seen many freezes at our nursery.  I cannot show a mature plant as I'm not sure of the exact species. 

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

Syagrus species Syagrus species Syagrus species
Syagrus species Syagrus species Syagrus species

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGE DESCRIBED SPECIES IN THE KING PALM FAMILY



FAST GROWING, BEAUTIFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

Common Name(s):  
Walsh River Palm
Native Locality:  
In the Atherton Tableland, south and west of Cairns, Queensland, Australia.  Elevation there is 3500 feet. 
Overall Height:  
In habitat up to 70 or 80 feet 
Trunk Diameter:  
Thicker than most of the other species, up to 18 inches.   Some swelling at base.
Leaf Length:  
10 to 12 feet, upright, slightly twisted.  The petiole is very short, i.e. leaflets start near the trunk.
Leaflets:  
Minimally silver underneath (other species more prominent) and no ramenta
Crown Shaft Color:  Green with hints of yellow or blue    
Presence of Ramenta:  
Absent
Flower Color:  
Creamy-white in color.  Note that this species has the largest flowers of any Archontophoenix
Other Comments:  
It has upright, rigid leaves (not arched) and a thick trunk.   Good growing palm for sun and with cold tolerance of about 25 degrees F.

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

Mention this special when you purchase for your discount.  For the garden plants I wish to thank L.N. (AU) and PD (San Diego)  Also, as you know, we grow Archontophoenix "teracarpa" which I personally think is a preferred and larger type of King Palm.


Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Luke Nancarrow PACSOA Archontophoenix maxima by PD Archontophoenix maxima

 

SERENOA REPENS
SOUGHT AFTER BLUE FORM



SUCKERING, SEMI-DWARF FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY, SUN LOVING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering fan palm is native to the southeastern gulf states of the U.S. and some adjacent island areas.  Native habitats even extend up into the Carolinas.  It gets to a mature height of six to eight feet.  It loves sun and heat.  Leaf color varies from blue to green or somewhere in-between.  The plants on sale today are in 5 gallon pots but not overly large.  We do have larger, but on this batch are offering a very good price.  It is slow growing and has smaller sized leaves.  It forms a clump over time.  The plants on special are about four years old.  Of note, young plants never show blue - but these plants are just showing it.  Cold hardiness is into the upper teens F.  These 5g plants are bout 2 leaves further along than shown in these older photos.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $65

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serenoa repens serenoa repens serenoa repens
serenoa repens serenoa repens serenoa repens
serenoa repens serenoa repens sERENOA REPENS

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
VERY RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $57.50

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


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

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 1 GALLON SIZE

We have an assortment of Lady Palms which are near perfect - almost as nice as the expensive ones we bring in out of Hawaii.  But, they are locally grown and better priced.  And, we are offering them on special – one gallon size.  They are about 3 to 4 years old.  Rhapis excelsa is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 8 feet tall in a pot.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $47.50

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


Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa
Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa Rhapis excelsa

 

CHAMAEDOREA SCHIPPII
AN ALMOST UNKNOWN AND NEVER AVAILABLE SPECIES


UNDERSTORY SUCKERING PINNATE PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


Taxonomically, this species of Chamaedorea is an accepted species.  When I got started in palms about 40 years ago, you could occasionally find one available but you really had to seek it out.  Then they disappeared from the market.  I have a friend with a mature matched and sexed pair of them who set seeds last year.  I haven't this species for sale for at least 20 years.  No one has them.  We're offering them in a seedling stage and have very few available.

This is a suckering green leaf understory species of Chamaedorea.  They get a mature height of twelve to fourteen feet and have an appearance similar to C. costaricana.  But, the leaves are longer and the trunks are thicker.  Trunks remain vertical and don't usually lean.  This species has historically been used to make some of the more interesting Chamaedorea hybrids including the famous "Irving Cantor" cross.  They were chosen for hybridization because of their strong vertical trunks.  Cold tolerance is into the twenties F. 


TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS RARE PALM BAND SIZE $50

Remember:  Limited numbers and mention this Blog Only Special to get this price. Sorry, but I only have one mature plant to show at this time.


Chamaedorea schippii Chamaedorea schippii Chamaedorea schippii
Chamaedorea schippii Chamaedorea schippii Chamaedorea schippii

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



SOUGHT AFTER - SPINY LEAFLETS
LOVES SUN AND PRETTY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL MATURE, CONING SIZED 20 GALLON SPECIMEN

Shown below is a blue cycad with an age of about 25 years.  This is a 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.  The plant shown here is a definite blue spiny form.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  It is definitely coning size but we do not recall the sex.  It is in a 20g pot with a caudex that is 9.5 inches thick and 8.5 inches tall.  Be aware that once the caudex "ball" reaches a near mature diameter, it begins to put on vertical height.  So, when you see a plant like this with vertical trunk, you know it is much older than a sole ball shaped plant.

REGULAR PRICE THIS PLANT $2062.50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $1675

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.
  Mature specimens of this species shown in last row of photos
.


ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches
ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches ncephalartos trispinosus 20g caudex 9..5 x 8.5 inches
ncephalartos trispinosus ncephalartos trispinosus ncephalartos trispinosus

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 

WIDE SOMEWHAT SPINY LEAFLETS
ORANGE OR RED CONE WHEN MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT


This fairly rare cycad species is native to the Natal region of South Africa and Mozambique.  It is most known for the appearance of the leaflets - they resemble the leaflets of a Holly Fern.  I would consider this a medium sized cycad as it really doesn't get significant trunk height.  But, leaves can be six feet long so it's hard to consider it to be a dwarf plant.  Also notable are the prominently orange or red cones on mature plants.  This actual plant on special has the wide leaflets.   Leaf color is green with spines on the leaflet edges.  Caudex size mature is usually one, perhaps two feet.  It prefers filtered light or a bit of sun.  This is not to say more coastal areas cannot grow it in full sun.  Cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.   

This actual plant on sale is in a 15 gallon pot and has a caudex of six inches.  I do not know the sex.  It can be mail ordered.  The sale plant is shown in the first six photos.  It is possible we'd have a similar other plant available if this one sells.


REGULAR PRICE THIS 15 GALLON CYCAD $690
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $550

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Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox  
Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox  
Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox   Encephalartos ferox  

 

BLUE ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII X E. TRISPINOSUS



WILL BE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED BLUE BEAUTY
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

Most of you cycad enthusiasts are aware of the two parent species of this hybrid.  Male pollen from an E. trispinosus was used to pollinate a receptive female E. lehmannii.  Both of these parents are desirable blue South African cycad species.  Hybridization often gives very vigorous offspring - called "hybrid vigor".  This is one of multiple hybrid Encephalartos that I'll show over the next few weeks.  Along the coast, this plant will want full sun.  Far inland, limited sun.  Cold hardiness 22 degrees F.  These seedlings now have 2 leaves - opposed to the older photos shown below. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS HYBRID BAND SIZE $55

Below I'm showing representative photos of both parent species.

Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus
Encephalartos lehmannii x trispinosus
Hybrid above
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos lehmannii
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus

 

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 $255

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.

   

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

 

CANNA TROPICANA LILY
5 GALLON NOW AVAILABLE


MULTI-COLORED LEAVES – ORANGE BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Canna Lilies are a tropical or semi-tropical perennial plant.  They are not a true Lily but called a Lily.  They are probably most closely related to Gingers.  I've found the foliage is a bit less appealing in winter.  Then, in summer when it's warm, they do their thing with rapid growth of pretty foliage as shown here and a prolonged display of colorful blossoms.  They can take our coastal sun or part sun.  I have several types/varieties available.  Photos below are of the tropicana variety.  The plant size below will double in the next month or two.  They’ll blossom usually here in July with orange flowers. In this post, I’m also showing a different variety below.  Limited supplies are available.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.


Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana
Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana
Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana Canna Tropicana

 

CANNA LILY SPECIES
5 GALLON NOW AVAILABLE


GREEN LEAVES - YELLOW BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

SEE DESCRIPTION OF CANNAS ABOVE

Shown here is a green leaf Canna that has yellow blossoms.  Expect a mature plant height of about four to five feet.  These will bloom in mid-summer.  The blossom photo is from last year.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.

Canna species yellow blossom Canna species yellow blossom  Canna species yellow blossom 
Canna species yellow blossom  Canna species yellow blossom  Canna species yellow blossom 
Canna species yellow blossom     

 

BLECHNUM GIBBUM
A MINIATURE TREE FERN


NEVER MORE THAN SIX FEET TALL – FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

Also Also known as the Silver Lady Fern, this unique form of tree fern rarely gets trunks over three to four feet.  The leaves are soft and about two feet long.  It is native to various South Pacific islands including New Caledonia, Fiji and Hawaii.  It is very exotic appearing and has a resemblance to a cycad in its overall appearance.  It is a filtered light species and can take partial sun along the coast.


It prefers high humidity.  Allowing it to dry out would not be good for this or any fern.  In pots, it likes good draining soil. Also, it is known to like acidic pH soil and doesn't like lime.  People are growing this as a patio plant quite easily and even inside the home.  For those who like tree ferns but want a miniature, this is the perfect plant for you.  Cold tolerance is into the mid to upper twenties F.  We presently have some very nice older 5 gallon plants that are almost 3 feet tall in their pots as shown here. 

 REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $65  

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $55

Blechnum gibbum fern  Blechnum gibbum fern  Blechnum gibbum fern 
Blechnum Fern Blechnum gibbum fern  Blechnum gibbum fern 
Blechnum gibbum fern  Blechnum gibbum fern  Blechnum gibbum fern 

 

VRIESEA HEIROGLYPHICA
SHADE BROMELIAD - MEDIUM SIZE MATURE

GREEN WIDE LEAVES WITH TRANSVERSE STRIATION
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE SIZE

Vriesea heiroglyphica is an exotic, shade loving Bromeliad that gets banded leaves that are green with green-black transverse irregular markings.  Leaves can get three feet long and 3 inches wide.  Plant height can be three feet.  It wants filtered light.  Plants shown below on special.  These are presently 18 to 20 inches wide.

TEN DAY SPECIAL SIZE SHOWN HERE $45

Vriesia hieroglyphica   Vriesia hieroglyphica   Vriesia hieroglyphica  
Vriesia hieroglyphica   Vriesia hieroglyphica   Vriesia hieroglyphica  

 

NEOROGELIA CAROLINAE / RAPHAEL
COLORFUL VARIEGATED BROMELIAD

FILTERED LIGHT SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL SIZE SHOWN


In general, most Neorogelia like filtered light.  This species is no exception.  It has pink centers with long green leaves with white variegation and margins.  They are medium sized mature with a plant width of about two feet or a bit more.  These plants are about to sucker.  They do not want full sun exposure.  The last photo show Bromeliads in the garden or mounted in a tree.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $40

 
Neorogelia carolinae pink variegated   Neorogelia carolinae pink variegated   Neorogelia carolinae pink variegated  
Neorogelia carolinae pink variegated   Neorogelia carolinae pink variegated   Bromeliads in a tree 
Bromeliads in garden  Bromeliads in landscape  Bromeliads in landscape 

 

HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS 
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
ASSORTMENT OF NEW VARIETIES AT NURSERY


 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE GORGEOUS PLANTS

Cordyline Hawaiian Ti plants are a great way to add color to the garden.  They easily acclimate to filtered light growing conditions in our area but can be solely acclimated to coastal sun.  Most don't get much over six feet tall.  They have thin trunks and can take a freeze with some damage.  Severe cold will kill them.  Leaf color varies from pastels to reds to green and black.  Shown here multiple different varieties of different Hawaiian Ti plants including Red Sister, Chile Pepper, Auntie Lou, Maria and Red Bull.  All are different and there's one that is predominantly pastel colors.   

REGULAR PRICE THESE VARIETIES OF HAWAIIAN TI $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE TI PLANTS $40

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


Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa Hawaiian Ti Cordyline fruiticosa

 

   END OF CURRENT TEN DAY SPECIALS

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ECOLOGICAL AND HELPS OUR NURSERY
DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES OR NURSERY CREDIT

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
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Front of Jungle Music nursery shadecloth Front of Jungle Music
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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 canterbur.
Howea forsteriana
Howea forsteriana 
Howea belmoreana
Howea belmoreana
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis 
Kentiopsis oliviformis
Kentiopsis oliviformis 
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens
Parajubaea torallyi
Parajubaea torallyi 
phoenix rupicola
Phoenix rupicola
Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata 
Pritchardia martii
Pritchardia species 
Pritchardia species
Pritchardia species 
Ravenea glauca
Ravenea glauca 
Ravenea species giant
Ravenea species 
Rhapis humilus
Rhapis humilus 
Rhopalostylis sapida
Rhopalostylis sapida 
Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena 
sabal causiarum
Sabal causiarum 
Syagrus pseudococos
Syagrus pseudococos 
Veitchia arecina
Veitchia arecina 
Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata 

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

PLANT CONTAINER SIZES

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

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

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









SIZES WE USE NOT SHOWN HERE


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

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

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

cycad in 36 inch box
Cycad in 36 inch box

 

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•  ALL SPECIALS ARE FOR A TEN DAY PERIOD AND EXPIRE TEN DAYS AFTER INITIAL POSTING
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PHIL BERGMAN
Owner

Jungle Music Palms and Cycads

Nursery: 450 Ocean View Ave, Encinitas, CA 92924

Phone: 619 291 4605  FOR MAIL ORDERS OR QUESTIONS

Email: phil@junglemusic.net

 
   
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Nursery Location:

 450 Ocean View Ave., Encinitas, CA  92024

Nursery Phone:  619 291 4605
Nursery Hours:

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

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

3233 Brant Street, San Diego, CA 92103

 

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