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ARECA MACROCARPA
PHILIPPINE PALM



SIMILAR TO ARECA CATHECHU
I FIGURED YOU'VE NEVER SEEN ONE

Although I am not growing or offering this rare palm species at the nursery, I thought I'd show you a few photographs from the Chapman Research Station in Miami. It is so rarely seen or grown that there are minimal photos on the Internet.  It is a medium sized, crown shafted palm that grows in the Philippines and, surprisingly, is mentioned as being somewhat cold hardy.  I am not sure what that means.  Here we cannot grow Areca catechuand this species closely resembles it.  I know of no one here growing Areca macrocarpa here.  It is supposed to get to a height of about 20-25 feet.  The crown shaft is a bright green and the overall appearance is quite elegant.  The first five photos are of this species.  The bottom row of A. catechu.  If anyone has information on this species, please contact me.

 
Areca macrocarpa Areca macrocarpa Areca macrocarpa
Areca macrocarpa Areca macrocarpa Arca catechu
Arca catechu Areca catechu  

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


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

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

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

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

Just mention this Special when ordering to get this price. 


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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX MADAGASCARENSIS
MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE MADAGASCAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
VERY SLOW GROWING SPECIES

SALE ON 20 GALLON PLANTS

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX BEATRICAE
RARE VARIETY OF THE KING PALM

 

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

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

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $180

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


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

 

DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS
AKA DYPSIS MADAGASCARENSIS VAR. LUCUBENSIS

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

VEITCHIA ARECINA
EXOTIC MEDIUM TO TALL PINNATE SUN PALM


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

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

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


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

Please mention this Blog Only Special prior to purchase


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

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
THE DWARF SUGAR PALM


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

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

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

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

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

  

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL FEW REMAINING 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

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

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

 

PRITCHARDIA MARTII
HAWAIIAN FAN PALM



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

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

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


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

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


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


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

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

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $55

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $47.50

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


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

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM



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

I don't know if you've looked for this species, but the Cliff Date Palm is not so easy to find.  It is native to India and is about half the size of the Canary Island Palm in terms of trunk diameter and mature height.  Also, the crown is much smaller.  It is an armed species and has other characteristics of Phoenix like the induplicate leaflets (water held "in" - V shaped ).  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here is our huge band size we’re putting on special.  They are instantly ready to be put into 5 gallon pots.  We also have a limited number of 15g (quite nice) available.  These bands are easy to ship but would take a tall box.  

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FOR SUN


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

This is a popular blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area of South Africa.  I say “popular” because some people don't like spines and prickles.  The leaflets of this species are narrow with only a point at the end.  They are nothing as gnarly as E. horridus.  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  The nearest species to this one is Encephalartos princeps.  Trunks of E. lehmannii can get to five feet, but one with two to three feet of trunk is very old.  Leaves average about four feet long and are strongly curled.  Sometimes they'll almost do a 180 or more degree re-curve.  Leaf color is intensely blue like E. horridus.  But, you'll only see this color with full, hot sun.  In shade or inside a greenhouse they are often green.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  In the desert only give it a few hours sun.  Next to Encephalartos horridus, this is the second most popular cycad we grow.  Shown below is an assortment of 15 gallon plants of this species with caudexes of 3 to 5-6 inches.  We have about a half dozen of them.  All are sun ready.  I am showing some of these 15g below.

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

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

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

  

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

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LAURENTIANUS
KWANGO GIANT CYCAD



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

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

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

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

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


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

 

CYCAS GUIZHOUENSIS
RARE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CHINESE CYCAD

 

GREEN UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON PLANTS



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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase

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

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIX X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAD HYBRID OF TWO RARE SPECIES



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

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

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


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


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

 

AECHMEA BLANCHETIANA
LARGER TYPE OF COLORFUL BROMELIAD



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

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

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


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

 

BIRDSNEST FERN - ASPLENIUM NIDUS
EXOTIC UNDERSTORY FERN


LONG SHINY GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

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

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


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

 

BLECHNUM GIBBUM FERN
"MINIATURE TREE FERN"



NICE 5G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

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

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

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


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


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

 

MONDAY,  6 DECEMBER, 2021

BLECHNUM GIBBUM
THE SILVER LADY FERN



THE MINIATURE TREE FERN
YES, IT IS A MINIATURE AND STAYS SMALL!


I am really fond of this cute and dwarf type of Tree Fern native to an assortment of Pacific Islands stretching from Hawaii to the Asian Pacific.  The reason I like it is because it stays small over time.  To make this point, I am going to first shown you a 15g plant that we got from a private collection.  You'll see this plant in the first two rows of photos.  The third row shows a standard 5 gallon nursery plant.  You'll note that, in twenty years, three inches of trunk turns into two feet of trunk.  Now, that's either from super slow growth or genetics.  I think it's the latter.  The tallest specimen I've seen in a garden is about five feet tall overall.  Trunk diameter is four inches or less.  It likes filtered light and can take cold weather into the mid-twenties F or maybe a bit less.  We also have 1 gallon size for sale.  These are easy to mail order.

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BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM
BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM BLECHNUM GIBBUM

 

SPECIMEN SIZE KENTIA PALMS
HOWEA FORSTERIANA


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


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

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

SPECIAL PRICE THESE LARGE KENTIAS - $125 PER TRUNK FOOT

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

  

ARENGA MICRANTHA 
MEDIUM SIZED SUCKERING PINNATE PALM FROM INDIA

 

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

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

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

Just mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.


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

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL 24 INCH BOX SIZE

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


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

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

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

 

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



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

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

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

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


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

 

PRESTOEA MONTANA
AKA PRESTOEA ACUMINATA VAR. MONTANA

 

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

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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price!


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

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE BELMORE SENTRY PALM / CURLY PALM

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid Veitchia merrillii hybrid

 

BRAHEA DULCIS
MEDIUM SIZED ATTRACTIVE FAN PALM

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

LICUALA PELTATA VARIETY PELTATA
LARGE DIVIDED AND FLAT TROPICAL LEAF



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

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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS $95

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


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

 

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM


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

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

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

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

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Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha
Cryosophila stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha TS Rps Cryosophila stauracantha

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM



ANOTHER PALM FROM LORD HOW ISLAND

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

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

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

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


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

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS CAFFER
A DWARF GREEN CYCAD
SOMEWHAT FLUFFY LEAVES


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

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


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

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


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

 

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



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


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

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

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

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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD – SPINELESS!


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

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $275

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

 

ZAMIA SPECIES "CARIBBEAN"
SEMI-DWARF GREEN CYCAD



TOLERATES SOME SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON CLUSTERS


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

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

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


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

 

PHILODENDRON SELLOUM
AKA PHILODEDRON BIPINNATIFIDUM

 

GIANT SPLIT LEAF PHILODENDRON
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

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


We do offer 15 gallon plants as well.


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

 

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



SUPER EXOTIC BUT NOT TOO COLD HARDY

TEN DAY SPECIAL SMALL PLANTS

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL 4 INCH & 1 GALLON $20

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

 

CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA RED SISTER
NEAR MATURE LARGE SPECIMEN CLUMPS

 
 

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

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

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

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


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

 

VARIEGATED ZINGIBER ZERUMBET
RED BLOSSOM AWAPUHI SHAPOO GINGER



UPRIGHT RED CONE LIKE BLOSSOM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


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

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


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

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

 

 

EPIDENDRON ORCHID
PINK – PURPLE BLOSSOM

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

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

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

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


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

 

FRIDAY, 3 DECEMBER, 2021 

CHAMBEYRONIA HOOKERI
THE BLONDE FLAME THROWER PALM


GORGEOUS PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA

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

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

We have very limited numbers available of this species in multiple sizes.  Our 5 gallon size is shown below.


Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri
Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri
Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri Chambeyronia hookeri

 

MULE PALM
BUTIA X SYAGRUS (QUEEN PALM)



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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

 

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


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

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

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

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


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

 

BRAHEA EDULIS
THE GUADALUPE FAN PALM

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


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

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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA ELEGANS
THE PARLOR PALM OR NEANTHE BELLA PALM



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

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

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

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

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
THE CHILEAN WINE PALM

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

BRAHEA ELEGANS
THE FRANCESHCI PALM


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

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

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

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


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

 

LIVISTONA CHINENSIS
THE CHINESE FAN PALM OR FOUNTAIN PALM

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
LOCALLY GROWN - HARDIER THAN IMPORTS
SALE ON TRIPLE PLANTS IN 5 GALLON SIZE

Most people are familiar with this species, the Pygmy Date Palm.  It is naturally a single trunks species.  But, they are usually sold as "triples" - three individual plants in the same pot - so often, that people think it's a suckering species.  And, 99% of plants are sold as a "multiples".  Over a few decades, this species can get to a height of over ten feet.  They are slow growing.  Triples grow slower than singles.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on its stems.  Growth rate is medium to slow.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Of note, it is one of the least cold hardy of all the Date Palms.  Shown here are some shippable 5 gallon which we’re putting on Special.  Also of note, these are locally germinated and grown and not imported.  They are much hardier and better than the ones at the home improvement centers.

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

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


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

 

DYPSIS DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM



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

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

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

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

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

 

CYCAS TANSACHANA
MEDIUM SIZE CYCAD FROM THAILAND



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


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $400

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

 

DIOON MEJIAE
LUSH AND TROPICAL APPEARING


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

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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL - 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES THIS SPECIES

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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
A "USER FRIENDLY" LARGE CYCAD

 

SPINELESS GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

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

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

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

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


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

 

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

ASSORTED ALOCASIA VARIETIES
GREAT COMPANION PLANTS



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

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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON ALOCASIA $75

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


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

  

LYCHEE FRUIT - JUVENILE PLANTS FOR SALE
EXOTIC TROPICAL FRUIT

 

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

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

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


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

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

 

PAVONIA MULTIFLORA
BRAZILIAN CANDLES

RED BLOSSOMS IN SHADE!


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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $25

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


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

 

HIBISCUS MIDNIGHT
RED BLOSSOM


RARE VARIETY
TEN DAY SPECIAL FLOWERING ONE GALLON


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $30

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

 

WEDNESDAY, 1 DECEMBER, 2021   

COCCOTHRINAX BARBADENSIS
SLENDER, TALL AND CLEAN TRUNK
SMALLER GREEN LEAVES


LIKES SUN AND HEAT

I'm showing you a rare and very cool 5g plant.  This is Coccothrinax barbadensis.  It comes from Trinidad,  Venezuelan Antilles, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and probably other Caribbean locations.  It is a taller species with a very thin, clean trunk.  Trunks have been described as "flagpoles" and get over forty feet tall.  With age, old leaf bases fall off giving a clean look.  It has fan leaves about five feet across.  Both upper and lower sides are green.  It likes sun, heat and is cold hardy into the twenties, probably about 25 degrees F. or so.

This is a 5g plant shown here.  It would be easy to ship.  We may have 15g size as well.  Coccothrinax are slow to grow and produce in containers.  They are much quicker in the ground.  This is a great starter size for you.  At this stage, a grower has over five or six years into producing a 5g plant as shown here. I am also showing some garden plants.  The last photo is one of our 15g nursery plants.  But, they sell out quickly.  Of note, we may have smaller sizes available than are shown here.

Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis
Coccothrinax barbadensis COCCOTHRINAX BARBADENSIS COCCOTHRINAX BARBADENSIS
Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis Coccothrinax barbadensis

 

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
DESIRABLE SYAGRUS HYBRID
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE



SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BOXED PLANTS

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

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

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

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


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

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM
STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES


TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15G

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

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

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

Note:  These may be special ordered for you


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

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED - GRACEFUL & BEAUTIFUL PALM

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED, VERY GRACEFUL
GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT


TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE


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

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

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

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM



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

Howea forsteriana, the popular Kentia Palm, is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees Howea belmoreana and Hedyscepe.  The Kentia does great here in So California.   It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  We’re putting very nice 5 gallon plants on special.  These plants are singles - not multiples.  These can be mail ordered.

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

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


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

 

DYPSIS PRESTONIANA
VERY RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

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

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

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

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


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

 

SABAL MINOR
THE DWARF PALMETTO

NEVER OVER SIX FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS


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

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

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


Sabal minor Sabal mnor Sabal mnor
Sabal minor Sabal minor  

 

DIOON HOLMGRENII
RARE MEXICAN DIOON CYCAD


LARGE CITRUS POT PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

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

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

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

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

 

CYCAS PECTINATA
TALL GREEN ASIAN CYCAD

SOME COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


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

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

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Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata Cycas pectinata
CYCAS PECTINATA CYCAS PECTINATA CYCAS PECTINATA

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
EXOTIC GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO


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

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

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

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


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

 

CERATOZAMIA MEXICANA
GREEN CYCAD FROM MEXICO
SALE CONING SIZED PLANTS


TEN DAY SPECIAL CONING SIZED PLANTS


FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

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

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

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS PAUCIDENTATUS
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

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

REGULR PRICE BAND SIZE THIS SPECIES $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $65

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

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

 

BLUE START FERN
PHLEBODIUM AUREUM


AN EPIPHYTIC (GROWS IN TREES) FERN
BLUE COLORED LEAVES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

 

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



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

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a Tillandsia expert.  But, I could not pass when a private collector offered me several clumps of a blue-gray Tillandsia mallemontii in full blossom.  The blossoms are a violet-blue (photos make them appear a bit pink - which they are not).    I was told by the collector that the blossom every summer with lots of flowers.  The clumps are composed of ten to fifteen plants.  They'd like sun or part sun and to be watered at least weekly.  They can be mounted to a tree limb, post or a fence.  I've never had or seen this variety before.  These would be easy to mail order.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE CLUSTERS $65

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

    

MONDAY, 29 NOVEMBER, 2021 

HELICONIA SCHIEDIANA
SHOWING THE BLUE SEEDS OF THIS SPECIES

 

BANANA-LIKE SUCKERING TROPICAL PLANT
ORANGE OR RED/YELLOW UPRIGHT BLOSSOMS

Shown below are the dramatically blue seeds of a seeding mature clump of Heliconia shiediana in San Diego, CA.  I'm showing these because it's quite rare to see seeds of any type with blue fruit.  The seeds shown are about a quarter of an inch in size.  When this fruit is cleaned off you'll find quite small black and white seeds within.  Most of our Heliconia are grown from rhizomes from existing and flowering plants in Southern California.  But, this type of plant can be grown from seeds.   Heliconia schiediana can take sun or part sun, gets to a height of sever to eight feet, and flowers freely in the summer.  It is very cold hardy.  Even if a hard freeze knocks down the leaves, plants usually come back vigorously in the spring.  Flowers are red/yellow or orange/yellow.  The blossom photo below is by TS at RPS.


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Heliconia schiediana Heliconia schiediana

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
INTERIOR QUALITY KENTIA PALMS



SHOWING FOUR DIFFERENT SIZES
IDEAL FOR INSIDE HOME, OFFICES, BUSINESSES

I am called quite frequently about Kentia Palms for inside the home or business.  Most of these people are seeking a high quality plant that is "perfect" appearing and ideal for usage inside the home or business.  But, the consumer must realize that there are two quality grades of Kentia Palms.

INTERIOR QUALITY:  This grade of plant is most often grown in a strictly controlled greenhouse environment or imported from a tropical region like Hawaii.  The latter is more common.  These plants are free of blemishes and usually quite gorgeous.  But, because of importation costs and how they are grown, they tend to cost quite a bit more than standard nursery quality stock.

NURSERY QUALITY:  These are the plants that a grower would produce under shade cloth or in a non-heated greenhouse.  They have seen the weather and outdoor conditions or been in an average greenhouse.   They are more hardy for the garden than interior quality, but not as picture perfect.  They often have minor blemishes or, if sun grown, a bit more yellow color to the leaves.  These plants are usually about half the cost of the imported interior quality Kentia Palms.

Below are four sizes of interior quality Kentia Palms:

FIRST ROW:  5 gallon size, height usually 5 feet
SECOND ROW: 7 gallon size, height 7 feet
THIRD ROW:  15 gallon, height usually 8 possibly 9 feet
FOURTH ROW:  squat 20 gallon, height 10 to 12 feet.

We offer both grades of Kentia Palms.  Either grade is easy to ship if they aren't too tall for the carrier companies.  The most popular size for mail orders is the 5 gallon b/c of shipping costs.  With the interior quality, availability changes frequently as they often require special purchase from Hawaii.  So, some sizes are a "Special Order" and may have a delay in arrival.


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

 

LACCOSPADIX AUSTRALASICA
SUCKERING AND SINGLE TRUNK MOUNTAIN FORM


BEST GROWING SPECIES OF THE GENUS
SORT OF LIKE A SUCKERING KENTIA PALM
TEN TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

When one considers the species Laccospadix australasica, he has to realize that there are different forms depending on native habitats and localities.  There are also single trunk and suckering forms.  The one for sale here is the mountain form.  I feel it's the best subspecies one can purchase.   It doesn't throw the new red leaf although occasionally you see a bit of bronze in the new leaf.  This variety of the L. australasica is fairly easy to grow in our area.  I can’t predict if your plant will sucker or not.  The seeds for these plants today came from a local flowering tree here in Encinitas.  This variety has thinner leaves that are dull green in color, trunks about four to five inches thick and reaches a height of 12 feet.  It sort of looks like a suckering Kentia Palm.  I'd recommend morning sun, strong filtered light or perhaps several hours of daily sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.
 

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

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


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Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica
Laccospadix australasica Laccospadix australasica

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM



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

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

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

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

Just mention this Special for your discount.


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

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15 GALLON PLANTS

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


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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price. 

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Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM


MEDIUM SIZES SINGLE TRUNK PALM
HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15G SIZED PLANTS

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

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


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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TRUNKING RADICALIS
QUICK GROWING, SINGLE STEM



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

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

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

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


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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


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


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

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

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

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

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

 

COPERNICIA PRUNIFERA
THE CARNAUBA WAX PALM

 

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

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

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

Remember, mention this Special!


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

 

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


NATIVE TO CUBA
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD ONE GALLON PLANTS

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

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

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


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

 

SALE ON SABAL SPECIES BAND SIZE
NINE TO CHOOSE FROM



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


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

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

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
E. LONGIFOLIUS X E. PRINCEPS



SHOULD BE A FANTASTIC HYBRID

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE PLANTS

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

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

These will be easy to mail order.

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

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIX X DEBAOENSIS
CYCAD HYBRID OF TWO RARE SPECIES



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

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

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


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


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

 

ALOE HERCULES
TREE FORMING ALOE THAT GETS FAIRLY TALL

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

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

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


The last photo is by Agaveville website.

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

 

DWARF CRINUM LILY
CLUSTERS OF PINK FLOWERS

 

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

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

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

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


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

 

PASSION FRUIT VINE
PASSIFLORA EDULIS


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

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

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


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

 

SATURDAY, 27 NOVEMBER, 2021  

 

ROYSTONEA BORINQUENA
PERHAPS A MORE COLD HARDY ROYAL PALM
PHOTOGRAPHS OF MATURE PALMS


During the winter of 2007 when we had a severe cold spell, I came to find that this species or Royal Palm seemed to posses more cold hardiness than Roystonea regia and others that are more commonly seen.   Our area got down to about 25 degrees F.  An enthusiast about a mile from the nursery said his R. regias were totally burned but the Roystonea borninquena went untouched.  Because of this I pursued seeds and grew more.  We've sold a lot of this beautiful palm since then.  It is native to Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and a few other islands.  You'll note the absence of the super swollen base often seen with other species.  It likes full sun, enjoys ample water and can get to heights over forty feet.  More recently, availability has been less plentiful but we plan to carry them as much as we can.  Shown here are mature specimens of this species.  In recent times we've had no seeds available, so we don't have this great palm in stock right now but hope to in the future.  We have seeds down.

Roystonea borinquena Roystonea borinquena Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena ROYSTONEA BORINQUENA Roystonea borinquena
Roystonea borinquena Roystonea borinquena ROYSTONEA BORNQUENA

 

CYCAD SEEDLINGS - LOTS OF THEM
GROWN IN BAND CONTAINERS


THIS DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THEY ARE SMALL
BUT, THEY ARE ALWAYS EASY TO SHIP


For over forty years we've been propagating and selling cycads to our customers.  Crucial to any cycad nursery has always been obtaining viable seeds for germination.  It's certainly gotten more difficult over the decades to obtain desirable seeds.  But, we have been fortunate to continue offering smaller and more affordable cycads for sale.  We presently have for sale thousands of small cycads of at least 75 species.

We do a lot of our own germination.  The fifth photo below shows a flat of Encephalartos eugene-marisii germinating.  Once germinated, new seedlings go into our band containers - a square and tall pot measuring 3 x 3 x 9 inches.  We were one of the first nurseries in the country to utilize these pots.  Now it's standard practice country-wide.  As we have about 25,000 cycads in stock, we don't always get time to repot cycads that are too big for their band containers.  This is a good thing for you, the consumer.  It means that many times our band cycads are five years old or longer.  They often have super developed roots and are on their fifth to six leaf or more.  Some photos demonstrate this - note the plant sizes.

Another nice thing about getting band sized plants is that they are quite affordable to ship for mail orders.  And, we can nestle quite a few plants in one box for shipping - always in their containers with soil.  And, sometimes we put our band sized cycads on sale.  We hope that you can take advantage of these often "much bigger than other nurseries" band sized cycads.  Most nurseries sell seedlings with only one or two small leaves.  Photos below show many of our band sized plants with photos of flats of cycads or growing benches.  Incidentally, at our nursery we have about a mile of running benches and display areas.


 
Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size 
Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size 
Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size 
Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size  Cycad seedllings in band size 
cycad SEEDLINGS  cycad SEEDLINGS  cycad SEEDLINGS 
CYCAD SEEDLING  cycad SEEDLINGS  cycad SEEDLINGS 
cycad table  cycad table  cycads growing 

 

RHAPIS MULTIFIDA
A RARE TYPE OF LADY PALM

 


ONE OF THE BEST PALMS FOR INSIDE
GREAT GARDEN PLANT AS WELL
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD 25 GALLON PLANT

I haven't been able to offer this superior fan palm as they have not been available for over five years.  But, we do have one or two very old plants that we were holding in stock and have decided to sell.  This is a very rare type of Lady Palm.  This species is from China and is often mistaken for Rhapis humilus.  But, it is a smaller species, getting to about 8 feet tall whereas humilus gets about twice as tall.  It performs well inside the home or office and also is quite easy to grow outside in filtered light.  The stems of multifida are much more attractive than the common Lady Palm, Rhapis excelsa.  It also carries more leaflets per leaf than the Lady Palm and is overall a more attractive plant.  The leaflets are narrow and come to a point like Rhapis humilus.  Side by side, the majority of our customers prefer the Rhapis multifida to the Rhapis excelsa.

Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties or lower, F.  Outdoors, this species prefers filtered light.   One must be careful not to give Rhapis too much fertilizer or leaf burn may occur.  We have a near twenty year old 25 gallon that we’re putting on special.  It is too big for standard mail order.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON $550

The sale plant is shown in the first 6 photos.


Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida
Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida
Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida Rhapis multifida

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM

 

MEDIUM SIZE -THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


I don't know if you've looked for this species, but the Cliff Date Palm is not so easy to find.  It is native to India and is about half the size of the Canary Island Palm in terms of trunk diameter and mature height.  Also, the crown is much smaller.  It is an armed species and has other characteristics of Phoenix like the induplicate leaflets (water held "in" - V shaped ).  But, many think this is the prettiest of all the Date Palms.  It typically gets fifteen to twenty-five feet tall.  The leaves are very pretty and green.  The crown is not overly large.  Leaves curve downwards.  Growth rate is medium, it tolerates full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties or lower.  Shown here are our 15 gallon size which are quitelarge for their pots.  And, we're putting them on sale.

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

Remember to mention this Special for this discount.  The isolated palm in the last row is from Balboa Park, San Diego.

PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA
PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA
PHOENIX RUPICOLA PHOENIX RUPICOLA  

 

DYPSIS SPECIES
SUCKERING PALM WITH ANTICIPATED MEDIUM SIZED TRUNKS



SHOULD TOLERATE SOME SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


Many of you are familiar with the genus Dypsis.  Almost all are native to Madagascar. There are over 200 species.  Some are single trunk - others suckers.  Heights are variable from short to very tall.  Most tolerate some degree of or full sun.  All are good growers and almost all will live in our area.  The palm on special is a Dypsis and it is suckering.  I'd anticipate a height of at least 15 feet with canes about the size of your ankle or calf.  It's already showing nice color in the inner crown area as shown.  I cannot show a mature palm as I don't know the exact species.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G AS SHOWN $185

This size is almost too big for standard mail order.

Dypsis species suckering Dypsis species suckering Dypsis species suckering
Dypsis species suckering Dypsis species suckering Dypsis species suckering
Dypsis species suckering Dypsis species suckering  

 

TRACHYCARPUS LATISECTUS
WINDMILL PALM FROM INDIA



MEDIUM ADULT HEIGHT
RARE SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This species from high elevation areas in India is most known for the fact that it's leaf segments are wider than other species.  There are two varieties.  It is a tall species, up to forty feet, with a narrow trunk of six to eight inches.  Its leaves are green with a bit of glaucous color beneath.  For this genus, the leaves are wide, sometimes up to five feet with wide segments that are divided about half way into the leaf.  The petioles are about three feet long and the leaf shape is semicircular or near totally circular.  There is a hope that this species tolerates more heat.  Cold tolerance is yet to be determined.  We're suspicious it is not as cold tolerant as other species.  It is extremely rare in cultivation with few photos available of the native population. Both larger plant photographs below are by Martin Gibbons in the U.K. and Tobias Spanner in Germany.  We have one or two 15 gallon which I’m putting on Special.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $215

Remember to mention this Blog Special for you discount. 


Trachycarpus latisectus Trachycarpus latisectus Trachycarpus latisectus
Trachycarpus latisectus Trachycarpus latisectus Trachycarpus latisectus
Trachycarpus latisectus MG Trachycarpus latisectus TS and MG Trachycarpus latisectus by TS RPS and MG

 

BURRETIOKENTIA HAPALA
A GREAT NEW CALEDONIAN PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



SUPER ATTRACTIVE CROWN SHAFTED PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON SIZE

Among palm enthusiasts, almost any species from New Caledonia is sought after.  This species falls into that group.  It is a crown shafted palm with a rather thin trunk of about eight inches that gets to a height of approximately 25 to 30 feet.  It has an intriguing brown color to the stems and crown shaft area.  It does not have the stripes you'd see with the Burretiokentia vieilllardii.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F, or perhaps a bit less.  So, it's comparable to a King Palm.  If you can grow a King, you can grow this species.  One of the keys to culture is not letting the ground it's in go dry.  This species, like Chambeyronia, responds to water.  Shown below is the five gallon size that I'm putting on special. I'd recommend morning sun, a few hours of mid-day sun, or bright filtered light.  It's a great species to grow.  

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for you discount.


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS


EASY TO GROW - A GREAT INTERIOR PALM 
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This suckering palm species is native to Mexico and Central America.  It is one of about four types of "Bamboo Palms" and is probably either the best or in a stiff competition with Chamaedorea hooperiana.  This species gets to a mature height of twelve to sixteen feet, has strong 1 inch to 1.5 inch trunks which are green in color with prominent rings, and about three to four foot long leaves.  It is an upright grower and does clump.  It doesn't run.  It takes filtered light or morning sun along the coast.  I've even heard of some growing it in full sun although I'd not recommend it.  It is a good growing species.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F. 

Below I'm showing in the first six photos the 5g size which we’re putting on sale.  This size can be mail ordered no problem.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this Blog Only discounted price.  


Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana
Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana Chamaedorea costaricana

 

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY


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

This South American suckering fan palm comes from Argentina and Uruguay.  From these locations, you might suspect it could have quite a bit of cold hardiness, and this is the case with not only this species of Trithrinax, but of the genus as a whole.  Availability of seeds of this species has been sparse to nonexistent.  And, as a young plant, it is quite slow growing.  Consequently, to get a good sized container plant can take a decade or more.  We were fortunate to offer some very nice 5g plants as shown below.  I'd estimate their age at 7 years.  They are dividing and very chunky at the base.  They are totally acclimated to full hot sun and are intensely blue.  This is a perfect selection for someone who lives in an interior area with lots of heat.

Overall height of this species is up to twenty feet.  Multiple stems are produced, but usually the number is just several.  Leaves are small, typically about two feet wide.  The segments of the leaves are pointed and sharp.  Trunks retain old leaf bases but, like
Washingtonia, eventually fall off.  This is a drought tolerant species and can take temperatures well into the 100's F. and cold tolerance is into the teens.  Of note, most specimens I've seen are blue.  The last two photos show a mature plant that is blue-green in color, probably due to the fact that it's not getting full sun.

REGULAR PRICE 5G THIS SPECIES $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $100


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


Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris
Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris
Trithrinax campestris
15 gallon size
Trithrinax campestris
garden plant
Trithrinax campestris
garden plant

 

 

COPERNICIA HOSPITA
THE BLUE CUBAN WAX PALM



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

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SEEDLINGS $55

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

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MORE RARE SPECIES OF THIS GENUS

GORGEOUS CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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

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

Just mention this Blog special for this discount.  The first 3 photos show the band size.  Presently that are bigger than shown here.  The 4th photo is c/o
Cloudforest.com website.  The last photo is of our 15g size.

 

Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii by Cloudforest.com website RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII Rhopalostylis cheesemanii

 

DIOON SPINULOSUM
A CUSTOMER FAVORITE CYCAD



TROPICAL APPEARING, GREEN LEAVES, ELEGANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD AND LARGE 1 GALLON PLANTS

Although you can't tell from the photos here, this cycad species can get quite tall.  I've seen photos from habitat which, after a hundred years, can get to be over 20 feet of trunk.  But, in most garden applications, it’s rare to see one with more than 3 feet of trunk.  Dioon spinulosum is native to tropical areas in Mexico where it grows in limestone forests.  Trunks don't get overly thick, typically 12 to 14 inches thick.  With age, this can be more.  Leaves are green and mildly armed.  Leaf length is about six feet.  My preference is to grow this species in filtered light.  Cold tolerance is into the mid twenties F.  Be aware, to get a foot or two of trunk can take a few decades.  At the nursery we have some 10 year old one gallon plants with about 3 inch caudexes.  We’re putting them on sale.

REGULAR PRICE ON THESE OLDER ONE GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE ONE GALLON $65


Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum

 

LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI
LEPIDOZAMIA SPECIES WITH WIDER LEAFLETS

 

MAKES A TALL TREE OVER A CENTURY
FAIRLY RARE AND HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


This species of cycad gets enormous!  I mean really tall.  There are specimens with heights to almost 60 feet.  Leaves are six to ten feet long.  Leaflets are soft and without spines or armor.
For this reason, it is felt to be a very user friendly cycad.  But, you must give it adequate room to grow.  Compared to the Lepidozamia peroffskyana, the hopei leaflets are wider.  It's quite noticeable when you compare the two side by side. This is the best way to tell them apart when they are young.  Culturally, it is quite similar to L. peroffskyana, preferring some sun but not full sun in most areas.  Far inland it may do better with filtered light. In terms of rarity, you don't see this species for sale that often.  Cold hardiness is into the mid to lower 20's F.  We're putting citrus pot size on sale with caudexes of 4 to 5 inches.  These can be mail ordered.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE CITRUS POT $500

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $400

Regular price is $100-$125 per inch.  These can be mail ordered.  Only have a few left - and no more in the future as seeds never available.


Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches
Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches Lepidozamia hopei cit pot caudex 4 to 5 inches
LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES – VERY BEAUTIFUL

 

GREEN OR BLUE LEAVES THAT ARE RE-CURVED
MEDIUM SIZED CYCAD MATURE - FULL SUN ON COAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO SPECIMEN CYCADS


Encephalartos longifolius is from the Eastern Cape region of the Republic of South Africa.  It is among the favorite species of all cycad enthusiasts.  Leaf color varies from a dark green to brilliant blue - and everything in-between.  The two plants shown here both have caudexes about 8 inches and are in 15g containers.  This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold hardiness of 22 degrees F.  These plants will develop into medium sized mature cycads over the years with potential for trunk in a lifetime of at least five feet.  We are putting these two specimens on a Ten Day Special.  They can be mail ordered but it'd be expensive to ship them.  The last row of photos shows plants that are more mature - two from a local garden and one older Nursery plant which is as double.   

REGULAR PRICE EITHER OF THESE TWO CYCADS $1200
TEN DAY SPECIAL EITHER OF THESE $950

Of note, we do have both smaller and large specimens of this species.

Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longfiolius Encephalartos longfiolius Encephalartos longifolius
Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius Encephalartos longifolius

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING BLUE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

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

The plants we are putting on special are the blue type.  To get this color they will want full sun or an ample amount of sun.  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  You could expect to have a nice garden sized plant from these 5 gallon plants in about five to seven years.  Caudex size of the plants on sale is approximately 2 inches.  They all have six to seven leaves or more and are four to five years old.  These are showing a bit of their blue color already at this stage and not in sun – so you’ll get blue.  Easy to mail order.  I’m also showing a garden plant and several larger nursery plants.

REGULAR PRICE THESE FIVE GALLON $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 5 GALLON $235

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you order.  This size is easy to mail order.


Encephalartos arenarius blue 5g 2 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue 5g 2 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue 5g 2 inches
Encephalartos arenarius blue 5g 2 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue 5g 2 inches Encephalartos arenarius blue

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 
MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
STUNNING BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE BAND SIZE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $60

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you purchase. 


Encephalartos arenarius band Encephalartos arenarius band Encephalartos arenarius band
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius

 

SPATHODEA CAMPANULATA
THE AFRICAN TULIP TREE

 

LARGE ORANGE-RED FLOWERS IN SUMMER
FULL SUN – SOME COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

We are fortunate here in Southern California because there are quite a few striking, beautiful flowering tropical trees that we can grow.  Included in this group is the African Tulip Tree with its clusters of large blossoms.  They typically have clusters of large orange to red blossoms.  It blooms in summer but sometimes longer.  It wants full sun.  Cold hardiness is estimated to be in the mid-twenties F.  Growth rate is medium.  The plants on special are between 3 and 5 feet tall in their pots.  One last note:  Realize that this species tends to go deciduous (drop its leaves) during the coldest part of winter.

REGULAR PRICE 5G AFRICAN TULIP TREE $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS 5G SIZE $60

Remember:  10 days at this price – Mention this Special at the time of purchase to get this price. 


Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata
Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata
Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata Spathodea campanulata

 

ALOCASIA SERENDIPITY
TEXTURED DARK GREEN LEAVES
GORGEOUS COMPANION PLANT



FILTERED LIGHT PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


This understory companion plant is a hybrid Alocasia that wants bright but indirect light.  It gets to about 5 to 6 feet tall.  In frost free areas it can be grown in the garden and makes a nice patio plant.  The leaves get about 3 feet long and are crinkled and textured in appearance.  They are dark green with maroon undersides.  Stems are also a reddish green.  The leaves have prominent veins.  Alocasia like adequate water.  It is a very different type of Alocasia.  The last row of photos show a larger nursery plant to demonstrate how it looks when bigger.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $27.50

Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity
Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity
Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity

 

PHILODENDRON "COYOTE FACE"
NEW CUTTINGS IN ONE GALLON SIZE


A CLIMBING SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


Philodendron are native to the New World from Mexico, Central and South America and some Caribbean Islands.  There are two main types:  upright or rosette types and climbing types.  There are about 500 known species but many either undescribed or not discovered.  Philodendron are very easy to grow either in the garden or inside the home.  The species we are showing today we call "Coyote Face" because of the shape of the leaves.  We got it from a botanical garden we trade with.  I don't know the species name - the mother plant came from habitat.  It is a climber and a quick grower.  The one gallons are from early spring cuttings from a mother plant.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON CUTTINGS $25

I'm also showing two photos to demonstrate how the climbing species easily go up most trees.

Philodendron Coyote Face Philodendron Coyote Face Philodendron Coyote Face
Philodendron Coyote Face Philodendron in tree Philodendron in tree

 

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

TALL CRINUM - OVERHEAD WITH STRIKING FLOWERS
PURPLE-GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G PLANTS

This Lily is native to all sorts of locations throughout the world including southern Asia, Australia, and Africa.  It is known for it's spiraling display of long, heavy substance leaves that are upright and four to six feet long.  Their color is green and dark purple.  Flowers are white with purple centers and markings.  It grows like other Lilies by making offset tubers that make new plants.  We just got in four nice 15g plants with reasonable size.  These plants are harder to find than one would think.  When we get them we usually sell out within a week or so.  Photos of sale plants are shown in the first 6 pictures below.

Expect a mature height of six to seven feet, definitely head height.  As mentioned, they clump and form a great display of foliage.  They will not "run" or take over an area.  They tolerate full or part day coastal sun and can take a freeze.  Temperatures in the 20 to 25 degree range will damage the foliage but plants usually reappear in the spring.  We only have five or six of these.  This is the last time that I'll have them for probably a year.  Obviously, the biggest ones go first.  See first seven photos below. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE RARE 15G $250

Remember:  You must mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.

Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple
Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple
Crinum amabile Queen Emma Purple Crinum amabile Queen Emma Crinum amabile Queen Emma
Crinum amabile Queen Emma Crinum amabile Queen Emma Crinum amabile Queen Emma

 

DICHORISANDRA THYRIFLORA
THE BLUE GINGER - HARD TO FIND


FIVE TO SIX FEET TALL – BLUE BLOSSOMS

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE AND SEVEN GALLON PLANTS

This is actually not a true Ginger at all.  It is native to all areas of the new world including the U.S.  It produces actual blue flowers.  We have a limited number of one and seven gallon plants.  They are quite nice and we're putting them on special.  They are in very limited numbers.  When these are gone, there may be no more until next year.  This species wants filtered light in a  warmer coastal area.  In fact, some along the coast succeed with several hours of morning sun.  They are late blooming compared to almost all other “Gingers”.  They tend to blossom in fall.  In somewhat colder regions, they may need protection from a freeze.  They do sucker and canes are thin.  Expect mature height at about five feet.  This plant is not for full, hot sun.  They need average water – backing off when it’s cold.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $35
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $27.50

REGULAR PRICE SEVEN GALLON $150
TEN DAY SPECIAL SEVEN GALLON $125


Remember to mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing.
The one gallon are shown in the first four photos.  Beginning with the 5th photo are shown the 7 gallon size.  The last row of photos are random stock photos of this species.


Blue Ginger Blue Ginger Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger Blue Ginger Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger Blue Ginger Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger Blue Ginger Blue Ginger
Blue Ginger Blue Ginger Blue Ginger

 

THURSDAY, 25 NOVEMBER, 2021 


RECENTLY ACQUIRED

PRIVATE CYCAD  COLLECTION


 
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER, 2021

SOME PLANTS 30 TO 40 YEARS OLD
ALL EXCEPT ONE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCADS
MANY EXTREMELY RARE
ALL EXTREMELY LARGE
ALL SOUTH AFRICAN WERE SUN GROWN
ALL DUG BY HAND

ALL ON SALE 20% OFF REGULAR PRICES UNTIL DECEMBER 11, 2021

Be aware that some may have sold by the time you read about these plants.

Contact us for individual cycad pricing.



CERATOZAMIA MIQUELLIANA

CLAY POT
CAUDEX 5 INCHES
MALE BY REPORT



 
Ceratozamia miquelliana clay pot 5 inches male by report Ceratozamia miquelliana clay pot 5 inches male by report
Ceratozamia miquelliana clay pot 5 inches male by report Ceratozamia miquelliana clay pot 5 inches male by report
Ceratozamia miquelliana clay pot 5 inches male by report


ENCEPHALARTOS DYERIANUS


25 GALLON CONTAINER
FEMALE PLANT
CAUDEX 16" WIDE, 12.5 " TALL
EXTREMELY NICE BLUE COLOR



 
Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches 
Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches  Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches 
Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches  Encephalartos dyerianus 25 gallon female 16 x 12.5 inches 

ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS

CLUSTERED PLANTS - FOUR CAUDEXES
IN 35 GALLON CONTAINER
INDIVIDUAL CAUDEXES 7.5 TO 9 INCHES
BRILLIANT SILVER-BLUE COLOR
VERY FULL PLANT


 
 
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches  
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches  
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches  
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon cluster unknown sex four caudexes 7.5 to 9 inches  
    
ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS

FEMALE PLANT
25 GALLON CONTAINER
CAUDEX 17" WIDE 18 " TALL
ANOTHER STUNNING BLUE CYCAD


 
 
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches  
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches  
Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches   Encephalartos horridus 35 gallon female caudex 17 x 18 inches  

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII

FEMALE PLANT
25 GALLON CONTAINER
LARGEST PLANT OF COLLECION
CAUDEX 16" WIDE 29 INCHES TALL
BEAUTIFUL FORM
STUNNING BLUE COLOR


 
 
Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches   Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches  
Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches   Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches  
Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches   Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches  
Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches   Encephalartos lehmannii 25 gallon female 16 x 29 inches  

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS

FEMALE PLANT
25 GALLON CONTAINER
CAUDEX 12.5" WIDE 13.5 INCHES TALL
GRAY-GREEN FOLIAGE
VERY ATTRACTIVE

 
 
Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches   Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches  
Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches   Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches  
Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches   Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches  
Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches   Encephalartos longifolius 25g female 12.5 x 13.5 inches  

ENCEPHALARTOS MIDDELBURGENSIS

25 GALLON CONTAINER
REPORTEDLY FEMALE PLANT
CAUDEX 17" WIDE BY 15.5" TALL
VERY NICE FORM AND BLUE COLOR
LARGE SPECIMEN THIS SPECIES - RARE TO FIND

 
Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches
Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches
Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches
Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches Encephalartos middelburgensis 25 gallon female 17 x 15.5 inches


ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS X WOODII


15 GALLON CONTAINER
UNKNOWN SEX
CAUDEX 7.5 INCHES
FOLIAGE VERY "WOODII-LIKE"


 
 
Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches   Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches  
Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches   Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches  
  Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches  
Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches   Encephalartos transvenosus x woodii 15 gallon 7.5 inches  

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS

FEMALE PLANT
25 GALLON CONTAINER
CAUDEX 17" WIDE, 19 " TALL
CLASSIC LEAF FORM
STUNNING BLUE COLOR



 
Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches   Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches  
Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches   Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches  
Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches    
Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches   Encephalartos trispinosus female 25 gallon 17 x 19 inches  

 

BUTIA CAPITATA BLUE
EASY TO GROW, NOT TOO TALL
SUPER BLUE COLOR  - COLD HARDY


TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

For about a decade we've been offering this very desirable and sought after variety of Butia that has a nice blue color.  Otherwise, it's quite similar to the regular gray-green Pindo Palm.  The problem is we always run out of them.  To satisfy our customer demand, we recently got in some more of the 15g size.  But, there are very limited numbers.  We are offering them at one of the best prices we've ever offered.  This palm loves full hot sun and can take down to 15 degrees F.  So, almost all of you can grow this palm.  The row of three palms in the last row are being grown in San Diego, CA, about a half mile from the Bay.  These are cold hardy to about 15 degrees and demand full, hot sun.

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

Just remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  We can easily mail order this size.  The 8th photo is by friend Paul Craft.


Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata
Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata Blue Butia capitata
Butia capitata blue Blue Butia capitata by Paul Craft Butia capitata blue

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TRUE TRUNK-LESS, DWARF FORM



NEVER GETS OVER SIX FEET TALL
SHADE PALM - QUITE COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 & 15 GALLON SIZE


Previously I discussed the trunking form of this species.  What I'm showing today is the true dwarf form that never forms a trunk and never gets over six feet tall.  It is native to Mexico.  It grows in filtered light but can tolerate some sun along the coast.  Compared to the trunking form, you'll note the leaflets are darker green and wider.  Blossoms often protrude above the leaves when it's in flower.  Cold hardiness is the upper teens F.  It grows great in cooler areas like the SF Bay area.  We have a few 15g which we're putting on sale.

REGULAR PRICE 7 & 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL BOTH THESE SIZES $175
 
Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST OF THE KING PALMS


GREEN LEAVES – STATELY TRUNK AND CROWN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

By popular demand I have put this great palm on special.  This is the largest of the King Palm family.  It got its name "maxima" by the flower size, but most have found it to be an aggressive grower, have a larger trunk and get taller than the other species of King Palms.  It does have silver on the underside of the leaves.  The crown shaft is sort of a yellow, sometimes blue color.  It is a quick growing pinnate palm native to Australia.  It's rare to see them available and also hard to find good photos of this species.  I wish to than L.N. below for his picture of a mature tree.  The plants I'm putting on special are the 15 gallon size, mostly singles.  It tolerates full coastal sun and is cold hardy into the mid-twenties F.

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

Of note, our Archontophoenix "teracarpa" is probably a larger King Palm than A. maxima but still escapes exact species identification.  It does not have silver undersides to the leaflets and has a blue crown shaft.  It is routinely discussed elsewhere at this Blog.

The 7th photo is by Luke Nancarrow AU and the 9th by P.D.


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

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM
 


IDEAL FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

I've discussed this great New Caledonian species before because it is such a good species for those of us in Southern California.  It comes from high elevation in its native New Caledonia habitat, is a good growing palm and can tolerate full sun easily along the coastal strip.  Its cold hardiness is down to about 23 degrees, better than the King Palm or Kentia Palm.  It has an average trunk diameter of eight to ten inches and a mature height of usually about thirty feet.  It can also be grown in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Shown here is the 15 gallon size we’re putting on special  Growth rate on this species is good.  This species is highly recommended. 

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

The 15 gallon size is shown in the first 5 photos.  The 6th photo is a 20g plant.
The garden trees are growing in San Diego County.


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

 

KENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS
A GREAT CROWN SHAFTED PALM FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



UPRIGHT LEAVES - TAKES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


FOR DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $95

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


Kentiopsis oliviformis Kentiopsis oliviformis Kentiopsis oliviformis
Kentiopsis oliviformis Kentiopsis oliviformis Kentiopsis oliviformis
kENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS KYLE WICOMB PACSOA kENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS KYLE WICOMB PACSOA kENTIOPSIS OLIVIFORMIS

 

DYPSIS SPECIES ORANGE CRUSH
A BEAUTIFUL DYPSIS WITH NO SPECIES NAME


MANY TIMES SPORTS AN ORANGE CROWN SHAFT
MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT - EXOTIC AND SOUGHT AFTER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This is another exotic species that is near impossible to find.  It is native to Madagascar, gets to a mature height of about 20 feet, has an 8 inch thick trunk and, most appealing, is the smooth orange colored crown shaft. (see last photo).  We have available some 2 gallon plants.  It is recommended that you grow this one for a year or two before planting.  At one point, orange crush was felt to be Dypsis pululifera.  But, that was proven incorrect by taxonomists.  It presently has not species name.  I'd start it in strong filtered light or slowly acclimate it to some sun.  Cold tolerance is probably not much below a freeze.  We have several of the 2g size available.  Like other super rare species, it is affordable but not inexpensive.  Those available were winter repots. The last photo was taken by BGL.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE  $60

Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft
Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft BY bgl hi

 

CHAMAEDOREA DECKERIANA
RARE AND EXOTIC SINGLE TRUNK SHADE PALM


SIMPLE BIFED GREEN LEAVES
SEMI-DWARF SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This is a rare, single stem, exotic appearing species from Costa Rica and Panama.  It has a thin trunk and entire leaf with a bifid terminal end.  The leaves are also prominently plicated.  It is a semi-dwarf species, attaining a typical height of six feet or a bit more.  The leaf is very thin and will show brown tipping with high salt content in the water.  Its cold tolerance is down to about a freeze.  It is a shade species.  It is a rare palm and difficult to find.  I don't have any habitat pictures but am showing a garden photo  by an unknown author on PalmTalk.  It wants filtered light and would do be in a frost free garden.  These species are winter repots so I’m offering a very discounted price on them.

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


Chamaedorea deckeriana Chamaedorea deckeriana Chamaedorea deckeriana
Chamaedorea deckeriana Chamaedorea deckeriana Chamaedorea deckeriana PalmTalk unknown author

 

EUTERPE EDULIS ORANGE CROWNSHAFT
PROMINENT ORANGE CROWNSHAFT - STUNNING



STUNNING COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON SIZE

Many of you may know of Euterpe edulis, a thin solitary palm with a long green crown shaft.  However, in Southern Brazil and possibly northern Argentina, there is a form of this species that has a prominent orange crown shaft.  Considered by some to be "Euterpe sp. espiritosantensis", others feel it is a variety of E. edulis.  It has a think trunk and a three foot long crownshaft.  It wants to be grown in filtered light and to work its way into partial direct sunlight.  Cold tolerance is about a freeze.  This is a slow growing palm and near impossible to find available.  We presently have a very limited number of two gallon plants.  They were repotted in winter.  In the spring of last year we had a few 5 gallon that sold out in a few days.  These are extremely difficult to find and always expensive if you can find one.

TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON $65

I only have a few.  The mature specimens photos are c/o Tobias Spanner at RPS.


Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft
Euterpe orange crown shaft Euterpe species orange crown shaft Euterpe orange crown shaft
Euterpe orange crown shaft TS RPS   Euterpe orange crown shaft TS RPS

 

ENCEPHALARTOS KISAMBO
EXOTIC CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD

 

LONG UPRIGHT GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 2 GALLON SIZE

Encephalartos kisambo is a fast growing species native to Kenya where it grows at elevations of 3000 feet. It is a medium sized mature plant with trunks to eight feet.  Leaves are green to soapy green in color, stand erect and are six to ten feet long.  Leaflets are 1.5 inches wide, pungently tipped at the end, and spiny along the margins.  This is a good growing species that can tolerate our coastal sun.  Far inland locations should use part day sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties, perhaps a bit lower.  We had no leaf damage at the nursery in 2007 with lows of 25 degrees F.  Shown here are 2 gallon plants that we have on a ten day reduced price.  Caudex size is about 2 inches.


REGULAR PRICE THESE 2 GALLON PLANTS $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON THIS SIZE $115

Just mention this Blog special.  These are simple to ship by mail order. 


Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos kisambo

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


LEAF COLOR BLUE OR GREEN
STACKED LEAFLETS - MINIMAL IF ANY SPINES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZED PLANTS

This rare South African cycad is also from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.  It is a good sized cycad with leaf color variable from dark green to brilliant blue.  Trunks can reach a height of twelve feet or more.  Leaf lengths are four to six feet with stacking leaflets and minimal if any spines when mature.  Leaves are often curled downward toward their ends.  Leaf color can be anything from a dark olive green to a brilliant blue.  Most plants are somewhere in-between.  It loves full sun along the coast but in desert areas would want a few hours of sun.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees F.  

The size we’re putting on special are 2 gallon.  Caudex size is about 1.5 inches.  They are about five years old and can be mail ordered anywhere within the U.S. 

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE 2 GALLON $110
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 2 GALLON $85

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


 
Encephalartos longifolius  Encephalartos longifolius 
Encephalartos longifolius  Encephalartos longifolius 
Encephalartos longifolius  Encephalartos longifolius 

 

PLUMERIA PLANTS
LARGE ONE  GALLON AVAILABLE
PRETTY AND DESIRABLE VARIETIES

 

SOME BRANCHING
THREE DIFFERENT BLOSSOMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE ONE GALLON PLANTS

We are pleased to offer three very beautiful varieties of Plumeria.  We got these in 2 days ago and also had a “Hot Pink” variety which sold out the same day.  Most are large for a one gallon and have branches.  They should produce flowers in the summer.  I brought these in because all are super desirable varieties.  They came from a private Plumeria enthusiast.  These plants like sun and heat.  Cold tolerance is down to a freeze or slightly below.  If you plant some in your garden, remember to not water them in winter when it’s cold.  This will cause rot.   Limited supplies.  We also have other sizes available, mostly larger. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE ONE GALLON BELOW $55
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE ONE GALLON $40

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase.  And, presently is a down-season for Plumera.  None are in blossom and some will lose their leaves.


Plumeria pinang peach          Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach
Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach Plumeria pinang peach
Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy
Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy Plumeria pink pansy
Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow
Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow Plumeria yellow

 

BLACK ROSE, STARBURST AND OTHERS
AEONIUM ARBOREUM


BLACK-RED , VARIEGATED AND GREEN VARIETIES
SMALL AND EASY TO GROW
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

Country or area of origin: Canary Islands
Mature height: In ground, typically 2 to 3 feet 
Sun Requirements:  Sun in coastal areas
Cold Tolerance:  To mid-20's F.    
Water Requirements:  
Water conserving
Rate of Growth:  
Fast growing in ground
Sizes Available: 
1g, 2g and 5g - varies 
Regular Prices:  5 gallon size as shown $55
                            1 gallon as shown $30
Size shown:  1 gallon
 

Comments: This dwarf succulent is best known for its short plump and colorful leaves.  It loves sun and is easy to grow.  Over time plants will have forking trunks with tons of leaves.  It's easy color for the garden without getting too big.  Shown are a black variety, a variegated green one and a chameleon-like species that varies from green to gold.  Our availability varies, but we try to always have a nice assortment in stock.  These are easy to mail order  

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $25

The one gallon are shown in the first two rows of photos. 


aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum
aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum
aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum aeonium arboreum

 

BILBERGIA BATON ROUGE
SUN LOVING, CLUMPING BROMELIAD


TOLERATE SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 OR 5 GALLON CLUMPS


Bilbergia are a group of Bromeliads that are epiphytic but can survive in the ground.  They are native from areas stretching from Mexico to South America.  Most tolerate full sun.  The plants on species are super attractive and red leafed with white spots on the leaves.  They sucker easily and many that we have are already in sun.  As you can see, the blossoms have mutiple flowers and are formed in clusters.  Mature height is about 2 feet.  The plants on special consist of four to five different plants in 3 or 5 gallon pots.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 3-5 GALLON CLUSTERS $75

Bilbergia baton rouge Bilbergia baton rouge Bilbergia baton rouge
Bilbergia baton rouge Bilbergia baton rouge

 

BILBERGIA CASA BLANCA
ANOTHER SUN TOLERANT BROMELIAD



GREEN LEAVES WITH WHITE SPOTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 OR 5 GALLON CLUSTERS


See Bilbergia description above.  This species has white spots that are very prevalent and on green leaves.  These plants are also in blossom now.  They are a pink-red in color.  These also tolerate part sun and are easy to grow.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 3 OR 5 GALLON CLUMPS $75

 
Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom
Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom
Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom Bilbergia casa blanca with blossom

 

TUESDAY, 23 NOVEMBER, 2021 

 

COCONUT PALM
COCOS NUCIFERA


A GORGEOUS TROPICAL PALM
VERY LARGE BRIGHT YELLOW FRUIT
VERY DIFFICULT TO GROW IN SOUTHERN CA 

There is hardly a palm more beautiful than Cocos nucifera, the Coconut Palm.  Although no one knows for sure it's original native habitat, presently they are found naturalized in tropical areas around the world.  They tolerate heat and sun, live right near salt containing oceans and get to a height of about 40 feet.  The yellow colored fruits are produced in abundance.  You might recognize store bought coconuts that are brown.  These are the seeds and within the thick fibrous husk of the fruit.  From a cultural point of view, this palm doesn't have a lot of cold tolerance.  It succumbs with temperatures below the upper thirties F.  There are few if any Coconuts flourishing in Southern CA.  Once in a while you'll hear of one that's gotten overhead.  But, invariably, even these die.  All the photos here were taken in the Miami, FL area.  We do carry them from time to time in smaller sizes but try to talk the customer out of getting one.  But, you may be able to grow one inside.

Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Coconut Palm

 

HYOPHORBE VERSCHAFELTII
THE SPINDLE PALM WITH ITS CIGAR SHAPED TRUNK

EXOTIC, UNUSUAL APPEARING AND RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


Hyophorbe verschafeltii is known as the Spindle Palm.  It is closely related to Hyophorbe lagenicaulis, the Bottle Palm.  But, the Spindle Palm is a bit more cold hardy and therefore the one that is a better choice for Southern California.  Most Bottle Palms don’t survive in this ara.  Both are native to the Mascarene Islands.  Mature height in many decades is fifteen feet or a bit more.  On the trunk, the Spindle Palm has the bulge off the ground, somewhere in the middle of a mature trunk.  The Bottle Palm swells at the base and above this gets more narrow.  Cold tolerance of the Spindle Palm is about freezing.  The Bottle Palm gets into trouble below thirty-five degrees.  This small difference makes a huge difference for growers.   This species wants full sun along the coast.  Shown below is our 15 gallon size which we’ve put on special. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $225

We only have limited numbers available. 


Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii
Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyohorbe verschafeltii
Hyohorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii Hyophorbe verschafeltii

 

DYPSIS PLUMOSA
THIN TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

FLUFFY LEAVES – SILVER CROWN SHAFT
TOLERATES SUN ALONG THE COAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANT

This single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm comes from Madagascar.  It is a medium size palm with a narrow trunk and plumose leaves.  Trunk diameter is four to six inches.  The trunk color is silver-green and it has prominent rings.  Leaflets are narrow and green in color.  The ends of the leaves curve downwards.  We have been growing this species for over two decades and found it to be a reliable grower.  When young the trunk is much thinner but fattens up with age.  It is quite cold tolerant, down into the  mid to low 20's F.   It's growth rate is good.  It likes full sun in most areas.  We are offering very nice 15 gallon plants on sale.  As you can see, they are very tall and too big to ship by UPS.

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

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Dypsis plumosa Dypsis plumosa Dypsis plumosa
Dypsis plumosa Dypsis plumosa Dypsis plumosa TS R{S

 

CHAMAEDOREA CATARACTARUM
THE CAT PALM


A SEMI-DWARF CLUSTERING PALM
HEIGHT TO ABOUT TO SIX FEET
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 15G POT SIZE

This species of palm has been sold under the name "Cat Palm", which is an abbreviation for "cataractarum".   For Chamaedoreas and in the past, it was fairly easy to find.  Nowadays it's very difficult to find, especially with mature size as shown here.  It is a clustering palm that gets six feet tall.  It really doesn't form any trunk.  It likes water as it has a native habitat near river beds.  It is cold hardy into the mid 20's F. And I'd recommend, at most, a few hours of sun or filtered light.  It is native to the southern areas of Mexico and possibly into areas of Central America.  With less than adequate water it tends to look scrappy.  At the nursery, we offer have a handful of large plants in 15 gallon size.  They typically are suckering with a near mature height.  They are about 15 to 20 years old and very full as shown here and have been at our nursery all this time.

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL $185

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.


Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum
Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum
Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum Chamaedore cataractarum

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
THE NIKAU PALM OR SHAVING BRUSH PALM



NEW ZEALAND PALM - BULGING CROWN SHAFT
A FAVORITE OF ALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

Native stands of Rhopalostylis sapida are found in temperate parts of New Zealand and also on coastal areas of Chatham and South Islands.  In these localities it is found in shaded forests and in the more moist bottoms of mountainous gullies.  One does not see it at high elevation where severe cold may be seen.  Rather it's in the coastal and warmer regions.  Being a slow growing species, it is reported that it takes ten to fifteen years in habitat before one begins to see a formed trunk.  One report done by the New Zealand government reported that it took forty years to show trunk and that ten meter trees were 200 years old.  The point here is that, as a species, the Nikau Palm is slow growing in its natural habitat.  Soil in the area is good draining and rainfall is ample

This is a single trunk palm that has green, upright leaves.  The hallmarks of this plant are the upright pointing leaves and the swollen crown shaft.  Almost always, the crown shaft is prominently larger in diameter than the trunk.  The trunk has rings from old leaf attachments.  Overall height after many decades is 25 to 35 feet or, on old specimens, even more.  Trunk diameter is eight to twelve inches.  Leaves are usually eight to twelve feet long.  Growth rate is slow. 

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

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 but it takes a large, heavy box.


RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA
RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA RHOPALOSTYLIS SAPIDA

  

DYPSIS LANCEOLATA
NATIVE TO COMORO ISLANDS
USUALLY A SUCKERING PALM

FILTERED LIGHT OR SOME SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 GALLON SIZE


This suckering palm species from the Comoro Islands near Madagascar is ideal for filtered light.  Some have grown it in areas that have a few hours of early or late day sun.  It produces stems about three inches in diameter and typically gets to a height of about fifteen feet in many years.  It usually does sucker but, in my experience, has a limited number of trunks.  Sometimes plants remain single trunk.  The crown shaft areas of large plants often shown an assortment of colors including silver, brown and green.  Leaflets are wide and leaves are a bit keeled.  It has prominent rings on the trunk.

Shown here are a few of the 3 gallon size (like a 5g but a bit shorter pot).  Figure cold tolerance is into the mid to upper 20's F.  These plants would be simple to mail order.

REGULAR PRICE 3 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 GALLON $80

Mention this Blog Special for you discount when you purchase.
 


Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata
Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata
Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata

 

DYPSIS ROBUSTA
AKA DYPSIS "WHITE STEM"



ONE OF LARGEST MADAGASCAR PALMS
THICK, LIGHT COLORED STEM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE


This single trunk, plumose pinnate palm is native to Madagascar and one of the largest palm species on that island.  It produces a very thick, light colored tan trunk with long, somewhat fluffy pinnate leaves. Older specimens are present in the deceased Mardi Darian Garden in Vista, CA.  He called it "White Stem".  Mature height is about 40 feet.  Leaves curve and have irregular width to the green leaflets. Crown width is about 20 feet.  This is a full sun palm with a cold tolerance of about a freeze or hopefully, a little below this as well. It is being grown by many enthusiasts and is rare to find.   The plants on special are spring repots into 5g pots.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G $80


Remember to mention this 10 day special at the time of purchase.  Sale plants are shown in the first six photos.  The plants are about a leaf or two further along than shown here.  The last photo shows J.M. in his garden.

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Dypsis robusta Dypsis robusta Dypsis robusta
Dypsis robusta

 

DICTYOSPERMA FURFURACEUM
NOW KNOWN AS 

DICTYOSPERMA ALBUM VARIETY CONJUGATUM



SMALLER SPECIES, WHITE-SILVER CROWN SHAFT
NEAR EXTINCT IN THE WILD
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS

Among taxonomists, Dictyosperma is known as a "monotypic" genus.  This means there is only one species.  We enthusiasts have always been troubled by this as, when we look at specimen plants, they are so different.  But, this is what it is.  Older varietal names such as "rubrum" and "furfuraceum" are out.  Now the taxonomist say there are three varieties of Dictyosperma album - and the prior variety called "rubrum" apparently is grouped with the aureum present type variety.

If this is confusing, realize it's always been confusing and I totally agree.  But, remember that taxonomists have to make a living by re-naming things.

Currently there are three varieties of D. album:

Dictyosperma album variety album
Dictyosperma album variety aureum
Dictyosperma album variety conjugatum

What we've known as D. furfuraceum is now called D. album variety conjugatum.  This is the smallest species of the group and gets to mature heights of ten to fifteen feet.  It's from Round Island.  Reports are that it is critically endangered with only a few plants remaining in the wild.  It has a definite white powdery color to leaf stems and to the crown shaft.

It's near impossible to find the Dictyosperma conjugatum for sale.  Previously we had some old specimens but those are long gone. We're offering you plants in 2 gallon pots presently on special.  These were repotted this winter.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $60

Remember:  Only a few available.  Photos below taken by Tim Ran (last 2 pictures)


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Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum
Dictyosperma furfuraceum var. conjugatum photo by TimRann Dictyosperma furfuraceum var. conjugatum photo by TimRann  

 

RAVENEA SAMBIRANENSIS
RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


WHEN MATURE, LANDSCAPE SIZED SPECIMEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON PLANTS

This species of Ravenea is from both the west and eastern sides of the Island of Madagascar.  It was named after a river on the island.  It is a large and elegant pinnate palm with heights reportedly up to one hundred feet.  Trunk diameter is one foot.  It grows at elevations from sea level to six thousand feet in both dry and moist native habitats.  When younger, this species has flat erect leaves that go straight upwards.  However, with age, this species produces leaves that are keeled and curve downwards at the ends.  When mature the overall crown is hemispherical with the leaves in the upper portion of the circle.  Because of its large size, this plant should be considered a major landscape item and not a companion plant.  Photos below show how large this palm is when mature.

I have a limited number of two gallon plants on sale.  These are shown in the first four photos.  They should be grown in an area where they can work their way from strong filtered light into full sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  They like moisture but need good draining soil.  My thanks to TS at RPS for the first habitat photo.  The plants on sale were repotted this past winter.

REGULAR PRICE TWO GALLON $80
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWO GALLON $67.50


Raveneas sambiranensis Raveneas sambiranensis Raveneas sambiranensis
Raveneas sambiranensis ts rps Raveneas sambiranensis Ravenea sambiranensis

 

KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
SUPER RARE SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



NATIVE TO NEW CALEDONIA
THIN TRUNK - VERY ELEGANT

TEN DAY SPECIAL VERY NICE BAND SIZE PLANTS

This is a single trunk, crown shafted pinnate palm native to New Caledonia.  Many feel it's the prettiest species of this genus.  It gets to a height of about 40 feet or more and has a thin trunk.  Leaves are upright, green and arched.  They are keeled and green in color.  The crown shaft is a copper color, covered with a white wax.  It can be grown in some sun, depending on where you live.  It's probably best to start it in bright filtered light and let it work its way into overhead sun.  Growth rate is good, comparable or faster than K. oliviformis.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze.

This is an extremely difficult species to find for sale nowadays.  I only have an excellent selection of large band sized plants.  This is an extremely rare species and we rarely have them for sale.

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


Remember  to mention this Blog Special when you purchase to get this discount.  Photos of large plant below by TS at RPS.


KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
Kentiopsis pyriformis TS RPS Kentiopsis pyriformis Kentiopsis pyriformis

 

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 and most have cones.  Most are clustering plants. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT HIS SIZE $240

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 WHITELOCKII
LARGER CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD



LONG UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 5 GALLON PLANTS

This unique and larger cycad is native to Uganda.  In fact, at one point it was called the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  This is because it has leaves that extend almost straight up toward the sky and can be twelve feet long or more.  Leaflets are narrow and armed with small spines.  The caudex is a light color and in the wild can be up to ten feet tall.  Historically, as this species is similar to E. laurentianus, it was called also "Encephalartos laurentianus Lake George", referring to its specific habitat.  The nursery plants I'm putting on special are in 5 gallon containers and have caudexes of 4 to 5 inches.  They are about 8 years old and very nice. This is the perfect size for putting in the garden.  They’ll be overhead in a few years.  We have other sizes as well, both larger and smaller.  The last photo shows one of our boxed specimens.  Note the appearance of these plants with their long leaves with narrow leaflets.  Enthusiasts love this species because it's a good growing cycad.  Right on the coast I'd give it half day sun.  It's not quite a sun-tolerant as many of the South African species.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5 GALLON THIS SIZE $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE IN 5 GALLON $425

These are a shippable size but would take a tall box.  I only have a handful available and they won’t last long.


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - LIKES COASTAL SUN
LEAVES EITHER GREEN, BLUE OR SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  This species is small to medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery blue color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus).  It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  You could expect to have a nice garden sized plant from these old one gallons in five to seven years.  Caudex size is about 1.5 inches.  They all have six to seven leaves or more and are four to five years old.  It’s hard for us to predict whether these will be more green or blue.  But, either way they’ll be great plants.  Easy to mail order.  

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON THIS SIZE $115
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE  GALLON THIS SIZE $95

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount when you order.


Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius Encephalartos arenarius

  

PHILODENDRON X EVANSII
HUGE HEART-SHAPED LEAVES
NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND FOR SALE



FAIRLY COLD HARDY - MAKES A GARDEN HIGHLIGHT!
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON PLANTS


This rare and difficult to find hybrid Philodendron hasn't been available for several decades.  It was replaced by the less expensive Philodendron Selloum variety.  But, the P. evansii is huge compared to the selloum.  The P. evansii is a hybrid of uncertain parentage.  There are few in domestic gardens but, interestingly enough, may have been developed by a horticulturist in the 1950's who worked at Disneyland in Orange County, CA.  Some say the parentage is Philodendron speciosum x Philodendron bipinnatifidum. 

This hybrid produces huge leaves that are ruffled, heart shaped (elephant ear type of leaves) and can get five feet long and three feet wide.  They can deal with strong filtered light and in mild locations with almost full sun.  Cold hardiness is down to about 30 degrees.  Plant height is typically six to twelve feet.  We only have a couple of these plants.  If you really want one of these, act quickly because they'll be gone in no time.  And, they are never inexpensive to purchase.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS RARE SPECIES 15 GALLON $275

The garden photos below are by (in order) Pinterest, garden.ubc and University of So. Florida
Note:  Our 15 gallon are nearly sold out but we have smaller 7 and 5 gallon available. 


Philodendron evansii Philodendron evansii Philodendron evansii
Philodendron evansii Philodendron evansii Philodendron evansii
Philodendron evansii Pinterest Philodendron evansii by garden.ubc philodendron-x-evansii_Univ. So. Florida

   

CORDYLINE AUSTRALIS
RED AND PURPLE HYBRID FORMS



FULL SUN - TEN FEET HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


The plants shown here are a red and purple hybrid form of Cordyline australis – the red shown first below.  There are many different hybrids of this species.  The most common is called "Red Star".  They typically get to a height of ten feet, tolerate full sun and are cold hardy into the mid-teens F.   We're putting both colors on a Ten Day Special.  I hope that you can see the difference in color between the two.  Also note that the leaflets of the red form (shown first below) are thinner in width compared to the purple.  They both are good growers.  The first garden photo below c/o Wikipedia.  The 5g red are in the first two rows of photos below an the purple are in the 3rd and 4th rows.

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON PURPLE $165
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PURPLE $145


Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount.  These would be easy to mail order.

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Cordyline australis red Cordyline australis red  
Cordyline australis purple Cordyline australis purple Cordyline australis purple
Cordyline australis purple  
Cordyline australis wikipedia Cordyline australis Cordyline australis

 

FRIDAY, 19 NOVEMBER, 2021  

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA



SUCKERING, SHADE LOVING
GREAT INTERIOR OR PATIO PLANT

This species was named about a decade ago after a friend of mine and Palm Society member, Luis Hooper.  It is a suckering, medium sized shade palm with thin trunks and prominent rings on the trunk.  Overall height peaks out at about twelve feet.  Clumps do not run.  Leaf color is green and leaf length is four feet.  It is similar to Chamaedorea costaricana but with longer leaves and a fuller appearance overall.  It is an easy species to grow and does great as an interior palm.  I'd recommend filtered light in the garden.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F. or perhaps lower.  We have a good selection of larger plants and very limited supply of smaller plants.  The garden photo below is c/o RPS.

CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA TS RPS CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA
CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA CHAMAEDOREA HOOPERIANA

 

DYPSIS LUCUBENSIS
TALL, THIN TRUNKED PINNATE PALM


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

This species of palm is typically single trunk but there are suckering forms.  This is what we are offering here.  It is native to island of Nossi-Be off the coast of Madagascar.  It can reach heights of over thirty feet.  It has leaves arranged in three ranks - "tristichous".   Trunk diameter is about 8 inches and the crown shaft is a rusty-brown color and not elongated.  It is a difficult species to find nowadays.  I'd recommend growing it in full sun along the coast.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the mid-twenties F.  We have nice 15 gallons on special.  Note the interesting leaflet arrangement.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $195

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


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

 

TRITHRINAX ACANTHOCOMA
AKA TRITHRINAX BRASILIENSIS
SPINY TRUNK - MEDIUM HEIGHT FAN PALM



EASILY TOLERATES INTO THE TEENS F.