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ASTROCARYUM MEXICANUM
SINGLE TRUNK SPINY PALM



VERY RARE PALM TO FIND
SPINES ON TRUNKS AND STEMS

Astrocaryum is a genus of spiny palms that are native to areas extending from Mexico, down through Central America and into some Caribbean Islands.  Some are single trunk while others sucker.  Astrocaryum mexicanum is remarkable because it doesn't get too tall and is probably the only species of the genus that can be grown in Southern California.  Trunks, leaf stalks, flower stalks and even the seed clusters can be spiny.  Leaves are green with some silver color to their undersides. 

The last row of pictures here shows how leaves are silver underneath and the entire plant can appear a silver-green.  It is very attractive and tropical appearing and almost impossible to find at a nursery.  When you get one, I'd recommend growing it in filtered light.  Mature height is typically under ten feet.  The first specimen shown has about ten feet of spiny trunk and would be considered very large for a garden.  The second plant is the last row is more typical of what you might see in a garden.  We occasionally have small plants for sale when we can get seeds to germinate.  But, they sell quickly and availability is sporadic.  Cold tolerance is probably just below a freeze.

Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum
Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum
Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum Astrocaryum mexicanum

 

ASSORTED PRITCHARDIA SPECIES
THE HAWAIIAN PALM



OLD AND NICE SPECIMENS IN LARGER POTS
MULTIPLE SPECIES AVAILABLE


Pritchardia are a tropical fan palm.  Most do not get overly large and many are under fifteen feet tall.  Along the coast they tolerate full sun.  There are about 25 species with habitats ranging from Hawaii to some South Pacific islands.  We only grow the Hawaiian varieties as they do the best in Southern California where most will take coastal full sun.  Or, grow them in part day sun.  Cold tolerance is in the mid-twenties or a bit lower.  

I'm showing you three different species that are representative of this genus.  all are between ten and fifteen years old and in 25 gallon pots or 24 inch boxes.  All have some degree of trunk.  On pair are over 14 feet tall in their pots. We have a pretty good supply of such large specimen Pritchardiuas.  Almost all are outdoor grown in sun.  Leaves on some species are totally flat.  Others have a wave to the leaf. Some are colored on the undersides.  There's a perfect Hawaiian Palm for anyone.  These are way too big and tall for mail order but can be trucked.  We have about eight different species of Pritchardia in these sizes.

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Pritchardia species Pritchardia species Pritchardia species
Pritchardia sapecies Pritchardia sapecies Pritchardia sapecies

   

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 $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $195

We only have limited numbers available. 


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

 

BRAHEA ARMATA
THE MEXICAN BLUE FAN PALM


MEDIUM SIZE MATURE – INTENSELY BLUE

DROUGHT AND EXTREME SUN TOLERANT

TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15 GALLON PLANTS

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

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $170

Just mention this Blog Special to get this nice discount.  On the mature trees below, note the prominent blue color of the leaves.  This is the hallmark of this species.


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

 

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.


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

 

TRITHRINAX SCHIZOPHYLLA
THE CARANDILLA PALM


BLUE-GREEN SUCKERING FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


This rare and hard to find species of South American fan palm was previously known as Trithrinax biflabellata.  But, the latter was later found to be spineless and the two were given separate species status.  It is native to Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.  T. schizophylla is definitely a spiny palm with long needle-like spines on the trunk.  It is not quite as blue as campestris and is usually a suckering palm but sometimes is single trunk.  Mature height is six to fifteen feet.  Although the leaf is a rigid leaf, the leaflet tips are softer than the pungent T. campestris.  Leaf color is blue-green, not nearly as blue as campestris.  It is a very cold hardy species that tolerates temperatures down to at least 18 degrees F.  On sale are very old, outdoor grown 15g plants.  I think we've been growing these for about 12 to 14 years.  It likes full sun and loves heat.  It is possible to mail order this larger 15g size but it'd take a large box. 

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


As usual, mention our Blog when ordering to get this price.  The habitat photo is by Juan Pech. 

 
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Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla Trithrinax schizophylla by Juan Pech

 

LIVISTONA LANUGINOSA
THE CAPE RIVER LIVISTONATHE WOOLY LIVISTONA



TALL FAN PALM WITH THIN TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This Australian fan palm is a very interesting species and also known as the "Wooly Livistona".  It is apparently threatened in habitat.   In the northeastern part of Australia it lives at an altitude of 200 meters.   It reaches a height of over fifty feet with a trunk that’s about a foot thick.  Leaves are bluish or blue-green, stiff and waxy.  Leaf stems have barbs and leaves extend out six to eight feet.  It is most similar to Livistona marie but, by report, has larger purple fruit.  It is one of the most rare species of this genus.  It enjoys full hot sun.  Exact cold tolerance is unclear but probably into the mid-twenties F.  We have a limited number of 15g which we’re putting on special.

REGULAR PRICE 15G SIZE $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $185

Just remember to mention this Blog Special when ordering to get your discount.  The habitat photo is c/o John Dowe of AU.


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Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa
Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa by John Dowe  

 

CHAMAEDOREA ELATIOR
A CLIMBING SHADE PALM

 
TOTALLY TRANSFORMS ITS APPEARANCE
LARGE SIMPLE LEAVES WHEN SMALL
CLIMBING PINNATE PALM WHEN MATURE

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This species of Chamaedorea is native to the Atlantic side of Mexico and various countries in Central America.  It is the only palm that can climb without the use of spines.  It is single trunk with a rather narrow stem.  Leaves are long and, at their ends, sharply turn to form a grabbing hook with the terminal leaf.  This attaches to whatever the plant can grab.  If one were to use this species in the garden, one must plant it adjacent to an overhead tree or structure that can be climbed.  It's quite attractive when young as it has as it has large, entire juvenile leaves as shown below.  It is extremely seductive at this age.  But, this will change over time.  The last photos by RPS shows this species planted at the base of a large woody tree.  It has regular pinnate leaves and wild climb that tree.  We presently have this species available in smaller, simple leaf plants.  And, this particular variety we have hold onto that solid leaf much longer than the ordinary variety.  It is extremely hard to find for sale.

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


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Chamaedorea elatior Chamaedorea elatior Chamaedorea elatior
Chamaedorea elatior Chamaedorea elatior

 

SYAGRUS BOTRYOPHORA
THE PATI PALM or SLENDER QUEEN PALM

 

INTERESTING THINNER TRUNK PALM WIDELY SEPARATED LEAVES WHEN YOUNG
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This is a rare species of single trunk, pinnate palm from lowland Atlantic Brazil.  It has been called one of the top ten most beautiful palms in the world.  It is fairly difficult to find.  It gets quite tall, over forty feet, yet has a surprisingly thin trunk of less than twelve inches.  Leaves are about ten feet long and come off the trunk at a 45 degree angle and then arch toward the ground.  The leaves are keeled and green in color.  The trunk is prominently ringed. 

Given ample heat and lack of severe cold, this is a very fast growing species.  It is known to put on four feet of trunk a year or more.  If you look at the mature garden plant below, you will see many leaves that are green and still attached to the trunk over a long trunk distance, almost forming a "ladder-like" appearance to the leaves where one could easily climb the trunk.  This may be the result of its rapid growth.  When mature the leaves are more tightly grouped.  The trunk surface is fibrous but turns smooth over time with a gray-brown color.  Shown here are some 5g plants (spring repots) that we’re putting on special.  This species does want full sun or perhaps filtered light with the opportunity to grow into full sun.  Cold tolerance is uncertain, but felt to be in the mid 20's F.  One last comment.  This species has been called the "Slender Queen Palm" and the "Pati Palm". 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G $75


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Syagrus botryophora Syagrus botryophora Syagrus botryophora
Syagrus botryophora Syagrus botryophora Syagrus botryophora

 

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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX BEATRICAE
PROBABLY A VARIETY OF A. ALEXANDRAE
SWOLLEN BASE OF TRUNK


STEP OFFS AT THE GROWTH RINGS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

Archontophoenix Beatricae has always been a bit of a problem for taxonomists - whether it's truly a species or a variety.  Some feel it's a variety of A. alexandrae.  I won't get into that argument here.  But, the plants shown below came from seed from a A. beatricae.   Note the very swollen trunk base.  It flairs out.  It is also known to have notches or "step offs" at the growth rings.  I don't have a good photo close up of the latter.  These plants need to be repotted or go into the ground.  They can take coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  The 5g size singles are on sale but we may have a few multiples we'd offer at the same price.

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

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

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ELEGANS
THE ELEGANT PALM

MEDIUM SIZE – THIN TRUNK – CROWN SHAFTED
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


This species is from New Caledonia in the northern part of the island.  It is of similar height to C. nucele and has the same trunk diameter.  The crown shaft on C. elegans is slightly more swollen than that of C. nucele.  The crown shaft is also more of a green color, but can show silver.  The leaflets are thinner and, as you can see, the leaves curve downward as opposed to the stiff, upright leaves of nucele.  Another important difference between the two is that the leaves of C. elegans are keeled whereas the leaves of nucele are more flat.  Of note, on both species the bare petiole (stem with no leaves) is very short.  This helps you identify this genus. 

Shown here are our 2 gallon sized plants that I photographed recently.  Also shown are lots of photos of mature plants.  This species should be started in filtered light and be allowed to grow into some sun if you live along the coast.  Inland full sun is too harsh for this species.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Remember to mention this Special to get this price.  Limited numbers available.  The 2g size is shown in the first five photos.


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

 

CYPHOPHOENIX ALBA – PREVIOUSLY VEILLONIA ALBA
GORGEOUS & SUPER RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM

MEDIUM HEIGHT – WHITE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This single trunk, white crown-shafted palm comes from the island of New Caledonia.  There is grows in locations from sea level to 2000 feet.  It is a medium sized plant best known for its white crown shaft.  Known for decades as a monotypic species "Veillonia alba", in the past decade taxonomists decided renamed it Cyphophoenix alba.  Trunk diameter is thin, about six inches.  Height is about forty feet, sometimes taller.  This species is known to grow in better areas of Southern California.  The crown shaft is covered with either white or red-brown tomentum and is striking.  Prominent rings are seen on the trunk.  The leaves are green and overall, the crown is a medium size.  I would recommend growing this is filtered light and let it work its way into a bit more sun.  Cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties F.  As this species is super rare and hard to find, if you get one you have to be careful with it.  It would be difficult to replace is you lose it through poor culture.  We have put 5 gallon on sale.  They are Spring repots so we’re offering a nice discounted price.

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

Discount lasts 10 days.  Mention this before you buy.

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Cyphophoenix alba Cyphophoenix alba Cyphophoenix alba
Veillonia alba Cyphopheonx alba Cyphophoenix alba Veillonia alba Cyphopheonx alba

 

SABAL BRAZORIENSIS
RARE DWARF FAN PALM NATIVE TO TEXAS



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


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $45

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

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

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM



TALL, SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
ELEGANT WITH LONG CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This super popular palm is native to south Florida and Cuba.  It gets a very tall trunk with a height of forty feet or more.  The crown shaft is long and a prominent green.  The base of the trunk is swollen just above the ground.  Often, you'll also see bulging in the mid-trunk.  It is a full sun plant and some are growing it in desert areas with success - in full sun.  Cold tolerance is like a King Palm, about 25 degrees F.  The band size on sale have a few juvenile leaves.  There's a shortage of this species on the California market.  These are easy to mail order.

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

Mention this Special for your discount.


Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

 

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT AS SHOWN

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

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

REGULAR PRICE PLANTS WITH THIS SIZE CAUDEX $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $235

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


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CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
A BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



NO SPINES ON THE LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL:  BAND SIZE


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

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

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

Remember: Mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase.

 
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Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni Encephalartos lehmanni

 

ENCEPHALARTOS MUNCHII
A BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN CYCAD



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

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

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

REGULAR PRICE THESE 1G PLANTS $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $110


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


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Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue
Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos munchii blue Encephalartos blue munchii

 

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 

 

AGAVE ATTENUATA BLUE
NICE 15 GALLONS WITH TRUNK



A TRUE "DR. SEUSS" PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


For quite a few years we've been offering this blue variety of Agave attenuata.  This is an easy to grow species of semi-dwarf succulent that rarely gets over six feet tall.  Mature, they usually have a three to four inch diameter trunk with a huge head of stiff blue-green leaves without a sharp point at the end.  The tips of the leaves are pliable and safe to the touch.  These plants are quite unique and attractive.  I've found that, if you remove the basal suckers, they seem not to go into blossom.  When this species blossoms, that blossoming trunk will die.  So, if you get some of these, trim off the suckers.  They take full coastal sun but in inland areas prefer part day sun.

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

Mention this Blog Only Special for this price.  These can be shipped.  They are cold hardy into the mid to upper 20’s F.

Agave attenuata Agave attenuata Agave attenuata
Agave attenuata Agave attenuata Agave attenuata
Agave attenuata Agave attenuata Agave attenuata

 

BRAZILIAN RED CLOAK
MEGASKEPASMA ERYTHROCHLAMYS



AMAZING PROMINENTLY RED LARGE SHRUB
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $45

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

 

ALOCASIA SUMO
AN EXOTIC ELEPHANT EAR WITH SOME COLD HARDINESS



DARK STEMS - PURPLE VEINS ON THE UNDERSIDE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


This exciting and super attractive Alocasia hybrid is getting very sought after.  It has purple stems and rather large upright leaves that are green with a purple hue and purple veins on the underside.  It is a cross between A. portora and A. purple cloak.  It is said to grow in zone 7B and even being grown by folks in the SF Bay area.  Mature height is six feet or a bit more.  It can take partial coastal sun or perhaps full sun right near the Ocean.  These plants will be double their size by the end of summer.  The 6th through the 9th photos show plants from late last summer that looked like the sale plants last winter.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $65


Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo
Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo
Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo Alocasia sumo

 

ALOCASIA BLACK STEM
EXOTIC UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT




PURPLE-BLACK STEMS
HEART SHADE LEAVES - SEMI-DWARF SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This tropical companion plant is a customer favorite because of its unique near black stems and lush tropical appearance.  It has lush green leaves that are a widened arrowhead-shape with prominent near black ventral veins.  Mature height is about five feet.  It wants filtered light and is cold hardy down to about a freeze. The first six photos show the size we're putting on Special.  The last three photos are of last years 5 gallon size (all sold out presently) so you can see what these plants will look like by spring.  Limited numbers available.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $65

Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem
Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem
Alocasia black stem aLOCASIAS BLACK STEM aLOCASIA BLACK STEM

 

CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA HARLEQUIN
UNUSUAL PASTEL HAWAIIAN TI PLANT

 
GREAT COLOR FOR THE GARDEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 3 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 solely acclimated to coastal sun.  Most don't get much over six feet tall.  They have thin trunks and can take a freeze with some damage.  Severe cold will kill them.  Leaf color varies from pastels to reds to green and black.  The variety shown below has predominant pastel colors.  Leaf colors in this type are yellow, pink, orange, lime and green.  I would recommend filtered light for this variety.
 
REGULAR REGULAR PRICE 3 GALLON $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS VARIETY $40

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


Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin
Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin
Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin Cordyline fruiticosa harlequin  

 

MONDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER, 2021  

CYPHOPHOENIX NUCELE
RARE, ELEGANT, THIN TRUNK PALM



UPRIGHT LEAVES
FROM NEW CALEDONIA

Shown here is a gorgeous example of one of the more beautiful of the New Caledonian palms.  Cyphophoenix nucele is from Lifou Island, gets to a height of twenty-five to thirty feet and takes strong filtered light or part day sun in most coastal areas.  It has a thin trunk with lots of silver color.  Leaves tend to but upright as opposed to C. elegans where the leaves are more arched.  The last three pictures are from the late Mardi Darian's garden in Vista, CA.  You'll notice how healthy it looks in strong filtered light.  The nursery plant shown is a 15g but we also have 5g plants.  I'd estimate the cold tolerance into the mid to upper twenties F.  Very limited numbers are available.  This plant can be shipped or delivered if needed.  It was grown from seed and is about eight years old.

Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele
Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele
Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele Cyphophoenix nucele

 

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
THE STAR PALM



MEDIUM SIZE, WHITE UNDERSIDE TO LEAVES
A VERY COOL PALM - PRETTY COLD HARDY

This single trunk fan palm is native to regions stretching from Mexico through Central America.  In the genus, there are multiple species.  All have prominent white powder on the underside of the leaflets as shown here.  Trunks are narrow.  Often you'll see what look like "spines" on the trunk.  But, these are a different structure - they are modified root spines.  They are quite interesting looking.  Right on the coast, this species can take full or part day sun.  Most would grow it in bright filtered light.  Expect heights ranging from ten feet to well over twenty feet.  Cold hardiness is into the upper twenties F.  Shown here are photos of the 15g size at the nursery.  Notice the white backs to the leaflets.  Also shown are photographs of a Cryosophila unknown species to show the typical appearance and trunk covered with "spines".  We usually have an assortment of sizes available.

CryosophIla stauracantha CryosophIla stauracantha Cryosophila stauracantha
CryosophIla stauracantha Cryosophila Cryosophila

 

CHAMAEDOREA POCHUTLENSIS
IMPOSSIBLE PLANT TO FIND


RECENT ARRIVAL - DIVISIONS OF GARDEN SPECIMEN
IN OUR HISTORY, ONLY HAD THIS PALM SEVERAL TIMES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON PLANTS

It was over thirty years before I could once again offer this rare species for sale.  It is a suckering Chamaedorea, a type of "Bamboo Palm" because it suckers and has narrow trunks like a Bamboo.  It is rumored that this species was used to make the famous Horace Anderson hybrid "Irving Cantor".  A friend of the nursery had an old specimen clump in his garden and offered us some divisions from that clump.  Last year, two division were dug and consequently sold.  Recently got in two new divisions.  They are in 15g & 25g pots.  This species hasn't been offered for sale for decades.  Seeds are never available.  It is native to the Pacific mountain regions of Mexico and prefers understory conditions.  Mature height is ten to fifteen feet with a trunk diameter of about an inch.  Canes have prominent rings.  Leaf color is green.  Over the decades I have had many calls of people seeking this species and have never had it.  This year I can sell a few plants.  The last three photos are c/o unknown contributors at PalmPedia.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON SIZE $475


Chamaedorea pochutlensis Chamaedorea pochutlensis Chamaedorea pochutlensis
Chamaedorea pochutlensis Chamaedorea pochutlensis Chamaedorea pochutlensis
Chamaedorea pochutlensis PALMPEDIA Chamaedorea pochutlensis PALMPEDIA Chamaedorea pochutlensis

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
A SEMI-DWARF TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM

 


GET UP TO ABOUT 8 FEET - SUCKERING SPECIES
COLD HARDY INTO THE UPPER TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This type of Bamboo Palm is known for several things.  First, it is one of the shorter true suckering and pinnate Chamaedorea.  It gets to a mature height of about 8 feet.  It is a great patio plant or can be grown inside.  It is also one of the more cold hardy types of Chamaedorea, only being beat out by C. radicalis.  Leaf color is green and sometimes there are hints of blue, a blue iridescence or even blue leaflet backs on this species.  Fruits are numerous and red in color.  Trunks are very thin.  I'd recommend filtered light for this species although some have grown in in coastal sun.  Of note, it's one of the more cold hardy Bamboo Palms around, tolerating temperatures in the upper teens F.  The 15 gallon size are fruiting size and on sale.    

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

But, you must mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase to get your discount. 


Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix
Dypsis lanceolata Dypsis lanceolata Chamaedorea microspadix
Dypsis lanceolata Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix

 

VEITCHIA SPIRALIS
RARE SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM VANUATU



EXOTIC APPEARING CROWN SHAFTED PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL SEVEN & FIFTEEN GALLON SIZE

This unusual single trunk palm species is native to the small island of Vanuatu.  It is a tall species reaching heights of over fifty feet.  It has a silver-green crown shaft and premorse leaflets.  It is quite exotic appearing.  It is a sun species along the coast.  It does tolerate a freeze.  But, it is a lot easier to grow than other Veitchia species.  Customers have told us it’s their favorite of the genus by far.  I don’t have many, but I'm offering the seven and fifteen gallon sizes on special.  The plant shown below is a double, two stems.  And, I forgot to say, it’s super rare and near impossible to find.  We only have a couple for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 7 & 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7 & 15 GALLON SIZE $195

Just mention this blog special at the time of purchase for this price.  The garden photos are, in order c/o Jason Dunn, Palmpedia and Pinterest.


Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis
Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis
Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis by Jason Dunn Veitchia spiralis by Jason Dunn
Veitchia spiralis Veitchia spiralis by Palmpedia Veitchia spiralis by Pinterest

 

SYAGRUS CORONATA
THE LICURY PALM



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


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

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

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

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

 

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 we are putting 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  

 

CHAMAEDOREA PLUMOSA
THE BABY QUEEN PALM


SEVERAL PLANTS PER POT
LOOK BEST IN GROUPS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON THREE SIZES

For anyone who's looked for this species lately, you realize it's in very short supply.  This is because of a several year shortage of seeds the past few years.  We are pleased to presently three different sizes, all on sale.  All are multiples with at least 3 plants per pot.  This species gets up to about 14 feet height with a green, ringed trunk about 1.5 inches in diameter.  The leaves are plumose or fluffy.  They are quick growing and perfect for narrow planter areas.  It will take full coastal sun.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  It can also be used as a houseplant in a bright area.  We’re putting on sale popular sizes of 1, 5 and 15g plants. NOTE:  5G SIZE IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY.

REGULAR PRICE 1GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55 (FIRST ROW OF PHOTOS)

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $95 (SECOND ROW OF PHOTOS)

REGULAR PRICE 15G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $190 (THIRD ROW OF PHOTOS)


Mention this Blog Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  NOTE:  The last two photos are c/o TS at RPS and Palmpedia.  Also, be aware, we have limited numbers on some sizes.

Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa
Chamaedorea plumosa Chamaedorea plumosa TS RPS Chamaedorea plumosa Palmpedia

 

DYPSIS ONILAHENSIS
SINGLE TRUNK OR SUCKERING PALM



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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $95

You must mention this Blog Special when purchasing


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

 

CHAMBEYRONIA MACROCARPA
THE FLAME THROWER PALM
NEW RED EMERGING LEAF


DARK GREEN CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


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

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

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

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

 

BRAHEA SUPER SILVER
NEW AND RARE SPECIES FROM MEXICO


THINNER TRUNK THAN BRAHEA ARMATA
JUST AS BLUE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS


Availability of seeds for this super desirable blue Brahea has been very sporadic and rarely do we have it in inventory.  It resembles a Brahea armata but is faster growing, gets taller and has a much thinner trunk.  It is native to Mexico.  Although it may not show the blue when young, as a mature tree the leaves are very blue.  The exact cold tolerance of this full sun species is unknown.  But, I it’s anything like the common Mexican Blue Fan palm, it should be approaching the mid teens F.  So, if you are in a cold area or love blue palms, you have to try one of these. I prefers heat and full sun and is obviously an ideal desert palm.  We’re putting 5 gallon plants on sale.  Easy to ship.  We may have a few 15g plants as well.

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

Just mention this Blog Only Special when you purchase for this discount. The habitat photo is by TS.  The 5 gallon size is shown in the first six photos.  The habitat photo is by TS RPS.


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Brahea species super silver Brahea species super silver Brahea species super silver
BRAHEA SUPER SILVER BRAHEA SUPER SILVER ts rps BRAHEA SUPER SILVER

 

CARPENTERIA ACUMINATA
TALL, VERY THIN TRUNK


NATIVE TO NORTHERN AUSTRALIA
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a tall, slender, single trunk pinnate palm from the Northern Territory in Australia.  It can get to 40 feet tall and has attractive small red fruits.  Leaves are gently arching and leaf color is green.  It is crown shafted and trunk diameters are well under a foot.  For Southern CA growers, it can be grown but is not the easiest palm to try.  I think it's because, at best, this palm is hardy down to a freeze.  We do have people who seek it out so we carry a small number of plants.  I’d start it in part day sun and then let it grow into the sun.  We’re putting 5 gallon plants on sale.  This palm is very attractive.  The 5 gallon size are not overly big so we’re offering a nice price on them.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special


Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata
Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata
Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata Carpenteria acuminata

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
ONE OF PRETTIEST PALM TREES AROUND
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE



We We have available some nice 5g plants of Hedyscepe canterburyana.  This single trunk palm has a silver crown shaft, silver trunk (in shade) with prominent rings.  It is native to medium elevations in the mountains of Lord Howea Island (home of the Kentia Palm).  It is single trunk.  Mature height is about 20 feet.  They fruit here and seeds are large and red in color.  Along our coast here it takes full sun but also does well in part day sun or strong filtered light.  Trunks are beefier in sun.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees.  When folks see this plant in person, most agree it is one of the most desirable palms around.  We are putting our 5g size on special - shown in first five photos.  This size is about six years old.  Yes, they are slow growing!  But, of note, we also have available some huge 15 gallon size available from time to time.  These are shown in the one photo below.

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

The 5 gallon size is shown in the first six photos.  The 7th photo is a 15g.

 

Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana
Hedyscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana Heydscepe canterburyana

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


PICTURES SHOWING THIS SPECIES

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 


This pinnate New World species is another favorite of mine.  There are multiple species of Roystonea.  The most common and sought after species is the Cuban Royal, Roystonea regia.   Compared to the South American Royal Palm, Roystonea regia's leaves hang down past (lower than) the midway point of the crown.  Roystonea oleracea's leaves stop at the "half moon" point and don't hang down near the trunk.  Royal Palms love heat and sun.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  If you can grow a King Palm, the chances are good that you can grow a Royal Palm.  They are fast growers.  Note how the base of the well grown Royal Palm is quite swollen and fat.  On up the trunk there is variable swelling present.   One picture here shows a really massive base on the Royal.  The plants I'm putting on special today are an easily shipped size of 5 gallon - about four to five feet in the pot. 

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


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


Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia Roystonea regia

 

BRAHEA MOOREI AVAILABLE
THE DWARF ROCK PALM


SUPER RARE - SOUGHT AFTER MEXICAN FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


Shown below are 3 year old juvenile seedlings of the super rare and hard to find Brahea moorei.  The seeds for these plants came from a fruiting tree in San Diego County.  They were very slow to germinate and these plants are finally taking on good size for a one gallon.  We're putting them on sale.  Some are on their fifth or sixth leaf.

This is a very small, dwarf species with overall height of four to six feet.  Leaves are near fully circular with deeply divided segments.  The underside of the leaves are brilliantly white and often you'll see a white color on the dorsal segment margins.  The garden specimens are c/o PACSOA and TS/RPS with Martin Gibbons in the photo.  Culturally, you can grow this in strong filtered light, part day sun or possibly full sun along the coast.  Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F.  It is very slow growing.

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

These would be easy to mail order - weather permitting.

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Brahea moorei Brahea moorei Brahea moorei
Brahea moorei PACSOA Brahea moorei  TS RPS  

 

HOWEA BELMOREANA
THE SENTRY OR UMBRELLA PALM


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

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

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

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


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

 

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.

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

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


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Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
  

ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS
RARE GREEN SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



MAKES LARGER MATURE PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT SIZE AS SHOWN


Encephalartos transvenosus is a rare South African cycad.  After many decades, in the ground this species makes a large and magnificent plant.  Encephalartos transvenosus gets enormous with trunks over 20 feet tall.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflets are shiny, dark green with some glaucous faint hairs on the leaflets.  So, it makes a big show.  The plant on special below is about 8 years old in a citrus pot.  We putting citrus pots with this size caudex (3 to 4 inches) on sale.  Note, cycads are sold by caudex size, not container size.  This size can be easily shipped within the U.S.  The first six photos show the citrus pot size on sale – followed by some mature garden specimens.  This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT WITH CAUDEX 3 TO 4 INCHES $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT THIS SIZE CAUDEX $300

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

Encephalartos transvenosus cit pot 4 inches Encephalartos transvenosus cit pot 4 inches
Encephalartos transvenosus cit pot 4 inches Encephalartos transvenosus cit pot 4 inches
Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalarto transvenosus

 

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 ONE THESE OLDER ONE GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE ONE GALLON $55


Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum
Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum Dioon spinulosum

 

DIOON MEROLAE
EXOTIC MEXICAN CYCAD WITH SILVER-GREEN LEAVES

DIFFICULT TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE CITRUS POT PLANTS


This is a slow growing New World cycad species that comes from Mexico.  It is very attractive.  One of the things that is particularly nice about this species is that the crown size is compact and not that large.  For this reason, it fits into a small sunny location in the garden where no other plant would work.  Its leaves are a silver-green in color and it holds many leaves.  An extremely old plant might have a foot or two of trunk.  In the wild there are specimens that are possibly a thousand years old with many meters of trunk, often leaning over toward the ground.  But, from a practical point of view, it is a small plant.  If you grow this species, you'll probably find that it will take fifty years or more to get three feet of trunk. 
 
Cold hardiness is into the low 20's F. and it prefers full sun except for harsh desert climates.  We offer many sizes of this species from seedlings up to trunked plants that are many decades old.  For mail orders, this is a perfect size to ship.  We can easily ship the plants on sale or most other sizes we have.  The last pictures show local garden specimens in Southern California.  The largest plant is estimated to be 200 years old.  I hope that you like this cycad; it's one of my favorites. For upscale landscaping, nothing beats it.  The plants on sale are in citrus pot containers and have caudexes of approximately 2.5 to 3 inches.

REGULAR PRICE PLANTS THIS SIZE $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS SIZE $275

Dioon merolae Dioon merolae Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae Dioon merolae Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae Dioon merolae Dioon merolae

 

DIOON PURPUSII
THE FISHBONE CYCAD


NATIVE TO OAXACA, MEXICO
VERY RARE IN COLLECTIONS
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE CITRUS POT PLANTS

This medium sized rare Mexican cycad gets its common name because the leaf stem and leaflets look like the bones of a fish after the meat is removed.  It is known for its narrow upright leaves that are keeled and narrow.  It also has an ample amount of tomentum on the leaflets and leaf stem.  Mature specimens in the wild get to up to fifteen feet height after many centuries.  Leaves are a gray-green.  Leaflets have spines, especially when young.  But, the most prominent feature is the upright and strongly keeled leaves.  This species takes full coastal sun and is cold hardy well into the low 20's F.  The plants on sale are in citrus pots and have caudexes of approximately 2 inches.  This is an extremely rare cycad to see for sale.  The habitat photo is by M.M.  This size can be easily mail ordered.  The size on sale are shown in the first 6 photos. 

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS SIZE $275

 
Dioon purpusii Dioon purpusii Dioon purpusii
Dioon purpusii Dioon purpusii Dioon purpusii
Dioon purpusii Dioon purpusii by MM Dioon purpusii 

 

CAVENDISH BANANA
DWARF CULTIVAR


QUITE COLD HARDY AND SEMI-DWARF
WILL PRODUCE EDIBLE FRUIT
AND, CAN BE GROWN AS A HOUSEPLANT

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

We are a tropical fruit nursery but, we appreciate how popular growing bananas is.  So, we're offering a banana cultivar that offers three two nice qualities:  Short stature, pretty good cold hardiness and it makes edible bananas!  The Cavendish Dwarf cultivar hardly ever gets above six feet tall.  We recently got in some huge and very nice 15 gallon plants that had been grown outdoors.  Expect a mature height of six or seven feet.  This banana wants full sun in most areas.  Cold hardiness is at least to the low 20's F.  If cold does kill the growth above the ground, it typically comes back when weather warms.  And, yes it does produce edible bananas.  In fact, this variety of banana is often sold in organic farmer's markets. 

REGULAR PRICE 15G $185
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $165

Mention this Special for your discount!  The last picture is c/o Wikipedia


Cavendish Banana Cavendish Banana Cavendish Banana
Cavendish Banana Cavendish Banana Cavendish

 

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 are growing now that it’s spring and have leaves.  They should produce flowers this 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 $45

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase.


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


            FRIDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, 2021

COCONUT PALM
COCOS NUCIFERA
A GORGEOUS TROPICAL PALM


BRIGHT YELLOW & LARGE FRUIT
VERY DIFFICULT GROW IN SO CAL
MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS! 

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 edible 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.  All the photos here were taken in the Miami, FL area.  If you really like the looks of the Coconut Palm and live in Southern California, it's best to pick a "look-alike" species that can grow here.  We offer these alternatives for sale as it's just not ethical to sell a Coconut to a customer for outdoor growing, knowing it will die for them.

CONTACT US FOR SUBSTITUTE SPECIES THAT MAYBE YOU CAN GROW.  ALL PHOTOS BELOW ARE THE CLASSIC "COCONUT PALM".


Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera Coconut palm
Cocos nucifera Cocos nucifera cOCONUT PALM

 

ROYSTONEA REGIA
THE CUBAN ROYAL PALM


LARGE SPECIMEN SIZED PLANTS AVAILABLE
SPECIMENS WITH FIFTEEN TO TWENTY-FIVE FEET OF TRUNK 

This pinnate New World species is another favorite of many enthusiasts.  It is native to Florida, Cuba and some surrounding areas.  It is now well known that this palm can be grown in many areas of Southern California.  If you can grow a King Palm, there's a good chance you can grow a Royal Palm.  There are multiple species of Roystonea.  The most common and sought after species is the Cuban Royal, Roystonea regia.  Royal Palms love heat and sun.  Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  They are fast growers. 

I have an associate who’s company is offering very large Royal Palms with trunk heights of 15 to 25 feet.  These are field grown in desert type areas of Southern California.  These growers have become experts on digging and establishing their plants.  They are sold in an assortment of trunk sizes and are all single trunk specimens.  They are sold either bagged with a large root ball or in large boxes.  They have been successfully dug and planted in many enthusiasts yards or on commercial sites. 

If you are interested in learning more about availability and prices, email me directly at my email address on this webpage.  The two garden photos are of Royal Palms thriving in the San Diego County area.


Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia
Roystonea regia Roystonea regia

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM

TEN DAY SPECIAL BEAUTIFUL 25G AND 5G 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 are two sizes:  Landscape ready 25g and more affordable 5 gallon size.  This is a great starting size.


REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $525
TEN DAY SPECIAL 25 GALLON $475

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $90


Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  The 5g size can be shipped by mail order.  The first two rows of photos are the 25g size followed by two rows of pics of the 5g.

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS BISMARCKIA NOBILIS BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BISMARCKIA NOBILIS BISMARCKIA NOBILIS BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis Bismarckia nobilis

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
BLUE SINGLE TRUNK FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


A DEFINITE STATEMENT PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15 GALLON PLANTS

FOR SPECIES DESCRIPTION, SEE ABOVE


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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this price. 

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

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM


GREAT CHOICE FOR THE GARDEN OR INSIDE THE HOME
TEN DAY SPECIAL GOOD SIZED 15 GALLON PLANTS

Howea forsteriana, the popular Kentia Palm, is native to Lord Howe Island.  There it lives at lower elevations.  At higher elevations up the mountains one sees Howea belmoreana and Hedyscepe.  The Kentia does in the garden here in So California and is known as one of the best choices as an interior palm.  Remember it can get tall over many years so you’d do best if you have high ceilings.  It is a single trunk species that is often grown as a "multiple" with several plants in the same pot.  It does NOT sucker.  Along the coast it takes full sun or part day sun.  Far inland, filtered light is needed.   Cold tolerance is about 25 degrees F.  Mature height in sun is usually about thirty feet in 30 years.  We’re putting very nice fifteen gallon plants on special – both singles and multiples in each pot.  I’m showing both below.  These plants are too big for standard mail order but can be delivered.  The garden shots are all of single specimens.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON SINGLES $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SINGLES $300

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $350


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

 

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

 

SYNECANTHUS FIBROSA
THE JELLYBEAN PALM



A FEW 20 YEAR OLD PLANTS FOR SALE
TEN DAY DISCOUNT ON THIS SPECIES


This single trunk pinnate palm is native to various areas of Central America.  It has a thin ringed trunk with leaves that are about five feet long.  Leaflets are wide with irregular leaflets width and spacing.  Color is green.  Flowers protrude away from the stem with attractive yellow seeds.  It is a filtered light species.  There is another suckering species in this genus, S. warscewiczianus.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze or a bit less.  Mature height is about twelve to fifteen feet.  The plants we have on sale are super old (20 to 25 years) and are shown below in the first six photos.  I can pretty much guarantee you that you'll not find comparable plants anywhere in the western U.S.

REGULAR PRICE THESE OLD 15 GALLON $275
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS $245


Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa
Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa
Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa Synecanthus fibrosa

  

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
MEDIUM HEIGHT, FLUFFY GREEN LEAVES

 

TAKES FULL SUN ALONG THE COAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15G PLANTS

This desirable palms can be used as an understory palm or full sun palm along the coast.  It is a medium height, single trunk Chamaedorea that's been grown by enthusiasts for decades.  It is very similar to Chamaedorea plumosa but has more of a glaucous powder on the crown shaft and leaf bases.  Chamaedorea glaucifolia is native to Mexico and is very fast growing.   It gets its Latin name from that white colored powder.  Its leaves are multi-ranked and plumose. The leaflets are very thin.  Trunk size is about one to one and a half inches thick.  I've found this species peaks out at about fifteen feet height.  It is prolific in seed formation and loves to hybridize with other nearby Chamaedorea species.  Like other thin trunked palms, we many times grow three or five plants close together.  It looks much better as a small colony.  It's cold tolerance is into the mid-twenties.  I'd recommend trying this species because it is so different from most shade-loving palms.  We’re putting on Special our 15g size.  Some of these plants are nearly ten feet tall!  They are big for their containers.

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

The size on sale are shown in the first 7 photos below.

Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia
Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia
Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia Chamaedoea glaucifolia

  

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

 

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)


Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum Dictyosperma furfuraceum
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

 

DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA
CLUMPING MADAGASCAR PALM
WHITE CROWN SHAFTS - VERY RARE


PLANTS SHOWN HERE FROM DOMESTIC SEEDS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE


This clumping medium sized palm is native to Madagascar.  It has previously been called "Dypsis species white petiole".  It was formally described by Don Hodel about fifteen years ago.  It is most closely related to Dypsis baronii and known for its prominently white crown shafts.  Leaves are drooping with rather fine leaflets.  Trunks average about two inches diameter.  Plant height is a maximum of approximately fifteen feet. It can be grown in full coastal sun but should be allowed to grow up and into the sun.  So, starting in bright filtered light is best.  Exact cold hardiness is uncertain but most likely in the mid-twenties F. range.  I am putting one gallons on a Ten Day Special.  These are from domestic seeds and about 3 years old.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1G $55


Mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.  These can easily be mail ordered.  The last three garden photos are by AL PACSOA

Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa
Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa Dypsis albofarinosa AL PACSOA
DYPSIS ALBOFARINOSA Dypsis albofarinosa

 

 

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 one gallons on sale.  We haven't had them for years.  These are small plants but well worth your effort to be patient.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SEEDLINGS $55


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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE

The native home of Archontophoenix purpurea is the Mt. Lewis mountain range in Queensland, Australia.  This species is known for the purple color to the crown shaft.  It is found at an elevation up to 4000 feet.  Mature height is quoted to be over fifty feet, but in habitat and culture I didn't see one this tall.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color. 

I'm showing our 1g size (first 5 photos below) which we're putting on a Ten Day Special.  These are very large plants for their pots and either single or multiple (more than one per pot).  Also available are large 5 and 15g sizes. 

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

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


Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples
Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples Archontophoenix purpurea 1g singles multiples
Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea Archontophoenix purpurea

 

PRITCHARDIA MARTII
HAWAIIAN FAN PALM

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
RUSTY UNDERSIDE TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

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 1g we're putting on special are a good starting size and should be ready for planting in the garden next summer.  These can be mail ordered.  Limited numbers available.

REGULAR PRICE 1G $60

T
EN DAY SPECIAL 1G SIZE $50

PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII
PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII
PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII PRITCHARDIA MARTII

 

ZAMIA AMBLYPHYLLIDIA
DWARF GREEN CYCAD

 

GOOD LOW PROFILE CYCAD
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE PLANTS


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $225

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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA HOPEI
LEPIDOZAMIA SPECIES WITH WIDER LEAFLETS

 

MAKES A TALL TREE OVER A CENTURY
FAIRLY RARE AND HARD TO FIND
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 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 about 4 inches.  They are good sized for their container.  These can be mail ordered.

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $325

Regular price is $100 per inch.  These can be mail ordered.


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 HORRIDUS
SUPER BLUE SO AFRICAN CYCAD


MOST POPULAR CYCAD - LOVES SUN ALONG THE COAST
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS

By far, the most popular rare cycad we sell is Encephalartos horridus.  I don't know if it's the gnarly, spiny leaflets that thrills people.  Or, the smaller size.  Or, the intense blue color.  But, somehow people love this plant and we can hardly keep them in stock.  It is slow growing, has prominent barbs on the edge of the leaflets and has a small crown width - usually five feet or less.  A two foot trunk would be about it's maximum caudex height.  It can sucker.  Along the coast it likes full sun - in the desert, a few hours.  Cold hardiness is about 22 degrees F.  Surprisingly, this is a hard species to find.  We’re offering seedlings from last year’s seed crop on sale.  These can be mail ordered.  Of note, not all of our seedlings have the same size leaf as the one shown below.  Some are shorter.

REGULAR PRICE SEEDLING SIZED BANDS $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SEEDLINGS $60


Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRISPINOSUS
BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



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


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

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

Remember to mention this Blog Special for your discount.

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

 

VARIEGATED SHELL GINGER
ALPINIA ZERUMBET


YELLOW AND GREEN 15G SIZE AVAILABLE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS


This is a super popular variety of ginger that blossoms in the summer.  It is native to Asia.  Blossoms are white with yellow and red throats.  Blossoms are not fragrant.  Blossoms hang downward compared to the upright blossoms of Hedychium Gingers like the Kahili GingerMature height of these plants is six to seven feet.  The leaves are prominently variegated with lighter green and yellow.  Blossoms are long lived, lasting at least a month.  Blossoms occur during the summer.  I think they do best in part day sun although right on the coast folks grow them in full sun.  Cold tolerance is one of the better for ginger, probably the mid-twenties F.  The 15 gallons on sale have several canes and are ready to be planted in the ground.


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

Just mention this Blog Special to get your discount.


Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger
Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger Variegated Shell Ginger

 

ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELD
POPULAR AND EXOTIC ELEPHANT EAR PLANT



DARK COLORED AND HEAVILY VEINED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This is a hybrid of an Asian Alocasia that is medium sized - up to six feet with rather large leaves.  Leaves have prominent venation and are purple-black on the dorsal side and a similar color on the underside with yellow veins.  Leaves are two to three feet long. This is a super attractive plant that likes good draining soil and a bit of sun or strong filtered light.   It does like moisture.  It grows in zones 9B to 11.   Leaves are about 3 feet long when mature.  This popular variety is sought after and sells out every year.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $175

We have other unusual types of Alocasia for sale.


Alocasia regal shield 15g  Alocasia regal shield  Alocasia regal shield 
Alocasia regal shield  Alocasia regal shield   
Alocasia regal shield  Alocasia regal shield  Alocasia regal shield 

  

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

 

DICKSONIA ANTARCTICA
THE TASMANIAN TREE FERN


FAIRLY COLD HARDY, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 3 OR 5G SIZE 

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

REGULAR PRICE 3 OR 5G $65
TEN DAYS SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55


Remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount. 

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

 

DWARF CRINUM LILY
PINK FLOWERS IN SPRING

 

WIDE GREEN LEAVES - MATURE ABOUT 2 FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

We have available a gardener favorite with nice 5g size of a Crinum Lily which has nice pink blossoms in spring and summer.  This is a dwarf species with foliage height not over about two feet.  They 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. 

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase

Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink
Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink
Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink Crinum Lily Pink

 

WEDNESDAY, 15 SEPTEMBER, 2021

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD



LARGE GREEN CYCAD FOR FILTERED LIGHT OR COASTAL SUN
NO SPINES WHATSOEVER! 

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 cycad 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.  I am going to show you an assortment of plants.  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.  Our stock on this species includes 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 15g, 25g, 45g and 24 inch boxes.  It is an extremely easy cycad to add to the garden and always makes an impressive and good sized show. 

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lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana
lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana
lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana lepidozamia peroffskyana

 

BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM
A PERFECT UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT



NEVER OVER ABOUT SIX FEET TALL
LEATHERY, DARK GREEN LEAVES


Enthusiast are always looking for attractive companion plants that don't get too big.  Shown here is what's called the "Birds Nest" Anthurium.  Most of these plants are felt to either be the species Anthurium hookeri or a hybrid of it.  They are good for filtered light situations and rarely get over six feet tall.  The leaves are long, wide and very thick to the touch.  Their leaf surface is wavy.  The first plants shown are very old 20g.  You can see they've formed trunk with some aerial roots.  Next I'm showing our 5g.  This is the size most people buy.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Flowers are red, as are the tiny seeds.   These plants are real winners.

Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium
Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium
Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium Birds Nest Anthurium
Birdsnest Anthurium
Specimen in garden
Birds Nest Anthurium plant places.com website
Photo by Plant Places Website
Birds Nest Anthurium wikipedia
Photo c/o Wikipedia

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM

FULL SUN - VERY DURABLE PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON

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

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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
TRUE TRUNK-LESS, DWARF FORM



NEVER GETS OVER SIX FEET TALL
SHADE PALM - QUITE COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 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 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $195
 
Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis

 

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY


LIMITED NUMBER SUCKERING 15G
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 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.  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.  This is a drought tolerant species and can take temperatures well into the 100's F. and cold tolerance is into the teens.  .

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

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 Trithrinax campestris Trithrinax campestris

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE
TWO OTHER SIZES ALSO ON SALE


The native home of Archontophoenix purpurea is the Mt. Lewis mountain range in Queensland, Australia.  This species is known for the purple color to the crown shaft.  It is found at an elevation up to 4000 feet.  Mature height is quoted to be over fifty feet, but in habitat and culture I didn't see one this tall.  Cold hardiness is about 25 degrees F.  It takes full coastal sun.  The degree of purple in the crown shaft is variable but never "lollipop" purple.  The underside of the leaves is silver and there is ramenta hairs only on this side.  On younger plants the leaf bases and leaf stem tend to have a yellow color. 

I'm showing our 15 gallon size below (first six photos), which we're putting on a Ten Day Special.  We also have two other sizes on sale for this species.  These are either single or multiple (more than one per pot).  Also available are large one and 5g sizes further below - also on sale. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON $195

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


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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX "TERACARPA"
THE BEST KING PALM EVER!


TALL, ROBUST AND GRANDIOSE KING PALM
LEAVES DON’T BROWN TIP AND ARE DARK GREEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G 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
Sometimes it throws a new light red leaf as shown below


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

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount when you purchase!  The garden photos below shows how spectacular, strong and powerful this species is.  It towers above regular King Palms and is a darker, prettier green color.  The shorter King Palms to the right of the teracarpa are regular Archontophoenix cunninghamiana - same age.


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

 

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 $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $170

Just remember:  Mention this Blog Special for your discount.  We can easily mail order this size. 


Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue
Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue
Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue Butia capitata blue

  

CYPHOPHOENIX ELEGANS
BEAUTIFUL SINGLE TRUNK PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA

 

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

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

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

Please mention this Special at the time of purchase.


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA BENZEI
RARE SINGLE TRUNK CHAMAEDOREA
LIKE 
C. RADICALIS ON STEROIDS!


NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND
5 GALLON SIZE NOW AVAILABLE

TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

I have not shown this species that often because it's rarely available and very difficult to find.  It is native to Mexico at high elevations near Chiapas.  It is a single trunk, understory palm that has sort of a thick trunk up to 1.5 or 2 inches.  The flowers are reminiscent of Chamaedorea radicalis as they shoot high into the foliage.  Its overall appearance is also similar to the trunking radicalis but with bigger leaves, wider leaflets and a thicker trunk.  It gets up to about 10 to 15 feet.

It grows in filtered light and seems to be cold hardy into the mid-twenties at least.  We have a limited number of 5 gallons available (first five photos).   Some pots have two plants per pot - so there's a chance to set some seeds.  These can be mail ordered.  I'm also putting them on special.  Please appreciate that this is a super rare species and is seldom offered for sale.  Note that the photos below show several larger plants from the nursery.

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


Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei
Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei
Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei Chamaedorea benzei

 

DYPSIS HETEROMORPHA
HIGHLAND SUGAR CANE PALM
MEDIUM SIZED SUCKERING PALM FROM MADAGASCAR



TRISTICHOUS ARRANGEMENT OF THE LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

This relatively recent introduction to the palm market is from Madagascar.  It is a suckering palm that gets to a height of about twelve feet with 4 inch thick trunks.  Leaves are green, keeled and recurved at their ends.  The proximal leaf stems and the crown shaft are covered with red colored hairs.  Leaflets are thin and prominently veined.  It is a sun palm along the coast and has a cold hardiness below a freeze, probably into the upper twenties F.  Most enthusiasts have found this palm to be a good grower.  The garden specimen below is from the garden of Matt Bradford, La Mesa, CA.  All photos by him.  The 5 gallon plants are not large and were early summer repots.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $95
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $70


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Dypsis heteromorpha Dypsis heteromorpha Dypsis heteromorpha Matt Bradford
Dypsis heteromorpha Matt Bradford Dypsis heteromorpha Matt Bradford Dypsis heteromorpha Matt Bradford

 

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNEI
THE WINDMILL PALM


ONE OF THE MOST COLD HARDY PALMS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

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

To get an overhead canopy of leaves may take one about ten years.  Mature, they get to a height of 20 feet or more.  The actual trunk diameter is typically six to ten inches.  The leaves are typically about three feet in diameter and have variable division of the segments. Leaves are green on the upper side and below, but it is not uncommon for one can see a bit of blue discoloration to the underside of the leaf.  Distal leaf segments can flex downward toward the ground. 

We’re putting a very shippable 5g size on special.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $45

Remember to mention this Special at the time or purchase.

Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus fortunei

 

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 $60


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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

 

ARECA TRIANDRA
SUCKERING PINNATE PALM FROM ASIA



THIN GREEN TRUNKS - PROMINENTLY RINGED
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE


This suckering pinnate palm is native to India and southeast Asia.  It is medium height mature and has thin green trunks with prominent rings.  Leaves are green and leaflets somewhat wide.  Fruits are prominently red.  Mature height is ten to fifteen feet.  This is a filtered light species with a cold tolerance of about a freeze or a bit lower.  It can be grown in this area if you have no freezes.  It is fairly hard to find on the market.  Plants on sale are in limited numbers and in one gallon containers.

REGULAR PRICE ONE GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

I can mail order these plants.

Areca triandra Areca triandra Areca triandra
Areca triandra Areca triandra Areca triandra
Areca triandra Areca triandra Areca triandra

   

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE
FIRST TIME AVAILABLE THIS SIZE IN TEN YEARS!


SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED 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 sized palm.  The trunk will be thinner than the normal Queen and the overall size will be less.  The attached photos of near 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.  For many years now we’ve only had large plants for sale.  This is because the hybridizer is no longer making hybrid seeds.  But, a different hybridizer has done this cross and now we can offer young plants at a semi-affordable price.  This hybrid likes full sun, is a medium rate grower and has a cold hardiness estimated to be in the low 20's F.  Mature height should be about 25 feet. 

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $85

This hybrid palm has never been cheap.  In more recent times many enthusiasts have not be able to afford to get one.  So, here’s their chance.


Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen
Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen Coconut Queen Syagrus schizophylla x Queen
Coconute Queen

 

DIOON HOLMGRENII
RARE MEXICAN DIOON CYCAD


LARGE CITRUS POT PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE

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

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

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

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

 

DIOON CALIFANOI
MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


KEELED, ARCHING LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

There is some type of seductive quality to this rare species of Dioon.  I think it's because of the compact, rigid, keeled and curved leaves.  At times they are a bit bizarre appearing - but very appealing.  This is a species that takes on the mature appearance over time.  As a young plant you might think it's a "ho-hummer".  But, as it ages, it develops its traditional appearance and gets more attractive.  Leaves are four to five feet long.  In a domestic situation, a plant with a three foot trunk would be enormous.  It takes full sun and is cold hardy into the low 20's F.  Plants on special have a caudex of about 2 inches or a bit more.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT $285
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE IN CIT POT $245

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

Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi Dioon califanoi
Dioon califanoi  Dioon califanoi  Dioon califanoi 
http://www.junglemusic.net/gallery2/gallery/large/cycads/dioon_califanoi_005.GIF  http://www.junglemusic.net/gallery2/gallery/large/cycads/dioon-califanoi991.jpg   

 

ZAMIA FISCHERI
AKA ZAMIA VASQUEZII


DWARF GREEN MEXICAN CYCAD
CONES AT A SMALL SIZE - NEVER OVER 3 TO FOUR FEET TALL
TEN DAY SPECIAL CIT POT SIZE
 

This is  small Mexican cycad with stems typically under one foot tall in size and leaves green in color and up to three feet long, sometimes shorter.  It usually holds about five or so leaves, sometimes more.  It is a variable species and leaflets can be lanceolate or wedge shaped.  Leaflets are quite thin in texture and have soft spines on the margins.  Overall, this species has a "fern-like" appearance and would not be considered spiny.  The names "vasquezii" replaced the more commonly known name of "fischeri" in the past fifteen years or so. 

The two plants shown here in the first two rows below are eight to ten years old.  One is a female in cone (illustrated).  I am also showing (last row) two super robust garden specimens.    

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT THIS SPECIES $235
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $200

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discounted price! 

Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii
Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii
Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii Zamia fischeri vasquezii

 

ALOCASIA REGAL SHIELD
POPULAR AND EXOTIC ELEPHANT EAR PLANT



DARK COLORED AND HEAVILY VEINED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a hybrid of an Asian Alocasia that is medium sized - up to six feet with rather large leaves.  Leaves have prominent venation and are purple-black on the dorsal side and a similar color on the underside with yellow veins.  Leaves are two to three feet long. This is a super attractive plant that likes good draining soil and a bit of sun or strong filtered light.   It does like moisture.  It grows in zones 9B to 11.   Leaves are about 3 feet long when mature.  This popular variety is sought after and sells out every year.

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $70

The first seven photos show the 5g size.  Following are two shots of our 15 gallon size.  We have other unusual types of Alocasia in 5g size for sale at similar prices.


Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield
Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield Alocasia regal shield

 

ALOCASIA SERENDIPITY
UNUSUAL DARK LEAF ELEPHANT EAR

 


MEDIUM SIZE - EXOTIC APPEARING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This is a medium mature sized hybrid Alocasia that can get up to six feet tall with large dark green to black green leaves.  The leaf surface is wavy and almost "crinkled".  The underside of the leaves is a maroon or red and the leaf stems are very dark, near black.  It likes partial sun or strong filtered light and has some degree of cold hardiness.  Our 5g size on sale is shown in the first seven photos

REGULAR PRICE THESE 5G $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $60

The size on sale is shown in the first seven photos with some older larger nursery plants following.


Alocasia serendipity 5g Alocasia serendipity 5g Alocasia serendipity 5g
Alocasia serendipity 5g Alocasia serendipity 5g Alocasia serendipity 5g
Alocasia serendipity 5g Alocasia serendipity Alocasia serendipity

 

THE TRAVELER PALM
RAVENALA MADAGASCARENSIS

 

BANANA-LIKE TREE IN ONE PLANE
IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND LATELY

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

Most people are fascinated by this large, banana-like plant that has wide, long and soft leaves that tower overhead.  It is native to Madagascar.  The fact the leaves of the Traveler Palm are all aligned in one plane fascinates viewers. But I must first mention that this species is not a palm at all!  Rather, it is part of the Bird of Paradise family.  It got its common name of "Traveler Palm" (aka Traveller Palm) because the leaf bases would catch and hold water for thirsty travelers.  Compared to the Giant Bird of Paradise, it's so much nicer.  It's less maintenance, is not invasive and prettier.  But, the downside is that Ravenala madagascarensis doesn't survive a freeze.  Literally, a freeze will kill it overnight.  This is the first time I’ve had any Traveler Palms available for two years.  I’ve had hundreds of calls by people looking for them and there just aren’t any of any size available.  Yesterday I got a limited number of three to four leaf young plants in band size.  If they don’t sell out, all will be put in 2 gallon pots in the next few days.

TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE $40

The band size plants are shown in the first five photos.  The sixth photo is an old photo of a larger Nursery plant.

See more about the Traveler Palm:  TRAVELER PALM ARTICLE


Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm
Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm
Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm Ravanala madagascarensis Traveler Palm

 

MONDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER, 2021  

CARYOTA URENS
COLD HARDY GIANT FISHTAIL


A GREAT CANOPY FORMING PALM TREE
HEIGHTS ABOVE FIFTY FEET MATURE!
THINNER TRUNK THAN CARYOTA GIGAS
 

Although this is not the tallest of all Fishtail Palms, be aware that it is much taller than C. gigas.  But, the trunk is more thin.  As an estimate of trunk diameter, think "telephone pole" size, white in color, and easily heights over fifty feet.  This is one of the quickest growing palms known.  A plant like shown here will be thirty feet tall in a few years.  Leaves are not as long or wide as Caryota gigas.  Their leaf color also is not as dark a green.  Brown tipping of leaflets can occur, especially if not given enough water.  Another important point:  All Caryotas are "monocarpic".  This means that, after a period of fifteen to twenty years age, the plant will blossom.  It flowers, hopefully produces seeds, and slowly dies over three to four years.  

Cold tolerance is lower than Caryota gigas, down into the upper teens F.  Because of their height, these palms always end up in full sun.  So, acclimate your plant to sun and give it plenty of water, especially after first planting.  Shown here is our 25 gallon size which we have in limited numbers.  These will form canopy in a matter of a few years.


TO READ MORE ABOUT CARYOTA, CLICK HERE


 
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Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens
Caryota urens Caryota urens Caryota urens
    

COLORFUL HAWAIIAN TI PLANTS
CORDYLINE FRUITICOSA



NEW TYPES IN ALL THE TIME
GREAT COLORFUL COMPANION PLANTS


SELECTION CHANGING EVERY WEEK

Country or area of origin: Southeastern Asia, Australia, PNG, Polynesia 
Mature height: This type of tropical Ti plants are rarely over six to eight feet tall.  
Sun Requirements:  Along the coast, it's best to grow them in a bit of sun or filtered light.  Over time they can be acclimated to full sun.  In inland areas, one must grow them in filtered light.
Cold Tolerance:  Temperatures above a freeze are idea although a few varieties can take into the upper 20's F.  
Water Requirements:  Moderate 
Rate of Growth:  Moderate growing  
Sizes Available: 3 gallon - sometimes 7 gallon
Size shown:  3g and garden specimens   
Comments: These colorful Ti's are propagated in tropical areas and shipped to California.  Most come from HI and FL.  People like them because they add great color to the garden.  Shown here are some nice cultivars we've had in the past few years.  Availability is changing every month.  We've found the darker the colors, the easier they are to grow.

We are always getting in new Hawaiian Ti plants.  They almost always have red in them - sometimes subtle, other times more prominent.  Background colors can include dark green, black , pink, and light green.  Sometimes we get in pastel colors.  All are very nice.

Hawaiian Ti Plants Red Hawaiian Ti Plants Red Ti plants
Cordyline fruiticosa Cordyline fruiticosa Cordyline fruiticosa
Cordyline fruiticosa Cordyline fruiticosa Cordyline fruiticosa
Hawaiian Ti Plants Red Hawaiian Ti hawaiian ti
Hawaiian Ti Hawaiian Ti Plant Hawaiian Ti Plant

 

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM



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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase.


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

  

CARYOTA NO
NATIVE TO RAINFORESTS OF BORNEO
LOOKS LIKE MAIDENHAIR FERN IN THE SKY



EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO LOCATE
I KNOW OF NO OTHER NURSERY THAT HAS THIS
HUGE 15 GALLON ON TEN DAY SPECIAL



We Years Several decades ago I saw this most beautiful Fishtail Palm in Bogor Botanical Garden in Indonesia.  I was so impressed that I made it a mission to seek out seeds.  The problem is that a tree of any given species of Caryota has to flower and then die for anyone to get seeds.  This can create a near impossible dilemma to overcome.  It is native to the island of Bogor.  It gets a mature height of about forty feet in California.  I had one that grew to maturity and flowered in my garden in San Diego.  Trunks are thinner than C. gigas and urens.  Leaves are multi-pinnate with small leaflets.  They are super lacy, graceful and beautiful.  It'll grow into full sun along the coast and is cold hardy to about a freeze or a bit lower.  The 15 gallon plant on special is huge for it's pot - more like a 25 gallon plant.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON $275

I might have several plants of this species and have been unable to get seeds for about ten years.  If you want one, get it now.  I doubt you'll find them anywhere else.


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Caryota no 15g Caryota no 15g Caryota no 15g
Caryota no Caryota no Caryota no

 

CARYOTA OCHLANDRA
THE CHINESE FISHTAIL PALM


VERY SIMILAR TO C. URENS BUT SHORTER WITH SMALLER TRUNK

TALLER THAN C. GIGAS AND MORE COLD HARDY!
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 15G SIZE

Native to Southern China, this difficult to find species of Fishtail Palm is quite similar to the “Cold Hardy Mountain Fishtail” – Caryota urens, but doesn’t get as tall and has a thinner trunk.  I’d estimate trunk thickness at 12 inches with a mature height of 25 feet.  It is probably the most cold hardy of all Fishtails.  It should take weather easily into the low 20’s or upper teens F.  It’d be the best choice of Fishtails for people in colder areas.  Along the coast it will take full sun.  Leaves are bipinnate with small leaflets.  Often you’ll see some black fiber on the trunk just below the leaf bases.  Remember, Fishtails are all monocarpic.  They die when they blossom and hopefully someone collects the seeds.  Fishtail Palms have been near impossible to find lately. 

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

Remember to ask for you discount when you purchase.  The first garden photo below is by Ian Edwards.

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Caryota ochlandra Caryota ochlandra Caryota ochlandra
Caryota ochlandra Caryota ochlandra Caryota ochlandra

 

JUBAEA CHILENSIS
THE CHILEAN WINE PALM

FATTEST TRUNK OF ANY PALM



STATELY AND MAGNIFICENT SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICELY SIZED 15 GALLON PLANTS

We’re putting our 15 gallon sized Jubaea chilensis on sale.  These plants are about 12 years old.  This species is a very slow grower, especially when young.  Known as the Chilean Wine Palm, this species is native to the slopes of the Andes in Central Chile.  It is a full sun species – even in some desert areas.  It has a cold tolerance of 16 to 17 degrees F.  It is also a popular plant for hybridizers.  (We do sell some Jubaea hybrids).  Mature plant trunk diameter can be up to four feet with a mature height of nearly 50 feet in about half a century.  On the plants on sale, typical basal trunk diameter is about five to six inches.  The leaf stems are unarmed.  Fruit is yellow with a large brown seed inside.  These 15 gallon plants can be shipped in a large box.  We only have a handful so don’t dally. 

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

But, mention this Special to get your discount.  Mail order, in the pot with soil, totally possible.  The garden photos were taken in San Diego, CA


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

 

BRAHEA DULCIS BLUE FORM
MEDIUM SIZED ATTRACTIVE FAN PALM

 

LEAVES GREEN OR VERY BLUE GREEN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 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 nice 15 gallon plants at a good discount.  The leaves are green with a hint of blue.  I suspect outdoors in sun there’s a good chance they’ll get more blue.  Seeds came from a blue parent.  These can be shipped in a large box.   These can be grown in sun or part day sun.  Although uncertain, I think cold tolerance should be down to the low 20’s F

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

You must mention this special to get this price.  The first garden shot is by A. Porcelli t PACSOA.  The last photo by TS at RPS. 
 


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

 

BRAHEA NITIDA
FLAT GREEN LEAF - NATIVE TO MEXICO

 
CAN TOLERATE LESS THAN FULL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

This interesting fan palm is native to Mexico, where it lives in the western portion of the country in mountainous areas.  Its distribution extends down into Guatemala.  It attains a height of thirty feet with a stout trunk of one foot diameter.  The most attractive thing about this palm are its circular leaves, with only partial division of the segments.  This is particularly apparent when it is grown in filtered light.   In sun, the leaves are less flat and more divided.  When grown in shade, sometimes this species reminds me of a "Licuala-looking" palm in its leaf appearance.  

Cold hardiness is at least into the mid-twenties F.  It may in fact be more cold hardy.  The leaves are a shiny green with a white discoloration on the underside of the leaves.  The petioles are essentially un-armed.  From time to time we have this species available.  Shown here are nice 15g which I'm putting on sale.   The close up of the petioles shows the lack of armor.  Note the minimal division of the leaflets.  The plant in the garden below shows more circular, flat near entire leaves.  Compare this to the habitat photo (last photo below), which was taken by a friend of mine, Justen Dobbs, in this species native location and in full sun.  the leaves in full sun are more divided and not as tropical appearing.

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

Remember, mention this Blog Only Special for price at the time of purchase.


Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida
Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Brahea nitida Justen Dobbs

 

CLINOSTIGMA SAVORYANUM
THE PACIFIC BEAUTY PALM

 

ELEGANT AND GORGEOUS SELF-CLEANING PALM
SUPER EXOTIC APPEARANCE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE

This exotic single trunk, crown-shafted species comes from Bonin Island near Japan.  It has been proven possible to grow this species in warmer areas of Southern California.  It is very exotic appearing with a prominent green crown shaft.  Interestingly, there are several species of Clinostigma that can be grown here, but savoryana is possibly the best and and has been grown by many.  It can potentially get to a height of 30 feet or more and prefers a sunny location.  Cold tolerance is down to about a freeze. This species is a very exotic pinnate palm and would be one of the more exotic and unusual of palm types possible in this area

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


Remember to mention this Blog Special!


Clinostigma savoryana 15g Clinostigma savoryana 15g Clinostigma savoryana 15g
Clinostigma savoryana 15g Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana

 

CLINOSTIGMA SAVORYANUM
THE PACIFIC BEAUTY PALM



SECOND GENERATION PLANTS
SEEDS FROM MATURE TREE IN HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

TEN DAY SPECIAL FIVE GALLON PLANTS

SEE DESCRIPTION ABOVE
 
REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $95

Remember:  Mention this special for this price! 


Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana
Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana Clinostigma savoryana
Clinostigma savoryanum clinostigma savoryanum

 

CHAMAEDOREA STOLINIFERA
A SEMI-DWARF, SUCKERING SHADE PALM


PROPAGATED USUALLY ONLY BY DIVISIONS
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 7 GALLON SPECIMEN

This is a suckering, semi-dwarf simple leaf understory palm.  Native to Mexico, it suckers, and rarely gets over six feet tall,  It has short petioles and has small, entire leaves as shown here.   The leaf surface is a bit wavy and sometimes a bit of a  mottled green color.  And, the new stems emerging do so in a totally different fashion.  It is called "stolinifera" because it forms new "stolons".  These are vegetative stems that emerge from the base of an older trunk.  They then shoot laterally, sometimes below the soil's surface, to reappear a short distance from the mother stem.  They look like "snakes" going over the soil surface, sometimes diving into the dirt to root.  Often they'll wildly shoot out of the pot, then turn upwards to form a new vertical stem.  This ability to shoot out new stolons often creates a very wide mature clump.

Stems are a quarter inch thick.  This is a filtered light species with a cold hardiness into the low 20's F.  This species is native to mountainous areas in Mexico at about 2500 feet.  It's a great garden species.  People are easily growing it in San Francisco and cooler areas.  We usually propagate vegetatively as hardly ever are seeds available.  We do have several mother plants for this purpose.  We're selling this specimen plant that has over twenty stems and lots of stolons.  It's an instant older dwarf shade plant for the garden.   

REGULAR PRICE THIS SPECIMEN 7 GALLON $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS ACTUAL PLANT $285


Remember:  mention this Special for your discount at the time of purchase.
If this plant doesn't sell, it will be divided up to put in 2 or 5g pots soon.


 
Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera 
Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera 
Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera  Chamaedorea stolinifera 

 

PHOENIX RUPICOLA
THE CLIFF DATE PALM


MEDIUM SIZE
THINNER TRUNK THAN CANARY
FAIRLY COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G 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 a 5g plant which we are putting on sale.  We also have a limited number of 15g (quite nice) available.  The 5g size are easy to ship.  

REGULAR PRICE 5G $115
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $95


Easy to ship.  But, remember to mention this Special for this discount.

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 Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola
 Phoenix rupicola  Phoenix rupicola phoenix rupicola

  

DYPSIS CARLSMITHII
ORIGINALLY CALLED "DYPSIS STUMPY"

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

CYPHOSPERMA BALANSAE
SUPER RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM



SHORT BLACK CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $125
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $90

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA ARENBERGIANA
EXOTIC THIN TRUNKED PALM

 

WIDE GREEN LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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


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

 

COCCOTHRINAX ARGENTATA
MEDIUM SIZED FAN PALM


SMALL TRUNK - SILVER BACK TO LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This smaller and very cute fan palm is native to areas of Florida, Mexico and into the Caribbean.  It has a blue green leaf color with more prominent silver on the underside of the leaf.  Mature height is rarely to twenty feet.  Leaves are about three to four feet across and prominently divided into segments.  It likes heat and sun.  It might also do well in desert areas.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  We are putting our 2 gallon plants on sale.  This species is ideal for people who want shorter but attractive sun tolerant palms.  But, particularly in pots, it is slow growing. 

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $65


Just mention this Blog Special when you purchase for your discount.  BTW, I mentioned this species is slow growing.  The plant shown is five years old.


Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata
Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata
Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata Coccothrinax argentata

 

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 at the same price as a band sized plant.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

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  

 

LICUALA ELEGANS
EXOTIC FLAT CIRCULAR LEAF FAN PALM

AKA LICUALA SUMAWONGENSIS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

Presently we are offering this sought after single trunk exotic fan palm on a Ten Day Special.  People seek this plant out because it's the only solid, large, flat leaf Licuala that does well here in Southern California.  Leaves are flat, pleated and green in color.  Leaf size can be up to five feet across.  Trunks are thin, petioles are armed and mature height can get to about 15 feet.  It wants filtered light and maybe a glimpse of sun here and there.  Cold hardiness is into at best the low 30's F.  The plants on special are small 1g.  This species is hard to find, slow growing but well worth the wait.

REGULAR PRICE 1 GALLON $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60


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


Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis
Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis
Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis Licuala elegans sumawongensis

 

CHAMAEDOREA COSTARICANA
ONE OF THE BEST BAMBOO PALMS



EASY TO GROW - VERY PRETTY
A GREAT INTERIOR PALM! 
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS


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 our band size seedlings which I'm putting on special.  I also showing a mature garden plant.  This is a great palm!  We're putting our band size on special.  They are bigger than shown here and we are in the process of moving them into bigger containers.  Limited numbers.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special for this Blog Only discounted price.  The band size is in the first 5 photos.


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

 

KENTIOPSIS PYRIFORMIS
SUPER RARE SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



NATIVE TO NEW CALEDONIA
THIN TRUNK - VERY ELEGANT

TEN DAY SPECIAL 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 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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS TRANSVENOSUS
LARGE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD SPECIES

GREEN LEAVES - QUICK GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE


Shown here below is a good sized plant of a green South African cycad that, in the ground, makes a large and magnificent plant.  Encephalartos transvenosus gets enormous with trunks over 20 feet tall.  Leaves are six to eight feet long and leaflets are shiny, dark green with some glaucous faint hairs on the leaflets.  So, it makes a big show.  The plants on special below are 3 to 4 year old band size.  They can be easily shipped within the U.S.  See first four photos.  The fifth photo shows how large they get (background plant).  The last photo is a larger plant at the nursery. This is a full sun species along the coast with a cold tolerance is 22 degrees F.

REGULAR PRICE THIS BAND SIZE $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50

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


Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus Encephalartos transvenosus by MR Encephalartos transvenosus

 

STANGERIA ERIOPUS
RARE DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD
ALMOST LOOKS LIKE A FERN



TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


Enthusiasts love this species for a lot of reasons.  It is small, never over about four feet tall.  It is also quick growing with attractive fern like leaves.  It also tolerates filtered light or coastal sun and is easy to "sneak into" that small open area on the garden floor.  We are offering citrus pot plants at an excellent price.  This species is CITES protected and endangered in the wild.  Mature leaf length is three feet.  This species is easy to cone and you might want to consider getting several plants if you every want to set seeds and help conserve this great species.  The plants on this special have caudexes of about two inches.  We do have larger plants at somewhat higher prices.  BTW, this species is getting increasingly difficult to find.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT SIZE $300
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS CITRUS POT SIZE $245

Very limited supplies on this rare species.  You must mention this Blog Only Special when purchasing.  This size can be easily shipped by mail order within the U.S.
 
Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus 
Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus 
Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus  Stangeria eriopus 

     

ENCEPHALARTOS LONGIFOLIUS – BLUE FORM
MEDIUM TO LARGE RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD


BLUE STACKED LEAFLETS - MINIMAL IF ANY SPINES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

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.  The seedlings on sale should be a nice blue form.  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.  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 seedlings on sale are in band containers (3 x 3 x 9 inches).   They’d benefit from a year or two in a one or two gallon pot before putting them in the ground.  They are easy to mail order within the U.S.  The band size is shown in the first six photos.

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

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


Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 
Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 
Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue  Encephalartos longifolius blue 

 

RABBITS FOOT FERN
DAVALIA FEJEENSIS



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


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

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

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


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

 

SILVER BRAKE FERN
PTERIS CRETICA



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


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

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


We might also have some one gallons available.

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

 

PHLEBODIUM AUREUM
THE BLUE STAR FERN


SHORT HEIGHT – BLUE TO BLUE-GREEN LEAVES
CAN BE USED AS GROUND COVER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON POTS


This species of blue, crawling fern is native to regions of the southeastern U.S., down through Mexico and Central American and into the Caribbean and South America.  It gets to heights of about two to three feet and is rhizomatous in nature.  It can slowly spread along the ground but is easy to control.  Leaf color is definitely a blue or blue-green color.  It can be used as a ground cover as shown below.  It likes filtered light and is cold hardy into the twenties F.

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

The first six photos show our 5 gallon size on special.  We also have 1 gallon plants.  The plants in the garden photo below were in full sun in San Diego, CA.


Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum Blue Star Fern Phlebodium aureum
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 Phlebodium aureum

 

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 very large 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.

Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern
Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern
Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern Birdsnest Fern

 

CALADIUM HYBRIDS
BRIGHT AND VIBRANT COLORS



TYPE OF "ELEPHANT EAR PLANT"
TEN DAY SPECIAL SIX INCH PLANTS

Caladium are a type of Elephant Ear Plant and related to Alocasia and Colocasia.  They are native to Central and South America.  They are grown world wide.  They are known for their vibrantly colored heart shaped leaves.  This includes green, white, orange, red, pink and other colors.  The bright foliage shown below comes from tubers or bulbs.  These can go dormant during winter.  Mature plant height is 12 to 24 inches.  If you maintain temperatures above sixty degrees F. there is the possibility that foliage will winter over.  For most people, foliage will die off in the fall.  But, if you don't overwater them, foliage reappears in the following late spring.  Below are six different hybrid types we are offering.  Some have crazy names but are a simple way to add exciting color to the garden.  The cany take some sun or strong filtered light in many areas.  We just got in the plants shown below.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 6 INCH CALADIUM $17.50

Garden photos below showing usage in the garden c/o Longfield-Gardens.com

 

Caladium frog in a blender
Caladium frog in a blender
Caladium frog in a blender
Caladium frog in a blender
Caladium carolina
Caladium carolina
Caladium carolina
Caladium carolina
Caladium pink panther
Caladium pink panther
Caladium pink panther
Caladium pink panther
Caladium red  sizzle
Caladium red
Caladium red sizzle
Caladium red
Caladium tequila sunrise (
 Caladium tequila sunrise
Caladium tequila sunrise
 Caladium tequila sunrise
Caladium sizzle
 Caladium sizzle
Caladium sizzle
 Caladium sizzle
Caladium in garden Longfield-Gardens.com
Photo by Longfield-Gardens.com

Caladium in garden Longfield_Gardens.com
 Photo by Longfield-Gardens.com
Caladium in garden Longfield-Gardens.com
 Photo by Longfield-Gardens.com 

 

FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER, 2021

CHRISTMAS DAY 2020
PALM & TROPICAL PLANT EXCURSION


SECOND SHOWING - AROUND SAN DIEGO, CA
UNUSUAL SPECIES - TREES IN FLOWER
LOTS OF DIFFERENT PALMS


I've decided to show this again, 9 months later.  Last Christmas, with Covid restrictions in place, my wife and I were sort of bored come mid-Christmas day, 2020.  No family visitors - All by ourselves.  So, off we went to do one of our favorite things.  That is - driving around looking for unusual plant species.  We do this from time to time.  Our local Royal poinciana has been forming mature seed pods, so that was a great starting point.  From there we went to Balboa Park to photograph some nice palms.  Then, area by area we worked our way to Mission Bay Park near San Diego Bay.  I'm sharing some photos of great species that may interest you.  I particular focused on Brahea edulis (which does super well here) and a stand of Livistona decipiens (decora) in fruit.  Included are some nice succulent trees and some flowering trees still with blossoms in December.  Also shown below are a few nice palm species.  All in alphabetical order.  This is just meant to be a photographic presentation.

Archontophoenix sp. probably purpurea
Archontophoenix purpurea, Balboa Park
Bauhinia variegate in blossom december
Bauhinia variegata in blossom
Bauhinia variegata blossm pink December
Bauhinia variegata in blossom
Brachychiton rupestris SD
Brachychiton rupestrisut
Brachychiton rupestris SD
Brachychiton rupestris
Brahea armata juvenile sd
Brahea armata juvenile
Brahea edulis SD
Brahea edulis, fruiting
Brahea edulis SD
Brahea edulis, fruiting
Brahea edulis SD trunk
Brahea edulis, close up of rough trunk
Caryota gigas juvenile
Caryota gigas, not mature size
Caryota gigas leaf
Caryota gigas
Cordyline fruiticosa red full sun SD
Coryline fruiticosa in full sun
Crinum amabile purple Queen Emma
Crinum amabile - Queen Emma Lily
Crinum amabile
Crinum amabile - Queen Emma Lily
Dasylirion longissimum
Dasylirion longissimum
Dracena draco
Dracena draco
Dracena draco fruit
Dracena draco fruit
Dracena draco
Dracena draco
Dypsis lutescens
Dypsis lutescens Balboa Park S.D.
Howea forsteriana triple
Howea forsteriana triple
Hibiscus tree pink
Hibiscus in December flower
Hibiscus tree pink
Hibiscus in December flower
Hyphanae species
Hyphanae species
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis
Jubaea chilensis
Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiesn - decora
Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiesn - decora
Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiesn - decora
Livistona decipiens - decora
Livistona decipiens
Livistona decipiens decora
Livistona decipiesn - decora
Papaya in fruit December
Papaya with December fruit
Papaya in fruit
Papaya with December fruit
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata
Phoenix reclinata
Sabal palmetto
Sabal aplmetto
Sabal palmetto
Sabal palmetto
Staghorn Fern in tree
Staghorn Fern in tree
Staghorn Fern in tree
Staghorn Fern in tree
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma
Tropical garden
Tropical Garden JW
Veitchia species
Veitchia species
Veitchia species
Veitchia species
Veitchia species in fruit
Veitchia species

Washingtonia robusta, old and tall along street
Washingtonia stand in distance
Washingtonia robusta telephoto from 2 miles
Mitzi with Jubaea
Mitzi, my wife, palm spotter next to Jubaea

 

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.


TEN DAY SALE PRICE THIS NEW HYBRID 25 GALLON SIZE $525

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

 

DYPSIS PEMBANA
MEDIUM TO TALL PALM FROM PEMBA ISLAND

 


SOMETIMES SUCKERING, SOMETIMES SINGLE TRUNK
SUCKERING FORM SHOWN HERE

TEN DAY SPECIAL SUCKERING 15G PLANTS

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

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

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

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


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

 

HEDYSCEPE CANTERBURYANA
FROM LORD HOWE ISLAND


SILVER CROWN SHAFT - SILVER TRUNK
UMBRELLA SHAPED CROWN OF LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL TWELVE YEAR OLD 15 GALLON SIZE

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE OLD AND LARGE 15G $350

Remember: Mention this Special for this discount.  And, we only have a few available.


Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g
Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g
Hedyscepe canterburyana Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g Hedyscepe canterburyana old 15g

 

WALLICHIA DISTICHA
SINGLE TRUNK, LEAVES IN ONE PLANE

 


A VERY INTERESTING AND PECULIAR PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL RARELY SEEN 15 GALLON SIZE

This is an unusual palm that has all of its leaves in a single plane when mature.  That is to say from the front, it is a fairly large, "Caryota-appearing" palm tree.  But, looking from the side, it is narrow and you can hardly see it.  The dictionary definition of "distichous" is:  "Arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis: distichous leaves. "  In this case, the trunk of the palm is the axis.  

This species is native to the Himalaya Mountains in Asia, spreading from northern India across to northern Thailand.  There it grows at altitudes of up to 4000 feet.  It can easily be grown in many areas of Southern California.  It tolerates temperatures down to about the mid to upper twenties F.  It prefers full sun.  Mature height is about 30 feet.   

Wallichia could be confused with Arenga and Caryota, both of which are also from the same part of the world.  All have leaflets that have jagged or toothed apical ends as shown here.  All also go through a flowering process that begins at the upper trunk and works its way down the trunk over time.  And, all have stems that die after suckering.  When there is only one stem (as with this species), the tree will die after it flowers.  Seeds of Wallichia disticha are very small as shown here.  The back sides of Wallichia and Arenga leaflets are silver whereas Caryotas are green on the back side.  This helps in identifying the genus.  Trunks of Wallichia disticha are also covered with dense brown fibers as shown here.   

We have very limited numbers of very old and large 15 gallon plants.  See first 6 photos below.  I wish to reiterate that it’s near impossible to find this species for sale.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $295
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $250

But, remember to mention this Special to get your discount.


Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha
Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha
Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha Wallichia disticha

 

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


EASILY TOLERATES INTO THE TEENS F.