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WEDNESDAY, 3 MARCH, 2021

BAD PALM SEEDS?
HOW CAN YOU TELL?



THE FLOAT TEST
THE PINCH TEST
CUT THE SEED OPEN

Many people love to germinate palm seeds and make their plants.  But, there are a few things you need to now right from the beginning if you want to successfully germinate.

1.  Get fresh seeds.  Right off the tree is best.
2.  Pick seeds that are mature, often colorful.  Green seeds germinate poorly.
3.  Remove the fruit from the seeds until you have a clean, often tan colored inner seed.  Fruit can contain chemicals that retard germination.
4.  Pinch test seeds.  Take the picked seeds (with or without fruit) and squeeze hard between two fingers.  They should never collapse.
5.  Float Test the seeds.  Palm seeds almost always sink in water.  Floaters are almost always bad.   Inner cavities of rot within the seed make them float.
6.  Cut open a few seeds.  The fruit should be white or light tan, solid and without signs of rot.  And, you definitely do not want to see inner cavities.
7.  Always soak the cleaned seeds in pure water, especially if you had seeds shipped to you.  This rehydrates them.  If seeds are right off a tree and the fruit is moist and fresh, soaking is not necessary.  But, they would still be cleaned of any fruit.

Photos here show seeds with fruit, the float test with floaters and sinkers and a few seeds cut open showing inner cavities (a bad sign).  For techniques on germination, see our article on
Palm Seed Germination at this website.


Butia capitata seeds with yellow fruit
Butia capitata seeds with fresh yellow fruit
Chambeyronia seeds with red fruit
Chambeyronia seeds with red fruit



Green palm seeds
Green seeds, not ready to pick



palm seeds
Livistona saribus seeds with blue fruit
Jubaea chilensis cleaning fruit off seed
Cleaning fruit off Jubaea chilensis
Palm Seed Float Test
Float test:  Note floating seeds
Palm Seed Float TEst
Float test - Astrocaryum seeds floating
Float Test Sinkers
Float Test:  Note good seeds sink to bottom
Float Test Sinkers
Sinking seeds on float test
Cavity in Palm Seeds
Cavity in bad Astrocaryum mexicanum seeds
Palm Seed Cavity Astrocaryum mexicanum
Cavity in Astrocaryum mexicanum
Cavity in palm seeds
Cavity in bad Gastrococos crispa seeds
Cavity in Palm Seed
Cavity in Gastrococus crispa

 

ENCEPHALARTOS FEROX
SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



STUNNING RED FEMALE CONE
GREEN HOLLY FERN - LIKE LEAFLETS

The first six photos below are of a 15g Encephalartos ferox at the nursery that has put out an almost "Fire Engine Red" female cone.  I fear the real color is not showing on this Webpage, but it's true red in real life.  This plant is for sale.  The caudex size is 12.5 inches.   I've found that male cones don't have the same intensely red color.  See last photo.  Leaves are green and leaflets are armed with small spines.  Many say the leaves look like a Holly Fern.  Mature, this is a medium sized cycad that likes either filtered light inland or some sun along the coast.   But, it's best not to grow it in full sun anywhere locally as leaves tend to get a lime green color.  Cold hardiness is down to the low 20's F. 

I have shown an assortment of other photos below including a smaller plant at the nursery.   We have a nice assortment of sizes available.  But, only mature, larger plants will cone.

Encephalartos ferox female red cone Encephalartos ferox female red cone Encephalartos ferox female red cone
Encephalartos ferox female red cone Encephalartos ferox female red cone Encephalartos ferox female red cone
Encephalartos ferox female red cone Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox female red cone
Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox Encephalartos ferox female red cone

 

BURRETIOKENTIA KOGHIENSIS
RARE NEW CALEDONIAN PALM


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

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

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

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


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

 

SABAL BLACKBURNIANA
LARGE AND TALL FAN PALM


FULL SUN - VERY DURABLE PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON

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

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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA TEPEJILOTE
SINGLE TRUNK, TALL 
SHADE-LOVING PINNATE PALM


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL $85

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


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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX MADAGASCARENSIS
MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZE MADAGASCAR PALM



SINGLE TRUNK - GREEN LEAVES
SALE ON 15 AND 20 GALLON PLANTS

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

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

We have a limited number of 15 and 20 gallon plants.  We're putting them on sale.  The large palm below is by Daryl Occonor via PACSOA.

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

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

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

 

GAUSSIA MAYA
A VERY DIFFERENT PALM FOR SO. CALIFORNIA


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


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

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

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

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


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

 

EUTERPE EDULIS
TALL, SINGLE TRUNK PINNATE PALM



EXOTIC AND TROPICAL APPEARING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE
 

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


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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA GLAUCIFOLIA
SUPER SIMILAR TO C. PLUMOSA



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

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

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

Mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.


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

 

SYAGRUS SCHIZOPHYLLA
THE ARICURY PALM, THE ARIKURYOBA PALM


 

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

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

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

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


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

 

SYAGRUS CORONATA
THE LICURY PALM

VERY DIFFERENT APPEARING SYAGRUS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your discount!


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

 

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL FEW REMAINING 5 GALLON SIZE

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

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

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

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

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

 

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 $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $52.50


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

 

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM

 

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

This great palm is known for its rusty-brown/red crown shaft that is quite fuzzy to the touch.  It therefore has its common name of the Teddy Bear Palm.  It is not a huge palm, usually getting up to about twenty-five feet with a six inch thick trunk.  Trunk color is silver with prominent rings.  Leaf color is green.  Right on the coast it takes full sun easily.  Far inland would require part day sun or filtered light.  Cold tolerance is down to about 25 degrees F.  This is one of the most popular palms around.  I’m offering our band size on special. 


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

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


Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos
Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos Dypsis leptocheilos

 

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 $55

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


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

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

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD
EXCELLENT COLD HARDINESS

 

MEDIUM SIZE MATURE
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT AS SHOWN

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

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

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

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


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

 

KAHILI GINGER
HEDYCHIUM GARDNERIANUM

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

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

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

Just mention this Special for your discount when you purchase. 


Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger
Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Kahili Ginger Govt. Queensland, AU

 

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 $52.50

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

 

HIBISCUS BLACK BEAUTY
GORGEOUS RED FLOWER



TOUCHES OF WHITE ON THE BACK OF FLOWER
FULL SUN PLANT IN MOST AREAS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


This is about the fourth type of interesting Hibiscus I've offered on sale over the past few months.  Like many other Hibiscus, this variety takes full sun and doesn't get too tall.  Mature height is about six feet.  Blossoms are deep red with flashes of white on the back side.  Petals are slightly separated as shown.  Leaves are green.  Below about 34 degrees, blossoms will drop off but come back strong in the spring.  We have about 8 different types of Hibiscus.  The plants themselves do tolerate a freeze or somewhat below 32 degrees.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON THIS SPECIES $25


Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty
Hibiscus black beauty Hibiscus black beauty  

 

ASSORTED BROMELIADS
NEW ONES - JUST ARRIVED

ALL VERY COLORFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL 6 INCH POT SIZE

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL BROMELIADS BELOW $35


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

 

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


 

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE GORGEOUS PLANTS

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

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

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


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

 

SUNDAY, 28 FEBRUARY, 2021 

COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA
VERY POPULAR FAN PALM


CUTE MEDIUM SIZED SUN PALM

This is a rather thin trunked fan palm native to Cuba.  It attains a height of typically twenty to thirty feet, rarely taller.  Below the crown of leaves is an attractive pattern of meshed and woven fibers.  The middle and base of the trunk are usually woody.  You will note the the leaves are prominently divided into thin, long leaf segments.  These leaves are held by a prominent petiole.  The dorsal color of the leaves is typically green with a blue-green or sometimes silver color below.  This species likes sun and heat.  Cold tolerance is into the upper twenties F. 

In general, all Coccothrinax are slow growing plants.  This is especially true in container grown plants.  In the ground they are quicker growing.  Shown here is a one gallon
Coccothirnax miraguama.  Of note, there are several varieties of C. miraguama, but I won't get into this here.  Shown are C. miraguama
in domestic plantings. For the garden, Coccothrinax are nice species to grow because they take sun and heat and don't take up too much room.  As you can see, the crowns of leaves are not large.  And, they are strikingly different than anything else you'd be growing.  We have various species of this genus for sale in a variety of species and do, on occasion, have this species as well. 

COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA
COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA COCCOTHRINAX MIRAGUAMA

 

COCCOTHRINAX BARBADENSIS
SLENDER, TALL AND CLEAN TRUNK
SMALLER GREEN LEAVES


LIKES SUN AND HEAT

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

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

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

 

COCONUT QUEEN PALM
DESIRABLE SYAGRUS HYBRID
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WHEN MATURE



SYAGRUS ROMANZOFFIANA X SCHIZOPHYLLA
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE BOXED PLANTS

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

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

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

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


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

 

PRESTOEA MONTANA
AKA PRESTOEA ACUMINATA VAR. MONTANA



SINGLE TRUNK BEAUTY - NATIVE TO PUERTO RICO
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 15 GALLON PLANTS

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

The hallmarks of this species are it's wide and very shiny green leaves, its somewhat slender trunk and it's overall beautiful appearance.  Plant heights can reach forty feet or more.  This species should be grown in part day sun or filtered light.  It likes rich soil and ample moisture.  I'd estimate it's cold tolerance is down to about a freeze or a bit less.  It is not a beginner species but worth it if you can grow one.

Shown here is a good size 15g plant.  We have limited numbers.  If you talk about difficulty in finding species of palms, this one might be near the top of the list.  Note that this species has historically been known as "Prestoea montana" but in more recent years has been considered a variety of P. acuminata.

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

Remember to mention this Special to get this price.


Prestoeas montana Prestoeas montana Prestoeas montana
Prestoeas montana Prestoeas montana Prestoeas montana
Prestoea montana Prestoeas montana Prestoeas montana

 

COPERNICIA ALBA
COLD HARDY, BLUE-GREEN, SOUTH AMERICAN FAN PALM

TALL, THIN TRUNK – TAKES SOME COLD
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE

This tall fan palm with a very thin trunk comes from Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and southern Brazil.  The species name "alba" refers to the white color of the underside of the leaves.  Heights can reach up to one hundred feet, but the trunk is never more than 12 inches in diameter.  Of all the Copernicia, this species is the most cold hardy, easily tolerating temperatures down to about 20 degrees.  Leaves are 3 feet wide, gray-green in color with a white waxy coat.  It is a full sun plant.

Shown here is our 15g size which we've put on special.  The have basal diameters are very chunky.  It is possible to mail order this size and have it shipped right to your door.

REGULAR PRICE 15G IS $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $180


Here in California, this species and size are difficult to find.  It's a great alternative to the typical fan palms available.  It also tolerates desert sun and heat.  Limited numbers available.  Also nice is is lack of tendency to form the "ugly" petticoat seen with other palms like Washingtonia. 


Copernicia alba Copernicia alba Copernicia alba
Copernicia alba Copernicia alba Copernicia alba
Copernicia alba Copernicia alba Copernicia alba

 

LIVISTONA SARIBUS
LARGE, DARK & HOOKED SPINES


MEDIUM TO TALL FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE

This medium to tall fan palm is native to southeast Asia.  It can get to heights of thirty-five feet or more.  It is an interesting palm that is easy to grow and has a very ornamental leaf with deep divisions of the segments.  Its segment almost make a complete circle.  Leaf color is green.  The spines on the petioles tend to be dark in color and dramatic, usually the thing most people remember most about this species.  It is a sun species and cold hardy into the mid-twenties at least.  The 5g size on sale is shown the the first 3 photos.  Also below, one photo below shows the remarkable blue color to the seeds.  We also have available other sizes.  The sixth photo is by John Volk.

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


Just mention this Blog Special for this price when you purchase.  Please note the prominent spines on the leaf stems.

Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus
Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus by John Volk PSST
Livistona saribus Livistona saribus Livistona saribus

 

ACTINOKENTIA DIVARICATA
THE MINIATURE FLAME THROWER PALM

 

PREFERS FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


This thin trunked, medium sized palm comes from New Caledonia where it lives in habitat below overhead tree canopy.  It is very slow growing.  It has a trunk diameter, at maturity, of about three inches.  It has a cream colored crown shaft and a sparse crown of five to six leaves.  It is often seen "leaning" for light among competing plants.  For a nursery, producing a nice 5g plant takes about five years.  For this reason, few nurseries grow this species.  Planted in the garden, growth rate picks up a bit but is still slow.  Newly emerging leaves are often red in color.  If you are in a drier climate, this species would definitely take filtered light.  Since the trunk is small and the canopy is medium sized at most, it is a good species to "sneak into that small, filtered light area".  Cold tolerance is into the low twenties, F.  I've known this species to grow in the San Francisco Bay area. 

We have a very limited supply of Actinokentia.  Of note, this is a monotypic genus with only one species in the genus.  Shown here is one of our 5g plants and photos from habitat and domestic plants.  Note the long slender crown shaft and how plants don't carry very many leaves. We've been selling this species for over 20 years and typically have one or two for sale.  Shown below is the 5g size that we’re putting on Special.

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

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.

Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata
Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata
Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata Actinokentia divaricata

 

RAVENEA RIVULARIS
THE MAJESTY PALM


LARGE PALM WITH A THICK CLEAN TRUNK
FAST GROWING - LIKES WATER AND FERTILIZER
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE


Well grown, the Majesty Palm is a very attractive and fast growing palm from Madagascar.  It got a bad rap initially because people didn't water them enough and rarely fed them.  This resulted in bleached out leaf color and anemic appearing palms.  But, given adequate water and a balanced fertilizer with mircroelements, they are easy to grow.  Mature height is over 40 feet.  The trunk is clean and tapers as you look up the trunk.  Leaf color is green and leaves are un-armed.  Cold tolerance is into the twenties F.  Full sun along the coast is preferred.  They can be used as an interior palm.  I have one in my garden with about 30 feet of trun.

We're putting our 5 gallons on sale. These were grown locally from seeds.
Remember to mention this Blog Only Special if you chose to get this species.

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


Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis
Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis
Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis Ravenea rivularis

 

CRYOSOPHILA STAURACANTHA
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL FAN PALM


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

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

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

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

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

 

CHAMAEDOREA GEONOMIFORMIS
SINGLE TRUNK, DWARF UNDERSTORY PALM

 

PREFERS FILTERED LIGHT – NEVER TALL
SIMPLE UNDIVIDED LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


This species has a native distribution that spreads from Southern Mexico down throughout Central America.  There are some minor differences in plants from the various areas.  Chamaedorea geonomiformis is single trunk and has a simple, bifed leaf as shown here.  It's mature height ranges from two feet up to about five feet tall.  When trying to identify this species, particularly look at the leaf size, shape, length and width.  You'll note that the leaves of this species are longer than they are wide.  Compare this to C. ernesti-agusti below that has very wide leaflets.  Leaf color is green.  Vertical growth is slow.  We only have a few of these for sale.  I'd estimate cold hardiness into the upper teens perhaps but most assuredly to the mid-twenties.  These plants were grown from seeds from Don Hodel’s personal plants.  This species does not like direct sun.

Also, be aware that this is a rare and desirable species and seldom seen for sale.

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

Remember to mention this Blog Only Special at the time of purchase.  This size can be mail ordered.


Chamaedorea geonomiformis 2g Chamaedorea geonomiformis 2g Chamaedorea geonomiformis 2g
Chamaedorea geonomiformis 2g Chamaedorea geonomiformis Chamaedorea geonomiformis 2g

 

HOWEA FORSTERIANA
THE KENTIA PALM



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

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

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

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


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

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX MAXIMA
LARGEST DESCRIBED SPECIES IN THE KING PALM FAMILY



FAST GROWING, BEAUTIFUL
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS

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


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

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


Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima
Archontophoenix maxima Archontophoenix maxima PACSOA Luke Nancarrow Archontophoenix maxima

 

ZAMIA FURFURACEA
THE CARDBOARD CYCAD



SMALL, SEMI-DWARF SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7G PLANTS


Recently we got in some very nice 7g Zamia furfuracea that I'm putting on special.  This species is native to south-eastern Mexico.  It is a semi-dwarf species.  Some clones don't get over three feet tall.  Others can get to ahead height but this is rare.  It has stiff ,small green leaflets.  They are typically oval or an elongated oval in shape.  There are no spines on the leaflets and minimal spines on the stems.  A typical leaf length is two to three feet when mature.  In sun the color is a light green.  The leaflets are a bit hairy as well.  Plants sucker and form small clumps.

Classically, this species is meant for part day sun or strong filtered light.  Along the coast many grow them in full sun.  This gives a smaller, more compact clump.  Cold hardiness is into the lower 20's F.  The plants we have in 7g pots are either large singles or clusters.  Caudexes are up to 5 to 6 inches.  All are nice and can be shipped.  Also, some are growing these as an interior cycad.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 7G PLANTS $175
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH 7G $140

Just mention this Special when purchasing to get this price. 


Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea

 

ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII
LARGER CENTRAL AFRICAN CYCAD



LONG UPRIGHT LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ANY 15G THIS SPECIES THAT WE HAVE!


This unique and larger cycad is native to Uganda.  In fact, at one point it was called the "Uganda Giant Cycad".  This is because it has leaves that extend almost straight up toward the sky and can be twelve feet long or more.  Leaflets are narrow and armed with small spines.  The caudex is a light color and in the wild can be up to ten feet tall.  Historically, as this species is similar to E. laurentianus, it was called also "Encephalartos laurentianus Lake George", referring to its specific habitat.  The nursery plants I'm showing today are multiple recently acquired and outdoor grown 15g plants.  We have other sizes as well, both larger and smaller.  The last photo shows one of our boxed specimens.  Note the appearance of these plants with their long leaves with narrow leaflets.  Enthusiasts love this species because it's a good growing cycad.  Right on the coast I'd give it half day sun.  It's not quite a sun-tolerant as many of the South African species.  Cold tolerance is into the low 20's F.

FOR TEN DAYS:  20% OFF ANY 15G THIS SPECIES THAT IS AT THE NURSERY!

Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii Encephalartos whitelockii ENCEPHALARTOS WHITELOCKII

 

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 two inches or a bit  more.  BTW, this species is getting increasingly difficult to find.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT SIZE $285
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 
  

 

CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST
NEW SPECIES TO OUR NURSERY



COLORFUL HAWAIIAN TI TYPE PLANT
BUT, TOTALLY DIFFERENT!  LEAVES IN ONE PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL SIZE SHOWN


We offered for the first time this unusual Cordyline last spring.  At that time it was totally new to the market.  They sold out within a few days.  So, we worked hard to get in another batch of these exciting plants.  It is a plant that is super colorful.  It may look like the Hawaiian Ti plant.  But, it is totally different.  This species is a dischitous type plant.  Its leaves are in one single plane - from the front is totally seen and wide.  But, from the side it is narrow.  It's similar to a Traveler Palm in this way.  Also, it is a rhizomitous plant.  It grows from rhizomes in the ground.  So, it is suckering!  One plant as shown here becomes a small, non-running clump of several plants.  Photos below show a plant suckering.

Leaves are wide like the Hawaiian Ti but the color is shown more on older leaves.  They are purple-red.  Leaf stems are a colorful red.  Mature height is four to seven feet and it will take coastal sun.  Inland areas would consider part sun or strong filtered light.  By report, it will take a freeze. 

We only have less than a dozen plants.  They’ll all probably be gone in a week or two.  So, don’t dally.  They can be mail ordered but may take an oversized box to ship.  Of note, we're offering them at a lesser price than last year.  They aren't as large as last year.  Our current plants are shown in the first five photos.  I've also shown the plants from last year so you'll know what they'll look like by summer.

REGULAR PRICE 3 GALLON AS SHOWN $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

Mention this Special for this price.


CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST
CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST CORDYLINE TERMINALIS SINGAPORE TWIST Cordyline terminalis singapore twist
Cordyline terminalis singapore twist Cordyline terminalis singapore twist Cordyline terminalis singapore twist
Cordyline terminalis singapore twist Cordyline terminalis singapore twist Cordyline terminalis singapore twist

 

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

 

AGAVE VILMORINIANA
OCTOPUS AGAVE

  

SIMILAR TO A. ATTENUATA BUT CURVED LEAVES
SEMI-DWARF MATURE SIZE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G PLANTS

This species of Agave is native to northern Mexico with perhaps extension into the U.S.  It is not a large plant.  Mature height is up to four feet with a similar spread of the leaves.  The leaves are thick and fleshy and soft at the end.  There is no terminal hard point to them.  The leaves go out and then curve downward.  They are slow growing, green to blue-green in color.  Culturally, they are xerophytic with low water requirements, are somewhat tropical appearing for an Agave and like full, hot sun.  By the way, they get their common name b/c of their mature appearance (last photo) that sort of resembles an octopus.

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

Easy to ship.  Just mention this Special when ordering to get this price.  The next to last photo is c/o Univ of AZ Pima County website.

Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave
Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave
Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave Univ of AZ Pima County website Agave vilmoriana Octopus Agave  

 

PHILODENDRON RED CONGO
RED AND GREEN COMPANION PLANT

ROSETTE FORM – DOESN’T CLIMB
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This is a very desirable Philodendron that likes filtered light and is quite showy.  It's known for it's prominent red color to the leaf stems nd underside of the leaves.  Plants typically after many years are about 2 feet tall and wide.  Extremely old plants can form a thick trunk and crawl on the ground.  We presently putting on special some 2g (8 inch pot) plants on sale.  They are easy to grow and take temperatures down to about a freeze. They want filtered light and do poorly in full sun.  This is a great plant for adding color and filling spots on the garden floor.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $30


Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo
Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo
Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo Philodendron Red Congo

 

PHILODENDRON XANADU
EXOTIC COMPANION PLANT


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

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

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


Just mention this Special when you purchase for this price. 


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

 

MELIANTHUS MAJOR
THE HONEY BUSH



COLD HARDY - MAROON UPRIGHT FLOWERS
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


The Honey Bush plant has green to blue-green leaves.  It is native to South Africa.  It mixes nicely with a cycad garden.  They want full sun and get anywhere from six to fifteen feet tall with a similar width.  Flowers are upright, about 18 inches long and maroon in color.  Cold hardiness is into the teens F.  They are a water conserving type of plant.  They are also quite easy to grow.  The variety we offer ten to be more blue colored leaves.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 GALLON SIZE $30

These should be easy to mail order.  The last blossom photo is c/o Wikipedia.


Melianthus major Melianthus major Melianthus major
Melianthus major Melianthus major Melianthus major wikipedia

 

ASPERAGUS FERN MYERI
ASPARAGUS DENSIFLORUS "MEYERS"

THE FOXTAIL FERN


CLUMPER - NOT RUNNER!
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE 

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $45
TEN DAY SPECIAL $35

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discount. 


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

 

NEOROGELIA HANNIBAL LECTER
DIFFERENT AND COLORFUL



MEDIUM SIZED MATURE - FILTERED LIGHT OR SOME SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 8 INCH POT SIZE


This hybrid Bromeliad is interesting appearing and has horizontal reddish-brown bands laying transversely on an olive green leaf.  Apparently it has Neogogelia tiger in its parentage.  It gets to a maximum height of about 12 inches with a width of 24 inches.  It wants strong filtered light or some sun along the coast.  It is near mature in these pots and ready to pup.  One interesting thing about these plants:  Note the spines on the proximal leaves.  This is highly unusual for a Neorogelia.  These can be mail ordered and should do fine as an interior plant.  It is not easy to find.  This is the first time we've offered it for sale.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 8 INCH POT $45


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Neorogelia hannibal lecter Neorogelia hannibal lecter Neorogelia hannibal lecter

 

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We created this resource to help readers quickly find information on palm species that might interest them.  Plants are listed by groups, species names and common names.  For instance, one could read about "Cold Hardy Palms" or "Desert Palms" with a simple click - or a specific species.  Check it out.  I think you'll enjoy this useful webpage. 

 

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Dypsis lutescens Bismarckia nobilis Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LEHMANNII
A BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

 

A LOOK-AROUND AT THE NURSERY
SHOWING SOME NURSERY PLANTS

A few days ago I decided to show some photos of four or five nursery specimens of this popular South African blue cycad from the Eastern Cape area.  The leaflets of Encephalartos lehmannii are narrow without any spines on the leaflets (except the terminal tip).  The leaves and crown are very neat and uniform.  Trunks can get to five feet tall maximum, but one with two to three feet of trunk is at least three to five decades old.  Leaf color in the sun is intensely blue.  Cold hardiness is about 21 to 22 degrees F.  The photos below are of older plants at the nursery.  Caudex sizes range from nine inches to eighteen inches in width, some with vertical trunk height from age.  Note the intense blue color and the narrow leaflets.  Also note the gold colored “collars” on the caudexes where there were leaf attachments.  These are seen in several blue South African cycads.  We have a very nice selection of this species from small to large.


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

 

BECCARIOPHOENIX ALFREDII
THE MADAGASCAR PLATEAU COCONUT PALM


MEDIUM SIZES SINGLE TRUNK PALM
HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER

TEN DAY SPECIAL ON 15G SIZED PLANTS

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

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


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


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

 

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. 

REGULAR PRICE 1GALLON $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $50 (FIRST ROW OF PHOTOS)

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $80 (SECOND ROW OF PHOTOS)

REGULAR PRICE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G $175 (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 DECARYI
THE TRIANGLE PALM



MEDIUM MATURE HEIGHT
THREE SIDED CROWN SHAFT WITH COLOR
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G AND 25G SIZES

This Madagascar palm is known as the "Triangle Palm" because the crown shaft has three flat sides.  This crown shaft has multiple colors including purple, silver and black.  It gets to a mature height of about 22 feet in 3 decades.  It loves heat and sun.  Leaves are a gray-green color and there is prominent speckling in the inner crown with dark colors.  It is slow growing.  It has a cold tolerance of about 24 degrees F.  The palms on Special are sun and landscape ready.  Plant them tomorrow!  These are way too big for mail order. 

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

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON $500
TEN DAY SPECIAL 225 GALLON $400

 

Remember to mention this Blog Special at the time of purchase.  The 15g size is shown in the first row of photos and the 25g in the second row.

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Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi
Dypsis decaryi Dypsis decaryi

 

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

 

TRITHRINAX ACANTHICOMA
AKA TRITHRINAX BRASILIENSIS



SPINY TRUNK - MEDIUM SIZE FAN PALM
EASILY TOLERATES INTO THE TEENS F.
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE


This single trunk tropical fan palm is noted mostly for its spiny trunk.  The spines are long, randomly directed and almost needle sized.  It is native to South America and gets to a height of about twenty feet.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy into the mid-teens F.  Unlike Trithrinax campestris, the leaflet tips on this species are not sharp nor pointed.  It is a medium rate grower. 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON $170

Remember:  Mention this Special when you purchase.  The 15 gallon on sale are shown in the first four pictures below.  The fifth photo shows a close up of the trunk of an older nursery plant.


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TRITHRINAX ACANTHICOMA Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma
Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma Trithrinax acanthicoma

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
THE DWARF SUGAR PALM


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

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

REGULAR PRICE BAND 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE $80

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

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

  

TRITHRINAX CAMPESTRIS
BLUE, SUCKERING FAN PALM
VERY COLD HARDY


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

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

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

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


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


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

 

DYPSIS PEMBANA
SUCKERING AND SINGLE TRUNK VARIETIES



MEDIUM SIZE – TAKE COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS

This is a rare, sometimes single trunk and other times suckering palm from the Island of Pemba.  It is one of the rare Dypsis not from Madagascar.  It reaches a height of 30 perhaps 40 feet and has thin trunks up to about 6 inches thick.  Expect a mature height of 20 to 25 feet.  It has been found to do quite well in So Cal coastal sun (unlike some other Dypsis species).  Cold hardiness is into the upper twenties F.  Its trunk is gray with prominent rings.  It is cold tolerant to about freezing.  Shown in the first five photos are the two gallon plants we're putting on special.  They are summer repots and not super large.  There are several plants in each pot.  So, you can count on having multiple trunks. 

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AS SHOWN $52.50

I'm also showing in the last photo a 25g plant at the nursery.  Photos are c/o A.B.

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Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana
Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana Dypsis pembana

 

DYPSIS AMBOSITRAE
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED PALM FROM MADAGASCAR

 
WHITE CROWN SHAFT
USUALLY SINGLE TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL ON LIMITED NUMBER OF 5G PLANTS

This extremely rare palm from Madagascar is reported to be critically endangered with only about ten or less palms remaining in the wild.  It may become extinct in the very near future.  It is typically single trunk but some report that doubles or even plants with three trunks have been seen.  The trunk is thin and the crown shaft prominently white when mature.  Mature height is about twenty five feet. 

It is a great growing palm perfect for Southern CA and tolerates full sun along the coast.  Reported cold tolerance is into the mid to upper twenties F.  I have limited numbers available.  The garden specimens below have been growing easily in Encinitas, CA.  We're putting our limited number of 5g plants on Special. 

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

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


Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae
Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae
Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae Dypsis ambositrae

 

PTYCHOSPERMA ELEGANS
THE SOLITAIRE PALM - NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA


ELEGANT SINGLE TRUNK SPECIES
CROWN SHAFT - THIN TRUNK - MEDIUM HEIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE

This single trunk palm species is native to the Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia.  It has a rather thin trunk that typically is six to eight inches thick.  Leaves are about six feet long.  The crown shaft is silver green in color and the leaves are green.  Mature height is about 25 feet on average.  It tolerates temperatures into the 20's F.  I've been growing one in my garden for about 40 years.  It's still gorgeous.  Some plant them as small colonies, two or three together.  We're putting our 2g size on special.  It's been a while since we've offered this species or size 

REGULAR PRICE 2G  $70
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2G SIZE  $60

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

Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans
Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans
Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans Ptychosperma elegans

  

PHOENIX ROEBELENII
THE PYGMY DATE PALM


NATURALLY A SINGLE TRUNK PALM
SALE ON TRIPLE PLANTS IN 5 GALLON SIZE

Most people are familiar with this species, the Pygmy Date Palm.  It is naturally a single trunks species.  But, they are usually sold as "triples" - three individual plants in the same pot - so often, that people think it's a suckering species.  And, 99% of plants are sold as a "multiples".  Over a few decades, this species can get to a height of over ten feet.  They are slow growing.  Triples grow slower than singles.  This species is a type of Date Palm, so it does have spines on its stems.  Growth rate is medium to slow.  It likes full sun and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Of note, it is one of the least cold hardy of all the Date Palms.  Shown here are some shippable 5 gallon which we’re putting on Special. 

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

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


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

 

CARPENTERIA ACUMINATA
TALL, VERY THIN TRUNK
NATIVE TO NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

TEN DAY SPECIAL 1 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.  Note that these 1g are much bigger presently than shown here.

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

Remember:  Mention this Special!

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS LANATUS
A RARE BLUE CYCAD FROM SOUTH AFRICA

 

LOVES HEAT AND SUN – VERY THIN LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


This beautiful South African species of cycad is best known for the silvery throw of new leaves that it displays.  It has a medium sized trunk, usually to a maximum height of six feet.  It does sucker from the base.  Leaves are about three feet long and arching downward.  The leaflets are very narrow and essentially unarmed.  When new leaves emerge they are a brilliant silver in color.  I was absolutely stunned by the beauty of this species the first time I saw a mature plant throw new leaves.  As they age, they become more of a blue green color.  

The native locality for this species experiences extremes in weather from very high summer heat to definite freezes in winter.  In the garden, this species demands sun.  I'd estimate cold hardiness to be in the low 20's.  It is a good species for those in cooler areas who still get summer heat. . 

Shown here is a citrus pot sized plant that has a caudex of 2.75 inches.  Remember that rare cycads are sold by their caudex size.  We’re offering nice prices on this size.  If you buy one and it’s a bit smaller caudex size, it’ll cost less.  If it’s bigger, it’ll be more.

REGULAR PRICE CITRUS POT WITH 2.75 INCHES OF CAUDEX $480
SALE PRICE ONE THIS SIZE $390

Just mention this Special at the time of purchase.  This size is easy to mail order.  The citrus pot size is shown in the first give photos.


Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus
Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus
Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus Encephalartos lanatus

 

CYCAS PECTINATA
TALL GREEN ASIAN CYCAD



SOME COLD HARDINESS
TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE


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

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

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

 

LEPIDOZAMIA PEROFFSKYANA
USER FRIENDLY CYCAD – SPINELESS!


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

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


TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT THIS SIZE $275

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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS - BLUE VARIETY
RARE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD

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

Encephalartos arenarius is from the coastal dunes and forest close to Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.  This species is small to medium in mature size.  Leaf length can range from one to two meters (i.e. three to six feet approximately) depending on cultivar and exposure to sun.  Like many of the Encephalartos from the Eastern Cape, this species is variable in color, size and leaf type.  E. arenarius can range in color from a dull green to a powdery white color (bearing a likeness to E. horridus).   The plants we are putting on special are the blue type.  To get this color they will want full sun or an ample amount of sun.  

It prefers a well draining soil.  Speed of growth of this cycad is good.  You could expect to have a nice garden sized plant from these seedlings in about ten years.  We're offering band size of the blue variety on sale.  Outdoors in full sun they develop more of the blue color.  These are easy to mail order.  I’m also showing gardens plant and one large nursery specimen below.

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

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


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

 

VRIESEA SANGUINOLENTE
LARGE PURPLE BLACK BROMELIAD



BLACK COLOR TO UNDERSIDE OF LEAVES
BEST GROWN IN FILTERED LIGHT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 8/10 INCH POTS


This is a great bromeliad for filtered light.  It gets to quite a large size with a four foot span when mature.  The underside of the leaves is a purple-black.  The top side is a purple green color.  They are slow growing.  Blossoms are large, branched and orange in color.  This is a fabulous companion plant and highly recommended.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SPECIES/SIZE $55

These can be mailed ordered in a good sized box, weather permitting.


 
Vriesea sanguinolente Vriesea sanguinolente Vriesea sanguinolente
Vriesea sanguinolente Vriesea sanguinolente Vriesea sanguinolente

 

SCHEFFLERA ACTINOPHYLLA
THE UMBRELLA TREE



MEDIUM SIZED TROPICAL EVERGREEN TREE
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 20G SIZE

Schefflera is a genus of over 500 species.  The one presented here is a medium sized tree that can get to 30 feet tall with a wide crown of green leaves.  It has been known as Tupidanthus in the past.  Leaflets are clustered in groups as shown below.  It will flower with a red flower but is mostly sought after as a foliage plant or tree.  It can be shaped and pruned to control its size.  It takes full sun along our coast and is cold hardy into the mid 20's F. or perhaps colder.  The 20g size on sale has multiple trunks - grown from multiple individual trees. They are about 10 feet tall in their pots.  They are too big for mail order.  Smaller plants are used as a patio or house plant. 

REGULAR PRICE 20 GALLON $350
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $275


We only have a few this size but can get 5g as well.  The 5th photo below is a 15g plant.  Remember, mention this Special!

Schefflera actinophylla Schefflera actinophylla Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera actinophylla Schefflera actinophylla Schefflera
  Schefflera actinophylla  

 

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 $75
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $55

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

 

BILBERGIA BATON ROUGE
SUN LOVING, CLUMPING BROMELIAD


TOLERATE SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON CLUMPS


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 3-5 GALON CLUSTERS $75

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

 

BILBERGIA CASA BLANCA
ANOTHER SUN TOLERANT BROMELIAD


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


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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 3 OR 5 GALLON CLUMPS $75

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

 

HIBISCUS TRADEWINDS
YELLOW FLOWER WITH RED -PINK CENTERS



COMPACT ADULT PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE

Hibiscus tradewinds is a group of Hibiscus that have various names and colors.  This variety offered here has yellow blossoms with a red-pink center.  They make a smaller mature tree to about six feet tall and four to five feet wide.  Leaves are green and multiple flowers appear at the ends of branches.  It likes sun or at least half sun and is cold hardy almost to a freeze.  Cool weather prevents bud formation.  Plants on sale are 12 to 18 inches tall and forming flowers right now.

TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON $27.50

Hibiscus tradewinds Hibiscus tradewinds Hibiscus tradewinds
Hibiscus tradewinds Hibiscus tradewinds Hibiscus tradewinds

 

TWO VARIEGATED HIBISCUS
ONE WITH RED FLOWERS, ONE WITH YELLOW



FORM SMALL BUSHES OR TREES
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON PLANTS


Below I am showing you two different variegated Hibiscus. 

1.  Variegated Hibiscus cooperi - first four photos
2.  Variegated Hibiscus tileaceus hamoe - photos 6 through 10

All of our Hibiscus have been propagated from cuttings off a mother tree.  Some have several plants per pot.  As most of you know, Hibiscus make a bush or small tree.  Plants are being grown from temperate to tropical localities.  Leaves are typically green with finely serrated edges.  The two plants on sale are more rare variegated forms but still have the colorful blossoms.  All need adequate sunlight.  They do not like severe cold weather.  Cold makes the flower buds drop off.  Keep them damp but not soggy.

TEN DAY SPECIAL EITHER TYPE BELOW $27.50

These can be mail ordered but are sort of fragile for traveling and no guarantees can be made at this time.   Blossom photos are c/o Wikipedia.

Hibiscus cooperi variegated Hibiscus cooperi variegated Hibiscus cooperi variegated
Hibiscus cooperi variegated Wikipedia commons    
Hibiscus tileaceus variegated mahoe Hibiscus tileaceus variegated mahoe Hibiscus tileaceus variegated mahoe
Hibiscus tileaceus variegated mahoe Hibiscus tileaceus variegated mahoe wikipedia  

 

MONDAY, 22 FEBRUARY, 2021 

CARYOTA GIGAS
"THAI MOUNTAIN GIANT", "KING KONG PALM", "BLACK STEM FISHTAIL"


COMPARISON WITH CARYOTA URENS

Yes, this beautiful large palm from northern Thailand has been given a lot of common names.  I'm showing you today some boxed size plants of this species.  We also have 15g for sale.  But, I thought I'd make a few points about this plant that you may not know and make some comparisons to Caryota urens:

•It has an extremely thick fat trunk that can get up to three feet wide (see last photo).  This is much thicker than C. urens.
•Trunk height in Southern California is hardly ever over 35 feet, less than most of us expected.  C. urens can get over 60 feet with ease.
• It appears to tolerate full sun better than C. urens.  By this I mean it has less brown tipping on the leaflets
• It appears to have a shorter life span than expected, often blossoming in less than 15 years. This is less than C. urens.
• It has very wide and long leaves, up to fifteen feet in length and provides good shade underneath.  Caryota urens' leaves are smaller but still quite large.
• It is not as cold hardy as C. urens and will burn in the low 20's F.  But, most plants will survive and return from temperatures of 20 degrees f.
• It is quick growing but does not put on vertical height as fast as Caryota urens.
• If your plant doesn't look good, it's probably from your lack of giving it adequate water (if there's no cold burn)
• It is the most popular Fishtail Palm presently.  In the past, before this species introduction, C. urens was the most popular.  I think people really like the leaves and leaflet shape..

We presently have a limited availability of this species but do have some large 20 gallon plants and young small plants.  Photos shown here are only of Caryota gigas.

Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas
Caryota gigas Caryota gigas Caryota gigas

 

ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS
SUPER BLUE SO AFRICAN CYCAD



VARIOUS SIZES AVAILABLE
LOVES SUN ALONG THE COAST
ONE OF MOST POPULAR CYCADS AROUND!

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.  Shown here are a 5g, 25g and some band sized seedlings.  The last two pictures are of garden plants.  Of note, because of this species popularity, we often run out on certain sizes.  You might want to check out an almost identical species, Encephalartos trispinosus.  We have a good supply of this species. 
Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus
Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus Encephalartos horridus

 

PRITCHARDIA SPECIMEN PALMS FOR SALE
MEDIUM SIZED HAWAIIAN FAN PALM


GREEN LEAVES - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL HUGE 25G SIZE


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

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

REGULAR PRICE 25 GALLON THIS HUGE SIZE $550
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE 25 GALLON $400

Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.

 

Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  
Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  
Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii Pritchardia hildebrandtii  

 

BRAHEA SPECIES "SUPER SILVER"
NICE 15 GALLON PLANTS


BLUE WITH THINNER TRUNK THAT B. ARMATA

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON PLANTS

Shown here is a 15 gallon plant of a Brahea species from Mexico that is presently known as "Brahea species Super Silver".   Undoubtedly someone will describe it in the near future.  Seeds have been available only twice.  These plants are from the first batch that came along.  It is a blue plant but doesn't show the blue until older.  It wants full hot sun and would be perfect for the desert.  I suspect the cold tolerance is similar to Brahea armata, about 15 degrees F.  But, compared to the later, this species trunk is much thinner and it is faster growing.  But, the blue color is just as intense.  Limited numbers available.  Mature plant photo below c/o RPS.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE $170

Remember:  Mention this Special to get your Blog Only discount.



Brahea super silver Brahea super silver Brahea super silver
Brahea super silver Brahea super silver TS RPS Brahea super silver

 

CHAMAEROPS CERIFERA
NATIVE TO MOROCCO
THE SEMI-DWARF "BLUE MED FAN"



FULL HOT SUN - EXTREMELY COLD HARDY 
SUPER OLD 15G PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G PLANTS

This interesting palm is a suckering blue fan palm is native to Morocco.  It's actually quite amazing that it took a long time for taxonomists to realize that it was a species and had it's own unique characteristics.  It's definitely a deep blue color but also it never gets as large as Chamaereops humilus.  The problem was that there were also native short clones of the later.  Chamaerops cerifera is one of the most cold hardy species for those of you in super cold areas.  I've had reports of it going down to 13 degrees F.  Mature height is about six feet or so.  Color is blue in hot sun.  This species does sucker.  The plants on special here are nice 15g plants.  They'd be difficult to ship and for mail order customers, consider the 5g size.  As seen, they are suckering out with a nice sized primary trunk.  We do sell boxed plants if needed on special order. 
 

REGULAR PRICE 5G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE LARGE 5G $165

Remember: Mention this Special for your discount.  Can be shipped or delivered.   The last photo is by TS at RPS.

Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera
Chamaerops cerifera Chamaerops cerifera TS RPs Chamaerops cerifera

 

RHOPALOSTYLIS CHEESEMANII
MEDIUM SIZED PINNATE PALM WITH CROWN SHAFT

 

FROM ROUL ISLAND

TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


Rhopalostylis  cheesemanii is from Roul Island as opposed to Norfolk Island, the home of R. baueri.  It reportedly has darker brown tomentum on the crown shaft and petioles compared to R. baueri and the fruits are larger in size.  But, the most remarkable thing is that some enthusiasts have noticed is that it is a more aggressive grower in Southern California.  In fact, opposed to R. baueri, it has been known to do quite well in full sun right along the coast.  It is a medium sized pinnate palm with a mature height of 25 to 30 feet and crown shafted.  The trunk is about 8 inches thick or a bit more.

 

Although you can't see it below, it has a a dark petiole.  Be aware that many people feel this should be considered a sub-variety of Rhopalostylis baueri.  Some have reported that the crown shaft can take on a purple color.  We are putting very nice 15 gallon plants on sale

 

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $200
SALE PRICE 15 GALLON $180

 

The 8th photo is c/o cloudforest.com website.

Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii
Rhopalostylis cheesemanii Rhopalostylis cheesemanii cloudforest.com website  Rhopalostylis cheesemanii  

 

LIVISTONA LANGINOSA
THE WOOLY LIVISTONA


TALL, THINNER TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 G SIZE

This single trunk fan palm is native to northeastern Australia.  It has previously been referred to as the Cape River Livistona.  Formal description was first done by John Dowe in 1998 - followed by other revisions.  It gets to heights above thirty feet with a trunk diameter of 10 to 18 inches.  In habitat it tolerates hot and arid conditions.  It is a full sun species with cold hardiness to at least the low 20's F.  We're putting our 15 gallon sized plants on special.  These are large for mail order but it can be done.

REGULAR PRICE 15G $195
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $165

Just mention this Blog Special for your discount.  The first habitat photo is c/o Darrel Oconnor Palmpedia and the second by John Dowe c/o Palm Specialist Group

LIVISTONA LANGINOSA LIVISTONA LANGINOSA LIVISTONA LANGINOSA
LIVISTONA LANGINOSA Livistona langinosa Livistona langinosa
Livistona lanuginosa Livistona lanuginosa Darrel Oconnor PalmPedia LIVISTONA LANUGINOSA

 

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

 

BRAHEA ARMATA
THE MEXICAN BLUE FAN PALM
BLUE HESPER PALM

 

VERY BLUE COLORED LEAVES – SLOW GROWING
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE 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 is native to Mexico, specifically to Baja Mexico.  It prefers dry heat and is a challenge to grow in humid areas.  Mature plants take 30 years or more to reach a height of 20 to 25 feet.  The trunks are stout but clean.   These 25g 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.  The plants we are putting on special are intensely blue 2 gallon plants, large for their containers.  The plants on special are shown in the first five photos.  These would be easy to mail order and are extremely cold hardy.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $65
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON $52.50

Just mention this Blog Special to get this nice discount.  I’m also showing a photo of our very nice 15 gallon plants with equally intensive blue color.


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brahea armata brahea armata Brahea armata
Brahea armata Brahea armata Brahea armata

 

SABAL PRINCEPS
SYNONYMOUS WITH SABAL BERMUDANA

HUSKY CARIBBEAN FAN PALM


GREEN TO BLUE GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE

This species of fan palm, according to some taxonomists, may be the same as Sabal Bermudana, native to Bermuda.  We got the seeds from a botanical garden and are keeping the same name as called by that garden.  It gets an 18 to 24 inch thick trunk and has wide green leaves.  It can reach maximum heights of greater than fifty feet, loves sun and heat and is cold hardy into the teens F.  Our band sizes are nicely sized for their container and on sale.

REGULAR PRICE BANDS $50
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $37.50

Remember:  Mention this Blog Only Special for your discounted price when you purchase.  Below I am showing you a large boxed plant in addition to two garden specimens.


 
Sabal princeps  Sabal princeps  Sabal princeps 
Sabal princeps  Sabal princeps  Sabal princeps 
Sabal bermudana - princeps Sabal bermudana - princeps Sabal bermudana

 

ZAMIA FURFURACEA
THE CARDBOARD CYCAD


SMALL, SEMI-DWARF SPECIES
TEN DAY SPECIAL 7G PLANTS


Recently we got in some very nice 7g Zamia furfuracea that I'm putting on special.  This species is native to south-eastern Mexico.  It is a semi-dwarf species.  Some clones don't get over three feet tall.  Others can get to head height but this is rare.  It has stiff ,small green leaflets.  They are typically oval or an elongated oval in shape.  There are no spines on the leaflets and minimal spines on the stems.  A typical leaf length is two to three feet when mature.  In sun the color is a light green.  The leaflets are a bit hairy as well.  Plants sucker and form small clumps.

Classically, this species is meant for part day sun or strong filtered light.  Along the coast many grow them in full sun.  This gives a smaller, more compact clump.  Cold hardiness is into the lower 20's F.  The plants we have about six inch caudexes.  On these sale plants, some are clusters and some are large primary caudexes.  All are nice and can be shiped.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 7G PLANTS $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH 7G $140

Just mention this Special when purchasing to get this price. 


Zamia furfuraceas Zamia furfuraceas Zamia furfuraceas
Zamia furfuraceas Zamia furfuraceas Zamia furfuraceas
Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea Zamia furfuracea

 

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.  I'm showing two plants below that are in citrus pot containers with caudexes of between 3 and 5 inches.  Several we have are in cone.  The last two photos show garden plants.  The first one shown is super full and about an estimated 50 years old.

REGULAR PRICE CIT POT THIS SPECIES, THIS SIZE $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $200

Remember:  Mention this Special for your discounted price!  These can be mail ordered, weather permitting.


ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI
ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI
ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI ZAMIA FISCHERI

 

SUPER UNUSUAL ENCEPHALARTOS HYBRID
F2 HYBRID WITH E. WOODII POLLEN



ENCEPHALARTOS (E. NATALENSIS X E. WOODII) X (ENCEPHALARTOS HORRIDUS X E. WOODII)
CHANCE FOR "WOODII" LIKE CYCAD

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POT SIZE

This should prove to be one of the most interesting hybrid Encephalartos available on the market.  It is an F2 hybrid.  These were done from domestic plants in Southern California.  The hybridizer took pollen from the E. horridus x woodii to pollinate a receptive female of E. natalensis x woodii.  As most know, E. woodii is extinct in the wild and only male plants are known to exist.  E. horridus x woodii (Encephalartos "horwood") is one of the most sought after hybrids around.  I've shown multiple photos of the plants on Special as well as close up photos of the leaves of both parents.  Respect that since this is a backcross of two parents with woodii blood that it may be one of the more "woodii-appearing" hybrids on the market nowadays.  It'll want full sun and be cold hardy to the low 20's F.

TEN DAY SPECIAL CITRUS POTS THIS HYBRID $110

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

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

 

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 $60
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G $45
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

 

ORANGE CLIVIA
CLIVIA MINIATA


SPRING BLOOMER - THROWING FLOWERS RIGHT NOW
TEN DAY SPECIAL ALMOST BLOOMING 1G PLANTS

Clivia are one of everyone's favorites for Spring.  This is because they reliably blossom this time of year in our locality.  The plants shown here are the orange variety.  They have huge blossoms that come on in the spring.  These are starter plants and will definitely be much bigger next year in the garden.  At that point you'll get several clusters of blossoms on long stalks.  They like filtered light and are cold hardy to the low 20's F.  Of note, we also have older large clumps in 5g pots that have at least five or more blossoming plants. 

REGULAR PRICE ORANGE 1 GALLON $25
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $17.50


Just mention this Special when purchasing to get the discount


Clivia orange1g near flower Clivia orange1g near flower Clivia orange1g near flower
Clivia orange1g near flower Clivia orange1g near flower Clivia orange1g near flower
Clivia Clivia clivia

 

BIRDS NEST ANTHURIUM
ANTHURIUM HOOKERI


A PERFECT UNDERSTORY COMPANION PLANT
SEMI-DWARF - LEATHERY, DARK GREEN LEAVES
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 5 GALLON PLANTS

Enthusiasts 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 5 gallon I’m putting on special are well sized with 2.5 to 3 foot leaves.  They are ready to plant.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Flowers are red, as are the tiny seeds.   These plants are real winner and you can’t go wrong with them.  I can mail order these plants.  And, some have grown them as interior plants.

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

If you have filtered light in the garden or patio, you’ll not regret getting this species.


Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri
Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri
Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri Anthurium hookeri

 

GASTERIA SPECIES
THE HUMMINGBIRD LILY



SHADE TOLERANT SUCCULENT - IN FLOWER NOW
DEFINITELY WILL ATTRACT HUMINGBIRDS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 8 INCH BLOSSOMING PLANTS


These Hummingbird Lilies are a type of Gasteria.  After doing my research, the leaves and plant resemble Gasteria flow.  But, the latter are shorter triangular leaves that come to a point.  This species has longer thick dark green leaves with white spots that have more of a rounded tip.  They produce long protruding pink blossoms that the hummingbirds love.  They are going into flower right now.  They prefer strong filtered light or just a bit of sun.  If put into sun the leaves get more of a blue color.  These have a cold hardiness below a freeze.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 8 INCH PLANTS $45

These can be mail ordered, weather permitting.

Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily
Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily Gasteria Flow - hummingbird lily

 

AECHMEA BLUE TANGO
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING HUGE PURPLE-BLUE BLOSSOM



MAKES LARGE PLANT FOUR FEET ACROSS
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS VERY RARE BROMELIAD


This fabulous larger Bromeliad species is known for it's spectacular purple-blue blossom with pink inner colors.  It is a large 18 inch blossom protruding above the plant.  Foliage is green and mature size of the plant is up to four feet across.  This is a very rare and hard to find hybrid plant.  This is the first time we've had this Bromeliad.  The last photo is by the National Garden Association.

DISCOUNTED PRICE THIS BROMELIAD  $135

Aechmea blue tango Aechmea blue tango Aechmea blue tango
Aechmea blue tango Aechmea blue tango by National Garden Association

 

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.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 5G PLANTS $50

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

 

SATURDAY, 20 FEBRUARY, 2021

CHAMAEDOREA TENELLA
SUPER CUTE DWARF UNDERSTORY PALM




SIMPLE, UNDIVIDED LEAVES
A REAL COLLECTOR ITEM

This is an adorable small, single trunk, understory palm from Southern Mexico that is typically about two feet tall.  In habitat, it has been known to attain a height of three to four feet.  Trunks are quite thin, usually about a quarter of an inch thick.  Leaves are complete (simple) with no divided leaflets.  It is closely related to Chamaedorea geonomiformis, just smaller.  The lumping type taxonomists must drool at the possibility of someday lumping the two together.  It is rarely seen on the market.  Recently we got in about five of these and they sold the same day.  But, I still wanted to show them to you.  It wants filtered light and has a cold hardiness somewhere in the mid-twenties F.  Because of its rarity, little is offered about culture in reference books.  Anticipate in the future that, from time to time, we'll have small plants available.
 
    Chamaedorea tenella
Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella  
Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella Chamaedorea tenella

 

ARCHONTOPHOENIX PURPUREA
THE PURPLE CROWN SHAFT KING PALM


VERY BEAUTIFUL - GOOD GROWER
TRIPLES! – THREE PLANTS PER POT
TEN DAY SPECIAL TRIPLE 15 GALLON SIZE


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

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

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

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


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

 

WODYETIA BIFURCATA
THE FOXTAIL PALM


MULTIPLES – SEVERAL PLANTS IN EACH POT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON MULTIPLES


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 and is natively a single trunk palm.  It loves heat and sun.  Cold tolerance is 22 to 24 degrees F.  It’s been difficult lately to find them with any size.  The plants below were imported into CA.  They nicely sizes but there are three to five plants per pot.  I’m showing one of these in its pot as well as a few photos of multiple Foxtails planted together in a garden.  The plants on sale are in 15g pots and about 9 to 10 feet tall in their container.  This species wants full sun, enjoys heat and is cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  Trunks of this species are rather narrow for their mature height and the crown shaft is a silver-green color.  For those who like crown shafted palms that have full heads of leaves, these might work well for you.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON MULTIPOLES $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE 15 GALLON MULTIPLES $195


Remember:  Mention this Blog Special when you purchase. 


Wodyetia bifurcata multiple 15g Wodyetia bifurcata multiple 15g Wodyetia bifurcata multiple 15g
Wodyetia bifurcata multiple 15g Wodyetia bifurcata multiple 15g Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata Wodyetia bifurcata multiple

 

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 $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $175

 
Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form Chamaedorea radicalis dwarf form
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis
Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis

 

BISMARCKIA NOBILIS
STUNNING BLUE FAN PALM FROM MADAGASCAR


POPULAR, BLUE, STATELY AND BEAUTIFUL!
TEN DAY SPECIAL NICE 25 GALLON SIZE

All the time customers are seeking out Bismarckia, especially for mail orders to other states.  We have available some 15 gallon plants of this species that can be mail ordered.  But, we don't have too many.  For several decades we've been growing this stunning blue fan palm from Madagascar.  These are the blue form.  You’ll note that there’s some purple color to the leaves and stems.  This is because they were outdoor grown and saw cold weather into the twenties F.  But, this is the blue form as only the blue ones seem to show purple with cold.  As they grow, all leaves remain blue.  Mature specimens in their native habitat reach heights of over forty feet.  Trunk diameter can reach 18 inches or a bit more.  Leaf width can be up to eight feet.  

This is a very attractive palm and should be given room in the garden to show it off.  It prefers full, hot sun.  Many people in desert locations have found they can grow it.  Cold tolerance is about 22 degrees, although plants seeing colder have come back from injury.  Shown are our 25 gallon plants on special. 

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


Remember:  Mention this Special for this price.  Limited numbers available.


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

  

BISMARCKIA SPECIES MAYOTTE ISLAND
THE GREEN BISMARCKIA



BISMARCKIA BUT WITHOUT THE BLUE COLOR
VERY ATTRACTIVE, LARGER GREEN FAN PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL OLD
15G SIZED PLANTS


One of the favorite characteristics of Bismarckia is the blue color to the leaves. But, there is a green variety on the island of Madagascar.  At another location, there is an endemic green Bismarckia known as the  "Mayotte Island" form.  There is very little published about these green forms of the Bismarck Palm.  It likes sun and is probably cold hardy into the low 20's F.  Most feel it's not quite as cold hardy as the blue form.  On these green Bismarckias, often you'll see red in the leaf stem or a hint of it on the leaves.  Of course, this is a full sun palm.  This is a very rare palm to find as everyone seeks out the blue type.  But, we have this more rare green form and have found they are showing nice cold hardiness to the low 20's F.  The plant shown below is about twelve years old.  We have a handful of them.

REGULAR PRICE 5G $225
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15G SIZE $185

Remember to mention this Blog Special for this discounted price.

Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g
Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g
Bismarckia nobilis green form 15g Bismarckia nobilis green Bismarckia nobilis green

 

CHAMAEDOREA MICROSPADIX
SMALLER TYPE OF BAMBOO PALM



GREEN LEAVES – VERY THIN TRUNKS
BRIGHT RED FRUIT
NEAR MATURE 15 GALLON – TEN DAY SPECIAL

This shade loving species is sought after for several reasons:
It doesn't get too tall, rarely over 8 feet tall
It suckers and forms a nice clump
It has good cold tolerance into the upper teens F.
Leaves are sometimes iridescent and a blue color on their underside

It is a type of Bamboo Palm.  Trunks are very thin, sometimes just a quarter of an inch.  Leaves are short, usually 2 to 3 feet.  On the females with pollination, you’ll get super red but small fruits.  It prefers filtered light, doesn’t get very tall and is cold hardy into the upper teens F.  It also makes an ideal patio or interior palm.

We are presently offering near mature 15g plants on special.

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

Just mention this special when purchasing to get this price.  The 15g size is shown in the first 5 photos.  The last photo is a 25 gallon nursery plant.


Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix
Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix
Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix Chamaedorea microspadix

  

PINANGA CORONATA
SUPER BEAUTIFUL IVORY CANE PALM


SUCKERING FILTERED LIGHT EXOTIC PALM
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON SIZE

This exotic suckering pinnate palm is native to Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi.  It has thin trunks that can have a blonde color.  Leaves are somewhat narrow, green in color with an unarmed petiole.  Mature height in CA is usually about twelve feet although in the tropics they get much taller.  They like filtered light but can take a bit of morning sun.  Too much sun here will burn them.  Cold hardiness is into the upper 20's F.  I had a mature specimen that produced large numbers of purple fruit for years.  This species is similar to Pinanga kuhlii but has more repetitive regular leaves and less mottling to the leaflets.  Of note, some taxonomists consider these two species synonymous.  Shown here are some 5 gallon plants which we’re putting on special. 

REGULAR PRICE 5 GALLON $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $80

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


Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata
Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata Pinanga coronata

 

PRITCHARDIA MARTII
HAWAIIAN FAN PALM



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

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

REGULAR PRICE 5G $100
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5G SIZE $75


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

 

BASSELINIA ERIOSTACHYS
DESIRABLE SMALLER PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA



SINGLE TRUNK AND CLUSTERING
THIN TRUNK, PURPLE CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE


This species of understory palm is endemic to many areas of New Caledonia where it grows at sea level and in mountainous areas.  It is both single trunk and suckering in form.  Stems are small and prominently ringed.  The crown shaft is often a purple color.  Mature height is typically under ten feet.  Leaves are slightly arching and leaflets are green and of irregular width, often wider at the terminal portion of the leaf.  This palm is being grown in Southern California and New Zealand.  It wants filtered light or a bit of sun, no more.  Cold tolerance is unknown but apparently down to near a freeze.

TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON SIZE $65

The mature photo below is by an unknown author c/o Palmpedia.

Basselinia eriostachys Basselinia eriostachys Basselinia eriostachys
Basselinia eriostachys Basselinia eriostachys Palmpdia Basselinia eriostachys

 

BASSELINIA PANCHERI
RARE SINGLE TRUNK EXOTIC PALM FROM NEW CALEDONIA



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - DARK OR BLACK CROWN SHAFT
TEN DAY SPECIAL 2 GALLON PLANTS

This super exotic single trunk pinnate palm is native to New Caledonia and is being grown by some enthusiasts in Sothern California.  It is very slow growing and has a mature height of eight to ten feet.  The crown shaft is often dark in color, sometimes speckled or has faint linear lines.  The trunk is 2 to 4 inches and leaflets are wide.  Leaves have the appearance of being solid but they are divided into wide leaflets.  This palm should be grown in filtered light.  It has a cold tolerance down to about a freeze.  Also understand that this species is very slow growing - so be patient.  We're offering three year old 2 gallon plants here.  These were repotted this past summer into 2 gallon pots.

REGULAR PRICE 2 GALLON $85
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $60

Remember:  Mention this Special!

Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri
Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri
Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri Basselinia pancheri

 

CYCAS PANZHIHUAENSIS
RARE GREEN CHINESE CYCAD

 


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


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

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

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

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


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

 

ENCEPHALARTOS NUBIMONTANUS
SUPER RARE BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD



MEDIUM SIZE MATURE - TOLERATES COASTAL SUN
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZED SEEDLINGS   

This species very rare blue cycad is endemic to the Limpopo province, South Africa.  It can be found at high elevations in the mountains (around one thousand meters), in low deciduous forest and precipitous slopes and cliff (in partial and full sun).  The species is almost gone in the wild, populations are small and scattered.  It is among the species located in the Transvaal region of South Africa, and is highly sought after. 

This is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants.  As the name would suggest, the leaves tend to be a bluish gray, but they can vary in that color from a blue/green color to a powdery white and everything in-between.  The leaflets and petioles are mildly armed and can be almost completely unarmed in some cases. 


Plant
Size: This This cycad is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length can range between one to two meters, and stems can reach a height of two and a half to three meters with ancient plants.  As the name would suggest, the leaves tend to be a bluish gray, but they can vary in that color from a blue/green color to a powdery white and everything in-between.  In coastal and inland areas, this plant prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial sun.  For desert areas, I could recommend partial sun or filtered light.  We are offering strong seedlings in band containers at a discount.  The last row of photos shows larger nursery plants.


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

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


Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus
Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus Encephalartos nubimontanus

 

DIOON EDULE
SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED MEXICAN CYCAD


FOR A CYCAD, VERY COLD HARDY
TOLERATES DESERT SUN - ONE OF BEST FOR THIS
TEN DAY SPECIAL BIG 15 GALLON PLANTS

Dioon edule is a typically small to medium sized sun-loving cycad from Mexico.  There are known to be about six different varieties of this species - all from different localities.  Leaves are typically green to blue-green.  Leaflets at pointed at the end and otherwise un-armed.  Dioon edule is one of the few cycads that tolerates hot direct desert sun.  The Sago Palm can't claim this ability.  Cold tolerance is excellent, being able to take cold weather into the teens F.  We recently got in a handful of great 15 gallon plants with caudexes of about 6 inches.  They are gorgeous.

REGULAR PRICE THESE 15 GALLON PLANTS $400
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS GROUP OF CYCADS $240

This is a great buy.  But, remember to mention this Special for your discount when you purchase.  Mail order possible.

Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule
Dioon edule Dioon edule Dioon edule

 

ENCEPHALARTOS ARENARIUS X TRISPINOSUS
DIFFERENT HYBRID TWO SOUTH AFRICAN CYCADS



SHOULD BE AN INTERESTING BLUE MATURE PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL BAND SIZE SEEDLINGS


Recently we have been offering some very unusual Encephalartos hybrids.  But, we still carry the pure species almost all the time.  This hybrid comes from two South African species.  Both parents are native to the Eastern Cape region of RSA.  Male pollen of trispinosus was used to fertilize the female cone of E. arenarius.  Both parents had blue color.  The offspring should produce a small to medium sized adult blue plant with hybrid vigor, curved leaves and leaflets with prominent lobes/spines.  It should be very attractive.  It'll want full sun along the coast and be cold hardy to about 22 degrees F.  This is the first time we have offered this hybrid.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS HYBRID $55

Encephalartos arenariuS x trispinosus Encephalartos arenarius x trispinosus Encephalartos arenariux x trispinosus
Encephalartos arenariux x trispinosus Encephalartos arenarius x trispinosus  
Encephalartos arenariux x trispinosus
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos arenarius
Encephalartos trispinosus
Encephalartos trispinosus

  

THE MOOSEHORN FERN
PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM

 

GROWS EPIPHYTICALLY
MOUNT ON WOOD OR TREE TRUNK
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE AS SHOWN

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

They are easy to care for but you don't want to let them go dry.  I water them by just spraying with a hose (get the water above like it was rain) and occasionally give them some liquid fertilizer mixed into the water.  They can take a bit of sun or strong filtered light.  Cold hardiness is typically into the mid to perhaps low twenties F.  We get these in from time to time and presently have several for sale that are about 12 to 14 inches across as shown here.  Below I'm also showing the Moosehorn in a tree.  The 8th photo is c/o  loragreatlakes.info website  

REGULAR PRICE THIS SIZE $180
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $150

Remember:  Mention this Special to get this price when you purchase.


PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED
PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN MOUNTED
PLATYCERIUM SUPERBUM MOOSEHORN FERN Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum by floragreatlakes.info website Moosehorn Fern Platycerium superbum

 

PLATYCERIUM BIFURCATUM
THE STAGHORN FERN


EPIPHYTIC FERN FOR GROWING ON TREE TRUNKS, WALLS OR POSTS

OVER MANY YEARS FORMS A LARGE CLUSTER OF PLANTS
TEN DAY SPECIAL WOOD MOUNTED PLANTS

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

TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE PLANTS AS SHOWN $65

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


Platycerium bifurcatum mounted Platycerium bifurcatum mounted Platycerium bifurcatum mounted
Platycerium bifurcatum mounted Platycerium bifurcatum mounted Platycerium bifurcatum mounted
Platycerium bifurcatum mounted palm trunk Platycerium bifurcatum mounted Platycerium bifurcatum mounted

 

HOLLY FERN
CRYTOMIUM FALCATUM


LOW PROFILE GREEN FERN
STIFF, SLIGHTLY PRICKLY LEAFLETS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


I've never presented this fern but we do sell them at our nursery.  Shown below is a 15 gallon plant.  It's native to Asia and has two foot long leaves that arch downwards and have stiff, dark green prickly leaflets.  Plants tend to be wider than they are tall.  It can be used as a border planting or ground cover.  It prefers shade but can take some coastal sun - but not full sun in most areas.  Shown is a 15g plant but we have smaller sizes.

REGULAR PRICE 15 GALLON $135
TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS SIZE $100

Holly Fern Crytomium falcatum Holly Fern Crytomium falcatum Holly Fern Crytomium falcatum
Holly Fern Crytomium falcatum Holly Fern Crytomium falcatum

 

ALOCASIA PORTORA
GREAT COMPANION PLANT FOR COASTAL SUN

DARK STEM – LARGE GREEN LEAVES
THIS SPECIES HAS BEEN OUT OF STOCK FOR SIX MONTHS
TEN DAY SPECIAL 15 GALLON SIZE


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

The species I’m putting on special below is Alocasia portora.  It has large green “elephant ear” shaped leaves.  The undersides are green as well with prominent yellow veins.  Leaves can get about 3 feet long and point upwards.  This species can take full coastal sun or part sun.  It’s cold hardy into the upper 20’s F.  The 15g on sale were repotted late fall and should boom in their containers once spring gets here.  They are shown in the first six photos.

TEN DAY SPECIAL THIS BATCH 15G ALOCASIA PORTORA $120

Note:  The last row of photos are of 15 that we had last summer.  This is what the plants on sale will look like by this coming summer.


Alocasia portora Alocasia portora Alocasia portora
Alocasia portora Alocasia portora Alocasia portora
Alocasia portora Alocasia portora Alocasia portora

 

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY, 2021 

CYCADS WITH UPRIGHT LEAVES
RARE NURSERY SPECIMENS OF GOOD SIZE


PLANT AGES 20 TO 100 YEARS!
AN ASSORTMENT OF CYCAD SPECIES

Many times consumers or businesses want cycads where the leaves go up rather than "out".  This is usually because they have a specific need to have plants with a crown of leaves that is more vertical than horizontal.  Obviously, this keeps leaves from blocking people walking by the plant.  So, with this in mind, we took photographs of some of our cycads with upright leaves.  Realize that many species do this naturally - have leaves with a more upright orientation.  Other species will be upright on their new throws of leaves and then upright leaves relax down as the next swirl emerges.  To maintain upright leaves one would remove the lower, older swirls of leaves.  The photos here are not a complete list of such plants but will give the reader an idea of what I'm talking about.

Photos Shown Below Mostly Taken at Our Nursery:

Ceratozamia robusta, several plants showing upright leaves
Dioon mejiae, several nursery plants with upright leaves
Dioon merolae, a 100 year old cycad with 2 feet of vertical trunk, upright leaves
Dioon holmgrenei, several plants showing new leaves are upright
Encephalartos altensteinii, new leaves on these plant go upright.  Older leaves may lay down somewhat.
Encephalartos gratus,
several plants showing upright leaves
Encephalartos kisambo, note the upright character of the leaves
Encephalartos natalensis, like some others, new leaves upright, old leaves hang down
Encephalartos transvenosus, similar with newer leaves upright
Encephalartos villosus, several nursery plants, all with upright leaves
Encephalartos whitelockii, naturally upright leaves on all these great nursery cycads

ONLY A PARTIAL LIST - ARE MANY OTHERS WITH UPRIGHT LEAVES

As most of you know, we have a great selection of mature rare cycads - probably one of the best selections in the country.  What you may not know is how actively we work with architects on getting these great plants into venues where many people see them.  This includes botanical gardens, theme parks, public plantings, museums, parks, etc.  But, we have enough inventory so that even enthusiasts like perhaps yourself can enjoy them as well.  With over 25,000 rare cycads available, from seedlings to many huge coning sized plants, there's something of every size for everyone.  

 
Ceratozamia robusta
Ceratozamia robusta
Ceratozamia robusta
Ceratozamia robusta
Ceratozamia robusta
Ceratozamia robusta
Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae
Dioon mejiae

  Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae

Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae
Dioon merolae

Dioon holmgrenei
Dioon holmgrenei
Dioon holmgrenei
Dioon holmgrenei
Dioon mejiae
Dioon holmgrenei
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos altensteinii
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos gratus
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos kisambo
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos natalensis
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos transvenosus
Encephalartos villosus
Encephalartos villosus
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Encephalartos villosus
Encephalartos villosus
Encephalartos villosus
Encephalartos villosus
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii
Encephalartos whitelockii

 

ALOCASIA "BLACK STEM"
UNDERSTORY EXOTIC COMPANION PLANT


SUPER COOL BLACK STEMS
LIMITED NUMBERS

From a private grower we have gotten in this really impressive Alocasia that struck my fancy.  It has super dark, essentially black stems.  And, the black continues up into the leaf on the underside veins.  We tried one outdoors about two months ago - sort of an experiment to see how it would do with winter.  And, it had no damage with our low this year at 34 degrees F.  So, I got the last two or three to offer to customers.  These are in 5g pots and stand about four feet tall.  I anticipate it'll be an understory plant with filtered light.  I suspect a freeze would damage them.  Although just a guess, I'd say mature height will be about six feet.  No one knows presently the species name of this plant.  As mentioned, available only for a short time in very limited number.

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Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem
Alocasia black stem Alocasia black stem  

 

ARENGA ENGLERI
SUCKERING COLD HARDY PALM FROM JAPAN AND TAIWAN

 

NEVER GETS OVERLY LARGE – COLD HARDY
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE 15G SIZE
 
This suckering Asian palm rarely gets over ten feet tall and has medium width leaflets that are jagged at their apical ends.  The underside of the leaflets are silver.  But, from afar, it looks like a green palm.  It is thick with stems because it suckers heavily and cannot be seen through.  Therefore, it's a good species to block visibility.  Trunks are fibrous.  Growth rate is slow.  Cold tolerance is into the upper teens F.  Flowers are very fragrant but seeds contain a substance which makes the skin itch.  So, if you collect seeds, wear gloves.  Mature height is about 8 to 10 feet.  Most plant this species in filtered light although, along the coast, it can be grown in full sun.

REGULAR PRICE 15G SIZE $200
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE15G SIZE $175

These 15g are really too big for affordable mail order but can be shipped if necessary.  If it's mail order you seek, consider the 5g size.

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

 

RHAPIS EXCELSA
THE LADY PALM



ONE OF THE BEST INTERIOR PALMS
ALSO GREAT UNDERSTORY GARDEN PLANT
TEN DAY SPECIAL LARGE AND OLD 15 GALLON SIZE

We have an assortment of Lady Palms which are near perfect - almost as nice as the expensive ones we bring in out of Hawaii.  But, they are locally grown and better priced.  And, we are offering them on special in the 15 gallon size.  These plants are about 12 years old with many canes and heights of about six feet in their pots.  They have been grown from seed under shade cloth in our area.  lRhapis excelsa is native to Asia and typically doesn't get much over 8 feet tall in a pot.  They do great in shady locations of the garden or inside the home.  They are a very nice patio plant.  Cold hardiness is about 20 degrees F.  They want low dose fertilizer.  Too much fertilizer will burn them.  Because Rhapis are so slow growing, a premium price is always charged for this species regardless of where you buy them.

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

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


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

 

CHAMAEDOREA RADICALIS
DARF SPECIR OR TALL TRUNKING FORM



LOOK BEST IN SMALL COLONIES
MANY AREAS – TAKE SUN OR SHADE
TEN DAY SPECIAL 5 GALLON PLANTS

There are two forms of Chamaedorea radicalis:  The smaller dwarf form and the trunking form.  Both are native to Mexico.  The trunking form is what I'm putting on special presently.  It has a thin trunk with rings and grows to overhead heights.  These are fast growing and have a cold hardiness perhaps into the upper teens F.  They look best with several growing side by side. This species can be grown in coastal sun but also thrive in strong filtered light. The 5 gallon size on sale are nice size and have several plants per pot.  These can be mail ordered and do great in the SF Bay area.  But, for mail order, they take a pretty tall box.

Note:  The plants we presently have are in the first two rows of photos.  The last photos (from prior years) shows what these look like in a year or two in a bigger container.

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

Please mention this special at the time of purchase for your discount


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Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis Chamaedorea radicalis
Chamaedorea trunking radicalis Chamaedorea trunking radicalis Chamaedorea trunking radicalis

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE ARECA PALM

 

THE BEST “NEIGHBOR BLOCKER” PALM AROUND
SQUAT 15G PLANTS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL


This is an attractive, suckering, thin trunked palm species is from Madagascar or surrounding areas.  The number one reason people buy this species is "to hide something".  By this, I mean they want to hide a neighbor, an ugly next door structure, an unsightly fence, the side of a garage, etc.  This is an ideal species for this purpose as it suckers and is fairly dense.  You can't see through it well.  Mature height averages 14 feet in California.  Cold hardiness is into the mid-twenties F.  Trunk diameter is about 3 inches.  It'll take full sun along the coast and far inland areas must give it only morning or filtered sun.  We have available multiple sizes, small to larger.  Below on  special are our squat 15g plants which are about 7 feet tall in their pots.  These are too tall for mail order. 

REGULAR PRICE THESE SQUAT 15G $250
TEN DAY SPECIAL THESE SQUAT 15G $180 

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

 

DYPSIS LUTESCENS
THE ARECA PALM

 

THE BEST “NEIGHBOR BLOCKER” PALM AROUND
3 GALLON PLANTS ON TEN DAY SPECIAL

SEE ABOVE

These 3 gallon are four to five feet tall in their pots and can be mail ordered in a tall box.

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

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Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens Dypsis lutescens

 

CHAMAEDOREA SARTORII
SINGLE TRUNK UNDERSTORY PALM



WANTS FILTERED LIGHT
HARD TO FIND - VERY RARE
TEN DAY SPECIAL ONE GALLON SIZE.

This thin trunked understory palm is native to Mexico and several Central American countries.  It has a thin trunk a half inch thick and green leaves with variability in the width of the leaflets.  The terminal leaflets are often fused to give a large fishtail type of leaflet.  It gets to about ten feet tall.  It's a bit difficult to find.  This size can be mail ordered.

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


Remember to mention this Special at the time of purchase.


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Chamaedorea sartorii Chamaedorea sartorii

 

DYPSIS LEPTOCHEILOS
THE TEDDY BEAR PALM

 

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


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

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


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


Dypsis leptocheilos 5g