Specials

AECHMEA BLANCHETIANA LARGER TYPE OF COLORFUL BROMELIAD

TOLERATES FULL SUN – FAIRLY COLD HARDYDIFFICULT TO LOCATE – LEAF COLOR YELLOW, GREEN, RED OR ORANGE This is a great Bromeliad for Southern California – or for many areas in the country where severe cold is not seen.  Native to eastern Brazil, they get heights of three to four feet and tolerate full sun […]

LIGULARIA TUSSILANGINEA – AKA FARUGIUM TUSSILANGINEA LILY-LIKE, FLAT GREEN LEAVES

YELLOW BLOSSOMS IN FALLTAKES SUN – LIKES WATERTEN DAY SPECIAL NICE FULL FIVE GALLON This is an interesting plant we propagate ourselves from seeds of existing plants.  They form small clusters of shiny green leaf plants that don’t get over 18 inches.  Flowers come in the fall are yellow, daisy-like and medium sized.  This species […]

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN CYATHEA COOPERI

FAST GROWING, CAN GET TALLER The Australian Tree Fern in native to several areas on the eastern side of Australia.  It is a faster growing tree fern that can get to a height of over forty feet.  The two photos from my garden in San Diego show potential height.  I have several with twenty-five feet […]

MACROZAMIA RIEDLEI RARE GREEN CYCAD FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA

TRUNKLESS OR NEAR-TRUNKLESS SPECIES This fairly rare and seldom available green cycad is native to south-western Austailia and is known for forming no trunk or minimal trunk.  Its is rarely over six to eight feet tall.  Leaves are green with fine leaflets.  Leaf length is five to six feet with a gentle arch.  Sometimes leaf […]

CYCAS TAITUNGENSIS THE EMPEROR CYCAD

A VERY COLD HARDY CYCAD WITH ORANGE FUZZ AT TOP OF CAUDEX Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad from China and Taiwan.  It used to be known as Cycas taiwaniana.  In fact, some reference books around still refer to it by this name.  It is a medium to large cycad with trunk diameter of twelve to […]

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

BLUE STACKED LEAFLETS – MINIMAL IF ANY SPINES This rare South African cycad is also from the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.  It is a good sized cycad with leaf color variable from dark green to brilliant blue.  The plant on Special should be a nice blue form.  Trunks of this species can reach a […]

CERATOZAMIA LATIFOLLIA THE CHAMELEON OF CYCADS

HOW ABOUT ORANGE, RED OR GOLD NEW LEAVES Ceratozamia latifolia is a smaller, filtered light loving cycad from Mexico.  It is native to the regions of San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo.  Leaf length averages four, perhaps five feet maximum.  Leaves lay in a more horizontal position.  Caudex size is less than ten inches.  So, you can […]

ENCEPHALARTOS CERINUS DWARF SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIES

VERY SMALL CYCADGRAY-GREEN LEAVES This rare dwarf species of South African cycad is quite petite and never gets over four feet tall.  Leaves are gray-green to sea foam green and about three feet long.  A mature caudex is six to eight inches.  This species likes sun and is cold hardy to the low 20’s F.  […]

CYCAS GUIZHOUENSIS RARE SMALL TO MEDIUM SIZED CHINESE CYCAD

GREEN UPRIGHT LEAVES This small to medium sized exotic cycad is from southwestern China.  Only in the past 20 years has this species been available in the U.S.  It has green upright leaves and can develop a trunk about three feet tall.  Leaves are green and leaflets narrow and shiny.  Sometimes you’ll see the leaflets twisted on their […]

ENCEPHALARTOS EUGENE-MARAISII BLUE SOUTH AFRICAN CYCAD FROM THE TRANSVAAL AREA VERY SOUGHT AFTER BY ENTHUSIAST

MEDIUM SIZED MATURE – UPRIGHT LEAVES This species is endemic to the Waterberg range in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.  Their habitat is dry and arid.  They grow on steep rocky slops, grasslands and savanna.  It is a small to medium sized species.  Leaf length generally does not exceed a meter and stems can get about […]