Exotic Blossoms Nursery

Punta Gorda, Florida
941-639-8720

Collector of Unique & Interesting Exotic Plants
CACTI  &  SUCCULENTS
Adenium obesum - Desert Rose
 
Size:      4 - 6 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:    10a - 11
Bloom:  pink, red, white. Continuously during the spring and summer.
 
Information: This rose has no thorns yet has a leathery textured skin with a swollen base, spirally arranged leaves and trumpoet shaped flowers.  The best way to care for this easy plant is to pot it in a pot slightly bigger than it's base ad let it sit in well drained soil.  During the winter months you can also decrease the watering to once a month.  
 
Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 1-gal and 3-gal pots.

Agave - Agave Americana Variegated
 
Size:      4-6 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9a-11
Bloom:  bright yellow, seen in late spring
 
Information:  Cultivated as an ornamental plant, this succulent forms rosettes of usually rigid, fleshy, spiny-edged leaves.  This desert native originates from Mexico and is highly tolerant to heat and drout.  They can be used as a patio plant and moved to change the scenery.
 
Available: 4-inch to 5-inch pot




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Agave lophantha - Splendida

​Size:     1 - 2 feet tall
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     7-10
Bloom:   white

Information:  A clustering plant with rosettes that are dark green with a striking greenish-yellow central band visible on both the upper and lower leaf sufaces.  When mature it can produce a foot tall flower stalk bearing flowers with a long stamens.

​Available: 4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 1gal pots




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Agave leopoldii - Thread Agave
 
Size:      6-12 inches
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9b-11
Bloom:  dark yellow anthers atop red stamens
 
Information:  Tolerant of neglect, these Agaves will make the perfect addition to any plant collection.  White threads grow and spread as the Agave ages, producing a gorgeous web in circular motions.  It will work great in a small pot or nestled into a rock crevice.
 
Available:  4-inch pot




Agave tequilana - Blue Agave 
 
Size:      4 - 6 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9b - 11
Bloom:  pale green or near white, blooms all year
 
Information:  The Blue Agave is a domestic species of agave that is descended from Agave angustifolia.  It is the only species of agave that can be used to produce tequila which is certified by the Mexican government.  Its sap is the main and defining ingredient of all forms of the alcoholic beverage.
 
Available: 4-inch to 8-inch pots




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Agave variegata - Century Plant
 
Size:      3 - 4 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     8b - 11
Bloom:  greenish-yellow, seen in mid-summer
 
Information:  This is a strong plant that produces sword shaped leaves with creamy-white margins that would be perfect for under your teen daughters window. It is a slow grower and has low water requirements.  You will also be able to look forward to it producing a nine foot floral stalk when it reaches maturity.
 
Available: 4-inch to 6-inch pots
Aloe - Black Beauty
 
Size:       6 - 12 inches
Light:    sun to partial shade
Zone:     9b - 11
Bloom:  pink, seen in late fall
 
Information:  A rosette forming succulent like this has rough-textured knobby narrow long leaves with soft tiny teeth.  It is fun to watch it emerge a dark green and quickly get dark reddish highlights if in enough light.  No doubt it makes a great container plant.


Available: 4-inch to 6-inch pots
Aloe - Christmas Carol
 
Size:      4-6 inches
Light:    partial sun
Zone:     8-11
Bloom:  red, seen in late spring
 
Information:  This Aloe hybrid is a small-sized Aloe with spectacular color.  Trimmed in bright red, the deep green leaves also feature vibrant dark red spots along the centers of the leaves.  They are best for 4 to 6 inch pot, for indoors or outdoors.
 

Available:  4-inch pot
Aloe ciliaris - Climbing Aloe
 
Size:    4-6 feet
Light:  full sun
Zone:  9b-11
Bloom:  mauve/red, seen throughout the year
 
Information:  A scrambling, succulent plant with long, slender stems that can reach up to about 10m long.  The dark green leaves are edged with white teeth and arranged in open spirals along the stem.  It should be provided with some kind of support such as a pyramid or trellis for it to show off its beautiful tubular flowers.
 
Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch and 1-gal pots
Aloe humilis - Spider Aloe

Size:     1 - 2 feet
Light:    full to partial sun 
Zone:     9b - 11
Bloom:   red-orange 

Information:  An attractive Aloe with spiny leaves forms stunning spikes of coral red flowers in the summer.  This succulent is ideal for containers and rock gardens.

Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch, 1-gal pots
Aloe nobilis - Gold Tooth Aloe
 
Size:    6-12 inches
Light:  full sun - partial shade
Zone:  9a-10b
Bloom: red, seen in mid summer
 
Information:  Green leaves edged with golden teeth create large clumps and a 2-foot long bloom stalk in the warm season.  They take limited root space and is good in masses, as an edging, or in containers.  You will be able to enjoy the color it produces because it is a long bloomer.
 
Available:  4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch pots
Aloe - Variegated Aloe

Size:       18 inches
Light:     full sun 
Zone:      8 - 11
Bloom:   Coral

Information:  As with most variegates, the amount of ariegation an vary with plants often having one side more heavily variegate than the other.

Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch pots
Anacampseros - Anacampseros rufescens

Size:       6 inches
Light:     full sun
Zone:      9b - 11
Bloom:   pink, seen in late spring or early-mid summer

Information:  This small succulent with olive green pointed leaves produces rosettes that spread outward to form a small mat.  They can start to cascade down the edge of a pot, making a striking small addition to any miniature garden.

Available:  4-inch pot
Cereus hildmannianus - Fairy Castle

Size:       2 - 3 feet
Light:     partial to full shade
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:   yellow

Information:  This cactus is a succulent with spines that bloom yellow infrequently.  These delicately limbed cacti provide all the charm of the fairy tale castles for which they are named with its numerous vertical stems of different height that resemble spires and turrets.

Available:  None in Stock
Cereus peruvianus monstrose - Red Hair Cactus

Size:       1 - 2 feet in container
Light:     full sun
Zone:     9b - 11
Bloom:    

Information:  This Peru native banches from the base with irregularly ribbed gray-green stems.  It produces edible orange fits with white flesh.  The cactus may require protection during cold weather events.

Available:  6-inch pot
Crassula argentea - Baby Jade

Size:       2 - 3 feet
Light:     full sun 
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:   white, lavender  

Information:  Jade plants should be grown in very bright sunlight but be sure to move it into the sun in gradual stages to avoid sunburn. This fun loving plant can be prone to rotting, just cut off the bad area and let it dry out for a couple of weeks.  Enjoying the star-like flowers in early spring is worth the wait.

​Available:  4-inch pot
Crassula argentea - Finger Jade
 
Size:    2 - 4 feet
Light:  full - partial sun
Zone:  9b - 10
Bloom:  white pink, seen in mid spring
 
Information:  The leaves, unlike the flattened leaves of regular Jade, form odd tubular lime green 'fingers'.  The tip of the leaf is flared, but depressed in the center and often a brilliant translucent red.  Excellent as a patio plant or landscape plant.
 
Available:  4-inch pot
Crassula perforata - String of Buttons
 
Size:  1-2 feet
Light:  full to partial sun
Zone:  9-11
Bloom: pale yellow, spring
 
Information:  It is a somewhat shrubby and sprawling plant with some of its forms having leaf margins that often have reddish tinges and is quite showy.  The leaves can be rotated around on the stem like a bead or a string of buttons that grow in columns.  This plant clusters heavily to form beautiful hanging baskets.
 
Available: None in Stock
Cyanotis somaliensis - Furry Kittens

Size:     12 - 18 inches
Light:    partial sun or bright light
Zone:    10a - 11 
Bloom:  purple 

Information:  Named for its glossy green lance shaped leaves overed with white hairs, this succulent has a trailing frowth habit.  Used as an excellent houseplant, nice in a hanging basket, but not frost tolerant.

Available:  None in Stock
Echeveria runyonii - Topsy Turvy
 
Size:  6-12 inches
Light:  sun to partial shade
Zone:  9b-11
Bloom: orange & yellow in late summer or fall
 
Information:  A fast growing rosette-forming succulent with pale blue-gray leaves that curve upwards and are inverely-keeled on the lower surface.  You will also get to enjoy this plant's unique coral-orange and yellow flowers.  This original adds unique texture to rock gardens, borders and container gardens.  Drought tolerant.
 
Available:   Not ready for sale
Euphorbia greenwayi - Euphorbia
 
Size:    2 - 3 feet
Light:  sun to partial shade
Zone:  10a - 11
Bloom:  pale yellow, seen in late summer
 
Information:  An attractive succulent ideal for the sunny windowsill or greenhouse.  Spiny and shrub like, it dendely branches from its base.
 
Available: Not in Stock




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Euphorbia guentheri - Monadenium

Size:      12- 18 inches
Light:    full to partial sun  
Zone:     8b - 10b 
Bloom:  white in summer 

Information:  Making an interesting container plant, it does not take cool, wet conditions well.  It is a stout succulent herb with long cylindrical stems that carry prominent spine-tipped patterned tubercles.  A mature plant resembles a tangle of snakes.

Available:  Not ready for sale 
Euphorbia lactea - Candelabra

Size:       3 - 6 feet 
Light:     partial sun
Zone:     10 - 12
Bloom:   yellow 
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​Information:  This succulent is 3 sided, has a shiny surface and banded with whitish and green marbled markings.  When the plant is damaged it exudes a thick white milky poisonous sap (latex) that is dangerous for the eyes, skin and mucous membranes.  It responds best if protected from the hottest hours of the day in the summer.

Available:  Not ready for sale
Euphorbia tirucalli - Pencil Cactus
 
Size:  15-20 feet
Light:  full sun - partial shade
Zone:  9a-11
Bloom:  pale yellow (inconspicuous), seen in late winter and summer
 
Information:  Another common name for the plant Milkbush due to the cloudy sap it releases when injured.  Be cautious, the sap is toxic and can cause problems in some people.  People enjoy this slender succulent because it needs very little care.  It is easy to grow, needs water every 2-3 weeks in the summer and barely any water in the winter.
 
Available: 4-inch and 1 gallon pots
Euphorbia trigona rubra - African Milk Tree

Size:       10 - 12 feet
Light:     full to partial sun 
Zone:      9b - 11
Bloom:   n/a  

Information:  Popular for succulent gardeners who want to add vibrant and unique colors to their landscape,  They are very easy to care for, once established they are self-sufficient.

Available:  Not ready for sale

Euphorbia viguieri - Spurge

Size:       1 - 2 feet
Light:     partial shade
Zone:      10a - 11
Bloom:    red

Information:    A very handsome plant with an angular, bright green stem with vertical spiraling whitish thorns and a vibrant red top-knots of floral parts.  It is not a cactus, although it looks like one.

Available:  4-inch, 6-inch, 1-gal pots
Graptoveria - Fred Ives
 
Size:     12 inches
Light:   full - partial sun
Zone:   9b- - 11
Bloom: yellow with red-orange center, seen in the summer
 
Information:  A beautiful and durable succulent plant that produces large clumps of rosettes.  This is a great container specimen or placed in the ground in some well-drained area or in a raised planter.  People cannot resist the glowing colors of the foliage, can you?

Available:  Not ready for sale
Kalanchoe beharensis - Oak Leaf
 
Size:  2 - 3 feet
Light:  partial sun
Zone: 9b - 11
Bloom:  white, seen in summer
 
Information:  This dwarf velvet plant is a densely branched lant with similar long succulent leaves with silvery fuzz.  This year-round form offers bold leaves and a stark upright habit.  Mature plants may produce long-stalked clusters of small yellowish flowers at their stem tips in spring or early summer.
 
Available: 4-inch and 1 gallon pot
Kalanchoe beharensis - Fang
 
Size:    5 - 8 feet
Light:  full - partial sun
Zone:  9 - 11
Bloom:  white, seen in mid-winter
 
Information:  Leaves covered with dense white hairs, the undersides are highly textured.  It has many gnarly, fang-like protuberances on the undersides of the leaves.  Although it can attain a height of over 6 feet, it is a slow grower and may remain within 2-3 feet for several years.  Excellent choice for growing in containers.
 
Available: Not In Stock
Kalanchoe blossfeldiana - Flaming Katy
 
Size:  12-18 inches
Light:  sun to partial shade
Zone:  10a-11
Bloom:  red, yellow, pink, orange in late fall
 
Information:  Flaming Katy is one of the few succulents grown for it's blooms.  Bright clusters of tiny flowers last for several weeks.  Green leaves with scalloped edges can become red-tinged when exposed to full sun.  You'll get the most flowers by deadheading during the flowering season. They will continue to reappear with minimal care.
 
Available:  6-inch pot
Kalanchoe daigremontiana - Mother of Thousands
 
Light:  full sunSize:  2-3 feet
Zone:  9b-11
Bloom:  inconspicuous
 
Information:  This plant provides an attractive foliage houseplant.  The flowers of which are insignificant, with the most interesting feature being the baby plantlets.  This drought tolerant succulent will love a terra cotta pot and a sandy medium.  You'll find growing them is simple and mostly carefree, a worthwhile gardening experience with limited care to keep it under control.
 
Available:   4-inch to 6-inch pots




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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi - Lavender Scallops
 
Size:  1-2 feet
Light:  full to partial sun
Zone: 9-12
Bloom:  red, purple, orange, magenta:  seen in early spring
 
Information:  This South American air plant is a succulent with spreading stems that take root wherever they lie on the ground.  The hairless blue green leaves are thick and fleshy.  It produces a purple reddish brown flower that are bell shaped and hang in loose clusters from upright stems.  It is used as a ground cover, or in rock gardens.
 
Available:  ​None in Stock
Kalanchoe gastonis - Donkey Ears
 
Size:      3-4 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:    9b-11
Bloom:  coral-apricot & orange, seen in late fall
 
Information:  Is a fast growing succulent that grows a 2-3 foot tall stalk that branches with several clusters of coral-peach colored buds.  This seems to be one favorite for it's unique leaves, the way new baby plants form at the tips of the leaf, the bold flower stem, and for the attraction it has for hummingbirds.
 
Available:  4-inch, 6-inch and 1-gal pots




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Kalanchoe humilis - Desert Surprise
 
Size:      12 inches
Light:    full - partial sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  purple, seen in the summer
 
Information:  It is very easy to grow and drought-resistant, as well as an interesting collection keeper.  This low growing shrub like succulent with gray-green leaves marked with maroon spots is an ideal plant for containers or rock gardens.
 
Available: Not ready for sale
Kalanchoe laciniata - Lace Leaf
 
Size:      2-3 feet
Light:    partial sun
Zone:     8-11
Bloom:  yellow, seen in mid-winter
 
Information:  This underutilized Kalanchoe has overlapping ranks of stiff waxy leaves divided deeply like a lacy fern.  It has multiple heads of starry lemon toned flowers, and is a very beautiful yet seldom found succulent.
 
Available:  Not in Stock
Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea - Kalanchoe
 
Size:       2-3 feet
Light:     full sun
Zone:     10-11
Bloom:   bright yellow, seen in late-spring and/or mid-winter
 
Information:  A sparse shrublet with scalloped oval leaves that turn crimson in response to drought, cold or full sun.  Flowers show on tall spikes in late spring or mid-winter.  They love porous soil with ample airflow as any succulent does.
 
Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch pot
Kalanchoe pinnata - Cathedral Bells
 
Size:     3 - 6 feet
Light:   partial sun
Zone:   10- 11
Bloom: pink with yellow/purple accents, seen in summer or late fall
 
Information:  The pendent flowers are on short, lateral branches on tall, upright, chadelier-like flower stalks.  The flowers are tubular, enclosed in papery, inflated, green to reddish pink sepals.  This naturalized ornamental garden plant and medicinal herb is native to Madagascar.
 
Available: Not ready for sale
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora - Flapjack 
 
Size:      18 - 24 inches
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  dark yellow, seen in winter
 
Information:  This succulent has been likened to clam shells.  The leaves are covered with a gray bloom and the leaf margin takes on a reddish hue.  In late winter a single long stem bearing clusters of tubular flowers seen up to 2-3 feet hight, even better- they are sweetly fragrant.
 
Available:  4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch pots
Kalanchoe tomentosa - Chocolate Soldier
 
Size:    18 - 24 inches
Light:  full sun - partial shade
Zone:   9b - 11
Bloom:  green
 
Information:  This interesting and attractive small slow gowing succulent subshrub grows with narrow slightly concave leaves that are covered in tiny hairs.  Reddish tips on new leaves mature to a rusty brown color, giving this panda plant an unusual two toned appearance.
 
Available: 4-inch tall pots
Kalanchoe tomentosa - Panda Plant
 
Size:  1 - 1 1/2 feet
Light:  partial sun
Zone:  9b-11
Bloom:  yellowish green, orange, red-orange, seen in late fall or early winter
 
Information:  Often a favorite of children, growing these in a child's room as part of the decor is an interesting addition to the house.  The 'fur' is actually soft, and tolerant of dry air.  Just give it plenty of light and it'll thrive for many years.  Unfortunately it rarely flowers indoors.
 
Available:  4-inch pot
Opuntia microdasys - Bunny Ears

Size:       1 - 3 feet
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:      9a - 11
Bloom:   pale yellow, seen in late spring or early summer 

Information:  Despite the cute name, the Bunny Ear Cactus is in no way cuddly.  It has no central stem or leaves.  New segmets grow in pairs, giving new growth the appearance of bunny ears.  Flowers will always sprout from the terminal ends of the pads, budding begins in late spring.

Available:  Not in Stock
Pachypodium lamerei - Madagascar Palm
 
Size:  10-12 feet
Light: full sun
Zone:  9a-11
Bloom:  white, seen in early spring and early fall
 
Information:  This semi-succulent plant requires very little water, even less in the winter.  This popular guy has a shiny silver trunk covered with long, sharp spines.  It may branch out, making it even more attractive.  Clusters of flowers will appear on a mature plant, not likely when indoors unless it gets plenty of sunlight.
 
Available:  4-inch to 6-inch pot
Pachypodium saudersii - Star of Lundi

Size:      3 - 4 feet
Light:    full sun 
Zone:     10a - 11
Bloom:   Pale pink or white, seen in spring , summer or fall.  

Information:  This species is a hardy, fast grower, that will flower at a small size and a young age.  Flowers occur in clusters, and can occur for several weeks.  It is a member of the same family as Adenium and Plumeria.  Mature specimens can be under-potted for effect.

Available:  4-inch, 1-gal pots
Parodia magnifica - Golden Bristle Ball Cactus

Size:       1 - 2 feet
Light:     full sun
Zone:      9b - 11
Bloom:    yellow, seen in early spring or mid-summer

Information:  An attractive species with globular to barrel-shaped blue green stems, have butter yellow flowers intermittently produced at the summit of the stem.  This plant has very few drawbacks and is an easy and undemanding plant to grow because it will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.

Available:  4-inch pot
Pereskia grandifolia - Rose Cactus

Size:       6 - 20 feet
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:     9b - 11
Bloom:   pink, fuschia, white: seen in spring 

Information:  Although it is a cactus by classification, it takes the form of a shrub or small tree.  The reason for its rarity has something to do with the fact they need highly a tropical climate to prosper.

​Available:  1-gal pot
Sedum adolphii - Golden Glow
 
Size:      6 - 12
Light:    full - partial sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  white, seen in the spring
 
Information:  Golden in color with fleshy plump leaves forming an attractive rosette.  This succulent will be perfect for the rock garden, containers and desert plantings.  Start shaped flowers will just add more charm.  
 
Available: 4-inch
Senecio crassissimus - Vertical Leaf

Size:      1 - 2 feet
Light:    sun to partial shade
Zone:    11
Bloom:   bright yellow 

Information:  Silvery-green flat, oval shaped foliage edged with purple.  Thrives on near neglect.  Produces yellow daisy-like flowers in the sumer and adds a wonderful contrast in colo and shape for a sunny rock garden or succulent planting.

Available:  4-inch pot
Senecio mandraliscae - Blue Chalk Sticks

Size:       1 foot
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:      9b - 10
Bloom:   white

Information:    Prized for its shape and color, this spreading succulent with finger-like leaves forms a dense blue mat with its upward curving leaves.  Highly versatile and ideal as a border plant or as a trailing plant in a hanging basket.

Available:  4-inch, 5-inch, 6-inch pot

Stapelia grandiflora - Starfish Cactus
 
Size:      6-12 inches
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9a-11
Bloom:  dark red, seen in mid-summer
 
Information:  These plants aren't exactly cactus but are members of the succulent group.  A soft stemmed plant without spines, spreading out from a central point produce amazing five-petaled flowers.  Most comonly used as an ornamental specimen, they do create quite a conversation piece.
 
Available:  4-inch pot
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Aglaonema  -  Chinese Evergreen 'Red Gold'

Size:      18 - 24 inches
Light:    light shade to partial shade
Zone:     unknown
Bloom:  white, inconspicuous

Information:  One of the easiest of all houseplants to grow, and one of the most stylish.  Its colorful foliage makes a perfect accent decor as it keeps its color for years.  The striking red tones also makes a fun alternative plant for the holiday.  Make the most of it by growing it in a colorful container that accents its bold leaves.

Available:  Not in stock
Alocasia gagaena  -  Elephant Ear 'California'

Size:      3 - 4 feet
Light:    light shade
Zone:     8 - 11
Bloom:  inconspicuous

Information:  This is an attractive plant that can tolerate winter temps for extended periods of time.  The midrib and primary surface veins are quite prominent and enhance the appearance of this plant.
The vigorous self-heading habit make this Alocasia work well in mass or along a border.  

Available:  1 gal pots
Alternanthera ficoidea  -  Crinkle red

Size:      10 - 12 inches
Light:    full sun to partial shade
Zone:     6 - 12
Bloom:  white, inconspicuous

Information:  A low growing, mounding, herbaceous perennial. Crinkled leaves with red, yellow, white and green variegation.  Color shows up best on new growth. 

Available:  Not ready for sale
Arundo donax  -  Peppermint Stick

Size:      12 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     6 - 11
Bloom:  Off white, seen in late summer

Information:  A green and white variegated foiage cane that can handle the heat.  No ornamental grass provides more of a show.  It's the tallest, with the biggest and broadest stripes.  Flowering plumes emerge at the tip of each cane.  

Available:  1 gallon pots
​​Begonia coccinea  -  Angel Wing

Size:       4 - 6 feet
Light:     full sun to partial shade
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  Pink, seen more through summer and fall

Information:  Also called the Cane Begonia it gets quite large and is easy to grow.  This tropical plant produces hydrangea-like flowers nearly year-round and glossy leaves held by a thick cane stem with fairly large nodes.  An easy beginner plant.

Available:  Not ready for sale
Begonia reichenheimi x mazae  -  Joe Hayden

Size:       6 - 12 inches
Light:     partial to full shade
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  pink; seen in late winter, and late fall

Information:  These types are grown mostly for their interesting leaves, star-shpaed with burgundy undersides.  They have the added bonus of a massive display of vlowers that can cover the whole plant.  They grow large across but don't reach great height.  An excellent container plant.

Available:  not in stock
Belacanda chinensis  -  Blackberry Lily

Size:      24 - 30 inches
Light:    full sun
Zone:     5 - 9
Bloom:  Orange with red spots; seen July to August

Information:  Neither a blackberry nor a lily, this plant produces iris-like leaves topped by orange flowers with red spots.  Seed pods containing berry-like seeds follow these beautiful blooms, making them an even more popular garden specimen.

Available:  4" tall pots
Calathea lanifolia  -  Rattlesnake Plant

Size:       24 - 30 inches
Light:     light shade
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  Yellow, seen in late spring to early summer.

Information:  Poplular for people wanting to achieve a tropical theme, these beauties are marked with various shades of green, wavy edges and reddish-purple undersides.  Leaf markings resemble markings found on some rattlesnakes, hence its name.

Available:  4 inch pot
Capsicum annuum  -  Purple Flash

Size:       1 - 1.5  feet
Light:     full sun
Zone:     11 - 12
Bloom:  purple; seen in June

Information:  This one is a herbaceous ornamental pepper that is most noted for its near flack foliage accented with flashes of bright purple or white and its tiny jet black fruit.  It grows into an upright bushy mound, with small dark purple flowers appearing in clusters. Fruits are technically edible, but can be extremely hot.  

Available:  None in Stock
Colocasia antiquorum   -   Black Beauty

Size:      2 - 3 feet
Light:    light shade
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  pale yellow, seen late spring to early summer

Information:  Dark purple leaves with green veins, this Colocasia gives us lots of pleasure all summer long with its huge velvety or glossy textured leaves.  Spectacular as a sturdy backdrop for perennials in the flower border, it will perform better if a soaker hose provides moisture.

Available:  1 gal pots
Colocasia esculenta  -  Red Eyed Gecko

Size:      partial shade
Light:    partial shade
Zone:     8 - 11
Bloom:  inconspicuous

Information:  Bright lime green leaves are puntuated by a deep red eye and held srong on grass green stems.  Great for a front or middle of the border, and in containers planting.  Requires moist, well drained soil and can be used in bg gardens.  

Available:  1 gallon pots
Cryptanthus  -  Bronze

Size:       under  inches
Light:    light shade
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  White; seen in mid-summer

Information:  The name Cryptanthus is derived from the latin and Greek words meaning 'hidden flowers' which is not completely accurate.  Their nickname, Earth Star, is probably more descriptive. Most plants consist of large root systems and low spreading rosettes, enough to share with friends.

Available:  4 and 5 inch pots
Dipladenia  -  Rio Pink or Rio Red

Size:      12 - 24 inches
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  pink or red, seen May through September

Information:  Rio's are easy to grow and will bloom all season long.  They can be enoyed in containers, hanging baskets and seen in garden beds.  They have built in 'tubers' for water storage beneath the soil, making it a good choice for the busy on-the-go gardener.

Available:  none in stock
Dracaena marginata  -  Colorama

Size:      6 - 8 feet
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:    10 - 11
Bloom:  pale green, cream; seen in mid-late spring to mid-summer

Information:  Tuffs of pointed leaves atop chevon-marked stems, they also call this a Dragon Tree.  Grown in the landscape, partial sun with well-drained soil will allow it to do its best.  All types make a great focal point in a room.

Available:  3 gallon pot
Drimiopsis kirkii  -  Giant Squill

Size:      5 - 8 inches
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     8 - 10
Bloom:  white, seen January - July sporatically

Information:  Silvery green foliage is spotted and speckled with large and small dark green spots.  A bulbous perennial that produces small spikes of white hyacinth-like flowers and lance-shaped leaves. This is a tender plant appropriate in the greenhouse, on a windowsill or planted in subtropical garden.

Available:  Not ready for Sale
Dyckia fosteriana  -  Sawblade 'Cherry Cola'

Size:      1 - 3 feet
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     8 - 10
Bloom:  orange, seen in the summer

Information:  Dark burgundy foliage and small but sharp teeth are features of this plant that tolerates extreme heat.  It grows in tight multi-rosette colonies and with maturity expands to hedgehog-shaped mounds three to five feet in diameter.  Bright orange flower-stalks over 4 feet tall make this plant stunning.

Available:  4 inch pot
Neomarica caerulea  -  Walking Iris 'Regina'

Size:      3 - 4 feet
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     8 - 11
Bloom:  violet; seen from February to August

Information:  Originating from Brazil this exciting Iris assumes a more clumping and upright habit than the more common walking iris.  Violet blooms ripple with glowing splashes of white.  A repeat bloomer that produces flushes of flowers in succession, many on the same stalks, it is both drought and salt tolerant.

Available:  none in stock
GROUNDCOVER
Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose

Size:       6 - 12 inches
Light:     full to partial sun 
Zone:     10a - 11
Bloom:   red/hot pink which bloom all year

Information:  The small heart-shaped leaves contrast with its daisy like flowers.  The fleshy leaves covered in very tiny hairs feel like felt.  Use it as groundcover, in a hanging basket or spilling over the edge of a container.

Available:  1-gal pots
Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose

Size:       6 - 12 inches
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:     10a - 11
Bloom:  yellow which bloom all year  

Information:  The small heart-shaped leaves contrast with its daisy like flowers.  The fleshy leaves covered in very tiny hairs feel like felt.  Use it as groundcover, in a hanging basket or spilling over the edge of a container.

​Available:  1-gal pots
Aptenia cordifolia - Baby Sun Rose, vaiegated

Size:      6 - 12 inches
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:   Magenta, blooms spring, summer and fall

Information:  Also known as 'Heartleaf Ice Plant' has fleshy green leaves edged with creamy white and donning small deep rose flowers.  Creeping habit, and excellent in a hanging basket.

Available:  1-gal pot
CLIMBERS
Bignonia capreolata - Tangerine Beauty Crossvine

Size:     up to 30  feet
Light:   full to partial sun
Zone:    6 - 9
Bloom:  Light orange seen in late spring and summer

Information:  A better-behaved cousin of the less-than polite trumpet vine, cross vine is a colorful solution for a fence or arbor with afternoon shade.  Flowers bloom on old wood, so prune this vine immediately only after blooms fade.

Available:  3-gal pot
Clerodendrum - Bleeding Heart Vine

Size:      10 - 12 feet
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  White and red, seen in late spring, early summer

Information:  Gardeners appreciate this plant for its shiny green foliage and dazzling crimson and white blooms.  This sub-tropical vine will wrap its tendrils around a trellis or other supports, or you can let the vines sprawl over the ground.  

Available:  Not ready for Sale
SHRUBS
​​Abutilon darwinii x striatum - Fireball

Size:      8 - 10 feet
Light:    Full to partial shade
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  Yelow - red vined seen repeatedly

Information:  Otherwise known as the flowering maples, this group of tender perennials are often used as seasonal houseplants in the Midwest.  They grow best in full sun or partial shade as long as it has well-drained soil and kept evenly moist.

Available:  Not in Stock

Bougainvillea - Barbara Karst

Size:       8 - 10 feet
Light:     full sun 
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:   Repeatedly 

Information:  Vigorous, showy shrub that shines with bright magenta blooms.  Good for patios or arbors, and also a good groundcover for banks.  Provides superb warm season color in colder winter areas.

Available:  3-gal pot
Bougainvillea - Blueberry Ice

Size:     3 - 4 feet
Light:   full sun
Zone:    10a - 11
Bloom:  Blue-violet, seen repeatedly throughout the year

Information:  Refreshment for the eye, this blueerry sherbert colored flowered adds dazzle against the variegated leaves.  Thorns are present, just softer or more flexible than regular bougainvillea.

Available:  Not in Stock
​Bougainvillea - California Gold

Size:      15 - 20 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     10
Bloom:   golden yellow blooming repeatedly 

Information:  Free-flowering vigorous shrub or vine with clusters of warm papery bracts surrounding tiny white flowers.  Flowers are borne on stems with short thorns that do not cling and may require tying for support.

​Available:  Not in Stock
Bougainvillea - Imperial Thai

Size:       3 - 4 feet
Light:     full sun
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  white to pink, blooms repeatedly during the year

Information:  This heat loving flowering shrub boasts beautiful white to pink bracts atop upright vining branches  Wonderful as an accent plant, its rapid growth makes this an excellent selection as a cover for arbors, trellises and fences.

Available:  4-inch and 5-inch pots
Bougainvillea - Orange Ice

Size:      6 - 8 feet
Light;    full sun
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:   orange, seen repeatedly

Information:  This moderate grower's deep orange bracts are set against variegated foliage creating an outstanding color form for this genus.  The sun-loving plant will continue to bloom through the year and is especially stunning as a standard or basket.

Available: 1-gal pot
Bougainvillea brasilliensis - Raspberry Ice

Size:      3 - 4 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9 - 11 
Bloom:  Magenta, blooms repeatedly

Information:  Beautiful low spreading form exhibits a profusion of raspberry-pink blossoms-like bracts backed by contrasting variegated foliage.  One of the hardiest varieties.  Great in a hanging basket or as a small shrub.

​Available:  4-inch pot
Bougainvillea - Sundown Orange

Size:     12 - 15 feet
Light:   full sun 
Zone:    9 - 11
Bloom:  coral/pink/orange, blooming repeatedly  

Information:  Three shades of hot color distinguish this vigorous grower, with orange, coral and pink blossoms conbined on the same branch.  They produce long, arching branches decked with dark green leaves.

Available:  Not in Stock
Duranta erecta - Sapphire Showers

Size:      15 - 25 feet
Light:    full sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  Violet with white borders, seen repeatedly during the year

Information:  Grown for its summer flowers and onamental orange- yellow berries, this beauty can be grown as a shrub or as a tree.  Its cascading flowers are very attractive to butterflies, and may need support or selective pruning to encourage new growth.

Availabiltiy:  Not ready for Sale
Farfugium japonicum - Tractor Seat

Size:      1 - 2 feet
Light:    partial to full shade
Zone:     7 - 10
Bloom:  Yellow, seen in September to October

Information:  Grown in moist shady areas as a border, along streams, ponds, pools or bog gardens.  Daisy-like flowers bloom in loose corymbs atop thick, mostly leafless stalks.  Some gardeners will remove the stalk in order to emphasize the foliage quality.  Keep it moist to stay happy.

Availablility:  3 gal pot
Jatropha multifida  -  Coral Bush

Size:      6 - 10 feet
Light:    full sun to partial shade
Zone:     10 - 12
Bloom:  Red, seen year round

Information:  A hardy plant grown for its huge, delicate leaves and brilliant blooms.  It has some drought tolerance but performs best with regular watering in a full sun situation.  In cooler zones, planting in a container is best.  If in-ground, they tolerate rocky or sandy soil.

Available:  Not in Stock
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - My Wonderful Daughter

Size:     2 - 3 feet
Light:   full to partial sun
Zone:   10
Bloom: Blue-Purple with white and pink accents

Inormation:  This tropical Exotic boasts an extra large fancy single bloom, with perpetual blooming during the year.  Uses include a hedge, specimen, or potted on the back porch to enjoy up close.

Available:  6-inch pot
TREES
Plumeria pudica - Bridal Bouquet

Size:    12 - 15 feet
Light:   full sun
Zone:    9b - 11
Bloom:  white with yellow center, seen year round

Information:  A small tree that branches and stems thin multiple stems close to the ground and grow in a upright pattern.  Leaves are fiddle shaped and will drop in winter if temps are chilly, otherwise you will have foliage continually.  Use as an accent tree or a patio container tree which adorn tubular flowers held in a branched cluster.

Available:  4-inch pot
EDIBLES
Plectranthus amboinicus - Cuban Oregano

Size:      12 - 18 inches
Light:    full to partial sun
Zone:     9 - 11
Bloom:  Mauve, Lavender or white seen in the spring

Information:  Tender fleshy plant with an oregano-like flavor and odor.  The leaves are strongly flavoured and make an excellent addition to stuffings for meat and poultry.  Finely chopped, they can also be used to flavor meat dishes, and sauces.

Available:  4-inch pot
Morus nigra - Dwarf Everbearing Black Mulberry

Size:      2 - 4 feet
Light:    full to partial sun 
Zone:     5 - 11
Bloom:  n/a

Information:  Easy to grow, this abundant producer of sweet medium-sied fruit has performed well in pots yielding several crops per year.  With proper care it has fruit in about 2 years  It can be trimmed to any height, can be kept under 2 feet with moderate pruining.

Available:  1-gal pot
COOL & UNUSUAL
Ananas nanus - Dwarf Pineapple

Size:       15 - 18 inches
Light:     full to partial sun
Zone:      n/a
Bloom:   pink, blue-violet and white seen repeatedly in the summer

Information:  A delightful little pineapple grown mainly as ornamental rather than as an edible, even though the fruit is edible.  It is widely used for decorations and flower arrangements.

Available:  4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch pots
Dorstenia foetida - Flower Shield

Size:      12 - 18 inches
Light;    light shade
Zone:    10b - 11
Bloom:  pale green, grayish or orange/pinkish

Information;  It is a stem succulent which may be branched or not.  The flower-like structures that are actually fruiting bodies are a weird horned tentacle-like disc-shaped structure that has given these plants its name.  The 'shield' actually consists of a multitude of miniscule flowers.

Available;  4-inch pot
Gonatopus boivinii - Giraffe's Knee

Size:     3 - 4 feet
Light:   bright light
Zone:    
Bloom: cream, seen in late spring

Information:  It is an interesting and fun to grow aroid, suitable for indoor culture and not fuzzy about conditions.  The leaf stalk is swollen about halfway up giving it th appearance of a giraffe's knee.  Large amorphophallus-like flowers on tall stalks emerge from winter dormant tubers.

​Available:  1-gal pot
Euphorbia cylindrifolia - Euphorbia
 
Size:  6 - 8 inches
Light:  partial sun
Zone:  10 - 11
Bloom:  apricot, seen in the mid-summer
 
Information:  Like many Euphorbia's, thie cylindrifolia has a caudex (base) that can reach a size similar to a fist.  The stems spread and branch out from the caudex, forming a large neat dense mat spread of linear green-purple leaves.  
This is a rare plant!
 
Available: Not in Stock
Hatiora salicornioides  -  Dancing Bones Cactus

Size:       1 - 2 feet
Light:     light shade
Zone:     10 - 11
Bloom:  Yellow-Orange; see in late to mid-winter

Information:  A slender, erect, arching or somewhat bushy cactus with small, bell-shaped, orange yellow flowers.  A stem consists o small segments up to 1 inch long, resembling bone segments. Hanging from a basket, these segments seem to sway and dance.

Available:  None in Stock
Huernia zebrina - Lifesaver Plant
 
Size:      under 6 inches
Light:    sun - partial shade
Zone:     9b
Bloom:  red center with yellow or cream star, seen in mid-summer
 
Information:  This is an amazing 5-pointed, yellow, star-shaped flower banded in coppery brown with a dark red lifesaver rim in it's center.  A low-growing succulent has 4 sided stems with soft teeth.  It is easy to grow, loves full sun and dryness between waterings, therefore it will tolerate neglectful watering.
 
Available: 4-inch pot
Orbea schweinfurthii - Dead Tree
 
Size:  6 - 12 inches
Light:  full to partial sun
Zone 9 - 11
Bloom: orange with red markings, seen in fall
 
Information:  This is an outstanding member of the Stapelia (Milkweed) family.  An awesome grower, and produces adorable little orange flowers.  It would be lovely in a hanging basket or pot where it is allowed to cascade over the edge.  This plant is very difficult to find.
 
Available: Not in Stock