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Enchanted flower… One of the most desirable flowering trees is Champaca — Joy Perfume Tree, its sweet flowers were used in creating the most expensive perfume of the world, Joy. You can't stop sticking your nose into the flower again and again — it smells absolutely heavenly!


One of the most popular plants in Southern landscapes as well as for greenhouse or sun-room collection. Very fast growing, Banana is both great ornamental plant and producer of the fruit loved by everyone, from kids to adults. Try exotic varieties of:


Great fruit tree for beginners that will tolerate neglect and still produce tasty juicy fruit resembling apricot. Eaten fresh, made into jams, wines and liqueurs, even baked in pies. The tree is pretty cold hardy and drought tolerant. Plant it where nothing else will grow... and it will make it for you! Grafted varieties have superior fruit quality. Most popular varities: Champagne, Eds Delight, Gold Nugget, Italy.


Experience exotic fruit beyond the fruit market! This one is no doubt the biggest of them all, and the biggest in he World! Surprisingly these trees are not too sensitive and can produce successfully in subtropical climate with limited cold protection. Both grafted trees or seedlings (which are usually true to seed) start producing at early age. Most popular varities: Black Gold, Borneo Red, Mai-1, NS-1.


Another perfume tree, this one is responsible for creating Chanel #5 perfume. Besides the classic tree, there are many close related species with similar fragrance, shrubs and vines, some flowers smelling like melon or lemon candy.

Slow growing, compact tree with sweet delicious fruit tasting like brown sugar. Not fussy about soils and simply easy. Great for containers thanks for its slow growth rate. Everybody wants to have one! Most popular varieties: Hasya, Makok, Oxkutzcab, Silas Woods (Dwarf, non-stop producer).


Several valuable South American fruit trees, some of them not even related, are combined under name Sapote, which means "sweet fruit". You can't beat soft sweetness! Most popular varieties: Red/Yellow Sapote, Black Sapote, White Sapote.


Sweet, juicy and fragrant flesh... Some people say this fruit smells like rose water. No doubt you tasted it in Asian restaurants, however those fruit from can have only a hint of a taste of the real one. Try your own fresh fruit, you simply can't stop eating it! Most popular varieties: Empreror (Dwarf), Hak Ip, Sweetheart (large fruit, small seed), Late Season (Heavy producer), Mauritus.

Longans are closely related to Lychees.


These unique delicious fruits can only be tasted from a grower's garden due to their soft nature. They can not be offered commercially from supermarkets due to transportation challenge. Great container fruit trees due to their compact nature: Sugar Apple, Guanabana, Atemoya, Custard Apple.


This one is one of the most popular flowering trees in the South. Fast growing and free-flowering. Spectacular long-lasting flowers, yellow or pink, presented by many types of cassias (sennas), from small shrubs to significant shade trees.


Add both color and fragrance to your Southern garden or indoor collection. They will tolerate lower light, too! They are so easy to grow and simply always happy. Try a rewarding clerodendrum as your first plant, and watch your thumb turning green on it!


A symbol of Hawaiian Paradise, Plumeria perfume and beauty can be brought into every home. It is very easy to grow, both in your garden or in a pot. Fantastic "rainbow" varieties available with multicolored flowers. Dwarf varieties (Plumeria obtusa): White, Yellow, Pink. They can be trimmed to stay only 2-4 ft short!


The biggest collection of jasmines in the world. We have them all. They talk for themselves.


Want an easy plant that will thrive in neglect and yet brightens your day with beautiful flowers? We have amazing selection of desert roses — all colors of flowers you imagine or can't imagine, plus they have a showy caudex. Some varieties even have fragrance! Check out our large collection of new hybrids: Adenium Plants and Seeds


All-time favorite, scented gardenia is a must for every fragrant garden. Great container plant, compact grower, this plant can flower several times throughout warm season. Check out over 50 varieties and forms! Special rare collectibles include:


A powerful seducer! Many people consider Mango to be the best tasting fruit in the world. Try any (or all!) of our 100+ varieties. They all are fiberless, sweet and super juicy. You can't buy these from supermarket — simply because they are so mouth-melting and don't ship well!

Condo (dwarf and for containers): Carrie, Cogshell, Ice Cream, Julie, Mallika, Nam Doc Mai.

Vigorous favorites: Bailey's Marvel, East Indian, Glenn, Haden, Jakarta, Phillipine, Southern Blush, Valencia Pride.

Exotic collectibles:

  • Alampur Baneshan — the finest dessert mango, very large fruit
  • Alphonso — the finest Indian sweet dessert mango with hint of citrus
  • Cat Hoa Loc — sweet and fiberless, oval yellow, with very thin seed
  • Choc Anon Miracle) — Thai mango, producing two crops annually
  • Maha Chinook — in Singapore considered the best tasting
  • Pim Seng Mun — eaten green to enjoy its unique apple-like qualities


Grow your own Guacamole!

If you own an avocado tree, you are for sure a tropical fruit grower! Highly nutritious fruit and ornamental statue, what can be more rewarding.

Most popular: Florida Hass (Haas), Brogdon, Simmonds, Winter Mexican.

Cold hardy can survive short periods mid lower 20°s F without significant damage: Brazos Belle, Fantastic, Joey, Lila, Poncho.

Dwarf varieties are popular exotic house plants, valued for beautiful shape and foliage, besides they easily fruit in container: Fuerte, Wurtz.

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2/12/2016
Early Spring - time to plant!

On Groundhog Day Feb 2: Punxsutawney Phil Did Not See His Shadow. This means, Early Spring!
Interpreting Phil's behavior, the Groundhog Club emcee proclaimed, There is no shadow to be cast! An early spring is my forecast! He added, Take your jackets off, you're not going to need them!
According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then the spring season will come soon; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its den, and winter weather will persist for six more weeks.

Spring Check List:

- Make sure min temperatures are above 45F before you start bringing potted plants outside.
- When active new growth appears from buds, after-winter pruning can be done.
- You may start weekly fertilizing as soon as night temperatures raise above 55F.
- Start planting in the ground as soon as there are no more chances of frost, until then keep newly arrived plants in pots so they get better established.
- Low chill cold hardy fruit trees http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find_entire_word=1&find=low+chill including Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=prunus Apples, http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=malus Mulberry, http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=morus Loquats http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=eriobotrya go in the ground first, so you can enjoy their blooms and early fruit set. Plant Pomegranates, http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=punica blueberries and cranberries,http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=vaccinium raspberries and blackberries, http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=rubus grapes.http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=vitis
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Water as needed, still keeping on dry side until afternoons get hot and plants start using more water.
- Start seeds http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?group=seed indoors. The sooner the better, to give seedlings more time to establish before planting out in the ground.
2/11/2016
Live plant - the best present for Valentine's Day!

When purchasing a gift plant, please consider the following:

- Tropical plants are not easy to grow for people without gardening experience, especially during the winter. If you buy a plant for somebody, let them know in advance, to be prepared. Live plants require attention upon arrival and if the person is not ready, then we may delay shipping upon your request. He/she may contact us with any questions or concerns, we will be happy to assist!

- It would be nice to have Valentine's Day during Summer, but tt's winter now and some plants aren't in bloom. Some may drop leaves during winter. Don't be disappointed. Gardening is not an instant coffee; it's all about patience. You will be rewarded later on when the plant grows new foliage and produces wonderful flowers and fruit!

6 best gift plants, best sellers:
- Valentine Hoya
- Jasmine Sambac
- Lady of The Night
- Allspice
- Bay Rum
- Mango Cogshall

Gift Certificate. Another great option - gift certificate! If you prefer to wait till spring to buy the plant, the we are offering bonus gift certificates:
- If you buy $50 gift certificate - you receive $55 gift certificate
- If you buy $100 gift certificate - you receive $120 gift certificate
- If you buy $150 gift certificate - you receive $175 gift certificate
- If you buy $200 gift certificate - you receive $250 gift certificate

This promotion is good till end of Valentine Day (02/14/2016)
2/6/2016
Good morning, Are these seedlings or root suckers?
2/3/2016
How to trick Medinilla to bloom?

Q: I have my Medinilla magnifica plant for 3 years, it ia a large developed plant in 3 gal pot but hasn't bloomed for me yet. I grow it indoors and it always stays warm. Maybe it needs some special fertilizer? How much should I water it?

A: Medinilla http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=Medinilla is a perfect container plant for a home or a greenhouse. In warm tropical climates, it can grow outside in a shady spot. Medinillas are also called Malaysian Orchids. Technically, they are not related to orchids, and believe it or not, are in the same family with purple-flowered Tibouchinas http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=Tibouchina . Their drooping showy flowers that last for several months, and somewhat epyphitic habits makes these unusual plants to be treated almost like orchids. Medinillas are slow growing and have succulent leaves and stems (succulentus means - juicy, containing water). Similar to orchids, their roots do not like to stay wet, soil should become slightly dry between ample waterings. Use very well drained porous soilless potting mix http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=soilless+potting+mix , you may add to it extra perlite http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?item=2062 or orchid growing media (bark). Don't use sandy succulent mix, medinilla prefers high organic content (peat moss).

Medinillas stay in bloom for a long time, some varieties like Dolce Vita http://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?item=5382 - up to 5 months! You can enjoy the spectacular changes of blooms for a long time. There is a special way to induce flowering. Between March and November keep the pot in a bright place without direct sunlight, during winter months try to keep as bright as possible. Water once a week or when the soil gets dry. In winter, keep at 60-65F for 2 months, this will trigger the plant to set new flower buds. Do not fertilize while flowering, then apply orchid fertilizer every 2d watering.
1/31/2016
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