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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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2/24/2018
2/23/2018
SUNSHINE-SuperFood for your plants health
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We are getting very high interest from our customers to our new plant booster SUNSHINE-SuperFood https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?find_in_name_only=1&find=SUNSHINE-SuperFood as well as many questions. We continue experimenting with the Jasmine that you saw in our previous newsletter, that had pale yellow leaves and numerous deficiencies. Right now, after only 2 applications, it looks healthy green again. Click on the picture to zoom in and see leaves turning from yellow to green within less than a month. See also full plant photo of this jasmine. https://toptropicals.com/pics/ttlab/superfood/20180125-0222-full.jpg

Q:
Is SUNSHINE-SuperFood a fertilizer?

A: Traditionally we call a fertilizer macro-elements (NPK - nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Technically, SUNSHINE-SuperFood is a complex of micro-elements that are essential for plant's health. It provides such elements as Mg, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, B, Mo, S, and Amino-acids that our soils are usually poor of. These elements are responsible for proper development of leaves, roots, flowers, and overall plant vigor. Read more about role of these micro elements. https://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/cultivation/superfood.html

Q:
Can I just get these additional elements in a dry form and add to soil like a fertilizer?

A: No. Some of these elements must present in extremely low concentrations (this is why they are called micro-). SUNSHINE-SuperFood is a liquid substance with very high bioavailability that has very complicated formula; it is not just a mix of the elements. The formula is developed with the maximum efficiency for a plant to absorb through leaves and a root system.

Q: Is it better to spray leaves or water the plant with the solution?

A: Foliar applications are always most efficient in regards of seeing a quick result. However, we recommend to also drench the root ball with SUNSHINE-SuperFood solution to deliver the necessary elements evenly to all parts of the plant through its natural metabolism.

Q: My gardenia looks very sad after winter - most leaves are yellow and some have pale spots. Should I use SUNSHINE-SuperFood more often and in higher concentrations?

A: We recommend to apply SUNSHINE-SuperFood once a month to maintain a general plant health. In difficult cases like with this jasmine on the photo, you can do twice a month. However do not exceed recommended concentration. The rule of thumb is, you can apply water soluble fertilizers and supplements more often, but with lower concentrations - this way a plant will be more responsive. Plant metabolism in general is rather slow, changes take days and weeks - don't try to speed it up. Your patience will be rewarded.

Try SUNSHINE SuperFood on sick looking plants, especially with leaves that are yellowing, deformed or have spots (see photos of different deficiencies). https://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/cultivation/superfood.html There are no miracles, but this one works like a Miracle! All you need is a few drops of SUNSHINE SuperFood - item 6000! https://toptropicals.com/cgi-bin/store/store.cgi?item=6000 We also have bottles 50 ml and 100 ml for large plant collections and yard/landscape applications. Read more about SUNSHINE SuperFood...https://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/cultivation/superfood.html
2/21/2018
Visit our booth at Home Arts and Horticulture SW Florida & Lee County Fair.
Celebrate what grows in Florida!
Saturday March 3: Florida agriculture/horticulture day. Master Gardeners on site, Livestock Sale and much more!
Class Competitive Exhibits and Contests, Open Classes.
For more info, see https://swflcfair.com/creative_living
2/20/2018
Tapeinochilos ananassae (Indonesian Wax Ginger, Giant Spiral Ginger)
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2/19/2018
Asian New Year started! Year of Down to Earth Dog...
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Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, started on February 16, 2018. It is the Year of the Yellow Dog, or the Earth Dog.

According to Chinese horoscope, in 2018, the corresponding element is Earth. Earth is also associated with the color yellow. The Year of the Earth Dog is therefore also known as the Year of the Yellow Dog. So what happens when you mix the Dog with the Earth Element?
The Dog is sincere, independent, and clever. Like man's best friend, they are extremely loyal and devoted and you can always count on them to stick by your side.
The Earth element, by its very nature, denotes origins and growth and is associated with practicality, harmony and hard work. The Earth seeks to nurture and be nurtured, it anchors you and provides stability.
A loyal and hard working Dog combined with the steady and sensible characteristics of Earth, heralds a secure, rewarding and profitable year. A year of blossoming, to achieve things, and to thrive. An Earth Dog combines the integrity and diligence of the dog with a very down-to-earth climate, perfect for longstanding projects requiring persistence and grit. Real estate is high in the agenda in the year of the Yellow Dog, whether you are contemplating any investments or purchasing a home, everything should align well for you this year.
The Year of the Dog follows an energetic and chaotic Year of the Rooster... An Earth Dog Year will welcome some much needed sense of harmony, peace and goodwill, a year of unity and understanding that will reward all of us for our hard work and diligence!
Lucky colors for 2018 are colors that symbolize the element Wood (green) and the element Water (blue). Just keep your plants green, and get some blue flowers!

For more information on Plant Astrology, see Plant Horoscope.https://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/articles/horoscope.html
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