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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.

Happy Spring - it's official now!
Last chance to use 20% OFF St Patrick's discount! Use code PATRICK2018 forders over $150, excluding S&H. Offer expires Monday, March 19. Hurry up!
Avocado, Lychee and Mango setting fruit... give them some FOOD!

Q: Do I need to fertilize tropical fruit when they set fruit?

A: It is traditionally believed that mango and other tropical fruit shouldn't be fertilized during fruiting period. It is true to an extent: you don't want fruit to burst from fast excessive growing. Instead, try to feed fruit trees wisely, because they still need proper nutrition to produce flowers and fruit.
Our spring specials of Lychee, Avocado and Mango are full of buds and some already set tiny fruit (see examples on the photo). Here is the feeding plan for these plants once you receive your mail order:
1) Once received the plant, pot it into container size of the root ball and let establish for couple weeks. Use SUNSHINE-E to help the plant recover from shipping stress and establish root system.
2) Apply SUNSHINE-Honey right before flowering, and next time at setting fruit, to provide sweeter and bigger fruit, eliminate fruit cracks and help resist fungus and other fruit diseases.
3) Use balanced granulated fertilizer, 1 tsp per each gallon of soil. Apply once a month during Spring-Summer season. This gives the plant balanced macro-elements (NPK) necessary for overall plant health. Do not use on fruit trees fertilizers with high Nitrogen content.
4) Apply SUNSHINE SuperFood micro-element booster to keep fruit trees vigorous, develop strong root system and avoid deficiencies.
5) In case of signs of chlorosis (yellowing leaves with darker veins), give the tree SUNSHINE-GreenLeaf and watch the leaves turning green quickly.
After harvesting, don't forget to make another treatment of SUNSHINE-Honey as a preparation for the next year flowering and fruiting season.
Fruitful Spring fertilizers and more
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ( Aristotle)

On the photo: Top Tropicals Watchdog Bobby presenting his own Super Fertilizer in action.
What you need for successful growing Adeniums

1) Adenium plants - from TopTropicals Endless selection of Adeniums. have double flower, red, purple, yellow and even black flowers!
2) A small pot with excellent drainage is a must. Position the plant in a pot, size of root system.
3) Adenium soil mix. TopTropicals Adenium Soilless Mix. Use only well-drained soil.
4) Lots of light. Adeniums need lots of light for heavy flowering. However from our own experience, in super hot climates, they look healthier in filtered bright light. After initial planting, once the plant is established and starts growing new leaves (may take a few weeks), gradually move it into brighter light.
5) Little water. Adeniums like a neutral to hard water. Acidic water tends to sour the soil too fast and may cause root rot. Water plants preferably in the early morning, and allow them to drink up throughout the day. Watering can be done daily to every few days. Do not water again until soil dries on surface. Never allow your plants to sit in a saucer of water, but don't let them to dry out too often - this causes adeniums to go into early dormancy. Adeniums do not like both over-watering or drying-out.
6) Fertilizer. To make your plant develop a large swollen base/trunk, you'll need a good quality fertilizer. Use slow-release granulated fertilizer for overall plant health, and liquid water soluble fertilizer for swelling up trunks that is also used to increase flowering. It shouldn't be too high in nitrogen, the middle number should be the highest (similar to 10-50-10). Never apply fertilizer directly on roots and do not liquid feed when a plant is thirsty: always water first slightly to avoid root burn and leaf drop. Do not wet leaves.
7) SuperFood micro-elements. Besides macro-nutrients provided by fertilizer, Adenium needs micro-elements for balanced development of root system and especially caudex: Sunshine-SuperFood.
SUNSHINE-BC. Spray leaves with SUNSHINE-BC once a month to encourage young growth, profuse flowering and large caudex.
9) Growing caudex. There is a secret how to create a large swollen caudex: raise the plant a bit every time you re-pot it, so that the upper part of roots will be a little exposed. The plant will form more roots that will go down.

See full list of Adeniums - plants and seeds.
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