Rare collectible! Devil Palm, Ruffle Palm, Spine Palm. Very tasty coconut-like nuts! Good palm for semi-shade garden. This very different dwarf palm from South America, has attractive spines all over it and fabulous, gracefully arching leaves, covered with white powder, with long, wavy, closely- spaced leaflets. The fragrant flowers produce clusters of red fruit making it ideal for conservatory or a warmer garden where it can actually stand occasional, but not hard freezing. A solitary, showy spiny small tree. In the wild it grows 9-15 feet tall with a stem diameter of 2-4 inches. The epicarp and mesocarp of the fruit are rich in carotene and are eaten in Colombia, while the seeds are eaten raw or used to make candles.
One of the most attractive of the Archontophoenix... more
Archontophoenix purpurea - Purple King Palm
One of the most attractive of the Archontophoenix and performs very well. The purple of the crownshaft is its main ornamental feature making it unique among palms. Purple color seems to be more prominent with slight shaded, protected situations. This is a pretty robust plant, compared to the regular King palm. Leaves have a whitish underside and trunks are more markedly ringed.
Red Crownshaft palm. Unlike Red Sealing Wax Palm,... more
Areca vestiaria - Red Crownshaft Palm (red trunk)
Red Crownshaft palm. Unlike Red Sealing Wax Palm, this palm can tolerate temperatures down to mid 30s F.
ATTENTION: This is a hot seller, limited quantities. We can propagate only so many plants, while demand is very high. This is rare and expensive item and the plant size is relatively small. These plants sell faster than we can propagate and grow them bigger. Please do not order if size matters to you.
This is an understory palm from Vanuatu (Tanna and... more
Caryota ophiopelis - Snakeskin Fishtail Palm
This is an understory palm from Vanuatu (Tanna and Anatom islands) where it grows in the underwood of the humid forests, mainly along the coasts. The Snakeskin palm in habitat grows to about twenty feet tall, but much smaller in cultivation, with a trunk a foot and a half in diameter and when young is very difficult to distinguish from the Caryota zebrina. The leaves of C. ophiopelis are less glossy, a lighter green and thinner or finer, the leaflets less diamond shaped than Zebrina and mature trees would be much smaller than Zebrina. It will tolerate no cold, needs filtered light or shade, rich soil and ample water. Caryota ophiopellis is a monoecious, monocarpic species (it does fructify only once then dies). Quite rare in cultivation, it arouses an increasing interest due to the unusual and showy coloration, in particular in the young plants. It requires a tropical or humid subtropical climate, a shady position during the young stage, slightly shaded when adult, and draining soils, slightly acidic to neutral, maintained humid. The starch contained in the stem, extracted with a special procedure and cooked to prepare a sort of bread, is still now utilized by the local populations.
Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Blushing Palm. This... more
Chambeyronia macrocarpa - Red Feather Palm, Flame Thrower Palm
Red Leaf Palm, Red Feather Palm, Blushing Palm. This is one of the most beautiful palms in the world with a spectacular, bright red new leaf. This is a must have in the garden. Easy to grow and relatively cold hardy.
Coccothrinax crinita (Old Man Palm). It is truly remarkable... more
Coccothrinax crinita - Old Man Palm
Coccothrinax crinita (Old Man Palm). It is truly remarkable trunk with a thick, fibrous, wooly material all over the trunk, even on small specimens. It prefers a sunny warm place and needs well drained soil. Very slow growing.
Coconut palm. "Symbol of the tropics", often used... more
Cocos nucifera - Coconut palm
Coconut palm. "Symbol of the tropics", often used as a houseplant. Fast growing palm proven to help clean indoor air of smoke and harmful chemicals. Bares coconuts 12 months a year for fresh coconut milk and copra (dried coconut). We do not ship coconut palms to CA, TX, AZ, LA!
This rare collectible grows into a large feather palm with a very distinctive reddish tormentum on the crownshaft. An easily grown palm which likes full sun or light shade, and a moist, well drained position. Quite slow growing.
Pick up only. Assai Palm. One of the most valuable palms that is famous for its anti-oxidant qualities of the fruit juice. It is a fast grower with multiple stems. The fruit is a round berry, black at maturity, pulp is edible and used in beverages. RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster This item can not be shipped. Pick up only. We can provide local delivery around Ft. Myers, Florida. Please contact us for estimation.
Huassai, Chonta. Variegation forms on the trunk only.... more
Euterpe precatoria variegata - Variegated Assai Palm
Huassai, Chonta. Variegation forms on the trunk only. Haussai grows quickly in both upland and seasonally flooded fields. The light, very small canopy. Grows in wild in Central America to Bolivia, up to 6000 ft elevation. In Ecuador it occurs on both sides of the Andes, on terra firme, or east of the Andes also on poorly drained soil. Euterpe precatoria is harvested for edible palm heart (the apex)ю A liquid from the roots is used to treat malaria. The fruit is used for the production of Acai wine.
Exotic and very much wanter shade loving palm with... more
Licuala grandis - Ruffled Fan Palm
Exotic and very much wanter shade loving palm with beautiful large round leaves. It may tolerate full sun once established. It has a single trunk of medium height and impressive undivided circular leaves. The full crown of leaves is very distinctive. Makes great container specimen and conversation piece for a house plant collection or a greenhouse.
This understory palm has very large, nearly completely... more
Licuala peltata (elegans) var. Sumawongii - Elegant palm
This understory palm has very large, nearly completely circular, pleated, deep green leaves on long, dainty petioles that are so geometric in shape, they barely look real. This is the magnificent and much desired, entire-leaved variety of Licuala peltata, one of the most beautiful species. It is a moderately sized palm with usually only a short trunk, and its crown holds as many as 15 huge, flat, undivided fan leaves up to 7 ft in diameter! Native of Thailand and Malaysia, this species is much more tolerant of cool conditions than nearly any other Licuala and it will thrive in subtropical and tropical conditions and possibly even in protected spots in some frost-free, warm temperate climes, of course always out of the wind. This collectible palm is one of the most ornamental and prized.
Rare collectible species from Columbia. These plants not ready for shipping yet but available for local pick up. Originally found in Mexico as its natural range, this plant comes to us with an interesting story. The Colombian grower saw leaves of this amazing plant sticking out of a trash barrel in town and saved the plant. They have since bred it several times and produced many beautiful plants. The leaves of this plant radiate like fingers on a palm as it matures. RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Salacca zalacca, Snake Fruit. An extremely impressive... more
Salacca magnifica Pondoh - Snake Fruit Palm
Salacca zalacca, Snake Fruit. An extremely impressive palm with fuzzy edible delicious fruit, very popular in Thailand. Very hard to find in plant collections. The palm has very long, undivided leaves (to 20 ft in native conditions). It is a clustering palm, which doesn't trunk, and very spiny. Palm prefers tropical climate, sheltered, lightly shaded, very moist position. Can be grown in a pot. Cold-sensitive and slow-growing.