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Canarium ovatum - Pili Nut

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

Pili Nut. Trees of Canarium ovatum are attractive symmetrically shaped evergreens, averaging 20 m tall with resinous wood and resistance to strong wind. The most important product from pili is the kernel. When raw, it resembles the flavor of roasted pumpkin seed, and when roasted, its mild, nutty flavor and tender-crispy texture is superior to that of the almond. Pili kernel is also used in chocolate, ice cream, and baked goods. The young shoots and the fruit pulp are edible. The shoots are used in salads, and the pulp is eaten after it is boiled and seasoned. Boiled pili pulp resembles the sweet potato in texture, it is oily and is considered to have food value similar to the avocado. Pulp oil can be extracted and used for cooking or as a substitute for cotton seed oil in the manufacture of soap and edible products. The stony shells are excellent as fuel or as porous, inert growth medium for orchids and antherium.
Grown in 12" tall container, for 3 gal pot size, large plant

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Capsicum frutescens - Wiri Wiri Pepper

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Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersSpice or herbEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Wiri Wiri Pepper. A variety from Guyana, the Wiri Wiri pepper is the illustrious gem; hard sought and rarely found. This plant produces good yields of small 1/2" berry shaped hot peppers. Peppers grow upright, are very hot, and turn from green, to orange, to red when mature.
What makes it so much different than any other hot pepper grown in the garden or bought at the store?
Hot? Yes, it is important that hot peppers are, but the people who really know, know that it is not just about heat, it is about flavor! And that is exactly what makes this little red gem so special. Guyanese dinners will only take one of those meals for you to never forget! The secret of their food is the flavor, and one of the cornerstone ingredients in many of their dishes is the Wiri pepper. The Guyanese population claim that it is not just a key ingredient to their diet, but also to why they are so good looking, live so long, and have such great skin.
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, fruiting size

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Catesbaea spinosa - Lily Thorn

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleThorny or spiny

Lily Thorn. This is a rare and unusual thorny shrub with corky bark. It is related to such fragrant plants as gardenia, euclinia, portlandia, randia, and cubanola. During the summer, big bell shaped, lily-like yellow flowers dangle from the plant. Can be trained as a Bonsai tree. The fruit has an agreeable tartness and good flavor, and seems as if it was capable of being improved by cultivation, but is little known.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Cerbera x manghas hybrid - Enchanted Incense (Red Flower)

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantDeciduousPoisonous or toxicSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Absolutely NEW perfume plant that nobody has yet! This amazing flower was recommended to us by our friend horticulturist John Mood, he discovered it in Thailand. We finally have the plants, and yes, they bloomed and fragrance is amazing! This Cerbera hybrid has beautiful striped red-and-white flowers that are highly fragrant. Fragrance is the most intense you can imagine and is much better than all jasmines and gardenias all together. The plant is very similar to plumeria in growth habit. Beautiful mauve colored leaves are very ornamental. We believe that this plant will become one of the most wanted in rare plants market.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

7 plants in stock

$42.00

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Ceropegia ampliata - Horny wonder

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Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual color

Horny wonder, Bushman's pipe. Origin: South Africa. This is one of the most interesting plants you ever see. Nearly leafless rambling stems produce 3" inflated balloon-like flowers of white and yellow pin stripes, topped with emerald green birdcages.
Grown in 4-6" pot

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Chorisia (ceiba) hybrid Patricia (Golden)

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Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersDeciduousThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a new variety of Ceiba with very showy, large golden flowers with red centers.
This Ceiba is a seedling that was grown from a batch of seed collected from Willis Harding Park in North Miami. There are many varieties of Ceiba there but 98 percent of them are pink. There are two trees there with white/yellow flowers and that is Ceiba Sunset and another called Ceiba Rhodognaphalon which has had a lot of controversy over the name and is suspected to actually be a Ceiba chodatii. The two trees are close together so the cross pollination of the two is what produced this hybrid. They were naturally pollinated by bees or other pollinators (just not hand pollinated).
The hybrid is grafted
What is grafted plant

Q: What is a grafted plant?

Grafting is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation where a piece of one plant (scion) selected for its flowers or fruit and containing the desired genes to be duplicated is inserted into a piece of another plant (rootstock), with a strong vigorous root system, usually a seedling.

Benefits of the graft:

  • making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
  • taking a scion from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for a grafted plant)
  • introducing dwarfing, hardiness, disease and pest resistance.
  • easier propagation method when other means like cutting or seed is not successful


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Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, grafted, very large plant

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Chrysophyllum cainito Blanco - Star Apple Hipolito (White Fruit)

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Caimito, Star Apple - Variety with white pulp fruit, better quality than more common purple variety. Hard to find exotic fruit tree. It is a favorite in the Caribbean and Central America as well as Southeast Asia. The fruit has a mild grape-like flavor, and is best eaten fresh. Inside the fruit looks like a star when cut across.
This plant does not take shipping well. After shipping it may drop leaves, recovers under proper care. Shipped on customers risk. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped, but no replacements or refunds. We provide the best packaging. You may contact us for express shipping.
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Grown in 10"/3gal pot

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Clerodendrum mastacanthum (Rotheca mastacantha) - Pink Butterfly Bush

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Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pink Butterfly Bush - rare new plant in cultivation originated from South Africa. It is very similar to more common species Clerodendrum ugadense (Blue butterfly bush) other than color and smaller size of the flowers which are in tighter panicles.
Grown in 10"/ 3 gal pot

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Clerodendrum quadriloculare Var. Brandonii - variegated Starburst

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Winter Starburst - variegated form. Beautiful small tree or bush. Very rare plant and is hard to propagate. Cuttings root not as readily as common clerodendrums.
It is a pretty cold hardy and strong plant inspite of variegation that usually makes plant less vigorous.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Clinacanthus nutans - Snake plant, Phaya-Yor

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Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Clinacanthus nutans, or Phaya-Yor in Thai, has been traditionally used in Thailand for the treatment of Herpes infections. In addition this herb also exhibits an excellent and rapid-acting anti-inflammatory activity which makes Clinacanthus nutans topical product a good natural product for the relief of minor skin inflammation and insect bites well.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

2 Plants in stock

$32.00

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Clusia lanceolata - Cerra Cipapau Apple 

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Wonderful shade tolerant bloomer! Gorgeous pink flowers with mauve throats that look almost artificial. The flower stays on the plant for a few days. The shrub has naturally round shape. Blooms from late winter through spring and summer. Perfect container plant or can be gown as a specimen in a small garden. Very rare, hard to propagate.
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot

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Clusia orthoneura - Porcelain Flower

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Brazilian Clusia, Porcelain Flower. Very rare small shrub with waxy and thick leaves and gorgeous flowers with mauve throats that look almost artificial. The flower stays on the plant for a few days. The shrub has naturally round shape and produces thick air-roots at the base of the stem. Blooms from late winter through spring and summer. Cold hardy to zone 9b. Perfect container plant or can be gown as a specimen in a small garden.
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot

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Clusia rosea Aureo Variegata - Variegated Autograph Tree

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Clusias, with their beautiful "porcelain" flowers, are the easiest plants to grow. It will forgive you if you forget to water it... Takes both sun or shade. Very slow growing and can be used as a potted specimen. The plant forms interesting aerial roots. Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

10 Plants in stock

$42.00  
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Coccothrinax crinita - Old Man Palm

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-like

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.

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Grown in 6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot

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Coccothrinax miraguama subsp. arenicola - Miraguama Palm

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPalm or palm-likeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

One of the most attractive species in the genus, with a faster than average growth rate. Matting on the trunk makes it look unique. The plants we have in stock are nice developed size.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Cocculus laurifolius - Laurel-leaf Snailseed

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Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare species, that we have seen only in private collections or botanical gardens. It is a very useful vigorous, dense evergreen shrub that can grow 20x20 ft if not trimmed (or smaller with pruning) and stays full even in deep shade - great for use as a screen where the available width is present. The form is round-headed with a medium to fast growth rate and a coarse texture. Flowers are showy white with yellow spots in the spring.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

6 Plants in stock

$37.00

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Cola nitida (acuminata) - Cola nut

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Cola nut, Guru Nut - rare exotic nut tree, extremely popular in the tropics as a caffeine-containing stimulant.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree

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Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cannonball Tree. Rare tree with a bizarre fruit that can be seen only in tropical botanic gardens and a few larger private gardens. It is a very tall tree which sheds its large, elliptical leaves several times a year. The pinkish-red flowers grow directly from the trunk near the base of the crown and are strongly scented in the evening. Blooms year round. Flowers are followed by large, globular fruit, reddish-brown in color, which do indeed resemble cannonballs and remain on the tree for many months. On older trees there may be dozens of fruits and flower clusters at the same time.
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Crossandra (Ecbolium) viride - Green Ice Crossandra

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Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Crossandra infundibuliformis Shamrock Green. Green Shrimp, Green Ice Crossandra, Turquoise Crossandra. Green unusual flowers. Very rare variety - the turquoise color is extremely rare in the plant world.
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

6 plants in stock

$32.00

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Cryptocereus (Selenicereus) anthonyanus - Zig-Zag Cactus

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Vine or creeperSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Anthony's Rick-Rack, Zig-Zag Cactus, Fishbone Orchid Cactus. It is nightblooming and its flowers last only a single night in spring. Because the flowers are so quickly spent, this epiphyte is mainly only grown for the strange leaves which lend it the common name Ric-Rac Cactus, or occasionally Zig-Zag or Fishbone Cactus. It can be grown either in orchid substrate, or in regular cactus potting soil with a bit of humus added. In the wild it attaches itself to trees, clinging by little aerial root filaments along the zigzagging succulent leaves, but is adaptable to terrestrial habits. It loves strong yet indirect lighting. It does not need a lot of water and should be permitted to dry out entirely between waterings.
Grown in 4-6" pot

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Cyrtostachys lakka - Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPalm or palm-likeUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cyrtostachys lakka (renda). Extremely rare Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax Palm - stunning feather palm that develops a brilliantly red trunk.
Very tropical, tender. Grow at temperature above 55F
This is ultra-tropical plant, which should never be exposed to temperatures below 55F. This plant is for expert growers only. Do not order this plant unless you prepared to take proper care. No replacements/no refunds. Contact us for additional information before ordering
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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Dalechampia dioscoreifolia - Winged Beauty

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Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Winged Beauty, Costa Rican Butterfly Vine.
Spurge family is well known for the poinsettia and other showy euphorbias, but not for its unusual vines. This is one which seems to enchant anyone who sees it. The most dramatic feature is the flowering shoots. Each has a pair of broad, pointed, reddish purple bracts, 2-3 inches long, widely spreading above and below the clustered small, whitish flowers. Outstanding sized bracts with an eye-catching show of color characterize this vigorous growing vine. Flowers year-round with its heaviest bloom in late summer. It usually recovers after light freeze.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, plant on trelis

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Delonix elata - White Poinciana

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Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

White Poinciana - very rare! Endemic to India, this is a 20-25 ft tall tree, with white fragrant flowers. This rare tree is a close relative of popular Delonix regia and has similar growth habit and characteristics, but flowers are white. In India it has medicinal use: leaves are used as febrifuge, antiperiodic, antirheumatic and stimulant.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Delonix floribunda (adansonioides) - Baobab Poinciana

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CaudexSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare in cultivation, small to medium sized, dry deciduous tree, endemic of dry forests of Madagascar. It has a thick, swollen trunk reminiscent of a Baobab, a rounded crown and dense tufts of curious greenish yellow flowers. Very large flat heads of yellow flowers appear in late spring. The tree is grown as a showy ornamental in rich soil in a subtropical to tropical climate. It can be propagated from seed.
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot

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Deplanchea tetraphylla - Golden Bouquet Tree

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Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A spectacular rare tree with huge bunches of bright, yellow, bird attracting flowers during winter and spring. Leaves are huge - 1-2 ft long, velvet and tropical looking. Can be grown in a pot as a rare specimen in a greenhouse. A must for a rare plant collector!
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant

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$67.00

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