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TopTropicals Newsletter / 26 Mar 2020
Your favorite $10 sale to support your garden. Quinine Cinchona - Fever Tree. Survival Secret Recipe.

Keep the beauty in the World

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world"
- Mahatma Gandhi -

In the photo: Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup

Your favorite $10 sale!

We are here to support your garden

In the photo: Plumeria Mister B is on quick sale, only $17!
Yellow plumerias are the most fragrant.

Many of you are staying home during the quarantine, and your gardens are finally getting so much needed attention! As our share to help the community with gardening projects while keeping the costs at minimum, we decided to run -

Your Favorite $10 sale!
+ many items up to 50% OFF!

Check out this HUGE SALE that we normally don't run until end of Summer. But we know you need it NOW, so take advantage of it while you have time for planting. Enjoy your plants and smile. Together, we will make it through!

TopTropicals Nursery - as Agricultural Essential Business - remains open

We are here for you to answer all your plant questions. All orders are being shipped as scheduled. Call us 1-866-897-7957 or shop online. Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

In the photo: Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup

Coronavirus cure discovery?

Nature's farmacy: Cinchona - Fever Tree

by Alex Butova

As the world's heath experts race to find a cure for the novel coronavirus, this drug have jumped to their attention - Chloroquine. It contains alkaloid Quinine, extracted from the bark of the Cinchona, or Fever Tree.
We receive many questions from our customers if we carry this plant. Although we do not offer it at the moment, we definitely can tell you more about this interesting medicinal plant!

If you like gin and tonic, you will be familiar with the bitter taste of the tonic which is provided by quinine. While it is now mainly used to add a flavor to our favorite tipple, the Cinchona tree bark once held a place as one of the most important drugs in history.
Cinchona was discovered in the 1630s as a treatment for malaria and, for 350 years, was the only effective cure known in Europe until synthetic replacements were developed in the 1940s. Malaria remains today one of the deadliest diseases known throughout the tropics, but up until the 20th century the disease was prevalent throughout Europe, including Britain.

The Cinchona tree is native to the Eastern slopes of the Andes with a range across Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Once the bark became an established medicine, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries, demand started to outstrip supply. Threats of overharvesting and the desire to control the source of this precious bark drove various competing empires to source this plant for themselves. Understandably, the Spanish, who were in control of this area of South America, actively tried to prevent this, but failed to establish successful plantations themselves. A race to source and cultivate Cinchona ensued, and eventually both the Dutch, in Indonesia, and the British, in India, founded government controlled plantations for the mass production of quinine.

Chloroquine appears to have "broad-spectrum antiviral properties" and effects on immune response, and to be effective against severe acute respiratory syndrome... As the rest of the world, we are looking forward to the research results and hope the cure will be found soon!

In the meantime, let's just have more Gin-n-Tonic!

PeopleCats ruling TopTropicals Kitchen
Healthy Treats for Humans

TREAT OF THE DAY
The Secret Health Booster: the Real Russian Borsh

While PeopleCats continue ruling our gardens, getting their daily treats and helping us to survive, they suggested we share some special treats for humans, besides exotic plants and plant boosters...
It is - our favorite Russian Borsh that we make for our TopTropicals International team! It is the most delicious and healthy meal ever invented, for both adults and kids. It boosts your energy, makes you feel warm, wealthy, and happy!

This soup, along with Russian Vodka, is the secret of Russians' Survival Mode - how to stay healthy, strong, tough, and resistant to any virus.

The recipe of the Real Russian Borsh involves very simple, inexpensive, and easy to find ingredients. However, making it right takes a little bit of time (which we sure have now!), since Russians like to make things complicated and from scratch... they use whole foods!
Take your time and enjoy the process - it is a part of this secret recipe. At the end, you will be rewarded with a healthy, tasty meal for the whole family for the whole week! And, it is only $2 per serving!

And remember, it is spelled Borsh (not Borscht!), according to the real Russians.

CONTINUE READING >>

Please tell us how you liked it! :)

TopTropicals PeopleCat Club

Thank you everybody for supporting us in helping PeopleCat Community! Donations accepted from our website. Thank you and God bless you and your pets!

Your Favorite $10 Sale - to support your garden!

+ many plants at 50% OFF
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Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus
2008 Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Ananas comosus - edible Pineapple Sugar Loaf
4767 Ananas comosus - edible Pineapple Sugar Loaf
Grown in 6" pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Callistemon citrinus (Melaleuca citrina) - Weeping Red Bottlebrush
3959 Callistemon citrinus (Melaleuca citrina) - Weeping Red Bottlebrush
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Capsicum baccatum, Brazilian Starfish
6265 Capsicum baccatum, Brazilian Starfish
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Colocasia esculenta White   Lava
4188 Colocasia esculenta White Lava
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Cornutia grandifolia - African   lilac
2578 Cornutia grandifolia - African lilac
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Hibiscus schizopetalus - Coral Hibiscus
2495 Hibiscus schizopetalus - Coral Hibiscus
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Ixora Fragrant Sea   Green
3054 Ixora Fragrant Sea Green
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Jatropha integerrima Pink -   Peregrina
4241 Jatropha integerrima Pink - Peregrina
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Lonicera japonica - Japanese Honeysuckle   (Antimicrobial)
1147 Lonicera japonica - Japanese Honeysuckle (Antimicrobial)
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Mimosa pudica (strigillosa) - Sensitive   Plant
5023 Mimosa pudica (strigillosa) - Sensitive Plant
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Monstera deliciosa - Swiss cheese   plant
2988 Monstera deliciosa - Swiss cheese plant
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Acalypha godseffiana - Copperleaf Firestorm, Fire   Dragon
3450 Acalypha godseffiana - Copperleaf Firestorm, Fire Dragon
Grown in 6" / 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Acalypha pendula - Kittens   Tail
4796 Acalypha pendula - Kittens Tail
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Acalypha wilkesiana - Java White
5151 Acalypha wilkesiana - Java White
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Acalypha wilkesiana - Louisiana Red Copper Leaf
6091 Acalypha wilkesiana - Louisiana Red Copper Leaf
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Calathea lancifolia (insignis) Rattlesnake
5402 Calathea lancifolia (insignis) Rattlesnake
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Calathea x Medallion
6213 Calathea x Medallion
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Callisia fragrans - Golden Tendril
3929 Callisia fragrans - Golden Tendril
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Clusia guttifera - Small Leaf Autograph   Tree
4957 Clusia guttifera - Small Leaf Autograph Tree
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Euphorbia millii - Boon Sangsom
5718 Euphorbia millii - Boon Sangsom
Grown in 4-6" pot, small plant
$17.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Euphorbia millii - Giant Pet Pe Tai (Petch Petai)
3360 Euphorbia millii - Giant Pet Pe Tai (Petch Petai)
Grown in 4-6" pot, small plant
$17.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Euphorbia millii Mini - Money Money (Small Flower)
5727 Euphorbia millii Mini - Money Money (Small Flower)
Grown in 4-6" pot, small plant
$17.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Ficus pumila (repens) - Climbing Fig, green leaves
5150 Ficus pumila (repens) - Climbing Fig, green leaves
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$17.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Gynura procubens - Longevity   Spinach
5431 Gynura procubens - Longevity Spinach
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$22.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Ixora Siam Ribbon (Hindu Rope)
2645 Ixora Siam Ribbon (Hindu Rope)
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Neea psychotrioides - Pigeon Plum, Hoja de Salat
5548 Neea psychotrioides - Pigeon Plum, Hoja de Salat
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Neomarica gracilis - African   Iris
5312 Neomarica gracilis - African Iris
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, large plant
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Odontonema cuspidatum - Firespike,   Red
1373 Odontonema cuspidatum - Firespike, Red
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$32.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Osmanthus x fortunei - Fortunes Tea Olive
6234 Osmanthus x fortunei - Fortunes Tea Olive
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Radermachera Kunming - Dwarf Tree Jasmine, 1 gal pot
4660 Radermachera Kunming - Dwarf Tree Jasmine, 1 gal pot
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Russelia equisetiformis - Salmon   Firecracker
3202 Russelia equisetiformis - Salmon Firecracker
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Tetrastigma voinierianum - Chestnut Vine
6356 Tetrastigma voinierianum - Chestnut Vine
Grown in 6"/1gal pot, large plant
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Sanchezia speciosa - Fire   Fingers
2182 Sanchezia speciosa - Fire Fingers
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Sansevieria cylindrica - Snake   Plant
2305 Sansevieria cylindrica - Snake Plant
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$27.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Solanum wendlandii - Costa Rican Potato   vine
2477 Solanum wendlandii - Costa Rican Potato vine
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Strophanthus gratus - Climbing   Oleander
2285 Strophanthus gratus - Climbing Oleander
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, on trellis
$37.00  
Sale: $10.00
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Ziziphus hybrid - Jujube Thornless var. Taiwan
1406 Ziziphus hybrid - Jujube Thornless var. Taiwan
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$67.00  
Sale: $47.00
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Plumeria Boon Yen, grafted
5740 Plumeria Boon Yen, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Chompoo Sin, grafted
5742 Plumeria Chompoo Sin, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Elsee, grafted
1409 Plumeria Elsee, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Gred Gaew, grafted
5746 Plumeria Gred Gaew, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Maneerat, grafted
5752 Plumeria Maneerat, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Mr B (4714), grafted
5737 Plumeria Mr B (4714), grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Plumeria Sally, grafted
5767 Plumeria Sally, grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Pouteria campechiana - Canistel Bahamas Trompo Sapote, grafted
4165 Pouteria campechiana - Canistel Bahamas Trompo Sapote, grafted
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$52.00  
Sale: $37.00
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Radermachera ignea - Tree Jasmine, Peep Thong
3027 Radermachera ignea - Tree Jasmine, Peep Thong
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $32.00
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Tecomaria Mango - Bright Orange Sunset
3224 Tecomaria Mango - Bright Orange Sunset
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Adenium Permsaap (Perm Sab), Grafted
5334 Adenium Permsaap (Perm Sab), Grafted
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, grafted, shipped barerooted
$32.00  
Sale: $17.00
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Artocarpus heterophyllus - Jackfruit var. Small
5366 Artocarpus heterophyllus - Jackfruit var. Small
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$47.00  
Sale: $37.00
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Artocarpus hypargyraeus - Kwai Muk Jesses Creme De La   Creme
2726 Artocarpus hypargyraeus - Kwai Muk Jesses Creme De La Creme
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$77.00  
Sale: $57.00
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Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree
1310 Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$47.00  
Sale: $37.00
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Brunfelsia manaca   (corrugata)
1040 Brunfelsia manaca (corrugata)
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Calotropis gigantea - Giant milkweed, Arka, 3 gal   pot
2233 Calotropis gigantea - Giant milkweed, Arka, 3 gal pot
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $32.00
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Cordyline terminalis Singapore Twist (Show Girl)
6209 Cordyline terminalis Singapore Twist (Show Girl)
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$72.00  
Sale: $52.00
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Euclinia longiflora - African Tree Gardenia
2820 Euclinia longiflora - African Tree Gardenia
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Ficus carica - Fig Black   Mission
4417 Ficus carica - Fig Black Mission
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Ficus carica - Fig Brown   Turkey
1084 Ficus carica - Fig Brown Turkey
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$47.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Ficus carica - Fig Celeste
6065 Ficus carica - Fig Celeste
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Ficus citrifolia - Florida Banyan, Shortleaf Fig
4132 Ficus citrifolia - Florida Banyan, Shortleaf Fig
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $22.00
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Gardenia Mystery
2454 Gardenia Mystery
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale:  $27.00
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Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent (double flower)
4402 Gardenia taitensis Heaven Scent (double flower)
Grown in 6-10" 1/3 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $32.00
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Gardenia taitensis Tiare Tahiti, single flower
5171 Gardenia taitensis Tiare Tahiti, single flower
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale:  $27.00
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Gardenia Veitchii - grafted, 1   gal
2456 Gardenia Veitchii - grafted, 1 gal
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$37.00  
Sale: $27.00
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Jasminum officinale Flore Pleno - French Perfume   Jasmine
2098 Jasminum officinale Flore Pleno - French Perfume Jasmine
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, small plant
$42.00  
Sale:  $32.00
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Musa - Banana Dwarf Cavendish
4076 Musa - Banana Dwarf Cavendish
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$42.00  
Sale: $32.00
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Musa - Banana Manzano (Apple Banana)
4206 Musa - Banana Manzano (Apple Banana)
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$32.00   
Sale: $27.00
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Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup
5546 Solandra maxima - Variegated Butter Cup
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$47.00  
Sale: $37.00
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Syzygium samarangense Stinark - Wax Jamboo, pink/red fruit
1202 Syzygium samarangense Stinark - Wax Jamboo, pink/red fruit
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$47.00  
Sale: $27.00
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