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TopTropicals Newsletter / 8 Sep 2021
Event Mementos. Nepenthes: Deadly Traps of Monkey Cups. Fertilizer and the Fall Garden. What's on sale today?

Tropical Flowers for Winter

"...You do not find the happy life. You make it."
- Camilla E. Kimball -

In the photo: A happy flower of Bauhinia variegata - Orchid Tree, a spectacular bloomer, one of the Florida Snowbird favorites. See all Winter Bloomers.

Thank you for the great party!

TopTropicals Team would like to thank all the guests who came to our Tropical Harvest Party. It was also Kristi's Birthday Bash... Clearly everybody was in the mood to help her celebrate! Kristi appreciated all your birthday wishes and presents, and what's most important - for coming in person to celebrate with us. Well over 200 people attended the event, it was fun to have you here. This was one of the busiest events at Top Tropicals Garden Retreat. Gardeners seriously stashed up on tropical plants and fruit trees...
We love you all and look forward to see you again at our next event. Check out a few event mementos...

Tropical Fruit collections offer ending soon!

We still have a few valuable tropical fruit collections left after the event, hurry up to get these fruit trees at half price! The promotion ending soon - while supply lasts!

Nepenthes: Deadly Traps of Monkey Cups

by Alex Butova, the Witch of Herbs and Cats

...The name "monkey cups" refers to the fact that monkeys were once thought to drink rainwater from the pitchers. This is false; monkeys do not drink from them, and the pitchers are filled with digestive juices, rather than rainwater. The trap contains a fluid of the plant's own production, which may be watery or more viscous, and is used to drown the prey...
...The lower part of the trap contains glands which absorb nutrients from captured prey. Along the upper inside part of the trap is a slick, waxy coating which makes the escape of its prey nearly impossible...
...Prey usually consists of insects, but the largest Nepenthes species may occasionally catch small vertebrates, such as rats and lizards. Records of cultivated plants trapping small birds have been made!..

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Fertilizer and the Fall Garden

by Ed Jones, the Booster Guy

...Well Labor Day has come and gone. Summer is winding down and depending on where you live, thoughts are now turning to pumpkin spice, witches, fall decor and gardening. Wait, did I just say gardening? Yes, if you live in the deep south, and I do, it is time to think about fall gardening and fertilizer. Even those of you in the north can put in a few quick crops now for fall. Think onions, radishes, lettuce and other greens and of course, garlic...

Next month, we can start putting out our plants that do better in cooler weather. We will put out some beans and of course cabbage. We may do some potatoes too. What do you like to grow?
But what about fertilizer? Glad you asked. Now, most of us have our favorite brand of fertilizer. Some of us had some secret fertilzers that we used in the past. For me it was composted alpaca manure. Yes, we raised alpacas in the north, but that is another story for another day....

...Once the temperatures have begun to drop, it is better to use a good liquid fertilizer. The one I will be using this year is SUNSHINE Robusta. SUNSHINE Robusta is an organic amino acid based liquid fertilizer that is safe to use with every watering. It uses amino acids to chelate (bind) micro-nutrients and makes it easier for plants to take them up from the soil. Most fertilizers use EDTA to chelate their micro-nutrients and plants must use about 4 times more energy to break them down than they do with SUNSHINE Boosters. This means that your plants will have more energy to put into growth. And isn't that what we are after?
With Special Seasonal price for 16 oz bottle reduced to only $19 with FREE shipping, this is your best choice of organic, safe fertilizer for your vegetable garden!..

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What's on sale today?
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Tecoma stans - Yellow Elder
1208 Tecoma stans - Yellow Elder
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $29.00

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Tabernaemontana Flore Pleno, Crape Jasmine - 3 gal pot
1204 Tabernaemontana Flore Pleno, Crape Jasmine - 3 gal pot
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Phaleria clerodendron - Scented Daphne
2544 Phaleria clerodendron - Scented Daphne
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$44.00  
Sale: $29.00

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Philodendron cordatum Golden Heart, Lemon Lime (Neon)
6488 Philodendron cordatum Golden Heart, Lemon Lime (Neon)
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Philodendron Golden Goddess
6612 Philodendron Golden Goddess
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Philodendron scandens Mediopictum Brazil
6611 Philodendron scandens Mediopictum Brazil
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Piper sarmentosum - Vietnamese Pepper, Lalot
3230 Piper sarmentosum - Vietnamese Pepper, Lalot
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Plectranthus nicodemus - Variegated Cuban Oregano
1372 Plectranthus nicodemus - Variegated Cuban Oregano
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Pogostemon patchouli - Pucha-Pat
2097 Pogostemon patchouli - Pucha-Pat
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
$29.00  
Sale: $14.00

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Punica granatum - Russian Pomegranate var. Parfianka
6696 Punica granatum - Russian Pomegranate var. Parfianka
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$79.00  
Sale: $39.00

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Prunus persica - Peach TROPIC BEAUTY, Low chill, Grafted
4088 Prunus persica - Peach TROPIC BEAUTY, Low chill, Grafted
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$89.00  
Sale: $49.00

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Punica granatum - Russian Pomegranate var. Salavatski
5517 Punica granatum - Russian Pomegranate var. Salavatski
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$79.00  
Sale: $39.00

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Sauropus androgynus - Katuk, Tropical Asparagus
3911 Sauropus androgynus - Katuk, Tropical Asparagus
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Sedum Blue Pearl - Stonecrop
6679 Sedum Blue Pearl - Stonecrop
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Solanum macranthum - Giant Potato   Tree
1191 Solanum macranthum - Giant Potato Tree
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$49.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent Lilac
6722 Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent Lilac
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Spondias cytherea - Dwarf June Plum
5262 Spondias cytherea - Dwarf June Plum
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$49.00  
Sale: $39.00

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Spondias purpurea - Jocote, Red Hog   Plum
1193 Spondias purpurea - Jocote, Red Hog Plum
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$79.00  
Sale: $49.00

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Gloxinia sylvatica - Bolivian   Sunset
2389 Gloxinia sylvatica - Bolivian Sunset
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Inga feuille (edulis) - Ice Cream Bean
1114 Inga feuille (edulis) - Ice Cream Bean
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$79.00  
Sale: $49.00

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Jatropha curcas - Physic   Nut
5559 Jatropha curcas - Physic Nut
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $14.00

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Justicia (Schaueria) flavicoma - Golden Plume
3178 Justicia (Schaueria) flavicoma - Golden Plume
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Justicia Fruit Cocktail
2100 Justicia Fruit Cocktail
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Kalanchoe synsepala Magnificent - Walking Cup Kalanchoe
6607 Kalanchoe synsepala Magnificent - Walking Cup Kalanchoe
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00   
Sale: $19.00

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Medinilla cumingii (myriantha) - Malaysian   Orchid
4095 Medinilla cumingii (myriantha) - Malaysian Orchid
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Rosea (Peach)
3019 Malvaviscus arboreus penduliflorus Rosea (Peach)
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Monstera x adansonii - Window Leaf, Baby Swiss Cheese   Plant
4251 Monstera x adansonii - Window Leaf, Baby Swiss Cheese Plant
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot
$49.00  
Sale: $29.00

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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
$29.00  
Sale: $14.00

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Nyctanthes arbor-tristis - Parijat (w/Express shipping)
2542 Nyctanthes arbor-tristis - Parijat (w/Express shipping)
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$99.00  
Sale: $59.00

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Olea europea - Olive   Mazanillo
4612 Olea europea - Olive Mazanillo
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$79.00  
Sale: $49.00

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Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
3017 Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$49.00  
Sale: $29.00

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Oxalis triangularis var. purpurea Francis
3387 Oxalis triangularis var. purpurea Francis
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, large plant
$34.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Callisia gentlei var. elegans - Oaxaca Striped Inch Plant
6690 Callisia gentlei var. elegans - Oaxaca Striped Inch Plant
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $14.00

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Canna x Australia
3417 Canna x Australia
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Carica papaya - Jumbo Jambalaya, w/express   shipping
6721 Carica papaya - Jumbo Jambalaya, w/express shipping
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
$79.00  
Sale: $49.00

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Clerodendrum schmitii - Chains of Glory, Light Bulb   Flower
4200 Clerodendrum schmitii - Chains of Glory, Light Bulb Flower
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Costus fissiligulatus - African Princess, Cameroon   Costus
5485 Costus fissiligulatus - African Princess, Cameroon Costus
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $14.00

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Eranthemum pulchellum - Blue Sage, Lead Flower
2101 Eranthemum pulchellum - Blue Sage, Lead Flower
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00
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Acalypha Inferno - Flame Copper Leaf
5571 Acalypha Inferno - Flame Copper Leaf
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Alpinia zerumbet variegated - Variegated ginger
2375 Alpinia zerumbet variegated - Variegated ginger
Grown in 6-10"/1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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