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Plant size and Growth habit

Big tree over 20 ft (7 m) tall

Small tree 10-20 ft (3-7 m) tall

Big shrub 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) tall

Vine, climber or creeper

Small shrub or subshrub 2-5 ft tall (0.5-1.5 m)

Ground cover or low-growing under 2 ft (0.5m)

Palm tree or palm-like plant

Good for bonsai



Light requirements

Full sun



Watering needs

Prefers dry conditions, drought tolerant.Infrequent watering 1-2 times a month when established

Drought tolerant. Moderate water 1-2 times a week when established

Regular water 3-5 times a week

Ample water daily. Don't let soil over-dry, keep it moist but not soggy.

Aquatic plant, water/flood tolerant, "heavy drinker"

Epiphyte. Prefers ample water once a week along with daily misting.

Flower (bloom) color

Red, crimson, vinous

Yellow, orange

White and off-white

Blue, violet, purple, lavender


Unusual color or multicolor

Cold hardiness

Most of plants in our catalog are tropical or subtropical, which means they are cold/frost sensitive. Cold hardiness depends on many factors, including duration of cold period, wind protection, relief, exposure, plant maturity, etc. If there is no hardiness pictogram - information is not available or not specified.

Subtropical; cold hardy at least to 30's F for a short time (Cold hardiness information is based on our own experience in South Florida)

Ultra tropical, min. temp. 55F

Deciduous or semi-deciduous

Other characteristics

Edible fruit or other part

Thorny or spiny

Flood tolerant for a short time


Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Spice or herb

Ornamental foliage

Unknown name: please help us to identify these plants with scientific names

Parts of plant are poisonous or toxic. If there is no "poisonous" or "irritatiing" pictogram, it DOESN'T mean the plant is edible

Parts of plant are irritating. If there is no "poisonous" or "irritatiing" pictogram, it DOESN'T mean the plant is edible

Ethnomedical. The ethnomedical information is provided for general information only, it is not intended as guidance for medicinal use.

Ethnomedical plants

Plants marked as Ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles. We are not responsible for any improper use of these plants.
These 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.

How to use catalog search or identify a plant

We made it easy for you to see many plant characteristics at once by using symbols (pictograms).
While browsing the catalog, you may have the Pictogram Guide open in a new window (it's also located on top of each page of your search results), or you can view symbol meaning in pop-up window by mouse-pointing on it.
  • To limit search: check one or more checkboxes, then hit SEARCH. You may leave "find" field blank if not looking for a particular name.
  • To search by one characteristic only, simply click on appropriate pictogram and search result will show all plants that correspond this characteristic (for example: to see all shade loving plants, click on "shade" pictogram)
  • Name search: For Latin (scientific), common name or keyword search, type the name/word (must be at least 3 characters) in "find" box, then hit SEARCH. The search results will show all articles that contain entered word(s). Part of the name may be entered if you are unsure of the spelling (for example: hibi for hibiscus). The search results will show all articles that contain this part of word.
  • Search results: chose how many plants you want to see per page by chosing "items per page" number. Plant profiles are designed with 200x200 px thumbnail photos, optimized to 5-10K each pic for faster download. Click on image to enlarge thumbnails within your search results.
  • For faster downloading: you may check check "show as list" box to see a plain list of names that correspond chosen characteristics.
  • Click on "next page" to see more results.
  • The Search is NOT case-sensitive: enter any letter case, for example HIBISCUS, hibiscus or even hiBisCUs
  • Add your comments link located under each plant profile. You may share your additional info and experience with others.
  • Plants for sale are marked with "add to cart" button and can be ordered directly from Catalog pages. For complete availability list of plants for sale, please visit our online store.
  • If you don't see the price - the plant is not for sale. You may subscribe to our Mail-list to receive new arrivals updates or simply fill out a Wishlist Request Form to be notified immediately as the plant is available in our store.
  • Cacti & Succulents - see additional Cacti Picture Gallery.


Picture search

Find a photo by name  

If you have picture file name, for example "//" then type ONLY NAME before dot (.) or its part (abcd12345 or just simply adbcd) and press button. Don't type 'jpg' or other parts of file name 


Botanical Families Search:

A-Z: Full list of families in Catalog

Full List of Top Tropicals Plant Photos

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Text information in our catalog is based on our own experience and various gardening sources.

Photos, unless otherwise noted, are property of TopTropicals and can be used according to our policy.

Our Plant Database : plants and photos

  • Authors of the project: Top Tropicals LLC
  • Catalog Editor: Marina Rybka
  • Photographers:
    • Tatiana Anderson ( ©
    • Marina Rybka ( ©)
    • Selected photographs by: ©Mark Landa, ©Eleanor Wilks 'EleNZ', ©Marina Khaytarova, ©Olga Blokhman and other photographers as noted
  • Using Top Tropicals images: see Terms of Sale and Rates for commercial use. For noncommercial use: feel free to use our pictures with our copyright provided. If need to re-size our photo, you must reprint our legible copyright © ON THE IMAGE. You may contact us for higher resolution originals.

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