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Aframomum melegueta - Grains of Paradise, African Cardamom

Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadePink flowersWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersSpice or herbSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Grains of Paradise, African Cardamom. Seeds of this...  more

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Alocasia reginula - Black Velvet Jewel

Groundcover and low-growing 2ftRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Black Velvet or Jewel Alocasia donning big, lush,...  more

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Leaves of this plant are very fragile and may be slightly damaged during transportation which does not hurt new growth. Trim as needed and more new leaves will grow.
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Grown in
4-6" pot
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$17.95

Amorphophallus konjak - Voodoo Lily

Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorIrritatingEthnomedical 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.DeciduousEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Amorphophallus konjac is one of the largest flowers,...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, dormant in winter
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Anchomanes (Amorphophallus) difformis var. Benin

Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterIrritatingEthnomedical 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.DeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a very rare species in cultivation, and likely a one time offering.
These unusual plants grow from a thick, slowly growing tuber, often branching, which creeps horizontally just below the soil surface. Horizontal tuber can measure up to 30" long by 10" across, the plant produces one huge, much-divided leaf with a stout prickly stem. The compound leaves are up to 30 inches tall and are supported on slender spotted stems with very rose-like thorns. The fascinating leaves are an enlogated bi-lobed bat shape, often with fenestrations (window holes).
These are now mature, over 20 years old seedlings of a most unusual aroid, distantly related to Amorphophallus. These seeds were planted in 2000, originated from an ethnobotanist in the jungles of Benin, along the west coast of Africa. The indigenous people there use the species for a variety of medicinal properties.


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Annona sp. - Golden Sugar Apple, Pineapple Annona

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

This rare Annona is a species originally brought to...  more

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Antidesma bunius - Bignay

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdible

Bignay, Bugnay, Tassel berry. Clusters of 20 to 30...  more

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Artabotrys siamensis - Climbing Ylang-Ylang

Vine or creeperFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Climbing Ylang-Ylang, Manorangini, Hara-champa, Kantali...  more

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Banana Truly Tiny, Musa

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Truly Tiny grows only 2-3 ft tall in a pot and 4-5...  more

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Brazilian Guava tree - Psidium guajava x angulatum, Araca Pera

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a Guava hybrid with Araca Pera, a rare flavorful...  more

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Bunchosia argentea - Peanut Butter Tree

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Peanut Butter Tree. One of the most fascinating exotic...  more

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Burbidgea schizocheila - Voodoo Flame Ginger

Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowers

A dwarf ginger that is hard to find, but well worth...  more

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Butea monosperma (frondosa) - Flame of the Forest

Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange 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.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Flame of the Forest - a stunning small tree from India,...  more

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Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
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Cananga fruticosa - Dwarf Ylang-Ylang

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant is seasonally sensitive: during cooler months leaves may drop or get yellow/dark spots. New leaves will regrow with warm temperatures (over 80F). It is still available for purchase but do not order if leaves appearance matters to you.
Dwarf Ylang-Ylang, small tree or shrub with highly scented flowers. This is one of the most desired and sought after rare fragrant plants. It is pretty easy to grow, stays compact and in nice tree-like shape. Flowers smell as great as full size Ylang Ylang tree, although sometimes fragrance may be less intense and requires warm and humid conditions for full aroma. The plant blooms year round providing warm conditions. It can be also grown as a container and a house plant, but keep in mind it requires bright light for profuse flowering.

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Capsicum annuum x chinense - Biquinho Pepper

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

An exceptionally distinct pepper, it is likely an...  more
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Capsicum frutescens - Wiri Wiri Pepper

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...  more
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Cerbera x manghas hybrid - Enchanted Incense (Red Flower)

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantDeciduousPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Absolutely NEW perfume plant! This amazing flower...  more

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Ceropegia ampliata - Horny Wonder

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

Horny wonder, Bushman's pipe. Origin: South Africa....  more

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Clerodendrum mastacanthum (Rotheca mastacantha) - Pink Butterfly Bush

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

Pink Butterfly Bush - rare new plant in cultivation...  more

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Grown in
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Cryptocereus (Selenicereus) anthonyanus - Zig-Zag Cactus
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, large plant
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$27.95

Cyanastrum (Kabuyea) hostifolium - African Lily of the Valley

Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a rare, unique collectible!
The flowers of this small perennial have a clean, sweet fragrance, the plant booms in Spring from March to April. The plant forms very curious stacks of perennial corms. Kabuyea is a plant genus in the family Tecophilaeaceae, first described as a genus in 1998. It has one known species, Kabuyea hostifolia (syn. Cyanastrum hostifolium), native from Tanzania to Mozambique in low elevation areas.
The mother plant at Top Tropicals collection was given to us by John Banta who obtained it from his expedition to African forests. We treasure this extremely rare specimen and try to propagate as many as possible since the the demand for this unique plant is very high among plant collectors.

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Cyrtostachys lakka - Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax

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

Extremely rare Lipstick Palm, Red Sealing Wax Palm...  more
Ultra-tropical plant, never expose to temperatures below 55F. For expert growers only. No replacements/no refunds. Contact us for additional information before ordering
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Desmos chinensis - Ylang Ylang Shrub

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

This plant is seasonally sensitive: during cooler months leaves may drop or get yellow/dark spots. New leaves will regrow with warm temperatures (over 80F). It is still available for purchase but do not order if leaves appearance matters to you.
Ylang Ylang shrub. Not everybody can grow Cananga odorata, Ylang-Ylang Tree - fast growing and pretty big. With the Desmos chinensis, a small relative you get that intense fragrance but in a plant that can be kept around 3 to 4 feet. It is a better choice for those with limited space.
Shipped at customers risk, no replacements or refunds. Leaf drop possible. We guarantee healthy plant to be shipped and the best packaging. Express shipping optional.
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Dorstenia bahiensis

Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dorstenia bahiensis is an interesting plant with strange...  more

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Emblica officinalis (Phyllanthus Emblica) - Amla

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical 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.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very close related to Phyllanthus acidus, Phyllanthus...  more

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Euclinia longiflora - African Tree Gardenia

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Euclinia longiflora - African Tree Gardenia. African...  more

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Rare tropical plants Q&A

Are you a collector of rare tropical plants?

Top Tropicals has been a leader for over 20 years in some of the most rare, unusual and exotic plants and flowers found in the world. We have a large plant catalog that contains more than 5000 varieties of plants with more than 50,000 photos. Here you will find articles about some of the rarest flowers in the world, many of which are available online and in our garden center. Many collectors like to specialize in a particular type of plant. Some like rare types of flowers and others just prefer unique plants. Either way, you should be able to find just what you are looking for here.

Where our plants come from

Our buyers have been in the rare and exotic plant business for many years and have built some very unique relationships with plant sellers from around the world. We have many rare flowers and plants that are shipped from tropical locations directly to us. We pick them up from our closest international airport once they have gone through customs and then they are potted at our nursery and made available to you, the rare plant collector.

Where to buy rare plants?

Our selection of rare and unusual plants for sale online is second to none and they are available for shipping throughout the U.S. If you are looking for rare exotic plants and flowers for sale near you and you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, we would love to see you at our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Here you are free to walk around and see our collection of tropical rare flowers and plants. Many of these plants cannot be found at any other nursery in the area. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you find just what you are looking for.