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Abutilon darwinii x striatum - Fireball (yellow-red veined flower)

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Also known as A. x hybridum Fireball, and Abutilon...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
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Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree

Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Baobab. The massive, usually squat cylindrical trunk...  more

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Aframomum melegueta - Grains of Paradise, African Cardamom

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

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

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Aglaia odorata - Chinese Perfume Plant
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Chinese Perfume Plant, Chinese Rice Flower, Mock Lemon...  more

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Allspice, Jamaica pepper tree, Pimenta dioica

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical 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.Spice or herb

Allspice, Jamaica Pepper, pimento tree. Leaves and...  more

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Alocasia Boa

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Boa is an exciting new upright Alocasia that features...  more

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Alocasia Frydek

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Frydek makes an outstanding potted plant for the home...  more

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Grown in
4-6" pot
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Alocasia Imperial Red

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Alocasia Imperial Red has big ruffled green leaves...  more

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Alocasia lauterbachiana Purple Sword

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Purple Sword features dark purple sword shaped leaves...  more

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Alocasia macrorrhiza Black Stem

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEdibleFlood tolerant

Black stems and veins adorn this extraordinary form...  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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$29.95

Alocasia Tiny Dancers

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticOrnamental foliageSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant

Alocasia Tiny Dancers is an unusual aroid that only...  more

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Alpinia nutans - False Cardamom, Cinnamon Ginger

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink 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.Spice or herbSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Narrow-Leaf Cinnamon Ginger. The plant is a low mounding...  more

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Alpinia x purpurata - Hot Pink Cone Ginger

Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowers

Hot Pink Produces large clusters of pink flowers that...  more

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Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Blue Hibiscus. Bright blue to purplish flowers. Drought...  more

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Amorphophallus konjak - Voodoo Lily

Small plant 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.Deciduous plantEdibleSubtropical, mature plant 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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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (campanulatus) - Voodoo lily

Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersIrritatingEthnomedical 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.Deciduous plantEdible

Voodoo lily, Devils tongue, Snake Palm, Corpse flower....  more

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Grown in
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2 Plants in stock
$29.95

Anchomanes (Amorphophallus) difformis var. Benin

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-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.Deciduous plant

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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Aronia melanocarpa - Chokeberry Viking

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeWhite, off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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.Deciduous plantEdibleSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This plant is deciduous, no leaves in Fall-Winter.
A very cold hardy fruiting plant, Chokeberry is cultivated as ornamental and as food product. Enjoy them in an array of foods as they are rich in vitamins.
Cultivar Viking was selected in Europe for use in orchards but gardeners quickly discovered it’s many attributes as a landscape plant. Masses of fragrant, white flowers bloom in spring. Gorgeous red fall colors and extra large berries follow the glossy summer foliage. Persistent, purplish black berries are high in nutrients and can be used for pies and jellies. USDA hardiness zone 3-9.
One of the true super fruits, they are high in antioxidants with huge health benefits. This fruit is used in Eastern Europe in holistic medicine for lowering blood pressure. Fruit should be consumed with caution as excessive amount can cause significant blood pressure drop.
See article: Cold hardy Aronia and its Superfruit: a Magic gift from the Native Americans

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, leafless in Winter
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Arundina graminifolia - Bamboo Orchid, Bird Ground Orchid

Full sunShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowers

Bamboo ground orchid produces pinkish flowers at the...  more

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Grown in
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Banana Dwarf Cavendish, Musa

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

Produces wonderful tasting fruit as does the others...  more

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Banana Gran Nain, Musa

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

Gran Nain is the true Chiquita banana, the main product...  more

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Banana Lakatan, Musa

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

Banana Lakatan (also spelled Lacatan, Lactan) is one...  more

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Banana Red Abyssinian, Musa
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Red banana, Abyssinian banana, Ethiopian banana. Super...  more

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Banana Siam Ruby, Musa

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

A showy ornamental Banana with dark red leaves. Huge,...  more

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Container tropical garden Q&A

How to growing a container garden?

Container gardening has become very popular and is a great way to grow tropical plants that may need to be protected in the winter if you are in an area that gets too cool for them. The list of plants that can be grown in a container is far too large to cover in depth here, but know that most plants other than very large trees or shrubs can be grown in a container. Talk to your nursery specialist to find out if the plants you love would be suitable for growing in a pot or grow bag.

Which plants are good for window boxes?

If you are lucky enough to have some window boxes for growing, there are a number of plants that will work well in them. Try mixing hanging vines with upright flowers for a great visual effect. Keep in mind that you need to pick plants based on the amount of sunlight they will get in your window box. Plants that like partial sun may do best on the east side of the house where they will get the morning sun before it gets too hot and then will be shaded in the afternoon. If your window boxes are on the south side of the house, you should choose container plants for full sun.

Can I grow fruit trees in containers?

Yes, in fact this is a great way for people with very small yards or those who live in apartments or condos with a porch or deck to grow their own fruit. There are several varieties of both Mango and Avocado that are dwarf trees and they will grow just fine in a container. You may need to move them to larger pots over time, but you can keep them trimmed to a reasonable size of 6-10 feet and they will still produce plenty of fruit.

Do I need a different fertilizer for plant in containers?

It is very easy to over fertilize container plants and burn the roots. Therefore, we suggest using Sunshine Boosters amino acid based fertilizers. They are safe to use with every watering and because they are made with amino acids, they will not burn your plants and will be readily absorbed and used by them. Find the right Sunshine Booster formula for your plants and everyone will be happy.

Where to buy container tropical plants?

Many of tropical flowering and fruit container plants are available for purchase in our online store. We ship all across the USA. If you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, the best way to find the perfect rare tropical plant for your container garden is to visit our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you select the best plants for your personal situation.