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Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Sweet Mimosa. One of the most useful tropical plants...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$49.95

Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree

Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical 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.

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

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster

This item can not be shipped. Pick up only. We can provide local delivery around Ft. Myers or Sebring, Florida. Contact us for an estimate.
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See picture of a mature tree

This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
14"/7 gal pot, large, pick up only
4 Plants in stock
$79.95

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

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster

See picture of actual plants for sale

This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$29.95

Alocasia Frydek

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunBog or aquatic plantOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plant

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

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
8 Plants in stock
$29.95

Alocasia macrorrhiza Black Stem

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantFragrant plantFlood tolerant plant

Black stems and veins adorn this extraordinary form...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
5 Plants in stock
$29.95

Alocasia macrorrhiza lutea - New Guinea Gold Solid Gold

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantFragrant plantFlood tolerant plant

Solid Gold is a giant Alocasia, easily growing to...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$39.95

Alocasia macrorrhiza Variegata

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantFragrant plantFlood tolerant plant

Rare Variegated Elephant Ears, spectacular hybrid....  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$49.95

Alocasia Regal Shields

Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular water

Alocasia Regal Shields has nearly black leaves with...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
4 Plants in stock
$39.95

Annona x costaricana - Golden Sugar Apple, Pineapple Annona

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plant

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

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster

This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$39.95

Asclepias curassavica - Red Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Butterfly weed - great butterfly attractor! Drought...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 plants in stock
$29.95

Asclepias curassavica - Yellow Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Yellow Butterfly weed - great butterfly attractor!...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$19.95

Barleria cristata - Philippine violet

Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Philippine violet. Grows into a shapely shrub with...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock
$29.95

Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree, grafted
price

Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Bauhinia blakeana - Hong Kong Orchid Tree. The most...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, grafted
In stock
$59.95
Sale $49.95

Beaucarnea recurvata - Pony Tail

Plant with caudexPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPalm or palm-like plant

Ponytail palm, Pony Tail, bottle palm, nolina, elephant-foot...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$29.95

Bougainvillea Dwarf Pixie

Plant used for bonsaiSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Bougainvillea Sunvillea Rose (also called Dwarf Pixie)...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
7 Plants in stock
$29.95

Caesalpinia lutea - Yellow Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Yellow Bird of Paradise (dwarf poinciana)- a showy...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$29.95

Caesalpinia pulcherrima - Red Dwarf Poinciana, Bird of Paradise

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantIrritating plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Pride of Barbados, Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock flower,...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock
$49.95

Calliandra schultzii - Dwarf calliandra

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Dwarf calliandra - great for bonsai. See picture of...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock
$29.95

Calliandra selloi (brevipes) Pink Lilian

Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Pink Powderpuff, Shuttlecock. Spectacular bloomer!...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
1 plant in stock
Last one
$29.95

Callistemon citrinus - Weeping Red Bottlebrush

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowers

Weeping red Bottlebrush. Callistemon citrinus (Melaleuca...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$39.95

Callistemon Little John - Dwarf Bottlebrush

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Dwarf Bottlebrush, Popular plant in dwarf version....  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
4 plants in stock
$39.95

Canna x Australia

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plant

Collectable variety of Canna Lily with bright red...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
1 plant in stock
Last one
$29.95

Chrysobalanus icaco - Bahamas Cocoplum

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterEdible plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Cocoplum. Easy care shrub that is used often as ornamental...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
4 plants in stock
$29.95

Cissus quadrangularis - Veld grape

Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental 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.

Veld grape - unusual succulent vine with tendrils,...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$19.95

Clusia fluminensis Nana - Dwarf Autograph Tree

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersFragrant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$39.95

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Low maintenance tropical plants Q&A

Which plants are good for the low maintenance landscape front yard?

There are so many low maintenance plants that you should be able to find several for your landscape. One of the easiest plants to grow is the Kalanchoe family. Oops, got too rough with it and broke a leaf off? No problem. That leaf is going to fall to the ground and grow more plants for you. Another very low maintenance landscape plant for the front yard is the Arachis glabrata Golden Glory or Ornamental Peanut. You can plant this and forget it. No watering, fertilizing or mowing. Plant some in your grass for color during the spring and early summer.

How big will a low maintenance plant get?

Our low maintenance plant pages all have icons under the name of each plant. The first one tells you how the plant grows. Either a ground cover, large or small shrub, large or small tree, or a vine. Most of our plants that are listed as small shrub make great low maintenance shrubs or flowers for the tropical landscape. Every person is different, so the best low maintenance landscaping plants for you will be those that best meet the needs of your particular piece of property and those that appeal to you. If you have a large space, there are plenty of low maintenance tropical landscape plants here to help you fill it.

Can I grow low maintenance tropical plants indoors?

Of course you can. There are many low maintenance indoor plants to be found here. Many of the plants listed as ground cover or low growing make great borders around the outside of a planter. Put a nice low maintenance bush type plant in the center and you will have a wonderful planter for your covered porch or entry. Just make sure they will get sufficient light. And remember that plants grown indoors, in pots can be sensitive to fertilizers. Sunshine BoostersSunshine Boosters liquid, amino acid based fertilizers are recommended.

Where to buy low maintenance tropical plants?

Many of low maintenance tropical and subtropical 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 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.