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Acacia farnesiana - Sweet Mimosa

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

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

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
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Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95

Adansonia digitata - Baobab Tree

Big tree > 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, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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

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SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster

See picture of a mature tree

Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$47.95

Alyogyne huegelii - Blue Hibiscus

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

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

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SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95

Beaucarnea recurvata - Pony Tail

CaudexCan be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsPalm or palm-like

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

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
Grown in
4-6" pot
9 Plants in stock
$27.95

Bolusanthus speciosus - Tree Wisteria

Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple 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.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Tree Wisteria, Vanwykshout, Mogaba. This decorative,...  more

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Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95

Bombax ceiba - Red Kapok tree

Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Red Kapok tree. It is a lowland tree with spectacular...  more

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SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$42.95
Sale $37.95

Bougainvillea Dwarf Pixie

Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersSubtropical, 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
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95

Brachychiton acerifolium - Flame tree

Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowers

Flame tree - very showy! This spectacular Australian...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$37.95

Bucida (Terminalia) spinosa - Spiny Black Olive

Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Spiny Black Olive, Ming Tree. Exotic small tree that...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
4 Plants in stock
$27.95

Cissus quadrangularis - Veld grape

Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate 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.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
3 plants in stock
$17.95

Cissus rotundifolia - Arabian Wax Leaf

Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Perfect neglect plant! Grow it either as house plant,...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
8 plants in stock
$12.95

Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape

Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Seagrape. Popular plant used as an ornamental in gardens...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$27.95

Crocosmia sp. - Coppertips Grass, Falling Stars

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Perfect landscape plant for boarders, flowe beds and...  more

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See picture of actual plants for sale

Grown in
6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot
In stock
$32.95

Duranta variegata - Variegated Sky Flower

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Variegated Sky Flower is grown for its summer flowers...  more

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Grown in
10"/3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95
Sale $17.95

Echinopsis sp. - Easter Lily Cactus

Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Easter Lily Cactus is native to Brazil and Argentina....  more

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Grown in
4-6" pot
In stock
$27.95

Enterolobium cyclocarpum - Monkey Ear

Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Monkey Ear, Ear Pod Tree, Elephant Ear Tree. Large...  more
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
6 plants in stock
$42.00

Euphorbia decaryi var. Spirosticha

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsYellow/orange flowersIrritatingSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This is a rare cultivar from a private collection...  more

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Grown in
4-6" pot
In stock
$27.95

Euphorbia lactea - Candelabra Plant

Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunDry conditionsIrritatingEthnomedical 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.Thorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Candelabra Plant, Elkhorn. An easy to grow, low maintenance...  more

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Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
10 Plants in stock
$17.95

Euphorbia millii - Doung Narumon

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic Color Crown of Thorns, new variety from Thailand....  more

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Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Giant Ruay Lon Fah

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

New selection of Giant euphorbia flowers from Thailand....  more

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Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.

Compare giant flower to normal size

Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 plants in stock
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Look Petch Petai

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic Color Crown of Thorns, new variety from Thailand....  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
2 Plants in stock
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Nam Chok

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic Color Crown of Thorns, new variety from Thailand....  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Pak Thong Chai

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Free flowering all year round, new variety from Thailand.
Euphorbia is the easiest plant to grow! Everbloomer. Chinese grow E. millii as plant of fortune, they believe that when the plant produces 8 flowers in an inflorescence, they will be lucky.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
10 Plants in stock
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Paya Mankorn

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Free flowering all year round, new variety from Thailand.
Euphorbia is the easiest plant to grow! Everbloomer. Chinese grow E. millii as plant of fortune, they believe that when the plant produces 8 flowers in an inflorescence, they will be lucky.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
1 Plant in stock
Last one
$27.95

Euphorbia millii - Pon Yingyai

Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersIrritatingAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Exotic Color Crown of Thorns, new variety from Thailand....  more

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster

Succulent Care. This plant is shipped bare-rooted. Plant it in well-drained soil mix, water and keep in warm (75-80F) place in filtered light. Let soil dry between waterings.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
5 Plants in stock
$27.95

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Hopt and Dry Spot Plant Q&A

How to choose easy to care for plants for those dry spots?

Dry areas can be a problem for most plants. If you have spots in your landscape that just don’t get much water, be sure to choose plants that thrive in those conditions. There are several drought tolerant trees that you can plant for shade. If this is really a dry area, consider planting a drought tolerant ground cover for shade around those trees for a nice contrast and an easy to care for spot. If planting in an area that receives regular irrigation or rain, you should plant on a mound so that water will naturally run away from your plants. Be sure to use ground covers in this area to help with erosion.

Do I need to use different soil for these plants?

It is best to use a very well draining soil for plants that prefer to stay on the dry side. Avoid using peat as it retains water. Add some perlite to your existing soil to help increase drainage properties. If you plan on growing your plants in a container, add a layer of pebbles to the bottom of the container and be sure to use a cactus type mix such as our Desert Rose (Adenium) Soilless Mix for the best drainage. As the name implies, Adeniums love this soil and are great drought tolerant flowers. Learn what your plants like as they will need to be watered at some point. Many do well with water once per week and others require you to watch the soil and water only when dry.

Can I grow fruit trees in dry areas?

Yes, there are some fruit trees that actually do quite well in dryer areas. One drought tolerant fruit tree is the Pomegranate. They like hot and dry and then prefer a little water when it is cooler. Figs, Guavas, and Loquats are also quite drought tolerant and would prefer to be a little dryer than wet all the time. If you are looking for drought tolerant shrubs, the Euphorbia family does great with little water. There are many to chose from and they are all a bit different. They also make great container plants.

Where to buy plant for hot and dry spots?

You can find plenty of plants, which can be grown in hot and dry areas, for sale in our online store. If you are looking for high quality plants for sale near you and you are in the Southwest Florida, Ft. Myers area, please visit our Garden Center located at 13890 Orange River Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33905 and see our collection of tropical trees. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you select the best plants for your landscape and needs.