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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

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

Bauhinia tomentosa - Yellow Orchid Tree
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Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersDeciduous plant

Yellow Orchid Tree. Small size specimen tree with...  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

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

Bombax ceiba - Red Kapok tree

Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plant

Red Kapok tree is a remarkable tree with spectacular...  more

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

Bougainvillea arborea - Thornless Bougainvillea Tree

Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersFragrant plant

Bougainvillea arborea is a thornless and fragrant...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$49.95

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
10"/3 gal pot
3 Plants in stock
$39.95

Bucida (Terminalia) spinosa - Spiny Black Olive

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterThorny or spinySeaside, salt tolerant plant

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

Calliandra emarginata Nana - Dwarf Powderpuff

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Powderpuff - dwarf everblooming variety. Drought tolerant,...  more

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

Calotropis gigantea - Giant milkweed, Arka

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink 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.Seaside, salt tolerant plant

Giant milkweed, Giant Calotrope - Lilac colored flowers...  more

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

Carpobrotus acinaciformis - Hottentot Pigface

Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterOrnamental foliagePink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Hottentot Fig, Giant Pigface. Unusual plant from South...  more

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is not certified for shipping to California. Do not order it for shipping to California address.
Grown in
4-6" pot
2 plants in stock
$34.95

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
3 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
4 plants in stock
$19.95

Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape

Plant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

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

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

Cymbopogon citratus - Lemon grass

Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageEdible plantSpice or herb plantDeciduous plantEthnomedical 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.Fragrant plant

Lemon grass - versatile performer in the kitchen where...  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

Ebenopsis (Pithecellobium) ebano - Texas ebony

Plant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Texas ebony, Ebony blackbead, Apples earring. Great...  more

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

Echinopsis sp. - Easter Lily Cactus

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinySubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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

Euphorbia decaryi var. Spirosticha
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Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersIrritating plant

This is a rare cultivar from a private collection...  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
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Euphorbia lactea - Candelabra Plant
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Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunDry conditionsThorny or spinyEthnomedical 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.Irritating plant

Candelabra Plant, Elkhorn. An easy to grow, low maintenance...  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
2 Plants in stock
$19.95

Euphorbia millii - Doung Narumon

Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantSeaside, 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.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
4 Plants in stock
$29.95

Euphorbia millii - Ramruay Ngernthong

Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsIrritating plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Ram Ruay Ngern. Free flowering all year round, new...  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.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
1 plant in stock
Last one
$29.95

Hamelia patens - Fire Bush

Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Fire Bush, full size variety. Grows into a small tree....  more

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

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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.