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Open Wed-Friday This Week – Closed Saturday


Exotica Tropicals will be open this week from Wednesday 4/23 through Friday 4/25.  We will be selling plants at the Mounts Botanical Garden sale in West Palm Beach over the weekend- the nursery will be closed on Saturday.

We’ve got lots of interesting plants in stock- including some blooming Heliconia rostrata “Hanging Lobster Claw” as seen in the photo above.

Also shown below are Purple Flamingo Feather Celosia argentea var. spicata  and a new tree we have in stock- the very cool Japanese Fern Tree Filicium decipiens.

This tree grows dense with fern-like leaves- good for shade creation/windblock.  It stays nice and deep green and does quite well in Brevard County.  There is a beautiful specimen of this tree on the Florida Institute of Technology campus- just to the west of the center field where the Botanical Fest is held.  Highly recommended!


Purple Flamingo Feather Celosia argentea var. spicata


Japanese Fern Tree Filicium decipiens Florida Tropical Plant nursery Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour

Japanese Fern Tree Filicium decipiens

Open This Week Wed-Sat April 16-19th 2014

Exotica Tropicals will be open this week Wednesday 4/16 thru Saturday 4/19 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.

The nursery will also be open next week Wednesday – Friday 4/23 – 4/25 (closed Saturday for Mounts Botanic Garden show)

We’ve got lots of crazy plants in stock- below is a photo of a new one- a sun loving viner called Gmelina philippensis, or “Parrot’s Beak” – the flower on this one is very unusual- it reminds me of the tropical Handkerchief Tree.  Hanging pendant blossoms are a greyish green with bright yellow flowers. Very cool- it can also be trained as a tree or used in Bonsai.

Some other new arrivals include Rangoon Creeper- a colorful and beautiful vine, some large 7 gallon blooming Heliconia rostrata, Rainbow Eucalyptus and the very cool Flamingo Feather (aka Purple Cock’s Comb)



USF Botanic Garden Show – April 12-13 2014

Exotica Tropicals will be a plant vendor at the USF Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale in Tampa  April 12-13.

The nursery will be closed on Friday and Saturday for the show, and we will be open regular hours next week: Wednesday through Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm  4/16-4/19

Have a great weekend!

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Open Friday 4/4 – In Winter Garden Saturday and Sunday 4/5-6

Exotica Tropicals will be open from 10:30 – 1:30 on Friday 4/4 as we load up for the Winter Garden “Spring Fever” Plant Show. We will be selling tropical plants at the Winter Garden show both Saturday and Sunday. More info is available here. We will also have some fresh cut Tropical Flowers available at…

Eau Gallie “In Bloom” Plant & Garden Show/Sale This Weekend

If you haven’t already seen on TV or heard on the radio, this weekend, Sat & Sun 10-4 is the Eau Gallie “In Bloom” GardenFestival and Sale.  (Info/directions here) This is their 2nd year and it has grown to about double or triple in size, covering multiple streets in the Arts District.. so lots of…

Open All This Week – Wed Thru Sat 3/18 – 3/22

Exotica Tropicals will be open regular hours this week: Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm We’ve got some cool new stuff around the nursery- plenty of Heliconia, lots of great Hawaiian Ti Plant varieties – unusual Philodendrons and Anthuriums – all kinds of stuff.  We will have some more 7gallon Rainbow Eucalyptus available…


Exotica Tropicals is having a huge holiday sale ALL THIS WEEK!  Save up to 50%! EVERYTHING IS ON SALE! To Get Discount Pricing, you must mention “March Sale” at checkout Full Sun Bromeliads – 50% OFF Fragrant Spice Ginger – 20% OFF Purple Sword Alocasia Lauterbachiana – 20% OFF Huge 7gal Bamboo-like Costus Ginger “Cameroon…

Closed Friday + Saturday 2/28-3/1 For FIT Plant Sale In Melbourne

Show season is now in full swing- Exotica Tropicals will be a vendor at the 2014 Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Fest Plant Sale on Saturday March 1, 2014.   It’s a great show, so come on down and get something awesome for yourself + tour the gardens on campus. The nursery will be closed this…

Tropical Eye Candy

And now for a little eye candy.. Below is a new Philodendron I will be carrying at the nursery- it is an orange-leafed hybrid climber. Probably one of the most unusual Philos I’ve seen- the  new leaves emerge bright orange and then fade to a speckley yellow-green and finally to green.. it’s awesome, and quite…

Fresh Tropical Flowers For Valentine’s 2014 – Reserve Yours Now!

It’s that time of year again- Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I’ll have another order of fresh cut tropical flowers in from Costa Rica. As always, quantities are limited, and I will be taking paid reservations ahead of time. I will have them in hand on WED 2/12- they include true freshly cut tropicals…