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sale_tag_256Exotica Tropicals will be having a SALE open to the general public all next week- but we wanted to extend the opportunity to our followers (Website, Facebook & Email)  to get the jump on the public with sale pricing the weekend before :)

Just mention the name “Summer Sale” at checkout and get 20% OFF ALL PURCHASES This Friday & Saturday 8/1 & 8/2    9:30am to 1:30pm

The sale will go public next week, so get in this weekend for the best selection before things start moving out the door!

I also wanted to mention a new addition to the ONLINE TROPICAL PLANT NURSERY:

Philodendron radiatum

Keep checking back- we are continuing to build up our online store availability.

And now, a little tropical eye candy- feast your eyes on the elusive Heliconia xanthovillosa “Shogun”:

This fuzzy yellow beauty needs true tropical conditions to thrive (Costa Rica, Columbia, Hawaii, etc) but is an amazing site to behold- Canary yellow pendant flowers covered in a soft fur.. unreal!





Open Wed-Sat This Week + What’s New!

We are back our from trip and the nursery will be open Wed 7/23 to Sat 7/26 this week 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

I just added some more cool plants to the online store- this includes:

Alocasia Stingray

Philodendron ‘Ecuador Hybrid’

Philodendron McDowellii

Monstera Adansonii / Swiss Cheese Vine

Philodendron superbum

-Keep an eye out, we will be adding lots more items to the online store this month and next!

..and here’s a peek at what’s looking good around the nursery these days:

 Crepe Ginger Costus speciosus

We’ve got a few pots of this very cool ginger at the nursery now. It’s a great grower in Florida- and one of the more cold hardy gingers.  It has red spiraling stems, full of green foliage. The bloom is a large maroon cone from which bright white flowers appear (resembling crepe paper)  We also have another form with white variegated leaves.



Crepe Ginger (Costus speciosus)




We’ve got two very nice Sunshine Trees Erythrina variegata in stock-  these have amazingly bright colored foliage- they almost look like a giant croton, but will grow into a fine shade tree. They like a bright to full sun, and on occasion show off with bright red blooms.  Height is up to about 25 or 30 feet, but can be regularly trimmed back.


Sunshine Tree Erythrina




Indianhead Ginger Costus scaber  is growing vigorously in 3 gallon pots- this one has a tall orange cone shaped bloom, from which smaller edible flowers emerge. It’s a bit taller than Red Button Ginger, but the foliage looks similar- green and spiraling. An easy plant to grow in part sun on up to full sun.  Can fill in an area or be kept in bounds. It is also quite cold hardy.






Around The Nursery

We’ve got quite a few cool items around the nursery- FIJI ISLAND HIBISCUS is back in stock in 3 gallon pots.

This unique hibiscus is a good grower in Brevard and features a very unusual flower that has a dark purple center on light purple petals.

purple hibiscus Fiji Island tropical plants nursery florida online

Hibiscus ‘Fiji Island’


Golden plume Schaueria flavicoma

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Golden Plume Schaueria flavicoma is looking really good these days at Exotica Tropicals with its bright yellow fuzzy flowers and shiny dark green foliage.

This is plant is quite drought resistant and can take a variety of light conditions, from near full sun to shade. The furry blooms are a real eye catcher and very unusual. Has proven to be a great grower in my Melbourne Beach garden. This is a rare one!


Indonesian Wax ginger Tapeinochilos ananassae tropical plants nursery florida

We’ve got Indonesian Wax Ginger (Tapeinochilos ananassae) in stock!

This awesome ginger has massive red blooms that grow up from the ground on their own stalks, as well as plenty of green leafy foliage.

Speaking of the garden in Melbourne Beach- the jungle there is growing and blooming like mad with all our recent rain.  I am about to set a date for the ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR + SALE.  It will be in late August, so keep an eye out for the announcement.. here are a few recent pics from the garden:

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orchid blooming in garden florida tropical plant nursery buy online

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Nursery OPEN July 4th and 5th 2014

Exotica Tropicals will be OPEN on 4th of July and the following Saturday 7/5/2014  from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm We’ve got some cool new plants around the nursery, and all the tropicals are growing like mad from the warm and humid weather we’ve been having. Some selections from our current stock: Blooming Indonesian Wax…


Finally! The Exotica Tropicals online store is now up and running and ready to service those out of the Florida Space Coast area! Take a look here – Exotica Tropicals Online Store  or click on the link in the upper navigation bar. We are in the process of filling up the store with plants available…

Some BIG Leaves Around The Nursery

Summer is in full swing at Exotica Tropicals and the leaves are getting big- check a few big-leaf favorites we currently have in stock – WE ARE OPEN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY THIS WEEK  9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Philodendron McDowelii – a great growing new hybrid- puts out beautiful giant leaves.. a non-climber.   The…

Back To Regular Hours + What’s NEW

I’m back from a great vacation and Exotica Tropicals is returning to our regular Wednesday – Saturday business hours. Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Lots of new stuff making its way into the nursery these days- which is getting PACKED as everything is growing and blooming. Some new stuff looking good:  …

Vacation End of May 2014

If you’ve been thinking of stopping in to Exotica Tropicals- this is the week to do it! We will be open Wed 5/28 thru Saturday 5/31 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM  We will be closed the next week (first week of June) The jungle is really taking off at the nursery- we’ve got Heliconia…

Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) In Stock and For Sale

Exotica Tropicals just brought in what could very likely be the last batch of Rainbow Eucalyptus for the season..   they have been getting hard to come by lately. I’ve got them in 7 gallon pots – approx 5-6 feet in height and already showing the beginnings of trunk peeling and color. These are $78, and…

Open Every Week and Weekend in May 2014

The plant shows are all over for the season and Exotica Tropicals will be open regular hours every week in May! Our regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Lots of cool new stuff coming in and out of the nursery these days! Some notable new plants available are:  White Champak…