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GARDEN TOUR and SALE Sept. 14th + What’s New

We have a date for the FREE once-a-year Exotica Tropicals Garden Tour in Melbourne Beach.  My HOA allows me to have a ‘yard sale’ but once a year and the date for 2014 is Sunday September 14th from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM


The self guided garden tour is free and I will be on hand to answer any questions about plants in the garden.  Some notable specimens include a large mature and flowering/fruiting Sausage Tree, large Rainbow Eucalyptus, flowering Ylang Ylang Trees, huge Philodendron giganteum, x Evansii and subincisum.  Many types of Palms, flowering Orchids, Anthurium, Cordyline, Heliconia and Ginger.

In addition to the Free Garden Tour- there will also be a unique selection of plants for sale- this will be a different selection of plant stock than is available at the nursery.  Plants available for sale include unusual Cordyline, some large specimens of Philodendron- most likely including the huge and rare Philodendron x Evansii, ‘Water-Loving’ Philodendron paludicola as well as many other rare and unusual Philodendron and Monstera.  There will also be Heliconia, Gingers (including the elusive “yellow buttons“)  and many other interesting specimens.


Lots of cool stuff at the nursery these days- we’ve got an excellent specimen of Heliconia Pedro Ortiz a bright red pendant/upright hybrid. We also have some Variegated Shampoo Ginger- very nice with bright blooms that form from the base. The variegated foliage is a plus!

We also have some nice Ylang Ylang Trees in 3 gal pots, approx 5 feet tall, as well as some Thai Black Bananas and a Strawberry Tree (tasty edible fruit) available as well as all our other exotic specimens.

Stop in this week and check out the ever-changing selection! The nursery is open Wed-Sat 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Below are some recent photos from the Garden in Melbourne Beach  (location of the upcoming tour)

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LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE – 20% OFF Friday and Saturday!

Exotica Tropicals will be having a Labor Day Weekend Sale this Friday and Saturday  8/29-30/2014.

ALL PLANTS WILL BE 20% OFF!   Nursery is open 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

We’ve got lots of cool stuff in stock including-

Ylang Ylang Trees (fragrant)

Thai Black Bananas (black stems)

Some big 7 gallon Heliconia Rostrata (hanging Lobster Claw) as well as many other Heliconia

Variegated Shampoo Ginger (red basal blooms)

Variegated Crepe Ginger (big maroon blooms on tip)

AND LOTS MORE UNUSUAL STUFF – Come in this weekend and SAVE BIG on rare plants!

-And don’t forget the FREE GARDEN TOUR & SALE on Sept 14th in Melbourne Beach

Below is a photo of a cut leaf of Philodendron giganteum – these make a very dramatic statement both in the landscape and as cut foliage in the interior.  We have a few available at the nursery now- they prefer light morning sun to shade and get HUGE leaves (my cat to the left for scale)

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Exotica Tropicals 2014 Summer Sale has begun- all plants (except Eucalyptus) are 20% OFF this week!

We are open Wednesday 8/6 through Saturday 8/9  9:30 am to 1:30 PM

Come in early to get access to the best selection!

We should also have some Sausage Trees on Saturday, as well as some nice blooming  and Heliconia Golden Torch, Heliconia latispatha ‘Distans’ and the very cool Hedychium “Tara” Ginger.

Some other cool plants around the nursery include:

BLUE GINGER Dichorisandra thyrsiflora 

Likes a part sun- has upright electric blue/purple flower clusters. Very Nice



The very beautiful and much more obscure  Stromanthe sanguinea.

This is the original form, very good color and grows quite well in a part sun to bright shade.



Red Button Ginger, Costus woodsonii is blooming at the nursery. Very easy to grow in sun and features an edible flower that tastes like a tart cherry.



This odd croton has huge fat and wide leaves and bright yellow coloration. I have grown this one for a few years and its quite different looking and a good grower in part sun to sun.



A nice Medinilla specimen growing in a Coconut Mat Basket.  Likes it a bit hot and dry- growing like crazy and starting to put out its pink blooms now.


Bloom example:



A very interesting new Xanthosoma I just got in stock – not 100% sure of its true ID- I think it may be Xanthosoma atrovirens or Blue Giant, but it is definitely unusual- different from your green, violet and lime Xanthosomas- the leaf is a bit thicker with an almost velvety blueish hue. Getting bigger and bigger in my garden.. only have a couple of these available.

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