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What’s New at Exotica Tropicals

Exotica Tropicals is PACKED once again- and we have quite a few cool plants at the nursery.. a few highlights:


Blooming Size 7 gallon Heliconia ‘Iris Bannochie’

BLOOMING 3 gallon Tahitian Gardenia

3 gallon Heliconia rostrata ‘Hanging Lobster Claw’

3 gallon Red Alpinia Ginger

GIANT ELEPHANT EARS – Alocasia ‘Borneo Giant’ and Alocasia portora 5-6 high HUGE specimens.

SAUSAGE TREES – 3 gallon plus BIG 7 gallon

Chenille Plant – White Butterfly Plant, Porcupine Ginger, Blue Ginger

PLUS:  Plenty of RARE Philodendrons, Anthuriums and MORE.


Heliconia 'Brazilian Bomber' aka 'Hot Rio Nites'

Heliconia ‘Brazilian Bomber’ aka ‘Hot Rio Nites’


Heliconia stricta Iris Bannochie

Heliconia stricta ‘Iris Bannochie’


Rainbow Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus deglupta for sale buy

Rainbow Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus deglupta



Heliconia rostrata – Hanging Lobster Claw

Large Alocasia Portora interior houseplant exterior landcape plant florida

Alocasia portora


Alpinia Ginger

Alpinia Ginger

Red Ginger - Alpinia purpurata

Red Ginger – Alpinia purpurata










Fresh Tropical Flowers For Valentine’s Day 2017

It’s that time of year again- Valentine’s Day 2017 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.

They include true freshly cut tropicals flown in directly from the farm: Big fat Heliconias, Red Gingers, and other assorted tropicals flowers and foliage. All bundled in a plastic sleeve  for $25  (includes tax)

Complete tropical floral arrangements in an attractive ceramic container (you keep it) + extra tropical foliage are also available as a $45 add-on.

Truly impress your loved one who is into the Tropics!  These are the kind of flowers you would see on vacation to Costa Rica, Tahiti, Hawaii, etc. You can put them in a tall vase and they will last for weeks. Better than roses for the surfer types!

We only have a limited quantity, so we are taking reservations for them on a first-pay first-served basis.


Pickup will be at Exotica Tropicals Nursery in Indian Harbour Beach- just north of beachside Lowe’s.

(912 Pinetree Dr -Northwest Corner of A1A & Pinetree  SEE MAP)

Flowers will be available for pickup:

SATURDAY, 2/11/2017 10:30am to 1:30 pm

MONDAY, 2/13/2017 10:30am to 2:00 pm

TUESDAY (VDAY), 2/14/2017 9:30am to 3:00 pm


See photos below for examples of past bouquets and arrangements:

Fresh Cut Tropical Flowers Heliconia Ginger






Exotica Tropicals is Packed!

We are stocking the nursery up with new plants- its quite packed in here!

We currently have beautiful blooming 7 gallon Heliconia ‘Iris Bannochie’ in stock as well as many more awesome oddities including, but not limited to:

Heliconia ‘Brazilian Bomber” aka “Hot Rio Nites’

The rare and beautiful red-leafed ginger Costus vinosus

Large flowering Tahitian Gardenias

Heliconia rostrata “Hanging Lobster Claw”

8-9 foot Rainbow Eucalptus trees – Eucalyptus degulpta

and ALOT more!

Check our HOURS page for our current nursery schedule.

and don’t forget to keep an eye on our ONLINE MAIL ORDER NURSERY – with new plants available every week.


Heliconia stricta Iris Bannochie

Heliconia stricta ‘Iris Bannochie’


Costus vinosus - Red Wine Spiral Ginger

Costus vinosus – Red Wine Spiral Ginger


Heliconia 'Brazilian Bomber' aka 'Hot Rio Nites'

Heliconia ‘Brazilian Bomber’ aka ‘Hot Rio Nites’



Heliconia rostrata – Hanging Lobster Claw




RE-OPENING JAN 4th, 2017

Merry Christmas! Exotica Tropicals will be closed for the holidays until Wednesday 1/4/17. You can still shop online for plants here: http://www.exoticatropicals.com/buy-online/   Pink Powderpuff Tree – Now In Stock    

NEW TREES & More at Exotica Tropicals!

Looking for a new tree after Hurricane Matthew? Exotica Tropicals has some nice ones in stock-  we’ve got: 6-7 foot tall RAINBOW EUCALYPTUS (Eucalyptus deglupta – colorful trunk) 5-6 ft YLANG YLANG TREES (Cananga odorata- fragrant flowers – used in Chanel #5) 5 foot KATUK Trees (Sauropus androgynus -You can eat the leaves- a staple…

Re-Opening Friday Oct 14th!

Exotica Tropicals made it through Hurricane Matthew unscathed- but we are seriously backlogged on our shipping and have a bit of cleanup to do- so we will once again be OPEN for business starting this Friday Oct. 14th! HOURS THIS WEEK: FRI:  10am – 1:30 PM SAT: 10am – 1:30 PM Photo below shows how…

Garden Tour Pics

Thanks to all who came out to the open Garden Tour! Check out some photos from the tour & sale below Exotica Tropicals Nursery will be open this week with our usual hours: This Week’s Hours:  WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY  10:00 AM – 1:30 PM (photo credit: Lek Wallace)


We have a date for the FREE once-a-year Exotica Tropicals Garden Tour in Melbourne Beach! I have an open garden tour/sale but once a year and the date for 2016 is Sunday September 25th 2016 from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM IF WEATHER IS BAD, WE WILL RESCHEDULE. The self guided garden tour is free…

NURSERY SALE THIS WEEK! 8-24 thru 8-27-2016

Exotica Tropicals is having a SALE this week + weekend 8/24 – 8/27 2016. Everything in the nursery is 15% OFF with Coupon! (Scroll to the bottom for the coupon- coupon must be present for discount) Check out the photos below for some of our selection of Heliconia in stock- now is a great time…

Open Wed 8/17 – Friday 8/19 This Week – Closed Saturday 8/20

Exotica Tropicals will be OPEN Wednesday – Friday this week 8/17 – 8/19 We will be CLOSED Saturday 8/20 The nursery is packed with loads of cool plants at this time! Some notable specimens include: Beautiful 4 foot tall JAPANESE FERN TREES Blooming TAHITIAN GARDENIAS WHITE VARIEGATED GINGER w Pink Blooms- Alpinia vittata Blooming ‘HELICONIA…