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Open Wed, Fri, Sat This Week + Cool Video

Exotica Tropicals will be OPEN Wed, Fri and Saturday this week.

10am – 1:30 pm

We will be Closed Thanksgiving Day.


Below is one of a great series of plant exploration videos by Stewart McPherson. These are available to view on YouTube and are great entertainment if you like plant and jungle exploration.  In this video, Stewart treks into a never before explored mountain in the Phillipines in search of new Nepenthes species (Pitcher Plants) it definitely worth a watch!

Speaking of Nepenthes – we have a few Pitcher Plants available at nursery now :)

Variegated Heliconia!

Exotica Tropicals has a limited quantity of this rare variegated Heliconia available now.

The leaves produce random patterns, and even the stems are striped.  The flower is an orange “torch” type bloom.

We’ve got plenty of other oddities growing at the nursery- so stop by and check out the jungle!



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Heliconia Red Yellow Gyro in Bloom

heliconia latispatha red yellow gyro


Heliconia latispatha ‘Red-Yellow Gyro’  is pumping out the blooms around my pool right now.. this is a really easy to grow Heliconia that seems to never stop producing flowers.  This is about the 6th or 7th bloom cycle on my clump this year!

Grows to 6-8 feet tall ideally in bright but partial sun. Cold hardy too.  We have a limited quantity of this one at the nursery now.

Exotica Tropicals will be open WED 10/28 thru FRI 10/30 this week.

9:30 am to 1:30  (1:00 PM on WED)

We’ve got loads of other cool stuff as well- stop by the jungle and see what’s growing!


Some Cool Plants Around The Nursery – OPEN This Week!

Exotica Tropicals is filling up with cool new plants- here are a select few from around the nursery. We are OPEN Wed – thru Saturday 9:30 to 1:30 PM (1 pm on Wed) going forward.   Blue Ginger Dichorisandra thyrsiflora In Bloom Now!   Nepenthes Carnivorous Pitcher Plants in Hanging Baskets w Plenty of Pitchers  …

New Plants! Flamethrower Palms, Red Cloak, Pitcher Plants and More

We just stocked the nursery with some great new plants! We have a limited quantity of RED FLAMETHROWER PALMS in 1 gallon pots approx 4-5 feet tall, showing some deep green trunk. If you haven’t seen a Flamethrower or ‘Red Feather’ palm- they are very beautiful but the real eye catcher is the new fronds…

Open Wednesday – Saturday + Devil’s Trumpet For Halloween

Exotica Tropicals will be open Wednesday – Saturday  this week. Operating Hours are: Wednesday 9:30 am – 1:o0 pm Thursday – Friday 9:30 am – 1:30pm We have some blooming Devil’s Trumpet  (Datura metel) in stock- just in time for Halloween! Devil’s Trumpet sports a jet black trunk/stem and creepily beautiful deep purple ‘trumpet’ flowers…

Garden Tour Pics

Thanks to all who came out to the open Garden Tour! Check out some photos from the tour & sale below (photo credit: Lek Wallace)


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 2015 is Sunday September 13th 2015 from 9:30 am to 1:00 PM IF WEATHER IS BAD, WE WILL RESCHEDULE. The self guided garden…

SALE THIS WEEK! 8-12 thru 8-22-2015

  Exotica Tropicals is having a SALE this weekend through next! 8/12 – 8/22 2015. 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…

Reopening Aug. 5th 2015

Exotica Tropical will be CLOSED Saturday, July 25th, 2015 and the Week of July 26th We will be reopening Wednesday, August 5th 2015. We have some unusual Plumeria in stock right now- with some more unique ones on the way (including Rainbows) We currently have the following in 4″ pots , fully rooted – ready…