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Last Week Open & 4th Of July SALE

This week will be our last week open before we go on vacation :)

Exotica Tropicals will be OPEN  Wed 7/1 – Sat 7/4 2015 from 10 AM to 1:30 PM

The nursery will be closed the week of 7/13/15.


Print out the coupon below and save 15% on EVERYTHING.

One particularly nice plant we currently have in stock is Heliconia x ‘rauliniana’

This heliconia loves bright light, and a moist soil.. growing from 7-10 feet in height. It is a hybrid between a hanging heliconia and an upright- its huge screaming red blooms emerge as uprights, and then begin to twist and elongate, finally hanging down or corkscrewing.

Quite cold and wind tolerant, this is a great Spring / Summer bloomer in Brevard County.

Heliconia Rauliniana hybrid


Heliconia x ‘Rauliniana’

We’ve got loads of other Heliconia, Tropical Trees (Ylang Ylang, Sausage Tree, Rainbow Eucalyptus, etc) Big Leafed Elephant Ear Alocasias and Xanthosomas, Gingers and unusual Philodendrons and Monsteras.

Stop by this week, check out the jungle and get something on SALE!


What’s Blooming and What’s New At Exotica Tropicals

All this tropical heat is bringing out the blooms-  Heliconias, Gingers, Hibiscus and more are all starting to put off flowers.

Check out Heliconia latispatha ‘Red Yellow Gyro”  blooming in my garden- this Heliconia is tough and easy to grow in Central Florida. It can bloom year round and grows to a max height of approx 7 feet. The blooms appear at the top of the plant where they are highly visible from all sides. What’s more, the stalks have a nice red splatter pattern on them. These make excellent cut flowers for tropical arrangements.

We now have Heliconia latispatha ‘Red Yellow Gyro’ in stock in 10″ pots- ready to be planted in your garden!

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Heliconia latispatha ‘Red Yellow Gyro”

If you like the bloom of ‘Red Yellow Gyro’ but need something shorter- there is a dwarf variety! It’s called Heliconia latispatha ‘Distans’ – the flower looks very similar but at about 1/2 scale. The plant gets to a maximum height of 4.5 feet.

We currently have a limited quantity of Heliconia latispatha ‘Distans’ in stock now.


Heliconia latispatha ‘Distans’ blooming at Exotica Tropicals

Another good bloomer currently going off at the nursery is Costus woodsonii ‘Red Button Ginger’ This ginger can stay quite short if given alot of sun (approx 2 feet in full sun) or in a partial sun it will bloom at approx 3-4 feet.  It is very hardy and easy to grow- you can also EAT the flowers- they are crunchy and taste like a tart cherry- my kids love them!

We currently have Red Button Ginger, as well as a variety of other rare gingers in stock and blooming.


Costus woodsonii ‘Red Button Ginger’ blooming at Exotica Tropicals

Exotica Tropicals is open this week Wed-Sat 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Stop in and check out the jungle!

FATHER’S DAY SALE Thurs-Sat 6/18 – 6/20 2015 !

Exotica Tropicals will be having a FATHER’S DAY SALE this Thursday thru Saturday 6/18 – 6/20 2015

PRINT OUT THE COUPON BELOW and get 15% OFF EVERYTHING in the nursery- including Rainbow Eucalyptus, Heliconias, Gingers and more!

(Coupon must be presented for the discount)

Exotica Tropicals will be open from 9:30 – 1:30 pm Thursday thru Saturday.

The nursery is loaded up with cool plants- so stop by this weekend, get Dad something awesome and SAVE!


New Plants and Huge Leaves

New and interesting plants are arriving daily at Exotica Tropicals-  the latest is a rare yellow-blooming Costus Ginger: Costus ‘Belize Yellow’ This ginger is a good grower in Florida- with canary yellow blooms that push out orange flowers. The leaves also have a pinkish-copper color to their undersides.  A rare species, you don’t see this…

MEMORIAL DAY SALE! Rainbow Eucalyptus & Everything Else on SALE Fri & Sat

Exotica Tropicals will be having a Memorial Day Weekend SALE This Friday and Saturday 5/22 – 5/23 PRINT OUT THE COUPON BELOW and get 15% OFF EVERYTHING in the nursery- including Rainbow Eucalpyptus! (Coupon must be presented for the discount) Exotica Tropicals will be open from 9:30 – 1:30 pm Friday and Saturday. The nursery…

Heliconia rostrata haircut!

Heliconia rostrata (Hanging Lobster Claw)  is an easy plant to grow in Florida and humid/warm areas.  The bloom is very impressive and generally speaking, it requires little maintenance. However, it is best sited in areas protected from strong winds.  Otherwise, the leaves can get tattered over the windy winter months in Florida.  This doesn’t stop…

Tropical Flowers for Mother’s 2015!

Exotica Tropicals will have a shipment  of fresh cut tropical flower bouquest for Mother’s Day 2015. Both wrapped bouquets and floral arrangements in a decorative ceramic container are available. For more photos and all the details, including online ordering- click below: TROPICAL FLOWERS FOR MOTHER’S DAY  

Reopening Wed May 6th

We will reopen on Wednesday May 6th and resume our regular Wed-Sat 9:30am to 1:30 pm hours. We will also resume shipping Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees (Eucalyptus deglupta) as well as various other rare Philodendron, Gingers and Heliconia at that time. Don’t forget we will have fresh Tropical Flowers available for Mother’s Day 2015! Flowers will…

Back to Regular Nursery Hours! Open Wed-Sat 9:30am to 1:30pm

Our plant show season has wrapped up and Exotica Tropicals will be open Wednesday through Saturday 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. We are stocked up with all kinds of cool and crazy plants, trees, aroids and tropicals- and we keep bringing in more every week. Stop by and see what’s new, and keep your eyes…

Vending in Winter Garden Sat & Sun 4/11-4/12

  This weekend we will be selling plants at the Spring Fever Garden Show in Winter Garden, FL  Saturday and Sunday. It is a large event, our location will be on the northeast end in Zone 10.. come on out, its always a fun time for the whole family We will have Rainbow Eucalyptus, Ylang…