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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.

blue xanthosoma giant taro florida tropical plant nursery buy online


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.






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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…

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Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) In Stock and For Sale

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