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What’s Happening At Exotica Tropicals November 2013

Here’s a few photos from around the nursery- quite a few interesting new plants to check out- my favorite new additions are the GIANT Anthurium “Marie” that just came in.  These are huge and in 7 gallon pots- Anthurium x ‘Marie’ is an uncommon hybrid anthurium of the “Bird’s Nest” variety- it grows in a large mound and has massive leaves the emerge green and then transform to a purplely black as they mature. I have this plant all over my garden in Melbourne Beach and it has always done very well for me- I highly recommend it.

We are in the process of transforming the nursery area into a greenhouse by adding our winter wrap- this is done mostly to extend our growing season, but it makes for a nice tropical escape during winter months!  It stays very warm and humid at the nursery once our wrap is up- stop by and check it out to get a little feel of the tropics!

Anthurium x Marie

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Anthurium x Marie Birds Nest Florida Nursery Tropical plants brevard melbourne


Philodendron radiatum

Here’s another new addition at Exotica Tropicals- this is a Philodendron radiatum- a nice climber that makes a giant serrated leaf when allowed to climb. This one is in a 7 gallon pot and starting to get big- would work well as an indoor houseplant near a sunny window, or will get gigantic outside climbed up a tree or palm trunk.

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Alocasia plumbea ‘Black Alocasia’

This is a really cool alocasia that has done fantastic for me in the garden.  It has a dark & metallic leaf with a nice ripply texture that accents the sheen nicely. This one does well in bright, areas- not in all day direct sun, but a little bit protected.  It creates a dramatic impression that is pure tropical. Leaves get to about 3 feet long on dark purple stems. A good grower.

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