Below is a list of
flower plants we have at our nursery. If you need availability/order
information, feel free to contact us. We will be more than happy to help
desert roses are basically long lived, succulent perennials from
tropical regions. They are generally, not desert plants, but are tough.
The only way to kill established plants is to provide a combination of
wet and cold or to over water them in a sticky, poorly draining medium.
Once night temperatures go below 10 deg C, plants need to be kept quite
dry or they will rot.
Aechmea bromelaid In
summer, these bromelaids enjoy moving outdoors, provided temperatures
range between 21 to 30 degrees C. Daily watering can kill the plants,
replenish water when it dries out, at least every 5-10 days. Lightly
water the roots weekly in the summer, and less often in the winter. Do
not allow the roots to dry out completely in any season.
thrive when the night temperature is never lower than 15°C and the day
temperature is about 30°C. Shading from sunlight is necessary for normal
growth for anthuriums. The degree of shading varies with the cultivar,
the age of the plant, and the climate under which it is grown.
Insufficient shading often results in damage to leaves and flowers, and
may cause plant death. Damage to flowers include fading and burning of
will not tolerate frost, and most dislike direct sunlight except for
some morning sun. They are able to store moisture and need less frequent
watering. However, they prefer a humid environment with adequate
ventilation to avoid diseases, and getting this balance of moisture and
ventilation just right is the key to success. Plants grown indoors will
benefit from grouping plants together, occasional misting and by placing
shallow containers of water nearby to increase humidity.
Bird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae
Bird-of-paradise grows in most soils, but does best in fertile, organic
soils with good drainage. It is considered to be a slow growing plant.
For good flower production, place plants in sunny or partially shaded
locations. Plants grown in partial shade will be taller and have
somewhat larger flowers. In full sun, plants are smaller and flowers are
on shorter stems. The bird of paradise will tolerate light salt spray
but should not be used in exposed locations near the ocean.
Bougainvillea Bougainvillea spectabilis
Bougainvillea need very bright light (2,500 fc) and do well under high
shade or in full sun. These vines typically lose some leaves for a short
time during the winter, but when light conditions are low, leaf loss
may occur at any time. Under high light conditions, the colorful bracts
will adorn the plant almost constantly and will persist for weeks. These
plants flower best under stress. Keep the plant slightly on the dry
side, and allow the plant to become root bound.
Caesalpinia pulsarima A
decidious Shrub growing to 3m. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium
(loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant
prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very
alkaline soil. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.
is a straggling, densely branched, this little shrub is an
inconspicuous part of the arid landscape most of the year, but in spring
the exquisite clusters of flowers with their many long stamens form
delicate, pink balls, giving the plant a fluffy pink appearance in full
bloom.The shrub grows to 3 ft. The petals of fairy duster are
inconspicuous; it is the long, pink filaments of the stamens that make
the showy display.
Callistemon bottle brush This
is adaptable to cultivation where it is a very hardy plant with
distinctive large leaves and flowers, it attracts native bird species
particularly honey-eaters. The plant will withstand very dry conditions
although will respond to ample moisture. It is frost hardy plant,
responds well to pruning and dense growth can be achieved by pruning
just behind the spent flowers immediately after flowering. This has the
added benefit of producing new growth and an increased number of flowers
the next season. It also responds well to fairly heavy mulching and
your cannas in the full sun. A minimum of 6 hours direct sunlight is
required, the more sunlight, the better. If your cannas are stunted and
do not bloom, one reason is that they may not be getting enough
sunlight. After planting, keep the rhizomes moist but not wet. When new
growth appears they can be watered more heavily and tolerate wetter
soil. Keeping a layer of mulch on and around the cannas will conserve
water and will keep the weeds from growing.
flowers from this tree are used to make the world's most expensive
perfume'Joy'. The extremely aromatic orange blooms appear nearly all
year round. Grows to the size of a large shrub or small tree, 15' in
height. Strictly tropical, zone 10-11 or warm greenhouse.
Dahlia variabilis, are a popular addition to the landscape because they
have a wide height range (1 to 6 ft) and a variety of flower shapes and
sizes (2 to 12 inches). Color range includes orange, pink, purple, red,
scarlet, yellow, and white. Some flowers are striped or tipped with a
different color. Dahlias begin blooming in early summer and continue to
frost. Flower production may slow with high summer temperatures and
have exotic-looking flowers; their two-tone colors are brilliant. The
shape of the flower is quite unusual and they are quite delicate. They
are perfect for hanging baskets. If cared for properly, this plant will
produce an abundance of gorgeous flowers all summer long. Hang or plant
your fuschia in a semi-shaded area. They prefer cooler temperatures and
not too much sun. Fertilize regularly. Every 2-4 weeks is a good
standard. Limit watering and application of fertilizer in late summer so
the fuschia plant will prepare for wintering.
is a South African perennial that looks similar to a daisy, they make
splendid mixers in sunny containers and in intimate plantings in small
sunny corners, also make spectacular ground cover. Grow easily in full
sun, but can also do well in part-shade so long as they see a majority
of sun during the day. Caring for these plants is very easy as they
require very little in the way of watering or fertilizing and they don't
attract many pests. This is what makes gazanias so popular with
gardeners, especially xersicape gardeners. They are one of the ultimate
water wise plants and they flower proficiently.
they can weather a light frost, geraniums love to bask in warm-weather.
Most types flower best in full sun, at least six hours of direct sun a
day. Many geraniums do quite well in part shade, but they won't flower
as prolifically. They like rich soil that is well drained. Compost added
to your soil will give them an added boost. Give them fertilizer once a
month at the very least. Water them thoroughly, but let the soil dry
between watering. Be sure to water the plants regularly when it doesn't
rain. Leaves can die and turn brown from excess moisture and humidity.
Keep your plants looking their best by deadheading them and removing
dried or discolored leaves. Your geraniums will reward you by looking
great all season.
Gomphrena Globe Amaranth One
of the best dried flowers, these tiny puff balls are charmers in the
garden, too. Growing about 18 inches high, these annuals thrive in hot
weather and full sun to produce clover-like flowers in cream, pink, red
and raspberry colors. Pinch off first flowers to create bushier,
healthier plants with more flowers in the long run.
need plenty of water while growing and some species need also good
shade. Normally the plant thrives well in partial shade of around 50%.
After your first time watering we would not water in the future until we
find that the surface soil is dry to the touch. It is very important
that you do not keep the soil wet. Heliconia happen to like warm
temperatures and bright light to grow strong. An ideal temperature would
be 74 degree F with humidity over 40%.
fertilized plants are more tolerant of insect attacks. Be sure plants
are well watered before applying chemicals. The best time to spray for
insects is in the morning or evening (temperature under 80) and be sure
to cover the undersides of leaves. For heavy or consistent infestations,
spray every 5-7 days (4 applications) to break the life cycle. Add
water soluble fertilizer and unscented liquid detergent soap to your
mixture when spraying.
like other acid-loving plants can be an attractive landscape plant,
requires more fertilization management. Avoid planting Ixora or any
acid-loving plant close to your concrete foundation,as it may cause soil
pH to be too high for good plant growth. This low-growing evergreen
shrub can grow between 3 and 8 feet tall. Ixora can be used for hedges,
specimen plants, or can be grown in large planter boxes. It likes full
sun but will tolerate light shade. It has medium salt tolerance. Do not
plants prefer full sun to partial shade and a warm site. They grow well
in moist, well drained, sandy loam to clayey garden soil with moderate
level of fertility. Adding of leaf molds to the soil makes it better for
the growth of the plant. Mild fertilizer should be applied during
spring. Plenty of water should be given during summer but this can be
reduced during winter. If the plant is to be grown indoors, then bright
indirect or curtain-filtered sunlight should be given. In winter these
indoor plant should be provided with full sunlight up to at least four
hours a day.
Lagerstroemia indica The
deciduous crape myrtle is among the longest blooming trees in existence
with flowering periods lasting from 60-120 days. Depending on variety,
crapes grow as large shrubs or as trees that may be either upright or
spreading. Large varieties are very fast growing and can put on several
feet in a single growing season. They grow best in good sun and moist,
well drained soil.
generally grow rapidly. If plants outgrow their assigned space, they
tolerate trimming back well during the growing season. It is valued for
its long season of reliable bloom. The flowers attract butterflies and
hummingbirds. Use them as annuals or perennials in flowerbeds or
containers. Spreading cultivars are attractive as groundcovers or
trailing over containers and walls.Grow lantana in full sun, it is
tolerant to salt and is an excellent choice for plantings near the
beach, prefers warm soil, newly planted lantanas will need to be kept
moist for the first few weeks until the roots have spread.
they like 4 to 10" of water over the pot. Start out in the spring at a
shallow depth of a couple of inches over the rim of the pan. This
shallow depth will be warmer too. As new growth begins to sprout the pan
can be gradually lowered to a deeper depth, but no deeper than 10
inches, if need be. It is recommend that you float your lotus tuber in
aged pond water for 10-14 days in a warm sunny place before planting.
This allows the tuber to sprout and will increase your success in
growing lotus. Be sure to change the water if it becomes nasty.
Magnolia fiscata Most
frequently grown as a single specimen tree in the landscape. Its
coarse-textured leaves provide an excellent background for shrubs,
particularly needle evergreens. It is best to plant it in an ornamental
bed instead of an open lawn area. Growth can be accelerated with light
frequent applications of fertilizer during the first few seasons. They
can be grown in sun or shade. It prefers moist, well-drained, acidic
soils. It is tolerant of high moisture levels and can be planted in
areas prone to wet/dry fluctuations in soil moisture.
Millingtonia hortensis This
fast growing tree flowers at night and sheds flowers early in the
morning. Hortensis means "grown in gardens". In favourable positions it
can reach 80 feet in height, but can be grown as a small compact tree if
trimmed. The tree can grow in variety of soils. It requires full
sunlight for its growth.
perform even better when located in full sun all day. The more shade
they receive, the fewer flowers they'll produce. Impatiens are a better
choice for blooming in shady places. While soil needn't be terribly rich
to grow good petunias, it must drain decently. It's always useful to
improve garden soil by conditioning it with organic matter, such as
baled peat moss, well-rotted leaf compost or manure.
arbor-tristis - grows as large shrub or small tree depending on how it
is trained. The large attractive leaves are rough and hairy. The sweet
scented flowers are small, attractive with white petals and an
orange-red tube in center and bloom profusely, opening at night and drop
off in the morning, thus making a carpet of flowers in the morning.
Used for worship. Needs warmth during winter months. Use well drained
soil and fertilize once a month.
is an exotic tropical that is easy to grow in the hotter areas.
Plumeria require at least a half day of full sun to produce blooms.
Plants should be allowed to dry out between watering, but excessive
dryness will result in foliage loss. Plumeria require fertilizer high in
phosphorus (the middle number). To keep the plant compact, avoid
fertilizers high in nitrogen.
plant needs plenty of sunshine. If that is not available, roses will
tolerate partial shade. My rosegarden is in partial shade, and they grow
quite well. Requires a lot of food and nutrients. When planting roses,
make sure to mix in generous portions of compost and manure into the
native garden soil. If this is not available, add store bought peat moss
and cow manure. Provide plenty of nutrients. What you add to your soil
will get them off to a great start, but they will favorably respond to
additional fertilizer added year after year.
will not tolerate high light intensities without reduction in quality.
Slow release fertilizers and constant feed fertilization are equally
effective methods of applying nutrients. A potting soil with good
aeration and high water holding capacity is necessary. Spathiphyllum
will survive between temperatures of 40-100°F, but should be maintained
between 65-90°F for best growth.
vary considerably in size. The ground skimming moss verbena and
trailing verbena reach 1 foot or less in height and spread from 2 to 5
feet wide. Verbenas generally grow moderately to quickly, and unlike
many perennials, bloom well the first season after planting. Some
varieties, such as 'Homestead Purple', are extremely vigorous. If plants
outgrow their assigned space, they tolerate trimming back well. They
require a location that receives full sun throughout the day. They must
have well-drained soil. They will not tolerate overcrowding with poor
air circulation, shade or soil that stays overly moist. Pinch the tips
of the branches at planting time to encourage dense branching and a