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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Eucalyptus globulus - Tasmanian Blue Gum

    Eucalyptus globulus - Tasmanian Blue Gum
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Tall Eucalyptus with beautiful, smooth blue-gray bark and strong, aromatic foliage. This Eucalyptus is commonly used to obtain essential oils, which have considerable medicinal uses, most commonly to treat...

     
  • Eucalyptus pulverulenta - Silver Leaved Mountain Gum

    Eucalyptus pulverulenta - Silver Leaved Mountain Gum
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. The classic florists Eucalyptus, sometimes known as the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus. It is a sprawling shrub to as much as 25ft, though it often remains shorter. Features silver-gray, round leaves that look...

     
  • Eucalyptus resinifera - Red Mahogany
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A tall eucalyptus known for its pretty red wood that has a resemblance to tropical mahogany. Has rough, peeling bark and a slender profile, reaching as much as 75ft with maximum space. Hardy to the mid or...

     
  • Ficus benghalensis - Indian Banyan Tree

    Ficus benghalensis - Indian Banyan Tree
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. A famous tree, easily recognizable by its large aerial roots which grow down from branches. It is easily grown as a houseplant but can be grown outdoors in areas without much frost. In its natural...

  • Ficus religiosa - Bo Tree

    Ficus religiosa - Bo Tree
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. The Bo Tree is a fig native to India. It is best known for its sacred place in Buddhism and Hinduism. It is said that under this species of tree the first Buddha attained enlightenment. Can grow to 90ft,...

     
  • Fouquieria splendens - Ocotillo

    Fouquieria splendens - Ocotillo
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Native to the Southwestern U.S. deserts, the ocotillo is a popular, tough and hardy ornamental. Features attractive, orange-tufted flowers that appear at the ends of branches during blooming season. The...

     
  • Gardenia cornuta - Horned Gardenia

    Gardenia cornuta - Horned Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Medium sized, bushy tree producing beautiful large, and intensely fragrant white flowers. This species is similar, though with somewhat different shaped flowers than G. thunbergia. Shrubby, tough growth to...

     
  • Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia

    Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. The common gardenia is a well-known tropical, loved both for its ornamental look and its heavenly scented white flowers. The glossy-leaved shrub may grow to 4-6ft. The fluffy white flowers are borne during...

     
  • Gardenia resiniflua - Gummy Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild gardenia native to southern Africa. Similar to G. thunbergia, but with smaller fruits. Flowers are large, white, and sweetly fragrant. Shrubby growth to several feet. Unknown frost hardiness, but...

     
  • Gardenia thunbergia - White Gardenia

    Gardenia thunbergia - White Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Medium sized bush producing beautiful and intensely fragrant white flowers. The flowers are followed by large, rounded fruits. Flowers grow to a few inches across and the bush flowers for several months...

     
  • Gardenia volkensii - Transvaal Gardenia

    Gardenia volkensii - Transvaal Gardenia
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are of the subspecies spathulifolia. A shrubby, evergreen gardenia with large, beautifully fragrant white flowers. Similar to G. thunbergia. The flowers change to orange as they die back. Distinct...

     
  • Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao

    Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A very fast-growing leguminous tree and one of the most important multi-purpose trees in the tropical world. The trees are commonly used for shading (particularly of cacao, hence the common name), live...

     
  • Globba schomburgkii - Dancing Girl Ginger
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful ornamental from tropical India and China, with large, attractive leaves and colorful yellow inflorescences. It is a dwarf plant, only growing to a few feet high, making it great for container...

     
  • Guaiacum officinale - Lignum Vitae

    Guaiacum officinale - Lignum Vitae
    $2.25

    6 seeds per pack. Beautiful evergreen tropical known for its extremely dense and heavy hardwood, used in woodworking. The tree is ornamental as well, with pretty purple flowers in season. Native to the Caribbean, its numbers...

     
  • Gunnera manicata - Poor Man's Parasol
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A Gunnera native to the Atlantic coast of Brazil. Like some of its close relatives, this features gigantic leaves that routinely reach 6-10 feet wide. Shrubby growth to several feet tall. Does very well in...

     
  • Gunnera peltata - Parasol Plant

    Gunnera peltata - Parasol Plant
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A huge Gunnera native to Robinson Crusoe Island in Chile. Similar in form to other popular Gunnera's, but a rare species. Notable for its huge leaves which can reach a few feet in width. Grows to 5-10 feet...

     
  • Heliconia collinsiana - Platanillo

    Heliconia collinsiana - Platanillo
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A beautiful Heliconia native to Southern Mexico and parts of Central America. This species is a popular choice for cultivation, owing to its consistent blooms and mild cold tolerance. The elaborate blooms...

     
  • Heliconia latispatha - Orange Gyro Heliconia

    Heliconia latispatha - Orange Gyro Heliconia
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lovely orange colored heliconia, with spiraling inflorescences. Bold orange is contrasted with yellow true flowers. Spreading habit, grows to 8-10 feet. Hardy to subtropical zones. #3315

     
  • Hibiscus taiwanensis - Cream Hibiscus

    Hibiscus taiwanensis - Cream Hibiscus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Cream colored hibiscus with flowers several inches wide. Blooms occur for most of the year. It is fairly hardy and can survive brief frosts. Small bushy shrub to 6-8ft. #236 View plant database page...

     
  • Indigofera tinctoria - True Indigo
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. Small bushy tree to 15ft with exotic pink-purple flower tufts. This plant is the original source of indigo dye and has been cultivated for centuries. Will stand brief frosts, makes for a good shade plant...

     
  • Jacaranda copaia - Huamansamana
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A much lesser-known Jacaranda native throughout Central and parts of South America. Fast-growing, reaching 40-60 feet. Adaptable to both hot and dry tropical climates. Hardy to around 26-28F. Features the...

     
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda

    Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda
    $2.25

    25 seeds per pack. Stunning subtropical/tropical tree grown for its gorgeous blue-purple flower blooms that cover the tree in season. Hardy to about 20-22F. One of the most famous and popular of the subtropical flowering...

     
  • Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree

    Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Strange ornamental subtropical/tropical tree, producing large 12-18" sausage fruits that dangle from the tree. Fruits are preceded by beautiful red flowers. #212 View plant database page...

     
  • Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle

    Lagerstroemia indica - Crepe Myrtle
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed varieties. The crepe myrtle is a beautiful, commonly planted ornamental blooming large panicles of small flowers during summer and fall. Bark is also very pretty, reddish in color and...

     
  • Lithops dinteri - Living Stone

    Lithops dinteri - Living Stone
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. One of the strange living stone plants of South Africa. Hardy to the mid 20's F. Grows well in a container indoors or outside in dry subtropical or tropical climates. Needs very minimal water. Has pretty...

     
  • Magnolia soulangiana - Saucer Magnolia
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. The majestic magnolia, known for its large flowers that measure several inches across. The fragrant flowers bloom during spring, with elegant white and pink petals. This medium sized tree is popular as a...

     
  • Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion

    Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the beautiful pincushion cacti with an interesting dividing habit that has the plant resembling large, owl's eyes. Also features small, pink-purple flowers as well as as gray-white appearance. Hardy...

     
  • Melaleuca incana - Gray Honey Myrtle

    Melaleuca incana - Gray Honey Myrtle
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Small bushy tree known for its beautiful silver foliage and yellow bottlebrush flowers. Hardy to the upper 20's, very drought tolerant. #830 View plant database page...

  • Melaleuca laterita - Robin Redbreast Bush

    Melaleuca laterita - Robin Redbreast Bush
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Australian native with bright red-orange powderpuff flowers that bloom for several months of the year. This small tree is hardy into the 20's, and typically grows to 10-15 ft. The almost neon red colored...

     
  • Melaleuca linariifolia - Snow In Summer

    Melaleuca linariifolia - Snow In Summer
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Very closely related to the well-known Tea Tree, a medium sized arid climate tree producing beautiful snow-white flower blooms across the tree throughout summer. This species is also a source for Tea Tree...

     
  • Michelia champaca - Michelia, Perfume Tree

    Michelia champaca - Michelia, Perfume Tree
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Beautifully fragrant subtropical Magnolia relative native to China. Bears stunning, orange-gold, multi-petaled flowers with a deep, perfumy scent used in the cosmetics industry. Hardy to about 28F. #881 ...

     
  • Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant

    Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Tiny, annual/perennial with fern-like leaves, known for the unique characteristic that when touched, the leaves quickly fold up, only to fan out again minutes to hours later. Plant is tropical and will not...

     
  • Nelumbo nucifera - Sacred Lotus Flower

    Nelumbo nucifera - Sacred Lotus Flower
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Featuring an elegant bloom, the unmistakable Sacred Lotus Flower delights not only for its visual beauty, but for its religious significance and edibility. The flowers, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are...

     
  • Nigella damascena - Love In A Mist

    Nigella damascena - Love In A Mist
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. Sky blue flowering annual with ornamental spiky fruit. Self-seeds, native to Southern Europe and Northern Africa. #268

     
  • Ochroma pyramidale - Balsa
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An extremely fast growing tropical tree grown for its very soft, light, but durable hardwood. Grows to 90ft and can grow many feet in a single season. Has pretty, triangular leaves and yellow, trumpet-like...

     
  • Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil

    Ocimum gratissimum - African Tree Basil
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A rare and exotic basil that can grow up to 6-8 feet tall! Leaves are highly aromatic and reminiscent of basil-clove. Popular as a spice in parts of East Asia, including India as well as in Africa. Grows...

     

 

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