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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. A strange tree named for its sickle-shaped fruits which dangle from the tree in an ominous and foreboding manner! Similar to some of the trumpet trees, this India native has large, very ornamental pinkish...

     
  • Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax

    Phormium tenax - New Zealand Flax
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Beautiful agave relative often grown as a landscape shrub for its long-stranded, red-green foliage. The fronds can grow up to 10-15ft, but more commonly the shrub stays at 2-6ft. The fibrous fronds are...

     
  • Phormium tenax variegata - Variegated New Zealand Flax

    Phormium tenax variegata - Variegated New Zealand Flax
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Beautiful agave relative often grown as a landscape shrub for its long-stranded, variegated green-yellow. Seeds are from the spectacular variegated form. The fronds can grow up to 10-15ft, but more...

     
  • Plumeria sp.  - Plumeria

    Plumeria sp. - Plumeria
    $3.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are mixed color varieties of mostly P. rubra but also P. obtusa. A stunning and instantly recognizable tropical flower that comes in many colors! The beautiful plumeria has a warm, sweet scent and is...

  • Pogostemon cablin - Patchouli

    Pogostemon cablin - Patchouli
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Low-medium height perennial best known for its fragrant oil used in perfumes and aromatherapy. Grows to about 6ft, hardy into the 20's (F). Forms a compact, bush appearance. #1007

     
  • Protea cynaroides - King Protea

    Protea cynaroides - King Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Part of the ancient Protea family, King Protea has the largest flowers of any Protea. The beautiful and distinctive flowers bloom for much of the year and can reach 12" across! Colors mix from pink to red...

     
  • Protea eximia -

    Protea eximia -
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A versatile and beautiful protea having radiant red-yellow-orange flowers. This particular species is tolerant of a wide variety of soils and climates, making it popular for home cultivation. Small bushy...

     
  • Protea neriifolia - Oleander Leaved Protea

    Protea neriifolia - Oleander Leaved Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Part of the ancient Protea family, this beautiful flower produces large salmon-orange blooms. The beautiful and distinctive flowers can bloom for many months of the year and can reach 6-9". Hardy to brief...

     
  • Protea repens - Sugar Bush Protea

    Protea repens - Sugar Bush Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Native to South Africa, this Protea yields cream and pink colored flowers to a few inches wide. This species was once the national flower of South Africa. An easy to grow Protea, the shrub can grow to...

     
  • Puya alpestris - Sapphire Tower

    Puya alpestris - Sapphire Tower
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Bizarre bromeliad with several foot long flower spikes having gorgeous electric sapphire-blue colored flowers. Adapted to dry, cooler climates, hardy to 25F. #284 View plant database page...

     
  • Puya berteroniana - Aqua Sapphire Tower

    Puya berteroniana - Aqua Sapphire Tower
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Strange bromeliad with several foot long flower spikes having gorgeous electric sapphire-blue colored flowers. Adapted to dry, cooler climates, hardy to 25F. This species is closely related to the sapphire...

     
  • Puya coerulea violacea - Black Sapphire Tower

    Puya coerulea violacea - Black Sapphire Tower
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Another unknown Puya species, this one closely related to P. alpestris. Flowers are born on large 3-4ft stalks, and are a bold black-sapphire color. Foliage is sliver-grey. Hardy to the mid 20's (F)...

     
  • Puya mirabilis - Bolivian Puya
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A beautiful cloud forest puya with large, green-yellow flowers. Flowers are born on spikes that can grow to a few feet in length. Foliage has a delicate appearance, almost like a grass. Great in containers...

     
  • Puya venusta -

    Puya venusta -
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Striking bromeliad with large neon blue-red flower spikes. Bears similarities to P. coerulea. Silver fronded, grows to 2-6ft with 2-3ft flower spikes. Cloud forest bromeliad, but will survive droughts, and...

     
  • Radermachera sinica - China Doll

    Radermachera sinica - China Doll
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Beautiful tropical flowering shrub commonly grown as a houseplant. Easily container grown, but if allowed, can grow to 20-25ft. Produces exquisitely fragrant, long tubular white flowers. May be grown...

     
  • Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveler's Palm

    Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveler's Palm
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. One of the most remarkable plants in the world, the Traveler's Palm is an unmistakable sight at maturity. It is not a true palm, and has some of the look of a banana plant. Its huge leaves grow up to 10ft...

     
  • Salvia coccinea - Scarlet Sage

    Salvia coccinea - Scarlet Sage
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A beautiful perennial (in warm climates) or annual bearing scarlet flowers whorls. The plant grows to 2-3ft and flowers throughout spring until frost. This pretty ornamental is a great butterfly and...

     
  • Samanea saman - Monkey Pod

    Samanea saman - Monkey Pod
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A famous tropical tree known for its tall, spreading canopy and its uniform and easily identifiable crown. The tree is a popular ornamental street tree in Hawaii and other tropical regions. The wood is...

     
  • Senna alata - Candle Bush

    Senna alata - Candle Bush
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Short subtropical bush producing yellow flower tufts for most months of the year. Flowers are brightly colored, attract butterflies. #245 View plant database page...

     
  • Solanum mammosum - Nipple Fruit

    Solanum mammosum - Nipple Fruit
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Bizarre tomato relative producing 3-5", bright yellow-orange fruits the shape of a cow's udder. Fruits are poisonous, but the shrub is often grown for its strange ornamental appearance. Grow as an annual...

     
  • Solanum pseudocapsicum Joker - Jerusalem Cherry

    Solanum pseudocapsicum Joker - Jerusalem Cherry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A pretty and popular dwarf ornamental, usually grown in small pots for its attractive fruits. The small round fruits ripen to orange and red, with the appearance of cherries. Fruits are not edible. Bushy...

     
  • Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent's Lilac

    Solanum seaforthianum - St. Vincent's Lilac
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Vining Solanum with large spikes of pretty purple flowers, followed by bright red, ornamental fruits. This Solanum makes for a pretty ornamental that can be trained along structures. #895

     
  • Spathodea companulata - African Tulip Tree

    Spathodea companulata - African Tulip Tree
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A gorgeous tropical ornamental that grows well in subtropical climates too! Common as a street tree in parts of the tropics, it features large, bright, red-orange flowers in healthy clusters that bloom for...

  • Stephanotis floribunda - Madagascar Jasmine
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Hawaiian Wedding Flower. A delightful flowering vine, best known for its intensely fragrant, delicate flowers which are popularly used in bridal wedding bouquets. It is a moderately sized vines,...

     
  • Strelitzia juncea - Leafless Bird of Paradise

    Strelitzia juncea - Leafless Bird of Paradise
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A very difficult to find bird of paradise that is instantly recognizable for its narrow, reed-like leaves. The flowers are ornate, and quite similar to the common orange bird of paradise. Growth conditions...

  • Strelitzia nicolai - White Bird of Paradise

    Strelitzia nicolai - White Bird of Paradise
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A striking, hardy tropical recognized around the world for its exotic flowers and graceful tropical foliage. This species bears white flowers with pink and blue. Plants are very adaptable to soil and...

     
  • Strelitzia reginae - Bird of Paradise

    Strelitzia reginae - Bird of Paradise
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A striking, hardy tropical recognized around the world for its exotic orange-blue-pink flowers and graceful tropical foliage. Plants are very adaptable to soil and climate variations and are hardy to about...

     
  • Swietenia mahogani - Brazilian Mahogany

    Swietenia mahogani - Brazilian Mahogany
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A source of the gorgeous hardwood mahogany, this species is native to a small range in the Caribbean, including the Bahamas and north to the Florida Everglades. It is a majestic hammock tree, growing to...

     
  • Tabebuia chrysotricha - Golden Trumpet Tree

    Tabebuia chrysotricha - Golden Trumpet Tree
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Gorgeous ornamental tree blooms profuse yellow flowers in large clumps throughout the spring. It is a commonly planted ornamental in tropical areas, but will survive to 24F. Needs only light water during...

     
  • Tacca chantrieri - Bat Flower, Black

    Tacca chantrieri - Bat Flower, Black
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. The strange, tropical, black bat flower features large, dark red/purple flowers that are almost black. Flowers have large petals that look like wings and prominent stamens that look like whiskers...

  • Tacca integrifolia - Bat Flower

    Tacca integrifolia - Bat Flower
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. A tropical flower like no other, it has to be seen to be believed! Beautiful large tropical green foliage accents the stunning flowers which are incomparable to any other. The ornate and elaborate flowers...

     
  • Tacca nivea - White Bat Flower
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. Another of the rare Bat Flowers, this species features white petals, with long "whiskers" and beautiful purple bracts. The ornate and elaborate flowers might resemble some type of orchid, with multiple...

     
  • Tecoma garrocha - Argentine Tecoma

    Tecoma garrocha - Argentine Tecoma
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Red-orange flowered Tecoma, known for its trumpet shaped flowers which are borne in clusters. Fairly drought and cold hardy, to at least 15-20F. Needs only light water during cold months, consistent water...

     
  • Tecoma stans - Trumpet Bush

    Tecoma stans - Trumpet Bush
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small bushy plant native from Mexico through South America, the Trumpet Bush makes a gorgeous ornamental for its large yellow flowers which adorn the bush through much of the year. Hardy to 10F. #844

     
  • Tectona grandis - Teak

    Tectona grandis - Teak
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A beautiful deciduous tropical tree whose gorgeous red heartwood is used in fine furniture and woodworking. Teak grows extremely fast, unlike most hardwood trees and succeeds well in humid, tropical...

     
  • Toona sinensis - Chinese Mahogany

    Toona sinensis - Chinese Mahogany
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very unique and edible tree. The young leaves and sprouts are eaten as a vegetable and are very popular in certain types of Chinese cuisine. As a tree, it is a valued as a frost-hardy ornamental and has...

     

 

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