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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Canna tuerckheimii - Giant Canna

    Canna tuerckheimii - Giant Canna
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Possibly the largest of the Canna species, this grows to 8-12ft, with huge tropical-looking leaves several feet long. Flowers are red. Easily grown, hardy to about 15F. Can be grown in colder regions where...

  • Cassia didymobotrya - Popcorn Cassia

    Cassia didymobotrya - Popcorn Cassia
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Similar to the Candle Bush, this shrubby perennial is popular in tropical and subtropical areas for its bright yellow flowers which dot the bush through much of the year. Grows to 10-25ft, hardy to light...

  • Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree

    Cassia fistula - Golden Shower Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of yellow flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. Its flower is the official flower of Thailand and the tree has a...

     
  • Cassia javanica - Pink Shower Tree

    Cassia javanica - Pink Shower Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Gorgeous tropical tree producing long strands of pink flowers. A very common garden tree throughout Hawaii and many tropical locations. The beautiful and prolific flower strands also resemble apple...

     
  • Cassia nodosa - Rose Shower Tree

    Cassia nodosa - Rose Shower Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A beautiful shower tree with multi-colored blooms of white and pink. A much rarer species than the more common coral, pink, golden and rainbow showers, this species bears the same types of spectacular...

  • Cassia roxburghii - Red Shower Tree

    Cassia roxburghii - Red Shower Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. One of the most beautiful and oddly one of the rarest shower trees with amazing scarlet red and pink flowers. A much rarer species than the more common coral, pink, golden and rainbow showers, this species...

  • Chorisia speciosa - Silk Floss Tree

    Chorisia speciosa - Silk Floss Tree
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Very unique subtropical or tropical tree having gorgeous pink flowers followed by a profusion of silky puffs containing a single seed. The silk is extremely soft and is used as a stuffing material. The...

  • Colocasia gigantea - Giant Elephant Ear - Seeds

    Colocasia gigantea - Giant Elephant Ear - Seeds
    $5.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Indian Taro. Seeds are from a Thai Giant. A spectacular, gigantic ornamental from Thailand. It is best known for its huge leaves, which can grow to several feet long and cover an entire person...

     
  • Combretum indicum - Rangoon Creeper

    Combretum indicum - Rangoon Creeper
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. An exquisite, colorful tropical ornamental, widely known for its attractive pink-red flowers, which droop down from branches in clusters. It is a shrubby vine that can be left alone, or trained onto...

  • Cordyline australis  - Giant Dracaena

    Cordyline australis - Giant Dracaena
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A New Zealand native and a beautiful ornamental with an almost prehistoric look. Mature trees somewhat resemble the famous Dragon Tree. Can grow to 40ft, but generally remains small. Once used as a major...

  • Cordyline australis purpurea - Giant Purple Dracaena

    Cordyline australis purpurea - Giant Purple Dracaena
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A New Zealand native and a beautiful oranmental with an almost prehistoric look. Seeds are from the gorgeous purple-leaved type. Mature trees somewhat resemble the famous Dragon Tree. Can grow to 40ft, but...

  • Crassula rupestris - Rosary Plant

    Crassula rupestris - Rosary Plant
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A South African native succulent, with small, attractive, triangular leaves that have a surface that almost seems painted. They are lightly green in their interiors, with dark green borders and occasional...

  • Datura metel - Double Purple Datura

    Datura metel - Double Purple Datura
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A breathtaking flower and one of the most beautiful of the Datura's. The Double Purple produces huge trumpet-like flowers with a white and purple fringed color and a double petal. Amazing blooms and very...

  • Delonix decaryi - White Poinciana
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. An ultra exotic poinciana featuring large, gorgeous white flowers. The tree is also noted for its bottle-like, caudiciform trunk, quite unlike its common relative D. regia. Hardy probably only to 32F...

  • Delonix elata - Creamy Peacock Flower

    Delonix elata - Creamy Peacock Flower
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known relative of the popular and elegant Royal Poinciana, this species features similar flowers but colored in a lovely creamy yellow. Native to eastern Africa, this species makes an excellent...

     
  • Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana

    Delonix regia - Royal Poinciana
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Regal tropical tree commonly planted as an ornamental along streets and in parks throughout the tropics. Its ornate, red-orange-yellow flowers and graceful canopy find it as one of the most popular...

  • Dendroseris littoralis - Juan Fernandez Cabbage

    Dendroseris littoralis - Juan Fernandez Cabbage
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A fantastic ornamental, known only to Robinson Crusoe Island, part of a small group of islands far off the coast of Chile. The wild population once dwindled to only a few remaining plants, but the species...

     
  • Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree

    Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Exotic Agave relative native to the Canary Islands. Known for its interesting growth pattern and pretty, palm-like foliage. Name comes from the red sap, once used in medicine and ancient witchcraft. Hardy...

     
  • Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus

    Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the most recognizable cacti in the world, the Golden Barrel has large, round stems that can grow to three feet. The green gloves are covered in firm, golden spines, giving the plant a golden glow...

  • Erythrina crista-galli - Cockspur Coral Tree

    Erythrina crista-galli - Cockspur Coral Tree
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. The national tree and flower of Argentina. The Cockspur Coral tree is well known for its vibrant, red blooms, which occur throughout the summer. Popular as a street tree in South America and warmer parts...

     
  • Etlingera elatior - Pink Torch Ginger

    Etlingera elatior - Pink Torch Ginger
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are of the fabled tropical pink torch ginger, renowned for its pink flower bracts which grow atop stems several feet long. Clumping growth habit. Herbaceous, hardy to 32F but roots can be used to...

  • Etlingera elatior - Red Torch Ginger

    Etlingera elatior - Red Torch Ginger
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the fiery tropical red torch ginger, renowned for its red flower bracts which grow atop stems several feet long. Clumping growth habit. Herbaceous, hardy to 32F but roots can be used to...

     
  • Eucalyptus deglupta - Rainbow Eucalyptus

    Eucalyptus deglupta - Rainbow Eucalyptus
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Mindanao Gum. Gorgeous tropical eucalyptus whose peeling bark exposes a bright, multi-colored trunk. Commonly planted in tropical regions, if allowed can grow to 200ft high. Hardy to the mid-upper...

     
  • Eucalyptus resinifera - Red Mahogany

    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

    100 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...

  • Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia

    Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao

    Gliricidia sepium - Madre de Cacao
    $2.50

    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...

  • Gossypium hirsutum - Cotton

    Gossypium hirsutum - Cotton
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Perennial shrub which produces the cotton of commerce. Seeds are from a perennial variety, (most commercial cotton grown today comes from annual strains which are replanted yearly). Hardy to the upper...

     
  • 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...

  • 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

  • Ibervillea sonora - Coyote Melon

    Ibervillea sonora - Coyote Melon
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A rare find from Mexico, this vining member of the cucurbit family forms a large, woody caudex at its base. The gray caudex looks a bit like an elephant foot and lies dormant during the winter. During...

     
  • Indigofera australis - Indigo

    Indigofera australis - Indigo
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Small bushy tree to 15ft with exotic pink-purple flower tufts. Plant is also a source of indigo dye. Will stand brief frosts, makes for a good shade plant. #267 View plant database page...

     
  • Indigofera tinctoria - True Indigo

    Indigofera tinctoria - True Indigo
    $3.00

    100 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...

  • Iochroma cyaneum - Wine Red Iochroma

    Iochroma cyaneum - Wine Red Iochroma
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Angel's Trumpet relative known for its bright purple, tubular blooms that form in large clumps for most months of the year. A very beautiful plant, with a tropical look. Bushy growth to 8-15 feet. Hardy to...

  • Iochroma fuschioides - Red Iochroma

    Iochroma fuschioides - Red Iochroma
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A quite rare and sought after ornamental also having medicinal uses. Red Iochroma is a bushy plant to 4-10ft best-known for its fuschia colored, tubular flowers which adorn the tree in large clumps all...

     
  • Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda

    Jacaranda mimosifolia - Blue Jacaranda
    $2.50

    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...

     

 

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