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Tropical Ornamentals


  • Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree

    Kigelia pinnata - Sausage Tree
    $2.50

    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...

  • Magnolia chapensis - Tropical Magnolia

    Magnolia chapensis - Tropical Magnolia
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Michelia chapensis. A tropical Magnolia, native to southern China and Vietnam. This species is fairly uncommon in cultivation, but is noteworthy for its large, white to pale yellow, fragrant flowers...

     
  • Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion

    Mammillaria parkinsonii - Owl's Eye Pincushion
    $3.00

    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 alternifolia - Tea Tree

    Melaleuca alternifolia - Tea Tree
    $2.50

    100 seeds per pack. The famous Australian-native Tea Tree is well-known for its antiseptic and aromatic oil which has a variety of uses medicinally. The oil has numerous topical uses---to treat various infections and skin...

  • 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...

  • Millingtonia hortensis - Tree Jasmine

    Millingtonia hortensis - Tree Jasmine
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A lovely ornamental flowering tree, with copious quantities of long, tuberous, white flower blooms. The flowers have an elegant fragrance that reminds of jasmine. Native to India, it is a medium sized tree...

  • Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant

    Mimosa pudica - Sensitive Plant
    $2.50

    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
    $3.00

    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...

     
  • Ochroma pyramidale - Balsa

    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...

  • Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror

    Oroxylum indicum - Midnight Horror
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A strange tree named for its sickle-shaped fruits which dangle from the tree in an ominous and foreboding manner! The young pods are cooked and eaten in some regions. Similar to some of the trumpet trees,...

     
  • Penstemon grinnellii - Grinell's Beardtongue

    Penstemon grinnellii - Grinell's Beardtongue
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. A lovely violet-pink colored Penstemon, native to mountain regions of central and southern California. One to four foot flower stalks feature showy, tubular flowers that can range in shades of violet...

     
  • Philodendron selloum - Tree Philodendron

    Philodendron selloum - Tree Philodendron
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An ornate and recognizable tropical shrub, commonly used as a landscape plant for its gigantic and beautiful leaves. The leaves can grow up to 3ft long, with prominent lobes and ruffles. Growth habit is...

  • 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...

  • Pinus patula - Mexican Weeping Pine

    Pinus patula - Mexican Weeping Pine
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A beautiful and distinctive pine with long, fine, gracefully weeping needles. It is mildly tender to frost and can grow to 150ft. While generally grown as an ornamental, the tree has a few medicinal uses...

     
  • 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
    $2.50

    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
    $3.00

    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 magnifica - Queen Protea

    Protea magnifica - Queen Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A magnificent protea that is popular as a garden ornamental as well as a cut flower. Has beautiful, large pink-red petaled flowers that can grow up to 8". Small shrub to 6-8 ft. Hardy to 25-30F. #2568

  • 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
    $3.50

    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...

  • Protea scolymocephala - Green Protea

    Protea scolymocephala - Green Protea
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known Protea, featuring creamy-white flowers that grow to 2". It is a small shrub, growing to only 3-4ft. The little flowers look like tiny white suns that cover the bush through warmer months. It...

  • Puya alpestris - Sapphire Tower

    Puya alpestris - Sapphire Tower
    $2.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • Randia siamensis - Fragrant Randia
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Oxyceros horridus. A delightful and highly perfumed ornamental, related to the gardenia. It features large clusters of small, white to slightly orange flowers with a wonderful scent. The foliage is...

  • Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveler's Palm

    Ravenala madagascariensis - Traveler's Palm
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • Senna surattensis - Singapore Shower

    Senna surattensis - Singapore Shower
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Small, subtropical shrub producing intense blooms of bright yellow flowers throughout winter. Pretty ornamental, similar to S. multiglandulosa, hardy to the 20's (F). #217 View plant database page...

  • Sesbania grandiflora - Hummingbird Tree

    Sesbania grandiflora - Hummingbird Tree
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fast-growing tree found throughout southeast Asia, it is cultivated on a small scale for a variety of uses. The flowers are considered a delicacy in some parts of India and are eaten raw or cooked. The...

  • 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...

  • Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree

    Spathodea campanulata - African Tulip Tree
    $2.50

    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...


 

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