Welcome, Guest ( Login )

Tropical Plants

These heat loving summer flowering beauties are sure to bring the color of the tropics to your garden and patio. We have a huge selection of beautiful, unusual, exotic, as well as rare tropical and subtropical plants for gardens, containers, and greenhouses.

Mexican Love Vine, Mexican Flame Vine

Senecio confusus, Pseudogynoxis chenopodiodes  

Clusters of bright orange 1-2" wide, daisy-like flowers with a yellow 'eye' that matures to orange are produced throughout the growing season to potentially year-round under warm frost free conditions. The Mexican Flame Vine, Senecio confusus, a.k.a Pseudogynoxis chenopodioides, is a naturally evergreen, small to medium-sized, herbaceous, twining tropical vine whose nectar and pollen-laden flowers are favored by butterflies, especially migrating Monarchs, as well as bees and hummingbirds. It is known to be a root hardy perennial in zones 9-10 and even in 8B if provided with a breathable insulative mulch for winter. It can be easily overwintered as a container plant and it is vigorous enough to enjoy as an annual where not hardy. Use this easy and vigorous vine on trellises and fences or allow it to spill from a hanging basket. Provide the Mexican Flame Vine with a full to partly sunny site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 505

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 10-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Clear pumpkin orange trumpet shaped blossoms are produced in large clusters atop a compact early flowering heat and sunloving plant. Miami Sunrise Esperanza, a hybrid Tecoma cultivar developed by the Agriculture Research Service, USDA, Miami, FL, has a compact well-branched vigorous habit with exceptional flower power. The flowers of Esperanzas attract hummingbirds, bees, and occassional butterflies. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Miami Sunrise is compact enough to be enjoyed as an easy and low maintenance, medium-sized container plant or as a half hardy perennial in zones 8-10. Protect with a winter mulch in zones 8 and 9. Item# 9357

Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Miracle Fruit, Miracle Berry

Synsepalum dulcificum  

Talk about a tongue twister, these 1/2" bright red berries will make anything sour taste exceptionally sweet! Lemons, limes, and a multitude of other sour and hot foods will taste like candy for 30-60 minutes or more after eating just one of the Miracle Fruit berries. A delightful experience that you are not likely to soon forget. Item# 9582.

Grows To: 4-5'H+ x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
US$24.99

Missy Puryear's Pink Turk's Cap

Malvaviscus x 'Missy Puryear'  

Loads of rich pink flowers are produced from late spring or early summer until frost on a slightly more compact Turkscap. Missy Puryear Turkscap was developed by noted plantsman and horticulturist Greg Grant, a result of his many years of Turkscap breeding. This is a hummingbird's delight! A vigorous and easy to grow, long-lived perennial for full sun to part shade and is drought resistant once established. Item# 11322

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready
Cannot Ship To: OR

Mojito Elephant Ears

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito'  PP21995

The large minty green elephant-ear shaped foliage is flecked, spotted, streaked and randomly splashed with dark purple to black creating a very cool tropical eye-catching effect. The Mojito Elephant Ear is a rhizomatous tropical perennial in zones 8-10 but is vigorous enough to enjoy as a summer annual in northerly climates. Elephant Ears can be grown in moist to wet fertile soils and can be lightly submerged in water gardens as well as in medium to large containers. Colocasias can be invasive in warm southern climates please plant and dispose of plant parts responsibly. Provide a deep mulch where winters experience hard freezes to promote larger foliage the following season. This variety is  colocasias.  Item# 12177

 

 

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready
Cannot Ship To: HI

Mole Poblano Mexican Chocolate Scarlet Sage

Salvia gesneriflora 'Mole Poblano'  

Huge, deep orange-red tubular flowers open from dark tinged calyxes and 8-12" long spikes in summer and fall, when grown as a perennial, to potentially year round under warm tropical conditions attracting hummingbirds for miles! Mole Poblano Mexican Chocolate Scarlet Sage, a selection of Salvia gesneriflora, is more compact and flowers much longer than its parent growing to about 6-7' high and wide. This giant growing Salvia, the species is reported to grow over 20' high, is a shade tolerant, herbaceous to shrub-like tender perennial Salvia that is adorned with fragrant, large heart-shaped, fuzzy, quilted foliage and is anecdotally root hardy into zone 8A. Its only real drawback is that it should be grown in a sheltered area protected from strong winds and heavy rains as the stems are subject to breakage. It can be pruned to help keep the plant shorter, stronger, and fuller. Provide Mole Poblano Salvia with a moist to average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Item# 12583

Grows To: 6-7'H x 6-7'W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade, Bright shade, *Full sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Molten Gold Dwarf Ginger

Hedychium 'Molten Gold'  PPAF

New for 2023! Loose spikes of golden orange flowers are produced sporadically throughout the growing season to potentially year round under warm tropical conditions atop short sturdy stems to about 2-3' high. Molten Gold Ginger, a hybrid Hedychium, is a naturally dwarf, rhizomatous herbaceous tropical to die-back perennial that can be enjoyed both as a container specimen or in the garden and landscape in zones 7-10. The fragrant flowers are likely to attract butterflies and potentially hummingbirds and it is reported to flower about three times per year in winter, spring, and fall under warm freeze and frost-free conditions. As a container specimen, it can be brought indoors in winter into an area with direct sunlight to high indirect sunlight. Hedychiums typically do best in a partly shaded to full sun site, in an average moist to moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Image courtesy of AG3, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 13152

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11,(7B?,7A?)
Grows To: 2-3'H and slowly spreading, space about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, *Mostly sunny, *Full sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 49
US$17.99

Mona Wallhead Firecracker Flower, Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Mona Wallhead'  

Clusters of widely flaring orange flowers are produced throughout the growing season and are held above the glossy dark green foliage on a compact well-branched plant. Mona Wallhead Crossandra or Firecracker Flower is a naturally evergreen, compact growing, herbaceous tropical plant with spring to fall flower power and revels in the heat and humidity of summer. Crossandras can be used to good effect in mixed containers or as specimen plants or add them to shaded gardens and landscapes. They can even be grown as houseplants but do enjoy some humidity. Provide a moist to average moist, fertile soil with average or better drainage for optimum vigor and maximum flower power. These are easy and rewarding plants that are well-suited to use on shaded porches or patios and are small enough to be used as outdoor table centerpieces. The flowers of Crossandras attract butterflies. Item# 12478

Grows To: 12-18"H x 8-12"W space about 9-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Cool AM sun, Part sun, Light shade, Filtered shade, Part shade, Full sun where summers are cool

Clusters of deep red to red-orange flowers are each centered by contrasting orange to gold coronas but the most interesting thing about this cultivar is that is cloaked in beautifully variegated cream, pink, and green narrow foliage. Monarch Promise Butterflyweed, a selection of Asclepias curassavica, is an upright growing to vase-shaped, naturally evergreen, herbaceous tropical that flowers from spring to fall. It is sure to make for a colorful addition to containers as well as in the garden and landscape. In areas where freezes occur, like zone 8B, Butterfly Milkweed plants may freeze to the ground and generally return from the roots in spring but we cannot vouch for this specific cultivar's reliability as a die-back perennial. Caterpillar host: Queen and Monarch. Item# 12088

Grows To: 3-4'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Mrs. Chambers 2 Angel's Trumpet, Wedding Bells

Brugmansia x 'Mrs. Chambers 2'  

Large soft salmon pink trumpets to 10" long and flaring to 5-6" wide with recurving petals are born in loose clusters from late spring to fall on this popular large tropical shrub. Angel's Trumpets are excellent container or garden plants that are root hardy perennials in the cooler portions of their range. Easily overwintered indoors outside of their hardiness range. Item# 9567.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun(with midday shade in S), Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Musical Notes Clerodendrum

Rotheca incisa, Clerodendrum incisum macrosiphon  

More interesting than the open flowers are the buds which look like pure white musical notes standing at attention in dense clusters atop the stems. The buds open at night to widely flaring pure white flowers with 3-4" long tubes and often last well into morning. This is definitely a plant for the patio where it can be enjoyed up close on a warm summer evening. Blooms come in waves almost continuously throughout the warmer months. Item# 521.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Newell's Red Cestrum

Cestrum fasciculatum var newellii, Cestrum x 'Newellii'  

A vigorous, naturally evergreen shrub bearing large clusters of tubular maroon flowers at the ends of arching branches from spring to fall and or nearly year round under warm frost free conditions. Pollinated flowers may be followed by reddish purple berries. The fuzzy bronze-red green foliage adds to its interest. An excellent choice for hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Newell's Red Cestrum can easily be enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy. Item# 526

Grows To: 4-8'H x 3-5'W to 8-10' x 8-10' in mild winter regions
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 32
US$12.99

Night Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Cereus oxypetalus  

Amazingly fragrant, 6-8" white flowers open in the evening and last until the early morning hours are born in summer on this interesting epiphytic tropical cactus. May be at their best when grown in hanging baskets where the flat arching stems and hanging flowers are held at eye and nose level. Also known as Queen of the Night and its fragrance explains why! Item# 9669

Grows To: 3-5'H x 8'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Night Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Cereus oxypetalus  

Amazingly fragrant, 6-8" white flowers open in the evening and last until the early morning hours are born in summer on this interesting epiphytic tropical cactus. May be at their best when grown in hanging baskets where the flat arching stems and hanging flowers are held at eye and nose level. Also known as Queen of the Night and its fragrance explains why! Item# 527

Grows To: 3-5'H x 8'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade

Nile Queen Red Firecracker Flower, Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Nile Queen'  

A rare find! Clusters of widely flaring soft red blooms are produced throughout the year and are held above and among the rich green foliage on an upright to spreading herbaceous tropical. Add Nile Queen Crossandra to mixed containers for color on the porch or patio throughout the warm months of the year. Item# 9197

Grows To: 12-24''H x 12-24''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Large dangling masses of white butterfly-like flowers cascade from atop the deep dark green foliage of this upright to arching evergreen tropical in late summer and fall. The Nodding Clerodendrum makes an easy to grow container plant and can be enjoyed as a hanging basket plant when young bringing the nodding flowers to eye level. Even when not in flower the deep green glossy foliage makes a nice container plant. Hardy into zone 9. Item# 529

Grows To: 3-7'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Nova Pentas, Egyptian Star Cluster

Pentas lanceolata 'Nova'  

Extra large clusters of rosy pink star-shaped flowers are produced throughout the growing season on this vigorous and large growing Penta. Nova Pentas was a 1999 Georgia Gold Medal winner that can produce clusters 4" across. The Pentas' nectar rich flowers are excellent for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other garden beneficials. Item# 10940.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 30-36''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Oakleigh Denominator Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum 'Oakleigh Denominator'  

A large yellow flowered Orchid cactus with creamy yellow inner petals and darker yellow to amber outer petals. Item # 3101

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Oakleigh Denominator Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum Oakleigh

Epiphyllum 'Oakleigh Denominator'  

A large yellow flowered Orchid cactus with creamy yellow inner petals and darker yellow to amber outer petals. Item # 9473.

Grows To: 3'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Orange Aphelandra

Aphelandra leonardii x A. sinclairiana  

Candelabra-like spikes of orange bracts that subtend rich orangey coral colored 2" tubular flowers that are designed for hummingbird pollination are produced throughout much of the year on this tropical beauty. An evergreen shrub in its native habitat it can easily be enjoyed as a container plant for a lightly shaded patio. This is very similar to Aphelandra sinclairiana but a few minor differences set it apart making us think that it may be A. leonardii. If you know this cultivar or species please feel free to contact us. Item# 10952

Grows To: 2-4'H+ x 2-3'W+
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Early AM sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Bright orange-red, 1-1/2" long, green tipped tubular blooms with a pair of small upright petals are produced from summer to fall. This is a mounding shrub-like perennial to 5' from Southern Mexico and El Salvador. In Hawaii a unique Christmas lei is sometimes made from the flowers. Much loved by Hummingbirds. Item # 1080.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Orange Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis, Tecomaria capensis, Bignonia capensis, T. petersii  

Brilliant orange, 2" long tubular flowers are borne in large clusters in summer and fall or nearly continuously throughout the year under frost free conditions. The Orange Cape Honeysuckle is an easy heat and sun loving tropical that can be grown as a medium to large arching shrub or hedge, vine or espalier, and can be trained into tree standards. The tubular flowers are a treat for hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Where not hardy it is easily maintained as a container plant. Item# 534.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W, to 20' as a vine in frost free climates.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Or
Quantity Exceeds Stock Level

Email Me When Ready

Large rounded clusters of 2" orange-yellow tubular flowers sit like golden crowns atop the large rich green tropical foliage of this rare beautiful tropical. Easy and rewarding, the Golden Crown Jacobinia flowers throughout the year creating a small herbaceous plant to about 2' high and wide. Excellent for hummingbirds! Caterpillar host: White Peacock and Malachite. Item# 10102.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Partial sun, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 10
US$14.99

Orange Jubilee Esperanza, Orangebells, Orange Trumpet Bush

Tecoma 'Orange Jubilee', Tecoma stans elata  

Loose clusters of red-orange trumpet-like blooms are borne from mid-summer to fall on this upright to spreading woody perennial to large shrub. We've seen beautiful specimens of Orange Jubilee Esperanza or Orangebells in the Hemisfair Park area of San Antonio, Texas. More freely flowering and larger growing in mild winter climates but still performs well as a die-back summer and fall flowering perennial once well-established. Item# 532.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W, 8-10'+H x 6-8'W in non-freezing climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 55
US$12.99

Mexican Love Vine, Mexican Flame Vine

Senecio confusus, Pseudogynoxis chenopodiodes  

Clusters of bright orange 1-2" wide, daisy-like flowers with a yellow 'eye' that matures to orange are produced throughout the growing season to potentially year-round under warm frost free conditions. The Mexican Flame Vine, Senecio confusus, a.k.a Pseudogynoxis chenopodioides, is a naturally evergreen, small to medium-sized, herbaceous, twining tropical vine whose nectar and pollen-laden flowers are favored by butterflies, especially migrating Monarchs, as well as bees and hummingbirds. It is known to be a root hardy perennial in zones 9-10 and even in 8B if provided with a breathable insulative mulch for winter. It can be easily overwintered as a container plant and it is vigorous enough to enjoy as an annual where not hardy. Use this easy and vigorous vine on trellises and fences or allow it to spill from a hanging basket. Provide the Mexican Flame Vine with a full to partly sunny site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 505

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 10-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Mini Cart

Your Cart Is Empty

Top Sellers

We Securely Accept

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z