Cyndi's Catalog of Garden Catalogs
Here are companies which specialize in tropical plants. You may also find these types of plants
listed in the Houseplant category and there might be some additional references in the Fruit
category, for tender fruits like bananas. Orchids have their own category.
Last Update: March 22, 2013
***March 22 - Added The Plant Attraction***
***February 17 - Added The Hibiscus Place***
***October 19 2012 - Added Jammy's Gems***
Tropical Plants and Seeds
A & A CYCADS
11801 Stagg Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
310-276-0137, 818-759-0600, Fax: 818-759-0700
Plants and seeds of a large number of cycads, many rare and unusual. Looks like they will ship anywhere. Possible to
Delete Air Expose, no refs but mine
ALLIGATOR ALLEY/AMAZING GARDENS
4636 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
405-949-2553, Fax: 405-949-2137
An ecletic assortment of cold-hardy cacti, yucca, and palms, couple other things. Ships bare-root to US only excluding
California. No print catalog.
1247 Browning Ct.
Vista, CA 92083
Plumerias, heliconias, ginger, bananas and a number of other tropical plants. Can order online; they will ship outside
US with a min order of $200. Print catalog $5.
THE BANANA TREE, TROPICAL PLANTS AND SEEDS
715 Northampton St
Easton, PA 18042
610-253 9589 Fax 610-253 4864
Tropical bulbs and seeds. Large collection of seeds of unusual plants. One of the best selections of banana corms.
Seeds of several seeded bananas. Possible to order online, no print catalog.
BIRD ROCK TROPICALS
P.O. Box 231458
Encinitas, CA 92023
760-436-3088, Fax: 760-436-2998
Bromeliads and Tillandsia specialist. Orchids, palms and cycads as well. Minimum order $50, ships internationally.
BLACK JUNGLE TERRARIUM SUPPLY
P.O. Box 426
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Terrarium plants, exotic tropicals, carnivorous plants, epiphytes, others. Plants suitable for keeping amphibians etc.
in terrarium habitats.
CANADA'S BAMBOO WORLD
8450 Banford Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 6H3 Canada
604-792-9003 or 604-596-2090, Fax 604-792-9004
Hardy bamboos, nice selection; also a few tropicals such as brugmansia, canna and banana. Order form available on
website, looks like Canadian shipping only.
6650 Horton Road
Plant City, FL
Cycads, artificially propagated plants plus seeds. Some items available for ordering online, looks like you need to call
about most. Don't see a printed catalog mentioned.
COUNTRY GARDENS BROMELIADS
15403 SW 200 St.
Miami, FL 33187
Bromeliads and Tillandsias for landscapes and interiors. Wholesale only, no print catalog. Ships to all US states. Used
to be called Bromeliad World.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
213-255-6651 FAX 213-344-0858
Cycad seedlings. Large SASE for catalog
P.O. Box 325
Polk City FL 33868
Cycads, many different kinds for the collector. Has other tropicals for wholesalers. Ships within U.S. excluding CA and
HI. No info on print catalog; no ordering online - email for availability.
DAISY FARM INC
9995 SW 66th Street
Miami FL 33173
Orchids, gesneriads, ferns, hoyas. Catalog for SASE, two stamps. Email email@example.com
THE DANE COMPANY
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Bromeliads. Large SASE for catalog
CHARLES T. DEFRANCE
1409 Hontoon Road
DeLand FL 32720
A small grower with semi-tropical plants - crinum lilies, rain lilies, staghorn ferns, gingers, tropical iris, more.
Adapted to central FL. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for catalog.
DRAGON AGRO PRODUCTS
P.O. Box 33
Kendall Park NJ 08824
908-208-4767, 732-297-2829, Fax: 732-297-6276
Aroids, carnivorous plants, orchids, and some other really unusual plants. Some supplies. Don't see a print catalog.
No online ordering; will ship overseas.
Street Address Unknown Phone: unknown
Interesting plants listed: adeniums, cacti, aroids, caudiciforms, plumeria, others. As of Oct 2011, only the adeniums
and plumeria seem to be available. Order online or visit their Ebay store, link available on the website. No print
catalog. Ships anywhere that can supply a phyto certificate.
4660 Crescent Ave. SW
La Belle, FL 33735
941-322-2841, Fax 863-612-1080
Tropical hibiscus, lots of beautiful flowers. No info on print catalog, possible to order online. This company is owned
by Gilberg Farms.
EXOTICA RARE FRUIT NURSERY
P.O. Box 160, 2508-B Vista Way
Vista, CA 92083
760-724-9093, FAX 760-724-7724
Lots of interesting tropical fruits - mango, lychee, sapote, and more. Palms, bamboo, and some fragrant plants as well.
Web site unavailable as of 12/00; don't know about company.
2435 rue Valade
Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada H4M-1N2
Selection of plants to add that exotic flavor to your garden or house. Not all are tropical, but most are at least
exotic-looking. Ships everywhere; order via email or phone.
1253 N. Havenhurst Dr. #138
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Good selection of tropical and semi-tropical plants. Has many varieties of agapanthus, unusual clivias, sinningias,
other plants from South America and South Africa. Possible to order online or call for availability.
P.O. Box 635
Mt. View, HI 96711
866-966-8003, 808-966-8003, Fax 808-968-6921
Palms, cycads, and other exotic tropicals. 150+ spp, specializing in palms from S.Pacific, Madagascar, Australia and
Hawaii. Minimum order $50, will ship outside US. Possible to order online.
Price: $ - $$
FLORIDA COLORS NURSERY
23740 SW 147th Ave
800-527-8308, fax 305-258-6317
Plumerias (frangipanis). Seedlings, grafts, and rooted cuttings. Many different colors, named varieties. Doesn't look
like there is a printed catalog, and no info on shipping outside US.
FLORIDA HILL NURSERY
P.O. Box 530318
Debary FL 32753
Nice selection of ornamental tropical plants, houseplants, and tropical fruits, with a few non-tropical favorites such as
blueberries, figs, grapes. Order online, probably no print catalog.
FRUIT LOVERS NURSERY
Pahoa, HI 96778
808-965-0835, Fax 808-965-0654
Seeds and bare-root plants of tropical fruits - no plants to CA, LA, TX, AZ. Also some tropical hardwoods, palms, other
GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
14560 SW 14th Street
Davie, FL 33325
800-741-3103, 954-370-9004; FAX 954-236-4588
Cat $2. A unique selection of palms, rare fruit trees and horticultural curiosities - ship worldwide.Min order $60
P.O. Box 83-2024
Delray Beach, FL 33483
888-323-1333, 561-272-1416, FAX 561-495-7383
Unusual (and some not so unusual) ornamental plants from all over. Trees, vining plants, ferns, tropicals, etc, mostly
tropical. Order online or by phone or mail. Min order $15. Probably no print catalog.
P.O. Box 314
Scottsmoor, FL 32775
Cold-hardy palms plus tropical palms, cycads, other tropical plants. Minimum order $25, ordering info available on
website, printed price list available.
Church Street, P.O. Box 97
Stewart, OH 45778-0097
Catalog $2. Has variety of perennials, grasses, plants, some tropical, some exotics. A good many rare and unusual
plants. Warnings about plant diseases & bugs are heard, however.
24401 SW 197th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33031-1174
305-247-0397 fax 305-247-7877.
GRASSY KNOLL EXOTIC PLANTS
1408 SE Coffey Rd
Washougal, WA 98671
Nice selection of passiflora (passion flower) and smaller numbers of tender bulbs and miscellaneous plants. Possible
to order online. They will ship internationally. Don't see a print catalog offered.
GREEN: PLANT RESEARCH
P.O. Box 597
Kaaawa HI 96730
Hoyas, asclepias, absolmsia, dischidia, stephanotis, and telosma. Cuttings only, not plants and not rooted cuttings.
Min order $25, will ship internationally. Call or email before ordering to confirm availability. No print catalog.
Melbourne, FL 32902
Banana and papaya plants, couple other things. You can order online, no print catalog evident.
HANALEI NURSERY BROMELIAD GROWERS
P.O. BOX 827
Makawao HI 96768
Bromeliad hybridizer. Plants in pots, arrangements, or cut - many gift items. Web site not very informative about
plants for sale, printed catalog is available for $1.
Suite 230 1581-H Hillside Ave
Victoria BC Canada V8T 2C1
African violets and tropical houseplants. Nice selection but recent (5/03) complaints about plant quality. Print
catalog $2 refundable.
5528 Aragon Ave
DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
866-685-2261, 386-985-9677, FAX 386-985-4359
Good selection of tropical plants including bouganvillea, cannas, gingers, heliconias, a few orchids and carnivorous
plants. Mostly wholesale but sells retail online. Call to order.
HAWAIIAN BOTANICALS & WATER GARDENS
6011 No. 7 Road
Richmond, BC V6W 1E8
604-270-7712, Fax 604-270-7779
Tropical plants such as bouganvillea, gingers, bromeliads; aquatic plants hardy & tropical; hardy bamboo and other
exotics. Ship only in Canada.
HAWAIIAN FOODS & TROPICAL PLANTS
7150 Orange Way
Lakeland, FL 33810
877-889-5088 (orders only)
Some tropical plants you don't see all the time. Not a lot of stuff but several varieties of taros, a couple gingers and
bananas, ti plants, calotropis. Minimum order $20, US shipping only. Possible to order online. Doesn't look like there
is a print catalog.
HAWAIIAN PACIFIC EXOTICS
7860 Malahat Ave.
Richmond, BC V7A 4H2
604-275-0169 or 1-800-665-6677
Over 60 plumeria hybrids, 20 anthuriums. $3
THE HIBISCUS PLACE AT MARTINDALE NURSERY NEW!
8172 SE 132nd Lane
Summerfield FL 34491
Stunning tropical hibiscus from various hybridizers are available from The Hibiscus Place at Martindale Nursery.
Double and single forms, lots of colors. Order online, ships to all US including HI, Virgin Islands and PR. Probably no
P.O. Box 5727
Fresno, CA 93755
Tillandsia (Bromeliads). Over 200 varieties. Free catalog.
JAMMY'S GEMS NEW!
1 Mayfield Court
North Augusta SC 29860
Nice selection of brugmansias. Order online, no print catalog.
JD ANDERSEN NURSERY
2790 Marvinga Lane
Fallbrook CA 92028
760-723-2907, 949-361-3652, Fax: 949 492-2198
Palm trees, cycads, tropical fruit (lots of bananas) and other tropical plants. Min order $60; call to order. Don't see
print catalog available.
6831 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg FL 33710
727-344-1668, Fax 727-381-4415
Tropical plants - nice selection of fruits esp bananas, and selections of vines, flowers, and trees. Several shipping
restrictions apply, check the web site before you order.
10195 S.W. 70 St.
Miami, FL 33173
Tropical. SASE for list. Aroids, epiphytic ferns, staghorn ferns, palms, cycads.
3233 Brant St
San Diego, CA 92103-5503
619-291-4605, Fax 619-574-1595
Excellent selection of rare and not so rare palms and cycads, some other tropical plants. Call to order; minimum
$200. No shipping outside US or to FL. Probably no print catalog.
JUST FRUITS & EXOTICS
30 Saint Frances Street
850-926-5644, FAX 850-926-9885
Nice selection of tropical fruits as well as temperate fruits suited for the southern climate. Smaller selection of
tropical plants, esp. gingers. Order form available on website, or call. Shipping restrictions apply to western states.
PO Box 3
Pahoa HI 96778
808-936-2580, fax 808-965-7403
Tropicals. 400 plus species of palm and cycad seedlings. Download free catalog.
207 West Southcross Blvd
San Antonio,TX 78221-1155
Rhizo & cane begonias. $2.00
THE MANGROVE TREE
P.O. BOX 851362
Mesquite TX 75185
214-882-3497, Fax 972-329-4575
Tropical plants, seeds for tropical plants, plus seeds for other more non-typical plants such as sugar cane, redwoods,
and more. Looks like you can order online, says they ship anywhere.
32005 Avenida Evita
San Juan Capistrano CA 92675
Hybrid Epiphyllums, echinopsis, schlumbergera, rhipsalidopsis, rhipsalis, selenicereus, dragon fruit, planting
supplies and more. Order online. Min $25 order, will ship cuttings internationally, no print catalog.
MAUI PLUMERIA GARDENS
480 N Holokai Place
Haiku HI 96708
Plumeria cuttings, rooted cuttings and seeds. Brugmansia and a few other tropicals. Order online, no print catalog,
does ship overseas with some restrictions.
23190 S.W. 157th Ave.
Miami, FL 33170
305-672-4437, Fax 305-242-7065
Vanda, ascocenda, cattleya, dendrobium orchids and more; tropical plants incl palms, aroids, hoyas etc. Call to order,
don't see a print catalog offered.
11660 Arrowhead Drive
Williamsburg MI 49690-8605
Plants for pots, baskets, beds. Pelargoniums, impatiens, fuchsias, more. Color catalog.
8 Pierce Road
No. Springfield VT 05150
Cool to intermediate orchids - cattleyas, dendrobiums, madevallias, dracula, more. Begonias, gesneriads and some
terrarium plants plus supplies. Ships to US only. Order online, no print catalog.
MOUNTAIN VIEW TROPICALS
2007 Fort Sheppard Drive
Nelson, B. C. Canada V1L 6A2
Tropical houseplants, from the tried and true to some new interesting varieties. Specializes in streptocarpus and
chiritas, most everything else is propagated to order. Ships within Canada only, $30 min order, order form available
PO Box 644023
Vero Beach, FL 32964-4023
Tropical ornamentals and fruit trees. Possible to order online, don't see any info about shipping restrictions or
availability of a print catalog.
NATURAL SELECTIONS EXOTICS
1401 SW 1st Ave
Fort Lauderdale FL 33315
Unusual selection of rare tropical plants including exotic gingers, bananas, palms,heliconias, aroids, bat plants, more.
Good seed selection.
NURSERIES AT NORTH GLEN
Rt. 2, Box 2700
Glen St. Mary, FL 32040
26 species of hardy palms and cycads for $6.00 - $15.00 plus UPS charges. Good healthy 1 gallon plants at a very fair
OAK HILL GARDENS
37W550 Binnie Road, P.O. Box 25
Dundee IL 60118-0025
847-428-8500 FAX 847-428-8527
Orchids, Bromeliads, and tropical houseplants. Also, growing supplies and books. Will ship overseas.
Price: $ to $$
Variety: Average to Good
OLIVE ROAD NURSERY
1615 Olive Rd
Bananas, gingers, tillandsias. Free catalog/list
35314 Rutland Court
Newark, CA 94560
Seeds for palms, cycads, bananas plus a few other tropicals and succulents. Possible to order online, they will ship
OUR KIDS' ORCHIDS & NURSERY
17229 Phil Peters Road
Winter Garden, FL 34787
$1 for 18-page catalog. Tropical fruit trees, such as mamey, mango, custard apple, breadnut, macadamia, sugar
apples, tropical black cherry, orchids, bananas, gingers, heliconias and citrus... in 1 and 3 gallon containers.
OUT OF AFRICA PLANTS
461 Jung Blvd E
Naples FL 34120
Specimen succulent plants and seedlings from Tropical Africa, Southern Africa and Madagascar. Also some
winter-hardy and other cacti. Will ship outside U.S.
PACIFIC ISLAND NURSERY
HCR-1 Box 4641
Keaau, HI 96749
Semi-tropical Vireya Rhododendrons and Cordyline terminalis (Hawaiian Ti plants) - a few orchids, brugmansia, and
hibiscus. Will ship to mainland.
PINE ISLAND NURSERY
16300 SW 184th Street
Miami FL 33187
305-233-5501, Fax 305-233-5610
Rare and unusual tropical fruit trees, also more common tropical fruits like avocados and mangos. Very interesting
selections. Mainly a wholesaler but does sell to home gardeners. Call or email to order.
THE PLANT ATTRACTION - NEW!
6306 Goldfinch St
Sarasota FL 34241
Plant Attraction has a smallish but interesting selection of popular and colorful tropicals and houseplants from all over the world -
hoyas, succulents, some trees & shrubs. Plants, seeds, and some bulk seeds. They are also an EBay seller so it's possible the
inventory is rather flexible, I checked this site in March 2013. International shipping possible. Order online, no print catalog.
PLANT IT HAWAII
PO Box 388
Kurtistown, HI 96760
808-966-6633, fax 808-966-6900
Tropical fruit trees including citrus and exotics. Looks like wholesale only as minimum purchase is $500.
PLUMERIA PEOPLE (Botanic Treasures)
P. O. Box 31668
Houston, TX 77231-1668
Plumeria cuttings and seed from many varieties, bougainvillea and canna, crinum lilies. Possible to order online. Also
has website under www.botanictreasures.com. Some mixed reports on service.
P.O. Box 454
Atlanta GA 30012
Plumeria cuttings and rooted plumeria plants. Order online, no printed catalog, ships to the US only.
PROTEA GARDENS OF MAUI
R.R. 2 Box 389
Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Proteas, plants and cut flowers.
1927 W. Rosecrans Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
Cat $2. Tropical plants.
RARE PLANT RESEARCH
13245 SE Harold St
Rare succulents and a few cactus, some tropicals. Collection of lewisia. Min order $30; will ship overseas.
REAL PALM TREES
P.O. Box 1411
Englewood FL 34295
877-257-4778, fax 941-460-8516
Nice selection of palms including hardy varieties and a few other tropical plants, kind of pricey though. Possible to
order online, by phone or mail. Probably no print catalog.
REGINE'S FUCHSIA GARDENS
32531 Rhoda Ln
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Fuchsias, orchids. $1.00
ROYAL PALM ENTERPRISES
P.O. Box 645
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
866-255-0240; in HI 808-966-7169
Bananas, palms, gingers, heliconia, other tropical plants in 3.5" pots. Order online. Probably no print catalog.
3421 Bream St
Gautier MS 39553
800- 336-2064, Fax 228-497-5488
Many types of seed: vegetables, trees, tropicals, cacti and more. Used to be SBE's Exotic Seeds.
WINN SOLDANI'S FANCY HIBISCUS
1142 SW First Ave
Pompano Beach FL 33060-8706
250 varieties of tropical fancy hibiscus. Catalog $2.50, very nice Web page. Canadians may wish to see if shipping can
SOUTH COAST PALMS
960 El Caminito
Fallbrook, CA 92028
760-723-1354 Fax: 760-723-3220
Lots of palms and cycads acclimated for outdoor planting. Ships bare-root, and will ship overseas (excludes cycads).
Minimum order $50. The home page is the site for Plant Signs.
35 Minor at Rusk
Beaumont, TX 77702-2414
409-835-0644, FAX 409-835-5265
$5 cat / SASE for list. Tropicals for home & garden, Cryptanthus and other bromeliads, staghorn ferns, aroids,
philodendrons, Rhipsalis cactus.
No street address
Big selection of hoyas. A small grower. Possible to order online, may need to contact via email for confirmation. Will
ship internationally with $100 minimum order.
4806 E. Old Spanish Trail
Jeanerette LA 70544
Not related to the other Stokes, this one has tropical plants. Not a bad selection of gingers and bananas, plus others.
Possible to order online, print catalog $6.95.
P.O. Box 289
Mt. View, HI 96771
808-968-6312 or 800-332-2555 FAX 808-968-8011
Tropical - Anthurium, orchids, Plumeria, ferns, Cordyline, Dracaena, Hibiscus, gingers, palms and much more.
TAM'S TROPICAL TREES
1900 Al Don Farming Rd
Clewiston FL 33440
877-626-7873, 863-983-7096, Fax 877-214-7959
Tropical and subtropical fruit trees - citrus, mango, papaya, a few more. Possible to order online, probably no print
catalog. Looks like they ship year round except for August; no citrus to CA, AZ, TX, HI.
TEAS NURSERY CO.
P.O. Box 1603
800-446-7723 FAX 713-295-5144
Good selection of tropical plants such as plumeria, tillandsia, orchids - also carries bulbs, roses, and supplies. Print
out order form. Print catalog $2.
13701 Roanoke St
Davie, FL 33325
954-236-5118; Fax 954-252-4442
Good number of tropical plants like palms, orchids, hibiscus, and more. Looks like you can only order online.
TRADE WINDS FRUIT
P.O. Box 232693
Encinitas, CA 92023
Seeds for tropical fruits, other tropical plants, and uncommon fruits. Also carries a selection of vegetable, herb, and
flower seeds, a rather electic mix that's worth a look. Can order online or fill out order form and mail.
99211 Blackberry Lane
Brookings OR 97415
541-469-6539 or 916-835-5575
Bromeliads incl tillandsias. Several types. Also has tillandsias in wholesale quantities. Order via email.
TROPIC TO TROPIC PLANTS
1170 53A St.
South Delta, B.C. Canada V4M 3E3
604-943-6562, Fax 604-948-1996
Bamboo, eucalyptus, flowering gingers and bananas. Also some hardier exotics for drier climates. Mail-order and
wholesale, will ship internationally. Print catalog available.
32601 C.R. 437
Bromeliads. Free catalog/list ?
TROPICAL GARDENS OF MAUI
200 Iao Valley Road
Wailuku HI 96793
808-244-3085, FAX 808-244-6152
Orchids: cattleyas, dendrobiums, vandas, more. Tropical palms and other exotics like ginger, heliconias, etc.
3530 Tallevast Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
800-613-7520, 941-351-2267, Fax 941-351-6985
Bromeliads, orchids, other tropicals, supplies and books. Possible to order online.
8240 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
727-531-3538, 888-613-4446, Fax 727-530-4854
Seeds and plants for medicinal herbs, vegetables, and other tropical plants from the Amazon. Will ship
PO Box 91094
Lakeland FL 33804
Tropical and subtropical ornamental plants and fruits plus a couple carnivorous plants. Nice selection of bananas. As
of 5/09, there are a lot of categories which are empty of plants; hopefully they plan to expand. Order online;
probably no print catalog and no info about shipping restrictions.
GUY WRINKLE EXOTIC PLANTS
11610 Addison St
North Hollywood, CA 91601
310-670-8637 FAX 310-670-1427
Exotic plants - succulents, cycads, caudiciforms, bromeliads, orchids, odd bulbs. Print catalog $1.
ZONE 9 TROPICALS
Tropical plants - gingers, bananas, blooming trees, passionflower and more. Nice selection. Order online, no print
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