Say Hello to October Specials!

Barbados Cherry is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the Malpighiacae. It is native to South America, Southern Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Brazil and Central America. It’s known for being extremely rich in Vitamin C, although it also contains many other Vitamins and Nutrients and has antioxidant uses. Here at Island Tropical we grow it in many sizes, from 3 gallon to 25 gallon in Bush or Tree form. Please call the office at 305 245 0010 and ask for this month Specials!

Current October Availability


Island Tropical Foliage

We are a 30 acre nursery located in Homestead, Florida. We work with a wide variety of customers in the U.S. and Caribbean, providing wholesale plants, trees, and nursery supplies to retail garden centers, landscapers and landscape architects, home builders, commercial and residential builders, developers, hotels and resorts, and plant brokers. We’ve built a reputation for high quality and excellent customer service. Thank you for visiting our website! We warmly welcome you, and hope you’ll contact us with any questions you may have, or to request a quote for your next order.

Featured plants for October 2018: Cestrum Orange Peel, Horsetail Reed, Pineland Croton.

Cestrum Orange Peel, a wonderful hybrid derived from Cestrum diurnum and C. nocturnum , 'Orange Peel' is a living bouquet of pure orange blossoms that, in warmer climates, begin with the first mild days in spring and last until the first hard frost. The tubular flowers have no fragrance during the day, but as soon as the sun sets, a sweet scent lingers in the air. Equisetum hyemale or Horsetail Reed is cultivated as an ornamental plant, for use in contained garden beds and planters, and in pots. It is a popular "icon plant" in contemporary Modernist and Asian style garden design. Its tight verticality fits into narrow planting spaces between walkways and walls, and on small balconies. It is also used as an accent plant in garden ponds and ornamental pools, and other landscape water features, planted in submerged pots. Pineland Croton is a small shrub with dark green silvery leaves. Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations, also butterfly gardens. Its native to Florida, typically can grow 1-3 feet in height. It requires low nutritional requirements and it can grow in soils poor in nutrients. It’s a high drought tolerant that does not require additional water once is established.

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