Author: Steve Turner

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

Cigar Flower

There are many species of Cigar Flowers or Cuphea. Cuphea platycentra ‘Pink’ is one of the few that do not have orange flowers and is a little larger than most. The common name is Mexican Cigar Flower. It is a small shrub 2-4 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. It is an excellent plant for…
Read more


January 16, 2022 0

Nodding Glorybower Shrub

Clerodendrum wallichii, also known as the Nodding Glorybower shrub or Bridal Veil, is a unique member of the genus Clerodendrum. It can be grown in partial shade and can attain a height of 7 feet. It is a fall/winter bloomer with fragrant white flowers on a 1 to 2 foot pendulous flower spike. The flowers…
Read more


January 9, 2022 0

Angel’s Trumpet

Brugmansia Hybrid is a large shrub or small tree with large pendulous flowers which are fragrant at night. There are currently several color varieties in cultivation. The shape of the flower gives this plant its common name. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this plant in stock.


January 2, 2022 0

Snowflake Shrub

Euphorbia leucocephala is a small shrub with many common names. They range from Little Christmas Flower, White Lace Euphorbia, Snow Bush, Snows of Kilimanjaro, and White Christmas Bush. However, most people just call it Snowflake. It’s at peek bloom at Christmastime and only for a few weeks. The shrub is native to Mexico like its…
Read more


December 26, 2021 0

Queen’s Tears Bromeliad

Billbergia nutans is an epiphytic bromeliad native to South America which can also be grown in the ground. This bromeliad readily forms clumping narrow upright rosettes which are bronze/green in color, about 2 feet tall. As with most bromeliads, it is the flowers that attract most growers. In South Florida this bromeliad is currently in…
Read more


December 19, 2021 0