Caladium

caladium

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Caladium
Caladium x hortulanum
Summer
Green
9-11
Varies
Low
1-2 ft
Low
Med
Mealybug, mites

Florida bulb - may leave in ground in winter, gets new leaves in spring!

Carissa

carissa

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Carissa- Emerald blanket
Carissa macrocarpa
Spring & summer & fall
White
10B/11
Part sun to sun
High
2-3 ft avg
High
Slow

Has edible fruit

Chinese Fan Palm

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Chinese Fan Palm
Livistona chinensis
Spring
White
9/11
Part sun to sun
High
to 25 ft
Med
Slow
Somewhat susceptible to lethal yellowing

Christmas Palm

christmaspalm

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Christmas or Adonidia Palm
Veitchia merrilli
Summer
Green
10B/11
Part sun to sun
High
around 15 ft
Med
Med
Lethal Yellowing

May be used indoors with good natural lighting

Citrus

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Citrus
Citrus
Varies - typically Winter
White
varies 9-11
Sun
Med
15-25 ft
Low
Med
Leaf minor, sooty mold

Cocoplum

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Cocoplum
Chrysobalanus icaco
All year
Green & red
10B-11
Sun
Med
Typically 4-8 ft - can get 20 ft
High
Med

Coleus

coleus
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Coleus
Solenostemon scutellarioides
All year
Blue
11
Varies
Good
Varies to 2 ft
?
Med

Coontie

coontie
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Coontie
Zamia pumila 
n/a
n/a
8B-11
Part sun to sun
High
To 2.5 ft
High
Slow
Scale

Copperleaf

copperleaf
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Copperleaf or Jacob's coat
Acalypha wilkesiana
Summer & fall
Red
10B-11
Sun
Low
To 8 ft
Med
Fast
Mealybug

Coreopsis

coreopsis

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Coreopsis - tickseed
Coreopsis grandiflora
Spring & summer
Yellow
10-11
Sun
Good
To 2 ft
High
Slow/med

Native butterfly attractor

Crape Myrtle

crapemyrtle
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Crape Myrtle
Lagerstroemia indica
Summer
Many
7-10B
Sun
Good
To 20 ft
Low
Med/fast
Powdery mildew, aphids

Creeping Fig

creepingfig
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Creeping fig
Ficus repens (pumila)
n/a
n/a
10A-11
Part sun to sun
Good
5 inches, but will climb walls
Med
Fast

Crinum Lily

crinuimlily
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Crinum lily
Crinum asiaticum
All year
White or pink
8-11
Part sun
Med
4-6 ft
Med
Med
Leaf spot

Croton

croton
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Croton
Codiaeum variegatum
Summer
White
10B-11
Part sun to sun
Good
2-6 ft
Med
Slow
scales, mites

Crown Of Thorn

crown
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Crown of thorns
Euphorbia milii
All year
Red, pink, or yellow
10B-11
Sun
Good
To 2.5'
High
Slow
Rot

   

Troy's Tropics, Inc.
5212 Proctor Road
Sarasota, FL 34233

 

Phone: 941-923-3756
Fax: 941-923-1246

 

Hours:
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