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What’s New?!

Hibiscus Hollywood!

Looking to add a ‘Movie Star’ to your garden?

We got you covered with these big, beautiful and bright Hibiscus Hollywood.

Available in 10″ pots (3G)!

Plant of the Week

Heliconia psittacorum (Assorted Varieties)

This dwarf Heliconia variety is small but mighty! Growing to only about 5′ they are great for areas in the landscape that need a tropical look without taking up too much space. The psittacorum prefer full sun but do well in partial sun (they will just bloom less). They also prefer plenty of water and can even be planted in semi-aquatic conditions near a body of water. There have even been some scientific studies showing their capability of filtering heavy metals out of water, super neat!

[Available in 10″ (3 gal)]


Excelsa is now on YouTube

Check out our new YouTube channel and get some fantastic information on taking care of your plants. You don’t want to miss this!

Come take a walk through our beautiful Showroom!

Take some time off from all the hustle and bustle and stroll through our beautiful showroom. Get ideas for your garden and take in some fresh air. We cant wait to see you.

Thank you for visiting our Website. Please note, some of our plants are seasonal. If you have any questions on availability, please call the office at (561)-790-3789 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Updated Hours for July

Excelsa Gardens will be closed for maintenance on Saturdays for the whole month of July.

In addition we will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.

We will remain open during our normal business hours of 8:00 AM-4:30PM Monday through Friday.

Fun Fact Friday – Bananas Aren’t Trees!

While commonly called Banana ‘Trees’, the members of the Musaceae family are technically herbaceous perennials that form a psuedostem from the leaf sheaths that are tightly packed around each other in layers – almost like the layers of an onion! (or an ogre)

The Musaceae Family includes three main genera, Musa, Musella, and Ensete. Edible varieties are in the Musa genus along with some ornamantal varieties while the Ensete and Musella genera are strictly ornamental.

Each of these genera have their own characteristics but are all referred to as Bananas. Only the Musa genus members produce the fruit we know as Bananas and Plantains, though we will get into the specifics of their origin another day!

Tuesday Tidbits! March 14th

Welcome to our new series, Tuesday Tidbits! Every other Tuesday we will be giving you some tasty nuggets of information pertaining to one of the many plants we grow as well as general plant care, landscape applications, history, and some horticultural science!

This week’s tidbit pertains to the inflorescences (complete flower structure) of the Heliconia genus. What is most commonly referred to as the flower is in reality the ‘bracts’, which is a term for a a modified leaf that holds the true flowers.

The bracts secrete a fluid that surround the developing true flowers (which are green in this picture). The fluid is believed to help repel damage to the flowers from insects.

The true flowers are specialized to allow for hummingbirds to drink the nectar in them and spread the pollen in its native environment. The brightly-colored bracts also help to attract hummingbirds.

Hurricane Nicole Closure

Excelsa Gardens will be closed due to Hurricane Nicole starting Wednesday 11/9 at noon and will be closed Thursday 11/10 as well. We are planning on being back open on Friday 11/11!