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Plant of the Week

Philodendron ‘Orange Marmalade’

One of the most sought after hybrids on the market right now, these Philodendron ‘Orange Marmalade’, sometimes referred to as ‘Quadcolor’, are grown in a 10″/3 gal container on a totem. The new leaves emerge in a bright orange color with green variegation before hardening off to a light green.

Come see us at the nursery and check out these beauties in person along with all our other special plants!


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. 

Take a break from the city life at Excelsa Gardens!

Take a set in our new gazebo and enjoy the view of our landscaped courtyard and decorative planters!

Or have a rest outside the office in our shady display while you wait for our staff to get your plants cleaned up and gathered together for you!

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.