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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.

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!

Hurricane Ian Update

We were lucky to have only been affected mildly by Hurricane Ian, but our hearts go out to our friends and partners on the West Coast who were not as lucky. We are cleaning up the damages today but are back open for business and getting caught up on all orders that were delayed due to the storm. Stay safe out there!

‘Thai Constellations’ are Back!

The stars have aligned over here at Excelsa Gardens. Our 14″ Monstera ‘Thai Constellations’ are back in stock! Stop by and check out these beauties along with all the other collector’s plants we carry. These amazing plants go for $850 each.

Memorial Day Hours 2022

We will be closed on Saturday, March 28th and Monday, March 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We honor all those who have lost their lives in service to our country.

NEW: 4″ Calathea!

Your favorite houseplants and landscape shade plants are now available in 4″!

Now you can get more varieties and more sizes of these lovely tropical foliage plants for yourself or your friends and family. Calatheas always make great gifts for any and all occasions!

Holiday Hours 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from all of us at Excelsa Gardens!

Holiday Hours are as Follows;

New Year’s Eve Friday 12/31- CLOSED

New Year’s Day Saturday 1/1-CLOSED

Eustaquio ‘Taco’ Mateo

Excelsa Gardens is mourning the loss of one of our most beloved employees. Eustaquio ‘Taco’ Mateo. Taco worked at Excelsa Gardens for 20 years. During those years, Taco was Mark’s right-hand man. He was a jack of all trades when it came to the nursery, from growing plants to managing his team with charisma. Taco is survived by his wife and two sons. All of us at Excelsa will miss him every day.

Rest in Peace Taco

Holiday Hours

Merry Christmas and Happy New year from all of us at Excelsa Gardens! Holiday Hours are as Follows

Christmas eve 12/24 we will be open 8am-2pm

Chrismas Day 12/25 and Saturday 12/26- CLOSED

New years eve 12/31- Open regular hours 8am-4:30pm

New Years Day 1/1 and Saturday 1/2 – CLOSED

Calathea Jungle Cat

This amazing house plant is perfect for indoors and also very popular for decorative purposes.

We have Bromeliads!

A taste of our beautiful showroom! Full of bromeliads and other rare tropical’s. Come by and take a look!

Radarmachera gigantea

This Amazing and rare flowering tree is known as Radermachera gigantea. It blooms in a cluster form year-round. The flowers themselves are purple and have a slight fragrance. This tropical tree loves full sun, is salt-tolerant, low maintenance, and good for pollinators.


Pink Princess Giveaway!!

Congratulations @emilypataska on wining the Philodendron pink princess giveaway!!! Stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook accounts for more fun surprises!

Mothers Day May 10th

We will be open this Saturday just for you! Give the gift that keeps on living!

#mothersday #plantgift #livinggifts #mom

New YouTube Channel!

Excelsa Gardens has started our own YouTube channel! Check out our introduction video with Wyatt and Victoria. We will be posting new educational videos weekly! Subscribe, like, and leave us a comment to let us know what you think.


Come out and enjoy the beautiful plants and fresh air. Get inspired! Redo your gardens!

Ask us questions (6′ Away) we have answers!

We have 10 acres of exotic tropical plants all outdoors. (Sorry no Tigers)

Variegated ‘Alocasia Odora’

Just released today!! While supplies last!!!! 8″ Pots available. Maybe even some Pink Princess??? #Rareplants #Comegetyours

Colorful Cordylines AKA ‘Ti’

Give your dull, dark, shady spot a wonderful pop of color with our shade loving Cordyline fruticosas! Look at all that color!! They cant wait to be in your garden.

Adenium Desert Rose

Check out the beautiful flowering variety’s of Desert Rose we have available! You’ve never seen these colors before! Everything is blooming now. We have 6″ and 8″ pots available. Perfect little gift for anyone! Loves to be neglected, so even brown thumb people will approve!

Colocasia’s Everywhere!

We have beautiful, Huge, Colocasias ready for you to pickup today! Available variety’s include:

  • Mojito
  • Black Beauty
  • Aloha
  • Diamond head
  • Maui Gold

Nursery Tours

Thank you to all the amazing customers that came out and toured the nursery. We had so much fun!! Cant wait to work with you all this year!

TPIE Cool Product Award

Alocasia odora Varigated! We where honored to receive this award! We will have limited quantities available closer to the end of 2021.

Celebrating 30 Years!!

Owners Susan & Mark Friedrich, their son Colin, and our sales reps Victoria and Wyatt.

Christmas Luncheon

Merry Christmas from all of us @ Excelsa Gardens!

And the winner is….

Tree #2!!! This tree was created by our propagation manager Courtney, our sales rep Mimi and our Bookkeeper Alana. Congrats on your win! All three trees where amazing and we had such a blast making them.

Its that time AGAIN!

We teamed up this year to decorate full Christmas trees for our yearly competition. Come in and check out these awesome trees and vote for your favorite!

Thanksgiving Hours

We will be closed Thanksgiving day 11/28 and Friday 11/29. We reopen with our normal hours Saturday 11/30. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanksgiving luncheon

Our annual Thanksgiving luncheon. We all got together to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving lunch, and thank all of our employees for all the hard work they put in to keep Excelsa beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving from Excelsa family to yours.


Rare Plants

We still have a select few Rare plants available for sale. Pink Princess, Variegated Monstera ‘Thai constellation’, and String of Dolphins. Call our office for special pricing.

Photo Nov 18, 2 56 44 PM

Rare Plant Party #2

Thank you everyone that came out to our second Rare Plant Party. Hope everyone had as much fun as we did! If you’d like to attend our future events please follow us on Facebook.

Photo Nov 18, 2 47 55 PM

Alpinia purpurata Red Gingers

Our 15gal gingers are BIG BEAUTIFUL and BLOOMING! They are running out fast! Happy Fall Everyone.


Labor Day Weekend Hours

We will be closed Saturday 8/31/2019 through 9/2/2019 for the labor day holiday. We are also monitoring the storm carefully and will let you know of any updates as soon as we can. Thank you and be safe.


4th of July Hours

We will be closed for the 4th of July holiday, our hours are as follows:

July 4th, 5th and 6th CLOSED.

We will be open for regular business hours

Monday July 8th, 8am-4:30pm

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day!