Category: grow & maintenance

Crazily priced large palms-

Here we go- strictly limited numbers- get in quick Conditions – All trees must be taken immediately on purchase or freight paid for. Freight exclusive prices quoted. – Also, please keep in mind the $165 minimum spend for all freighted plants.   Chinese Windmill PB28 (10l) 1m Were $45 now $15 PB40 (25l) 1.2m Were…

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New introductions and the return of some old favourites

Welcome 2020! We have just re-released the super-in-demand Giant Bird of Paradise and have limited numbers available once again. They are very much the shape of choice for all discerning interior and exteriorscapes. We have also released a slightly smaller, but much more affordable Costaricana Palm in a 15 litre pot. Standing just under a…

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Happy holidays and safe travels

We here at Coast Palms and Cycads are amping for our summer break. By the end of these ridiculously hot days we all feel like barbequed prawns and we get a little fractious with each other. Working in 30deg celcius heat with high humidity is fairly taxing so I am more than likely going to…

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Closing for holidays details

We will be closing for the 2019 Christimas period at 4.30pm on the 21st of December and re-opening on the 8th January 2019 at 8am.   Please get all┬áSouth Island delivery orders in by the end of the week, Friday the 6th Dec. Please get all North Island delivery orders in by the end of…

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A bit of a Oncer….

So, just a quick recap on the vehicle equivalent of palm trees. You could safely say that the ubiquitous Bangalow is like the Toyota Hilux of the palm scene in New Zealand. They’re everywhere. The Kentia palm is heading into European luxury car models, an Audi or lovely old Saab (especially the Kentia planted in…

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Coastal favourite, the Aloe plycatilis are blooming!

Dracula, (above) as my Mum used to call him- (is Dracula ever a female?) used to reside at Matapihi, lording it over the Waipu Bay and his minions, the bromeliads & smaller succulents. He was impressive, gnarly and quite an elderly gent when Dad finally chopped him out. Around 30 years old and had never…

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Maintenance checking your plants

Now, in the depths of winter when there is very little to do other than frost protect your tenderest plants, is a great time to do a maintenance check. This can involve a fungal spray. a good weed. a pruning of dead fronds. an aeration of the soil surrounding the root zone and base of…

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Big Bromeliad Sale

I am clearing out the glasshouse after many years of cultivatiing Bromeliad stock. There will be some exceptional savings, particularly with the $8.50 sale price on many mature bromeliads which will have several pups attached. An excellent way to purchase colourful and tough bromeliads en masse. Check out the savings in the Bromeliad category of…

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