Brian's Botanicals

Brian's Botanical Online Store and Blog

This all started with some turtles and a large backyard. Brian comes from a long line of plants men, who specialize in everything from Palms to Cactus. When Brian was a boy his dad transformed their backyard into a Palm filled oasis. As we know with any oasis watering is top priority. As a kid […]

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This year has been a race against time, and I feel like I have been slowly losing that battle. Last week, I was finally able to catch a breath, and as I walked around the nursery, I saw plants we have propagated or grown out not listed for sale. It can be frustrating at times. […]

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This spring has been one of the busiest and, not to mention, wettest I have seen in years. It helps to use it as my main excuse for being so behind on planting my gardens and display beds. The rain has been great for the plants that are out in the ground, but also for […]

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Check out our NEW propagation table! This is a great way to harden off and root in small plants and cuttings such as Philodendrons, Monsteras and Alocasias. The bottom heat and high humidity help provide idea conditions for plants and small cuttings to root in as quickly as possible. This is an old method that […]

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Check out our NEW hybrid Colocasia Redemption PPAF! Colocasia Redemption ppaf is one of the most amazing hybrids I have been able to produce. Using Colocasia black ripple and hybrids of Col. nancyana and after 12 years of crossbreeding Colocasias I was able to produce a truly amazing looking hybrid that far exceeded my expectations. […]

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We were invited to write an article for Redfin about incorporating houseplants in your home design. In the article Brian talked about making a living totem to display multiple plants at one time. After the article was published we decided to make one of the living totems for fun. We hope you enjoy this video […]

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Amydrium medium is one of those under appreciated plants that most people have no idea exist. It is in the Aroid family and is in the group known as Monsteroids. These Monsteroids are some of the most unusual foliage plant on the planet. Many new collectors know the Monstera species fairly well but the odd […]

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Monstera Velvet Shingler Monstera velvet shingler is still an unknown species, some believe it maybe a clone or form of Monstera dubia. This could be, but I personally believe it has enough unique characteristics that it maybe a new species. Monstera velvet shingler compared to Monstera dubia Discovering the plant In early 2003, I was […]

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            The genus Lagenandra is a group of medium- to small-sized aroids found in tropical Asian countries such as Sri Lanka and India.  Lagenandra species have been grown and distributed by tropical fish and aquarium hobbyist around the world, but this group is still uncommon in most stores and only specialty stores may carry it. […]

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