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TopTropicals Newsletter / 22 Oct 2020
3-day hot sale - $19. Reminders: Saturday Plant Clinic and Tropical Plant Art Contest. Cashew Nut tricks and challenges. Cat of the Month.

Green Thumb takes some yard work...

"If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
-Thomas Edison -

Reminder: Plant Wellness Clinic
Every Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm

With Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

Take advantage of the priceless knowledge of our Horticulturist-on-Staff Mark Hooten. With his extensive tropical plant experience, there is no plant or plant issue that he doesn't know! Check out more info how to get a Complimentary Garden Doc visit. You can grow it - we can help!

Reminder: Tropical Plant Art Contest

Photo above: "Butterfly" by Joan Maier

Everyone deserves to be famous! We started receiving photos of gardener's paintings. Take a look at the early birds paintings and please - leave your notes, likes and comments! Our page visitors opinions will help us to pick the winner of the contest!

To participate, send us a photo of your authentic painting of any tropical flower or fruit from TopTropicals.com catalog or store, and win a prize - a plant of your choice, up to $100 worth, with free shipping to your door! Yes, that's right,

The Winner gets $100 plant for free!

See Contest Rules and participant's paintings.

Photo above: "Angel Trumpets" by Tarina Frank

Cashew Nut tricks and challenges

Q: I bought a cashew plant in May of this year it has been slow-growing well then all of a sudden it started dying. I have cut it back halfway down. So a plant that was close to 3 ft tall is now 1 1/2 feet. I see new leaves trying to spring closer to the root. Help! It's in a huge 18" wide pot, I have not put it in the ground yet. I am in the Orlando area.

A: Generally speaking, Cashew is not the easiest plant to grow. Cutting it down added more stress to the plant. A few thoughts:

1) Chances are, the tree was over-watered (possibly summer rains, we had pretty wet summer this year in FL). Cashew trees are very sensitive to over-watering while young. Considering it sits in pretty large pot, this may have created soggy conditions. Don't bother repotting the plant now, just try to reduce watering. We have less rains now. If you have automatic sprinklers, move it away from sprinkler so you can control moisture manually. Even better - move it under roof (lanai, etc) where it still can get lots of bright light, but you can control water.

2) In Orlando, winters are too cold for this tree. Make sure to protect it from cold - bring inside when temperature drops below 65F, especially considering that the plant is still struggling.

3) Keep in mind that Cashew is semi-deciduous tree, meaning it looses leaves during cooler period. If all leaves are gone but the stem still green (after nail scratch) - just give it time, it may start growing vigorously in Spring.

4) You may apply Sunshine Boosters with every watering (which should be once a week, or even less frequent if the soil is still moist) - SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster

Keep the plant in full sun or at least very bright filtered light. It must be always warm. Bring inside if below 65F.

Photo above: Cashew Tree flowers are so amusing!

PeopleCats of TopTropicals

Cat of the Month: the mischievous Jim the Second

In May 2020 we celebrated 16th birthday of Jim the Founder - the Cat who established TopTropicals. It broke our hearts when this Old and Wise Purrrson peacefully passed away this August :(( We want to believe that he is now in Cat Paradise... but we miss him terribly - both humans and PeopleCats. Google the Cat lost his appetite and went into a deep depression after he lost his best buddy... To get him distracted from his separation stress, we decided that Google needs... a Project.
Here he is. Jim the Second. About a month ago we found him a Human Society shelter. He was a tiny fur ball size of a palm of a hand. But he proudly carries his Godfather's name, for a reason - he likes to EAT - just as much as Jim the First. He eats 3 times more than Google, and he talks a lot. And of course, he pulls everyone's tail, and kicks everything that is kickable...
The Veteran Google complains that young generation of PeopleCats nowadays are nothing but trouble... but they've become friends anyway! Google feels much happier now. He just took Jim Jr to his first walk outside to the lake and showed him some fishing techniques...
Bon voyage Little Jim, you soon will master it all! As Mr Booster claims, Orange Cats Bring Happiness!

TopTropicals PeopleCat Club and Zoo

Thank you for supporting us in helping PeopleCat Community!
Make your kind donation today and receive a surprise gift from us! Every little bit helps. Thank you and God bless you and your pets!

Your favorite Hot Sale!
$19 only. 3 days only. Rare collectibles.

Exp. 10/26/20, no min order, no limit! While supply lasts.


Hedychium coronarium - Butterfly   Ginger
2468 Hedychium coronarium - Butterfly Ginger
Grown in 6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Brunfelsia australis - Morning, Noon and   Night
2575 Brunfelsia australis - Morning, Noon and Night
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Brunfelsia grandiflora - Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
1038 Brunfelsia grandiflora - Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $10.00

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Brunfelsia isola - Lavender Lady of the   Night
3699 Brunfelsia isola - Lavender Lady of the Night
Grown in 6"-10"/ 1-3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Brunfelsia manaca (corrugata)
1040 Brunfelsia manaca (corrugata)
Grown in 6"/ 1 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa
2704 Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa
Grown in 6"/1gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Cestrum nocturnum - Night blooming jasmine, 1 gal pot
1046 Cestrum nocturnum - Night blooming jasmine, 1 gal pot
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Thunbergia laurifolia - Blue Sky vine
1292 Thunbergia laurifolia - Blue Sky vine
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Antigonon leptopus - Mexican Coral Vine
1334 Antigonon leptopus - Mexican Coral Vine
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, on trellis
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Juanulloa aurantiaca - Gold Finger plant, Mexican Spoon Flower
2169 Juanulloa aurantiaca - Gold Finger plant, Mexican Spoon Flower
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$44.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Rhizophora mangle - Red mangrove, 3 seedlings
2594 Rhizophora mangle - Red mangrove, 3 seedlings
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot, 3 seedlings
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Calliandra schultzii - Dwarf calliandra
1042 Calliandra schultzii - Dwarf calliandra
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Calliandra emarginata Nana - Dwarf Powderpuff
2766 Calliandra emarginata Nana - Dwarf Powderpuff
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Dissotis rotundifolia - Spanish Shawl
2020 Dissotis rotundifolia - Spanish Shawl
Grown in 6"/1 gal pot
$29.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Pseuderanthemum reticulatum - Yellow-Vein Eranthemum
5549 Pseuderanthemum reticulatum - Yellow-Vein Eranthemum
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Stemmadenia galeottiana - Milky Way tree, 3 gal pot
1194 Stemmadenia galeottiana - Milky Way tree, 3 gal pot
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot
$54.00  
Sale: $19.00

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Clerodendrum schmitii - Chains of Glory, Light Bulb   Flower
4200 Clerodendrum schmitii - Chains of Glory, Light Bulb Flower
Grown in 10"/3 gal pot, very large plant
$39.00  
Sale: $19.00

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HAPPY GARDENING!

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