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TopTropicals Newsletter / 25 Jan 2021
Seed sale. Mark your calendars for Valentine's party. Coastal Plants. How to get Canistel to fruit.

Start your tropicals early

...Set aside half an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period...

Start tropicals seeds today with 20% OFF!

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If you want to feel happier, get into gardening. If you want to feel God, start plants from seeds and watch New Life grow from a tiny grain!
Spring is around the corner and you you want to waste no time - you can start your tropical garden NOW! Starting from seed early in a season gives you lots of advantages. This is your change to get strong established baby plants ready for summer, and it is so much fun! Plus, growing rare plants from seed fits every budget!
Take advantage of this Special Pre-Spring sale and surround yourself with tropicals now!
Check out our large tropical seed inventory and enjoy low prices for 3 days! Remember to download Seed Germination Instructions.

Read more about growing tropicals from seeds:
- EASY GROW-BOX by Mark Hooten: how to quickly germinate tropical seeds
- Happy Hobby: growing tropicals from seeds
- Kristi's guide to growing tropicals from seeds

No min. order. Offer expires 1/29/2021. Hurry up!

Mark your calendars:
2/6 Valentine's Garden Party

Saturday, 2/6 @ TopTropicals
from 10 am to 5 pm

Download invitation
Please sign up "GOING" at our Facebook Event Page!
See Mementos of our previous event.

Amazing gift shopping for Valentines Day!

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes"
10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc
10 am - 5 pm: Plant Market. 25% OFF all plants. Raffle. FREE fertilizer samples.
Gift bags - for first 25 customers with $50 order
Arts & Crafts Sale

Coastal Plants

In the photo: Delonix regia - Royal poinciana, Flamboyant

Q: How can I get a list of plants that do well in coastal areas (i.e. next to sea)?

A: Many tropical plants live by the sea in natural habitat and don't mind ocean breeze. We have a large selection to pick from. The following groups of spectacular flowering trees will enjoy coastal environment:
Cordia trees
Plumerias
Orchid trees (Bauhinias)
Caesalpinias
Callistemons (Bottle brush trees)
Cassias
Many palm trees

See full list of salt-tolerant plants available at this time.

In the photo: Cordia sebestena - Scarlet Geiger tree

Healthy Plants: Q&A from Mr Booster

How to get Canistel tree to produce
without dropping flowers and fruit

Q: My Canistel tree is 3 1/2 years old and is growing very well, see the picture below. It gets hundreds of pea sized "berries" but then they fall off. No canistel fruit. What's wrong?

A: You have such a nice looking tree, it is a shame you can't get any fruit to ripen.
In our experience, Pouteria trees dropping fruit prematurely is a very common problem. There may be one of the following reasons, or a combination of them:
- Cold winters may affect production, and while Canistel is generally pretty hardy tropical plant that can easily withstand short periods of chill, the fruit may never form properly if it had a cold winter.
- Lack of water. Canistel tree is pretty drought tolerant, but for the proper production cycle it needs regular irrigation. Especially during hot summer.
- The tree may be not strong enough; young trees drop fruit very often when they don't have enough "fruiting energy" built up in their system.
Your tree looks well established and vigorous, however, flower/fruit drop is often a sign of insufficient nutrients of particular kind, usually Boron (B) and/or Molybdenum (Mo): either when a tree is too young and not strong enough, or because of poor soils and lack of necessary elements.

Here is what can be done, considering you live in a warm, frost-free climate.

1. Provide regular fertilizing program. We recommend liquid fertilizers Sunshine Boosters that are safe to use with every watering and year around. It is beneficial to switch plants from traditional "slow-release" fertilizer to the liquid one because it makes a huge difference in plant growth and flower/fruit quality and quantity. See also:
- Why liquid fertilizers are better than dry
-
Article about benefits of liquid fertilizers.

Use this plant food for your Canistel tree:
SUNSHINE C-Cibus - Crop Nutrition Booster

2. Apply micro-element remedies that are very effective for improving fruit production, especially when flower or fruit drop occurs:

SUNSHINE Honey - promotes more efficient blossoming and pollination, makes flowers bigger and reduces bud drop.
SUNSHINE SuperFood - improves plant vigor and quality and size of flowers These are all natural, eco-friendly supplements that work great for fruit trees and other edibles.


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