So 2017 seems to be a banner year for the tropical plant nurseries in the sunshine state.
The problem is most of the “Mom and Pop” nurseries have closed down. Some of them because the owners just got old and their families did not want to take them over so they sold or leased the land to a larger grower. Plus there are some bacterial infections in certain types of plants e.g. rubber plants and snake plants, they are available but hard to find in larger sizes. Then we can thank HGTV for always featuring the Lyrata plant in most of the homes they show.
I’ve been doing this since 1975 and the only time it was this hard to find tropical plants was back during Hurricane Wilma and before that Hurricane Andrew. I called last week to find 10 big ficus lyrata, NONE. So if a plant rental company was looking to rent them they would not be available
Luckily at Spring Valley Floral we have them in stock. Yes we have 50 in stock at 9 foot+ and 12 of the bush variety at 5 foot. At our Las Vegas location we have 32 of the 9 foot and 20 of the 6 foot. Both of these are tree form, plus hundreds of other varieties, from Arboricola to extra large white birds of paradise.
Then we get to the palm trees.
Robellini palms like the ones we used 2 years ago at the Rock In Rio event in Las Vegas, the ones pictured here, are around 9 feet tall. This year the average height is 7 feet tall. We can find them, it’s just that height is an issue. Good thing this event is not happening this year because we would not have been able to supply this product in these sizes.