D'Asign Source Botanicals
Our Plants
Specimen
Caribbean Curves
Outdoor Environment
Meet the Team
Search Our Plant Database
D'Asign Source Plant ID Tag

The D'Asign Source Plant ID Tag
D'Asign Source Botanicals
Our Plants
Plants shown on these pages are not always available in all sizes. Please call or email for availability.
 
Species Selection
We have selected the most salt, wind & drought tolerant species of plants based on 50 years experience growing and landscaping in coastal areas throughout the US and Caribbean.

Most of our seeds have been collected in the Florida Keys, one of the harshest growing environments in the world. The mother plants have been through salt spray on a regular basis, along with hurricanes and even inundated with salt water and survived. These plants are superior to the same species that have not been exposed to similar coastal conditions.

We have developed soils that allow our coastal plants to flourish and be better prepared to deal with extreme coastal conditions. First we start with a soil mix that relies heavily on coconut coir, a byproduct of the coconut food industry. Coir is a superior growing medium that is more environmentally friendly than standard peat. Additional ingredients include slow release fertilizers and salt eating microbes. These salt eating microbes grow in the soil and follow the plant wherever it grows.

Even our containers have been adapted to produce a heartier plant. On many species we use tall (deeper) containers that produce healthier plants. The tall container allows for a deeper root ball which in turn allows the plant to tap into more ground water thus improving drought tolerance. The deeper root balls also adds stability when planted and for the life of the plant.

These elements combined grow superior plants, even when compared to seemingly similar plants from other nurseries. The quality shows when you buy them, plant them and enjoy them for the years to come.
D'Asign Source Botanicals - Welcome!
Cycads
Although often confused with palms because of their appearance, cycads are more closely related to pine trees. These are among the first seed bearing plants on Earth, dating back 130 million years. Today, most cycads are heavily endangered due to their small habitats and encroachment by man. There are approximately 200 species of these plants left scattered around the globe in tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate areas.

Cycads at D'Asign Source Botanicals At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we grow about 70 species of cycads.

 

Palms
Only about 70 million years old, palms are mere infants compared to cycads. Palms are monocots related to grasses, bamboo, orchids, bromeliads and the like. There are about 2500 species of palms with new ones being discovered still today. Besides being extremely ornamental, they are among the most economically important plants in the world providing food, shelter, and many useful items for daily use to millions of people around the world. Palms are an extremely diverse family of plants that range from the diminutive to the gargantuan with one suitable for virtually any ornamental use in the landscape or indoors.

Palms at D'Asign Source Botanicals At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we grow about 250 species of palms.

 

Tropicals
This broad category is for all the other plants that we grow. We will undoubtedly break this category up at a later date as we define this palette of plants more. Currently we grow a number of agaves, aroids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, cactus, cordylines, ferns, Florida natives, flowering shrubs, gingers, groundcovers, heliconias, succulents, trees, and others.
Tropicals at D'Asign Source Botanicals
At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we are growing over 225 varieties of tropicals and that number is growing constantly.

 
About Us  |  Our Plants  |  Specimen  |  Caribbean Curves  |  Outdoor Environment  |  Meet the Team
Upcoming Events & News  |  Plant of the Month  |  Contact Us/ Location  |  Links  |  D'Asign Source  |  Home

D'Asign Source Botanicals
3221 D Road
Loxahatchee Florida 33470
Phone: 561.333.6889
Fax: 561.333.4759
esperry@dasignsource.com

Created by D'Asign Source Botanicals. Copyright ©2006. All Rights Reserved.
Design & Hosting by FloridaKeys.com.