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 currently about 2,500 known species of palms with new varietals 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.
At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we grow about 300 species of palms.
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.
At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we’re excited to grow and offer about 70 species of cycads.
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, ground covers, heliconias, succulents, trees, and others.
At D’Asign Source Botanicals, we are growing over 225 varieties of tropicals.