EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Athelas Exotic Plant Nursery

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Athelas Exotic Plant Nursery

In our neck of the woods, there isn't much variety in the plant arena. It's mostly your basic flower selection and a few different types of ivy. We're thinking of adding a large plant to the corner of our living room, an a few potted plants to our porch and balcony. Even though we don't live near Athelas Exotic Plant Nursery, it's fantastic to be able to order online! Athelas has beautiful bamboo and indoor ficus plants that would be awesome with our decor. I love the design of the trunk on this one below!

Ficus benjamina
Ficus Benjamina
Although we no longer live in Florida, we miss it a lot, especially sunshine and palm trees! I know I'm not able to  plant outdoor palm trees  in this area, but I couldn't help browsing the selection anyway. My favorites have always been what we call "pineapple palm trees". Wouldn't you love to have this in your front yard?

Jubaea chilensis

They have a nice selection of other types as well, which are all on sale right now. If we had the weather and area for it, I would line our walkway with a few of these just like they do in the South and Southwest:

We are tossing around the idea of putting yellow bamboo in a large, dark cherry colored pot to add some dramatic color to our living room. I kind of like the Phyllostachysvivas Aurecaulis (talk about a big name!), which Athelas offers:

Phyllostachys vivax 'Aureocaulis'

I know most people prefer the darker colors and Athelas has a nice selection of those as well:

I had never used Bottlebrushes before, but they're really pretty. The Johnson's Grevillea  or the Red Bottlebrush would be perfect on our balcony and porch. 

Grevillea johnsoniiCallistemon citrinus 'Splendens' - Bottlebrush

However, we may just start with something along the lines of the Red New Zealand Flax because it's low maintenance and I could use as much of that as possible!

Phormium tenax 'Purpureum'
Athelas Plants has quite a few options for these kind of low maintenance plants as well. They seem like nice starter plants for beginners.

I'm really looking forward to trying new plants around the house to liven things up a bit. Athelas has a great selection of unique plants that would really stand out around here. How convenient to find a site that carries a mix of low and high maintenance plants that you can have delivered to your door for indoor use as well as out. For newbies, they also offer Help & Advice. We'd love to hear suggestions for how others are using plants as decor in their homes! 

Disclaimer:  As always, our reviews are our own, honest opinions. We were monetarily compensated for this post.


  1. I LOVE the golden bamboo idea! Gorgeous!

  2. I Love Pineapple Palms too. We have six different palms in the front and I still haven't got my favorite of them all

    1. I bet the palms look so nice. Jealous you are able to have them in your front yard!!

  3. Very cool selection. I especially liked the african lily.

  4. I do like the first tree, the Ficus Benjamina!

    1. Me too, I think it can be an fancy indoor tree, yes?

  5. What a nice selection. We have bottle brushes in our yard.

    1. Grace, I feel silly that I didn't know the name of them, but they are really cool!