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Step 1: Select your Smarty Plants

Common Name/Scientific Name Size Image Price South Florida Native Butterfly Garden Plant Origin Native Habitats Suitable to Grow in Hardiness Zones Growth Rate Life-Span Mature Size Flowering Season Light Nutritional Requirements Soil Propagation
Bougainvillea/Bougainvillea spectabilis 25 Gallons $75.00 No Yes Brazil Well-drained sandy desert soils, slopes, mesas and disturbed rocky soil in a broad elevation range, anywhere from sea level to 750m (0-2500 feet). 9b - 11 36 in/year Perennial Height: 39 ft.

Spread: 15 - 40 ft.
All Year. Full Sun Type: Clay, Sand, Loam

Moisture Tolerance: Dry

Ph Range: 5.5-6.5
Seed or Cuttings
Cocoplum "Red Tip"/Chrysobalanus icaco 3 Gallons $3.88 Yes. Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
South Florida; South and Central America; Bahamas; Western Africa Coastal swamps, beaches, cypress dones, Everglades tree islands, edges of ditches and canals. 10a - 12b 25 in. or more/year Perennial Height: 10 - 30 ft.

Spread: 10 - 20 ft
All year. Full or part sun. Moderate to High Type: Sand, clay with a top layer of humus

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to Very Dry

Ph Range: 6.6-8.4
Seed, Cuttings, Air Layering
Cocoplum "Red Tip"/Chrysobalanus icaco 7 Gallons $15.50 Yes Yes

Butterfly Nectar Source
South Florida; South and Central America; Bahamas; Western Africa Coastal swamps, beaches, cypress dones, Everglades tree islands, edges of ditches and canals. 10a - 12b 25 in. or more/year Perennial Height: 10 - 30 ft.

Spread: 10 - 20 ft
All year. Full or part sun. Moderate to High Type: Sand, clay with a top layer of humus

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to Very Dry

Ph Range: 6.6-8.4
Seed, Cuttings, Air Layering
Dwarf Firebush 3 Gallons $4.65 No Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
Dwarf Firebush 7 Gallons $18.60 No Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
Firebush/Hamelia Patens var Patens 3 Gallons $4.65 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
South Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central Mexico to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay Hammocks and thickets. 10A - 11 Fast Perennial Height: 10-15 ft.

Spread: 8-15 ft.
All Year Full Sun Moderate Type: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to Dry

Ph Range: 5.5 to 8.2
Seed, Cuttings, Air-Layers
Firebush/Hamelia Patens var Patens 7 Gallon $18.60 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
South Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central Mexico to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay Hammocks and thickets. 10A - 11 Fast Perennial Height: 10-15 ft.

Spread: 8-15 ft.
All year Full Sun Moderate Type: Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to Dry

Ph Range: 5.5 to 8.2
Seeds, cuttings, air-layers
Jamaican Caper/Capparis cynophallophora 3 Gallons $6.98 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source and Larval Host to the Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterflies.
Extreme South Florida, The Bahamas, Car- ibbean, Southern Mexico, Central America, North- ern South America, Northern Brazil, Argentina dry coastal scrubs, hammocks and woodlands 9b - 11 Slow Perennial Height: 6-12 ft.

Spread: 6 - 10 ft.
April to June Full to Part Sun Moderate to Low Type: Sand, loam, lime rock

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to dry

Ph Range: Neutral to calcareous (high pH)
Seed
Jamaican Caper/Capparis cynophallophora 7 Gallons $23.25 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source and Larval Host to the Florida white (Appias drusilla) butterflies.
Extreme South Florida, The Bahamas, Car- ibbean, Southern Mexico, Central America, North- ern South America, Northern Brazil, Argentina dry coastal scrubs, hammocks and woodlands 9b - 11 Slow Perennial Height: 6-12 ft.

Spread: 6 - 10 ft.
April to June Full to Part Sun Moderate to Low Type: Sand, loam, lime rock

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to dry

Ph Range: Neutral to calcareous (high pH)
Seed
Simpson's Stopper/Myrcianthes fragrans 3 Gallons $4.65 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north mostly along the coasts to St. Johns and Lee counties, but also in the interior in Hendry, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties and recently collected on the west coast in Pasco County at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park (Rowe WB0538 USF); West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Hammocks. 10A-11 Moderate to Slow Perennial Height: 10-20 ft.

Spread: 3 - 15 ft.
All year; peak spring-summer. Full sun to light shade. Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive. Type: Limestone or sandy soils, with humusy top layer

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to dry

Ph: High (Calcerous)
Seed, Cuttings
Simpson's Stopper/Myrcianthes fragrans 7 Gallons $17.83 Yes Yes.

Butterfly Nectar Source
Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland north mostly along the coasts to St. Johns and Lee counties, but also in the interior in Hendry, Okeechobee, Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties and recently collected on the west coast in Pasco County at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park (Rowe WB0538 USF); West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America. Hammocks. 10A-11 Moderate to Slow Perennial Height: 10-20 ft.

Spread: 3 - 15 ft.
All year; peak spring-summer. Full sun to light shade. Moderate; can grow in nutrient poor soils, but needs some organic content to thrive. Type: Limestone or sandy soils, with humusy top layer

Moisture Tolerance: Moist to dry

Ph: High (Calcerous)
Seed, Cuttings
Small Leaf Clusia/Clusia Gutiffiera 7 Gallon $10.00 No No
Wild Coffee 3 Gallons $5.43
Wild Coffee 7 Gallons $18.60

Step 2: Select How You Will Obtain your Smarty Plants

You may pick-up your Smarty Plants at Smarty Plants Nursery located at 212th Ave. & 238th St. Homestead, FL 33031.  (If you want an address to put in your GPS, use the address for the park across the street – 23900 SW 212th Ave. Homestead, FL 33031).  Let Smarty Plants Nursery know what time you’ll be passing by so that someone is sure to be there when you are.

Please contact Smarty Plants Nursery with what you desire to order and the delivery address, and Smarty Plants Nursery will provide you with a quote for delivery.

Deliveries normally take place at the latest, one business day after the payment is received.

Smarty Plants Nursery provides FREE deliveries to nurseries in Homestead, FL.

Let Smarty Plants Nursery know what you’d like to order and the delivery zip code and Smarty Plants Nursery will send you a quote for the shipping.  (Don’t be surprised if it is really expensive because shipping plants is expensive in general).