ABOUT OUR NURSERY
- Greenthumbpalms.com is a 20 acre Palm & Bamboo nursery located in South West Florida about 30 minutes East of Fort Myers outside of the small farming town of Labelle. We sell both potted and field dug Palms & bamboos in a variety of sizes and colors. We do offer a large inventory of 1 & 3 gallon bamboo, which are available to purchase through our online store, and can be very reasonably and successfully shipped throughout the country via UPS.
- Greenthumbpalms.com wants to show you the beauty and splendor of these amazing plants. Our goal is to offer our visitors an uncomplicated approach to learning about and selecting the right Palms & Tropical Clumping Bamboo for your landscape. We are glad to answer any questions you may have by email or phone. We aim to provide you with all the information you need to sucessfully select, install, grow and care for your bamboo clump.
- Our Unique plants are shipped to you direct from the grower
- We are a commercial nursery and differ considerably from “backyard growers”
- Our 20 acre nursery is State certified and we are licensed to ship plants to 46 states
- We put the best quality materials in to get the highest quality product out. There are no shortcuts in growing the Worlds best quality palms and tropical clumping bamboos!
- It starts with the Potting Mix. Our Proprietary blend has been developed with 25 years of experience, that’s a lot of trial and error. What we came up with is a very high tech organic mix that will not prematurely break down and has the perfect moisture holding and release qualities for the small plants we specialize in.
- We use only the highest quality, environmentally friendly fertilizers and soil amendments. We use very expensive slow release polymer coated fertilizers to ensure a slow even release of nutrients to the plant. These fertilizers cost more than double what a cheap fertilizer costs. A cheap fertilizer has no coating so when it comes in contact with water it releases its nutrients. The problem is the more water, the more nutrients are released. A hard rainstorm can release more nutrient than necessary and cause burn, washout and unsafe runoff. It is also environmentally irresponsible to allow fertilizer runoff, because those chemicals trickle into the watershed end up in your drinking water. Delivering the proper amount of useable nutrients to the plant when the plant needs it should be the goal of all responsible growers.
- We go organic and use safe, high end organic Fungicides and rooting compounds. We use Zeba super absorbent soil amendment, an organic product made from corn, which buffers our soil from fluctuations in moisture, and assures you delivery of a fresh, healthy plant.
There are over 1200 different species of Bamboo that have been discovered to date. Greenthumbpalms.com chooses to specialize in what we call "Florida Landscape Bamboo". Essentially these are the top 20 or so most practical and beautiful bamboos for Florida landscapes. Most have been chosen for their ornate colorful wood and tight, straight clumping patterns. We know you want to enjoy the beauty and benefits of bamboo without it taking over your yard. Our bamboos have been thougtfully selected to fit into all types of homesites both large and small.
- You may have never seen Bamboos like the varieties in our collection. These are not typical varieties and are in most cases, relatively new to the United States. The truth be told, most of the original varieties of bamboo available in the U.S. were terrible. Unruly open clumpers and invasive, uncontrolled runners have given bamboo a bad reputation. Recently with the opening of trade with China and the far east, botanists have been collecting, quarantining then cultivating some of the best tropical clumping varieties, right here in Florida. These high grade cultivars were naturally selected due to their unique forms, colors and outstanding beauty. I have, for many years, been collecting the best Bamboo species available. I am very proud of my bamboo collection and feel that it has grown to a size where I am ready to share. I hope to share with the ebay community the unique, simple elegance and beauty that is Bamboo.
- Yes we offer a great selection of tight & straight, and decorative & unique clumping bamboos, perfect for 1/4 acre and zero lot line homesites We are the exclusive producers of true root and cane pruned Bonsai Bamboo
- Yes we offer timber and hedge bamboos for privacy, screening and windbreaks of all sizes from 4'-60'+ tall.
23370 Dixie Rd. SW Labelle, FL 33935