Zone 9 Tropicals

Zone 9 Tropicals

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: 9am – 1am

From the “About” page of their Website:

“We are plant enthusiasts… OK plant nuts. In operating this store we pledge to sell the highest quality plants at reasonable prices.

Zone 9 Tropicals is a retail nursery located in Houston, Texas. We are open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 to 5, March through October and also on most Sundays from 9 to noon all year. All open garden days can be confirmed on our website.

We prefer you contact us by email. However, we can be reached by phone at 713 863 0708. Please leave a descriptive message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Zone 9 Tropicals specializes in rare and uncommon tropical plants. While we sell many plants that will survive outside in zone 9 winters, many are tropical and will not survive outside in zone 9 during the winter.

We pledge that what we send will be healthy and generously sized according to the descriptions in the catalog.

Like many plant nuts we have bought plants mail order and have been sorely disappointed with what was received. We have been burned by mail order plants before and we don’t want any of our customers to feel that way about our products.

We do not currently have a printed catalog.

We are a retail nursery and do not sell plants wholesale.”


Passiflora alatocaerulea “Passion Flower”


Cestrum nocturnum “Night Blooming Jasmine”



Zone 9 Tropicals, is a great resource for exotic plants that are typically hard to find or unavailable at local commercial nurseries. We found two(2) of our favorite plants there recently and had such a great experience we wanted to share this place with all of you. The first plant featured above, “Passion Flower” is a great vine to have in any yard or garden, attracting butterflies such as the Agraulis vanillae, or the “Gulf Fritillary. The big purple flowers are beautiful in full sun and bloom all fall and most of winter.

*Be aware this plant is what some might call “invasive”, it’s not harmful by any means but once this plant gets in the ground you might see new little plants/vines pop up in the ground surrounding you first plant. For us, this meant we thought we lost our original plant after this past cold winter(2018), but after spring started they started coming up everywhere around where the first one was planted.

The last plant we featured is the “Night (Blooming) Jasmine”, a very fragrant summer blooming plant. This is by far one of the “stinkiest” plant we have ever grown in our garden. On hot, humid summer nights you can smell one of these from quite a ways away. Turns out moths, not bees, pollinate these night blooming plants. Once the flowers have fallen off, white berries typically form with seeds inside them that are typically ready for harvest once they turn totally white.

We wanted to let you guys know about this little nursery hidden in the Heights, behind a quaint little house, the service was top notch and the owner was happy to chat with us about what works for him in his garden with so many plants. We hope you can make it by there soon and add some new plants to your garden this weekend.

Thanks for reading, if you have any questions feel free to call them, or us and let us know how we can help you.

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