Hardy Tropicals Information.

Grow a tropical garden anywhere... don't let your zone stop you!

Our blog is meant to share our experiences through the year with our own garden in central, SC. While not nearly as cold as some northern climates, we love pushing the boundaries on what we can grow here. We've seen folks far north of us achieving the same results. We hope you find our blog informative and perhaps even a little entertaining and we go through the trials and tribulations of tropical gardening well beyond the limits of the tropics.

Copyright Information

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Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License and the Hardy Tropicals, Ltd. Co. operate under a Creative Commons License. What does this mean?

You may:
1.) Share the material, maps, videos, and photos you find on this site
2.) Adapt the work (creative derivatives of said work)

Under the Following Conditions:
1.) Give proper attribution for the material you share or adapt to "Hardy Tropicals" and link to
2.) You may not use this work for commercial purposes (i.e.; Cafepress, Zazzle, etc.)
3.) If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

Third Party Submissions & Copyright and the Hardy Tropicals, Ltd. Co use first hand knowledge and photos for the majority of the information found on this website. However, some information is posted or contributed from third party sources, including, but not limited to:
1.) Third party contributions made by our designated "Plantabase" experts (including Technical Writers and/or Contributors). The bulk of our photos have come from these individuals, so our greatest thanks to our contributors.
2.) Third party contributions made by users/clients through email (additional photos, descriptions, biological names, etc)

The information from said third parties is often posted directly on our website through the use of articles, comments, or new posts. We attempt to verify all information before it is posted, however takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by

If you are aware of an infringement of either your brand or our brand, please let us know by contacting us.

Plantabase Listings - One Stop Shop

May 26, 2010 | 1670 Views | 0 Comments

What are Plantabase Listings?
Plantabase Listings are listings for vendors within our Plant Database (Plantabase). Your items will be listed for sale at the bottom of each plantabase entry you specify. Plantabase Entries are profitable for vendors because they provide outreach to thousands of potential customers by displaying their sale items to our visitors.

Plantabase Entries are additionally beneficial to vendors because they will dramatically increase their website traffic and business sales. Even if we're selling a item here at Hardy Tropicals, we're more than open to our competitors listing alongside us... may the best plant listing make the sale.

Plantabase Listings are also beneficial to our visitors, because it provides them, the customer, a way to purchase the plants they are researching.

How much will it cost?
The annual cost to participate in Plantabase Listings is based on the number of products you wish to list. You may list as few or as many plants as you wish; as long as it fits under the "Hardy Tropicals" theme of the site. We'll even add new plants you have for sale if we don't already have them listed in Plantabase.

Price Annually
Number of Plantabase Listings Included
1-5 Listings
5-10 Listings
11-30 Listings
31-50 Listings
51+ Listings

How do I get started?
Our Plantabase Listings may be purchased by contacting us so we can set up the links for you to review. Then we'll send you a payment request via PayPal. We'll renew annually until you no longer wish to list the items in our Plantabase.

Example Listing
Your listing would be featured on the pages you selected to list on. This is an example below. The hyperlink goes directly to the page you specify.
Plantabase Listing Example

Shipping Policy

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You can buy with confidence from Hardy Tropicals Ltd!!
Our plants are guaranteed to arrive healthy!

We'll work quickly to prepare your order for shipping once your order is made. Please remember that we ship packages only on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday via USPS Priority Mail with tracking to ensure delivery before the weekend.

We ship and insure all packages free of charge to you!! We will provide the tracking number to you once we ship the item. We’ll be glad to combine shipping on combined orders – we’ll do that for you and refund the difference after we have shipped the items; just let us know about your purchases. We will also hold your package during cold weather until it is safe to ship; just contact us to request this. We cannot be held responsible for shipping damage caused by colder weather.

We guarantee your satisfaction!! All plants are shipped in healthy condition, but once they are in your care we cannot control what happens to them. If any damage occurred during shipping, please let us know immediately and provide a photograph so we can both refund your purchase in full and file a claim with USPS. If you have ANY concerns about your purchase please contact us so that we can assist you. Ultimately your satisfaction is our main priority; we appreciate your business.

Please be aware we do not ship to any location outside of the Continental US. Additionally we do not ship to California or Arizona, due to the laws restricting the importation of plants in those states. If you are located in any of these areas, we will unfortunately not be able to ship your order and we will have to refund you.

Spring 2011 Inventory
What's available in the Fall 2010

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Coming this fall Hardy Tropicals Ltd. will begin commercial sale of plants online and from our physical locations in Irmo, SC and Lexington, SC. Below is a list of the inventory of plants we'll have available.

Musa Basjoo (4.5" - 2 gallon pots)

Colocasia Elephant Ears
Colocasia 'Black Beauty' [RARE] (4.5" pots)
Ele Paio (Milky Way) [RARE - Possibly Spring 2011] (4.5" pots)
Colocasia Gigantea - Giant Strain [RARE] (4.5" pots)
Colocasia Gigantea - Thailand Giant Strain [RARE] (4.5" pots)
Colocasia Jack's Giant (4.5" pots)
Colocasia 'Mojito' [RARE] (4.5" pots)

Alocasia Elephant Ears
Alocasia Odora (4.5" pots)
Alocasia Portora (4.5" pots)

Beehive Ginger (Zingiber Spectabile) (4.5" pots)
Butterfly Ginger (1-2 Gallon pots)
Yellow Kahili Ginger (4.5" pots)
Shampoo / Pinecone Ginger (1-2 Gallon pots)

Phyllostachys Aurea - Golden Bamboo (2, 3, and 5 Gallon pots)

If you have any questions or are interested in our plants, please Contact Us with any questions you have.

Privacy Policy

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Your Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie
Google, as a third party advertisement vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site. The use of DART cookies by Google enables them to serve adverts to visitors that are based on their visits to this website as well as other sites on the internet.

To opt out of the DART cookies you may visit the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following url Tracking of users through the DART cookie mechanisms are subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

Other Third Party ad servers or ad networks may also use cookies to track users activities on this website to measure advertisement effectiveness and other reasons that will be provided in their own privacy policies, Hardy Tropicals has no access or control over these cookies that may be used by third party advertisers.

Collection of Personal Information
When visiting Hardy Tropicals, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Please also see our Acceptable Use Policy regarding the use of our site.

Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

Acceptable Use Policy

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Hardy Tropicals exists to provide an open and safe forum for the discussion of topics that are of interest to the general tropical gardening and homeowner communities, as well as to service those communities with useful and friendly applications. Our goal is to provide an educational and enjoyable experience for all our users, so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the expectations and policies of Hardy Tropicals. By participating in the services provided by Hardy Tropicals, you are agreeing to comply with our rules and regulations.

1.) This services and information on this site are provided "as is" and "as available"; without warranties of any kind (either express of implied), including but not limited to warranties of accuracy of information, fitness for a particular purpose, and availability of this service.

2.) By providing content to our site, you have granted Hardy Tropicals unrestricted use of that material. We do make commitments of your privacy - please see our Privacy Policy. Your E-mail address and full name will never be revealed to other entities by Hardy Tropicals. We reserve the right to modify, reproduce and redistribute materials posted to our services, both internally and for commercial use. Copyright of all material published is retained by the contributor. The contributor does, however, grant to Hardy Tropicals a non-exclusive license to modify, reproduce, and re-distribute the contributed content in any manner that it sees fit.

3.) In compliance with United States Federal Law, children under the age of 13 may not participate in our discussion forums.

4.) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hardy Tropicals, its affiliates, and their employees or representatives from any penalties, claims or liabilities, including attorneys' fees, arising from your use of this service. This expressly includes your responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights or copyrights and any libelous or unlawful material contained within your areas of content. Contents on this site are copyrighted by Hardy Tropicals. Unauthorized distribution or reproduction is forbidden. Information on this site is provided for your own personal use and may be copied, printed or saved for private, non-commercial use.

5.) Information contributed to our databases and forums represents the views of the person posting the content and is not necessarily endorsed by Hardy Tropicals.

6.) Do not place any material on our service that could be considered offensive, indecent, abusive, hateful, harassing, libelous, profane, vulgar, unlawful or personally identifiable information. Our audience tends to be family-oriented (including minors), and we have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that we feel violates the standards of our site. Because of the real-time nature of our forums, it is not always possible for us to remove offensive material immediately. Discussion and debate of a political nature, and debate of a religious nature are not allowed on the site.

7.) Information that you place on our service must be your own original content. You are responsible for assuring that any material (text and images) you provide does not violate, plagiarize or infringe upon the right of any third party, including copyright, trademark or proprietary rights. If non-original content is included in your posting, you must obtain permission from the content owner and provide due credit.

8.) Users are restricted from utilizing the Hardy Tropicals services for self-promotion of themselves, their website, or their organization, or to solicit items or monies for charities or fundraisers. Users may not utilize the service to create business opportunities, without express prior written permission from an administrator of Hardy Tropicals.

9.) It is the user's responsibility to logout of Hardy Tropicals to prevent unauthorized use of their account or the Hardy Tropicals services.

10.) Hardy Tropicals may terminate user accounts and delete any and all account information at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates these guidelines or for any conduct that Hardy Tropicals believes is harmful to the business of Hardy Tropicals, or to any of its users or partners. For clarification, this means that we may remove any user from our site for any reason we deem appropriate.

11.) You may not take any actions that may undermine the integrity of any Hardy Tropicals comment or rating system.

12.) Hardy Tropicals reserves the right to amend or change these guidelines at any time without notice.

13.) This Acceptable Use Policy and Code of Conduct and any disputes arising out of or related to Hardy Tropicals shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina.