Common name: Pony Tail Palm
Botanical name: Beaucarnea recurvata
This palm-like shrub from the Agave family has a single trunk and grows up to 30' tall. It has thin flat leaves that can grow up to 6' long and only 1" wide. The base is large and distinctive; it usually looks swollen. Mature plants may bloom on a 3'-4' tall stalk. Additional names: Bottle Palm
Common name: Jade Plant
Botanical name: Crassula ovata
Crassula ovata is an evergreen shrub that grows to 3'-10' tall and 3'-6' wide with gray green, oval, glossy, leathery leaves with red margins (more red appears with more sun). During the winter and spring, small pale pink, fragrant flowers cover the plant. It likes afternoon shade, low watering, and will live in any type of well drained soil. It can be grown as a houseplant but will not bloom. Trunk and branches are thick and gnarled. Flowers attract bees, wasps, butterflies, flies and beetles. Looks great in containers.
Common name: Gaiety Girl New Zealand Tea Tree
Botanical name: Leptospermum scoparium 'Gaiety Girl'
New Zealand Tea Tree has small, needle-like green leaves with showy, 1/2" rose-like flowers in winter and spring. These shrubs can be thinned to enhance their attractive branch structure and flaking bark. They need very little water once established. 'Gaiety Girl' is a slow grower to 5' tall by 4' wide. It has reddish foliage with double flowers in pink and lilac.
Common name: Rubber Plant, Rubber Tree
Botanical name: Ficus elastica
This evergreen tree will grow 25'-50' tall in tropical areas. However, in other areas especially with snowy winters, it's used as house plant and will grow to 10' tall. This broadleaf evergreen has dark green, leathery, glossy leaves 10" long and 5" wide. It does produce fruit but only in tropical areas. It does flower as a house plant. Its milky sap was once used to produce rubber. Considered invasive in Florida.