MountainView Tropicals are a small Canadian mail order nursery specializing in interesting and unusual tropical house plants for the hobby grower. Whether you`re a beginner or an experienced indoor gardener, we think you`ll find our assortment of tropical houseplants appealing. All the plants offered in our catalogue are relatively easy to grow under average home conditions. We carry some of the old favourites, but we also offer some uncommon plants which you may not have tried before. Many of our tropical plants have been selected for their interesting foliage and we offer many variegated varieties. Some plants, such as the Streptocarpus, are grown for their colourful flowers. Others, such as Primulinas, are grown for both their attractive flowers and their interesting foliage variations.
Most of the plants in our catalogue will grow well if you can provide moderate to bright indirect light and at least 30% humidity. A few of our plant varieties may require special cultural requirements, such as extra light or humidity. These special requirements are noted in the plants' description.
Many of our tropical potted plants will grow well under fluorescent lights. We highly recommend growing under lights as a way to increase your growing space, to increase the variety of plants you can grow and to have some plants in flower all winter long. We have always found our light gardens provide a very welcome psychological boost in the depths of our Canadian winters!
We hope you'll enjoy looking through our online catalogue and we welcome your comments and suggestions.
One other note about MountainView Tropicals. We are a small business and we like it that way. This allows us to take good care of all the tropical house plants we grow and ship without losing control of quality! Being small also means we limit the number of orders we accept each year. We won't accept any more orders than we feel capable of handling in a responsible manner.