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Jurassic Garden -- A&A Cycads
Maurice Levin and Juan Martinez

About UsWelcome to the Jurassic Garden, a family-owned rare plant nursery in Los Angeles, California, founded in 1998 by Maurice Levin. We specialize in rare living-fossil plants called Cycads, and other drought-resistant rare succulent plants like Aloes, Agaves , Dyckias, Echeverias and Strelitzias. The plant you get from us is likely seed-grown by us.

Maurice Levin, our founder, and Juan Martinez, our Nursery Manager, combine 60+ years of growing experience.

Maurice Levin began growing plants in the 1960s, gardening with his dad. Maurice has been a cycad enthusiast and grower since 1989, having been introduced to these living fossils on a trip to St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Maurice began to propagate and grow cycad plants as soon as he returned home to Southern California.


Juan Martinez grew up on a family farm near Lake Chapala in Mexico, learned farming from his father and grandfather, and has been growing things ever since he could walk. We like to say that when Juan gets cut, he bleeds green!


Our 1 1/2 acre patch of green in Los Angeles is home to cats, rabbits, chickens, possums and 5 humans who try to grow your plants with love and care. While we are a Licensed and Certified State of California Nursery, just like the big operations, we like to think that every plant you get from us comes with a small bit of the love we put into it. While Southern California temperatures are generally mild, your plant will be tougher than you may think. Here in the San Fernando Valley, winter temperatures regularly drop below freezing, and summer temps reach over 100, so your outdoor-raised hardy plant has been grown to withstand tough times.

We guarantee our plants, so you can buy with confidence. All plants have been inspected and certified by a State of California Agriculture Official to be healthy and free of any infestation or disease. We hope you will consider this important distinction if you are looking at different options for purchasing a cycad or succulent.

Thank you for considering us, and we appreciate the opportunity to be of service to you.
We operate by appointment, so please call us at 818-655-0230, or click here to schedule your visit



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Cycad Links
What are Cycads? by Maurice Levin - Jurassic Garden
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Cycad Links


What are Cycads? by Maurice Levin - Jurassic Garden


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<b>Questions on a Plant?<br>Need Cycad Garden Help?</b>
How to Grow Cycads -- Video with Paul James and Maurice Levin


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Our Trip to Africa
Mission Statement of the Jurassic Garden
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Our Trip to Africa


Mission Statement of the Jurassic Garden


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Past Meetings & Events
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Past Meetings & Events


Shipping Policy


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Please Note: All sales are limited to items available in stock
at the time of your purchase and are subject to prior sale.


WHAT IS CAUDEX SIZE?

Youll notice we list and price cycads by caudex size. The caudex is a cycads woody, bulblike trunk, and caudex size is a good measure of cycad age. The chart below can give you a rough idea of how this translates to pot size.

Approximate
Caudex Size
Container
Size
Up to 1 Inch 1-2 Gallon
1 Inch to 3 Inch 3-5 Gallon
3 Inches to 7 Inches 15 Gallon
7 Inches and Up 24 Inch Box


IMPORTANT!
To verify an item is in stock, please click the "Add to Cart" button.
If "Add to Cart" button is not present, the item may not be in stock.

Also, please note that no sale coupon, credit or voucher may be
combined with any other sale term or special.




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