Our Seeds Are Guaranteed to Be The Right Species

Fake Seeds and Seed Scammers

There are many seed sellers on the internet that pretend to have seeds of many interesting plants. Many of these sellers are scammers. They don't have the seeds of the plant that they claim to sell and instead send you seeds of a different plant, a common garden plant. The seeds that we have are guaranteed to be the species on the listing.

About Us

Floridaseeds was started by Raphael Gottlieb in Gainesville,
Florida. I am from New Jersey and I moved to Florida to get a degree in botany (plant science) from the University of Florida, which is in Gainesville. I am also an artist and I worked for the UF Horticulture Dept. as a botanical illustrator where I drew plants for various publications. One of the publications is used as a textbook for horticulture classes. This book, "Landscape Plants for
Subtropical Climates
', is published by the University Press of Florida. Another publication, which is a monograph about the genus Jatropha, is published by the New York Botanical Garden Press. In the Artwork gallery are
some illustrations that I created for both of these publications. If you click on the titles of the two books, the link will open for the publishers webpages for these books.

We are Looking for More Sources of Seeds

If you have plants that bear seeds in your yard or garden and would like to sell the seeds to us, send us an email at gottliebraphael@yahoo.com. If they are any of the species on our website that we sell or if they are other natives, wildflowers, tropicals palm trees or anything else rare or unusual, we may want to purchase the seeds from you for resale.

We Were On The Radio in New Jersey

We were asked to talk about plants on a garden show that is broadcast on Fox Sports Radio, WCTC 93.5 FM in New Jersey. The show was broadcast on March 13, 2022. Here is a link to the podcast of the show that is on the station's website. 


Our Youtube Channel

The youtube channel has videos of plant species that I took of plants in cultivation and in the wild. Most of the plants are species that we have in stock. There are also videos of other things of interest, such as animals that I have encountered, natural scenery and touristy things that we have in Florida and the southeast.


Century Tower at UF

One of Our Reindeer


Item arrived quickly and with extra seeds


Seeds arrived and they look great! Can’t wait to grow. Super easy transaction 👍🏻 

Shellie Watkins

These germinated very quickly - perhaps a week after sowing. So far they are very healthy. I highly recommend this seller and these seeds.

Scott St. Amand

Vibrant and gorgeous. Excellent customer service.   

Kristina Sauerwein

Super fresh seeds, germinated quickly. Would buy again. 

D. Smith

Great product! Thank you so much!   

Garett Holton