This is our selection of extraordinary plants. They are all very different and somehow unusual. There are air plants, red bananas, living stones, plants with black leaves, zig-zag cacti and all types of eye-catching plants and conversation pieces.
What an exotic, wonderful shrub! Cat's tail acalypha or Chenille Plant is a showy rounded shrub, with wide green leaves and spectacular tails of bright red flowers, produced throughout the year. It loves HOT temperatures and will die with frost but it can be pruned and saved indoors every winter.
Large 3 years old plant - The African Baobab is a beautiful symbolic tree, able to attain a gigantic size. It is easy to cultivate in pots, as long as it is kept above 8 C and kept dry in winter, when leafless. Leaves are dark green, glossy and palmate. Flowers are an absolute beauty. The fruit is edible.
Gigantic aechmea with rosettes of 1,2-2,2 m in diameter and very wide pale-green leaves banded in silver. It is the ultimate people-stopper in conservatories, parks and botanical gardens. Google some images and see people "under" the inflorescence.It grows well in the coastal mediterranean if protected from frost and hail.
This plant produces huge leaves that can attain 1,5 in a short time. It is a must for tropical-looking gardens but it can take quite a few degrees of frost. It grows well in the coastal mediterranean, with wind protection and abundat water. The stem has some itchy sap but it is edible if cooked for a long time.
Uncommon fruit tree, with amazingly shaped flowers and fruits. Leaves look similar to Annona cherimola but its edible fruits are yellow and shaped like a drooping pine cone. It is an early bearer and our plants are already blooming-size. It is native to wet creeks found in the dry forests of NW Ecuador. It can bear fruits in pots!
One of the boldest trees in the world. This Cook Pine or Columnar Pine has the darkest, glossiest foliage you can imagine. It can reach up to 60 m in tropical countries, but it can also be kept for years as a house plant. Itthrives outdoors in warm mediterranean to tropical conditions... better by the coast!
Incredibly useful tree. Its leaves are both an insecticide and a healthy vegetable, widely eaten in Asia and used for health. It is very important for ecological agricolture. Leaves and most of its parts are used for different purposes
Large feather-leaved palm with a spectacular red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. It is native to the forests of New Caledonia, where it occurs from sea level to over 1.000 m. Chambeyronia tolerates cool and wet conditions and light frosts. It thrives outdoors in Mediterranean conditions. It can also be grown indoors as a house plant but it...
Caribbean shrub or tree with glossy, leathery rounded leaves, often with white aerial roots. It is called "autograph tree" because you can write with a stick on the leaves and it will last forever! Clusia can grow in most conditions, from sun to shade, in pots, even as an indoor plant. It can take drought and long floods. It also stands intense heat and...
The miniature of all miniatures! This hybrid keeps a very small size and bears a perfect bouquet of pink flowers, in Winter. It originated as a cross of Crassula falcata x C. mesembryanthemopsis. It is frost sensitive, but it makes a nice windowsill plant for winter.
This usual turtle-shaped caudex is a winter-growing deciduous climber. It is a slow and long-lived plant.
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