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Canarian native plants will be sold in our Shop

Canarius | Tuesday December 9th, 2014 |

Canarius.com will soon start selling Canarian native species. By now we only have a few shrubs for sale but more will soon follow in 2015.  All our plants are legally grown in certified nurseries, not stolen in the wild!

Mountains of SW Anaga, Tenerife

Mountains of SW Anaga, Tenerife

Canarian plants are very specialised Island species. Many of them are suitable as ornamental plants, perfect for mediterranean climates or cold-greenhouses with little or no frost. In the lowlands we will find abundant succulents and shrubs, while at higher elevation there are some cool-growing species found in the laurus forest or in the native pinelands or alpine deserts. There are lots of endemic plants, which are only found in our islands.

Marcetella moquiniana

Marcetella moquiniana

 

 

Just one example: Marcetella moquiniana is an elegant shrub endemic to the Canary Islands, with architectural shape. Regularly arranged pinnate leaves show colouful petioles and flushes of new leaves are bright red. It grows wild at mid-low elevation, in mediterranean-like conditions. It is easy to grow and can be watered througout the year, as it is evergreen.

A Baobab Tree Growing in Europe

Canarius | Tuesday June 17th, 2014 |

In the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain there is a beautiful African Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata), planted in the year 2000, when it was a few years old and 3-4 m tall. It is not exactly “Europe” but yes… this is still Europe!

This tree was purchased in Senegal, by the City Council. It is now adult and it is becoming quite large. It is flowering and fruiting since 2012. It is located in the commercial downtown, by the intersection between Calle del Pilar and Calle Suárez Guerra, close to the popular square named Plaza del Príncipe.

This is the only large baobab in the city, except the ones the botanical garden Palmetum de Santa Cruz, which are also adults but just a bit younger.

It sheds leaves for three or four months, chiefly between February and April. Its large white flowers are developed between July and September. In summer 2013 they were featured in a local newspaper, because they are truly attractive and people do notice them. This picture of the flower is from the article linked here.

Picture featured in the newspaper (see link above)

The latin name of the baobab is Adansonia digitata. It 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.

These are our pictures taken in May 2014, when it is growing the new leaves.

Adansonia digitata (2)Adansonia digitata (1)  Adansonia digitata (3)

Canarius is your web-based plant shop, with lots of unusual species available.  We ship worldwide, directly to your home. Visit THIS LINK and see pictures of our plants on the packing desk and learn more about what we ship.

El Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife – NEWS 2010

Canarius | Monday July 19th, 2010 |

The palmetum is a large botanical garden in Tenerife, specialized in palms.

The main website about the project has recently been updated, with insights about the history of the last few years and the new species planted.

About 500 palm species grow in the park, as well as exotic fruit trees, mangroves, baobabs and other unusual tropical plants.

El Jardín Botánico del Palmetum de Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Islas Canarias)

  1. INTRODUCCIÓN (Introduction)

    Click here for Part 1

  2. HISTORIA Y FUTURO DEL PROYECTO (History and Future of the Project)

    Click here for Part2

  3. LAS COLECCIONES Y LOS JARDINES (Collections and Gardens)

    Click here for Part3

Map of the Palmetum de Santa Cruz, from the website linked above

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In our blog you can also find the VIDEO CLIP of the PALMETUM in JANUARY 2009

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www. canarius.com offers more than 100 palm species in the in the palm section of the shop. New palm species are always sprouting in the palm nursery. We offer the best quality of robust plants with healthy roots. We ship to everywhere in Europe.

A video of Cactus pictures taken in the Canary Islands

Canarius | Thursday April 29th, 2010 |

This videos shows lots of pictures of Cacti (Cactaceae) and Succulents taken in the Canary Islands.

These are abundant species commonly seen in tourist areas and on the hills:

  • Wild Opuntia species
  • Large Echinocactus grusoni and Pachycereus
  • Different Opuntia species in the wild
  • Different Euphorbia species
  • Different Agave species
  • Aeonium
  • Dracaena draco
  • Aloe vera

List of palms of the park of Maspalomas – Palmetum

Canarius | Monday April 5th, 2010 |

The Palmetum of Maspalomas

The Palmetum of Maspalomas is a public area of 20.000 m2 devoted to palms, in the dry and sunny South of Gran Canaria.

Palmetum of Maspalomas opened in July 2008 and now hosts a growing collection of rare palms.

This is the list of species of palms growing in the park:

  • Acoelorrhaphae wrightii
  • Adonidia merilli
  • Allagoptera arenaria
  • Archontophoenix alexandrae
  • Archontophoenix cunnighamiana
  • Areca catechu
  • Areca lutencens
  • Areca triandra
  • Arenga australásica
  • Arenga engleri
  • Arenga micrantha
  • Arenga tremula
  • Bismarckia nobilis
  • Brahea armata
  • Butya yatay
  • Carpentaria acuminata
  • Caryota maxima
  • Caryota obtusa
  • Caryota mitis
  • Caryota urens
  • Ceroxilon alpinum
  • Chamerops humilis
  • Chanbeyronia macrocarpa
  • Coccothrinax sp
  • Copernicia alba
  • Copernicia berteroana
  • Cryosophila argentea
  • Dictyosperma album
  • Dypsis lastelliana
  • Dypsis leptocheilos
  • Dypsis madagascariensis
  • Eleais guinensis
  • Gaussia maya
  • Howea belmoreana
  • Howeia forsteriana
  • Hyophorbe lagenecaulis
  • Hyophorbe verschafeltii
  • Jubaea chilensis
  • Jubaeopsis caffra
  • Latania loddigesii
  • Latania lontaroides
  • Latania verschaffeltii
  • Livistonia benthamii
  • Livistonia chinensis
  • Livistonia australis
  • Livistonia marieae
  • Nannorrhops ritchiana
  • Parajubaea torally var. microcarpa
  • Parajubaea torally var. torally
  • Phoenix canariensis
  • Phoenix dactilifera
  • Phoenix reclinata
  • Phoenix roebelenii
  • Pseudophoenix sargentii
  • Pseudophoenix vinifera
  • Pritchardia hillebrandii
  • Pritchardia pacifica
  • Ptychosperma elegans
  • Ptychosperma macarthurii
  • Ptychosperma salomonense
  • Raphia farinifera
  • Ravenea rivularis
  • Ravenea xerophyla
  • Rhapis excelsa
  • Roystonea oleracea
  • Roystonea regia
  • Serenoa repens
  • Syagrus romanzoffiana
  • Syagrus schizophylla
  • Trachicarpus wagnerianus
  • Trachycarpus takil
  • Trithrinax brasilensis
  • Thrinax sp
  • Veitchia joannis
  • Veitchia arecina
  • Wallichia densiflora
  • Woodyetia bifurcata
  • Sabal mauritiiformis
  • Sabal palmetto
  • Sabal yapa

The collection of palm trees is impressive Maspalomas Palmetum is very interesting.