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New packs of fruit trees directly from Tenerife

Canarius | Friday September 4th, 2015 |

Packs-from-Canarius In our online store, Canarius, we take into account the importance of a good service regarding to our customers. That’s why, we have created different packs focused on several kinds of species; from subtropical palms or showy flowers to fruit trees. We love what we do! That’s a fact. For that reason, we don’t resign ourselves to cultivate some species… we want all of them! Below, we present some of our packs with plants belonging to the same family. In this case, we are going to make reference to fruit trees cultivated by Canarius:

  • Superfood-Fruit-TreesSuperfood Fruit Trees: As every plant lover knows, fruit trees produce fruit as foodstuff for people. However, there are some cases where the tree produces what is known as “superfood”, unique pieces such as Dwarf Red BananaPunica granatum or Kasturi (a sort of Mango). These special fruits are especially beneficial for health; they have more vitamins and useful compounds. The truth is that “superfood” is a recent term used to name any food which is very rich in nutrients for health.
  • Hardy Fruit Trees: It is clear that we are specialists in exotic tropical fruit trees, but we also grow and offer some fruit trees that are not tropical at all and can withstand frost. For instance, Almonds trees, Persimmons and some Canarian cultivars of Fig Trees are perfectly suited to Mediterranean to Temperate climates.
  • Subtropical-Fruit-TreesSubtropical Fruit Trees: Depending on the weather, there is a great variety of this sort of trees. In our online store, we have some examples of subtropical fruit tree; some of the most exotic species that are able to grow in cold areas. Places where Tropical trees can’t grow due to its own features. These trees produce fruits as the well-known banana Orinoco or Topocho, Spanish variety of Japanese or Chinese plum, Custard apple or the commonly known Guava tree.

Would you like to take advantage of our packs? Visit our online shop and choose your favourite one!

Red Leaf Palm, put colour in your life!

Canarius | Wednesday July 15th, 2015 |

chambeyronia-macrocarpa-red-leaf-palmIf you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind rare species then you want the Flame Thrower Palm. From Canarius we would like to introduce this beautiful palm. This is one of the most beautiful palms in the world. It is native to the forests of New Caledonia, the luscious island of New Caledonia is east of Australia and north of New Zealand, where it occurs from sea level to over 1.000 m. Formally recognized, there are only two species of Chambeyronia, a genus of striking beauty for New Caledonia. That kind includes Chambeyronia macrocarpa, which family is Arecaceae. Their common names are: the Flame Thrower Palm is also known as Red Feather Palm, Red Leaf Palm, Blushing Palm, Watermelon Palm.This species is from wet mountainous areas below the height of 800 meters. The name Chambeyronia honors Charles-Marie Chambeyron who lived from 1827 – 1891. He was part of the French Navy and assisted in the mapping of the coast of New Caledonia.


Chambeyronia macrocarpa grows to 15 m tall and is found in the understory of rainforest. The solitary stem has rings at regular intervals along it, which are the scars left where leaves were attached that have now fallen. Large feather palm to about 20m, with a spectacular, bright red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. Seeds are red and very large, thus the species name of “macrocarpa”. Although most Chambeyronia only throw two to three new leaves a year, each one is special. This is because they emerge with a gorgeous red color. This red varies from a deep, burgundy wine purple through all intermediate colors to an intense pink.

They can resist temperatures down to 25 degrees. These exotic and rare cold hardy plants thrive in a well-drained, moist climate with full sun to light shade. Don´t forget! It requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings, Water regularly; do not overwater. Easy to grow. Do you want to make a home feel like home by giving you the feel of nature? .You can choose inside or out? The Flame Thrower Palm is a wonderful specimen that you must have in whether it is in your home, office, or garden!


Did you know the medicinal uses of Alpinia nutans?

Canarius | Thursday June 11th, 2015 |

false-cardamon-alpinia-nutans The truth is that from Canarius, we love plants due to a great variety of reasons. Although one of the most important of them is their use, as medicine. In this case, we are going to talk about a species that is used medicinally: Alpinia nutans. The wrong called Amomum cardamomun or Cardamon, whose origin is Southeast Asian, belongs to Ginger family. Alpinia nutans is a cool-growing species of Alpinia which has several medicinal uses: to control hypertension, as a diuretic, antifungal or antiulcer. In countries such as Japan, this plant is used as food preservative. Alpinia nutans also helps to relieve headache or flu. Likewise, in some places (Brazil), its essential oil is used to control hypertension or heart diseases. Moreover, the plant is considered as an important stomach protector too.

alpinia-nutans-(1) Concerning its characteristics, Alpinia nutans is possibly the frost-hardiest in the genus. It is similar to Alpinia zerumbet, but shorter in stature with wavier leaf margins. Flowers are equally beautiful! It usually takes a few years before flowering and then it does it regularly. Our rhizomes are uprooted from adult, blooming, mother plants. Anyway, on Canarius we count on a great number of flowering plants in the family Zingiberaceae, the well-known Ginger family: Alpinia purpurata or Alpinia zerumbet Variegata, among others. Take a look on our plants online store and buy whatever you need (or you want). We sell strong, field-grown, rhizomes with at least two “eyes” (active growing points). Some will have roots or leaves, some will not. There will be some variation according to the time of the year, because growth is seasonal. Rhizomes are individually wrapped in moist perlite or sphagnum. Turn into a healthy person and buy your Alpinia nutans right now. You can discover a world without pills and full of natural feelings. However, you must be fast, because you’ve already got the last one…

Hoya australis, the perfect aromatic and indoor plant

Canarius | Friday May 22nd, 2015 |

Hoya_australis_On Canarius.com, we are aware of you are a real plant lover. That’s why we are going to write about a special plant today: Hoya australis. This is a lovely Australian native plant, commonly well-known as wax flower. Hoya australis is found on rainforest margins and rocky areas, with white fragrant blooms. Furthermore, it is easy to grow and somehow cold-tolerant, even though it does better if protected from frost. The five recognized subspecies of this plant are in Papua New Guinea, Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales (and on canarius.com now). Although there are a great variety of other species of Hoya found in tropical areas too: China, India and Indonesia. Hoya australis produces fragrant flowers, above all in the evenings or at night, making them popular indoor species. That’s to say, a great house plant to keep inside, applying finishing touches with a natural environment. Likewise, the leaves are thick, succulent and almost round in shape, growing up to 9cm across. In this sense, this kind of Australian plant needs well-drained, but not necessarily especially fertile soil to grow in. They will tolerate a few weeks of drought but they are sensitive to frost and cold weather in general. Moreover, very little pruning is required, except on older plants which may need cutting back to rejuvenate the vine.


In our online store we count on this kind of species: Hoya australis. In the same way, on Canarius.com, we offer a rooted plant (often sent bare-rooted). Anyway, if you want to learn more about we ship, visit our website and take a look to our pictures. Would you like to keep an aromatic essence at home? Would you like to decorate a living room, even a garden? You are in the right place! Buy Hoya australis with just a few clicks. In addition, we’ve got more subspecies of Hoya. Take a look!

Aloe ericetorum has come to our online store!

Canarius | Wednesday May 20th, 2015 |

aloe-ericetorum1 In our online store, Canarius.com, we have brought new sort of plants for every plant lover, such as Aloe: a succulent plant with a rosette of thick tapering leaves and bell-shaped or tubular flowers on long stems. Aloe is native to the Old World. However, there is a great variety of Aloe plants and, in this case, we will talk about Aloe ericetorum. This variety of aloe belongs to the botanical family: Xanthorrhoeaceae. Moreover, it is small, without a trunk, with grey leaves (sometimes, light-green too) and forms a rosette of narrow leaves. The inflourescences are slightly branched, but hold yellow flowers at the tips. It is a solitary aloe with thick grey leaves and round “heads” of yellow flowers.

As usual, aloe plants are bred with great results on sunny hillsides. Generally found in rocky or stony places from the Old World; in most of Africa, Madagascar and in parts of Asia. Aloe ericetorum grows on sandy soils in a small location in Central Madagascar, north of Andilamena. Coming from an inland, highland area, it can withstand cold (unlike similar plants). That’s why this kind of herbaceous is a perfect option for those who live in cold areas (minimum winter temperature: 0Cº to 10Cº). In Canarius.com, we count on Aloe ericetorum and (surely) we can send it directly to your home. In this sense, we offer a 15-20 cm plant with the serenity of knowing that we are always shipping hundreds of parcels to many different countries. Do you want to have at home an Aloe ericetorum? Make your purchase!

Nuts of the Macadamia tree

Canarius | Thursday March 19th, 2015 |


Macadamia tetraphylla is an excellent Australian nut, able to grow in coastal Meditarranean climates, subtropical climates and tropical climates. Some of other common names are: Poppel nut, Prickly macadamia or Rough-shelled queensland nut. food-crop-macadamia The leaves are quite ornamental, deep green with serrated margins. Flushes of juvenile foliage are yellow, red or maroon for a while. It has long, pendent creamy pink to purple flowers, followed by woody rounded fruits that contain the edible nut. Macadamia nuts provides cardiovascular benefits and attributes due to the presence of the fatty acids Omega-3 (healthy fats which help our nervous system). Furthermore, in order to enjoy an optimal and normal level of cholesterol, it is essential to maintain a care lifestyle with healthy diets. maca flowersThat’s why, we could include all sort of nuts in those diets, such as Macadamia nuts. Above all, because its nutrients have a high content in healthy fats. To sum up, a balanced consumption of these food crops could help so that “bad cholesterol” in the blood was reduced to recommended levels. The expensive, sought after nuts are a real delicacy, ripen before Christmas. Macadamia nuts are the only edible crop in the Proteaceae family and also the first modern Australian native food crop.  And as we have already stated, Macadamia nuts contain approximately 86% of monounsaturated fatty acids, known to reduce cholesterol in the blood.

From now on, you can buy a Macadamia tree with Canarius through “an only click”. Moreover, we ship worldwide, directly to your home. Visit our on-line store and see pictures of our plants (as for instance, Macadamia tetraphylla) on the packing desk and learn more about what plants we ship. Taste Macadamia nuts and follow a healthy lifestyle!

Coffea arabica, coffee from the plant to your cup

Canarius | Thursday March 5th, 2015 |

coffea-arabica-local-canarian-cafeto-coffee Would you like to have freshly made coffee at home? If you are a born lover of this popular drink, obtained from ground and toasted seeds, Coffea arabica could be the greatest discovery for you. Well-known as plant of coffee, it deals of a bush, coming from rubiaceae’s family from countries like Ethiopy or Yemen. Coffea arabica is the best species focused on coffee growing, obtained from its toasted seeds. This natural product, which is worldwide commercialised, contains properties that are both diuretic and stimulant. Moreover, its principal component (caffeine) is clearly an exciting substance for our central nervous system (psychic and neuromuscular). One of the most well-known tale about the discovery of coffee (the third more beverage consumed by people, after water and tea) is the story about a shepherd and his goats. In the moment when the flock started being more active, the man discovered that the animals had ingested small, round and red fruits, similar to small cherries. Coffea-Arabica-pictureCoffee arabica‘s fruit is a kind of berry with round shape and a pulpy lining. During its ripening, it becomes green to yellow and then red. These small fruits contain less caffeine than other species sold worldwide. We see for ourselves, during its flowering, the flowers are gathered around in bouquet under the leafs. The flowers of this plant of coffee are white with five petals, simulating a star. Its smell is too similar to gardenias. With regard to its cultivation, it should be pointed out that the land with volcanic ash is the best one to get good quality of bean, as well as light and stable temperatures. That is why we can find this sort of rubiaceae (Coffea arabica) in the Canary Islands. Such as in our cultivated field, located in Macizo de Anaga (Tenerife). In this sense, with luck and patience, you will be able to get your own homemade coffee, toasting the seeds in the oven. Do not forget that in our online store, Canarius, we offer a branched plant and ready to blom and fruit in a year or so.

Dwarf Red Banana, the great unknown…

Canarius | Thursday February 26th, 2015 |


Banana is one of the most important crops which takes part of staple diet for millions of people around the world. Moreover, it is a strong source of income for producing countries, as well as for local and international markets. In this regard, there is a great diversity of bananas with different sizes (small, medium and large), colours and flavours, depending mostly on their genetic origin, but also on cultivation methods, soil types and climate. Most varieties originated in the far past by chance as seedless natural hybrids, from seeded wild ancestors. These seedless banana trees were kept in cultivation by people during centuries. Then spontaneous mutations occurred during cultivation and brought more and more diversity, with useful dwarf forms or more fruitful types. Recently, the first genetically modified banana trees have been also produced.


Exceptional case with yellow stripes

In this case, we are going to talk about a sort of fruit: the Red Banana (Musa cv. Figue Rose Naine), an Asian traditional variety, selected thousands of years ago due to its quality and its resistance to diseases caused by virus, bacteria, insects or fungi. This fruit is dark violet during the first part of the ripening process, but once it is fully ripe, it becomes two-toned (red and yellow). A colour that dominates in leaves and stems. Many people think that the Dwarf Red Banana (Musa CV. Figue Rose Naine) is much more aromatic and tastier than the classic yellow banana which we can often buy in the market: Cavendish. Fruits are also thicker and the flesh of this variety of banana is rose, rich in vitamins and tasty. Furthermore, it is very rich in provitamin A, almost 20 times more than a typical yellow banana. On the other hand, we must take into account that it is excellent if eaten warm, due to its flavour features from the pinkish flesh.

Red stem of a dwarf red banana in Tenerife

Red stem of a “dwarf red”

Coming from the botanical family Musaceae, this dwarf banana tree, as the name implies, Naine, is shorter than a normal banana tree, but stouter. A showy red colour is present in most parts of the plant, such as the leaf midrib or the whole stem, more accurately called a “pseudo-stem”. Red banana trees are regular producers but their fruit bunches are much shorter than bunches of commercial bananas. A lower yield means a higher price, so red bananas are indeed sold as delicacies in the world markets. In spite of its Asian origin, the name Figue Rose Naine was given in the French Caribbean island of Martinica. A name that coincides with the height of the plant (3 – 4 m) which is, short, strong and robust. These dwarf types of bananas can be grown in large containers and will do better than tall types. They can even be grown as indoor plants but they will not set fruit if direct sunlight is not provided. It is necessary to protect this banana tree from low temperatures (> 8º C), specially the youngest plants. Nowadays, this kind of banana is reproduced in vitro and grown on a commercial small-scale in the Canary Islands, where our online store Canarius: Anaga Market, is located, in the island of Tenerife. —- Right after, we present an infography about the main kinds of bananas: Bananas-infography1

New Sections and Selections in the Plant Shop, in January 2013

Canarius | Thursday December 27th, 2012 |

We just uploaded many new products and lots of pictures.  Even more will follow in the next future, before Spring.  We had to create some new sections in the store, in order to accomodate the new species.

Disocactus ackermannii

Sansevieria ehrenbergii

There are two new “Sections” for Epiphytic Cacti and Sansevierias. They will grow much larger in the next months.

Plumeria - Seedlings of Kahei Nani  - Pack of 2 Plants   Plumeria - Seedlings of Kahei Nani  - Pack of 2 Plants

Epiphytic Cacti – NEW !   Sansevieria – NEW !

We also created five “Selections” of Cold-hardy Plants, Unusual Plants and Indoor Plants. There you will find species of all types, picked from other sections because of their features.

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Plumeria - Seedlings of Kahei Nani  - Pack of 2 Plants Plumeria - Seedlings of Kahei Nani  - Pack of 2 Plants


In the next few months before Spring we will add many more plants, so these new sections and selections will grow a lot larger. You will also find a whole new section of aquatic plants for ponds, including many Nymphaea and Lotus.

A Variegated Neoregelia

Hardy Bromeliads for Outdoor Conditions

Canarius | Tuesday October 19th, 2010 |

Bromeliads, or Bromeliaceae, are highly appreciated plants because of their incredible colours and inflorescences, and their ease of growth in pots.

  • Garden Centers througout the world sell floppy-leaved hybrids with green leaves.
  • Canarius on the internet offers tough-leaved species with colourful leaves, grown in the Canary Islands.

Neoregelia chlorosticta blooming with yellow and red leaves

Floppy leaved, green bromeliads

  • Taxonomy: These plants often belong to the genera Guzmania and Vriesea
  • Conditions: They come from humid forest environments. They grow well in low light, sheltered conditions. They are sensitive to wind, drought, sunlight and temperature shocks. They are good for the terrarium.
  • Where: in the greenhouse, terrarium, sheltered patio.

Tough-leaved, colourful bromeliads

  • Taxonomy: Most of them belong to the genera Aechmea, Billbergia and Neoregelia.
  • Conditions: They grow well in non-tropical climates. They like temperature changes and can better stand outdoors conditions in general. They seldom burn in the hottest sun, they stand wind very well. Many of the tough-leaved Bromeliaceae are resistant to occasional frosts, without any damage. They will always tolerate drought for days or even weeks. Most of our species will thrive outdoors in mediterranean climates, with minimal protection.
  • Where: In the garden, sunny patio, balcony or terrace, being Subtropical and Mediterranean to Warm Temperate. They can be kept in your home during the colder months.

Aechmea lueddemanniana is a stiff-leaved bromeliaceae with long lasting flowes and fruits.


Our Shop

Please visit the Bromeliad Section of our Shop and check back often, because we offerent different bromeliads at different times of the year. We ship bromeliads to anywhere in Europe. Our bromeliads are already growing in many European countries, such as Spain, Ireland, Italy, Poland, and Germany. All bromeliads in catalogue are sold as bare-rooted “pups”, which are the robust basal suckers produced after blooming. Our pups are very easy to root – some will already show some roots when you open the box.

Aechmea triangularis with dark leaf tips before blooming

All bromeliads in catalogue are sold as bare-rooted “pups”, which are the robust basal suckers produced after blooming. Our pups are very easy to root – some will already show some roots when you open the box.