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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.

Jardín Félix – A private home garden in the mountains of Tenerife

Canarius | Friday April 30th, 2010 |

This garden is named Jardín Félix was started on a plot of wasteland in Igueste, a village in the Anaga mountains in Tenerife. Created by Phil Inkelberghe in 2005-2006 and wonderfully maintained by Thierry Jacoby.

The video shows how the garden was started from abandoned land, invaded by wild Opuntia cactus. Stone walls and rockeries were built and now a beautiful garden flourishes. There are palmssucculent plantstropical fruit trees, and native canarian species.

Some plant species shown in this video of this home garden in the Canary Islands:

  • Euphorbia
  • Yucca
  • Aeonium
  • Kleinia nerifolia
  • Phoenix canariensis (Canary Island
  • Aloe vera in bloom
  • Monadenium
  • Aloe ferox
  • Coccoloba uvifera (Seagrape)
  • Musa (Banana)
  • Mangifera (Mango)
  • Dracaena draco