We ship some of our plants with bare roots, without any soil or subtrate. We do this only for the species that can stand this process. Bare-rooted plants are much lighter, so shipping is cheaper. Just be prepared to pot them up when you receive your order. Most succulent plants, bromeliads, banana trees, and heliconias are shipped with no soil: bare-rooted or as rootless cuttings.
Potted in soil mixture
Some of our plants will be shipped in their pots, with substrate. We will often use peat, perlite or other "artificial" soil-less substrates, in order to meet the phyosanitary requirements of the European Union. Most fruit trees, shrubs and palms will be shipped in their pots.
We are not a seed-selling company. Our main business is living plants but we offer seeds too. Our seeds are always clean and fresh. If we store them, we test germination every few months to be sure that our customer will receive a good product.
Cuttings are the easiest way to reproduce some plants. We only send cuttings if we know that they are easy to root. In our catalog you will find cuttings of different types of succulent plants and also of sugar canes. Provide a warm environment to make them root and grow.
We ship packs of dry leaves of a few plant species. This is because our customers want to use them as herbal teas or spices. Our dry leaves are grown in organic conditions and always selected manually.
This is the highest category of protection in the CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). All plant species listed in CITES I will need special paperwork to be sold/purchased. We will do it for you!
CITES II is the second highest level of protection for endangered plant species. CITES is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. All plant species listed in CITES II can be sent to Europe with no special paperwork but they will need some permits to be exported out of Europe. We will do it for you!
-5 to 0ºC, 0 to 15ºC, etc.
This is roughly the minimum winter temperature that this species can stand. This datum will give you a general idea, but be careful: Plant hardiness is related to much more than temperature. For example, a large, established specimen can take much more cold than a juvenile tender plant of the same species. Many succulent plant are native to desert areas and will take more cold if kept dry, while they will easily rot in cold-and-wet conditions.
Africa and Madagascar
African plants include lots of succulent species from the drier areas. In our catalog you will find many Aloes, Crassulaceae, Mesembs and Sansevierias: all originating from this part of the world. Other African ornamentals include the well-known bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia) and the african cycads, chiefly in the genus Encephalartos. African food plants include coffee and tamarind.
Asia is a continent with a surprising diversity of plants. Canarius offers many asian fruit trees and ornamental plants. Most species of Cycas are Asian. All mangos and most bananas originated in tropical Asia. Other asian fruit trees include lychee, longan, jackfruit and carambola or star-fruit.
Many plant families and genera are restricted to America. For example cacti, agaves, bromeliads and most Heliconias are native to Northern and South America. American cycads are typically represented by the genus Zamia. American fruit trees include papaya, cashew, passion fruits, mamey, cocoa and pitahaya or dragon fruit.
Europe is not a tropical area but the Mediterranean has contributed to tropical horticolture with many species. European fruit trees are figs and pomegranates. European palms include the Mediterranean Fan Palm and Canary date palm.
Australia, New Guinea and the neighbouring pacific islands contain the most incredible life of the world. Some highly ornamental Palms and Heliconias are native to this area. Food plants from Oceania include Sugar Cane, Macadamia nuts, many types of Bananas, taro roots, breadfruit trees and more.
Plant families are groups of species closely related together. They are given latin names but most have a common name too. "Famous" plant families are the Palms (Arecaceae), the Cacti (Cactaceae), the Bromeliads (Bromeliaceae), the Cycads (Cycadaceae) and so on.
This species can take Full Sun. It is adapted to the highest light levels and will hardy get scorched if correctly watered.
This plant species can be grown in intermediate conditions. Not in full scorching sun, not in the deepest shade. It should receive some filtered sun or a few hours of sunlight each day.
This plant species loves shade so it can be grown in a bright room, by a window or under a tree. It can take a few hours of sun everyday but not much more.
Different plants will bloom in different times of the year. Some species are very precise and will bloom each year in the same months. Other plants in turn, will bloom during a whole season or "througout the warm months".
This is a rough indication of the final size that a species can eventually attain. Of course, it will give you a general idea, but environmental conditions can change this datum. For example, the same plant species will grow much taller in an area with more rain and less wind and much shorter in harsher conditions.
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To avoid any delays and loss of parcels due to excess postal transit in December, all orders received after November 15th will be sent during the last two weeks of January