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"Hardy Elephant Ear" is a species of Alocasia that can take cold much better than others. It is native to high elevations in New Guinea. Leaf blades reach only 30-40 cm but they are purple-coppery beneath. It is fast growing, it does not require hot conditions and will sprout back after mild frost.
All purpose spinach, but also an ornamental groundcover or climber for shady, wet places. Basella alba grows fast in hot, humid and lightly shaded conditions. Leaves can be picked continuosly and are often eaten lightly cooked, as a spinach.
Wow! "Qué será", Whatever will be will be, is a supershowy, fiercely spined bromeliad suitable for non-tropical climates. Its leaves have cream-yellow stripes on dark green with pink hues. It is not too large and eventually produces a spectacular red inflorescence. It is remarkably hardy to light frosts.
Pink flowered form of an easy, creeping species, often used as a ground cover. It has beautiful glaucous leaves, triangular in section. Abundant bright flowers in winter, spectacular. It grows wild in the Ceres Karoo in a winter rainfall area. Protect from heavy frost .
This Australian Erythrina is incredibly attractive shrub to small tree, with unmistakeable bat-wing trifoliate leaves. It is graceful and easy to grow. It grows in dey areas and develops a thick base: a caudex which grows very thick both underground and above ground. It is suitable to pot colture and the caudex can be exposed as a potted "bonsai".
Spectacular red-leaved Heliconia, with compact upright growth. Blooms are not as showy as in other heliconias but leaves have incredible golden-reddish colours, showing green only in full shade. The classic bold foliage of tropical Asian gardens.