Fruit, Herbs & Medicinal plants are focused on getting a better health. In this section, each type of plant produce healthy effects, both fruit trees (Feijoa, Pineapple, Fina de Jete...) and plants for health, such as Graviola, Aloe vera, Callisia fragrans...
In the normal metabolism of all living beings, the organism produces some substances from nutrients latent in the environment; some of these chemicals are part of the process in all (or almost) sort of species. Normally, the useful compounds are concentrated in some of its parts: leaves, seeds, flowers...
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The Canary Islands are a paradise for exotic fruits and we offer the largest selection in Europe of tropical fruit trees. Canarius ships many cultivars of mango, papaya, lychee and sugar cane; and also the more uncommon species such as carambola, longan, noni and the real cacao tree. Only the best varieties are propagated and grafted onto stronger rootstocks. Tropical fruit trees do better in warm areas but many will also thrive in mediterranean climates, where mango, avocado and lychee can survive light frosts and fruit regularly.
In this section we gathered those plants that are said to have a positive effect on health. These species belong to different plant families and different areas of the world. The diversity of human culture has learnt to live with the diversity of plants and some species became therapeutical or medicinal. Some, like Aloe vera grow in sunny and dry conditions and can live in a small pot. Some others will become large trees and need space and time to grow. Remember to be careful, not all these plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten or applied to the skin.
"Hapai" in Polynesian languague means pregnant, because this cane has "bellies, as the internodes are swollen. This is an ancient cultivar of Sugarcane.
Pack of two super-thick cuttings ready to sprout. Yellow stemmed cultivar we got in San Andres, Anaga. This type is widespread in the Canary Islands.
Pack of two super-thick cuttings ready to sprout. Stems are yellow-pink with abundant white wax, giving the name Caña Blanca (White Cane). Sugar cane attains 3-5 m (9-15 ft) and grows in tropical to warm Mediterranean climates.
Traditional Cuban sugar cane, often planted in family orchards.
"Red earth sugarcane" in Polynesian languague is one of the most beautiful cultivars of this useful crop. Stems and leaves grow in a in a wide range of hues, from purple to black, coated with a white shiny wax, increasing the black-and-white contrast.
Big shoots, 50-60cm tall - Vigorous species, widely distributed in Central-Southern Africa. It has larger tall flat leaves, marked with pale green spots and a red margin. It likes shade and grows indoors. Traded in Africa as a medicinal plant.
The Soap Tree, Soapberry or 'jaboncillo' is is a tree native to the Americas and some Pacific Islands. The fruit occur in large pyramidal clusters at the ends of branches and it is very soapy. You can actually wash your hands by simply rubbing the fruits! It is very easy to grow, also in pots, and can easily take short, light frost so it is suitable for...
This is the WHITE form of Chayote, an edible fruit belonging to the gourd family, native to Mexico. It is a fast-growing sprawling vine that will bear lots of fruits in less than one year.We offer a pack of two large sprouting fruits. These fruits-seeds sprout like coconuts, half-buried. This is the white form.
40-60 cm tall plants - Elegant, impressive shrub with edible fruits and huge velvety leaves, dark green with purple fuzz, up to 50 cm wide! Lulo originated in the Andes at high elevation. It is fast growing and likes cool conditions of 10-25 C but it is frost sensitive. Our plants will set fruits in a few months. cool conditions of 10-25 C but it is...
Shrub to medium size tree from South Africa to Mozambique. It has a very dense foliage and edible purple-black sweet fruits, very rich in anti-oxidants. It stands harsh conditions and grows in Mediterranean to Tropical conditions.
Rose-apple bears incredibly aromatic fruits, scented "as a rose". It is a small tree native to tropical Asia. It fruit outdoors in coastal mediterranean climates. It can also be potted, pruned back and protected in winter and will grow back and fruit in a short time.
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