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.
This is the real vanilla for your kitchen. It is a climbing orchid that can eventually bloom and set fruits holding the fabulous aroma. The plant is quite ornamental with opposite, regular leaves. Grows in dappled su
A close relative of papaya, this exciting plant was domesticated in the Andes at high elevation, where frost is common. Good tasting fruits! A must for tropical fruit lovers living in colder climates.
Deciduous relative of domestic papayas. Fruits are 2-5 cm long, sweet and juicy, quite nice to eat. It is easy to grow in harsh, mediterranean conditions as it takes drought and some cold too. With age it will form a "fat" trunk.
Low shrub native to coastal eastern Australia, with white to pale-lilac flowers. It is very tough and grows on cliffs right next to the ocean. The neatly whorled leaves and all-year flowering make it very popular in cultivation. Frost tolerance, once established to about -5 C.
Pack of two corms or stem sections - Elephant-ear plan with edible stems and corms. In this cultivar petioles and leaf veins are green. It loves water and can be grown in ponds or buckets as well as in regular pots with damp soil.
Pack of two corms or stem sections. Showy plant with large triangular leaves and edible corms, called malanga or taro. Petioles and leaf veins are dark purple. It loves water and can be grown in ponds or buckets as well as in regular pots with damp soil. This is the true wild type, raised from seeds some years ago, originally called Xanthosoma violaceum.
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