This is our selection of plants that can stand some cold. Some will only resist to cool weather and light frost, but some others will take hard frost in colder climates. They are all very different but they deserve to be tried because all these tropical-looking plants have non tropical requirements. They will surely thrive outdoors in coastal Mediterranean climates or in a mildly heated greenhouse where frost does not occur.
This is our selection of extraordinary plants. They are all very different and somehow unusual. There are air plants, red bananas, living stones, plants with black leaves, zig-zag cacti and all types of eye-catching plants and conversation pieces.
Variegated Plants have striped or spotted leaves with attractive colours. Variegation in plants occurs for many reasons. Most commonly it is a genetic mistake that occasionally appears in nature. A white variegation is the result of a plant's inability to produce any pigment in that area. A lesser production of the pigment chlorophyll will allow orange, yellow and light green colors to appear, or even shades of pink, red and purple. These plants are slower than their green relatives and often more expensive. We offer Variegated Agaves, Variegated Aspidistras, Variegated Bromeliads and lots of Variegated Succulents.
In this plant section, we group together those plants which are adapted to arid or drought conditions. Normally, the majority of these species, grown in dry conditions, are waxy, succulent, hairy, sticky, needle-like and even, smaller than the rest.
In Drought Resistant Plants you can find any species with these features: Pithecellobium dulce, Ruta graveolens, Syzygium cordatum, Tamarindus indica and so on.
This caudex ant-plant is an epiphytic plant that develop a huge chambered stem, providing shelter for some species of ants.In turn, these ant-plants, or myrmecophytes, receive nutrients and protection from the ants. The caudex of Hydnophytum moseleyanum can get quite large, up to 20-40 cm in diameter, and the bark is grey and smooth (much like the one of...
This is the famous variegated noni, found in the Fiji. This botanical variety makes an outstanding shrub with snow-white splashed foliage. Each new pair of leaves is a new surprise. Fruits are smaller and rounder than those of the usual noni, variety citrifolia.
Stable variegated clone of the ever popular 'Dwarf Nam Wah', also known as 'Dwarf Pisang Awak'- Stripes occur in different width and tones. It is not a real dwarf. but a a semi-dwarf banana, with more-than-excellent fruits which are very popular in SE Asia and Australia.
Giant leaved aroid with glossy deep green leaves - one of the simplest and most beautilful of all. It slowly climbs on huge trees but it can be kept low and it will creep on the ground. It loves hot and wet conditions but it is adaptable to harsher, sunny seaside locations as well as indoors.
This all-white wooly Senecio is native to the Little Karroo of South Africa. Senecio haworthii is renown for its cold hardiness as it takes short frosts to -6 C. 'Mont Blanc' is a select clone which is a stouter and whiter than the typical species.
A moss-like plant not related to mosses at all. Spanish Moss grows on trees in America, with no roots at all. It is Gray when dry and light green when wet, it hangs from tree branches and grows easily. This "Air Plant" can take short freezes to about -6 C.
Trachycarpus latisectus is one of the most attractive palms in this frost-hardy genus. Its leaves have exceptionally wide segments and a thick, ringed trunk, coated with reddish-brown fibers when young. We offer some fantastic tall adult specimes which are seldom found in Europe.
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