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.
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...
Native to Southern Eruope from about 200 to 2800 m, it has neat stolinferous rosettes with a red hue, and ciliate ("Hairy") leaf margins. It naturally grows in rocky outcrops and cliffs, but it became well known in ancient times since it was typically found on roofs, hence the name "tectorum", meaning "of the roofs"
This is a nice wild form of the popular semi-succulent gesneriad named Sinningia speciosa. It has almost-white flowers with dark throat and some mauve on the tube, Leaves are also nice with the typical velvety touch and pale veins contrasting with the much darker leaf blade.
This solitary palm is a very elegant tree with dark green arching leaves and a ringed trunk with a wide base. It does well in windy coastal conditions. Syagrus amara is the only Syagrus native to the Caribbean Islands and not to South America and has the largest seeds in the genus,
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.
Airplant from cool areas in South America, experiencing frosts. This grey leaved Tillandsia branches prolifically and grow downwards, forming a cascade of fine grey leaves. It can be grown epiphytically, even hanging from a wire. We offer a branched plant
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