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 Oxalis comes from an area in Chile with scarce winter rainfall, dry summers and abundant humidity in the air. It is a shrub, 1-2 m tall and ocasionally more, with succulent trifoliate leaves and abundant bright yellow flowers. Oxalis gigantea is the largest species in the genus. It is slow growing and long leaved.
NEW!- Branched, Cont.= 8,5 cm. Mexican succulent with blue waxy leaves and pink flowers. It grows wild on cliffs or on tree branches in Hidalgo, at about 1200 m. Stems creep to 50-70 in lenght. It takes light dry frosts and tested ok at -4 C in the U.K.
"Egg-bearing thick-plant", that is what the latin name means. This Pachyphytum is especially beautiful with prostate stems with compact rosettes made of large "egg-shaped" white leaves that can turn to brown, grey or jade depending on sun exposure and season.
Bromeliads are ornamental plants of tropical origin. Few species are cold-hardy, even freeze, as Bromeliads. Due to they are uncommon and very cold-hardy, on Canarius.com we propose Bromeliads as: Deuterocohnia chlorantha, Aechmea blumenavii, Hechtia tillandsioides or Billbergia sp. Succulent.
Choicy Hardy Perennials are small plants (sometimes very different among them) with a foliage very showy and green that present a great variety of resources to survive a long time. Some clear examples of this plant category are: Agave Americana medio-picta, Aspidistra asahi, Aechmea blumenavii or Pleioblastus Pygmaeus.
We are specialists in exotic tropical fruit trees, but we also grow and offer some fruit trees which are not tropical at all and can take frost. For example: Almonds tree, Persimmons and also some Canarian cultivars of Fig Trees are perfectly suited for Mediterranean to Temperate climates.
Bromeliads are small plants with extraordinary beauty, easy to raise. They generally use to grow above unstable situations (branches or stones). That’s why they get used to potted plant so quick. There are around 3.000 species of Bromeliads. Most of them are tropical. However, there are some plants that come from clod places. On Canarius, we offer some...
"Sweet granadilla" is a high-elevation passion fruit from the Andes. It does well in cool climates and can fruit even in countries with short, cool summers. It does not like frost but it can sprout back from the roots or it can be pruned and protected.
"Elkhorn ferns" or "staghorn ferns" naturally grow on tree trunks as epiphytes. This species is native to Oceania and tolerates almost-freezing temperatures, so it can be grown outdoors in sheltered areas of the Mediterranean. We offer a large multi-headed plant grown in a hanging basket. If you divide it, you can make 2 or 3 large plants and a few more...
Pygmy bamboo is one of the smallest bamboos, and its leaves are also very small. It will quickly form a very nice carpet in the garden. It is one of the best of the dwarf bamboos for use as a bonsai. This species is similar to Pleioblastus distichus, but its leaves do not display the fern-like leaf grouping.
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