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 small, frost-hardy agave is a non-hybrid clone selected in cultivation, with enhanced colours. Leaves are darker, with a paler central stripe, all is glossy and the leaf margins are almost white. It is frost resistant to -15 C or more if kept dry!
Ornamental Agave with very blue leaves, as blue as a "gas flame". It is a cross between Agave shawii and Agave attenuata, obtained in the 1960’s. It is frost-resistant just as A. shawii, while it keeps the smooth elegance of the more tropical A.attenuata.
This plant produces huge leaves that can attain 1,5 in a short time. It is a must for tropical-looking gardens but it can take quite a few degrees of frost. It grows well in the coastal mediterranean, with wind protection and abundat water. The stem has some itchy sap but it is edible if cooked for a long time.
Robust plant, 30-40 cm, 1 kg, field-grown in full sun. This is the famous Aloe vera, known for holding healthy properties. The tips of the tall flower spikes are edible. Leaves are green-glaucous to pink-copper. Takes light frost if kept dry.
This is a cool-growing species of Alpinia, which is possibly the frost-hardiest in the genus. It is similar to Alpinia zerumbet, but shorter in stature with wavier leaf margins. Our rhizomes are uprooted from adult, blooming, mother plants. This ginger is also used medicinally.
Easy-to-grow species of voodoo lily, native to the Yunnan Province of China. Leafstalks are mottled in grey spots, and leaves are glossy. The inflorescence is ivory-white. This "dwrf white voodoo lily" is one of the cold-hardiest in the genus Amorphophallus. 4-5 cm, Will bloom in 1 year.
Hard-to-find Japanese selection of "variegated" Aspidistra. It is not striped: each leaf develops a cream white "shade" in the upper part of the blade. Aspidistras make excellent pot plants for shade. They can live indoors or outdoors as they can take real frost.
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This is a wild-collected clone of an uncommon frost-hardy bromeliad, which is suitable to temperate to cool-tropical conditions. It has beautiful arching silvery leaves, finely toothed and forms tight clumps , bearing delicate flowers with showy pink bracts.
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