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 new palm was described in from southern Ryukyu Islands of Japan. It is similar to the beautiful Arenga engleri from Taiwan but it is probably more cold-tolerant. It is also smaller, with shorter and thicker stems, to 2m and 20cm diameter, and leaves to just 2m long. Slow, but frost-resistant, to about -7 C!
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.
NEW!Aspidistra sichuanensis 'Ginga' is most always sold in the trade as Aspidistra 'Milky Way'. - See more at: http://www.plantdelights.com/Aspidistra-sichuanensis-Ginga-for-sale/Buy-Speckled-Cast-Iron-Plant/#sthash.jXWBO7WT.dpuf
Beccariophoenix fenestralis is a spectacular, massive and rare Coconut relative from Magagascar.It is an imposing palm tree that is is cultivable in tropical and humid subtropical climate regions, in full sun and on rich soils, preferably sandy, acidic or neutral, where it grows quickly and vigorously.We offer a 60 cm high plant.
Beccariophoenix fenestralis is a spectacular, massive and rare Coconut relative from Magagascar.It is an imposing palm tree that is is cultivable in tropical and humid subtropical climate regions, in full sun and on rich soils, preferably sandy, acidic or neutral, where it grows quickly and vigorously.We offer a 100 cm high plant.
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.
Old hybrid able to bloom two to four times a year. It forms a compact clump of green arching leaves with soft spines, bearing bright pink pendant inflorescences. It is perfect as an epiphyte or in baskets. It can grow in cool conditions and can take frost to about -5 C.
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