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.
Large >2 years old plant - This African tree, produces distinctive gigantic fruits, shaped like sausages. It is easy to cultivate in pots, as long as it is kept above 4 C. Leaves are dark green, glossy and pinnate. The tree in fruit is a people-stopper.
Elegant evergreen shrub with deep green fragrant leaves that bears small flowers of white to pink in colour. It is resistant to moderate frost. This plant is called Manuka and it is known for medicinal purposes but also because it makes a special bee honey. There are also reports of therapeutic properties.
Tall 16x30 cm pot - Gomera is a traditional Canarian strain of vigorous mango trees, producing rounded yellow fruits of small-medium size, with excellent flavour. This mango is hardier than most mango cultivars to drought and cold.
Elegant shrub with architectural shape. Regularly arranged pinnate leaves, show colouful petioles. Flushes of new leaves are bright red. This Canarian native grows wild at mid-low elevation, in mediterranean-like conditions. It is easy to grow and can be watered througout the year, as it is evergreen.
Baobab-like bottle tree from SW Madagascar with an unmistakeable white waxy stem. It is easy to grow, even in pots, but it will never become a really huge tree until it is planted in the ground. We offer plants like the ones in the pictures, about 3-4 cm in stem diameter. It is used in medicines and cosmetics.
This is a Canarian variety of the famous prickly pear or tuna fruit, with yellow-green fruits. It is a shrub-cactus from Mexico that produces delicious fruits and it is hardy to about -6 C (21 F). Hardiness is substantially increased as long as full sun and drainage are provided.
LARGE, 80-100 cm tall - Tree with edible chestnut-like fruits, native to Tropical America in swampy areas. The swollen trunk helps it to resist seasonal droughts. It can be kept low and grown as a houseplant, just as its relative Pachira glabra, which is often sold with a braided trunk.
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