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30-40 cm wide. This is a form with green long leaves, originating from Ethiopia or Eritrea. There are some similar plants in Somalia with shorter grayer leaves. Fan-shaped succulent with distichously arrangedthick leaves, of a bright blue-green. Slow growing and still very uncommon in the trade.
Frost-hardy Aechmea with blue-tipped green leaves, from the outskirts of a city named Blumenau, in the cool, wet South of Brazil. Spikes of yellow flowers are followed by colourful fruits, lasting months. It can take -7 C (20 F). This is the TRUE blumenavii, not the many mislabelled specimens in the trade.
Fast growing tropical shrub of the coffee family with large ornamental leaves and unusual bumpy white fruits called "noni", reputedly good for health. Potted plants can be pruned back in winter and will fruit in late summer.
This "Giant Blue Salvia" is a shrub from Cool-tropical Africa. It grows in a quintessentially tropical shape, with large opposite dark green leaves and monumental sprays of electric blue-purple flowers, lasting for some months. Grows in the coastal Mediterranean.
Fabulous tropical foliage from a cold-hardy Canna! Up to 2 meters in height, with large bold erect leaves, with wavy margins. Leaf colour is absolutely vibrant, glossy red, burgundy, and dark green. It is reminiscent of the famed tropical Heliconia indica with red foliage.
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...
One of the showiest variegated plants in the world ! This Asian plant from the ginger family has large dark-green leaves striped in a rich yellow. Large plants will eventually bloom with a spectacular inflorescence of white and yellow flowers, reminiscent of orchids. This plant is used medicinally in a lot of surprising ways.
This variegated Canna selected in Germany produces leaves variably variegated with stripes of different shades of white. Also the flowers are often variegated! It loves moisture and can reach anything between 1 and 3 m in height, depending on the length of your growing season.
Imrpressive tough bromeliad in the genus Wittrockia. This form has a special attractive dark mottling on the leaves. The inflorescence comes out as a very large flower-like structure or red-maroon colours. Not a hybrid, this is probably a local form of Wittrockia gigantea, formerly known as Canistrum giganteum. It is easy to grow, but quite slow.