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Rooted plant, 10-12 cm diam. Cont. 8 cm. We got this Aloe as A. buettneri, but it looks to us like a hybrid of Aloe dorotheae. Rosettes are 10-16 cm wide, leaves are speckled and turn glossy red during rest or in full sun. It grows as a dense groundcover and makes a nice potted specimen or even a hanging basket plant. It can stand low temperatures but it...
This species is closely related to Hoya carnosa . Flowers are larger, white with red center and very fragrant. The leaves are round with speckles and are also fuzzy. It is native to China and Southern Japan. It is a cool growing species that can also take short light frost.
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.
Hard to find agave native to a group of islands in the lesser Caribbean islands. It is definitely a winner, with a nicely shaped rosette of bright green S-shaped leaves with red toothed margins. It is a tropical species and should be kept above 8 C and protected from frost or hail.
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.
Magnificent ornamental heliconia, native to the rainforests of the Caribbean, and Northern South America. It produces rich red bracts with yellow-green lips in summer and grows to 2,5-3 m tall. "Lobster Claw One" is a classic selected clone of Heliconia bihai with deep red bracts.
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.
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.
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...