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South African bulb with exotic paintbrush inflorescences. It thrives in mediterranean conditions, slow but steady. It is used in traditional medicine to treat chronic coughs and also has antiviral activity.
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.
"Red Maradol" is a Cuban dwarf selection with orange-red flesh. It is an early producing papaya, able to bear fruits in five to eight months, at low height. The tree itself is a bit "dwarf". Leaves are smaller and more divided than usual.
Impressive large and colourful Aloe from Southern Madagascar. Leaves are green during the growing season and turn red during rest. It grows outdoors in warm Mediterranean conditions but can be damaged by frost. It produces large, showy inflorescences of bright red flowers, at the start of Winter.
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.
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...