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.
Large feather-leaved palm with a spectacular red new leaf, which stays red for up to 10 days. It is native to the forests of New Caledonia, where it occurs from sea level to over 1.000 m. Chambeyronia tolerates cool and wet conditions and light frosts. It thrives outdoors in Mediterranean conditions. It can also be grown indoors as a house plant but it...
Large stapeliad from Central Africa, with grey angular stems. Large dark flowers, un to 5 cm wide, are held in clusters. They are yellow orange inside and then brown-black, with ciliate margins. It can be kept for years as a small collection stapeliad, but the largest specimens in habitat are more than one meter tall!
Blue ginger is not a true ginger and it is not even in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. But its growth habit is reminiscent of true Costus gingers and also the way it blooms. It is native to the Mata Atlantica of Eastern Brazil and it is an outstanding ornamental plant because of its blue flowers and undemanding cultivation