Weird beauty from the South African desert. It is a must for collectors of Crassulaceae or extreme succulent plants. This Adromischus has short dark leaves with an incredibly rough surface which is a masterpiece of nature. It changes colours through the seasons from green to brown, red or more.
Frost-resistant hybrid, developed for non-tropical growers. It is descendant of the frost hardy Aechmea distichantha, crossed with Aechmea phanerophlebia. 'Rambo' builds a swollen monster rosette, of lime-green leaves armed with black spines. The pink inflorescence comes up from the top of the closed rosette.
Until recently, Agave ferdinandi-regis was considered a fully different species. It is a very elegant Agave, less compact than victoriae-reginae with dark reddish brown edges (not silvery). It is solitary or very slow to sucker, globose, slow growing up to 45 cm.
Rarely cultivated Annona, sought after by collectors for its strong-scented flowers and large good-tasting rounded fruits with unusual hooklike projections. Also used medicinally in Central America and parts of South America. Trees take about 1 to 3 years to bear and can be grown in pots.
The Jackfruit is the largest of all fruits after the pumpkins. It is a sweet and tasty relative of the Breadfruit, an everloved fruit widespread in SE Asie. It is tolerant of light frosts and can be tried outdoors in the warmer Mediterranean with some protection. Grafted plants can also fruit in large pots as they can be kept small.
This is an old classic selection of the popular Astrophytum myriostigma with only three ribs instead of the typical 5 ribs. Older specimens with only three ribs are highly prized because some add one more rib as they grow larger, so don't feed too much and grow it on the harsh side!