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Subtropical plants

Protect these species against frost.
Anacardium occidentale
Anacardium occidentale
Cashew
 
The cashew nut is the inside of a cashew seed which hangs on a sweet cashew apple. Can grow at a temperature of at least 5° Celsius.
 
5 seeds
€ 4,50
Anigozanthos flavidus 'Yellow'
Anigozanthos flavidus 'Yellow'
Yellow kangaroo paw

The yellow flowers are pollinated by birds in Australia which can reach the nectar with their long beaks. A beautiful, compact plant for the patio or balcony. 
 
20 seeds
€ 3,00
Anigozanthos manglesii
Anigozanthos manglesii
Red-green kangaroo paw
 
The red-green flowers are native to Western Australia and grow to be quite pretty. A beautiful, compact plant for the patio or balcony. 
 
20 seeds
€ 3,00
Annona cherimola
Annona cherimola
Chirimuya
 
Sweet fruits which can be scooped or may be used in salads or smoothies. Species from the Andes that can be cultivated at a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,00
Annona muricata
Annona muricata
Soursop / Guanábana

A large fruit from Central America which is widely cultivated for making soft drinks. A minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius is required.

5 zaden
€ 3,00
Annona squamosa
Annona squamosa
Sugar apple / Sweetsop
 
The scaly fruits have white, sweet fruit flesh and a texture like yoghurt. Provide a warm, sunny spot at a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Arenga engleri
Arenga engleri
Dwarf sugar palm

A small, attractive palm of Taiwan with decorative foliage and red-orange flowers which spread a sweet fragrance. Maintain a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Argania spinosa
Argania spinosa

Argan

Known for the expensive argan oil that is extracted from this Moroccan tree. The oil can be used in the kitchen or on the skin. Maintain a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius.

3 seeds

€ 4,00
Aristolochia elegans
Aristolochia elegans
Calico flower
 
The brown-purple (calico) spotted flowers grow on a graceful climber with heart-shaped leaves. Winter hardy up to -5 degrees Celsius.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Aristolochia gigantea
Aristolochia gigantea
Brazilian Dutchman's Pipe / Giant Pipe Flower
 
The brown-purple flowers of this species can grow up to 30 cm! It’s a creeper from Brazil that can grow at a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Aristotelia chilensis
Aristotelia chilensis
Maqui / Chilean wineberry

The maqui is from Chile and has been cultivated for centuries by the Mapuche Indians. The berries are healthy and similar in taste to the blackberry.

10 seeds

€ 4,00
Averrhoa carambola
Averrhoa carambola
Carambola
 
Green to yellow, star-shaped fruits with juicy, sweet-sour fruit flesh. Leaf reacts to light and abrupt movement, after which it can close itself. Plant can withstand light frost. 
 
10 seeds
€ 4,00
Bambusa lako
Bambusa lako
Timor black bamboo
 
A bamboo from the island of Timor with deep black stems that can be kept at a minimum of -4 degrees Celsius. 
 
10 seeds
€ 4,00
Bambusa ventricosa
Bambusa ventricosa
Buddha's belly bamboo
 
A bamboo with ornate thickening of the stem which is also very suitable to keep as a container plant. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Bauhinia tomentosa
Bauhinia tomentosa
Yellow Bauhinia

A tropical plant from southern Africa with bright yellow flowers that attract many butterflies and bees. Older plants can withstand some degrees of frost. 
 
5 seeds
€ 3,00
Bauhinia variegata 'alba'
Bauhinia variegata 'alba'
White orchid tree
 
A plant from India with remarkable, large, white flowers and heart-shaped leaves. The plant can withstand light frost.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Beaumontia grandiflora
Beaumontia grandiflora
Nepal trumpet flower
 
A climbing container plant from the mountains of Nepal, with large, white trumpet flowers. Can be kept outside at a minimum temperature of -3 degrees Celsius.
 
5 seeds
€ 3,50
Billardiera longiflora
Billardiera longiflora
Purple apple-berry
 
Purple fruits taste like apple and can be eaten fresh or processed in salads. It’s a climber that stays small. 
 
20 seeds
€ 3,00
Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarckia nobilis
Bismarck palm

Very beautiful and rare palm from Madagascar with silver-blue leaves. Can withstand some degrees of frost. 
 
2 seeds
€ 5,00
Brachychiton rupestris
Brachychiton rupestris
Queensland bottle tree

Water is stored in the trunk, causing it to swell and take the shape of a bottle. An easily cultivated species that can withstand relatively low temperatures.

10 seeds


€ 3,50
Brugmansia arborea
Brugmansia arborea
Angel's trumpet

Because this species grows at heights up to 3.000 meters in the Andes, it can resist low temperatures. The white trumpet flowers are very graceful and numerous.

10 seeds


€ 3,00
Butea monosperma
Butea monosperma
Flame of the forest / Palash

Blooms with plumes full of bright, orange-red flowers that are pollinated by birds. Keep the plant at a minimum of 3 degrees Celsius.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Desert Bird of Paradise

A very graceful species with pinnate leaves that close in the evening and that has red-yellow flowers which are followed by pods with red hairs. Minimum temperature -5 degrees Celsius, possibly lower.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Caesalpinia pulcherrima rosea
Caesalpinia pulcherrima rosea
Pink Peacock flower

After the pink bloom, pods grow which burst open when ripe with a clearly audible noise. The plant has pretty, pinnate leaves.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Calliandra eriophylla
Calliandra eriophylla
Fairy Duster

A small perennial plant with flowers which form a brush of pink stamens. Suitable species for the terrace or balcony.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Callistemon phoeniceus
Callistemon phoeniceus
Scarlet Bottlebrush

A container plant with pretty, red brush-like flowers which attract all sorts of insects. Can withstand some light frost.

Portion of seeds
€ 3,00
Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis
Tea plant

Can be quite hardy in a sheltered, sunny spot, so you can grow your own tea in the garden. White, yellow, green or black tea: it’s all possible.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Canarina canariensis
Canarina canariensis
Canary Island Bellflower

A small species with bell-shaped flowers that originally grew in the cool forests of the Canary Islands. Protect the underground tubers against frost.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Capparis spinosa
Capparis spinosa
Caper bush

Capers are the unopened flower buds of the caper plant. A small container plant which may even bloom in the first year (min. temperature -5 degrees Celsius).

10 seeds


€ 3,00
Carica pubescens
Carica pubescens
Mountain papaya

Papaya species which grows at heights up to 3.000 metres in the Andes, which is why a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius should suffice to grown your own papaya’s. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Ceratonia siliqua
Ceratonia siliqua
Carob tree

The seeds all exactly weigh 0.2 grams (or 1 carat). Formerly, they were widely used for weighing diamonds and gold. Container plant which can withstand light frost.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (not available)
Chiranthodendron pentadactylon
Monkey's hand tree

A stunningly beautiful plant with bright red flowers in the shape of a monkey’s hand. Originates from the mountain forests of Guatemala. Can withstand temperatures up to 6 degrees Celsius below zero.

5 seeds
€ 6,00
Chorisia speciosa
Chorisia speciosa
Silk floss tree

Seed fluff of the silk tree is used for making traditional canoe’s, paper and rope. The species can withstand light frost and resembles to the kapok tree.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Clianthus puniceus
Clianthus puniceus
Kaka beak / Parrot's beak

The remarkable red flowers look like the beak of the New Zealand Kaka, a parrot species. Performs well as a container plant. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Clianthus puniceus 'alba'
Clianthus puniceus 'alba'
White kaka beak / white parrot's beak

A rare white variety of the red parrot beak. In the wild, this species is almost extinct. Fortunately, the species is cultivated in large worldwide.

10 seeds
€ 4,00
Cordyline indivisa
Cordyline indivisa
Mountain cabbage tree

Fibres of the leaves were formerly used by the Maori for fishing and the young shoots are eaten as a vegetable. It’s a container plant from the cool mountain forests of New Zealand. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Crescentia cujete
Crescentia cujete
Calabash tree

The large, round fruits are green and contain black pulp. Because of the hard, thick skin, they are used for wood carvings. Can withstand light frost. 

5 seeds
€ 5,00
Cyathea medullaris
Cyathea medullaris
Black tree fern

A tree fern with a black trunk which occurs on the northern island of New Zealand. Protect the plant against frost.

1 portion of spores
€ 3,00
Cyathea robertsiana
Cyathea robertsiana
Lacy tree fern

A graceful tree fern with a thin stem and light green leaves up to 1 meter long. Protect the species from frost and strong wind.

1 portion of spores
€ 4,00
Cyphomandra betacea
Cyphomandra betacea
Tamarillo / Tree tomato

The fruits colour to red on ripening, have yellow flesh and can be scooped or processed just like tomatoes in dishes. The species originates from the Andes. 

20 seeds
€ 2,50