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Subtropical plants

These species are mostly from (sub)tropical areas, but can also be grown in a tub in temperate climates. They need to be protected against frost during winter, but can grow outside during summer. The minimum temperatures are specified for each species.  
Musa itinerans var. formosana
Musa itinerans var.  formosana
Taiwanese banana

Grows originally in the hills of Taiwan and has a purple/red inflorescence, followed by edible bananas. Hibernate at a minimum of 5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Musa laterita
Musa laterita
Bronze banana

A relatively small banana species with a very particular, dark-red inflorescence. Hibernate at a minimum of 5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Musa ornata
Musa ornata
Pink banana

This species has a pink inflorescence and can be grown well as a container plant because of its compact growth. Hibernate at a minimum of 5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Musa thomsonii
Musa thomsonii
Thomson banana

A species that originates in northern India and Bhutan, and has a dark-red inflorescence. Hibernate at a minimum of 0 degC.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Musa velutina
Musa velutina
Pink dwarf banana

A small banana species with a beautiful pink inflorescence that is followed by sweet pink edible bananas. A nice plant to keep in a container at a minimum of 0 degC.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Musella lasiocarpa
Musella lasiocarpa
Golden lotus banana

The inflorescence of this species is overwhelming, with a big yellow flower that can bloom for a whole year and spreads a delicious smell.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Oncoba spinosa
Oncoba spinosa
Fried-egg-tree

The white flowers have a center of numerous yellow stamens, and is therefore a.o. in Zimbabwe called the ‘fried-egg-tree’.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Passiflora actinia
Passiflora actinia
Passionflower

A passionflower with purplish white flowers and orange, sweet passion fruits. The species grows originally in Brazil and can endure lower temperatures to a minimum of 4 degC

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Passiflora capsularis
Passiflora capsularis
Passion flower

A small passionflower white flowers and red, ribbed fruits that burst open upon ripening. Can be grown as an indoor or container plant.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Passiflora matthewsii
Passiflora matthewsii
Passion flower

A very rare passionflower from the forests of Ecuador and Peru, with pink flowers and edible passionfruits. Minimum temperature is 5 degC.

10 seeds
€ 6,00
Passiflora mollissima
Passiflora mollissima
Bananadilla

The elegant pink hanging flowers are followed by tasteful oblong yellow fruits. The species originates in the Andes and can resist lower temperatures up to a minimum of -3 degC.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Passiflora morifolia
Passiflora morifolia
Woodland passionflower

A small passionflower from the dryer forests of South America with white/purple flowers. Grows well as an indoor or container plant at a minimum of 0 degC

10 seeds
€ 4,00
Phoenix dactylifera
Phoenix dactylifera
Date palm

Date palms have been cultivated for thousands of years for the delicious sweet dates. The palm can be grown as a container plant in temperate climates, at a minimum temperature of -8 degC. Already from 1 meter in size the plant can produce dates.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Pistacia vera
Pistacia vera
Pistachio

Cultivate your own pistachio nuts, which are rich in vitamins and minerals! It is a container plant from central Asia.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Punica granatum
Punica granatum
Pomegranate

The big delicious pomegranate is rich in polyphenols, vitamin C and potassium. The species is in particular cultivated around the Mediterranean Sea, and can endure low temperatures to a minimum of -5 degC.

20 seeds
€ 3,00
Punica granatum 'nana'
Punica granatum 'nana'
Dwarf pomegranate

A small variety of the pomegranate, and is therefore even more suitable as a container plant in temperate climates.

20 seeds
€ 3,00
Sapindus saponaria
Sapindus saponaria
Soapberry

The yellow fruits of this plant can be used as a soap to wash for example hair or clothes. It is an easy container plant at a minimum of -5 degC in winter.

3 seeds
€ 3,00
Sclerocaryo birrea ssp. caffra
Sclerocaryo birrea ssp. caffra
Marula

Well known from the South African liquor Amarula. The fruits can also be eaten fresh and contain 8 x more vitamin C than an orange. Animals love the fruits as well, and sometimes become drunk from eating too many ripe marulas. Container plant with a minimum of 5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 4,50
Sesbania tripetii
Sesbania tripetii
Red wisteria tree

A container plant that remains small and has beautiful clusters of red flowers and pods that hang on the plant for a long time. The seeds rattle in the pods if it’s windy. Minimum temperature -5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Solanum mammosum
Solanum mammosum
Nipple fruit

The peculiar yellow fruits are used in traditional medicine, have a cleansing effect and can be used to wash for example clothes with.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Solanum quitoense
Solanum quitoense
Naranjilla / Lulo

The yellow fruits taste like citrus and can be eaten fresh or can be processed into a refreshing juice.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Strelitzia caudata (not available)
Strelitzia caudata
Mountain Strelitzia

This very rare bird-of-paradise-flower grows in the mountains of Swaziland and produces white flowers with a light blue petal.

2 seeds
€ 5,00
Strelitzia juncea
Strelitzia juncea
Narrow-leaved bird of paradise flower

An orange bird of paradise flower with narrow, speared leaves and a slight red accent in the flowers. Keep this species at a minimum temperature of –5 degC.

3 seeds
€ 4,00
Strelitzia nicolai
Strelitzia nicolai
Giant white bird of paradise flower

A beautiful species from South Africa to grow in a tub, at a minimum temperature of 0 degC. The species produces white flowers with a light blue bract.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Strelitzia reginae
Strelitzia reginae
Bird of paradise flower

The most well-known bird of paradise flower with beautiful orange flowers and banana-like leaves. Minimum temperature is 5 degC.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'
Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'
Yellow bird of paradise flower

A rare yellow bird of paradise flower, that is named after Nelson Mandela. The minimum temperature of this species is 5 degC.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Swainsona formosa
Swainsona formosa
Sturt's woestijnerwt

Soort uit de droge gebieden van West-Australië met aparte, felrode bloemen. De bloemen komen boven de kruipende stengels uit en vormen een mooi contrast met de droge omgeving. 

10 zaden
€ 3,50
Thevetia peruviana
Thevetia peruviana
Yellow oleander

A tropical shrub or small tree, with fragrant yellow flowers and elegant seeds that are also called ‘lucky nuts’.

3 seeds
€ 4,00
Typhonium venosum
Typhonium venosum
Voodoo-lily

A bizarre flower from India, that grows from a bulb and is spotted brown and yellow.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Veltheimia bracteata
Veltheimia bracteata
Forest lily

The pink flowers grow on long stems and are pollinated by birds. Grows well in the shadow, at a minimum temperature of -5 degC.

10 seeds
€ 4,00
Wercklea ferox
Wercklea ferox
Wercklea

A tropical plant from the rainforest of Costa Rica, with decorative leaves and yellow flowers that have the shape of a windmill.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Wodyetia bifurcata
Wodyetia bifurcata
Foxtail palm

A beautiful palm from Cape Melville in Australia that has only recently been discovered. Can be kept outside on a sunny spot with a minimum of -4 degrees Celcius. Has large plume-like leaves. 

2 seeds
€ 6,00