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Tropical plants

Adansonia digitata
Adansonia digitata
African baobab
 
The only baobab from mainland Africa with a thick trunk for water storage. Performs well as a houseplant too.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Adansonia grandidieri
Adansonia grandidieri
Grandidier's baobab
 
World’s largest baobab from Madagascar, which can also grow as a houseplant.
 
5 seeds
€ 5,00
Adansonia gregorii
Adansonia gregorii
Australian baobab / Boab

Only species with an origin in Australia. Aboriginals used these trees as a water source during dry periods. Can be cultivated as houseplant too.

5 seeds
€ 5,00
Adansonia madagascariensis
Adansonia madagascariensis
Madagascar baobab
 
This baobab from Madagascar comes with a smooth, brown-grey trunk and remarkable, bright red flowers. 

5 seeds
€ 5,00
Adenanthera pavonina
Adenanthera pavonina
Red Lucky Seed
 
A species from India with beautiful, bright red seeds which are used in Asia for all kinds of jewellery.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Afzelia quanzensis
Afzelia quanzensis
Pod mahogany
 
The red-black seeds of this South African species are often used for necklaces and bracelets. A mixture of the roots and the bark would bring hunters luck.
 
5 seeds
€ 4,00
Aleurites moluccana
Aleurites moluccana
Kukui / Candlenut
 
The candlenut is used in the Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. The nuts are very oily, so they can burn like a candle.
 
2 seeds
€ 4,00
Aloe vera
Aloe vera
True aloe
 
Known by the many applications of its juice in cosmetics. Also performs well on the windowsill. 

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Alsomitra macrocarpa (not available)
Alsomitra macrocarpa
Javan cucumber
 
World’s largest winged seeds which can spread themselves over a long distance by floating. 
 
1 seed
€ 8,00
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
Elephant yam
 
Overwhelmingly beautiful flower that looks like the famous giant arum in botanical gardens, but can easily be grown.
 
5 seeds
€ 6,00
Annona conica
Annona conica
Rare species from north-western Ecuador with yellow, cone-shaped fruits that are edible. Plant which can also fruit in a container.

5 seeds
€ 6,00
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
Arachis hypogaea
Arachis hypogaea
Peanut
 
Grows quite pretty in a glass jar on the windowsill. Peanuts grow underground on stalks that grow from the flowers. 
 
10 seeds
€ 2,00
Averrhoa bilimbi
Averrhoa bilimbi
Bilimbi
 
Green fruits have juicy, sour pulp and are used in the Surinamese kitchen. They grow on the stem of this tropical plant. 
 
10 seeds
€ 3,00
Bambusa bambos
Bambusa bambos
Indian thorny bamboo
 
A large bamboo from the tropical forests of India, with sharp thorns and stems that fade from black to green. Suitable as a houseplant. 

30 seeds
€ 3,00
Bauhinia monandra
Bauhinia monandra
Pink Bauhinia
 
The pale pink flowers gave one yellow petal full of red-purple spots. A tropical plant from Madagascar with leaves in the shape of a butterfly.
 
5 seeds
€ 3,50
Bixa orellana
Bixa orellana
Achiote

The bright red dye annatto is in the bristly fruit of this tropical plant from the Amazon and is used for lipstick and soap.

10 seeds


€ 3,00
Boswellia sacra
Boswellia sacra
Frankincense tree 

Frankincense is the resin of the rare frankincense tree that grows in the Arabian Peninsula. This species is threatened in its existence.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Browneopsis uyacalina
Browneopsis uyacalina
Cruz caspi

Very remarkable and rare species from Ecuador. Young leaves are first red-purple and white spotted and then change in colour through red-green to fully green.

1 seed 
€ 9,00
Bunchosia argentea
Bunchosia argentea
Peanut butter tree

The red-orange fruits taste like peanut butter and can be eaten fresh or processed into jam or milkshakes.

5 seeds
€ 9,00
Caesalpinia bonduc
Caesalpinia bonduc
Gray Nickernut

The grey, graceful seeds are used for jewellery and various mancala board games. The seeds grow in spinose pods on a tropical climber.

5 seeds
€ 4,50
Caesalpinia ciliata
Caesalpinia ciliata
Yellow Nickernut

Rare nickernut used for jewellery and various mancala games. They can be found on beaches.

5 seeds


€ 6,50
Camptotheca acuminata
Camptotheca acuminata
Happy tree

The trunk, bark and leaves contain a substance which plays an important role in Chinese medicine. In China and Tibet, people are convinced that this plant makes them happy.

10 seeds


€ 3,50
Cananga odorata
Cananga odorata
Ylang-Ylang

The flowers emit a lovely scent in the evening, so this species is ideal as a houseplant. The species is especially known for its oil which is extracted from the flowers.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Capsicum chinense 'Bhut Jolokia'
Capsicum chinense 'Bhut Jolokia'
Bhut Jolokia

In 2007, this pepper from north-eastern India was declared the hottest pepper in the world. A very small piece is enough to make a dish extremely spicy. Great to try out.

10 seeds


€ 3,50
Ceiba pentandra
Ceiba pentandra
Kapok tree

Kapok is like cotton, but it’s the seed fluff of the kapok tree. A tall, topical tree that performs well as a houseplant.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon tree / Ceylon cinnamon tree

Cinnamon is the dried interior bark of the cinnamon tree and is used for all kinds of dishes and teas. 

5 seeds
€ 6,00
Coccoloba uvifera
Coccoloba uvifera
Seagrape

Seagrapes grow in clusters and colour on ripening to red. They taste sweet and sour, can be eaten fresh or processed into jam, juice or wine.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea arabica
Coffea arabica
Arabica coffee

The most cultivated coffee species in the world, which originates from the rural areas of south-western Ethiopia. Coffee can also be kept as a houseplant. After a couple of years, you can harvest coffee berries. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Coffea arabica 'catura'
Coffea arabica 'catura'
Catura coffee

Coffee with great taste, high yields and resistant to bright sun. For those reasons, this species becomes increasingly popular with coffee producers. The plants stay quite small, which is why they are ideal as a houseplant.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea arabica 'Kona'
Coffea arabica 'Kona'
Kona coffee

Coffee from the Kona district on Hawaii, where fertile volcanic ground provides excellent soil for growing great coffee. It’s one of the most expensive coffee species in the world, which performs well as a houseplant.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Coffea arabica 'nana'
Coffea arabica 'nana'
Dwarf Arabica coffee

This dwarf variety is even more suitable to produce your own coffee. Because of its compact growth, this variety is ideal as a houseplant. After 3 or 4 years, the first coffee berries start to grow. 

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea canephora
Coffea canephora
Robusta coffee

This species contains more caffeine, therefore the coffee tastes a little bit more bitter. Robusta coffee is often blended with Arabica, providing an optimal taste and a layer of foam on the espresso. Great as a houseplant. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cola acuminata
Cola acuminata
Kola nut

Formerly, cola was made from the nuts of this plant. And it’s quite possible Coca Cola still uses the cola tree for its secret recipe. It’s a rare, tropical plant from Africa with large seeds.

1 seed
€ 8,00
Couroupita guianensis
Couroupita guianensis
Cannonball tree

The large, round fruits are heavy and fall like a cannon ball of the tree when they’re ripe. Branches and trunk can be completely covered with red-yellow flowers.

5 seeds
€ 7,00
Cyathea rebeccae
Cyathea rebeccae
Rebecca tree fern

Quite a tropical tree fern, with a thin trunk, which originates from the cloud forests of Queensland in Australia. 

1 portion of spores
€ 4,00
Cyperus papyrus
Cyperus papyrus
Papyrus

Besides paper, the stems were also used for the construction of boats, roofing and rope during the times of ancient Egypt. Papyrus likes to stand in a layer of water as a container plant.

1 portion of seeds
€ 3,50
Deppea splendens
Deppea splendens
€ 20,00
Desmodium gyrans
Desmodium gyrans
Telegraph plant

The leaves of this species are constantly moving under the influence of light and vibration. This goes so fast that it is visible to the naked eye. Quite a wonderful plant.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Dioclea reflexa
Dioclea reflexa
Sea purse

The special decorative seeds look like small purses and are distributed via the sea. It is a tropical vine with purple flowers.

2 seeds
€ 5,00