An excellent, quick growing houseplant with fleshy, speckled leaves, and In warm summers, candle like yellow flowers. Used widely in beauty products, and can be used at home as an antiseptic. Simply snap off the leaves and place on cuts and burns for immediate relief.
The hardy Snow Banana is native to the mountainous regions of China and Nepal. and can be found up as heigh as 1,100 meters. In fact in China it has been found as hight as 2,700 meters. It can grow to between 15 and 20 ft in height and will produce massive pendulous, white flowerheads. Given the right conditions it will also bear numerous 5 inch long fruits which develop within the flowerhead, and are laden with black marble size seeds. The pseudostem (trunk) and the leaves are covered with a glaucous, grey-green wax, giving the stem a bluish coloration.
The incredible, yet stunning looking Bat plant grows wild in the tropical forest in Yunnan Province, China, where they can get as tall as 36 inches. They grow best in a well-drained, slightly acidic soil and although they appear highly exotic, these beautiful plants are in fact hardy down to -3 degrees Celsius.
This rarely-offered Strelitzia reginae Mandela Gold is a stunning golden-yellow form of the more common bird of paradise! After 20 years of hand pollination and selection by the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a small quantity of seed became available in 1994.
Unparalleled beauty of colour and form. Fantastic, exotic flowers justly famous. Grow them in your own greenhouse. One of the most rewarding of plants, it will take quite a bit of abuse and careless handling. Flowers spring. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).
The Venus Fly Trap is one of natures most fascinating plants. Watch this unique plant mature into an avid fly catcher before your eyes. Suitable for a warm windowsill, conservatory or greenhouse.
Attractive and sweetly scented 10cm (4in) flowers of purple/white and crimson which will flowering from spring through to autumn in a frost fee environment. It aslos produces edible fruits, popular in Brazilian markets.
This rare, choice species features delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 1.5cm (1/2 inch) blooms from late spring onwards. These neatly compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. A collectors item.
Originating from the lush, mountainous regions of south-eastern Tibet, this almost magical blue flowered perennial is ideal for growing in a cool, sheltered position. For best results there is a little trick - provide it with an acidic, moist, yet free draining soil that won’t dry out – especially during the summer months. However during the winter the roots need to be kept more on the dry side, so if they are likely to be water logged - cover the plants to protect them from rain.
A truly lovely climber with showy scarlet and yellow blooms with crimped petals. Few climbers can compare for brilliance or for their fantastic recurved flowers and unusual foliage.