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These species are mostly from (sub)tropical areas, but can also be grown in a pot 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.  




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African Lily (Agapanthus praecox)

The flowers of the African lily grow in clusters at the end of long stalks and have a beautiful blue colour.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia arborea)

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.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Argan (Argania spinosa)

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.

€ 4,00 per 3 seeds
Banana Shrub (Magnolia figo)

The cream-colored flowers have a purple outline, and spread a banana-like smell.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Bananadilla (Passiflora mollissima)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae)

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

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Bismarck Palm (Bismarckia nobilis)

Very beautiful and rare palm from Madagascar with silver-blue leaves. Can withstand some degrees of frost. 

€ 5,00 per 2 seeds
Black Coral Pea (Kennedia nigricans)

One of the few species in nature with black flowers. These flowers have a yellow heart and grown on a small climbing plant that must be protected against frost.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Black Pearl Tree (Majidea zanguebarica)

The seeds of the black pearl tree are velvety soft. They are often used in jewelry and ripen in red fruits.

€ 4,50 per 5 seeds
Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna)

The juicy, darkbrown pulp has a sweet chocolate-like taste. Protect the plant against frost.

€ 5,00 per 3 seeds
Black Stick Lily (Xerophyta retinervis)

This is a special appearance from the east of South Africa. The sturdy, upright stem is covered with fibers and gets a black color from natural fires.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Black Tree Fern (Cyathea medullaris)

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

€ 3,50 per portion of spores
Blossfeldia (Blossfeldia liliputana)

With a size of 10-12 mm this is the smallest cactus in the world. Grows between rocks at waterfalls in nature.

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

An overwhelmingly beautiful plant from Bolivia with blue/purple trusses of flowers, and large pinnate leaves. Keep the plant during winter at a minimum of 5 degC.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Brazilian Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea)

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 degC.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Buddha's Belly Bamboo (Bambusa ventricosa)

A bamboo with ornate thickening of the stem which is also very suitable to keep as a container plant. 

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Cabbage Tree (Dendroseris litoralis)

This species is found only on Robinson Crusoe Island: a small island in the Pacific Ocean 670 kilometers west of Chile.

€ 6,00 per 3 seeds
Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete)

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. 

€ 5,00 per 5 seeds
Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)

The brown-purple (calico) spotted flowers grow on a graceful climber with heart-shaped leaves. Winter hardy up to -5 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Canary Bird Bush (Crotalaria agatiflora)

The peculiar inflorescence of this species looks a bit like a family of canaries sitting on a branch.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Canary Island Bellflower (Canarina canariensis)

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

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Canary Island Foxglove (Isoplexis canariensis)

A species of the Canary Islands with orange flowers that resemble those of the foxglove. It is a small perennial plant which grows well in a pot.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Canna lily (Canna indica)

This ornamental species has fairly large, banana-like leaves and produces large red flowers.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Cape leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)

The blue plumbago abundantly blooms in summer with clusters of bright blue flowers, which are pollinated by butterflies.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Caper Bush (Capparis spinosa)

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).

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Carambola (Averrhoa 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.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua)

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.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Cashew (Anacardium occidentale)

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.

€ 5,00 per 3 seeds
Cat's Tail Aloe (Aloe castanea)

This Aloe species has a spectacular inflorescence with hundreds of orange-brown flowers

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Chirimuya (Annona cherimola)

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.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Cockspur Coral Tree (Erythrina crista-galli)

The coral red flowers grow in clusters of up to 30 cm large. The plant originates from Brazil and grows well as a compact container plant, at a minimum of five degrees Celsius.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Common Lantana (Lantana camara)

The flowers of the changeling are yellow and change to orange, pink or red after pollination.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Coral Tree (Erythrina arborescens)

A species from the Himalayas with beautiful orange-red flower clusters. Can be overwintered at a minimum of 5 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

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...

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Dwarf Banana (Musa acuminata)

The precursor of the commonly eaten banana, with sweet bananas of about 12 cm in size. Hibernate the species at a minimum of 5 degC.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'nana')

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

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Dwarf Sugar Palm (Arenga engleri)

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.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Elephant's foot (Beaucarnea recurvata)

The elephant's foot is a decorative plant with a distinctive thickened stem, which is used for water storage.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Elephant's Foot Yam (Dioscorea elephantipes)

The greatly thickened stem has the pattern of a turtle shell and is used for the storage of starch. The species performs well as a houseplant.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Ethiopian Banana (Ensete ventricosum)

A banana from the humid forests of Ethiopia with edible bananas which can be kept at a minimum of 5 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)

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

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana)

The green fruits smell like pineapple and taste sweet-sour. They can be eaten fresh or mixed in salads or pies. The white-red flowers are quite graceful.

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Flamboyant (Delonix regia)

Lovely tree from Madagascar with pinnate leaves and abundant flowering of bright red flowers. Overwintering is possible with a temperature of at least 10 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma)

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

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Forest Lily (Veltheimia bracteata)

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

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia bifurcata)

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...

€ 6,00 per 2 seeds
Fried-egg-tree (Oncoba spinosa)

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

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Giant Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

This 99.6m high eucalyptus is the highest angiosperm in the world. Only the Sequoia sempervirens is as a gymnosperm even higher. Partially hardy.

€ 4,00 per portion of seeds
Giant Spear Lily (Doryanthes palmeri)

The inflorescence may be five meters high and hangs often down by the weight of the bright red flower clusters. Resistant to temperatures up -4 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Golden Champaca (Magnolia champaca)

The yellow/golden flowers spread a delicious smell throughout the whole garden. The flowers are often used in the production of expensive perfumes.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Golden Lotus Banana (Musella lasiocarpa)

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

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Golden Tree Fern (Dicksonia fibrosa)

A tree fern from the moist forests of New Zealand which remains smaller compared to the related Tasmanian tree fern. Without protection it can overwinter at a minimum of –5 degC.

€ 3,50 per portion of spores
Guava (Psidium guajava)

The yellow-green guavas taste sweet and sour and resemble a strawberry in taste.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa)

An Australian plant with clusters of bright red flowers on a long stem. Easily kept species at a minimum of 7 degrees Celsius.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa)

The inflorescence of this Banksia species looks very special, can be up to 15cm in height, and consists of hundreds of individual flowers.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Kaka Beak (Clianthus puniceus)

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

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Lacy Tree Fern (Cyathea robertsiana)

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.

€ 5,00 per portion of spores
Levant Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum)

Cotton has been cultivated for thousands of years for the seed fluff which is used for making textile. It’s an easily kept annual plant.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)

This South African species produces orange flowers and can very well be kept as a container plant. A calming tea can be made of the leaves.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia)

Macadamia nuts are rich in healthy fatty acids and grow on an Australian tree that can be kept as a container plant in temperate climates.

€ 4,50 per 3 seeds
Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis)

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.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Marula (Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra)

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...

€ 4,50 per 5 seeds
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)

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 degC.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Moringa Tree (Moringa oleifera)

The leaves and fruits contain many vitamins and minerals, and have medical applications. The seeds purify water and contain a high content of oil.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Mountain Cabbage Tree (Cordyline indivisa)

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...

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Mountain Papaya (Carica pubescens)

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. 

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Mountain Strelitzia (Strelitzia caudata)

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

€ 5,00 per 2 seeds
Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

This decorative Acacia species flowers extravagantly with bright yellow flowers. Sometimes the inflorescence is so heavy with flowers that the branches bend down.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Naranjilla (Solanum quitoense)

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

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Narrow-leaved Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia juncea)

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.

€ 4,00 per 3 seeds
Neem tree (Azadirachta indica)

The neem tree is considered as the ´town pharmacy´ by many people in India, through the many medicinal applications of the leaves, bark and fruits.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Nepal Trumpet Flower (Beaumontia grandiflora)

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.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Nipple Fruit (Solanum mammosum)

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

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Norfolk Tree Fern (Cyathea brownii)

The largest tree fern in the world, which can reach a height up to 20 meters in Norfolk. Can withstand light frost. 

€ 5,00 per portion of spores
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

Desert plant with spiny stems and striking red flowers. Can be kept in a large pot at a minimum temperature of -15 degC.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Oleander (Nerium oleander)

The oleander is a well-known plant from the Mediterranean with many striking, white-pink flowers that smell wonderful.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Paintbrush (Haemanthus albiflos)

De paintbrush is a special, small-staying species with a striking inflorescence.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Paraná pine (Araucaria angustifolia)

This special and rare conifer has decorative leaves.

€ 5,00 per 2 seeds
Passionflower (Passiflora actinia)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Passionflower (Passiflora capsularis)

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

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Pink Banana (Musa ornata)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Pink Dwarf Banana (Musa velutina)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Pink Ipê (Handroanthus impetiginosus)

A beautiful flowering tree from South America, which is popular for its hardwood. The local population uses it as a traditional medicine against flu.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
Pink Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Rosea')

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

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Pistachio (Pistacia vera)

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

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)

A beautiful species from New Zealand with grey-green hairy leaves and elegant red flowers. Subtropical plant that needs a sunny spot and can be kept in a pot.

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

The big delicious pomegranate is rich in polyphenols, vitamin C and potassium. The species is in particular cultivated around the Mediterranean Sea.

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Pomelo (Citrus maxima)

The pomelo is the largest citrus fruit in the world. The white fruit pulp has a fresh, bittersweet taste.

€ 5,00 per 5 seeds
Poor Knights Lily (Xeronema callistemon)

Rare sub-tropical species from New Zealand with many red flowers, forming bristles on long flower stems.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Porter's Sunflower (Helianthus porteri)

A wild sunflower species found on rocky soils in the southeastern United States. The plant grows as an annual and blooms at the end of the summer with many golden yellow flowers...

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum)

Starting during its second year, this plant produces blue flower clusters of up to 45 cm. The plant originally grew in Madeira and can be overwintered at a temperature of at...

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Purple Apple-berry (Billardiera longiflora)

Purple fruits taste like apple and can be eaten fresh or processed in salads. It’s a climber that stays small. 

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)

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.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Red Sesbania (Sesbania tripetii)

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.

€ 3,00 per 5 seeds
Red-green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

The red-green flowers are native to Western Australia and grow to be quite pretty. A beautiful, compact plant for the patio or balcony. 

€ 3,00 per 20 seeds
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)

Rooibos or red bush is used to brew the familiar herbal tea from South Africa with the leaves from this small shrub. Can be kept in a pot on a sunny spot.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

A diverse, beautiful species that grows well as an annual plant. Flowers are edible and famous for the hibiscustea. In Senegal the leaves are used like spinach.

€ 3,00 per 10 seeds
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