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These subtropical plants produce beautiful flowers. Some can withstand light frost, but most plants need to be moved indoors during winter. The minimum temperature per species is given.


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Feijoa (Feijoa sellowiana)

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 p/20 seeds
Monkey's Hand Tree (Chiranthodendron pentadactylon)

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.

€ 10,00 p/5 seeds
Bananadilla (Passiflora mollissima)

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 p/5 seeds
Banana Shrub (Magnolia figo)

Banana Shrub (Magnolia figo)

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Mountain Strelitzia (Strelitzia caudata)

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 p/2 seeds
Bhutan Banana (Musa griersonii)

Bhutan Banana (Musa griersonii)

A recently discovered banana species from Bhutan with a pinkish white inflorescence. Hibernate at a minimum of 5 degC.

€ 5,00 p/5 seeds
Blue Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)

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 p/10 seeds
Forest Lily (Veltheimia bracteata)

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 p/10 seeds
Woodland Passionflower (Passiflora morifolia)

Woodland Passionflower (Passiflora morifolia)

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.

€ 4,00 p/10 seeds
Bronze Banana (Musa laterita)

Bronze Banana (Musa laterita)

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

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Calico Flower (Aristolochia elegans)

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 p/10 seeds
Canary Island Bellflower (Canarina canariensis)

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 p/10 seeds
Canary Island Foxglove (Isoplexis canariensis)

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 p/10 seeds
Dwarf Banana (Musa acuminata)

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 p/5 seeds
Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'nana')

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 p/20 seeds
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia arborea)

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 p/10 seeds
Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)

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 p/10 seeds
Flamboyant (Delonix regia)

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 p/5 seeds
Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)

Velvet Bean (Mucuna pruriens)

The seeds have an important role in Hindu medicine, and grow in pods with velvety soft hairs. It is a tropical climbing plant that also grows well as an annual plant.

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Velvet Bean (Mucuna sempervirens)

Velvet Bean (Mucuna sempervirens)

The flower trusses with beautiful purple/yellow flowers grow directly from the stem and can be up to 35 cm big.

€ 4,00 p/2 seeds
Fried-egg-tree (Oncoba spinosa)

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 p/5 seeds
Yellow Flamboyant (Delonix regia var. flavida)

Yellow Flamboyant (Delonix regia var. flavida)

A yellow variety of the red flamboyant which occurs in Madagascar. A very decorative container plant with pinnate leaves and yellow flowers.

€ 4,50 p/5 seeds
Yellow Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa lutea)

Yellow Gloriosa Lily (Gloriosa lutea)

A small vine with beautiful lemon-yellow flowers. The species originates from South Africa and can easily been taken care off.

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Yellow Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos flavidus 'Yellow')

Yellow Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos flavidus 'Yellow')

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. 

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana)

Yellow Oleander (Thevetia peruviana)

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

€ 4,00 p/3 seeds
Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

Yellow Bauhinia (Bauhinia tomentosa)

A tropical plant from southern Africa with bright yellow flowers that attract many butterflies and bees. Older plants can withstand some degrees of frost. 

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Yellow Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold')

Yellow Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold')

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

€ 4,00 p/3 seeds
Narrow-leaved Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia juncea)

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 p/3 seeds
Golden Champaca (Magnolia champaca)

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 p/5 seeds
Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

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 p/20 seeds
Gymea Lily (Doryanthes excelsa)

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 p/5 seeds
Golden Lotus Banana (Musella lasiocarpa)

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 p/5 seeds
Caper Bush (Capparis spinosa)

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 p/10 seeds
Coral Tree (Erythrina arborescens)

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 p/5 seeds
Cockspur Coral Tree (Erythrina crista-galli)

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 p/5 seeds
Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus)

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 p/10 seeds
Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

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 p/10 seeds
Giant White Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia nicolai)

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 p/5 seeds
Nepal Trumpet Flower (Beaumontia grandiflora)

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 p/5 seeds
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

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 p/10 seeds
Orange Flamboyant (Delonix regia 'orange')

Orange Flamboyant (Delonix regia 'orange')

The orange variety of the red flamboyant is rarely seen, but performs well as a container plant at a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius.

€ 4,50 p/5 seeds
Kaka Beak (Clianthus puniceus)

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 p/10 seeds
Bird of Paradise Flower (Strelitzia reginae)

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 p/10 seeds
Desert Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia gilliesii)

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 p/5 seeds
Passionflower (Passiflora actinia)

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 p/5 seeds
Passionflower (Passiflora capsularis)

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 p/10 seeds
Passionflower (Passiflora matthewsii)

Passionflower (Passiflora matthewsii)

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

€ 6,00 p/10 seeds
Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)

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 p/20 seeds
Brazilian Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea)

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 p/5 seeds
Giant Spear Lily (Doryanthes palmeri)

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 p/5 seeds
Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon phoeniceus)

Scarlet Bottlebrush (Callistemon phoeniceus)

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

€ 3,00 p/portion of seeds
Red Sesbania (Sesbania tripetii)

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 p/5 seeds
Red-green Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

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 p/20 seeds
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

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 p/10 seeds
Pink Banana (Musa ornata)

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 p/5 seeds
Pink Dwarf Banana (Musa velutina)

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 p/5 seeds
Pink Ipê (Handroanthus impetiginosus)

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 p/10 seeds
Pink Peacock Flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima 'Rosea')

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 p/10 seeds
Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii)

Tower of Jewels (Echium wildpretii)

Biennial plant from the slopes of the volcano Teide on Tenerife with an impressive, red inflorescence that can reach up to 3 meters tall.

€ 3,50 p/20 seeds
Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)

Sturt's Desert Pea (Swainsona formosa)

Species from the dry areas of Western Australia, which has alluring bright red flowers. These flowers bloom above the climbing stems and create an interesting contrast with...

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Taiwanese Banana (Musa itinerans var.  formosana)

Taiwanese Banana (Musa itinerans var. formosana)

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

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Thomson Banana (Musa thomsonii)

Thomson Banana (Musa thomsonii)

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

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Pride of Madeira (Echium fastuosum)

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 p/20 seeds
Flame of the Forest (Butea monosperma)

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 p/5 seeds
Voodoo Lily (Typhonium venosum)

Voodoo Lily (Typhonium venosum)

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Wercklea (Wercklea ferox)

Wercklea (Wercklea ferox)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
White orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata 'candida')

White orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata 'candida')

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 p/5 seeds
White Kaka Beak (Clianthus puniceus 'alba')

White Kaka Beak (Clianthus puniceus 'alba')

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

€ 4,00 p/10 seeds
Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)

Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)

The outstanding, dark-red flowers are rich in nectar and form sausage-like fruits after pollination by megabats.

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa)

Silk Floss Tree (Ceiba speciosa)

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.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Sweet Wild Banana (Musa balbisiana)

Sweet Wild Banana (Musa balbisiana)

This species has a beautiful red inflorescence and blue-greenish edible bananas. The species can survive frost at a minimum of -5 degC.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Black Coral Pea (Kennedia nigricans)

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 p/20 seeds

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