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Species that will germinate easily, but some instructions need to be followed. Suptropical species can withstand some cold, but should still be taken indoors during winter. 


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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
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 Cabbage Tree (Cordyline indivisa)

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 p/10 seeds
Mountain Papaya (Carica pubescens)

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 p/10 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
Buddha's Belly Bamboo (Bambusa ventricosa)

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 p/10 seeds
Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea)

Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea)

The fruits colour to red on ripening, have yellow flesh and can be scooped or processed just like tomatoes in dishes. The species originates from the Andes. 

€ 3,00 p/20 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
Carambola (Averrhoa carambola)

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 p/10 seeds
Chirimuya (Annona cherimola)

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 p/10 seeds
Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)

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
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 Sugar Palm (Arenga engleri)

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
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
Ethiopian Banana (Ensete ventricosum)

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 p/5 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
Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)

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 p/10 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 Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea 'yellow')

Yellow Tamarillo (Cyphomandra betacea 'yellow')

A yellow variety of the red tree tomato. The fruits resemble tomatoes, and can be scooped or processed just like tomatoes in dishes. An easily kept plant.

€ 3,00 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 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
Giant Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

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 p/portion of 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
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
Carob Tree (Ceratonia siliqua)

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 p/10 seeds
Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete)

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 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
Macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia)

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 p/5 seeds
Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis)

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 p/10 seeds
Marula (Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra)

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
Moringa Tree (Moringa oleifera)

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 p/10 seeds
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Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

€ 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
Purple Apple-berry (Billardiera longiflora)

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 p/20 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
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
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)

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 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
Elephant's Foot Yam (Dioscorea elephantipes)

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 p/10 seeds
Snow Banana (Ensete glaucum)

Snow Banana (Ensete glaucum)

Combined with good protection against frost and a sheltered spot, the snow banana can be quite hardy. It originates from the Himalayas at altitudes up to 3.000 meters and is a...

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Spindle Palm (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii)

Spindle Palm (Hyophorbe verschaffeltii)

Beautiful palm from Rodrigues with a graceful trunk that can easily be kept as a house- or container plant.

€ 3,00 p/5 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
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Famous for its tea tree oil that is commonly used in cosmetics and has an antibacterial function. Keep the species as a container plant at a minimum of 5 degC.

€ 4,00 p/portion of seeds
Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)

Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)

Can be quite hardy in a sheltered, sunny spot, so you can grow your own tea in the garden. White, yellow, green or black tea: it’s all possible.

€ 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
Timor Black Bamboo (Bambusa lako)

Timor Black Bamboo (Bambusa lako)

A bamboo from the island of Timor with deep black stems that can be kept at a minimum of -4 degrees Celsius. 

€ 4,00 p/10 seeds
Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

Venus Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)

A carnivorous plant with traps that slams shut when a bug touches a hair twice. This is so fast that an insect has no chance to escape, and enzymes will digest the insect.

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Foxtail Palm (Wodyetia bifurcata)

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 p/2 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
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
Soapberry (Sapindus saponaria)

Soapberry (Sapindus saponaria)

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.

€ 3,00 p/3 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
Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa)

Sugar Apple (Annona squamosa)

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.

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Soursop (Annona muricata)

Soursop (Annona muricata)

A large fruit from Central America which is widely cultivated for making soft drinks. A minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius is required.

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Black Pearl Tree (Majidea zanguebarica)

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 p/5 seeds
Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna)

Black Sapote (Diospyros digyna)

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

€ 5,00

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