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If you follow the instructions for germinating these tropical species, there is a good chance of success. They are suitable as indoor plants.




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African Dream Herb (Entada rheedii)

A great climber from Africa with large seeds that can float thousands of kilometres by sea. In Africa, the seeds are used as a traditional medicine to induce vivid dreams.

€ 3,50 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia beccarii)

This rare Alocasia species is found in the lowland rainforest of Borneo.

€ 10,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia brancifolia)

This rare Alocasia species has striking leaves that are deeply incised.

€ 9,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia heterophylla)

A rare species from the Philippines with blue-green coloured leaves.

€ 10,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia lancifolia)

The leaves of this species are oblong, which is unusual in the normally round-leaved Alocasia genus.

€ 15,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia portei)

This is a fairly rare and large Alocasia species from the rain forests of the Philippines.

€ 10,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia reginae)

The leaves of this Alocasia species have a blue-gray color on top and a reddish purple color underneath.

€ 10,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia reversa)

This is a small Alocasia species from the lowland rainforest of Borneo.

€ 10,00 per seed
Alocasia (Alocasia sp. 'Tandurusa')

The light colored leaves have many dark colored veins and that makes it a special appearance

€ 15,00 per small bulb
Alocasia (Alocasia suhirmaniana)

This rare species has shiny, dark green leaves with prominent, light veins.

€ 10,00 per seed
Aloe vera (Aloe vera)

Known by the many applications of its juice in cosmetics. Also performs well on the windowsill. 

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Annatto (Bixa orellana)

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

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Annona conica

Rare species from north-western Ecuador with yellow, cone-shaped fruits that are edible. Plant which can also fruit in a container.

€ 6,00 per 5 seeds
Anthurium (Anthurium brownii)

This is a rare and decorative Anthurium species from the rain forests of northern South America.

€ 6,00 per seed
Anthurium (Anthurium clarinervium)

The special leaves of this Anthurium are heart-shaped and slightly hairy, making them soft to the touch.

€ 6,00 per seed
Anthurium (Anthurium crystallinum 'Dorayaki')

This is a rare Anthurium with round leaves that have strikingly wide, light-colored leaf veins.

€ 10,00 per seed
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Anthurium (Anthurium luxurians)

The leaves turn from light green to dark green and have a strikingly puckered surface.

€ 10,00 per seed
Anthurium (Anthurium magnificum)

The leaf of this Anthurium species is delicately haired and thus soft to the touch.

€ 10,00 per seed
Anthurium (Anthurium willdenowii)

This rare Anthurium comes from southeastern Brazil and grows as an epiphyte in trees and on rocks.

€ 6,00 per seed
Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica)

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.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Aroid (Amorphophallus gigas)

This rare Amorphophallus species originates inthe lowland rainforests of Sumatra and produces a gigantic inflorescence, sometimes up to 3 meters tall. This makes it the tallest...

€ 7,00 per seed
Aroid (Amorphophallus lambii)

A rare Amorphophallus species with populations in the south and north of Borneo.

€ 10,00 per seed
Aroid (Amorphophallus plicatus)

This is a very rare Amorphophallus species that naturally occurs only on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

€ 15,00 per seed
Aroid (Amorphophallus prainii)

This Amorphophallus species produces a striking, white inflorescence.

€ 10,00 per seed
Aroid (Amorphophallus tenuistylis)

Very rare Amorphophallus species with a striking silvery petiole with black spots.

€ 5,00 per 2 seeds
Aroid (Amorphophallus variabilis)

This is a relatively small and easy to care for Amorphophallus species

€ 5,00 per seed
Ashoka (Saraca asoca)

The ashoka is a remarkable and sacred species from the rainforests of India.

€ 5,00 per seed
Australian Baobab (Adansonia gregorii)

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

€ 6,00 per 5 seeds
Australian Chestnut (Castanospermum australe)

The seeds of this Australian species are somewhat similar to chestnuts, but with a weight of 30 grams they are much larger.

€ 4,00 per seed
Australian frangipani (Hymenosporum flavum)

The 5 cm big flowers grow in clusters and produce a wonderful fragrance similar to the normal frangipani.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Australian Passionflower (Passiflora aurantia)

A Passionflower from Australia with a compact growth that grows well as an indoor plant. This species produces plenty of flowers, which colour gradually from yellow to red.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Baheda (Terminalia bellirica)

The fruits of this tree play an important role in the traditional medicinal practice, Ayurveda, in India

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Balgooy's Alocasia (Alocasia balgooyi)

This is a rare Alocasia species found on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

€ 10,00 per seed
Bell Stapelia (Stapelia leendertziae)

An unusual carrion flower with bell shaped purple flowers of up to 12cm large. A rare species with populations in South Africa and Swaziland.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Benstonea (Benstonea thwaitesii)

This rare screw palm species is found in dense, moist forests along the coast of Sri Lanka and India.

€ 4,00 per seed
Betel Nut (Areca catechu)

The Betel Nut palm is mostly known for its nuts which are popular for chewing in many Asian countries.

€ 4,00 per seed
Bhut Jolokia (Capsicum chinense '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.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Bilimbi (Averrhoa bilimbi)

Green fruits have juicy, sour pulp and are used in the Surinamese kitchen. They grow on the stem of this tropical plant. 

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Black Batflower (Tacca chantrieri)

The peculiar black flowers are associated with bats and grow on stems up to 70 cm. The plant is a suitable houseplant, reaching a height of around 1 meter.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Black Hamburger Bean (Mucuna holtonii)

A tropical climber with creamy white flowers that hang from long stems, and are pollinated by bats. The seeds can float and are dispersed by the ocean all over the world.

€ 4,00 per 2 seeds
Black Jade Vine (Mucuna nigricans)

Rare, spectacular climber plant from Eastern Asia. Black purple flowers grow in clusters of 30 cm. Plant is suitable for a subtropical or tropical climate.

€ 8,00 per seed
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.

€ 5,00 per 5 seeds
Blue Latan Palm (Latania loddigesii)

Rare Blue latan palm, originates from Mauritius and has beautiful blue-gray leaves. Grows well indoors.

€ 5,00 per 3 seeds
Bodhi Tree (Ficus religiosa)

A sacred tree from India, where Buddha would have experienced his enlightenment. A copy on Sri Lanka is currently the oldest living plant flower in the world.

€ 3,50 per portion of seeds
Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea)

The beautiful, deep blue flowers are used in Asia to colour tea and certain rice dishes blue. An easy climber for indoors or a greenhouse.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Canary Islands Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco)

The sap turns red when exposed to oxygen, so when it’s damaged, it looks like the tree is bleeding. The species performs well as a houseplant.

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
Cannonball Tree (Couroupita guianensis)

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.

€ 7,00 per 5 seeds
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)

Cardamom seeds are a well known spice that can be used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Carolina Reaper (Capsicum chinense 'Carolina Reaper')

The Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper in the world.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Carrion Flower (Stapelia hirsuta)

A species with beautiful dark red flowers, which in nature are pollinated by flies.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Cassava (Manihot esculenta)

After rice and corn, the edible root of the cassava plant is the most important food in the world.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Catura Coffee (Coffea arabica 'catura')

Coffee with great taste, high yields and resistant to bright sun. For those reasons, this species becomes increasingly popular with coffee producers.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Cinnamon Tree (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)

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

€ 6,00 per 5 seeds
Climbing Orchid Tree (Lasiobema scandens)

This vine grows in the rainforests of Southeast Asia and forms winding, woody stems.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)

Clove is a spice that is made by drying the unopened flower buds of the clove tree.

€ 6,00 per 3 seeds
Corkscrew Vine (Cochliasanthus caracalla)

A tropical vine with unusual asymmetric curled flowers that produce a good fragrance. Minimum temperature of 10 degC.  

€ 6,00 per 5 seeds
Cow's Horn Euphorbia (Euphorbia grandicornis)

This bizarre succulent makes angular, zigzagging stems with big spines that look similar to cow’s horns.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Cruz Caspi (Browneopsis uyacalina)

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.

€ 9,00 per seed
Cyrtosperma (Cyrtosperma hambalii)

The leaves of this rare species have a special shape, resembling rabbit ears.

€ 15,00 per seed
Cyrtosperma (Cyrtosperma timikense)

Very rare species from the swamp forests of Papua in Indonesia.

€ 15,00 per seed
Decary's flamboyant (Delonix decaryi)

Rare species from southern Madagascar with a striking thickened trunk. The flowers are a colourful mix of white petals, a yellow spot and red stamens.

€ 4,50 per 5 seeds
Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

A striking appearance in the Sahel desert with a swollen trunk and graceful pink-white flowers. An easy potplant that can also be grown as a bonsai.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Dhobi tree (Mussaenda frondosa)

The flowers of this small shrub are orange-yellow, but the large, white sepals are much more striking.

€ 5,00 per 10 seeds
Dwarf Arabica Coffee (Coffea arabica 'nana')

This dwarf variety is even more suitable to produce your own coffee. Because of its compact growth, this variety is ideal as a houseplant.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Elephant Apple (Limonia acidissima)

The Elephant apple is a fruit up to 9cm in size with sticky brown fruit pulp.

€ 5,00 per 10 seeds
Elephant Ear Fig (Ficus auriculata)

The Elephant-eared Fig derives its name from its large, ear-shaped leaves of up to 45 cm in length.

€ 4,00 per 20 seeds
Elephant-ear Tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)

The national tree of Costa Rica produces brown, coiled pods with ornate seeds. The seeds are often used for jewellery and the natural way it spreads is as of today still unknown.

€ 4,00 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.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Finger Anthurium (Anthurium pedatoradiatum)

The leaf of this Anthurium is deeply incised, giving it a finger-like shape.

€ 8,00 per seed
Fishtail Palm (Caryota mitis)

This graceful palm species comes from the tropical regions of Southeast Asia and is particularly notable for its decorative foliage. The triangular and frayed shape is...

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Fony baobab (Adansonia rubrostipa)

The smallest baobab of Madagascar, and also the oldest. The oldest specimen is around 1600 years old. 

€ 6,00 per 3 seeds
Footstool palm (Saribus rotundifolia)

This fan palm is cultivated worldwide for its wide use as an ornamental plant.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Frangipani (Plumeria rubra)

The beautiful flowers spread a wonderful smell and have been used for perfumes for hundreds of years. It is a special plant for a sunny spot.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Giant Carrion Flower (Stapelia grandiflora)

The red-purple flowers can grow up to 15 cm and grow on an easy-to-keep succulent.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Giant Elephant Ear (Leucocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant')

This species produces leaves that are truly gigantic: in tropical enviroments they can grow up to a size of 180 cm!

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Giant Granadilla (Passiflora quadrangularis)

The giant granadilla is the largest passionflower and can grow 15 meters per year. The flowers are quite large, reaching a diameter of around 10 cm. The sweet and edible fruits...

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Giant Highland Banana (Musa ingens)

The Giant Highland Banana is the largest banana species and thereby also the largest herbaceous plant in the world.

€ 10,00 per 3 seeds
Golden Fuchsia (Deppea splendens)

A very rare species from southern Mexico, with beautiful flowers. The tropical species is extinct in nature, but was saved by a botanist. Suitable as indoor plant.

€ 10,00 per 5 seeds
Goldleaf Bauhinia (Phanera aureifolia)

The young leaves of this special species have a red color and only later change to green.

€ 6,00 per 3 seeds
Goraka (Garcinia gummi-gutta)

The fruits of this tropical species are a well-known ingredient in Asia for many different curry recipes.

€ 4,00 per 3 seeds
Grandidier's Baobab (Adansonia grandidieri)

World’s largest baobab from Madagascar, which can also grow as a houseplant.

€ 6,00 per 5 seeds
Gray Nickernut (Caesalpinia bonduc)

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

€ 5,00 per 5 seeds
Guava (Psidium guajava)

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

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
Hamburger Bean (Mucuna sloanei)

The seeds of this climbing plant have a hard seed wall, to protect them on their journey overseas. The decorative seeds are often used for jewelry.

€ 5,00 per 3 seeds
Happy Tree (Camptotheca acuminata)

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.

€ 3,50 per 10 seeds
Hedgehog Lily (Massonia depressa)

A peculiar plant from South Africa with two leaves and a spiky cluster of flowers in the center. The flowers are pollinated by rodents.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Henna (Lawsonia inermis)

The red pigment henna has been used for thousands of years for colouring nails, hands and hair. With this plant, you could make your own henna paste!

€ 3,50 per 50 seeds
Hewitt's Aroid (Amorphophallus hewittii)

This very rare arum species grows in the tropical rain forests of Borneo and has one of the biggest inflorescences of the Amorphophallus genus.

€ 8,00 per seed
Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa)

The large seeds of this tropical tree are edible and taste like almonds.

€ 3,50 per seed
Indian Banyan (Ficus benghalensis)

The species starts as an epiphyte and produces aerial roots that form into woody stems and thus can take the place of its previous host. Also performs well as a houseplant.

€ 4,00 per portion of seeds
Indian Thorny Bamboo (Bambusa bambos)

A large bamboo from the tropical forests of India, with sharp thorns and stems that fade from black to green. Suitable as a houseplant. 

€ 3,50 per 30 seeds
Injo Passionflower (Passiflora ambigua)

This species has even been grown by the Maya’s for their 5 cm large, orange-yellow edible fruits. The plants can still be found on old Maya temples.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Ivy gourd (Coccinia grandis)

The tindola can be eaten fresh as a cucumber or added as a vegetable to a variety of dishes.

€ 4,00 per 10 seeds
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

The Jackfruit is the largest fruit in the world, and can weigh up to 50 kg. The tree originates in India and the fruits grow directly on the stem.

€ 5,00 per 2 seeds
Javan Cucumber (Alsomitra macrocarpa)

World’s largest winged seeds which can spread themselves over a long distance by floating. 

€ 15,00 per seed
Kaffir Lime (Citrus hystrix)

The eye-catching leaves of this Citrus species are very aromatic and have a fresh-sweet smell and taste.

€ 5,00 per 5 seeds
Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)

The Kentia Palm has been popular as a houseplant since the 19th century, but only occurs naturally on 1 island east of Australia: Lord Howe Island.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
Kola Nut (Cola nitida)

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.

€ 8,00 per seed
Kona Coffee (Coffea arabica 'Kona')

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.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
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