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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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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 per 5 seeds
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 per 3 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 20 seeds
Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica)

This tree fern originates from the humid cloud forests and along rivers in Tasmania. Without protection it can withstand a minimum of –5 degrees Celsius. 

€ 3,50 per portion of spores
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 per 5 seeds
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 per portion of seeds
Tequila Agave (Agave tequilana)

The well-known alcoholic drink Tequila is made from this special, blue-gray agave type. Occurs in the central part of Mexico.

€ 4,00 per 5 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 20 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 2 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
Voodoo Lily (Typhonium venosum)

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

€ 3,50 per 5 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 3 seeds
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 per 5 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
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 per 20 seeds
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 per 3 seeds
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 per 10 seeds
Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis)

The young leaf of the mate plant is used in South America to make a tasty, invigorating drink: mate.

€ 3,50 per 20 seeds
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