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LIST of rare and new tropical rainforest
plants and flowers of Yunnan, China

 

 

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All our plants are raised from root stocks and seeds to ensure the genetic viability of the species.

FAMILY PICTURE

SPECIES NAME

PACKING UNIT

Price per unit in EURO

AVAILABILITY for winter 2005/6

Notes on cultivation

   

click into the scientific name to learn more about the species

Please note that for some species availability is limited and we deliver on first come and reservation basis. Your order will be shipped between November and March.

orders from this list are shipped by container. Minimum quantities per species are stated below. Mixed species shipments are possible.  
For wholesale or distribution requests, please send us an e-mail

please note that international shipping period for these plants is from November to March.
Amaryllidaceae

Crinum amabile

giant spider lily

The largest perennial lily type of plant!

1000 stem tubers of 1 to 1.9 kg
1000 stem-tubers of 2 to 2.9 kg
1000 stem tubers of 3 to 3.9 kg
1000 stem tubers of 4 to 4.9 kg

1000 stem tubers of 5 to 5.9 kg
larger plants on request

5000.-

6000.-

8000.-

10000.-

12000.-

all sizes only limited availability

easy to cultivate; needs about 6 sq. meter space per plant when mature; makes several flowers during summer; full sunshine and half shade are possible. Tolerates mild and short frost.

Araceae Amorphophallus konjac
1000 tubers of 0.5 to 0.9 kg
1000 tubers of 1 to 1.9 kg
1000 tubers of 2 to 2.9 kg
1000 tubers of 3 to 3.9 kg
1000 tubers of 4 to 4.9 kg
1000 tubers of 5 to 5.9 kg
larger tubers on request

2000.-

3000.-

4000.-

6000.-

8000.-

9800.-

all sizes available

easy to cultivate; needs about 1 sq. meter space per plant when mature; makes a beautiful flower in spring and an unusually shaped leaf; requires half shade. Tolerates mild and short frost. Can not tolerate strong wind.

Amorphophallus paeoniifolius

by far the most spectacular flower in Asia!

new: 1000 first year tubers of 5g to 49g, each

1000 tubers of 50 to 249 g
1000 tubers of 0.5 to 0.9 kg
1000 tubers of 1 to 1.9 kg
1000 tubers of 2 to 2.9 kg
1000 tubers of 3 to 3.9 kg
1000 tubers of 4 to 4.9 kg
1000 tubers of 5 to 5.9 kg
larger tubers on request

1000.-



2500.-

5000.-

6000.-

7000.-

8000.-

10000.-

18000.-

22000.-

available



all larger sizes only limited availability.

flowering size: 5 kg and larger

easy to cultivate; needs about 3 sq. meter space per plant when mature; makes an unusual flower in spring and an umbrella shaped leaf; requires half shade. Tolerates mild and short frost. Leaves can not tolerate strong wind.

Alocasia odora (green)

or "Elephant Ear"

1000 stems of 1 year old plants; app. 10 g each

1000 stems of about 0.5 meter; app. 3 kg each
1800.-



12880.-
available



available

easy to cultivate; needs about 2 sq. meter space per plant when mature; Can not tolerate strong wind and frost. Requires half shade for optimal growth.

Alocasia odora (blue)
with blue stems, the most elegant of the giant aroids, flowers with lovely fragrance. Very suitable also as an indoor plant.

1000 stems of 1 year old plants; app. 10 g each

1000 stems of about 0.5 meter; app. 3 kg each

2800.-



18880.-


available



available

easy to cultivate; needs about 2 sq. meter space per plant when mature; Can not tolerate strong wind. Takes mild and short frost. Preferes half shade for optimal growth.

 

Colocasia gigantea

leaves can't get larger than these...

1000 stems of 0.5 to 0.9 kg
1000 stems of 1 to 1.9 kg
1000 stems of 2 to 2.9 kg
1000 stems of 3 to 3.9 kg
larger stems on request
4000.-

6000.-

8000.-

9800.-
available easy to cultivate; needs about 4 sq. meter space per plant when mature; Can not tolerate strong wind and frost. Requires fertilizer for optimal growth.
 

Colocasia lihengiae

A newly described species; rare

new: 1000 bulb-stems of app. 50 g each
4800.-
needs reservation

easy to cultivate; needs about 2 sq. meter space per plant when mature; takes mild and short frost; preferes half shade for optimal growth; flowers profusely during summer

Araliaceae

Trevesia palmata
Snow flake tree

a beautiful indoor and garden design plant

new: 1000 tip cuttings of about 15 cm length, each

(need to be potted immediately upon arrival by UPS air freight)
1900.-



available easy to cultivate;a perfect alternative to the "Christmas Star" (Euphorbia pulcherrima); prefers shade when young; grows to about 5 meter when many years old; can be grown indoors and in the garden. A very excellent plant during Christmas and winter season. Ships separately by air any time.
Cucurbitaceae

Thladiantha spec. from Yunnan
Mountain Buffalo

a living rock!
the largest tuber plant of the world!
very rare

1000 tubers of 1 year, app.10 g each


mature plants sold by kg; biggest available size: 100 kg
2000.-



20.- per kg
needs reservation

needs about 1 sq. meter space per plant when mature; can not tolerate strong wind and frost; needs a tree or support fence for vine to grow on.

Hypoxidaceae

Curculigo capitulata
Palm grass
a flowering plant that looks like a small palm but grows like grass

1000 root stocks of app. 100 g each
3000.-
available

easy to cultivate; needs about 0.5 sq. meter space per plant when mature; can not tolerate strong wind and frost; prefers light shade.

  Curculigo orchioides
Orchid palm grass
ideal for miniature plant pot arrangements
new: 1000 root stocks, ca. 10 g each

800.-


available easy to cultivate; this is a perfect plant for miniature flower arrangements e.g. in restaurants, or in case your window space is already overcrowded with tropicals....
Iridaceae Eleutherine plicata
red garlic iris
an important herbal medicine
new: 1000 bulbs
ca. 10 g, each

800.-

available easy to cultivate; this is a perfect plant for people interested in herbal medicine as its heart supporting functions are confirmed by scientific studies.
Menispermaceae Stephania spec.
Mountain Turtle

a living stone

has become rare
new: 1000 first year tubers


mature plants sold by kg; biggest available size: 50 kg
1800.-



20.- per kg
available only on request.
available

needs about 1 sq. meter space per plant when mature; can not tolerate strong wind and frost; needs a tree or support fence for its attractive vine to grow on.

Musaceae, Bananas Ensete glaucum

"Elephant Banana"
1000 plants of 2 years, at least 0.3 meter of corm + trunk;

1000 plants of 0.3 to 1 meter

larger plants on request
6000.-




12000.-
available

easy to cultivate; grows 3 to 5 meter tall and has very attractive shape; requiers full sunshine. Local name: elephant hip banana!

Musa ornata

ornate banana

1000 root stock corm:
app. 1 kg each
4800.-

available

easy to cultivate; grows about 3 meter tall and has very attractive pink fower; prefers full sunshine.

  Musa rubinea, a new dwarf species!
from the mountains at the borders to Myanmar; extremely rare; species is presently under cultivation for larger quantities.
new: 1000 root stock corms, app.
0.5 kg each
6000.-
available easy to cultivate either as a pot plant indoors or in the garden; grows under full sunshine only to about 1.5 meter tall and has very attractive rubine red flower; prefers light shade.

Musa yunnanensis, a new species!
Yunnan Wild Banana
Wild tropical mountain forest Banana; the most cold tolerant of all our Musa species; can tolerate mild frost.

1000 root stock corms, app.
1 kg each

9800.-
available

easy to cultivate; grows about 2 to 5 meter tall and has attractive red stem; prefers slight shade of trees.


Musella lasiocarpa
Golden Lotus banana


THE Banana! A sacred flower of Buddhism

These plants are NOT from tissue culture and grew up in their natural climate and environment: you will see the difference!

new: 1,000 young plants 0.3 to 0.5 kg

new: 1,000 mature plants, ready to flower within 1 season appr. 10 - 20 kg each


1,900.-



9,000.-


available

the best of all! Easy to cultivate; grows about 1 meter tall and has attractive thick succulent stem; prefers full sunlight. We cultivate this endemic species together with mountain farmers of ethnic minorities of the Upper Mekong river.
This dwarf banana can be used as an indoor plant, for the garden or as design plant in landscaping. Flowers for up to 1 year!

Taccaceae

Tacca chantrieri
Tiger whisker

A very unusual plant for a shady corner of the garden or as indoor decoration

1000 root tubers of 0.3 to 0.5 kg
4000.-
available

requires full shade and a moist summer season or watering; very unusual flowers. An important local medicinal plant.

Zingiberaceae,
Gingers
Alpinia conchigera a strongly fragrant species with a cascade of small white flowers, which attract bees and butterflies; keeps leaves in winter; our most cold tolerant ginger species.
1000 rhizomes of app. 0.2 kg each
2200.-
available
easy to cultivate, leaves have looks of small bamboo and are perennial. Leaves grow to app. 4 meter tall.

Alpinia sp. "Queen's scepter"

an unidentified beauty, very rare.

1000 rhizomes of app. 0.5 kg each
6000.-
available

requires light shade; leaves are tall and beautiful, app. 3 meter tall.

 

Alpinia platychilus "King's scepter"

by far the most outstanding of our gingers! very rare.

1000 rhizomes of app. 0.5 kg each
6000.-
available

requires light shade; leaves are extra tall and beautiful; flowers magnificent! Grows up to 5 meter tall leaves.

  Amomum maximum
1000 rhizomes of app. 0.3 kg each
3200.-
available
easy to cultivate, leaves have looks of small bamboo and are perennial, 3 meter tall.
  Amomum tsao-ko
1000 rhizomes of app. 0.3 kg each
3200.-
needs reservation easy to cultivate, leaves have looks of small bamboo and are perennial, 2 meter tall.

Costus lacerus

A large spiralling species with a great trumpet flower

1000 rhizomes of app. 0.3 kg each
4100.-
available

easy to cultivate, leaves are spiralling, app. 2 meter tall, and are perennial. Flowers are beautiful large trumpets.

Globba racemosa
"Dancing Girl Ginger"

this smallest of all gingers makes a charming indoor pot plant;
1000 rhizomes of app. 20 g each
2800.-
available

requires the shade of other plants; grows to 30 cm and covers ground in summer; no leaves during winter.

Hedychium coronarium
1000 rhizomes of app. 0.3 kg each

2200.-
available

easy to cultivate, leaves are perennial and about 1.5 meter tall. Flowers are beautiful and have nice scent.

Hedychium flavescens
1000 rhizomes of app. 0.3 kg each

2200.-
available

easy to cultivate, leaves are perennial and about 1.5 meter tall. Flowers are beautiful and have nice scent.

 


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