TianZi Asia
TianZi Biodiversity Research & Development Centre

TUBERS, RHIZOMES, and CORMES

of rare and precious plants

of Yunnan, South-West China

 

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Click on the scientific name to learn more about the species and to see more pictures from the plants' natural habitats.

We are shipping worldwide; you can add products from different product lists (like seeds and medicine and books etc.) to your shipment to optimize shipment cost.

First time: flowering plants of GOLDEN LOTUS (Musella lasiocarpa) now available in Europe. Inquire or order here: GOLDEN LOTUS

New seeds and tubers: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius the most spectacular flower in our garden!

We are glad to announce that most of our products will soon be available in our first TianZi Tea House in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Kindly contact us if you intend to pick up larger quantities of any product there, so we can arrange transport from China on time. Thank you.

FAMILY PICTURE

SPECIES NAME

PURCHASE

SHIPMENT

Amaryllidaceae Crinum amabile

giant spider lily
 

soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)

Araceae, Aroids Amorphophallus konjac  

now available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details below)




Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
by far the most spectacular flower in our garden!

The larger the tuber the bigger the flower: our largest tuber has 25 kg!

 

now available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details below)
tuber of 5 kg; tuber of 10 kg

Araliaceae
Trevesia palmata
Snow flake tree


a beautiful indoor design plant for the Christmas Season!
  available this autumn from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Cucurbitaceae Thladiantha spec.
Mountain Buffalo


the largest tuber plant of the world! An eye catcher in the rock garden.

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Dioscoreaceae Dioscorea bulbifera
Air potato

something to change a pillar or a tree into a jungle!
Buy Now  
now available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Hypoxidaceae

Curculigo capitulata
Palm grass
a flowering plant that looks like a small palm but grows like grass: what else would you wish?

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Leguminosae Dwarf Bauhinia
a beautiful window space plant with colourful leaves
  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Menispermaceae Stephania spec.
Mountain Turtle

an unusual succulent liana that can get 100 years old and 100 kg heavy; the large tubers are used for indoor decoration like bonsai. A must for a stone garden!
  limited availability in winter

soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Moraceae

Ficus species

Here you find a selection of local fig tree species from strangler to dwarf and giant ficus varieties, and especially a collection of large leaf species.

  available only on contract growing of rooted cuttings.
Musaceae, Bananas Ensete glaucum
"Elephant Hip Banana"
  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details below)

Musa itinerans
Giant Jungle Banana
Wild tropical mountain forest Banana; grows up to 12 meter tall.

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details below)

Musa ornata

ornate banana

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)

Musa yunnanensis, a new species!
Yunnan Wild Banana
Wild tropical mountain forest Banana; grows up to 12 meter; the most cold tolerant of all our Musa species; can tolerate frost.

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)

Musa rubinea, another new species!

red dwarf banana
endemic to Yunnan and new to science

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)

Musella lasiocarpa
Golden Lotus banana

THE Banana! A sacred flower of Buddhism.

Go for a spiritual change in your garden!

  now available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details below)
Palmae Phoenix sp.
Mekong river palm

a very special palm from the banks of the Mekong river
  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
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
used in local medicine for problems related to the stomach
  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Alpinia zerumbet "Queen of Gingers"   only available on contract growing arrangement

Costus lacerus

A large spiralling species with a great trumpet flower

  soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
Globba racemosa
"Dancing Girl Ginger"

this smallest of all gingers makes a charming indoor pot plant; flowers continuously for up to 5 months
  only available on contract growing arrangement
Hedychium coronarium   only available on contract growing arrangement
Hedychium flavescens   only available on contract growing arrangement
Hedychium forrestii   only available on contract growing arrangement

Hedychium coccineum

a firework of flowers!

  only available on contract growing arrangement

Hedychium villosum

Clearly the most elegant of our lili gingers

  only available on contract growing arrangement
Kaempferia rotunda   only available on contract growing arrangement
Zingiber fragile   only available on contract growing arrangement
Zingiber xishuangbannaese an endemic species of our area
  only available on contract growing arrangement
Zingiber zerumbet   soon available from our partners in:
Europe
USA

(contact details for reservations below)
  unidentified Ginger species   only available on contract growing arrangement

All our species are raised in our gardens or with local people in remote mountains of Yunnan.

Should you wish to purchase mature plants or seedlings in larger quantities, please write to us to inquire wholesale or contract growing conditions. Thank you.



More of our plants are now available on wholesale and individual sale in:

EUROPE
from
TropicalPlants.de
Hagenbach (Karlsruhe)
Germany
write to:
info@tropicalplants.de

USA
from
Worldwide Orchids
P.O.Box 2188, Apopka, FL 32704
(407) 884-8600

write to:
tropicals@worldwideorchids.com


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