Subtropical plants and orchids
There are many interesting subtropical plants available that are less tender but still look good or can be used.
We also have a few orchids that are unusual too.
Subtropical or Mediterranean plants are less tender than tropical plants and as they get older will get tougher too.
We grow some interesting succulents, like Crassula gollum and Echeverias and other plants like olives,citruses.
They still need protection over the winter.
The juicy leaves used medicinally and in the cosmetic industry too.
Aloe vera is a must have in every household as it has a great healing properties on cuts and burns.
The plant needs full sun and well drained soil,can be kept outside all summer but will need protection from frost,unheated conservatory is ideal.
It will need very little water over the winter.
It has beautiful yellow/orange bell shaped flowers which appear early summer and last til early autumn.
It is hardy in England but needs protection from frost when it is younger.
the white flowers will appear late autumn followed by the fruits which ripen by the end of winter.The fruits are sweet and sharp at the same time like a mixture of peach and mango.
It needs sunny spot with little water and well drained soil.The yellow/orange bell shaped flowers will appear early summer and last until early autumn.Perfect pot plant for decorating patio and garden tables/planters.
It has small long green leaves with an opening end,perfect conservatory/office decoration as it needs very little attention.
Likes sunny spot with occasional feeding, very little watering and well drained soil.
As it gets older the trunk gets wider and can be shaped too.
We grow some interesting orchids like vanilla which is a climber and will produce vanilla pods or some hardy ground orchids like Blettila
The plant prefers nice warm spot with plenty of sunshine in early spring, it will need shade later on,ideal to plant under a small growing deciduous tree. Flowers appear early April-May.
Produces white flowers with yellow throat between April-June.