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Tropical and Exotic Plants

Gardening links for tropical and exotic plants and gardens. Sites for advice and tips on tropical and exotic gardens and plants plus details of suppliers.

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General information:

Cool Tropical Plants - Information on creating a tropical style garden in less than tropical climates.

Kannonchiku - Site giving comprehensive guidance for growing and cultivating Rhapis palms.

Mikes Exotics and Hardy Plants - A weblog for people interested in growing exotic and exotic looking hardy plants.

Palm Haven - Information and photos of palm trees, small palms, cycads, bromeliads and other tropical plants. An extensive resource for anyone interested in palms and tropical flora.

Urban Jungle - Site includes tips, cultural information on Bananas, Cannas, Gingers, Tree Ferns, Arisaemas, Amorphophallus etc - (urbanjungle.uk.com)


Suppliers:

ANi Direct Seeds Offers many seed varieties of unusual, tropical and specialist gardening seeds available by mail order.

Big Plant Nursery (Ashington, West Sussex) - Specialists in palms, bamboos, tree ferns, bananas, unusual trees, shrubs & herbaceous plants

Rare Exotic Plants (Kent) - offers a wide range of rare exotic plants, FQA's and articles.

Easy Tropicals (Tarvin, Chester) - Mail order nursery specialising in exciting tropical plants from around the world.

Hyde Cottage Nursery (Crowle, 5 miles east of Worcester) - Offers a wide selection of all kinds of unusual and architectural plants for gardens and conservatories, specialising in hardy and half hardy palms, shrubs, trees and a host of plants from all over the world including Olives, Bamboo, Trachycarpus palms, Gingers, Agaves and Citrus.

Jungle Gardens (Watlington, Oxfordshire ) - Offer Tropical plants (such as bananas, gingers, aroids, climbers, brugmansia and many unusual varieties) by mail order.

Ready to grow - Mail order suppliers offering a range of rare and unusual seeds including chilli seeds, heirloom tomato seeds, banana seeds, exotic fruit seeds and now flower seeds to the UK and Europe. - (readytogrow.co.uk)

Silk Tree (Oxford) - A mail order nursery specialising in sculptural, specimen, rare, and unusual plants

The Palm Centre - Offers Palms, Bamboos, Cycads, Bananas, Tree Ferns, Mediterranean Plants and more - (palmcentre.co.uk)

The Palm House (Devon) - A mail order nursery specialising in hardy palms and exotics.

Trebrown Nurseries - Palm trees and cycad nursery in Cornwall UK selling rare and exotic plants, palm seeds, cycad seeds and banana seeds with World-wide delivery. Free botanical, horticultural, & conservation research Species Database.

Urban Jungle (Norwich) - A nursery specialising in exotic plants such as bananas, cannas, gingers, tree ferns and aroids. (urbanjungle.uk.com)

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