Offer highlight

Colour your world with Bromelia cupcake triple mix

Look at these beauties! The Bromelia triple is a special edition Bromelia. A single pot contains a threefold bunch of beauty! The cupcake colors fit perfectly into a cheerful and colorful interior. 

The Bromelia has always been a real world traveler. His ancestors grew and thrived high in the rugged Andes Mountains and deep in the jungles of Uruguay. In the eighteenth century, travelers discovered the beauty of the Bromelia and took a few plants to Europe. 

Care

The care of the plant is simple. Place the plant on a light to very bright place, but never expose to direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is 16-21 degrees Celsius. Water the plant once a week water in the chalice which is the heart of the plant from where the flower grows. From this heart, the plant feeds itself. 

The Bromelia cupcake triple mix is delivered in pot size 21cm.


Corokia virgata

A real musthave for in the garden! The evergreen shrub that can grow to about 100cm high: the Corokia virgata. The zigzag bush, as the Corokia is also called, owes its name to the tangled and zigzag-shaped growth of the plant. The Corokia likes a light spot and well water-permeable soil. Pruning is allowed and does not pose a problem with this plant. If necessary, the plant may be pruned immediately after the winter. With more than five degrees of frost, the plant can use some protection from fleece. 

The Corokia virgata mix has five different types: ‘Banana Royal’, ‘Frosted Chocolate’, 'CoCo', ‘Limey’ and ‘Welsh Whiskey’. All five with their own unique appearance.


Microsorum ferox

The plant that gives a new impetus to your living space: The Microsorum ferox. This fern gives you a surprising type of green at home. The Microsorum ferox has a variety of artfully curved leaves, which form an impressive overall structure. Moreover, this fern stands out with an upright growth habit and adorns itself with a rich green leaf color, which you can enjoy all year round with this evergreen fern. All in all a decorative rarity!

This specimen is an uncomplicated plant that can be kept at room temperature throughout the year. (min. 16 ° c). The fern is happy with a bright location and should be protected from direct sunlight. Water your plant regularly and ensure that the upper layer of the soil has dried up for the next watering. Keep the root ball regularly moist, but make sure it is not too wet or the roots will die. In addition, moist air promotes the well-being of the plant, so it is an frugal roommate for your bathroom. As an alternative to the wet location, you can spray the fern regularly with water or place a bowl of water in the immediate vicinity of the plant. A high humidity ensures that ferns have a healthy and strong plant structure!


Florallure Eau de Parfum

A unique gift: A perfume based on the exotic scent of the orchid Dendrobium Nobilé. Every kind of Nobilé has its unique appearance and smell. This inspired De Hoog Orchids to develop her own perfume: Florallure Eau de Parfum. The perfume will be delivered in a specially developed show box together with a 7cm Dendrobium Nobilé in matching ceramics with a water buffer.

 

The Dendrobium Nobilé differs from other orchid species by the bunch of flowers that form under the armpit of the leaf. The plant has a fairly long shelf life of at least eight weeks, thanks to this special growth method.

 

The care

Place the Dendrobium Nobilé in a light place, but not in direct sunlight. A room temperature between 15 and 21 degrees is ideal for this plant. Water the plant twice a week during flowering. Drain out and discard excess water. Keep the potting soil well moist so that the trunk does not dry.

 

The fragrance comes in a 50 ml bottle.


Lova mix

Lova, Life on Lava. The plant that dares to grow on lava. It used to be hot (700 degrees Celsius) and came out of a volcano and nowadays a plant grows on that volcanic lava! A particularly natural combination, in which the plant 'embraces' the lava with its roots. The lava rock not only provides a grip, but also provides moisture and nutrition to the Lova.

 

Care

The Lova is easy to care for. The plant extracts water from the porous lava rock and the waterproof decorative tray. Fill the container up to 2 / 3rd of the height and make sure there is always a bottom of water, otherwise the Lova will dry out. Tap water often contains lime so that the stone can eventually turn white, so preferably use rainwater. Providing plant nutrition does not have to be immediate. The plant gets its nutrition from the lava rock in the first months. From April to October, give only a quarter of the recommended dose of liquid indoor plant nutrition during watering. Lova likes to be in a light place, but avoid direct afternoon sun in the summer months.

 

The Lova is also available separately.

 

Lova, Life on Lava. The plant that dares to grow on lava. It used to be hot (700 degrees Celsius) and came out of a volcano and nowadays a plant grows on that volcanic lava! A particularly natural combination, in which the plant 'embraces' the lava with its roots. The lava rock not only provides a grip, but also provides moisture and nutrition to the Lova.

 

Care

The Lova is easy to care for. The plant extracts water from the porous lava rock and the waterproof decorative tray. Fill the container up to 2 / 3rd of the height and make sure there is always a bottom of water, otherwise the Lova will dry out. Tap water often contains lime so that the stone can eventually turn white, so preferably use rainwater. Providing plant nutrition does not have to be immediate. The plant gets its nutrition from the lava rock in the first months. From April to October, give only a quarter of the recommended dose of liquid indoor plant nutrition during watering. Lova likes to be in a light place, but avoid direct afternoon sun in the summer months.

 

The Lova is also available separately.


Hovaria Ornamental Veggies create an inviting composition

These veggies are not meant to be eaten, but create a beautiful view in the autumn and winter garden. The Hovaria Ornamental Veggies consists of a wide range of vegetable plants in 19cm pots with surprisingly decorative value. The mix consists mainly of Brassica's, but there are also some other nice vegetables in the mix. They have been carefully selected by grower Hofstede Hovaria and tested for years. Due to the wide variety of leaf colors and shapes, a renewal is created in both the autumn and winter garden. Combine the high cultivars with the short ones and create an inviting composition that your customers can not resist.

Care
Place the plants in containers or in the open ground. You can also choose to leave them in the breeding pot with a beautiful ornamental pot around it. The care is also simple: Give a generous amount of water a few times a week with little to no fertilization. Give the plants as much light as possible for the most beautiful leaf coloring and a long shelf life. Many species are hardy to -7 to -10 degrees Celsius.


Peperomia columella: a carefree piece of art

Peperomia columella is a succulent plant with snake-like shoots having numerous thick, fleshy, bright green leaves, that are truncated, shaped like an horseshoe and composed of water-storing window tissue which allows light penetration to the interior photosynthetic tissue. The stem is ascending, terete, succulent densely covered by the alternately arranged leaves, up to 20 cm tall and up to 1 cm in diameter. The stems branch profusely and send up new growth from the base. Occasionally, it produces tail-like flowers and has a lovely sweet smell.

How to Grow and Care
Peperomia are not particularly hard plants to grow, and their small size and delicate leaves make them perfect for desktops and dish gardens.
The biggest problem facing Peperomia are usually related to watering. They like steadily moist soil, but can be very sensitive to overwatering. Lastly, Peperomia are susceptible to mealybugs, so keep an eye out for cottony white masses on the stems or undersides of leaves. 
Repot plants in spring, especially to refresh the existing soil, but place either back into the same size container after root-pruning or go up only one pot size.


Capsicum Autumn Daylight: a trendy new sort on the European market

This beautiful Capsicum is the ideal plant for the autumn. The colours variegates with the seasons from purple to white-yellow, and then to orange and red.
The thick fruits ensure an excellent shelf life, and the plant also creates a warm atmosphere as an outdoor plant.

The Capsicum is the botanical name of a genus in the Solanaceae, and is of course known for the peppers and the various chillies.

At least two explanations can be found for the origin of the name Capsicum. It could be derived from the Latin word for box (capsa), which refers to the shape of the ripe fruits. It can also be derived from the Greek word kapto, which means biting, because of the sharp taste of some fruits. 

Care tips

  • When used as indoor plant ensure a semi-light to light place.
  • When used as outdoor plant provide a sheltered but sunny location.
  • Give plant food monthly.
  • Water regularly, prevent the plant from limping so that the plant maintains its strong leaves and fruit quality.


Cucurbita decoration: cozy autumn items

Gradually the summer makes way for the cozy autumn. Decoration pumpkins are those typical items that you see every year in living rooms, the kitchen, on the terrace, balcony or outside at the front door. However you put them down, pumpkins always guarantee colour and atmosphere. 

The pumpkins from nursery fam. Olsthoorn come directly from the land. They are harvested by hand and grown without pesticides - but with the natural help of bees. 

Pumpkins go far back in history as a crop. People started to grow them between 9000 and 7000 BC In Central and South America. From the 16th century, the pumpkin was first introduced in Europe.

There are a dozen species of the genus Cucurbita. Some species are edible, but the gourds are for decorative purposes only. 

The pumpkins are mainly known from the North American traditions around Halloween and Thanksgiving. Almost everyone knows the pumpkin that has been cut out like a scary face. This is called the jack-o'-lantern. The tradition stems from an old Irish myth about a man named 'Stingy Jack'.


Chrysanthemum Anansi Spider mix

The plant that owes its name to the cartoon Anansi: The Chrysanthemum Anansi Spider. There are many stories about the originally African mythical creature, which were passed on from generation to generation for centuries. A smart, cunning spider with magical powers: Anansi.

The Chrysanthemum Anansi Spider is known for its large arachnid flower that has a reach of 8-9 cm. The Anansi Spider is enormously vigorous, which makes it stand out better in an Elle Fleur cover - wider than the standard cover. It is no exception that the Anansi has 50 to 60 buds / flowers per plant.

Care tips

  • Place the Chrysanthem Anansi Spider on a spot in full sun.
  • The plant likes being well watered.
  • Chrysanthemum Anansi Spider enjoys well-drained soil, with a high content of compost or other organic material, which serves as fertilizer and to increase the level of acidity in the soil.

The Chrysanthemum Anansi Spider will be delivered in a mix tray in pot size 14 cm.

Colours in mix tray: yellow, white and pink


A plant with a fascinating process of change: the Physalis Alkekengi.

The popular hardy plant Physalis Alkekengi, with cheerful orange lanterns appearing in August, has a fascinating process of change. The plant fits nicely in pots, flower boxes, on the terrace or on the balcony and of course in every garden. Even indoors she feels at home for quite some time.

After the appearance of small creamy white, rather inconspicuous flowers, fast green lanterns form, which turn orange in August and show you the small wonders of nature. It is a fascinating process of change, from flower to lampion. The Physalis is a very hardy perennial and makes few demands. The lanterns are non-toxic, but not suitable for eating. If the lanterns feel dry, you can pick them and use them for both autumn and Christmas decoration.

The plant is offered in a 13 cm pot, possibly extra equipped with pot cover or ornamental pot. In this way he can immediately grow further with the consumer. To create an exuberant result it will be better to put the Physalis into a larger pot, this choice is up to the consumer.


Eucomis

The highlight of this week is the Eucomis, also known as a crested plant. The Eucomis is a bulbous plant, suitable as cut flower, tub plant and as pot plant. It has long cluster-shaped white / purple flowers with a 'crest' of green leaves at the top. The latter is the reason why he has been given the name pineapple plant. The flowering period of the Eucomis is from July to September and has its origin in Africa. The flower produces a lot of nectar that attracts many bees and butterflies. Thanks to its elegant foliage, subtle colors and beautiful shapes, the Eucomis fits in every garden!

Care

- Put the plant on a light place, but not in the full sun.
- Keep moist, the potting soil should not dry out.


Hebe Addenda Donna®

The Hebe from Addenda is an evergreen plant that blooms from summer till far in autumn time. She is also known as shrubby veronica. Butterflies and bees love the Hebe, because their flower plumes are full of nectar. It continues to bloom for a long time, especially up to the first frost. This way you can fully enjoy the (last) wonderful summer days. A colourful boost for the terrace in a beautiful pot or as an ornamental piece in the garden in the border. Whether you like classic or elegant, romantic or modern. In its many varieties, sizes and colours it is a magnificent plant to refresh the garden.

The Hebe Addenda® comes in four varieties: Donna®, Classica®, Granda® & Petita®. 

Donna®

The Hebe Donna® is a well-branching shrub with 5 to 7 cm plumes. With her many flowers she brightens up your terrace and lets you enjoy the beautiful summer evenings. The Hebe Donna® does well in a pot on a terrace or balcony, but she looks also beautiful in the soil in the garden.
The Hebe Donna® is available in different pot sizes and types. Varying from 10.5 cm to 50 cm. 

The Hebe is a very strong plant and can withstand both shade and sun, water the plant regularly.


Delphinium grandiflorum mix

This friend off the sun feels at home in the heat. She loves a place in a garden facing south. It blooms from early July till well in September. Be aware, it dehydrates faster as another, so be generous with water.

The Delphinium let’s itself combine well with other plants, and rarely proliferates.

Fun fact: The Delphinium is also used as a cut-flower, so take out your pruning shears and bring the outside inn! 

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Colours in mix tray: Ocean Blue, Ocean White & Ocean Pink


Capsicum Sombrero Hot Pops

The Sombrero Hot Pops is exclusively available at grower Kwintplant. Kwintplant already grows a wide variety of Capsicum. This is an excellent addition to the assortment. Hot Pops is a fantastic product because it has small round peppers in different colours. The fruits are firmly attached to the plant so that no fruit is lost during transport. The Hot Pops has a thicker skin than the Solanum, which is advantageous in the shelf life. 

  • Hot Pops is suitable for indoors and outdoors
  • It is a summer and autumn article
  • Water the Hot Pops regularly
  • The plant can tolerate a lot of sun


Citrus Variegata Lemon

The Citrus Variegata Lemon is a new variety from grower Jongerling. It is the first time that a Citrus Lemon has a variegated leaf and variegated fruit. This gives a beautiful, stylish effect. Because of the combination of the marble effect and the freshness that the Citrus already has, it is a very trendy plant.

When the plant is mature, the fruits will get the colour change from marble to a bright colour.  

Care

  • Place the Citrus on a light place in the house or on the terrace
  • Water regularly to prevent dehydration
  • Give fertilizer every two months
  • Place the Citrus in a light spot for the frosty season. The Citrus can go outside again when the temperature is 8 degrees Celsius or higher
  • The Citrus Variegata Lemon is intended for decoration


Epipremnum pinn. Happy Leaf: A beautiful new eye catcher!

This special Happy Leaf is a real innovation in the assortment of grower Sentinel. It was discovered a few years ago as a mutant at the nursery and has now been developed into a beautiful new cultivar. 

The characteristic feature is the compact construction in combination with the modern colours of the leaves. The big green, yellow and white spots really stand out. 

Care tip: water the Happy Leaf regularly and don’t place it in direct sunlight. 

Note: The Happy Leaf has a very limited availability. For more information, please contact your account manager at OZ Planten.


Nephrolepis Macho: a tough and robust eyecatcher!

The Nephrolepis Macho is a tough and robust fern that you can’t ignore. It’s a real eye catcher with its shiny long leaves with dark stems and long aerial roots.

The Macho originates from Florida, Mexico, the West Indies and Central and South America. 

The Macho likes to be outside during the summer and tolerates the morning sun, as long as he gets enough water. When the Macho is doing well it is able to grow his leaves up to 2 meters long. This will not happen in the living room, but with good care (don't let it dry out) you will enjoy this real Macho for a long time!


Artisto in Aquo concept: A Unique watering system for perfect growth and flowering

Thanks to Opti-flor’s ingenious watering system Aquo, the plant takes care of its own water needs. A perfect system to keep your Artisto alive (during the summer holiday).

Fill up the water supply in the reservoir promptly, and your plant ‘drinks’ just the right amount for optimal growth and flowering through a straw. Remove the plant from the reservoir first before refilling it with water.

The Artisto Aquo concept will be delivered in a beautiful 3 color mix: 2 shades of purple and white.


Anthurium Million Flowers

A beautiful new Anthurium variety of Karmaplants with exceptionally large flowers (30+) and leaves. An eye-catching beauty.

Unique properties

• Exceptional amount of flowers (30+) and leaves

• Flowering for a very long time

• Unique product in the anthurium market

• Very limited availability.

Tips for the pot plant

Do not put the plant in full sun, but in a light place. The perfect temperature is between 19-21°C.
Keep moisture in a pot moderate, but avoid too much water in the bottom of the pot. Give extra plant nutrition once every two weeks.


Dianthus Kaylee

Kaylee’s cheerfull flowers give off a temptingly sweet and flowery scent. This pot carnation will take you back to those sultry summer evenings. Plants with fragrant flowers have made quite a comeback. You will be enjoying Kaylee’s fragrant flowers for a long time, as the plant flowers uninterruptedly from spring until late autumn. Because the flowers are even more fragrant in the sun than in the shade, we recommend a sunny spot! This strong plant will thrive both indoors and outdoors.


Hydrangea Hovaria® SummerGreen

The beautifully coloured Hydrangea Hovaria® SummerGreen from grower Hofstede is now available in pot size 14 cm. The plant is eye-catching because of its green colour with pink hues. Later the plant gets green / red autumn colours.


Tips for the perfect red colour


Follow these steps to get the perfect red colouration:

  • First, put the Hovaria® in front of the window (not on the South side)
  • After 6-8 weeks put it outside in a place without direct sunlight if the flowers have turned green.
  • After about two weeks, the plant is slightly hardened, then put it in a morning and / or evening sun.
  • Enjoy a beautiful cherry red Hovaria® after a few weeks more!

Nice to know: From week 22 the plant is available in potsize 19 cm as well because of the good weather. 


Portulaca Carnaval

Portulaca 'Carnaval' flowers in different colors such as pink, red, soft and bright yellow, orange and white. The fleshy leaves are silver-gray and combine nicely with the colorful flowers. The flowers open as soon as the sun shines and close at night.

An ideal plant for hanging baskets and rock gardens.


Little Lily

The highlight of this week is the Little Lily, introduced by Van Schie Potlelies. The Little Lily contains one lily bulb and comes from the variety the Souvenir. This unique variety is compact and has a sturdy stem with beautiful green round leaves up to the pot. These properties have been achieved through breeding without chemical agents being used.

For Little Lily a powerful bulb is used that provides at least 3 flower buds. Little Lily can be used as a solitary plant, but can also be used well in arrangements. The plant is delivered in a ton-sur-ton ornamental cover.


Aquatic plants

Aquatic plants now for indoors!

There has already been an expansion in potential uses with the patio ponds for those who do not have the luxury of a pond but do want to enjoy aquatics outside. But now the range has extended even further to within our living rooms, with these trendy glass arrangements. The highlight of this week is transparent, vibrant with life and they bring a miniature ecosystem inside for all of us to enjoy. Nursery Moerings offers a variety of trendy vases and gift packaging and gives a glimpse into a submerged world that is normally hidden from us.

 

Fresh, green, alive, and in a unique selection of glasses suitable for any garden centre, retailer, or florist.

Take a look at our underwater world and make sure you don’t miss this trend!


Hydrangea Kanmara® Splendour

The highlight of this week is the Hydrangea Kanmara® Splendour, a creation of special beauty. It gives your terrace, balcony or garden that exclusice, unique touch of charm. With its large, majestic blossoms in inimitable colorations and its sinewy leaves it radiates glamour without equal. Kanmara® Splendour. is a stunning, sophisticated plant, perfect for a container or a sheltered spot in your garden where its beauty can be enjoyed through the seasons. Its magnificent blooms present an ever changing display of colours from early summer right into autumn. A robust garden plant with strong stems and large, dark green leaves, which retain their colour right into autumn.


Phalaenopsis Twirl

The highlight of this week is the Phalaenopsis Twirl. A new phalaenopsis form available at nursery Duijn-Hove, this is already the 11th form available at this grower. To make the Phalaenopsis Twirl, the most beautiful and heaviest 3 and 4 stems are selected. The selected plants must have enough flowers per stem, 2 stems must be sufficiently flexible and 1 or 2 stems must be able to create a wild effect at plant height. These criteria ensure that a limited number of the Twirl is available on a weekly basis.   

 

The plant has a unique shape but fits almost in any interior and because it is a standard 12 cm pot, it also fits in many types of ceramics. The beautiful white clear flower ensures that a beautiful contrast can be created with the dark pot.   

 

The Twirl is easy to maintain like any other phalaenopsis. This houseplant is satisfied with a small amount of water every week and when it is not placed in direct sunlight.


Luma Flora lamp

The highlight of this week is the Luma Flora lamp. The plant creates a nice atmosphere in the living room and is made from recycled glass. Because the lamp is closed, the plant does not need water. By using an LED light (cold light), the lamp does not emit heat, so the plant remains active and vital even when the light is on. Direct sunlight should be avoided as much as possible, otherwise the leaves can burn.


Hydrangea Tabletensia

"A promising extension of the broad spectrum of hydrangeas." The special hydrangea novelty Tabletensia® is the new highlight of this week. The special growth form makes it extremely suitable for shell planting and attractive table decorations. The rich flowering and excellent branching Tabletensia® colors beautifully and is an eye-catcher until autumn on the terrace, in house and garden.


Epipremnum Marble Planet

The highlight of this week is the Epipremnum Marble Planet. The plant can be used as a hanging or creeping plant. This plant from Asia has a distinctive marble drawing in the leaf, hence the name Marble Planet. This epipremnum is easy to take care of and can be placed in both a dark and light environment. Watering the Marble Planet one or two times in the week is enough.


Hydrangea Beautensia

- 'If we could clearly see the miracle of a single flower, our whole life would change', says enough. The new highlight of this week, the Hydrangea Beautensia, is a hydrangea which you can make someone happy with. The beauty of the flower and the text on the luxury bag-package completes this gift item. In a suitable wooden tray, made by hand from sustainably grown wood, the Beautensia concept presents itself in your store. In addition to his appearance, the care of the plant has also been considered. By choosing the right pot size with a watertight cover, the watering of this hydrangea is much easier.

The Beautensia can be ordered per 6 at OZ Planten and is available until week 23.


Phalaenopsis Singolo

The phaleanopsis Singolo, the first one-flowered orchid, is a striking appearance. It is a compact plant with one beautiful, large flower. Thanks to its compact character, Singolo only requires a small amount of space in order to feel happy and to guarantee a long blooming period. Thanks to it’s own watering system Aquo, the plant takes care of its own water needs. Fill up the water supply in the reservoir promptly, and your plant ‘drinks’ just the right amount for optimal growth and flowering. The combination of a couple of Singolo’s will create a special effect. The Singolo is a nice and practical gift idea.


Anthurium Carnaval 3pp

The new highlight is the Anthurium Carnaval 3pp. The anthurium is exclusive available at OZ Planten. It is characterized by its colored bract and is the longest flowering plant as an indoor plant. The anthurium is available in many natural colors. With proper care and placement, the plant can live up to 2 years. The subtropical plant, in addition to a cheerful appearance, also provide a healthier living environment. Thanks to its evaporation and air-purifying effect, a wonderful living environment is created.


Optiflor Phalaenopsis Music pot

A combination of flowers and music, that's the Opti-Flor Music pot! The Opti-Flor Music pot is a stylish, white pot, which can play music. The Music pot has three different options. First, the Music pot can play different melodies in the piano mode by itself. You can play piano yourself by touching the leaves of the plant in the piano mode. Once your phone is connected to the Music pot, you can play your own music via the Bluetooth mode. You can also use it as a (night) light because the Music pot contains a LED lamp.

The Opti-Flor Music pot contains an opti-Mini-70, available in various colours. The Music pot has a matching gift box, incl. Micro USB Cable and instructions for use in the languages Dutch, English, German and French.


Campanula Portenschlagiana Porto Longlife

The new highlight is the renewed  Campanula Portenschlagiana Porto Longlife. By using the sustainable cultivation method, the Campanula Longlife has a high resistance, which makes it even more sustainable in the chain. The plant is distinctive by the compact shape and the clear colour of the flower. The flower is colourfast and  all the flower buds will open, so the consumer enjoys the plant even longer.


Back to the roots with Phalaenopsis Rootz!

Back to the roots with Rootz! Orchids grow in the jungle on branches and trees and absorb moisture through their aerial roots. By testing and making adjustments with cultivation, VG Orchids has reached this end result. With the Rootz concept the plant absorbs its moisture as needed, the consumer does not need to water the plant. So it fits perfectly in the current time! 

To finish it off, as much natural material as possible was used for the presentation. When the plant has finished flowering after a long time, the bottle can serve another goal. For example as a vase or as a decoration with coloured sand in it. Multifunctional!


Smoked Hydrangea

"Freedom with a sense of individuality"

This rebellious plant does it her way with a little dark side on her edges. 


Cyclamen hederifolium: From something plain to something pretty

When this cyclamen is not in bloom and all it looks like is an unattractive brown lump, it's hard to think of it as pretty. It's simply a big, dull-coloured corm. What could you possibly use it for? Have patience, however, and wait until it starts to bloom... It's amazing to watch how elegantly and charmingly its delicate little stems emerge from the corm. What follows are heart-shaped little flowers with a silvery pattern. Once the cyclamen is fully in flower, the contrast between this and what it used to be is truly impressive. Your room then becomes the setting for a beautiful jewel.

Silver in the garden
You’ll have a lot of enjoyment from the Cyclamen hederifolium indoors, but you can also plant it in the garden. Think ahead, though, because the corm has to be planted in the autumn, a year ahead. Next autumn, it will start to produce its beautiful little flowers that will give your garden a silvery glow. Cyclamen hederifolium is entirely hardy and will naturalise to produce more and more flowers every year. That's nice because it can find its own spots to fill the garden.

 

 


Beautiful strong fringed flowers of the Primula Sirococco

The new highlight is a special Primula. The Sirococco is other than the 'normal' Primula sorts because of the strong fringed flowers that sometimes have multiple colors. It is a nice gift idea around the giving moments that arrive again: Valentine's Day, International Women's Day and Mother's Day. The plant is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. 

The Sirococco is delivered in a mix tray in pot size 11. 

The plant is hardy and therefore suitable for planting in the garden, they bloom throughout the winter until spring!


Azalea Hekla: a special appearance

The Hekla finds its origin on the mountain slopes of Japan. There the ancestors of the Hekla grew in the airy but humid soil of the forest and in the shade of the trees. This is the Rhododendron longiflorum. By crossing this special Rhododendron with the Rhododendron simsii (Azalea), the Hekla has got its special appearance.   

So the Hekla is still an Azalea. But due to its typical lanceolate leaves and ribbon flowers, it has become a special appearance within the Azalea range. The cultivation method is almost identical to the 'normal' Azaleas. Also the care of the Hekla is equal to the 'normal' Azaleas. Although the plant will use slightly less water because of its narrow leaves.

Care

  • Keep the soil moiest
  • Put in a light place, but not in direct sunlight
  • The flowering time is equal to the 'normal' Azalea


Happy Spring feeling with the Primula Obconica Touch Me

The Primula Touch Me is a real spring plant with beautiful bright green firm leaves and cheerful flowers. The colors are soft or just popping and really give you a happy spring feeling! Together with the new flowers that are lighter, this gives a very nice effect.

The Obconica comes in pot size 17 cm and contains 3 cuttings. The plant is available in 6 colors: Red / White / Dark Blue / Red-White and Blue-white and of course 'Carnaval' with 3 colors per pot. 

Care tip: Put the plant in the half sun / half shadows and keep the soil moist.


The eye-catching Philodendron Narrow Bont

The Philodendron Narrow Bont is also called the tiger-toothed Philodendron, because of its drooping pointed leaves. 

The characteristic feature of the Narrow Bont is that new leaves start as pink points. Later they roll out like colorful, eye-catching leaves.

The plant makes beautiful long roots, which he uses in the wild to cling to trees and to grow upwards. It is therefore an extremely suitable climbing plant. 

Care tips 

The Narrow is easy to care for. 

• Do not give too much water, but do not allow the soil to dry out completely. Also not too much water, a Phili really does not like a foot bath!

• Place the plant in a light spot that is allowed a few meters from the window. Rather not in full sun. 

Fun fact. The plant can grow even without soil and pot. Take care of a humid environment, for example by spraying it regularly.


Iris Spot On – A Striking new!

The Iris Spot On is exclusively grown on pot by H.L. Hogervorst. The beautiful royal purple color in combination with the speckled lips (white, purple and a touch of yellow) makes this Iris a very striking newcomer. The color of the petals becomes increasingly intense towards the end. It seems like these dots are dipped in a jar of ink. This novelty comes in a 9 cm pot size.


New dark-coloured Zamioculcas Super Nova

Trendy, attractive and indestructible: Zamioculcas is a beautiful and steady piece of nature. However, this Zamioculcas does not have the original green colour. This eye catcher dark-coloured Super Nova is distinctive, partly due to the dark leaves and the natural colour gradient. As strong as his green brother, so an interesting addition in the assortment! 

This plant is originally from Zanzibar, Kenya and Madagascar and is began to pop up in the Dutch living rooms since 1996. This houseplant is very popular because of it’s simple maintenance:

  • Winter: water once in three weeks.
  • Summer: water once in a week.  

This MPS A certificated Zamioculcas is an unhesitating plant: the leaves don’t fall off, it doesn’t grow fast and it shows stability. Because of its calm appearance, this plant provides helpful focus on meditation. Furthermore, this plants is called ‘green stoner’ because it results in personal quietly. 

This Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Super Nova pot 21 is grown at Heemskerk Plant itself and is very suitable for the trendy modern living room or office. 


A Whole new shape: Poinsettia WinterRose Pyramide

As every year, lots of Poinsettias are sold around the Christmas days. Something else this year?
Go for the Poinsettia WinterRose Pyramide. 

Particular shape

This particular pyramid shaped Poinsettia, family member of the Euphorbia, is a new concept of Hofstede Hovaria. Characteristic of this Poinsettia is the shape and the big flower in the middle. A major stem grows upwards with a big red star in the top of the plant. The beautiful branches make the plant pyramid shaped.

This WinterRose is 55 cm high and only offered in pot size 14. This winter plant is available from week 51. With almost ten flowers, this particular Poinsettia is a nice innovation for the Christmas days.

Available while stock lasts.


Thé personal gift: Singolo ‘Merry Christmas’

Life is full of good reasons to give presents. Opti-flor offers a unique and personal present for special moments: the Singolo Hello.

This beautiful orchid has a single flowered  impressive flower with a personalized stamp. A nice concept for holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

In regard to the forthcoming Christmas, we have the ‘Merry Christmas’ variant in this week’s highlight.

Own design

Besides the standard stamps, there is a option for your own design. For example a logo or a self-created text. An amazing give-away for births, anniversaries, weddings and birthdays. The costs aree €100,- for a unique stamp.

The cost price per product depends on the total purchase. 

Note! The supplier’s standard term of delivery for the Phalaenopsis Singolo Hello is 3 days. 


A trendy alternative to the Christmas tree: Araucaria heterophylla!

The Araucaria heterophylla is a trendy alternative for the oldfashioned Christmas Tree. But even after the Christmas decorations, it stays beautiful in the living room.

Origin

The Araucaria is original from the Norfolk island in Australia. It’s one of the oldest living plant varieties on earth. The trees grow in the nature to a height of 40 meter, but stay very small in a pot.

The symmetric growth by the young sorts is very characteristic. This Araucaria is named heterophylla because of the differences between young and adult leaves.

Care tips

  • It is a real pine-tree, but one who prefers a place inside. 
  • Put the plant in the (half) shadow.
  •  Fertilize the tree sometimes.
  • When you notice yellow needles beneath the plant, put it at a brighter place and give less water. 

This Araucaria is available in pot 21.


Helleborus Nig. HGC Jacob

After the Ilex Verticillata of last week, it is now time for a new Christmas highlight. Today it is the Helleborus HGC Jacob, member of the Gold Collection. The Helleborus is a natural winter flowering plant, in November it is on its highest point of the season.

Helleborus niger is commonly called the Chrismas rose and is related to a lot of legends and myths. This plant appears in the old stories and was even a sacred plant in the Germanic time.

In the Middle Ages, many medical and magical powers were ascribed to this winter plant. The Christmas rose is a native plant in the so-called Limestone Alps in Europe and is one of the oldest culture plants in the world. 

This Helleborus is an evergreen perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, which is easy to maintain. This wintergreen Helleborus Jacob is able to survive the freezing cold and snow and shows the most beautiful white flowers. Besides the garden, you could enjoy the Helleborus in pots on the balcony or on the terrace.

Care

March until the end of the Autumn is the best time to plant the Helleborus. It is recommended to mix quite an amount of compost or good soil through the garden ground. That results in a well flowering Helleborus!


Ilex Verticillata

While we are slowly looking forward to the Christmas festivity, there is something interesting around the corner: Christmas plants. The Ilex Verticillata is a deciduous Holly, which can be 2 meters high. You can keep the plant small by pruning it in springtime.

When the Ilex Verticillata is blooming, there are white flowers. These white flowers are not the most particular part of the plant, but the red-round berries are. The red berries makes this plant complete. The berries will stay from October till December. The stems with berries are often processed in Christmas decorations. This hardy ornamental shrub prefers a light-acid ground with not too much sunlight. This Ilex is safe until a temperature of – 30 degrees.

You will only see the berries on the female shrub, and only if there is at least 1 male shrub nearby. 

Furthermore, the plant is very suitable for gardens and public green with a high groundwater level. When you plant the Ilex Verticillata, it is recommended to use garden nutrition.

This Ilex Verticillata has delivered in pot 23, and has a height of 90 cm. 


Phalaenopsis Halo

Finally there is an orchid that is perfect for any coffee table. Little Kolibri Orchids Halo has a circular full flora garland, containing three stems. These multiflora varieties are always delivered in maturity stage three which makes the plant look really attractive on the shelf. Enjoy the long shelf life and the stylish ornamental pot and gift box.

The Halo from OK Plant is the first 9 cm with this shape, we already know the 12 cm. It’s unique that the grower introduces 6 types on the market: orange, spotty, pink, white, yellow and violet.
Reservation is needed. 


Araucaria Cunninghamii (p15 & p19)

The Cunninghamii is a conifer from the Monkey Tree Plant family and is a species of the Araucaria. This houseplant is also known as ‘The Hoop Pine’. The Araucaria is named after the Arauco county in Chili. Characteristic of this Araucaria Cunninghamii are the typical leaves, a little bit hanging and a lot of decorative value. The leaves are small and awl-shaped, 1-2 cm. The scientific name honours the botanist Allan Cunningham, who collected the first sorts in the 1820’s.

The trees can live up to 450 years and grow to a height of 60 meters. The stem can reach a circumference of 4 meters. Often you can find the Cunninghamii on dry rainforest grounds, rocky grounds or grounds with a low fertility surface. This houseplant grows very slow. 

Despite the Chilean origin, the Araucaria Cunninghamii is grown in Australia, South-Africa and Papoea-New-Guinea. The plants are destined for decorative aim and for the wood production. 

You can put this plant everywhere in your house, but it prefers dry circumstances and a low temperature, (half) shadow. 

The Araucaria Cunninghamii is available in pot 15 and 19. 


Azalea Bow

This week’s highlight is the Azalea Bow. The Bow is a good plant for the consumer who wants to have a small flowering wreath in the house during Christmas. The official name is Rhododendron. syn. Azalea. Translated from the Greek it means “a woody plant with pink-red flowers”. 

Rhododendron has a wide distribution in Asia. The original version of the living plant is the Indian Azalea. Azalea is mainly grown in Belgium and the Netherlands. Actually, it is a forced shrub, that a breeder can let it bloom through cooling and heating. The flow begins in late summer and continue through the spring, with a big focus on the holidays. 

Unique facts Bow 17 cm:

-          Bow shaped is very unique.
-          Flowers very abundantly.
-          In three colors available (mix).
-          Limited availability. 

A suitable location is a bright spot in the living room, but a slightly cooler place such as the hall is suitable as well.
The root ball of Azaleas should be moist. Preferably water with rain water (tap water contains too much lime). The soil must be able to let trough the excess water, compare the root with a sponge that holds water.


Narcissus Paperwhite ‘Ziva’

The bulb season has started and we’re delighted to introduce this beautiful highlight. No typical Autumn crocus but a narcissus! The Narcissus is actually a typical March, April and May product, but this variety is unique. In Germany, this Paperwhite narcissus is called ‘Weihnachtsnarzissen’, and are being sold even before Christmas.

The Paperwhite narcissus belongs to the Tazetta-family. This variety is special because of it’s star shaped flowers in every bunch. The nice smelling clusters carry 10 to 15 flowers. This frost sensitive plant comes originally from the western Mediterranean, but is already known in almost every culture in the world.

There are several Paperwhite varieties, but the ‘Ziva’ is with her white flowers the most classic one. This narcissus wants to function as a houseplant, because it isn’t winter hard.  

Customer tip: put the pot in a sunny place, but not in a too warm place in the house.


Phalaenopsis Angel showcase

Grower Stolk Flora introduces: a new guardian angel! The orchid Angel has got a new one-piece package, the showcase. One that not only emphasizes exclusivity but also is functional. The Angel and her flowers are even better protected during transport and in the store. This is very important for a variety like Angel, the plant has a high decorative value due to its presentable flowers. With the showcase you are assured that the store quality of the products are in optima forma. Moreover, the consumer immediately recognizes the quality. 

The Angels showcase in short:

  • Unique 1-piece package, ideal for the gift segment.
  • Protects flower and plant optimally.
  • Beautiful presentation because of the open front.
  • 1 version, printed in English, German and French.
  • Available in white or champagne ceramics.
  • With Angel in color mix or white only.
  • Loading: 5 layers of 10 pieces per trolley. 

The Angel showcase is available while stocks last.


Echeveria Pollux

The Echeveria Pollux is a rare succulent that originally comes from Mexico and Central America.

This beautiful sort is as big as 17 cm and is sold in a 12 cm pot. The Pollux is a relatively fast-growing evergreen succulent which has glorious rosettes of fleshy, overlapping leaves. These have a delighted purplish-grey tone, what makes it one of a kind. 

Trough the years, this succulent plant develops a short stem and can produce flowers in spring.

The Echeveria is not winter hard, so be careful with frost. It saves the water in its sturdy, beautiful leaves, which makes that it can handle long dry periods. So you can easily go on a long vacation without worrying about the plant. 

The Echeveria Pollux needs a sunny place, but don’t put it in the bright sunlight. The midday sun may burn the foliage. Furthermore, it is important to remember that the Echeveria can handle drought better than moisture.

If you are moving your plants outside, allow a period of adjustment and do this in a gradual manner.

The plants has a limited availability of 3 trolleys. 


Phalaenopsis Singolo New Harvest

Opti-Flor has developed a new concept: the ‘Singolo New Harvest’. A beautiful white Singolo that would be delivered inside the bud. This is the reason of the name ‘New Harvest’. The New Harvest lets you experience nature very close up. While the flower is still inside the bud, the orchid is keeping its beauty a secret for a while longer. Slowly but surely, the bud will continue to expand and gradually reveal the treasure within. Finally, an impressive flower rises high above the low-lying leaves.

The New Harvest can be delivered in different ceramic pots (14 cm). The Singolo New Harvest is young and recently harvested so you can admire every step in the flowering process.

This one-flowered orchid brings something specials. The orchids bring atmosphere and colour into every living room, office or lobby. The orchids are cultivated with the greatest passion and devotion.

Once this Phalaenopsis has finished flowering, you can encourage it to flower again by cutting off the spike above the second ‘eye’. Just leave the roots alone and you will see that the plant will flower as beautiful as before. 


Anthurium Black&White

Karma Plants from Bemmel, one of the preferred partners of Anthurium, has introduced her new variety recently, The Karma Black. By combining this dark eye catcher with it’s similar 12 cm exclusive cultivated type Sierra White, a unique, modern colour contrast is created: Karma Black&White. 

This combination of plants fits perfectly into the latest trends. They ensure balance and generate harmony together. Very appropriate as addition in the living-room or office where unity in the interior is desired. Both in the plant structure, flower shape, flower colour, shelf life, flower size, the Anthurium pot developed itself into a plant that fits in every interior. From modern until classic and from homely until classy. 

In autumn or in the winter the Anthuriums are very attractive. However, this varieties can also be combined in the other seasons. 

The exclusive 12 cm Anthuriums are deliverable in a 10 gap tray with 5 white Sierra White and 5 Karma Black. They are standard delivered with a minimum of 5 flowers. 


Hebe Addenda Granda®

The Hebe, commonly known as the Shrubby Veronica, is an evergreen shrub. This plant shows her colorful flowers from summer until the first winter frost. Butterflies, bees and other insects are very delighted with the Hebe because of her nectarful plumes. Furthermore, this plant is a colorful eye catcher on the terrace or the garden, due to the relatively long blooming time. The plumes of the Hebe Granda can be 10 cm or longer.

The Hebe is named after the Greek Goddess of youth. This is related to the blooming nature and the spring that donates nectar to the divinities for the eternal life. The Hebe blooms in the period of All Saint’s Day. Because of that, this type is also called as the All Saint’s Day type.

The Granda is an attractive shrub with a wild shape. This plant fits in the garden of consumers with ambition that are aware of design, order and simplicity.

Did you know: when you remove the faded flowers, the Hebe grows until the first frost. This because of the more powerful energy in the flowers. 


Coffea Arabica

Grower de Groot has given the Coffea Arabica a new look. The grower has invented a new authentic concept: the Coffea concept. A coffee plant in a gift box with its own logo, very pleasing for the eye.

There are dozens of types of Coffea from Ethiopia, but the Arabica is by far the most attractive one.  This beauty with dark green colour, shiny leaves and compactness is used for 75 percent of the worldwide coffee production.

The new concept brings the coffee plant to life. The combination of the can, the beans and the plant makes it very attractive. A pleasant and complete product that everyone will appreciate.   

Care tips:

  • Put the plant in a sunny place, but not in the bright sunlight.
  • Give plenty of water. (don’t let the plant dry out).
  • Regularly check with your fingers if the soil is still humid.
  • Regularly spray the leaves with water. 


Belamcanda chinensis ‘Orange queen’

Belamcanda chinensis 'Orange queen' is a cross between Belamcanda chinensis (orange and long, makes beautiful berries) and Belamcanda Flabellata (yellow and short), because of this crossing the Belamcanda Chinensis 'Orange queen' is very versatile, so it is very suitable for the pot culture, because it can both handle drought and humidity. But also after flowering, this plant remains fantastic, because the flower immediately forms a beautiful seed box, which keeps the plant beautiful to look at and keeps its value. If the seedbox is fully grown, it opens and shows black seeds which are also very decorative.

The Belamcanda is a one-day bloomer, which doesn’t mean that the plant ceases blossoming quickly. The plant makes a beautiful bunch of buds, with more than 20 flowers on the bunch. For two weeks long, some buds will unblossom their flowers every day.

The plant can be used indoors or outdoors, indoors the plant must be kept at a sunny location, so that the flowers can open well.

Furthermore, it is an easy plant that requires little maintenance.

The plant will be delivered in a raw stage, because of the rapid growth.


Helleborus Winterbells

There is no gardenplant in the winter months that grows as beautifully as the Helleborus. These beauty's with green leaves and shiny flowers are a real addition to the winter garden.

Helleborus is one of the most grateful plants to have in the garden. Not only because they bloom early in the winter but also because there is a huge variation in flower color and flower shape. With good care, the plants can reach temperatures up to -20 ° C. Also, most Helleborusses decorate the living room for two months with their beautiful flowers. Then they can be planted in the garden.

The plant forms loose basal rosettes and attractive leaves with toothed edges and produces several loose branched flower rods, each is growing up to four bell-shaped flowers. These are cream-white on the inside and fresh green-white on the outside with a haze of pink around the veins, which is gradually spread throughout the surface. The flowers eventually color lime green. Winterbells® flourishes exuberantly from the beginning and has a long flowering period. (November to May).


Cyclamen Violet Dip

The Violet Dip is a new Cyclamen from the Super Series Compact. Grower Bergcamp has been testing the series for more than 5 years and now it is delivered separately by color. Unique to the Super Series is that each leave has the ability to grow a flower. Due to the many small leaves, the plant has the opportunity to become full of flowers.

The Violet Dip is special because of its color that changes from purple to white. It looks as if the flower of the cyclamen is dipped into the paint, hence the name 'Violet Dip'.

In addition to the fresh flower color, the plant is very strong, it can withstand a blow. The plant creates a good atmosphere in the living room, but it looks also nice outside on the terrace for example. 


Gentiana 'Rocky Diamond® Blue Heart'

A whole new variety! The Gentiana "Rocky Diamond® Blue Heart" is impressing by its consistent long lasting flowering period and has a very special color. The flowers slightly shimmer with a brown-gold  color on the outside and when opening they reveal their bright blue core with a white heart and a black spot. Every plant looks like a small bunch of flowers during the blooming period because the flowers are so close to each other between the powerful leaf.

The durable, powerful flowers are a big plus. The Gentiana "Rocky Diamond® Blue Heart" (Gentiana scabra) is delivered flowering and retracts in the roots in late autumn to open again in the next spring.


Calanday Sublime

In addition to Calanday, Calandiva and Grandiva, a new product has been added to the range of nursery Jan van Luijk: the Calanday Sublime!

Calanday Sublime is special because of its unique colors and flower shapes, giving an extra dimension to the plant. The Sublime has a limited availability and comes in 3 different colors: orange, red and pink.

The Kalanchoe is known as a strong and easy to care for plant which will enjoy for a long time. A major advantage is that it needs little care and has a long flowering period. The Calanday Sublime is ideal for outdoor use. It is a real eyecatcher for the balcony or terrace, where it is evolving into a true floral explosion.

The Sublime is available both in color and in a mixtray.


Phalaenopsis Root16

This unique and very strong Phalaenopsis with visible roots is the new born of Leerdam Orchids. This orchid is cultivated in pot, but has grown naturally: with complete freedom and in a humid environment.

Root16 is very decorative and its fabulous unrestrainend roots should therefore be shown off!

Carrier
The packaging makes the Root16 easy to transport and protects the orchid. The enclosed water pad provides enough humidity for 2 weeks.

Care tip
After purchase, remove the Root16 from the package and place it in a vase of about 1 cm of water. If the water is completely absorbed and the lower roots start to turn gray, the plant needs more water. The plant is strong enough to cope without water for 1 or to 2 days.

Please note: limited availability. Contact your salesmanager at OZ Planten for more information.


Celosia Sensation Hot Topic®

The men of Ammerlaan-Sosef have something new! The Sensation line created in the 'Touch Me' series now has a 'brother' in Celosia. Sensational mix of three colors in one potsize 17 cm.

The availability is still very limited, but certainly for this period of the year very interesting.

Wherever you place the Celosia Sensation Hot Topic®, it's going to be a tropical party. With its soft wavy "feathers" the Celosia Sensation Hot Topic® puts you in fire and flame.

As a rhythmically swirling coral reef she colours your balcony. With its unique flower shape, it captivates your garden. But also perfectly suitable as a sunshine in the living room.

Sensation is a mix of the similar varieties with the same passion for color. With dark green leaves she forms a sizzling contrast with her bright crowns.

Sensation flirts with wood and other naturals and looks best in a majestic plant box. Then she is a radiant centre that makes you feel happy.

Please note: limited availability. Contact your sales manager at OZ Planten for more information.


Calanday Outdoor

Calanday blooms every day. Were you accustomed to this colourful brand for single flowered Kalanchoe as an indoor plant already? You can now use this cheerful brand outside as well! Calanday Outdoor represents even more intense colours and is the ultimate in terms of ease of care. An absolute asset for every garden, patio or balcony. Why?

  • Calanday Outdoor blooms well in both shade and bright sun
  • An easy going plant that takes dry weather very well
  • Easy to take care of, lots of flowers and a spontaneous look
  • Available in bright summer colours that get even more intense outside
  • You can continue to enjoy Calanday until the first frosty nights (to +4°C)

The perfect plant to plant in baskets, pots, boxes and in soil. The Calanday Outdoor line is now available with an Outdoor label and in a convenient outdoor cup. This makes it very easy for the consumer to take home. 


Phalaenopsis Futuro

Futuro stands for maximum floral beauty per square centimetre. It is just amazing how this tiny orchid makes the world a more beautiful place. Thanks to the ingenious watering system Aquo, the plant takes care of its own water needs. So it’s not only pretty, it’s easy to look after as well.

Futuro is available in various colours (in consultation). There are two varieties of Futuro: Futuro Space and Futuro Uni (see picture).  

Its pot size is 4 cm, pot diameter is 9 cm, the diameter of flowers is 4 cm, it’s length is 20 cm with mix 1 or mix 2 stems. Futuro is available weekly and packaged 5 x 6 x 6.

Aquo is a unique watering system for perfect growth and flowering. Fill up the water supply in the reservoir promptly, and your plant ‘drinks’ just the right amount for optimal growth and flowering.   


Anthurium Yellow Champion

The Anthurium Yellow Champion is the latest addition to the existing colour spectrum of  Anthuriums. Up till now, many colours have been available and yellow is the latest, refreshing addition.

When you think of Anthuriums, yellow is probably not a colour that will come to mind. Yet, this is a completely natural colour. Entirely grown without colour enhancers or harmful additives, this is the latest member of the Eco Friendly Anthurium range of grower Stolkbrothers.

The fresh yellow colour and bright green leafs make it the perfect plant for the sunny months of year. Water once a week and make sure it’s in a bright spot (avoid direct sunlight).

The Anthuriums of Stolkbrothers are grown with the utmost care for people and planet. All the rainwater used on the nursery is being recycled. Solar energy and a heat/power generator contribute to maximally reducing the usage of harmful energy sources. Traditional pesticides are replaced with biological alternatives. An example of this is the cooperation with Koppert Biological Systems who provide natural enemies to take care of for example lice. This is done the durable way like it’s done by nature itself.


Hydrangea Three Sisters

This bouquet Hydrangea from grower De Jong Plant from Boskoop combines three harmoniously tuned colours in one plant, (three cuttings  are stuck on one plant with the same growth qualities), with all flowers blossoming at the same time. The plant is available in the colour combinations pink, violet, blue and pastel. The Hydrangeas bloom each year in beautiful, bright colours, which can be seen from July to August. Give this lush bouquet with a long shelf life as a gift, or enjoy it yourself by putting it in a flower box on the terrace or the balcony, or plant it in the garden. The Three Sisters is also a real eye-catcher as a terrace or balcony plant. 


Plumeria Lanna

The Plumeria Lanna is characterized by its bright white flowers. Unlike those of the Plumeria Hawaiian the flowers of the Lanna don’t smell. Lanna blooms from May to October and makes new buds very easy. A beautiful characteristic of the Lanna is that the plant is full of leaves. This creates a beautiful bush. The Plumeria Lanna has been selected by grower Richplant in Thailand because of its rich flowering and compact form.

For the Thai people, Sabai's experience - little moments of happiness - is very important in daily life. Embrace the country’s lifestyle of the smile and add a permanent Sabai moment to your own living room with this Thai Plumeria.

Care tips

• Put the plant in a sunny place, but not in bright sunlight. A place in the window sill is ideal.
• Keep the pot soil moist by watering regularly. A Plumeria can handle drought better than moisture.
• Remove yellow leaves.


Hydrangea Magical Amethyst

One of the Masterpieces of grower Dijk van Dijk is Magical Amethyst. This strong, colourchanging Hydrangea is a bit bigger compared to her sister Magical Revolution, but contains as much (of maybe a little extra) colour-changing habits. This Hydrangea grows more beautiful with each week. A long-blooming plant that changes colour and will easily stay in bloom up to six months a year. The Magical Amethyst has a shelf life of 150 days, during which time the colour goes from green/pink to deep-green. This Hydrangea fulfils Robin van Dijk’s vision of durability and long lifespan, which is extra convenient for consumers.

Magical Hydrangea, flowers for 150 days

To enjoy your Magical Hydrangea, we give you some care tips:

  • Magical Hydrangeas prefer a location in the home that is not too dark. When you place Hydrangeas in a location with sufficient light, the colour change will be shown to its best advantage.
  • Magical Hydrangeas adore moist soil.
  • The ideal temperature for a home Hydrangea is between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius.
  • Add pot-plant nutrient every other week.


Saintpaulia Trailing Double Pink

You will probably know grower Hofstede Hovaria from their series of special Hydrangeas and Poinsettias, but they are continuously looking for other attractive new plants to grow.

Their most recent introduction is a very cute Saintpaulia with double soft pink flowers and dark leaves. This bushy trailing African Violet has multiple rosettes and will bloom abundantly during several months in its 12cm black tall orchid-pot.

The plant should be placed on a window-sill on East or West, so keep it out of the strong afternoon sun. After a winter rest it will bloom again next spring with even more flowers.

This month OZ Planten offers you plants from a small test-production so that you can already anticipate on the larger quantities that will become available late April 2018. 


Phalaenopsis Lausanne Double: SOLD OUT

The result of a few years of searching for the ultimate heavyweight Phalaenopsis is now available. With two white, compact Phalaenopsis in one grow-pot, the "Lausanne Double" is the latest product of Leerdam Orchids and is introduced this week at OZ Planten. Classic and back to nature in one product!

The plant is unstaked, which is not a problem with the short branched branches of this type, the Lausanne. This enhances the natural feel of this table model. Around 35 cm high, an ideal luxury showpiece for the table.

As a quality grower claims, 3 months flower guarantee! 

This product is sold out at the moment. Contact your sales manager at OZ Planten for more information. 


Curcuma Oriental Fantasy

The Curcuma is also known as the Siam Tulip, but also as Java Tulip and Hidden Ginger. The plant originates from Thailand and belongs to the Zingiberaceae family. Curcuma is a ginger-like, so it's not strange that the plant has an exotic appearance.

You probably already knew that the root of the herb Curcumine is made. This herb has an healing effect. Look at www.rootsformoods.nl for the collaboration between all Dutch Curcuma growers. The sale of plants with the label Roots for Moods makes international research into turmeric as medicine for cancer patients possible.

The Oriental Fantasy is a very striking species in the assortment of BK Plant thanks to its dark red color.

Care
The Curcuma is a sun admirer, the plant will grow at its best in full sun. In summer, the plant can also be placed under a deck on the balcony or, for example, in a conservatory.

Place: Full sun
Temperature: Room temperature
Water: Keep the soil moist
Fertilization: Add plant food every two weeks
Other: Remove the old flowers


Zamioculcas Zenzi

The Zamioculcas Zenzi is a unique plant grown only by Duynplant, in pot size 12 and 14 centimetres. The plant is distinguished from other types of Zamioculcas due to its shorter and more varied form. Because the new feathers remain short, it becomes a full, small plant. The Zenzi is origanlly from Madagascar and Zanzibar in East Africa, and belongs to the Araceae.

The Zenzi would prefer to be in half shade in indirect sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius. The plant needs water every 2 weeks, and not too much. During the winter, the Zenzi only needs water once a month.


Gloxinia Purple Spot

The Gloxinia Purple Spot from grower J&P ten Have is a new variety in the sonata breed. Gloxinia sonata is a rich flowering plant with velvety leaves which has a high ornamental value.
The flowers are well filled and very colorful with its spikes, and there are many buds in the plant. The plant has a long shelf life, it will last about 10 weeks.   

To enjoy the product optimally: put the Gloxinia in a light place, but not in direct sunlight. Keep the plant moist. The Gloxinia uses a lot of water due to its rich flowering. Remove the wilted flowers to make room for the new flowers. 

Gloxinia sonata is available from week 8 to 43. 


Begonia iconia

The Begonia iconia is a new line of beautiful outdoor begonia's from Dümmen Orange® From summer to winter, iconia is a beautiful picture in the garden or on the terrace. The plant is well-kept in a shady and sunny place, and requires little water. Very easy to care for!

The plants are especially loved by classic ladies who love tradition and nostalgia. They enjoy the combination of luxury, quality and the warm appearance of the plant. The design of the pot includes this. The eggplant-like color combined with bright white provides a classic / luxurious look and reminds you of a luxurious clothing or makeup brand.

The plant is produced in El Salvador and is part of the Dummen Orange® perch and balcony plant nursery.

The iconia is available in various imposing colors available in pot size 12 and available from week 18. The five varieties include Miss Montreal, Miss Malibu, Unstoppable Upright Fire, Unstoppable Upright White and First Kiss.


Hibiscus rosa sinensis ‘Tutti Frutti’

The highlight of the week is the Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’, the first of the year! The Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’is a special selection of new multicoloured varieties within the hibiscus family. The Hibiscus rosa sinensis is also known as the China rose, they originally grow in tropical As ia, for example Indonesia. In that region various varieties of Hibiscus grow, some as hedges that can reach up to 4 meters. The big advantage of the ‘Tutti Frutti’ selection is that flowers follow each other up in quick succession.  After 2 to 3 days of blooming the next bud will be ready flower.

Did you know: that the Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’ can produce buds and flowers from spring to late summer? If treated well they can produce up to 100 flowers during one season!

The first rule in taking care of a Hibiscus is that it needs plenty of light. Indoors they can be placed in direct sunlight, but shade them a bit if you place them outdoors. Keep the soil moist at all times but not wet. To stimulate the plant to create more buds we advise you to remove faded flowers as soon as possible. Enjoy the colourful beauty of nature and experience the huge amount of wonderful flowers from the Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’; it’s more than magic! 


Xanthosoma Sagittifolium Frozen Planet

Grower ‘van der Arend Tropical Plant Center’ found a special plant between a delivery of plants from Central America. The cutting stood out because of the striking layer on the stalk that looks like it has been frozen. Van der Arend Tropical Plant Center saw the cuttings grow into a beautiful plant, and thus created the Xanthosoma sagittifolium Frozen Planet®.

The Xanthosoma sagittifolium is native to Central America, the plant was transported in the 17th century to West Africa. There, the plant was used as vegetable. The plant is still popular as a food crop in Cuba, Costa Rica, the Philippines and Suriname.

As the plant grows the older leaves will hang down, so that the new leaves have a chance to grow. It’s no problem to cut the old leaves. The new leaves will grow up and be bigger than previous leaves.

Place the plant in a bright place, but not in direct sunlight, as this may damage the leaves. Water the plant regularly, do not let her dry, but wet roots are not good eighter. The Xanthosoma grows best at room temperature, do not put it too close to the heater. Dry air will dry out the plant.


Bougainvillea

With its many beautiful, colorful flowers Bougainvillea sanderiana creates a Mediterranean atmosphere in your garden or on your patio. Bougainvillea can be placed through an espalier against your garden wall, the flowers will cover the entire wall in the summer. The climbing Bougainvillea's form long shoots with strong woody thorns that serve as climbing tools.

The richly flowering Bougainvillea hybride has very large semi-circular flowers. Bougainvillea has tubular flowers in the center, surrounded by beautiful colored bracts. They may discolor in different shades.

The Bougainvillea is native to South America and named after a French globetrotter, who discovered this plant in the seventeenth century. Especially in Brazil many types of Bougainvillea's grow.

Care

• Place in direct sunlight on a warm, sheltered spot.
• Suitable as a container plant, choose a large pot.
• Cutting back into the pot is possible.
• Not hardy.
• Give water when needed, the plant doesn’t like slack water.


Phalaenopsis Wave Yellow

The Wave is a very compact Phalaenopsis in a 12cm pot, with a flower size +9 cm and a branch length of 35 – 50 cm. The plant is special because of the combination of the short branches with the large flowers.

Why Wave? This compact Phalaonopsis is not completely on a stake (sometimes just a small correction stake, but never all the way from top to bottom). This allows the branches to get a ‘falling’ shape of a wave. Hence the name “Wave”.

The Wave is available in a 3-stem, currently in very limited edition, OZ Planten has 8 trays available. Please contact your sales manager at OZ Planten for details.


Echeveria colorata 'Mexican Giant'

Echeveria colorata 'Mexican Giant' - This beautiful large cultivar is slow growing to form a mostly solitary stemless rosette up to 1 foot across with distinctive upright arching fleshy lance-shaped leaves with a fine point, and with the older leaves often having a blush of pink. All surfaces of the leaves are completely covered with a powdery-white waxy coating that gives this plant a very attractive look, somewhat similar to Dudleya pulverulenta or the gray form of Dudleya brittonii. The 12-20 inch long flowering stems have flowers that are salmon to orange on the exterior with yellow interiors. Plant in full sun to bright light in a well-drained soil. Irrigate gently or preferably from the side or below and avoid touching, to avoid removing the white coating on the leaves.


Stephanotis hanging

Stephanotis is a trendy flowering plant, which is traditionally grown in an arch. However by a special production process, Stephanotis can now be grown as a hanging plant!

When the flowers open, they give off a wonderful scent in the area. Give the hanging plant a cool, light place and for weeks it will be an ornament in the house. Avoid direct sunlight on the plant. Regularly watering with some plant nutrition is sufficient for good flowering. The plant can also be hung outside in a shady place, if the temperature is above 10 ° C. After flowering, the plant can make side shoots, which can develop buds. In this way, the plant can obtain a 2nd life.


Azalea japonica 'Pink Spider'

Azalea japonica 'Pink Spider' is an outdoor azalea. The plant distinguishes itself by its flower shape, a spider flower with pink and white lines. Due to its very beautiful flower, it can be used as a spring bloomer for on the terrace or in the garden.

In the spring the leaves brightens up and are  going to shine.

The Pink Spider variety is a real renewal of its kind on which the market is responding very well. Because of its winter hardiness it is possible for many applications. The next few years the production will be expanded.


Spathiphyllum Romeo Cupido™

If you already know Spathiphyllum Cupido™, you know it's a stylish, trendy plant. Moreover, it is a very strong plant and air purifying. Due to its easy care, there is little to worry about, and it looks well on the dining table, windowsill, side-table, kitchen or even the bathroom or bedroom. The Cupido looks great everywhere.

features Cupido

• Nice thick, dark glossy leaves
• Sturdy, robust flower steal
• Very compact and full plant
• Large bright white flowers, just above the plant
• Very good shelf life
• Ideal for a modern interior, due to the compact shape

Spathiphyllum is originally a plant from the under-vegetation of tropical rainforests. Spathiphyllum is therefore a tropical and thus heat-loving plant, which can tolerate shade and needs lots of water.


Tolmiea menziessi

The tolmiea menziessi has many popular other names: youth on age, pick-a-back-plant, piggyback plant and thousand mothers. This old plant is still very popular in the living room. One reason for this, is that the plant is very easy to clone. The plant makes new shoots in the leaf axils of old leaves. Other plants do this from an axillary bud, but this plant does it on the leaf. So it seems as if a baby (new, small plant) sits on the lap of the larger leaf. The bigger leaf eventually hits the soil by its weight, in this way the small leaf can root.
The funny growth habit of the tomiea menziessi lends itself well to be put in a hanging basket or a high pot.

Care
- This plant can’t tolerate full sun, therefore, put the plant in a place where you have both light and shadow. If the plant gets too much light, the leaves become pale in color.
- Give the plant plenty of water. The soil should be moist (that does not mean it really should be wet). If the pot is too dry, the leaves turn yellow and fall off.

The availability of tolmiea menziessi is limited.


Hyacinth Midnight Mistique

This particular hyacinth Midnight Mistique was traded until recently exclusively as a dry bulb for the UK market. But since this year grower MJ Komen-Kruiswijk can produce this Hyacinth exclusively for the pots market across Western Europe.
The special feature of this plant is that the purple flowers get the unique black color after 4 or 5 days. With its natural, seductive scent it is still a cheerful spring plant, but also very stylish because of its dark color. 

Hyacinth Midnight Mistique is ennobled by Growers Association Orientalis. Midnight Mystique was found in the seedlings in 1994 and is now 25 years later, available on pot. 

Put the hyacinth in a bright place and give moderate watering, but do not dry the bulbs. The soil should stay moist, give less water just before flowering. A temperature of 16 to 18 degrees is ideal, because the bulbs will not bloom too quickly in this way. Support the stems that are too long and fall over. Extra nutrition is not necessary. The flowers of the hyacinth bloom 12 to 16 days.


Spring Promise Elly®

The Spring Promise Elly® belongs to the group of the Helleborus Gold Collection®. A striking feature of this collection are the selections which are crosses of different varieties.
There is a distinction between caulescent varieties with a stem-shaped inflorescence and acaulescent varieties with flowers on separate stems.

There are three groups:

1. H. Niger, the white-flowered cultivars
2. Garden Hybrids
3. Spring Promise®

The plants in the third group are crosses of different acaulescente varieties. They are sold under the brand name Spring Promise®. This line is becoming increasingly popular for its orchid-like colors such as soft yellow, red spotted and apricot-like. The Spring Promise® is mainly available in the spring.

 Hellebores are easy plants to care for. They are doing great on clay soil but also on well-fertilized sandy soil. Mix some compost or potting soil with the garden soil when you plant the Helleborus. Give some organic fertilizer in the spring and autumn. On acidic soil, Hellebores respond well to a little chalk, which can be given in November.


Colorado

This highlight is sold out, please contact your sales manager at OZ Planten for the next available date.

The Colorado is a new variety in the Big Tempting Flowers collection, and during 2017 in increasing numbers available. Colorado is the eighth cultivar in the collection. The Big Tempting Flowers collection is characterized by its seductive large flowers and beautiful bright colors. The chic and stylish look is completed by an appealing, contemporary look. A striking sleeve, with red and a necklace of pearls speaks to the fashion conscious, trend-conscious female audience immediately.

The Colorado is tolerant of cold and heat, and especially suitable for large pots (the plant on the picture is a potsize 17). The shelf life is very good. 

The Colorado demands little care. If you're good for your anthurium, you can enjoy it all year round! 

Care tips 

• Put on a bright place, not in direct sunlight
• Water twice a week
• Fertilize once a month
• Spray the green leaf regularly (1x per 14 days) 


Streptocarpus

This streptocarpus from grower Preesman is from January 30, the highlight of the week. Despite the fact that the streptocarpus is generally a summer bloomer, this plant is a natural winter flowering variety.

The streptocarpus is also known under the name of Cape primula. The plant owes its name from the Greek words streptos (rotated) and karpos (fruit). This refers to the spiral-shaped fruits. The plant belongs to the same family as the African violet and Gloxinia and grows in eastern and southern Africa. In England it is called Cape primrose.

The streptocarpus doesn’t like too wet ground or warm temperatures. Give the plant only water when the soil is almost dry and put it in a place out of the sun, in partial shade. The ideal temperature is between 18 and 25 degrees Celsius. In winter it can be placed a bit colder, up to 10 degrees Celsius.


Mammillaria

The flowering time of Mammillaria is started, so it’s a good moment to highlight that beloved cactus.
The Mammillaria is originally from Mexico, it grows on steep volcanic rock, semi-desert areas and deciduous forests.

This Mammillaria from grower Eurocactus is available in different colors, it brings a little joy into the living room. Perfect for today’s modern home in where is little time to care for plants.

Care
The Mammillaria requires little care, he is not choosy as regards its place and does not need much water. Water it a little in the spring and summe, just enough so that the soil is slightly moist after each watering-turn.
The Mammillaria mix is ​​sufficiently available, order them quickly via our webshop. 


Phalaenopsis Theatro no.12

New in the range of Opti-flor is the Theatro no.12. The imposing Opti-flor Phalaenopsis is known for its striking composition of leaves and at least four branches full of flowers that go throughout the height and range. One of a kind and limited availability.

The Theatro comes into its own in large spaces, on a pedestal in an empty corner of the room or at restaurants and bars. In short, a typical eye-catcher!


Tulipa 'New Santa'

January is started, so that means it’s time for the tulipa! The highlight of week 2 is the tulipa crispa, or the ‘fringed tulip’. This special species has very elegant flowers, which she owes to a freak of nature. Breeders have been selecting further on the freak of nature which has given us some very special fringed tulips. The ‘New Santa’ is a relatively new cultivar with a fresh red and white color. It’s the only fringed tulip  grown in pot.
The ‘New Santa’ is grown by the nursery J.H. van der Vossen. The golden pots of van der Vossen are known in the very popular Dutch tv show ‘Rob’s grote tuinverbouwing’ (Rob’s big garden renovation).

Care
Put the pot in a bright spot in the living room or on the terrace, but not above the radiator. Provide with sufficient water, the pot is dry quick and that can lead to yellow leaves. The tulips can be planted in the garden after flowering, they will bloom again as a garden plant next spring. 


Yucca

Christmas tree out of the living room, yucca in! The first highlight of 2017 this beautiful yucca from grower Sjaloom.

Yucca comes from Central America. The stems are transported by sea container to the Netherlands.

The plants were placed around coffee plantations as hedges. This was to prevent that the rain would wash away the fertile soil. Yucca has a good rooting and retains the ground. Yucca strains can be meters high. From the long logs are sawn different length strains. The smallest size is 20 cm and the largest 150 cm. The tufts are also appointed to the stem length; for example 90-45-20 is the name of the tuft, and that are also the lengths of the wood. Yucca is available in various sizes as a solo in a pot, but also with several stems in a pot. 4 strains is the largest size. It's a fairly easy plant that requires little care.


Singolo Aquarello

The Singolo®, the first one-flowered orchid, is a striking appearance. It's unique in its kind. Its extraordinary appearance is preceded by a long-term selection and development process in Opti-flor's delivery room. Thanks to its compact character, Singolo® only requires a small amount of space in order to feel happy and to guarantee a long blooming period. The Singolo® will come out well at narrow window sills or on small tables. A special effect will be created if you put down several Singolo's® in small groups. Also in small spaces. The little Singolo® is therefore a nice and practical gift idea.

The Singolo Aquarello is a beautiful flower that can be delivered in a palette of eight colors. They can be ordered in color as in a carefully selected mix. The two mixes are the 'Sunlight mix’ and the 'Northern light' mix. The Singolo Aquarello gets a guaranteed flowering period of 3 months, just like all other orchids from Opti-flor. 


Primula Touch Me

Primula Touch Me from grower Ammerlaan-Sosef is a real spring plant which is now available in eight colors with beautiful bright green solid leaves. The colors are soft and bright colors, which will give you a happy spring feeling! The combination of the colors of the lighter new flowers and the darker old flowers gives a very nice effect.  The peak season runs from January / March, it is therefore the ideal plant to get in early springtime. In the remaining months of the year they are available in smaller quantities. Ammerlaan-Sosef grows these plants for more than 15 years (December / March) and thus has extensive experience to deliver in excellence. Together with the breeder they continuously try to improve current varieties and give new varieties a chance. That is how the Primula !Sensation! was found in 2015, a 14cm pot with 3 color flowers in it. And next season the Galaxy comes in limited numbers on the market. The Galaxy has beautiful purple flowers with white contrasting stripes in it. 


Azalea Piramide

This week's highlight Azalea, living plant of the month of December of grower of the month Van der Voort. The Pyramid is a good plant for the consumer who wants to have a small flowering tree in the house during Christmas.
The official name is Rhododendron. syn. Azalea. Translated from the Greek it means "a woody plant with pink-red flowers”. 

Rhododendron has a wide distribution in Asia. The original version of the living plant is the Indian azalea.
Azalea is mainly grown in Belgium and the Netherlands. Actually, it is a forced shrub, that a breeder can let it bloom through cooling and heating. The flow begins in late summer and continue through the spring, with a big focus on the holidays.

 Unique facts Pyramid 13 cm:

- Small single-flowered
- Pyramid shape on small pot is very unique
- Flowers very abundantly
- In three colors available (mix)
- Limited availability 

A suitable location is a bright spot in the living room, but a slightly cooler place such as the hall is suitable as well.
The root ball of azaleas should be moist. Preferably water with rain water (tap water contains too much lime). The soil must be able to let through the excess water, compare the root with a sponge that holds water.


Cymbidium Ice Cascade

The Opti-flor  ‘Ice Cascade’ is the best sold hanging Cymbidium worldwide. The Orchid flourishes richly with stunning white bunches of flowers. The waterfall of flowers flower from October until February. With flowers of 50-60 cm it makes a remarkable appearance. 

The botanical parents of the Cascade Cymbidium grows in dead trees and on steep cliffs at an altitude of 1500 to 2000 meter high in the surroundings of Taiwan, Vietnam and China. Here in these regions there is no need for the flower to reach up, so they will hang down. Those plants are the basis of the Cascade types that Opti-flor is growing now.

Caring tips

Take out the plant carefully out of the sleeve by cutting the sleeve. Watering can be simply done by dipping the pot in not too cold water for a few minutes.

Place the Cymbidium in a light spot in your room or conservatory. Ideal temperature will be between 13 and 20 degrees. In the living room it will be warmer frequently, this is no problem, but the flowers will pass the flowering period a bit sooner.
Put the plant after the flowering period on a cool and light place for 2-3 months. This can also be outside if it is not freezing. 


L'arrangeur D'orchidee

L'arrangeur D'orchidee from grower Phalaenova is an overall concept for the consumer: an orchid with horizontal intertwined stems in a ceramic pot, presented in a luxury gift box. The new concept was recently launched at the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair in November. The concept is especially suitable for the table at home or at a desk in the office. 

The first version is a white Phalaenopsis in a golden pot in a gift box with a large window at the front. On the box, the product is promoted in three languages ​​as a living work of art and an focus on the minimal maintenance and long life of the orchid.

The specially selected variety has long flower combs, this means a lot of flowers per branch. When the first flowers bloom, there are still plenty of buds on the branch making a long flowering period seems guaranteed.

Grower Phalaenova makes sure that the growing process is long so that especially the roots are of excellent quality. This results in a long durable life of the plant. 

 


Liv in Wax®

Liv in Wax® is a patented natural work of art. Grower WBD worked on the product for 1,5 years before they got it as a nice flowering plant. The combination of cultivar, preperation, en the waxing of the roots makes the product not only flowering, but also very decorative and solid.

The Live in Wax® is a real bulb encased in wax which flowers without needing water or soil. The wax is thus functional as well as highly decorative, and neither a pot nor a vase is required.

Put your Liv in Wax® in a nice spot and enjoy it without worrying about it!


Table Anthurium

Throughout the year a bouquet of flowers on the table

The Table Anthurium is a truly innovative variety of the Anthurium plant. The plant was inspired by several factors: a bouquet of flowers, new compact varieties and an ambitious idea.
The Table Anthurium combines a full bushy plant with a fine, compact size, in this it differs from all other Anthuriums. The compact shape is an ideal plant for on the table.

You buy a bouquet of flowers that is very long lasting, that characterizes the Anthurium. The complete packaging makes the Table Anthurium a great gift item.

Not every kind of Anthurium is appropriate for this plant variety. Only the compact, fine-flowered varieties that are full of flowers are good enough for the Table Anthurium.
Nursery Stolkbrothers chooses to maintain maximum organic cultivation resulting in a healthy plant and planet! All this together makes the Table Anthurium a great plant for every living room.


Phalaenopsis Wave

The wave is a very compact Phalaenopsis in a 12cm pot, with a flower size +9 cm and a branch length of 35 – 50 cm.
The plant is special because of the combination of the short branches with the large flowers.

Why Wave? This compact Phalaonopsis is not completely on a stake (sometimes just a small correction stake, but never all the way from top to bottom). This allows the branches to get a ‘falling’ shape of a wave. Hence the name “Wave”.

The Wave is available in a 2-stem and a 3-stem and in multiple colors. 


Florallure Dendrobium Nobilé

The Florallure is a new exclusive collection of grower De Hoog Orchids, with only the highest quality Dendrobium Nobilé. The addition 'Sublime Orchids' makes this extra powerful. The plant is differentiated from the other types of orchids by the bunch of flowers that forms in front of the armpit of each blade. The nice smelling flowers are five to eight centimeters wide and can grow up to 100 flowers at a plant.

There are different colors Florallure, crisp white to intense pink and bicolor flowers. By using state of the art techniques (such as the cold storage which is lighted with LED) all Florallure types are available year round in the same super quality. Read more about this process and De Hoog Orchids in our grower of the month article in November. The modern nursery is equipped with the latest technologies and work to the highest eco standards.

The stylish, luxurious appearance and bright colors makes the plant a perfect atmosphere in every home. The plant collection is grown in pot 12. The white Apollon is also available in pot size 9 (midi) and 6 (mini).


Ardisia crenata

The Ardisia crenata is one of the rare houseplants with berries. There are only a few plants that carry berry clusters and are suitable for the living room. The berries of the Ardisia crenata will stay on the plant for a year after purchase. In the top of the crown will grow new flowers with new berries. Thus, consumers can enjoy this special plant for a long time.  

There are a few growers who dare to grow the Ardisia, because it is a long and difficult cultivation. The grower needs two years to grow the Ardisia. Grower Van den Bos Premium Ardisia’s has specialized in growing the plants. The nursery has developed three cultivars that grow compact and therefore have many leaves and berries. These Ardisia’s are being called ‘Bospremium’. The Ardisia Bospremium collection is more compact with more leaves and berries compared to the Ardisia’s that were previously on the market. The Bospremium is available in red, white and pink.   


No Water Wax Bulb

The No Water Flowers was invented and first marketed by Vreugdenhil Bulbs and Plants and Greencre8. Now, the No Water Flowers has proven itself in terms of originality, sustainability and marketing. These specially selected and tested Hippeastrum bulbs don’t need water to grow and bloom. The No Water Flowers adhere to the decorative appearance of the bulb. This may consist of a so-called 'Waxz layer or a soft Velvet Touchz' layer.
The original No Water Flowers are known by its short peduncles, they are stable and have flowering guarantee. No Water Flowers can be identified by the label and the socket under the bulb.
New this year is Message Printz in the text Wonderful Xmas. In addition, it is possible to create a personalized bulb to pass through a private text on the Wax.

 


Deco Chrysant

Chrysanthemum: a golden flower, for ‘Chryso’means gold and ‘anthemom’means flower. This Deco Chrysanthemum is unique for its enhanced strength and durability compared to previous cultivations. Other advantages of this beautiful autumn plant are the equality in growth, the uniform length, color retention and the size of the flower.

The Deco Chrysanthemums were grown several years ago especially for All Saints Day on November 1st. The disbudded Chrysanthemums with 1 large bulb are available in four colors. During All Saints all dead are commemorated. The tombstones are flourished with a plant and a flower during the festival. The Deco Chrysanthemum is a good plant for this festival because it contains pretty harsh colors and they are resistant to the weather conditions in the autumn.

This Chrysanthemum brings warmth in both home and garden. The 9 cm pot is perfect for the windowsill, and in a bowl she is beautiful on the garden table, as long as they are in a bright spot.

After purchase, you can certainly enjoy the Chrysanthemum for 6 weeks.


Nandina domestica Obsessed

The Nandina domestica Obsessed is a perfect choice for the garding that is longing for warm colors. The dazzling and durable red color of this new Nandina has already won several awards.

With its bright red new spring shoots, the Obsessed brings a touch of passion to the garden, exactly what we as OZ Planten love. The leaves have beautiful, deep red colors during autumn and fall, they bring contrast in the garden. The colors of the Obsessed are brighter and last longer compared to the ‘Gulf Stream’. The compact Nandina has a bushy and upright shape, the height is approximately 60 cm and the width 50 cm.
Obsessed grows best in direct sunlight or partial shade in a well-drained soil. The plant is hardy to -18° Celsius. The plant looks best in a pot or in a mixed pot on the terrace. Moreover, the plant is very suitable for planing flower beds in the garden, very easy to maintain.
We love the looks of the fiery, passionate Nandina Obsessed. 


Flora Magica® Air Bulb

This Flora Magica® Airbulb is one of the recent innovations of grower Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants. The concept focuses on the hanging plants trend that is currently going on, it is delivered in a popular macramé planthanger. Thus this Airbulb responds to the current needs of the consumer: nice to look at and easy to care for.

The prepared Amaryllis bulbs are naturally dry bloomers. In the bulbs buttons have already been developed, and under the influence of temperature the peduncle will grow slowly.

The bulbs have a bulb size of 38-40, that gives the effect of air Bulbs an extra boost. Except as a hanging plant the Air Bulbs are also beautiful on scales or in arrangements. The bulbs are available in red, white, striped and rosé.


Plumeria

The Plumeria with its beautiful flowers and delicious sweet smell has an interesting origin. The plant is originally from the Caribbean and was introduced by Spanish priests in America. From there, the plant spread further in the world by Polynesian and Catholic missionaries.

The Plumeria is hardly available with flowers, but grower Richplant has succeeded in cultivating the plant with blooming flowers.

To fully enjoy the product, the plant should receive plenty of light. In addition, it is important that the soil is not too wet, too dry is better than too wet. If the Plumeria has finished blooming, the soil should be dry so that the plant will create new buds. Let the plant always stand in a bright spot.

Plumeria traditions

  • In modern Polynesian culture women wear the flower on the right ear to show that they are looking for a relationship, and on the left ear when they are in a relationship.
  • Hindu women wear the flower in their hair on their wedding day to show to their husbands that they are faithful.
  • As a tourist in Hawaii you will be welcomed with a garland full of Plumeria flowers.


Phalaenopsis Meander

Meander. A compact Phalaenopsis with lush flowers that are given the opportunity to choose their own path. It is a 'free form' orchid. That makes the Meander special, because each plant is unique in its shape. The sleeve around this orchid is unique and stylish. Together, this represents a complete concept that appeals to the imagination. With plenty of attention value on the shelf and commercial power.

Meanders are naturally formed bends in a river. Meanders keep changing shape and are never exactly the same. This is also seen in the Meander orchid from Ter Laak Orchids. The naturally shaped branches that arose during the growth process, are never the same.

Ter Laak Orchids develops in its own R & D department new Phalaenopsis species named after great and famous rivers in the world; Rio Grande®, Zambezi®, Donau®, Mac Kenzie® and Mekong®.


Gentiana makinoi 'Marsha'

The beautiful cobalt blue flower colors of the Gentians appeal to many people's imagination. The Gentiana makinoi 'Marsha' is with its height of about 60 cm significantly smaller than the other Gentians species. The plant is suitable for use in the perennial border, the rock garden, in group plantings and as a potted plant.
The Gentiana 'Marsha' was founded 8 years ago by breeder ‘de Boezem’, he founded the cultivar by crossing between compact and long Gentians. The breeder has this cultivar named after his daughter Marsha.
The plant is very beautiful, but requires some care. The Marsha requires a sunny spot and a lime -free, acidic, moist and well-drained soil. Mix compost to the ground on a regular basis. The plant is hardy and blooms from July to September.
Special thanks to nursery Jesper Mathot.


Hypericum Magical

Hypericum Magical®

The Hypericum is a semi-shrub, the plant is in between a perennial and a shrub. Hypericum is also known as St. John’s-worth. Grower Hooftman is specialized in the Hypericum Magical® series. This series has many unique berry colors and remains slightly shorter than most other cultivars.

Some Hypericum Magical cutflower species lent itself perfectly to the cultivation for the purpose of visually appealing marketing as a pot plant to flower shops, garden centers and D.I.Y shops. That is the main purpose that the plant is ennobled. The result is short, well-branched Magical Hypericum® selections, which are all resistant. The Magical Hypericum varieties are also used in planting in beds and talus.

The Hypericum Magical Red® is very popular, mainly due to the blooming period in July - October. There will appear butter yellow flowers among the dark green leaves, which is a very nice contrast. After flowering,  red berries will appear which in the end become very dark. The plant is semi- evergreen and fully hardy . 


Cymbidium Sendai

OrchiDiva®: exotic, striking, feminine, pure, romantic, powerful, special, exclusive and a real eye-catcher in any interior. She is a classic beauty that is highly valued worldwide. OrchiDiva® is the "Queen of Orchids" for a reason.

Grower OrchiDiva® starts the season with a new species, the green Cymbidium Sendai. This compact plant -only 55 cm high - is characterized for its fresh color. The species originates from a Japanese breeder and is named after the Japanese port Sendai. 
Sendai is available with 3-4 branches per plant in a 14 cm pot. The plant thrives at a daytime temperature of between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, and a night temperature of between 10 and 13 degrees Celsius. Cymbidium loves to get a plunge once a month. Observe the plant from the pot and dip it into a bowl of water at room temperature. Leave the plant for 5 to 10 minutes in the water, let it tdrain well and put it back in the pot. With this care you will enjoy this little, powerful classical beauty for about six weeks. 


Hydrangea Hovaria® ‘Antique’

Grower Hofstede Hovaria® is known for their special Hydrangea collection. Now the Hydrangea season slowly comes to an end, Hofstede Hovaria® prolongs the season with their autumn coloured Hydrangeas, Hovaria® ‘Antique’, perfectly fitting for the coming fall season.

‘Antique’ is a cultivar that Hofstede grows for its autumn colours only. The plants in 19 cm pots are kept two times longer in the greenhouse, compared to the normal Hydrangea culture, to let its soft pink flowers turn totally green. Now the green starts to get a first tinge of red, it is time to start selling them.
The leathery petals are very strong, having a good shelf life as well indoors as outdoors. As long as the plant gets enough water and light, the warm red autumnal colouration will gain more and more surface of the petals in the following weeks and even months. This colour change process will speed up when the plants are outside with more light and lower night temperatures, but indoors you can also still enjoy ‘Antique’ for months. 

This awesome Hovaria® Hydrangea is available until mid/end October in 19cm pot with a minimum of 9 flower heads. 


Capsicum Vesuvio Red

The Capsicum Vesuvio-Red is the new flaming red Capsicum from grower Royal Terra Nova. The plant is a relative of the chili pepper, but only suitable for decoration. The Vesuvio-Red creates a Mediterranean atmosphere. The Capsicum loves light and feels most at home on the balcony, but can also be put on a place with lots of light in the house. The plant retains its beautiful red color as many as ten weeks through natural food in the pot. The Vesuvio-Red is organically grown and contains no toxic substances for bees.

 


Hebe Addenda®

Enjoying the late summer with the Hebe 's Addenda®. The name Hebe comes from the Greek goddess of youth. Just as this goddess Hebe brings new energy in the garden. Energy they will share: Butterflies and bees are fond of the Hebe, because of its many small flowers. A boost for the patio in a beautiful pot or as trim in the garden in the border. In its many shapes, sizes and colors it is a magnificent plant to refresh your garden.

 

Hebe of Addenda® requires little care. She loves a place in direct sunlight or partial shade. The warmer it is, the more water it needs. Water it 2 or 3 times a week when its warm, give it plant food occasionally and remove faded flowers.


The elegant Donna® (photo) is a real autumn bloomer. The elegant colors brighten up your patio and let you enjoy the last wonderful summer evenings.


Sa-nook® Dendrobium Terra Samba

The range Sa-nook® Dendrobium has been expanded with the new variety Terra Samba. The appearance of the flower is special and very exotic because of the combination of lime green and terra at the ends of the flowers, and the deep color in the heart of the flower.

The applications with Sa-nook® Terra Samba are numerous and fit very well with the current trends. Solo, in an arrangement, in a mix with other plants: it is all possible. The introduction of Sa-nook® Terra Samba has added a new color to the colorful assortment of Sa-nook Dendrobium.

Sa-nook® is not only the brand name of a very special series Dendrobiums. It is also a word in Thailand, the country where the Dendrobium comes from. The Thai (the people of Thailand) use the word Sa-nook® when they are having a good time. And that happens quite often. It is not a coincidence that Thailand is known as the land of smiles.


Anthurium Maine®

Maine® is possibly the honorary member of the Big American series. This Anthurium stands out and offers an excellent shelf life.

The bold, candy pink flowers proudly stand above the foliage. Maine® is suitable for an average temperature and an average light intensity.


Singolo©

The Singolo©, the First one-flowered orchid, is a striking appearance. It’s unique in its kind. Its extraordinary appearance is preceded by a long-term selection and development process in Opti-flor’s delivery room. The result is a firm, compact plant with one beautiful, large white flower. This flower towers over the lower leaf and looks wilfully into the world. Thanks to its compact character, Singolo© only requires a small amount of space in order to feel happy and to quarantee a long blooming period. The Singolo© will come out well at narrow window sills or on a small tables. A special effect will be created if you put down several Singolo© in small groups. Also in small spaces. The little Singolo© is therefore a nice and practical gift idea.


Cleome Senorita

In contrast to the wild Cleome Spinosa, this hybrid variety has no thorns. Cleome Senorita are infertile and will not produce any seed.

These Cleome is premium quality by it’s good shape and rich flowering.

Cleome Senorita gives her flowers whole summer long and will continuously grow in the same shape without cutting back the tops.

So, this variety is easy to maintain. There is no extra maintenance necessary except watering and fertilization every once in a while.

The unique bunches of flowers together with the amazing beauty of the leaves make the Cleome Senorita a perfect tubplant in the summer season.


Vanda

Vanda Orchid the most exclusive in the world.

Vanda is a tropical flower and can not withstand the cold. Refrigerated flower transport is often too cold for optimal transport. Many exclusive varieties will not arrive in good state to the consumer..
Potplant transportation is at an ideal temperature for the Vanda. We can now send the most exclusive, long-life types without us having to worry about the quality.
Anco pure Vanda is currently developing many different kinds of gifts around this beautiful flower. Vanique No1 is a trendy way to sell a beautifull Vanda as gift. The flowers are examined at 3 weeks of shelf-life after harvesting. A Vanda Flower is as a Living Jewel and will always attract attention. So beautiful, hard to believe it is real !!
Anco pure Vanda would like feedback for further developing .

Personalized packaging lines for retail chains  is also an option.
Anco pure Vanda will be transformed in future into a luxurious gifts factory. We are convinced that the most beautiful flower in the world can be an ideal gift. Together with our customers we like to develop concepts that meet the wishes of the changeable demanding consumers.


Pandorea fragrance

Pandorea belongs to the trumpet shaped flowers family (Bignoniaceae).
It is a creeper, rich and long lasting flowering.
From the end of spring to late autumn appear with the regularity of clockwork new clock or trumpet-shaped flowers.

Pandorea is frost sensitive and needs to be brought inside at the end of the fall, before frost comes.

On the balcony or terrace should be chosen for a  wind protected place.
During the growing season the pandorea like to get some water and time to time a liquid fertilizer..

The creeper is ideal for adorning a pergola or trellis during the  summer period.

The Pandorea Jasminoides 'Rosea' comes originally from Northeastern Australia

The genus comprises about six species, which are mainly cultivated for their beautiful and long blooming.
The leaves of the plant are dark green, slightly leathery and feather shaped.

If only for the leaves , the plant is worth buying especially when it’s not blooming.

The plant can be propagated from cuttings whole year long.

A few other varieties are the 'Alba' with white flower with a yellow heart and 'Variegata' with soft pink flower and a deep red heart and white variegated mottled leaves.

A trumpet flower can be pruned after flowering. Pruning is necessary only if the stems have grown too close together (thinning).

In that case, the shoots should be removed  about 5 centimeter above the base.
To rejuvenate the plant , all  shoots need to be cut off near the base.

Re-pot a trumpet flower plant every year and give it plenty, new, humus-rich soil.

Thanks to that these pale pink flowers will smell very nice, with the sweet smell of bacon.
There is also a beautiful label that explains it all!


Guzmania Tala

Guzmania
This tropical praise has a catching effect on its whole environment. The most striking feature of Guzmania are the brightly colored bracts that grow from a beautiful rosette and form a funnel, although other shapes are possible. Between the bracts are blooming special flowers. The Guzmania can be found in various colors and shades, such as yellow, red, white, pink, purple or bicolor.
This exuberant coloring plant  with large flowers or fine branches originally comes from Ecuador and Colombia. In the wild, this plant grows with thread-like roots on trees (epiphytic) without 'abusing' them.

Guzmania Tala:
Guzmania Tala descends from the Guzmania conifera. The conifera was formerly grown into a larger pot to get one nice big flower.
Guzmania Tala is so developed that it can produce a lovely big flower in a 12cm pot. Just as large as the conifera of the past in a larger pot.
The growing period of this plant is comparing to other Guzmanias longer. Instead of 1 year, the Guzmania Tala stays 2 years in the greenhouse.
Through this extended growing time the plant retains its color longer.

Taking care
The Bromelia is a strong and very easy plant. It stays 3 to 6 months blooming. Give the Bromelia  a light (no direct sunlight!) place, regular water (pour into the chalice of the plant) and he is satisfied. Adding extra fertilizer to its water is not necessary.

If you want the Bromelia, on a very hot day, thoroughly spoiled, spray or put the outer pot in a bowl of water that may evaporate quietly around the plant. In Nature the Bromelia , with its leaves, takes water and nutrients from the air. In your indoor climate this is no different

Outside with your Bromelia:
From mid-May you can move your Bromelia’s from room to balcony and terrace. They are tropical plants so no frost lovers. Protect them well. Especially the first weeks it is advisable to cover them at night. Also outside: not in the sun, a place in the shade is perfect. The following species can be placed outside: Aechmea, Billbergia, Ananas, Neoreglia and Tillandsia.


Maxinilla Royal Intenz

The Maxinilla Royal Intenz is a beautiful and graceful houseplant. Through innovative development, the Maxinilla Royal Intenz has become an unique appearance . This is partly due to its large red flowers and the fan-shaped state of the leaves.

This plant is belonging to the Medinilla family.

Originally Medinilla comes from the Philippines. The Medinilla was taken to Europe by Mr. John Lindley .

You can enjoy the longest of the Royal Maxinilla Intenz, if the plant is standing on a spot with enough light. It is important that the Maxinilla Royal Intenz is waterred regularly. But it may not receive too much water. We supply each plant with an Aqua Stick with water supply. This allows the plant to regulate its own water supply.

If the plant has had his flowering time, you can pick out the flowers and the plant will bloom again after a few months.


Hydrangea Hovaria® ‘Elleair Anniversary’

Grower Hofstede Hovaria® is known for their special Hydrangea collection.

This week they add a brand new cultivar to the Hovaria® Series: Hovaria® ‘Elleair Anniversary’.

It was bred in Japan and has eye-catching double star-shaped blue flowers at the edge of the inflorescences.

‘Elleair Anniversary’ got its name from the Elleair company that had a special anniversary a few years ago. Elleair is the largest tissue paper manufacturer in Japan, you may say “the Japanese Kleenex”.

This new Hovaria® Hydrangea is available until mid/end June in 19cm pot with a minimum of 8 flower heads.

When taken good care of the plant, that means good light conditions but no full sun in the afternoon and a sufficient and timely water supply, you can expect an average blooming period for this novelty. 


Maxillaria tenuiflora

 

Maxillaria also called coconut orchid.
Move to the tropics with the intense smell of coconut, from the flowers.
Maxillaria has star-shaped orange / red flowers.
This cheerful orchid is a valuable addition to your collection, for its characteristic odor .
The Maxillaria comes with a white ceramic pot (10cm)
Be surprised with the Maxillaria ( Malibu) of Opti -flor

 


Digitalis Ice Queen and Digitalis Lucas (Vingerhoedskruid)

The genus counts worldwide more than 22 two- and perennial species. Ice Queen and Luke are specially selected species.

Selection takes place on flower color and plant habit.

The genus is native to Europe, northern Africa and western Asia. The botanical name Digitalis means finger and that name was given because the flower fit to the human finger.

Digitalis is an easy plant to keep.

The species grow best in partial shade in well-drained soil.

The flower color can vary from white through pale pink to purple and yellow.

Digitalis occurs naturally in some parts of the Netherlands in the wild. Preferred Seats: clear cut places in the forest, dominant, yet wetlands and rugged terrains. Digitalis purpurea is the most common. This species has a large distribution in Europe.

The "bells" are visited by bees and bumblebees, which while sucking nectar, completely disappear.

Who still did not know this yet very beautiful bloomer, should know that Digitalis is a biennial plant. In the first year the plant forms a rosette of leaves. The leaves are dark green and feel rough. On the underside of the leaf is white haze. In the first year the plants can be transplanted in the autumn. If they are transplanted in the second year, the flower stem is not so high and the bloom less. In the second year the flowering stem develops from the center of the rosette. They can be 2-3 meters high. The blade can be ugly by fungal diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spot. Therefore, do not water the plants on the leaf and the stem. Remove affected leaves.


Hydrangea Hovaria® 'Sweet Fantasy'

This week we introduce the Hydrangea Swee tFantasy in our highlight. This plant is produced by Kwekerij Hofstede Hovaria® that is famous for their special Hydrangea collection. The eye-catching Hydrangea Sweet Fantasy is a relatively new addition to the Hovaria® series.
Characteristic of the Hydrangea is that each petal has dark flames, stripes and polka dots, and no leaves are looking the same. The Hydrangea Sweet Fantasy is available in pot size 14cm with pink flowers (with dark pink flames)and violet flowers (violet flame).

Did you know: that the Hydrangea Sweet Fantasy was discovered in Japan, struck by the unique color scheme that never shown before in hydrangeas.

When You take good care of the plant the plant will hold his character. This means that the Hydrangea Sweet Fantasy gets no direct sunlight, give him water in time and once every 14 days a normal dose of liquid houseplant food according to the instructions.
The basic color of the flowers (pink or violet) turns green while the dark flames and stripes turn red or purplish red and so preserve the Hydrangea Sweet Fantasy his distinctive character for a long time. In autumn, the leaves will also receive a special autumn coloring when the plant is located in partial shade and the cooler evenings are starting to come.


Bella Fuchsia

The new highlight is a plant from grower De Schakel, it's a Bella Fuchsia®. The Bella Fuchsia Series is in their assortment since 2015. This species Fuchsia evolved from many years of breeding. Bella Fuchsia is a selection that includes eight species , richly blooming and excel in their growing performance. The origin of the Fuchsia is located in South America and is recognizableby the decorative bell-shaped flowers with four long petals and four short and broad sepals

Did you know: The leaves of a fuchsia are brightly colored to attract the Hummingbird. These have taken on the role of our bees and ensure pollination.

Maintenance is like any kind of Fuchsia very important if you want to enjoy the plant for a longtime. A Fuchsia Bella needs a lot of water, it should beregularly fertilized and should have a good location. Bella Fuchsia prefers as pot in partial shade or morning / evening sun. Avoid the full sun as much aspossible. When you place the plant indoors, give him a light, airy place but far from the sun. A Fuchsia loves water, this implies that in sunny weather it needs watering every day, and when it rains just make sure that thepot received enough water.


Chrysanne Gift Magnum

An exclusive highlight this week, the Chrysanthemum Gift Magnum from Lion Plant. The Chrysanthemum has extra large flowers hence the name magnum. As time progresses the flower of the Magnum increases gradually. The large striking white flower with a beautiful stuffed green heart forms more and more into aball. After a few weeks the Chrysanne Gift Magnum shows doesn't show an openheart anymore, this has to do with the multitude of Flower ribbons. Due to the large amount of ribbons, the branch building, the beautiful green leaf, not tomention the big, beautiful white flower the Chrysanne Gift Magnum will be a beautifull picture at home. The Chrysanthemum Magnum is an extremely strong plant.

Did you know: The Chinese make chrysanthemum wine, after a year-long ripening they drink it on the ninth day of the ninth month. This insures themselves for a long peaceful and healthylife.

Chrysanne Gift Magnum does not requiremuch maintenance. It is important that the root ball does not dry out, so makesure it gets a little water twice times a week. Put it in a light position but not in the full sun. The ideal temperature is around 15 degrees. Don't put it next to a heater , so it blooms around eight weeks. The exclusive Chrysanne Gift Magnum with its large white flower is now available in pot size 13.


Ipheion Alberto Castillo

The Ipheion Alberto Castillo from Dahlia grower M.J.Komen-Kruiswijk is a bulbous plant that is still unknown to many people. For this reason we chose it for our highlight this week. The star-shapedflowers of the Ipheion brightens uplift every garden in early spring, each bulb produces 's five flowers, so when you plant a group , you will create a beautiful sea of flowers. The bulbs give a slight garlicscent and there fore the Ipheion Alberto Castillo is often planted between the rose bushes to prevent the pink nematode. If the Ipheion is really enjoying it self it can even bloomtwice a year from May - June and in the fall - winter.

Did you know: the species is named after Alberto Castillo, owner of Ezeiza Botanical Garden, who found it this plant in an abandoned garden in Buenos Aires.

The Ipheion Alberto Castillo has beautiful white flowers that are decorated with pearl gray stripes. The plant likes the semi-shade or full sun and it requires good moisture permeable sandy soil, keep this in mind in respect of the winter period. The height of the plant is 20-25 cm, and after flowering the leaf dies off, in August / September new leafs will appear. Because of the large flowers and grayish leafs, this plant is a real eye-catcher in the gardenor on the terrace.


Kalanchoe Croco

A New products at Grower Vreugdenberg and there fore this week in our highlight , the La Mia Favorita Croco also known as the Kalanchoe Croco. This remarkable plant is bright green in color and fit well in every modern interior. This plant can be hold inside and outside when it's not freezing. The green combs of a Kalanchoe Croco looks like the back of acrocodile, that 's where the name "Croco"relates too.

Did you know: that a Kalanchoe easily can survive three weeks without water, because it absorbs moisture from the firm and fleshy leaves.

A Kalanchoe Croco belongs to the succulents family like the other Kalanchoes. The plant need less water, once a week a small amount of water is sufficient. Put the Croco preferably in a bright place, even in bright sunlight is not aproblem because the colors and ensures optimal flowering. Power supply is not necessary, during the cultivation the grower gives sufficient nutrients with it, so that there is in the purchase sufficient nutrients present in the pot. The average flowering time is between 8 to 10 weeks.


Phalaenopsis Artisto

The creative possibilities with phalaenopsis are numerous. A good example is the Opti-flor Artisto, this phalaenopsis is very artistic and quirky. Characterized by their nature and the graceful branches full of flowers that hang loosely on the pot this plant is a true jewel in your house. This means that the product is very interesting for both the florist and for the creative consumer. The Opti-flor Artisto is currently available in pearl white and red. Orange, yellow and purple will be availablei n a short while and we keep you informed. The creative possibilities are endless with the phalaenopsis Artisto Opti-flor!

Did you know that : After their blooming period the phalaenopsis can start flowering again in 6 month time.These care tips can help you to get your phalaenopsis Artisto blooming again. The phalaenopsis Artisto thrives best at a night temperature of 16 ° C and a day temperature from 20 to 22° C. Give him plenty of light but not direct sunlight. If you water, not in the heart of the plant, only on the earth, it is better to immerse the pot for 1 minute in a bucket. Make sure that the water is some what tepid, after this the phalaenopsis Artisto can safely stand a week without water. Water them preferably early in the day.


Viburnum opulus Roseum

A beautiful garden plant this week's highlight, a Viburnum Opulus Roseum bush blooms in nature around April until June and is mainly found in the Netherlands in the rivers region along risers and creeks. The species Viburnum Opulus Roseum is native to the Netherlands, but other types of viburnum are not, the origin of the bush is in the north of Asia and in large parts of Europe. It's ideal to create a loose growing hedge but also as solitary item is it an beautiful bush in the garden. The bush grows best in the sun and moderate in the partial shade and can be up to three meters high.

Did you know: a Viburnum Opulus Roseum also is called a Gelderse Roos.

The best place to plant Viburnum Opulus Roseum is in a nutritious, humus-richsoil in which the water is well retained. The bush it's flowers grow in a compact spherical shape and may well reach a diameter of 10 cm, after flowering no fruit is coming out. A Viburnum Opulus Roseum needs to bepruned immediately after flowering. A mature bush you prune one offive old stems at the base down, weak shoots needs to be pruned away completely. The stems wich are leftover you should not shorten orpruning, new shoots grow from the base and bloom every second year.


Boronia bush

The origin of the highlight of this week lies Down Under in Australia. It's the Boronia Crenulata in a 14cm pot of grower Bental B.V. The Boronia is the smallest bush native in Australia which is also known as a Shark Bay. The Boronia has a pleasant scent and is full of little pink flowers that blooms all year round, Boronia's flowers heavily late winter into spring.The Boronia Crenulata is a plant that can tolerate five degrees of frost and is also ideal to keep as an indoor plant. February is the ideal month to get Boronia in your home or to put one on your patio for some color inyour garden.

Did you know: the Boronia is named after the Italian Botanist Francesco Barone(1769-1794) who is honored with it.

A Boronia Crenulata has a preference for sun or partial sun/shade in a sheltered spot in well drained soil that does not dry out. After flowering, you can lightly prune the plant if needed. A Boronia Crenulata can grow up to 70 cm up to a 1 meter so think about this when you plant it in solid ground. You also must consider that this bush attracts bees and butterflies, if you have very young children it's wise to plant the bush in order they can't reach it.


Coffea Scentsation scenting pot

Imagine you come home after a hard day at the office, and in the kitchen you find a well deserved cup of coffee, the delicious scent of fresh coffee that is very familiar to most people. Now you can get that scent in your house,even without having to make a cup of coffee. Scentsation, the name says it all, has developed a number of scented pots with various scents including the coffee aroma, which are exclusively available at Grower De Groot. The combination of a genuine Coffea Arabica plant and Scensation makes this an even more intense experience of your senses! The pot scents for at least 6 weeks and there is a hint of a delicious coffee flavor around the plant.

Did you know: Coffea arabica can produce flowers indoors. White flowers will then be visible in the spring, afterwards they create their coffee beans.

Coffea Arabica plant is easy to care for, the plant needs at least five hours of direct sunlight per day. Place the plant for a window on the east, west, or 2-3 meters to the south-facing window but do not put it in the fullsun. It is important to keep the soil moist. Coffea arabica is non-toxic and completely safe for children and animals so you'll be able to enjoy this beautiful plant for a longtime!


Chrysanne Gifts

OZ Planten remains in the colorful plants within the highlight! This week it's the Chrysanne gift from grower Lionplant we want to bring under your attention. A Chrysanne pot chrysanthemum is chic, colorful, cheerful and gives you the feeling of summer in the spring. With a Chrysannne Gifts you get a compact and strong pot chrysanthemum in your house with three beautiful flowers that gives you flowering fun for at least five weeks. During flowering the flowers fully open, giving a feeling of light in the dark months. The flowers have a diameter of 9cm to 12cm and the height varies from 33cm to 38cm.

Did you know: the chrysanthemum is the national symbol of Japan and in China it is the symbol of happiness.

Chrysanne Gifts is an easy plant to take care for. With some small advice for care, the plant remains beautiful in bloom for at least five weeks. Put the pot chrysanthemum Chrysanne in a light place but not in direct sunlight. Make sure they are cool and not near a heater, this ensures longer duration of blooming . The optimal temperature is about 15 degrees and it's important to know that a Chrysanne pot chrysanthemum cannot tolerate frost or low temperatures. Give him plenty of water, 2 to 3 times per week. Make sure to provide good drainage, it uses a lot of water but does not like wet feet!


Primula Obconica Touch Me

A real spring plant in the highlight this time, the Primula Obconica Touch Me by J & P Ten Have. The Primula Obconica has beautiful firm bright green leaves and cheerful flowers. The color range are from soft to popping and give you areally cheerful spring feeling! Primula Obconica Touch Me is a frisky plant that makes you happy because of the many flowers, wich you can enjoy for weeks. The adjustments to the plant's leaves makes that it's not containing anymore the dust that made you itching,and this has had a positive impact on the popularity of the plant.

Did you know: when the flowers grow older, the colors get darker and more intense. The new flowers are lighter and show a nice effect.

A Primula Obconica Touch Me is a very easy-care plant, they love a spot in partial shade, but ensure there is sufficient light. The best temperature for a Primula light between 12 and 15 degrees and make sure that the plant has sufficiently moist but take care not to overflow it. Make sure you pull away the dead flowers so they continue to make new flowers. With proper care, you can enjoy this cheerful and colorful spring flower for a long time. This Primula Obconica Touch Me is available in nine beautiful colors including the so-called bi-color.


Paeonia Suffruticosa

A Tree Peony is native to northwestern China and Tibet and is called Mudan. The Peony seeds would have a therapeutic effect against falling disease and would help against nightmares. Tree Peonies grow in April, May and June and are about one and a half meters high. A tree peony is a plant that does well against an ancient wall, preferably on the south side. It is a fairly wide opening plant so give him the space, the flowers are large with a diameter of 15 to 25cm.

Did you know: Paeonia is distracted from the Greek physician of the gods Paion.

A Tree Peony needs a few hours of sun every day to grow well. The ground they prefere is a strong nutritious soil such as clay or sulfur soil containing sufficient lime. In the growing period it very important for the Tree Peony to have sufficient moisture, in the winter the soil should be draind quickly. If you give the Tree Peony bonemeal after flowering in July and dried cow manure in early spring you will be rewarded with beautiful large flowers in June, however these large flowers should be supported. It is important for a Tree Peony to stand a long time at one place before they give lots of flowers.


Tulip

The popular Tulip plant is growing originally in the wild in North Africa and Southern Europe to the northwest of China. The greatest diversity of tulips is found in mountain regions of Central Asia, the Pamir, Tien Shan and the HinduKush, this is due to the prevailing climate. Cold winters, spring with cold nights and dry summers. Ideal for the tulip to develop. The Tulip was introduced in the West by the Viennese ambassador, Ghislain de Busbecq. With the arrival of a load of tulip bulbs in Antwerp it was the start of the European cultivation of tulips and the first documented specimens where planted by the Fleming Carolus Clusius in the Hortus Botanicus Leiden managed by him in the year 1593.

Did you know: the name tulip comes from the Persian word 'tulipan' which means turban.

The Tulips which we have this time in the highlight are two unique species that are fully developed for the pots forcing: a Tulipa Evening Breeze and Calgary. Here's many years of process improvement preceded. Processed by only three breeders, experienced professionals with expertise. Exclusivity in combination with quality. Soft pink and bright white stiff tulips with a very long shelf life that stay pretty compact. This is the quality you got to be reminded of. You can plant the tulips in the garden before the first frost. In a trench of 15 to 20 cm deep and 15 cm apart. Give them plenty of water as there is no rain or snow.


Codiaeum

The Codiaeum or in the Netherlands also called Croton originated around Indonesia and India. With it's beautiful colored leaves, he gives joy to your home. The leaves in distinctive shape, color, size and drawings may show a huge variety provide this effect. The leaves of an Codiaeum can be oval and contain speckles and green, yellow, orange, pink, or a combination of these colors. The Codiaeum offers it all. Through a wide variety of species, big, small and with many branches or tube Codiaeum, the plant is anything but boring.

Did you know: a Codiaeum can only survive outside on places where the winter temperatures do not fall below the 10 ° C to13 ° C.

The key to a beautiful Codiaeum is light. The plant stands or falls with light. Put the Codiaeum on a too dark place he will languish, and the leaves will loses their beautiful colors. The stubborn plant will fade. So take care of enoughlight. The maintenace of a Codiaeum is not too difficult. In the Spring and Summer water with plantfood, in the rest of the year water once a week. Room temperature is fine but beware of dry air. In case off dry air spray the leaves with a plantspray and wipe with the moff with a cloth.


Primula Aucalis

With a Primula Acaulis the beginning of spring starts. The Primula is known as colored winter and spring plant, for indoors and outdoors. The Primula is native to eastern Asia, between Mongolia and Tibet and was a biennial plant, in the 50s of the last century, a Swiss botanical ennobled the Primula to the Primula Aucalis. The developments in the field of the Primula Aucalis never stops. Recently, a new assortment Primula's is added to the list, the Primula Suze, Elle and Bellerose. These area rose ton-sur-ton, a champagne-colored and white variant.

Did you know: the generic name Aucalis means without stalk. The flowers of Primula Aucalis are directly on top of the leaf.

Primula Suze, Elle and Bellerose have been developed with stronger flowers and longer shelf-life. A Primula Aucalis is easy to maintain. The plant often need some water and you need to remove the dead flowers. After flowering, the Primula Aucalis can be put in the garden on a shaded spot in the half-sun. He can with stand severe frosts but a light cover is recommended for protection. Good ventilation and a low temperature promoting a long shelf life. In a heated living room, they cease blossoming in about three weeks, in a cold greenhouse, they cease blossoming two months.


Phalaenopsis Singolo Limited Edition

The Phalaenopsis Singolo® is the first single flowered orchid and therefore got a spectacular looking appearance. This orchid is unique in its kind. It's extraordinary appearance is preceded by a long-term selection and development process in the delivery room of Opti-flor. With a marvelous result, it is a firm and compact plant with a beautiful large white flower. This flower rises over the lower leaves and looks firmly into the big world. Thanks to the compact nature of the Phalaenopsis Singolo® it requires only a small space to feel happy and ensure a long flowering period. Phalaenopsis Singolo will certainly come out well on narrow windowsills. A special effect is created when you can put several different Singolo's® in small groups.

Did you know: When a Phalaenopsis develops aerial roots that grow out of the pot, it isa sign that the plant is liking his spot.

The maintenance of Phalaenopsis is very easy, the best temperature is between 20 and 22 degrees on daytime, 16 degrees is fine by night. The plant needs plenty of light but can't tolerate direct sun light, loss of flower buds or dark green leaves indicate lack of sunlight. The Phalaenopsis Singolo®Limited Edition is available thisX-mas. This special Christmas edition is available with a beautiful ceramic pot and gives you the ultimate Christmas feeling. The small Singolo® Limited Edition is also a great idea for a beautiful present.


Tillandsia Antonio

The Tillandsia Antonio is not new, but we give this pink cloud some extra attention. The beautiful pink Tillandsia is a special one in the Tillandsia family. With his strong round shaped branches and its large opening flower it's a real eye catcher in your house. The Tillandsia Antonio is a plant with great volume and a long life, so you can enjoy the plant for long time and it fits in almost any interior. The area where the origin of the Tillandsia lays is very large, from the southern United States to northern Argentina where you will find the Tillandsia in the rainforests and deserts.

Did you know: if you put a Tillandsia Antonio in the bathroom, he will grow because there is sufficient moisture present in the air because of the showering.

How to take care of the Tillandsia Antonio is not too difficult. The plant grows best at temperatures of between 18 and 24 degrees. Put the Tillandsia Antonia in the summer in the shade and in the winter you can move him into the full sun. The plant needs plenty of light and a little draught is no problem. Give him once a week water in the summer and once a month in the winter time. After flowering, the plant develops new shoots so you can enjoy the Tillandsia Antonio for many years.


Helleborus Gold Collection

The Helleborus is native to the Eastern Alps mountains, the Apennines and Carpathians. This plant is also known as the Christmas rose because it blooms around the dark days of Christmas. The plant belongs to the group of perennials, this is remarkable, because the Helleborus remains beautifully green in winter unlike the most perennials. A Helleborus, reaches after a few years, the maximum height ranges of 50 Centimeter and aspecial feature of the plant is that it blooms from November to February.

Did you know: that when it freezes a Helleborus drains the moisture out of their leaves and flowers for protection reasons. As a result they are temporarily suspended, but when the temperature rises above zero, it will stand up again.

A Helleborus loves soil composed of humus and lime, if you decide to feed, the best way to do it is with these two components. It is important that the soil is moisture permeable because the Christmas Rose does not like wet roots for a longtime. Make sure they are in partial shade and avoid the hot midday sun. The old leaves are easy to cut away so you keep a nice green Christmas rose and make sure they have space to grow so you can enjoy a Helleborus for years and which get a bit bigger every year.


Paphiopedilum Florida

The Paphiopedilum Florida is a variety belonging to the orchid family and beside cactii this genus has the most species. The Paphiopedilum is mostly found in South-East Asia, Southern China, India, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands. The orchid grows originally under trees and roots, located either on the tree or in the soft ground. Because the plant has no pseudo bulbs, it has no food reserve.The color of a leaf from the Paphiopedilum Florida varies from light to darkgreen and the flowers are on top of the flower stalk that lures insects.

Did you know: a Paphiopedilum Florida is also called a woman's shoe, she owes its name to its shoe-shaped lip.

The Paphiopedilum Florida will develope new flower stems with several leaves. It grows from the leaf rosette and the flowers come among these leaves. A Paphiopedilum blooms in autumn and winter and the flowering duration of the orchid can last 8 to 10 weeks. The maintenance of the Paphiopedilum Florida is simple: once a week water and then let it drain well. Fortnightly some orchid fertilizer and change the substrate every year, paying careful attention to the fragile root. The Paphiopedilum Florida is a shade plant and has little need of light, do not put it in full sun. After flowering, the stem with flower can be removed of the plant.


Lymania Smithii

Lymania Smithii is named after the American botanist Lyman B. Smith. Its a plant that has a slim vase-shaped rosette with a small number of smooth leaves. At the stem grow small pale blue or white flowers in a spikeshape with tiny floral bracts. When a Lymania Smithii grows the flowers grow out to be blue to purple berries, so you can enjoy the plant for along time. The leavers has a nice wine red color at the bottom and the plant can be up to 20 to 40 centimeters in size which makes it very suitable as a houseplant.

Did you know that: Lymania Smithii originally a epiphyticplant is, this implies that they grow on living plants without extracting food.

A Lymania Smithii occurs in the Bolivian and Brazilian rainforest where people used to think that the purple berries have a beneficial effect. The plant care is quite easy, like other types of the bromeliad family you need to ensure good drainage of the root ball, give him plenty of light, but keep itout of direct sunlight. When you water, you pour it into the bowl of the plant.The heyday of Lymania Smithii is January / February and when you cut off the faded flowers you can enjoy it longer.


Skimmia Obsession XXL

The Skimmia Obsession is an evergreen shrub that is berry carrying and has beautiful redflower buds in winter time that will bloom until March. The plant is perfectlysuited for the somewhat barren winter garden that still can use some color in the wintertime. The Skimmia Obsession is especially popular around Christmas which is also explained by the color of the berry's, he is also winterhard, floweringand compact, making it very suitable for smaller gardens. He may eventually growing into a plant of one meter so do keep that in mind when planting.

Did you know that: A skimmia Obsession is a female plant that needs to be pollinated by means of a male plant. So make sure that both are present in the garden!

The maintenance of the Skimmia Obsession does not require much attention. The plant is a forest plant so put it in a shady spot in the garden or on the terrace. Skimmia's who are in full sun often have white leaf margins. The plant prefers a slightly acidic humussoil which is nutritious and good moisture permeability. The Skimmia Obsession does not needed to be pruned, if you find the shrub is too big, you can prune after flowering. The plants love moist soil,so make sure the roots do not dry out. In winter the Skimmia Obsession can bepresented both indoors and outdoors, the plant is frost resistant.


Primula Pricanto

The Primula Pricanto is family of Primulaceae and is a Primula Obconica in a vintage style. The origin of this plant is located in China and has remarkable multi-colored flowers that are typical for it's kind,another feature is the special drawings in the petals, making them versatile and a striking appearance. The Primula Pricanto can be placed inside the house, outside on a terrace or in a sheltered place. It's a real eye-catcher with avintage edge-which you can enjoy for weeks.

Did you know: the leaves can contain primine, this substance can cause anallergic reaction to some people, however, many of the commercially cultivatedspecies are primine free.

The Primula Obconica is a short-lived evergreen perennial and can grow up to 40cm high and 25cm wide. The Primula Pricanto with it's heart-shaped leaves and thick stems wear in late winter to early spring beautifully colored flowers inabundance. The plant has a robust and compact design that's making it strong. For maintenance the Primula Pricanto is a friendly plant, don't place it in full sun but it needs plenty of light. Keep the pot moistbut a void too much water. If the leaves of the Primula Pricanto turns into yellow it may indicate a too dry and warmplace.


Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queen

The Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queen is family of Agavaceae and is also known by the name Hawaiian good luckplant. In it's origin, the Cordyline fruticosa Chocolate Queen is growing in New Guinea and the Southeast of Asia. He is recognizable by its beautiful foliage pattern, from dark brown to beige into white striped. A Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queenis a short stocky plant that is causing the leaves to lie flat above eachother, the leaves can grow as long as fifty centimeters. In the top the leavesare pointing upwards and underneath the leaves are gracefully curved downward. In our climate it can reach a height of one meter. In Asia and New Guinea they can grow up to three meters high.

Did you know: The people of Polynesia and Melanesia have spread the plants throughout formerly New Guinea because of the nutrition's that isextracted from the roots.

A Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queen grows best in a large pot, which pottingsoil is mixed with a little compost and some clay granules on the bottom. In the summer the plant often needs water and once a month some plant food, do notdry out the root ball. Don't place a Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queen indirect sunlight but into a bright place. The Cordyline Fruticosa Chocolate Queen is very suitable for the living and bathroom. The big quantity of leaves makes the plant also good for the environment there air-purifying.


Tillandsia Composition

This week in our highlight a new concept of the Tillandsia Ionantha. The Tillandsia Ionantha is family of the Bromelia and counts more than 400 species, these decorative plants often occur in deserts, forests and  the mountains of Central - and South America, Mexico and the southern United States. The plant is considered one of the strongest in the world and procreate by seed or shoots which separate when they are large enough to independently growth. Most Tillandsia’s often grow  with orchids, trees or cacti and have little or no roots. Tillandsia’s take water and other nutrients through scales on the leaves, they therefore require no soil to live, what makes a Tillandsia fairly easy to maintain.

Did you know: In 1753 the botanist Lineaus named the Tillandsia after the Swedish botanist Elias Tillands because the man hated water!

A Tillandsia can endure very large temperature differences, between  4C to 45C. A Tillandsia is also an environment  friendly plant that doesn’t have to been sprayed with pesticides. Tillandsia are ideal to use as decoration plant, and even in the most modern interiors, these plants fit perfectly. Maintenance is easy, in the summer they need spraying with water twice a week in the winter once a week is enough . Do not in direct sunlight in the summer and in the winter is direct sunlight no problem.




Princettia Mix

The Princettia is family of Euphorbia Pulcherrima, also known as the Poinsettia. This plant is native to the rainforests of South and Central America. The Princettia is a new variety that has been developed for its special characteristics. The Princettia is better resistant against the cold, and they are easier to maintain. The Princettia grows in a more compact way and they create more flowers. The Princettia is available in white and two shades of pink. Their coloured petals are narrower and are slightly smaller, this makes the Princettia an ideal plant to put on the windowsill or place on a table.

Did you know: that the white sap of the  Princettia is known to be poisonous, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly after handling the plant.

A Princettia grows best at temperatures between 17 and 20 degrees. Place the plant in a light rich environment, but avoid direct sunlight. It is best to give the Princettia a little water, do this by pouring the water in the saucer in order for the roots to absorb the water. The grower advices to use lukewarm water. Would you like to bring these lively colours of the Princettia in your house, take a look in our webshop or ask your contact at OZ Planten for the possibilities.  


Dendrobium Nobile Momoko

The Dendrobium originates from Southeast Asia, and belongs to the family of the Orchid. Within the Dendrobium family there are different varieties, this week we want to highlight the Dendrobium Nobile "Star Class" Momoko. This variety distinguishes itself by creating flowers near the junction of each leaf, the "Star Class" label is a special license that are stronger and that will create flowers that will cover the complete stem.  The Dendrobium Momoko are exclusively available at De Hoog Orchids, and are distinguished by their beautiful colour. They have flowers with a large diameter that are bright pink in colour with a dark heart and a white board.

Did you know that: Dendrobium Momoko are also slightly fragrant? This means they will brighten up your living room a bit more.

Like most Orchids the Dendrobium Momoko is a real indoor plant, they enjoy an airy space that is between the 12 and 18 degrees. Give them a little water once a week, and make sure that the soil is almost dry before you water them. It is also advised to fertilize the Dendrobium  once every two weeks, in order to give them extra strength. Place the plant in a bright spot, but avoid direct sunlight. The easy to care for plant with its graceful looks is the ideal plant for our weekly highlight. 


Kalanchoë Wevano

The Kalanchoë Wevano is a new bi-colour variety that was discovered by accident. After extensive testing and development this beautiful Kalanchoë is now ready to be presented to the consumer. They are named after the Kalanchoë Weaver, a species they originate from. The Kalanchoë Wevano is a single-flowered plant that are light pink in colour with a slight touch of white. They also have a decorative plant structure, perfect to be placed in a decorative pot in the living room or outside.

Did you know: that when placed outside, the colours of the flowers become more intense. This has to do with the colder temperatures.

Like all Kalanchoës the Wevano is very easy in maintenance, their bloom period can last between the four to six weeks. They are available in a 15cm pot and they can be placed both indoor and outdoor. It is however important to protect them from the frost, so do let them outdoors when that starts. Give the plant a little water once a week and you can give them plant food once a month. Are you curious about this new Kalanchoë Wevano, check out our weekly offer to see what the options are for you.


Gaultheria Procumbens

The season of Gaultheria Procumbens has started, for us a good reason to promote this plant in our weekly highlight. This hardy ornamental shrub is recognizable by its typical red berry. They originally grow in the Asian and North American regions and belong to the family of the Ericaceae. This evergreen Gaultheria are loved for their ground cover ability in gardens or on a balcony, but they can also be placed indoors. In the winter months they are widely used in various compositions.

Did you know: that the oil extracted from the leaves is used in medicines and also for flavoring candy?

A Gaultheria can be placed indoors and will last up to 8 weeks without any problems, however, it is very important to keep the soil moist at all times, and that they are placed in a light rich emplacement. If you are planning to plant the Gaultheria in the ground make sure to use an airy soil with an elevated acidity. The Gaultheria produces beautiful red berries for the entire season which in result will bring a cheerful touch to your garden, balcony or living room. 


Phalaenopsis Victoria Falls

Phalaenopsis Victoria Falls is an ideal gift item which is ready to give or receive. The grower OK Plant developed this concept all the way to the presentation of the plant in the store in its packaging, and graceful ceramic pot to be able to use the plant immediately. In this composition the grower especially selected a species of Phalaenopsis Kolibri that can be grown with bend branches. The Phalaenopsis Kolibri is also known to create lots of flowers and ramifications, which fits perfectly with the concept of the Phalaenopsis Victoria Falls. The grower selects plants that have a minimum of four branches for this special series.

Did you know: that the grower was inspired during his travels in Zambezi, where he got the idea from the Victoria Falls?

Phalaenopsis like light, so put them near a window so they get a lot of light. But take care that the plant has no direct sunlight. Water the plant once a week with a little water, we also recommend spraying the plant occasionally when placed in a dry area. Due to their large amount of flowers you will be able to enjoy this plant for a very long time. This offer is limited, so check our offers to see what OZ Planten can do for you.


Kalanchoe La Mia Favorita® Croco

This week a special novelty in our highlight, namely the Kalanchoe La Mia Favorita® Croco! The Kalanchoe Croco is special and contemporary. They have a bright green colour and fit perfectly with the current interior design trends. The combs that are produced by the plant become longer as the plant ages, and they always keep a fresh green colour. Croco is the result after years of crossing different species and is certainly surprising. Lots of nice features and a special plant with multiple applications.

Did you know: the green combs reminiscent of a crocodile, which is why they are called Croco!

As long as it does not freeze the Kalanchoe Croco can be placed outdoors. Like the other Kalanchoe they belong to the family of succulents and therefore have little need for water, giving them a little water once a week is enough. They bloom on average between the eight to ten weeks, and are available in a 10,5 cm pot. Now available at the grower, so check our promotional offers to find out about this surprising Kalanchoe.


Nepenthes Mix

The plant of the month in September are the carnivorous plants, a good reason for us to promote a special offer of Nepenthes. Within the carnivorous plants family there is a great diversity in shapes and sizes. The Nepenthes captures its prey by using hanging cups which grow at the tip of the leaves. We offer the Nepenthes in a mix that consists of the Nepenthes Alata, Hookeriana and Sanguinea. This plant is usually sold in a hanging pot, now they are available in a standing high cultivation pot enabling the consumer to place this plant on a table.

Did you know: the largest Nepenthes cups are so big that they can devour a rat? This species is fortunately not in the mix.

It is important for consumers to check if the cups are not dry when they purchase the plants, if this is the case the grower advices to pour a little rainwater in the empty cups. The Nepenthes prefers a light place in the living room, their beautiful colours are a result of sunlight. Keep the plant in an area between 18 and 30 degrees. We also recommend watering the plant exclusively with pure rainwater, make sure that the soil is always moist. This offer is limited due to the high demand at the grower, so hurry and ask you contact at OZ Planten for the possibilities.  


Echeveria Shaviana

This robust Echeveria is now in its flowering season this makes it a great addition to the assortment. Like many Echeveria's the Echeveria Shaviana also originates from the north of Mexico. They are recognizable by their curly leaves, and they are also one of the largest Echeverias grown in the Netherlands. They are offered with a decorative pot so that the product is finished and ready to use in the living room, in your garden or on the balcony. The Echeveria naturally begins to make flowers from the longest day of the year, this means that their flowering season has just begun!

Did you know:  the Echeveria Shaviana can bloom well into November?

The Echeveria Shaviana really loves sunlight, place the plant so that is receives a maximum of sunlight. If you place the plant outside, keep in mind to move them indoors as soon as the frost begins. They need only a little water, and be careful never to let water sit in de rosette of the plant as it can cause rot. Remove dead leaves to give the plant extra power during their heydays. Place the Echeveria in a cooler location after their flowering period up to March, this will give the plant some rest before they start creating new flowers for the next year. A very easy and decorative summer plant, which is immediately ready to use. 


Anemone Fantasy Pocahontas

The Anemone Fantasy serie® was introduced to the market in 2011by the grower FN Kempen as a new species autumn anemones. This week we want to highlight the Anemone Fantasy Pocahontas especially because to its special properties. The Fantasy series® has the special quality to grow very compact,  and they create a large amount of flowers that come up just above the leaves. The Anemone Fantasy Pocahontas has frayed pink flowers, and it will bloom fat into the autumn season.

Did you know: the Anemone Fantasy series comes from a species of an Japanese Anemone Hybrid, cultivated especially for their compact growth habit?

The Anemone Fantasy Pocahontas is a perennial that can withstand up to -30 degrees Celsius in your garden. It is best to put the plant in partial shade so that he does not get too much sun. Make sure, especially in summer, the plant is watered every day, they do not require extra fertilization. Because of its compact growth habit and their long flowering season it makes them an ideal plant to brighten up your autumn garden. Are you interested in this offer please have a look at our weekly promotion


Cyclamen Harlequin

Within the popular family of the indoor Cyclamen we have one species we want to promote in our weekly highlight, namely the Cyclamen Harlequin. This variety is distinguished by its beautiful white and purple striped flower. If you look closely at the flower you will also notice that every plant has their own pattern. The grower Vollebregt Cyclamen has been growing and refining the Cyclamen Harlequin to a sturdy and compact plant. This makes the Cyclamen Harlequin a beautiful plant that will brighten up your living room!

Did you know: the Cyclamen Harlequin is available with or without Fringed edge?

It is a plant that love light, so place your Cyclamen Harlequin at a window without being in bright sunlight. It is best to place the plant on a saucer,  to store a little water daily. Pour water on the saucer and thus the plant has enough water for the whole day.  This offer is limited due to the weekly availability of the Cyclamen Harlequin. Ask your contact at OZ Planten for the possibilities. 


Ludisia Discolor

The Ludisia Discolor is a special orchid in the orchid family, they belong to the terrestrial orchids. Originally they come from Asia particularly from the warm areas. Unlike most orchids that are epiphytes the Ludisia grows on the floor of tropical forests or at riverbeds. They are distinguished by their leaves which have a velvety leaf surface with gold and silver-coloured veins. Once a year they produce shoots that are filled with beautiful white flowers.

Did you know: that the nickname of the Ludisia is the jewel orchid? They got this name due to their appearance.

The Ludisia like a bright spot in the living room but avoid direct sunlight. Give them water once a week, and in their flowering period, we recommend to give them a little orchid food monthly. During the spring season you can give your Ludisia a rejuvenation treatment by removing the head shoots. This will stimulate the plant to create new shoots and give it a fresh and full appearance. This week we present the 10cm  for a small price, check our weekly offer for more information. 


Campsis Summer Jazz Fire

The beautiful Summer Jazz® series won the first price for best Novelty  last year at the Plantarium, this week the Campsis Summer Jazz Fire is the first of the series to be available. Summer Jazz® series distinguishes itself from traditional Campsis varieties by its compact growth habit, they are easier to take care of. This makes them very suitable as a patio plant on the terrace or balcony. The Campsis Summer Jazz Fire are supplied on trellis and have beautiful orange-red flowers. The nectar of the flowers attracts insects, especially bees.

Did you know: the Summer Jazz Series was developed in Japan by Koichi Sakaue?

It is a healthy plant that required little maintenance by the consumer. The clusters that bloom from August to September have more than 70 chalices. The flowers retain their colour and not fade. A place in the a sunny location is recommended, as long as they are kept in a pot, we recommend  watering them regularly. The Campsis Summer Jazz Fire is a beautiful plant that will colour your garden or balcony until the end of the summer. Consult our weekly offers to order this great plant. 


Bromelia Mix

The popular Bromelia family is a large one, they are often available in a brightly coloured mix. This week in our highlight a beautiful and diverse mix in a 9 cm pot, offered in a summery coloured mix. This mix consists of the most popular species within the Bromelia family, namely the Guzmania with his trumpet-shaped flower, the Vriesea with its lancet-shaped flower and Tillandsia with its narrow graceful leaf and purple flower. Consumers love this plant because they retain their colour for a very long time and will brighten up a room for a long period.

Did you know: the striking flower of Bromelias is not really a flower? Indeed, they have colourful bracts in order to attract insects.

The Bromelia is a very easy to take care of houseplant. Make sure the soil is always slightly damp and that there is always a little water into the chalice of the plant. In a dry environment we recommend to water the plant using a humidifier. They are best kept in temperatures above 15 degrees, place them in a light rich environment but avoid direct sunlight. They retain their colour for as long as 3 months and sometimes up to 6, and ideal plant to brighten you house during these summer months. 


Pachira Aquatica

In our Summer Sale July we have a super offer on Pachira Aquatica with a braided trunk. Those sharp priced Pachira’s are available in a 24 cm pot and they have a height of 110cm. The Pachira originally grows in the wetlands of Mexico and Brazil, but they are very popular in some parts of Asia. The nickname of the Pachira is “money tree” and they got this name from a grower in Taiwan, he described them like this because they are very easy to grow and maintain.  It is a beautiful plant that is easy to care of making them the ideal gift for a housewarming party.

Did you know: in Asia it is believed that the plant brings luck and prosperity in homes and offices?

Like said above the Pachira is an easy plant to take care for, they need only water once a week. The soil in the pot is allowed to dry between watering. Place the Pachira in a light rich location in your house, it also tolerates partial shade but will grow slower. You can also trim the Pachira, we recommend doing this in the spring. Between March and October we also recommend fertilizing the Pachira Aquatica twice a month. Check our Promo offer or the Summer Sale list for this great offer!


Rosa Mix

In our highlight this week we have a classic garden plant, namely the Rose bush. Due to a cold spring, the usual season of the garden Rose has been pushed back, however they are now available in optimal conditions for planting them in your garden.  The mix offered by the grower Arie Bouman is a mix of  beautiful roses that are ready to bloom in your garden. All their plants are grafted by the grower to guarantee a stronger base for all plants. They are available in a 3 liter pot, and will be delivered with buds and some flowers open. The uniform look of Arie Bouman’s products in combination with the diversity of the plants makes this even a better offer.

Did you know: Originally the rose in the wild only grew in the northern hemisphere, because humans lover them so much they occur all around the world nowadays.

The rose is a perennial plant which means you will be able to enjoy this plant for a long time. We recommend planting them in partial shade, and we can either be planted in the ground or kept in a pot. If you decide to keep them in a pot remember to water them daily. It is advised to prune them to 25cm above ground after their flowering season, so that they are able to grow a new bush to shine the following year. Enjoy this summer with a beautiful classic flower in your garden and check our offer!


Two more weeks of Summer Sale!

The summer Sale offer is selling extremely well and therefore we are giving it all the attention in this month. And we use this week’s highlight to say that we have 2 more weeks of June, so that our customers can profit from this beautiful mix of plants. These products are all ordered fresh from the grower but with an auction competitive price. The result is a high quality plant for a lower price than usual.

The list of these items can be found under their own heading in our webshop. The list is very diverse and has an offer for flowering, green and even garden plants. That way all departments of your shop can profit from those deals. A couple of examples are; the sharply priced Phalaenopsis from the grower Optiflor and the beautiful Kalanchoe mix in “Le Chic” sleeve from KP Holland. All growers in the Summer Sale have a top  quality plants at a competitive price, another example are the Yucca 3 stem of Sjaloom are part of the offer! The good news is that we still have to more weeks for the promotion, so if you already have used products from the sale you can replenish your stock. However, if you still not had the chance to use our offer, now is the time to profit of these great deals! 


Summer Sale

This week in our highlight we would like to give some special attention to our Summer Sale, which can be found in our webshop. To enhance the sales of our customers in the month of June our purchase team has been looking for the best prices, resulting in a diverse offer of plants for very sharp prices. We have taken into consideration that we wanted to propose high quality plants for a super price! In cooperation with our “Preferred Suppliers” we were able to join forces to make this happen. Herein, we also took into account that we needed to find deals for all departments of your store, mixing an offer for flowering, green and  the outdoor plants.

If you have a webshop access code, you will be able to find them under their own heading, namely the Summer Sale list. We also have a digital brochure with clear pictures and description.  And these offers will be available throughout the month of June, enabling you to reorder products that sold well the whole month. They are, apart from their good quality, also plants that are visually appealing and fitting for the coming season. A diverse and competitively offer, were you will find the right deal for your store! View the offer online, or ask for your brochure at your OZ Planten contact.


Pelargonium Calliope

In this week’s highlight we would like to present the Pelargonium Calliope, a beautiful summer flower with a special story. They are cultivated by the grower Bergkamp, and in collaboration with their suppliers they have created a great offer. All the profits made by these plants will be going directly to charity, and OZ Planten would like to give this some special attention. The goal is to be able to send 120 children in Kenya to school for one year. This includes the costs for teachers, teaching materials and the maintenance of the school buildings.

Did you know: you can find more information on www.asantesana.eu

The Pelargonium is a very rewarding outside bloomer, their blooming period can last well into the autumn season. Resulting in a colourful garden or balcony. Give them a spot in the light and water the Pelargonium regularly. Water them directly in the pot but avoid water on the plant. They can hibernate indoors during the winter, and be placed outdoors as soon as it stops freezing. Important is to remember that if you buy one of those plants, you also support this good cause. Read more about this on their website or ask you contact at OZ Planten. Passion for plants and people!  


Hibiscus rosa sinensis ‘Tutti Frutti’

The Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’is a special selection of new multicoloured varieties within the hibiscus family. The Hibiscus rosa sinensis is also known as the China rose, they originally grow in tropical As ia, for example Indonesia. In that region various varieties of Hibiscus grow, some as hedges that can reach up to 4 meters. The big advantage of the ‘Tutti Frutti’ selection is that flowers follow each other up in quick succession.  After 2 to 3 days of blooming the next bud will be ready flower.

Did you know: that the Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’ can produce buds and flowers from spring to late summer? If treated well they can produce up to 100 flowers during one season!

The first rule in taking care of a Hibiscus is that it needs plenty of light. Indoors they can be placed in direct sunlight, but shade them a bit if you place them outdoors. Keep the soil moist at all times but not wet. To stimulate the plant to create more buds we advise you to remove faded flowers as soon as possible. Enjoy the colourful beauty of nature and experience the huge amount of wonderful flowers from the Hibiscus ‘Tutti Frutti’; it’s more than magic! 


Solanum rantonnetii 'Blue Fountain'

The Solanaceae is a big family which also includes many vegetables, some examples are potatoes, eggplants, bell peppers and tomatoes. There are also varieties that are grown for their ornamental value, the Solanum rantonnetii is one of them. Solanum rantonetti is one of the most popular patio plants for balconies or terraces. They make a bunch of violet blue flowers with a yellow heart. Placed in a nice decorative pot the Solanum will be a real jewel for everyone’s terrace.

Did you know: you can leave hibernate a Solanum? Place them indoors in a cold and frost free place during the winter.

You can place the Solanum outside after the last night frost. They are real sun worshipers and preferably have at least 4 hours of sun a day, make sure to also shelter them from the wind. During the flowering period, we recommend to fertilize them once every 14 days. Give the plant plenty of water, but make sure the pot in which they planted can get rid of the excess water.  With beautiful days ahead of us we have chosen for the Solanum rantonnetii Blue Fountain, a plant that enjoys the outdoor sun as much as us. 


Ipomoea Morning Glory

The Ipomoea’s natural habitat is originally from Mexico and Central America, where this climber grows into trees and buildings. Given the right conditions they can grow up to 3 meters high and they produce a bunch of trumpet-shaped flowers that have a diameter of 6 cm. The Ipomoea Morning Glory in our highlight has a flower with many different shades of purple and blue. They are available with a wire netted cylinder on which the plant can climb on.

Did you know that; Aztec priests used the seeds of Ipomoea in their rituals?

The Ipomoea Morning Glory is best placed outside in full sun but sheltered from the wind. During hot days, we recommend giving the plant enough water. Make sure they are in a nutrient-rich soil that has good drainage. To give the buttons extra power is advisable to remove the faded flowers. It is an annual plant that grows very quickly. You will be able to enjoy the Ipomoea the whole summer round with its beautiful flowers because they bloom until the end of the summer.


Phalaenopsis Velvet Touchz®

This week we present a new concept, the Phalaenopsis Velvet Touchz®. This Phalaenopsis received a special kind treatment that is plant friendly, coating the leaves in a vivid coloured and velvet layer. In order to ensure the quality of the plant only the top of the leaves are coated. This cheerful decoration is available in three different colours, in white, pink and purple, the colour of the leaves will match the colour of the flower. During the holidays there will be some additional colours available to match the holidays theme colours, but the grower can also custom-make a new theme in collaboration with its clients.

Did you know: that you will be able to enjoy this Phalaenopsis between blooming periods because of its coloured leaves?

The velvet coloured coating on the leaves has no effect on how to take care of the plant. Make sure the Phalaenopsis has a place with plenty of light but avoid direct sunlight. Give them a little water once a week. By cutting away the dried branches after they bloomed you will stimulate the Phalaenopsis to create new branches and flowers. We offer the Phalaenopsis Velvet Touchz® in a matching ceramic pot, making it a perfect ready to give present for the Mother's Day weeks.


Begonia Waterfall

This garden begonias can be placed outside when the night frost has passed. Begonia Waterfall takes its name from its manner of growth as it is a hanging begonia that will create during the season a cascade of flowers to brighten up your garden and balcony. They are available in different sizes, but this week we want to highlight the pot size 12cm for the beginning of the season. The Begonia breeder has developed a new colour, namely Angel Soft Orange. It has a dark leaf that is contrasted with a playful peach orange flower. Begonia Waterfall Angel Soft Orange is available by colour or in a mix with 3 other colours.

Did you know: The begonia can be identified by its leaves? They always grow in an asymmetric shape.

The bloom season of the Begonia Waterfall is from April to October without interruption. The plant likes a sunny and / or semi-sunny place, but beware of the fierce midday sun. They are not hardy and make sure they are sheltered from the wind. Keep the soil moist and remove dead flowers to assist the plant in its growth. Are you  curious about this new colour, check out our offers of the week.


Torenia Mix

The Torenia originates from tropical Asia, for example from Laos, Thailand and Malaysia. In those countries they naturally grow outdoors. This very rich flowering plant is ideal for both indoor and outdoor and enjoys a very long flowering season. The Torenia is available in three bright colours, namely pink, blue and white. They are delivered in the MoreLips® concept which gives the plant an even more striking look on the shop floor.

Did you know: the Torenia was discovered by Eugene Fournier? He was a French botanist and lived from 1834 to 1884.

The ideal temperature for the Torenia is between 15 and 25 degrees, they can be placed outdoors when it doesn’t freeze anymore at night. But be careful because they cannot withstand the cold. Give them water three times a week, and place them in the shade or in partial shade. If they are placed outside make sure they are not in the mid-day sun to prevent the leafs from burning. These colourful summer flowering with numerous flowers can thus for a long period bring a cheerful touch to your living room, garden or balcony. All the more reason to give them extra attention this week!


Cypripedium Mix (new species)

Most growers are constantly on the move to find improvements in the plants they grow, this is also true for the Cypripedium.  The mix has been enhanced with new varieties and that are offered in a special mix and exclusively by OZ Planten this coming week. All the more reason to add this mix to our weekly promotional offer. The Cypripedium is the ideal plant that gives your garden an exotic touch. Originally the Cypripedium are found in the wild in North America, Russia, China and Japan and are for some years now cultivated and sold by Dutch growers.

Did you know:  that there are four new varieties in this mix? Namely the Marca Pink, Vintri Pink, White and Marca Vintri White.

The hardy Cypripedium is best planted in a shady spot in your garden, preferably a garden facing north. They bloom from May to June and will hibernate during fall and winter, in spring the plant will form new branches underground, resulting in a bigger plant with more branches and flowers the year after. For more information about the king's of the garden orchids you can go to their website: http://www.gardenorchid.com/. Here you will find more information about the exotic Cypripedium species.


Hydrangea macrophyla mix

This week we have a very rich flowering hydrangea in our highlight. This classic garden plant is known for its beautiful flowers and voluminous shape in the garden, given that you tend for this plant for many years. The Hydrangea in our promotional offer are three and half years old and grown in optimal conditions by our grower to ensure that this hydrangea is ready to be an eye-catcher for which it is intended to be. They are available in 4 colours, and each plant has up to 70+ flowers.

Did you know: Hydrangea  was discovered in China in 1767 by Philibert Commerson?

Hydrangea is preferably not too dry soil in partial shade. Pruning the faded flowers encourages the hydrangea to thrive even longer. When the Hydrangea becomes too large for your garden we advise you to prune the plant in the spring. Cut all branches down to 20-30cm above the ground, the hydrangea will create new shoots that will bloom a year later. They are grown in a greenhouse, as soon as the last night frost has passed they can be placed outdoors. This spectacular plant is ideal for gardening where you want to immediately have a colourful eye-catcher.


Narcissus Rip van Winkle

The Narcissus Rip van Winkle is unique in its kind because of its characteristic flower that is unique within the narcissus family. Originally, this species comes from Ireland, where it is known and loved already for over a hundred years by fans because of its special appearance. The flower is in fact gold-yellow and due to its shape this Narcissus is also called the "Punker" listed among the daffodils. It is a star-shaped double flowered Narcissus, both leaves as well as the flowers are divided into small narrow pieces.

Did you know: the Narcissus Rip van Winkle can be found in gardens since 1884?

The Narcissus Rip van Winkle is hardy, and can provided they are planted the garden thrive for many years. They bloom in April and May, and reach about 20 to 30 cm in length. Cut the leaves off after are yellowing to give the bulbs extra strength for the following year. They love light, so place them in full sun or in partial shade. A lovely special Narcissus for the Easter week, with its one sticking and unique look. 


Paeonia Lactiflora Longlife serie

This week the Paeonia Longlife is our highlight, this Chinese peony belongs to a special breed. They are grown in the Netherlands where they are taken care for during 2 years by the grower, after which they are planted in a rose container. Because of their long rhizomes they need more soil, these long containers gives them the optimal space for the plant giving it strength to thrive. The Paeonia Longlife series also comes with a flowering guarantee from the grower!

Did you know: the Paeonia Longlife also very suitable as cut flowers? That way you can enjoy their beautiful flowers in your home.

The Paeonia Longlife is a perennial that prefers a sunny spot in the garden. Provide a well-drained and rich soil, we also advise on a sandy soil to feed the plant regularly. They bloom from May to June and are available in both double- and single-flowered. A great opportunity to brighten up your garden,  granting you years of enjoyment from this special type of Paeonia.


Dianthus "Pink Kisses"

The Dianthus caryophyllus "Pink Kisses" is a fresh light scented garden carnation with a cheerful touch. They were nominated for the 2014 Glass Tulip for "Best novelty garden plants 2014". Recognizable by its numerous small, two-colour flowers that are light pink with a burgundy stripe in the middle of the flower. They are available in a Pink Kisses pot that is 10,5 cm in diameter, resulting in a sticking presentation for your store shelf. The Dianthus "Pink Kisses" is a compact perennial that will have a lot of branching.

Did you know: the Dianthus "Pink Kisses" can bloom up to 3 months!

The Dainthus "Pink Kisses" is a very easy plant to take care of, and can be placed almost anywhere. It can be placed indoors and will do well as a patio plant and also as perennial.  The grower advices to place the Pink Kisses in a sunny place or in partial shade, they are also hardy. Give the Dianthus "Pink Kisses" moderate water, but keep the soil slightly moist. Pink Kisses is a perfect gift item for a small price, are  you already seduced by them?


Echeveria pulvinata

Echeveria pulvinata has a distinctive shape and leaf structure, and begins to bloom when the days are longer. Originally they are from Mexico, and they belong to the family of the Crassulaceae. Their leaves grow in a rosette shape and have small hairs to protect against dehydration. The flower branches that grow from the rosette have at the ends red/orange flowers, the amount of buds will guarantee for a long enjoyment of this thriving succulent.

Did you know: that the Echeveria pulvinata of the grower "Klein Mexico" have the EKO label? They have been grown eco friendly.

A place in the full sun is no problem for the Echeveria pulvinata, but they can also be placed in partial shade. They need moderate water as they originally grow in dry areas. If the spray have finished you will create a new one in late summer it just cut off Echeveria for the following year. In summer Echeveria pulvinata can also fine on you balcony or terrace and get a very beautiful velvet colour.


Calathea crocata Tassmania

The grower Tass has developed a new pot making the Calathea crocata Tassmania even more appealing. Its orange colour compliments the orange flowers and ensures that the plant is even more visible on the shop floor. The Calathea Tassmania is selected from 278 different species and selected after many years for its good properties. The grower has taken the following aspects into consideration during his search; Durability, colour intensity of the flower and plant form. The Calathea Tassmania is available in a 14cm pot. The number of flowers ranges from 3 to 8 per plant.

Did you know: Calathea Tassmania will bloom between 8 to 10 weeks in succession.

The ideal temperature for Calathea Tassmania is between 15 and 27 degrees. They do not need a lot of  light, keep in mind to avoid direct sunlight. Because they are grown in an environmentally friendly coconut-soil it is important to keep the soil moist. You can also put it in a dish with 2cm of water so they always have some water reserve.


Dracaena Anita

The Dracaena Anita is a special kind of Dracaena with a unique look and ideal to its use for interior landscaping. They grow originally in the mountains of Costa Rica, where it is cloudy almost every day. Due to this the Dracaena Anita does not need a lot of sunlight and therefore does well in shady emplacements, or a location where there is indirect sunlight. The graceful, narrow leaves are dark green with a beautiful light green central stripe. These plants are also known by its old name,  Pleomele 'Anita'.

Did you know: the Draceana on the list of NASA as one of the most air-purifying plants?

The robust Dracaena Anita is very suitable for in your home or at the office, and is very easy to maintain. It is important that the soil does not completely let dry out, and the grower advices that when you water the plant to use lukewarm water. A pot with a drainage hole is also important to make sure that the excess water does not keep the roots wet. With a beautiful pot, you can quickly brighten up your room or office, and the air will also be refreshed!


Anthurium "Hearts of Life"

Coming weeks we may as OZ Planten exclusively offer the new concept of Groene Tint to our customers. Please note, this is a very limited offer, reservations are advised. Anthurium "Hearts for Life" concept design is inspired by love, the colour and shape of the flower are specially selected for this theme. The chosen variety is one that can easily be modelled, as the stem of the flower is guided so that is accentuates its special heart form shape. An ideal gift if you want to surprise someone, it certainly will stand out with its shape and colour. Anthurium Hearts of Life comes from the MoreLIPS® collection, a range of beautiful colours and plants.

Did you know: most Anthurium will not tolerate their stems to be guided and curved? But the Anthurium "Hearts of Life" will just do great!  

Anthurium "Hearts of life" is like all Anthuriums and love warmth and light. Place it in a light rich location in the house, but avoid direct sunlight. Make sure the plant is always in a room warmer than 17 degrees. Water the plant twice a week a little lukewarm water, make sure that the plant is not continuous in the water. This special gift is very rare and exclusive available at OZ Planten, please contact us to see what we can offer you.


Japanese Azalea mix

Japanese Azalea (Rhododendron japonicum) are semi-deciduous azaleas, which are almost all hardy in Netherland. Azalea are since 1891 part of the genus Rhododendron. The Japanese Azalea is characterized not only by the very beautiful flowers in April and May, but also by the discoloration of their leaves in the autumn. This garden turns into a veritable symphony of autumn colours. This mix consists of various types of Japanese Azaleas each have their own characteristics. Because of the different flower colour, plant height and leaf colour you can choose what fits best in your garden or balcony. An ideal plant to bring colour and atmosphere in the garden.

Did you know: the genus Rhododendron consists of 800 species and got its name from the Greek word for rose-tree?

Japanese Azalea thrives in an acidic and moist soil. It is therefore recommended to enrich the soil with peat in which you are going to plant  the Azalea, and also immerse the root ball in a bucket of water before planting. Furthermore, it is advisable to fertilize them once a year with Rhododendron fertilizer. We recommend to place the Azalea in a partial shaded emplacement, resulting for a longer  blooming period. Giving them morning or evening sun will give you the best result. Japanese Azalea need not be pruned and has a maximum height of 50cm.


Neoregelia Medusa

The Neoregelia belongs to the Bromeliaceae family, originally they come from the rainforests in South America. They were first described by Eduard August von Regel, director of the Russian botanical garden in the 19th century. The Neoregelia is remarkable because they have no flower like the other bromelias. The centre leaves discolour slowly from green to red, giving this plant a wonderful quirky character. They are available in a 12cm pot in our promo.

Did you know: the chalice of Neoregelia can absorb water well through the hairs and small scales?

It is a real indoor plant, they are best kept in temperatures between 18 and 21 degrees. Because of their natural habitat they are best placed in a shady or semi-shaded location. Keep the pot soil moderately moist. It is best to water the plant via the chalice of the plant, preferably with rainwater. Care that in warmer weather there is always water in the chalice, and to be able to enjoy them even longer the grower advices to empty the chalice once a month. Before watering the plant in order to refresh the plants natural water tank. With the Neoregelia Medusa you are guaranteed months of colour!


Hydrangea macrophylla mix

The Decorum grower Dijk van Dijk BV is introducing a new Hydrangea on the market, namely a 13 cm pot with 1 head. The origin of Hydrangea macrophylla is found in the Far East in China and Japan. They are available in three colours; Snowball (white), Early Blue (blue) and Early Rosa (pink). Because this Hydrangea has one head, it can focus all its strength in the growth of this sphere. This results in a diameter of this sphere that exceeds those with 2 or more heads that you normally see.

Did you know: that the colour of the flower depends on the acidity of the soil in which they grow?

Hydrangea macrophylla is suitable for your room, terrace or balcony and then to be planted in the garden. Preferably they are  planted in a light environment, but avoid direct sunlight. Give them water regularly, Hydrangeas needs a lot of water. For temperatures we recommend between 15 and 22 Celsius. A particular innovation in a classic plant, which we would like to give some extra attention this week through our highlight.


Dracaena Burley

The Dracaena Burley is a beautiful green plant with high ornamental value, which is often confused with its cousin the Dracaena Massangeana. However, the Burley is another plant with its own special properties. The Dracaena Burley is special because of its cold tolerance, unlike other Dracaenas. Furthermore, they make grow thick leaves that have a wide colour range. From dark green to almost yellow, growing in a beautiful full toeffe. In this week’s promo we offer a pot  24cm that has a height of 120cm, but they are also available in a 17cm pot.

Did you know: the Dutch name for the dragon's-blood-tree, which is derived from the name “Drakaina” which is Greek for female dragon.

It is a very rewarding plant for living rooms or in offices, and is easy to care for. They can be placed either in a bright room as well as a darker location. However, avoid direct sunlight. During the growth period Dracaena Burley needs a lot of water, make sure that the plant always has enough space in the pot, they need a lot soil to do well. 


Agave Shaka Zulu

The Agave Shaka Zulu is a new variety in the Agave family that is introduced by Amigo. This plant will star in the new concept "Safari Plant" of Amigo. Within the concept they will present many new varieties some are still to be developed. These new varieties include the as Aloe "West Jambo", but there will be more species. The Agave Shaka Zulu got his name due to the shape of its leaves, they are very similar to the spearhead of the famous warlord. The dark green leaves have a sharp edge and point that the natural protection of the plant.

Did you know: Agave is related to Aloe, but they each belong to a different plant family.

Agave naturally grows in dry areas where they have little shelter from other plants. They like lots of light, and they even enjoy direct sunlight. The soil may be allowed to dry out for several days before  watering the plant, in the winter months this can even be a few weeks. It is important to keep the Agave frost-free. The Agave Shaka Zulu leaves have sharp points and edge, note this can be dangerous for small children.


Aechmea Tayoensis

The Aechmea Tayoensis is a new species that is introduced through the grower Meewisse in small numbers on the market, this offer is very limited available. They belong to the family of the  bromeliaceae, and the Aechmea Tayoensis is naturally found in Ecuador. The plant has a beautiful red flower and is grown in a 12cm pot. They have bright green leaves that grow as a tube to collect water.

Did you know: the Tayoensis an endangered plant species? This is due to the unrest between Peru and Ecuador, which mainly takes place in the area where the  Aechmea Teyoensis grows naturally.

The Aechmea Tayoensis is a very long lasting bloomer, they flourish on average between 3 to 4 months. As with the other Bromelia's is the red flower  are only coloured leaves in order to attract insects. It is important to keep the soil moist but not wet. To prolong your enjoyment  of the plant is advisable to pour a bit of water in its tube weekly, where they naturally have most of their roots. Are you curious about this special bromelia,  be quick because there are not many available.


Phalaenopsis Royal Art Mix

The trend of house decoration this winter of 2014 is the colour copper. The copper trend is so big that you almost call it a "coppermania". This is why the grower VG Colours has created the Royal Art collection. Strikingly coloured flowers are the eye-catcher in the living room of any style conscious woman. The Royal Art collection consists of the highest quality plants. They are grown sustainably with respect for people and the environment. The combination of warm coloured flowers with their matching decorative pot reflects the perfect atmosphere for the winter.

Did you know: The coloured Phalaenopsis is sold worldwide and is already crowned with major awards since their introduction in 2009?

Phalaenopsis Royal Art can be taken care of the same as a normal Phalaenopsis, they love a lot of light but no direct sunlight. Give them a little bit of water weekly. They like warm temperatures of at least 16 degrees. After good care the Phalaenopsis will grow beautiful white flowers. Copper provides atmosphere and warmth and fits well in a variety of interior styles. The Royal Art collection is available in a mix with and without the decorative pot that is on the picture.


Cyclamen Petticoat

The Cyclamen Petticoat is a Super Series Cyclamen with their own style! The flower shape is reminiscent of a whirled up skirt, which is why this is called the Cyclamen Petticoat. The label on the plant is shaped like a butterfly. The flowers of the Cyclamen hang and are therefore very suitable for use in a hanging baskets. The inside of the flower is also very particular, another aspect that makes this Cyclamen stand out. They are available in a mix of six colours, from pure white to wine red.

Did you know: in Japan Cyclamen the sacred flower of love?

The Cyclamen Super Series Petticoat requires sufficient light but avoid placing the plant directly next to a heat source such as a stove or in the full sun. When the first flowers start to droop, place them on a dish with water so it can moisture itself.  It is advised to do this two times a week. Remove the faded flowers and leafs completely from the base of the plant. Doing this regularly will encourage the Cyclamen to thrive on! There are not many plants available, but we want to highlight this beautiful Cyclamen this week.


Glowing Star in the Dark

This Echeveria Miranda received a special coating that has the ability to store light. In the dark, this light is emitted resulting in a plant that gives light, a glow in the dark effect. The grower Amigo has won the Glass Tulip award in 2014, for this particular product. Like the other paints they use to decorate their Echeverias, the photo luminescent paint is not harmful to the plant. Especially now that the days are getting shorter this is a very nice plant to take home for the kids or to give as gifts.

Did you know: the leaves of Echeveria have natural protection against the sun. Some have a wax- or powder coating, others are covered with small hairs on the leaf.

The ideal temperature for Echeveria is between 10 and 15 degrees, making them a ideal patio plant in the summer months. They need very little water, let the soil dry out before watering the plant. The Glowing in the Dark Star is available in a pot 10 and is optionally available in a special deco pot.


Picea glauca Conica

Many people want to bring the Christmas atmosphere into their home, we want to highlight the Picea Conica with artificial snow this week. The Picea Conica is a dwarf conifer that will always remain short, and they are a nice alternative to the traditional Christmas tree and Christmas wreath. They have fresh green needles and many ramifications which resulting in a beautiful full miniature tree. If they are planted in the garden the Picea Conica will not grow above the 250cm. They are sprayed by the grower with artificial snow to increase the wintry atmosphere, the material used for this is selected for their fire resistance and do not increase the changes for fire.

Did you know: Pruning the Picea Conica is not needed? They always keep their cone shape.

Since they Picea Conica is naturally an outside plant it does not fare well with the dry air in living rooms. To prolong the time you enjoy the plant we recommend to keep the soil moist, you can also place a saucer of water next to the plant to prevent needle loss. If you give the Picea a little extra care during his stay in the house, he can continue its life in the new year in the garden. The snowy Picea Conica is one of the many decorative options the grower has available in a pot 19cm, ask your contact person at OZ Plants for the other options.


Guzmania Brimstone

The Guzmania belongs to the family of Bromeliaceae, which is found naturally in the hot jungles of South America. Altogether there are more than 2800 different species. One of the most beautiful is the Guzmania Brimstone, this robust Guzmania has a deep red colour and has coarse broad bracts. These bracts are frequently confused with the flower, however the flowers themselves are located between these coloured leaves. One of the big pluses of Guzmania Brimstone is the shelf life, it is easy to take care of and will bring colour into your home for months.

Did you know: the Guzmania of origin is an epiphyte? They are by Dutch growers have managed to grow them in pots.

Guzmania Brimstone is a houseplant and not like the cold. Put them in a bright place but avoid direct sunlight. Keep the soil in the pot moist but not wet, and it is best you give them water in the heart of the plant, in its chalice. We recommend to use rain water for this. The Guzmania Brimstone offered in our highlight are in a plastic pot, but they are also available in a ceramic pot as shown in the picture,  ask your contact at OZ Planten for the possibilities.


Hyacinthus Multiflora

The Hyacinth Multiflora bulb consists of a cluster of small hyacinth bulbs, from that one big bulb  several stems with flowers grow forming a bouquet of flowers.  The classical hyacinth bulb in contrast only has one stem with flowers. The way the grower achieves this is by cutting the flower shoot out of the original bulb, this process forces the plant to grow new bulbs in the screens of the bulb. The processed bulb will be planted again and the new bulbs grow to be strong and ready to flourish themselves.

Did you know:  it takes an average of five years before the Multiflora bulb is finished?

Hyacinth likes a lot of light, preferably on the windowsill. They can also be placed outside as long as it not colder than -5 °C. The warmer they are placed the faster they will grow. Give the Hyacinth little water  until they flourishes, lots of water will result in a long the plant. As soon as the flower buds are separated from each other  give  the Hyacinth more water. Hyacinth Multiflora are available in four colours in the pot size 15cm which can be found in our promo for coming week.


Carissa Grandiflora

The Carissa Grandiflora, also known as Natal Plum, is the promo highlight this week. Because the Carissa has a slow growth it can be easily used as a patio plant. If the Carissa is placed in a warm environment it will continue to bloom with white flowers which are about 2 cm in diameter. They have a wonderful scent that resembles the smell of a Jasmine. The fruits of Carissa are also very decorative, its taste can be compared with a mix of Cranberry and sweet plums. However, the fruit is often used in sauces, jellies and ice cream.

Did you know that: Carissa they are also very popular among bonsai lovers because they are easy to prune.

The Carissa Grandiflora tolerate light frosts, in case of prolonged frost it is advisable to keep the plant indoors. They can tolerate periods of drought, and need only to be fertilized three times a year. OZ Planten wants to give some extra attention to this plant this week they will be deliverd with 4 to 8 red fruits in their branches. For more details check out our webshop! 


Hippeastrum Sonatini

The new season has arrived for the Hippeastrum Sonatini types, which is a good reason to give this special bloomer some extra attention. The Hippeastrum Sonatini are available in 4 different colours. The Lemon Sorbet is lime white of colour with a green heart, the Amalfi has an old pink colour, the Alfresco is double-flowered white and the Top Choise is deep red of colour. They are offered in a green 9cm pot by grower Roma Nova and ordered per variety. Hippeastrums are known for their beautiful large flowers, and are sold for both indoor as garden plant. In winter, the Hippeastrum mainly seen in stores during the Christmas season.

Did you know: most Hippeastrum first create their flowers are only than developed its leaves?

In the winter months it is advisable to put the Hippeastrum indoor in a location with a lot of light. Turn the plant on regularly because the stem grows towards the light. They need little water to grow, let the ground between dry up before giving them water. Curious about this particular bulb, then take a look at our promo or ask your contact at OZ Planten.


MoreLIPS® Princettia

"Show your love MoreLIPS® to share". With the MoreLIPS® Princettia we provide more than just a plant we give a kiss, we give love and show friendship. The MoreLIPS® Princettia is a real eye catcher for your interior. The brightly colored flower shines her from every angle. Of course, the compact growth habit is a property they are proud of!
The Princettia originates from the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. Once a week she most likely needs to absorb water with the roots under water until there are no more bubbles left, because then she is completely satisfied.She feels most comfortable in a bright place, but she does
not like direct sunlight. She mostly enjoys a temperature between 17 and 22 degrees. If you spoil her she flowers and excites up to 6 weeks.
Summarized, with a Princettia you bring a princess into your house.


Brighamia Hawaiian Palm

Brighamia found its way to Hawaii millions of years ago. It grew on the steep sides of the tall volcanic mountains and over time it adapted perfectly to the local conditions. A particular insect species developed a long tongue with which it was able to pollinate the flower. The plant’s flower also developed and ultimately grew to be 15 cm long. The discovery and settlement of Hawaii by humans around 1000 years ago had a serious impact on the natural environment. The insect’s habitat was largely destroyed, and it ultimately became extinct. Without the insect to pollinate the beautiful flower, there was no future for the Hawaiian Palm, and the situation became critical. No pollination meant no seeds and no seeds meant no future generations. By the early 1990s, the wild population had decreased to a total of just seven plants. Scientists literally risked their lives to reach the last plants, climbing up a two-kilometer-high volcanic slope rising vertically from the sea. They hand pollinated these plants and harvested the seeds. With this they setup a rescue plan in which plants are grown in a reserve so they can be placed back in nature at a later time. Plant Planet was sent some of these seeds, with which it launched a breeding programme. Ultimately, Plant Planet selected a line of these plants which also grows well in the living room. In partnership with IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, these plants are sold and a large part of the proceeds are sent back to Hawaii to finance the conservation programme. Meanwhile, this fascinating story travelled around the world and currently the Brighamia Hawaiian Palm  is temporarily available with flowers which brings a piece of Hawai into your house.


Euonymus jap. ‘Pierrolino’ sense

The Euonymus jap. ‘Pierrolino' sense is a spontaneous mutant specially selected and developed through a strong and constant selection. In origin this is a white variegated plant that holds it’s original color, and whose new shoots are white. These white shoots come early in spring (March) when there are little visual garden plants available, but also in the rest of the year this plant will have planty of shoots. The Euonymus jap. ‘Pierrolino' sense is a slow grower, requires little maintenance and grows well in the garden, balcony or terrace. This plant is not sensitive for transport damage and often just gets more white shoots in the truck. The white leaves do not burn in the sun and the plant is winter hardy till -12 °C. The most important thing is that the plant is well appreciated by consumers and there for sells itself. The Euonymus jap. ‘Pierrolino' sense is IP protected and is only available from our grower of the month Asra Plant.


Echeveria "Paint the Plant®"

Echeveria “Paint the Plant®” is a concept especially designed for a particular holiday, namely the Italian festival “Festa dei Nonni”. Which means translated into English “Festival for the grandparents”. This Echeveria’s are painted white and comes in a gift bag which includes paint, a brush and a card are added to make it a complete gift. This creates a unique, colourful and personal plant. Echeveria Miranda are specifically chosen for their durability and will have no interference from the coating on the leaves.

Did you know that; the paint on the plant is safe for people and the environment?

Echeveria 'Paint the Plant® "is a plant that requires little care. The plant needs moderate watering, give Echeveria once every two weeks a little water. They will continue to grow slowly from the heart, this will ensure the longest pleasure from its decorated leaves. The Echeveria prefers a sunny spot, though partial shade is no problem. Would you also benefit from a nice gift article that "almost" is ready to give, order a Echeveria “Paint the Plant®” from our highlight.


Kalanchoë thyrsiflora

The Kalanchoë thyrsiflora is a special specie within the family of Kalanchoë. They are naturally found in South Africa, but have been cultivated and marketed in the Netherlands for years. In contrast to other Kalanchoë, the thyrsiflora not be sold for its flowers, but for their particular leaf. The round, thick leaves form a bouquet that are becoming redder as they get more sunlight. They give a quick warm atmosphere in the house and can as long as it is not freezing outside they can be placed on the patio, balcony or even in the garden.

Did you know that; the Dutch name of the Kalanchoë thyrsiflora is desert rose? This is due to its looks, which resembles the flower of a rose.

As a succulent, they are easy to care for, they are a great indoor plant all year round. In the summer, also suitable for outdoor use. They also like to have a lot of light, even behind a window they can in the direct sunlight. Because of their natural water supply, they only need to be watered once every two weeks. Would you like to go get the summer in  house, and enjoy the last days of summer, then the Kalanchoë thyrsiflora is the ideal plant for this.


Calathea Network

Calathea 'Network' is naturally found in the rainforests of South America, where this plant can grow up to several meters.  They got their name from the drawing on their leaves which consists of a  bizarre mosaic of small pieces of green. Because of its strength, combined with its fresh green decorative leaves the 'Network' is a perfect plant for decoration in offices or living rooms. Both as a houseplant or ornamental foliage in bouquets. In our promo we offer them in two sizes, both the pot 14 and the pot 19.

Did you know: Calathea in the country of origin have been used for centuries for many different purposes?  A couple of the many examples are that the tuber are used as a food source, the leaves as roofing and for braiding baskets.

Calathea Network does not like full sun. they prefer a shady emplacement, unlike most other plants they do very well in those places. Keep the 'Network' nice and moist, but make sure that the roots do not remain in the water. They also do not like extreme temperatures, they  are best  kept between 18 and 25 degrees.


Strobilanthes anis. Brunetthy

The Strobilanthes anis. Brunetthy conjures a modern, intense atmosphere in the garden or on the terrace. They belong to the family of Acanthus, although it is hard to see that on a first glance.The Strobilanthes has a contemporary dark purple-black coloured foliage that grows as a shrub. If planted in the ground the plant can reach up to 150cm in length. In spring the Brunetthy flowers profusely with lilac flowers. After flowering it is best to prune the plant back in shape.

Did you know: the Stobilanthes always has the same colour, it is in fact an evergreen plant makes it also good to use in winter.

The Strobilanthes Brunetthy is best in a well drained soil in a sunny location, but it can also support partial shade. Water the Brunetthy regularly and add plant food, besides that it will require little care. They are a little hardy so make sure you cover the plant in winter when it gets really cold. The Strobilanthes Brunetthy with its striking colours is a very special garden plant that is perfect to be used for garden decoration. 


Hydrangea Hovaria Mix

In our highlight this week we have two special Hydrangea Hovaria varieties, namely the Hovaria Antique and Hovaria Aquarelle. Hydrangea Hovaria series has a long shelf life and are known for their special flower shapes and colours. The new Hovaria Antique is a green and red Hovaria that changes colour and becomes even redder during the season, this makes it a wonderful product for the autumn months. The Hovaria Aquarelle begins violet and grey-green and will slowly changes colour to green. Both are best put indoors, this will slow down the colour transformation process resulting in a longer ornamental value of the Hovaria.

Did you know: Both species are especially bred solely to market them for their changing colour characteristics?

To get maximum enjoyment from the beautiful coloured Hovaria's it is recommended to put them indoors near a window but avoid the reach of direct sunlight. If they are outside it will change colour faster. The soil should always be moist, and make sure to avoid leaving a surplus of water in the flowerpot/dish. Keep them indoors during the first winter after the last frost they can be safely planted in the garden. The Hovaria Antique and Hovaria Aquarella can be used in multiple different ways, as a indoor plant, cut flower, dried flower composition and  of course as a garden plant.


Capsicum Zamora mix

Last year, the Capsicum Zamora mix was introduced to the market, as a new series in the Capsicum family. The Zamora’s are recognizable by their unique colour combination,  the fruits are also uniform in shape. The colour of the fruit starts black and when they mature they turn red, orange and yellow. Also, this species particularly has a long shelf life of the fruit, resulting in a longer ornamental value for the consumer. Note, however, the fruits are not grown to be eaten!

Did you know: the Capsicum is one of the oldest cultivated plant in the world, they were already cultivated in Mexico between 5200 and 3400 BC.

The Capsicum Zamora can be placed both indoors and outdoors. They tolerate both full sun and partial shade. Give water before the soil begins to dry, water will give them enough energy to keep their fruits in good shape. The grower advises adding a bit of fertilizers to the water once every other week. So you can enjoy this beautiful Capsicum Zamora for a long time in your living room, patio or in your garden.


Echeveria Cheyenne

The Echeveria has been our highlight as a mix before, but this week we want to present the Echeveria Cheyenne. This Echeveria is recognizable by its beautiful curled leaves, which gives the plant a rugged look. What makes this species is their flower, they make beautiful full bunches of flowers with an intense pink colour. The Echeveria Cheyenne is a unique variety within the Echeveria family.

Did you know: they are named after the Cheyenne, a Native American tribe? Because they resemble a Native American feathered headdress.

Echeveria can best be placed in a partial shaded or in full sunlight. In the summer you can even place the Echeveria on your patio, until about mid-October. Like the rest of the succulents they do not need much water, let the soil dry out a bit before you water the plant again. This makes the Echeveria Cheyenne particularly easy plant, with high ornamental value!


Calosephalus brownii

The Calocephalus and is a small shrub-like plant, which is naturally found in the desert of Australia. Recognizable by its silver-coloured leaves and branches that always grow in a sphere, the Calocephalus can grow up to 50cm in both height and diameter. In spring the plants grows golden-yellow coloured flowers that are slightly fragrant. But the real ornamental value of this plant is its silver coloured leaves, which retain their colour throughout the year.

Did you know: they are widely used in autumnal compositions? This is partly due to its hardy property.

The Calocephalus can be placed in both full sun or in a shaded emplacement . It is an ideal plant for some variation in colour between the evergreen plants in the garden. They are fairly hardy and can tolerate up to -5 degrees, when it gets colder it is recommended to put the plant inside or give them some protection against the frost. Pruning the plant is recommended to let it retain its spherical shape, and to improve ramifications in the plant. 


Hebe Addenda Mix

The Hebe is named after the Greek goddess of youth. Like this goddess Hebe brings new energy into the garden. The Hebe Addenda ® with its coloured plumes blooms long and rich until the first  frost. Enjoy the last, glorious summer days. A boost for the terrace in a beautiful pot or as a showpiece in the garden or in the border. Hebe Addenda® consists of three product lines namely; Donna®, and Granda® and Classica ™. The Hebes of Addenda® is available in many colours and pots sizes (10.5 cm to 33 cm pot). This makes them ideal for every lifestyle. From classic to elegant and from romantic to modern.

Did you know: that they are naturally very compact due to the unique genetics Hebe Addenda ®, a nice round shape and can be sustainably grown?

Hebe is happiest in partial shade or in a sunny location in the garden. In case of a sunny emplacement, it is important to provide regular water make sure the soil does not dry out. It is also advised to fertilize the plant regularly, especially for Hebe  which are planted in the pot. Also provide a sheltered location in the garden Hebe Addenda ® is sensitive to wind.


Anthurium Dakota

Anthuriums are originally from the rainforests of Colombia, South America. One of the most popular types herein Anthurium andreanum Dakota, which is known for its large red flowers, they also have a good balance between leaves and flowers. They have an average flower which is 12cm in diameter, with a yellow spadix located in the middle of the flower. They are delivered with seven flowers per plant. We promote this well-known plant in our highlight this week because of its new sleeve. Due to the changing market and questions of consumers, the breeder decided to create a new look for the Dakota.  

Did you know: Anthurium Dakota is also ideal for a bathroom, since it is always hot and humid?

Anthurium feels most comfortable at temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees. They also bloom very long, removing dry flowers will give it extra energy for new flowers. Making sure you can enjoy a flowering Dakota for months. Give them one or two times a week some lukewarm water, depending on the room temperature. Also curious about the new look, order your Anthurium Dakota at OZ Planten.


Stokesia Purple Parasols

The Stokesia is a striking garden plant with its large blue flowers that also attract a lot of attention from the customers in shops. Originally this plant comes from the southeastern states of America and belongs to the Asteraceae family. They are available in two pot sizes, namely 19 and 23 cm. The Stokesia have an average height of 55cm. The plants are full of buds, and are delivered with a single flower open. The blue flowers of the Stokesia can grow  up to 10cm in diameter.

Did you know: the Stokesia also attracts butterflies easy to your garden?

It is an easy to maintain garden plant, the best they can be put in direct sunlight. And they require a well-drained soil. In the summer Stokesia can use plenty of water, but in winter it is important that the soil is not wet. By cutting away the flower stalks of the spent flowers regularly you can prolong its flowering period, it will then bloom from July to October. A beautiful presentation of a group stokesia can be a real eye-catcher in the store.


Medinilla Mix

The highlight of this week is a mix of three different types Medinilla. Originally this tropical epiphyte is found in the forests in the Philippines. Where they can grow easily up to five feet tall in the wild, they are recognizable by their large brightly coloured flowers. The mix that we offer consists of Medinilla magnifica, Flamenco and Medinilla Medinilla Florinilla Bella. With its large pastel pink flowers is the Medinilla magnifica is the most famous of this trio. The Medinilla Flamenco is a special newcomer, which stands out with its intense pink colour even its flower steal have a beautiful colour. The "Florinilla Bella" has a naturally shiny leaves with purple veins, it also has a particular flower shape.

The Medinilla is best placed in a luminous location, but avoid direct sunlight. A room temperature between 17 and 22 degrees is best. Since the plant is an epiphyte it will be important that the air is not too dry. Note that the water does not remain in the pot and the roots have time to dry between watering by.


Clematis Mix

The Clematis has increased in popularity in recent years. By many enthusiasts she is also been referred to as "the queen of climbers." They are available in all shapes and sizes. Large-and small-flowered, and also early-and late-flowering cultivars are available. In addition, they are available in a wide range of colours, from white to dark purple. The highlight of this week is a beautiful mix of large-flowered Clematis with bud/flower.

Did you know: the clematis is virtually found anywhere in the world? The temperate species are deciduous, but those from warmer climates are often evergreen.

Clematis like to grow in light, variable shade to full sun, but their roots should always be shaded. It is advised to plant low-growing plants around the base of the plant in order to protect the roots of the Clematis form the sun. They can be best planted in a humus-rich, well-drained soil. Pruning the Clematis depends on the flowering period, early bloomers possibly cut back after flowering, summer and late blooming in early spring. Do you want to enjoy beautiful flowers in your garden? Now is the time with this flowering Clematis!


Achillea Millefolium

Achillea millefolium is a perennial that can naturally be found in North America and Europe. Family of the Asteraceae, it is recognizable by its delicate leaves and flowers. Achillea has been named after Achilles, the warrior hero of Troy. Achilles saved his wounded soldiers by treating the wounds with this plant. These plant Millefolium refers to the Latin words mille (thousand) and folium (leaf). They can grow up to  80cm long in the garden, and are available in various colours. Achillea blooms from June to October.

Did you know: Achillea contains anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agents? Achillea were also very popular as a vegetable in the 17th century.

Achillea is very suitable for a south facing garden, a sunny location. This easy to maintain plants like a fairly dry soil. The Achillea is hardy, it will lose its leaves in the winter and grow back in the spring. This week we put the red Achillea "Desert Rose Deep Eve" in the promo highlight.


Hypericum inodorum mix

The first flowering Hypericums are available, they are naturally found almost anywhere in the world. In Europe the Hypericum has been an important plant for centuries, there are many legends attached to the plant. The English name of the plant is "St. John’s wort" and the plant belongs to the family of Hypericaceae. All Hypericums have yellow flowers and bloom from July to early September. In the autumn they grow berries, these are of different of colour depending on the variety.  The Hypericum have been used for years in homeopathy as antidepressants. The plants are also very suitable as cut flowers.

Did you know:  that people used to think that the Hypericum would provide protection against witches and demons?

The Hypericum can be planted in any garden soil, and they are pretty hardy. In winter the plant dies back to about 10 cm above the ground.  It is best to prune those branches back, to give the plant extra strength to grow new branches in spring. They grow up to 80cm and 100cm height. Full sun or partial shade are the best places for Hypericum. Because of the good spring, we have the first flowering Hypericum available in the mix.


Hydrangea Butterfly

Hydrangea paniculata Butterfly is a very special variety, and they are not only grown for their beautiful flowers. What makes this plant unique in the Hydrangea family is the light sweet floral fragrance which is appealing for butterflies and dragonflies. The flowers of Hydrangea Butterfly are elegant champagne-white in colour . They bloom from June to August, and are very hardy, you will benefit from this beautiful plant for years. Hydrangea Butterfly also needs less space than another butterfly bush (Buddleja), making them suitable for smaller gardens or balconies.

Did you know: Hydrangea can be very colourful? The butterflies that come to drink nectar from the flowers in the summer will add a lot of colour in your garden.

Hydrangea Butterfly can best be placed in a sunny location, they are very suitable as a focal point for balconies and terraces. But they can also be planted in the ground. Make sure the soil does not dry out completely. Giving them a little plant food halfway through the summer (July), will be rewarded you with a richer and longer flowering period.


Rhipsalis Cashero

The Rhipsalis Cashero is a new variety produced by Smit Kwekerijen . Originally, this species is from South America where this plant grows on tree trunks in the forest. They belong to the family of the cacti, but in contrast to the majority of this family they have no spines. The Cashero was brough to Holland by the planthunter of Smit Kwekerijen from South America, and is now put into production. They are very similar to the Rhipsalis Cassutha, but the stems a lot thicker. The branches are slightly thinner and of a fresher green colour.

Did you know: that scientists do not yet know how this plant ended up in Africa and Sri Lanka?

Because they originated from the tropics, it is a very easy plant to care for. They can be placed in any location in the house, and it is best to water them 2 times a week with a little water. Before going on holiday for three weeks you can immerse the Rhipsalis in water before departure, this will give it enough reserves to hold on for a while. The Rhipsalis is also a fast grower, who develop long  hanging branches. They are easy to keep in shape, by simply cutting of the branches. 


Gentiana Mix

The Gentiana is by origin an European plant, which can be found in the wild between short grasses in grasslands. The English name is "marsh gentian", the plant is on the protected species list in the Nethelands. They are available in three colours, namely blue, white and pink. It is a tuberous plant that produces lancet shaped leaves from its rhizomes. The Gentiana blooms in the months of May to August, they will  bloom abundantly in the garden.

Did you know: the Gentiana blooms twice a year? After their heyday, the plant will create flowers a 2nd time in late September .

Since the plant originally grows in rocky soil it is advisable to plant in them in soil with good drainage. Place the Gentiana in a sunny location in the garden. The Gentiana is hardy, and needs little nutritional, hence they can grow almost anywhere. They are available in various pot sizes, this week we want to promote the 13 ​​cm pot in a mix. To introduce this particular plant to you for a small price.


Chrysanthemum Organza

This new snow-white Chrysanthemum is introduced by SV.CO on the market. Originally the Chrysanthemums come from Asia, as they were discovered centuries ago for the particular elegance of their flowers. In China, only nobles were allowed to own a Chrysanthemum, and in Japan the flower is the imperial symbol. Chrysanthemum Organza is a new breed that was developed by Dutch growers. Recognizable by their large globular flowers with luminous dancing petals.

Did you know: the chrysanthemum in Japan even has its own festival? Every year there Chrysanthemum is honoured on September 9 during the "Festival of Happiness"

Chrysanthemums Organza can be placed both inside and outside, but they aren’t frost resistant. It is an easy plant to maintain. Make sure the plant gets plenty of light, but avoid a place where they stand in the sunlight all day. Give them a little water every two to three times, and extra nutrients are not necessary. For more information about this very special plant, please visit www.organza-forever.com, on this site you will find lots of inspiring photos and information.


Phalaenopsis Breezes

In the coming weeks  the Phalaenopsis Breezes will be exclusively available at OZ Planten. What makes the Breezes special is its distinctive colours. The lip of the flower is red, and the flower leaves are yellow with a red stripe at the ends . It is a variety that produces a lot of ramifications. With an even distribution of flower on the branches the Phalaenopsis breezes will create a beautiful bouquet of flowers that with its exclusive appearance will adorn your living room. They are selected by the grower Ter Laak for their very long life, and high ornamental value.

Did you know: the orchid one of the largest families, with between 25,000 and 30,000 different varieties?

Phalaenopsis Breezes is best placed in the living room where it gets enough light. Watering them with a little water once a week and a good airy soil will ensure that it will bloom for months. Grower Ter Laak wants to give this beautiful Phalaenopsis some extra attention the next coming weeks in collaborations with OZ Planten, please contact your account manager for more information.


Bletilla striata purple

The Bletilla striata was originally found in East Asia, where this ground orchid was discovered in the wild. During the summer it will make beautiful purple flowers. Below the ground the plant makes new rhizomes during the winter months, which in the spring grow to become new sprouts. These grow long stems , each stem has between 3 to 7 flowers. The Bletilla makes beautiful lancet shaped leaves, in total the plant will be about 50cm long.

Did you know: in autumn the plants let its old leaves die and fall off, to insulate the pseudo bulb in the ground?

This hardy plant grows best placed in light shade location the garden. It is very important to use a soil with a good drainage, use lava rocks to assist the soil if needed. Let the ground dry out frequently in the summer months, this will elongate the bloom period significantly. The Bletilla blooms from June to July, and is best planted in the spring. This is an ideal plant for the novice gardener, because Bletilla requires little aftercare and will come back every year.


Digitalis Mix

The Digitalis belongs to the family of the Plantaginaceae, this perennial is available in two different colours . They are native to Europe, North Africa and western Asia. Since this plant grows in moist soil in rugged terrains, for example logged forests. The botanical name Digitalis comes from the word finger, the common name in English is Foxglove. During the flowering period it will bloom from bottom to top along the flower stem.

Did you know;  that the Foxglove is a poisonous plant? Please handle with care!  

The Digitalis is hardy and can tolerate up to -25 degrees, they can become  up to 200cm in length. The plant is much loved by bees, they will disappear completely in the flower when gathering the nectar. It can be placed anywhere in the garden, in a sunny placement or in partial shade. They like a rich soil that is slightly camp. The Digitalis will bloom in the garden on an average of 2 months.


Garvinea Mix

Garvinea is also known as the garden gerbera. They were introduced three years ago as a novelty on the market. Last year a number of new species have been added, so that they are now available in 3 different colours . Garvinea is a robust plant that you can plant in your garden or place in a nice pot on the patio. There it will continuously produce a large amount of flowers form early spring until the first frost. When planted into the garden, they will soon grow a large crop, from which strong stems emerge.  The flowers grow with many at once ; Sometimes a plant does have up to twenty flowers!

Garvinea is a product with a high genetic resistance for diseases and pests . They are also resistant against the cold, however we strongly recommend to cover them with straw or jute with severe frost. Place the plant in full sunlight or partial shade in a soil that drains well. It is important to give the Gravinea water regularly. Removing spent flowers regularly stimulates the plant to make even more buttons. With proper care, you will have pleasure of this beautiful and colourful plants for years.


Agapanthus Amourette®

The Agapanthus is commonly known as “Flower of love” and is available in many varieties. In the colours blue and white the assortment has a wide choice, however the shelf life of the plants can vary with every variety. A few years ago Highlands potplants started their own breeding process in order to create sustainable varieties. With great care and precision they found a few sustainable Agapanthus variants that are produced and sold with love. This new line is named Agapanthus Amourette®, this name is based on the most famous love stories in history. With as much love as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and Cleopatra and Lancelot & Guinevere we chose  species, extended and grew them. This love can be seen and noticed when you have purchased a Agapanthus Amourette®. You will have years of enjoyment!


Kalanchoë Magic Bells

This extraordinary Kalanchoe is good example of how diverse the Kalanchoe family can be. Kalanchoe Magic Bells is a distinctive and exclusive botanical Kalanchoe grown by the grower Veranda. The Botanical Kalanchoe is grown and delivered in a 14 cm pot and has a height around 70 cm. The most striking feature of this Kalanchoe are their clusters of light green, lantern-like flowers which hang on the many branches of the plant.

The Kalanchoe Magic Bells is not a demanding product. They should be placed in a light emplacement and  full sunlight is not a problem, however, try to avoid afternoon sun. The plant likes warmth, with a minimum temperature of 14 degrees.  They do not need lots of water, it is best to give the Kalanchoë water every 14 days. With proper care Kalanchoe Magic Bells will bloom fully for up to 10 weeks.


Begonia Beleaf

Begonia Beleaf belong to the leaf begonia family. Leaf Begonia are originally from the (sub) tropics. In the 14th century, the plant was cultivated in China, but it took until 1690 before the family was given a name. The French monk and botanist Charles Plumier (1646-1704) was on an expedition to the West Indies and named the species after the French governor of Santo Domigo, Michel Begon. Begonia Beleaf series are a protected species and cannot simply be propagated.

Did you know: Most plants are not eaten, this is not recommended  by the growers and also applies for this plant. In the past however this plant was used  to prevent scurvy, the Begonia contains a lot of vitamin C.

Make sure the Begonia Beleaf stands in a light place, but avoid full sunlight. This user-friendly plant can withstands drought well, when the leaves start to wilt is a sign from the plant that is needs water. After watering the begonias will recover after a few hours. Begonia Beleaf  in a 12cm pot is a new line of grower Berghoef that we can offer exclusively to our customers as OZ Planten!


Lewisia Cotyledon

The Lewisia Cotyledon grows naturally in the wild on the cliffs of the Rocky Mountains, there is also plenty to be found in its natural environment. The Lewisia was discovered in 1806 by Meriwether Lewis, after who the plant is named. The Lewisia is a low-growing plant that  reaches up to 25cm in height and which produces large flowers in various pastel colours. The Lewisia flowers from May to July.

Did you know: that Native Americans considered the roots of the plant to be a delicacy, which have also been used to treat sore throats?

The Lewisia is a true rock plant and are very resilient against drought, a place in the sun among the rocks is the ideal location for this plant. This perennial has need of little water and should be in a well-drained soil.  In winter, the leaves of the green Lewisia will remain green, as long as the soil in which they are is not wet for a long period. The Lewisia also can withstand the cold of winter, they can tolerate up to -20 degrees Celsius. 


Goodaleara Pink Fairytale

The Goodaleara was originally a cross between 5 different orchids and is new in the assortment of Van der Goes Orchideeën. The Goodaleara is a sweet, rich bloomer with flowers are a striking purple. The name Fairytale comes from its sweet fragrance and their many small flowers that grow on the branches. The Fairytale is a sturdy compact plant with several upright branches per plant on that reach on average 60cm.

The Fairytale can withstand light, and also loves water. During the summer, we recommend giving the plant  water 2x a week, this will prolong the plants life considerably. The Goodaleara cannot tolerate cold, and should therefore stand at a minimum temperature of 15 degrees. You can simply remove the branches after the flowering period, this will boost these special orchid and able them to flower again. This plant is newly added in the orchid range of OZ planten, but this is just one of the many special orchids that are available! Are you interested in the Goodaleara Pink Fairytale and want to know more, please contact your account manager at OZ Planten.


Viola Frizzle Sizzle

The family of Violet consists of approximately four hundred species, and Frizzle Sizzle was introduced to the market six years ago. It’s large frilled flowers makes this variety a special and distinctive plant which are available in many different colours. Like the other Violaceae they bloom from autumn and go in the winter as long as it is not freezing. In a severe winter the plant may drop its leaves and buds, but the leaves and flower buds will grow back quickly in warmer weather. The Viola Frizzle Sizzle will be one of the first plants that bring back colour in the garden.

Did you know: the Viola could be eaten, for example in a salad or cake?

They are best put in the garden in a flowerbed in a sunny or partial shade location. Cutting back the faded flowers of the Viola regularly will help it bloom again. Add some plant food to the water regularly before watering will help the plant to create more flowers. It is important to keep the flowerbed or pot weed free.  In every garden there is a suitable spot for these brightly coloured Viola Frizzle Sizzle mix.


Clematis Armandii Mix

The Clematis Armandii is an evergreen clematis that blooms in early spring. Originally they are found in China, where they were discovered by plant expert Ernest Wilson and they were first cultivated in Europe in 1900. The name originates from the Greek word “Klema” which means vine branch referring to its tendency to grow and climb like a vine. Clematis is Armandii blooms from February to mid- April. This fragrant cream –coloured flowers are cup-shaped and can grow up to 6 cm. After flowering this climber will grow rapidly, for example against a fence or rack, and can reach a height of up to 3 meters.

Did you know: the name Armandii is derived from the word almond, this is because the fragrance of the plant resembles the smell of almonds.

The Clematis Armandii likes a moist but well-drained soil. They can be planted in sunny emplacement but also tolerated partial shade. After flowering, the plant can be slightly cut back to stimulate growth. The plant is best planted in the spring, when the ground is no longer frozen. Ideal for your garden, patio or balcony and they are available in a nice mix. They are sold with a nice pot cover that contains more information about this Clematis Armandii.


Phalaenopsis Opti-Mini-70 3-branch *New*

The Phalaenopsis market is characterized by a very wide range of growers, pot sizes and varieties. Within this product group the brand Opti-Flor differentiate from the others because of the total Phalaenopsis assortment which is driven by the demand of the market. The Opti-Flor assortment is different because of the quality, shelf life and elegant orchid species in different variations. The latest addition to the Opti-Flor collection is the Phalaenopsis Opti-Mini-70 . This mini Phalaenopsis is magnificent with its outstanding beauty and the many small flowers that hang elegantly on the branches. This Phalaenopsis fits into any interior and is there for multifunctional, for example in a arrangement, on the table or in the windowsill. The Opti-Mini-70 is delivered in a rich and fresh color palette, every variety of the collection has a girl name from Dutch origin. Fenna, Sara, Eva, Tess, Lynn, Lotte, Kate and Fleur are being added to the OZ Planten assortment and also would like to complement your Opti-Flor assortment. This plant is on its best in a bright spot in the house, with a minimum temperature of 16 degrees. Submerge 1 to 2 times a week and let it drain out a few minutes is necessary for optimum durability because the plant holds little water in it’s small pot.


Hydrangea ‘Curly Wurly’ *SEASONAL NOVELTY*

Hydrangea ‘Curly Wurly’ is a new variety with a unique flower shape. This variety was developed by one of our regular indoor Hydrangea suppliers. The shape of the plant is relatively compact with lots of flowering branches. The possibilities in which this plant can be used are therefore endless. The flowers from which the ball is composed are curled inward, this make it looks a bit like the flower of a Syringa. The shelf life of 'Curly Wurly' is comparable to the better known Hydrangea 'Early Blue' and 'Early Pink'. The 'Curly Wurly' is available in the colors pink and blue with 7 + branches and will be delivered in Decorum appearance. These characteristics make the 'Curly Wurly' a real addition to the Hydrangea assortment  and therefore earned to be the highlight of this week.


Kalanchoë Taranta

The Kalanchoë Taranta™ series was introduced at the assortment of Kalanchoë 2 years ago, now they are also available in a 15cm pot. The Taranta is recognizable by their unique shaped leaves, that are combined with beautiful double-flowered umbel. Taranta has a wild and natural look, which consequently fits into any home! With its easy care and 6 beautiful colours this plant also makes your home'' Pretty Wild''. The Taranta ™ combines the best of two worlds. On the one hand the charm and beauty of the numerous flowers and their soft and more pronounced colours. On the other hand, the natural look of the wild shaped leaves that meets the need for excitement and new.

The Kalanchoë Tatanta loves light and is best placed in a sunny location in the living room.  Kalanchoës have succulent-like leaves which easily store moisture, that is why they do not need a lot of water. Watering the plant with a little water once a week is sufficient. The plant will show when it has too much water you will notice its leaves are starting to hang, then it is best to skip a week of watering them. Do not remove the old flowers!  By leaving them on the plant it will make a beautiful new bouquet of flowers in 3 months.


Lonicera crassifolia ‘Little Honey’

The Lonicera family was recently simply divided into 2 groups. The climbing Lonicera is of course the most famous and is available in various colours, the most common colours are pink-red and yellow-white. Mainly in the evening these flowers have a strong sweet fragrant. Also common but less well known is the Lonicera mainly used as a landscaping plant in residential areas. This is a green shrubby plant that has no flowers.
A little while ago a unique breeding became out of these 2 well-known but totally different Lonicera’s. The outcome of this is the Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' , a ground covering with plenty of cream/yellow coloured and fragrant flowers. The Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' can also be used as a rock plant. A nice addition to this plant is that the leaves change deep red during the winter. The Lonicera crassifolia 'Little Honey' with these unique characteristics there for deserve a place as the Highlight of this week.


Cornus mix

In this week’s highlight a mix of Cornus alba and Cornus sericea. These shrubs are mainly in the winter an asset to your garden. They belong to the Cornaceae family, and this family consists of trees and shrubs. The Cornus are native to Siberia, northern China and Korea, where they can grow between the 250 cm and 300 cm high. A special feature of this plant is that they have strikingly coloured branches that retain their colour all year round, and are ideal for a winter garden, which still adds some colour. In spring the Cornus grows green leaves,  that are followed between May and June with white flowers. The grower offers a mix of colour, and are available in yellow ( C. sericea Flaviramea ), red ( C. alba sibirica ) and black ( C. alba Kesselringii )

Did you know:  that the branches of Cornus are very flexible , and when the wind blows it looks like if the branches dancing in the wind?

The Cornus is a solitary shrub, that is best placed in a sunny spot in the garden and it does well in any soil, but they can also tolerate a location that is more in the shade. It is a very easy plant to maintain , you can prune the branches in March and the plant will not need more care for the rest of the year. An ideal plant for landscape planting and to accentuate parts in the  garden.


Aloe Humilis

The Aloe arborescens humilis is native to southern part of Africa. They are grown in the Netherlands for over 30 years by kwekerij Ubink. Through selection and crossbreeding , they have been able to grow an Aloe humilis that create more flower buds per plant and in a large variety of pot sizes, and are available from a pot 8,5 cm. They are a great addition to the assortment cactus and succulents since they are one of the few flowering plants in this season. The natural growth season of this plant is in the spring and the autumn, the winter is its natural bloom season. During the summer the plant closes off its pores and squeezes its leaves together to prevent evaporation.

Did you know: The species name means humilis 'low growing', referring to the growth habit of the plant.

This very easy plant can be placed anywhere in the house , from partial shade to a sunny emplacement. The Aloe humilis has preferably little water, give it moderate watering and let the soil dry out between watering. It is also recommended by the breeder to fertilize with plant fertilizer at the beginning of the summer. The flowering period of the plant is until week 6 so be quick!


Jasminum nudiflorum

The Jasminum nudiflorum is also known as the winter jasmine , they belong to the family of Oleaceae.  By origin this plant is native to the mountains of China, where it grows up against steep cliffs and only needs a little soil. Making it a very versatile plant, they do well in almost any soil. They also known as trailing plants, which are plants that are easy to lead along a rack, wire or rod. The Jasminum can be directed in any direction or shape. They are named winter jasmine because they are  among the earliest flowering plant with a bloom from December to February. The bright yellow flower on the fresh green bare branches decorates the garden and gives colour to a winter garden.

Did you know:  You can cut branches with flower buds from the plant in the garden and they will manage to bloom in a vase in the living room?

The Jasminum nudiflorum can be placed anywhere in the garden, it adapts well to any type of soil. It is best to plant prune immediately after flowering. That way it will keep its shape and can grow and bloom again next year. We advice to fertilize the plant with lime in December, just before they start making buds, in order to provide the creation of flowers. 


Primula Hybride

In this week’s  promo highlight we want to promote the Primula Suze and Bellerose, these are now available for their second season. After four years of development  these varieties where introduced as novelties last year. This hybrid Primula species originated from a combination between two different varieties of Primula. This resulted in a distinctive Primula on the market, they are double-flowered and are better preserved than the Primula acaulis. They flower from January to late February, and make new flowers easily. They are also less susceptible to Botrytis and are can withstand the warm temperatures of living rooms better, making them easier to use in compositions. The Primula Suze is coloured pink and the Bellerose has a colour from yellow to salmon, and both have a nice bouquet of rose-like flowers.

It is best placed in a cool location in the living room where there is no direct sunlight. The soil should be kept moist and it is advised to weekly give the plant a little bit of fertilizer during the flowering period.


Dieffenbachia Maroba

Dieffenbachia is family of the Araceae, they are known for their special decorated leaves that are dark green and light green. In the wild the Dieffenbachia grow in the northern region of South America and Central America. They truly are a tropical plant and they are renowned for their graceful  decorated leaves. In this week’s highlight we  have chosen the Dieffenbachia Maroba. The Dieffenbachia Maroba is a unique variety in the Dieffenbachia family. Strong features of the Maroba are producing shoots (3 to 5 per plant), its glossy leaves and excellent durability! Research has shown that Dieffenbachia have great air purifying capability. Therefore , it is suitable for use in offices and in schools. But beware, the plant cannot be eaten, as the leaves are poisonous.

Did you know: The Dieffenbachia are named after  Mr. Dieffenbachia , the head gardener of the Botanical Gardens in Vienna. As a director of the botanical garden, Heinrich Wilhelm Schott, decided to pay homage to him.

The Dieffenbachia Maroba requires a light placement, and should not be in direct sunlight. It is most comfortable at room temperature, but make sure he is not colder than 15 degrees and not in a draught . Keep the soil moist, especially in times of growth, but avoid too much water.


Paeonia suffruticosa

The Paeonia suffruticosa is also known as tree peony,  and they belong to the shrub family. They are naturally found in the northwest region of China and in Tibet. This plant is very popular in Asia,  they are imported by Japan since the 9th century to decorate their gardens. The flower is also seen as the symbol of China. The peony is an asset in your garden with a very high ornamental value . They can reach a height of 100cm, and have beautiful flowers with a diameter of 15 to 25cm. They make up to 25 buttons in the spring , and bloom from May to June.

Did you know: The Paeonia suffruticosa in the wild are only found in the northern hemisphere ?

The Paeonia suffruticosa can be best placed in a sunny location in the garden. They are a real solitary plants, so give them 1m ² of space in the garden. They do well in almost any garden, but they have a preference for a fertile loam soil with good drainage. Unlike other peony, their branches do not die in winter.


Phalaenopsis Mirror Miracle

Phalaenopsis is the most popular houseplant in recent years, by far the best -selling plant. This is due to its easy maintenance and its exotic appearance. The Phalaenopsis does not only have very pretty flowers, it is also a long flowering plant, with an average of 2 months. The name comes from the Greek "Phalaina" which means "butterfly", and "Opsis" which means "similar". They come in many shapes and sizes and they are also suitable to grow in a special shape. This week we have chosen the Phalaenopsis Mirror Miracle of Optiflor. This is a Phalaenopsis with two branches guided in an arc while growing. For this Optiflor has selected a Phalaenopsis whose flowers are evenly spread on the branches, and they make sure that the plant has as many flowers on both sides of the plant. This variety also has the property that the branches continue to grow and create buds. The Miracle Mirror belongs to the Special Collection of Optiflor, a collection of added value that are ideal as a gift.

The Phalaenopsis is an epiphyte by nature and is best planted in air rich soil, it is best place in a luminous location in the living room, but make sure to avoid direct sunlight. They get most of their moisture from the air, watering them with little bit of water once a week is sufficient. That way you can enjoy this wonderful plant for a long time. Ask your contact at OZ Planten for the options of the  Phalaenopsis Mirror Miracle .


Helleborus Verboom® Beauty

Helleborus Verboom® Beauty is the trademark of Kwekerij Verboom . This was originally a "Niger " species that has been given a special name because they have little in common with the original plant. In the Autumn they make between 3 to 4 leaves, they are removed by Kwekerij Verboom to give the plant more energy to create flowers. This results in a plant with a lot of flowers for the Christmas weeks and after, so there is no trace of the removed leaves. In addition, the flowers remain snow white longer, and with a flowering period of between 4 to 6 weeks , you can enjoy a very long time. The Helleborus Verboom® Beauty is therefore a very suitable plant to make use of in compositions. To enjoy even more, try to put it in special pot or use it in a composition.

Did you know: it was previously thought that the Helleborus had medicinal effects ? Such as curing sick animals or even ward off evil spirits .

Helleborus Verboom® Beauty blooms from mid-November until Christmas and it is a real jewel for in the living room. Do not give the plant to much water, and it will make every bud it has will flourish, but make sure that the ground doesn’t get dry. After a flower has bloomed it is best to cut it out, preventing  rot in the plant and giving strength to the remaining flowers. In January, after the blooming period, it is best to put the Helleborus in a cold shed before putting it in the garden. That way they can acclimatize to the colder temperatures outside before planting in the ground. 


Kalanchoë le Chic

The Kalanchoë Le Chic is a concept developed by Solis Plant to give the already known plant some extra added value. The origin of the Kalanchoë is in China where it grows in the wild, they are also found in Madagascar and South and South-East Africa. It was then taken to Europe and in 1932 the Kalanchoë blossfeldiana was introduced as a houseplant. This plant is now impossible to imagine away from the market since they are very easy to use and quite versatile.

Did you know: The Kalanchoë’s name is a Latin derivative from the Chinese word "Kalan Chau"?

Le Chic Kalanchoë is not a new Kalanchoë but a concept. Solis Plant has made a selection of the best quality, with the greatest umbels. These plants they are then packaged in a deluxe sleeve to create an exclusive look. This way, the Kalanchoë le Chic is easily recognizable in stores. This houseplant prefers a temperature between 12 and 25 degrees, and a place with plenty of indirect light. Watering is best done during the winter months by giving the Kalanchoë a bit of water every other week. For the Christmas season Solis Plant made a special mix of red and white in their Le Chic line in order to offer their customers the right Christmas colours.


Hippeastrum Waxz® Snow

The Hippeastrum was discovered in 1821 and has been named by the botanist William Herbert. Their natural habitat is in the subtropical regions of Mexico, the Caribbean all the way to the north of Argentina. It is a bulb which consists of about 70 species with more than 600 hybrids and cultivars. Hippeastrum is a very popular plant in the winter months, it is also their natural flowering period. Kwekerij Vreugenhil is a grower who has years of experience in growing Hippeastrums and has a new concept on the market, No Water Flowers. These are Hippeastrum bulbs that have been given a coating of wax and will flourish without water. Vreugenhil has a wide variety of colours, and have also created a special site for this concept:  www.nowaterflowers.com

These bulbs have been selected for their 100% bloom guarantee, they bloom on average between 3 to 6 week. Before it blooms it is already a nice decorative plant for in your house, especially on a table with some candles in a nice bowl. We have specifically chosen for this highlight for a Christmas theme. Available in the colours red and white for Christmas but also in other beautiful colours. Ask your contact person for details about Waxz ® lines that are available at OZ Planten .


Echeveria Miranda Bicolor X Mas mix

Echeveria with its origin in the dry regions of Mexico belongs to the family of the Crassulaceae. The family has about 150 species with strong succulent properties , which makes that he can handle with long dry periods. This “easy care” plant needs a light and sunny spot with a minimum temperature of 12 °C. The greasy leafs ensure that the plant can live with just a little water, watering once a month is more than enough. The best known variety with it’s robust appearance is the Echeveria Miranda that often got a color treatment. Our main supplier of this plant uses a water based pigment that are safety tested for plants, people and environment. All this will benefit the sustainability of the color treatment of the Echeveria Miranda. This week we put the Echeveria Miranda Bicolor X Mas mix in the highlight to have a start with the Christmas spirit.


Paphiopedilum Mix


The Paphiopedilum is discovered in Asia, and are naturally found in the tropical region of China, India, Southeast Asia and Oceania. Unlike many orchids, Paphiopedilum is a ground orchid, wich implies that it has roots in the ground which it feeds itself with. Paphiopedilum means “Venus shoe” in Latin, they got this name because the lip of the flower looks like a shoe. The flower of Paphiopedilum is a very special flower, with high ornamental value. You will have a long time to enjoy them, because each flower will last for up to 2 months!  They will make one flower at
time, when this fist one has finished blooming the plant will make the next flower. Naturally this plant lives in the shade, under the foliage of the trees,  there for  it is also advised to give it a shady place in the house. The Paphiopedilum is by nature a tropical plant, they cannot withstand temperatures colder than 12 degrees. They like a light soil, which is not too moist. The best you can do, is to plunge the plant once a week in water and then let the plant drip out again. Giving special orchid fertilizer once a month will ensure that you can enjoy its extraordinary flower for a long time.


Vanda Vase

Did you know that there might be 20,000 orchids exist in the world ? One of the most exclusive varieties is the Vanda. It is an almost mystical orchid .... one who lives from the air and it has flowers in a colour that is uncommon in nature, blue.

The Vanda originates on the southern slopes of the Himalayas and in the area from India to southern China. The orchids grows high in the trees of the jungle. With its long roots it holds itself against the trees. The Vanda feeds itself through its roots who suck up the moist from morning dew and rain. The Vanda flowers are long lasting: you can enjoy their beauty for weeks in your living room from a flowing plant or cut flowers. The slow growth makes the Vanda a very robust plant. No plant manages so easily to handle less favourable conditions in the living room.

In this week’s Highlight we have a Vanda in glass. Most Vandas are sold in suspended form, or in a glass vase, this beautiful Orchid is best presented this way. Anco pure Vanda has a completely new glass vase in its range next week, so this week the Vanda in glass  in our Highlight! For more information about the assortment of Anco pure Vanda and new glass line you can contact your contact at OZ Planten.


Anthurium Piccolo

Anthurium is the family of the Araceae, originally this plant is an epiphyte from the tropical part of the American continent . This family can be recognized by their spadix, which it grows in the centre of the flower. The Anthurium Piccolo is a specie specifically designed for its particular qualities. It is a floriferous specie, whose flowers always come out well above the leaves. The old flowers remain red after they have finished flowering. The Anthurium Piccolo is more resilient to low temperatures down to 7 degrees. It is a variety that remains compact, and have large flowers for its size.

The Anthurium Piccolo is available all year round and is also very easy to maintain . The Piccolo prefers a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Watering can do best with lukewarm water once a week. The growers recommend fertilising every three weeks for best results. Our highlight for this week is a special kind of big Anthurium family, that distinguishes itself by its unique qualities . 


Calathea crocata Candela

The Calathea crocata is one of the few Calathea species that are grown mainly for their flowers. Like the other Calathea they are originally from Brazil. They got their name from G.T.W. Mayer, who named the plant in 1818. The name comes from the Greek word Kalathos, which means basket. The contrast between dark green leaves and bright orange flowers makes a very striking plant. The 'Candela' variety is specially selected for its full bush of leaves and big flowers. Because of its big structure it was ideal for a 19cm pot, now it is grown in a 14cm pot and this brings out those advantages even better.

The ideal temperature for Calathea crocata is between 15 and 25 degrees. They do not tolerate direct sunlight, they will also close their leaves in the evening as other Calathea. Make sure the soil is always moist but do not let the plant stand in water. This will result in a plant that will bloom for about 9 weeks. With its bright orange color it is perfect for Halloween, but also after a rewarding living room plant. This plant is also available in various decorative pots and a specially designed packaging for, please contact your contact at OZ Plants for details.


Chrysant Hovaria Mega-Spider

October is a top selling month for chrysanthemum. The Chrysanthemum range is very wide and includes, among other things, double flowered , two-tone , small-flowered species and Spider varieties. Originally the Chrysanthemum Hovaria a cutting type with a very spectacular flower. kwekerij Hofstede has managed to grow this species in a pot this is why we decided to give the Hovaria variety some extra attention this week. This year the yellow variety was added to the collection, both colours are offered in a mix. The Chrysanthemum Hovaria has a flower that can be up to 23cm wide . These have large flowers with long petals giving the plant the nickname Spider .

It is a plant that can be placed both inside as outside as long as it does not freeze.  The plant will be best placed in a light rich but not to warm location, this ensures the best colour intensity . Provided the conditions are right each flower will last up to 4 weeks. They are available in a 14cm and a 19cm pot with an average of 4 to 9 flowers. A beautiful plant that is perfect for this season .


Helleborus Christmas Carol

This Helleborus belongs to the "Helleborus Niger" species. A variety that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Originally the Helleborus Niger is from the Alpine region, where these plants grow on the slopes of the mountains. The English name of this plant is the "Christmas Rose". The Helleborus Christmas Carol is an improvement in the standard Helleborus Niger kind. Namely because they flower earlier and make more flowers.

Did you know: Helleborus retracts the moisture from its flowers in colder temperatures in order  to prevent the flowers from  freezing?

Helleborus Christmas Carol is a perennial, but can just as easily be placed in the living room. Many people place the plant a few weeks before Christmas in a pot, to have a beautiful white bouquet of flowers during Christmas. The plant is very hardy and evergreen in the garden can be best put in partial shade place and in a humus-rich and moist soil. The first Hellebore of the season are available now.  A good reason for some extra attention this week for this graceful plant.


Cylamen Merengue

The Cyclamen Merengue is a new Cyclamen species and is so named because the flower resembles a merengue dancer. Cyclamen have long been known in the Mediterranean region of Europe but it is Queen Elizabeth, who brought it to western Europe in the 16th century and made ​​it a popular plant. Cyclamen comes from the Greek word "kyklāmīnos" which means circle or target and this is a reference to drawings on the leaf of Cyclamen. The Merengue is a new species that is differentiated from the rest by its robust, fringed, fragrant flowers. The colour palette of the Cyclamen merengue consists of 8 colours, from which white can be ordered in one colour in a tray.

The Cyclamen Merengue is a real houseplant, and is cultivated also for this reason, an ornament for the home. Make sure the plant gets enough light, and not close to a heater to avoid warm air. Give the Cyclamen water about 2 times a week, this can be best done when the first flower start hanging, and is advised to water the plant from below. Fertilize it on regular intervals to ensure that you can enjoy this beautiful plant for a long while, you can just break off faded flower so the other flowers are given a boost.


Pernettya mucronata

The Pernettya mucronata belongs to the Ericaceae family, originally from South America where they are found all the way to Tierra del Fuego. Pernettya’s bloom between May and June and they have little white flowers. In the autumn they form round berries. The berries are mature when they are between 8 to 12mm in diameter, they grow close to each other and vary in colour between white, red, purple and pink. The Dutch nickname of the plant is the pearl plant and is revering on how the berries look on their  branches.

Did you know: The Pernettya is at least 2 years before they start making berries?

In the garden the best he can be in partial shade and in a calcium-poor and humus rich soil that is slightly damp. If the soil has enough moisture, it can also be in full sun, or used in flower boxes as well. The Pernettya can easy be cut into shape, this is best done in spring. Keep in mind that it is  preferably watered with rainwater. An ideal plant for the garden or patio for autumn, therefore this week in our highlight.


Hypericum magical

The Hypericum magical belongs to the Hypericum “perforatum” family and is native to Europe, known as the St. John’s Wort. The Hypericum is also known as a medicinal herb used for many disorders, best known for its use against depression. The heyday of Hypericum is from June to September, it always has yellow flowers. Then they  form berries these are different in colours, depending on the variety. In this period, the plant has the most ornamental value.

It is a semi hardy plant, in the winter the plant will die up to 10 cm above the ground, in the spring you can just prune the plant at that 10cm line and the plant will grow in a beautiful full bush. This plant is a real garden plant, it will be very happy with a placement in partial shade or sunny place. The plant will remain short and not grow over 70cm. If it is a very cold winter it is best to protect the base of the plant with some straw. We now have the Hypericum Magical in our Highlight in a nice colour mix. Ask you to contact OZ Plants for the possibilities.


Aloe Vera

Originally this plant comes from Yemen, and was first described in 1753, but has been known for its special properties since the first century and used by doctors in those region. The juice of the Aloe Vera contain antiseptic ingredients that kill and refrain bacteria and fungi, it is widely used for burns and abrasions giving the skin extra strength to heal. Nowadays  the Aloe Vera is used in many cosmetic and homeopathic ointments and creams.

The Aloe belongs to the succulent family and is therefore very easy to maintain, avoid direct sunlight because the Aloe Vera does not withstand direct sun. Use an air rich soil that can be easily dry and let the soil become dry before watering again. This plant can also easily be placed outside in the summer months, but he will freeze so should be put inside during the winter months. If you scrape yourself up just cutting one of the leaves and rub its juice over the wound, it will give your skin a helping hand healing.


Hebe Granda ***Novelty***

A few years ago the brand Addenda® was risen by the decision of a few growers and breeders to intensify their cooperation. Over the years this cooperation has grow to a strategy of consumer orientated product development. In this way the Hebe Donna, Campanula Ambella and the Campanula Adansa were successfully produced  and marketed by various growers in the past few years. The newest addition to this assortment is the Hebe Granda which was introduced at Plantarium  in the stand of Addenda.

The Hebe Granda is an authentic plant with a natural character and differs from the Hebe Donna with its plumes of 10 cm and longer with a long and rich blooming period. The Hebe Granda is currently available with purple flowers, but in the near future they will also become available with pink and white flowers. The Hebe Granda is ideal for terrace, patio and garden room and is perfect as a solitary plant. With a flowering period from July till October this novelty will make your summer longer.


Tillandsia Samantha

The Tillandsia belongs to the Bromeliaceae family and has more than 400 species, the first was discovered in 1753 and is named after the Swedish botanist Elias Tillands. The Tillandsias are found in Central and South America and have little to no roots, they grow on trees (epiphytic) or on rocks (lithophytes). For this week’s highlight we chose the Tillandsia Samantha for its special way of flowering . This species is quite new for the growers and dissociates itself from the more familiar varieties: Tillandsia cyanea, Tillandsia Dyeriana and Tillandsia flabellata.

The Tillandsia is best placed in indirect light, but it will be able to stand in full sunlight in de winter months, it also prefers rainwater for watering. Spraying the plants once a week is enough, make sure that it holds water in the hollow between the leaves. In winter, this plant needs a drought during this period these plants need less water. Bromeliads are known to hold their ornamental value for a long time, and does the Tillandsia Samantha, the end customer will be able to enjoy this plant for a long time.


Schlumbergera

Originating from the coastal mountains of the south-eastern Brazil, where this plant grows in the trees, the Schlumbergera was brought to Europe for its specials flowering properties. Because they bloom when the days get shorter this also gives the plant the nickname Christmas Cactus, they belong to the cactus family but have no spines like most cacti. The leaves of the Schlumbergera grow as chain links together at the ends are the buds and flowers, after a few years, these plants can create significant long branches.

Schlumbergera's are the best in a bright place not colder than 15 degrees, in the winter they can be in direct sunlight. In spring and summer they should not be in direct sunlight this might damage the leaves. Since they are family of cacti, they prefer not too much water, even during their flowering period. They are available in five colors: white, red, orange, pink and purple. Since here the new season of Schlumbergera started we have the highlight of it this week!


Nepenthes Bloody Mary

The Nepenthes belongs to the family of carnivores plants and is originally from Asia. Discovered in 1737 in Sri Lanka and there are about 85 varieties known so far. Recognizable by its hanging cups in which they catch their prey. They can be found in many different shapes, sizes and colours. The lid serves as an umbrella to counter flooding of the cup and as a landing spot full of nectar for its prey. The Bloody Mary is a unique crossbreeding which owes its name to the bright red coloured cups. Unlike other Nepenthes is the Bloody Mary very easy to maintain and continue to grow at home.

All carnivorous plants must be kept humid at all times, so does the Nepenthes Bloody Mary. The best is when they are watered daily, the cups of the plant can be filled up to 1/3rd with water to prevent dehydration. Sunlight creates a deep red colour, so place the Nepenthes in a bowl of water on the windowsill for the best result. A place where they will grow the most beautiful and you do not have to water them every day. 


Capsicum mix

Family Paprika and chili pepper and Tomato (Solanum) the capsicum is also known as an ornamental pepper. This is a real season plant even if they are grown in greenhouses, they are only available in the summer months, since they require a lot of sunlight have to make their fruits. The Capsicum is originally from South and Central America, and was brought to Europe by one of the first travels of Christoffel Columbus. Capsicums come in many different colors and shapes, so we put a mix this week’s highlight.

Did you know: Seed of a red capsicum does not mean it will necessarily  produce a red fruited plant

Good fertilization, regular watering and a light spot will ensure that you can enjoy your Capsicum for a long time. In this week’s mix  we have the following Capsicum: Acapulco, Aubergine, Santos Orange and Amarillo all of them are offered in a large pot. Produced bij the grower Kwekerij Terra Nova 


Sanseveria Mix

There are around 70 species of Sanseveria and they are mainly found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa and Asia. The Sanseveria is named after a 18th-century Prince Raimondo di Sangro of San Severo in Italy. For years the Sanseveria trifasciata is cultivated in the Netherlands and is popularly called “Mother-in-law’s tongue”. They also like lots of light and require little water, this makes it an excellent plant for this hot summer. As long as he is not placed colder than 12 degrees and  a little plant food once in a while this plant can last for years. The sword-shaped leaves are fleshy what many reminiscent of succulents, but it is not related.

Did you know: This plant resembles succulents, but family is the Draceanaceae, a palm family?

The Sanseveria has rhizomes which together with their leaves can hold so much moisture that the Sanseveria can survive dry periods without problems. This week Fachjan and OZ Planten are proposing a special mix in this week’s highlight. We call this the Special Mix, and it consists of the following types: Mikado, Spikey and Musica.


Princettia Line

The Princettia Line is specially designed for the autumn, available in 5 colours and quirky shape. Named because of its colours, various shades of pink, and the shape is reminiscent of a princess. This plant is proposed differently than its original plant the Euphorbia Pulcherrima, better known as the Poinsettia or Christmas Star. This plant has its origin from Mexico and Central America, early 20th century and has become very popular as a Christmas plant due to its colours.

Fun fact: The flower of this plant is green and small, the big pink leaves around it are not the flowers but leaves.

Pligt Professionals has this plant exclusively on the market in a 12 cm pot and make it from week 30 to week 51. A nice plant so for a princess room, or just nice and fresh for the living room. These plants love a bright placement but no direct sunlight. Watering is best done by immersing the plant root once a week and then letting it drip out. Ideally, this trendy eye-catcher  stands in a room between 17 and 20 degrees. Next week the first are available for those who want to try!


Newbiscus Mix

The large-flowered Hibiscus is renamed the Newbiscus that can be offered separately. The Newbiscus series distinguishes itself on many point from the familiar garden hibiscus and has a flower that can reach a large of up to 20 to 25cm cross-sections. The Mauvelous, that is pink colored, is sold the best in general. But there are other colors including white, red and light pink. On top of that it is also a rich flowering flower that makes lots of flowers. It is fully hardy, in contrast to the normal hibiscus.

Fun Fact:  The Newbiscus already has had great success internationally, and won many awards.

The Newbiscus loves sun but not the wind, and is ideally placed on the south southwest side of a sheltering wall or hedge with also protect against wind. The plant can be pruned back in the fall, this is best done between December and March. In May, the plant will start growing again. Regular watering is important, but do not let the plant remains in water. If the plant is growing, it will need a little water every day. The plant can therefore last for years, and each year going to be bigger keep this in mind when planting this plant in the garden that he has space to grow.


Crocosmia Mix

The Monbretia known to us as Crocosmia is a tuberous plant belonging to the Iridaceae, originally found in South Africa. The name Crocosmia is derived from the Greek words 'krokos' saffron and "osme" smell, which means plant with saffron smell. A special hardy plant that brightens the garden well, sword-shaped leaves and beautiful colored flowers clusters that vary between yellow and red. The flowering period of this plant is between July and September and after it flourished, it will create berries. When placing this plant in the garden, it is recommended that the tubers are planted between 5 to 10 cm deep, on a location with morning sun and not too much water. In winter, the plant can be cut back, in spring new leaves and flowers will be made.  So in short, an easy and graceful plant for a long decorated garden.


Ceropegia Sandersonii

Also known as the African parachute plant, known and named for its special flower shape. This particular house plant is originally from South Africa in the areas of Mozambique and Swaziland. Besides his their special flower, this plant is also recognizable by its winding branches with, little, oval like succulent leaves. Their flowers are 5cm big on average, and this climber can get a plant up to 1 meter in height. The flowering period of each flower has an average of 7 days. The Ceropegia loves a sunny spot and will, with lots of light and temperatures between 12 and 25 C, flower between April and October. It's an easy plant that needs little water, it is recommended to cut this plant back one a year because it grows very fast.

Hoogendoorn Stephanotis is the breeder who provide us this week's highlight. Besides the standard plant he has specially created two special lines with ceramic pots for this plant. These next week’s there are plenty available.


Calathea Mix

This graceful green plant is an ideal plant for your house or office, with  a large diversity in shape and patterns and its low maintenance. Its origins are in the Amazon where it grows several up to meters and is found in the shadowy zone beneath the dense canopy of vegetation above.  To get as much sunlight as possible it unfolds its leaves to optimize their sun intake , at night it folds them back up.  The native population of the Amazon uses the Calathea for many different things, their leaves for shelter and building roofs, their roots are eaten and they also  attribute medicinal properties to the plant. Here in Europe we only use this plant for their decorative purpose, and low maintenance.

 

 Fun fact: the closing and opening of its leaves is still happening in your house

 

This week’s highlight is the Calathea mix from the Gebr. Valstar B.V. They have years of experience in breeding the Calathea , there company is tailor made for this plant. Gebr. Valstar are also a proud ambassador of “Fair flower Fair Plant” and have a MPS-Florimark certification.  They also made a beautiful website with more information about the Calathea! 


Curcuma alismatifolia

The Curcuma also known as the Siamese tulip is originally from Thailand. This stylish plant love water but especially a daylight rich placement with lots of sunlight.

The Curcuma Alismatifolia belongs to the ginger species, in the same family we have the Curcuma domestica, which provides the basis for curry powder. The core of their roots are coloured yellow found in both varieties. The Curcuma’s marrow is used for tea in Indonesia,  it would help for stomach and intestinal problems and liver disorders.

The Curcuma is available in several colours, white, pink and purple. New are the colours Yellow and bicolour in our assortment. The Curcuma is a houseplant, which can be placed outside in the summer months as long as it is not colder than 15 degrees. Did you know that giving the plant more sunlight will make the flowers colour more intensely pink?  


Echeveria Mix

Because the plant of the month June are the succulents we chose to have the Echeveria in this week’s highlight. This star shaped succulent comes in many sizes and its colour can range from deep green to red coloured leaves.  The Echeveria originates from Mexico and they are named after the Mexican botanist Antansio Echeveria. We now have approximately 300 species in this family and it has also 200 cultivars per species. This houseplant doesn’t need a lot of water, but loves sunlight and it is also advised to give it a bit of fertilizer every 3 weeks in the summer months. This plant can also be used successfully as a patio plant, when it is first placed in a semi sunny place to get used to being outside, it can easily be placed in full sun after a few weeks. It will stay good as long as it is not freezing outside.

The Echeveria Highlight of this week comes from Ubink kwekerij who has a super mix with beautiful species. Their selections is of species that remain compact, have more leaves, and less leave losses. These new species are named as: "Taurus", "Sirius", "Apus" and "Mira" all named after stars and celestial bodies which in turn refers to the star shape of Echeveria.


Clerodendrum Prospero

The Clerodendrum was discovered in India in the early 18th century by the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich, who was known for his innovative way to transport seeds and plants to England. During his stay in India, he discovered many plants and also wrote several  botanical books. Nathaniel Walich had an eye for exotic beauty, just look at the Clerodendrum Prospero. An exuberant flowering plant with its graceful hanging white flower clusters.

The enchanting atmosphere of India makes the Clerodendrum Prospero an attractive living room plant. On there glossy, mysterious  green leaves the bright white flowers pop out even, and gives them more justice.

Richplant has this plant in its assortment for us and provides this plant with at least five clusters of flowers, in the known Decorum style. The Clerodendrum is available between weeks 12 and 44, and this week he gets some extra attention. Did you know that this indoor plant will do fine on your balcony or terrace in the summer?? As long as it doesn’t have too much wind and is preferably placed in a sheltered spot, you can enjoy this beautiful plant outside.


Spathiphyllum Sweet Lauretta

Of course you know that plants are important to us, and they are in part responsible for filtering the air around us. Air So Pure’s concept is based on this fact, and they examined the effects of oxygen refreshing plants in the house. The results are very positive, and therefore some extra attention for this at OZ Planten.

The Spathiphyllum plant is one of the better oxygen-purifying plants of its kind, and we chose the Spathiphyllum Sweet Lauretta this week’s highlight. The upright white flowers are characteristic for this plant, which shows that it belongs to Aracaea family. The Spathiphyllum loves a moderately light or shady placement, and their ideal temperature is between 15 and 23 C ̊. This plant also likes water. See our webshop for a great deal on this plant.


Canna Island

The Canna is quite a popular garden plant. Originally, the Canna is native to the tropical parts of America, it was brought to Europe through Asia. During the Victorian era (late 19th century)  the Canna was the fashion flower in the United Kingdom and were grown in a large number of cultivars. Nowadays there are around 270 varieties remaining.

Officially the Canna belongs to  bulb- and tuberous plants  family. Like some Irises and Anemones they make rootstocks, also known as rhizomes. On the rhizomes are the buttons from which the stems and flower grow, on the bottom of those the roots grow.   

Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants produces the Canna Island Series, which are bred for their tremendous strength bloom. These species continue flowering from mid-May to late October. These water loving plant can best be placed: in the border, in a pond, or on the patio, everything is possible with this strong plant.

This decorative plant is a thirsty one, however if the Canna come to be without water, it will easily survive  thanks to its rhizomes.


Acer palmatum

The Acer palmatum also known as the “Japanese Maple” and is the ideal plant for the enthusiast of “Zen Gardens”. A couple of important qualities of this plant is its beautiful leave shapes and bright colours.  Available in a lot of different tinges and shapes also makes the Acer a great plant to bring colour in your garden. The Acer is best planted in the garden from March to the beginning of October. During the winter period it can be cut back to maintain its shape and their leaves will fall out, to develop a new beautiful bundle of leaves in the spring. The best placement in the garden for the Acer is in half shade, because direct sunlight will dehydrate the plant and roots. If you wish to use this plant as an indoor plant that’s is also an option, in its country of origin it is often used as a Bonsai. Its fine leaves and compact growing branches makes it an ideal plant for this. The modern nursery Rijnbeek Excellent Plant has a broad assortment in colours and shapes of the Acer palmatum, and years of experience in growing special plant species. On top of that they also have a innovative and durable way of growing their plants which reflexes in the quality of the plants. 


Hibiscus Premier Red

The Hibiscus rosa sinensis, which is commonly known as the “Chinese Rose” is a variety of Hibiscus from the Malvacaea family and originating from tropical Asia.  In Indonesia different varieties are often planted as hedging there and can reach heights of up to four meters. In Europe, the Hibiscus is admired for its decorative value in the living room, or on your balcony, patio  or terrace. Despite the fact that the plant is not hardy, because of which it cannot be  in the garden, it will flourish outside in the summer months. In our Highlight this week the Hibiscus Premiere Red in a 17cm pot, known for its big bright red flowers and compact build. We also like to mention a special for the novelty the “Jazz”, ask your contact for more information.


The Vitis

The history of the grape is a long one. The first people in known history who used grapes to make wine where the Aryans and the Semitic people. The popularity of the viticulture in Europe was spread by the Romans, everywhere they went they brought with them their own grapevine. The Christians continued the development of the viticulture after the Romans until late in the 19th century. Because of these developments today’s hobbyist can grow this beautiful plant in their own garden, with different varieties specially refined for this purpose.

The consumer can with the right care enjoy their home  grown grapes within a year, the ideal placement for the Vitis is in a sunny place, directed to the south and out of the wind. In our highlight we have the Vitis pot15Ø from Altantis Kwekerij, and it is available in the next varieties: Frankenthaler, Black Alicante en Muscat.


Betulia

The Betulia is a member of the Begonia family, with its origin in Asia, Africa and America , in tropical areas with a lot of light and moisture.  The Betulia is available between February and September , this is the period where the plant is visually the most attractive.  The big difference between the Begonia and the Betulia is that it can be used as a patio plant, when the frost season is over it becomes the ideal plant for outside. Placed in a half shadow and given the right amount of water the Betulia will colour your patio for the whole summer , and flower into autumn. Available in three colours; Bright Pink, Light and Orange and with its long life it  makes the Betulia a great plant for this starting spring.  


Cypripedium Classic mix *Garden Orchid*

Did you know that there are orchids that grow in areas where the temperature can drop below -20 °C? A particularly hardy Orchid with spectacular inflorescence in May and June is the Cypripedium. This orchid can be planted in the autumn when the plant is in dormant or in spring when the frost has passed. Note that Cypripedium planted in spring the first year still have to adapt the garden climate. Every year  more and more shoots are formed, as a result of which more and more flowers grow on the same orchid plant. Garden Orchid launches new varieties every year, which offer gardening enthusiasts the chance to create a varied orchid garden. The Cypripedium Classic mix in pot 12 is delivered in a luxury pot cover with variety name on the label.


Vanda Pink Magic *2 BRANCH*

The Vanda is one of the most mystical varieties of orchids in the world and distinguishes itself from other exclusive orchids thanks to the unique colorific splendor and strong exotic aerial roots. The uniqueness of this orchid is that it can grow and flourish without soil, it has moisture absorbing roots to absorb water in nature after a rain shower or when the consumer waters the plant. These plants are about 6,5 years old from which the plants was hanging 2 years in the greenhouse of Anco pure Vanda to develop good roots. The roots of this Vanda are strong developed because this is the first time that the plant flowers. Because the Vanda Pink Magic is flourishing the first time they are able to grow with 2 branches and are delivered in a 30cm cylinder vase. Are you interested in this mystical offer highlight? Please be quick, because the availability is limited.


OUTDOOR Bonsai mix

The Bonsai is formed and grown as an image carrier of the beauty of nature. Bonsai literally means: tree in pot. This Bonsai is grown in the Far East and should give the image of an ancient tree. The bowl where he is standing in gives balance to the entire composition. At temperatures below 10 °C and after losing its leaves the tree is no longer active. However, this tree can stand outside at temperatures down to -10 °C. Note that at temperatures below zero wind and sun have a drying effect on the Bonsai, Bonsai therefore needs a place outside the wind. To keep the Bonsai healthy and in shape the shoots beyond the silhouette should be pruned. This luxury OUTDOOR bonsai mix with ceramic bowl and saucer is traded by Oriental Growers and is available in the pot sizes 15 and 20. Oriental Growers is a flexible reliable supplier with a good quality and a broad assortment of Bonsai trees and more. 


Gerbera Twister *NOVELTY*

After years of propagation and breeding the Gerbera Twister gives a interesting twist to the Gerbera assortment. Through the collaboration of Freek van der Velden and their plant breeder Florist the Gerbera Twister was cultivated. One of the big changes to this variety is that it has a bicolor flower, besides this the plant is resistant to cold temperatures  as low as 5°C. Which makes the Gerbera Twister an ideal plant for this coming spring, it can be used as the classical indoor plant as well as a terrace plant. The Gerbera Twister was presented as a NOVELTY during the OZ Spring Fair and we only had very positive reactions from our customers. Even if the sun is not shining, the Gerbera Twister will bring a sunny feeling in your house. The Gerbera Twister will be supplied in the mix in a pot 12 with 3+ flowers in Decorum appearance. Are you interested in this NOVELTY? Please be quick, because they are limited available.


Genista x spachiana

Genista x spachiana

The Genista x spachiana was formally known as the Cytisus x racemosus. In March and April the Geinsta x spachiana produces bright yellow fragranted flowers, and this is the major selling point of this plant. The last years the Genista was used in the trend of bringing Easter indoors with its bright yellow flowers. After its flowering period and in the summer the Genista also very suitable for placement in an outdoor terrace and balcony. This Genista x spachiana are produced by Altanova, also known for their Stephanotis floribunda, Jasminum polyanthum, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Ceanothus. Altanova is also known for their “Blooming Dream” concept, with a special label for all of their plants (not included in this picture). The Genista x spachiana is available in pyramid, stem in a 17cm pot, and a bush which is available in a 15cm and 17cm pot. 


Campanula isophylla Dublin Bicolor *NOVELTY*

The Campanula isophylla Dublin Bicolor is a novelty that is double-colored and double-flowered. The isophylla family is characterized by it’s durability and several flowering periods per year. At Ten Have Plant the whole process from breeding to a finished plant are done at there company, they are a reliable supplier of OZ Planten. Ten Have Plant has years of experience in this overall process and is therefore capable to offer constantly a wide range of new varieties. These varieties are protected by plant breeders right and may only be supplied by Ten Have Plant. The Campanula isophylla Dublin Bicolor pot size 11 can currently only be bought from Decorum dealers with pot cover and butterfly label. This Campanula is currently of course extra interesting because the Campanula is living plant of the month March. Are you interested in this NOVELTY? Please be quick, because they are limited available.


Gardenia jasminoides

The Gardenia jasminoides is known for its beautiful white flowers and exotic perfume. To guarantee continual flowering of this shiny green bush during the winter period (October/January), the flower buds should be at least 2,5 cm. This is how the Gardenia stays beautiful for sales to the consumers in the dark days. Now that the darkest days are over, the Gardenia jasminoides is perfectly capable to be traded with big flower buds. To keep the Gardenia jasminoides attractive for sales to the consumer, OZ Planten chooses to buy the Gardenia jasminoides directly from Richplant. The Gardenia jasminoides from Richplant with Decorum appearance are currently delivered with thick buds and are besides pot 13 of the promo also available in pot 9. Did you know that the Gardenia jasminoides can also be used as an outdoor plant if it’s not standing in the full wind and if it is minimum 10 ° C?


Chrysanthemum Doubles

The Chrysanthemum Double is a unique series of pot chrysanthemum with a full decorative flower. After the introduction of the “Doubles” in 2010 they continued working to develop and improve the “Doubles”. The result was that 70% of the newly developed cultivars have a better quality in the winter. The “Doubles” are available in a pot 12 and are grown by SV.CO, a reliable preferred grower of OZ Planten. The current assortment consists of the colors: White, Pink, Yellow, Cream and Purple. One of the strong point of SV.CO is that the “Doubles” can be delivered in both mixed and by variety. The “Doubles” are always delivered with an open flower in a proper elegant package and are year round available.


Hydrangea macrophylla mixed

Top quality Hydrangea’s with Decorum appearance in pot 9.5 with 3-5 heads. These Hydrangea’s are environmentally friendly grown with the result that the supplier is MPS certified, so there is no damage to the plants in nature. “Kwekerij” de Bonfut is specialized in the small pot size, besides this pot 9.5 with 3-5 heads they also produce pot size 8 with 1 head and a hanging basket pot size 25. “Kwekerij “De Bonfut ” stands for Bonavatura Futura or ‘The Great Expectation’! ‘With over 25 years of experience in the growers world, you can expect something great. This Hydrangea mixed can contain various types, are you familiar with Cote d’Azur of 2012 or the varieties Chique and Vanilla Sky introduced in 2013? 


Begonia Sunny Side Up collection

Begonia Sunny Side Up is a new collection of Begonia’s that is developed to improve the image of the Begonia.  The Begonia Sunny Side Up White with it’s XL flowers was introduced in 2012 and winner of the Glass Tulip in the category houseplants.  “Inspiration for the name of the Sunny Side Up came from... an egg. Sunny Side Up is the American name for a fried egg with the yolk remaining runny. The white flowers and the yellow heart just look like it.” In 2013 the Begonia Sunny Side Up Orange and Pink were added to the Sunny Side Up collection. These new fresh colors do make it possible to offer the Begonia Sunny Side Up by variety or mixed. Are you interested in this plant? Ask your account manager about the possibilities, the Begonia Sunny Side Up mixed is available in the pot sizes 13 and 14.