Mertensia maritima is an amazing aromatic plant of the Boraginaceae family. She is also known by the common names : Oysterleaf, Oysterplant or Sea bluebells. This edible plant for gourmets has blue-green leaves, slightly crunchy with an incredible taste of oysters.
In the mouth, the taste resemblance to the mollusk is really striking. Its leaves and edible flowers are used in cooking often in association with fish dishes. In its natural environment, especially on French coast Mertensia maritima has virtually disappeared following an irrational crop. Today, Oysterleaf is a rare and highly plant prized by restaurateurs, including starred chefs. Prices of leaves reached impressive peaks, a leaf of Mertensia maritima costs between 0,30 and 0,50 euros unity.
Oysterleaf can be grown in pots or in the ground in the garden, it is a perfectly hardy plant. She enjoys bright places or partial shade. Soil must be sufficiently drained, rich and sandy.
Dracula gigas, more commonly known as "Monkey Orchid” is a rare species of epiphytic orchid. Native of Ecuador rainforests, up to an altitude of 2600 meters. This orchid with stunning appearance has blooms from spring until fall. The relatively thin sheets, are between 20 and 25 centimeters in length and 2 cm wide on average.
Like most orchids, it requires high humidity (70-90%), it is necessary for proper development of the spray regularly. Allow the substrate superficially between watering to avoid root rot. Do not use hard water. For repotting, use a thin substrate of pine bark, perlite, charcoal and peat timber. Maintain a temperature between 18 and 25 ° C. The orchid genus Dracula, support very well shaded exposure.
Pack : A young rare orchid, Dracula gigas (15-20 cm), without flowers. Delivery of plants in France and in the European Union only. Delivery in France is totally free from 40 € purchase !
Eucalyptus arc-en-ciel (Eucalyptus deglupta) is a species of eucalyptus rare and original from the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. It is also found naturally in New Britain, New Guinea, and Sulawesi Seram.
The tree is grown for its beautiful multicolored trunk. Indeed it loses permanently its smooth bark that separates into thin long strips and and gradually changes color as it ages: first pale green, it starts before becoming darker blue, purple and orange and then brown which explains the name of the tree'' Arc-en-ciel.''
It can measure up to 75 meters in its natural environment and has white flowers. It supports quasiement all soil types but does not support freezing for short periods.Deglupta Eucalyptus seeds are small, careful when opening the bag. Sowing is relatively easy in a draining substrate, maintaining a temperature of 20-25 ° C, seeds generally rise 10 and 20 days.