Lisianthus Grower visit, Dioscorea Elephantipes& Upcoming special days 28 januar 2022
Lisianthus growers Waalzicht and Sunrise organised an amazing day for clients in their greenhouse.
The main program took place at nursery Waalzicht. There was a great deal of interest in the flower trials of possible future varieties of Lisianthus.
Both Waalzicht and Sunrise grow Lisianthus. And the interesting thing is… One company is run by father Jan and the other is run by his son Ariën.
Grower visit Waalzicht
These Lisianthus are tested. To create new varieties or to make existing Lisianthus in an even better quality.
The final check
Dioscorea Elephantipes: A prehistorical plant. One of the most special plants our Plant experts came across.
The African Breeze exclusive 'Oerknol' (primeval tuber/Dioscorea elephantipes) is a very rare tuber that originated in prehistoric times. A small miracle is hidden in the robust appearance of the tuber. Protected by cacti, this unique tuber has been hiding from us since prehistoric times.
The powerful tuber produces a sprout that grows lightly every day. This string grows fast and is further strengthened with various side branches. Heart-shaped green leaves appear from these side branches, which will grow mainly in winter. Sometimes the plant will develop small flowers in the spring. To guide the plant in growth, you can support it with a stick.
The tuber was rediscovered after all these years during an exploration trip through South Africa. The tuber grows in the arid Karoo, protected by succulents and cacti. The tuber has been extensively tested in the Northern European climate and can survive without frost and continue to grow for years.
Available as: Dioscorea Elephantipes in ceramics pot mixed
Dioscorea Elephantipes in glass arangement
Contact your account manager for possibilities.
They are now available in the webshop!