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Bencomia is a very small genus from the rose family (Rosaceae) with only some 4 known, evergreen species restricted to the Canary Islands. Bencomia species grow as woody, branching shrubs with ornamental, broadly feathered, glossy leaves and central, pendulous inflorescences with small flowers followed by densely packed, decorative globular fruits. They are easily grown as pot or container plants in any well drained, rocky soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter in full sun and at a minimum of some 10°C. If plants are becoming too large, they can be cut back easily in early spring.
Sow seeds flat on any well drained, rock-sandy soil. Place pots in a sunny to partially shaded spot. Keep seedlings always slightly moist from beneath. Transplant to larger pots after the second pair of feathered leaves.
20 seeds per package.

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Bencomia caudata Exclusive

Bencomia caudata Exclusive

200 (300)cm, woody, branching shrub with long, dark green, glossy, broadly feathered leaves and decorative, central, pendulous racemes with pale yellowish green, densely packed fruits. Native of the upper succulent to lower Fayal-Brezal zone on Tenerife (Los Órganos, Aguamansa), Gran Canaria (Bco. de Los Tiles) and La Palma (Bco. Gallegos), where it locally occurs in quite large colonies. Probably the least endangered species in the genus. V-VI.
20 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Gran Canaria, Spain)5131 € 4,99
(ex Gran Canaria)
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)5130 € 4,99*
seed package (ex La Palma, Spain)
(ex La Palma)
seed package (ex Tenerife)3482 € 3,99
(ex Tenerife)
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.