This charming selection of the indigenous species hails from South Africa. The arrow-shaped, dark green leaves of ‘Green Zebra’ are boldly striped with bright yellow - a captivatingly beautiful container plant, which also produces the typical, elegant white calla flowers. For each plant sold, a donation goes to a school for children near Cape Town.
Luen Miller of Monterey Bay Nursery in California selected this extraordinarily beautiful fern variety. The young fronds are beautifully flushed with copper red, later turning dark green, strongly ruffled and incredibly crisp! Over the years, ‘Copper Crisp’ forms a short trunk over which the fronds rise umbrella-shaped. 'Copper Crisp' is a tropical fern that is well suited as an indoor houseplant - even under low-light conditions. The variety is propagated in vitro by a specialized fern operation; first samples will be available this autumn.
This "added-value Monstera" is a real eyecatcher, with its huge, bold, beautifully lobed foliage and pleasing habit, and thrives perfectly well under indoor conditions. Research at Leiden University in the Netherlands have also shown that ULU! is one of the most efficient indoor plants is in terms of intake of pollutants from the indoor air. "Feel good" - for every tenth ULU! sold as a houseplant, Cultivaris GmbH will donate a breadfruit tree to small-scale farmers in the tropics to help alleviate hunger and poverty there. In addition, for each ULU! plant sold, an amount is paid back to the country of origin, in this case the island of Samoa.
In the Hawai’an language, “ULU!” is the local name for the breadfruit tree and is an integral part of Hawai’ian and Polynesian culture. Given the origin of the plant from the South Pacific, we use Polynesian tattoo patterns in our marketing tools. In close collaboration with Richard Petri of RiPlant AG, we are launching a broad marketing campaign; Waterdrinker will also be doing a special ULU! promotion in their new "Green Trade Center" / Aalsmeer NL in February 2019. Large specimens of ULU! can also be seen in Hall 1A. ULU! is just a perfect fit for the current houseplant boom!
Cultivaris GmbH focuses on product development and innovation in crops and the processing of new varieties of plants for the international market, in particular procurement and testing of third-party varieties, breeding of new plant varieties using conventional and innovative breeding methods, establishment and maintenance of pathogen-free candidate crops, development and pathogens Production and distribution of alternative food crops, protection and management of intellectual property as well as the management of the distribution of own varieties worldwide.
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