Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:01
Thanks for the replies. I hope it is the Tower of Jewels. Beautiful plant. It is now just over 3ft tall and seems to be happy in the greenhouse. I will bring it inside in a week or two when it gets colder.
As for the Jacaranda, that's just a baby at the minute. I brought it back in April, it was one of those you can buy in all the local shops in Tenerife in the plastic dome containers. It was about 3 inches and has grown to just over 2ft so far. I will also be bringing this inside for the winter. When it gets stonger and bigger I will plant it in the ground.
I also brought a banana back, no idea what species but I planted it in a 6ft x 4ft contained area (3ft deep, solid concrete floor) which is now 4.5ft from 15cm. It also appears to be reproducing quite happily as there are now 4 additional 2ft - 3ft banana plants shooting up. I have a basa banana in a pot (3.5ft) which I can bring inside. I am hoping that a plastic greenhouse and a couple of old duvets wrapped around the trunk will help them survive the winter.