Create Eden with Exotics...
(Angel Trumpet or formerly Datura)
Growing and selling Brugmansia alongside a range of subtropical and exotic plants, including cool growing Orchids.
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Exotic Earth Plants is a specialist supplier of Brugmansia plants (Angels Trumpets or formerly Datura). Our passion for growing the beautiful Brugmansia is primarily due to its status on the IUCN red list as extinct in the wild. We are growing an ex-situ collection of Brugmansia to protect the species as a whole and trying to locate and grow wild forms of the plant. As a Brugmansia Growers International member we are always looking for unique forms of cultivated variants to add something special to the collection.
We hold a private collection of Brugmansia which has been growing since 2016. The collection consists of a selection of single species and cultivated varieties of two species and three species Brugmansia. We also have several special varieties cultivated by Brugmansia Growers International members.
A goal of Exotic Earth Plants is to grow all seven single-species of Brugmansia listed as extinct in the wild by the IUCN Red List. This is harder than it seems as most varieties are not pedigree. We are also growing a selection of two-species Brugmansia and three-species Brugmansia, contributing towards an ex-situ collection to support the species as a whole. In addition, as a member of Plant Heritage we are Plant Guardians of several Brugmansia varieties and are aspiring to hold a national collection of Brugmansia. Brugmansia will be sold online in the Plant Shop and at Plant Fairs around Southwest UK. Please support EEP to promote this lost species by purchasing plants from our shop or plant fairs. Please see our Brugmansia species page for more information.
Cool Growing Orchids
At Exotic Earth Plants we are growing an ex-situ collection of Andean cloud forest Pleurothallid orchids, primarily Masdevallia and Dracula Orchids. These are available to buy and funds generated are supporting our goal to become Patron Members of the Orchid Conservation Alliance and to protect them from becoming extinct in the wild helping OCA to buy the reserve land. This is primarily focusing on Dracula Orchids in South America. Other threatened cloud forest orchids include but not limited to Dryadella, Dichaea, Lepanthes, Porroglossum, Oncidium, Echinorhynch, Scaphosepalum, Pleurothallis. We may also look at these in the future
We grow a selection of other exotic & architectural plants suitable for the UK climate. Inspired by a range of subtropical gardens and with over 10 years experience we also focus on subtropical plants from all over the world including South America, South Africa and Atlantic Islands. Our plants are specially selected to cope with the UK weather and with a little winter protection will bloom year on year. Subtropical plants include, but not limited to, Bananas, Cannas, Ginger Lillies, Echium, Gunnera, Agapanthus, Crocosmia, Colocasia, Abutilon & Lampranthus. Please see the the Plant Shop for more details.