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Aphelandra sinclairiana - Panama Queen - a very rare plant with extremely tropical look, fragrant flowers of unusual color combination: orange and pink.

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Trachycarpus latisectus - Windamere Palm This recently-found and now officially described palm is one of the most exciting new discoveries for temperate area palm enthusiasts. It has large, robust, nearly circular, fan-shaped leaves like a Livistona. It sheds them naturally, leaving a smooth, slender trunk. It grows fast and easily and withstands snow and heavy frosts, coming, as it does, from high altitudes up to 2400m (8000ft), but it is equally suitable for sub-tropical climates.

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In the heart of London, Christine created a micro rain forest of hardy, shade resistant plants in her backyard. For more, see "The Reluctant Gardener: Christine's Oasis in London." Photograph by Christine Hanway.

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OMG...LOOOOVE IT....WONDERING MAKEING <3 WIT UR PARTNER IN HERE WOULD BE THE BOOMB...WILD GIRL;)

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Commonly known as upright elephant ear, Alocasia macrorrhiza's glossy, bright green leaves add an exotic look to beds, borders and pots. The big paddle-shaped leaves are held upright to shed water and

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