The Taxateca's Garden is a small private botanical garden which contains an interesting plant collection of hundreds of species. It was founded on May 17th of 2013 and has an extension of 2.000 square meters.
Below are sorted alphabetically some species that are mantained alive in the garden. All images have been photographed at the garden.
Details: A rare plant endemic to southern Madagascar, which has a carrot-shaped root that allows it to survive periods of drought. It does not resist temperatures below -2º and prefers more or less regular watering throughout the year.
Details: Succulent plant, drought and frost resistant (until -15ºC) that produces a massive flowering in spring. It is native from the high mountains of South Africa.
Details: It is a creeping succulent plant that forms dense clumps above the ground. It has striking leaves because they are covered with stiff hairs. The flowers are yellow, relatively small and only open in full sun. It resists well the lack of water and frosts of up to -5º.
Details: Cushion plant with a spectacular flowering in spring, resistant to -10ºC frosts.
Dendrocalamus sp. (no picture)
Details: It is a large species of bamboo native to tropical areas of Asia. It has stems that exceed 20 m in height and 30 cm in diameter.
Details: It is a slightly succulent plant, which forms dense, large pads in alpine places in southern Bolivia and northern Argentina. It grows very slowly, forms greenish flowers in the warm season and resists dryness and temperatures down to -5º.
Details: It is a plant native to South Africa, which forms nice yellowish flowers during the warm season. It resists well the lack of water and temperatures down to about -10ºC.
Details: It is a species of daisy native to South Africa, which forms bushes up to 1 m high, with numerous flowers practically all year round. It resists dry terrain quite well and withstands temperatures of up to -5º.
Details: It is a carnivorous plant with the ends of the leaves transformed into traps that close quickly when touched by an insect. It grows in permanently humid, acidic and nutrient-poor soils and can withstand temperatures down to -10ºC.
Details: It is a popular shrub grown as an indoor or outdoor plant throughout the globe, due to its aesthetics, resistance to drought, lack of light and its ease of cultivation. It is native to Madagascar and only resists temperatures of about -2º.
Details: A species from the central and eastern Mediterranean that grows during the fall and winter and spends the summer as an underground rhizome. In spring it produces a large, striking dark red flower that imitates a piece of meat. Resists light or moderate frosts.
Details: A species from the Mediterranean region that forms large bulbs. It grows in autumn, winter and spring and loses its leaves in summer, however during the summer it produces a long spike of flowers using the water and energy stored in the large bulb.
Details: It is a South African plant that grows creeping covering large surfaces. In spring it is covered with bright purple-pink flowers. It resists drought and temperatures down to about -10ºC quite well.
Details: A tropical species of carivorous plant of the genus Drosera quite different to other species by its wide and big leaves. It produces dark red flowers.
Drosera pulchella x omisa
Details: It is a tiny carnivorous plant with sticky leaves that trap and digest tiny insects. It grows in permanently moist soils poor in nutrients and needs mild summers and winters to complete the cycle.
Details: A carnivorous plant with sticky leaves that trap and digest insects. It grows in permanently moist soils poor in nutrients and needs mild summers and cold winters to complete the cycle.
Category: Carnivorous plant. Temperature: Light frost resistant. Water: Not allow to dry, demineralized water. Details: Carnivorous plant. Interchange availability: Yes, cuttings.
Details: It is a shrub native to tropical America, which despite being toxic is cultivated in tropical regions around the world for its abundant flowers and nice fruits.