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Tropilab Inc., exporter & wholesaler of medicinal plants, herbs and tropical seeds

All our bulbs, rhizomes and seeds are wild harvested in the Amazon Rainforest of Suriname and 100% organic. This means that they are free of contaminants, such as synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and preservatives, GMO'S (genetically modified organisms) and animal products.
They are thoroughly inspected on quality before being used in the manufacturing process.
TROPILAB® uses GACP guidelines (Good Agricultural and Collection Practices) as proposed by ©EMEA and WHO.

Gingers and Heliconias from Suriname are probably the most beautiful plants in the entire world!
Flabelata There are about 200 to 250 species of Heliconias and at least as many forms or cultivars.
The Gingers are a large family of approximately 1,100 species; they are native to only South - and Central America and a few islands of the South Pacific.
Many have medicinal properties and are applied as such.
Although tropical, they can be grown in the sub-tropics outdoors and in the cooler zones, indoors or in the glass house. Some of the gingers and heliconias are, to some degree, cold hardy.
They are also used as cut flowers.
Gingers and Heliconias propagate through rhizomes and seeds. The seeds are often difficult to germinate and most of the time the plants produce only a very small amount of these.
Pollination of red, yellow, orange and pink heliconias are done by hummingbirds.
Bats pollinate the green heliconias.
Most species are self-compatible.
The aroids propagate through bulbs.
There are special precautions to be taken when planting the rhizomes and bulbs.
Rhizomes and bulbs can weight from one (1) oz up to thirty - two (32) oz.
All of the rhizomes and bulbs we ship are disinfected and, as with all our seeds and medicinal plants, accompanied by a phyto-sanitary* model health certificate issued by the Plant Protection and Quarantine Division of Suriname.
Golden torch If you have specific questions about the database of the rhizomes, and bulbs from aroids, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail.

To check-out the growing conditions concerning minimum temperature in your area, go to the USDA - and the AHS website.

To search MEDLINE citations and additional life science jpurnals, go to the PubMed website of NLM (NATIONAL LIBRARY of Medicine).

For hardiness zones of Europe, Canada and Australia go to these links.

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NOTE: minimum order $10.00, shipping & handling excluded, when ordering online.

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Retail Rhizomes/Bulbs pricelist per December 01, 2020

Common name Botanical name Plant part Price in US$
available Aframomum melegueta Aframomum melegueta rhizome 18.80
available Alpinia galanga Greater galanga rhizome 8.29
available Alpinia purpurata Red ginger rhizome 8.00
available Alpinia zerumbet Shell flower ginger rhizome 8.29

Anthurium Flamingo flower NA NA

Anthurium gracile Anthurium NA NA
available Boesenbergia pandurata Fingerroot rhizome / bulb 8.25

Bromelia alta Bosananas NA NA

Caladium bicolor Caladium NA NA
available Canna indica Indian shot rhizome 7.20
available Cordyline terminalis Ti plant cutting 5.10
available Costus barbatus Spiral ginger rhizome 8.29
available Crinum erubescens Swamp lily bulb 9.60
available Curcuma longa Koenir bulb 6.22
available Curcuma xanthorriza Temu lawak bulb / rhizome 11.00
available Cymbopogon citratus Lemon grass rhizome 7.65
available Dieffenbachia seguine Dumbcane rhizome 8.10
available Dioscorea trifida Napi bulb 8.10
available Heliconia andrew philips Andrew philips rhizome 9.50
available Heliconia arawak Arawak rhizome 20.35
available Heliconia balisier Balisier rhizome 20.35
available Heliconia bihai Lobster claw rhizome 4.25
available Heliconia bihai Lobster claw red rhizome 9.60
available Heliconia flabellata Flabellata rhizome 16.20
available Heliconia gran mama Gran mama rhizome 16.20
available Heliconia marginata Marginata rhizome 23.50
available Heliconia mariae Fire - cracker rhizome 25.40
available Heliconia pogonantha Pogonantha var. holerythra rhizome 23.50
available Heliconia psittacorum Parrot's beak rhizome 7.20
available Heydichium coronarium Butterfly lily rhizome 8.20
available Hippeastrum puniceum Barbatum lily bulb 7.40
available Hippeastrum striatum Barbados lily bulb 7.40
available Hymenocallis occidentalis Crinum lily bulb 7.40
available Maranta arundinacea Arrowroot rhizome 8.90
available Monstera deliciosa Swiss cheese plant cutting 7.10
available Montrichardia arborescens Moko moko rhizome/cutting 9.75
available Musa velutina Heliconia paradise rhizome 16.20
available Musa ornata Bronze banana rhizome 11.00
available Nicolaia elatior Torch lily rhizome 10.70
available Phenakospermum guyannense Big palulu rhizome 21.20
available Rapatea paludosa Rapatea rhizome 8.90
available Ravenala madagascariensis Traveler's palm rhizome 22.10
available Renealmia exaltata Masusa rhizome 8.30
available Sansevieria trifasciata Good luck plant cutting 6.50
available Xanthosoma atrovirens Kimpol bulb 5.20
available Xanthosoma brasilense Tanier spinach bulb 9.50
available Xanthosoma maffaffa Giant taro bulb 8.50
available Xanthosoma sagittifolium Arrowleaf, Elephant ear bulb 9.50
available Xanthosoma violaceum Blue taro bulb 8.50
available Zingiber aromaticum Puyang rhizome / bulb NA
available Zingiber officinale Ginger rhizome 9.00
available Zingiber zerumbet Shampoo ginger rhizome 9.50
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