Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya, 

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Pescky Meeses

All winter we have had the electric seed raising bed warming our precious crop of germinating plants. It helps the seeds but keeps the rest of the hot house at a nice temperature as well. Unfortunately the mice like it too. They burrow down into the warm potting mix and make a right old mess. Mel came up with a great way to discourage them though. She puts


cotton wool here and there and every other day applies a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Not only does the hot house smell wonderful but the mice don't seem to like it and haven't been a problem since.

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