In a semidesert province as Las Tunas, a shop of ornamental plants seems a chimera. Carlitos and Fernán, the owners, have made of their home the habitat of ferns, taros, sneezewort yarrows, purslanes… plants that require sunlight as well as shade-tolerant and intermediate shade-tolerant plants.
Verde Oasis (Green Oasis) offers more than fifty kinds of cacti –the plant that identifies Las Tunas (it is even the logo carried by the members of the local baseball team).
If apart from a little garden you like the company of fish, you will find, cheaply priced, goldfish and other tropical species, fish tanks of different sizes as well as flowerpot holders for you to grow orchids, or bonsai if you’d rather, with your own hands.
Written by: Adriana Marcelo
Translated by: Beatriz Rodríguez