How is 2017 going to look for you? Whilst idly Googling, I came across the following site.They seem to have some unusual stuff and the prices seem to be quite modest. Buy plants online Flower Bulbs, Alpines, Hardy Tropicals I have just put an order in for rhizomes of the following. The site says that they are all flowering size :- Musa velutina. Grows to about 5 feet, and is supposed to produce small pink bananas in its second year. I currently have one that looks as though its on the verge of dying. So I don't want to pay a lot for a replacement. I suspect that it needs quite a bit of heat over winter - more than my 10C. Cautleya spicata. It's a member of the ginger family and grows to about 3 feet. It is deciduous and grows from a small rhizome. I bought 3 at £1.49 each - not expensive. Curcuma roscoeana. Another member of the ginger family - totally new to me. It looks really pretty. I have seen it described as an easy plant - but I killed another Curcuma over the winter, so I suspect that its not that easy. Globba schomburgkii. Who on earth calls a plant Globba ? Another member of the ginger family that grows to about 3 feet. Also said to be easy to grow (possibly). Again at £1.99 it's surprisingly cheap for something so exotic. Heliconia rostrata. Heliconia is a close relative of Strelitzia, and bananas. It was Googling for a Heliconia that took me to this site. It is certainly one of the most spectacular Heliconia species, but I am not sure that it's the easiest - but you don't get a lot of choice, unless you are visiting Hawaii. Tacca chanterii. This is a picture of my own plant from two years ago, which died on me. I have to thank @longk for the introduction to this fabulous, weird plant. I have tried three times to grow it from seed without success, so this time I am going to try a rhizome. Do tell us what you are going to try in 2017.