Indian Snap Ginger - Alpinia Calcarata; Native to India, this is a hard to find alpinia variety and quite different from Alpinia nutans or mutica. Commonly used as a medicinal plant in Sri Lanka. The leaves are dull dark green and lighter underneath, narrow foliage with quite an upright habit.
Native to Africa and surrounding regions. Aloe Vera is famous for is medicinal properties especially for burns by using the inner flesh on the plant. Aloe vera can grow to around 40cm tall. Leaves are dark gray to green and edged with tiny blunt teeth. Leaves are reddish in full sun to bright green in shade. Flowers are orange.
Cassava - Tapioca, Manihot esculenta Cassava root is a major source of carbohydrates, and is a very important food plant for developing countries. It will grow just about anywhere in subtropical and tropical areas, in drought and poor soils. Roots are also rich in Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin C.
Aloe Vera Barbadensis var. "Vera" Sweet - Yellow flower. There are hundreds of varieties of aloe. We have sourced the popular yellow flowered aloe vera. (We also stock the standard Aloe Vera Barbadensis (orange flower).
Okinawa Spinach - Gynura crepioides or bicolour- Awesome! Edible landscaping, this beauty looks great and tastes great and good for you! Healthy strong young plants approx 20-25cm tall - Looking fabulous
Malabar Chestnut (Pachira aquatica / glabra) a stunning tree. Foliage is shiny deep green, with lighter green new growth. Leaves are palmate, or finger-shaped. It gives away its distant relative - the Boabob with a distinctive swollen trunk base. This makes it very suitable as a bonsai or house plant, as well as a beautiful shade tree for parks, gardens and bush blocks.
Fiji Fan Palm (Pritchardia pacifica) is a stunning palm native to Tonga. With large flat stiff rounded leaves, they were traditionally used as fans for the chiefs of the village. Reaches a height of 5-10 metres, this tropical palm tolerates coastal spray. Palms for sale: approx 30-40cm tall
Kurrajong - Very drought hardy Australian native tree which grows 5-15m tall. Seeds, leaves, flowers and roots are edible, and fibre from the bark was traditionally used to make rope and nets. Frost hardy to -5, possibly lower. Extremely adaptable to any position, suitable as feature tree, shade tree, canopy tree, emergency stock fodder
African Mahogany - Khaya senegalensis is a high value hardwood tree, versatile, and a native of Africa. Tough, highly adaptable and valuable. Utilised in traditional medicine for a wide variety of ailments.
Pittosporum angustifolium / Pittosporum Phylliraeoides or Gumby Gumby Tree - Also known as: Weeping Pittosporum, Butterbush, Cattle Bush, Native Apricot, Gumbi Gumbi, Cumby Cumby, Meemeei and Berrigan. Gumby Gumby has been long used by the Aboriginal people of Australia as a medicinal plant. It has now been researched and recognised by western science, and is still being explored for its many uses as a medicinal plant. Seedling trees, approx 30-35cm tall
Turmeric is one of the most useful plants you can add to your garden. It is a member of the ginger family and native to S.E. Asia. It is an edible plant and used in many Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, but is also incredibly ornamental. It grows to around 1m tall with big, lush, green foliage and a stunning white flower. Just growing it for the flower is worth it.
Betel Leaf - The ever talented, ever useful, evergreen perennial, flaunting dark green glossy heart shaped leaves which can be eaten cooked or raw (perhaps in a salad or as a wrap) but can also be used for health and medicinal purposes. This is most definitely an important member of the Piperaceae family, which you would be proud to welcome in to your garden. For those looking for more than 'just another plant'.