The Garlic Vine (mansoa allicea) is native to Tropical South America. It is named for the garlicky smell of its leaves and flowers, especially when crushed. It is a rare tropical plant, not often seen in gardens or cultivation. Plants available - strong young plants, beautiful roots 20cm tall
Plants for sale: young plants, 30-40cm tall. Light-frost hardy. Foxtail Palm's habitat is the gravel hills on Cape Melville in Cape York. It is a very attractive palm with 2-3m long leaves which grows up to 10m tall with a grey trunk. It produces large orange fruits (about the size of a duck egg!)
This palm was only discovered in the 1970’s and its seeds were always in high demand, the QLD government still has the Foxtail on their endangered species list, even though there are now many of these palms growing throughout the world.
Black Bean Tree, Moreton Bay Chestnut - Castanospermum australe.
During October - November, you will be treated to a gorgeous display of red and yellow pea-shaped flowers 3-4 cm long, amongst the lush foliage. The flowers will attract native birds and bees a-plenty.
Dwarf Date Palm Tree - Phoenix roebelenii. The Dwarf Date Palm is a beautiful, solitary palm which grows to around 3m tall. The old leaves form a Hula skirt around the trunk. Flowers are cream, and are followed by egg shaped, black, edible fruit.
Giant Bird of Paradise - Strelitzia nicolai - Incredibly fast growing in the right position, perfect for a quick screen! Beautiful plant from Natal, South Africa. Tall, striking foliage plant growing up to 6m high and 4m wide. It is evergreen, with multiple stems that form a dense clump. Very hardy with large dramatic leaves for a true tropical effect. Will grow as far south as Melbourne if it is provided a frost-free position. Huge flowers resemble birds’ heads and can be used in floral arrangements. Flowers appear within a year in the right conditions. Excellent indoor and potted plant, even in exposed positions, but provide some shelter from strong winds. Flowers are eye-catching, white and blue. Easy care, mulch garden specimens, provide water as required, and slow release fertilizer in spring and summer.
Triangle Palm (Dypsis decaryi) - Amazing Palm tree with triangular shape and spectacular grey-green foliage. Drought and frost hardy. Fast growing, for gardens and pots. Plants for sale: Strong palms ready to plant out approx 30-40cm tall.
Super interesting air plant to add to your garden! Native to the southeastern United States, Bahamas and Central and South America, it is now well naturalised in Queensland and French Polynesia. This tiny angiosperm (or flowering plant) is in fact an epiphyte and a bromeliad which grows on hanging branches in sun to partial shade. Although grown historically as a packaging material for use in furniture, fibre and insulation, it is now grown as a rare and interesting curiosity for your garden! It looks fantastic draped over a tree limb or growing on your tressis.
An absolutely stunning tree, and one of our own! The Native Frangipani is native to most of the East Coast of Australia, from Sydney to Cape York, and also PNG. Depending on where this tree grows, it usually grows to around 10m in warm/tropical areas of the country, smaller in cooler areas. Foliage is beautiful, glossy deep green up to 15cm long, and flowers are formed in spring. The whole canopy of the tree is covered in sweetly fragrant and yellowy cream flowers which age to a deep orange, and are borne throughout spring & early summer. Plants for sale: 30cm tall
Zanzibar Gem, or 'ZZ' as we like to call it (from Zamioculcas zamiifolia), is a beautiful aroid which is perfect for indoor and low-light conditions. It thrives on neglect and is very drought hardy. Foliage is very glossy, deep green. It is native to Africa.....
Cinnamon Vine - Chinese Wild Yam (Dioscorea opposita). A stylish trailing perennial flaunting small white flowers with a delicious cinnamon scent. Edible roots make the ultimate 'super vegetable'. Ideal for anyone who would like to appreciate all their senses with one plant. Tastes, looks and smells great! Baby Vines with tuber 15-20cm tall.
This Clivia grows up to 45cm tall with stunning orange flowers. Easy to grow. Deep green leaves. They are not frost hardy, but will tolerate some cold conditions. You can also plant them in pots so you can move them around, or dig them up just before the frost. Good for pots, gardens, indoors. Strong Seedlings 15-20cm tall
Dwarf Date Palm Tree (Phoenix roebelenii) Seeds x 20 Beautiful, solitary palm which grows to around 3m tall. The old leaves form a Hula skirt around the trunk. Flowers are cream, and are followed by egg shaped, black, edible fruit. Dwarf Date Palms are best grown in full sun to part shade. Choose a well draining soil. Dwarf Dates are frost hardy to around -5. Seed x 20
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco), Living Fossil! Fascinating plant with thick trunk which branches widely, crown of thick blue-green foliage. Very hardy, frost & drought tolerant. Full sun, and well suited to pots. Plants for sale: 30cm tall
Native Gardenia (Randia Fitzalanii), also known as the yellow mangosteen, is a beautiful rainforest tree, native to the North Coast of Queensland in Australia. Randia fitzalanii grows to around 5m tall, possibly a little taller in some conditions, and makes an excellent small tree for many gardens! Foliage is very beautiful and glossy green, and flowers resemble the flowers of Gardenia’s, which is where the name ‘Native Gardenia’ originates. The flowers are highly fragrant.
Kurrajong Tree - Brachychiton populneus Seeds - 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
Lady Slipper (Euphorbia tithymaloides) - 3 cuttings approx 20cm (no roots) Striking succulent from the Euphorbia family with light green stems in a zigzag shape. 2mx2m. Frost hardy to -5. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant. Pretty bird attracting orange red flowers.
Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) - The Chinese Fan Palm is a beautiful solitary fan palm that will eventually reach 8 -12 meters. With lush fan shaped leaves, this is an absolutely stunning Palm that produces small cream colored flowers then large bunches of attractive blue fruit! Plants available approx 30-40cm tall!
Lady Palms - Rhaphis Excelsa, are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, which grow to 3-4m tall. They have deep green, glossy leaves. Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: approx 20- 25cm tall. (See photo in full description).
Grow a Gymea Lily! Seeds available now! Native Australian plant with stunning, 6m tall, flower spike. Bright red flowers. Frost hardy to -7. Sword like leaves over 1m long and 10cm wide. Gardens, pots, floral arrangements.
Jaboticaba (Myrciara cauliflora) - Brazillian Tree Grape - This native of Brazil is a truely amazing tree! I love cauliflorous trees (trees that grow their fruit on their trunks), well, just because it is so unusual!
Hedychium Luna Moth is a member of the Zingiber (Ginger) family. Hedychium Luna Moth is a beautiful Ginger with highly scented flowers that resemble a moth in flight. It is much sought after due to its attractiveness and the ease with which it can be grown. The white flowers have orange stamens for contrast, making it an attractive addition to any garden. Soil This Ginger plant thrives in moist soil which is sandy, acidic and loamy. The roots lie quite close to the surface of the soil. Conditions Luna moth can grow up to 1.5m Plants for sale: beautiful strong plants, rhizome with new growth Quite cold hardy and can be grown in a temperate climate. Well draining soil in a shady to part shady position.
Parlour Palm Chamaedorea Elegans - Very attractive small palm. Grow to 2m tall. Understory plant, shady sheltered position. Good in pots, gardens, house plant. Cold tolerant. Plants for sale 15-20cm tall.
Heliconia Waxy Red-Sold as Rhizome with new growth.
Showy lush evergreen foliage with red pendulous bracts. The Waxy Red flowers between Autumn and Winter, bringing colour to life in your garden when you least expect it. Perfect for landscaping.
Pigeon Pea - Cajanus Cajan (Toor dal, Congo pea, Gungo pea)
We have been growing these super plants organically for years and they are so good for many reasons! Super popular for those interested in permaculture, biodynamics and organics and survival foods.
Bottle Palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis) is a solitary dwarf palm 3-3.5m tall with a hugely swollen trunk up to 60cm in diameter. Trunks are rounded in young specimens and flatten out a little when it gets older. It has upwardly arching feather leaves (pinnate) on top of a smooth green crown shaft. Leaves grow up to 3m in length. Bottle Palms originate in Round Island but is almost extinct in native habitat. It is however widely cultivated for its unique beauty all around the world. Plants for sale: strong little palms approx 25cm tall
Redneck Palm (Dypsis leptocheilos)
Red, hairy crown shaft. From Madagascar and grows 10m tall. Very easy to grow, grows well as far south as Sydney.
Common names: Redneck Palm, Teddy Bear Palm. Also known as 'Red Neck Palm' Plants for sale: Established seedlings approx 15cm tall (a little bigger than 2nd photo.)
Plants for sale: Creeping 20-30cm long Trachelospermum Tricolor. Make fabulous ground covers, and great for hanging baskets, but can also be trained perfectly to create show-stopping features on a trellis. Also deliciously fragrant, so much so you won't want to walk away from it. Gain maximum rewards in the form of elegance in exchange for minimal and simple love and care.
Canna Pandora - Rhizomes with beautiful new growth. Seductively deep and dark red flowers with attractive evergreen foliage. Easy to love and care for, and can be planted during any season. A great plant to add a tropical theme to your garden.
Furcrea foetida Medio Picta is a beautiful succulent from Central America. It has long leaves, similar to Agave plants, with amazing colour which would provide an eye catching feature in the garden. Leaves are variegated, white with green stripes and outlines.
Furcrea foetida Medio Picta grows to approximately 1.5m tall and wide, and does not produce a trunk. The foliage doesn’t have any spikes or sharp edges and is therefore excellent for use around path ways and gardens. It will provide colour year round in the garden!
Blonde Flamethrower Palm - Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. hookeri Cream to yellow crownshaft on the blonde version. New leaves emerge bright red, and fade to a shiny dark green after a few weeks. Some people believe new leaves on the Blonde Flamethrower Palm are redder than leaves on the standard Flamethrower Palm. This Palm is fairly small which makes it manageable for most gardens; it grows to 7-10m tall. The Blonde Flamethrower’s fronds arch very gracefully, and it is self cleaning as an added bonus!For more plant info click on title or 'product details'.Supplied as: plants, approx 30cm tall
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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
One of our favourites! A beautiful tree from the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia) family which produces big banana-like foliage. Foliage arranges itself in a fan-shaped form. Though technically not a palm tree, it is often called one because of the short palm-like trunk & foliage. It grows 7-15m tall. The Travellers Palm produces white flowers, followed by brown fruits. Seeds are a wonderful blue colour. It derives its name ‘Travellers Palm’ from the fact that it collects and holds rainwater in its leaf folds and flower bracts. Thirsty travellers knew to seek out this tree to collect water. Ravenala madagascariensis is a stunning tropical plant and would act well as a feature plant, or as back drop for other tropical plants. It is often used to line driveways and property entries, for which the fan shape lends itself very well. Plants for sale: 50-60cm tall. These plants are best in the ground, they do not look their best in pots as they are so fast growing. These are not the most beautiful plants, but they are extremely hardy and fully ready to go into the ground and take off. Good root systems!
Parlour Palm Chamaedorea Elegans - Very attractive small palm. Grow to 2m tall. Understory plant, shady sheltered position. Good in pots, gardens, house plant. Cold tolerant. Plants for sale: Established 30-40cm tall.
The Orchid Tree (Bauhinia Varigata) - Large, fragrant, pink to purple flowers resembling orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong. Plants for sale: Seedling trees approx 25-30cm tall
Plants for sale: Rhizome (usually with beautiful new growth). Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) is a cold hardy ginger growing as far south as Melbourne, it has flowers that resemble sea shells which are white with pink tips, flowering in spring and summer in the cooler areas and all year round in the warmer parts of Australia, prefers morning sun and will grow in semi shade it can also be used for a screen plant. Grows up to 2 meters + the ginger likes rich organic soil in a moist well drained position and will tolerate dry conditions once established, can also be grown in a container but not as an indoor plant. When you receive your rhizomes plant them in a pot until established, plant the rhizomes with the new shoots/stem/buds pointing upwards no more than 3-4 cm under the soil with the shoots or buds above the soil, water thoroughly and then do not water again until the soil feels dry, keep moist when shoots start to grow. Use slow release fertilizer and keep the pots in a warm shady position until the leaves unfold then your ginger can be planted into your garden.
Stunning plant with white and green upper leaves and beautiful purple colour underneath. Handles cold to about 0 degrees for a short amount of time. Spreading, will create a beautiful bushy patch in a very short amount of time. Non-invasive. Best in a shady to part shaded position, in moist fertile soil.
Saltbush is now popular as an Australian Bush food with the dried leaves offering a salty substitute! They are great to sprinkle over breads, used in meals such as pasta or even in dukkah. Leaves can also be used as bed or wrap for grilled meat or vegetables. The foliage does make a lovely hedge or you can do what I have done and add it to my herb garden ( keep it trimmed!)
Red Pineapple Plant - Ananas bracteatus -Native of South America, fabulous ornamental with red edible fruit and prickly leaves that make a great security border! Tough and drought hardy, red fruit and violet flowers.
Neoreglia Lipstick is lower and more broader than other Bromeliads, it has broad flat leaves that forms a shallow depression at the centre of the plant. Will grow in most parts of Australia. Plants for sale: 20-30cm tall
Plants for sale: approx 25-30cm long. The Rangoon Creeper is a very beautiful tropical plant. It is a vine with a shrubby habit, and has gorgeous flowers which start out white, and age to pink and then a deep red. Fragrance is wonderful, very strong and exotic, a cross between ‘fruity, sweet and coconut’. It is often at its most fragrant at night and in early mornings. Flowers are long and tubular, form stunning clusters which hang down from the.....
The Deep Purple Orchid Tree (Bauhinia Purpura) - Large, fragrant, deep purple flowers resembling orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong. Plants for sale: Seedling trees approx 25-30cm tall
White Orchid Tree (Bauhinia Alba) - Coming Soon! Large, fragrant, snow white flowers resembling orchids, which is where the common name originates from, and are absolutely stunning. Leaves are large and shaped like a butterfly. The Orchid Tree is native to Asia, and it is the emblem of Hong Kong. Plants for sale: Seedling trees approx 25-30cm tall
Plants for sale: Rhizome (currently 30cm tall growth, which will be pruned right down to help them travel better). 1-2 stems. These plants are grown from rhizome, not seed, so they have a much stronger root system, and once they have established themselves will grow much faster than tubestock! These plants will be 2m tall within a year if you provide the right conditions. Note they may take a few weeks to re-grow, but then they will be off like a rocket.
Tiger Grass is a great, fast growing screening or feature plant. It looks like a dwarf Bamboo, growing to around 2m tall and forming clumps 1m wide. Handles short periods of frost and....
Plants for sale: small, aprox 30cm tall. The Atherton Palm is an attractive, medium sized feather palm. It is either solitary or clumping up to about 8m tall. It’s native to north Queensland’s’ rainforests and likes a warm, sheltered and moist spot. Very easy and attractive for the garden, and grows well as far south as Sydney.
Plants for sale: small, 20-40cm tall. Sabal Minor originates in the low lying areas of south-eastern America. It is a low growing palm, which normally grows up to about 1 meter, but can grow up to 2,5 max. It typically has no more than 10 leaves, but it can live up to 400 years old. Sabal Minor has a short trunk (up 30cm in diameter), but usually appears trunkless due to its subterranean trunk which actually grows down into the soil. It has blue green costa palmate leaves (‘stiff shredded fan shaped leaves’).
Cardboard Palm (Zamia furfuracea) Member of the Cycad family (Cycad is Greek for ‘palm’, as most Cycads bear resemblance to palms). It is native to the warm sandy coastal plains of Mexico. It’s a very distinctive cycad with thick, felty leaves up to 1.2m long that emerge from the middle of the plant, forming a rosette. When grown in bright light, the rosette becomes a 1m high clump of tightly overlapping that can (although slowly) grow to 1.8m in diameter. The leaves are slightly fuzzy and feel a bit like cardboard when rubbed. Foliage emerges from a thick fleshy trunk that serves as water storage in drought.Plants for sale: Strong seedlings, 20-30cm tall.