Buy Lush Foliage Plants Online at Lush Plants Australia. Foliage Plants provide that lush green backdrop, or colour and texture. Lush foliage plants can be used to create overhead protection for understory plants. We have a beautiful range of lush foliage plants.
The Pemba Palm is a fast growing palm from Pemba, a small island of the coast of Africa. It grows up to 12m tall and has beautiful deep green, bamboo-like, ringed trunks. It is similar to Dypsis lanceolata.
This is a wonderful little groundcover from South Africa. It has succulent, thick green leaves which are covered in Leopard spots. The spots are a dark green to almost black, and the colour tends to be enhanced (e.g. darker spots on the foliage) in a shady spot and over winter.
Plants for sale: healthy young plants approx 25cm high - Syngonium White Butterfly is a stunning, variegated vine/climbing plant. It is one of the very best plants for indoors or pots, grown up a totem pole or cascading down in a hanging basket. This plant is an extremely fast growing and is incredibly hardy.
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.
Graceful small palm to 2-3m tall with bamboo-like long slender stems. Native to Mexico and Central America where is grows as an understory palm. The plant naturally spreads by offshoots similar to Bamboo. The Bamboo Palm is frequently used indoors; it is tolerant to low-light areas and is low maintenance.
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.
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.
Duranta Lorentzii (Vanilla scented Duranta) - Seriously amazing vanilla scent! Gorgeous lush lime green evergreen shrub! The sparkling white blooms smell of sweet vanilla and so attractive to bees and butterflies.
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.
Rubber Plant - Ficus Elastica - Ruby; Yes! This is the very popular indoor plant - the Rubber Plant! This particular variety has subtle variegations to make the display even more special. Ficus elastica is a dream, with gorgeous glossy leaves and easy to care for! Ficus elastica is a tropical plant from north-east India and south to Indonesia.
Syngonium - Moonlight, Moonlight is a dense, compact plant with a nice rounded look. This makes it very suitable as a house or office plant with lots of lovely symmetrical branching leaves. It looks great as a table centrepiece!
Travellers Palm - 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: approx 30cm tall. These plants are best in the ground as they are fast growing. These are not the most beautiful plants, but they are extremely hardy and 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 approx 30cm tall.
Schefflera elegantissima - Aralia elegantissma, Schefflera elegantissima have beautifully textured foliage, with deeply serrated leaflets and stripey stems. The light feathery texture of the plant brings a lightness to spaces and these plants nest very nicely amongst other house plants with their openness and texture.
Plants for sale: rhizome (rootstock) with new growth. The edible vegetable Arrowroot is a very hardy plant from the Canna family. Canna is very easy and fast growing and is an excellent food plant to grow year-round in any frost-free garden of Australia, or it can be dug up before frosts hit & replanted in spring in colder climate gardens.
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy or Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures) - Such beautiful coloured foliage! Variegated plant with attractive leaves in varying shades of green and gold. Despite the name (and despite a few old wives tales about bad luck) Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
Dwarf Snake Plant - Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii
Are you a plant killer? Well, good luck with this one! This little beauty is tough, in fact, it prefers if you forget to water it most of the time. Improves the air!
Epipremnum Aureum - Devil's Ivy - Marble Queen - Hard to find variety with attractive leaves with gorgeous white and green marbled leaves - Amazing! Devil’s Ivy is a popular houseplant as it requires little maintenance and keeps its variegated colour despite poor conditions. In the wild Epipremnum can grow up to 40 feet long-but as a potted plant it will trail to only about 8 feet.
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.
Agapanthus - Black Magic, READY SOON! Agapanthus are an elegant, classic and architecturally pleasing plant. Black magic is a stunning deep purple variety, even more beautiful than the classic powder blue. They are perfect for mass plantings, divideable, hardy, tolerant to cold and drought and generally low maintainence.
Zamia integrifolia (Coontie Palm)- This amazing palm was harvested almost to extinction in the USA in the 1800's, thousands of plants were harvested from the wild and their roots processed into a type of arrowroot powder. Drought, frost and salt tolerant, this palm is a survivor!
Japanese Aralia - Fatsia Japonica - Spidersweb, also known as Paper Plant or Fatsia Japonica, has long been a favourite for gardeners. Spidersweb is a rarer variegated variety with an amazing "spiderweb" variegation that looks incredible!
Plants for sale: Lobster Claws (Heliconia rostrata): Supplied as Rhizome with new growth. An outstandingly brilliant show of colours from this flawless perennial. Suitable for tropical landscapes, or indoor growth. Makes exceptional cut flowers.
Bamboo Ginger - Alpinia luteocarpa, Gorgeous decorative clumping ginger. Similar colouration as the Native Alpinia red backed ginger.
Small white flower is produced, but this plant is generally grown for its amazing foliage.