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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Crotons - Codiaeum varigatum - Crotons vary alot and can feature reds, orange, yellow, gold and green. Patterns vary as do leaf shape. These plants can be a feature, a back drop or be planted alternatively with lush green foliage to create a spectacular effect. All round winners.
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!
Plants for sale: strong rhizome - Galangal Plants are part of the Ginger family Zingiberaceae, which also includes, amongst others, the Ginger plants Alpinia, Hedychium, Curcuma and Zingiber. They are grown for their culinary, decorative and medicinal uses. Supplied as large strong rhizome with strong growth.
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 used to make crackers / biscuits! Drought, frost and salt tolerant, this palm is a survivor!
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.
Flamethrower Palm - Chambeyronia macrocarpa var. watermelon New leaves emerge bright red, and fade to a shiny dark green after a few weeks. This Palm is fairly small which makes it manageable for most gardens; it grows to 7-10m tall. The Flamethrower’s fronds arch very gracefully, and it is self cleaning as an added bonus!
Japanese Aralia - Fatsia Japonica - It is extremely versatile, hardy, and is extremely popular as a house plant, a lush hedge or as a container plant. Cute little white blossoms are quite architectural, floating on the end of tiny stems, it makes great floral arrangements. It will also feed the birds with juicy black berries following flowering.
Lady Slipper - 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.
Syzygium Resilience (Syzygium australe select ) LillyPilly
This is one of the best lillypilly's for your garden! This fast growing, attractive large native shrub has a beautiful compact habit and gorgeous foliage.
Cordyline - Tangelo - Cordylines are perfect for that tropical look. Tangelo is just stunning with lush green leaves with splashes of orange. Tangelo is quite easy to grow and tough, it will reach around 1 metre high when mature
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.
Stripey Mondo Grass- Stunning looking groundcover grows to around 40cm tall. It has white and green variegated foliage. Very easy to grow and low maintenance. Drought hardy & tolerates mild frost. Excellent for borders. Grow in full sun. Young plants
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.
Ivory Cane Palm - Pinanga Coronata / Kuhlii- Very attractive, medium sized clumping palm from the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra. Can grow to around 3-6 meters tall, slim, ringed green trunk with feather shaped leaves. It will produce multiple ivory canes but remains in a nice clump.
Plants for sale: 10-15cm tall, garden ready. Wonderful foliage, purple on one side, dark green on the other. Very hardy, easy plant to grow and will provide colour all year round. Grows Australia-wide, but may burn in frost after which it should recover. Great as a groundcover or feature in a pot.
The variegated Shell ginger is a stunning tropical foliage plant, with green and white variegated leaves. Flowers are very similar to the regular Shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet), but leaves provide colour year round! They are fairly small growing, to around 1.5m tall, forming a clump around 2m wide.
Philodendron - Black Knight- highly attractive philodendron with a clumping rather than climbing habit. With striking dark burgundy / green and almost black leaves it will look amazing as an understory plant in your yard or as a pot plant.
Variegated Peace Lily - A great way to purify the air in your office, house or work space! The Peace Lily is an ideal indoor plant and can be grown in darker spots in the house, as well as shady positions in the garden. The Peace Lily flower is a very simple design, the flowers are pale green at the start then change to snow white with a yellow centre. Foliage is a beautiful variegated green and white. The peace lily grows best in a dark shady spot, it will not tolerate direct sun light. Keep the soil moist, can grow to 90 cms tall and an equal width. It will grow outdoors in tropical areas in filtered light.
Cupid Peperomia variegata - Gorgeous variegated succulent vine! This beautiful branching vine is not too fussy, a perfect house plant that will produce lots of lovely foliage to fill a hanging basket or cascade over a large pot.
Calathea lancifolia - Rattlesnake Plant- A stunning little plant, well suited to pots indoors or shady positions in the garden. This plant is very easy to grow. Provide a shady position, well draining soil with plenty of water and rich in organic matter. If growing as a pot plant indoors, please take this plant outside every couple of weeks to give it a hose off and get rid of dust etc.
Areca Triandra - An attractive, clustering understory palm from tropical & subtropical rainforests in India & South East Asia. Triandra Palms grow to 5m tall, with light green white ringed stems and dark green fronds. Easily grown in the tropics and subtropics. Provide shade when young with moist, well draining soil in a frost free spot. Excellent indoor plant.
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.
Alocasia Ebony - Absolute stunner! It's got that jungle vibe! A must for your house plant collection. Almost black stems contrast with the arrow shaped leaves highlighted with light green veins, silver shadows and overlaid with a touch of silver shine.
Pigeon Pea - Cajanus Cajan (Toor dal, Congo pea, Gungo pea)
We have been growing these super plants for years and they are so good for many reasons! Super popular for those interested in permaculture, biodynamics and survival foods.
A great way to purify the air in your office, house or work space! The Peace Lily is an ideal indoor plant and can be grown in darker spots in the house, as well as shady positions in the garden. The Peace Lily flower is a very simple design, the flowers are pale green at the start then change to snow white with a yellow centre. The peace lily grows best in a dark shady spot, it will not tolerate direct sun light. Keep the soil moist, can grow to 90 cms tall and an equal width. It will grow outdoors in tropical areas in filtered light. Young plants 20-25cm tall
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!
Commonly known as “Bloodleaf”, this beautiful plant is a bushy perennial that has striking foliage setting it apart from the crowds. The heart shaped leaves are a deep crimson colour with pretty pink veins, while the flowers are small and white. It is the leaves that make this plant so eye catching and popular, and.....
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.
Ruffled Fan Palm (Licuala grandis) Very beautiful, dainty palm with a height of aprox 2 m. It originates in South East Asia and is a rainforest understory palm, single trunk and glossy, green whole leaves.