Taro - Bun Long is a tropical perennial plant native to Asia and India. It is a vigorous, fast growing plants which is grown for its edible tuber. Taro is best grown in a warm, frost free position. In warm parts of the country it can be planted year round, but in cooler parts it's best to plant in spring. Taro performs best with plenty of water.
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 wonderful 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, reliably sourced as quality stock - approx 30-35cm tall
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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!)
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'.
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.
Miracle Tree - Moringa Oleifera Seeds - Also known as the horseradish or drumstick tree. A fast-growing tree native to the southern foothills of the himalayas, its leaves have been used as part of traditional medicine for centuries, and as a food source for at least 4,000 years.
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.
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.