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).
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
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
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
Toothache Plant - Acmella oleracea is a pretty flowering herb and an interesting addition to any herb garden. Known to attract fireflies and used for a variety of medicinal purposes all over the world.
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
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.
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.
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!)
Bauhinia tormentosa - Yellow bauhinia is a beautiful lush tree reaching a height of up to 4m. The flowers are rich in pollen and nectar and are very attractive to wildlife. According to wikipedia, the roots and bark are used in traditional medicine in Africa and India.
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.
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.
Noni Fruit Tree - Morinda citrifolia - The strong smelling fruit of this tree has been eaten as a famine or even staple food in some cultures. Used in traditional medicine and also widely marketed in many consumer products.
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.