Buy Australian native plants at Lush Plants Australia! Stunning natives such as Graptophyllum, Hymenosporum, Native Ginger to the much sought after Gumby Gumby! Native plants of Australia include tropical plants, we have a range of tropical plants which are native to Australia.
Macarthur Palm (Cluster Palm, Hurricane Palm) is a beautiful and elegant palm . Native to North Queensland, it thrives on neglect when grown in the tropics & subtropics. In cooler areas it is best grown indoors or in a greenhouse.
Golden Penda was the theme plant for Expo 88 and is also the floral emblem for Cairns. It can grow up 15 meters tall and has golden yellow spheres that can grow 15cm in diameter that attracts nectar feeding birds.
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 - 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
The Scarlet Fuchsia Shrub, Graptophyllum excelsum, is one of our beautiful Australian native plants. Handles light frost! It occurs naturally in the top of North Queensland, and a small patch in Coastal Central Queensland. This shrub really stands out amongst other shrubs and plants – Before it flowered it never caught my eye, but when this shrub is in flower it is a true attention-drawer.
Grevillea baileyana - This stunning tree has large, glossy leaves with a rusty tinge to the undersurface making a stunning contrast. It is complemented by sprays of honey-scented cream coloured flowers in spring / summer.
The Australian Fan Palm is one of Australia's most beautiful native palms. It originates from the North Queensland Rainforests, from north of Townsville to Cape York. The Australian Fan Palm has very large round fan leaves and is best grown in a shady spot. Leaves will be greener in deeper shade but does need some light to grow. As the Aussie Fan Palm grows taller it will, in its natural habitat, receive more sun and will handle full sun when it outgrows the other trees. For more plant info please click on title or 'product details'. Photo of mature palm, online plants for sale: Seedlings approx 30cm tall
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
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
Callistemon - Wildfire; We love Callistemons! It is such a joy to see the birds drinking up the sweet smelling nectar in the Spring.
Wildfire is true to name! Firey red bottlebrush flowers bloom enmass to create a magnificant display.
Foxtail Palm - 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.
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
Fraser Island Vine (Tecomanthe hillii) - Plants for sale: Vine approx 30cm- 40cm long. Fraser Island Vine (Tecomanthe hillii) The Fraser Island Vine, as its name suggests is native to Fraser Island in South Queensland, Australia. However, it has also been spotted on the mainland in South-East and North-East Queensland. It is a woody evergreen that belongs to the Bignoniaceae family. It is extremely rare and can only found in Queensland. This unusual and attractive perennial is subtropical and definitely would be a wonderful feature plant adding a tropical feel to any garden. It is fairly easy to manage and maintain. You can even train it to climb supports, trellises, archways, verandas, fencing and even trees. It is pretty versatile, but so extraordinarily special, it’ll have all your guests asking where they can get one of their own.
Alpinia arundelliana - Wavy Leaf Ginger. Beautiful Native Ginger, well suited as an understorey or shaded / semi shaded postition in the garden. This very hardy, compact Ginger will grow to around 1m tall and produces lovely pink flowers and blue berries in mid to late Summer.