We stock a great range of Palms and Cycads. Different stock is available at different times. We sell Flamethrower Palm, Australian Fan Palm, Foxtail Palm, Lepidozamia and rare and unusual palms when we can source / propogate them.
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.
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.
Lady Palms - Rhaphis Excelsa, are very elegant, graceful multi stemmed palms, which grow to 3-4m tall. They have deep green, glossy leaves. Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and soil types. Lady Palms are quite cold hardy, handling temperatures as low as -5C. Plants for sale: approx 20- 25cm tall. (See photo in full description).
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!
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 20cm tall
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!
Ponytail Palm - Beaucarnea - Ponytails are a very interesting plant that have a massive swollen base to their trunks. Trunks can reach 3 meters in diameter and the tree 9m tall. They are native to the dry, desert regions of Mexico and Southern United States. They make a hardy and interesting pot plant for many years as they grow large enough for their final garden position. Strong established root approx 30cm tall, beautiful plants.
Sabal Minor originates in the low lying areas of south-eastern America. It is a low growing and slow growing palm, which normally grows up to about 1 meter, but can grow up to 2,5 max. It typically has no more than 10 leaves, but it can live up to 400 years old. Sabal Minor has a short trunk (up 30cm in diameter), but usually appears trunkless due to its subterranean trunk which actually grows down into the soil. It has blue green costa palmate leaves (‘stiff shredded fan shaped leaves’).
Lipstick Palm seeds. A brilliantly, almost unbelievably vivid red trunk & crown shaft, found in lowland coastal swamps in SE Asia. It’s a medium sized, to about 6m, clumping palm. One of the most spectacular and colourful tropical palms and extremely popular as garden and landscaping plant.
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.
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.
Dwarf Date Palm Tree - Phoenix roebelenii. The Dwarf Date Palm is a beautiful, solitary palm which grows to around 3m tall. The old leaves form a Hula skirt around the trunk. Flowers are cream, and are followed by egg shaped, black, edible fruit.
Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco), Living Fossil! Fascinating plant with thick trunk which branches widely, crown of thick blue-green foliage. Very hardy, frost & drought tolerant. Full sun, and well suited to pots. Plants for sale: 30cm tall
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.
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
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.
Cascade Palm (Chamaedorea atrovirens) - Mexican Hat Palm. Fantastic palm for indoors. Will also grow well in gardens in the tropics and subtropics. Available plants 20-30cm tall.
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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. Plants for sale: strong little palms approx 25cm tall
Plants for sale: 30-40cm tall. This is a fairly small palm, only growing up to 5m tall, with beautiful bright green feathery foliage, similar to the Foxtail Palm. Its overall appearance is very similar to the MacArthur Palm which is very popular for use in landscaping. The PNG Cluster Palm can be solitary or clustering, and is suitable as indoor palm, as well as....
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.
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. Usually grown with multiple plants in a pot or spot, although the plant itself 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.
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!
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.