Plants

This is our full range of plants that we grow and supply. Use the search feature on the left to find what you need....its super easy....if you need some plants for shade - simply click on 'shade', or if you live in a cool temperate climate, then make sure 'Temperate' is checked under climate.  Enjoy!



30 to 40cm
Best in dappled light

A low growing plant with a spreading growth habit. A fantastic ground cover which will gently spill out over garden edges or containers. Quite hardy once established. Will grown in areas where there is already a lot of roots from surrounding plants.

From $44.00

Up to 1m
Full sun

A sun loving bromeliad with bright yellow, orange and red tones. If grown in shade, then it will turn green.

1m
Full sun

One of the most impressive of the large Alcantarea bromeliads. Silver upper-sides of leaves, and dark burgundy red undersides.

1m
Full sun

A truly spectacular bromeliad which performs best when grown in full sun. The deep red colour is most predominant during the cooler months of of the year and bit more on the green side during summer. Will grow to 1m width and 1m height in pot or garden.

From $11.00

50 to 80cm
Part shade / shade

A tight clumping elephant's ear with dark green leaves and light green silvery veins. Undersides of leaves and dark burgundy red and stems are pink. A truly beautiful pot plant or under-storey plant in shady yet brightly lit positions in the garden.

1 to 2m
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

From $22.00

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A large upright Alpinia with erect flower spikes. A good landscaping plant.

From $16.50

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

An unusual and incredibly attractive ginger. Grows in shallow water, whether it be dams, ponds or water bowls. Can also be grown in any moist or waterlogged soil. Makes an attractive feature plant with upright tidy foliage with light pink flowers.

From $16.50

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A very hardy native Australian ginger. White shell-like flowers which finally produces clusters of blue berries. Roots and berries were traditionally eaten by Aboriginal people.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A native Australian ginger from the Atherton Tablelands. Similar to Alpinia Caerulea but with burgundy undersides of leaves. A very hardy ginger.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful ginger with white striped foliage and upright shell flowers. A good hardy landscaping plant.

2m
Full sun to part shade

A cold hardy Alpinia which produces pearly pink flowers in Spring. Fairly open and vigorous growth habit.

From $11.00

2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A stunning Alpinia with large upright shell-like flowers. Very tight clumping, with tidy upright growth habit. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy clumping ginger with thick lush foliage with a spicy scent when rubbed. Produces upright shell-like flowers. Great as a lush under-storey filler.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A small ginger with thick lush foliage. The foliage has a spicy scent when rubbed. The compact growth habit makes it ideal for borders or under-storey filler.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

This is the preferred ginger for Thai cooking. Tight clumps of beautiful lush green foliage which produces cream flowers.

30cm
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Part shade to heavy shade

A low growing ginger with striking silver striped foliage which produces pink sprays of flowers in Spring. Alpinia pumila makes a fantastic slow spreading ground cover in shady areas. Very cold tolerant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy cold tolerant ginger which produces large pendulous cream-coloured flowers. A great landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Prefers part shade, but can tolerate full sun if kept moist.

A hardy tight clumping ginger, great as a landscaping plant. Produces hanging flowers in Spring and Summer. Also makes a great pot plant on verandas and patios.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A nice tight clumping Alpinia which produces upright soft pink flowers in Spring.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A hardy landscaping plant with tough variegated foliage. Produces hanging flowers in Spring. Great under-storey filler and pot plant.

1m
Min.temp: Tolerates frost
Grows best in near full sun / part shade.

An unusual and fascinating plant which will have one giant divided leaf atop a mottled fleshy stem. After a few years, it will produce large plum coloured flowers which are highly fragrant. Corms are edible and can be used to treat obesity.

up to 1m
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Part shade / shade

A wonderful, drought tolerant plant with long green leaves with slightly rippled or wavy edges. A fantastic pot plant or feature plant as well as an under-story filler in between larger trees and shrubs.

Up to 1m
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Part shade / shade

A very hardy and beautiful under-story plant. The schlechtendalii has quite broad and rounded leaves. A fantastic plant in pots indoors or on patios.

70 to 150cm
Full sun to part shade

A tall terrestrial orchid with reedy stems, which can grow into large clumps. An easy to grow orchid in gardens which receive full sun. Usually flowers during all of Summer and Autumn.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

A very hardy indoor plant, suitable for indoor pots or shady spots in the garden. It has quite a big root system which is what makes it particularly tough and drought tolerant. Competes well in areas with high competition, ie around palms and bamboo.

50 to 100cm
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Part shade / shade

A cold hardy bird's nest fern suitable for growing in most parts of Australia. Can grow up to 1m wide and 1m high. An easy to look after pot plant or garden plant. The A. antiquum is hardier and more compact than the common bird's nest fern (A. nidus).

50 to 100cm
Part shade / shade

A stunning bird's nest fern with deeply serrated foliage. Can grow to 1m in height and width if conditions are good. An ideal feature pot plant on a shaded patio or courtyard, or as an under-story plant in shady spots in the garden.

From $44.00

12m
Min.temp: 0°C
Full sun to part shade

A green culmed, small leafed bamboo with strong near solid culms. Originates from the Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Traditionally used by the Aboriginal people for didgeridoo making etc.

From $33.00

4m
Min.temp: -7°C
Full sun to part shade

A nice garden bamboo with lush foliage, slightly weeping tops and delicate appearance. Good for screening or small feature.

8 to 10m
Min.temp: -4°C
Full sun to part shade

Similar to B. chungii but smaller. The white bloom covered culms and upright tight clumping growth habit make this bamboo a fantastic feature or screening plant. If you like the Chungii but dont have the space, then this is a great alternative.

10 to 12m
Min.temp: -4°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful ornamental with white bloom covered culms. Great privacy screen or feature.

10m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Straight light green culms with dark green striations which yellow with age. A beautiful feature plant.

8m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Straight green culms with white powdery bloom. Spectacular tight clumping feature plant.

8m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Straight dark green culms with silver striations. An excellent ornamental.

6 to 8m
Min.temp: -9°C
Full sun to part shade

Lemon yellow culms with green striations. Leaves have occasional cream stripes. Culms are upright with branchy lower sections, making it a great screening bamboo. Its lower branches can be pruned to expose the beautiful culms.

4 to 6m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

An incredibly lush and bushy bamboo. Excellent pot plant, small privacy screen or feature.

From $22.00

6m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

An ornamental bamboo with a slightly weeping growth habit. Good for producing shade or as a feature. Can also be used for privacy screening.

3 to 4m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful dense ornamental with cream striped leaves. One of the best hedging bamboos due to the thick and uniform bushy foliage.

10m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

This is the most common black bamboo, and with good reason - the glossy black culms with green striations make this bamboo a fantastic feature plant.

10m
Min.temp: -7°C
Full sun

From $44.00

10m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

An open clumping bamboo with straight ivory striped culms.

20m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Nice looking plant which produces timber which dries to an unusual mottled pattern of brown spots spread over the whole culm. Used extensively in Indonesia for furniture making, where the timber is usually referred to as 'Tiger Bamboo'.

From $22.00

12m
Min.temp: -7°C
Full sun to part shade

Dense clumps, erect culms, tolerates sea breeze better than most.

6 to 7m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

A nice upright, tight clumping bamboo. Great for privacy screens or feature. Dark green culms with white striations.

5m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

Grows into a dense clump making it a good windbreak or privacy screen. Yellow culms with green stripes. As for many of the Multiplexs', they grow best in cooler climates as they tend to be prone to sooty mould if grown in warm, humid, coastal climates.

4m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

One of the most popular small bamboo species. Nice upright, tight clumping bamboo with gold striped culms. Its upright growth habit and tight clumping nature, makes this bamboo a great screening plant in smaller gardens.

8 to 10m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A seriously beautiful bamboo. Very tight clumping, clean smooth culms, lush slightly weeping tops. This particular Nana clone is the one often referred to as the Quail Gardens Clone (San Diego Botanic Gardens).

6 to 7m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A stunning bamboo with very small leaves, tight clumping growth habit and near solid culms. Its a beautiful ornamental and a must have for serious garden enthusiasts.

From $33.00

10m
Min.temp: -5°C
Full sun to part shade

A nice bamboo with straight strong (near solid) culms and edible shoots. It has a very tight clumping growth habit and slightly weeping tops with lush foliage. Some of the culms may have a cream striation on the lower inter-nodes.

From $16.50

15 to 18m
Min.temp: -9°C
Full sun to part shade

A very hardy and fast growing bamboo which forms dense upright clumps. Good for windbreaks and privacy screens and produces great edible shoots.

From $44.00

6 to 8m
Min.temp: -5°C
Full sun to part shade

A great little bamboo which can be used for screening, features, or timber. The culms are near solid, and due to their strength they make great fishing poles, Bali flag poles, etc. It has a very tight clumping growth habit with slightly weeping tops.

6 to 7m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

A nice garden bamboo with green culms and cream striations which age to mottled black. Though not as black as the Lako, it does have a similar appearance, only smaller.

10 to 12m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful ornamental. Straight, branch free lower half with long internodes. Very tidy appearance.

10 to 12m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

This is a 'Gracilis' look-a-like, but larger. Smooth green culms and tidy, upright growth habit makes it a great alternative to the popular Gracilis.

10 to 12m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful straight, thin walled ornamental bamboo. The Glabra is much like the Textilis, but with more predominant white on the lower parts of the internodes giving the plant a stripy appearance.

6 - 7m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful tidy upright bamboo, great for privacy screens or as feature plantings. The smooth clean culms, lush green foliage and general hardiness has earned this bamboo a spot as one the most popular bamboo species in Australia.

20m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Near solid culms and hence very strong timber. Very predominant side-branches on lower parts of culms.

17m
Min.temp: -9°C
Full sun to part shade

Very strong timber. Thick walled.

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6m
Min.temp: -4°C
Full sun to part shade

A nice bushy bamboo with striped basal nodes and small leaves.

12m
Min.temp: -9°C
Full sun

Yellow culms with green striations and cream striped leaves. Being related to the Ventricosa (Buddha's Belly), this bamboo has the potential to develop the short swollen internodes, but it tends to be quite rare and only in certain growing conditions.

6-10m
Min.temp: -9°C
Full sun to part shade

Under harsh conditions, this bamboo develops short swollen internodes - hence its name 'Buddha's Belly'. Not to be confused with 'Giant Buddha's Belly' (B. Vulgaris cv. Wamin).

From $22.00

20 to 25m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

Said to be the most common bamboo in the world. Very adaptive. Good rainforest pioneer. Slightly weeping tops. Very hardy with a reasonably open clumping growth habit.

15m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

Lemon yellow culms with green stripes. Reasonably open clumping with weeping culms.

5 to 6
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A very attractive ornamental with large swollen internodes and weeping culms.

4 to 5m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A smaller version of the popular vulgaris cv. 'Wamin' (Giant Buddhas Belly), but with light green culms with dark green striations. A great ornamental and collectors item.

1m
Filtered sun / shade

A hardy fast growing fern for shady spots in the garden. Its a great filler plant which is sure to add a touch of the tropics to your garden. Silver Lady can also be grown in pots on patios out of direct sun.

60 to 90cm
Can be grown in full sun, but does better in semi shaded spots

A tropical perennial plant with thick fleshy rootlets which are widely used in cooking in Thailand and Indonesia for their aromatic spicy flavour. Can be eaten raw in salads, added to soups and curries, and made into pickles.

From $11.00

40 to 60cm
Part shade / shade

A perennial tuber grown for its colourful foliage. The heart shaped leaves usually have a combination green, pink, red and white. Will die down during the winter months.

From $11.00

50cm
Part shade / Shade

A tight clumping calathea with long wavy-edged leaves which are light green in colour with dark blotches. A great landscaping filler for shady spots in the garden, or ornamental pot plant.

From $11.00

50 to 70cm
Part shade / Shade

The beautifully patterned glossy leaves and clumping growth habit make this a great under-story filler. Best planted in moist, shady gardens with good protection. Also makes a great indoor pot plant.

From $11.00

60 to 90cm
Part shade / Shade

A very popular calathea, both as an under-story plant or indoor pot plant. Spectacular long boldly-striped leaves.

8 to 10m
Min.temp: Tolerates light frosts
Full sun

A medium sized semi-deciduous tree which during summer gets an abundance of long cascading yellow flowers which usually get to 30 or 40cm long. A hardy and drought tolerant tree once established.

6m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Erect light green culms with foliage right down to the ground. Tight clumping growth habit. Great for screening or simply as stunning feature. This bamboo is said to be the bamboo of choice when cooking sticky rice inside bamboo in South East Asia.

3m
Part shade / Shade

A shade loving palm particularly suited to growing in pots either indoors or on patios and verandas. Named 'Bamboo Palm' due to its multi-stemmed growth habit, resembling that of bamboo. A great air-purifying plant for indoor spaces and offices.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with tough green leaves and showy white flowers produced from red cones.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with pinky white flowers on top of green spiralling stems. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A ginger with frilly white flowers on top of red spiralling stems. Stays nice and compact. A good landscaping plant. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A fantastic ornamental ginger with lightly variegated leaves, red stems and frilly white flowers. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A great landscaping plant with stunning variegated foliage and showy white flowers produced from red cones. Deciduous in cool climates.

5m
Min.temp: -12°C
Full sun

A nice tidy upright running bamboo which makes fantastic pot plant or planter box specimens. Will usually get to about 2m tall in pots.

40 to 50cm
Shade

A rare and particularly stunning foliage plant with broad green foliage and vibrant orange-hued petioles and leaf midribs. The bright orange colour remains year-round and really illuminates the center of each plant, and hence its name 'Fire Flash'.

From $5.50

30cm
Part shade / Shade

An easy to grow, small tight clumping plant suitable for borders, surrounding ponds, rockeries, etc. Best in part shade or well lit indoor positions.

From $110.00

3m
Min.temp: -6°C
Part shade

A beautiful ornamental with very small leaves which grow in clusters close to the culm. Quite rare and a must for collectors. Prefers cooler climates.

Up to 5m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

Grow your own coffee! An evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage which produces masses of white flowers in spring, followed by green berries which turn red when maturing in Autumn. Harvestable berries (coffee beans) within 2 or 3 years of planting.

1m
Full sun to part shade

A colourful and vibrant addition to any tropical garden. Fantastic splash of colour when planted in amongst palms and leafy tropicals.

up to 1m
Min.temp: 5°C
Full sun to part shade

From $11.00

1 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A great hardy landscaping ginger with red edible flowers produced from lemon yellow cones.

From $11.00

1.5 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A hardy and cold tolerant ginger with green cones an frilly white flowers.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful hardy and cold tolerant ginger with variegated foliage with snowy white flowers. Has a tendency to revert to solid green leaves - prune away any stems with green leaves to maintain variegations. Good pot plant.

From $11.00

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A highly decorative and unusual Costus with hairy spiraling stems with dark coloured leaves and purple undersides. Flowers rarely but is well worth it just for the foliage.

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1m
Part shade

A small and compact ginger with red bracts and white / pink flowers.

2 to 3m
Prefers part shade

One of the best ornamental gingers. Its large size and showy flowers make it a great addition to any garden. It flowers nearly year round, both from the tops of the stems and from basal stems. Makes a great pot plant for patios and verandas.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The compact growth and year-round flowering makes this a great addition to the garden. Easy to grow in-ground. Makes great pot plants.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Dense clumps of lush spiraling stems. White flowers with yellow centres on green cones.

0.5 to 1m
Medium to heavy shade

A beautiful colour-contrasting understorey plant. Waxy leaves with dark green tops and deep burgundy undersides. White and pink flowers cradled within the dark coloured foliage.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A large costus with bulging nodes giving the stems a bamboo-like appearance. Produces green cones with yellow flowers.

From $11.00

50 to 80cm
Part shade / shade

A small compact costus with bright yellow flowers atop thin spiralling stems with fine hairs. A great under-story ginger for for shady spots in the garden.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Rather tall and slender foliage with yellow flowers.