Plants



1 to 4m
Part shade / Shade

An easy to grow and cold tolerant philodendron with a slow climbing tendency. Stems and new emerging leaves are bright red which darken as they get older. If allowed to grow up a tree trunk or palm, it will add a fantastic rainforest feel to your garden.

Part shade / Shade

A very rare and unusual philodendron with silver, almost metallic-looking foliage. Has a strong climbing habit, so needs a post, log, trellis, or tree to grow on. Makes great indoor displays or window plant.

From $11.00

50 to 80cm
Full sun to part shade

This plant creates a tropical feel in any garden. Lush, compact, tidy growth with glossy lobed leaves. Great as an understory filler or mass planted in feature gardens or borders. Grows well in pots, provided they are positioned in bright, well lit areas.

20m
Min.temp: -20°C
Full sun

A large running bamboo with excellent quality timber and shoots. Native to China, this species is the most common source of bamboo timber in China for manufacturing and bamboo textiles. Grows best in temperate climates, or cool sub-tropical regions.

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

A beautiful black stemmed running bamboo. A great bamboo for large pots and planter boxes. Grows best in Temperate climates - so best suited to southern parts of Australia.

Part shade

Bring the the deep tropical rainforest look to your backyard. Attach to any tree, log, palm or wall. We sell these in pots. Remove pot and tease out the roots, then use a wide strap or strip of shadecloth to tie to tree or log.

0.5m
Min.temp: -10°C
Full sun to part shade

An outstanding low growing running bamboo with golden green foliage . A great bamboo for pots and planter boxes, or planted in ground as a ground cover.

1.8m
Part shade

Tough foliage plant with purple backed leaves and unusual wheat coloured flowers. A beautiful accent plant in any tropical garden or pot plant on patio or verandah.

30 to 40cm
Full sun to part shade

A compact and bushy small grass, excellent for edging around rock gardens and is especially good around ponds where it gets plenty of water.

50cm
Full sun to part shade

A nice soft grass which grows in tight clumps. Great for borders, rock gardens, around ponds and water-features.

60 to 80cm
Full sun

Clusters of highly fragrant showy white flowers rise from clusters of grass like clumps during summer and autumn. Very popular among florists as cut flowers, traditionally used in wedding bouquets. Can be grown in garden or in pots in full sun.

3 to 4m
Min.temp: Tolerates quick light frosts
Part shade

A very attractive slow growing multi-stemmed palm with large fan shaped leaves. A fantastic indoor pot plant. In tropical and subtropical climates it can be grown in sheltered positions in the garden.

30cm
Full sun to heavy shade

A 'Mother-in-Law's Tongue' cultivar with short stiff compact leaves which are silvery green and heavily banded with yellow. Very hardy ground cover plants or indoor potted specimen. Requires very little maintenance and grows very well in shade.

12m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

A thin walled bamboo with erect green culms and large leaves. A beautiful ornamental with a distinct tropical look.

12m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

The epitome of tropical gardens. Erect bright yellow culms with green stripes and large yellow striped leaves. Very beautiful.

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

An unusual looking bamboo with long pendulous culms which tend to splay out over the surrounding area. Looks great when allowed to drape over river banks, rock ledges, etc. If there is a nearby tree or rock wall, the culms can have some climbing tendency.

15m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

Thin walled beauty with yellow culms and green stripes.

8m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

A fantastic ornamental bamboo. The slightly rough green culms with slender weeping tops makes this bamboo a great centerpiece.

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

A nice smaller, green culmed, bushy bamboo with large leaves. Great as a small feature or privacy screen. Long, thin-walled internodes used for flute making.

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

An ornamental, tight clumping bamboo with long internodes.

15m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun

A beautiful ornamental. The culms sheaths tend to stay attached to the culms which gives the bamboo a stripy appearance. The timber is thin walled and straight.

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

A small weeping bamboo. Tends to continuously flower, though seeds are rare.

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

This is a native Australian bamboo with straight upright culms and branchless lower section. Being tight clumping this bamboo creates a good screen for areas with limited space.

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

A nice, tight clumping garden bamboo with straight culms, branch free lower part and nodding tops, useful timber and edible shoots.

1 to 1.5m
Min.temp: -10°C
Full sun to part shade

A particularly unique small running bamboo with small oval shapes leaves. A great bamboo for pots and planter boxes. Resistant to the mites which plague so many of the running bamboo species.

From $22.00

1 to 2m
Min.temp: -10°C
Part shade

A fantastic bamboo for planter boxes, troughs and pots. The long thin elongated leaves gives the bamboo a really great look. Does best in slightly shaded areas. This is a running (spreading) bamboo, so best for planting in containers or planter boxes.

50 to 70cm
Part shade / shade

A very popular indoor pot plant grown for its lush dark green foliage and showy white flowers. A good indoor plant or office plant, capable of removing toxins from the air. Grows easily in garden beds in filtered light.

40 to 50cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

A fairly easy to grow landscaping plant and ornamental pot plant. Grows best in well drained soil in partly shaded positions. Will flower almost year-round in warm climates. May die down during winter in cool climates.

5 to 6m
Min.temp: 5 degrees
Full sun to part shade

The Nicolai is the large form of the common 'Bird of Paradise'. Nicolai wil grow to about 6m tall, and is very hardy and reasonably drought tolerant. Great as a two-storey screening plant in suburban gardens.

1m
Min.temp: Tolerates light frost
Full sun to part shade

A well known Aussie garden favourite. A very hardy plant that produces the easily identifiable flowers. Tolerates full sun to part shade and copes well in areas with lots of competition from surrounding plants (ie. around palms and bamboo).

From $14.50

50 to 100cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / shade

Evergreen dark green foliage with light-green tones and reddish-brown undersides of the leaves. A great landscaping plant or indoor pot plant.

50 to 100cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / shade

Brighten up dull corners of your garden with this dramatically coloured Stromanthe. Dark green leaves with white variegations and pink undersides of the leaves. A great landscaping plant or indoor pot plant.

1.5m
Part shade

A great under-story filler plant in tropical gardens. Large light green leaves and masses of small orange bracts produced during summer and autumn. In Peru and Equador, the leaves are often used to wrap food in cooking.

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

Tight clumping ornamental with slightly weeping culms, very fine leaves and edible shoots. The solid or near solid culms makes it a good strong timber bamboo.

13m
Min.temp: -4°C
Full sun

Tight clumping ornamental with very fine leaves and edible shoots. Very erect. The solid or near solid culms makes it a good timber bamboo. This clone is much like Clone 1, except larger and more erect.

2.5 to 3.5m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful plant that looks like bamboo but is actually a perennial grass. It is very tight clumping which makes it a good screener or feature plant.

Good light

From $25.00

Orangy-red and purple flowers. Loves shade and good moisture.

30 to 40cm
Part shade

An outstanding small bromeliad which produces bright pink bracts or quills during summer, with small blue or mauve flowers. Can be grown in pots, atop logs and rocks, or as a ground cover in part shade areas (protected from hot afternoon sun).

From $20.00

Good light - shade (No direct sun)

Beautiful silvery plant. Good light to shade - good air movement - SPECIAL

2 to 5m
Min.temp: 5°C
Part shade

The vanilla vine is actually a climbing orchid which produces the valuable vanilla pods. Quite large green/yellow flowers are produced which must be hand pollinated in order for them to produce the vanilla pods.

3 to 4m
Full sun to part shade

A fast growing hardy shrub with large glossy leaves. A fantastic screening plant between neighbours. Can be pruned to desired shape and height. Fragrant flowers during Summer which also attract birds. Tolerant to high wind and light frost.

Up to 10m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy, slender, tall and compact growing Australian native Palm perfect for lining driveways, fence lines and for creating a small but striking top canopy in tropical gardens. The foxtail palm is self-cleaning, with bright, feathery foliage.

1 to 2m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

A wonderful pot plant or under-story filler with large dark green leaves with black veins on the back. The stems are dark purple/black with a white residue covering. The plant is often cultivated for its edible roots and leaves in parts of the tropics.

70 to 100cm
Full sun to part shade

A very robust landscaping plant which will grow in full sun to part shade. The leaves are long and tend to remain horizontal (especially if grown in shade) with rounded leaflets which are particularly stiff and thick with a furry texture.

60 to 80cm
Heavy to medium shade

The thick glossy leaves and compact growth habit makes this a fabulous indoor pot plant or under-storey filler in the garden. The popular slogan 'Thrives on Neglect' sums it up - it doesn't need much water or light. Suitable for 'brown thumbed' people.

50cm
Full sun to part shade

A long flowering perennial with white trumpet shaped flowers from late winter to early summer. Plant in moist soils, bogs or shallow ponds.

30 to 40cm
Full sun to part shade

A small plant with grassy looking strappy foliage which produces flowers during Spring right through to Autumn. It oftens tends to produce new flower after a good rain - hence the name. Great for borders or mass plantings. Can also be grown in pots.

From $22.00

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Produces small light green cones which age to bright red. Usually deciduous during winter.

0.5 to 1m
Part shade / Shade

The very unusual near-black foliage is the main feature of this ginger. Produces yellow/pink basal cones. MAY be deciduous in cooler climates.

1m
Full sun to part shade

This is the common eating ginger whereby the roots are used as a spice in cooking. This plant is deciduous. Its after the foliage dies down in late Autumn that the ginger rhizomes are harvested.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

A great landscaping plant producing apricot coloured inflorescence during summer, which tend to get quite dark red in Autumn.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

A beautiful beehive ginger producing long lasting flowers. Prefers a warm position in the garden, frost free. Flowers rarely in subtropical or temperate climates, therefore best suited to the tropics.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A small and compact dwarf beehive ginger.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A small and compact ginger producing dark brown cones with cream coloured flowers during Summer. Usually deciduous in cooler climates.

0.5 to 1m
Part shade

This is one of the smallest of the beehive gingers. Lemon yellow cones on basal stems.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

A good hardy landscaping ginger with quite unusual bright red bracts which grow almost horizontally out from the base of the clump.

2 to 3m
Part shade

One of the largest and most spectacular of the beehive gingers. Very attractive chocolate brown inflorescence.

2 to 3m
Part shade

A fantastic feature plant with massive orange bracts. Every tropical garden should have one of these!

2 to 3m
Part shade

A real show-stopper which is sure to make a great addition to any garden. Flowers start out green/yellow and become larger and redder with age.

2 to 3m
Part shade

A prolific flowering beehive ginger producing large bright yellow inflorenscence in early Summer that darkens in colour towards Autumn. A great landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Widely known as shampoo ginger due to the milky substance found in the cone, which is traditionally used in many cultures in South East Asia. The roots are also a valuable herbal medicine, usually ground, and used for various ailments. Deciduous.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Green leaves with white variegations. Reddish cones on basal stems with white flowers. Deciduous during winter.

10 to 20cm
Min.temp: Tolerates some frost once established
Full sun to part shade

A fantastic fine leafed grass which makes excellent ground covers, especially around rocks and ponds, as well as plantings between stepping stones. Its low growing growth habit and sometimes wavy appearance makes it a great architectural plant.