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.
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.
A stunning Alpinia with large upright shell-like flowers. Very tight clumping, with tidy upright growth habit. A good landscaping plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful dense ornamental with cream striped leaves. One of the best hedging bamboos due to the thick and uniform bushy foliage.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
A very hardy and fast growing bamboo which forms dense upright clumps. Good for windbreaks and privacy screens and produces great edible shoots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A nice tidy upright running bamboo which makes fantastic pot plant or planter box specimens. Will usually get to about 2m tall in pots.
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.
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.
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.
The compact growth and year-round flowering makes this a great addition to the garden. Easy to grow in-ground. Makes great pot plants.
A hybrid which shares properties from both varzearum and productus. Great contrasting foliage with maroon undersides. Pink bracts with green tips producing orange tubular flowers. A great landscaping plant.
A fast-growing single trunked tall and elegant tree fern with long spreading fronds which creates a wonderful canopy. The Australian Tree Fern is sure to add a tropical rainforest feel to your garden.
A nice, dense, garden bamboo with unusual fern-like leaves. Makes a great privacy screen or small feature. It has a very tight clumping and erect growth habit, so good for areas with limited space.
A magnificent looking bamboo with enormous straight culms which are covered in velvet-like hair. Grown commercially for timber and edible shoots.If you have the space, then it makes a stunning feature plant. Best suited to acreage due to its giant size.
This black culmed giant produces great timber and boasts the fastest growth rate of all the big bamboos. It also produces beautiful sweet edible shoots. A must have if you've got the space.
Green culms that turn black with age. A vigorous grower with thick walled culms which produces good quality timber. Edible shoots.
A beautiful bamboo with light green culms, tidy upright growth habit and large leaves. The main feature of this bamboo (apart from its beauty) is the sweet tasting shoots. It is by far one of the best bamboos for edible shoots.
Light green culms striped with darker green. Large leaves with occasional yellow stripes. A magnificent ornamental with good edible shoots.
A beautiful ornamental bamboo - very large glossy leaves, clean smooth culms, long slender arching tops. Very similar to the popular Ghost Bamboo, apart from lack of striations, and less white culms.
A spectacular feature plant. White powder covered lime-green culms with dark green striations. It has a tidy, upright growth habit, with long slender arching tops. The large leaves gives it a very tropical appearance.
A multi-stemmed shrub with whorls of strappy green and yellow variegated leaves. A very adaptable plant which can be grown in full sun outdoors, or in lower light levels indoors. A fantastic accent plant in tropical gardens. Hardy indoor pot plant.
A multi-stemmed shrub with whorls of strappy lime green / dark green variegated leaves. A very adaptable plant which can be grown in full sun outdoors, or in lower light levels indoors. A fantastic accent plant in tropical gardens. Hardy indoor pot plant.
A fast growing Australian rainforest tree bearing distinctive blue edible fruits. The Blue Quandong has a large buttressed trunk with vertically flat visible roots which are as much a feature as the actual tree.
A spectacular indoor pot plant or outdoor canopy tree. Thick glossy leathery leaves which range from burgundy red to almost black. Cutting the tops off will cause side branching which easily enables a staggered bushy look when grown as an indoor specimen.
Put simply...if you want black, then the Java Black is the best. The sooty black culms and large lush leaves make this bamboo a spectacular feature plant. It is quite a large bamboo, so best suited to large blocks of land and acreage. Great timber.
Very dense with large leaves and slightly weeping culms. Good two-story screener. Its lush foliage gives an excellent tropical feel to even the smallest of gardens.
A vigorous grower which produces first grade timber and edible shoots. Straight cream striped culms makes this bamboo not only great to look at, but also opens up a world of practical uses. Highly recommended.
This bamboo is best used as a feature plant. The weeping culms provides good shade for under-story planting. The large leaves and lush foliage makes it an ideal centerpiece in any tropical garden. Very dark green culms.
A beautiful tight clumping bamboo with upright growth habit and thick foliage all the way to the ground. A great privacy and windbreak plant.
A magnificent bamboo which produces exceptional quality timber - straight and strong. If you have the space and are after a good timber bamboo (as well as a spectacular ornamental), then this is a must have. Thorny lower branches. Open clumping.
An absolutely stunning heliconia with dark green foliage and red and white flowers. Good under-story plant. Great as cut flowers and as pot plants.
A beautiful heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. The Yellow Dancer is one of the more cold tolerant heliconia species.
Fantastic dark cherry-red bracts makes this heliconia a great ornamental and landscaping plant. Great cut flowers. Prefers a warm protected position.
An outstanding landscaping plant and also one of the largest heliconias. Bright red bracts with green tips. Nice upright and tidy growth habit.
One of the most impressive heliconias with massive bright red flowers that often get to half a meter long. It has a tight clumping and upright growth habit with nice clean stems - a truly excellent landscaping plant!
A fantastic landscaping plant - lush green foliage, tight clumping and upright growth habit, topped with chunky bright coloured orangy red bracts with yellow edges. A must have in any tropical garden.
A truly spectacular heliconia. The dark burgundy bracts contrasting against the pale waxy white stems makes this plant a fantastic ornamental and landscaping plant. Prefers a warm protected position.
A spectacular feature plant with mostly unusual coloured bracts. Clean upright waxy white stems and dark green foliage. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to perform well.
A beautiful tight clumping, upright heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. Like all the Caribaeas, the stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. Requires warm position to thrive.
Fantastic bright red bracts contrasting against the waxy white stems. Nice clean upright growth habit. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to grow well.
Bright pink bracts with white base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs.
A stunning heliconia - great as a landscaping plant or for cut flowers. Very attractive flowers with bright red bracts with cream base and dark green lip.
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Hot pink bracts makes this heliconia a real attention getter. Great landscaping plant and cut flower.
A good landscaping plant with dark green foliage with slender pendulous bright red flowers. More cold tolerant than most heliconias.
A tight clumping, hardy and cold tolerant heliconia with large pendulous flowers. The stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. A great landscaping plant.
A stunning cycad which is considered as one of the tallest in the world. Endemic to QLD, this cycad tends to grow in moist and shady positions along creek beds and gullies. Spectacular leaves which easily get to 2m in length with glossy green leaflets.
Dark green glossy leaves and large pendulous grape-like clusters of pink flowers. An easy to grow plant that will reward you with flowers throughout the year. A great under-story filler or patio pot plant.
Beautiful light green culms and soft fine-leafed foliage. Needs good growing conditions and well drained soil in order to grow well. The new shoots are among the best for eating, so good in fact, that they can be eaten raw.
A beautiful bamboo native to Australia (Iron Ranges, Cape York peninsula) and New Guinea. It is tight clumping with very large leaves. Prefers some shade or warm protected areas. Does not tolerate frost.
Quite a large leafed philodendron with a slow climbing habit. New emerging leaves tend to be bright red, almost copper coloured, maturing to a deep burgundy and then finally to a very dark green. Makes great indoor plant displays.
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.
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.
The epitome of tropical gardens. Erect bright yellow culms with green stripes and large yellow striped leaves. Very beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
A nice, tight clumping garden bamboo with straight culms, branch free lower part and nodding tops, useful timber and edible shoots.
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.