Tropical foliage



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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'.

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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.

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

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20cm
Part shade / Shade

A low growing ground cover featuring silver foliage with thin green herring-bone pattern.

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20cm to 30cm
Part shade / Shade

A beautiful low growing ground cover, ideal for shady spots. Quite large rectangular shaped leaves which are silver in colour with a bold dark green herring-bone pattern.

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70 to 100cm
Part shade / Shade

A wonderful foliage plant for a shady spot in your garden. Great contrasting colour - silver leaves with bold dark green herring-bone pattern.

1.5m
Part shade / Shade

Despite its name, this plant actually has no relation to bamboo. It is however a fantastic plant for growing indoors or on patios and verandas if you want to achieve a bit of the bamboo look. Cut stems can easily be grown in just water.

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

Crucifix Orchids have tough leathery leaves and long, thin stems with long lasting clusters of flowers. The common name refers to the lip of the flower called the labellum, which resembles a small cross. Great beginner's orchid - tough and easy to grow.

2m (in pot), 20m+ (in ground)
Part shade / shade if grown in pots.

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.

2m (in pot), 20m+ (in ground)
Part shade / Shade (if grown in pots)

Thick glossy leathery leaves with a somewhat mottled assortment of colours . Great indoor or patio pot plant. Can easily be pruned to desired size and shape.

0.5 to 1m
Full sun to part shade

A perennial with flat, fan-like arrangement of leaves with small star shaped speckled flowers. Grows well in moist, well drained positions in full sun. The rhizomes have important medicinal properties which have been traditionally used in China.

Part shade / Shade

An evergreen perennial with spectacularly coloured leaves . A great ground-cover in warm climates, or indoor / patio plant in cooler climates. Prefers moist shady areas.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

An attractive ground cover or pot plant. A clumping growth habit with long strappy arching leaves. Flowers during Summer. Even if its not in flower, the dark green foliage makes for very elegant displays.

30cm
Part shade / shade

A short but broad growing understory plant or pot plant with thick glossy, rounded leaves. Fantastic indoor plant, especially in hanging baskets in bright conditions without harsh direct sun.

30cm
Part shade / shade

A short but broad growing understory plant or pot plant with thick glossy, rounded leaves. Fantastic indoor plant, especially in hanging baskets in bright conditions without harsh direct sun.

30cm
Part shade / shade

A short but broad growing understory plant or pot plant with thick glossy, rounded leaves. Fantastic indoor plant, especially in hanging baskets in bright conditions without harsh direct sun.

30cm
Part shade / shade

A short but broad growing understory plant or pot plant with thick glossy, rounded leaves. Fantastic indoor plant, especially in hanging baskets in bright conditions without harsh direct sun.

50cm
Part shade / shade

A low growing clumping hybrid philodendron with dark green, almost black leaves. New emerging leaves are a beautiful glossy bronze colour. Great low-growing understory plant in shady gardens.

70cm
Part shade / Shade

A hardy and robust philodendron with thick glossy green leaves. The short fat stem is barely visible and provides the plants with a strong upright growth habit. This philodendron is an excellent low maintenance under-storey filler or indoor pot plant.

50cm
Part shade / shade

A fantastically bright, almost fluorescent green philodendron with a low clumping growth habit. A great colour contrast plant for shady spots in the garden. Best in positions where there is no direct sun. Dappled sun or very early morning sun is ok.

Part shade / Shade

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.

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.

Philodendron hastatum (Silver Sword)
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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.

50cm
Filtered sun / shade

A beautiful compact philodendron that stays in low growing bushy 'shrubs'. Will not climb like so many other Philodendrons. Great ground cover or pot plant.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.