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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50cm
Part shade / shade

A striking aglaonema with deep green leaves sprinkled with creamy white and hints of pale pink on the undersides. A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens.

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50cm
Part shade / shade

A wonderfully pinstriped aglaonema hybrid with bright pink stems. A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens. As and indoor plant, it will do well in poorly lit areas and is a great plant for removing toxins from the air.

50cm
Part shade / shade

A heavily speckled aglaonema hybrid with with bright pink midribs. A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens. As an indoor plant, it will do well in poorly lit areas and is a great plant for removing toxins from the air.

50cm
Part shade / shade

A popular aglaonema with varying amounts of pinky/red along the margins and veins. A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens.

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50cm
Part shade / shade

An aglaonema hybrid with dark green leaves with silvery veins and and thin pink edges. A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens. As an indoor plant, it will do well in poorly lit areas.

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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.

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30 to 50cm
Part shade / shade

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

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1 - 2m
Full sun/ part shade

A tight clumping impressive elephant's ear with ruffled green leaves and purple toned stems.

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1m
Part shade

A tight clumping impressive elephant's ear with prominent veins on heart shaped leaves. Also known as Buddha's hand, it is believed to bring good fortune.

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1.5 to 2.5m
Part shade / shade

The Alocasia macrorrhizos is truly a must in any tropical garden. Its large upright leaves which can grow up to 1m in length provides excellent texture contrast in a tropical garden, whilst also offering good shade to smaller growing under-story plants.

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1 to 2m
Part shade / shade

Prized for its characteristically streaked, zebra-like stems and distinct heart shape leaves, it enjoys warm temperatures and constant humidity; a weekly misting will help ensure it looks its best.

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 flowers that emerge from the ground. The name is due to the bulbils that develop on the leaves in Autumn.

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.

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Up to 2m
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / shade

One of the largest anthuriums. Glossy dark green which usually grow at least 1m long when mature. A great pot plant or under-story filler in tropical gardens.

60 to 80cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

A very attractive evergreen clumping plant with green needle-like leaves. Drought-resistant plant that needs little care and looks bright green all year long. Looks great in hanging baskets, containers or as a groundcover. Ideal for coastal gardens.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

An amazing feature plant with its dark green foliage and creamy flecked spots. It will do well in a shady spots in the garden or as a very hardy indoor plant. It has quite a big root system which is what makes it particularly tough and drought tolerant.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

A very hardy indoor plant or suitable for 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.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

A very hardy indoor plant or suitable for 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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50 to 80cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

An Angel Wing Begonia with silver spotted leaves and scarlet/pink flowers. A great pot plant or understory filler.

70 to 150cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

A cane stemmed begonia with dark green leaves, marked with silver spots. Deep blood-red undersides of leaves. Light pink flowers. A great pot plant or understory filler.

45 - 60cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

A great pot plant or understory filler it likes bright indirect light, this helps the leaves and flowers develop a more intense color.

50cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

A spectacular begonia with large, metallic silver leaves and soft copper red undersides. Can be used in hanging baskets, indoors or shaded areas of the garden.

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40 to 60cm
Part shade / Shade

Large rounded leaves with predominant rib pattern. A wonderful calathea for pot plants or under-story plantings.

50cm
Part shade / Shade

A variation of the popular lancifolia - grows much the same, but with few 'spots' on the leaves. A great landscaping filler for shady spots in the garden, or ornamental pot plant.

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.

2 to 3m
Part shade

Calathea lutea is one of the taller species of the genus Calathea. It makes a fantastic feature plant with its enormous white paddle shaped leaves. Requires tropical or warm subtropical conditions to grow well.

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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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20 to 50cm
Part shade / Shade

The orbifolia has beautiful round silver-green leaves that boast dark distinctive green veins. It prefers bright indirect sunlight and is best to let its soil dry out between each water. It will benefit from occasional misting as Calathea like humidity.

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50cm
Part shade / Shade

The dark green leaves and bright coloured stripes makes this calathea a real stand-out. A popular indoor plant, which also makes a fantastic filler plant to brighten up shady spots in the garden.

30cm
Part shade / Shade

A truly vibrant indoor plant with deep dark purple leaves that feature vivid pink veining and purple undersides. To best keep the leaves vibrant grow in bright indirect sunlight.

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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'.

2m
Full sun

Both hardy and drought tolerant once established in ground, this croton will add a touch of colour to any garden with its large leathery leaves, splashed with bold reds, yellows and oranges. A tried and true tropical landscaping plant.

60 to 80cm
Full sun to part shade

A perennial plant that produces large corms underground. The corms, leaves and stems can be eaten if cooked. ALL parts of the plants are toxic if eaten uncooked. An important staple food in many parts of the tropics.

1.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

One of the largest and most spectacular of the elephant's ears which can grow up to 3m tall with leaves over a meter long. Thought to be a natural crossing of A. macrorrhizos and C. esculenta.

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1m
Part shade

A cordyline with ruby red foliage, deepening to burgundy as it ages. A beautiful addition to any tropical garden.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Ballerina'
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1m
Min.temp: 5°C
Part shade

A wonderfully coloured green and white leaf with bold hot pink margins. Needs a little shade to look its best. Can be quite variable in the amount of variegations.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Firebrand'
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1 to 2m
Part shade

A classic cordyline with rich dark-red leaves and bright pink stems. A wonderful splash of colour in tropical gardens.

Cordyline fruticosa 'John Klass'
On Sale
1m
Min.temp: 5°C
Part shade

An exceptionally beautiful cordyline. Streaked with creamy whites and hot pink lipstick edges. Can be quite variable in the amount of variegations.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Opal Hue'
On Sale
1 to 1.5m
Part shade

An absolutely stunning purple cordyline. A beautiful addition to any tropical garden. Grows well indoors or on verandas. A great accent plant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A popular cordyline that can tolerate full sun. With its decorative foliage featuring white bordered green leaves and bright pink stems, it will provide colour to your garden all year round. They respond well to pruning to maintain your desired height.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Purple Prince'
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1m
Part shade

A highly ornamental cordyline which is a standout in any tropical inspired garden. The new foliage growth is a vivid purple that fades to a deep green with purple edges as it matures. It will tolerate periods of sun but does best in filtered light.

1 to 2m
Part shade

A cordyline with bright pink emerging foliage, deepening to burgundy/purple as it ages. A real stand out in a tropical garden.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Rosemount Red'
On Sale
1 - 2m
Part shade

A stunning landscaping plant with all shades of pinks, mauves and splashes cream. Making it a beauitful cordyline for all year colour in your tropical garden.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Rubra'
On Sale
1.5 to 2.5m
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. They respond well to pruning to maintain your desired height.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Schubertii'
On Sale
1.5 - 2.5m
Min.temp: 5°C
Full sun to part shade

A very old cultivar with gorgeous leaves in a kaleidoscope of green, orange, apricot and yellow. A beautiful addition to any tropical garden or add an exotic touch to your swimming pool area as it can tolerate full sun once established.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Stacey'
On Sale
1m
Part shade/ Filtered light

A striking smaller growing cordyline with electric pink flushes through the centre. An eye catching plant that will add some instant colour to a shader spot in the garden.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Tartan'
On Sale
1m
Full sun to part shade

Deep dark purple leaves with a contrasting cream edge make this cordyline a colourful and vibrant addition to any tropical garden.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Variegated Purple Prince'
On Sale
1m
Part shade

A true collectors cordyline, featuring splashes of vivid purple and variegated leaves this will certainly add some boldness to your tropical garden. Great for mass planting or pots.

Cordyline fruticosa 'Waihee Rainbow'
On Sale
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.

1m
Min.temp: 5°C
Part shade

A broad leafed cordyline with boldly striped leaves with shades of green, gold, burgundy red and orange. A great landscaping plant or pot plant.

Up to 60cm
Full sun to part shade

This smaller growing crinum lily is grown mostly for it's beautiful strappy burgundy foliage and hot pink flowers. An excellent plant for feature edging or mass planting.

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20cm
Part shade / Shade

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

Ctenanthe burle-marxii
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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.

Up to 1m
Part shade / Shade

Ideal plant for indoors (especially bathrooms) or shady spots in the garden. Tall upright stems with tough leathery foliage. Prefers warm humid position free from draughts.

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

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.

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

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.

1 to 2m
Part shade / Shade

Striking variegated foliage in bold yellow and green, it is 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.

Dracaena sanderiana (Lucky Bamboo)
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1 to 2m
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.

1 to 2m
Part shade / Shade

A slow-growing and hardy Dracaena with bamboo-like stems and glossy leaves with yellow spots which age to white as the plant matures. A really fantastic indoor or patio pot plant, or planted in the garden in a shady spot.

Dracaena surculosa punctulata 'Sierra Leone'
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1 to 3m
Part shade / Shade

A slow-growing and hardy Dracaena with bamboo-like stems and glossy leaves that produce creamy yellow spots in the summer. A really fantastic indoor or patio pot plant, or planted in the garden in a shady spot.

3m
Part shade

Devil's Ivy is a hardy, adaptable vine that will grow almost anywhere. Equally happy trailing down a bookcase or climbing a totem pole. The yellow variegations of the plant become more pronounced when exposed to greater amounts of indirect light.

50 to 70cm
Part shade / shade

A shade-loving lily with wonderfully rich green foliage which products sprays of white scented flowers throughout the warmer months of the year. An easy to grow plant both in the garden and in pots.

10 to 15cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / Bright indirect light

This unique ground cover will look great when mass planted in a moist shaded spot in the garden. With its dark green leaves and reddish-pink veins and soft ruffled edges, it makes a great pot plant that adds colour to your home or office.

Fittonia 'Flammule'
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10 to 15cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / Bright indirect light

This unique ground cover will look great when mass planted in a moist shaded spot in the garden. With its lime green leaves and bright pink veins, it makes a great pot plant that adds colour to your home or office.

From $12.50

10 to 15cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / Bright indirect light

This unique ground cover will look great when mass planted in a moist shaded spot in the garden. With its delicate pink ruffle-edged leaves, it makes a great pot plant that adds colour to your home or office.

From $9.50

10 to 15cm
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade / Bright indirect light

This unique ground cover will look great when mass planted in a moist shaded spot in the garden. With its green leaves and broad white veins that gives it an almost white appearance, it makes a great pot plant that adds colour to your home or office.

50cm
Part shade / shade

A fantastic indoor pot plant or understory plant in warm protected gardens with large leathery and distinctive mottled green leaves. It will perform well in poorly lit areas.

1 - 3mtrs
Part shade / Shade

The Crimson Queen is a hardy climbing plant with lovely variegated leaves of green, pink and white. Soft pink fragrant wax flowers hang from vine in ball-shaped clusters in spring through to early autumn. Performs best in bright indirect light.

2 to 5m
Full sun to part shade

An evergreen climber with deep green glossy foliage which produces spectacular plum coloured flowers from Summer through to early Winter. Best grown over an arbour, trellis or wall.

2m
Full sun/Part shade

Often called variegated tapioca. The boldy variegated foliage starts reddish - pink then as it matures they turn into exotic gold, cream & green variegated leaves with pink branches coming off the trunk.

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 Spring and Summer. Even if its not in flower, the dark green foliage makes for very elegant displays.

30cm
Part shade

A popular new cultivar with large leaves marked in shimmery silver and grey. A stunning bold stripe gives the appearance of watermelon skin. Grows well in bright indirect light.

Peperomia turboensis (Red Watermelon)
On Sale
25cm
Part shade

A beautiful new cultivar with metallic curved silver foliage and stunning red undersides. Grows well in bright indirect light. Pinch out the stem tips when the plant is overgrowing to keep it in shape.

Philodendron 'Anderson's Red'
On Sale
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 'Black Cardinal'
On Sale
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.

60 to 80cm
Part shade / Shade

One the best philodendrons for pot plants, borders, or under-story fillers. The Chinese Congo has a nice short and full growth habit, which will not climb. A hardy plant which requires minimal maintenance.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

Dean McDowell is a truly beautiful philodendron valued for its large ruffled heart shaped leaves with prominent white veins. Performs best in bright indirect light when grown indoors or in a protected shady spot in the garden.

70cm
Part shade / Shade

A robust philodendron with thick glossy green leaves. This philodendron is an excellent low maintenance under-storey filler or indoor pot plant.

Philodendron 'Moonlight'
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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.

Philodendron 'Pink Princess'
On Sale
1 - 3m
Part shade / shade

As the name suggests, this climbing philodendron truly is as pretty as a princess. Each leaf has individual splashes of colour in varying shades of pink and green. Grow indoors in bright indirect light to enhance the colours.

40 to 60cm
Part shade / shade

Philodendron Prince of Orange is a hybrid self heading philodendron, with beautiful coppery - orange leaves that turn into a dark and muted olive green as they mature.

70cm
Part shade / Shade

An interesting self heading philodendron with long dark-green creased leaves. The ribbed leaves and unusual texture makes this philodendron a stunning understory plant or indoor pot plant.

1 to 4m
Part shade / Shade

A real collector philodendron with very long narrow leaves which can easily reach 50cm in length. Has a slow-climbing growth habit, so will benefit from a tree trunk, stump or totem to climb on. Mature leaves are very dark green with heavy veining.

Philodendron gloriosum
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50 to 80cm
Part shade / Shade

Very distinct heart-shaped leaves with a shimmering dark green velvety appearance. A must-have for any plant enthusiast or aroid collector. Grows well in protected positions in the garden and makes excellent indoor pot plants.

Philodendron hastatum (Silver Sword)
On Sale
Part shade / Shade

An 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.

50 to 80cm
Part shade / Shade

A somewhat rare and unusual philodendron with big fat chucky stems and glossy green leaves. A great indoor pot plant or garden specimen for areas with dappled sun or bright indirect light. A real collectors item for aroid lovers!

Philodendron squamiferum (Red Bristle Philodendron)
On Sale
1 - 3m
Filtered sun / shade

A unique philodendron due to its very distinct stems covered in fuzzy red ‘hairs’, also known botanically as pubescence. An eager climber best grown up a totem or tree to show its true shape. Can also be grown indoors in bright indirect light.

30cm
Part shade/ shade

A beautiful compact plant with raised foliage of metallic silver and deep green veins. Thrives on bright indirect light indoors, if you want to keep the plant bushy you can pinch out the growing tips to maintain its overall shape.

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.

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.

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.

50cm
Full sun to part shade

Grown for its spectacular blood-red inflorescences made up of fiery, star-shaped florets and golden-tipped stamens.

1m - 2m
Part shade

This scindapsus features dark green heart shaped leaves splashed with iridescent silvery grey, giving them a satin sheen. You'll see the best leaf colour and variegation by keeping it in bright, indirect light. Great for totems or hanging baskets.

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).

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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.