February – March Catalogue 2021

Newsletter February – March 2021

Another great summer has come our way…hope you got a good dose also. So can we ever have everything in the plant world? Of course not, there are so many plants we havn’t seen or even dreamt about yet. In fact there are 400,000 plant species known and in new ones are being discovered every day. In fact 2034 new species were discovered in 2015 and many of them absolutely fascinating. And we will keep looking for them for you. All the Best to You.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

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Click here to view PDF Catalogue

YOU CAN NOW PRINT OUT YOU OWN CATALOGUE. When we send you an email message that our latest is out….you can now print out your catalogue in the same format as in our hard paper version. Do it in colour if you like. Browse when you are away from your computer if you like. Its simple to make the book up….just follow the video tip on this Blog Post.

 

Amorphophallus Paeonifolius

Amorphophallus Paeonifolius

DID YOU KNOW
* Another name for Amorphophallus paeonifolius is the Elephant Foot Yam. It grows in Northern Australia and can be eaten like potato.
* The heart is much more than a pumping machine and sayings such as having a heavy heart, broken heart or heartfelt, hearty, lead with your heart, hearts desires are more than just sayings…see why below…
* You can make a pot for a plant out of Newspaper, that will last for months, simply by taking 3 sheets of newspaper and folding in half. Then wrap around a glass, bottle etc of the desired diameter and tuck in the ends.
* NASA the most advanced research centre in the world for cutting edge technology has now recognized the Sanskrit language of Ancient India to be the only human spoken language that is unambiguous. There are still millions of texts as yet awaiting translation.
* If the knowledge we needed to understand nature and the universe was 1000km long, science has only moved 3km along the path of understanding. After all science as we know it is barely 100 years old.

 

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Hoyas are regarded as a succulent and in fact some have very thick leaves.

Find out more about hoyas on our Focus article page. We at Paradise Distributors have been sending Hoyas around Australia for 36 years.
* Anxiety is a fear about things that might happen but probably never will. Worry causes loss of control of your life because you often get what you worry about. It also causes ill health.
* There are Veterinary Surgeons in Australia who also use Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal medicine and foods with special nutritional value.
* The rainforests of the vast Amazon River can never be destroyed simply for the fact that vast areas flood from the annual Andes Snowmelt.
* One of the engineering wonders of the world is the pulp mill at Monte Dourado on a the Jari River feeding the Amazon. The pulpmill is fed by Australian eucalyptus trees planted in a plantation right there. The engineering marvel is that the huge twin pulp mills were built as barges in Japan and floated to Monte Dourado by sea and river in 1979!! We visited the companies fantastic Eucalyptus Research Facility at Monte Dourado about 10 years back and were given a wonderful reception by the Brazilian staff.

DID YOU KNOW – Lessons for Team Play From the Goose
As each bird flaps its wings it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a V formation the whole flock has at least 71% greater flying range than that of birds flying on their own. As the leading bird tires it retires back into the formation to be replaced by a fresh one. The Geese from behind honk to encourage the leaders to keep up the pace. Sick birds are chapperoned down with two other geese and they stay with it until it dies or gets better and then they fly alone until they join another flock.

 

 

West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

These states have strict quarantine protocols in place. All have inspection procedures in place at both ends. Please note you do nothing… we do all the work and payments. These order are intended to be sent on the following day:

Western Australia & Northern Territory Sending Date
Monday 1st March, We need your order by 4.00 PM Monday 22nd February, QLD time.

Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 26th February, We need your order by 4.00 PM Friday 19th February, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.

 

 

 

Your Plants

Your Plants are packaged with love and care to travel the world if need be. They are among the largest and strongest you can possibly receive by courier/mail delivery.
We intend to supply you a continually new and surprisingly amazing array of the most interesting plants on our planet.
We have been doing this for 31 years! Its not easy. You will see many others have come and gone thinking there was an ‘easy’ life doing this work. It is a life of passion for the fantastic gifts of nature.

 

Payment Options

PayPal: Can be used in checkout if you have PayPal.
NAB: In the checkout, you’ll be taken to a secure website where you can safety enter your credit card information.
Direct Deposit: Our Account is BSB 014 669. Account No. 1021 45286 RW & BA Chalmers Trading as Paradise Distributors….ANZ Bank Nambour Qld. Please email the amount & date of the deposit when if you choose this option.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.

 

 

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Our Mail Order Business started in 1984 as Paradise Distributors. Our first website was called www.paraplants.com and we had to change it later to www.rareplants.net.au for reasons I forget…who knows now!
Paradise Place was named after our Nursery a few years back. We have never been open to the public and are not a garden centre….more of a Botanists Dream with plants here..there …and everywhere. We are open by appointment to people who have an idea what they are after as our time is precious in the balancing act of growing, packing and cataloging your plants. We send plants to all States and Territories of Australia.
We live on the nursery property only one km from the heart of Nambour QLD. which I rate as easily one of the best towns in the world with its hilly nature and hinterland backdrop…older homes and great rainfall and greener than green landscapes.. laden with subtropical plants. It has always been a friendly town with a country atmosphere.
Early next year we will have packaged and personally sent our one millionth plant.
Many of our lovely customers have been with us for over 20 years.

 

 

Try ‘Grow Organic Fertiliser’ ….Used in our Nursery..

Delivers outstanding results every time it is applied to ornamentals, fruit and vegetables and herbs in fact anything. But there’s much more to fertiliser than meets the eye. Many ‘Fertilisers’, although supplying a stated quantity of plant available nutrients, fail to be biologically sustainable and almost without exception, create a weak link in the growing chain..

Available in 500ml, 1, 2.5, 10 and 20 litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
500ml $9.95, One Litre $16.50, 2.5 Litre $24, 10 Litre $84, 20 Litre $154

 

‘Grow’ for your Indoor Plants
We can now send a 500ml pack of this powerful spray on organic plant food with your plants. Spray your plants once or twice a week…it has no smell. See the analysis over…what more could your plant want?

Millions of beneficial plant microbes that’s what!!
Scientifically tested by Dr Gordon Rogers Principal of Applied Horticultural Research, with Uni of Sydney to Enhance growth, plant health and resist disease. Enhance colour, taste and texture and more.
You can dilute this master plant food at 100 to 1!!

 

 

 

 

Busby the World Famous Planting Wonder Dog
Has Ordained 3 more Planting Wonder Dogs
Busby has taken on the role of World Famous PlantaDog. Look out for his articles and Videos and his much sought ‘Paw of Approval’.

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

 

Busby believes we should be planting more…..more trees & more shrubs for the other animals and birds….more fruits….more veges for our food…more herbs for our health. More trees will catch the carbon dioxide and turn it into wood for our homes and animal homes. Get rid of the deserts by planting and improving the land. Instead of wasting money….. put it into land improvement and we will turn deserts into good land again. The climate will improve with more plants because they attract rain and breath the oxygen back into it. The plants hold the carbon. Science has proven this years ago.
Busby says save the planet ..plant more plants. We need workers out there planting to their hearts delight to put to shame the lazy talkers…. the conference goers …the politicians…get them out planting. Get other PlantaDogs to join me and nip around their heels.

 

 

 

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TRUE LIES

Our neighbour Ken…said he was putting Facebook into perspective presently He said ‘I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook whilst applying the same principles. Therefore, every day, I go down the street and tell the passersby what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do after, I give them pictures of my family, my dog and me gardening and spending time in my pool. I also listen to their conversations and I tell them I love them. And it works! I already have 3 persons following me……………2 Police Officers and a Psychiatrist!’

 

 

 

Quiz…

Which National Rugby League Team is most likely to take out this years Title.
PS If you dont answer Parra Eels you are not very likely to win!

 

 

 

BLESS EVERY THOUGHT & EVERY FEELING TO MAINTAIN BALANCE & FOCUS

…..Try it ….it might just work for you.
It is updated RegularlyTo stay in the present moment we need to be constantly aware of what our senses are telling us.Our eyes (and other senses) are our reminder to stay in balance of who we are and to reap the benefits of what we desire for ourselves…..it also allows us the appreciation of all things without judgement. If we desire to help others we have to be in balance ourselves first.
What you see now is the present moment. Appreciate this & be conscious of it and you will always live in the moment.

 

 

 

 


Importing Plants from Overseas
There are certain processes to be followed when importing plants, bulbs or rhizomes from overseas. Firstly you must fill out the Application Forms for an Import Permit from AQIS (Australian Quarantine Inspection Service). A lot of detail must be given about each species you want to import.If your application is successful you will be Issued an Import Permit.The Import conditions will detail how the plants (or rhizomes etc)are to be prepared before export and then on arrival…this involves repotting into soiless mixes or barerooting plants. It will require a Phytosanitary Certificate be Issued by the Overseas Depatment of Agriculture…saying all is in order. On arrival this usually involves the plants being addressed to & inspected by AQIS, followed by fumigation by an approved contractor and then three months in quarantine at an approved quarantine station. The State Govt. usually runs one at each capital city airport. If the plants show any signs of disease or insects or if the Phytosanitary Certificate is not exactly as required…the plants will usually all be destroyed or sent back at the importers cost..
By the time the plants come out of quarantine(if they survive) they will be costing about 5 times the initial purchase price. As all plants are paid for prior to despatch from overseas all costs are at the risk of the importer in the case of any failure in the protocol. Importing plants is a very risky business !! Exporting plants overseas involves all the same procedures only in reverse. *Believe it or not sending plants to Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania involves all of the above plus 5 different treatments before sending..

 

 

 

WHY GOOD POTTING MIXES AGE INTO POOR POTTING MIXES
Potting mixes do not last forever because the larger particles keep breaking down into smaller particles. After a couple of years what was a mix with a lot of free draining coarse particles will become a gluggy mix with a lot of fine particles resulting in poor drainage that your plant will not appreciate.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FEELING AND AN EMOTION
….AS GIVEN BY GREGG BRADEN and How to Get the Garden your Heart Desires

Braden refers to the ancient Sanskrit Texts the perfect written and oral language of ancient India – going back 7000 years to explain how the ancients described how a feeling was created. It goes like this:
The 3 Shakras above the heart are involved with the creation of thought.
The 3 shakras below the heart are involved with the creation of emotion.
When a thought is imbued with an emotion(s) it becomes a feeling and the feeling is broadcast from the heart….to all parts of your body and to the rest of the universe …the strongest signal being to those closest to you. In addition the Sanskrit Teachings refer to only two emotions…one is Love and the Opposite of Love which is ‘Fear’. So the emotions you draw upon will be inbuilt into you according to your life experience while the ‘feeling’ that develops is what you transmit. The feeling can be you feel great, balanced or terrible and all the shades in between. The ‘feeling’ can cause illness.
Science has now shown that the heart transmits an electomagnetic force that is similar to the energy in the ’empty spaces’ of the universe. Science has now proven that these spaces are not empty at all but full of this matrix of energy. In other words a thought mixed with an emotion can create a feeling that can transcend and communicate with the universal energy. People have various names for this Univeral Energy and one of them is ‘God’ or ‘The Universe’…there are many.

So the final conclusion from this is if you fill your thought with the emotion of Love you can communicate with the power of the Universe and you can Move Mountains and realise your dreams. There is one catch and that is it must be done without judgement of whether its possible and it must be done without ego.
That is why the Buddhists and other religions use chanting, gongs and whatever to create the feeling in their heart to broadcast out in order to communicate with and resonate with to the universal matrix of energy to manifest their hearts desire.

SO IT IS CLEAR THAT IF WE WANT TO MANIFEST A WONDERFUL GARDEN WE NEED TO PUT IT OUT THERE WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AS IF ITS ALREADY THERE…(without judgement or ego)
…..Imagine it, Visualise it, Plan it, Write it Down, Smell it, Feel It, Eat it…Know it…leave the ego behind.
PS Did you know the heart has cells called Neurites which have similar functions as the neurones in the brain…yes about 60 % of heart cells are neurites. The heart cells communicate with the brain and other parts of the body.

 

 

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Hoya Collection Book - Martin Thearle

 

Message from Martin Thearle

My name is Martin Thearle. I have been collecting Hoyas for 7 years. This book is a record of all the knowledge l have collected, both from my own experience as a Collector and from discussions and correspondence with other Hoya lovers throughout the world. l hope you enjoy and benefit from the book.

The cost of the book is $65.00 each +Australia Post charges. If you are interested in buying the book, please send me your details to my email address listed below. Thank you.
martinthearle@hotmail.com

Martin

 

 

 

 

 

Please write down your Password and Username.

Yes, we know from experience that we always tell ourselves we will remember it….but do we? And its often the Username that gets muddled up the most. Just think most people seem to have 3 usernames and three passwords they commonly use…..so that means there are 9 different ways these can be combined and that’s why its so easy to use the wrong one if you don’t record it. If you have completely forgotten which one you can easily call us we will take you off completely and you can re-register.

 

Combined Postage/Shipping
We do combine postage/shipping with all our orders. This means you can buy as many plants as you like for a single postage/shipping price. eg, in NSW you might buy 100 plants for $17 freight.
Our Plants are not sent Bare Rooted
All our plants are sent in pots. Mostly in a pot of 70mm diameters and 110mm deep. This pot is 4 times the volume of the tiny 40mm tubes that many other suppliers use. Our Ferns are sent in 100mm pots. * Very large plants from large pots (Bamboo, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Heliconias) may be sent bare rooted.
However we do supply some Tiny plants for $3.90 to satisfy customers who like small prices. These plants are specified as Tiny Plants for Tiny Prices and are priced at $3.90.

If you can’t find what you’re looking in our catalogue, you can use the search bar at the top of all our pages, above navigational menu and also below the side Menu.

All Plants on our website are available, not just the ones in our latest catalogue.

 

 

We send our plants in 70mm pots! We do not bareroot our Plants.

If there is an exception we tell you.

 

Please Note; We send our plants in 70mm diameter pots. We do not send in 40 mm tubes which are only 25% of the volume. Most other online sales are in either 40mm tubes or bareroot plants. We do not set plants back by taking the plant out of its pot and barerooting it.

 


 

LATEST PLANTS

 

…Lovely Foliage…..Hardy Indoors…Dieffenbachia seguine 'Camille'

DIEFFENBACHIA CAMILLE

(1mABcD) Dieffenbachia seguine ‘Camille’ is a dramatic indoor plant that will give you many hours of admiration of its soft green and cream variations. Large tropical looking leaves. Likes humid conditions in strong filtered light. Outside it needs a warm protected situation and can be grown as a house plant. Part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Cutest Plant Ever….Alocasia Amazonica Bambino

BAMBINO ELEPHANT EAR

(30cmABCDE) Alocasia cucullata ‘Bambino’
Cutest plant ever this mini amazonica is flush with striking white markings on a very dark shiny pointed leaf. Growing to about 30cm on a stout branching stem. Great on a coffee table or the like. Will go back in cooler winter areas but comes back better than ever. Loves shade and part shade. Good indoors.

….Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Rare and Hard to find….Dipteracanthus elastica

BUBBLE PLANT

(15cmAbcD) Dipteracanthus elastica
This is an excellent little shade loving plants. Perfect for small pots indoors or in a shaded garden as ground cover. Dense and robust green foliage with clusters of small leaves that pop out looking like bubbles. Prefers well drained soil. Frost tolerant. Bright indirect sunlight or part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANDANUS PALMPandanus tectorius

(6m**EdADE) Pandanus tectorius (syn. P. pedunculatus) is a most unusual sight in any garden with its numerous aerial roots looking like legs on the march. Edible fruit like a bit like a pineapple (but tougher) about 20cm long. Certainly not a palm this unusual plant has an erect but branching stem with thick blue-grey spirally arranged 1.5m leaves. A native of Nth Qld & Polynesia it is suited to well drained soils in sub-tropical and tropical climates in a protected partially shaded position and can be treated as a house plant when young. Full sun. In 70mm pots.

……Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monstera deliciosa ‘Tauerii’

MONSTERA TAUERII

(2mEdAbcD) Monstera deliciosa ‘Tauerii’ this dwarf variety grows attractive huge glossy leaves up to 50cm long. This is a most attractive plant for indoor and outdoor use. Will set off your indoor decor with its big scalloped leaves and long stems. Likes a bright spot but takes low light also. Also develops holes quicker than deliciosa. Monstera will grow in warm temperate frostfree climates.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGEPhilodendron Prince of Orange

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Prince of Orange in particular is quite an standout plant with its orange pointed foliage against its green background. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

Begonia Rex

BEGONIA REX

(70cmAbcD) Begonia rex
Gorgeous silver patterns on green just like the photo. Pink flowers for most of the year. Great as an indoor plant or patio plant as well as under story in the garden. For frost free climates out of the wind. Bright indirect light and keep the soil moist.

….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthurium Baby Purple

Anthurium Baby Purple

A wonderful anthurium with pink purple flowers, sometimes with a tinge of green on the back edges and along with a dark purple spadix. Beautiful green foliage. Excellent as a indoor plant! Filtered light. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Rarely Available Gesneriad….Magic Flower….Achimenes Emma Mason

ACHIMINES EMMA MASON

(30cmABCD) Achimenes species ‘Emma Mason’
Very pretty houseplant. Lovely pink 5cm flowers. Upright dark green fuzzy leaves with serrated edges. This is a rhizomatious plant from the amazing Gesneriad Family. So it will always shoot off the rhizome and will multipy. Will go dormant in winter in cool areas. Native to Mexico & Central America. Requires warmth & well drained soil that is kept moist. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $ 9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cryptanthus Sunshine

CRYPTANTHUS STRIATUM ‘SUNSHINE’

A Striking miniature bromeliad to 30cm across and low growing. Brilliant bronze with two long prominent stripes. White flowers cluster in centre.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaempfera pulchra ‘Silver Spot’

SILVER SPOT PEACOCK GINGER

(40cmAbcD) Kaempferia pulchra ‘Silver Spot’ has large attractive dark green leaves speckled with silver spots which will grab your attention. Pinkish cream summer to autumn flowers are 4cm across and set this one off. They grow on a rhizome and go dormant in the winter only to shoot forth in spring with its colourful leaves. Not for very cold winter areas unless in a glasshouse or similar. Loves moisture and shade in warmer months.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLUMNEA COLLECTION OF TWO

Columnea Yellow Dragon

Columnea Yellow Dragon

(40cmAbcD) Columnea hybrid
Big yellow tubular flowers with splashes of red around the edges with attractive red tinged haired leaves.

Columnea Black

Columnea Orange

(40cmAbcD) Columnea scandens ‘Tulae’. Big deep orange tubular flowers with attractive very dark and haired leaves. Makes a brilliant contrast with the flowers. Great brancher!

Columneas are epithytic plants from South America. They need warm conditions and good light under shade. Morning sun is fine. They are mostly grown as basket plants where their luxurious hanging foliage and bright flowers are seen to full advantage. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or Both for $18.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALATHEA COLLECTION OF 3

Calathea sanderiana 'Julia'

CALATHEA JULIA

(35cmAbcD) Calathea sanderiana ‘Julia’. This is a highly colourful and decorative little foliage plant with rounded amazingly coloured leaves, inner edges smudged with white and pink and a red spine running up through the centre of the leaves. They are short stemmed.
….Priced at $12.90 each

Calathea Bicajoux

CALATHEA BICAJOUX

(35cmAbcD) Calathea picturata ‘Vandenheckei’
This is a colourful little foliage plant with rounded leaves, strikingly marked with two tones of green very dark & very light. They are medium stemmed.
….Priced at $9.90 each

calathea zebrina

BRAZIL ZEBRA PLANT

(40cmAbcD) Calathea zebrina syn. Maranta zebrina. A foliage plant with deep green velvet leaves, marked with bold stripes along the veins. The spring flowers appear in a cluster in chocolate brown bracts.
…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

Calathea likes warmth and humidity. Makes a nice house plant or garden plant in sub-tropics or warmer areas. Filtered light.

…..All Three for $29

 

 

 

 

 

Aeschynanthus marmoratus

MARMORATUS LIPSTICK

Aeschynanthus marmoratus
Very unusual and striking dark markings on this attractive hanging foliage will attract your attention. The markings show through onto the maroon underside. Orange tubular hanging lipstick flowers. Great indoor plant and good in a hanging basket. which displays both sides of the foliage. Native to Southeast Asia. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agave geminiflora

AGAVE GEMINIFLORA

(60cmFABCD) The spikes get attractive white flakes on the edges. A hardy upright, rounded rosette of narrow dark green leaves. A matured plant will reach around 60cm in height and 60cm in width. A narrow flower spike 4 metres tall with greenish flowers near the base that are flushed with red and purple. Brilliant as a pot specimen. Full sun to part shade frost & drought tolerant.

….Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dischidia bengalensis

DISCHIDIA BENGALENSIS

Rare imported tropical epiphytic vine. Keep moist, not wet. Requires filtered sunlight, foliar feed in spring. Coarse epiphytic potting mix. Avoid overwatering but do water according to mix. Suitable for hanging baskets. Sent in 100mm hanging baskets.

……Priced at $17.90

 

 

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El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

(1mABCD) *Agave desmettiana ‘El Miradores Gold’. Spectacular specimen succulent. Has lovely shiny recurved highly sculptured variegated foliage with golden edges. When it flowers it sends up a spectacular 3m spike with golden flowers. A native of Mexico it is very fast growing and hardy..almost indestructible. Great in a large pot or in the ground. Matures at 1mx1m at about 5 years. Protect from heavy frost, handles moist or dry conditions. Full sun or shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosa banksia Alba

WHITE BANKSIA ROSE

(ClimberFABCd) Rosa banksiae ‘Alba’ is an old fashhioned almost thornless climbing rose with fragrant white rose flowers 3cm wide which are carried right along the length of the stem. Can be pruned as a shrub, used as a groundcover or let it go as a vigorous climber. One of the hardiest of plants and needs little attention. Native to China it is suited to climates from the coldest right through to subtropical. Not subject to black spot to any degree. Full sun in a well drained position.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begonia Angel Wings

BEGONIA ‘ANGEL WING’

(70cmAbcD) Begonia Shenandoah
Angel Wing Cane Begonia with silver spotted leaves and pink flowers for most of the year A great pot plant or understory filler it likes some shade. For frost free climates out of the wind.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink Crocus

PINK CROCUS

(15cmFABCDE) Charming 5cm pastel pink flowers that melt into white come forth in late winter and early spring. In cold climates they emerge even through snow. In warmer areas the very attractive soft grasslike leaves do not die back at all for winter. Plant them amongst other bulbs to make a mass planting. Can be naturalised in lawn and can be mown after flowering. Develop a multiplying underground bulb. Full sun.

…..Priced at $5.90 each or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syngonium arrowhead

 

 

ARROWHEAD COLLECTION OF 2

SYNGONIUM ARROWHEAD

(30cmAbcD) Syngonium podophyllum. Tough indoors and will survive drying right out, in fact it seems to thrive on it – in addition it will also grow in water! This would have to the hardiest of all indoor plants. From Tropical America. Gorgeous creamy pastel shades with light and dark green soft heart shaped leaves. They form aerial roots and will climb a totem or trail from a basket and if you want Syngonium arrowheadcompact growth just tip prune. Very attractive indoors or in the garden. Syngoniums need warm conditions. Shade. Two different leaf shapes and patterns Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 for Both

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous Miniature….Alocasia Black Velvet

ALOCASIA BLACK VELVET

(30cm*ABCD) This is a gorgeous dwarf Alocasia with 20cm leaves. They are black & attractively white veined. Like velvet to touch but quite thick. Alocasia Black Velvet is fantastic on a verandah or balcony table. Deciduous although can be kept with foliage right through winter if warm and dry. Good little multipliers! Filtered Light. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 (220 Parries)

 

 

 

 

CALADIUM COLLECTION OF 2

Caladiums are brilliant variably coloured and marked foliage plants that die back to a bulb in winter. We have just cut these plants back as they were too tall to send. So they will be quickly reshooting. They are;

Caladium Red Heart

Red Heart

Strong red in the heart of the leaf

Angels Touch

Pretty mixture of pastel colours.

Take shade or full sun (with moisture). If you plant outside in the garden it may be best to pull them up for winter as you could lose the bulbs in prolonged wet weather. Otherwise keep in a pot and keep the dormant bulbs on the barely moist side over winter. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each Or Both Caladiums for $23

 

 

 

 

 

DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens. A reknowned reputation as a blood balancer. Reports are that if Diabetics eat 6-12 leaves a day they will no longer require insulin. Diabetes Plant is reputed to have other medicinal values like lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and inhibiting cancer cells. Diabetes Plant tastes fine and can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in a tea. Fast growing in all areas….fleshy leaved evergreen. Full sun light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macrozamia communis

BURRAWANG

(2m**RFABCDE) Macrozamia communis. A widespread cycad on the East Coast of Australia. Mainly found in forest areas. A very decorative cycad, perfect for landscaping and a specimen plant for your garden. Will do well in a large container. This is fast growing and easy to care for cycad if given the right conditions. Both male and female of this cycad is needed to produce seeds. Tolerates light frost. Part shade.These are 3 leaf plants 20cm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Native & One of the Biggest Flowers…Amorphophallus paeonifolius

WHITESPOT GIANT ARUM SEEDLINGS

(1mEdABCD) Amorphophallus paeonifolius (Syn campanulatus) aka Elephants Foot Yam will surprise you with one of the worlds most amazing flowers. This huge maroon and cream flower grows to 800mm. across, probably the worlds widest! Talk about spectacular. White spots under the big maroon spathe. This one has a snake patterned stem and unusual foliage on top. Lasts well into winter before dying down to an increasingly bulbous corm. Back in spring. Full sun or light shade. Native to Nth Australia & Asia. These are seedlings shooting now in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calathea Dottie

CALATHEA DOTTIE

(35cmAbcD) Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’. This is a highly colourful and decorative little foliage plant with rounded amazingly coloured purple leaves, with bright pink smudged markings and a bright pink central vein. They are short stemmed. Like other Calatheas may die back in winter if subjected to a long cold period.Keep it drier at this time. Like warmth and humidity and make a nice house plant or in the garden in the sub-tropics and warmer. Filtered light.Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TULIPWOODHarpulia pendula

(6m**RfABCDE) Harpulia pendula has an unusual decorative orange bird attracting fruit which splits to reveal its contrasting black seeds in winter. This is one of the neatest of native feature trees, fine examples of which can be found in both Brisbane and Sydney streets. The attractive dense canopy makes nice shade. The leaves are compound and shiny. From the dry lowland rainforests of Nthn NSW to NE QLD. and suited to coastal, inland and cooler frostfree areas. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 


Your plants are sent in the pots they are grown in …usually 20cm+ tall out of a 75mm diameter pot. We rarely send in 45mm tubes and rarely bareroot our plants because it sets them back. A 75mm pot has the capacity for a 4 times bigger root system than a 45mm tube!

 

 


 

 

 

 

….Rare & Hard to get!..

BLUE AMARYLLUSWorsleya Dec 20

Worsleya procera.
This is the legendary Blue Amaryllus. Empress of Brazil One of the worlds most sought after plants!! Huge blue flowers. Direction oriented foliage towards sun. Unusual straplike arching foliage. We have 14 mature plants, each at different diameter and height shown in the brackets. The one photographed is (11cm x 60cm):ie 11cm diameter Butt and 60cm Stem length and total height 1m plus.

…..Priced at $990.00

**Plus additional freight and packing charges. These can be picked up locally or sent depotted.
*** From the Family Amaryllidaceae the Empress of Brazil a bulbous evergreen plant is the only member of the Genus Worsleya.

 

 

 

 

 

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HELICONIA COLD TOLERANT COLLECTION OF 5

These will take warm frostfree temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perth line. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground…with sensible preparation. If you do not know what a rhizome is please check with us or read below. These are easy growing hardy varieties. There are reds, oranges, maroons, yellows and combos including all these colours with both upright and hanging claws. Height growth varies from 2-4metres. Sent as rhizomes. The package includes;

heliconia subulataHeliconia schniedianna syn subulata
2.5m. Maroon & yellow terminal in winter & spring & very architectural claws.
…..$21.00

Heliconia bihai Hong Kong ClawHeliconia bihai ‘Hong Kong Claw’
3.5m. Red & Orange bracts. Winter.
…..$23.00

Heliconia bihai 'Chocolate Dancer'Heliconia bihai ‘Chocolate Dancer’
3.5m. Chocolate yellow edged bracts in winter. Upright claws.
…..$23.00

heliconia bihai kawikaHeliconia bihai ‘Kawika’
Compact 3m. Dark orange yellow tips.
…..$25.00

heliconia bihai x caribaea piton pointHeliconia bihai ‘Piton Point’
3.5m. Red with green/yellow tips.
…..$23.00

…..Priced at $99 for the Collection of Five.

PS Heliconias are sent in the rhizome form. This is the starch filled thickened root tissue from they which they shoot. Once they shoot in warm weather they grow rapidly & the rhizome thickens & expands even more…so the plant gradually expands with the rhizome. These rhizomes are mostly fist to half fist size. Expect long flowering from early summer to late autumn & luxuriant broad tropical foliage.

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Dendrobium Dark Desire

Dendrobium Dark Desire

Medium size inky blue flowers on long spikes. Grow covered for best results, warm to intermediate temps, frequent watering in summer, more sparing in Winter. These plants are 180mm tall in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $27 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc. Shinfong Lady

Rlc. Shinfong Lady

Large size brick red. Shadehouse conditions, frequent watering in Summer, allow to dry between waterings in winter. Medium to higher light levels required. These plants are 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 


 

February – March Saintpaulia African Violets Collection

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 5 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Marina

African Violet Marina

African Violet Playful Spectrum

African Violet Playful Spectrum

African Violet Opt Little Ruby

African Violet Opt Little Ruby

African Violet Pacific Sky

African Violet Pacific Sky

African Violet Painted Desert

African Violet Painted Desert

 

Moderate light to indoor light.

All Five for $45

 

 


 

 

 

FERNSMicrolepia strigosa

LACE FERN

(1mABCD) Microlepia strigosa
This is a vigorous taller variety with lime green new growth. Graceful fern with arching lacy fronds. Easily grown in a moist position in filtered light (takes morning sun) in warm temperate through to tropical areas. Ideal in a tub or in the ground. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARES FOOT FERNDavallia fejeensis

(30cmABcD) Davallia feejensis. Makes a delightful hanging basket with fine hanging fronds to 30cm. It likes a warm moist atmosphere and good drainage in a coarse mixture. Filtered light.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Most Unusual Fern This Year…Nephrolepis emina

PRINCESS JOKER’S CAP

(30cmABCD) Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’. If you want an unusual fern this is it. Atttractive thick green upright lacey curled fronds. Will definitely stand out in either the garden, hanging basket and even indoors since the fern itself is a natural air purifer! Great in a pot or hanging basket. Slow growing. Filtered light. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

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Delicious Collection

Delicious February – March Collection 1

Betel Leafpiper betle

(80cmEdAD) Piper sarmentosum. Lovely spicy flavoured leaves. Popular in south east Asian cooking, being used raw and cooked. Prefers well composted, moist, well drained soils in a protected, sunny position. Drought and frost tender. A tropical evergreen Requires well drained fertile moist soil. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

Austromyrtus dulcis

Midyim Berry

(1.0m**RfEdABCDE) Austromyrtus dulcis. Sweet eating bird egg sized fruit. Delicate white flowers are most profuse in spring and summer but are also borne with the fruit in autumn. Suited to mild frostfree climates. Full sun or light shade.
…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

Malpighia PixieMalpighia emarginata Pixie

(1.5mEdAbcD) Malpighia emarginata ‘Pixie’
Attractive red edible berries which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice! At this stage we have no information on how it will tolerate cold winters but is frost tender. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $15.90 (180 Parries)

 

ALL THREE FOR $36

 

 

Delicious February – March Collection 2

Aloe veraAloe Vera

(80cmABCDE) Aloe barbadensis. A renowned ornamental and medicinal plant. Good multiplier. Reported useful for heartburn, skin care, blood sugar, weight loss and natural mouth wash and laxative. Takes dry conditions. Full sun to light shade. Needs good drainage.
….$8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

ImbeGarcinia livingstonei

(6mEdFmABcD) Garcinia livingstonei. Tasty sweet red to orange fruit which is highly nutritious and used in traditional medicine. They are plum sized and have a smoothe skin. Partial Sun to Full Sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

Edible Gingerzingiber officianale

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officinale. It is the rhizome we use in cooking. This is a perennial plant and dies down in winter to reemerge in spring, growing off its rhizome. Likes warm conditions in part shade or light sun.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

Hoya February – March Collection 1Hoya carnosa

HOYA SAPHI WINE

(C) Hoya carnosa ‘Saphi Wine’ big soft pink flowers in large round bunches and strong twining foliage. Big thick broad leaves with light flecking usually.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

HOYA ‘NEW GUINEA GOLD’

(W) Hoya coronarium. Small groups of large solid gold star shaped flowers with thickish slightly crinkled leaves. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

Hoya litoralis

HOYA LITORALIS

(C) Red brown with a darker corena. Up to 20 flowers per umbel. Blue-green foliage. It twines and hangs. Light shade.

…..$11.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $34

 

 

 

Hoya February – March Collection 2Hoya nicholsoniae

HOYA NICHOLSONIAE

Will give you eyecatching yellow flowers with white corona in the centre. It has a spicy fragrance and blooms in the warmer months. The leaves are light green with visible veins. It is an easy fast growing hoya.

….Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

HOYA LAS BANOSHoya Los Banos

(W) Clusters of gold reflexed starlike flowers with maroon centre…12 flws per cluster….non twining Good drainage & light to part sun.

…..$12.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

HOYA ‘RED’Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

(C) – Hoya publicalyx ‘Red’. Red flowers with chimeras. Long leaves. Large red clusters.

…..$9.90 (200 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $29

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Amorphophallus lacouri

AMORPHOPHALLUS LACOURII

This is an unusual Amorphophallus with white spotted foliage. The flower structure (inflore-scense) emerges from a green spathe and is narrow and pure white A very interesting aroid. These young 200mm plants in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $39 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columnea Black

..Unusual Dark Foliage..Contrasting Deep Orange Flowers..

COLUMNEA ORANGE

(40cmAbcD) Columnea scandens ‘Tulae’. Big deep orange orange tubular flowers with attractive very dark and haired leaves. Makes a brilliant contrast with the flowers. Great brancher! Columneas are epithytic plants from South America. They need warm conditions and good light under shade. Morning sun is fine. They are mostly grown as basket plants where their luxurious hanging foliage and bright flowers are seen to full advantage. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calathea sanderiana 'Julia'

CALATHEA JULIA

(35cmAbcD) Calathea sanderiana ‘Julia’. This is a highly colourful and decorative little foliage plant with rounded amazingly coloured leaves, inner edges smudged with white and pink and a red spine running up through the centre of the leaves. They are short stemmed. Like other Calatheas may die back in winter if subjected to a long cold period. Keep it drier at this time. Like warmth and humidity and make a nice house plant or in the garden in the sub-tropics and warmer. Filtered light.Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

….Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philodendron Rojo Congo

 

PHILODENDRON ROJO CONGO

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Rojo Congo in particular is quite an standout plant with its copper undertones and its reddish brown stems. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIMA DONNA BLUEBERRY ASHElaeocarpus reticulatus 'Prima Donna'

(4m*,**RfFABCDE) Elaeocarpus reticulatus ‘Prima Donna’ is a wonderful native with dainty and unusual, fragrant aniseed, pink bell shaped summer flowers that hang downward like a frilled petticoat! In winter its brilliant blue fruits hang for months and attract birds. The leaves are large, leathery and serrated with prominent veins. Suited to all areas, it is an incredibly tough plant coping with frost, salt spray and drought.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDYIM BERRYAustromyrtus dulcis

(1.0m**RfEdABCDE) Austromyrtus dulcis. Sweet eating unusual bird egg sized and attractive fruit. Delicate white flowers are most profuse in spring and summer but are also borne with the fruit in autumn. Dainty tapering leaves flush with red or pink new growth. Suited to mild frostfree climates. Full sun or light shade.

….Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Strong Subtle Structure….Peperomia Red Edge

Peperomia clusifolia ‘Red Edge’

(20cmABCD) This is a very strong emerald leaved structural peperomia with broad leathery leaves coloured with subtle red edges! This marvellous plant is hardy to cold and heat and wet conditions. Great indoors or out. Water only when dried out a little. Keep out of direct sunlight. Peperomias are a collectors item and this is one of the best. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PEACOCK GINGERKaempferia roscoeana

(30cm*EdAbcD) Kaempferia roscoeana
Beautiful little tropical foliage plant with lovely pink flowers emerging from a split in the leaves in summer. Lovely rounded quilted shimmering patterned foliage. Medicinal herb! Deciduous, so the leaves will die down in winter. Harvest when the leaves have yellowed or died. Native to South East Asia. Prefers well drained soil. Can be grown in pots but also makes a nice groundcover. Part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIRAdiantum Lady Moxon

(60cmAD) Adiantum tenerum ‘Lady Moxon’. One of the most sought after Maidenhairs this fern is large and has attractive weeping fronds with broad pinnules. Several bright green shades on the one plant and in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adiantum aethiopicum

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

(50cmAbcD) Adiantum aethiopicum
This is a rich green densely foliaged, medium growing Maid. Will grow in full sun with enough moisture Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Keep under cover & under watering is best. Sent in 100mm pots.

….Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….The Real Deal!…Zoysia tenuifolia

NO MOW GRASS

(10cm) Zoysia tenuifolia. Do not miss out on this! This is an absoutely fantasic alternative for lawn. There is no need to mow your lawn again! Zoysia tenuifolia has very fine grass only growing 10cm tall. This will make a fantasic groundcover, especially around rocks, ponds and stepping stones. Very low maintenance, can be mown once a year for a low trim look. Frost tolerant once established. Native to South east Asia. Requires well drained soil Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 or 5 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Eyecatcher From Brazil…Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra Plant

Aphelandra squarrosa ‘Zebra Plant’

(30cmAbcD) is one of the more spectacular of the exotic South American shrubs. Amazing bright yellow waxy flowers arranged like a pyramid on top of the white striped leaves with red stems. They flower from Spring to Autumn. In warm frostfree conditions north of Taree NSW they can be grown outdoors, otherwise indoors in a warm sunny room or glasshouse in the cooler months.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Eye Catching Indoor Plant From Africa…ficus lyriata

FIDDLE LEAFED FIG

(1-9mABD) Ficus lyrata. Amazing leaf shape like a fiddle. This Strangler Fig is a stand out in any establishment. The large scalloped leaves are leathery and heavily veined. Can be held as a smaller plant in a pot or planted out becomes a magnificent tree. Good inside but likes bright light. These are 30cm tall. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

PS1 Commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree, it then sends roots down to the ground that envelop the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangle it. It also grows as a free standing tree. This plant has the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FICUS GREEN ISLANDFicus microcarpa 'Green Island'

(1.5m**AbcD) Ficus microcarpa ‘Green Island’. This is a curious small native fig which tends to spread out sideways and is easy to train as a ground-hugging shrub clinging closely to rocks or across a bed. Green Island has thick roundish leaves that are dark green and shiny. It does well in low or medium light and is really easy to maintain indoors. This is a low maintenance plant & proven great for bonsai. Develops a thick trunk and aerial roots at a relatively early age. Shade or sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOYA SAPHI WINE

Hoya carnosa ‘Saphi Wine’
This is a gorgeous Hoya we last did 25 years ago. Decided to get it going again from our Hoya Heaven. Big soft pink flowers with a red corona in large round bunches and strong twining foliage. Big thick broad leaves with light flecking usually. Takes cold and full sun when hardened but not frost. Morning sun preferable. Best under light to moderate shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (300 parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Rare & Endangered….Glorious Palm…Wodyetia bifurcata

FOXTAIL PALM

(15m**AD) Wodyetia bifurcata is a hugely attractive native palm with a smooth closely ringed trunk. The fronds are hugely attractive with their cut off leaf formation. Native to rocky areas of North East QLD where it sets down deep roots to offset the long dry period between monsoonal rains. This Palm has only been cultivated in recent times and the cold sensitiveness is still being assessed. The most advanced specimen planted in Brisbane and Sydney are both doing well. Requires a well drained soil in full sun. These are large plants in 140mm pots, 400mm tall.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous Bright Pink Flowers….Dipladenia rosea

BRAZIL JASMINE

(70cmAbcD) Dipladenia sanderi ‘Rosea’
Many deep rose pink trumpet flowers. Marvellous small plant which can be a shrub or treated as a climber. Good in the ground or in a pot. Needs a protected area where nights get cold. For warm frostfree climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratopetalum gummiferum Alberys Red

NSW CHRISTMAS BUSH

(5m**FmABcDE) Ceratopetalum gummiferum ‘Alberys Red’ is a unique erect native shrub from NSW. It will provide you with white starlike flowers in late spring followed by attractive reddened swollen calyces in summer. These and the foliage are excellent in flower arrangements. Makes a fine feature plant and also good for culture in a tub and will make a fine Australian Christmas Tree. Can withstand some frost. Likes a well drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

Lc. Canhaimiana

Laeliacattleya Canhamiana

Is an orchid hybrid originated by Veitch in 1885. It is a cross of C. mossiae x C. purpurata. These plants are 130mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium White Comet

Compact growing hardcane type Dendrobium, soft pink with a blush at the end of the petals. These plants are 200mm tall in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTON FERNpellaea rotundifolia

(15cmABCDE) Pellaea rotundifolia is a dainty fern that forms a neat clump of radiating fronds each with a series of neatly rounded dark green pinnae. Ideal for pots, baskets and rockeries in a moist position in filtered sun or indoors in a well lit situation.Native to New Zealand – often found on rocky sites. Hardy in cool areas but also grows in the tropics. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Fluffy Ruffles'

FLUFFY RUFFLES

(50cmABCD) Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ will delight you with its unusual ruffled fronds which stand out like pointed Cathedral Spires. This one is a standout with light green much divided arching fronds. Good in the shadehouse. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

microsorum green flame

MICROSORUM GREEN FLAME

(60cm** AbcD) Microsorum punctatum ‘Green Flame’. Unusual and very attractive variety with flat leathery light green fronds about 4cm wide. Good in a hanger or pot or in the garden it should be suited to most climates. Light to medium shade. 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOMANDRA HYSTRIXLomandra hystrix

(1m*,**FABCDE) Lovely bright green arching leaves and highly perfumed crowded cream blossoms on the end of a flower spike in spring. A popular landscape plant for rockeries, banks and on the edge of water features. Its long straplike foliage arches gracefully. Brilliant indoor speciman. It is a native of NSW & QLD and is very hardy. Drought and frost resistant and takes wet places. This one will grow in the shade or sun. Small plants in small 45mm tubes.

…..Priced at $2.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Massive Flower Head….Clivia Miniata 'Big Top'

CLIVIA BIG TOP

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata ‘Big Top’ has a bigger umbel of flowers than other Clivias. This is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with large heads of bright orange-red flowers from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. The attractive foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. These are slow growing plants and their roots don’t mind being compressed or rootbound in a container and can be brought inside. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…All Frost Free Climates…Medinilla myriantha

HANGING MEDINILLA

(70cmAbcD) Medinilla pendula.
Spectacular small Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine light pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts.First the flowers with the bracts and then these bright long lasting bracts for months. Attractive velvety medium leaves. This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….

FRILLY PINK ANGELS TRUMPETBrugmansia 'Frilly Pink'

(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Frilly Pink’ will give you huge (25cm) pink frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage and are native to Peru, Colombia & Chile. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

NB Like many plants this one has a narcotic content and if anyone is silly enough to cook it up & eat, it can have deadly consequences!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALATHEA BICAJOUXCalathea Bicajoux

(35cmAbcD) Calathea picturata ‘Vandenheckei’. This is a colourful little foliage plant with rounded leaves, strikingly marked with two tones of green very dark & very light. They are medium stemmed. Like other Calatheas may die back in winter if subjected to a long cold period. Keep it drier at this time. Like warmth and humidity and make a nice house plant or in the garden in the sub-tropics and warmer. Filtered light.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia Lime Zinger

ALOCASIA LIME ZINGER

(1.5mABCD) Xanthosoma ‘Lime Zinger’. This is a magnificent Elephant Ear with beautifully glowing lime green heart shaped leaves. The plant will stand about 1.5m with 50cm leaves. Suited to all climates with hot summers but may go into temporary dormancy in cold winter climates. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAKE LILYAmorphophallus bulbifer

(1mABCDe) Amorphophallus bulbifer
Your Snake Lily will be a great talking piece as it goes through its strange life cycle. The one metre stem is patterned like a carpet snake skin and unfurls into an interesting leaf arrangement. At around its third year it will push up a thick short stem which produces a lovely pink arum flower. After flowering bright red fruit is produced on the spadix. There is a seed inside each fruit..Snake Lily dies off in autumn each year & comes back in spring. Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are plants in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each
PS Amorphophallus species produce some of the worlds most amazing flowering arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL ZEBRA PLANTcalathea zebrina

(40cmAbcD) Calathea zebrina syn.Maranta zebrina. A foliage plant with deep green velvet leaves, marked with bold stripes along the veins. The spring flowers appear in a cluster in chocolate brown bracts. Likes warmth and humidity. Makes a nice house plant or garden plant in sub-tropics or warmer areas. Filtered light. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Rare & endangered Unique Native…Syzygium moorei

WATERMELON TREE

(15m**RfAD) Syzygium moorei has amazing masses of bright pink flowers growing straight out of its branches in Summer. Attracts nectar feeding birds. Ornate white fruit which is edible but hardly delicious. Its large thick glossy leaves is a feature of this densely crowned large butted tree. This rare and endangered plant is restricted to a few sites in Northern NSW and Southern QLD. Aptly named from the colour of the flowers. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyophorbe lagenicaulis

BOTTLE PALM

(6mABCDE) Hyophorbe lagenicaulis. Bottle Palm is almost extinct in its native habitat of Round Island off Mauritius but there have been plenty planted in the tropics. Bottle Palm is a real curiosity with its swollen trunk and exceedingly attractive long arching leaves. Something special in a pot. Will grow outdoors in most Australian conditions. Mulch well in full sun and avoid shade and too much moisture when cool. These palms are 400mm tall 4 leaf plants in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carissa Desert Star

DWARF NATAL PLUM

(30cm*AbcD) Carissa ‘Desert Star’ is a lovely very low growing plant with heavily scented white single star shaped flowers in spring and summer. Attractive green greyish round foliage and it will also hang a little over a wall for you. Likes dry conditions. Full sun.

….Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanda Majik Fancy

Very large flowers, toffee red in colour, some spotting. These are small plants with 90mm leaf span in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOOTHED BRAKE FERNPteris dentata

(60cmABCD) Pteris dentata is a very decorative, easy to grow fern with mid green narrow ‘teethy’ leaflets. Suitable for pots, indoors, bushhouses and shaded garden positions. Thrives in shady position.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columnea Yellow Dragon

COLUMNEA YELLOW DRAGON

(40cmAbcD) Columnea hybrid. Big yellow tubular flowers with splashes of red around the edges with attractive red tinged haired leaves. Columneas are epithytic plants from South America. They need warm conditions and good light under shade. Morning sun is fine. They are mostly grown as basket plants where their luxurious hanging foliage and bright flowers are seen to full advantage. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia portodora

PORTODORA ELEPHANT EAR

(2.5m*,**RfAbcD) Alocasia portodora
This is a huge Elephant Ear with ruffle edged glossy dark green leaves one metre plus long. The stout stem is also a feature with unique brown mottling. Arum like green cream flowers in summer. Takes full sun or light to medium shade. Good in a pot or in the ground. These are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aglaonema Snow white

AGLAONEMA ‘SNOW WHITE’

(1mAD) Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with white stripes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Great in a pot inside or out or in a subtropical garden.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unique & Rare…

DWARF KING FERNToadea barbara

(2m**ABCD) Toadea barbara. Gets multiple heads and will also produce offsets from its base! This is a unique rarely available fern. It has a very broad black fibrous trunk and its fronds are up to 2m long. Likes swampy conditions, so it likes plenty of moisture when it is warm. Put it in a nice permanent spot because this one is guaranteed to outlive everything around. Shade. 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Every Home Should Have One…Aloe Vera

ALOE VERA syn. Aloe barbadensis

(80cmABCDE) A renowned ornamental and medicinal plant with a thick gel within its cactus like leaves. Found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics or ointmentsfor minor burns& sunburns. Interesting ornamental yellow flower spike. Good multiplier. Reported useful for heartburn, skin care, blood sugar, weight loss and natural mouth wash and laxative. Takes dry conditions. Full sun to light shade. Needs good drainage. These are in 70mm pots.

….Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Grow your own Edible Ginger Patch…zingiber officianale

EDIBLE GINGER

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officinale
Edible ginger we know so well. Actually it is the rhizome (thickened root) we use in cooking. Rich green lance shaped leaves and yellow green and purple unusual and attractive flowers. This is a perennial plant and dies down in winter to reemerge in spring, growing off its rhizome. Its the rhizome we eat.Native of Southern Asia and likes warm conditions in part shade or light sun. Shooting in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Red & White Flowers in Winter….

HELICONIA RED CHRISTMASHeliconia angusta red christmas

(1mAbcD) Helicona angusta ‘Red Christmas’
This is a magnificent Heliconia which will amaze you with its striking bright red and white flowers during winter and spring! The flowers are long lasting and excellent for cut flowers. This is an attractive dwarf clumping variety good in a tub or in the garden. Keep this one in a warm, moist partly shaded position in well drained mix or soil. Known to flower in Sydney and Perth. Shooting in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANGEL FERN (aka Lady Fern)Athyrium otophorum

(60cmABCD) Athyrium otophorum
This is a fabulous Japanese fern with eyecatching metallic silvery and pastel green shades that vary with the seasons. This is a hard to get fern. Beautiful contrast. Arching leaves. All this contrasting with with the burgundy purple red stem. Very neat plant. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE PENDA aka Bloomfield PendaXanthostemon verticillatus

(2-5mRf**,*AbD) Xanthostemon verticillatus has a very showy, pale yellow cream flowers and small dainty dark green foliage. Flowers young with attractive fragrance. Blooms in spring. Very floriferous. Native to North QLD, a small area along the Daintree and Bloomfield rivers. This attractive shrub flowers every now and then throughout the year. Grows to about 2m in height in cultivation…so it makes a great container plant. It is slow growing. Full sun and partial shade.Classified vulnerable in nature. Very bushy. Warm coastal areas. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dracaena Black Knight

DRACAENA BLACK KNIGHT

(4mABCD) Dracaena marginata will give you a great sculptured feature plant in a pot or in the garden. The foliage is narrow, dark green and red edged. The dark stems can be trained to be any shape you wish. As the new leaves emerge from the top, the mature leaves on the bottom drop away. These are 25cmm tall out of the long native tubes. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bassolaelia Morning Glory

Bassolaelia Morning Glory (Seedlings)

Vigorous primary hybrid, Cattleya style, Medium size star shaped white through to pink flowers with broad spotted lips. These plants are 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malpighia emarginata Pixie

MALPIGHIA PIXIE

(1.5mEdAbcD) Malpighia emarginata ‘Pixie’ is an exceptional compact branching shrub with small pink flowers in dense clusters and then attractive red edible berries which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice! Attractive dark green shiny leaves and a multibranching habit. At this stage we have no information on how it will tolerate cold winters but is frost tender. Full sun to part shade. 1 per customer!

…..Priced at $15.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASTERALOE KABELAGasteraloe kabela

Gasteria x Aloe Hybrid
A compact succulent with thick grey green triangular leaves with little light spots and spiked edges. Produces a tall stem with small flowers. Excellent as a pot specimen, especially as a house plant! Requires a well drained soil. Morning sun to part shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Double Bicolour Flowers….Camellia japonica Donnan’s Dream

DONNAN’S DREAM CAMELLIA

(1.2mFABC) Camellia japonica ‘Donnan’s Dream’. This lovely Japonica Camellia will give you pale pink or white full peony form flowers from spring. Excellent cut flowers. They have medium sized oval shaped glossy dark leaves luxuriantly foliated. Vigorous upright bushy growth habit. These are cold hardy and easy to grow. Likes part sun to light shade in a well drained position. Any climate.

…..Priced at $8.90 each(180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Rambo

Dendrobium Rambo

Twisty style hardcane Dendrobium, compact grower, upright spikes of approximately 50mm flowers. Well lit but indirect light, prefers warmer conditions, rain cover for winter recommended. These plants are 130mm tall in 70mm pots, ready now for potting up.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Ox Rainbow

Phalaenopsis Ox Rainbow

Unusual multicoloured moth orchid, approximately 70mm flowers. These plants are 140mm tall leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Twisters

Dendrobium Twisters

Hard cane type, upright spikes of yellow/bronze flowers with twisty petals. Bright but indirect light position, prefers solid roof cover in the winter months. These plants are 180mm tall in 70/80mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Airy Blue

Dendrobium Airy Blue

Hardcane Dendrobium with medium size cerise violet flowers on upright stems. Warm bright position best, with rain cover needed in the winter months. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 140mm tall.

…..Priced at $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

Eugenia zeyheri

EUGENIA ZEYHERI

(1mRfABcD) is an attractive dense little rainforest plant with tiny glossy dark green and bronze tipped leaves. Small white flowers are followed by black fruit. This is a native of South Africa where it is rare in its native habitat. Wonderful as a garden or rockery feature, as a hedge or in a tub. Indoors for short stints. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER TOOTH ALOE

(20cmFABCD) Aloe zanzibarica squarrosa
Unusal pyramid arrangement with this little soft ornamental cactus. Thick leaves have white specks and attractive soft teeth. Red/orange flowers on top. Requires good drainage & water sparingly. Grow it in full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $6.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Big Clusters of Deep Pink Velvety Flowers…Brachychiton discolor

PINK LACEBARK

(15mRfABCD) Brachychiton discolor. Spectacular clusters deep pink velvety flowers (darker centres) in early summer when this tree is briefly leafless. Its thick trunk has greenish bark and supports a dense canopy of large maple like leaves, dark above and silvery below. Native to rainforest from The Hunter NSW to Nth QLD. Drought resistant and will grow in cooler area. Full sun. Sent in long 100m pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Karragabi’

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Kagaribi’

Medium size deep orange red clusters on this crucifix. Bright but indirect light conditions needed. These orchids are 140 tall in 70mm pots.

….. Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc Pastoral 'Ava Marie'

Rlc. Pastoral ‘Ava Marie’

Large flowered exhibition white Cattleya with lemon in the lip. These plants are 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

 

RLC ChunyeahTW

Rlc. Chunyeah ‘Tzeng Wen’

Large golden yellow Cattleya with a red lip. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Love Pink StripeDendrobium Love Pink Stripe

Hardcane type, compact grower, long sprays of striped pink flowers. Prefers bright warm conditions, cool tolerant, but does need rain protection in the Winter months. Near flowering in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

If you can’t find all your plants in our latest catalogue please search our website as every plant on our website is available

 

 


 

WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

Roughly every 4-6 weeks so we can put all orders together & complete the WA & NT & Tas Quarantine Protocols in one batch & minimise the cost to you.

Western Australia & Northern Territory Sending Date
Monday 1st March, We need your order by 4.00 PM Monday 22nd February, QLD time.

Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 26th February, We need your order by 4.00 PM Friday 19th February, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Thursday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasable.

The Quarantine Protocol cost of $10 is included in your freight charge.

Mrytle Rust Alert now affects some plants into the NT & SA, Tas as well as WA…..which means we cannot sent plants from Family Myrtacea to these states. Restrictions will soon be lifted in Victoria as Myrtle Rust has been found in 60 locations. In reality it has probably been around Australia the last 100 years but it needs a very wet year to be noticeable.

…WA & SA, Tas & NT Customers….

There is an very old alert for Myrtle Rust still standing in WA & NT the following potential host genus are not allowed entry for probably an extended period:
Austromyrtus, Callistemon, Eugenia, Feijoa, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Myrciaria, Psidium, Syzygium, Xanthostemon, Rhodomyrtus.
These are the plants that may appear in our catalogue & is not the complete list. The complete list includes all the Family Myrtaceae. It was hoped this would be a short term measure…..but the authorities are in no rush to take action that would lead to lift the restriction.

There are other plants that are not permitted into WA for various reasons. We get all our plants approved by the State Dept of Agricultures when sending.

Here are a few more for your information.

Euphorbia species, Citrus species, Microcitrus species, Hibiscus species, Azalea species, Feijoa species, Vaccinium species Blueberry, Rhododendron, Vireya.Save

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