May 2024 Catalogue

Great weather and good rain continues at Paradise, hope you are getting your share. Welcome to your May Catalogue. In this issue of the Newsletter, hear about The Champion Peruvian Jumper Knitter, how tropical plants thrived in a drought out west and how Olly & Busby love their Geneses Seed Mix. All the Best.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

PLANT LOVERS GIFT VOUCHER

Do you have enough Perfume, Chocolates and T-shirts etc?
If so why not put the word out to your loved ones that you would really enjoy a Plant Lovers Gift Voucher!
Can be ordered online for any amount or phone Bob direct on 0408 687 109.

 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 & Tasmania Sending Date
Monday 20th May We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 13th May, 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.

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LATEST PLANTS

MONSTERA LANIATA

Monstera adansonii 'Laniata' 3

(2mAbcD) Monstera adansonii ‘Laniata’. This is a delightful plant with fewer but larger holes in the leaves than of the regular Adansonii, deep glossy green leaves about 15cm long. This plant will climb up whatever you want as it sets down strong tendrils. Often placed to climb up a totem pole. You can cut it back and replant at the tendrils which become the new roots. Do not overwater especially in winter and use a very well drained mix. Likes warm conditions in winter. Indirect sun or shade.

…..Priced at $15.90 (450 Parries) each

 

 

VANILLA ORCHID VINE

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla planifolia (Syn. V. fragrans) is an attractive sought vine with and highly clusters of golden flowers which produce pods. Natural Vanilla is sourced from the pods and is used in the production of ice cream, cakes and beverages. The pods are also used in the manufacture of perfume and is great in pot pourri. This climbing orchid vine is a member of the Family Orchidaceae and can reach up to 15m in the tropics. It is free growing in the sub tropical areas and must have very well drained conditions. Suited to coastal climates in a warm spot…morning sun or light shade. These plants are about 200mm tall. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $11.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

DRUMSTICK ALLIUM

Allium sphaerocephalon

(1mAbcD) Allium sphaerocephalon. A striking display with its vibrant spectacular ornamental mauve flowerhead shaped like an egg with green undersides! Each flower head is grown on a green stem resembling a drumstick. An excellent choice as cut flowers for its spectacular ornamental purple flowerhead and is also long lasting. Best grown in full sun and during the warmer seasons and still can be grown in warmer areas during winter. Can be left alone and the bulbs will spread out, forming more flower heads. Hardy plant. Drought tolerant. Full sun. New sprouts sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

….Gorgeous & Highly Sought….

POTHOS SNOW QUEEN

Epipremnum aureum Snow Queen

(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’. Lovely shiny white variegated foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. Gorgeous foliage. Great indoors..takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Snow Queen climb up a stake where it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 75mm pots and are about 25cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

GREAT ROSEBAY

Tabernaemontana corymbosa 1

(8mAbcD) Tabernaemontana corymbosa. Flowering with unusual white fragrant flowers that look like helicopter rotors! They have five petals which fuse to form a tube. This is an attractive shrub, native to rainforest in India and Malaysia. Tropical glossy dark green foliage. Also makes an excellent container plant and takes clipping. Suited to warm climates north of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent. Partial sun to full sun. Sent in 70mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 


 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

Oncidium sphacelatum ‘Dancing Ladies’

Oncidium Dancing Lady

What a glorious sight when these easy to grow orchids throw up their huge branching sprays of golden fragrant flowers with brown markings resembling dancing ladies in yellow dresses. Flowers in spring and summer. You can also grow it on a slab or on a tree. All conditions. Light to heavy shade. These are sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

…Amazing Sweetener with no Calories…

STEVIA REBAUDIANA

(50cmABCD) This great natural sweetener has neither calories nor carbohydrates and is reported suitable for diabetics. Used in cooking as a sweetener with no calories. It makes up 40% of the Japanese sweetener market. Stevia has been used for centuries by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay, as a sweetener, much stronger than sugar – also as a medicine, it is good for you – blood sugar, hypertension, prevention of tooth decay. Small dark green leaves and small white flowers. Full sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

PINK MIDYIM BERRY

Austromyrtus dulcis 'Blush'

(1m**RfEdABCDE) Austromyrtus dulcis ‘Blush’. Sweet eating unusual bird egg sized and attractive fruit. Delicate pink 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 $8.90 each

 

 

….One of the Prettiest….

ANTHURIUM PURPLE LOVE

Anthurium Purple Love

(60cmAbcD) Anthurium andraeanum ‘Purple Love’.
Everyone loves this unusual Anthurium with medium sized striking pale purple flowers, newer flowers sometimes start with a tinge of white & green on the back edges and along with a dark purple spadix. Anthurium ‘flowers’ are actually showy bracts & are shiny, waxy and eyecatching. Needs warm humid conditions and good filtered light and can be grown indoors in winter.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

CHINESE FOXGLOVE
SPECIAL OFFER
In Small Pots

Rehmannia angulata

(1.5mAbcD) Rehmannia angulata
Pink trumpet shaped flowers with a yellow throat covered in maroon spots. Blooming from late spring til early autumn on upright stalks above the clumps of textured deep green foliage. Excellent cut flowers and great as a border plant! Evergreen and spreads rapidly in warmer climates. Deciduous in cooler climates with leaves turning red in autumn. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun to part shade. We have a good supply of these in very small 45mm tubs. Going at tube price.

…..Priced at $3.90 each (150 parries)

 

 

VRIESEA EL SALMON

Vriesea El Salmon

(40cmAbcD) Vriesea ‘El Salmon’. Pretty nicely shaped reddish salmon pink flowers on a short stem from a funnel of flat light green leaves. Flowers during summer. Everything a little finer than many Vrieseas. Light shade to morning sun in a pot or in the garden. Can handle wet and dry conditions. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

THAI AGLAONEMA
….VARIOUS PINK VARIATIONS

(1mAD) Aglaonema commutatum. Beautifully marked succulent with various pink markings 10cm leaves. Amazing colours patterns. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Keep on the dry side if the temperature is below 20oC. Great in a pot inside in cooler areas or outside or in a subtropical garden. Aglaonema are so easy care you cant go wrong because they love the shade they handle indoor conditions with ease and in warm areas they will light up any garden. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

BRUGMANSIA COLLECTION

WHITE RUFFLES ANGELS TRUMPET

Brugmansia suaveolens ‘White’

(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia suaveolens ‘White Ruffles’. Huge (25cm long) fragrant, white trumpet flowers in summer and autumn. Beautifully fragrant towards the evening. Native to the cool areas of South America.

….Priced at $9.90 each (300 Parries) or 3 for $26

…Highly Scented Angels Trumpet…

BRUGMANSIA BRILLIANT ORANGE

Brugmansia 'Brilliant Orange'

(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Brilliant Orange’. Stunning deep orange flowers with the beautiful shape. Highly scented. Deeply lobed. One of our best of the Australian breds! Coloured frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Flowers have a sweet perfume scent. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun. Sent in 75mm Pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (300 Parries) or 3 for $26

Both Angels Trumpets for $17.90

 

 

TULIPWOOD

Harpullia pendula

(6m**RfABCDE) Harpullia 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

 

 

DIABETES PLANT

Gynura 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. These plants will not continue to grow in cold areas in winter but will not die, so if you have them in winter just maintain them and keep them dry until they will grow in spring.

…..Priced at $10.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29 or 5 for $39

 

 

…Rare & Endangered..Glorious Palm…

FOXTAIL PALM SEEDLINGS

Wodyetia bifurcata

(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. Sent barerooted.

…..Priced at $3.90 each

 

 

ALEXANDRA PALM SEEDLINGS

Archontophoenix alexandrae

(15m**RfADE) Archontophoenix alexandrae is one of the most attractive of the native palms in cultivation. They have the lovely long green crown shaft and a slightly swollen trunk. These are very small seedlings, 100mm tall.

…..Priced at 10 for $9.90

 

 

Babiana Mixed Colours

Babiana stricta mixed

(30cmAbcD) Babiana stricta. Excellent freesia like flowers in different shades of mixed colours ranging from blue, magenta, purple & pink with lemon scent. Flowering in spring. These colourful flower will be a standout from the dark green foliage. Will be frost tolerant once established. Full sun to part shade. Sent in in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $5.90 each

 

 

PILEA RAINDROP

Pilea polybotrya

(30cmAbcD) Pilea polybotrya.
Luscious indoor plant that needs to be admired close up. Deep glossy green rounded heart shaped leaves. Nice compact plant. Unusual sweetly fragrant white flowers with a green tip like an Android spadix. Native to South America. Very easy to maintain and a hardy plant that will tolerate a wide array of conditions. Allow it to dry in between waterings. Bright indirect light or part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

MEDINILLA COLLECTION

MEDINILLA MAGNIFICA

Medinilla magnifica

(2mAbcD) A truly spectacular and rare Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine bright strawberry pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts. This wonder of nature branches readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Flowers quickly! Shade. One per Customer.
…..Priced at $69.00 each

DOLI CHANDELIER

Medinilla dolichophylla

(70cmAbcD) Medinilla dolichophylla. This is a rare and amazing Medinilla with hanging bright purple calyxed flowers that are broad and white. In gorgeous hanging clusters..which last for months. Very attractive long hanging strongly veined foliage. Branches readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Bright filtered light. In 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $19.90 each

CHANDELIER PLANT

Medinilla cummingii

(3mAbcD) Medinilla cummingii. 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 large 20cm leaves. This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

Natives of the Phillipines. Flowering autumn through winter. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter.

All Three Medinillas for $89

 

 

Chincherinchee

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

(30cmAbcD) Ornithogalum thyrsoides
Spectacular green cone shaped spikes with cluster of white flowers. Flowering in late spring to summer above its green foliage. Wonderful cut flower lasting up 2 weeks in a vase. These multiply bulbs each year. Ideal for border gardens and can be grown in a pot. Native to South Africa. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Sent in a 75mm pot.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

RAKKYO – Asian Onion

Allium chinense flower

(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense. The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. The bulb will have a crisp texture and will taste like onion. The whole plant is astringent, carminative and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of stuffiness sensation and pain in the chest, angina pectoris, pleurisy, bronchitis, diarrhoea and tenesmus in cases of dysentery. Regarded as a plant for general health if added to your diet. Lovely mauve flowers on 30 cm stalks in spring and summer. Native to Asia and popular in South East Asian, Chinese and Japanese cooking. Prefers well drained soil, will tolerate poor soil. Full sun. Multistemmed in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

 

 

FREESIA FLOWERS

(50cmAbcD) Wonderfully elegant flowers on long stems. Sweetly scented too! Bright green grassy foliage. Makes excellent cut flowers lasting up to 3 weeks.
We have 2 Freesia Flowers for you;

Pink

Freesia Pink

Yellow

Freesia Yellow

Native to South Africa. Prefers moist well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $5.90 (150 Parries) each

 

 

ALOCASIA EBONY

Alocasia Ebony

(60cm) Alocasia amazonica ‘Ebony’. This amazonica variety has bigger velvety leaves ..bigger than other varieties. Dramatic white veins jumping at you from dark green (almost black) leaves shaped like arrows. Takes low light. Prefers well drained soil. Keep soil moist. Decidious in cold wet conditions…but comes back in spring. Keep drier in winter. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

HOYA MATHILDE

Hoya cv ‘Mathilde’ (carnosa x serpens)

Hoya cv ‘Mathilde’ (carnosa x serpens). Big soft white flowers with a red corona in large round bunches and strong twining foliage. Round light green leaves. 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

 

 

HOYA MICRANTHA

Light yellow brown star shaped flowers and darker corona and big dark green leaves with a lighter underside. Flowers in a large cluster of 25 to 30 flowers during the warmer months. Great in a hanging basket. Prefers bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

PLANT LOVERS GIFT VOUCHER

Do you have enough Perfume, Chocolates and T-shirts etc?
If so why not put the word out to your loved ones that you would really enjoy a Plant Lovers Gift Voucher!
Can be ordered online for any amount or phone Bob direct on 0408 687 109.

 

 

 

…VEGETARIANS, DIABETICS, VEGANS AND CANCER PATIENTS…
…..or Anyone who wants to stay healthy or Slimmer…..
…..Chuck your Vitamin Pills & Get Natural Vitamins & Lots More…..

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If you suffer from a health problem this nutritious food will help you. If you are a vegetarian this will make life much better for you and enable you to escape the anaemia many vegetarians suffer. If you are overweight this will help you by eating high protein low carb and low GI diet. If you are healthy now help keep yourself that way. One packet will last a man 20 days and ladies about 30 days. This replaces all breakfast cereal and will provide twice as much energy as a plate of Weeties etc. Also all essential minerals and vitamins.

Genesis Health… Seed and Nut Mix…..800 grams
x 1 $25, x 2 $50, x 3 $75, x 4 $100
Plus Freight

 


 

FERNS

MYSTERY MAIDENHAIR

Mystery Adiantum

(60cmAD) Adiantum tenerum (Lady Moxon x Gloriosum Roseum???)
We do not know the name of this Maid but it looks like a mix of Gloriosum Roseum and Lady Moxon. Attractive weeping fronds with broadish pinnules, and pink new growth on black stems. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (300 Parries)

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum tenerum '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 $14.90 each (300 Parries)

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum aethiopicum

(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 $14.90 each (300 Parries)

THESE 3 FERNS FOR $42

 

 


 

ORCHIDS

Phalaenopsis Ben Yu Panda

Phalaenopsis Ben Yu Panda

Medium size big lip with white and pink colours. Great shape and form. Approx 140mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

Dendrobium Golden Diamond

Dendrobium Golden Diamond

New release softcane mericlone type, approx 130mm high plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced $15.90

 


 

May Saintpaulia African Violets

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 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

Optimara Juliana

African Violet Optimara Juliana

Compact grower, two tone blue and white, nice display, upright stems. Can also flower blue under certain cultural conditions.

Rasberry Glitter

African Violet Rasberry Glitter

Deep fuchsia pink with very fine spotting.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $11.90 each or both African violets for $22

 

Mystery African Violet Collection

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids.
4 Unusual Mixed in Different Colours. Named Violets. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $11.90 each or 4 Mystery violets for $44

 

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious May Collection 1

Turmeric

Curcuma longa turmeric

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa. One of the key ingredients for many Asian & Persian dishes such as in curry & more. Ancient Indian medicine. Used as a powder but also used fresh, much like ginger. Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $27

Betel Leaf

piper betle

(80cmAD) Piper sarmentoum. Lovely spicy flavoured leaves. Popular in south east Asian cooking. Have a go raw or cooked in a salad or use as a wrapping. Prefers well composted, moist, well drained soils in a protected, sunny position. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) each or 3 for $33

Diabetes Plant

Gynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens 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.
….$10.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29 or 5 for $39

ALL THREE FOR $27.00

 

Delicious May Collection 2

Mother of Herbs

Plectranthus amboinicus

(45cmEdAbCD) Plectranthus amboinicus. Aromatic green leaves that is nicely flavoured. Used as stuffing for meat & poultry. Propagated by cuttings. Good indoors with natural light. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)

Edible Ginger

zingiber officianale

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officinale. It is the rhizome (thickened root) we use in cooking. Dies down in winter to reemerge in spring, growing off its rhizome. Likes warm conditions in part shade or light sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

Rose Tamarind

Mischarytera lautereriana

(15m+EdAbCD) Mischarytera lautereriana. The orange summer fruit can be eaten fresh and used to make a pleasantly tangy & juicy drink! Very easy to grow! Can tolerate light frost. Grows up to 15m. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) each or 3 for $27

ALL THREE FOR $26.00

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

Hoya May Collection 1

HOYA INCRASSATA

hoya incrassata

From 30 to 80 flowers in large heads on this lovely fragrant hoya. The flowers are strongly reflexed with a yellow base and white corona. Light shade.Its attractive leaves are quite thick and long & pointed.

…..$12.90

HOYA OBSCURA

Hoya obscura

(M) Big 10cm clusters of bright fragrant flowers that have yellow centre & white edges. soft gold toned veined foliage.

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA KRIMSON PRINCESS

Hoya carnosa Krimson Princess

Hoya carnosa ‘Krimson Princess’. Hanging with lots of light to dark pink flowers with dark red magenta centers. Green leaves with white edges and some entirely white leaves.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

Hoya May Collection 2

HOYA MATHILDE

Hoya cv ‘Mathilde’ (carnosa x serpens)

Hoya cv ‘Mathilde’ (carnosa x serpens). Big soft white flowers with a red corona in large round bunches and strong twining foliage. Big thick broad leaves with speckled light flecking usually. Takes cold and full sun when hardened.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA MINIBELLE

Hoya carnosa Krimson Queen

Hoya longifolia ‘Minibelle’. Hanging with lots of fuzzy light pink flowers with white and dark red magenta centers. Green leaves. Well drained soil. Bright indirect light.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA AUSTRALIS COMPACTA

hoya australis

(V**AbcD) Lovely native compact Hoya with a large clusters of star shaped fragrant white red centred flowers. Smaller furry leaves than Hoya australis and more compact growth. Spicy fragrance. Full sun to light shade. Moderate climates.

…..Priced at $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

Hoya May Collection 3

HOYA CINNAMOMIFOLIA

Hoya cinnamomifolia

(C) Great big balls of lime green maroon centred flowers. Big beautifully shaped & heavily veined leaves on this climber. Filtered light to morning sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA BURTONIAE

Hoya burtoniae

Clusters of strongly recurved pink-purple fragrant flowers with yellow corona, spherical appearance. Up to 20 flowers per umbel. Part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA PUBICALYX ‘RED BUTTONS’

Hoya pubicalyx Red Buttons

Dark red flowers, almost black appearance. Bright burgundy corona. Very hardy and can dry out a little between waterings. Needs to be under well lit hard shelter in winter in all climates except tropical where shadecloth is OK.

…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

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!

 

 


 

FLOWERING NATIVES

…..Bird Attracters

…Handsome Native with Eyecatching Flowers…

HAIRY PEA BUSH

Pultenaea villosa

(1.3m**FABCD) Pultenea villosa is a wonderful small weeping native shrub with attractive bright masses of yellow & red pea type flowers from winter to summer. The foliage is fine, weeping and a feature but when it flowers for up to 6 weeks at a time it really sets this one off. There are 120 species of Pea Flower (Pultenea) in Australia and many of them are called Bacon & Eggs due to the contrasting flower colours and quite a few are handsome. Native to NSW & QLD and is drought and frost resistant. Needs a well drained situation in full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

DWARF PLUM PINE

Podocarpus elatus plum pine

(1.5m**FRfEdABCDE) Podocarpus spinulosus. Dwarf Plum Pine is an unusual understory rainforest shrub with attractive thick stiff shiny narrow leaves and pink new growth. The dense foliage contrasts with its black trunk. Bird attracting with black edible grape like fruit that tastes like a slightly aromatic plum. Prefers well drained soil. Even can grow in sandy soils. Native to warm coastal regions of NSW to QLD. Will grow nicely in a container. Part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

GREVILLEA AMBER BLAZE

Grevillea banksii formosa 'Amber Blaze'

(1m**FABCDE) Grevillea banksii formosa ‘Amber Blaze’ will give you masses of big hanging showy orange coloured flowers for most of the year which attract honey eating birds. Amber Blaze is a lovely shrub, worthy of a place in any garden. Requires reasonable drainage. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

DAWSON RIVER WEEPER

Callistemon Dawson River

(4m**FABcD) Callistemon ‘Dawson River’ is a delightful Bottlebrush with hanging branches that meet the ground. Bright red brushes and in warmer climates flowers for most of the year. This is a native of Dawson River in Central QLD and is frost hardy. Makes an excellent speciman plant and a nice screen. Dawson River Weeper is an undescribed species and has an affinity to Callistemon viminalis. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90

PROSTRATE WOOLY GREVILLEA

Grevillea lanigera 'Mt Tamboritha'

(30cm**FABCDe) Grevillea lanigera ‘Mt Tamboritha’. Makes a completely prostrate shrub with a spread of 1.5m. The unusual fleshy flowers occur in clusters from the ends of the branches and are mainly red or pink with tones of white or yellow. Flowering occurs mainly in winter and spring and spasmodically at other times of year. Soft grey hairy foliage. Frost hardy. Makes a great feature, screen or hedge plant. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90

…Make a Tangy Drink with this Bird Attracter…

ROSE TAMARIND

Mischarytera lautereriana

(15m+**FmRfEdAbCD) Mischarytera lautereriana. The orange summer fruit can be eaten fresh and used to make a pleasantly tangy and juicy drink! Bird attracter. A very easy to grow and attractive rainforest tree! Grow it shorter and wider by removing the leading branches.Long wavy edged narrow leaves accompanied with a cluster of tiny white flowers in autumn. Rose Tamarind can tolerate light frost. Growing up to 15m easily. Native to NE & SE QLD. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

African Violets

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 plenty of left over African Violet Hybrids from several of our previous catalogues. They are…

African Violet Opt Little Ruby

African Violet Optimara Little Ruby (Mini)

African Violet Everdina Miniature

African Violet Everdina (Mini)

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz (Mini)

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle (Mini) – Double White with blue centre.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.
…..Priced at $11.90 each

 


 

…Rare Palm with Striking Foliage!…

MAPU PALM

Licuala mattanensis 'Mapu'

(90cmAbcD) Licuala mattanensis ‘Mapu’. A low land palm with both unusual square ended fronds with striking speckled bright green/yellow spots on the dark green leaves. A very unique palm that is highly sought after! Native to Borneo. Grows best in areas with high humidity. Prefers rich and well drained soil. These plants are multi stemmed. These are 5 leaf plants at 350mm tall. Sent in the 140mm diameter pots they are grown in.

…..Priced at $140

 

 

AGLAONEMA ‘SILVER QUEEN’

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' New

(50cmAD) Aglaonema commutatum ‘Silver Queen’. Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with heavy silver splashes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Amazing colours can now be yours also. Keep on the dry side when temperatures are below 20oC. Colour can vary depending on the light intensity. Great in a pot inside in cooler areas or outside or in a subtropical garden. Aglaonema are so easy care you cant go wrong because they love the shade they handle indoor conditions with ease and in warm areas they will light up any garden. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

RED SWAMP LILY

Crinum menehune

(1m*FABCDE) Crinum ‘Menehune’. Gorgeous tall regal red spikes of big 10cm bright pink fragrant spidery flowers along with deep burgandy red leaved foliage. This is one of the hardiest of the Crinums and is drought tolerant and can be grown in waterlogged areas. It makes a large bulb 30-40cm long over time! Its wide strap like deep burgandy red spreading leaves will grow one metre tall and will keep its red colour! These spring-summer flower spikes really are massive with 12-20 big flowers and deeper red buds. This is a selected cross of C. amabile and a small species from the Caribbean. Grow in full sun to light shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

……Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

IXORA EXOTICA

Ixora coccinea Exotica

(2mAbcDe) Ixora coccinea ‘Exotica’ will surprise you with its startling groups of large red flowers! The flowers starts of as a orange colour and turns red as it ages. A medium size shrub with dense large shiny green foliage. Keep moist in dry weather. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

FREESIA YELLOW

Freesia Yellow

(50cmAbcD) Wonderfully elegant yellow flowers on long stems. Sweetly scented too! Bright green grassy foliage. Makes excellent cut flowers lasting up to 3 weeks. Native to South Africa. Prefers moist well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $5.90 (150 Parries) each

 

 

FRIED EGG PLANT

Gordonia axillaris

(3mAbcDE) Gordonia axillaris will surprise you with its unusual saucer shaped and sized fruit that look just like huge fried eggs on the tree and later on the ground when they fall. The fragrant flower has a ruffled edge and is pure white with a bright yellow stamens which is very prominent. Fried egg plant is a bushy shrub with glossy and leathery lance shaped leaves. Will grow from Sydney or equivalent north or in protected frostfree coastal situations in the southern states. Sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

BAMBOO GRASS

Pogonatherum crinitum

(30cm ABCD) Pogonatherum crinitum.
A clump forming compact grass (not a bamboo) with a bushy habit with tiny “bamboo-like” dense leaves. Interesting and beautiful in containers. It is also used worldwide as a houseplant. Plant in full to part sun and irrigate well.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

…More than a Healthy Green…

MALABAR SPINACH

Basella alba

(5mABCD) Basella alba. Crank up your strength & libido with this healthy green.. renowned for the purpose & shown scientifically to have this effect. Malabar Spinach is a tender perennial. Its vigorous & will keep climbing so keep cutting it back and using it. According to the research it will stimulate testosterone production…please note that testosterone decreases with age & so this is a healthy way to keep strength at normal levels. Extremely good female tonic also. The tips of Basella alba can be tossed with garlic and olive oil in a hot pan for a minute, great thickener in stews. Also eaten raw & salads…mild spinach taste. Many culinary uses & vitamin & folate rich. Full sun.

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

 

 

Dendrobium farmeri

Dendrobium farmeri

Long hanging glusters of white flowers with yellow throats. Flowers are 3cm across. Easy to grow and flowers easily. Needs warm shadehouse conditions. Small plantts in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

CALATHEA FASCIATA

Calathea fasciata

(35cmAbcD) This is a highly colourful and decorative little foliage plant with huge glossy round mid to dark green leaves, marked with bright green stripes running parallel along the veins with a thin dark green line in the centre of those bright green stripes. The leaves have a maroon underside. Like other Calatheas may die back in winter if subjected to a long cold period. Keep it drier at this time. This is a gorgeous clumping indoor plant, native to South America. 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 $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

IVORY CURL FLOWER

Buckinghamia celcissima

(3mRfFmABCDe) Buckinghamia celcissima will present you with long hanging cascades of sweetly scented creamy white flowers in summer. Branches are held close to the ground making it an excellent screen plant. From the higher altitude rainforests of Nth QLD. Good in the garden or in a tub.Full sun or part shade.

……Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

MONA LAVENDER

Plectranthus Mona Lavender

(75cmFmABCD) Plectranthus plepalila will give you masses of sprays of lovely soft lavender flowers dashed with purple markings. It flowers from autumn right through winter and then into summer if you pinch it back. The 75cm plant forms a dense rounded foliage with smaller shiny purple backed leaves. Sun or shade and flowers in the shade also. Will take a light frost only.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

BURDEKIN PLUM

Pleiogynium timorense

(8m**ABCD) Pleiogynum timorense is a lovely native tree with edible purple plum like fruits about 4cm across. Very attractive with red new growth, rough bark and a dense crown …making it a great shade tree. This amazing small tree is highly suited to planting in the dry inland and also cool areas. They withstand frost by becoming deciduous in winter. Burdekin Plum comes from Gympie and Central QLD in dry and subtropical rainforest. Full sun or light shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

PHILODENDRON BIRKIN

Philodendron birkin

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Philodendron birkin in particular is quite a standout plant with its white stripes pointed foliage against its dark green background. New leaves are completely white and will get darker as they age. 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 $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

CALIPHRURIA

Caliphruria subedentata

(40cmAbcD) Caliphruria subedentata. Ideal indoor plant with beautiful shiny green leaves that are attractive in their own right, produces lovely waxy fragrant white flowers. Previously known as Eucharis fosteri. Suitable for all indoor situations, including low light positions. Easy to care for, watering between dryings. Filtered light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

GRAND BALSAM

(1mAbcD) Impatiens grandis. A spectacular and unusual rare Impatiens with big gorgeous 5cm orchid like white hooded flowers with ornate red splashes. Lovely small light green rounded foliage and contrasting red stems. This is an upright plant which you can shape as you like. Keep out of the frost. From India and Sri Lanka. Morning sun through to heavy shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

PARALLEL PEPEROMIA

Peperomia puteolata

(45cmAbCD) Peperomia puteolata
An unique peperomia that stands out among the others of the same species. Whorls green and white striped leaves on a striking red stem. The arrangement gives this peperomia a very elegant look. Upright grower and an indoor plant. Can survive outside in sheltered areas. Benefits from light pruning. Keep soil moist. Native to south America. Part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

….Rare and Unusual Medinilla!…

ORANGE MEDINILLA

Medinilla scortechinii

(50cmAbcD) Medinilla scortechinii
Spectacular medium Medinilla with upright bright orange 3cm flowers. The flowers present on coral like stems that are also bright orange! Something different and this arrangement lasts for months. Attractive medium pointed green foliage. This extraordinary plant provides lots of branchlets for these rare flowers. Has epipytic tendancies…so can grow on a tree or in a pot. Amazing indoors indoors in bright light. Native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy down to 5oC here and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise very sheltered inside in winter. Well drained soil…..don’t overwater. Shade or filtered light. One per Customer!

…..Priced at $39

 

 

….Gorgeous Big Soft Foliage….

ALOCASIA GREEN VELVET

Alocasia Green Velvet

(30cm*ABCD) This is a gorgeous dwarf Alocasia with 20cm leaves. They are green & attractively white veined. Like velvet to touch but quite thick. Alocasia Green 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 $12.90 (220 Parries)

 

 

…Great Multiplier in a Ginger Patch…

EDIBLE GINGER RHIZOME

zingiber officianale

(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 from ornamental cones! 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. Sent as plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum tenerum '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 $14.90 each (300 Parries)

 

AUSTRALIAN TREE FERN

Cyathea cooperi

(3-4m**ABDE) Cyathea cooperi is an extremely attractive fast growing native tree fern with lacy fronds and this one will grow in full sun if hardened slowly. Will come back from a frost. Hardy, fast & gorgeous. Grows in all areas except the cool temperate. Native to Eastern Australia from the Illawarra to Cooktown. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

April – May Saintpaulia African Violets

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 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

Bindi

African violet Bindi

Pink flowers

Optimara Little Pearl

African Violet Optimara Little Pearl

White flowers with pink tinge in the center.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $11.90 each or both African violets for $22

 

 

..Rare Palm..Huge White Back Leaves..

GIANT ELEPHANT PALM

Kerriodoxa elegans

(4mAD) Kerriodoxa elegans (White Backed Palm). Recently named and only discovered in 1929. This is a rare and amazingly beautiful palm with huge glossy green, solid fan fronds one meter across. Eyecatching white on the under surface. Endemic to Thailand. Grows well from Sydney or equivalent to the north. Large 5 leaf plants 60cm tall in 15x15x20cm square pots. Sent loose rooted with roots intact.

…..Priced at $110 each

 

 

THAI BEAUTY ‘MAUVE’

Globba winittii

(1mAbcD) Globba winitii is just so beautiful a Ginger it will stir your imagination to new heights with its long trailing (20cm) mauve or white flowers with protruding gold. The large leaves are a delicate pale green. The overall appearance is sensual and delicate, but this is one tough plant and the flowers last for ages. This is a deciduous perennial plant and the bulbs should be kept warm and dry over winter but they do not rot easily. In spring Thai Beauty will then grow, multiply and flower rapidly for you. From the forests of Thailand it is best suited to shaded areas, patios and indoors. Excellent for pot culture. Because it reshoots in spring after its winter siesta it will be OK in most climates particularly in a pot. Keep moist in a well drained situation but dry in winter. Shade.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

CORDYLINE CARUBA BLACK

Cordyline fruticosa 'Caruba Black'

(40cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Caruba Black’
Lovely shiny black foliage. Scented white flowers held on spikes above the foliage. Its shortish broad leavesform rosettes around the narrow stem. Cordylines give colour to your garden all year round. Good garden feature plant. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

…Makes A Great Office Plant!…

ZANZIBAR GEM

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

(60cmAbD) Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Due to its small size & attractive foliage, its air purifying ability and low light & water requirement makes Zamioculcas zamiifolia a great indoor plant, especially in your office areas! It’s glossy green foliage helps bring colour indoors of your home or work office. Flowers usually around mid summer, the flower is a yellow to bronze spadix with a green spathe. Can go a long time without water. Avoid overwatering. Part shade.

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

 

 

ALOCASIA STINGRAY

Alocasia Stingray

(1.5mAbcD) An unusual Elephant Ear with stingray shaped foliage! Eye catching striped stem. This is a lushe medium growing large leaved Elephant Ear which can be used indoors in medium light on the patio or in the garden. They like high humidity being a tropical plant and like moisture in a well drained soil. Surprise your family with this unique looking plant which will fit in nicely with your indoor decor or garden design. Elephant Ears are easy to grow indoors and in the garden in filtered light It will give your garden and indoors that lushe tropical look. Fast growing. There are 30cm tall in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

VRIESEA GLUTINOSA

Vriesea Glutinosa

(1mAbcD) Vriesea glutinosa is a spectacular Bromeliad with long lasting Feather like flowers on a 30cm stem from a funnel of flat leaves. The ‘feather heads’ are red with striking shiny leaves with dark and light green stripes. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vrieseas are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Prefers bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

…Arching Foliage & Flowers…

RUSSELLIA RUBY FALLS

Russellia equisitiformis 'Ruby Falls'

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Ruby Falls’. If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small red tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. Most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade. These are sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

…Garlic Flavour Without Garlic Breath!..

SOCIETY GARLIC

Tulbaghia violacea

(35cmFABCDE) Tulbaghia violacea. Flowers for long periods in spring & summer. Will surprise you with the beauty of its abundant lilac-pink flowers on tall slender stems. Narrow blue-grey leaves. Cook the leaves and flowers to enjoy the garlic flavour without killing everyone with garlic breath! Hardy clumping plant. Cut one off the clump and they regrow quickly. Tolerant of cool temperatures. All climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

PS It is not in the same genus as garlic so those intolerant of alliums (garlic, onions, chives etc) can still enjoy the garlic flavour.

 

 

…Gorgeous Foliage & Flowers…

RED WINE COSTUS

Costus erythrophyllus

(1mAbcD) Costus erythrophyllus. Waxy dark green broad leaves with a reddish purple underside which you can see when the wind shifts the foliage. Will present you with white flowers with pink stripes that pop out of a large bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. Likes a frostfree climate.In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Attractive leaf veins. Native to Central America. Prefers well drained soil. Part shade to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

…Have Fun with this Plant!..

Common Purslane

Portulaca oleracea

Portulaca oleracea ‘Pazzaz’
Striking gold & pink striped flower with succulent foliage. This is an attractive multibranching plant that grows strong and thick. Makes an easy maintenance tub or rockery plant and also good for bonsai. Full sun or shade. Small 45mm pots.

…..Priced at $4.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

YELLOW POINCIANA

Peltophorum pterocarpum

(7m*AbcD) Peltophorum pterocarpum. Big clusters of fragrant yellow flowers will make you smile beneath the wide umbrella canopy of this beautiful tree. Each flower in the 40cm upright cluster is 4cm across and has crinkled petals and prominent orange stamens. Yellow Poinciana is native to coastal areas from Sri Lanka through the Malay archipelago and Indonesia to Northern Australia. Warm climates. Full sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

…Rarely Available…Early Flowering…

MEDINILLA MAGNIFICA

Medinilla magnifica

(2mAbcD) A truly spectacular and rare Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine bright strawberry pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts. This wonder of nature branches readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. A native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Flowers quickly! Shade. One per Customer.

…..Priced at $69.00 each

 

 

GIANT RUBRA IMPERIALIS

alcantarea imperialis rubra

(1mABCD) Alcantarea imperialis rubra. Its impressive 2m flower spike is burgundy and gold. A huge centre piece of any garden, Imperialis rubra is a highly sought hard to get giant bromeliad. Its broad osetting arching leaves are coloured in burgundy. They will spread to 1.5 m and one metre tall….they are beautiful broad arching burgundy toned, edged & specked on a pastel green background. All frostfree climates. Easy to grow in very well drained conditions in light shade. Can be hardened to full sun over winter. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 …Rarely Available…

VARIEGATED MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’

(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’.
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade position. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

Phalaenopsis Fullers 89303

Phalaenopsis Fullers 89303

New release harlequin with striking white big lip.. Approx 130mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $22 each

 

 

…Leaves as big as Volkswagens!..

DIAMOND JOEY PALM

ohannesteijsmannia altifrons

(3-6mAbCD) Johannesteijsmannia altifrons is a stunning and spectactular medium sized trunkless palm with huge undivided diamond shaped palm leaves! The palm growing up to 6 meters tall and 3 meters wide in good conditions. Long and wide undivided green leathery leaves with a serrated edge are often used in thatched roofs. Surprising cold tolerant given its tropical look and native location which is in South East Asia. Prefers well drained soil in a warm and shelter position with filtered light. Grows well from Sydney or equivalent to the north. These are large 4 leaf plants 50cm tall in 15x15x20cm square pots. Sent loose rooted with roots intact.

…..Priced at $110 each

 

 

PHEONIX GINGER

costus comosus x productus

(1.5mEdACD) Costus comosus x productus ‘Pheonix’ will leave you incredulous with its magnificent bright red beeswax cone like flowers in a tower formation from spring onwards. Sprouting out yellow flowers from the red cone. The yellow flowers reportedly edible with light sweet ginger flavour. These amazing flowers can be retained on the plant for up to nine months. Lovely strong clumping plant with broadish light green foliage. Cold tolerant. Part shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

…Speccy Striped Flowers…

BARLERIA JET STREAK

Barleria cristata 'Jet Streak'

(1mAbcD) Barleria cristata ‘Jet Streak’. Masses of spectacular mauve and white striped flowers. Flowering from Spring to autumn. Light green foliage. Great for tubs, borders, patios, accent foliage and as a garden specimen. Ideal small shrub for a sunny to part shade, well-drained position. Warm coastal climates. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…Priced at $8.90 (190 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

WHITE CROCUS

Zephyranthes candida

(15cmFmABCDE) Zephyranthes candida. Lovely white yellow anthered erect crocus like flowers come forth in summer and autumn. This is a fine clumping plant with narrow needle like soft dark green foliage. Bulbs about 25mm wide develop and multiply greatly in little time. Great as a border, in a rockery or pot. There are about 70 species of Zephyranthes all from the Americas. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

DRACAENA COMPACTA

Dracaena compacta

Looking for the most durable indoor plant you can find? This could be it! The Dracaena Compacta Plant, a compact, slow grower with thick green stem and several clumps of short dark green leaves which makes it a beautiful addition to homes or offices. Because they’re reliable growers in minimal light. poor humidity, and wide ranging temperatures. Native to South East Africa.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

…Amazing Almost Iridescent…

FLAMING CRYSTALS LIPSTICK PLANT

Aeschynanthus evrardii flaming crystals

(40cmAbD) Aeschynanthus evrardii ‘Flaming Crystals’ is a lovely hanging Lipstick with big red tubular flowers and almost iridescent purple stripes. Setting this off are unusual and very prominent purple anthers that look like weird paper clips. Other anthers are pure white -all on the one plant. This is a most striking flower glowing like crystals against attractive dark green large-leaved foliage. Flowering from March to May. Suited to hanging baskets or pots or placed as an epiphyte as in nature. From the rainforests of Thailand and Burma. Warm protected conditions or indoors.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

RED BRAZILIAN TREE FERN

Blechnum brasiiense

(1mAbcD) Blechnum brasiliense.
Lovely bronze-red foliage. This is a most attractive small Tree Fern with crinkled arching fronds to 1m long and 30cm broad. Trunk is dark brown and scaly. Striking tub speciman. Likes dense shade and more suited to warm temperate to tropical climates or indoors in winter. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Super Red

Phalaenopsis Lianher Super Red

Deep rose purple moth orchid with large flowers, and nice round shape. Approx. 140mm Leaf Span. Best suited to indoor culture or very low light protected outdoor position not exposed to cold weather. Keep evenly moist at all times. In 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

….Red & White Flowers in Winter….

HELICONIA RED CHRISTMAS

Heliconia 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 $15.90 each (400 Parries)

 

 

 

MOTHER OF HERBS

Plectranthus amboinicus

(45cmEdAbCD) Plectranthus amboinicus aka Indian Borage. Joint pains, coughs, sore throats, infections. An attractive evergreen medicinal and culinary herb. Big fleshy and aromatic green succulent, with leaves that are nicely flavoured, can be used as stuffing for meat and poultry and also used to flavour meat dishes. The leaves are also traditionally used for treatments of coughs, sore throats, infections, joint pains and many other ailments. Small purple flowers winter/spring. Can be propagated by cuttings. Good indoors with natural light. Protect from frost. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum aethiopicum

(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 (250 Parries)

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Yellow Butterfly

Phalaenopsis Lianher Yellow Butterfly

Beautiful golden yellow with contrasting red lip. 140mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

BIRD’S NEST ANTHURIUM

Anthurium Schlechtendalii

(3mAbcD) Anthurium schlechtendalii.
This is a large Anthurium which when grown in a large pot or in the ground in well drained conditions. Large broad shiny green crinkly leaves with light green undersides. The leaves is also used for multiple medicinal purposes to help treat back pains, sore muscles, rheumatism & arthritis. Native to Mexico and Costa Rica, this one has a purple spadix to 60cm long and 75cm thick which the spadix produces small red berries (Not edible). It will grow in all warm frostfree climates and appreciates good light and resents being too wet in heavy shade. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

GUMBY GUMBY

(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium. If you read the background to this plant you would be drinking its tea easily made from its leaves every day! Famous for the treatment of cancer &many other ailments. Testimonials are easily available. Shown scientifically to kill cancer cells & act as a stimulant for the auto-immune system. There is scientific work going on now to put a patent on the cancer killing active ingredient & its mechanism. This is a tall weeping shrub with handsome narrow foliage masses of fragrant small cream bell flowers and 2cm orange fruit. Extensive inland but very hard to get.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (400 Parries)

 

 

…Our Crinkle Hoya named a New Rare Species…

HOYA LIDDLEANA

HOYA LIDDLEANA

Photo Martin Thearle

(Vine*,**RfAbcD) This is a rare Hoya I collected in the Milne Bay area Papua New Guinea in 5-6 years back. Named recently in honour of Iris Liddle & David Liddle (Late)….famous hoya pioneers. The huge ribbed flowers are maroon and cream centred in clusters of 3 or more. It has quite long and thickish pointed crinkled leaves which may take a while to fully develop..Likes bright light under light shade and grows quickly here in Nambour. Hardy at least to 4oC. Recently verified by QLD. Herbarium. Max. Two Per Customer!

…..Priced at $25.00 each
PS We have sold a few of these when initially collected as Hoya Sp. ‘Macgillivrayi Type Crinkle Leaf’. If you got this plant from us you have Liddleana.

 

 

SPATHIPHYLLUM VISCOUNT

Spathiphyllum Viscount

(60cmAbcD) Spathiphyllum ‘Viscount’ is a gorgeous Spathiphyllum. Its crinkled leaves are a lushe glossy green. Big white smugded green long lasting hooded flowers. Create the look of the tropics in your backyard. Family Aracaea. For all warm coastal climates. Filtered light right down to low light conditions. Great in pots or in a warm garden. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

SYNGONIUM 3 KINGS

Syngonium 3 Kings

(30cmAbcD) Syngonium podophyllum ‘3 Kings’. Variegated white and green foliage. 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 compact growth just tip prune. Very attractive indoors or in the garden. Syngoniums need warm conditions. Shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

Dendrobium Airy White

Dendrobium Airy White

Hardcane type with pure white full shape flowers. Grows best with solid roof cover in the winter months. These plants are near flowering size in 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $22.00

 

 

…Fantastic colour…Luxuriant plant…

FISHPOLE HELICONIA

Heliconia Rostrata

(2mAbcD) Heliconia rostrata. Be amazed by the great big long flowers (easily 60cm) in the most brilliant colours imaginable. This loveliest of Heliconias has huge contrasting bright red & yellow curious lobster-claw like bracts in summer. Large pale green leaves and ribbed foliage. Makes a great garden speciman.Native to Central America.If you live south of Sydney or equivalent you will need to protect the rhizome from cold with mulch. This is one of the more cold hardy of the Heliconias. Light or mottled shade. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

PITCAIRNIA SANGUINEA

Pitcairnia sanguinea

(1mAbcD) Pitcairnia sanguinea.
An unusual sought after bromeliad. Will add permanent colour to dim spots around your home and garden. It has long broad soft velvety bright green leaves with a brilliant red underside that is so visually apparent that it is a feature. It has an eye catching very long bright red flower. From Columbia it likes humidity and moisture. Takes shade and moist conditions. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) each or 3 for $25

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Squid

Phal Lianher Squid

Large white flowers with a contrasting red lip, very nice shape. Approx 160mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

MEXICAN BLUEBELL

Ruellia simplex

(1.5mABCD) Ruellia simplex. This is a great colourful shrub with bright blue to purple open flared bell flowers on short stems. Flowering from spring through summer. Gets a spread of 1m. Medium soft light green foliage. A native of Mexico & Brazil but can be grown in colder climates. Great in the ground or in a pot, especially in colder climates where more protection can be given. Drought tolerant once established. Suited to warm and coastal climates. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

…. Rare New Guinea Hoya….

HOYA DISCHORENSIS….Provenance Sideia

Hoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Hoya dischorensis. This is another amazingly beautiful hoya we found in New Guinea a few years back. This one from the Island of Sidaea. This is our first release with light yellow star shaped flowers and darker corona and big leaves. Flowers in a large cluster of 25 to 30 flowers during the warmer months. Tolerant of most coastal climates, fine at 5oC in winter here but best to move undercover during colder periods and protect from frost. Morning sun….part shade. Found this one on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

…..Priced at $12.90 each.

 

 

Epidendrum Comet Valley ‘Orange’

Mini or compact growing crucifix with clusters of bright orange yellow flowers. These plants are sent in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

BETEL LEAF

piper betle

(80cmAD) Piper sarmentosum. Heart shaped green leaves. Lovely spicy flavoured leaves. Mostly cultivated in South & Southeast Asia. Leaves of Betel Leaf are popular in south east Asian cooking, being used raw and cooked. Have a go raw in a salad or use as a wrapping. These wraps are a favourite In Thailand. Shiny heart shaped leaves and tiny white flower spikes.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. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

Vanda Pachara Delight ‘Pink’

Vanda pachara Delight Pink

Stunning large pink flowers. 50mm pots approx 120mm leaf span.

…..Priced $15.90 each

 

KNOBBY CLUB RUSH

ficinia nodosa

(1m**aBCdEF) Isolepis nodosa (syn. Ficinia nodosa). Ficinia nodosa is a tough, fast growing native Australian grass with upright, dark green foliage and a tufting habit. Although native to the coastal zone it can be used in protected inland climates if it gets protection from heavy frost. Brownish/cream flower heads are produced on top of the stems throughout the year. Useful for growing around and in water features, ponds, dams and pools. Also effective in containers and mass plantings. Provides habitat for water birds. Full Sun.

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

 

 

….Sculptured and Ornate….

NEOREGELIA TUNISIA

Neoregelia species Tunisia

(30cmABCD) Neoregelia species Tunisia. This is an unusual small growing deep red-brown Neo with even darker brown bands. Serrated slightly spiny ornate sculptured edges. Neoregelias are very colourful bromeliads grown for their foliage colour variations. Neos have rosetting broad leaves (slight serration) which open out almost flat leaving a central throat which likes to fill with water. They are easy to grow in a coarse mix or in a very well drained situation in bright filtered light. Plant in the garden in pine bark or the like. Take the pups off the mother plant when they are about half her size. Neos can be grown in all climates. Shade to morning sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

Rhyncattleanthe Shinfong Little Sun

Rth. Shinfong Little Sun

Miniature/compact growing Cattleya with clusters of full shape bright orange flowers. Shade house conditions, 70% recommended. These plants are near flowering size in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $25.00 each

 

 

…Gorgeous Hanging Miniature Hoya…

HOYA HEUSCHKELIANA

Hoya heuschkeliana

(3mAbcD) Very unusual small pink urn shaped flowers in clusters. These little creations can have tones of yellow blended and have a butterscotch/caramel fragrance. The small rounded weeping foliage is fantastic in a small hanging basket…it is quite vigorous for a miniature. Originating from the Philippines. Hoya heuschkeliana enjoys wetter conditions than most Hoyas. Likes conditions at least as flow as 5oC. Morning sun to Partial Shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

…Clumping Silver Foliage…

SILVER SWORD

Phildendron Silver Sword

Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’
This is a gorgeous genuinely silver Phildendron with pointed foliage. Clumps magnificently and nice climber. Lovely chunky white aroid flowers. Prefers well drained soil. Part shade. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Jellyfish

Phalaenopsis Lianher Jellyfish

Medium size cream white flowers. Approximately 150mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $22

 

 

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGE

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Orange pointed foliage against its green background. An ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! 75mm pots.

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

 

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. Excellent indoor plant. Also a good landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also e! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

DARWIN PALM

Carpentaria acuminata

(20m**AbcD) Carpentaria acuminata is a native to the northern Gulf areas. Fast growing and and highly ornamental it is tall and slender. It is the only known species of the genus Carpentaria. An excellent landscaping palm in small groups. For frostfree areas north of Sydney. Takes full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

…Magnificent Native…Loves Full Sun…

HOYA AUSTRALIS

Hoya australis

…..Provenance Nambour
(V**AbcD) Hoya Australis. Lovely local native Hoya with large clusters of star shaped fragrant white red centred flowers. This hoya loves full sun and its leaves will grow bigger and thicker with more light. Can dry out a little between waterings. Like all Hoyas do not over pot and doesn’t mind being root bound. Remember hoyas are epiphytes growing high up on rainforest trees. Moderate climates. Collected 30 years ago in the Nambour Hinterland. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

LEOPARD LILY

Ledebouria socialis

(25cmABCD) Ledebouria socialis. Small green, pink and white flowers clustered in eyecatching terminal spikes will be yours in spring with this interesting plant. The leaves are very attractive silvery white leaves mottled with dark green spots and are about 10cm long when sun grown. Ledebouria socialis grows from an above ground bulb which will multiply and spread forming a very unusual tight groundcover. Drought tolerant.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

Philodendron August Collection

PHILODENDRON ROYAL QUEEN

Philodendron Royal Queen

Philodendron ‘Royal Queen’. Gorgeous mix of dark shiny foliage on this philodendron ranging from dark green, black and dark red leaves when matured! Philodendrons are tough plants adapted to warm tropical rainforest living where they climb up and along trees gripping with aerial roots as they reach for more light. They can be grown under shadecloth in warmer areas or indoors where there is reasonable light. They are epiphytes living off their host so don’t need a lot of water but do like some moisture and humid conditions. Easy to grow. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

….3 Colour Shade …Character Plant..

PHILODENDRON MCCOLLEY’S FINALE

Philodendron McColley's Finale

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Standout plant with its orange red new growth and 3 colour shades on the same plant! 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 pots ….30cm tall.

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

Both Philodendrons for $19.90

 

 

MOSS

Like a lushe green carpet. For terraniums, bonsai, landscaping and germinating ferns.

(Not for WA, NT & Tasmania)
…..Priced at $7.90 each (15cmx10cm)

 

 

HOOP PINE

Araucaria cunninghamii

(60m**AbcD) Araucaria cunninghamii.
This is a majestic cone shaped native pine tree with gorgeous dark green foliage. Found in rainforest areas along on the eastern coast of QLD down to NSW. Named Hoop Pine after it’s grey bark which it forms scale like hoops. Great as a specimen tree, nice Christmas tree & narrow yard tree. Slow growing and can live up to 450 years! Good timber.Will grow nicely in all frost free climates. Prefers Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

….Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) each

 

 

…Very Elegant & Colourful…

REDNECK PALM

Dypsis leptocheilos

(6mAbcD) Dypsis leptocheilos. Very handsome ringed trunked Dypsis with a velvet red wine crownshaft. Graceful arching green fronds. Easy to take care of. Grows south of Sydney coastal NSW out of the frost. Great indoors in a well lit position. Native to Madagascar. These are 4 leafed and 25cm tall out of 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $25

 

 

PINK RAIN LILY

Zepyranthes grandiflora

(20cmFmABCDE) Zephyranthes grandiflora. Lovely light pink yellow anthered erect flowers a little like small asiatic lillies come forth in summer and autumn. This is a fine clumping plant with strap-like green foliage. Bulbs about 25mm wide develop and multiply greatly in little time. Great as a border, in a rockery or pot.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

CLEISTOCACTUS SAMAIPATANUS

Cleistocactus samaipatanus

(1.2mABCD) Attractive 6cm blood red flowers come in flushes right along the stem at all times of year and mainly in summer. This is an erect branching cactus to 1.2m tall with stiff gold to red spines. Will form a clump. Suitable for basket or garden. Does not like long periods of cold or frost. This is an unusual native of Bolivia & Peru & takes very dry conditions. Prefers part shade to full sun. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

Pineapple Dyckia

Dyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia. 20cm bright orange – yellow flowers.Compact green small grower.

…..$12.90 each

 

 

NATIVE SWAMP LILY

Crinum pedunculatum

(1m*,**RfFABCDE) Crinum pedunculatum is a glorious native lily with big heads (up to 25 flowers) of large drooping pure white fragrant flowers in summer. The dark green leaves are like broad thick straps and are a feature in their own right radiating out from a stout single stem. Native to not only rainforest of coastal NSW Nth of Newcasle, SE Qld , NT and Lord Howe Island. Crinums are hardy plants that can survive a moderate frost. We suggest in areas of moderate frost give it plenty of overhead protection. Very adaptable they love moisture and grow well and flower under heavy shade or full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

GASTERIA ‘RABBIT EARS’

Gasteria Rabbit Ears

(30cmABCD) Gasteria brevifolia. A slow growing cute compact succulent with thick grey green leaves with white spots that are shaped like rabbit ears! Excellent as a pot specimen. Requires a well drained soil. Morning sun to part shade. 15cm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

STARRY WILD JASMINE

jasminum multipartitum

(3m*AbCD) Jasminum multipartitum
Fast growing evergreen climber but can be grown as a shrub, native to South Africa. Produces from small reddish buds flowers at first in spring followed by fragrant five petalled star shaped white flower. Well known as a indoor growing but will grow outside just fine. Cold tolerant. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

MEXICAN CARDBOARD PLANT

(1mFmABCDE) Zamia furfuracea is an eyecatching Zamia from Mexico. It has highly arching fronds with unusual stiff, almost oval, blue green leaflets. The barrel shaped female cones are rusty brown to 25cm long while the male cones are half this size. Now rare in its native habitat. These are hardy plants 300mm tall and will grow in full sun to part shade. These are 4 leaf plants sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

…Unusual Ginger…

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUS

Costus lucanusiansus

(2mAbcD) Costus lucanusiansus.
A collectors Costus it has 2 white, pink and yellow flowers at a time from green bracts. From Africa. Attractive slightly curvy bright green foliage makes an attractive feature. Likes a well composted position and moisture. Most of the Gingers can be cut back prior to their spring flush when they reshoot vigorously off a strong rhizome. Will grow in warm temperate areas. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

ZEBRA HAWORTHIA

Haworthia attenuata

(20-30cmAbCD) Haworthia attenuata
A slow growing succulent with upright thick dark green leaves with pronounced bright white stripes which will readily forms offset clumping rosettes. A very attractive indoor plant. Prefers well drained soil. Keep moist in summer. Can withstand cool temperatures as low as 10°C. Position in bright spot with indirect lights.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

….Very Different Foliage….

HOYA AUSTRALIS COMPACTA

hoya australis

(V**AbcD) Hoya Australis ssp.compacta. Lovely native compact Hoya with a large clusters of star shaped fragrant white red centred flowers. This subspecies has much smaller furry leaves than Hoya australis and more compact growth. Spicy fragrance. Can dry out a little between waterings. Like all Hoyas do not over pot and doesn’t mind being root bound. Remember hoyas are epiphytes growing high up on rainforest trees. Full sun to light shade. Moderate climates.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

MADAGASCAR PALM

Pachypodium lamerii

(3mAbcD) Pachypodium lamerii is one weird plant, a bit like a tall fat cactus with spines and amazing ‘Three Stooges’ like foliage arrangement on top. The leaves in this arrangement are long and narrow with silver undersides, which it is likely to drop in the depths of winter. Yes it even flowers with white/cream frangipani like, terminal flowers. Although this one grows to 6m in its native Madagascar, it will not grow as big here. Can be grown in a container indoors in good light. Known to grow as far south as Auckland NZ. Likes a well drained soil in sunny position. Keep on the dry side when cool – if kept dry can survive a light frost. Full sun to part shade. These are sent in a 75mm pot.

…..Priced at $14.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

MISTLETOE CACTUS

Rhipsalis campos-portoana

(30cmABcD) Rhipsalis campos-portoana is a attractive hanging thinly segmented succulent plant. The pendulous narrow sections are about 2-3 millimetre width, hanging together like sticks and branching into 3, 4 or 5 branchlets. Making it look great cascading over the pot, whether it’s on a shelf or hanging basket! This one is pendulous and forms clusters of stems (tassels) like a Tassell Fern does . It is an epiphyte, from the rainforest of South America. Small white flowers in spring & summer. Light shade & keep well drained.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

…No Leaf Variegation…

WHITE KNIGHT PHILODENDRON ‘ UNVARIEGATED’

Philodendron ‘White Knight’ Unvariegated
These ones have no leaf variegation as yet but as they come from the parents with variegation and their siblings are variegated they may yet throw variegated leaves. The stems are classical red and white. Lovely broadish pointed green foliage with tones. Red stems with white stem stripes. Clumps nicely and good solid climber. Lovely chunky white aroid flowers. Prefers well drained soil. Good indoors with good light. Philodendrons are tough epiphytic types, from tropical America where there is 450 species, so don’t overwater, esp in winter. Part shade. These plants are about 250mm tall.

…..Priced at $39

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

We have numerous anthuriums that only remain in small numbers. We are selling these as Mystery Anthuriums. If you order a Mystery Anthurium it will be a Surprise Plant. These are all in 70mm pots.

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

SQUARE CACTUS

Rhipsalis sulcata

(30cmABcD) Rhipsalis sulcata is a attractive hanging thinly squared segmented succulent plant. The pendulous narrow sections are about 2-3 millimetre width, hanging together like sticks and branching into 3, 4 or 5 squared branchlets. Making it look great cascading over the pot, whether it’s on a shelf or hanging basket! This one is pendulous and forms clusters of stems (tassels) like a Tassell Fern does . It is an epiphyte, from the rainforest of South America. Small white flowers in spring & summer. Light shade & keep well drained.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

CHIRITA SINESIS

Chirita sinesis

(30cmABcD) Lovely houseplant with 15cm attractively marked velvety leaves. Big open tubular blue flowers. Native to Indo-malaysia. Easy to care for. Treat like an African violet. Shade or filtered light. These amazing plants are in 80mm diameter pots and the plants have a leaf span of approximately 150mm.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

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

 

 


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Newsletter May 2024

 

Great weather and good rain continues at Paradise, hope you are getting your share. Welcome to your May Catalogue. In this issue of the Newsletter, hear about The Champion Peruvian Jumper Knitter, how tropical plants thrived in a drought out west and how Olly & Busby love their Geneses Seed Mix. All the Best.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

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.

 

PLANT LOVERS GIFT VOUCHER

Do you have enough Perfume, Chocolates and T-shirts etc?
If so why not put the word out to your loved ones that you would really enjoy a Plant Lovers Gift Voucher!
Can be ordered online for any amount or phone Bob direct on 0408 687 109.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW

* We are a long way off a drought these days but after the last drought we got this message from Barbara from Boggabri.
TROPICAL PLANTS THRIVE IN THE DROUGHT
Customer from ‘Gundawarra’ Boggabri ……’have lost all cattle – paddocks and 90% of the garden but I am not writing to weep but to tell you that what is alive without any water (44oC day after day) are the tropical things I have from you. Am thinking about making the whole place a rainforest -some chance! of course we get -8oC in winter but most of your things survive if covered with hay. So – no one believes me that the tropical things are thriving but they are!’ …B A…Boggabri
Comment: Barbara’s experience is not uncommon. Tropical and sub-tropical plants are all adapted to a very hot dry season. Less common is her courage to try something different.
* Its possible to Hand Knit 6 Jumpers in 6 Hours!
Some years back we were on a steam train heading towards Bolivia from Cusco in Peru.
As soon as the train pulled out an Inca lady pulled out her Alpaca Wool (Baby Alpaca actually) and started knitting! An Alpaca is an animal like a small Lama renowned for its wool.
Less than an hour later she had knitted a whole jumper!! The trip took 6 hours and in that time she hand knitted and sold 6 ‘made to size’ Jumpers for passengers!

 

Last Months Did You Know
*Why is there is no ham in a hamburger? During a trip to Asia in the early 1800s, a German merchant – it is said – noticed that the nomadic Tartars softened their meat by keeping it under their saddles. The motion of the horse pounded the meat to bits. The Tartars would then scrape it together and season it for eating. The idea of pounded beef found its way back to the merchant’s home town of Hamburg where cooks broiled the meat and referred to it as it as Hamburg meat.*The Mercedes car is named after an Austrian girl. In 1897, Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek, travelled from his home in Nice, France to purchase a car from the Daimler factory in Cannstatt, Germany. On his return to the French Riviera, his sporting Daimler Phoenix caused such a sensation that he decided to enter it into a local touring competition, under the name of ‘Mercedes’ after his favourite 9 year old daughter. Realising the business potential for the new car, he not only placed an order for 36 more, but also secured the franchise for selling them in several countries. Gottlieb Daimler also agreed to having them sold under the name of ‘Mercedes.’*365 different languages are spoken in Indonesia. Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, with 216 million people. The 300 ethnic groups speak 365 different languages. Bahasa Indonesia is the official language. Other languages include Acehnese, Ambonese, Batak, Buginese, Ceramese, Dayak, Halmahera, Javanese, Minahasa, Sundanese, Sasak, Tetum, and Toraja.

 

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 & Tasmania Sending Date
Monday 20th May, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 13th May, 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. Paypal account not required, can use Guest checkout and pay using your Credit Card details.
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 or texted at 0408 687 109 or mailed.

 

 

CREATING YOUR OWN PARADISE

Have you ever thought why gardening is so popular? It is different things to different people but but most of us like to create their own Paradise to escape into – a Paradise where most troubles are overwhelmed by the little wonders of life, known as plants. If you get real creative you can include animals in your ‘backyard world’. Here are some ‘word reasons’ why we believe people garden: The satisfaction of creation, relaxation, escape, exercise, botanical interest, property visual improvement, property value improvement, satisfying the senses of; vision – visual beauty, smell – fragrance and hearing. Only when you know why you garden, can you plan how best to satisfy your needs.

 

 

TRUE LIES

A blind friend of ours told us of this mishap last week at Caloundra after going to the Sunshine Coast Gallops. Going into town he walked into a Ladies only bar by mistake! He found his way to a velvet covered bar stool and ordered a drink. After sitting there for a while he called out to the barperson:
“Hey, wanna hear a blonde joke?” There was a deathly silence. In a deep husky menacing voice, the woman next to him said, “Before you tell that joke, you should know something. The barperson is a blonde, the bouncer is blonde and I am a 6 foot tall, 100Kg blonde with a black belt in karate. What’s more, the woman sitting next to me is a blonde and she is a weight lifter. The lady to your right is a blonde and she is a pro-wrestler. Think about it seriously Mister” she said. “Do you still want to tell that joke?”
Our blind friend paused to think and said “Nah, not if I’m gonna have to explain it five times.”

 

 

Now look at this. This is why the Green Parties have really lost the plot.
…..No Environmental Impact Statement Necessary for Wind Farms etc!…..

Gutless Green Parties Endorse Environmental Destruction
The destruction of our forests, landscapes and wildlife by extremely ugly, damaging and non recyclable solar wind farms ,solar panels and new transmission lines does not require an Environmental Impact Statement.
These eyesores on our countryside will be an environmental disaster in 10 years when they are dumped and need replacing. If you regard yourself as Green please get the Politicians you support to get back on track and support your environment.

IT’S UP TO THE PLANT LOVERS TO KEEP ON PLANTING!

The only proven way to improve earths climate and nature in general is to nurture more plants for food and building materials but especially for our wildlife and our own natural well being. Then we will turn deserts to forests, create timber and food, increase rainfall and humidity and provide wildlife habitat. And hopefully pacify the Anxious to bring them Peace.

 

 

Plant Quarantine….What we have to do to carry out the Plant Quarantine Protocol for WA, Tasmania and NT.

* We have to hold the plants in a dedicated quarantine area but its not how long they are held that matters …its the specified treatment and a lot more.
* All plants are sent in their pots in a soiless potting mix.
* We get permission to send the plants from WA, Tas and NT. Plants must be identified with their correct botanical names.
* All plants are sprayed and dipped wuth the approved chemicals
* Plant Health Certificates are prepared for signing by the Authorised Officers
* All plants are inspected for certain pests and diseases important to the receiving States by the Qld .Dept of Agriculture who sign off on the documents.
*We then prepare the plants for sending so they have moisture and and are protected in transit. Then we pack the plants into cartons.
* The cartons are sent by overnight Air Freight.
PS We also do this Quarantine Protocol for other Growers and the details are listed in the Concierge Quarantine Hub.

 

INTERSTATE CONCIERGE QUARANTINE SERVICE

Plants cannot simply be sent into Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania without satisfying the protocols of the particular Depts of Agriculture.
We have been providing a Concierge/Quarantine Service for Interstate Plants for a couple of years now. Clients from Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania who want specific plants we do not have here… simply get those plants sent to us and we repot and label them, hold them till our next 3 weekly send out date, treat them with insecticides and fungicides as required, do all the necessary paperwork and then repackage and send out Courier by Air Express. This is an expensive process when you add in the freight and government fees. If you require further information go to our Concierge Hub on our website.

Message from Martin Thearle

Hoya Collection Book - 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. 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, please send me your details to my email address listed below.

Thank you,
Martin
martinthearle@hotmail.com

 

 

Olly and Busby Thrive on Genesis Seed Mix

If you wish to give your dog a genuine High Nutrient Supplement go no further than Genesis 1:29.
There are numerous articles from Vets about the benefits of the seeds in our mix for your Dog. Olly chases me every morning for his share from my breakfast. Us humans only require 40 grams per day however a 7kg dog requires only 4 grams per day. This means an 800 gram Packet of Gen 1:29 will last your canine friend 200 days. It will improve heart health, inflamation and all the same benefits humans get.
You can get Genesis 1:29 from our rareplants website or on our dedicated superfoodau.com website (dedicated to Genesis 1:29) where you can see Olly knocking down his Genesis Superfood breakfast.

 

 

 We are now selling This Product. GENESIS 1:29
Genesis $25 for 800 grams plus freight or order with your plants. Thats only about a dollar a day. And think what you might save on artificial vitamins and minerals……see our chart of nutrients in this mix. Its easy to order online, over the phone or in the mail etc.

Chuck your Vitamin Pills & Get Natural Vitamins & Lots More
GENESIS ‘All the Seeds in the field are Good’ Genesis1:29

Nutritional Value and Benefits Sheet

Get all the goodies you need from this formulated natural food. A mix of 11 seeds and nuts… it is ground and made up of Almonds, Psyllium, Pepitas, Linseed, Lecithin, Sesame Seeds, Brewers Yeast, Wheatgerm, Sunflower Kernals, Chia and pure Cocoa.
If you suffer from a health problem this nutritious food will help you. If you are a vegetarian this will make life much better for you and enable you to escape the anaemia many vegetarians suffer. If you are overweight this will help you by eating high protein low carb and low GI diet. If you are healthy now help keep yourself that way. One packet will last a man 20 days and ladies about 30 days. This replaces all breakfast cereal and will provide twice as much energy as a plate of Weeties etc. Also all essential minerals and vitamins.

…VEGETARIANS, DIABETICS, VEGANS AND CANCER PATIENTS…
….or Anyone who wants to stay healthy or Slimmer……

Did you know you need about 60grams a day of protein or you will waste away!
Since I have suffered from a condition causing pain from connective tissue tightening, inflamation and internal bleeding…. and am also vegetarian I decided to make up a mixture of seeds that are low carb, low Glycaemic Index, High Protein and full of vitamins and nutrients as well as inflamation reducing Omega 3 Fatty Acids.
NB If those conditions sound serious I can assure you they are not….we all get used to these sort of things and always remember there are people and animals who truly suffer.

Last time I told you we were making up our own blend made up of a known successful mix.
Well we did it and the initial results are its entirely edible!!
But whats more the pain from inflamation has disappeared completely. We call this mix Genesis ……and Here is our Genesis Mix:

Almonds, Pepitas, Linseed, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Kernals, Chia all 1 TableSpoon and Cocoa, Lecithin both 1 Teaspoon and Psyllium, Brewers Yeast, Wheatgerm all 1/4 Teaspoon.
This enough for One day. All these ingredients are available at your health food store. Mind you… it would take you hours to sort it all out and you would pay a lot more.

 

 

 

Click here to see more of Propagation & Plant Growing Supplies

For example; here is one of our plant growing lights

Taking orders for Plant Grow Lights

The PRO GROW LED 60 W Model X LED single bar emits 140 1-1mol/s of 6,500 K vegetative spectrum with an industry leading CRI of 90. Coupled with ultra-reliable Optimum drivers, these lightweight bars offer cool, fanless & totally silent operation. Extended reliability is assured via IP-65 water resistant, cleanable, l 00° clear lenses that protect the diodes from high moisture environments. Compatible light stands are available if required.

60 W MODEL X 1 BAR
Philips 6500 K Blue Diodes
Sosen Driver
LED Efficacy 2.4 µmol/J
Total PPFD 140 µmol/s

These Grow Lights are plugged into mains electricity and give its brightest light to one square metre but would effectively provide enough light tp grow plants over two square metres. It is set mainly in the blue light spectrum for maximum growth not red for flower production. They can be easily fixed to a roof or hung from our inexpensive light stand ($41.20). Multiple lights are easy. Next shipment available from 25th August from the Warehouse.

 

 

10cm White Label Tags (100)

Blank white 10cm long labels tags.

…..Priced at $15 per 100 label tags.

 

 

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 $18 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.

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.

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.

WA, NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

Roughly every 3-4 weeks so we can put all orders together & complete the WA & NT Quarantine Protocols in one batch & minimise the cost to you.

Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania Sending Date
Monday 20th May, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 13th May, 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.

 

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