March – April 2020 Catalogue

Newsletter March – April 2020

The rain certainly came and what a welcome return …..and it feels like there will be plenty of backup.
As a plant lover you will appreciate the value of plants in our environment. As well as providing food,shelter and habitat for all life forms of lifeon our planet they also suck in Carbon Dioxide and breathe out oxygen and water vapour! With the help of the sun they turn Carbon Dioxide and water into timber for our homes and food for us animals!

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

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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.

 

DID YOU KNOW
* Many Alocasia and Colocasia species (Elephant Ears) are edible and they are often called Taro. It is the starchy root (tuber) that is eaten. There is not just one Taro. In New Guinea & the Pacific Islands the local people cultivate many different types & know which ones are edible & how to prepare & cook them safely. They are not edible if not selected & prepared correctly. They have several local names. The most commonly used for food is Colocasia esculenta.
* Some plants will produce more fruit if you hand pollinate them. Simply get an artists brush and get up early….get some pollen on your brush from the male part of the flower & dab it onto the female part. As simple as that and if you want more info just search ‘hand pollination’ or similar on Youtube.
* Many people are waking to the health benefits of the edible Gingers including Turmeric – Curcuma longa, Galangal – Alpinia galanga & the Edible Ginger …Zingiber officianale. Remember they are deciduous and so drop their foliage in winter. They multiply in summer and each year the edible rhzomes will at least double & probably treble. To get a patch started you should kick off with at least 5 plants. The rhizome can be grated and safely frozen. Zingiber officianale makes a very refreshing & health promoting drink in summer. If you want to see what it tastes like try the Ginger Cordial Syrup from Yandinas Ginger Factory (available in most supermarkets)…..you can make your own without the sugary syrup they must use for preservation purposes.

 

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Nearly 21,000 plants have been listed by the World Health Organization as being in use around the world for medicinal purposes.
* India is the largest producer of medicinal herbs in the world and is known as the botanical gardens of the world catering for its herbal medicine needs.
* The Ginger Family (Zingiberacaea) especially Alpinia species are considered ‘a goldmine for future therapeutics’ (Biotech 18th Sept.2012)
* For one thing they contain powerful oils that are proven free radical killers.
* Squillions of Dollars of Pharmacological Research has gone into the Ginger Family and much is known.
* Of course the Pharma companies have to turn the active compounds into a pill to get a dollar return on investment. But we don’t ……we can eat the plant!
* One of the most researched plants for medicinal use is Gynura procumbens – the Diabetes Plant also known as Longevity Spinach and Sambung. This plant has medicinal values for If you look at the bottom of the page where this plant appears on our website….click on Scientific Reviews where you will see hundreds of scientific papers on this plant. A recent paper also shows positive results for breast cancer (and other cancers) with this plant. Just Google ‘Gynura procumbens Breast Cancer’ and you will see the benefits
* You should be aware that the potting mix you buy your plant in from some nurseries may not be suitable for that plant in your environment. That is because the plant may have been in a closed glasshouse environment where all weather conditions are strictly controlled. Put it in your conditions and the mixes suitability can be suspect!

 

 

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: Friday 20th of March. We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 16th of March, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Monday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.

 

Your Plants

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

 

Payment Options

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

New Planting Wonder Dogs. Send a photo and your name and area of abode if you are a keen Planting Dog….You also could be Ordained by Busby.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TREES AUSTRALIA….one Billion Trees Program
We are proposing a program to commercially reduce CO2 from our atmosphere….to provide timber and other products….to lift the viability of communities away from the coast….to empower our children to do something positive about their fear of the climate changing and to enhance our environment for people and animals. This is a program for true conservation and is not to be hijacked in any way by Green Politics which has become isolated from true conservation. This is a Program for the landholders who will be paid to establish tree lots on their land. and it will be hard to say no because they will own the forest resource established. Here is a summary of some important points we are sending to decision makers. We hope you will support the proposal. Lets make it clear that Trees Australia is not affiliated with any political parties including Green Parties or Groups who we believe have lost their way in the Conservation of our Planet.
* The tiny country of Great Britain is planting 30,000 ha of plantation timber per annum as a means to combat climate change. Australia is planting virtually nothing. Shame Australia. Tree planting on any scale stopped about 20 years back when bean counters in the states decided to forget the future and to cash in on all the plantations established by more enlightened governments…..and not plant new areas. The Green Groups stood back and did nothing! The fear of climate change did not exist.
* Trees Australia proposes that we can at least match Great Britains effort of 30,000 ha per annum of new plantations. This means we will be planting 30,000 ha x 1000 trees per ha = 30,000,000 trees each year & over 33 years will be One Billion Trees on One Million ha.Thats only 33 trees to be planted for every person living in Australia by the year 2050.
* Australia is a hot desert country with a fringe of green around the edges. Despite that we have been clearing trees for 200 years!
* The Program will not be run by Nanny State Talkers…Trees Australia will be a Go Get Organisation set up to be funded by and answer direct to Federal Parliament.
* The Trees will be commercial species which will give a commercial return at the end of the rotation when it will be replanted. The trees will suck up the C02 in the atmosphere and turn it into wood or other products. Even large nut trees could be considered if shown that they will suck in enough C02.
* The money spent will provide good returns in the long term and great employment for our Regional Areas in the near and long terms. It requires a long term view and decision makers who understand conservation. It requires big thinkers and doers.
* The carbon held (sequestered) by a tree plantation is about 20 tonnes per ha. So one million ha will sequester 20 Million Tonnes!…This can be removed and put into buildings and other products and more trees planted so the process continues.
* We have provided preliminary costing of this Program which is freely available on request.     Cheers Bob Chalmers. Advocate for Trees Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRUE LIES

A Nambour couple was having a party at their house. An hour before the party the woman found out that she still needed escargots. So she sent her husband out to get some. He was walking to the supermarket and he figured he had lots of time. So he stopped at the bar of the Royal George on the way. An hour and a half later he looked at his watch and realized that the party had already started. He quickly ran to the market, bought the snails and ran home. He tried to sneak into the kitchen without his wife seeing him. But at that moment his wife came out. He quickly threw the snails on the floor and said, “Come on guys, we’re almost there.”

 

 

 

 

 

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 register.

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

If there is an exception we tell you.

 

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

 


 

LATEST PLANTS

…Flowering in Autumn…

GIANT HOSTA LILYHosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora'

(40cm*FABCD) Hosta plantaginea ‘Grandiflora’. Plantain Lily it produces many large pure white spikes of fragrant tubular bell shaped flowers on top of its large soft velvety green foliage which forms a mound. Brings that luscious mid green colour to your garden. Blooms in summer. Dormant in winter. Takes shade, cold, dry & wet in its stride. Native from Japan. Keep soil moist. Flowering in autumn. Part shade to full shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

….Priced at $15.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON COLLECTIONPhilodendron Brazil and Emerald

Philodendron Brasil and Emerald
Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor contrasting collection at this special one off price. Brasil in particular is quite an unusual plant with lustrous variegation on its pointed foliage against its dark background. Emerald has a lovely emerald green sheen with rounded foliage. These are both climbing plants that are great indoors in good light. Let them dry out a little between waterings. Sent in 70mm diameter pots.

Both Plants for $19.90 altogether!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coccoloba uvifera

…Big Round Thick Leaves…

SEA GRAPE

(5mEdAbcD) Coccoloba uvifera
Native to seashores throughout tropical America. Forms long clusters of grape-like fruit….each about 2cm and about 50 per cluster. The pulp is sweetish-acid in flavor and is eaten out of hand or is used to make an excellent jelly. Hanging racemes of white flowers. The Sea Grape with its dense foliage and attractive big round thick leaves to 20cm, is often used as a landscape tree near beaches and waterways as it adapts well to sandy soil. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (220 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ficus Ruby

…Ruby Colours…White Variegations

RUBY INDOOR PLANT

Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’. Big shiny green leaves with striking red-pink overtones splashed in white variegations. Very hardy evergreen plant that can handle indoors. Great in a patio or indoors pot in good light. Gorgeous colour. Easy to hold in a pot but in the garden grows into a large plant. Keep just moist so you should not overwater. Strong filtered light to full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia Stingray…Highly Sought Elephant Ear…

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. These plants have been potted up to 70mm pots and the plants themselves are 30cm tall.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amorphophallus lacouri

AMORPHOPHALLUS LACOURII

This is an unusual Amorphophallus with white spotted foliage. The flower structure (inflorescense) emerges from a green spathe and is narrow and pure white. A very interesting aroid. These young 200mm plants will be reverting back to small bulbs soon. One per customer. Phone orders only.

…..Priced at $39 each

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

 

…Striking indoor Prayer Plant… Maranta kerchoviana

RABBITS FOOT PRAYER PLANT

(30cmAbcD) Maranta leuconeura ‘Kerchoveana’. Gorgeous pastel green with symmetrical black brush strokes. Indoor foliage plant with striking broad leaves. This is an evergreen plant grown for its distinctively patterned leaves which are carried on short stems. Needs moist position.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $19.90
PS Prayer Plants fold their leaves up at night in prayer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aspidistra elatior

ASPIDISTRA – CAST IRON PLANT

(1mAbcD) Aspidistra elatior. Called the Cast Iron plant for a good reason…they are a very tough hard to kill indoor plant. Aspidastras are a broad leaved glossy black green plants that stand out against a dark background. Tall slimline and elegant in a long vase like pot. They are very tough and can exist in low light conditions. Excellent indoors & patios and require shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

MARCH – APRIL ANTHURIUM COLLECTION

Anthurium RedAnthurium Red
Large brilliant red with unusual sharply pointed flowers.

Anthurium Fantasy Love

Anthurium ‘Fantasy Love’
Large obake type with pink and green tones on white..Recent new Dutch hybrid.

Anthurium Princess Amalia Elegance
Pink spadix. White flowers with pink/red tips. Glossy green leaves.

Anthurium Black Queen

Anthurium ‘Black Queen’
Large almost black flowers. Recent new Dutch hybrid.

Anthurium Bugatti Royale

Anthurium Bugatti Royale
Gorgeous large orange-red flowers with a matching spadix.

Mystery Anthuriums
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. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance.
Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33 or All 6 for $59

 

 

 

 

 

…Native & One of the Biggest Flowers…

WHITESPOT GIANT ARUMAmorphophallus paeonifolius

(1mEdABCD) Amorphophallus paeonifolius (Syn campanulatus) aka Elephants Foot Yam will surprise you with one of the worlds most amazing flowers. This huge maroon and cream flower grows to 800mm. across, probably the worlds widest! Talk about spectacular. White spots under the big maroon spathe. This one has a snake patterned stem and unusual foliage on top. Lasts well into winter before dying down to an increasing bulbous corm. Back in spring. Full sun or light shade. Native to Nth Australia & Asia. These are young plants 200mm tall.

…..Priced at $39 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

…Rare Ant Plants…

MARCH – APRIL ANT PLANT COLLECTIONMyrmecodia becarrii

(30cmAbcD) Myrmecodia & Hydnophytum are unusual epiphytes..a wonder of nature. It has small semi-succulent thickened leaves growing on a hardened ball (hypocotyl) which develops from its stem. Part of the swollen base with small chambers that provides housing for ants. This is also beneficial for the plant as the plant digests the ants leftovers. Can also be grown in pots rather than on trees.White flowers emerge from the small hollows in the ball and then you get white, red, pink or orange fruit.
We have 8 different Ant plants. They are:
Myrmecodia platytyrea ssp Antoinii
From Nth QLD.

Myrmecodia becarii Spiny Form
From North QLD.

Myrmecodia becarii Smoothe Form
From North QLD.

Myrmecodia tuberosa Dahlii ‘New Britain’

Myrmecodia tuberosa ‘Papua’ (and Cape York)

Hydnophytum simplex ‘Aru Island’

Myrmecodia tuberosa ‘Armata’ (Malaysia)
From southeast Asia.

Hydnophytum ferrugineum
Rare Australian native epiphyte. Foliar feed in spring.

Filtered sunlight. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix.

All 8 for $159 or $25 each

 

 

 

 

Theobroma cacao

CHOCOLATE TREE

(5mAD) Theobroma cacao. Yes you can make pure chocolate from the big fruits on this small tree. Small short lived pink flowers…forming big fruits in the leaf axils and on the trunk. From tropical South America. Make your chocolate or liquor from the seeds in the fruits…there is plenty of instructions on the internet. Recommended north of Coffs Harbour NSW or Geraldton WA where it’s hot and wet.

…..Priced at $13.90 each or 3 for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Something Different….Something Special..

BLACKBERRY JAM FRUITRandia formosa

(1.2m*EdFmAbcD) Randia formosa will give you 5cm fruit with a juicy black pulp that tastes just like blackberry jam when eaten fresh. Can be used to make jams, jellies and preserves. Big (5cm) lovely fragrant pure white star shaped flowers on and off in all the warm months. This is a small shrub with shiny dark green leaves and makes an excellent pot plant on a patio and can be used in cool areas in this way. Early & heavy producer. Native to Central America but will take a light frost. Shade or sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

Worsleya procera flowers

 

 

BLUE AMARYLLUS

Worsleya procera.
This is the legendary Blue Amaryllus.
Empress of Brazil One of the worlds most sought after plants!! Huge blue flowers. Direction oriented foliage towards sun. Unusual straplike arching foliage. We have 14 mature plants, each at different diameter and height shown in the brackets. The one photographed is (8cm x 50cm):ie 8cm diameter Butt and 50cm Stem length and total height 1m plus.

…..Priced at $890

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curcuma alismatifolia

THAI BEAUTY

(50cmABCD) Curcuma alismatifolia
Gorgeous Pink Mauve flowers will be yours with this delicate dwarf Curcuma Ginger Lily. Strappy light green foliage. Multiply nicely in summer and autumn. Deciduous in winter so they are fine in cold ares as they will be underground tubers at that time. Native to Thailand.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Licuala ramsayii

AUSTRALIAN FAN PALM

(6m**AbcD) Licuala ramsayii is a very attractive native Fan Palm from Nth QLD and New Guinea. It is the most cold tolerant of the Licualas and can be grown in warm situations in Southern Australia. This one has big one metre pleated fan leaves and a single trunk that can grow to six metres high. Attractive red fruit. It is also suited to pot culture. These plants are in 75mm pots are 4 leaf and 200mm tall.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Collection of Two Different….Dyckia hybrid

DYCKIA HYBRIDS

Shaped like a Starfish these are a different miniature Bromeliad for you from South America. They come in silver and brown patterns on barbed arms. Bright yellow or orange flowers. Very tough they will take full sun and dry conditions. Two different patterns. They come in short 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or $16.90 for both

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Unusual Cactus…Huge Delicious Fruit…

PINK DRAGONFRUIT CUTTINGSHylocereus undatus pink fruit

(4.5mAbcD) Hylocereus undatus. Also known as Pitaya & Strawberry Pear. Hylocereus undatus is a weird climbing cactus with large delicious edible pink fruit (1kg) with pink flesh. Its huge white fragrant flowers are 30cm across in late spring and summer. They appear only during the night! The huge fruit are juicy and absolutely delicious. They are grown commercially for fruit in Vietnam and South America. This cactus will climb up a wall or a tree and quickly develops multiple trunks. Vivid green three cornered stems. Will grow in desert but easy to grow elsewhere. Needs winter protection in cooler areas. Full sun or bright light. These cuttings are 15cm long.

…..Priced at $5.90 each. Sent Loose.

 

 

 

 

RED BLOOD LILYScadoxus multiflorus

(40cmFmABCD) Haemanthus coccineus. Full 20cm heads of bright red spherical flowers will be yours with this magnificent multiplying bulbous plant. Simply one of the best. This is an eyecatching deciduous plant with bright green strappy foliage. They will start shooting in spring. They gradually will multiply splendidly for you. Native to South Africa. These are small plants. The Red Blood Lily likes good light, a well-drained soil without overwatering. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIRACLE LEAFKalanchoe pinnata

(1mABCD) Kalanchoe pinnata is well known in medical laboratries around the world as an anti cancer herb. The bufadienólidos triterpenoids in particular in their chemical makeup have been shown to have an effect on cell multiplication. There are many scientific studies just Search Internet ‘Kalanchoe pinnata Cancer’…thick curled green leaves with light brown edges & stems. Pale pink flowers blooms in spring through summer. This herbal plant well known in folklore as a remedy for headaches, high blood pressure, rheumatism, styes & kidney stones! Drought tolerant. Grow in full sun to light shade in very well drained conditions or coarse mix. Water lightly.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

COLOURED SHRUBS

Abutilon x hybrida burgundy

BURGUNDY CHINESE LANTERN

(2mABC) Abutilon x hybridum ‘Burgundy’ will give you large lantern like burgundy coloured flowers. These Hybrids come with great colour from spring right through to autumn. Chinese lantern leaves are fingered like a maple. It is a native of China and will grow in all but the coldest climates. Protect from wind. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGELA FOLIIS PURPUREISWeigela florida 'Foliis purpureis'

(2.5mABCd) Weigela florida ‘Foliis purpureis’
This gorgeous shrub will bloom beautifully in spring to summer with clusters of dark pink and purple flowers with mid green foliage. Perfect for a low maintenance gardens. An easy to grow shrub and one will add real beauty along your fence, walls and walkway. Almost carefree and needs to be watered regularly. Native to Japan and Korea. Deciduous in cold areas in winter. Full Sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $22

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!…Leonotis leonurus alba

WHITE LIONS TAIL

(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus alba sends up spectacular spikes of pure white whorls of velvety flowers spaced symmetrically along its upright stems. Forms a low multibranched symmetrical bush and flowering stems may reach 2m high and will last right through the warmer months. Smokable euphoric. The tea is used for high blood pressure, headaches and colds. Lions Tail is native to Africa. Suited to all areas. Recovers quickly from frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

AMERICAN HONEYSUCKLELonicera x americana

(8m*VFmAbCD) Lonicera x americana
Gorgeous long tubular sweet scented flower buds, pink outside and white inside. Climbing vine with leathery green leaves. Long tubular very sweet scented flower buds that are pink outside white inside when it opens. Fantastic climber on fence and trellises. Blooms in summer. Hardy in severe weather. Thrives in moist but well drained soil. European hybrid. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Onc. Sweet Sugar ‘Lemon Drop’Onc. Sweet Sugar ‘Lemon Drop'

Tall, branching spikes of medium size pure lemon flowers on this easy to grow Dancing Lady Orchid. These orchids are 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc. Nardia Song x Rlc. Tainan City

Very large (approx. 150mm in size) flowers on this brick red exhibition Cattleya hybrid. Nice round shape expected, photo shows both parents. 50mm pots.

….Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

MARCH – APRIL AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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

African Violet Tribute to Bill

African Violet Tribute to Bill

African Violet Jean Pierre Cotreau

African Violet Ballet Big Star

African Violet Ballet Big Star

African Violet Optimara Van Gogh

African Violet Optimara Van Gogh

African Violet Jays Flossie

African Violet Jays Flossie

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39

 

 

 


 

 

FERNS

SILVER DOLLAR MAIDENHAIRAdiantum peruvianum 'Silver Dollar'

(40cmAbcD) Adiantum peruvianum ‘Silver Dollar’. This is a highly sought Maidenhair with lovely semi-arching fronds to 70cm. Its new growth has a distinctive metallic sheen. Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

hemionitis arifolia

HEART FERN

(40cmABCD) Hemionitis arifolia
This is a beautiful small fern with heart shaped leathery leaves. Mature fronds stand up above the plant producing spore and vegetative buds in the cleft at the base of the blade. Ideal for indoor pots or bush-house. Do not over water. Filtered light. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIRAdiantum Lady Moxon

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

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

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $35

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya

MARCH  – APRIL HOYA COLLECTION 1

Hoya samoensis

HOYA SAMOENSIS

Apricot flowers pink centre of corona and edges. which are strongly reflexed in bunches of 12 or so. Gorgeous shiny leaves with a light white venation and a slight edge curl.

…..Price at $9.90 each

 

 

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

HOYA ‘RED’

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

…..$9.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

hoya macgillivray

HOYA ‘BIG MAC’

(C) Hoya macgillivrayii. Bunches of huge Purple/Red flowers with pointed leaves.
…..$12.90 (180 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $29.00

 

 

 

 

MARCH – APRIL HOYA COLLECTION 2

Hoya keysii

HOYA KEYSII

(M) Hoya Australis ssp. Australis. Lovely native Hoya with starshaped fragrant white flowers in large heads. Leaves are pointed with furry hairs underneath.

…..$9.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

INDIAN ROPE HOYA Hoya Carnosa Compacta

(C) – Hoya carnosa compacta – Pink flowers in large round bunches. The shiny leaves cup, twist and contort themselves, giving each vine a rope-like appearance.

……$16.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

HOYA DISCHORENSISHoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Is beautiful hoya in New Guinea. Light yellow star shaped flowers & darker corona & big leaves. Flowers a large cluster of 25 to 30 flowers during the warmer months. Morning sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each.

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $33.00

 

 

 

 

MARCH – APRIL HOYA COLLECTION 3

VALETINE HOYA

(C) Hoya kerrii – Very thick and quite large heart shaped leaves. Tight flower bunches in cream and maroon.

….$19.90 each

 

Hoya polyneura

FISHTAIL HOYA

(C) Hoya polyneura -Light yellow-cream flowers with a red-purple centre crown in clusters. Different bright soft green veined leaves.. Part shade.

….$9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

Hoya diversifolia

HOYA DIVERSIFOLIA

A Hoya from the Celebes, pink petals with a red centre. Its leaves are very thick and dark green. Hardy to zero degrees celcius. Can dry out a little between waterings.

……Price at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35.00

 

Key to Cold Tolerance: Letter after Hoya Name:C=Cool Growing, M= Intermediate Temperatures W=Warm Growing-Sub Tropical+ Note: Cool Growing will also thrive in the hotter conditions but the warm growing do not appreciate the cooler conditions.

Hoya Ideas

Find a place where you can run some horizontal tie wires and run between two posts, trees or whatever. Run a tie wire about every 25-30cm and where the wires meet the post attach a pot of hoya of the climbing variety. You can strap them on or nail the pots on. Let the hoyas run along the wires as they grow. Vines that run horizontally produce more flowers than those running vertically.

 

 

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious March – April Collection 1

 Laurus nobilis

Sweet Bay Tree

(7mEdABCD) Laurus nobilis. The leaves are very popular for flavouring foods. A conical shaped tree with small yellow flowers and dark berries. Needs protection in winter if you have heavy frosts. Full sun or part shade where it gets real hot.
…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

Bunchosia argenta

Peanut Butter Fruit

(2mEdAbcD) Bunchosia argenta readily produces the most unusual smooth textured peanut butter flavoured fruit. The seed pods turn bright red, they can be eaten fresh. Even the skin as well. Very hardy. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

Soursopannona muricata soursop

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata
Attractive little shade tree will give you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh. Very juicy and makes a tangy drink. Contains vitamin C, B1 and B2. For warm areas. Full sun.
….Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

ALL THREE FOR $31.00

 

 

 

Delicious March – April Collection 2

Curry Leaf TreeMurraya koenigii

(3mEdAbcD) Murraya koenigii. The aromatic leaves of this tree will provide you with the true curry used in authentic Indian & Asian cuisine. Likes dry well drained conditions. Do not get it overly wet. Full sun or light shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

Hylocereus undatus pink fruit

Pink Dragonfruit

(4.5mEdAbcD) Hylocereus undatus. Delicious juicy pink fleshed and skin edible fruit! Needs winter protection. Full sun or bright light .
…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

Diospyros digyna black sapote

Black Sapote

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna aka Choc. Pudding Fruit. Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse! Tastes great. Eat fresh or after freezing. Ingredient for cakes, custard, liquors etc. No frost. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $34.00

 

 

 

Delicious March – April Collection 3

Curcuma longa turmeric

Tumeric

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa is one of the key ingredients for many Asian & Persian dishes such as in curry and many more. Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.
….$9.90 each or 3 for $25

 

 

Garcinia intermedia

Bakupari Tree

(4mEdFmABCD) Rheedia brasiliensis. Unique plant with narrow shiny foliage that will provide you with a pleasant aromatic tasting fruit. The fruit is a 3-4cm long smooth skinned fruit! Full sun but will take shade in the tropics.
…..$12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

Midyim BerryAustromyrtus dulcis

(1m**RfEdABCDE) Austromyrtus dulcis. Sweet eating unusual bird egg sized and attractive fruit. Delicate white flowers are most profusein spring and summer but are also borne with the fruit in autumn. Suited to mild frostfree limates. Full sun or light shade.
…..$8.90 each (160 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

 

Delicious March – April Collection 4

June PlumSpondias dulcis

(9mEdFAbcD) Spondias dulcis is a delicious pineapple-mango flavoured tropical fruit tree. Fruit can be eaten like an apple when green but best when golden yellow. Fast growing tree. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

Blackberry Jam FruitRandia formosa

(1.2mFmEdAbD) Randia formosa. 5cm fruit with a juicy black pulp that tastes just like blackberry jam when eaten fresh. Early & heavyproducer.Will take a light frost. Shade or sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

GrumichamaEugenia brasiliensis flower

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis. Famous as a fruit producing ornamental rainforest tree. The flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in 1 month. Excellent eating with a sweet flesh or eating fresh, making jam or jelly & wine. Frost hardy plant. Will grow in all mild climates.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $32.00

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Succulents

Cephalocereus senilis

 

OLD MAN CACTUS

(10mAbcD) Cephalocereus spp is a unique cactus with fluffy white tufts of ‘hair’. Certainly a plant with personality. Pink flowers. This plant is endangered in the deserts of Mexico. After a while your cactus will clump but will stay smallish inside the house. Outdoors in hot, dry sunny conditions can grow big to 10m …but most are grown indoors in an unglazed container in bright light or window facing north or west. Keep on the dry side in a cactus mix… or sand, perlite and potting mix. Don’t overwater or it will rot and water only once or twice in winter! Big plants about 25cm tall…sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (500 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferocactus

MIXED FEROCACTUS HYBRIDS

There are so many variations to these lovely hybrids but they have the characteristic colourful spines and all flower in relatively large vibrant reds, yellows orange and whites. Requires a well drained potting mix. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $5.90 each!

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Plants in Tiny 45mm Tubes
…..Tiny Plants… Like our competitors

 

LOMANDRA HYSTRIXLomandra hystrix

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

…..Priced at $2.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIRIOPE EVERGREEN GIANTLiriope muscari

(70cmFABCD) Liriope giganteum
This is an attractive landscaping plant with tall dark green handsome grasslike foliage. Violet flower spikes in mid summer. This plant can be used as a tall groundcover, border plant, or accent plant. Will take full sun to partial shade. Very small plants In 45mm tubes like the other online nurseries send…thats why cheap.

…..Priced at $2.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

HELICONIA COLD TOLERANT COLLECTION OF 5

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

heliconia subulata

Heliconia schniedianna syn subulata.
2.5m. Maroon & yellow terminal in winter & spring & very architectural claws.
…..$19.00

Heliconia bihai Hong Kong Claw

Heliconia bihai ‘Hong Kong Claw’
3.5m. Red & Orange bracts. Winter.
…..$21.00

Heliconia Rostrata

Heliconia rostrata
2m. Red & yellow long hanging claws.
…..$15.00

heliconia bihai kawika

Heliconia bihai ‘Kawika’
3m. Compact. Dark orange yellow tips.
…..$21.00

heliconia bihai x caribaea piton point

Heliconia bihai ‘Piton Point’
3.5m. Red with green/yellow tips.
…..$22.00

…..Priced at $89 for the Collection of Five.

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

 

 

 

 

 


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MADAGASCAR PALMPachypodium 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 70mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOWTIE VINEDalechampia aristolochiifolia

(VAD) Dalechampia aristolochiifolia
This is a gorgeous & rare vine with most unusual bright purple flowers that feel like silk crepe. Amazing cauliflower flower arrangement. Lovely heart shaped leaves. Hardy to drought once established. From Costa Rica it likes warm coastal areas north of Coffs Harbour, NSW or WA equivalent. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Big Clusters of Deep Pink Velvety Flowers…Brachychiton discolor

PINK LACEBARK

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

….Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bunchosia argenta

PEANUT BUTTER FRUIT

(2mEdAbcD) Bunchosia argenta readily produces the most unusual smooth textured peanut butter flavoured fruit. The amazing 5cm seed pods (x2cm wide) turn bright red and are eaten fresh when they turn red. Even the skin of the pod can be eaten. If eaten before they ripen they taste like carrot rather than Peanut Butter! Prolific fruiting it has small bunches of pale green flowers in a continuous cycle of flowering and setting fruit. This is an attractive shrub with small leaves, growing to 2m x 1.5m wide. Very hardy. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Not Commonly Available….

RACEHORSE TREEColvillea racemosa

(8mFAbD) Colvillea racemosa is a remarkable sight in full flower. Long dense clusters of brilliant orange pea shaped flowers resembling a horses mane. The Racehorse Tree has a magnificent crown with fern like foliage not unlike a Poinciana. Also known as Colville’s Glory this one is a native of Madagascar where so many interesting plants seem to abode. In southern warm temperate climates it will be deciduous but further north will retain it’s foliage. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25.00

…Striking Miniature Syngonium…Syngonium Pixie

SYNGONIUM PIXIE

(10cmAbcD) Your attention will be ensured when you see this attractive miniature with small heart shaped leaves that are beautifully marked in highly contrasting cream and green. Compact and naturally clumping this one is easy to grow in a well lit warm position. Great in pots, window boxes, window sills and terraniums. This is a striking house plant that will also do fine in the garden outdoors in warm areas. Syngoniums are one of the most hardy of houseplants and can take considerable drying out and should not be kept overly wet. Shade.

…..Priced at $5.90 each 3 for $14.90

 

 

 

 

RED COSTUS (Ginger)Costus spiralis

(2mAbcD) Costus spiralis unusual pink flowers that pop out of a bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. The bract has red scales and these remain prominent with the pink flowers coming out from under the scales one by one. Likes a frostfree climate. In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Full sun to full shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Shade Loving…Bright Flowering…Farfugium japonicum

TRACTOR SEAT PLANT

(60cmABCDE) Farfugium japonicum
Bright shiny prominent round serrated foliage that looks like a tractors seat! Then in autumn it will present you with big clusters of bright yellow daisy like flowers. The contrast between foliage and flowers is breathtaking. Handles dark conditions and multiplies. Great landscaper also as it clumps and makes a nice attraction in a moist shady garden strip. Native to Japan. Protect from cold winds.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK SAPOTEDiospyros digyna black sapote

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna aka Choc. Pudding Fruit. Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse! Tastes great. Eat fresh or after freezing. Ingredient for cakes, custard, liquors etc. No frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

PS It is unrelated to other Sapotes. Sapote comes from the Aztec word ‘tzapotl’ which was used to describe all soft sweet fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPLE PRINCECordyline Purple Prince

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Purple Prince’. Unusual mauve-purple edges and stripes on this one make it a standout for your collection of Cordylines. The colours will develop even more over the first year. Cordylines give colour to your garden all year round and you will enjoy the colours that develop as these plants age. These are seed grown and it will take several months for the colour to develop. Good indoors but don’t overwater in winter. Shade or morning sun. For warm coastal climates. Part to full shade or morning sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A Painted Fascination…Thai Aglaonema Super White

THAI AGLAONEMA ‘SUPER WHITE’

(1mAD) Amazing colours can now be yours also..Big gorgeous white markings on this green striped and outlined foliage. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull to bright light conditions. Keep on the dry side in temperatures below 15oC. 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. Branch readily for you. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived.

….Priced at $8.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zephyranthes Yellow Rain Lily

YELLOW RAIN LILY

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

….Priced at $5.90 (90 Parries) or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Indoor Special Appearance…Pilea peperomioides

CHINESE MONEY PLANT

(30cmAbCD) Pilea peperomioides
Highly sought extremely popular houseplant! Succulent dark green large circular leaves hanging from a long stem. Praised for both its stand out foliage and for being so easy to grow. A great gift for family and friends! Native to China. Cold tolerant. Indirect sunlight. These are very large plants as in the photo in 100mm pots. Great indoors or patio plant in a shade position.

…..Priced at $25.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THAI AGLAONEMA WISHESThai Aglaonema No 1

(1mAD) Speckled pink and white markings on a green leaf. Aglaonema are foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. These are tropical and sub tropical aroids from Asia, New Guinea. Good in a pot inside or out or in a subtropical garden.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

February – March Anthurium CollectionAnthurium Black Queen

 

Anthurium ‘Black Queen’
Large almost black flowers. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance. Recent new Dutch hybrid.

 

 

Anthurium Bugatti Royale

Anthurium Bugatti Royale

Gorgeous large orange-red flowers with a matching spadix. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance

 

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

(60cmABCD) A surprise colour…we lost the name tag!! 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. Its beautiful pointed bright green foliage. Readily clumps and multiplies. Bred for mass flowering & cold hardiness. Filtered light. These are all in 70mm pots.

……Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Add Structure to your Landscape…Alcantarea regina Eumundoi

*GIANT BROMELIAD EUMONDII

(1.5mABCD) Alcantarea regina Eumundoi
Its impressive 2m+ flower spike. A huge centrepiece of any garden, Eumundoi is a highly sought hard to get giant bromeliad. Rosetting arching leaves that will spread to 1.5 m and one metre tall….they are beautiful broad arching foliage. Put one in your landscape design. All frostfree climates. Easy to grow in well drained conditions in light shade to full sun. These plants about 300mm tall.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…One of the Worlds Most Spectacular Flowers….One of the Worlds…

JADE VINEJade Vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys

(VAbD) Strongylodon macrobotrys

Its colour is unique in the entire plant world -its flowers are superb & it can be grown in warm areas,outside the tropics. There are few greater rewards than the JadeVine in full bloom (Macaboy). Its flowers are a soft irredescent Jade blue-green and appear in summer for many months in long hanging racemes of amazing sickle-shaped pea blossoms. This is a flower you need to see to appreciate. The Jade Vine is a strong stemmed, woody, twining creeper with dense glossy dark green leaves. From the Phillipines. Outside the tropics, you will need a warm, sunny,well drained position, protected from cold winds. North of Coffs Harbour NSW or Geraldton WA only. If you live south of these areas please do not order as we will have to refuse to send this plant to its death.

Pot up from this 70 mm pot to 100mm (do not overpot) in a very well drained coarse mix with 30% coco peat. Keep in full sun where these gave been grown. Keep moist when its hot and drier in winter. Morning sun to full sun. One per customer.

……Priced at $39 each. (450 Parries)

 

 

 

 

…Worlds Largest Flower!!..

TITAN ARUM

Amorphophallus titanum
Biggest flower on the planet!! The flower arises from an underground tuber which can grow to 90 kg!! It takes several years to get to flowering size. The flower gets to 3m tall & 1.5m wide!! The plant itself comes up & dies down each year & its thick green patterned stem can be 20cm through and usually 3-6 metres tall…it unfurls to a single leaf. A very unusual sight. The dormant period for it here is winter & this means the plant can be grown here. The true flower is inside the green spathe with amazing male & female flower parts. Full sun to part shade. These are 5yo plants just reshooting the bulb diameter is 7cm. Sent loose rooted.

…..Priced at $290

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydnophytum simplex 'Aru Island'

Hydnophytum simplex ‘Aru Island’ Ant Plant

(30cmAbcD) Hydnophytum simplex is an unusual epiphyte..a wonder of nature. It has small semi-succulent thickened leaves growing on a hardened ball (hypocotyl) which develops from its stem. Part of the swollen base with small chambers that provides housing for ants. This is also beneficial for the plant as the plant digests the ants leftovers. Can also be grown in pots rather than on trees. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix. Filtered sunlight.

…..Priced at $25.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dischidia nummularia

BUTTON ORCHID

Dischidia nummularia.
Australian native epiphytic vine. Lovely small button like foliage on strings.

……Priced at $59

Phone orders only.

 

 

 

 

 

RATTLE SKULLS

Dischidia major
Australian native epiphytic vine. Unique skull bodies form.

…..Priced at $59

Both require filtered sunlight, foliar feed in spring. Coarse epiphytic potting mix. Avoid overwatering…. but do water according to mix. Suitable for hanging baskets. Sent in 100mm hanging baskets.

Phone orders only.

One per Customer. Phone orders only. Limited numbers.

LILY OF THE VALLEYClethra arborea flower

(4m*Abd) Clethra arborea ‘Lily of the Valley’. You will enjoy this treat for your eyes with its small white or pink fragrant flowers in drooping sprays Summer bloomer. Evergreen tall shrub. The foliage is dense with attractive glossy leaves up to 7 cm long. Part shade to full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROOPING LEUCOTHOELeucothoe fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow'

(1m*FAbCD) Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Girard’s Rainbow’. A striking hybrid with elegant arching multicoloured foliage! In spring this evergreen shrub produces perfect clusters of small scented pure white bell shaped flowers. The long leathery shiny leaves hangs underneath the arching red branches. Spring flushes are a rich mix of cream, green and coppery colour. As the leaves age, the colours turn into dark green with creamy white spots. Leucothoe makes a handsome ground cover and helps bring colour to shaded areas in your garden! Needs a well drained soil, keep moist and cool. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN POTHOSEpipremnum aureum

(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureum
Lovely shiny golden variegated foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. It’s virtually carefree and is attractively leafy. Great indoors..takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Golden Pothos climb up a stake where it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 70mm pots and are about 25 cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light thru to full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries)

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Karragabi’

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Karragabi’

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

….. Priced at $16.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

Lc Memoria Robert Straight

Laeliocattleya Memoria Robert Straight ‘Blue Hawaii’

Medium size growing Cattleya mericlone with approx.. 120mm size white flowers overlaid with unusual violet blush and markings. These orchids are 110m tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each.

FEBRUARY – MARCH AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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

African Violet Plum Pudding

African Violet Plum Pudding

African Violet Day Dream

African Violet Day Dream

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle (Miniature)

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle (Miniature)

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Ode to Beauty

African Violet Ode to Beauty

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39

Pellaea ovata

CLIFF BRAKE FERN

(90cmABCD) Pellaea ovata
Very unusual fern with a unique characteristic feature of having zig zagged rachis with a green oviod leaf coming off each turn. Native to Texas and Mexico. Found on dry ledges or at the base of cliffs in the wild. Partial shade to full shade. In 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

…New Release…Microsorum scolopendrium Green Wave

MICROSORUM GREENWAVE

(50cmAbcD) Microsorum scolopendrium ‘Green Wave’ is a very exciting fern, it is upright growing and produces a full pot of beautiful wavering fronds. Supported by heavy rhizomal growth, this upright. The foliage is dark green, tough and has an unmatched appearance. Good in all size pots. Warm climates. In 100mm pots.

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

 

…A Collectors Must…Rare Variety…Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei foliage
….Heirloom Plant….

WHITEI FERN

(1m**ABCD) Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei. This rare form specially selected from the Glasshouse Mountains years back… ….it throws new fronds right through the warm months and holds more foliage than other types which are also rare!! ie Rarest of the Rare! An unusual basket fern with big wide frilly arching fronds to 1m long and short erect nest leaves. Native to Nth NSW and QLD. Easily grown in a pot or hanger in a well drained mix. Full sun or shade. These are big plants 50cm tall plus in 130mm pots full of rhizome.

…..Priced at $39.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE PLUMSpondias dulcis

(9mFAbcD) Spondias dulcis has a delicious pineapple-mango flavoured tropical fruit tree. The fruit can also be eaten like an apple when green…but best when golden yellow. The fruits dangle in large groups. This is an attractive fast growing tree from Melanesia originally. Long feathery edible leaves that turn gold before falling for winter or dry season. Recommend to grow north of Coffs Harbour NSW or Geraldton in WA. Selfpollinating.However it is deciduous in winter so is a chance in colder areas. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

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AMORPHOPHALLUS MUELLERIAmorphophallus muellerii

(1mABCDe) This is an uncommon Amorphophallus. An interesting Aroid it goes dormant in winter and rests as a tuber. In later spring when hot a new stem pushes up with unusual mottled colours.. dark green, silver& pink. Reaching around 40cm in height this stem unfurls into a lovely and unusual foliage arrangement.Each year the plant gets bigger as the tuber gets bigger and after about 3 years an unusual aroid flower emerges in spring It has a white spadix and mottled spathe…a site to behold. Red fruits develop on the spadix which encase seeds. After bloom a second stem emerges again!! Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are small fast growing seedlings in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…The Most Potent Healing Herb on the Planet…

TURMERICCurcuma longa turmeric

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa. There are over 6,000 peer reviewed scientific articles on the effectiveness of turmeric on a range of ill health conditions. Try it as a preventative. Suggested anti cancer & anti dementia. ..read the reports. Turmeric is one of the key ingredients for many Asian & Persian dishes such as in curry and many more. Used as a powder but also used fresh, much like ginger. Ancient Indian medicine, Ayurveda has recommended its use in food for its medicinal value. Nice flower. Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

PS Turmeric acts as an anti coagulent …a blood thinner… be aware of taking it with other blood thinners.Talk to your GP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

…..Priced at $9.90 each(180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY ANTHURIUM COLLECTION OF 3Anthurium Princess Amalia Elegance

Anthurium Princess Amalia
(75cmAbcD) Pink spadix. White flowers with pink/red tips. Glossy green leaves. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance.

 

 

Anthurium Fantasy Love

Anthurium ‘Fantasy Love’
Large obake type with pink and green tones on white..Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance. Recent new Dutch hybrid.

 

 

Mystery Anthuriums
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.

……Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

Furcraea gigantea

Furcraea gigantia mediopicta

(3mFABCD) Put your neighbours in awe of you with this monumental succulent plant. Its erect rosetting stiff broad foliage has big creamy bands down the centre of its yellow green leaves but the best part is the shiny surface which sets up a striking colour combo. When they flower you get a giant 10m tower with amazing yellow fragrant flowers & bulbils which become plants! Marvellous landscape piece. Native to Nth South America.Drought & frost resistant. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarracenias

Carnivorous Pitcher Plants

Sarracenia Hybrids. Be enthralled with the variation in these flesh eating carnivores. Come to you in a variety of purple, white & red colour patterns & tube shapes and sizes. They also have eyecatching flowers. We have many different Hybrids. Tell us what you have & we will send different ones. Shade to full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or any 3 for $35

 

 

 

 

 

 

VARIEGATED PINK PANDOREA VINEPandorea jasminoides Variegated

(V**ABCD) Pandorea jasminoides Variegated. This is a lovely pink flowering variegated form of the native ‘Bower of Beauty’. The small golden variegated leaves are dense and dark green, leathery and attractive. This vine will give you a spectacular long lasting display of pink trumpet flowers in the warm months. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANT PLANT (SMOOTH FORM)

(30cmAbcD) Myrmecodia beccarii (Smooth Form) are unusual epiphytes..a wonder of nature. White flowers emerge from the small hollows in the ball and then you get white, red, pink or orange fruit. From North QLD. It has small semi-succulent thickened leaves growing on a hardened ball (hypocotyl) which develops from its stem. Part of the swollen base with small chambers that provides housing for ants. This is also beneficial for the plant as the plant digests the ants leftovers. Can also be grown in pots rather than on trees. Filtered sunlight. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chirita sinesisChirita 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 70mm diameter pots and the plants have a leaf span of approximately 150mm.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWISS CHEESE VINEMonstera Adansonii

(2mAbcD) Monstera adansonii. This is a delightful plant with holey leaves a bit like a swiss cheese, Pastel green to dark 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 $19.90 (400 Parries) each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW CHERRY GUAVA

(2-3mFABCDE) Psidium littorale var. littorale will provide you with plenty of 3cm yellow skinned Cherry Guava. Juicy sweet delicious white to pink pulp fruit in late summer to autumn. Flowers are fluffy white. Has a very high vitamin C content and are eaten raw or made into jams, jellies and juices. Give each tree 150 gms of complete fertiliser each year. Prune like any other fruit tree by opening up the centre to light but you will get good crops without doing this. Makes a terrific tub plant. Suited to all areas.

…..Priced at $9.90 (150Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VRIESIA GLUTINOSAVriesia glutinosa

(1mAbcD) Vriesia 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 Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Prefers bright indirect light.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALADIUM ANGELS TOUCHCaladium Angels Touch

(35cmABCD) Caladium ‘Angels Touch’
This is a pretty caladium with bright red, pink and green heavily red veined foliage. Flowers are pretty with a small cream spadix and wrap around spathe. Caladiums are bulbous aroids that will multiply for you in brilliant colour. Deciduous in winter so good in cold country as well as hot. Morning sun to shade they are pretty flexible. in the ground or in a pot. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Arching Foliage a…Red Flowers…

RED CORAL BUSHRussellia equisitiformis 'Red'

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Red’. If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPLE WEIGELA

(2.5mABCd) Weigela florida ‘Eva Rathke’Weigela florida ‘Eva Rathke’
This gorgeous shrub will bloom beautifully in spring to summer with clusters of dark pink and purple flowers with mid green foliage. Perfect for a low maintenance gardens. An easy to grow shrub and one will add real beauty along your fence, walls and walkway. Almost carefree and needs to be watered regularly. Native to Japan and Korea. Deciduous in cold areas in winter. Full Sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Proven Indoors….Stromanthe

STROMANTHE

(90cmAbcD) Stromanthe sanguinea
Lovely white streaks on shiny dark green leaves wilth pink stems. This is an evergreen shade loving foliage plant. Loves growing indoors in a pot or in the garden. Likes shade and is proven indoors. Attractive leaves about 30 cm long and 7cm wide. This is a clumping plant from Honduras and it develops on a creeping rhizome. Appreciates humidity but is quite a resilient plant. Medium shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Blue PlanetDendrobium Sogo Blue planet

Large flowered cerise/violet intermediate hardcane Dendrobium, flat flowers with good shape and display. These plants are 200mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $25.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc Pastoral 'Ava Marie'

Rlc. Pastoral ‘Ava Marie’

Large flowered exhibition white Cattleya with lemon in the lip. These plants are 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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

African Violet Opt Juliana

African Violet Opt Juliana

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Okie Easter Bunny

African Violet Okie Easter Bunny

African Violet Black Ace

African Violet Black Ace

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Repeat Performance

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

VARIEGATED MAIDENHAIRAdiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’

(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade postion. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Eye Catching Indoor Plant From Africa…ficus lyriata

FIDDLE LEAFED FIG

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Lovely Air Plant with Pink Flowers….Tillandsia Pink

TILLANDSIA PINK PRINCESS

This is a great Air Plant with dense symmetrical silver foliage and attractive pink and light mauve flowers. Flower in winter in our climate. Mounted on bamboo. Can be hung anywhere or placed in a terrarium. Filtered light.

…..Priced at $16.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Obake Green Anthurium…

FANTASY LOVE ANTHURIUMAnthurium Fantasy Love

(90cmAbcD) Anthurium andreanum ‘Fantasy Love’. Gorgeous & very unusual Obake Anthurium with striking large (12cm) flowers with eyecatching pink and pastel green shades. Anthuriums can be grown out of direct sunlight on patios and in the garden in warm areas. Need warm humid conditions and good filtered light and can be grown indoors in winter. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Gorgeous Chunky, Sculptured House Plant..

ALOE FANTASY HYBRIDAloe Fantasy Hybrids White

(40cmABCD) Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. They will have colour, line and dot markings grooves and shape. Makes a gorgeous chunky, sculptured house plant. Grows nicely to say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between waterings like any succulent. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $3.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLEEDING HEARTclerodendrum thomsonae

(Climbing Shrub2mAbcD) Clerodendrum thomsoniae is well known for its brilliant contrasting crimson red flowers that emerge from pure white bell shaped long lasting calyces in summer. Occurring in hanging 25cm long sprays. This native of West Africa is a spectacular small climbing shrub with attractive large dark green oval shaped leaves. Well suited to the garden and flowers beautifully in pots as well. Needs a warm frostfree climate & protected position in full sun to light shade which is preferable where summers are hot.

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

There are over 300 species of Clerodendrum worldwide from Africa to Southeast Asia. They take on many forms from shrubs to climbers to tree like plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREEBrachychiton rupestris

(8m** FABCD) Brachychiton rupestris is a very unusual & interesting tree from QLD with the big fat bottle shaped trunk. The adult leaves are long and narrow to 10cm in length. Can form a bottle trunk in 8 years in Sydney. Requires well drained situation. Frost & drought resistant. Great Bonsai. All climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 parries) or 3 for $23

PS Roma in QLD is famous for its 93 magnificent Bottle Trees lining the entry into town. One for every fallen local hero from WW1….planted by 1920.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAR GOOSEBERRYStar Gooseberry flower

(4mAbcD) Phyllanthus acidus. This believe you will have fame & success if you plant this lovely small deciduous tree in front of your house! Grows masses of juicy, crisp acidic grapesized fruit used in beverages & dessert jellies. Conspicuous long clusters of very pretty orange & yellow flowers. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia Lime Finger

LIME ZINGER

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurus nobilis

SWEET BAY TREE

(7mEdFmABCD) Laurus nobilis is not only a magnificent tree but the leaves are very popular for flavouring foods. Usually one leaf is enough either dried or fresh for soups, casseroles, stews, spaghettis, meatloafs, brawns, rice puddings, custards and poultry stuffings. Sweet Bay Tree makes an attractive formal or informal tub plant and can be easily kept at any height wanted. This is an attractive conical shaped tree with small yellow flowers and dark berries. The Sweet Bay Tree is a native of Greece and needs protection in winter if you have heavy frosts. Full sun or part shade where it gets real hot.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epiphyllum Red

EPIPHYLLUM RED

(60cmEAbcD) Epiphyllum Hybrid ‘Red’. Big impressive red flowers with broadish petals. Can grow in a pot or clinging on to a host as it is an epiphyte from the forests of South America. You could let it cling to a totem or the like. Takes cool and hot conditions. Growth is flat and long with spineless green branches. Epiphyllums are easy to grow in large hanging baskets or supported in a large pot with stakes or trellis. Easy to grow and maintain. Best in full sun….light shade OK.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Yellow Form….

YELLOW CHINESE HAT PLANTHolmskioldia sanguinea Yellow chinese hat plant

(3mABCD) Holmskioldia sanguinea ‘Yellow’. Unusual and curious yellow flowers shaped like a Chinese hat from late spring to autumn. They are clustered in dense terminal bunches. The ‘hat’ is actually a disc-like bract from which rises a tubular flower. This is a strong grower with long trailing canes and is suitable for espalier. For warm temperate to tropical climates in a sunny sheltered position.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Queen of Heaven

Dendrobium Queen of Heaven

Medium size soft pink hardcane Dendrobium with unusual white tips to the petals. These are near flowering size, about 200mm tall out of 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilsonara Hilda Plumtree

Flat medium size very bright burnt orange flowers on upright spikes. Shadehouse conditions, These are near flowering size in tall 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

humata tyermanii

SILVER HARE’S FOOT FERN

(1mABCD) (Syn Rabbits Foot Fern) Davallia humata tyermanni. The Silver Haresfoot with bright carrot like foliage and silver haired rhizomes. Handsome fine foliaged fern which develops an unusual strong haired rhizome, looking like a haresfoot. It is found on rocks or trees in rainforest or protected areas of open forest. Filtered Light. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!..Leonotis leonurus alba

WHITE LIONS TAIL

(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus alba sends up spectacular spikes of pure white whorls of velvety flowers spaced symmetrically along its upright stems. Forms a low multibranched symmetrical bush and flowering stems may reach 2m high and will last right through the warmer months. Smokable euphoric .The tea is used for high blood pressure, headaches and colds. Lions Tail is native to Africa. Suited to all areas. Recovers quickly from frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…Takes Shade & Wet & Good Indoors…Lomandra hystrix

LOMANDRA HYSTRIX

(1m*,**FABCDE) will provide you with lovely bright green arching leaves and highly perfumed crowded cream blossoms on the end of a flower spike in spring. This one is a popular landscape plant for rockeries, banks and on the edge of water features. Its long straplike foliage arches gracefully. Brilliant indoor speciman. It is a native of NSW & QLD and is very hardy. It is drought and frost resistant and takes wet places. Shade or sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $19

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GRUMICHAMAEugenia brasiliensis flower

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis (Syn E.dombeya). Grumichama is famous the world over as a fruit producing ornamental rainforest tree. Its flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in one month to a glossy black – only 1-2 seeds. Excellent eating with a sweet flesh suitable for eating fresh, making jam or jelly and wine. The tree is small and highly ornamental with its dense dark green leathery oval foliage and bronze new growth and masses of small pure white flowers. This one is a frost hardy plant from Southern Brazil and will grow in all mild climates.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

….Very Very Frilled Form….Polypodium mandianum aureum

FRILLED LETTUCE FERN

(50cm**ABCD) Polypodium mandianum aureum ‘Frilled Form’. This is a lovely native fern with large broad wavy frilled fronds, similar to a lettuce leaf. This is an even frillier on of the unusual frilled form. The Lettuce Fern grows on a Rhizome. Makes a good basket, pot or garden plant in a damp position. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon Hybrida 'Bella Pink'

BELLA PINK ABUTILON

(2mABC) Abutilon Hybrida ‘Bella Pink’ will give you gorgeous pastel pink lantern like flowers in abundance in spring and right through to autumn. The leaves are fingered like a maple. It is native to China. For all areas except the tropics. Full sun or morning sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORT WINE MAGNOLIAMichelia figo

(3m*FmABCD) Michelia figo with its superbly scented flowers (port wine fragrance) produces an attractive show with its glossy leaves and yellow flowers edged in purple. Port Wine Magnolia makes a fine screen plant with its naturally rounded dense habit. Although it grows well in the cool temperate climates it needs protection from heavy frosts. Full sun or filtered light.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RLC ChunyeahTW

Rlc. Chunyeah ‘Tzeng Wen’

Large golden yellow Cattleya with a red lip. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall. Sent in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Super Red

Phalaenopsis Lianher Super Red

Deep rose purple moth orchid with large flowers, and nice round shape. Approx. 150mm 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.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

Polypodium falax polypodium fallax

(60cmABCD) This is a truly beautiful fern with flat heavily crested light green foliage. Very hard to get at the moment this one will be famed for its beauty in the future. Good in a hanger or pot or in the garden it should be suited in all but the very coldest areas. Light to medium shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADIANTUM TENERUM GLORIOSUM ROSEUMAdiantum tenerum Gloriosum Roseum

(60cmAD) One of the most sought after Maidenhairs this fern is large and has attractive weeping fronds with broad pinnules, and deep pink new growth on black stems. 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (220 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….Brugmansia Mango Cornet

MANGO CORNET ANGEL TRUMPET

(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Mango Cornet’ will give you huge (25cm) yellow frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage. An Australian cultivar. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Hard to Get…Hard to Get….

CURRY LEAF TREEMurraya koenigii

(3mEdAbcD) Murraya koenigii
The fresh aromatic leaves of this tree will provide you with the true curry used in authentic Indian and Asian cuisine. The yellow ‘curry powder’ used in western cuisine is not the true curry but a mixture of spices meant to mimic the true curry of the Curry Leaf Tree. This is an attractively foliaged small slow growing tree with fragrant light pink/white flowers and black edible fruit. It is from Indian tropical climates but will grow in southern coastal areas and can take a light frost. Likes dry well drained conditions. Do not get it overly wet. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adiantum Lady Moxon

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIR

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Great Hedge & Ornamental….

MISS MUFFETTPittosporum tobira

(75cm*FmABCD) Pittosporum tobira ‘Miss Muffett’. Lovely cream highly fragrant spring flowers will be yours with this highly sought cultivar. Miss Muffett is famous for its beautiful tightly clustered shiny bright green rosetting foliage with lime new growth. This is a high impact compact landscape plant that even lends itself to formal shaping if you wish. It will grow to 75cm tall and one metre wide. Native to Japan and China and will grow in all climates. Great in sunny or lightly shaded gardens and also good in a pot.

…..Priced at $5.90 each or 3 for $12.90 (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED BOTTLEBRUSHCallistemon citrinus 'Endeavour'

(3m**FmABCD) Callistemon ‘Red’ is an attractive hardy shrub that will most definitely catch anyone’s attention with it’s bright red flowers in spring to summer. Easy to grow and requires low maintenance. Ornamental all year long. Native to Australia. Stiff grey green foliage and furrowed bark on the trunk. Once established, it is drought and light frost tolerant. Full sun to part shade. Attracts birds and will take any future climate. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $3.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syzygium Hinterland Gold

Syzygium Hinterland Gold

(4mRfABCD) This is a gold tipped form of Dwarf Brush Cherry with bronzed gold tipped new growth. It’s very compact and makes a lovely hedging plant. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brsdm. Gilded Urchin 'Mystic Maze'

Brsdm. Gilded Urchin ‘Mystic Maze’

Free flowering and vigorous spider orchid, with black and yellow flowers. Sent in 60mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium goudeyi

DWARF NORFOLK ISLAND BIRDSNEST FERN

(30cmABCD) Asplenium goudeyi is an unusual stiff, glaucous, very erect dwarf birdsnest with Horizontal ripples as it ages. Native to Norfolk Island.Full sun to part shade. In 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

Wilsonara Soulfire

Wilsonara Soulfire

Cool tolerant Oncidium type Orchid with upright spikes of medium sized blood red flowers with white in the lip. Shadehouse conditions, approx.. 70% shade. These plants are 200mm tall in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $27.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium White Surprise ‘Dragon’Dendrobium White Suprise Dragon

Large flowered hardcane type with multicoloured two tone flowers. Bright indirect light position, plenty of water and regular feeding through the summer months, reduced watering in the winter. Best with rain protection in the cooler months. Should flower this next coming Autumn. In 100mm pots 160mm tall.

…..Priced at $27.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Delicious Pink Flesh …Not White…

PINK DRAGONFRUITHylocereus undatus pink fruit

(4.5mAbcD) Hylocereus undatus
This is the delicious Pink fleshed one not the tasteless white fleshed one they sell in Super-markets!aka Pitaya & Strawberry Pear. Hylocereus undatus is a weird climbing cactus-huge juicy delicious edible pink fruit (1kg) with a pink flesh. Its giant white fragrant flowers are 30cm across in late spring and summer. They appear only during the night! This cactus will climb up a wall or a tree and quickly develops multiple trunks. Vivid green three cornered stems. Will grow in desert but easy to grow elsewhere. Needs winter protection in cooler areas. Full sun or bright light.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Phal. Fullers Ai-Plus

Phal. Fullers Al-Plus ‘89247’

New release medium size Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid Lovely white with striking red blotching, Big pansy lip. These plants 160mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK BAT PLANTTacca chantrieri, black bat plant, bat plant

(50cmAbcD) Tacca chantrieri produces the most unusual and striking flowers. The flower is black with long sinister tentacles hanging down wards. Its leaves are broad and about 40cm long. They are quite hardy once grown up but need to be nurtured over their first winter in cooler climates than tropical. Give your Bat Plant a real well drained potting mix with good moisture in the summer but keep just moist in the winter. They do not like the cold frosty weather outside so you will need a warm spot, under shelter or inside. Keep it under light to heavy shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

annona muricata soursop

SOURSOP

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata is an attractive little shade tree will giving you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh, in deserts or as a flavouring with many uses. Very juicy it makes a tangy drink. The big green fruit weighs up to 6kg. Fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses. If you are interested in cancer… read about its well proclaimed cancer killing properties. For warm areas and will fruit in pots (even in temperate areas if protected from the cold.) Full sun.

….Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syngonium Maya Red

SYNGONIUM MAYA RED

(30cmAbcD) Pastelred-pink foliage plant white with heart shaped leaves. Very attractive indoors or in the garden. Easy to grow in the shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugenia zeyheri

 

EUGENIA ZEYHERI

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanda tricolor var suavisVanda tricolor var suavis

Vigorous growing Vanda species, with white flowers overlaid with red spotting and barring. Bright but indirect light position, frequent watering in the warmer months, cool tolerant. 50-70% shade. These plants have 150mm leaf span in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrochilum tenellum

 

Dendrochilum tenellum

Rare species from the Philippines, with clumps of needle type leaves which produce very fine spikes of white flowers in the late winter, rapidly forms a specimen. Grow moist at all times. Flowering size divisions in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIOON SPINULOSUMDioon spinulosum

(10mAbcD) has very attractive blue foliage with symmetrical 2m fronds. This can be the talking point of your yard. Produces huge white wooly cones the size of watermelons! The new fronds emerge lime green. These are long lived plants (500 years) from limestone outcrops in Mexico’s rainforest and in that time will grow to 10m tall. Require very good drainage and moderate water. Full sun or part shade. These are 2 leaf plants 350mm tall in a long 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Amazing Groundcover Cycad…

ZAMIA INTEGRIFOLIAZamia integrifolia

(syn.floridana) (1.5mABcD) is a very interesting little Cycad from the Southern USA and the Caribbean. Described as a groundcover Cycad as it has much branched subterranean stems each to about 6cm across. The mature attractive fronds are 60cm to 150cm long and jump straight out of the ground forming incredible dense thickets. Coontie has attractive rusty red male and female cones both about10cm long. Used as an outdoor ornamental in the Southern US and indoors in the colder areas. All climates except cold Tablelands. Full sun to part shade. These are fourleaf plants 200mm high in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (160 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odontonia Pacific Pagan 'Kileua'

 

Odontonia Pacific Pagan ‘Kileua’

Fast growing Oncidium type, tall branching sprays of 35mm red and white flowers 400mm tall plants sent in 100mm pots…should flower within 12 months.

…..Priced at $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTUS ARABICUSCostus arabicus

(2mAbcD) Will present you with unusual white flowers 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. Part to full shade.Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Love Pink StripeDendrobium Love Pink Stripe

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

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilsonara Pacific Passage

 

 

Wilsonara Pacific Passage ‘Peach Cobbler’

Easy to grow Oncidium type, tall upright spikes of medium sized bright yellow flowers having mahogany markings and barring. Shadehouse conditions, 70% shade recommended. Cool tolerant. These plants are in 100mm pots and are about 230 mm tall.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cryptanthus striatum 'Sunshine'

CRYPTANTHUS STRIATUM ‘SUNSHINE’

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allura Paradise

Allura ‘Paradise’

New release miniature moth orchid with a light fragrance. These plants have a 120mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

Miniature growing Oncidium style, compact growth, upright spikes of yellow and orange. Medium to bright light, shadehouse conditions, forms a multiflowering clump when mature. These are about 100mm tall in small 50mm pots, Near to flowering.

….Priced at $14.90 each

 

scyphularia pycnocrpa

BLACK GRUB FERN

(50cmAbcD) Scyphularia pycnocarpa.
Beautiful deep green leathery foliage with dark hairy rhizomes. Excellent for a wire hanging basket in a sub-tropical climate. Grows 50cm tall. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

Phal Yukidian

Phal. Sogo Yukidian

Very large flowered white moth orchid, with cascading sprays. These plants are 160mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOYA NEW GUINEA GOLD ‘SIDEA’Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

(VAbcD) Hoya coronarium. This is an amazingly beautiful hoya with thick gold solid star shaped flowers and thickish slightly crinkled. Takes full sun and handled our winter outside down to 5oC. At least morning sun recommended. This is an eriostemma hoya. We collected this one right on the edge of the ocean on the island of Sidea 4 hours out of Alotau off the eastern end of Papua New Guinea.

…..Priced at $15.90 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

 

 


 

WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

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

Next WA & NT & Tasmanian orders go Friday 20th March 2020.

We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 16th of March, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Thursday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasable.
The Quarantine Protocol cost of $10 is included in your freight charge.

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

…WA & SA, Tas & NT Customers….

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

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

Here are a few more for your information.

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

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