August 2020 Catalogue

Newsletter August 2020

Our aim is to inspire you with some of the worlds most amazing plants.
Welcome to your August Catalogue. Have fun with this lot.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

 

Scroll down the page to see your latest Plants!

 

Click here to view PDF Catalogue

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

 

DID YOU KNOW
* It takes about 10,000 hours of study and practise to become an expert on any major skill.
* Anyone can change their strength and body shape with 100 visits to their local gym over a 7-8 month period.
* What you believe to be true is greatly influenced by what you learn as a child. These beliefs can be self limiting & restrict your potential for life.
* Bamboo is one of the worlds most useful plants…from its ornamental values, to food to construction to a source of fibre for clothing. …see our back page focus on Bamboo.
* In horticulture there are often many ways to achieve the same result. Sometimes the different methods are used to cover different growing conditions.
* Even the great horse trainer TJ Smith said you are never too old to learn something new about training a horse. You could say never too smart also. For the gardener it holds even truer because you are dealing with so many different species of the plant kingdom. With the thoriughbred you are dealing with only one species Equus caballus.

 

 

 

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Many Tropical plants can be grown in cooler areas…but by no means all of them. See our focus if you would like to know more. >>Link<<
* Many tropical plants become deciduous in winter in cooler areas. This is to protect their foliage from decimating and compromising its core which usually lies beneath the soil. When foliage drops it goes into a short dormancy and its important not to overwater at this stage….keep just moist.
* Plants from the Araceae Family are known as Aroids. There are some 110 genera in this Family of plants and 2,500 species. They are tuberous or rhizomatious flowering plants and include the genus: Anthurium, Alocasia, Aglaonema, Amorphophallus, Caladium, Monstera, Spathiphyllum, Philodendron and 102 more.
* The Spanish Flu was a serious event in Australia in 1918….it took a year to clear…and killed 12,000 Australians. The NZ government allowed a ship with people infected with Spanish Flu to land in Samoa and within 3 weeks it had killed 20% of the population. Thankfully knowledge & methods today should reduce the outbreak of Swine Flu to something far less devastating.

 

 

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 14th of August. We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 10th of August, 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.

 

 

Keep scrolling down the page to see your latest Plants!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Lily

Lily

 

One of our customers Macca from Northampton in WA reckoned his wife
had it made lazing about all day while he went to work doing difficult &
stressful business deals. One night while praying he said ‘Lord I’ve
worked hard all my life…could you swap me over for my wife so she
can do the hard yacca for a change’ God said ‘Certainly Macca you can
start tomorrow’. So in the morning Macca got up and made the breakfasts for 5 kids and his wife, made all the lunches got his wife off to work, dropped the kids off to school…came home did the washing up, the washing and ironing, cleaned up the house and washed the car. Had a bite to eat and went to the supermarket and did the shopping then bought a present for one of the kids birthdays ….picked up the kids from school….calmed the argument in the back seat and consoled the youngest who had a bad day at school. While preparing dinner Macca bathed the kids and got them ready for bed. Macca had had one of the most dreadful days!……then in waltzes his wife. ….she had a great day meeting new friends and having cups of coffee….’talking and talking’ over interesting deals and had a lovely lunch with a client. She was on top of the world. Macca washed up and crawled into bed to fall asleep. But no… a tap on the shoulder and his wife wanted to make love……so he did his best and fell into a deep sleep.The next morning when his early chores were over and the missus had skipped off to work Macca prayed again. He said ‘Lord I can see how it all works now…please change me back’ God said ‘Certainly Macca but you will have to wait for 9 months’. ‘Oh no,why would that be?’ asked Macca. God said ‘Because you are now pregnant, Macca’!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep scrolling down the page to see more latest Plants!

 

 

 

TRUE LIES

A man lying on his deathbed up in Townsville called to him, his lawyer, his doctor, and his priest.”I am going to die tonight, and I want to prove that when you go to heaven you can take it all with you.
So to my three most trusted friends, you three of course, I am leaving 50,000 dollars in these envelopes. When I die you must come to my funeral and put the envelopes in my coffin with me.” The man handed the three men identical envelopes. A day later they each received news that, that night the old man had died. So each knew they must go to his funeral and fulfill his death wish. Standing over the coffin one week later the pastor confessed, “I can’t hide what I’ve done. I took 10,000 dollars from the envelope because the church needed to be painted.” Then as he did so the doctor also started to fidget then finally confessed “I took 30,000 dollars from my envelope because the hospital needed a new wing.” Ten the lawyer said plainly “You bunch of crooks! I wrote him a cheque for the full amount!”

 

 

 

DO YOU BELIEVE IT …..OR… DO YOU KNOW IT

There is a big difference between believing and knowing.
For a start believing something to be true leaves room for doubt….you believe because of the information you have received but what if you receive more information that shows that belief to be false. Well then your belief must change….or you would be a bit silly.
And that’s the way it should be!
In the world of personal development you need to do better than believing in yourself. You need to KNOW it. …eg KNOW that you are deserving, to KNOW you are beautiful, to KNOW you can achieve what you set an intention for, to KNOW you can overcome any fear, to KNOW you are happy, to KNOW you are living in the Now and not the disappointments of the past or the fear of the future. When you KNOW these things there will be no room for doubt and you will be in harmony with your own true self and find real happiness.
PS Knowing can also be a self delusion if you think you know all about something by skimming over a book etc and then ignoring all additional information afterwards because you already ‘know’ that subject.

 

 

 

Epiphytes are plants that grow on another plant, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rain forests. An epiphyte is an organism that grows on the surface of a plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, water (in marine environments)or from debris accumulating around it.

Philodendrons are often epiphytic ….many are climbers first and then turn into an epiphyte inserting its aerial roots into a rain forest tree. So they love mottled shade. Epiphytes are plants that cling onto a host plant with all sorts of rooting systems in order to climb into more light and get a good position to collect nutrients and water…Being an epiphyte they don’t need a lot of moisture and handle drying out.

Saprophytes are plants, fungi, or microorganism that live on dead or decaying organic matter. Strictly speaking, -phyte means ‘plant’.
They digest their host by injecting chemicals until it is nice and tasty to eat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please write down your Password and Username.

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

If there is an exception we tell you.

 

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

 


 

LATEST PLANTS

Vriesea gigantea var. seideliana

(80cm*ABCD) aka Nova. This is a hard to get Bromeliad being a spectacular clonal variety of of the Brazilian species gigantea. This foliage Vriesia is a giant in that it grows to 80cm tall with a massive rosette nearly as wide!! The magnificent soft strappy arching foliage is a light green absolutely feathered in white striations giving a striking gorgeous mellow ambience. The centre gets beautiful pink tones as it ages! Great in a pot or ground…patio, indoor outdoor. Bright light to morning sun. Don’t overwater. These are strong 30cm tall plants in 70mm pots. One per customer.

…..Priced at $23 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANGING PITCHER PLANTSold Outnepenthes miranda

(40cmABCD) Nepenthes miranda
This is a marvellous hanging pitcher plant with huge red flecked hanging pitchers about 20cm long. Big fat red lips with a hood. Very colourful. Its leaves are about 30cm long and quite broad. Although it likes warmth and humidity it will tolerate cooler temperatures down to 3oC and low humidity for long periods. They like moisture with good drainage. Shaded bright conditions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philodendron Chinese ‘Congo’

(1mAbcD) One of the most attractive Philodendrons in pot culture as it has a short and full growth habit. This is not a climber as many philodendrons are. Like all Philos, let it dry out when watering and apply fertilisers when actively growing at half strength EXCEPT the microbial fertiliser GROW which is all year round. A very hardy easy to grow beauty. Sent in 75mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Weird Plant…

CORAL CACTUS

(30cmABCD) Rhipsalis cereuscula is a weird hanging segmented succulent plant. The pendulous narrow sections are about 3 millimetre width, hanging together like sticks and branching into 3, 4 or 5 branchlets. This one is pendulous and forms clusters of stems (tassels) like a Tassell Fern does and is well suited to a hanging basket or cascading pot. Small white flowers in spring & summer. Light shade & keep well drained. Small plants sent in 60mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clivia Jazuko Hybrid

Clivia Jazuko Hybrid Memoria

(50cmABcD) Clivia Jazuko Hybrid. This is a true Mystery Hybrid following the sad illness of its Professional Hybridiser. You can bet on it having large heads and unusual colour patterns as this was the aim. Flowers from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees. There will be some unusual variation in these flowers. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORDYLINE PINK DIAMONDCordyline Pink Diamond

(2mAbcD) Cordyline Fruiticosa ‘Pink Diamond’
Outstanding vibrant green leaves with bright pink stripes. Will add a tropical feel to your garden! Cordylines will give your garden colour all year round and you will enjoy the colours that developes even more as these plants age. A popular landscaping plant! Full sun.

….Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $19.90

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

WHITE SAPOTECasimiroa edulis

(5mEdFmAbcD) Casimiroa edulis will provide you with ample delicious soft pulped apple sized fruit. Taste can vary from Banana like mixed with Peach to Pear right through to Vanilla flavours. An attractive usually evergreen tree from Central America it can be grown anywhere oranges grow. Young trees may be damaged by even light frost but older trees are more hardy. Take some drought. Most well drained soils. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philodendron Brasil

PHILODENDRON BRASILSold Out

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor contrasting plant. Brasil in particular is quite an unusual plant with lustrous variegation on its pointed foliage against its dark background. This is a climbing plant that are great indoors in good light. Let it dry out a little between waterings. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Brighty Yellow Featherlike Spikes…Vriesea morenii

MORENII BROMELIADOut of Stock

Vriesia morenii is a spectacular. Bromeliad with long lasting Feather like flowers on a 30cm stem from a funnel of flat leaves. The ‘feather heads’ are yellow and flower in light to medium shade. 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. These are 30cm pups.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

Hoyas from Paradise

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

HOYA ‘RED’
(C) – Hoya publicalyx ‘Red’. Red flowers with long leaves. Large red clusters.
…..$9.90 (180 Parries)

Hoya australisHOYA AUSTRALIS
(V**AbcD) Hoya Australis. Large clusters of star shaped fragrant white red centered flowers.
…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

Hoya Carnosa CompactaINDIAN ROPE HOYA
(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 each (350 Parries)

Hoya tsangii flowersHOYA TSANGII
(M) Miniature hanging with lots of small pink flowers with a dark red crown with yellow tips. Small blue/green leaves.
…..$12.90 each (180 Parries)

hoya fungiiHOYA FUNGII
Emerald green foliage as well as its dark green veins. Large pink flower clusters have up to 60 flowers. happily under shade here down to 0o C in winter. Part shade.
….$9.90 (180 Parries)

Hoya loheriHOYA LOHERI
Red flowers with reddish orange or yellow corona. Narrow leaves. Large clusters.
…..$9.90 (180 Parries)

Hoya diversifoliaHOYA DIVERSIFOLIA
Flowers have pink petals with a red centre. Its leaves are very thick and dark green. This is a vigorous large growing hoya. Hardy to zero degrees celcius.
…..Price at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

Hoya PNG New Star Backwards ClusterHOYA NEW GUINEA GOLD ‘SIDEA’
(VAbcD) Hoya coronarium. Thick gold solid star shaped flowers and thickish slightly crinkled.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

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.

 

 

 

 

AUGUST ANTHURIUM COLLECTION

Anthurium Baby Purple

Anthurium Baby Purple
A wonderful anthurium with pink purple flowers, sometimes with a tinge of green on the back edges and along with a dark purple spadix. Beautiful green foliage. Excellent as a indoor plant! Filtered light. Sent in 75mm pots.Anthurium CiranoAnthurium Cirano
Lovely dark pink flowers and spadix. A brand new world release. The leaves are dark green and glossy. Great as a indoor plant! Sent in 75mm pots.

Anthurium Red Heart
Gorgeous large red flowers with a matching spadix.. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance. Sent in 75mm pots.

Priced at $12.90 each or All 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

KNOBBY CLUB RUSHficinia nodosa

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Rare, Hard to Get & Gorgeous…Prumnopitys ladei

MOUNT SPURGEON BLACK PINE

(10m**RfABcD) Prumnopitys ladei has unique flattened dark foliage which presents itself in flat layers to you. It always attracts peoples attention. This is a proven indoor plant that adapts well to dark and cooler conditions. These are more an heirloom piece with its rarity in nature its slow growing disposition and longevity. Grows beautifully in a pot and eventually larger pot and their growth is held back under these conditions. Fleshy blue fruit at any time of year. This is a rare species from highland country of NE QLD. Shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia Stingray

ALOCASIA STINGRAY

(1.5mAbcD) An unusual Elephant Ear with stingray shaped foliage! Eye catching striped stem. This is a lushe medium growing large leaved Elephant Ear which can be used indoors in medium light on the patio or in the garden. They like high humidity being a tropical plant and like moisture in a well drained soil. Surprise your family with this unique looking plant which will fit in nicely with your indoor decor or garden design. Elephant Ears are easy to grow indoors and in the garden in filtered light It will give your garden and indoors that lushe tropical look. Fast growing. These are 25cm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tulbaghia cominsii x violacea

TULBAGHIA PURPLE EYE

(35cmFABCDE) Tulbaghia cominsii x violacea. This is a newer smaller Tulbaghia Hybrid packed with dense grey green narrow needle like leaves Great flowering capacity. Flowers for long periods in spring and summer and will surprise you with the beauty of its pale pink ….purple eyed flowers. The flowers are on slender stems to 40cm. This is a hardy clumping plant. Tolerant of temperatures down to minus 10 Degrees Celcius. All climates. Full sun. These are sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JAPANESE TAROColocasia esculenta

(1.5mEdABCD) Colocasia esculenta
This is a famous edible Elephant Ear with 40 cm leaves …dark green & light green underneath. This plant is deciduous in cold conditions but will bounce back from its tubers in spring. Likes moist conditions and will sit in water. So is a gorgeous water plant as well as garden speciman and good eating. These are sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Hard to Get..Don’t Hesitate!…Epiphyllum Hybrid 'Space Rocket'

EPIPHYLLUM SPACE ROCKET

(60cmEAbcD) Epiphyllum Hybrid ‘Space Rocket’. Breathtaking hot pink flower with a radiating orange yellow center, almost looking like rocket flames! 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 needs little care to show of it’s jaw dropping flowers in spring. They are also easy to grow in large hanging baskets or supported in a large pot with stakes or trellis. Best in full sun to light shade. These are sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. These are sent in 75mm pots.

….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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

….Hey Indoor Gardeners….Grow 500ml
…..Natural indoor Plant Nutrition

Grow

*Everything your Indoor Plant Needs.
*No smell.
*Easy Spray on.
*Goes a long way.
*Mix with water 100 to 1!
*All Natural…BioOrganic
*Full of Beneficial Plant Microbes
*The ‘Secret’ used by the Big Professionals
*Australian Made…Produced in QLD.
Get our convenient 500ml Pack.

….Priced at $9.95 for Grow 500ml plus Freight (If not ordered with Plants)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuchsia Garden News

FUCHSIA GARDEN NEWS

(60cmABCD) Fuchsia ‘Garden News’. Gorgeous large stand out tubular white winged flowers with big flamingo pink corolla and long stamens in winter, spring and summer flowering. Nice in a hanger. Native to South America. Suitable for growing in containers and for growing outdoors. Most mild climates. Do not like high humidity. Full sun to part shade. These are sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (170 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaboticaba aka Brazilian Grape Treemyrciaria cauliflora

(3mEdAbcD) Myrciaria caulifora will give you delicious black grape-plum sized fruit that grows straight out of the branches of this unusual little tree. Will produce up to 6 crops a year. Prized for its sweet juicy fruit & makes a famous Brazilian wine. Will take mild frost to -3oC for 2-3 hrs only when established but not as a baby. Its branches get covered in white powder puff flowers before fruiting. Small attractive foliage & pretty orange stems. A goer from Sydney-Perth north. Must have good drainage. Good for Bonsai. Full sun to light shade. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Eye Catching Indoor Plant From Africa…Ficus lyriata Bambino

DWARF FIDDLE LEAFED FIG

(1-2mABD) Ficus lyrata ‘Bambino’. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Not Commonly Available…

WAMPI FRUIT TREEClausena lansium

(3mAbcD) Clausena lansium has a delicious and different very juicy fruit that you just can’t leave alone. It will amaze you with its pale yellow grape sized fruit in clusters which have an aromatic jelly like pulp. They are eaten fresh as a desert fruit or made into pies or jellies. This is a very popular fruit in its native Southern China. This attractive little tree will produce fruit for you in just two years and in this time will grow to 3 metres. Wampi is pest free and is not susceptible to fruit fly. Suited to frost free areas from Sydney north to the tropics. Probably most coastal areas. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNAKE LILY BULBSAmorphophallus bulbifer

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

These are 4th year bulbs 60mm diameter…Priced at $39 each
Smaller Bulbs 30 to 39 mm $14.90 each

PS Amorphophallus species produce some of the worlds most amazing flowering arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peperomia clusifolia Ted Edge

Peperomia clusifolia ‘Red Edge’

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

……Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Amorphophallus Bulbs

…to order by phone only

Bulb Diameter is shown in mm.
Amorphophallus prainii
110mm $140
100mm $120
90mm $89
70mm $69

Amorphophallus palawanensis
40mm $49

Amorphophallus asterostigmatus
40mm $49

Amorphophallus henryii
50mm $59

Amorphophallus consimilis
40mm $69

Limited numbers strictly one per customer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALERIA OBTUSA PURPLE DAZZLER

BARLERIA OBTUSA ‘PURPLE DAZZLER’

(1mAbcD) Purple foliage plant with attractive mauve flowers. The narrowish foliage is actually green with mauve and white variegations. Mauve flowers in spring & summer. Great for tubs, borders, patios, accent foliage and as a garden specimen. Ideal small shrub for a sunny or partly shaded, well-drained position. Warm coastal climates.

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

 

 

 

 

 

…Rare Ant Plants…

LARGE ANT PLANTS

…..in 100mm Pots
(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 4 different Ant plants in 100mm pots. They are:

Hydnophytum simplexHydnophytum simplex ‘Aru Island’
Rare imported tropical epiphyte. Filtered sunlight. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix.
……Priced at $69

Hydnophytum moselyanum 1Hydnophytum moseleyanum
Small white flowers emerge from the small hollows in the ball and then you get coloured fruit.
……Priced at $69

Hydnophytum ferrugineumHydnophytum ferrugineum
Rare Australian native epiphyte. Foliar feed in spring.
……Priced at $69

Hydnophytum formicarumHydnophytum formicarum
Filtered sunlight. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix.
……Priced at $69

…One Species per Customer…
Phone orders only. Limited numbers.

 

 

 

 

 

RARE DISCHIDIAS

….in 100mm Hangers

Dischidia bengalensisDISCHIDIA BENGALENSIS
Rare imported tropical epiphytic vine. Keep moist, not wet.
……Priced at $69

Dischidia ruscifoliaMILLION HEARTS
Dischidia ruscifolia
Australian native epiphytic vine. Lovely small button like foliage on strings.
……Priced at $69

Dischidia nummulariaBUTTON ORCHID
Dischidia nummularia
Australian native epiphytic vine. Lovely small button like foliage on strings.
……Priced at $69

Dischidia majorRATTLE SKULLS
Dischidia major
Australian native epiphytic vine. Unique skull bodies form.
…..Priced at $69

All 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.

…One Species per Customer…
Phone orders only. Limited numbers.

 

 

 

 


 

 

COLOURED SHRUBS

IXORA PIRATES GOLDIxora Pirates Gold

(40cmAbcDE) Ixora chinensis ‘Pirates Gold’. This one will give you startling groups of yellow gold flowers on spikes in spring, summer and autumn. Attractive lush green shiny leaves. Great for some extra colour around other taller shrubs. Perfect for hedge, borders or containers. Requires a warm frostfree climate. Sun or light shade. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN DOLLAR BUSHHypericum patulum henryi

(1mFABCD) Hypericum patulum henryi. A very versatile small shrub with bright yellow 5cm buttercup flowers with huge anthers all summer. 4cm light green leaves. Evergreen or semi-evergreen when its cool. A native of China it s flowers have been used in Chinese Herbal Medicine for hepatitus, nasal haemorage and bacterial diseases and more. All climates. Full sun. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

PS There are many species of Hypericum and many are called St Johns Wort…..only a couple are declared weeds and this is certainly not one of those.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Arching Foliage a…Apricot Flowers…

RUSSELLIA TANGERINE FALLS

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Low Growing Gardenia…Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'

GARDENIA RADICANS

(50cm*ABCD) Gardenia augusta ‘Radicans’ is an interesting prostrate Gardenia with big pure white fragrant flowers 60mm in diameter. Small dark glossy leaves. They prefer part shade but will also flower in full sun. For all frost free climates except the cooler Tablelands. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Odontocidium Pacific Sunrise ‘Hakalau’

Odontocidium Pacific Sunrise ‘Hakalau’

This is a easy to grow compact Odotocidium and flowers the Mini Oncidium type, plenty of two tone pink flowers. These plants are flowering size in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium White Comet

Compact growing hardcane type Dendrobium, soft pink with a blush at the end of the petals. These plants are 200mm tall in 70/80mm pots.

…..Priced at $17 each

 

 

 

 


 

Saintpaulia African Violets Collection of 5

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Opt Juliana

African Violet Opt Juliana

African Violet Cherries and Cream

African Violet Cherries and Cream

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz (Miniature)

African Violet Childs Play

African Violet Childs Play Pink (Miniature)

Moderate light to indoor light. Sent in 50mm pots.

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

 

 


 

 

FERNS

DORYOPTERIS LUDENSSold OutDoryopteris ludens

(60cmABCD) This is a hard to get unusual & very pretty fern with dark green triangular deeply lobed fronds. This is a bushy erect fern for a pot in the garden or bushhouse. In 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

HOLLY FERN Cyrtomium falcatum

(1mABCD) Cyrtomium falcatum
Attractive highly serrated slender fronds like a birdsnest fern and flushes of growth in rosettes making an appealing pot and hanger fern. Dwarf growth habit and is good indoors or in the bushhouse or rockery. Suited to all climates. Filtered light. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN FERNDryopteris erythrosora

(30cmFABC) Dryopteris erythrosorys is an attractive adaptable fern which will grow in the coldest frost and snow climates as well as the subtropics. The young fronds are a bronze pink. Can be grown in a pot or in the garden. Shade or semi shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $35

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious August Collection 1

White SapoteCasimiroa edulis

(5mEdAbcD) Casimiroa edulis. Ample delicious soft pulped apple sized fruit. Taste can vary from Banana like mixed with Peach to Pear right through to Vanilla flavours. Older trees are more hardy. Take some drought. Most well drained soils. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

Blackberry Jam FruitOut of StockRandia formosa

(1.2mFmEdAbD) Randia formosa. 5cm fruit with a juicy black pulp that tastes just like blackberry jam when eaten fresh. Early & heavy producer.Will take a light frost. Shade or sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

Wampi Fruit TreeClausena lansium

(3mEdAbcD) Clausena lansium. Pale yellow grape sized fruit in clusters which have an aromatic jelly like pulp. Will produce fruit for you in just two years, suited to frost free areas. Probably most coastal areas. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 (220 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

ALL THREE FOR $32.00

 

 

 

Delicious August Collection 2Ocimum gratissimum

Holy Basil

(2mABCD) Ocimum gratissimum widely used both in cooking for flavouring. A robust plant it grows as perennial so long as it is protected and warm in winter. Native to India and Africa. Can be grown as a container plant. Full sun.
…..$12.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

Hylocereus undatus pink fruit

Pink Dragonfruit Cuttings

(4.5mEdAbcD) Hylocereus undatus. Delicious juicy pink fleshed and skin edible fruit! Needs winter protection. Full sun or bright light. These are cuttings.
…..Priced at $5.90 for each cutting

 

Eugenia brasiliensis flower

Grumichama

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis (Syn. E.dombeya)
Its flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in 1 month to a glossy black. Can be eaten fresh or made into jam or jelly and wine. Frost hardy, will grow in all mild climates.
….Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $26.00

 

 

 

Delicious August Collection 3

Japanese TaroColocasia esculenta

(1.5mEdABCD) Colocasia esculenta. This is a famous edible Elephant Ear with 40 cm leaves. Dark green & light green underneath. Deciduous in cold conditions but will bounce back from its tubers in spring. Likes moist conditions & will sit in water.
….$9.90 each (170 Parries) 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)

 

 

 

Jaboticabamyrciaria cauliflora

(3mEdAbcD) Myrciaria caulifora will give you delicious black grape-plum sized fruit that grows straight out of the branches. Will produce up to 6 crops a year. Will take mild frost to -3oC for 2-3 hrs only when established. Its branches get covered in white powder puff flowers before fruiting. Must have good drainage. Full sun to light shade.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

 


 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 


Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!

You can find more plants just by checking each of our Categories!

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Aloe arborescens

 

TORCH ALOE

(3mABCD) Aloe arborescens. Beautiful red winter rosettes on every point of this succulent. Structured like a plant candleabra! It takes a lot of the red tubular flowers to form each full magnificent rosette. Very easy to grow and disease resistant. Medicinal purposes just like Aloe vera. Native of South Africa. Full sun or shade but sun is best for flowering. Takes drought. Sent In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CERISE TRUMPET TREEtabebuia palmeri

(4mAbcD) Tabebuia palmeri will be absolutely covered in big heads of 8cm cerise to light purple open tubular frilled blossoms in late winter and spring. The flowers are in large rounded heads. It may be leafless when in full bloom. Blooms young. Briefly deciduous the Cerise Trumpet Tree makes a great little shade tree. For warm and coastal climates. Definitely worth a try out west off the tablelands. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Prehistoric Edible Native…

PLUM PINEPodocarpus elatus plum pine

(8m**FRfEdABCDE) Podocarpus elatus. If you love native edible food or birds, this is the one for you! Plum Pine is an unusual dense rainforest tree with attractive thick stiff shiny narrow leaves and pink new growth. It’s a throwback to prehistoric times when the Podocarpus pines flourished. The dense foliage contrasts with its black trunk. Bird attracting with black edible grapelike fruit that tastes like a slightly aromatic plum. Plum Pine is used as a street and screen tree and is most adaptable withstanding frost and growing well in both cold and dry western areas. Native to rainforest from Cairns to Bateman’s Bay. Will grow nicely in tubs or Bonsai. Full sun or shade. Long native pots.

…..Priced at $9.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA PEACHClivia peach

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata ‘Peach’
Most spectacular peach apricot coloured flowers with large heads from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees. There will be some unusual variation in these flowers. These are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

adenium double yellow mix

…Your Best Chance to Get a Double Yellow or Double Star…

DOUBLE YELLOW/STAR MIX(40%) DESERT ROSE SEEDLINGS

(50cmABCD) Adenium obesum 40% Double Yellow/Star Mix. These hand pollinated plants have been bred to be Double Yellow or Star Mix colours
and patterns by an expert Taiwanese hybidiser. Because these are ‘seedlings’ history shows the chance of being yellow or Star Mix is 40%. Otherwise it will be some other common colour. This is a branching succulent that can also be used in bonsai. Actually likes being rootbound and be careful not to overwater. Dormant in winter when it drops foliage. Use a very coarse mix adenium double star mixto keep it on the dry side. Makes an incredible pot specimen. Needs good light in full sun or part shade. The more sun the better. These plants are 20cm tall and sent in the 75mm pots they were grown in.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….A Real Rare Beauty…Alocasia Lauterbachiana

Alocasia lauterbachiana

This plant has amazing and unique long narrow ripped dark green leaves with a striped stem, under side of the leaves are a maroon colour. This Alocasia is so easy to grow and gets to about 1m tall. Cold tolerant. A native of New Guinea. Full sun part shade.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (220 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dieffenbachia Milky Way

…Lovely Foliage…..Hardy Indoors…

DIEFFENBACHIA ‘MILKY WAY’

(1mABcD) Is a dramatic indoor plant that will give you many hours of admiration of its soft green and cream variations. Large tropical looking leaves. Likes humid conditions in strong filtered light. Outside it needs a warm protected situation and can be grown as a house plant. Part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

One per customer.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costus arabicus

COSTUS 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous & Highly Sought….Epipremnum aureum Snow Queen

POTHOS SNOW QUEEN

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

…..Priced at $15.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

LIRIOPE EVERGREEN GIANTLiriope muscari

(70cmFABCD) Liriope giganteum
This is an attractive landscaping plant with tall dark green handsome grass like 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. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $6.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

calathea zebrina

BRAZIL ZEBRA PLANT

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Clumping Silver Foliage…Phildendron Silver Sword

SILVER SWORD

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Masses of Red Blooms & Red Foliage..Loropetalum chinense 'Pink'

PINK FRINGE FLOWER

(2m*ABCD) Loropetalum chinense ‘Pink’ will present you with absolutely masses of fragrant pink blooms with unusual straplike petals in spring and other times as well. This one has unusual red foliage. Dark woody horizontal stems give a graceful oriental look. Native of China and Japan. Likes a lightly shaded to full sun position. Also a lovely tub plant and speccy hedge. Suited to all areas. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

RONDELETIA SWEET CAPRICERondeletia 'Sweet Caprice'

(1m*FABCDE) Rondeletia ‘Sweet Caprice’ will surprise you with its huge clusters of scented pink flowers. They are Spring flowering in cooler climates and closer to the tropics they give an almost constant display. Medium light green pointed leaves. Attracts birds and butterflies. Can be grown outdoors anywhere. Full sun or shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis KV Beauty

Phalaenopsis K.V. Beauty

Vigorous moth orchid with deep orange flowers overlaid with fine red striping. Medium size flowers. Best grown indoors in a well lit but indirect light position. Keep moist. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 140mm tall.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Airy Blue

Dendrobium Airy Blue

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

…..Priced at $16.90

Asplenium antiguum

RUFFLED BIRDSNEST FERN

(70cmABCDe) Asplenium antiguum ‘Victoria’ is absolutely gorgeous with very unusual curly fronds. Glossy bright green radiating fronds. Will grow into unusual plants in your garden or rockery and can be grown indoors in good light. Very hardy to most adverse conditions. 100mm pot. Shade.

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

 

 

 

Polystichum proliferum

MOTHER SHIELD FERN

(1cm**ABCDE) Polystichum proliferum. The fronds unfurl from a silky crosier and the tip remains tightly curled with a knot of white and brown hairs. Fronds turn dark green when matured. Spore clusters underneath the leaves, protected by a umbrella like cover, hence the name Mother Shield Fern. Native to Australia. Found in wet forest in moist areas. Great in a pot or in the garden. Shade. 100mm pots.

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

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ILLAWARRA FLAME TREE

(15m**Rf ABCD) Brachychiton acerifolius is a spectacular prolific flowering native tree. Flowers are bright red and bell shaped in late Spring to Summer. Leaves are large and glossy. This is a handsome tree from NSW and QLD and can take a dry climate but needs protection from frost when young. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vriesea Glutinosa

VRIESEA GLUTINOSA

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eugenia zeyheri

EUGENIA ZEYHERI

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schotia brachypetala

 

PARROT TREE

(10mFmABCD) Schotia brachypetala. The Parrot Tree is the one famous for intoxicating parrots. After feeding on the intoxicating nectar from its bright red flowers all day, parrots are literally flat on their backs at sunset. This is a nice tree spectacularly covered in red terminal clusters of pealike flowers in Spring. The Parrot tree has large seed pods with pinnate leaves.This amazing tree is from the deserts of Southern Africa. In cooler areas the tree will grow shorter and wider. Grow in full sun. Requires little water. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIGER TOOTH ALOE

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

…..Priced at $6.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DWARF TIBOUCHINA JAZZIETibouchina Jazzy

(1mABcD) Beautiful rich purple flowers will be all yours in autumn and winter. This is an attractive colourful dwarf evergreen shrub with medium sized velvety leaves. Tibouchinas are also known as Lasiandra and are native to Brazil. Can take a light frost and is suited to all but the coldest Tablelands climates. Full sun. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RADERMACHERA SUMMERSCENTradermachera summerscent

(3mAbcD) Radermachera sp Kunming
Glorious big bunches of 4cm wide fragrant trumpet flowers right through spring and summer. Flowers are white with a golden centre. Glossy green foliage and great in a hedge or feature plant. Likes well drained soil. Protect from cold wind and frost. Full sun to part shade. If growing indoors, place in a bright spot with indirect light.

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

 

 

 

 

Rlc Auchung Ruby

Rlc. Auchung Ruby ‘Red Ribbons’

Large flowered brick red, shadehouse conditions, suitable for shadecloth or dappled light conditions. These plants are 130mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Big Clusters of Deep Pink Velvety Flowers…Brachychiton discolor

PINK LACEBARK

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Unusual Ginger…Costus lucanusiansus

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUS

(2mAbcD) Costus lucanusiansus. A collectors Costus it has 2 white, pink and yellow flowers at a time from green bracts. Africa. Full sun. Sent in pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

…Grow your own Edible Ginger Patch…

EDIBLE GINGER RHIZOMESzingiber officianale

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officinale
Edible ginger we know so well. Actually it is the rhizome (thickened root) we use in cooking. Rich green lance shaped leaves and yellow green and purple unusual and attractive yellow flowers. This is a perennial plant and dies down in winter to reemerge in spring, growing off its rhizome. Its the rhizome we eat. Native of Southern Asia and likes warm conditions in part shade or light sun. Dedciuous plant. These are rhizomes in a 75mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 (150 Parries) for 3 or $26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL JASMINEMandevilla 'Red Riding Hood'

(1mVAbcD) Mandevilla ‘Red Riding Hood’ flowers and flowers through nearly all the months in our climate. It has big pink trumpet flowers. This is a most rewarding plant! This one is always grown as a shrub although it will turn into a climber if you don’t clip it back or pinch out the main shoots once a year. Needs a protected area where nights get cold. For warm frostfree climates. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium Leslie

CRESTED BIRDSNEST ‘LESLIE’

(70cmABCDe) Asplenium antiquum ‘Leslie’ is an absolutely gorgeous cultivar with very unusual curly crested fronds. Glossy bright green radiating fronds. Will grow in your garden or rockery and can be grown indoors in good light. Very hardy to most adverse conditions. Full shade to semi shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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)

 

 

 

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Karragabi’

Epidendrum Star Valley ‘Kagaribi’

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

….. Priced at $16.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $14.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

…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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $12.90 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 14th August 2020.

We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 10th of August, 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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