September October 2019 Catalogue

Newsletter September – October 2019

Spring was here and then disappeared but its back again. Someone pretty smart said something like ‘The past is over and we cannot control the future …so the only real thing we actually have is right now…. be continually aware & grateful for the present moment and you have got the game won’.
….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

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Click here to view PDF Catalogue

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

DID YOU KNOW

* We have been sending parcels of plants out to happy customers since 1984.
* We have been studying plants since 1967 at two Universities, two Research Institutes and in the field every day over 50 years in coastal, western & mountain areas of NSW, QLD, NT, Papua New Guinea, the Americas & New Zealand, Sumatra, Sarawak, Kalimantan, UK, Japan…using mainly feet but also aircraft & aerial photograph interpretation. In the last 27 years in Paradise we have applied this broad knowledge to get the most interesting plants we can for you.
PS Couldnt find much in Pakistan,Afghanistan or Iran.
* Worm vermicaste is easily the best plant invigorator you can spray or water into your plants. Do it consistently and you will get more flowers, more fruit and improved plant health.
* Vermicaste is not for the lazy gardener however as you need a little worm farm or buy some vermicaste in from a bigger worm farm.
* If you are a gardenener or any kind of plant nurturer you are also a creator. Creation is the platform of our existence from where our satisfaction, peace and happiness comes.

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Rosemary our ‘Plant of Remembrance’ is native to the Gallipoli Peninsula -little wonder a sprig of this lovely aromatic plant is worn on days of remembrance.
* Cordylines can be cut back and will double head for you while you can plant the cuttings. You get a better plant and some new ones.
* Some of us are afraid to cut back a plant. There is no need to fear doing this with plants even natives will grow denser and stronger with a ‘haircut’.
* Heliconias are truly spectacular plants but did the showy bract we love is not the flower…the true flower will emerge from the bract and its not too exciting
to look at. For more info on Heliconias see our Focus on the Back Page.
* If you buy health supplements at exhorbitant prices it will pay to look at whats available at amazon.com. Here you will be able to buy in bulk at a fraction of the price.
* Top sports people and professional gamblers are taught to …not to hold onto resentment and anger.
* Pottting mix in pots and hangers need to be replaced every few years because as the potting mix breaks down into finer and finer particles.

 

 

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 September. We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 16th of September, 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 1, 2.5, 10 and 20 litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
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.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S IN A BOTANICAL NAME

The Botanical name of a plant is made up of two parts.
The first is the Genus, which is always capitalised.
The second part of the name is the species epithet (= add-on)
which is always in lower case. Take for example the Tree commonly referred to by some as ‘Flooded Gum’ ,is known by the botanical name Eucalyptus grandis. In this case the species add-on is grandis. So, while there are many trees in the Genus Eucalyptus, there is only one known as grandis. Taken together, Eucalyptus grandis is referred to as a species. So, 1) Genus is the lowest level of plant relatives before individual species are described. A genus can contain from one to many hundreds of species names, as in the case of Eucalyptus-the Australian Gum Trees. The Genus links a group of plants with similar characteristics together.
2)Species – the species name will sometimes tell you why this plant is different to the rest of the genus and is sometimes the name of the botanist who first described it eg smithii.
PS . Remember the common name is just the local name for a plant. The one plant could have 20 or more different common names whereas it will only have one Botanical Name. That’s why we need the Botanical Name to be sure of its ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAP FOR POSITIVE THINKERS…
SYou are a positive thinker or you would not have a passion for plants & peaceful living. Positive thinkers try to avoid criticizing, complaining or condemning anything or anyone..right. So what do we do when surrounded by a ‘wining winger’ or a ‘negative sell the gloom’ media. We criticize, complain & condemn THEM…..getting trapped in the negative web.How can we avoid this? Good Question & thankyou for asking.

1/ Save your precious time ..do not engage in the media at all – you will hear about it later anyway.
2/ When in discussion with a doomsdayer just turn the discussion by saying you are not interested in that & turn your head away…& then talk about something else.
3/ Do the opposite & get your message across by saying something like…`You only know the half of it…and list 3 or 4 more dire events that truly indicate the world could be coming to an abrupt end tomorrow. 4/ Be aware of this trap for you the positive thinker.

DOOMSDAY PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AROUND GOING BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS – its a result of needing to feel important….

 

 

 

 

 

If your pet has a cancerous growth -external or internal -consider
Black Salve or Bloodroot Plus from ‘Plant Essentials’ website in QLD.
Consider use of these on your Pets and Farm Animals..your vet won’t want to know about them! Heres another website to have a look at:
https://ticketybooherbal.com/blogs/binnah-blog/exploring-the-ingredients-of-the-miraculous-black-salve-part-1-the-famous-4xherb-formula
Apparently the UK is not such a control freak state as we have in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep scrolling down the page to see more latest Plants!

 

 

 

TRUE LIES

James Sears from Moree a long time Paradise Customer was on holidays walking along Mooloolabah Beach last week and ran across a lamp. He picked it up a rubbed it and a genie popped out. The genie told him he would grant him three wishes.
”First,” James began, “I’d like a million dollars.”
POOF! A million dollars was suddenly showing on his
cheque book balance.
”Second,” he continued, “I’d like a new Mercedes.”
POOF! A Mercedes appeared right in front of him.
”Third,” he smiled, “I’d like to be irresistible to women.”
POOF! He turned into a box of chocolates.

 

 

 

 

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

 

…Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!..Leonotis leonuris

ORANGE LIONS TAIL

(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus sends up spectacular spikes of bright orange 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMORPHOPHALLUS MUELLERI

(1mABCDe) Amorphophallus muelleri
This is an uncommon Amorphophallus. They die off in winter then in spring a sturdy flower stem pushes when the tuber is large tuber, patterned like a snake skin in dark green,silver& pink. Reaching around 40cm in height this stem unfurls into a white flower arrangement surrounded by a snake skin patterned sparthe. After bloom a second snake-patterned stem emerges with large & interesting leaves. These tubers are 2yo Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are small tubers in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchomanes difformis

ANCHOMANES DIFFORMIS

(2mEdAbcD) Anchomanes difformis
Certainly a unique member of the Aroid family! Large hooded maroon bracted with white to pinky spadix. White seeds that turn red when ripe. Grows from a huge horizontal tuber and quickly produces big shiny divided leaves. Deciduous. Native to Africa. Also medicinal. Part shade. These are sent as bulbs. Phone to order only.

…..Priced at $49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Featherlike Spikes…Neoregelia Superball

CLIMBING BROMELIAD

(30cmABCD) Neoregelia ‘Superball’ (‘Fireball x (macrosepala x farinosa’) is an unusual Neo with each new pup being projected upwards and again & again. There are multiple pups at each level. Hence this one climbs & it can be shown to wonderful effect in a hanging basket. The foliage flushes a strong red in the centre with lighter shades to the outside. A pink central flower. Will flush best in good light….morning sun to 50% shade in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Neos are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

……Priced at $9.90 each … Pups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Part shade to full shade.

…..Priced at $15.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lonicera x americana

AMERICAN HONEYSUCKLE

(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 fense 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

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

Fuchsia Swing time

FUCHSIA SWING TIME

(60cmABCD) Fuchsia x hybrida ‘Swing Time’ Gorgeous large stand out tubular frilly flowers of pure white and flamingo red calyxs and long stamens. Winter, spring and summer flowering. The foliage is olive green. Native to South America. Suitable for growing in containers and for growing outdoors. Most mild climates. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

FUCHSIA GOLDEN ANNIVERSARYFuchsia Golden Anniversary

(60cmABCD) Fuchsia ‘Golden Anniversary’ Golden spreading foliage. Gorgeous large tubular double with a white tube and petals and a violet corolla that matures to red. 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. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

FUCHSIA DEEP PURPLEFuchsia Deep Purple

(60cmABCD) Fuchsia ‘Deep Purple’ Gorgeous large tubular deep purple frilly flowers. The flowers are covered by several white petals before fully blooming. Winter, spring and summer flowering. The foliage is olive green with magenta veins & purple underside. Fuchsia Deep Purple attracts birds, butterflies and bees. Native to South America Suitable for growing in containers and for growing outdoors. Most mild climates. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

Or Click here to buy All 3 Fuchsias for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia portodora

PORTODORA ELEPHANT EAR

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

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECCY PLANTS IN BAMBOO POTS

Our Bamboo Pots come from Bamboo grown here at Paradise in Nambour.
They have a base about 4cm from the bottom. The base is the natural division between the culms. We have not put drainage holes in the base as water will slowly drain anyway and this might be better. In any case a drainage hole is so simple to make with the light push of a screwdriver. If you decided you want to sit the pot in a container to collect or hold water the 4cm base allows an air space to humidify and absorb up but not to saturate the plant itself. Your plant comes in a separate temporary plastic pot…just repot it into the Bamboo Pot. The Bamboo Pot comes full of Coco Peat Fibre for you to use. Most plants love this material.

 

Vriesea in Bamboo Pot
Priced at $29 each
(Vriesea glutinosa)

 

Cryptanthus in Bamboo Pot
Priced at $29 each
(Cryptanthus Sunshine)

 

Chamaedorea atrovirensPalm in Bamboo Pot
Priced at $29 each
(Chamaedorea atrovirens)

 

Philodendron Silver SwordPhilodendron in Bamboo Pot
Priced at $29 each
(Philodendron Silver Sword)

BAMBOO POTS
..by themselves
..make your own creation

Bamboo PotsSmall Pot
Diameter 5-6cm
Height 10-14cm
..Priced at $5.90

Medium Pot
Diameter 8-9cm
Height 12 -16cm
..Priced at $7.90

Philodendrons, Palms, Broms, Cactus, Aloe Hybrids and African Violets all look great in these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRILLIANCY ROCK ROSECistus x purpureus Brilliancy

(1mABCD) Cistus x purpureus ‘Brilliancy’ has an absolutely fascinating bowl shaped medium sized pink flowers with a maroon spot surrounding the yellow center on each five petals that blooms during summer. The plant has a fragrant resin, used in herbal medicine and perfume. Aromatic evergreen bushy leaves, green on top and grey underneath. Frost, heat and drought tolerant. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felicia amelloides variegata

BLUE DAISY

(40cmABCD) Felicia amelloides will give you a lovely contrast with its green a foliage and dainty blue flowers. They just keep on flowering with light blue daisy like flowers, about 3cm across, with yellow centres. Dry areas. Spring flowers. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA YELLOWClivia miniata Yellow

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata ‘Belgian Hybrid’ Most spectacular yellow 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.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rhapis excelsa

RAPHIS PALM

(1mABCD) Rhapis excelsa
Lushe and dense dark green foliage that presents like a small Bamboo. This is a renowned plant that is suited to indoors and good in morning sun through to light shade. These are small plants about 20cm tall in a 70mm pot.

…..Priced at $5.90 or 3 for $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phildendron Silver Sword

…Clumping Silver Foliage…

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Eyecatcher From Brazil…

Aphelandra squarrosa ‘Zebra Plant’Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra Plant

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE ANTHURIUMAnthurium aesthesia white

(80cmAbcd) Anthurium ‘anthedesia white’
Beautiful plant featuring brilliant white upright flowers with green, yellow/white spadixs. Large decorative green upright foliage. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSHROOM PLANTRungia klossii mushroom plant

(60cmEdABcD) Rungia klossii has highly nutritious leaves that have a mushroom taste about them when cooked. Great in a salad raw or stir fry for a few seconds..Reported (Sunshine Cst Daily 24/8/97) to be good for Candida and Thrush. Reported excellent for blood cleansing, it is high in protein, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Mushroom Plant is a dark glossy soft leaved plant with lovely blue spring flowers. Shade to part sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrmecodia tuberosa Dahlii

DAHLII ANT PLANT

(30-45cmFmAbCD) Myrmecodia Tuberosa ‘Dahlii’ is an unusual epiphyte..a wonder of nature. A swollen base with small chambers that provides housing for ants. This is also beneficial for the Ant plant asthe plant digests the ants leftovers. The Ant plant can also be grown in pots rather than on trees. Wavy green oval shaped leaves are grown on top of the plants stem. Small white flowers will emerge from the spiny grey or brownish tubers. Vigorous grower for an Ant Plant. From the New Britain-Bougainville area. Avoid over watering. Almost none in cool area winter. Coarse epiphyte potting mix. Filter sunlight. (ants not included)

…..Priced at $25.00 each.
Phone orders only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dischidia nummularia

BUTTON ORCHID

Dischidia nummularia. Australian native epiphytic vine. Lovely small button like foliage on strings. Requires filtered sunlight, foliar feed in spring. Coarse epiphytic potting mix. Avoid overwatering. Suitable for hanging baskets. Sent in 100mm hanging baskets.

……Priced at $49
Phone orders only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Highly Sought & Uncommonly Available…Hedychium greenii

SCARLET GINGER LILY

(1.5mAD) Hedychium greenii will delight you with its big scarlet red attractive butterfly shaped flowers in summer. Its deep green and red (under leaf) broad foliage is also a feature. This plant shoots off strong rhizomes. A native of India, as are all the Hedychiums. Best suited to areas of high humidity, but if the rhizome is protected in winter it should grow in protected situations in all but the coldest winter areas. This one needs to be kept dry in winter but loves moisture in the warmer months. Light to medium shade in well drained conditions. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zingiber peninsularis red hot poker

RED HOT POKER

(2mABCD) Zingiber peninsulare. Exotic foliage and bright red clustered cones will surprise you in summer. Zingiber peninsulare is considered a small shrub and can be grown as a decorative screen beneath tree as they do in their natural environment adding variety to your garden scene and also a great container plant. Native to Thailand. Water regularly. Part Shade. Sent in 100mm pots. Deciduous. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalanchoe pinnata

MIRACLE LEAF

(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

….Absolutely Gorgeous Foliage….

BROAD LEAVED LILLY PILLYAcmena hemilampra

(7m**Rf Fm EdAbcD) Acmena hemilampra. The shiny permanently bronzed outer foliage stands out from a distance in this handsome small tree. White fluffy flowers & succulent & ornamental white edible fruit. Its dark shiny mature leaves are paler on the back where it gets its name; hemi= half and lampre=shiny. They have flushes of pink new growth which bronzes with age. Fluffy white flowers in spring. Forms a buttress with age. Native to rainforest from Nthn NSW to Cape York. Grows happily in cool climates if frosts are only light. A handsome bushy garden plant and good in a tub and indoors when young. Full sun to shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPANISH IRISDietes bicolor

(1mFABCDE) Dietes bicolor produces never ending yellow flowers with several attractive brown blotches, whenever the weather is warm. Flowers shoot out above the attractive swordlike foliage on spikes. Makes a nice accent, border or rockery plant.Native to South Africa (no not Spain at all!) It is both drought and frost resistant and can be grown in any climate. Full sun.

…..Priced at $2.90 each

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc Pastoral 'Ava Marie'

Rlc Pastoral ‘Ava Marie’

Large flowered exhibition white Cattleya with lemon in the lip. These plants are 100mm tall. Sent in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 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 Ness Grape Fizz

African Violet Ness Grape Fizz

African Violet Opt Little Ottawa

African Violet Opt Little Ottawa

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Opt Little Pearl

African Violet Opt Little Pearl

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone

Moderate light to indoor light.

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

FERNS

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 are a light pale green colour and will turn dark green when matured. The fronds have a 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. Sent 90mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium ‘Island Beauty’

ISLAND BEAUTY FERN

(40cmABCD) Asplenium bulbiferum x surrogatum ‘Island Beauty’ is a vigorous upright fast growing fern. Lovely shiny weeping foliage that grows ‘babies’ on top of its fronds for you to pluck off and plant! Full sun to part shade. In 90mm pots.

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

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $29

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 1

Hoya diversifolia

HOYA DIVERSIFOLIA

An interesting Hoya from the Celebes, its 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. Can dry out a little between waterings.

…..Price at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

HOYA ‘RED’

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

…..$9.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

HOYA NEW GUINEA GOLD ‘SIDEA’

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

……$12.90 each (200 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $29.00

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 2

 hoya macgillivray

HOYA ‘BIG MAC’

(C) Hoya macgillivrayii Bunches of huge Purple/Red flowers with pointed leaves.

…..$12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

hoya cummingiana

HOYA CUMMINGIANA

(W) – A sturdy non twining hoya with strongly perfumed starlike pointed yellow flowers.

…..$9.90 (180 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)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $36.00

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 3

Hoya cinnamomifolia

HOYA CINNAMOMIFOLIA

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

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

 

 

 

HOYA AUSTRALIS (M)Hoya australis

Hoya australis. Shiny ovate shaped leaves with clusters of white waxy triangler petal flowers with a red and white centre.

…..$9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

HOYA NICHOLSONIAE Hoya nicholsoniae

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

….Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $29.00

 

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 September – October Collection 1

Finger Lime

(3-4m**FAbCD) Citrus australisica. A fabulous, sought after, native fruit. Thin green glossy skin that can range in colour. Chefs rate the juice superior to other limes. Can handle frost as it ages. Full sun to part shade in well drained conditions.
…..Priced at $19.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

Pouteria Species

Ross Sapote

(5mEdAbcD) Pouteria species. A delicious tropical fruit tree. The orange coloured fruit grows in clusters. Sweet tasting when eaten fresh and used in cooking. Eat when bright yellow & soft.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29

 

 

 

annona muricata soursop

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 $39.00

 

 

 

Delicious September – October Collection 2

Casimiroa edulis

White Sapote

(5mEdFmAbcD) Casimiroa edulis. Delicious soft pulped apple sized fruit. Protect young trees frost. 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

 

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)

 

Garcinia livingstonei

Imbe

(6mFmABCD) Garcinia livingstonei. Tasty sweet red to orange fruit which is highly nutritious and used in traditional medicine. They are plum sized and have a smoothe skin. Blooms during late spring to summer. Native to Africa. Partial Sun to Full Sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $32.00

 

 

 

Delicious September – October Collection 3

Malphigia glabra

Acerola Cherry

(2mEdAbcD) Malphigia glabra. Red edible berries which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice! We have no info on how it will tolerate cold winters but is frost tender. Full sun.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

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) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

Wood AppleLimonia acidissima

(9mEdAbcD) Limonia acidissima. Large growing tree that produces 5-9cm greyish hard shelled fruits with delicious edible pulp. Can be eaten raw or made into jam or blended into a drink. Contains large amount of protein, Vitamin B & C. The fruit, leaves & bark have been reported to have each of their own medicinal properties. Well drained soil. Full sun.
…..$12.90 each

 

ALL THREE FOR $32.00

 

 

 

Delicious September – October Collection 4

Solanum quitoense

Golden Fruit of the Andes

(1mEdABCDe) Solanum quiroense is a rather spectacular foliage plant with a fruit that looks like Kiwi Fruit and is made into a refreshing drink. Should grow in all areas. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

Syzygium uniflora fruit

Brazilian Cherry

(6mRfEdAbDe) Syzygium uniflora. Delicious red edible 2.5cm fruits. Can be used to make jellies & jams. Needs a partially shaded position & well drained soil. Warm districts. Full sun or part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

Coffea arabica

Coffee Tree

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica.
Have a never ending supply of delicious coffee. Bearing fruits that are a brilliant red. Full sun to part shade.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

ALL THREE FOR $25.00

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIANT APPLE CACTUS

(8mABcD) Cereus peruvianus
This is an magnificent large growing cactus. As it matures, the cactus will bloom extraordinary yellow flowers that are then followed by an orange to red fruit which looks similar to an apple. Can be planted in very dry and hot or desert like areas. Plant in a well drained soil to avoid root rot. A high heat and drought tolerant cactus. Full sun. These are calloused plants ready to set roots. 300mm tall ex ground.

…..Priced at $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!

 

…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 small corms.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*GIANT RUBRA IMPERIALISalcantarea imperialis rubra

(1mABCD) Alcantarea imperialis rubra. Its impressive 2m flower spike is burgundy and gold. A huge centre piece of any garden, Imperialis rubra is a highly sought hard to get giant bromeliad. Its broad osetting arching leaves are coloured in burgundy. They will spread to 1.5 m and one metre tall….they are beautiful broad arching burgundy toned, edged & specked on a pastel green background. All frostfree climates. Easy to grow in very well drained conditions in light shade. Can be hardened to full sun over winter. Plants about 300mm tall.

…..Priced at $19.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*FINGER LIMECitrus australasica

(3-4m**FABCD) Citrus australisica is a fabulous, sought after, native fruit that are green and long (10cm) and like a cylinder 3cm through. They grow on a unique native rainforest tree from QLD & Nthn NSW. The foliage is unusual & spiky but not dangerously so in any way. Although taller in its natural habitat expect 3-4m in cultivation. Finger limes have a thin green glossy skin that can range in colour. Famous chefs rate the juice superior to other limes. The juice can be frozen without destroying the flavour. Good pot speciman. Can handle frost as it ages. Full sun to part shade in well drained conditions. Sent in 100mm jumbo pots.

……Priced at $19.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

…..$12.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORDYLINE CHOCOLATE SWIRLCordyline Chocolate Swirl

(2m) Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Chocolate Swirl’
Chocolate & orange toned background & burgundy pinstripes. Dwarf compact growth.

…..$7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpinia formosana flower

PINSTRIPE GINGER

(1.3mAbcD) Alpinia formosana
Unusual white pinstriped leaves & eyecatching spikes of pink & white flowers will greet you in late spring & summer. It is a smaller clumping grower to 1.3m. Likes warm climates but you can probably grow outside the sub-tropics in frostfree areas although it will go into dormancy. Part or morning sun to light shade. Brilliant plant.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupressus cashmeriana

KASHMIR CYPRESS

(10FABC) Cupressus cashmeriana
Considered by many to be the most beautiful and graceful of all conifers. Blue weeping foliage with long flattened hanging shoots. Fast growing, can grow up to 10m or more. The Bhutan Cypress is the official national tree of Bhutan, where it is often associated with Buddhist religious places. It has been widely planted around Vihara monasteries and Buddhist temples there for centuries. Full sun in well drained soil. Restricted numbers. These plants 400mm tall in 130mm pots.

…..Priced at $69 each. Phone orders only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GERBERA ROYAL PRINCE ‘NEON VIOLET’Gerbera Royal Prince Neon Violet

(20cmABCD) Gorgeous neon violet low growing daisy like flowers will be yours at any time of year. This one was specially bred for compactness and brilliance. Its a multiplying plant with masses of flowers. Gerberas are perennials that many people treat as annuals and are the most brilliant of the Daisy family. Grow in a sunny position. Keep moist but do not overwater. These are sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $5.90 each or 3 for $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Unusual Brilliant Flowering Perennial..

RANUNCULUS MACHERanunculus mache
…..Mixed Colours

(30cmABCD) Do you want some very bright interesting flowers that develop bulbs that multiply. If yes Ranunculus is for you! These flowers are in mixed bright colours. Lovely In a pot, in the ground or for you to use as a cut flower. Morning sun. Now is the ideal time to plant. These are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $4.90 each or 3 for $12.90
PS It is said that a bouquet of Ranunculas says “I am dazzled by your charms”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelia champaca

HIMALAYAN MAGNOLIA

(6m*FABCD) Michelia champaca will provide you with big (80mm) beautiful fragrant, often twelve petalled yellow to orange flowers. Religious values. A magnificent shade tree it has 250mm long leaves. Flowers in Spring and through the year. Frost hardy and grows well in cooler areas and is renowned for its growth over the warm period. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dischidia Pectinoides

…Rare Imported Vine…

DISCHIDIA PECTINOIDES

This is a very finely foliaged bluey green-plant with very unusual flat balloon shaped fruiting structures. This is a rare epiphytic vine. Filtered sunlight in a coarse epiphytic potting mix.. Foliar feed in spring. Keep moist not wet. Sent in 100mm hangers. One per customer. Restricted numbers. Phone orders only.

…..Priced at $59 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLAMING SWORDVriesea heterostachya

(45cmABCD) Vriesea heterostachya
This is a fabulous bromeliad with spectacular red & yellow flower spikes to 45cm and attractive rosetting Multiplies over warm months when pups can be taken off. Let new roots grow in the air in a humid spot. Pot into a well drained mix. These are epiphytes and can be attached to a board or tree. Good indoors. Filtered light. Easy to grow. These are pups of the one pictured.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOTTLE PALMHyophorbe lagenicaulis

(6mABCDE) Hyophorbe lagenicaulis. Bottle Palm is almost extinct in its native habitat of Round Island off Mauritius but there have been plenty planted in the tropics. Bottle Palm is areal curiosity with its swollen trunk and exceedingly attractive long arching leaves. Something special in a pot. Will grow outdoors in most Australian conditions. Mulch well in full sun and avoid shade and too much moisture when cool. These palms are 300mm high 3 leaf plants in 50mm native pots.

…..Priced at $6.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEMON MYRTLEBackhousia citriodora

(6m**RfFABCDe) Backhousea citriodora. Lemon Myrtle is world renowned as the source of the most powerful essential oil (citral) for germicidal & other uses. Bears brilliant prolific white flowers in large clusters in summer. Lemon Myrtle leaves are highly (lemon) fragrant. A beautiful lowbranching tree with attractive lance shaped leaves to 10cm long. Fantastic windbreak. Native to coastal rainforest of QLD from Brisbane to Mackay. Will grow in all areas and is frost resistant. Full sun to semi-shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (250 Parries)

PS.Amazingly small branches will take root if they touch the ground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrmecodia beccarii

SPINY ANT PLANT

Myrmecodia beccarii
One of natures little wonders these spiny bulbous looking plants live on trees in northern Australia. It only occurs in the mangroves and lowland forests found around Cairns and northern Cape York. They have a symbiotic relationship with ants who provide nutrients for shelter in the hollow chambers that develop.. As an epiphyte water sparingly and avoid overwatering however don’t be afraid to sit in water overnight if it dehydrates and becomes spongy. Use a course epiphytic potting mix in filtered light. Sent in 50mm pots. Strictly one per customer. Phone orders only.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…All Frost Free Climates…Medinilla myriantha

CHANDELIER PLANT

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Large Leaf….

MAGNOLIA PEPEROMIApeperomia magnoliaefolia

(30cmAbcD) Peperomia magnoliifolia variegata
This is an uncommon Peperomia with large (20cm) shiny, white vaerigated pointed leaves. Makes a lovely patio or indoor plant. Multibranched habit and quaint white upright flowers in summer. Peperomias are from tropical and Sub – tropical countries and there are about a thousand species!! Loves shade, warmth and good drainage but suited to all areas indoors.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous Resilient Native….

RIVER ROSEBauera rubioides

(1.5mF**ABCD) Bauera rubioides comes out in masses of small pink (rarely white) roselike flowers in spring and again in summer and carries flower throughout the year. Tiny (1cm) bright green leaves that form a dense compact little shrub. Native to the coastal heaths and forests of QLD, NSW, Vic, Tas and Kangaroo Island this one is resistant to frost and wet under foot. Can also be used as a taller groundcover on a bank or garden speciman in a shady spot. Keep moist in dry weather. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRESTED TOPSY TURVEYEcheveveria Topsy Turvy Crested

Echeveria runyonii ‘Crested Topsy Turvey’
This is an unusual cactus which forms weird shaped rosettes of succulent grey leaves. Keep on the dry side in a well drained position. Light shade to full sun. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (220 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTON FERNpellaea rotundifolia

(15cmABCDE) Pellaea rotundifolia is a dainty fern that forms a neat clump of radiating fronds each with a series of neatly rounded dark green pinnae. Ideal for pots, baskets and rockeries in a moist position in filtered sun or indoors in a well lit situation. Native to New Zealand – often found on rocky sites. Hardy in cool areas but also grows in the tropics. Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each (160 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

ANGEL FERN (aka Lady Fern)Athyrium otophorum

(60cmABCD) Athyrium otophorum
This is a fabulous Japanese fern with eyecatching metallic silvery and pastel green shades that vary with the seasons. This is a hard to get fern. Beautiful contrast. Arching leaves. All this contrasting with with the burgundy purple red stem. Very neat plant. In 90mm pot.

…..Priced at $10.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

HEN & CHICKEN FERNAsplenium bulbiferum

(40cmABCD) Asplenium bulbiferum is an old favourite now very hard to get. Lovely weeping foliage that grows ‘babies’ on top of its fronds for you to pluck off and plant! Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each (190 Parries)

 

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $29

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agave geminiflora

AGAVE GEMINIFLORA

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Fast Attractive Cycad…Cycas taitungensis

CYCAS TAITUNGENSIS

(3mABCD) is a fast growing and highly attractive cycad with dark green fronds with very close feather type foliage that radiates out from the plants central trunk. The new leaves are thrown out in growth flushes several times a year. The male cones are up to 50cm long and 10 cm wide. Grows on stony hillsides in its native mountain habitat of southern Taiwan. Suited to warm temperate, sub- tropical to tropical climates and can take a light frost. Very tough. Full sun and good drainage. These are two leaf plants 300mm tall in 100mm super pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 (450 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sansevieria hahnii

….Great Sculptured Indoor Plant….

SNAKE PLANT

(25cmABCD) Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Hahnii’ makes a great sculptured speciman in a pot or in the garden. Lovely two tone green. Stocky tough thick pointed leaves. This is a proven old time performer recently acknowledged for its indoor style. Keep it dry. Inside or out full sun or shade. In 100mm pots……plants 25cm tall.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epidendrum purple

PURPLE CRUCIFIX ORCHIDS

Epidendron ibaguens Seedlings
These are the old style Epidendrums that take full sun. Bright purple flowers with interesting aerial roots that amazingly attach to anything. You can grow in a pot or attach to a tree. Full sun or shade. Sent in 70mm pots 250mm tall.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euphorbia lophogona

 

EUPHORBIA LOPHOGONA

(1mABCD) This is a weird succulent that grows one metre of trunk which swells and gets thicker as it ages. Displaying quaint 2cm flowers on top in spring it produces small Frangipani like leaves. Most climates would be OK, this one likes well drained conditions. Sun or part shade. In 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Syzygium uniflora

…Tiny Grower..Delicious Abundant Fruit…

BRAZILIAN CHERRY

(2mRfEdAbDe) Syzygium uniflora explodes into white fluffy flowers and delicious red edible 2.5cm fruits. The fruit can also be used to make tasty jellies and jams. Attractively shaped leaves and makes a nice speciman, screen, hedge or pot plant. Bird attracting. Brazil Cherry needs a partially shaded position in a well drained soil. Warm districts. Full sun or part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plectranthus saccatus Lilac

Plectranthus saccatus ‘Lilac’

Will delight you right though early summer to end of autumn with masses of gorgeous flower spikes. Each flower is long bell saped with long protruding anthers. Plant it singly or en masse and it flowers in the shade beautifully. Also flower extremely well in full sun. Dark serrated leaves and darker under. Sent in 70mm pots..plants 300 tall.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 hedge, borders or containers. Slow growing. Requires a warm frostfree climate. Sun or light shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radermachera sinica

CHINA DOLL

(30mAbcD) Radermachera sinica
Glossy green foliage, flowering white trumpet like flowers in spring. In their natural habitat, they can grow up to 30m tall but can be grown as a compact 1m house plant! Plant in rich 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalea indica 'Alba Magnifica'

WHITE AZALEA

(1.5mABCD) Azalea indica ‘Alba Magnifica’ will sustain you through spring and early summer with heaps and heaps of big white flowers. This is a profusely flowering evergreen shrub, suitable for both cool and warm climates. Shade is preferred but will grow in full sun. Excellent in the garden or in a patio pot. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adiantum peruvianum 'Silver Dollar'

SILVER DOLLAR MAIDENHAIR

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAT BOYPhilodendron martinianum

(70cmABCD) Philodendron martianum
You will be immediately drawn to this rare and very unusual Philodendron. Big fat golden stems are a standout which look great indoors, patio or garden. Attractive sculptured foliage on top and big white aroid flowers. Takes cold and heat but not frost. Good light or morning sun. These are strong multi stemmed plants 25cm tall out of 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $39 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Huge Spectacular Bromeliad…Alcantarea regina 'Alba'

ALCANTAREA REGINA ‘ALBA’

Syn.Vriesea regina ‘alba’ (1mABCD)
This is an amazing Bromeliad with spectacular bright red and yellow flowers that grow over 1m tall! The rosette that can grow to 1.5m across! It stays smaller in a pot. This ‘alba’ variety refers to the white powder look on the back of its leaves. Will grow 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 Bromeliads are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Very hard to get.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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 70mm pots and are about 25cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Nutritious Flavoursome ….Floriferous..Garcinia livingstonei

IMBE

(6mFmABCD) Garcinia livingstonei
Imbe is famous for it’s tasty sweet red to orange fruit which is highly nutritious and used in traditional medicine..They are plum sized and have a smoothe skin. Attractive landscape plant. Unusual angular branch structure. Eyecatching deep blue-green foliage. Flowers are in groups of 5-15, greenish, whitish or yellow and scented. Dioecious so need male and female tree for pollination …so best to get 3 to increase chances of a male pollinator. Blooms during late spring to summer. Native to Africa. Partial Sun to Full Sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 $9.90 (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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthurium Red Fred

ANTHURIUM RED FRED

(50cmAbcD) Large remarkable large red wavy heart shaped flowers that stands tall above the dark green glossy foliage. As the plant grows the leaves and flowers grow larger. This one grows to a medium size about 10cm long. Perfect to brighten any room in the house. Keep in a well drained mix in filtered light.

…..Priced at $12.90 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…..Hard to Get Torch Gingers…..Etlingera elatior James Red

JAMES RED TORCH GINGER

(4mAD) Nicolaia elatior (Syn. Etlingera elatior Etlingeria ‘James Red’)
What a gorgeous concoction of colour, texture and shape. Big flowers borne on on a 1.5m leafless stem that arises straight out of the ground. Needs plenty of warmth and well drained conditions. We would not expect flowering South of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent. Semi-shade or morning sun. These are plants 35cm tall out of a 70mm pot.

…..Priced at $16.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monstera deliciosa

 

MONSTERA

(2mEdAbcD) Monstera deliciosa grows attractive huge glossy leaves up to one metre long. This is a most attractive plant for indoor and outdoor use. Outside let it lean against a post or a shed its aerial roots will soon cling on. The large fruit of the Monstera is about 25cm long and is very tasty. Monstera will grow in warm temperate frostfree climates. These plants are 35cm tall.

…..Priced at $14.90 (350 Parries) each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worsleya procera flowers

BLUE AMARYLLUS

Worsleya procera
This is the legendary Blue Amaryllus. One of the worlds most sought after plants. Huge blue flowers. Direction oriented straplike foliage. These are strong plants. 40cm tall out of 140mm pots. Light shade. Restricted numbers.

…..Priced at $195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Grow Your Own Gourmet Coffee…Coffea arabica

COFFEE TREE

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica. This plant has been selected for it gourmet coffee flavour. Plant it, admire its beauty and have a never ending supply of delicious coffee. The Coffee Tree will give you masses of fragrant five petalled white flowers in clusters in the leaf axils. The attractive coffee bearing fruits are brilliant red. For frostfree areas, north of Sydney. Native to Ethiopa. Likes full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rondeletia leucophylla

RONDELETIA LEUCOPHYLLA

(1m*FABCDE) Rondeletia leucophylla 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Couroupita guianensis

…150mm Cannonball Fruits…

CANNONBALL TREE

(14mEdAbcD) Couroupita guianensis
Extremely fragrant and thousands of huge 100mm beautiful flowers! Multiple flowers on short branches straight out of the main trunk of the tree. See this video link on YouTube to believe it!! https://youtu.be/msZBaCYqZWo
One tree can hold a thousand flowers at once! Named after its fruit which is edible and has an appearance and size of a big rusted cannonball! Also has a loud and explosive sound when the heavy fruit drops to the ground. Native to South America. Full sun.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA ROBUSTAClivia robusta

(60cmABcD) Clivia robusta is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with heads of trumpet flowers with bright orange to green tipped flowers from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and broad straplike. Native to South Africa. Will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. This one is a more robust plant than the Clivia gardenii. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vriesia glutinosa

VRIESIA 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 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YELLOW POINCIANAPeltophorum pterocarpum

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

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A Collectors Must…Rare Variety…Drynaria Whitei

WHITEI FERN

(1m**ABCD) Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei. This rare variety from the Glasshouse Mountains throws new fronds right through the warm months and holds more foliage than other types. This plant is so highly sought but seldom obtainable. 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 40cm tall plus in 130mm pots full of rhizome.

…..Priced at $39.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

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CRINKLED MACGILLIVARYI TYPEHoya macgiillivrayii Crinkled

(Vine*,**RfAbcD) Hoya Species macgiillivrayii Group
This is a hoya I collected in New Guinea in recent years and have only now had enough to advertise. As we have not flowered it yet we can’t be sure of the flower but expect a big maroon type flower in clusters. We believe this hoya to be in the Macgillivrii Group. It has quite long and thickish pointed crinkled leaves and this feature alone is very attractive. Collected on the river bank KB area near Alotau PNG…would possibly need to be kept warm in winter, above 2C has been unaffected here undershade. Easy to grow in warm conditions. Filtered light.

…..Priced at $15.90 (450 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACAI BERRYEuterpe oleracea

(12mEdAbcD) Euterpe oleracea
The black fruits are known as a super food can be eaten raw or cooked. High in antioxidants, amino acids and very nutritious as well! The juice can be extracted to make a tasty and refreshing drink. The leaves are reported to be edible as well by being cooked and having a sweet flavour. Tall slender palm growing up to or over 20 metres in its native swampy habitat. Native to Brazil, Peru & Trinidad. Needs sub tropical or warmer. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Golden Torch

HELICONIA GOLDEN TORCH

(1.5-2mAD) Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata ‘Golden Torch’
The flowers are long lasting and excellent for cut flowers. This is an attractive dwarf clumping variety good in a tub or in the garden. Psittacorums are luxuriant Heliconias with brightly coloured bracts. Largish tropical bright green foliage. Heliconia Golden Torch will do well in all warm coastal climates and have flowered in Perth! Semi-shade to morning sun. Great for colour, features and screening. Well drained mix and keep in a warm well lit situation….medium shade to full sun. Sent as rooted plants.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curcuma longa syn. domestica

…..Startling Wedding Flower Variety…..

WEDDING FLOWER -CREAM TURMERIC – Cut Flower

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa syn. domestica. This variety of Turmeric is also known as the Wedding flower as that is what it is renowned for. Gorgeous 30cm white and green bracts with startling yellow flowers emerging. This is a great cut flower. Yes it still has medicinal values but not as high a curcumin concentration as our Orange rhizomed variety. The young buds and new leaf are delicious fresh and used in cooking and you can cook fish in the older leaves. Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamaedorea atrovirens

…Indoor Beauty…

CASCADE PALM

(2mABcD) Chamaedorea atrovirens
This one is a robust and compact dwarf palm with dark dense glossy foliage. Branches just above ground level. Red fruit. It is a native of Mexico. Great in the garden and good indoors when kept near a window or other light source and not allowed to dry out between waterings. Sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TULIPWOODHarpulia pendula

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GYMEA LILYDoryanthes excelsa

(4m**FABCDE) Doryanthes excelsa is an unusual and amazing native plant. A coastal plant from NSW, occuring from Sydney and north. The flower stem shoots for the sky and is to 4m tall with brilliant red flowers on its top – they are in large clusters to 70cm and each flower in the cluster is 10cm across and come in spring and summer. The leaves themselves are a feature growing to 1m long and are bright green, ribbed and sword shaped growing in a large rosette. This plant makes a monumental landscaping piece in the garden on a bank or in a large rockery. For all areas except the most bitterly cold Tablelands in Southern Australia. Takes frost. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ACEROLA CHERRY

(2mEdAbcD) Malphigia glabra is an exceptional branching shrub with small carmine rose flowers in dense clusters and then attractive red edible berries which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice!! Attractive dark green shiny leaves and a multibranching habit. Barbados Cherry is a native of Tropical America and at this stage we have no information on how it will tolerate cold winters but is frost tender. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galphimia glauca

MEXICAN GOLD BUSH

(2mAbcD) Galphimia gauca. Will delight you with its bright whirling clusters of gold star shaped flowers with prominent anthers. Its red stems are literally weighed down with flowers lasting weeks. Likes it on the dry side. Feature or can be clipped to a hedge. Full sun in all warm climates.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rth Chief Sunny Splash

Rth. Chief Sunny ‘Splash’

Compact growing splash petal Cattleya, flowers approx. 60mm in size. Near flowering size in 100mm pots.

……Priced at $27

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN FRUIT OF THE ANDESSolanum quitoense

(1mEdABCDe) Solanum quitoense is also known as Naranjilla. It is a very unusual looking and rather spectacular foliage plant with a fruit that looks like Kiwi Fruit and is made into a refreshing drink. The leaves are large (40cm) and light green with mauve strips along its veins. there are small surface prickles. It is always picked out as something unusual in our nursery. Native to the northern Andes of Colombia and Equador. Should grow in all areas. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pouteria Species

ROSS SAPOTE

(5mAbcD) Pouteria species. This is a delicious tropical fruit tree from the Sapotaceae Family. The thin skinned orange coloured apple sized fruit grows in clusters and has a moist yellow flesh. It is eaten fresh & is sweet & fruity and used in cooking & ice cream & shakes as well. Eat when bright yellow & soft. This is an attractive medium sized open tree with small white flowers. Native to Central America. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONKEYS TAILStachytarpheta indica flower

(2mABCD) Stachytarpheta spp. Very attractive flowers and foliage combination. Unique flower arrangement coming out in sequence forming atail!

White Donkey Tail
Attractive white flowers

 

One for $8.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Love Pink StripeDendrobium Love Pink Stripe

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

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Amazing Subterranean Apple Pear…

JICAMA FRUITPachyrhizus erosus

(4-5mEdVAbcD) Pachyrhizus erosus
Jicama produces a potato like underground fruit/tuber that tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear! Jicama contains many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, potassium and magnesium. It’s low in calories and high in fiber. It also contains antioxidants, including vitamins C and E and beta-carotene. A climbing vine, will grow up to 4 or 5m tall with supports. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Will grow better in warmer climates, especially tropical areas. Native to Mexico. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23
PS: The leaves, pods, flowers & seeds are toxic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*BROAD LEAVED BOTTLE TREEBrachychiton australis

(5-8m**FABcDE) Brachychiton australis
A handsome & kinky native. White pre spring white flowers that appear when it is bare of foliage. Deciduous. Hardy small medium tree, native to Queensland. Suitable for hot and dry areas from rocky rainforest areas up to 800m altitude. OK around houses and ponds as it has a non-invasive root system and can also be used in containers. Should be good bonsai speciman. It has a rapidly tapering trunk and a thick, round base with a greenish-blue bark. Branches are sparse and looks odd – tree often grows in bizarre shapes. Its leaves have very different shapes at various stages. Drought tolerant. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…Fast Growing Stock Fodder and Shelter…Chamaecytisus proliferus

TREE LUCERNE

(6mFABCD) Chamaecytisus prolifer is also known as Tagasaste. The foliage on Tree Lucerne is relished by stock of all kinds. This is a widely planted very fast growing tree which is not only ornamental but great for stock shelter and fodder. White pea-shaped flowers in late winter and spring. Very hardy plant and will take frost. For all but the very coldest winter climates. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FICUS GREEN ISLANDFicus microcarpa 'Green Island'

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE BEEHIVE GINGERZingiber spectabile Chocolate

(2mAbcD) Zingiber spectabile ‘Chocolate’. Gorgeous long lasting 15cm dark chocolate honeycomb like flower bracts. Something special in your garden design. The shoot from the base of the plant on 20cm spikes from summer to autumn. The true flowers emerge like orchids from each ‘window’ on the bract.This one has medium sized leaves that may go back in winter in cooler climates. New shoots will power away in spring. If growing in cooler climates a frost free position is preferable. Grow in light shade to full sun in a warm well drained location.

…..Priced at $16.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Arrowlike Spikes…Vriesia frances spae

VRIESIA FRANCES SPAE

Is an unusual Bromeliad with spectacular long lasting bright red & yellow arrow like bracts with similar but smaller bracts at right angles below, from a funnel of flat leaves. Will grow 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.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (240 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Arching Foliage…Lemon Flowers…Russellia equisitiformis Lemon Falls

LEMON CORAL BUSH

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Lemon Falls’
If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific brilliant lemon 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. This little beauty is a native of Mexico and grows in 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) 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANDY PINK BOTTLEBRUSHCallistemon Candy Pink

(3m**FABCD) Callistemon ‘Candy Pink’ (Syn. C. ‘Guyra Hybrid’) This is an attractive Bottlebrush with big brushes starting off pink/red and then turning pink. The foliage is light green and there is beautiful pink new growth. All climates even the very coldest. Withstands bad drainage. Full sun.

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

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe deltiodeodonta

ALOE DELTIODEODONTA

(30cmFABCD) Leaves with tiny white specks. Orange flowers on top of the foliage. Grows to 30 cm and will multiply beautifully forming an eyecatching clump. The epiphet ‘deltoideodonta’ means triangular teeth in reference to the shape of the teeth on the leaf margin. From Madagascar. Requires good drainage & water sparingly. Grow it in full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IXORA CORAL MALAYIxora Coral Malay

(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Coral Malay’ will surprise you with its startling large clusters soft coral orange flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Macrozamia mooreii

….Hard to Get… Native Cycad….

MOORE’S CYCAD

(7mABcD) Macrozamia moorei. Tallest of all the Macrozamias this is a grand Australian species with keeled & arching blue-green foliage. Develops a strong trunk to 80cm. Found in Central QLD at elevation 300-500m asl. Cycads like this one are some of the oldest plants still living on the planet tracing back to the ancient Mesezoic period some 170 million years ago.Magnificent Cycad named after botanist Charles Moore. Hardy and suited to all areas. These are 4 leaf plants in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUMBY GUMBY LEAVES

Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium. We have freshly dried leaves available now. Shown to kill cancer cells in the test tube at the University of Berlin and shown at the same institution to be a powerful immune system stimulant. Use it as a protector and immune system stimulant. You can make a tea out of it but I prefer to put 3 leaves in the Nutriblast every day and drink it with other fruit and berries. Use a capful of Cider Vinegar or Yoghurt to eliminate the bitter taste. Please note 40 grams is approximately 600 leaves.

…..Priced at 40 grams for $38

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple DyckiaDyckia brevifolia

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

…..$12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya SweetDendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya Sweet

Mini to compact growing hardcane Dendrobium, with long spikes of medium size (50mm) flowers with deep maroon in the throat. Covered rain protection best, bright but indirect light position. Abundant water in the warmer months. Near flowering size in 70mm pots…..160mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90 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 September 2019.

We need your order by the 4.00 PM Monday 16th of September, 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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