Latest January – February Catalogue

Newsletter January – February 2022

Happy New Year & welcome to your January-February Catalogue.
Thank you for your great orders last month your custom is really greatly appreciated.
Our job is to enrich our customers by making available some of the most interesting plant life on the planet. This is only possible because of your great love of the amazing creations nature provides us. Hope you enjoy the new recruits.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

 

Click here to view PDF Catalogue

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

 

DID YOU KNOW
* The dollar symbol ($) is a U combined with an S (U.S.)

* Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
* The straw was probably invented by Egyptian brewers to taste in-process beer without removing the fermenting ingredients which floated on the top of the container.
* The Swiss flag is square.
* The three largest land-owners in England are the Queen, the Church of England and Trinity College, Cambridge.
* Madrid is the only European capital city not situated on a river.
* Emus cannot walk backwards.
* Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
* There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.
* Camel’s milk does not curdle.
* In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
* The word “queueing” is the only English word with five consecutive vowels.


 

 

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide from the air into food energy (sugars [glucose] and starches).
* Leaves of some plants change colour in winter as they rest during that period. They stop making food with cholorophyll which is green. As green colour fades, hidden colour appears.
* The orchids have about 25,000-35,000 species which is more than any other family of flowering plants.
* Fungi contribute more biomass to soil than any other organism.
* Once a person holds a belief it can rarely be changed…so why try to change the peaceful & harmless beliefs of others….it is much more constructive to accept differing opinions as correct for that person.,,,and accept the difference with grace.
* Paradise Distributors is a small business that ticks all of the ‘good boxes’ ie Australian Owned..Yes, Australian Made Products…Yes, Green…Very True Blue Green with no pretence, Provides its fantastic customers with Rare & Valuable Products….You Bet.

 

 

West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

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

Western Australia & Northern Territory Sending Date
Monday 7th February, We need your order by 2.00 PM Thursday 27th January, QLD time.

Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 4th February, We need your order by 2.00 PM Thursday 27th January, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.

 

 

 

Your Plants

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

 

Payment Options

PayPal: Can be used in checkout if you have PayPal.
NAB: In the checkout, you’ll be taken to a secure website where you can safety enter your credit card information.
Direct Deposit: Our Account is BSB 014 669. Account No. 1021 45286 RW & BA Chalmers Trading as Paradise Distributors….ANZ Bank Nambour Qld. Please email the amount & date of the deposit when if you choose this option.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned or texted at 0408 687 109 or mailed.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TRUE LIES

Over at Caloundra Courthouse last week, a lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense: “My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offence committed by his limb.” “Well put,” the judge replied. “Using your logic, I sentence the defendant’s arm to one year’s imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses.” The defendant smiled. With his lawyer’s assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench, and walked out.

 

 

 

 

INTERSTATE CONCIERGE QUARANTINE SERVICE

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

 

 

 

NURSERY WALKTHROUGH….LIVE

We have now done six. The first one on Ferns and then How to Import Plants into Australia then getting plants into the Quarantine States of Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Then we covered Indoor Plants & Why they lift your Spirit, then we covered some of our Hoyas. This week we walked through some edible medicinal plants.

We now do a 3 weekly Nursery Walkthrough at 2pm on Wednesdays. As we are not generally open to visitors. Strictly by appointment. We do different parts of the nursery each time and sometimes there is a focus on a particular type of plant or topic.
It’s on Facebook and its live!! Its also on Youtube so if you miss the live run you can pick it up later on both Facebook ( Our ..Paradise Distributors.. Page) and Youtube (Paradise Distributors)

Because its live its very much ad lib…if we make a mistake bad luck.

 

 

 

Grafted Adeniums Arrive from China

Adenium china +26

As you read this we have a mighty gathering of gorgeous Grafted Adeniums (Desert Rose) flying in from our friends in China. They are multi petalled and beautiful colours. We chose these because its very hard or impossible to get these varieties in Australia. Anyway we need a lot of luck to get them through all the inspections and the 3 month Quarantine process from November to end January.

Lily will be looking after them

 

Astronomical Research

*In the 6th century BC Greek mathematician Pythagoras said that earth is round – but few agreed with him. Most mathematicians said it was flat.
*Greek astronomer Aristarchos said in the 3rd century BC that earth revolves around the sun – but the idea was not accepted by other astronomers.
* In the 2nd century BC Greek astronomer Erastosthenes accurately measured the distance around the earth at about 40,000 km (24,860 miles) – but nobody believed him.
*In the 2nd century AD Greek astronomer Ptolemy stated that earth was the centre of the universe – most people believed him for the next 1,400 years.

Research V’s Hype
Just goes to show that consensus among scientists does not prove the theory. It is only the validity of the research itself that can prove the theory. Its a good idea to always look for the actual research, the actual written paper that proves the theory not the hype.

 

 

 

HOW OUR PRODUCT HAS CHANGED

Over 30 years a lot has changed. For a start in 1992 mail order nurseries either bare rooted plants or sent them in tiny 50mm (across the top) pots. Plants were about 100mm tall. The average order was sent in a box smaller than a shoe box. The cost of a common native plant was $4.50. Many mail order nurseries still send this size plant today! We did the same 30 years ago ………
…….but after consultation with our customers 25 years back we decided to put our plants into a pot 75mm across the top (115mm deep) ie 5 times the volume! And to send it in that pot. This was a much better product and ready to plant in the ground. A 50mm pot (x 50mm deep) should not be planted straight into the ground.
Today our average plant would be 300mm tall….a common native costs only $7.90 and the average order goes in a box the size of 8 shoeboxes.
We go to a lot of trouble to prepare the plant for its journey in a box to you. The cost of that preparation & packing is actually more than the cost of producing the plant!
……Today our range of contacts in the plant industry in Australia and overseas has grown greatly…so we are able to access many more rare & unusual plants than ever before for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please write down your Password and Username.

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

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

If there is an exception we tell you.

 

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

 


 

LATEST PLANTS

…Indoor Special Appearance…

CHINESE MONEY PLANT

Pilea peperomioides

(30cmAbCD) Pilea peperomioides
Highly sought extremely popular houseplant! Succulent dark green large circular leaves hanging from a long stem. Praised for both its stand out foliage and for being so easy to grow. A great gift for family and friends! Native to China. Cold tolerant. Indirect sunlight. In 75mm pots. Great indoors or patio plant in a shade position.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

VANILLA ORCHID VINE

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla planifolia (Syn. V. fragrans) is an attractive sought vine with and highly clusters of golden flowers which produce pods. Natural Vanilla is sourced from the pods and is used in the production of ice cream, cakes and beverages. The pods are also used in the manufacture of perfume and is great in pot pourri. This climbing orchid vine is a member of the Family Orchidaceae and can reach up to 15m in the tropics. It is free growing in the sub tropical areas and must have very well drained conditions. Suited to coastal climates in a warm spot…morning sun or light shade. These plants are about 200mm tall. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

ANTHURIUM THUNDERBIRD LUXURY

Anthurium Thunderbird Luxury

(60cmAbcD) Lovely dark spadix with huge fantastic dark purple red spathes that stands all above the dark green and glossy leaves. As the plant grows the leaves and flowers grow larger. 15cm flowers. Great as a indoor plant! Bred in Holland for multiflowering and cold tolerance. Filtered Light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

MIRACLE LEAF

Kalanchoe pinnata

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

AMORPHOPHALLUS LACOURII

Amorphophallus lacouri

Synonym Pseudodracontium lacourii
This is an unusual Amorphophallus with white spotted foliage. The flower structure (inflorescense) emerges from a green spathe and is narrow and pure white A very interesting aroid. These plants are in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $39 each

 

 

 

VRIESEA FOSTERIANA ‘RUBRA’

VRIESEA FOSTERIANA RUBRA

(1mAbcD) Large-leafed evergreen stunner. Rubra has thick, leathery bi-coloured striped leaves with rich, chocolate brown tones and lime green bands. The leaves tend to arch more & intensify in colour with age, making it a great specimen plant for patios or decks. Produces a speckled red encased….yellow flowering spike. Tolerates light frost. Well drained mix. Prefers partial shade. Sent in 75 mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (270 Parries)

 

 

 

 


 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

 

MARBLE QUEEN POTHOS

Epipremnum aureum Marble Queen

(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureum ‘Marble Queen’ Hugely popular and a highly sought after Pothos due to its heavy creamy white and green foliage. Its virtually carefree and is attractively leafy. Great indoors. Takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Let your Marble Queen Pothos hang from a black or white pot or let it climb up a stake on which it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 70mm pots and are about 25cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light or bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

…Fantastic colour…Luxuriant plant…

FISHPOLE HELICONIA

Heliconia Rostrata

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

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

CALATHEA JANUARY-FEBRUARY COLLECTION

 CALATHEA BICAJOUX

Calathea Bicajoux

(35cmAbcD) Calathea picturata ‘Vandenheckei’. This is a colourful little foliage plant with rounded leaves, strikingly marked with two tones of green very dark & very light. They are medium stemmed. Like other Calatheas may die back in winter if subjected to a long cold period. Keep it drier at this time. Like warmth and humidity and make a nice house plant or in the garden in the sub-tropics and warmer. Filtered light.
…..Priced at $9.90 each

CALATHEA ORBIFOLIA

Calathea orbifolia
(40mAbcD) Calathea orbifolia. A foliage plant with huge round light to mid green leaves, marked with white stripes running parallel along the veins. This is a gorgeous clumping indoor plant, native to South America. Highly favoured as indoor plants as they romp ahead in low light conditions. Shade or bright indirect light.
….Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

Enjoy Both for $18.90

 

 

 

 

…Very Pretty Aroid…

PHILODEDRON MICANS

Philodendron micans

(VABCD) This is a dainty fine climbing Philodendron with emerald white veined leaves that get a red tinge and reddish on back. Tissue thick very pretty velvety foliage and fine stems it is quite a sought after plant that will enjoy warm indoor conditions. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

…Unusual Ginger…

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUS

Costus lucanusiansus

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

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

 

 

 

 

CALADIUM MARVELS

Caladium Marvels

We only have a few of these but they are special colours we do not like parting with. Lucky dip . One per customer.

Caladiums are tubers originally from Brazil grown for their brilliant foliage. Displaying a variable attractive hooded white flower this is one of natures marvels. Caladiums like warm conditions and reemerge from winter when the soil is warm in later spring. Ideal plant for use in patio boxes, window sills or as border plants. Can grow in cool areas as they are dormant when cold. Like shade but if you are careful you can grow a nice specimen in full sun….morning or late afternoon sun is safest. Leaves are long lasting in floral arrangement.

Priced at $25 each.
One per customer!

 

 

 

 

….Huge One Metre Crinkled Leaves….

GIANT SPATHYPHYLLUM

Spathyphyllum ‘Sensation’

(2mAbcD) Spathyphyllum ‘Sensation’
This is a gorgeous Giant Spathyphyllum. Its broad one metre plus crinkled leaves are a lushe grey-green and sensational as the name implies. Big pure white long lasting hooded flowers.Create the look of the tropics in your backyard. Family Aracaea. For all warm coastal climates. Filtered light right down to low light conditions. Great in pots or in a warm garden. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

PARALLEL PEPEROMIA

Peperomia puteolata

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALOCASIA JANUARY-FEBRUARY COLLECTION

BUDDHAS HAND ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia cucullata

(2mABCDE) Alocasia cucullata. This Elephant Ear is a beauty with its dark grey-green broadly heart shaped pointed leaves
on longish stems… like Buddhas hand reaching up to the heavens. Chinese beliefs dating back to ancient times say that it will give you long life and prosperity! Each growing to about 35 cm on a stout branching stem. The leaf surface is also attractively marked right through winter. Long white flower. Easy to grow and hardy in most climates except the cooler inland unless in a protected position. Loves shade and part shade. Good indoors. 70mm pots.

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

ALOCASIA YUCATAN PRINCESS

Alocasia sarawakensis Yucatan Princess

(2mAbcD) Alocasia sarawakensis ‘Yucatan Princess’
Hugely attractive glossy olive green leaves with prominent veins & maroon stems. Great in the garden or patio or indoors as a feature. Part sun or shade.

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

PORTODORA ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia portodora

(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.

……Price $12.90 (180 Parries)

All 3 Alocasias for $33

 

 

 

PINK CRINUM LILY

(1m*FABCDE) Crinum powellii.
Gorgeous tall regal spikes of big 10cm bright pink fragrant trumpets will be yours with this fabulous plant. This is one of the hardiest of the Crinums and takes frost and drought. It makes a large bulb 30-40 cm long over time! Its broad thick shiny spreading leaves will grow 1.3m in length. These spring-summer flower spikes really are massive with 12-20 big flowers and deeper red buds. This is a selected cross of C. mooreanum and C. capense. Grow in full sun to light shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

……Priced at $19.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

…Leaves like a Love Heart…

VALENTINE HOYA

Hoya kerrii

Hoya kerrii has unbelievably thick heart shaped leaves which grow to 5-15cm long and wide. A very reliable bloomer it has tight bunches of attractive reflexed flowers that are white with a tint of lime green and change to pink with a maroon corona. 3 to 4 leaf. Sent in 75mm pots.

….Priced at $25 each. Limit 1 per Customer!

 

 

 

 

 

SYNGONIUM CONFETTI

Syngonium Confetti

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

…..Priced at $18.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

CUBAN PINK TRUMPET TREE

tabebuia pallida

(8mABcDe) Tabebuia pallida
Gorgeous white to pale pink trumpet shaped flowers with yellow throats. Flowers several times throughout spring and summer. Glossy green leaves. Semi deciduous. Native to the Caribbean. Drought tolerant once established. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

….Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $24

 

 

 

 

GAY PAREE AZALEA

Azalea Gay Paree

(1mABCD) Azalea Hybrid ‘Gay Paree’ will give you heaps of large very bright double pink and white flowers in winter and spring. Reminiscent of the frilly Can Can dresses of Paris. This is a small, strong growing Azalea specially selected for colour and growth…..a hybrid of the indica and kurume types. Azaleas will grow in cool and warm frostfree areas. Part shade is best but sun is fine.

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

 

 

 

 

GARDENIA ‘PROFESSOR PUCCI’

Gardenia augusta Professor Pucci

(1.5m*AbcD) Gardenia augusta ‘Professor Pucci’. Lovely big white fragrant double flowers will be your pride and joy with this Gardenia! The flowers grow to 12cm across in spring and summer. Gardenias like warm to hot conditions in a protected position free from frost. Go well in southern areas if these requirements are satisfied. Part shade but will grow and flower in full sun.

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

 

 

 

….Double Bicolour Flowers….

LEMON DROP CAMELLIA

Camellia japonica 'Lemon Drop

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

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

 

 

 

 

…Small Shrub….Great Colour…

TIBOUCHINA JULES

Tibouchina Jazzy

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

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

 

 

 

AGLAONEMA ‘SILVER QUEEN’

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' New

(50cmAD) Aglaonema commutatum ‘Silver Queen’. Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with silver stripes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Great in a pot inside or out or in a subtropical garden.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

…Clumping Silver Foliage…

SILVER SWORD

Phildendron Silver Sword

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

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

 

 

 

…Rare Pink Flowering Goldfish Plant…

Nematanthus monanthos

Nematanthus monanthos

(15-10cmAbcD) Unusual bright pink fuzzy goldfish shaped flowers radiating from a glossy deep green textured foliage. The flower blooms in spring to summer and even in winter! Native to Brazil. Requires filtered light and very good indoors. A rarely available fibrous rooted Gesneriad. Takes morning sun.

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

 

 

 

 

DIABETES PLANT

Gynura procumbens

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

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

 

 

 

 


 

FLOWERING NATIVES

…..Bird Attracters

DAWSON RIVER WEEPER

Callistemon Dawson River

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

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

Grevillea ‘Ned Kelly’

Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'

(1m**FABCDE) Will give you masses of big hanging pale red flowers for most of the year which attract honey eating birds. Ned Kelly is a long flowering hardy cultivar hybrid between Grevillea banksii and Grevillea bipinnatifida and is a lovely shrub, worthy of a place in any garden. Requires reasonable drainage. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

NATIVE CURRANT

Leucopogon parviflorus

(1-5m**EdAbcD) Leucopogon parviflorus
This can be grown as either a shrub or a small shrub tree. Blooms small white flowers throughout the year. And produces small white berries tasting like apple through summer. Adaptable to any soil. Does best in sandy soil. Drought tolerant. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

WILD YELLOW JASMINE

Pittosporum revolutum

(3m**AbcD) Pittosporum revolutum
This medium size shrub blooms clusters of strongly fragrant yellow flowers in spring. Glossy green oval foliage. Will grow these fruit pods which will split revealing sticky red seeds. Easy to care for. Full sun to part shade.

……Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

CANDY PINK BOTTLEBRUSH

(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. 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

CHEESE TREE

Glochidion ferdinandi

(8m**ABcD) Glochidion ferdinandi
A small to medium sized densed shrub. And can grow up into a 25m tall tree! Small pumpkin shaped fruits turning white or pink when ripe, attracting birds. Native to QLD & NSW. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

EGGS & BACON

Dillwynia retorta

(3m**ABCDE) Dillwynia retorta. A small shrub with upright thin but crowded foliage with needle like leaves. Blooming yellow pea flowers with red/orange markings in late winter. Native to QLD and NSW. Prefers well drained soil. Drought and front tolerant. Suitable for seaside planting. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

WALLUM HAKEA

Hakea actites

(3m**ABCDE) Hakea actites. Very attractive and unusual native shrub. A short prickly multibranching shrub with these woody seed pods which attracts birds. Small clusters of curly white flowers. A hardy shrub. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

NATIVE GARDENIA

Randia fitzlanii

(4m*,**RfAbD) Randia fitzlanii is a highly prized rainforest shrub. Fragrant white five petalled star shaped flowers in spring. Bushy this one makes a great pot speciman and also in the garden in sun or shade. Produces flowers while still young. Large glossy dark green leaves. Lovely erect tall shrub. If grown in southern areas requires protected position and known to grow well in Sydney. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 


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

 

 


 

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ORCHIDS

Laeliocattleya Canhaimiana

Laeliocattleya Canhaimiana

Unusual two tone blue Cattleya. Easy to grow, shadehouse conditions. Bright, but not full sun. 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $33

 

 

Dendrobium Twisters

Dendrobium Twisters

Hardcane type, easy to grow, tall spikes of honey coloured twisty flowers. Warm grower, bright but undirect light position, covered from the rain for best results. 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 


 

 

 

January – February Saintpaulia African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 4 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Opt Trinidad

African Violet Opt Trinidad

African Violet Buffalo Hunt

African Violet Buffalo Hunt

African violet Frosted Freckles

African violet Robs Boondoogle

African violet Robs Boondoogle (Mini)

Moderate light to indoor light.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or All 4 violets for $39

 

 

 


 

 

FERNS

KING FERN (Ancient)

Todea barbara

(3m**ABCD) Todea barbara. Gets multiple heads and will also produce offsets from its base! Unique rarely available native fern. It has a very broad black fibrous trunk & its fronds are up to 2m long. Likes swampy conditions, so it likes plenty of moisture. Long lived ancient Tree Fern Shade. 100mm pot.

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

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum aethiopicum

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

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

SILVER DOLLAR MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum peruvianum 'Silver Dollar'

(40cmAbcD) Adiantum peruvianum ‘Silver Dollar’. This is a highly sought Maidenhair with lovely semi-arching fronds to 70cm. Its new growth has a distinctive metallic sheen. Restricted numbers. One per customer.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (200 Parries)

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $39

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious January – February Collection 1

GRUMICHAMA

Eugenia brasiliensis flower

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis. Its flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in one month to a glossy black – only 1-2 seeds. Excellent eating with a sweet flesh suitable for eating fresh, making jam or jelly and wine. Grows in all mild climates.
….$15.90 each (350 Parries)

PINEAPPLE GUAVA

Feijoa sellowiana

(4mEdFABCD) Feijoa sellowiana. Masses of deep red stamens and white reflexed petals. Produces a popular delicious tangy green fruit about 5cm in diameter in autumn. Good screen specimen. Wonderful bird attracter. Full sun. All climates.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

GOLDEN FRUIT OF THE ANDES

Solanum quitoense

(1mEdABCDe) Solanum quitoense. Spectacular foliage plant with a fruit that looks like Kiwi Fruit and is made into a refreshing drink. Native to the northern Andes of Colombia and Equador. Should grow in all areas. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

ALL THREE FOR $35.00

 

Delicious January – February Collection 2

Rakkyo – Asian Onion

Allium chinense

(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense. The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. Bulb will have a crisp texture and have a tasty mild onion flavour. Prefers well drained soil. Easy multiplier.. Full sun. In 75mm pots.
….Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

Jaboticaba

myrciaria cauliflora

(3mEdAbcD) Myrciaria cauliflora will give you delicious black grape-plum sized fruit that grows straight out of the branches. Will produce up to 6 crops a year. Will take mild frost to -3oC for 2-3 hrs. Needs good drainage. Full sun to light shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

Diabetes Plant

Gynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens tastes fine and can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in a tea. Fast growing in all areas….fleshy leaved evergreen. Full sun light shade.
…$8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

ALL THREE FOR $27.00

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

Hoya January – February Collection 1

HOYA ‘NEW GUINEA GOLD’

Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

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

….$12.90

HOYA ‘RED’

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

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

….Priced at $10.90

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 $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $33

 

Hoya January – February Collection 2

HOYA DISCHORENSIS

Hoya dischorensis

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

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA ‘RED BUTTONS’

Hoya pubicalyx Red Buttons

Hoya pubicalyx ‘Red Buttons’. Large clusters in spring and summer. Very hardy and can dry out a little between waterings. Needs to be under well lit hard shelter in winter in all climates except tropical where shadecloth is OK.

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA SAPHI WINE

Hoya carnosa

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

…..Priced at $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $36

 

Hoya January – February Collection 3

HOYA OBSCURA

Hoya obscura

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

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA TSANGII

Hoya tsangii flowers

(M) Miniature hanging with lots of small pink flowers with a dark red crown with yellow tips. Small blue/green leaves.

……Priced at $12.90

HOYA KRIMSON QUEEN

Hoya carnosa Krimson Queen

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

…..$12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $36

 

 

 


 

AMAZON LILY

Eucharis x grandiflora

(60cmAbcD) Eucharis x grandiflora is a magnificent flowering Lily with sweet smelling white flowers which resemble velvety snow white daffodils with light lime green markings. They can flower several times in spring and summer. The attractive basal 20cm leaves are dark thick and paddle shaped. The Amazon Lily will multiply and makes a luxuriant pot or garden speciman. Keep in a pot if winter temperatures ever fall below zero degrees Celcius when it may go dormant. Natural hybrid from Colombia South America they like warm conditions. Part to full shade.

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

 

 

 

GOLDEN FRUIT OF THE ANDES

Solanum 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 $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

Jaboticaba aka Brazilian Grape Tree ‘Long Leaf’

myrciaria cauliflora

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

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

 

 

 

 

SYNGONIUM SOUTHERN STAR

Syngonium Southern Star

(30cmAbcD) Your attention will be ensured when you see this attractive miniature with small heart shaped green leaves that are beautifully marked a highly contrasting cream center. Compact and naturally clumping this one is easy to grow in a well lit warm position. Great in pots, window boxes, window sills and terraniums. This is a striking house plant that will also do fine in the garden outdoors in warm areas. Syngoniums are one of the most hardy of houseplants and can take considerable drying out and should not be kept overly wet. Shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each 3 for $33

 

 

CLIMBING PANDANUS

Freycinetia scandens

(V**edAD) Freycinetia scandens is a highly unusual native climbing plant from QLD. It produces large red edible strawberry like fruit. This is a semi epiphytic climber or rambling plant with interesting bright glossy green leaves about 30cm long. Climbing Pandanus attaches its aerial roots to trees or banks. Likes shade but will also thrive in open moist situations. For warm areas or situations only as far as we know.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

…Don’t miss out on this indoor beauty!..

PHILODENDRON CEYLON BEAUTY

Philodendron Ceylon Beauty

This is a dazzling yellow lime coloured Philodendron that will light up any room! Will cascade gracefully out of a pot or grow up with support. Needs little care and doesn’t require a lot of water. Great in bright light indoors.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous Miniature….

ALOCASIA BLACK VELVET

Alocasia Black Velvet

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

…..Priced at $13.90 (220 Parries)

 

 

 

…Takes Shade & Wet & Good Indoors…

LOMANDRA HYSTRIX

Lomandra hystrix

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

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

 

 

 

 

RARE EDIBLE/MEDICINAL COLLECTION

…Great Eating for you and the Birds…

PINEAPPLE GUAVA

Feijoa sellowiana

(4mFABCD) Feijoa sellowiana. Masses of deep red stamens and white reflexed petals. Produces a popular delicious tangy green fruit about 5cm in diameter in autumn. Good screen specimen. Wonderful bird attracter. Full sun. All climates.

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

…Fast Grower…Put the Powder in Your Smoothie…

MORINGA

Moringa oleifera

(8mAbcD) Moringa oleifera. By weight more than 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 17 times the calcium of milk, 9 times the protein of yogurt, 15 times the potassium of bananas and 25 times the iron of spinach. Valuable deciduous tree with clusters of yellow and white scented flowers. Every part of it is edible and the leaves and seed pods contain 38% protein with nearly all essential amino acids, making it a great alternative to meat. Packed with vitamins and anti oxidants. Used in traditional Asian medicine. Promoted as very useful for diabetes, cancer and auto immune problems. See back page for more. Native of India. Full sun

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

Get Both Plants for $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….

BRUGMANSIA OLD APRICOT

Brugmansia Apricot

(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Old Apricot’ will give you huge (25cm) apricot coloured frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Flowers have a sweet perfume scent. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun.

……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!

 

 

 

 

AGAVE DRAGON TOES

Agave pygmea

(30cmAbcD) Agave pygmae.
A magnificent rosette forming agave with wide grey green leaves high-lighted with dark red spines running along the edge of each leaves. Great for pots and gardens alike. Requires little attention other than protection from frost and water logging. Thrives in open warm sunny locations and takes dry conditions. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

….Obake Green Anthurium…

FANTASY LOVE ANTHURIUM

Anthurium Fantasy Love

(90cmAbcD) Anthurium andreanum ‘Fantasy Love’. Gorgeous & very unusual Obake Anthurium that will fulfil your most pleasant dreams with striking large (12cm) pastel green flowers with eyecatching pink. Starts off with more pink than green and then more green than pink. This is a new release this year direct from Holland. See our notes in the newsletter .The ‘flowers’ are actually showy bracts & are shiny, waxy and eyecatching. Anthuriums can be grown out of direct sunlight on patios and in the garden in warm areas. Need warm humid conditions and good filtered light and can be grown indoors in winter. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE DYCKIA

Dyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia
20cm Bright orange-yellow flowers. Compact green small grower.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

 

 

….Spectacular Variety….

BEGONIA PLUM PAISLEY

Begonia rex 'Plum Paisley'

(70cmAbcD) Begonia rex ‘Plum Paisley’. Begonia with large metallic red purple leaves and a green and red outline covered in silver specks and blotches. Red underside. Pink flowers for most of the year. The silver and purple is reflective in bright light. Great as an indoor plant or patio plant as well as understory in the garden. For frost free climates out of the wind. Bright indirect light and keep the soil moist.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

BETEL NUT PALM

Areca catechu

(10mAD) Areca catechu is an extremely attractive Palm with huge drooping fronds. This is a tall growing palm with its slender trunk up to between 10 to 20m tall. Fragrant light coloured flowers and attractive orange fruits. Suited to pot culture. The betel nut wrapped in the palm leaves are widely used by the local people for their medicinal and narcotic values. Native to the Philippines but widespread throughout East Asia, this one is for the subtropics and tropics. Prefers shade in a protected position.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

Epidendrum Comet Valley ‘Pink’

Epidendrum Comet Valley 'Pink'

Miniature crucifix orchid with deep pink flowers. Not a full sun type of crucifix, 70% shade protection requited. Near flowering size in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90

Phalaenopsis Fuller’s 3476

Phalaenopsis Fuller's 3476

New release moth orchid with dark fuschia flowers overlaid with darker stripes. Indoor or very low light protected outdoor spot, keep warmer in winter. 70mm pots approx. 140mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90

January Saintpaulia African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Bonnie Ross

African Violet Bonnie Ross

Moderate light to indoor light.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or Both violets for $19.90

GIANT MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum trapeziforme

(2mAbcD) Adiantum trapeziforme. Arching fronds to one metre or more! Likes warmth as its from tropical rainforest and can grow to 2m tall!! Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Maidenhairs are quite hardy plants developing on a strong root system and will always come back better with a ruthless complete clip and fertiliser in the warmer months. Lovely bushy plants. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum aethiopicum

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

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

FLUFFY RUFFLES

Nephrolepis exaltata 'Fluffy Ruffles'

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

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

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $35

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

PORTODORA ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia portodora

(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.

……Price $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

COLOCASIA ‘BLACK LEAF ILLUSTRIS’

Colocasia 'Black Leaf Illustris'

(1.5mABCD) Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Leaf Illustris’. This is a striking hard to get Elephant Ear. As the plant matures in full sun its 40cm leaves go very black while the veins and stems remain green. This plant is deciduous in cold conditions but will bounce back from its tubers in spring. Likes moist conditions and will sit in water….so is a gorgeous water plant as well as a garden speciman. Filtered sunlight.

…..Priced at $15.90 each or 3 for $39

 

 

 

GRUMICHAMA

Eugenia brasiliensis flower

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis (Syn E.dombeya). Grumichama is famous the world over as a fruit producing ornamental rainforest tree. Its flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in one month to a glossy black – only 1-2 seeds. Excellent eating with a sweet flesh suitable for eating fresh, making jam or jelly and wine. The tree is small and highly ornamental with its dense dark green leathery oval foliage and bronze new growth and masses of small pure white flowers. This one is a frost hardy plant from Southern Brazil and will grow in all mild climates. These are sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

WHEKI – Tree Fern

Dicksonia squarrosa

(4mABCD) Dicksonia squarrosa is a lovely dark barked tree fern from NZ. Big arching green fronds. Makes a spectacular feature in any garden. Very hardy to cold weather. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

…Arching Foliage…Lemon Flowers…

LEMON CORAL BUSH

Russellia equisitiformis Lemon Falls

(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

 

 

 

 

….Add Brilliant Red to Your Garden….

RED IRESINE

Iresene herbstii

(70cmAbcD) Iresine herbstii is a spectacular neatly branching perennial with brilliant red rounded veined (5cm) leaves. A wonderful contrast plant. Full sun is OK but colours are most brilliant in the shade. In 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

RAKKYO – Asian Onion

Allium chinense flower

(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense
Gorgeous mauve flowering spectacle. A great culinary and medical plant with anti cancer,diabetes, microbial and immune sysytem values….read scientific reports…. used in traditional Chinese medicine.The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. The bulb will have a crisp texture and will have a tasty mild onion flavour…..also pickled. Regarded as a plant for general health if added to your diet. Lovely mauve flowers on 30 cm stalks in spring and summer. Native to Asia and popular in South East Asian, Chinese and Japanese cooking. Prefers well drained soil. Easy multiplier.. Full sun. In 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

….Strong Subtle Structure….

Peperomia clusifolia ‘Red Edge’Peperomia Red Edge

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

…..New Unusual Anthurium…..

ANTHURIUM PRINCESS AMALIA ELEGANCE

Anthurium Princess Amalia Elegance

(60cmAbcD) Lovely deep pink spadix with fantastic pink tipped and veined creamy white 12cm spathes. The leaves are light green and glossy. Great as a indoor plant! Bred in Holland for multiflowering and cold tolerance. Filtered Light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Ox Allure Beauty

Phalaenopsis Ox Allure Beauty

Indoor moth orchid, large magenta flowers of very fine shape. Low light tropical orchid best grown indoors. Approx. 150mm leaf span tip to tip. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Red Fantasy’

Oncidium Sharry Baby 'Red Fantasy'

Tall spikes of red and white flowers, fragrant like vanilla. Shadehouse conditions, approx. 70 % shade, water regularly in the growing months. These plants are 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

December Saintpaulia African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Day Dream

African Violet Day Dream

African Violet Pacific Sky

African Violet Pacific Sky – Blue flowers with
a yellow center

Moderate light to indoor light.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or Both violets for $19.90

 

 

 

 

ANGEL FERN

Athyrium otophorum

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

…..Priced at $13.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

SHREDDED SPLEENWORT

Asplenium aethiopicum

(60cmAbcD) Asplenium aethiopicum
Gorgeous but hardy native fern with very finely dissected, leathery leaves and creeping rhizomes. The common name “spleenwort” refers to the belief that the plant would help cure ailments of the spleen. Asplenium is a popular group of ferns prized for their frond symmetry, frond texture and sheen and neat growth habit. Native to Western Australia. Part shade to full sun. 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

FAN PALM

Licula grandis

(3mAbcD) Licuala grandis is one of the most sought after palms with its large bright green fan leaves, up to one metre across and a very attractive growth habit on a single trunk. Good in landscaping, in a tub and indoors if kept warm and moist but not overly so.Native to New Britain and New Hebrides and is best grown north of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent, otherwise you need a protected and very warm spot in winter. Shade or part shade.These are four leaf plants 300mm tall, sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

SPATHIPHYLLUM VISCOUNT

spathiphyllum viscount

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

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

MONSTERA EXPILATA

Monstera obliqua expilata

(2mAbcD) Monstera obliqua var. expilata
The leaves on these are noticeably thinner than those of Monstera adansonii. The holes are noticeaby larger as well and the plant itself seems to grow faster. Pastel green to dark green leaves about 15cm long. This plant will climb up whatever you want as it sets down strong tendrils. Often placed to climb up a totem pole. You can cut it back and replant at the tendrils which become the new roots. Do not overwater especially in winter and use a very well drained mix. Likes warm conditions in winter. Indirect sun or shade.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

ALOCASIA WENTII

Alocasia wentii

(1.3mFmABCD) Hugely attractive olive green 50-70cm textured leaves with prominent veins & maroon under. Great in the garden as a feature. Good indoors. Very hardy it will exhibit foliage damage from frost but will grow back vigorously. Leaves over a metre in ideal conditions. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

 

…Hard to Get Unusual Plant…

DRAGON BLOOD TREE

Dracaena draco

(8m ABCD) Dracaena draco. This is a hard to get collectors plant. The bare branching trunk is a real curiosity, set off with its strange foliage arrangement on top. The trunk oozes a red resin and hence the name Dragon’s Blood. The flowers are white in large panicles and the fruit are orange berries. Native to the Canary Islands it can attain a height of 20m in its native area – it would probably take two hundred years to attain this height as it is not a fast grower. The trunk can grow to four metres thick! In Australia it is better known to grow as a tall shrub. Frost tender. Full sun. 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

PS Always keep these tight rooted..Do not overpot & give excellent drainage.

 

 

 

 

LIME BERRY

Micromelum minutum

(8m*EdAbcD) Micromelum minutum is either grown as a dense shurb or as small tree. Excellent as a shade tree. Regular blooms of heavily scented clusters of white flowers. Flowering from April to August. Followed by clusters of small egg shaped red-orange berries which attracts birds. The leaves are aromatic when crushed too. Native to South East Asia and Australia. Valued for its medinical properties in South East Asia where the leaves are used to treat fever and fluid from the bark used for headaches and sore throats. A hardy small tree. Sent in 75mm pots. Full sun.

….Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

ALOCASIA LIME ZINGER

Alocasia Lime Zinger

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

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

 

 

 

BRAZIL ZEBRA PLANT

calathea zebrina

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

November-December Saintpaulia African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Jean Pierre Cotreau

Jean Pierre Cotreau
Soft purple flowers with white speckles.

African Violet Jays Flossie

African Violet Jays Flossie – Pink flowers with a yellow center

Moderate light to indoor light.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or Both violets for $19.90

 

 

 

 

CRESTED LETTUCE FERN

Phlebodium aureum mandianum

(1m**ABCD) Phlebodium aureum mandianum ‘Tasselled Form’ Syn. Polypodium. This is a very unusual native fern with large broad wavy fronds that grow to a massive one metre. This is a lovely tasselled form. Grows on a Rhizome. Makes a good basket, pot or garden plant in a damp position. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

…Unusual & Rare…

Philodendron squamiferum

Philodendron squamiferum

A marvellous rare and unusual oak leaf Philodendron from South America. Also different are its very soft red hairs developing on its stems. Dark green long glossy 5 lobed leaves. Great indoor plant and outdoors in the sub tropics and north. Filtered light. Don’t overwater. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

PURPLE WEIGELA

Weigela florida ‘Eva Rathke’

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $22

 

 

 

 

 

CORDYLINE NOVEMER COLLECTION

CORDYLINE AKA ROSE

Cordyline aka Rose

(50cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Aka Rose’
Great colour will be yours with this beauty. Its like a cream variegated leaf but many of the cream stripes being filled with rose and orange splashing. Cordylines give colour to your garden all year round. Good indoors but don’t overwater in winter. Takes dry. Shade or morning sun. For warm coastal climates. Part to full shade or morning sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $23

CORDYLINE HILO RAINBOW

Cordyline Hilo Rainbow

(1.2mAbcD) Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Hilo Rainbow’
Outstanding vibrant dark green leaves with bright pink stem and leaf stripes. Will add a tropical feel to your garden. Cordylines will give your garden colour all year round. This is a sought after stout landscaping plant. Colours take a while to develop. Full sun.

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

Get Both Cordylines for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

…All Frost Free Climates…

DOLI CHANDELIER

Medinilla dolichophylla

(70cmAbcD) Medinilla dolichophylla
This is a rare and amazing Medinilla with hanging bright purple calyxed flowers that are broad and white In gorgeous hanging clusters..which last for months. Very attractive long hanging strongly veined foliage. Branches readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Bright filtered light. In 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

BROWN SILKY OAK

darlingia darlingiana

(5-15mAbcD) Darlingia darlingiana is an incredibly beautiful rainforest tree with lovely new growth. From NE QLD. Its creamy white flowers are spikes up to 20cm long. Makes a handsome feature tree and is bird attracting. Growing from 5- 15m in cultivation it has a dense crown of bright green shiny serrated leaves. Great for flower arrangements. It can also be grown in a tub and indoors. Grows in frostfree southern areas right through to the tropics. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

….Big Chunky Bright Red Claws….

HELICONIA STRICTA

Heliconia stricta

(2mAbcD) Large red bracts around 40cm long. Height growth varies from 1.5 to 2 metres depending on the warmth of your climate. Will grow in most warm temperate coastal conditions. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground. …with sensible preparation.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

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

 

 

 

 

…If its Difficult to Find the Grass They Need…Great for Dogs too!…

CAT GRASS

Dactylis glomerata

(30cmAbcd) Dactylis glomerata. Dogs, cats and guinea pigs love Cat Grass. This is their medicine with a supply of essential minerals and vitamins and famous for MSM. Indoor and many outdoor pets will not get that from their current diet. Cat Grass also aids animals with hairball removal. Usually green in shade and turns red in full sun. Drought and frost tender Full sun to part shade. In 100mm square pots. Multiplies easily.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 2 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIETY GARLIC

Tulbaghia violacea 'Variegata'

(35cmFABCDE) Tulbaghia violacea ‘Variegata’. Flowers for long periods in spring & summer. Will surprise you with the beauty of its abundant lilac-pink flowers on a tall slender stems. Narrow blue-grey leaves. Hardy clumping plant. Tolerant of cool temperatures. All climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

JACOB’S LADDER

Euphorbia tithymaloides

(60cmAbcD) Euphorbia tithymaloides
This is a weird and attractive plant with plenty of unusual red pointed terminal flowers. The green stems change direction every couple of centimetres, first to the left then to the right – forming an open centred but bushy plant. Unusual red terminal flowers. The 8cm leaves are apple green. These make unusual indoor plants and require bright filtered light. Take sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lioulin Wildcat

Phalaenopsis Lioulin Wildcat

Stunning spotted moth orchid, indoor or low light protected growing position, keep warmer in the winter months. Approx 130mm leaf span on 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

November Saintpaulia African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 4 New Mini African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

Moderate light to indoor light.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or All African violets for $39

 

 

 

GIANT SWORD FERN

Nephrolepis biserrata ‘Macho’

(1mAbcD) Nephrolepis biserrata ‘Macho’. This is a huge growing fern! Growing out long bright broad green weeping fronds! Place in a hanging basket or container. These will grow indoor. Shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Gorgeous & Highly Sought…..

POTHOS SNOW QUEEN

Epipremnum aureum Snow Queen

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

SPOTTED LILY

Scilla ovalifolia

(15cmFABCD) Scilla ovalifolia. Green and white flowers clustered in eyecatching terminal spikes will be yours in spring with this interesting plant from the Liliaceae Family. The leaves are very attractive light green with dark olive green spots and are about 10cm long when sun grown. Spotted Lily grows from an above ground bulb which will multiply and spread forming a very unusual tight groundcover. Takes frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

MOSS

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

(Not for WA, NT & Tasmania)
…..Priced at $6.90 each (15cmx10cm)

 

 

 

 

 

ANTHURIUM CASANOVA

Anthurium casanova

(50cmAbcD) Huge bright red heart shaped flowers that stands tall above the dark green glossy foliage with its bright red coloured stem. Bronze new growth As the plant grows the leaves and flowers grow larger. 15cm flowers. Perfect to brighten any room in the house. Keep in a well drained mix in filtered light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

CASCADE WHITE IVY

hedera helix

(50cmABCD) Hedera helix. This is a lovely and unusual small crinkled leaf Ivy. Green leaves with white edges. These are tough and attractive foliage plants for indoors and patio. You can let it hang in a basket or climb from a pot. Light to Medium shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

BOWER OF BEAUTY

Pandorea jasminoides Variegated

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) each

 

 

 

 

Sophrolaeliocattleya Little Hazel

Sophrolaeliocattleya Little Hazel

Miniature growing Cattleya hybrid with blood red flowers. Shadehouse conditions, cool tolerant. Should flower in the next 12 months. These plants are 100mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

Dendrobium Dada Blue

Dendrobium Dada Blue

Hardcane Dendrobium, tall spikes of violet blue. Bright indirect warm conditions, rain protection best especially, in winter. These plants are 170mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

Rlc. Chunyeah ‘Tzeng Wen’

RLC ChunyeahTW

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

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

SPIDER BRAKE

Pteris multifida

(40cmABCD) Pteris multifida. Weird spidery fronds. This popular easy to maintain fern from China and Japan grows to 40cm in climates ranging from temperate to tropical. It grows into a compact dense clump of bright green fronds in a pot or a semi-shaded garden position.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Star’

Phlebodium aureum Blue Star

(60cmAbcD) This is a wonderful rabbits foot type with classy curvy blue-green foliage. Likes filtered light & you can keep in a trendy pot in a well lit bath-room or living room all year round if the temperature remains above 10oC.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

…Great Little Native Shade Tree…

TUCKEROO

Cupaniopsis anarcardioides

(6m*,**RfABCDE) Cupaniopsis anacardioides will give you masses of fragrant white/green flowers in autumn followed by spectacular bunched bright red/orange fruit which is loved by birds. Well proven as a windbreak, shade tree or screen in coastal areas. Tuckeroo grows naturally on windswept cliff faces in coastal rainforest in NSW and Queensland. Cold hardy and grows beautifully in Melbourne. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA LILY

clivia miniata

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with large heads of bright orange-red flowers with yellow throats from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. The attractive foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. These are slow growing plants and their roots don’t mind being compressed or rootbound in a container and can be brought inside. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

VARIEGATED LIME PEPEROMIA

Peperomia obtusifolia Lime and Green

(20cmABCD) Peperomia obtusifolia ‘Lime & Green’. Lovely rounded leaves with bright contrasting lime with a darker green central splash. Hardy to cold and heat and wet conditions. Great indoors or out. Water only when dried out a little. Keep out of direct sunlight. Peperomias are a collectors item and this is one of the best. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Amazing Tall Snake Flowers…Great Landscaping….

FOXTAIL

agave attenuata

(1.5mABCD) Agave attenuata will give you the most amazing arching swan-neck like flowers over 2 metres tall. This is very attractive spineless cactus and can grow up to 1.5m tall. It has thick succulent grey pointed green leaves forming a rosette. A landscapers dream this is a very hardy plant that will set off any yard. Good container plant. Takes dry conditions. Full sun. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

MEXICAN BLUEBELL

Ruellia simplex

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

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

 

 

 

 

FIDDLELEAF PHILODENDRON

Philodendron bipennifolium

(60cmAbD) Philodendron bipennifolium. Develops the very unusual fiddle shaped leaf….what an interesting and eyecatching plant indoors or patio. Easy care with this one and its cut leaves are an incredible site and they last for months & months. Takes dry conditions and needs good drainage. Good in shade, indoors or morning sun in all climates. Very cute and glossy. From the tropical rainforests of South America. Great indoor plant or will climb a tree in warm areas.
…..Priced at $17.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

….Very Unusual Peperomia….

Peperomia albo-marginata

Peperomia albo-marginata

(30cmAbcD) Peperomia obtusifolia Albo-marginata. This is an very unusual Peperomia with variegations from white to cream and larger fleshy leaves. Very distinctive it forms a rhizome and can be used as a hanging basket plant. Good in low light and easy to grow. Peperomias are from tropical and sub- tropical countries and there are about a thousand species! Can take drying out, take care not to overwater. Loves shade, warmth and good drainage. Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

….Juice this Plant and Drink for Health….

ALOE VERA

Aloe Vera

syn. Aloe barbadensis (80cmABCDE)
……Medicine chest in a plant! Did you realise you can juice this amazing plant and drink for your health.

This is the most remarkably useful herbal plant of all time.
Shop made concoctions may do a bit but you need the 100% juice to really do the job.
Has 100 active constituents called phytonutrients that mend your body.

Great externally for: Abrasions, Ulcers, Acne Itches and a lot more.
Internally for Ulcers, Blood Sugar,Hydration, Sexual performance, Digestive Health.
Once you have a few they will multiply and you can farm them.

…..Priced at $ 9.90 each or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

SYNGONIUM ARROWHEAD

Syngonium Arrowhead

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

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

 

COSTUS ARABICUS

Costus arabicus

(2mAbcD) Will present you with unusual white flowers that pop out of a large bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. Likes a frostfree climate.In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Part to full shade.Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

JULY – AUGUST INDOOR COLLECTION

MONSTERA TAUERII

Monstera deliciosa ‘Tauerii’

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

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

SWISS CHEESE VINE

Monstera Adansonii

(2mAbcD) Monstera adansonii. This is a delightful plant with holey leaves a bit like a swiss cheese, Pastel green to dark green leaves about 15cm long. This plant will climb up whatever you want as it sets down strong tendrils. Often placed to climb up a totem pole. You can cut it back and replant at the tendrils which become the new roots. Do not overwater especially in winter and use a very well drained mix. Likes warm conditions in winter. Indirect sun or shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (250 Parries) each

Both for $22

 

 

 

BLUE POTATO BUSH

Lycianthes rantonnetii

(1.5mABCD) Lycianthes rantonnetti.
This is a mass flowering bright blue purple bright mauve flowered little shrub that will fit in with any colour scheme. It has a contrasting golden centre. Blooms from spring to autumn and all year in mild winter areas. Suited to all but the Tablelands. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

Microsorum falax

Microsorum fallax

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

HEARTLEAF PHILODENDRON

Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium

(6mAbcD) Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium. This is a delightful compact growing and slowly climbing Philodendron with big 30cm thick shiny heart shaped green leaves. It makes a marvellous patio or indoor plant. Native to central America. Most philodrenums will climb up a tree in nature usually in warm tropical rainforest. Over time they can transform into complete epiphytes getting their nutrients from its host tree via aerial roots sunk into its trunk. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

….Gold Garden Colour All Year….

CROTON GOLD DUST

Codiaeum variegatum 'aureo-maculatum'

(1.5mAD) Codiaeum variegatum ‘aureo-maculatum’ dazzling narrow leaves that look like they are covered in gold dust! Crotons are from the Pacific Islands and South-East Asia and need warmth. If down south bring it inside in winter near a sunny window. Provide nice contrast in the garden in warm areas. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

ALEXANDRA PALM

Archontophoenix alexandrae

(15m**RfADE) Archontophoenix alexandrae is one of the most attractive of the native palms in cultivation. They have the lovely long green crown shaft and a slightly swollen trunk. These are 4 leaf plants, 250mm tall.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

…Great Indoors…

ELEGANT PALM

Ptychosperma elegans indoor

(6m**AD) Ptychosperma elegans is an extremely attractive clumping palm, native to Queensland. It is a Feather Palm with clumping, slender, grey ringed trunks topped with a green crownshaft. The attractive ‘cutoff leaves’ are a feature. Cream flowers are followed by bunches of bright red fruit. South of Coffs harbour NSW or equivalent you will need a warm protected suntrap in a frostfree coastal area. Good in a pot. Full sun or shade. These plants are 4 leaf and 350mm tall in a 70mm pot.

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

 

 

 

 

MICHELIA LADY OF THE NIGHT

Michelia figo Lady of the Night(4m*FmABCD) Michelia figo ‘Lady of the Night’. Here is a glorious cultivar for you with big shiny leaves & big cream scented flowers tinged magenta in spring, summer & autumn. Leaves and flowers are bigger & this is a taller more resilient and faster growing version of Michelia figo. Very hardy to cold & a good container plant. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIANGLE PALM

Dypsis decaryii

(6mABcD) Dypsis decaryii
An amazing fast growing palm tree. Spectacular grey green foliage. Produces yellow and green flowers followed by black berries. Blooms all year in suitable climates. Native to Madagascar. Water regularly. Prefers sandy soil. Avoid poor draining clay soil and overwatering. Not suitable for rainy climates. Drought tolerant. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

CRYPTANTHUS STRIATUM ‘SUNSHINE’

Cryptanthus striatum 'Sunshine'

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

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

 

 

 

 

YELLOW POINCIANA

Peltophorum pterocarpum

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Larger Flowering Goldfish Plant…

Nematanthus Hybrid x gregarius

nematanthus goldfish

(15-10cm AbcD) This is a larger flowered and leaved Goldfish plant. Bright orange goldfish shaped flowers radiating from a glossy deep green textured foliage. The flower blooms in winter! Native to Brazil. Requires filtered light and very good indoors. A rarely available fibrous rooted Gesneriad. Takes morning sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

AGAVE GEMINIFLORA

Agave geminiflora

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

…..Priced at $7.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 

 

Dendrochilum tenellum

Dendrochilum tenellum

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

…..Priced at $27 each

 

 

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’

Oncidium Sharry Baby ‘Sweet Fragrance’

Tall branching spikes of highly vanilla perfumed flowers approx. 20mm in size, red and white in colour. These plants are 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN FAN PALM

Licuala ramsayii

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

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 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. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rlc. Shinfong Lady

Rlc. Shinfong Lady

Large size brick red. Shadehouse conditions, frequent watering in Summer, allow to dry between waterings in winter. Medium to higher light levels required. These plants are 120mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $23.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dracaena Black Knight

DRACAENA BLACK KNIGHT

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

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GASTERALOE KABELAGasteraloe kabela

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

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

 

 


 

WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

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

Western Australia & Northern Territory Sending Date
Monday 7th February, We need your order by 2.00 PM Thursday 27th January, QLD time.

Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 4th February, We need your order by 2.00 PM Thursday 27th January, 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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