January-February 2023 Catalogue

Newsletter January-February 2023

We hope the year has started well for you and you are refreshed ready for a year of surprises. Thats usually a good thing as how boring would it be for every moment to be the same as the last.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

Click here to view PDF Catalogue – Coming Soon

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 word ‘pixel’ is a contraction of either ‘picture cell’ or ‘picture element.’
* Xmas does not begin with the Roman letter X. It begins with the Greek letter “chi” which was used in medieval manuscripts as an abbreviation for the word “Christ” (xus = christus, etc.)
* If your eyes are 2 metres above the surface of the ocean, the horizon wil be about 5 km away.
* Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
* Each unit on the Richter Scale is equivalent to a power factor of about 32. So a 6 is 32 times more powerful than a 5! Though it goes to 10, 9 is estimated to be the point of total tetonic destruction (2 is the smallest that can be felt unaided.)
* Japan is the third most densely populated country in the world. First is the Netherlands, followed by Belgium
* The huge world scale pulp (for paper) mill at Monte Dorado in Brazil was built in Japan about 50 years ago, in the shape of two giant barges. They were floated across the Pacific and Nth Atlantic Oceans then up the Amazon River to its present location. Its foundations were dug out on dry land and when opened to the river …… they were floated into their present site. This remains one of the worlds great engineering feats!
PS The mill uses Australian Eucalyptus grandis (flooded gum) plantations grown on a six year rotation.
* The word Posh originated from the passenger ship ticket marking of ‘Port Outbound, Starboard Homebound’ (POSH) for ships travelling from England to Australia. The coolest cabins were on the shady side and as the sun was in the south going to Australia that was the Port side (for most of the trip) and starboard going back.

 

Last Months Did You Know
* Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
* Babies are born without knee caps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2-6 years of age.
* A kind of tortoise in the Galapagos Islands has an upturned shell at its neck so it can reach its head up to eat cactus branches.
* The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns
* The dot over the letter ‘i’ is called a tittle.
* The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.
* Flowering plants (Angiospermae) dominate todays flora of the Earth and constitute virtuallyall terrestrial vegetation. There are an estimated 250,000 species, with the greatest diversity in the moist tropics.
* In the year 1066 Britain was conquered by King William of Normandy (France). He divided the land up among the French and installed French administrators including all the Churches of England. Indeed the Archbishop of Canterbury was French. During this time French was installed into the common language and today half of the English language is derived from the French language !!!
* Chrysler built B-29’s that bombed Japan, Mitsubishi built Zeros that tried to shoot them down. Both companies now build cars in a joint plant call Diamond Star.
* At latitude 60 degrees south you can sail all the way around the world.
* The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that doesn’t have 1 syllable… it has three.
* A flea expert is a pullicologist.
* Pulp Fiction cost $8 million to make – $5 million going to actor’s salaries.
* Each year there is one ton of cement poured for each man, woman, and child in the world.
* The word “samba” means “to rub navels together.”
* Singapore is the only country with one train station.

 

West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

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

Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 27th January, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 23rd January December, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.

 

Your Plants

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

 

Payment Options

PayPal: Can be used in checkout. Paypal account not required, can use Guest checkout and pay using your Credit Card details.
Direct Deposit: Our Account is BSB 014 669. Account No. 1021 45286 RW & BA Chalmers Trading as Paradise Distributors….ANZ Bank Nambour Qld. Please email the amount & date of the deposit when if you choose this option.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned or texted at 0408 687 109 or mailed.

 

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 only in 500ml litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
500ml $9.95 – Click Here to Buy!

 

‘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 Christmas there was a competition for women to swim from Mooloolaba to Moreton Island doing only the breaststroke, and the three women who entered the race were a brunette, a redhead and a blonde. After approximately 14 hours, the brunette staggered up on the shore and was declared the fastest breaststroker. About 40 minutes later, the redhead crawled up on the shore and was declared the second place finisher. Nearly 4 hours after that, the blonde finally came ashore and promptly collapsed in front of the worried onlookers. When the reporters asked why it took her so long to complete the race, she replied, “I don’t want to sound like I’m a sore loser, but I think those two other girls were using their arms…”

 

 

 

A plant Parry Voucher (300 Parries) will go to anyone who knows where this paragragh came from……PS We dont know!!
‘Create something valuable and all your needs will be fulfilled’ said the smiling Angel. But I do not have a creative bone in my body said the anxious but beautiful lady. ‘What about plants?’ said the Angel, ‘They are creation personified…. If this is your thought as you go to sleep tonight….then your dream will be fulfilled’ said the Angel.

 

 

….A Country Rich in Natural Resources….

WHY WAS AUSTRALIA RUNNING ON PROSPERITY ?

The Mining Industries have been carrying Australia on a prosperous road. Mining Exports are 50% of our total exports… add on 20% for Agriculture and it can be seen that 70% of the nations wealth comes from outside our major cities! Mining exports were on the increase in volume and price. By far the largest mining sector is industrial coal coal.
* A country can only become prosperous in comparison to others if it brings earnings in from the outside world. It cannot happen simply by redistributing goods (money) within its own shores to service its own community.
It should be clear enough that country & regional Australia should be developed with common sense and a fairer distribution of funds to ensure that the prosperity created by our primary industries continues long into the future.  

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

INTERSTATE CONCIERGE QUARANTINE SERVICE

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

 

Click here to see more of Propagation & Plant Growing Supplies

For example; here is one of our plant growing lights

Taking orders for Plant Grow Lights

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

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

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

 

 

10cm White Label Tags (100)

Blank white 10cm long labels tags.

…..Priced at $15 per 100 label tags.

 

 

 

Please write down your Password and Username.

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

 

Combined Postage/Shipping
We do combine postage/shipping with all our orders. This means you can buy as many plants as you like for a single postage/shipping price. eg, in NSW you might buy 100 plants for $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

….Weird Spiky Curled Leaves…

CALADIUM ‘CURLY’ RARE

Caladium Curly

Caladium hybrid. A rare Caladium with weird spiky curled leaves. Caladiums are tubers originally from Brazil. grown for their unusual foliage. This is a rare one but will still display a hooded white flower we think.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 $22.00 each

 

 

 

RED SWAMP LILY

Crinum menehune

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

……Priced at $14.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

…Bright Contrasting Colour…

LUCKY BAMBOO

(1.5mAbcD) Dracaena sanderiana ‘Gold’. This plant is reported to give luck and happiness to anything new…like new years, new house, marriage, new career. It is also recommended to bring positive energy into your life (Chi). If you change the water every week you can grow it in water…. and for colour fill your vase with coloured stones. Can be trained into spirals using wire guides. This gold form is highly sought with its extreme bright foliage with lime to gold contrasting with dark green in a stripey formation. White bell shaped flowers. Not a true Bamboo, it is a native of Africa. A very durable indoor or garden plant with elegant erect stems. Warm areas or indoors. Shade to morning sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

SEDUM GREEN

Sedum Green

(4cmABCD) Sedum ‘Green’ is an attractive, fast growing, dark green multibranching succulent plant that will cascade over a pot. The small round leaves are fleshy and it develops yellow starry flowers right across its surfaces in spring. Can also rapidly form a mat over the ground and provide eyecatching contrast where required. Good in hanging baskets and pots and packs densely. Frost resistance is not known. Sedum love moisture, shade and probably morning sun.

…..Priced at $5.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $14

 

 

 

….New Paradise Bromeliad….

GUZMANIA ‘CLAIRE’

Guzmania 'Claire'

(40cmABCD) Glorious long lasting bright pink bracts with a pink central flower! Lovely medium length dark green arching foliage. Grows to 40cm tall. Guzmanias are some of the loveliest Broms and this one is no exception. Very long lasting flower bracts. They are good indoors and take 50 -70% shade, in a very well drained potting mix.

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

 

 

 

RED COSTUS

Costus spiralis

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 


 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

…Hard to Get Anthurium…

GIANT ANTHURIUM

Anthurium hookeri

(1.5mAbcD) Anthurium hookeri x plowmanii. This is a large Anthurium which when grown in a large pot or in the ground in well drained conditions will be the focal point of your garden. Of South American origin this one has a purple spadix to 60cm long and 75cm thick. It will grow in all warm frostfree climates and appreciates good light and resents being too wet in heavy shade. If you want something spectacular that no one else has, get this one. The photo here is the actual parent plant. Our plants are 200mm tall in a 75mm pot. Strong filtered light.

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

 

 

 

THAI BEAUTY ‘MAUVE’

Globba winittii

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

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

 

 

 

CALADIUM COLLECTION OF TWO

(35cmABCD) Caladiums are brilliant variably coloured and marked foliage plants that die back to a bulb in winter.

Caladium Angel Wings

Caladium Angel Wings

This is a pretty caladium with striking bright white leaves with heavy green veins. Flowers are pretty with a small cream spadix and wrap around spathe. Sent in 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $14.90 each

Caladium Deep Red Center

Caladium Deep Red Center

This one has a wide deep red centre on a large leaf. Sent in 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

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.

Both for $27

 

 

 

ZYGO COLLECTION OF TWO

Schlumbergera Hybrids are native to the South American jungles. They are a bushy thornless cacti from Brazil. We have two & they are…

Zygo Autumn Peach

zygo autumn peach

Wonderful peachy, pink orange coloured petals which makes an amazing display!

Zygo Red Wings

Zygo Red Wings

The red flowers bloom in winter.

Place in a sunny location while indoors and if outdoors during the summer, find a place that has a sun/shade mix. Water the soil when dry on the top and still a bit moist toward the bottom. Many people don’t realise you can pull off the spent flowers and get another round of flower, often in twos! Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or Both for $17.90

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

ACHIMENES COLLECTION OF TWO

ACHIMENES INFERNO

Achimenes Inferno

(30cmABCD) Achimines species ‘Inferno’. Lovely bright red 5cm flowers with a yellow center. These are rhizomatious plants from the amazing Gesneriad Family. So it will always shoot off the rhizome and will multipy. Will go dormant in winter in cool areas. Native to Mexico & Central America. Requires warmth & well drained soil that is kept moist. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

ACHIMENES DEEP PINK

Achimenes Deep Pink

(30cmABCD) Achimenes Hybrid ‘Deep Pink’. Very pretty indoor & patio plant. Deep pink 5cm trumpet flowers with a bit of yellowing in the center. Upright green fuzzy leaves with serrated edges. This is a rhizomatious plant from the amazing Gesneriad Family. So it will always shoot off the rhizome and will multiply. Will go dormant in winter in cool areas. Native to Mexico & Central America. Requires warmth & well drained soil that is kept moist. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

Both for $17.90

 

 

 

….Very Different Foliage….

HOYA AUSTRALIS COMPACTA

hoya australis

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

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

 

MEXICAN MARIGOLD

Tagetes lemmonii

(1.2mABcD) Tagetes lemmonii. Produces highly fragrant vibrant golden yellow daisy-like flowers from autumn and can keep producing flowers for up to 10 months throughout a year. The foliage has a pungent aroma when rubbed or brushed against. Native to Mexico. Thrives out in the heat and sun. This shrub is both heat and drought tolerant. Can tolerate light frost. Prefers well drained soil. Best in full sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

NEPENTHES COLLECTION OF 3

MIRANDA HANGING PITCHER PLANT

nepenthes miranda

(40cmABCD) Nepenthes miranda
Marvellous hanging pitcher plant with huge red flecked hanging pitchers about 20cm long. Big fat red lips with a hood. Very colourful.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HANGING PITCHER PLANT

Nepenthes alata

Nepenthes alata is a spectacular carnivorous pitcher plant. Its hooded insect trapping red & yellow pitchers hang over the side of a pot or hanging basket.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

ST GAYA PITCHER PLANT

(40cmABCD) Nepenthes St Gaya (N. khasiana x (ventricosa x maxima)). Hard to get hybrid with red dot patterns on the side of the pitchers. Hanging and climbing pitcher plant… Red lip and hood.

….Priced at $15.90 each

These plants gets its nutrients from the insects it eats. Nepenthes are elaborate plants that can be grown successfully indoors or outdoors without using a greenhouse. Nepenthes are extremely versatile and adaptable to many different growing conditions. Need moisture & good drainage. Shaded bright conditions.

All Three for $37

 

 

 

KAEMPFERIA COLLECTION OF TWO

SILVER STRIPED GINGER

Kaempferia aff angustifolia Silver Stripe

(40cmAbcD) Kaempferia aff angustifolia ‘Silver Striped’ has large attractive greyish-green leaves with attention grabbing silver stripes. Hard to get. Blooms white and pink orchid like flowers from summer to autumn. A member of the Zingiberacea Ginger Family. Grow on a rhizome and go dormant in the winter only to shoot forth in spring with its colourful leaves. Loves moisture and shade in warmer months.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

PEACOCK GINGER

Kaempferia roscoeana

(30cm*EdAbcD) Kaempferia roscoeana
Beautiful little tropical foliage plant with lovely pink flowers emerging from a split in the leaves in summer. Lovely rounded quilted shimmering patterned foliage. Medicinal herb! Deciduous, so the leaves will die down in winter. Harvest when the leaves have yellowed or died. Native to South East Asia. Prefers well drained soil. Can be grown in pots but also makes a nice groundcover. Part shade.

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

Both for $23

 

 

 

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. 200mm plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (220 Parries) or 3 for $33

….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 fantasticon 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)

ALOCASIA PURPLE KNIGHT

Alocasia 'Purple Knight'

(60cmAbcD) Alocasia ‘Purple Knight’
Lovely soft light green foliage..growing to 60cm. Dramatic lime green veins jumping at you from its green arrow shaped leaves. Purple undersides on all the leaves! Bright coloured stems too. Good indoors. Takes low light. Likes warmth and humidity. Outdoors in a warm climate in a well drained soil. Let it dry out a little between waterings. Keep drier in winter. Part shade or bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

Get All 3 for $35

 

 

AMORPHOPHALLUS MUELLERI

Amorphophallus muellerii

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

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

..Tiny Variegated Leaves..Pink Flowers..

SNOWLEAVES

Serissa foetida 'Snowleaves'

(45cmABCD) Serissa foetida ‘Snowleaves’ is a striking and compact little plant with dainty tiny white variegated leaves and small 1cm pink terminal star-shaped flowers in spring. A wonderful little contrast plant Snowleaves is a nice controlled grower. Also good for Bonsai and can be nicely placed in rockeries, borders, in the garden and is also suitable for tubs. Native to southern Asia it will grow in moderate frost free climates. Snowleaves likes full sun or part shade and have been grown indoors. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

Kohleria warszewiczii

Kohleria warszewiczii

(60cmAbcD) Expect dozens of blooms during Summer! This delightful indoor and patio plant will present you with pinkish purple hairy trumpet flowers. The green lips are covered with in small dark purple spots! Flowering from summer to autumn. Native to Colombia. Can be grown indoor or outdoors. Keep the soil moist. Prefers bright indirect light. The brighter the light is, the more flowers you will get! Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 


 

FLOWERING NATIVES

…..Bird Attracters

…Rare Native with Masses of Flowers…

HOLLY FUCHSIA

(1.5m**AD) Graptophyllum illicifolium. You will love the bright mauve-red 4cm tubular flowers that this one is covered in in late winter early spring for 5-6 weeks. A rare plant native to QLD this is a wonderful small shrub with shiny serrated holly like leaves (to10cm) that are a feature in themselves. Also good in a pot. Suited to warm areas. Likes well drained conditions in full sun or shade.

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

 

QUININE BERRY

Petalostigma triloculare

(4m***AbcD) Petalostigma triloculare. An attractive large native feature shrub with glossy green pointed leaves with visible veins. Blooms yellow fragrant butterfly attracting flowers in summer. Which are then followed by bright orange cherry sized fruits. The bark and fruit have been reported to be medicinal. Native to Australia. Naturally found on the outskirts of rain forests. This is a handsome hardy shrub which can tolerate most soils. Full sun and part shade.

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

 

MIDYIM BERRY

Austromyrtus dulcis

(1m**RfEdABCDE) Austromyrtus dulcis. Sweet eating unusual bird egg sized and attractive fruit. Delicate white flowers are most profuse in spring and summer but are also borne with the fruit in autumn. Dainty tapering leaves flush with red or pink new growth. Suited to mild frostfree climates. Full sun or light shade.

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

 

 

 


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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Click here to see more of Propagation & Plant Growing Supplies

For example; here is one of our plant growing lights

PRO GROW LED 60 W Model X LED

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

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Total PPFD 140 µmol/s

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

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Epidendrum Topaz Special ‘Elegante’

Epidendrum Topaz Special 'Elegante'

Tall stems of fuschia red flowers of full heads on this stunning crucifix. Grow bright but not direct sun for best results. Approx 1500mm high plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $22 each

Oncidium Twinkle ‘Fragrant Fantasy’

Oncidium Twinkle Fragrant Fantasy

Miniature growing Oncidium with bright canary yellow and white flowers. Suitable for shadehouse culture, and cool tolerant. Best grown as an indoor orchid under fern conditions. Flowering size.

….Priced at $29 each.

 

 

 


 

 

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 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

Day Dream

African Violet Day Dream

Dark Pink and White centered flowers

Fire Mountain

African violet Fire Mountain

Pink flowers with white edges.

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

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

 

 


 

 

FERNS

GIANT MAIDENHAIR

(70cmAD) Adiantum polyphyllum. This is a giant maidenhair with large leaves. Attractive large growing with pale pink new growth turning to silver bronze and finally to a pale green. For warm areas only. In 100mm pots.

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

AETHIOPICUM MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum aethiopicum

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

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

RED BRAZILIAN TREE FERN

Blechnum brasiiense

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

….Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $37

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious January – February Collection 1

…Eggs Starting to Grow Already!…
(2mEdABcD) Solanum melongena. We have 3 variety of eggplants here. They are;

Rosa bianca

Solanum melongena Rosa Bianca

Rounded eggplant this creamy white with purple streaks. Mild flavour.

Golden Egg

Solanum melongena Golden Egg

White rounded eggplant that matures when yellow.

Thai Round Green

Solanum melongena Thai Round Green Eggplant

Rounded green eggplant with white streaks.

These are relatives of the tomato and potato it is delicious in casseroles and baked Middle Eastern dishes and salads, this is a tasty useful vegetable. This is an annual which reproduces easily by seed and is suited to all climates but the coldest tablelands. Full sun.

…..Priced at $3.30 each or 3 for $8.90

 

Delicious January – February Collection 2

Turmeric

Curcuma longa turmeric

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa. One of the key ingredients for many Asian & Persian dishes such as in curry & more. Used as a powder but also used fresh, much like ginger. Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $25

Rakkyo

Allium chinense

(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense
The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. Will have a crisp texture and will taste like onion. Popular in asian cooking. Prefers well drained soil, will tolerate poor soil. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $25

Gumby Gumby

Pittosporumj phillyraeoides

(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides. Drink its tea easily made from its leaves every day! Famous for the treatment of cancer & many other ailments. Drought tolerant. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $14.90 each (400 Parries)

ALL THREE FOR $31.00

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

Hoya January – February Collection 1

HOYA AUSTRALIS COMPACTA

hoya australis

(V**AbcD) Hoya Australis ssp.compacta. Lovely native compact Hoya with large clusters of star shaped fragrant white red centred flowers. Full sun to light shade.

…..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.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA ‘RED’

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

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

….Priced at $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

Hoya January – February Collection 2

SAPHI WINE

Hoya carnosa 'Saphi Wine'

(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

HOYA CINNAMOMIFOLIA

Hoya cinnamomifolia

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each

HOYA 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

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

Hoya January – February Collection 3

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 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 each

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 each (180 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

 


 

 

 

HELICONIA NOVEMBER COLLECTION

HELICONIA KAWIKA

heliconia bihai kawika
(3m) Heliconia bihai ‘Kawika’. Dark orange yellow tipped claws Compact growing. These will take warm frost free temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perthline. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground…with sensible preparation. If you do not know what a rhizome is please check with us or read below. These are easy growing hardy varieties. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced at $21.00

….Red & White Flowers in Winter….

HELICONIA RED CHRISTMAS

Heliconia angusta red christmas

(1mAbcD) Helicona angusta ‘Red Christmas’. This is a magnificent Heliconia which will amaze you with its striking bright red and white flowers during winter and spring! The flowers are long lasting and excellent for cut flowers. This is an attractive dwarf clumping variety good in a tub or in the garden. Keep this one in a warm, moist partly shaded position in well drained mix or soil. Known to flower in Sydney and Perth. Shooting in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (400 Parries)

HELICONIA SUBULATA

Heliconia subulata

(2.5m) Heliconia schniedianna syn subulata. Maroon & yellow terminal in winter & spring & very architectural upright claws. These will take warm frostfree temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perth line. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground…with sensible preparation. If you do not know what a rhizome is please check with us or read below. These are easy growing hardy varieties. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced $21.00

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

Get All 3 for $49

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON COLLECTION

Philodendrons are ideal landscaping plants due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. They’re also excellent as indoor plants! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

PHILODENDRON COLLECTION 1

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGE

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Orange pointed foliage against its green background. An ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

PHILODENDRON BIRKIN

Philodendron birkin

White stripes pointed foliage against its dark green background. New leaves are completely white and will get darker as they age. 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $35

PHILODENDRON ‘SILVER SWORD’

Phildendron 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

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $37

PHILODENDRON COLLECTION 2

PHILODENDRON FAT BOY

Philodendron martianum

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.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

PHILODENDRON BRASIL

Philodendron Brasil

Quite an unusual plant with lustrous variegation on its pointed foliage against its dark background. This is a climbing plant that are great indoors in good light. Let it dry out a little between waterings. 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

‘WHITE KNIGHT’ UNVARIEGATED

These ones have no leaf variegation as yet but as they come from the parents with variegation and their siblings are variegated they may yet throw variegated leaves. Good indoors with good light. Part shade. These plants are about 250mm tall.
…..Priced at $49

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $67

PHILODENDRON COLLECTION 3

PHILODENDRON ‘DEAN MCDOWELL’

Philodendron pastazanum

Philodendron ‘Dean McDowell’. This is a hybrid between Philodendron gloriosum and pastazanum. Lovely puckered leaves with a slight pink edge and pink cataphyls. This is a delightful large growing and slowly creeping Philodendron with big 30cm thick heart shaped dark green glossy leaves. Well drained soil. Bright indirect light. 75mm pots.
….Priced at $89

Philodendron erubescens ‘Black Cardinal’

Philodendron erubescens Black Cardinal

Dark shiny foliage. Can be grown under shadecloth in warmer areas or indoors where there is reasonable light. These are epiphytes living off their host so don’t need a lot of water but do like some moisture and humid conditions. Easy to grow. 75mm pots. One per Customer.
…..Priced at $9.90 each

PHILODENDRUM ERUBESCENS ‘RED’

Philodendron erubescens Red

Compact growing and slowly climbing with big 30cm thick shiny triangular green leaves with red tones & red veins.. attractive light red under tonings underleaf. Marvellous patio or indoor plant. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Large plants in 100mm jumbo pots.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $99

 

 

 

 

African Violets

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have plenty of left over African Violet Hybrids from several of our previous catalogues. They are…

African Violet Optimara Juliana

African Violet Optimara Juliana – Purple and white flowers with a yellow center.

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone (Mini) – White petal flowers with a pink center.

African Violet Childs Play Pink

African Violet Childs Play (Mini) – White petal flowers with a pink and yellow center.

African Violet Opt Little Ruby

African Violet Optimara Little Ruby

African Violet Optimara Little Pearl

African Violet Optimara Little Pearl

African violet Rob's Penny Ante

African violet Rob’s Penny Ante

African violet Frosted Denim

African violet Frosted Denim

African Violet Everdina Miniature

African Violet Everdina

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle

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

African Violet Optimara Monet

African Violet Optimara Monet – Stunning two tone blue and white.

African violet Ness Crinkle Blue

African violet Ness Crinkle Blue – Compact style, very full shape double deep blue flowers with a white picotee edging.

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Ness Viking Frost – White flowers with a yellow
center

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

 

 

 

July 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. Set of 4 large flowered type violets, all named and different. A mixture of colours.

Please phone only if to dicuss plants in this collection if you need to check against what you already have.
Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $11.90 each or All 4 African violets for $43

 

 

 

PINK CASCADE TEATREE

Leptospermum Pink Cascade

(1m**FABCD) Leptospermum scoparium ‘Pink Cascade’ is very different native with its contrasting deep bright pink flowers and lovely very dark hanging foliage. Long lasting flowers and narrow short pointed foliage. This is a highly ornamental prolific flowering cultivar. Frost resistant and suited to all climates. Will grow in full sun through to heavy shade.

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

ANGLED LOBELIA

Lobelia alata

(30cmAbcD) Lobelia alata. Continual little ornate flowers that never stop. Very cute. This is a small low growing perennial trailing plant with small blue to mauve flowers. Multipies nicely. Small animals love wandering through it. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

COPPER TOPS

Austromyrtus tenuifolia 'Copper Tops'

(1m**RfEdAbCD) Austromyrtus tenuifolia ‘Copper Tops’. This one is topped with attractive copper toned new growth. There are very few of this beautiful little plant left in its native habitat in NSW and QLD. Its dense unusual narrow foliage has a splendid compact soft appearance. White flowers in summer or autum, followed by whitish edible berries. A great speciman, hedge or screen plant, suited to all frostfree areas. Part shade to full sun if well mulched.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

IVORY CURL FLOWER

Buckinghamia celcissima

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

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

…Takes Shade & Wet & Good Indoors…

LOMANDRA HYSTRIX

Lomandra hystrix

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

…..Priced at $5.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $15.90

 

 

 


ST GAYA PITCHER PLANT

(40cmABCD) Nepenthes St Gaya (N. khasiana x (ventricosa x maxima)). This is a hard to get hybrid with unusual beautiful red dot patterns on the side of the 17cm pitchers. This is a spectacular hanging and climbing pitcher plant… Red lip and hood. Although it likes warmth and humidity it will tolerate cooler temperatures down to 3oC and low humidity for long periods. Great for your indoor garden! These plants are just one of the many rare plants in our nursery! From 1000-2000m in the Philippines. Shaded bright conditions. 75mm pots. Small pitchers already.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

MADAGASCAR PALM

Pachypodium lamerii

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

…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries)

 

 

 

LIPSTICK TREE

Bixa orellana

(5mAD) Bixa orellana is an unusual little tree bearing masses of charming pink and white flowers like roses on its branch tips right through summer. It is a bushy evergreen tree and provides good shade with its largish leaves (to 18cm long) which are lime green and heart shaped. The name comes from the orange dye taken from the large spiny bright red fruit by the South American Indians. Native to Amazonia it likes a warm climate and known to grow as far south as Gosford NSW. Full sun or shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

… Gorgeous Colours for Indoors & Ruby Colours…White Variegations…

RUBY INDOOR PLANT

Ficus elastica rubra

Ficus elastica ‘Ruby’. Big shiny green leaves with striking red-pink overtones splashed in white variegations. Very hardy evergreen plant that can handle indoors. Great in a patio or indoors pot in good light. Gorgeous colour. Easy to hold in a pot but in the garden grows into a large plant. Keep just moist so you should not overwater. Strong filtered light to full sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

WATERMELON PEPEROMIA

Peperomia argyreia 1

(30cmAbcD) Peperomia argyreia.
Delightful little house or patio plant to admire while having a cup of coffee. This one has unusual dark thick curved leaves (10cm) like a sattelite dish in a lovely rounded shape. It gets its name not only from the texture of its skin but the fact that its silver variegations are patterned just like a watermelon. Very bushy. Red leaf stalks. Peperomia flowers are very tiny and occur on quaint flower spikes. Loves shade & warmth but all areas indoors.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

….Rare Palm from PNG….

CALYPTROCALYX YAMNTOMORIA

Calyptrocalyx yamntomoria

(60cmAbD) Calyptrocalyx yamntomoria. A small clustering understory palm with long and narrow ribbed leaves. Native to Papua New Guinea. Protect from cold and wind. Requires well drained soil. Prefers filtered light when young and adapts to full sun when matured. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each

 

 

 

…All Frost Free Climates…

CHANDELIER PLANT

Medinella cummingii

(3mAbcD) Medinilla cummingii
Spectacular small Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine light pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts. First the flowers with the bracts and then these bright long lasting bracts for months. Attractive velvety large 20cm leaves. This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. 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)

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

ZYGO RED WINGS

Zygo Red Wings

Zygocactus Red Wings is a bushy thornless cacti from the Brazilian jungle. The flowers bloom in winter. Place in a sunny location while indoors and if outdoors during the summer, find a place that has a sun/shade mix. Water the soil when dry on the top and still a bit moist toward the bottom. Many people don’t realise you can pull off the spent flowers and get another round of flower, often in twos! Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

BLUE CATS WHISKERS

Orthosiphon aristatus 'Mauve'

(1m**RfAbcD) Orthosiphon aristatus f. ‘Blue’. An unusual rainforest shrub from Far Nth QLD. Its terminal blue summer flower heads are an intricate arrangement looking like the whiskers of a cat. Well known for medicinal value including Java Tea used for kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Fast growing, Cat’s Whiskers is a moisture lover in sun or shade. Needs shelter in cold areas.

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

 

 

 

…Amazing Flowerer Indoors & Out…

ACHIMENES PURPLE KING

Achimenes purple king

(30cmABCD) Glorious mauve purple 5cm flowers and lots of them. Flowers from late spring to autumn. Upright green fuzzy leaves with serrated edges. This is a rhizomatous plant from the amazing Gesneriad Family. So it will always shoot off the rhizome and will multiply. Will go dormant in winter in cool areas. Native to Mexico & Central America. Requires warmth & well drained soil that is kept moist. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

POMEGRANATE

Punica granatum fruit

(1.5mFABCD) Punica granatum. Gorgeous bright red coloured edible fruit after lovely orange red flowers with this little beauty, adds great contrast to your garden also suitable for pots. Deciduous in cold areas. Full sun to Partial Shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

HYDRANGEA COLLECTION OF 2

These are lovely Hydrangeas with a large ball cluster of flowers. We have 2;

HYDRANGEA ‘FREUDENSTIEN’

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Freudenstein'

(1.5mAbcD) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Freudenstein’
Large ball cluster of deep pink flowers with a white center. Lasting from summer til autumn.

HYDRANGEA ‘BICHON’

Hydrangea macrophylla Bichon

(1.5mAbcD) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bichon’
Large ball cluster of pure white flowers which fades to green. Lasting from summer til autumn. Excellent for cut flowers. The large dark green leaves will highlight the flowers making this plant ideal for planting at border of your garden or as hedges. Good in containers. Prefers well drained acidic soil. Semi-shade is best.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $23
or Both for $15.90

 

 

 

 

 

…Fast Growing Stock Fodder & Shelter…

TREE LUCERNE

Chamaecytisus proliferus farm

(4mFABCD) Chamaecytisus proliferus 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 shrub 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 $9.90 (200 parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

HEATHER QUEEN AGASTACHE

Agastache cana Heather Queen

(60cm*ABCd) Agastache cana ‘Heather Queen’. Vibrant scented maroon-pink flower spikes that bloom and last all summer long and well into winter in warm climates. Beautiful small grey-green leaves on this small compact shrub. The leaves are scented as well and can be used in pot pouri and to make tea or flavour drinks. Drought and Frost tolerant once established. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $25

 

 

 

RENGA RENGA LILY

Arthropodium cirratum

(1mEdABCD) Arthropodium cirratum ‘Matapouri Bay’. Beautiful blooms of white flowers in summer on a tall stalk above the foliage. The flower stalk reaches 1m bearing many white 6 petalled flowers with a tricoloured stamen from yellow to purple and white at the tip. Long green leaves. The rhizomes are edible when cooked, they were once eaten and cultivated by the Maori. Drought tolerant. Native to New Zealand. Filtered sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

PORT WINE MAGNOLIA

Michelia figo

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

….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 fantasticon 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)

 

 

 

 

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…

Optimara Juliana

African Violet Optimara Juliana

Two tone blue and white.

White Queen

African Violet White Queen

Huge double white.

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

MIRANDA HANGING PITCHER PLANT

nepenthes miranda

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

…..Priced at $12.90  each.

 

 

 

GIANT KING FERN

Angiopteris evecta

(3mx7m**RfAbCD) Angiopteris evecta is rare to extinct in its Nthn NSW Tweed Range and is found now only in rare isolated occurrences in Qld and the Carnarvon Range in Nth Qld. The largest (not the tallest) of the Australian Ferns with fronds growing to up to 7m long and reputedly the largest fronds in the world (Jones 1976). This magnificent Fern develops a short massive rounded trunk, with ear like lobes near the growing tip. Likes a warm shady sheltered position away from frost with well drained soil and an abundance of water although can take drying out more than most ferns. There are a few nice specimen growing in Melbourne gardens and large ones are worth thousands of dollars in the correct market. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each
PS. You can go on a guided tour of a wild speciman on Fraser Island or at Carnarvon Gorge in QLD.

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN RED CEDAR

(7-20m**FABCD) Toona ciliata is the most famous of timber producing trees valued almost as highly as gold. A handsome shade tree native to NSW & QLD rainforests well back into the higher escarpment country. The large attractive leaves are glossy green turning brown and briefly falling in winter revealing new pinkish-red foliage in spring White flowers in spring it is a fine ornamental. Expect it to grow to about 7metres in drier areas but could get to 20m in moist situations in the garden. Known to grow as a small tree at Yanco in NSW’s Riverina. Will need frost protection for the first 2 years. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

….Medicinal Beauty….

BLUE PASSIONFLOWER

Passiflora caerulea

(VEdABD) Passiflora caerulea. Very interesting and unusual flowers and a sought after herbal plant. Flowers are fragrant with a blue and white fringe corona filaments on top of white petals. Used as a dietary supplement for anxiety and sleep problems as well as for pain, heart rhythm problems, menopausal symptoms and attention deficit hyperactivity. Also used as herbal tea Hardy and vigorous,evergreen vine. It will bear orange skinned passionfruit in abundance through autumn, winter and spring. in South America. Suitable for trellis, fence and pergola. For warm sunny positions.

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

 

 

 

…Absolutely Delicious & Healthy…

MULBERRY TREE

Morus alba Fruit

(4-15mEdAbcD) Morus alba. Delicious berry fruit on this small tree which produces early and can be kept in a pot. Also reported useful for Diabetes, Insomnia, and premature ageing. A small hardy deciduous tree with dense foliage. Producing oval white fruits in summer which then ripen into a dark red fruit. Does well in containers. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $26

 

 

 

…Hard to Get Complete Yellow Flower…

ANTHURIUM OVERFLOW YELLOW

Anthurium Overflow Yellow

Medium bright yellow medium flowers and yellow spadix. Into winter the flowers turn pinkish. Long flowering. These are hard to get and the spathe and spadix are completely yellow. Morning sun or filtered light. Anthuriums need a well drained mix and do not appreciate wet conditions. These ar 200mm tall in a 75mm pot. Limit 1 per customer.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

…Potent Healing Herb…

TURMERIC

Curcuma longa turmeric

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

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

PS Turmeric acts as an anti coagulent …a blood thinner… be aware of taking it with other blood thinners. Talk to your GP.
Recipe to easily Convert Turmeric
Turmeric is not normally easily digested because it is not soluble in water. But it is soluble in oil! First turn your turmeric into a dry powder by grinding it in a food processor. Take half a kg and soak it in a litre of oil like olive oil, flaxseed oil or coconut oil. Leave it for a week and take say a tablespoon a day….but build up to this…start with half teaspoon a day and check your tolerance. NB You can turn your raw turmeric into powder by boiling it in its raw state for 40 minutes, then cut into slices, put in the oven for say 2 hours at 200oF. Then grind into a food processor or Google ‘How to Make Turmeric Powder’. There are other recipes to blend with oils on the internet.

 

 

 

TOWER OF JEWELS

Echium fastuosum

(2mABcdE) Echium fastuosum syn candicans. Rosetting leaves on the stems leading up to a marvellous blue-purple conical flower spikes! Flowering from Spring to Summer. Attracting birds, bees and butterflies. Excellent landscaping plant as the flowers are always above the foliage. Fast growing shrub. Prefers well drained soil. Drought tolerant & prefers dry climates. Will need protection in winter. Also salt tolerant for seaside planting. Full sun. In 75mm pots.

……Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

DRAGON SCALE PLANT

Alocasia baginda

(1.5mAbcD) Alocasia baginda
Very attractive and striking house plant! Emerald green in the recesses of the veins and then to a bright pale lime green on each ‘scale’. Easy to grow. Excellent indoor plant, can be planted outdoors as long it’s kept in a shady position. Prefers well drained soil. Indirect bright light. 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

….Cancer Cell Killing Properties….

SOURSOP

Annona muricata soursop

(6mabcD) Annona muricata. Known to be used as a preventative against cancer by extracting the leaves or as a tea. This 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 cell killing properties. For warm areas and will fruit in pots (even in temperate areas if protected from the cold.) Full sun. 75mm diameter pots.

….Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

…Rare Pink Flowering Goldfish Plant…

Nematanthus ‘Tropicana’

Nematanthus ‘Tropicana’

(15-10cm AbcD) This is an extra long flowering variety. Orange goldfish shaped flowers with red stripes. These unique flowers radiate from a glossy deep green textured foliage. The flower blooms in late autumn and winter. This is a hybrid with parents native to Brazil. Requires filtered light and very good indoors. A rarely available fibrous rooted Gesneriad. Takes morning sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

ACHILLEA ‘CLOTH OF GOLD’

Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'

(80cmFABcD) Achillea filipendulina ‘Cloth of Gold’. Huge clusters of small yellow flowers on tall stems blooms over spring till autumn and lasts for a long while. Excellent in garden bed and cottage gardens. Excellent as cut flowers. Cutting flowers will encourage more flowers to bloom! Light green leaves. Easy to care for. Prefers well drained soil. Hardy, both frost and drought tolerant. Full sun or part shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

MEXICAN HEATHER

(40cmAbcD) Cuphea hyssopifolia will delight you with its myriads of tiny bell shaped flowers. Flowering never seems to cease. This is an attractive bushy very small shrub with dense soft foliage – the leaves are tiny. We have to 2 different colours;

Pink

Cuphea hyssopifolia Pink&
Red

Cuphea hyssopifolia Red

Great as a border plant or to fill a tight spot. A brilliant native of Mexico it requires warm frostfree climates. Sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

PINK PANTHER CALLISIA

Callisia repens ‘Pink Panther’

(10cmAbcD) Callisia repens ‘Pink Panther’. Well known for it’s dense creamy white, pale green and pink foliage! The leaves have a burgundy underside. Blooms small white flower in Spring and summer. Low maintenance semi succulent plant so it doesn’t need as much watering. Prefers well drained soil. Indirect bright light.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

PALM COLLECTION

…Very Elegant & Colourful…

REDNECK PALM

Dypsis leptocheilos

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $25

…Shade & Indoors…

BAMBOO PALM

Chamaedorea seifrizii

(3mAbcD) Chamaedorea seifrizii. This is an extremely attractive small clumping palm. This is a hardy and strong growing palm from Mexico & Central America. Bamboo Palm is a densely clustering little palm which will eventually develop into a clump about 2m wide. Narrowish arching fronds with short dense and dark green feather leaves. The bright orange fruits are another feature. This one is not commonly available and is one of the most attractive palms imaginable. Most mild climates. Likes shade and good indoors. These are 3 leaf plants 350mm tall, in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 (160 parries) 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)

Get All 3 for $28

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON MEXICANUM

Philodendron mexicanum

(60cmAbcD) Long and narrow arrow head shaped foliage. The leaves have a reddish underside. New leaves have are a light green with a glossy sheen to it while the matured leaves have developed into a dark leathery green colour. This one is a climber and will grow best with a trellis. Native to Mexico. A hardy and easy to grow philodendron. Prefers well drained loose soil. Bright indirect light.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum Lady Moxon

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

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

…The Prettiest One…

 

 

 

 

….Spectacular Flowers….

KAHILI GINGER

Hedychium gardnerianum

(2m*ABCD) Hedychium gardnerianum will give you huge attractive hanging fragrant yellow flowers with red markings. You can cut them off for flower arrangements. Long bright green leaves. This one is native to the Himalayas and will take a light frost and can be grown in temperate gardens right through to tropical. It shoots off a strong rhizome. Light shade to full sun.

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

 

 

…Glorious Flowers…Heavenly Scent…

MISTY PLUME BUSH

Tetradenia riparia

(2mAbcD) Tetradenia riparia is an imposing compact bush. Strong spicy fragrance (and foliage). Used in Pot Pourri. This one will be covered in small mauve-pink lacy flowers in winter and spring for a long period. Musk Bush has small (5cm) roundish pointed light green-grey leaves with a flannel feel. A native of southern Africa. All warm coastal climates.Full sun or part shade.

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

 

 

….Pineapple Flavour….

JACK FRUIT

artocarpus heterophyllus

(7mEdAbcD) Artocarpus heterophyllus. The fruit of the Jackfruit tree is huge even on a small tree. It is seldom less than 25cm up to 50cm in diameter and up to 36kg in weight. They grow on the trunk branches and roots of the tree and are the worlds largest tree grown fruit. The pulp & seeds have been popular for thousands of years. Eaten raw (pineapple taste) or processed in many ways and used in asian cuisine. Believed to be a native of the Indian Western Ghats rainforest. This is a handsome stately tree in the tropics. Smaller elsewhere. Takes light frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

…Rare Anthurium Giant…

ANTHURIUM DUSSII

Anthurium Dussii

(2mAbcD) Hard to get giant Anthurium with huge rippled arrow shaped leaved leaves. Huge spadix on which the bright red fruit develops. Narrow creamy brown spathe. The leaves are light green. Filtered Light to morning sun. These plants are 15cm tall out of the pot. Sent in 75mm diameter pots. 1 Per Customer.

…..Priced at $29 each (350 parries)

 

 

 

….Amazing White Butterfly flowers…Spring & Summer…

FLOWERING CALATHEA

(30cmABCD) Calathea concinna ‘Freddy’ Great foliage and amazing white butterfly flowers in spring and summer!! This is a standout with its pale white green stripes and dark green patterned leaves. Calatheas are dazzling clumping plants native to South America. They have a huge array of brilliant colours and equences. Grow in all climates as they multiply then go dormant for winter. So keep on the dry side when cool. Small clumper with medium sized rounded leaves. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

….Unusual Herb Tonic….

VAP CA

Houttuynia cordata

(30cmFABCD) Houttuynia cordata
Vap Ca is revered as a tonic tea and for other medicinal purposes. Amongst others for those low in energy and unwell. This is an Asian herb with a fish aroma. The leaves are used raw and cooked to flavour meat and savoury dishes, soups etc. Attractive heart shaped dark green leaves. Grows as a groundcover from underground runners and will grow in shade or full sun with moisture.

…..Priced at $9.90 (170 Parries) or 3 for $23

Extra Information on Vap Ca. This plant has an impressive list and is reported good for many, many ailments and good health. Includes essential fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and amino acids and more! Acts as an anti viral, anti fungal and anti bacterial agent, also anti inflamatory and reported good for rheumatism.

 

 

 

BEGONIA SNOWFLAKE

Begonia Snowflake

(70cmAbcD) Begonia hybrid ‘Snowflake’. Rare Begonia with large leaves with broad green veins and with thousands of white speckled snowdrops all over. All leaves have a red underside. Rosey pink flowers for most of the year. 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 (200 Parries)

STRAWBERRY & CREAM BEGONIA

Begonia Strawberry and Cream

(70cmAbcD) Begonia ‘Strawberry & Cream’. Begonia with silvery copper toned leaves and light pink flowers for most of the year. An occasional leaf will go light pink and contrast with the coppery colour that have not changed yet. Great as an indoor plant! For frost free climates out of the wind. Bright indirect light and keep the soil moist. Sent in 75mm pots.

….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

…Shape and Holed Beauty…

MINI MONSTERA

Rhaphidophora tetrasperma

(1mAbcD) Rhaphidophora tetrasperma
Beautifully shaped and holed foliage plant for indoors and your patio. Easy to care for and a low maintenance plant. Also fast growing too! Grows smaller than a philodendron making it perfect for small spaces. Let the foliage flow out of the pot or let it climb up a trellis! Native to Thailand and Malayasia. Bright indirect light. 75mm Pots

……Priced at $12.90 each.
PS Not actually a monstera at all despite the name but is very similar in appearance to other Monstera plants, this one is actually from the Rhaphidophora family.

 

 

 

 

…Unusual Dwarf with Hot Pink Flowers…

TINY TINA

Hibiscus 'Tini Tina'

(1mAbcD) Hibiscus ‘Tini Tina’ is a delightful dwarf Hibiscus which will delight you with its masses of petite hot pink flowers in autumn. The flowers are an unusual tunnel shape about 5cm long and 3cm wide. The bright glossy foliage is serrated and smaller than most Hibiscus. This is a lovely compact plant ideal for the garden or pots on the patio or around a pool. Keep this one in a warm sunny location free from frost.

…..Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

…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 $12.90 each

 

 

 

BUCKLE FERN

(35cmABCD) Pellaea hybrid ‘Buckle Fern’ (Pellaea rotundifolia x Pellaea falcata) is an attractive and native fern that grows to 45cm wide and produces fronds up to 30cm long. It is suitable for rockeries or as a container plant in a semi-shaded moist position. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90

VARIEGATED MAYI PTERIS

Pteris mayi variegata

(30cmABCD) Pteris mayi variegata is a very heavily crested and compact variegated Pteris with very decorative arching much divided fronds. Mayi has much broader fronds than the Cretica Pteris. Easy to grow in a pot, basket, indoors, bushhouse or shaded garden position. Likes good light conditions. Suited to all climates even the coldest. These are very attractive ferns. In 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

QUEENSLAND KAURI

Agathis robusta

(20m**RfFABCD) Agathis robusta has unique leathery leaves and a most attractive greyish bark. An outstanding signature tree for important places, Kauri also makes an interesting indoor plant when young and a wonderful tub speciman. Grows well in temperate regions in a wide range of soils. Reasonably fast growing it is drought resistant and frost hardy. Native to QLD tropical and sub-tropical rainforest this one is famous for its magnificent timber also. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

….1st Release Rare New Guinea Hoya….

HOYA DISCHORENSIS….Provenance Sideia

Hoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Hoya dischorensis. This is another amazingly beautiful hoya we found in New Guinea a few years back. This one from the Island of Sidaea. This is our first release with light yellow star shaped flowers and darker corona and big leaves. Flowers in a large cluster of 25 to 30 flowers during the warmer months. Tolerant of most coastal climates, fine at 5oC in winter here but best to move undercover during colder periods and protect from frost. Morning sun….part shade. Found this one within 10m of the edge of the Coral Sea an hour out of Milne Bay PNG.

…..Priced at $12.90 each.

 

 

 

MUSCARI LIRIOPE

Liriope muscari

(30cmFABC) Liriope muscari. Lovely dark violet bell shaped flowers in long heads in summer and autumn. There are heaps of these tiny flowers on each head and heaps of heads! The light green straplike foliage forms dense attractive arching clumps. Good as a container plant inside and out or as a border or groundcover, especially as under trees and in dark shady places. Native to China & Japan, suited to all climates except possibly tropical. Full to part shade.

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

 

 

 

BRAHMI

Bacopa monnieri brahmi

(Creeper ABCD) Bacopa monnieri is one of Australias most sought after herbs. Also known as ‘The Memory Plant’ it is renowned for improving memory retention. This creeper from India has small and soft leaves. Often recognised for students and executives who wish to invigorate their mental processes. It also induces a sense of calm and peace reducing the effects of anxiety and stress in work and exam situations. It is reported successful against insomnia. Has been used to help those affected by stroke, nervous breakdown or exhaustion and Attention Deficit Disorder. Just eat a couple of leaves each day and effects will appear in 3-4 weeks. Grow it in full sun to part shade in moist conditions. Will grow in water. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

WALLUM BANKSIA

Banksia aemula

(3m**FABCD) Banksia aemula. Green flower spikes to 15cm long and attractive serrated leaves. This is a great bird attracter which develops a knarled trunk in time. Tolerant of poor drainage and frost. Native of NSW and QLD. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

AZALEA CHRISTMAS CHEER

Azalea Christmas Cheer

(1mABCD) Azalea kurume ‘Christmas Cheer’. Huge stunning display of vibrant reddish pink flowers in late spring. Flower in huge masses on this shrub! Mid green foliage, turns into a rich orange red in autumn again showing off another great display before falling. Excellent as a border plant! Moist but well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

Rlc. Chunyeah ‘Tzeng Wen’

RLC ChunyeahTW

Large golden yellow Cattleya with a red lip. Shadehouse conditions. Flowering Size. These plants are 120mm tall. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $35.00

 

 

 

 

SILVER HARE’S FOOT FERN

humata tyermanii

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

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

 

 

 

….Rare…..Hort. Society Merit Award….

PEACOCK ORCHID

Abyssinian gladiolus

(70cmFABCD) Abyssinian gladiolus. Big 5cm fragrant hooded white with purple center flowers in profusions in spring and summer. Graceful and airy, the flowers are carried on arching slender tubes. Clumping bright green sword like foliage. Won the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society Garden Merit Award 1993. Great cut flowers. Decidious, they shoot back from a multiplying corm each spring. Sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $25

 

 

 

Heliconia bihai ‘Hong Kong Claw’

Heliconia bihai Hong Kong Claw

Long Red/Orange bracts. Height growth varies from 1.5 to 3.5 metres depending on the warmth of your climate. Will grow in most warm temperate coastal conditions from north of Coffs Harbour NSW or Geraldton WA. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground….with sensible preparation. These are one of the harder to get large growing varieties.

…..Priced at $21 each

 

 

 

 

…Famous Aboriginal Cancer Treatment…

GUMBY GUMBY

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

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

 

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE LILY

Eucomis autumnalis

(50cm*AbCD) Eucomis autumnalis
Eyecatching and different with the strangest flower you have ever seen! Blooms in summer continuously lasting till autumn. Pineapple like cluster on top! Waxy white, burgundy centred, star shaped flowers. The flowers produces a sweet scent. Wide long brown spotted leaves. Can attract bees, butterflies and birds. Goes dormant in winter but springs back bigger and flowers every year. Easy to care for, low maintenance. Native to South Africa. Well drained soil. Full sun to light shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

ORANGE BULBINE

Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'

(40cmABcD) Bulbine frutescens ‘Hallmark’. Produces vibrant clumps of yellow/orange star spring and summer flowers on tall green stems. Flowering above its green upright foliage. Native to South Africa, making this plant excellent for hot and dry areas. Drought resistant. Ideal for rock gardens, landscaping, borders and pathways. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN CHALICE

(2mABCD) Solandra maxima Variegated is a spectacular branching shrubby vine with huge 25cm golden trumpet shaped flowers with several purple stripes in spring and summer. The stem is erect and branching with a smooth trunk. The light green & cream variegated leaves are large & oval shaped. Cup of Gold is native to Mexico. It likes a well drained soil in a protected, sunny position. Reported to grow in warm areas around Melbourne. Tolerates wind, salt spray and dry conditions.

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

 

 

 

WHITE CROCUS

Zephyranthes candida

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

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

 

 

 

….Medicinal Values….

MUSHROOM PLANT

Rungia klossii mushroom plant

(60cmEdABcD) Rungia klossii has highly nutritious leaves with a mushroom taste about them when cooked. Great in a salad raw or stirfry for a few seconds. Reported (Sunshine Coast 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. Has dark glossy soft leaved plant with lovely blue spring flowers. Shade to part sun. Sent in 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

Elkhorn …Silver Hybrid

Platycerium bifurcatum x Hybrid elk horn

(50cm**ABCD) Platycerium veitchii Hybrid. The Australian native Silver Elk is the only known parent. It has fronds that are covered with a thick grey felt. The fertile fronds are mostly erect while the shield fronds display finger-like projections when grown in bright light. It can be mounted on a plaque or on a tree for a more natural growth pattern. Easy to grow in a protected garden in good light & morning sun…not heavy shade. Liquid fertilise often. Very drought & frost resistant. Do not overwater! Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

FAT BOY

Philodendron martianum

(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.

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

 

 

 

STROMANTHE ‘DAZZLER’

Stromanthe Dazzler

(90cmAbcD) Stromanthe sanguinea ‘TriStar’. The cream, pink and green tones will dazzle you and brighten up any garden or room. This is an absolutely brilliant evergreen shade loving foliage plant. Loves growing in a pot or in the garden. Likes shade and is proven indoors. Big strapping leaves about 30-40 cm long and 7cm wide. This is a clumping plant from Honduras and it develops on a creeping rhizome. Appreciates humidity but is quite a resilient plant. Medium shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

…Lovely Mint with a Light Kick…

VIETNAMESE MINT

Polygonum odoratum

(1mEdAbcd) Polygonum odoratum syn. Persicaria odorata. A hardy & easy to grow perennial herb with beautifully bronze marked narrow aromatic leaves and small pink flowers. The spicy mint flavoured leaves with a pleasant light kick can be used to flavour chicken, pork, rice and vegetables dishes. Thrives in rich, moist soil, tolerant of shade and wet. Best suited for container growing. Full sun to part shade. 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

MISTLETOE CACTUS

Rhipsalis campos-portoana

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

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

 

 

 

 

COSTUS GOLDEN YELLOW

Costus Yellow

(2mAbcD) Costus subsessilis ‘Golden Yellow’. Brilliant big 100mm saucer shaped crinkled flowers that emerge from a green cone. The cone has lots of scales from which these amazing flowers emerge one or two at a time in summer. Likes a frostfree climate. In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

‘BLUE FERN’

Phlebodium aureum Blue Star

(60cmAbcD) Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Fern’. 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)

 

 

 

 

 

QUEEN ANNE AGAPANTHUS

Agapanthus Queen Anne

(40cmFABCDE) Agapanthus ‘Queen Anne’. This a brilliant blue violet Agapanthus with a solid violet stripe running up the center of each petal! Great as a border or spot colour plant. The flower spikes are about 50cm tall. Arching evergreen shiny clumping straplike foliage. Like being on the dry side. Drought and frost resistant. Full sun or shade. 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

…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 $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

RAKKYO – Asian Onion

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

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

FRUIT SALAD PLANT

Monstera deliciosa

(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 $12.90 each (350 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Golden Apollon

Phalaenopsis Golden Apollon

Clear lemon yellow flowers. Approx 140mm leaf span. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $21.00

 

 

 

DRAGONS TAIL PLANT

Epipremnum pinnatum

(Vine**AbcD) Epipremnum pinnatum
Lovely shiny green foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. Its virtually carefree and is attractively leafy. Great indoors. Takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Dragons tail 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 through to full sun. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

DELAVAYI OSMANTHUS

Osmanthus delavayi

(4m*FABC) Osmanthus delavayi
Beautiful shrub that looks almost snow covered! Tough & evergreen it that will cope well with winter conditions. Smooth textured and a great screening plant. Cluster of small, highly scented white flowers blooms in April, occasionally followed by a few black fruits. The leaves are 1-2 inches long, leathery and dark green coloured. Drought tolerant. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

PHILODENDRUM ERUBESCENS HYBRID ‘RED’

Philodendron erubescens Red

This is a delightful compact growing and slowly climbing Philodendron with big 30cm thick shiny triangular green leaves with red tones & red veins…attractive light red under tonings underleaf. Top leaves are bronze. It makes a marvellous patio or indoor plant. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Large plants in 100mm jumbo pots.

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

 

 

 

…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 $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

SILVER SQUILL

Ledebouria socialis

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

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Ox Lottery Prince

Phalaenopsis Ox Lottery Prince

Moth orchid with medium size yellow/orange flowers overlaid with darker orange striping. Indoor, indirect light position best. Keep moist. Approximately 130mm leaf span. These plants are in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

AGLAONEMA ‘SILVER QUEEN’

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' New

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

…All Frost Free Climates…

MALAYSIAN ORCHID

Medinilla myriantha

(1.5mAbcD) Medinilla myriantha. 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 medium leaves.This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Philippines. 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 (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

…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)

 

 

VARIEGATED MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’

(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade position. Sent in 100mm pots.
…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

…Gorgeous Foliage…
…Outdoors, Indoor or Bonsai…

FERN LEAVED TAMARIND

Sarcotoechia serrata

(1-4m**RfAbcD) Sarcotoechia serrata
Pink new growth on these fern like leaves make this a stunning feature from this small rainforest tree. Blooms in autumn with these small pea sized yellow flowers which are then followed by these yellow seed pods that split to reveal several red seeds. Native to NE QLD and New Guinea. Well drained soil. Slow growing up to 6 meters but requires shelter from strong wind and protection from frost. Good in a pot indoors or as a large bonsai. Can be kept small in a pot. Part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $27

 

 

 

WHITE BUTTERFLY GINGER

Hedychium coronarium

(1.5m*AbcD) Hedychium ‘White Butterfly’ will give you the most fragrant and attractive longlasting flowers imaginable from summer through autumn. The interestingly shaped orchid like flowers are pure white with a dash of gold on the central petal. Attractive lushe broad ‘tropical’ foliage. These are fast growing plants shooting from a strong rhizome. Native to India they will grow in most frostfree coastal climates. If you are in a cooler borderline area, you may still be successful if you protect the rhizomes from frost damage with straw mulch. Prefers shade or partial shade and plenty of moisture. Sent as rhizomes in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

MACARTHUR PALM


(5m**AD) Ptychosperma macarthurii is an extremely attractive clumping palm from Cape York. It is a Feather Palm with clumping, slender, grey ringed trunks topped with a 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)

 

 

GOLD FUSSIA

Strobilanthes anisophyllus

(1.5mAbcD) Strobilanthes anisophyllus will provide you with absolute masses of rich mauve bell shaped spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. Attractive small leaves are a nice addition to any foliage garden and the the flowers will really set the scene on fire. Needs a warm climate from Sydney NSW northwards or grown indoors in winter. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

ASPIDISTRA – CAST IRON PLANT

Aspidistra elatior

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

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

FAIRY LIGHTS

Scirpus cenuus

(30cmFABCD) Scirpus cenuus is an unusual ornamental grass with little luminous bulbs on top of each and every little rush. These shine when reflecting light from around the house. This is a very attractive neat dark green clumping fine rush like grass. The stems are fine and weeping. It will grow in all areas and is frost resistant but likes plenty of moisture. Great for garden borders on the edge of or in ponds and under any light. Full sun (with plenty moisture) or shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (220 Parries) each or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

…No Leaf Variegation…

WHITE KNIGHT PHILODENDRON ‘ UNVARIEGATED’

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

…..Priced at $49

 

 

 

RHIPSALIS OBLONGA

Rhipsalis oblonga flower

(70cmAbcD) Rhipsalis oblonga.
Produces heaps of yellow white flowers from around the margins of its curly succulent leaves in rainy seasons. The leaves hang over the side of a pot or hanging basket. Rhipsalis oblonga grows by adding leaf segments and can be propagated from the same. Rhipsalis are large to medium sized epipihytes almost all from Central and South America. Great in a well drained porous mix in a hanging basket or pot with their hanging foliage. Rhipsalis like humid warm conditions in full shade and prefer atmospheric conditions to wet the soil but should not be allowed to dry out entirely. Can be grown inside. Filtered light or indirect light.

……Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

SYNGONIUM JUNE COLLECTION

VELVET SYNGONIUM

Syngonium wendlandii

(30cmAbcD) Syngonium wendlandii. Deep green leaves with a striking white stripe running through the middle vein. Slow to grow and easy to care for. Shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33
NB This plant appears very similar to Syngonium Southern Star which appeared here 3 months back.

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 $15.90 each or 3 for $44

Get both for $23

 

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

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

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON BRASIL

Philodendron Brasil

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

Philodendron Black Cardinal

Philodendron erubescens Black Cardinal

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

SQUARE CACTUS

Rhipsalis sulcata

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

Lc. Mari’s Song x Rlc. Dream Trader ‘Southern Cross’

Lc. Mari’s Song x Rlc. Dream Trader ‘Southern Cross’

Large flowered pink Cattleya hybrid with darker pink splashing in the petals, similar in style to the attached. Note these are seedlings, so some shape and colour variation will occur. Shadehouse conditions, allow to dry slightly between waterings. These plants 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90

 

 

 

 

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 (250 Parries)

PHILODENDRON BIRKIN

Philodendron birkin
Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Philodendron birkin in particular is quite a standout plant with its white stripes pointed foliage against its dark green background. New leaves are completely white and will get darker as they age. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

 

CHIRITA SINESIS

Chirita sinesis

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

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGE

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Prince of Orange in particular is quite an standout plant with its orange pointed foliage against its green background. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Fullers 3545

Phalaenopsis Fuller's 3545

New release moth orchid with large size pink flowers overlaid with contrasting darker pink flaring and spotting. Indoor filtered light conditions best, keep moist. 70mm pots approx. 130mm Leaf Span.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

CROCODYLLUS

Microsorum musifolium

(60cmABCD) Microsorum musifolium ‘Crocodyllus’. This is the famous ‘Crocodyllus’ with its frond surface marked like a crocodile skin Attractive broad bright green fronds that grow up to a metre tall. Bright light or part sun. Will grow in all climates.

……Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

…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

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE DYCKIA

Dyckia brevifolia

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

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

 

….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)

 

 

 

MOSS

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

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

 

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 & Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 27th January, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 23rd 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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