February Catalogue 2018

Newsletter February 2018

So can we ever have everything in the plant world? Of course not there are so many plants we haven’t seen or even dreamt about yet. In fact there are 400,000 plant species known and in new ones are being discovered every day. In fact 2034 new species were discovered in 2015 and many of them absolutely fascinating. And we will keep looking for them for you. Have a great February…love the warmth of summer.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers


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* If we planted more trees on our planet we could overcome the mooted effects of the greenhouse gasses, produce more oxygen and tie up the carbon dioxide in the wood produced. But governments only respond to pressure groups and come up with ridiculous and costly non solutions.
* Did you know that the Bicarb Soda (not Baking Soda) in your pantry is naturally produced in your body and you can dissolve a drink a little to keep your system on the alkaline side which is reported to have many health benefits….including cancer protection. There is a lot of info on this on the world wide web.
* Many plants develop a very strong starch filled rhizome from which all new shoots come. They can actually come fom a mature plant.
Last Months Did You Know
* Coconut fibre, known as Cocopeat is a brilliant medium for growing a very wide range of plants. It has excellent drainage qualities and water holding capacity. You buy it in small compressed blocks and it immediately breaks up on watering. Itsespecially good with epiphytes.
* Mushroom Plant (Rungia klossii) provides a very rich source of Iron. If you are iron deficient in any way or are vegan or vegetarian try a few leaves every week. The human body needs iron to ensure a healthy blood count (esp haemaglobin) and it needs iron in a multitude of forms…not just the ones you get out of a bottle or injection. Trust nature to give you some of that source.
* Skin cancers can be easily completely removed using Radium Weed (Euphorbia peplus) for smaller ones or Black Salve for larger ones. Black Salve is a mixture of Natural herbs (2 ..galangal and turmeric found in our nursery) plus an oxide…..look it up on the internet.
* Interestingly where radium weed was denounced as quackery by some western medicos in the past an expensive radium weed gel has now been produced by the pharmaceutical industry….which is now being prescribed!
PS Western Medicine is a huge field but its only been running for a hundred years and as well as the successes it often makes terrible mistakes. Rules have to be made to cover our medical parctitioners from litigation or the system would run out of control….but the rules are for the practititioners…we only need to consider them along with all the other options.
* One secret to managing chronic pain is not the next drug you can take but to ‘keep on moving’ in the garden.
*If you are driving and start feeling sleepy (or any time you feel drowsy)…try exactly 3 minutes of deep breathing using your diaphragm….to enliven yourself for the next few hours. PS Before you do this make sure you are not one who feels faint if breathing too deeply.
* Make a refreshing drink by dicing some ginger root and mix with boiling water. Then fridge it and dilute to taste with water, mineral or soda water.



West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

These states have strict quarantine protocols in place. All have inspection procedures in place at both ends. Please note you do nothing… we do all the work and payments. These order are intended to be sent on the following day: Friday 16th of February. We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 13th of February, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Monday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.


Your Plants

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

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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.
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Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.



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If price is your main consideration the we will accommodate you.
We decided to up the ante and beat any competitor by 12.5% not 10%.
Twenty years ago we stopped sending tiny plants in 40-50mm pots & introduced our current long 70mm pot. The 70mm pot has 4.3 times bigger volume than a 50mm pot and we can grow a plant 4 times the size in it and that’s what we do!
As other suppliers have come in over the years, they are offering tiny plants in 45-50mm pots and even bare rooted plants. If you find a commercial business paying GST with a lower price for the same size plant as ours, we will beat it by 12.5%.



WHAT IS A JUJUBE…Ziziphus jujuba Mill.

Jujube is also known as Chinese Date and has been eaten both raw and dried in China for thousands of years. It is regarded as a delicacy and as well as a great taste has fabulous medicinal values. An Australian naturopath known to us uses Jujube base in 75% of her herbal health mixes. In China the fruit is revered. Many Cultivars have been developed in China and we believe Li and Winter Dong are two of the best. Li Jujube is known as the biggest Jujube and this is a newly introduced rare precious variety of superior quality best eaten fresh. It has a thin red skin with a crisp green-white flesh that is sweet. Long. diameter 4.1-4.9cm. Diameter 3.5-4.6cm. and 35-80gm weight.


Mid – April Availability Jujube Trees for Western Australians
Contact us if you live in WA and you would like some of our Li Jujube trees.
We are anticipating our Jujube Trees will be ready in mid- April. Get on our list for priority ordering. You will need to pick up in Perth as we are not set up for freighting plants. We are also taking bulk orders.
We are happy to take backorders for other States
We will not be sending to other states at this stage but will be doing so in the coming years.






Some people are under the misconception that a rhizome is inferior to a potted plant. A rhizome can ne the sole energy source for a mature plant 4 or 5m tall plant. The plant is dug out of the ground and most of the stem cut off….this is hard yakka. The rhizome of that plant is the thickened starch filled underground club like structure that the plant grows off. You will notice a new growth bud on the rhizome from which the new shoot comes…more will probably develop if you look after the plant. Because it was the energy source for a larger plant growth from the rhizome will be rapid and will soon be the size of the original plant.

Some rhizomes are edible eg edible Ginger, Galangal and Turmeric and many others. The best time to put in rhizomes if you live south of the QLD border or equivalent in WA is from October to March. They need warmth to sprout.







I have found a self massage technique which eliminates the need for Pharmaceutical antacids and PPI’s
(Proton Pump Inhibitors) for people suffering heartburn from stomach acid burning their esophagus! Recent research has shown that PPI’s have a good chance of bringing on early demensure and osteoporosis because in the absence of acid the body seeks to make more by sucking out nutrients from the brain and bones! The research has been published on the world wide web.


So I would like to teach five people this simple 3 minute massage and check if they get a benefit.
To qualify you must be sincere to do the exercise and have severe heartburn. I will take the 5 most severe cases. Phone me on 0408 687 109 if interested. You don’t have to be brave to do this simple massage and it cant hurt you.






Heliconias & Gingers are Available Now

We have a huge list of Heliconias to choose from. Phone anytime on 0408 687 109 to discuss with Bob or see on our website.



 As a group of soldiers at Nambour Barracks stood in formation, the Drill Sergeant said, “All right! All you idiots, fall out.”As the rest of the squad wandered away, one soldier Billy Bunter remained at attention. The Drill Instructor walked over until he was eye to eye with him, and then raised a single eyebrow. The soldier smiled and said, “Sure was a lot of ‘em, hey, sir?”




Please write down your Password and Username.

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


Combined Postage/Shipping
We do combine postage/shipping with all our orders. This means you can buy as many plants as you like for a single postage/shipping price. eg, in NSW you might buy 100 plants for $16 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.



Etlingera elatior 'Candy Cane'


(3mAD) Etlingera elatior ‘Candy Cane’. A new dwarf Torch Ginger, grows 3m high and produces rich pink flowers on tall basal stems in summer. Excellent cut flower. Suited to warm frostfree areas north of Coffs Harbour NSW to Geraldton WA. Needs a sheltered position with medium sun and prefers rich well drained soil. Fertilize regularly.

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











VANILLA ORCHID VINEVanilla planifolia

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

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













JUNE PLUM Spondias dulcis

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each













RED PASSION FLOWERPassiflora coccinea

(V*FEdAD) Passiflora coccinea will make your heart throb with its big (12cm) red fragrant showy flowers….they are bright scarlet red with white, purple, and light pink colors on the corona. Large lobed leaves with lovely soft red hairs & red tinged stems. This is a hard to get vine from South America. Edible & delicious 5cm orange -yellow fruit. Takes frost as it is deciduous in colder inland & tablelands winters. Plant in well drained conditions in full sun.

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












….White Crepe Like Flowers….Cheilocostus speciosus


(1.8m**AbcD) Cheilocostus speciosus. Will present you with lovely paper thin white flowers with crumpled lips like silk crepe. The flowers emerge one at a time from a soft red cone like structure at the branch ends. This is a strong flowering plant. Likes part shade. Grows in frost free temperate areas as well as tropical. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)













KING FERNAngiopteris 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 $16.90 each (450 Parries)

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












(90cmAbcD) Alocasia sp. ‘Ivory Coast’. An elegant perennial alocasia with boldy white veins on large dark glossy green arrow shaped leaves. This elephant ear is ideal for adding to a lush, tropical garden or ideal for a warm spot indoors. Requires warmth and high humidity. Keep moist but not wet and apply liquid fertiliser during growth periods. Filtered light.

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














CORDYLINE DOLLYCordyline fruticosa 'Dolly'

(50cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Dolly’. Very dark background contrasting with reds and pinks with this little beauty. This is a gorgeous multi branching dwarf cordyline with short broad leaves. Something different for you! Cordylines give colour to your garden all year round. Good indoors but don’t overwater in winter. Takes dry. Shade or morning sun. For warm coastal climates. Part to full shade or morning sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (160 Parries)















(60cmAbcD) Eucharis x grandiflora is a magnificent Eucharis x grandifloraflowering 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 paddleshaped. 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 $9.90 (170 Parries) or 3 for $25














Jaboticaba aka Brazilian Grape Treemyrciaria cauliflora

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

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














(20mAbcD) Khaya senegalensis is a stately forest tree used widely through the warm areas of the world as a street, ornamental & shade tree. Eye catching grey flaky bark is a another feature. Also great timber tree now used in plantation forestry. For warm areas north of Coffs Harbour or Geraldton WA. Full sun. Does not mind swampy soils.

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














Dypsis decaryii


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

…..Priced at $4.90 each (150 Parries)














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 $8.90 each (180 Parries)














FICUS GREEN ISLANDFicus microcarpa 'Green Island'

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)













We have a large selection of Heliconias that can be sent as rhizomes from mid-august until end march. Rhizomes are unlikely to reshoot outside of this warm period unless you live in the tropics of northern Australia. These rhizomes are often quite large, expensive to grow & dig & of limited availability. Here is a list you can select from;

Heliconia caribaea ‘Barbados Flat’ $29
Prince of Darkness $29
Heliconia caribaea x bihai ‘Jacquinii’ $19.90
Criswick Big Red $39
Heliconia bihai ‘Manoa Sunrise’ $19.90
Emerald Forest $29
Lobster Claw 1 $19.90
Lobster Claw 2 $19.90
Hong Kong Claw $19.90
Kawika $25
Yellow Dancer $19.90
Nappi Red $25
Bucky $16.90
Heliconia champneiana Maya Blood $25
Heliconia chartacea x platystachis Temptress (Extra Sexy) $25
Heliconia collinsiana $25
Heliconia subulata $19.90
Heli. mariae x pogonantha ‘Dinosaur’ $39













…Don’t Miss Me…

BANANA BUSHTabernaemantana pandacaqui banana bush

(2m*,**RfAbcD) Tabernaemontana pandacaqui. This is a weird but highly prized native that grows fruit that look like bright little orange bananas (non edible) after flowering with unusual white fragrant flowers that look like helicopter rotors! They have five petals which fuse to form a tube. Native to rainforest in Qld and Nthn NSW. Tropical glossy dark green foliage. Also makes an excellent container plant and takes clipping. Suited to warm climates north of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent. Partial sun to full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $23












….Unusual Yellow Form….Holmskioldia sanguinea Yellow chinese hat plant


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

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











Dracontium pittieri


(3mABCD) This is a rare plant from the Family Aracaea (Aroid) and native to Costa Rica. It gets an interesting furl of crinkled leaves in summer and as the plant grows taller so does the flower spike get taller and taller off the ground. The floral arragement is long and gets to about 50cm as the rhizome enlarges. Unusual patterned stem that is a feature in itself. Deciduous in winter and reemerges in spring so you can grow it anywhere you get a hot summer. Don’t let its bulb get too wet in winter. The bulb will grow quite large to 20cms. These are small plants 20cm tall in 70mm diameter pots. Part shade to Morning sun.

…..Priced at $29 each














…Eye Catching Indoor Plant From Africa…ficus lyriata


(1-7mABD) Ficus lyrata. Amazing leaf shape like a fiddle. This Strangler Fig is a stand out in any establishment. The large scalloped leaves are leathery and heavily veined. Can be held as a smaller plant in a pot or planted out becomes a magnificent tree. Good inside but likes bright light.Sent in 140mm pots.

…..Priced at $25.00 each (250 Parries)

PS: 1 Commonly starts life as an epiphyte high in the crown of another tree, it then sends roots down to the ground that envelop the trunk of the host tree and slowly strangle it. It also grows as a free standing tree. This plant has the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
















(90cmABcD) Echinacea purpurea
Gorgeous purple blooms! Blooms in spring to summer. Also makes a great bouquet! Echinacea purpurea is well known for its immune building and antibiotic properties from the root and foliage. This one is easy to grow and also a low maintenace plant. Attracts bees and butterflies while in full bloom. Native to North America. Adaptable to most soils and positions. Tolerant to drought & heat. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90














…Arching Foliage…Orange Flowers…

ORANGE CORAL BUSHRussellia equisitiformis orange

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Orange’. If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific brilliant orange tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. This little beauty is a native of Mexico and grows in most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $21













QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREEBrachychiton rupestris

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

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

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














…Rarely Available…pandanus amaryllifolius


(1mEdAD) Pandanus amaryllifolus
Hard to get tropical plant. The leaves are widely used in Southeast Asia for cooking. The leaves have a nutty fragrance which enhances the flavor of foods, especially rice dishes and cakes. It is an upright, green plant with fan-shaped sprays of long, narrow, blade-like leaves and woody aerial roots. Partial Sun. Warm areas. These plants are in 100mm pots and 40cm tall.

…..Priced at $29 each











Gardenia Forever More


(1m*AcD) Gardenia cv. ‘Forever More’. Highly fragrant large white flowers that open up in a pinwheel like arrangement. Flowering from late spring. Dark glossy leaves. Gardenia Forever More can be planted as a hedge plant or potted up. Requires a warm protected position. Full sun.

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














*SCARLET FUCHSIAGraptophyllum excelsum

(2.5m**RfFmABDe) Graptophyllum excelsum is extremely rare in the wild and only recently rediscovered in its native habitat at Mt Etna near Rockhampton. Gorgeous waxy Fuchsia-like scarlet flowers in Spring and at other times if it is inclined. They last for a long time. Small shiny serrated. Nectar feeding birds love it. Wants good drainage in sun or shade. Known to resist light frosts in Sydney. Full sun.

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














…Hard to Get Climber..Lilac Flowers…

GARLIC VINEMansoa alliaceae

(VAbcD) Mansoa alliacea (syn.Pseudocalymma alliaceum) is not commonly available and will present you with very large heads of dark-mauve to lilac trumpet flowers in summer. This is a spectacular climber from tropical America and wants a warm temperate to tropical climate. Full sun.

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















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

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










Mclnra. Yellow Stars

Mclnra. Yellow Stars

Vigorous growing spider orchid, long sprays of bright yellow star shaped flowers. Shadehouse. Near flowering size.

…..Priced at $25













Rth. Roy’s Magic

Rth. Roy’s Magic

Medium sized clear yellow Cattleya, most having red splashing on the petal tips. Rth is short for Rhyncattleanthe. Flowering size.

…..Priced at $25 each











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

African Violet Ballet Big Star

African Violet Ballet Big Star

African Violet Hallmark

African Violet Hallmark

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Jays Flossie

African Violet Jays Flossie

African Violet Sun Sizzle

African Violet Sun Sizzle

Moderate light to indoor light.

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








(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 (200 Parries)













CARROT FERN Onychium japonicum

(45cmABCD) Onychium japonicum is an attractive fern with erect finely divided fronds to 45cm tall. Blue-green foliage. Easily grown in a moist position in filtered light. All climates. Suitable for pots & baskets. In 100mm pots.

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











SILVER HARE’S FOOT FERNhumata tyermanii

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

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



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Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya


Hoya obovata


Clusters of 20-30 fuzzy white to light rose flowers with deep carmine red centres. Happily under shade here down to 0o C in winter. Part shade.

…..$8.90 (140 Parries)



hoya macgillivray


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

…..$12.90 (180 Parries)



HOYA ‘NEW GUINEA GOLD’ (W)Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

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

…..$12.90 each







Hoya diversifolia


(C) – Pink petals with a red centre. Its leaves are very think and dark green. A vigorous large growing hoya. Hardy to zero degrees celcius.

…..$8.90 (180 Parries)



Hoya keysii


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

…..$8.90 (150 Parries)




Hoya obscura


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

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)








HOYA DISCHORENSISHoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Hoya dischorensis. Amazingly beautiful hoya with yellow solid star shaped flowers. Large cluster during warm months.

…..$12.90 each



HOYA AUSTRALIS (M)Hoya australis

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

…..$9.90 (180 Parries)




Hoya 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 (200 Parries)




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

Hoya Ideas

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



Delicious Collection

Delicious February Collection 1

American Elderberrysambucus canadensis

(3mEdFmABCD) Sambucus canadensis.
Delicious round deep purple or black
berries. Pleasantly tart & high vitamin C.
Ripens in summer. Full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 each


Brazilian CherrySyzygium uniflora fruit

Syzygium uniflora
Delicous edible red 2.5cm
fruits. Can be used to make
jellies and jam.
Full sun or part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23



WampiClausena brevistyla native wampi

(3-7m**EdAbcD) Clausena lansium
Delicious & different very
juicy fruit. Clusters of
pink grape sized fruit.
Will fruit in 2 years. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 ea (180 Parries) or 3 for $29




Delicious February Collection 2

TURMERICCurcuma longa turmeric

(70cmEdABCD) Curcuma longa
One of the worlds most potent
herbs for cure & prevention
incl. cancer & dementia.
Spice for your foods.
Full sun or shade.
….Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25


Coffee Tree Coffea arabica

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica
Have a never ending
supply of delicious coffee.
Bearing fruits that are a
brillant red. Full sun to part shade.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25




(5-9mEdaD) Averrhoa carombolaAverrhoa carambola
The fruits are large and very
tasty with a delicate flavour,
with nice texture and shape.
Even the ripe skin is edible. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25




Delicious February Collection 3Diospyros digyna black sapote

Black Sapote

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna. Aka choc
pudding. Pulp looks & tastes like
a fine chocolate mousse. Eat
fresh or after freezing.
Tastes great! Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25


SOURSOPAnnona muricata soursop

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata
Attractive little shade tree will give
you the most delicious fruit to eat
fresh. Very juicy and makes a
tangy drink. Contains vitamin C, B1
and B2. For warm areas. Full sun
…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29


DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura
. Has reknowned
reputation as a blood balancer.
Tastes fines and be eaten raw
or in smoothies, salads and
stir fries. Good in tea. Shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39




Delicious February Collection 4

Edible Ginger PlantsZingiber officianale

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officianale.
Grow your own delicious
ginger…let it clump..eat the
rhizome. Full sun or part
shade. Deciduous.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)


Acronychia Vistaacronychia imperforata

(5m**RfEdABCDE) Acronychia imperforata ‘Vista’
Will produce juicy yellow fruits after
the flowers. A fast growing
cultivar. Full sun or shade.
….Priced at $9.90 each (180 parries) or 3 for $25


Gumby Gumby

(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides
If you read the background
to this plant you would be
drinking its, tea easily made
from its leaves every day!
Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29





Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!




(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.

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








CALADIUMSCaladium Pink

(30cmABCD) Caladium bicolor
Collection of Two Caladiums are brilliant variably coloured and marked foliage plants that die back to a bulb in winter. So they will be quickly reshooting. If you plant it outside in the garden it may be best to pull them up for winter as you could lose the bulbs in prolonged wet weather. Otherwise keep in a pot and keep the dormant bulbs on the barely moist side over winter.Take shade or full sun (with moisture).

….Two Different Colours for $23










(9mAbcD) Ficus religiosa is the famed tree under which the Buddha sat for 6 yrs when he attained enlightenment (bodhi) at Bodh Gaya in Bihar State India. You will find it in and around every Buddhist Temple! Also known as the Bo Tree this is a magnificent signiture tree that can also be kept in a pot. Very popular for Bonsai. Its heart shaped leaves have a pointed drawn out end. It must be pollinated by a special wasp. Love full sun & can be grown in the shade.

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










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

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








RED BLOOD LILYHaemanthus Red

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

…..Priced at $9.90 each








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 $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23














JOHN KLASS REDCordyline John Klass

2cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘John Klass Red’
Brilliant bright
red & dark green
margins. Good
indoors but don’t
overwater in
winter. Shade
or morning sun.
Part to full shade or morning sun.



CARUBA BLACKCordyline Caruba Black

(40cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Caruba Black’
Lovely shiny
black foliage.
Scented white
flowers held on
spikes above the
foliage. Its shortish
broad leaves form
rosettes around
the narrow stem.
Cordylines give
colour to your
garden all
year round.


PINK CHAMPIONCordyline Pink Champion

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Pink Champion’
These very bright
foliage plants
come out in
brilliant rose &
pink shades &
dark green mix.
The leaves form
rosettes around
the narrow stem.
Cordylines give
colour to your garden all year round.

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

Cordylines can grow to 2-3m but it is best to cut them off at 1m and plant the cuttings and at the same time branch your plant.










(45cmAbCD) Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Childsiana’Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Childsiana'
Lovely dwarf Calla Lily with white, trumpet-like flowers on short stems, blooming from late winter to spring. Smooth textured green arrow shaped leaves. This one is ideal for containers, borders, pond margins and cut flowers. Prefers moist, well drained soil in a sunny to partly shaded position. Keep moist in dry weather and divide clumps when necessary. In 70mm pots. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)









WILD IRISDietes iridioides

(1mFABCD) Dietes iridioides (syn. vegeta). This is a clumping plant with straplike arching foliage and lovely white Iris like flowers with yellow and a dash of purple in the centres. Good border, rockery and background plant or can be mass planted. Native to South Africa. For all climates this plant is very hardy and frost resistant. In 70mm pots. Semi shade to full sun.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)








(30cmFABC) Liriope muscariLiriope muscari
Lovely dark violet bell shaped flowers in long heads will be yours 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. In 70mm pots. Full to part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)








Stephanotis floribunda


(V*AbCD) Stephanotis floribunda will give you long lasting pure white fragrant summer flowers. The flowers are tubular with flaring petals. The shiny leaves are neat, dark green and oval shaped. Large fruit pods. This one is a nice vine from Madagascar which is not rampant and can be grown against a sunny wall or along the edge of a pergola or the like. For mild frostfree climates. Full sun is best.

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










…Don’t Let the Kids Discover this or its Gone…Diospyros digyna black sapote


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

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

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










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

….Priced at $7.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $21









FIJI FIREMetrosideros vitiencensis 'Fiji Fire'

(1.5mADE) Metrosideros vitiencensis ‘Fiji Fire’ is a lovely red foliage plant with orange flowers with red stamens from autumn to winter. New growth comes all year and is brilliant red. This is a very hardy & salt resistant shrub for warm coastal areas. Makes a great foliage plant in sun or part shade and will grow beautifully in a tub or hedge.

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













(20cmFABCDE) Agapanthus ‘Snowball’
This a brilliant dwarf white Agapanthus. 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.

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













…Arching Foliage…Lemon Flowers…

LEMON CORAL BUSHRussellia equisitiformis Lemon Falls

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Lemon Falls’
If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific brilliant lemon tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. This little beauty is a native of Mexico and grows in most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade.

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













CROTON NORMACodiaeum variegatum 'Norma'

(1.5mAD) Codiaeum variegatum ‘Norma’ is a striking tropical plant grown for its decorative multicoloured foliage. The vibrant colours are often a mix of greens, yellows and reds on short curvy 2cm wide leaves. Crotons are from the Pacific Islands and South-East Asia and needs warmth. If down south during winter bring indoors to a warm lit up area. This one will provide a nice contrast to your garden. Full sun or semi shade.

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












FLAME COPPER LEAFAcalypha wilkensiana 'Inferno'

(2mAbcD) Acalypha wilkensiana ‘Inferno’. Unusual curled leaves in mottled red, orange & yellow tones. These are eyecatching coloured bushy shrubs that will give your garden instant colour contrast even when there is not a flower in sight. Native to South Pacific islands. Suited to all mild frostfree areas and are very drought tolerant, making them ideal for hot areas with little rainfall. Full sun to part shade.

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










Phalaenopsis Golden Star

Phalaenopsis Golden Star

New release moth orchid with bright yellow flowers and a contrasting red lip. Best grown indoors or very low light position. These plants are in 70mm pots approx 150mm leaf Span.

…..Priced at $17.90 each














(40cmABCD) Athyrium niponicum is a hard to get and very attractive deciduous fern with lovely red stemmed and pale silvery-green fronds. A whorl of 25-40cm fronds grow from the basal rootstock.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (160 Parries)










Phlebodium aureum mandianumPhlebodium aureum mandianum

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

…..Priced at $12.90 (160 Parries)









(40cmAbcD) Adiantum raddianum cv. Margaretta. Graceful fern with large teardrop shaped fronds, it is excellent for hanging baskets with a weeping habit. The arching fronds have forked tips. It’s attractive fronds make it perfect for indoor use. Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Filtered light. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (190 Parries)



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….Ist Release Rare New Guinea Hoya….

HOYA DISCHORENSISHoya 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 on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.











….A Collectors Must…Rare Variety….

WHITEI FERNDrynaria Whitei

(1m**ABCD) Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei. This rare variety from the Glasshouse Mountains throws new fronds right through the warm months and holds more foliage than other types. This plant is so highly sought but seldom obtainable. An unusual basket fern with big wide frilly arching fronds to 1m long and short erect nest leaves. Native to Nth NSW and QLD. Easily grown in a pot or hanger in a well drained mix. Full sun or shade. These are big plants 40cm tall plus in 130mm pots full of rhizome.

…..Priced at $29.00 each













MIRACLE LEAFKalanchoe pinnata

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each













(60cmAbD) Philodendron selloum ‘Super Atom’
This is a cute dwarf version of Philodendron Selloum. Glossy deep green deeply ruffled incised leaves with a short thick branching stem. Unusual aerial roots. This one does not climb, it is a lush little clumping plant, giving you the tropical look. Takes dry conditions and needs good drainage. Good in shade, indoors or full sun in all climates.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)












CLIMBING FRANGIPANIChonemorpha macrophylla

(VineFm*ABCD) Chonemorpha macrophylla is an interesting and hardy climber with white fragrant flowers with a yellow centre in late summer and autumn. Frangipani like the flowers have an unusual spiral shape. Large broad leaves uo to 40cm when it grows older. Although native to Malaysia they will take a moderate frost. Drops its foliage when it gets cool. In their native habitat they form gigantic vines but not in temperate Australia! Need good drainage and moisture in summer. Full sun.

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













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

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














*BIRD OF PARADISEStrelizia reginae

(1mFABCD) Strelitzia reginae. Has the exotic bird like flowers in contrasting bright orange and blue. A remarkable plant it is amazingly drought resistant and withstands lows of minus 8oC. Splendid in floral arrangements and as feature plants. Florists are able to sell just a single flower at a premium. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries)












BLEEDING HEARTclerodendrum thomsonae

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

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

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










Pachystachys lutea


(90cmAbcD) Pachystachys lutea will brighten any garden with its bright golden bracts errupting like candles. The true flowers are white and appear from inside the bract in a lovely display. Forms a clump of upright stems and each branch tip forms a candle. Attractive wide lancelike foliage about 15cm long. Needs a warm frostfree coastal climate and indoors warm, well lit humid conditions. Partial to full sun.

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












….Juicy Hi Vit Fruit….

ACEROLA CHERRYMalphigia glabra

(2mEdAbcD) Malphigia glabra is an exceptional branching shrub with small carmine rose flowers in dense clusters and then attractive red juicy edible fruit which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice! The bright attractive fruit is about 3cm across and these plants set fruit when the plant is very young….like now! Attractive dark green shiny leaves and a multibranching habit. Acerola Cherry is a native of Tropical America Frost tender. Full sun.

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












(4mAbCEdFm) Plinia glomerata.
Delicious sweet tangy pineapple flavoured yellow fruit for you with this native of Brazil. A large shrub or a small bushy tree. The Yellow Jaboticaba starts fruiting in 2 to 3 years. Small yellow-white flowers dramatically emerge from the multiple trunks, limbs and large branches in groups of four. This tree is very speccy with it’s lime green leaves and an unusual soft, almost powdery appearance. Full Sun to Partial shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) or 3 for $29











SNAKE LILYAmorphophallus bulbifer

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

…..Priced at $14.90 (180 Parries)

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












…Arching Foliage…Red Flowers…Russellia equisitiformis 'Red'


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

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











….Unusual Mini Cordyline…


Cordyline compacta(1mAD) This is an interesting miniature Cordyline with shiny chocolate to dark red foliage. Something different in the garden it has short rounded shiny foliage. Cordylines can be grown in a pot or in the ground and when they grow more than your desired height just cut back and they will resprout and you will have good cutting material to grow more. Cordylines have great foliage colours and continually colour your garden. They like warm climates and good drainage in a protected position. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)













MUSHROOM PLANTRungia klossii mushroom plant

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

…..Price $7.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $19.90












(20mEdAbcD) Tamarindus indica is one of the worlds Tamarindus indicagreat trees. It is a large tree with a wide dense canopy of bright-green, fine, feathery foliage…pinnate leaves. Its 3cm orange flowers produce masses of brown pods (Tamarinds..about 15cm long) of amazingly valuable fruit…..which are juicy before drying. The Tamarinds have many uses as a food in flavouring and can be relished raw when ripe or baked over a fire. Its also used as a drink , a syrup and even a wine. The pulp is rich in nutrients. Medicinally Tamarind uses are uncountable and annually 90,000 kg of the shelled fruits are imported into the United States for the medical trade. The foliage is great fodder for cattle and goats. Excellent shade. Takes arid warm frostree conditions and is economic in 500mm plus annual rainfall. One mature tree can produce 500Kg of pods annually.. All parts of the tree are valuable. Full sun.

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










El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

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

…..Priced at $9.00 each












….Huge Double Winter Flowers….Camellia japonica Elegans Splendor


(1.2mFABC) Camellia japonica ‘Elegans Splendor’. This lovely Japonica Camellia will give you pink with white edged double flowers from autumn through to spring. Excellent cut flowers. They have medium sized oval shaped glossy dark leaves luxuriantly foliated. Vigorous upright bushy growth habit. Native to Japan, these are cold hardy easy to grow. Likes part sun to light shade in a well drained position. Any climate.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 Parries)













Ixora coccinea Exotica


(2mAbcDe) Ixora coccinea ‘Exotica’ will surprise you with its startling groups of large red flowers! The flowers starts of as a orange colour and turns red as it ages. A medium size shrub with dense large shiny green foliage. Keep moist in dry weather. Full sun to part shade.

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













Ixora 'Pink Malay'


(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Pink Malay’ will surprise you with its startling groups of large soft pink flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each













BLUE SAPHIREEvolvulus pilosus 'Blue'

(50cmAbcD) Evolvulus pilosus ‘Blue’ is an attractive groundcover plant with bright blue flowers about 2cm across in all the warm months. Each neatly shaped plant has a spread of about one metre and forms a neat rounded clump. Suited to warm frost free climates. Full sun or semi shade.

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










MAIDENHAIR TREE FERNdidymochlaena truncatula

(1mABCD) Didymochlaena truncatula will provide you with gracefully arching fronds to one metre. They have bright rosy pink or bronze when young. Will grow all over Australia. A collectors fern it also makes an excellent tub plant and is good indoors. Grow in light to medium shade.

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













(3mABcDE) Cordia superba
Absolutely covered in bright white flowers that contrasts with its dark green foliage. After pollination, small sized ivory coloured fruits appears which attracts birds. Great shade and likely to drop foliage in winter in cooler areas. Native to Brazil. Drought tolerant. This great tall shrub will get to 6m in the tropics. Prefers well drained sandy soil. Strong wood that has ornamental and specialty uses. Semi deciduous. Full sun to part shade.

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









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

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

…..Priced at $15.90 each









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 produce 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. Low maintenance. Native to South Africa. Well drained soil. Full sun to light shade.

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










LITTLE PENDAXanthostemon verticillatus

aka Bloomfield Penda (2-5mRf**,*AbD) Xanthostemon verticillatus has a very showy, pale yellow cream flowers and small dainty dark green foliage.Flowers young with attractive fragrance. Blooms in spring. Very floriferous. Native to North QLD, a small area along the Daintree and Bloomfield rivers. This attractive shrub flowers every now and then throughout the year. Grows to about 2m in height in cultivation…so it makes a great container plant. It is slow growing. Full sun and partial shade.Classified vulnerable in nature. Very bushy .Warm coastal areas.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)










*CUBAN PINK TRUMPET TREEtabebuia pallida

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

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $24












(1.5mFABcD) Bougainvillea ‘Hawaiian Gold’. What a standout with bold green foliage and its huge mass of gold bracts! Which fades into a pinkish gold flower over time. Flowers all the warm months. This is a medium grower suited to pots. These are great in a patio pot or over a stump or in hanger. They do not mind being dry as they prefer warm areas. Full sun in a very well drained soil with regular fertiliser. Native to South America.

…..Priced at $12.90 each












Artocarpus hypargyraeus


(4mFmEdAbcD) Artocarpus hypargyraeus. They say ‘the ugliest fruit’ with the best flavour. It is a slender very ornamental fruit tree from China with a tasty orange pulped fruit. The pulp can be eaten raw, preserved or sun dried. Self pollinating Kwai Muk is very highly sought fruit tree. For warm coastal climates but can take a light frost. Full sun.

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










…Famous Aboriginal Cancer Treatment…Pittosporumj phillyraeoides


(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium aka Native Apricot & more 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 $12.90 each or 3 for $29













(8mABCD) Azadirachta indica. Often called the Wonder Tree, the Neem has been used for centuries in Asia against insects and for many medicinal purposes. The natural insecticide Azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the Neem Tree. The plant itself will protect other plants from insects. Extracts are also made from the leaves and for heallth and agricultural purposes. The full story fills a book. Good shade and good in a tub. Native to NE India this is an attractive long lived evergreen fast growing tree. Drought resistant it has a reputation for good growth on on dry infertile, stoney, acidic and poor soils. A good shade tree it has prolific white flowers and fruit with an olive like appearance. Does not like frost. Full sun.

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












Package of Two These are smaller growing heliconias with a ‘spathocircinata’ cross to increase tolerance of cold and rhizome size. These are natural wild hybrids from the Carribean. Vigorous growers. The bracts will bloom for you between December and May. Full Sun to 20% shade. Great for colour, features and screening. Well drained mix and keep in a warm well lit situation and if you get much below 5oC in winter these are not for you. Sent as rhizomes.Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guadeloupe
The package includes;

Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guyana syn Guadeloupe

(1.5-2mAD) Deep orange & yellow bracts …great landscaper. Largish tropical bright green foliage. Sent as rhizomes.

….Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)


Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Alan Carle'


Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata ‘Alan Carle’

(1.5-2mAD) Brightly coloured yellow & green bracts. Largish tropical bright green foliage. Great cut flowers. Sent as rhizomes.

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

Both Heliconias for $27.00









CENTRADENIA CASCADECentradenia inaequilateralis 'Cascade'

(30mAbD) Centradenia inaequilateralis ‘Cascade’ is a spectacular flowering basket plant or groundcover. Multibranching and hangs out of a basket with lots and lots of flowers. Fast growing. Showy mauve four petal flowers through spring and summer. The small velvety foliage is dark green in summer and in winter the leaves will turn to a deep bronze colour. Its dense and compact growth will quickly cover the ground or fill a basket. Native to central America. Prefers moist but well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)









Aechmea lueddemanniana

Aechmea lueddermanniana

Aechmea lueddermanniana. 1m Stunning tall flower spike with lavender petals that turn white like pearls. Bronze red foliage.

….$14.90 each











….Bright Red Lasting Spikes….

DRACO BROMELIADVriesia draco bromeliad

Vriesia draco is a spectacular Bromeliad with long lasting chunky red flowers on a short stem from a funnel of flat leaves. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. Likes light shade. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

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










Pineapple DyckiaDyckia brevifolia

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

…..$12.90 each










Hardcane type, flowering size plants. Rain proof cover especially in winter, warmer grower, bright, but indirect sun position. Flowering size 300mm tall in a 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $22.00 each











Tall upright spikes of 50mm orange to yellow flowers overlaid with contrasting spotting. These gorgeous plants have140mm leaf span in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each












DORYOPTERIS LUDENSDoryopteris ludens

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

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







JAPANESE ARALISFatsia japonica

(3mFAbCD) Fatsia japonica
An excellent indoor plant with a very distinct evergreen foliage! The leaves are palmate shaped and large in size with glossy green shine. Often having 7 to 9 lobes. Flowers in autumn or early winter, small white flowers appears in terminal cluster followed by small black berries which attracts birds. Native to Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Great indoor plant! Frost tolerant when established. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)











(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata Broadleaf is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with large heads of bright orange-red flowers with yellow throats from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and broad straplike. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees.

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











Osmanthus x burkwoodii


(3m*AbCFm) Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Beautiful shrub that looks almost snow covered! Tough & evergreen that will cope well with winter conditions. Smooth textured and a great screening plant. Cluster of small, 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 once established. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)











SAMBU LETTUCEAlternanthera sissoo

(30cmEdABcD) Alternanthera sissoo
Full of vitamins and minerals you can eat this delicious plant like spinach. The round green crinkled leaves can be added fresh to salads and also be steamed or stir-fried. Tolerates most soils and is quite tolerant of dry and hot conditions. Fast growing and grows easily from cuttings. Native to Brazil. Full sun to part shade.

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














NETHERLANDS ELKPlatycerium veitchii Hybrid Netherlands Elk

(50cm**ABCD) Platycerium veitchii Hybrid is a hybrid developed in Holland. The Australian native Silver Elk is the only known parent. It has fronds that appear to be covered with a thick grey felt. This is a water conserving device. The fertile fronds are mostly erect while the shield fronds display unusual 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. P. veitchii itself attaches to rock faces in open woodland on the western slopes of Central to Nth Qld. Easy to grow in a protected garden in good light and morning sun…not heavy shade. Liquid fertilise often. Very drought and frost resistant. Do not overwater! These plants are supplied potted in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each










KOROKIACotoneaster corokia

(2m*FABCD) Cotoneaster corokia. Wow..this one has an unusual branch and leaf structure! The dark branches zig zag making them look like thin zig zag wire! Cotoneaster corokia blooms in spring producing clusters of tiny yellow star shaped scented flowers. Followed by red berries. The branches are topped off with leathery shiny dark green leaves. Native to New Zealand. Frost and drought tolerant. Korokia make instant bonsai due to its dark wiry tree look. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)













SPRINGTIME HAWTHORNRhaphiolepis indica Springtime

(1.5m*AbCE) Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Springtime’
Scented pink star shaped flowers. Blooming in spring and summer and throughout the year in warm climates. The flowers are easily contrasted by it’s shiny dark green foliage. This evergreen shrub makes and excellent addition to the garden or as a hedge. Tolerant of light frost and dry conditions. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

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












Laelia purpurata var. CarneaLaelia purpurata var. Carnea

Brilliant large flowered Cattleya style species. Big white flowers with a pastel pink lip. These plants are about 130mm tall in small 50mm pots ready to pot up.

…..Priced at $14.90 each












Wilsonara Eye Candy 'Penny Candy'

Wilsonara Eye Candy ‘Penny Candy’

Oncidiun style with upright spikes of medium sized tesselated white and light red flowers. These plants are in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each










Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’



(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade postion Sent in 100mm pots.

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












(6mRfEdAbDe) Syzygium uniflora explodes into white fluffy flowers and delicious red edible 2.5cm fruits. The fruit can also be used to make tasty jellies and jams. Attractively shaped leaves and makes a nice speciman, screen, hedge or pot plant. Bird attracting. Brazil Cherry needs a partially shaded position in a well drained soil. Warm districts. Full sun or part shade.

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











…Every Home Should Have One…


(80cmABCDE) syn. Aloe barbadensis. A renowned ornamental and medicinal plant with a thick gel within its cactus like leaves. Found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics or ointmentsfor minor burns& sunburns. Interesting ornamental yellow flower spike. Good multiplier. Reported useful for heartburn, skin care, blood sugar, weight loss and natural mouth wash and laxative. Takes dry conditions. Full sun to light shade. Needs good drainage. These are small loose rooted plants about 12cm tall.

….Priced at $5.90 each (150 Parries)








…Delicious Pink Flesh …Not White…

PINK DRAGONFRUITHylocereus undatus pink fruit

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

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










Phalaenopsis Lianher Happy SongPhal Lianher Happy Song

New release Moth Orchid with very strong colour contrasts. Best suited to a warm protected low light location outside or indoors all year round with no direct sun. Near flowering size….160mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $18.90 each










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

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

…..Priced at $17.90 each










….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….


(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Frilly Pink’ will give you huge (25cm) pink frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage and are native to Peru, Colombia & Chile. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)
NB; Like many plants this one has a narcotic content and if anyone is silly enough to cook it up & eat, it can have deadly consequences!









…Indoor & Patio Figs…Ficus benjamina 'Midnight Beauty'


(2m+ABCD) Ficus benjamina ‘Midnight Beauty’. These lovely ornamental figs are suited to pots inside or the patio. Dark green glossy leaves all over. Water sparingly. They will flourish in shade or full sun. Can be grown as bonsais.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)











Adiantum tenerum ‘Gloriosum Roseum’Adiantum tenerum Gloriosum Roseum

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

…..Priced at $13.90 each (170 Parries)













Cattleya Chian Tzy Guiding

Cattleya Chian Tzy Guiding

Miniature growing Cattleya, star shaped dark magenta flowers. These plants are 100m tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90












CLERODENDRUM SPECIOSUMClerodendrum speciosum

(VAD) Clusters of glorious scarlet flowers surrounded by pink and scarlet calyxes. This is a glossy dark heart leaved shrub-vine. Clerodendrums need a warm frostfree climate and protected position in full sun to light shade which is preferable where summers are hot. Good in a pot. Can bring indoors. Takes shade or sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (190 Parries) each












PINSTRIPE GINGERAlpinia formosana flower

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

….Priced at $15.90 each (200 Parries)













RED COSTUS (Ginger)Costus spiralis

(2mAbcD) Costus spiralis will present you with 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. Part to full shade.

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












AGLAONEMA ‘SNOW WHITE’Aglaonema Snow white

(1mAD) Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with white stripes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Great in a pot inside or out or in a subtropical garden.

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












(5m**RfEdFABCDe) Acmena smithii ‘Minor’ is a highly sought dwarf Lily Pilly with lovely pink new growth, white flowers and pink fruit. This is a multibranching shrublike form found along rainforest creeks from Victoria to Queensland. The fruits are edible raw and make tasty jam. A good bird attracter. Also likes cool climates. Frost resistant. Great in a tub. Full sun or shade.

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












Phalaenopsis Chia Shing Fire KissPhalaenopsis Chia Shing Fire Kiss

Compact growing new release imported, dark maroon pink flowers with a very unusual big pansy lip. Indoor conditions, low light position, no direct sun. These plants are 140mm tall, leaf span and are in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90












ANCHOMANES DIFFORMISAnchomanes difformis

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

…..Priced at $33











BROAD-LEAVED PALM LILYCordyline petiolaris

(2-3m**EdABCDE) Cordyline petiolaris will present you with big clusters of long lasting bright red edible fruit. Branching spikes of tiny purple flowers. This is an unusual elegant native. It is slender, upright and palm-like with long linear leaves clustered towards the ends of its stems in radiating whorls. Native to Nthn NSW and Southern QLD. Will grow in all but the coldest climates but is frost tender. Good indoors and as a tub speciman or garden feature plant. Best in semi-shade.

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














…Unusual Ginger…

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUSCostus lucanusiansus

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

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











Dendrobium BubblegumDendrobium Bubblegum

Violet blue hardcane type, flowers from compact plants. Shadehouse, but does best with solid roof cover in a bright but indirect light position. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90












Phalaenopsis Lianher Golden BeautyPhal. Lianher Golden Beauty

New release moth orchid, bright golden yellow, red in the lip. Low light grower, indoors best or a warm protected outdoor spot, similar to fern position. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90








Epidendrum Rasberry Valley

Mini growing white crucifix. Best in a warm bright position, these are not a full sun type. These plants are 130mm tall in 70mm pots

…..Priced at $16.90









Rlc. Chief Sunny ‘Dragon’Rlc Chief Sunny 'Dragon'

Compact growing Cattleya with medium size orange flowers having red petal splashing. These are in 70mm pots

…..Priced at $16.90















(2mABCDE) Alocasia cucullataAlocasia 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 thru 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 (180 Parries)












Epidendrum Wedding Valley ‘Sakura’Epidendrum Wedding Valley 'Sakura'

New release Crucifix Orchid, soft pink flowers with white petal tips and in the lip. Bright but indirect light position, keep moist in the warmer months for best results. These plants 200mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90 each











…Powder from Rhizome Sells for $1000/Kg…

ZINGIBER AROMATICUMZingiber aromaticum

(2mEdAbcD) Zingiber aromaticum Syn. Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith. Nice landscaper with lovely basal cone bracts with white yellow flowers coming out of the bracts. Young rhizome tips, new shoots and the flowers can be cooked or eaten raw or put in a blender. Zingiber aromaticum has many medinical properties including anti-inflammatory & anti-cancer properties.The rhizome powder sells for $1000 a kilogram at a Gold Coast Cancer Clinic (see Doctors are Dangerous.com) it is so well thought of there. Native to India. Dormant in winter if a cold winter. Full sun to part shade.

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









….Startling Wedding Flower Variety….

CREAM TURMERIC – Wedding FlowerCurcuma longa syn. domestica

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

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










Dendrobium Emma McKinney Moller ‘Forever’Dendrobium Emma McKinney Moller 'Forever'

Mini compact growing hardcane type, pure white flowers with a darker maroon centre. Near flowering size in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each












ALOE DELTIODEODONTAAloe deltoideodonta

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each (170 Parries)











Dendrobium Mitzuao WhiteDendrobium Mitzuao White

Hardcane type Dendrobium with long sprays of large white (approx. 80mm) flowers with full shape. Very soft pink tinge to the flower and lip. Near Flowering size. These plants are 180mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.00









Furcraea gigantea VariegataFurcraea gigantea

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

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




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WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

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

Next WA & NT & Tasmanian orders go Friday 16th February 2018.

We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 13th of February, 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.