October Catalogue 2017

Newsletter October 2017

Welcome to your October Catalogue. The warm weather is back and lots of amazing plants are coming your way. Please note all landline calls to us are diverted to Bobs mobile 0408 687 109 ..so if you do phone the landline give it time to divert…thanks.
Please enjoy our latest creations.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers


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Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'* The Euphorbias provide us with some amazing plants and quite variable also. They are known as the Spurges and belong to the Family Euphorbiacaea not just the genus Euphorbia. The word Spurge comes from the Old English ‘espurge’ (to purge) when the milky sap was used as a purgative.
* Euphorbias range from tiny annual plants to large long lived trees and there are 2000 species in the Euphorbia genus…one of the largest. Some are cactus like succulents but different to cactus.
* All Euphorbias have a milky white sap (to deter those that might eat them)  and most have unusual and unique floral features.
* As the Euphorbias do not have true petals in their floral arrangement they attract pollinators with nectar, colour and unusual shapes.
* One in four people in Canadian British Columbia is employed in the Timber Logging Industry.
Last Months Did You Know
* Spanish Moss aka Old Mans Beard is an Air Plant yes a Tillandsia with the name Tillandsia usenoides It is in the Bromeliad Family! Spanish Moss likes a humid climate and will multiply well for you if you dunk it once or twice a week. It does not like drying out fo any length of time….which is where most of us go wrong.
* Each plant of Spanish Moss is no longer tham 6cm and no wider than 1mm. Then they stick onto each other to form an amazing mass. They multiply with tiny pups like other Broms and their flowers are miniscule.
* Tillandsia (air plants) produce santa clause like seeds after flowering and these can be easily germinated in moist sphagnum moss.
* Politics wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that it attracts so many politicians.
* Dragon Fruit comes from the Cactus like plant Hylocereus undatus. It grows best in the tropics and sub-tropics and the fruit is delicious. Unfortunately the ones you buy in the supermarket may taste rather bland because to get the real flavour they must not be picked too early. Guess what happens with the supermarket fruits they are usually picked too early in order to extend their shelf life. They are also the prettiest fruit types which are not usually the best tasting.
* Abutilons are called Chinese Lanterns because of the lovely flower shape and not where they come from which is South America. Native birds love getting nectar from their abundant flowers which can be throughout the year especially winter. Can be grown in sun or shade.
* During the Iraq War the US Government employed between 50-80,000 merceneries to bolster army numbers.. The war became much more protracted than expected and thats how numbers were increased to cope with the need. Mercenaries have been deployed by rulers back into Medievil times. The Swiss Guard at the Vatican are a remnant mercenary group deployed by the Swiss Government which is well known for its deployment of mercenary forces.



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 6th of October. We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 3rd of October, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Monday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.


Your Plants

Your Plants are packaged with love and care to travel the world if need be. They are among the largest and strongest you can possibly receive by courier/mail delivery.
We intend to supply you a continually new and surprisingly amazing array of the most interesting plants on our planet.
We have been doing this for 31 years ! Its not easy. You will see many others have come and gone thinking there was an ‘easy’ life doing this work. It is a life of passion for the fantastic gifts of nature.
Payment Options
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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.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.



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 and do offer the 45-50mm pot we are giving you the opportunity to buy this size also. And our price for these tiny plants is less than any other selling the same size plant. If you find a commercial business paying GST with a lower price we will beat it by 12.5%.




If the airway is blocked, the person almost certainly can’t speak so dont waste time asking questions!!
To help an adult or child over one year old:
1. Stand behind the person and slightly to one side. Support their chest with one hand. …
2. Give up to five sharp blows between the person’s shoulder blades with
the heel of your hand. …
3. Check if the blockage has cleared.
If not, give up to five abdominal thrusts (see below *)
*  Stand behind the person who is choking.
Place your arms around their waist and bend them forward.
Clench one fist and place it right above their belly button.
Put the other hand on top of your fist and pull sharply inwards and upwards.
…….Repeat this movement up to five times.
To help a child under one year old:
1. Sit down and lay your baby face down along your thighs, supporting their head with your hand.
2. Give up to five sharp back blows with the heel of one hand in the middle of the back between the shoulder blades.
3. Only remove object with fingers if you can see it….ie to blindly sweep your fingers in mouth may push it in further.

Follow these steps to save yourself from choking:
1. Make a fist and place the thumb side of your fist against your upper abdomen, below the ribcage and above the navel.
2. Grasp your fist with your other hand and press into your upper abdomen with a quick upward thrust.
Repeat until object is expelled.




Keep An Open Mind  “There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject. The only thing that can exist is an uninterested person.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton




Diabetes Plant – Gynura procumbens

We have this plant back in stock. Another name for it is Longevity Spinach. Easy to eat raw or blended etc….they reckon 10 leaves a day. I reckon you need 10 plants in pots or in the garden to do this.  To get this many going you can either ask for that many or just propagate them yourself….as they grow readily from cuttings and theygrow fast also. I have dedicated a garden patch to them.
Blood Sugar Balancer….as one of its main claims to fame this can be an important herb for diabetics. Also important if you are Hypoglycaemic where your energy can fall to zero and even fainting due as your blood sugar drops down to low levels. If you find your energy levels fluctuate alarmingly during the day ask your doctor to test you for Hypoglycaemia. This is a 3 hour test…you cant tell it from a single test.The test for Hypoglycaemia goes like this….first standard blood test…then take a glucose drink….another blood test after an hour….then another after another hour.





Titan Arum.. The worlds largest Flower
Its dormancy time for the Titan Arum…..so the top foliage dies off to leave the main tuber in the ground. Pictured is our largest tuber 6 yo a couple of years off flowering.
Heres a photo:
This one is up for sale for $8,000.

Titan Arums are listed as dormant tubers at the monent and can be purchased over the phone on
0408  687 109  on our website at www.rareplants.net.au.
No seedlings until it gets hotter but we have 2yo tubers for $65 at the moment.




Kevin next door worked at  Kentucky Fried in Nambourwhen he was in high school. One night while he was manning the drive-thru, a customer told him that the intercom wasn’t working properly.
Kevin went about filling the order while a female co-worker fiddled with the intercom.After making some fixes, she asked, “Is that okay now?”
”Well, no,” the customer replied. “Now you sound like a girl.”




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.



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)










…Dramatic Impact..Unusual Plant…

SWEET SPURGEEuphorbia dulcis Chameleon

(60cmFABCD) Euphorbia dulcis ‘Chameleon’
Outstanding burgandy purple foliage! In summer, the purple stems are topped with a yellow flower. This makes for a dazzling display with its contrast and dramatic impact! Forms a neat mound. The burgandy purple display lasting through summer to autumn, turning into a reddish tinge in winter. Drought tolerant and frost resistant. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)











Heliconia stricta 'Tagami'


Large red bracts with green lips and yellow bases. Height growth varies from 1.5 to 1.8 metres depending on the warmth of your climate. Will grow in most warm temperate coastal conditions. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground….with sensible preparation. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced at $15.90 each















CHINESE LANTERN ‘HONEYCOMB’Abutilon megapoticum 'Honeycomb'

(1.5mABcD) Abutilon megapotamicum ‘Honeycomb’
Maroon lanterns with an eyecatching pale yellow flower with maroon veins & an extra flower from the centre! The flowers appear on the branching stems. The jagged edged leaves are green. Blooms early in spring and can be long lasting until autumn, or even through to winter in mild climates. An evergreen shrub, native to Brazil. It is heat tolerant and takes a light frost. Light shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 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)













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

…..Priced at $8.90







…Can Contain in Pot to Display Fans..

CABBAGE TREE PALMLivistona australis

(25m**AbcDE) Livistona australis
Native with fan shaped leaves. Flowers long sprays of white yellow flowers in spring. Early European settlers used the fibres from the palm to turn into hats, known as Cabbage tree hats. Native to Australia. QLD coastal down to Victoria. Frost, salt and wind tolerant. Thrives in well lit swampy or moist areas. Can contain in a pot to display its fan shaped leaves.

…..Priced at $8.90 each











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












…Huge Flowers…Be Surprised…


(V**ABCD) Tecomanthe hillii is a hard to get spectacular creeper from Queenslands World Heritage Fraser Island. Big gorgeous bright pink bunches of flowers in summer. This is a small bushy climber with lovely glossy foliage. Grows in swampy and sandy creek bed locations. Will grow in all mild climates but will need special winter protection in cooler inland locations.

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












SOURSOPannona muricata soursop

(6mabcD) Annona muricata is an attractive little shade tree will giving you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh, in deserts or as a flavouring with many uses. Very juicy it makes a tangy drink. The big green fruit weighs up to 6kg. Fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses. If you are interested in cancer…  read about its well proclaimed cancer killing properties. For  warm areas and will fruit in pots (even in temperate areas if protected from the cold.) Full sun.

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













Stachytarpheta cayennensis


(2mABCD) Stachytarpheta spp. Very attractive deep purple-blue flowers and foliage combination. A unique flower coming out in sequence forming a tail! An upright woody stem with nice structure and rough wrinkled textured green oval leaves. The flowers attract butterflies. A wide range of medicinal uses in traditional medicine. Cold hardy. Native to southern America. Sun to light shade.

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













DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens aka Plant of Longevity, Sambung. This plant has a reknowned reputation as a blood balancer. Reports are that if Diabetics eat 6-12 leaves a day they will no longer require insulin. Scientific studies on rats verify this. Satisfy yourself by googling this plant and searching YouTube. Diabetes Plant is reputed to have other medicinal values like lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and inhibiting cancer cells. Diabetes Plant tastes fine and can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in a tea. Fast growing in all areas….fleshy leaved evergreen. Full sun light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

NB Gynura procumbens contains asparaginase which is an enzyme that lowers acrylamides in the body….acrylamides are cancer causing substances.













WHITE CATS  WHISKERSOrthosiphon aristatus 'Alba' syn. stramineus.

(1m**RfAbcD) Orthosiphon aristatus ‘Alba’ syn. stramineus. An unusual rainforest shrub from Far Nth QLD. Its terminal white 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 $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










Thysanolaena maxima


(3mFmABcD) Thysanolaena maxima
Fantastic & attractive Bamboo like feature plant. Its tough taking all conditions except the coldest. Great landscaper and can be blended into a garden for the tropical look. Fantastic hedge to block out the neighbours. Huge flowerhead. Very popular. Part shade to full sun. Will take a light frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25















(1mAbcD) Tibouchina Hybrid
Purple star is an eyecatching plant in any garden or container setting due to it’s very deep iridescent purple flowers which covers the shrub several times a year. Peak flowering is in autumn and spring. Purple star is a dense fast growing evergreen shrub. New growth foliage has an attractive bronze hue. Easy to grow with low maintenance and average watering once established. Can provide effective privacy screening. A good choice for any garden. Full sun to part shade.

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












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)














(60cmABCD) Woodwardia orientaliswoodwardia orientalis
A very rare Japanese selection, this more compact, clumping fern forms attractive mounds of highly textured foliage. Fronds are divided or ‘crested’ at the tip, forming new buds along the margins. These buds each can produce a tiny new plantlet, adding yet another beguiling dimension. Superb for the woodland or Asian inspired garden or in container on a cool, shaded patio.

….Priced at $12.90 each (150 Parries)











…Now Used in Western Medicine as a Gel…

RADIUM WEEDEuphorbia peplus

(30cmAbcD) Euphorbia peplus
The white sap from a broken stem is used as a traditional remedy for common skin lesions and skin cancer. Doctors now promote an expensive gel made from this plant under patent. You can get the same benefit from the natural source. Green oval leaves and small yellow flowers. Water regularly. Best full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 parries)









LINDEN TREETilia cordata

(10m+FABCd) Tilia cordata aka Lime Leaf. Make your own delicious herbal tea, popular in Europe. The tea, made from the flowers, is a refreshing beverage that is also used as a remedy for insomnia, depression, angina and high blood pressure. Trees yield honey of an excellent quality. Linden Tree is a native to Europe and prefers cool, deep soils in an open, sunny position. Frost Resistant but drought tender. Large deciduous tree but can be pot trained. Clusters of pale yellow flowers in summer. Full sun.

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











….Hard to Get Unusual Plant….dracaena draco


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

….Priced at $25 each

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









SCAEVOLA ‘MAUVE CLUSTER’Scaevola Mauve Clusters

(40cm**FABCD) (Cultivar of S. aemula) Great groundcover plant producing plenty of mauve-pink flowers in spring and summer. Each plant will cover about 50cm. The foliage is wedge shaped and serrated and forms a mat. Native to SA, Vic and NSW. Resistant to frost, drought and salt spray and will climb over rocks. Full sun and like drier conditions.

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












MARMALADE BUSHStreptosolen jamesonii

(2.5mAbCD) Streptosolen jamesonii
Loose clusters of flowers, turning from yellow to red as they develop. Flowers can bloom all year in mild winter or cool areas. Flowers heavily in spring. An evergreen shrub with dark green oval pointed leaves. Native to south America. Place indoor for frost prone areas. Moist well drained soil. Water well in hot conditions. Full sun to part shade.

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












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












NATIVE GARDENIARandia fitzlanii

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

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












HIBISCUS ‘SNOWFLAKE’Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snowflake'

(1-2mAbcD) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Snowflake’ has the amazing coloured foliage in shades of creamy white & green. A tropical shurb featuring small attractive bright red flowers. Full sun to light shade.

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








Amazing Tropical Colours. Frangipanis require little moisture & maintenance. Guaranteed shade in summer & sun through winter. Brilliant flowers spring, summer & autumn. Like frostfree areas. Height 2.5-4m. Make spectacular garden or container plants. This is one of the worlds most loved plants. Multibranching with a sculptured succulent trunk. Hardy to drought. Deciduous. Best in coastal frostfree climates. Full sun to semi shade. As a guide frangipanis grow to 2.5 to 4m depending where you live. These are cuttings 25 to 30cm long.
We have…

Darwin Pink

(3m) Pink verge yellow centre.

 Darwin Cream

(4m) Pale yellow centre.

Darwin Shell

(6m) Scented single white & pale pink with a yellow throat.

Cherry Clusters

(3m) Pink flowers.

Everlasting Love

(3m) Pure white flowers. Yellow centre.

Priced at $8.90 each or 5 for $39

NB; You can grow Frangipanis in southern Australia in a warm position eg against a north facing brick wall. Height growth depends on the climate they are grown in eg a 5-7m Frangipani might grow to 7m in the tropics, 5m in the subtropics, 4m in warm temperate like Sydney and 2-3m in southern Australia.








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








Small Plants for Small Prices!

LIRIOPELiriope muscari

(30cmFABC) Liriope muscari is a brilliant flowering liriope. Bell shaped purple flowers in long heads in summer and autumn. There areheaps of these tiny flowers on each head! The light green straplike foliage forms dense attractive arching clumps. Suited to most climates except possibly tropical. Full to part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90








PINK FRINGE FLOWERLoropetalum chinense 'Pink'

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

…..Priced at $3.90









BURGUNDY QUEEN TEATREELeptospermum scoparium ‘Burgundy Queen'

(1.5m**FABCD) Leptospermum scoparium ‘Burgundy Queen’ is a medium native shrub with rich burgundy winter-spring flowers that match strikingly against the darker red tones of its narrow short pointed foliage. Frost resistant and suite to all climates. Will grow in full sun through to heavy shade.

….Priced at $3.90











GARDENIA ‘OCEAN PEARL’Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'

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

…..Priced at $3.90










Acanthus mollis



(1mABCD) Acanthus mollis. Wow… look at the 1m, long lasting summer flower spikes on this one. The flowers are white below a purple bract. The leaves are dark green and deeply lobed and is also a feature. This is an excellent border or feature plant. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)








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…

Birthday Girl

African Violet Starlight Express

African Violet Starlight Express

African Violet Painted Desert

African Violet Painted Desert

African Violet Ness Satin Rose

African Violet Ness Satin Rose

African Violet Ness Orange Pekoe

African Violet Ness Orange Pekoe

Moderate light to indoor light.

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





COTTON CANDYNephrolepis exaltata ‘Cotton Candy’

(30cmABCD) Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Cotton Candy’ is a beautiful compact fern with the finest lacey fronds in eyecatching uprightwaves. Great in a hanging basket. Similar to & replaced Suzy Wong. Shade. In 100mm Pots.

….Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)












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)













…Finest of the Fine…

CHARLOTTE MAIDENHAIRAdiantum raddianum 'Charlotte Parvifolium'

(50cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Charlotte Parvifolium’
This is a beautiful extremely fine foliaged compact grower. Teardropped shaped pinules. Takes down to 2oC in a sheltered spot. Bronze new growth. Sent in 100mm pots.

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



>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<





Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya


HOYA POTTSIIhoya pottsii

(V*ABcD) will present you with a cluster of shiny white with a yellow center star shaped flowers with a pleasant fragrance.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)




HOYA KEYSIIHoya keysii

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

…..$8.90 (180 Parries)





Hoya litoralis


Hoya litoralis – Red brown with a darker corena. Up to 20 flowers per umbel. Blue-green foliage. It twines and hangs. Light shade.

….$9.90 (180 Parries)







HOYA ‘RED’Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

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

…..$8.90 (180 Parries)




HOYA CINNAMOMIFOLIAHoya cinnamomifolia

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

…..$12.90 (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 October Collection 1

Mother of HerbsPlectranthus amboinicus

(45cmEdAbCD) Plectranthus amboinicus.
Big fleshy & flavoured green leaves.
Can be used a meat stuffing and to
flavour meat dishes. Full sun to part
…..Priced at $8.90 ea (150 Parries)


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



Ice Cream BeanInga edulis

(10mEdAD) Inga edulis.
Huge peanut looking
pods are full of
delicious sweet
white pulp. Full sun.
….Priced at $9.90 ea (200 Parries) or 3 for $25




Delicious October 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


Money Tree aka Sabu NutPachira edulis

(4mEdFABcD) Pachria edulis
Delicious nuts on this fat
trunked little shade tree.
Tasting differently either raw,
cooked and roasted. Full
Sun to light shade.
….Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)



SapodillaManilkara zapota

(3-4mEdAD) Manilkara zapota.
Uniquely flavoured fruit. Soft
brown flesh is sweet & tasty
like caramel. Eaten fresh &
used in desserts. Full of
nutrients. Full sun.
….Priced at $9.90 each




Delicious October Collection 3

Sambu LettuceAlternanthera sissoo

Alternanthera sissoo. Full of
vitamins & minerals. Can eat
this plant like spinach. The
leaves can be added to salads,
or steamed or stir fried. Full
sun or bright light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each


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 $12.90 (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 October 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)


HORSERADISH TREE BULBS Moringa oleifera bulbs

(8mAbcD) Moringa oleifera.
is an extremely valuable deciduous
tree. Every part of it is edible and
the leaves and seed pods contain 38%
protein with nearly all essential amino
acids. Packed with vitamins and anti
oxidants. Used in traditional Asian medicine.
Promoted as very useful for diabetes,
cancer and auto immune problems. Full sun.
….Priced at $5.90 for each bulb (170 parries)



(VEdABcD) Passiflora ‘Panama Red’
Large red fruits throughout the year
in autumn, winter & spring.
Delicious extra sweet red
pulp. For warm sunny positions.
…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25





Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!



(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









CASCADE PALMChamaedorea atrovirens

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

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










WHITE DWARF CALLAZantedeschia aethiopica

(45cmAbCD) 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. Harmful if eaten. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (170 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)









(VEdABcD) Passiflora ‘Panama Red’
Will bear extra large abundant red fruit throughout the year in autumn, winter and spring. Delicious extra sweet red pulp. Crops heavily from autumn to spring with a little moisture & fertiliser. Suitable for trellis, fence and pergola. For warm sunny positions.

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










…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)










(2mAbcD) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Pink Chiffon’ is a delicate pink blending into a white edge. The flowering season of this gorgeous tropical hibiscus is November to May so you can prune it back by a third in August & very early spring to promote bushiness & more flowers. Nice one for the garden or tub. For frostfree areas in full sun.

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

PS If you desire even more flowers, mulch well & use a complete fertiliser rich in potassium. Worm vermicaste is the greatest.







….Unusual Hydrangea….

BIGLEAF HYDRANGEAHydrangea macrophylla 'Parzival'

(mAbcD) Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Parzival’. This is a lovely and unusual Hydrangea with large outer fully formed purple and blue flowers while the inner flowers remain as small buds. This gives a very attractive effect. Although this is from a blue Hydrangea, colour can vary (Pink in this plant’s case) according to how alkaline the soil is. Well drained soil. Semi-shade is best.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) each








GOLDEN CHRIST PLANTEuphorbia Lemon & Lime

(1mABCD) Euphorbia milii ‘Lemon & Lime’. Unique golden compact flowers on this unique plant. This is an unusual highly sought plant from Madagascar that was introduced into the Middle East in ancient times & is reputed to be the ‘crown of thorns’ worn by Jesus on the cross. Weird thorny stems but the spines are not particularly sharp. OK in a well drained pot. Full sun to part shade in a well drained mix.

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








BELLA PINK ABUTILONAbutilon hybrida bella pink

(2mABC) Abutilon Hybrida ‘Bella Pink’ will give you gorgeous pastel pink lantern like flowers in abundance in spring and right through to autumn. The leaves are fingered like a maple. It is native to China. For all areas except the tropics. Full sun or morning sun.

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








DARWIN PINKPlumeria rubra f. acutifolia 'Darwin Pink'

(3m*AbcD) Plumeria rubra f. acutifolia ‘Darwin Pink’ is the well known Frangipani with the multibranching succulent trunk. A gorgeous single flower of pink verging to yellow in the centre. A slight curl on the petal margins. Lovely long light green leaves multibranching succulent trunk. Lovely long light green leaves come on in spring and provide good shade. Deciduous. Beautiful lightly scented flowers in summer. For warm & mild climates. Keep above freezing point. Full sun is best but take some shade. These are plants 35cm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90 each












….Unusual Yellow Form….

YELLOW CHINESE HAT PLANTHolmskioldia 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












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

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









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














Asplenium australisicum ‘Norfolk Gem’Asplenium australisicum 'Norfolk Gem'

(1mABCD) This is a very distinctive & beautiful native Birdsnest Fern with big glossy leaves. Part shade. All climates. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)










Polypodium falaxMicrosorum fallax

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries








….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!









(10mEdAD) Inga edulis will surprise you with its very unusual Inga edulisflower arrangement in masses of white. The 15cm huge peanut looking pods are full of a superbly delicious sweet white pulp and West Indian children call them ‘ice cream beans’ The flowers appear in masses on the branch tips as white puff balls. This is one of the most splendid tree species with grey bark and brilliant green compound leaves. Native to Northern South America we don’t know how far south it will grow but should grow in all frost free areas. Full sun.

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









…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)









SAPODILLAManilkara zapota

(3-4mEdAD) Manilkara zapota is a uniquely flavoured fruit, the soft brown flesh of the Sapodilla is very sweet & tasty a bit like caramel. Usually eaten fresh & great in desserts. Full of powerful nutrients. Also the source of chicle, a chewing gum component! The sapodilla tree has small bell shaped flowers and very attractive foliage & good shade. For warm areas only. Full sun.

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














(2mAbcD) Sanchezia nobilis. Brilliant yellow, red based flowers in summer with big 20cm standout yellow veined leaves. Grows very fast especially in hot areas. Native to South America. Can be grown in a pot. Warm coastal frostfree areas. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each









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)














HORSERADISH TREE BULBSMoringa oleifera bulbs

(8mAbcD) Moringa oleifera is an extremely valuable deciduous tree with clusters of yellow and white scented flowers. Every part of it is edible and the leaves and seed pods contain 38% protein with nearly all essential amino acids, making it a great alternative to meat. Packed with vitamins and anti oxidants. Used in traditional Asian medicine. Promoted as very useful for diabetes, cancer and auto immune problems. Study the internet for more. Native of India. Full sun. These are sent as bulbs.

…..Priced at $14.90 for 3.
NB These bulbs are taken from 50mm pots. They will quickly reshoot in spring.











(1mFmABCDE) Zamia furfuracea is an eyecatching Zamia from Mexico. It has highly arching fronds with unusual stiff, almost oval, blue green leaflets. The barrel shaped female cones are rusty brown to 25cm long while the male cones are half this size. Now rare in its native habitat. These are hardy 3 stemmed plants in a 70mm pot and will grow in full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $14.90 each













IXORA TWILIGHT GLOWixora twilight glow

(50cmAbcD) This one will certainly suprise you with its startling bright multi-flowered clusters of orange and yellow coloured flowers.

…..Priced at $7.90 or 3 for $21











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














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 $2.50 each











Philodendrum xanadu


This is a famous self-heading Philodendron with highly ornate very deeply serrated, dark glossy veined leaves (25cm). Clumps beautifully rosetting from the centre and forming additional plants as it goes. Will enhance any garden area. Grows about one metre tall in part sun or shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 each











(40cmABCD) Pellaea macrophylla. Pointed fronds and contrasting black stems. This is a pretty ground fern found from Eastern Africa. Dappled light…easy to grow from bathroom to garden.. Sent in100mm pots.

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









SILVER DOLLAR MAIDENHAIRAdiantum peruvianum 'Silver Dollar'

(40cmAbcD) Adiantum peruvianum ‘Silver Dollar’. This is a highly sought Maidenhair with lovely semi-arching fronds to 70cm. Its new growth has a distinctive metallic sheen. Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Sent in 100mm pots.

….Priced at $13.90 each (180 Parries)












…From the Isle of Pines…Araucaria columnaris


Araucaria columnaris
Picture the romance of the Coral Seas and a coral island lined with these inviting creations. This is a majestic but narrow column shaped pine with gorgeous dark green foliage. Related to the Bunya Pine and Monkey Puzzle Tree. Great as a specimen tree or anywhere you want a narrow column shape. Nice christmas tree. Native only to New Caledonia and although its from the tropics will grow nicely in all frost free climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (190 Parries) each











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)















..Tiny Variegated Leaves..Pink Flowers..

PINK SERISSASerissa foetida

(45cmABCD) Serissa foetida ‘Pink’ is a striking and compact little plant with dainty tiny white variegated leaves and small 1cm white/pink striped terminal starshaped flowers in spring. A wonderful little contrast plant Snowleaves is a nice controlled grower. 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.

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












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












NEW ZEALAND ROCK LILYArthropodium cirratum

(1mEdABCD) Arthropodium cirratum
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 $12.90 each (180 Parries)















(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
















…..Critically Endangered Native…..Hibiscus insularis


(2m**ABCD) Hibiscus insularis will draw your attention with its eyecatching open 10cm Hibiscus flowers in a variety of colours and tones on the one plant! Each flower has very prominent stamens protruding. Colour varies from yellow to reddish brown and mauves and flowering is profuse and long lasting. Its leaves have a serrated edge and are lighter under. This one forms a neat dense shrub and can be readily cut back. A native it grows in a very restricted habitat on Phillip Island near Norfolk Island. Full sun.

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












BLACK GRUB FERNscyphularia pycnocrpa

(50cmAbcD) Scyphularia pycnocarpa.
Beautiful deep green leathery foliage with dark hairy rhizomes. Excellent for a wire hanging basket in a sub-tropical climate. Grows 50cm tall.

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











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












….Thornless Feature….

YUCCA DESMETIANAYucca desmetiana

(1.2mABcD) Yucca desmetiana
Thornless great structured feature plant. Growing as a single stem, the weeping leaves are bright green or bluish grey turning to a burgundy red as the plant ages. In summer, a cream coloured bell shaped flowers appears on a upright stem above the leaves. A low maintenance plant and requires low amounts of water. Native to Mexico. Will tolerate heat and light frost. Prefers dry conditions in winter. Can be grown in containers. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each












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











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. Semi shade to full sun.

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











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











HOYA POTTSIIhoya pottsii

(V*ABcD) Hoya pottsii will present you with a cluster of shiny white with a yellow center star shaped flowers with a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are dark green with maroon faded edges and a very visible vein. The more sun you give this hoya, the more reddish the leaves look. It is an attractive easy fast growing hoya.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)











THAI AGLAONEMA No.2Aglaonema Pink Dalmation

Amazing colours can now be yours also..Beautifully marked succulent looking light pink and/or spotted white with dark green leaves and pink veins. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions…keep on the dry side in tempratures below 25oC. 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. Branch readily for you. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived.

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










….Not Commonly Available….

RACEHORSE TREEColvillea racemosa

(8mFAbD) Colvillea racemosa is a remarkable sight in full flower. Long dense clusters of brilliant orange pea shaped flowers resembling a horses mane.The Racehorse Tree has a magnificent crown with fernlike foliage not unlike a Poinciana. Also known as Colville’s Glory this one is a native of Madascar where so many interesting plants seem to abode. In southern warm temperate climates it will be deciduous but further north will retain it’s foliage. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25.00







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











AUTUMN FERNDryopteris erythrosora

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

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









….Huge One Metre Crinkled Leaves….

GIANT SPATHYPHYLLUMSpathyphyllum ‘Sensation’

(2mAbcD) Spathyphyllum ‘Sensation’
This is a gorgeous Giant Spathyphyllum. Its broad one metre plus crinkled leaves are a lushe grey-green and sensational as the name implies. Big pure white long lasting hooded flowers.Create the look of the tropics in your backyard. Family Aracaea. For all warm coastal climates. Filtered light right down to low light conditions. Great in pots or in a warm garden. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)









…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












Rth. Chunfong Smile ‘Cluster’Rth. Chunfong Smile 'Cluster'

Compact growing Cattleya with lemon flowers having red highlights in the petals. Shadehouse conditions. In 70mm pots and 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $16.90 each










….Weird Flowers Great Landscaping….

FOXTAILagave 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.

….Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)









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)












(60cmEAbcD) Epiphyllum Hybrid ‘Apricot’. Big impressive apricot flowers with broadish petals. Can grow in a pot or clinging on to a host as it is an epiphyte fromthe forests of South America. You could let it cling to a totem or the like. Takes cool and hot conditions. Growth is flat and long with spineless green branches. Epiphyllums are easy to grow in large hanging baskets or supported in a large pot with stakes or trellis. Easy to grow and mantain. Best in full sun….light shade OK.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (220 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








RED GINGER LILYHedychium coccineum

(1.5m *ABCD) Hedychium coccineum will give you incredible 300mm long sprays of red to salmon fragrant butterfly shaped flowers in Summer. Each spray will last for weeks. Lushe tropical foliage. These are a prolific grower and can be grown in cooler areas as long as the rhizome is not frozen. Cut your plant back to the ground after flowering and it will shoot and multiply for you from its underground rhizome. Native to tropical Asia. Part to full shade in well drained conditions.

…..Priced at $15.90 (250 Parries)






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)







Cryptanthus striatum ‘Sunshine’Cryptanthus striatum Sunshine

30cm Brilliant bronze with two long prominent pink stripes. White flowers cluster in centre.

…..Priced at $12.90








PINK DRAGON TREEDracaena marginata colorata

(4mABCD) *Dracaena marginata ‘Colorata’
Put on your sunnies or be bedazzled by the brilliant pinks in this creation. Here is a great sculptured feature plant in a pot, patio or in the garden. The foliage is very narrow, with bright pink stripes. Dragon trees are from Madagascar. Easy care & takes dry conditions. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (120 Parries) each or 3 for $23








Phalaenopsis Taisuco Noble x Mt Lip

Phalaenopsis Taisuco Noble x Mount Lip

A large white moth orchid with very round shape having a central pink blush. Best suited to indoor growing, no direct sun. These plants have 180mm leaf span sent in a 90mm pot.

…..Priced at $24.00 each









Very attractive silvery brown centered plant
with white spines. Orange flowers.

…..Priced at $19.90



Dyckia brevifolia

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

….Priced at $12.90

…Collection of Two For $25








….Hard to Get Euphorbia….


(1mABCD) Euphorbia viguieri
Similar to a Christ Plant (Crown of Thorns) but this one is topped with eyecatching red based trees leaves. The unusual flowers (pictured) are bright red. Biggish broad leaves. This is an unusual plant from Madagascar. Weird thorny stems but the spines are not sharp. OK in a well drained pot. Full sun to part shade in a well drained mix.

…..Priced at $12.90 each






Dendrobium Hidden MoneyDendrobium Hidden Money

Hardcane type Dendrobium, Medium growing size plant type with white base colour having a soft pink blush around the petals and lip. Grows best with rain cover and bright, warm conditions, although cool tolerant if kept on the drier side. These plants are 150mm tall out of 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90





Rlc. Hawaii Stars ‘Only You’Rlc Hawaii Stars

Compact growing Cattleya type orchid with white flowers and contrasting pink in the throat. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $25





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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 6th October 2017.

We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 3rd of October, 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.