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(crispum, araceae, commutatum)

Common name: chinese evergreen / chinese lucky plant

Description: This plant is notable for its ability to tolerate low light and for its colourful mottled leaf markings.

The ‘Silver King’ has Lance-shaped leaves up to 30cm long, which are a mid-green with dark-green and light-green markings. The flowers are greenish-white spathes in summer. The ‘Treubii’ has Lance-shaped leaves up to 30cm long with pale green or silver markings.The flower is a pale green spathes and white spadices appears on mature plants.

Agloanema Coloured

(kresna, siam aurora, lady valentine, pink dalmation, red fire, venus)

Common name: agloanema coloured

Description: Coloured Aglaonema’s are very new to the Australian market and originate from Thailand.

Red aglaonema are a spectacular plant with the stunning red-tinted leaves. This stylish species will ornaments windowsills or desks very well. The species loves fresh air and indirect sunlight and in these conditions is able to show the best colour.


(dracaena deremensis)

Common name: dragon tree

Description: This is a member of the very useful Dracaena family of plants. These are several varieties that vary mainly on the amount of markings on their leaves. The foliage is long and strap like with tough, grey/green leaves with a cream strip through the middle.

Held on strong canes up to 3 meters (10ft) in height. Multi planted pots may be used in floor tubs by themselves. Smaller plants can be used as table tops. Adds colour in mini gardens. Flowers do not appear on young plants but mature plants may occasionally bear large panicles of white flowers in summer.

Zanzibar Gem

(zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Common name: ZZ, Money Tree, Eternity Plant

Description: Zanzibar Gem gives its resemblance to the palm-like cycads called zamias. It belongs to the same plant family as arum lilies and has a slightly fern-like appearance. It has great temperature tolerance from around 3°C to 37°C.

It’s been described as the ultimate indoor plant because of its tolerance to a lack of water. In the wild it survives drought periods by disappearing almost completely and then re-sprouting from its underground, potato-like tubers when the rains eventually come.


(philodendron selloum)

Common name: xanadu

A small leaved multi stem philodendron with dark green deeply lobed leaves. Used only as a table top as the plant usually grows no more than half a metre high.


Dwarf Umbrella

(scheffiera arburicola)

Common name: dwarf umbrella tree

Details: One of the easiest of all indoor plants to grow with multiple leaflets arranged around erect stems from a sturdy trunk.

The large forms make showy specimen plants with their shiny large leaves and when mass planted form dense screens. The dwarf forms are best used as table tops or in mixed troughs. The variegated form with its lemon and grey/green leaves make striking displays.


(araceae, clevelandii, floribundum)

Common name: peace lily, whitesails, spath

Description: Has long lance-shaped glossy leaves

Spathiphyllum’s have a stunning creamy-white fragrant flower, enclosed in a large oval white spathes which turns a pale green with age.


(Sanseveria dracaenaceae)

Common name: mother in law’s tongue

Description: Very accomodating plant, and easy to grow.

Tall plant with erect sword shaped leaves usually green with lighter cross bands. Impressive when multi planted in a trough.


Raphis Palm

(raphis excelsa)

Common name: lady palm

Description: ‘Lady Palm’ a large palm with tough shiny leaves arranged in fans on long, thin arching stems attached to brown hairy trunks.

Pothos Totem

(epipremnum aureum)

Common name: devil’s ivy

Description: Pothos ‘ are a trailing vine for hanging baskets or on totem poles. It has a green heart shaped leaf with gold or cream splashes of colour. Can be used as a trailing plant in mini gardens, ground cover in atriums, hanging baskets as well as trained to climb a totem pole. Ideal for narrow spaces and walkways due to its compact growth. The Pothos ‘Marble Queen’ has the lush green leaves with a white marble effect for contrast.


(dracaena marginata)

Common name: red edged dragon tree

Description: Another of the useful Dracaena species. Slow growing plant with strap-shaped rich glossy dark green foliage with a striking deep red edge, on greyish erect canes. This is a member of the very useful Dracaena family of plants. These are several varieties that vary mainly on the amount of markings on their leaves. Multi planted pots may be used in floor tubs by themselves. Smaller plants can be used as table tops.

Sculptured ‘Marginatas’ can be very effective if sculptured forms are used. (Where the canes are bent during growing to form interesting shapes.) Position againsted a blank wall, esuntuates the sculptured plant.

Malay Stripe

(draceana surculosa)

Common name: pleomele, malay stripe

Description: This is a much smaller growing variety than most other Dracaena with very dark green and yellow striped foliage densely packed on thin ‘canes’. There is also a reverse variegation form, which has cream foliage with green stripes.

Janet Craig

(dracaena deremensis)

Common name: janet craig

Description: An attractive plant with dark green strap like foliage on a solid woody stem. The dark foliage sits well with variegated foliage in multi planted pots. Low light tolerant and prefers slightly dry soil.

Happy Plant

(dracaene fragrans ‘massangeana’)

Common name: chinese lucky plant, corn plant, chinese money tree, or cornstalk dracaena

Description: This is a terrific plant due to its coloured foliage, disease resistance and variety of uses.
Small plants add foliage colour to mini gardens. Ideal table top/reception desk plants while larger plants can be used by themselves as single specimens or in mixed planting, occasional produce sprays of fragrant white flowers.

Parlour Palm

(chamaedora elegans)

Common name: parlour palm

Description: Miniature palm with feather-shaped leaves of many glossy leaflets.  A small growing palm with soft delicate foliage usually planted in a clump. Great for table top plants. Placed either side of a kentia in a rectangle planter, creates a nice screen.

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