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Leafy Plants


Plants that are grown for their foliage rather than their flowers - big leafy shrubs; accent plants and feature plants with strong silhouettes; smaller understorey plants for shade gardens and indoor landscaping; and plants ideal for containers.

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  1. Acalypha Firestorm

    Acalypha Firestorm

    Remarkable fast-growing compact variety to 1m, with vibrant year-round foliage colour. Fast-growing - try it as mass planting or a low hedge. Suited to tropical and sub-tropical gardens where more sun means more leaf colour! Learn More
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    Acalypha Inferno

    Add a pop of colour to a dull corner of your garden with this bold 1.5m acalypha. Works well with contrasting plants, cordylines are the perfect partner. Impressive relaxed hedge or border plant, where more sun will mean more colour! Learn More
  3. Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Evergreen architectural foliage plant, low growing, cold tolerant, tall flowers in summer. Suited to pots, borders and mass planting. Grows well in most parts of Australia.

    Foliage image: Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Cropped to size
    ; Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size
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  4. Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Cute compact miniature form of these popular foliage plants, more than happy indoors. Pop plants in a warm, well lit spot and watch them thrive.
    Alocasia foliage is elegant and contrasting perfect for livening up indoor spaces and patio settings.

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  5. Asplenium antiquum - bird's nest fern

    Asplenium antiquum - bird's nest fern

    Compact bird's nest fern, shade plant, ideal in cool frost-free climates. Sit in the fork of a tree as a feature or try it indoors in a pot. Learn More
  6. Asplenium australasicum - bird's nest fern

    Asplenium australasicum - bird's nest fern

    Birds nest ferns grow in an upright rosette of long apple-green shiny leaves. In the wild they settle in the branches of trees, but you can plant them in borders and pots. Australasicum is more upright in shape with slightly broader leaves Learn More
  7. Asplenium Norfolk Gem - birds nest fern

    Asplenium Norfolk Gem - birds nest fern

    Extra-broad leaves, wider at the end than the base, means extra glossy foliage in your fernery or shade border - and excellent as an indoor plant. Fast-growing and native to Norfolk Island. A lovely addition to the birds nest - crows nest range. Learn More
  8. Bat Plant White - Tacca

    Bat Plant White - Tacca

    Bet your neighbours don't have one of these...! If you love the black bat plant - you'll love this rare white form too. Same growing conditions required - warm, humid, shady like a jungle floor - to keep its lush leaves looking good. Learn More
  9. Begonia rex Black Fancy

    Begonia rex Black Fancy

    Calling all goths, emos, and metal fans - you know you want it... It's black as your heart and will rock your indoor or tropical garden with intense leaf colour. Learn More
  10. Begonia rex Kotobuki

    Begonia rex Kotobuki

    Stunning foliage plants with vibrant iridescent purple colour, for indoor pots, summer colour or tropical shade underplanting. Learn More
  11. Begonia rex Looking Glass

    Begonia rex Looking Glass

    Large soft leaves with an amazing metallic silver sheen, and soft copper-rose reverse. These plants love shade, warmth and humidity and will flourish indoors, in pots, or under shading plants in a tropical garden. Learn More
  12. Begonia rex Red Robin

    Begonia rex Red Robin

    Almost impossible to photograph the metallic iridescence of these leaves - you'll just have to see it yourself! Beautiful foliage plant, very rich colour, in tropical gardens makes escellent underplanting or enjoy it in your home year-round in cooler climates. Learn More
  13. Blechnum Silver Lady fern

    Blechnum Silver Lady fern

    Regal Silver Lady fern is perfect for pots, indoors, outdoors and as garden feature. Fast growing with long arching fronds, add a touch of the tropics to your favourite shady spot.


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  14. Coffea arabica - mountain coffee

    Coffea arabica - mountain coffee

    Grow your own coffee! Or just enjoy this lovely glossy plant with sweet-scented white flowers and cherry-red fruits. Beautiful feature plant especially in shade. Great for pots and tubs. Frost free sheltered site essential. Learn More
  15. Cordyline 'Caruba Black'

    Cordyline 'Caruba Black'

    Fast growing compact foliage plant, similar in appearance to Negra, but half the height. Deep burgundy-black foliage all over, with a slight metallic sheen. Establishes quickly in warm locations.

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  16. Cordyline 'Mini Pink Special'

    Cordyline 'Mini Pink Special'

    Special for its gorgeous pink edged leaves and its naturally compact growth habit.
    Ideal container plant for a shady patio or bring indoors to add a tropical vibe! Learn More
  17. Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi Pride'

    Cordyline fruticosa 'Kiwi Pride'

    Vibrantly colourful feature plant with green and lime sword shaped leaves striped with hot pink. Surprisingly hardy for such a tropical looking plant, but will need winter protection in frost prone regions. Learn More
  18. Cordyline fruticosa Dr Brown

    Cordyline fruticosa Dr Brown

    Very handsome, very short, it's the Tyrion Lannister of the cordyline world. Richly-coloured wine-red foliage ideal for front of border or container planting. Learn More
  19. Cordyline fruticosa Early Morning Diamond

    Cordyline fruticosa Early Morning Diamond

    Beautiful blend of pink and yellow coupled with earthy green shades. Brings subtle colour to a subtropical garden or indoor planting scheme. Learn More
  20. Cordyline fruticosa Firestorm

    Cordyline fruticosa Firestorm

    Deep red plant, edged with pink. Very popular with landscapers as it tolerates full sun and has an elegant arching shape. Add gorgeous pops of colour to your garden or poolside. Learn More
  21. Cordyline fruticosa John Klass Red

    Cordyline fruticosa John Klass Red

    Neat, small, this tropical cordyline makes a Klassy statement in mixed borders and patio containers. (See what we did there?) Deep green-maroon-gold broad leaves edged with lipstick red. Learn More
  22. Cordyline fruticosa Miss Andrea

    Cordyline fruticosa Miss Andrea

    Broad lush foliage in mellow shades of cream, purple and rich green on a compact low plant. Tropical gardeners' delight! Learn More
  23. Cordyline fruticosa Negra

    Cordyline fruticosa Negra

    Dark green new leaves change to deep red-black as the plant grows. Lovely in tropical and warm-climate gardens as a feature plant or in containers. Ideal indoor plant. Learn More
  24. Cordyline fruticosa Pink Diamond

    Cordyline fruticosa Pink Diamond

    Gently coloured foliage plant, ideal for blending with seasonal flowering plants and contrast planting with other cordyline varieties in subtropical gardens. Long leaves and a better sun tolerance than other broad-leaf cordylines. Learn More
  25. Cordyline fruticosa Rubra

    Cordyline fruticosa Rubra

    Tall broadleaf accent plant for subtropical gardens and indoor planting. Broad leaves are bronze-green in the centre shading to vintage wine-red at theedges, with younger leaves an all-over russet-red. Lovely plant to contrast with dark maroon and purple shades. Learn More

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