The variegated green and burgundy leaves of this little kalanchoe plant are what makes it most attractive. Native to the tropics and sub-tropics of eastern Africa this succulent requires little water in winter and only moderate water in other seasons. It is best planted in a part-shade position in the garden.
The leaves of the flap jack rise up from the ground without stems, encasing each other like a flower. The red colouring in the leaves strengthens with the amount of sun it receives.
This hardy shade tolerant succulent is a compact variegated variety of Mother-In-Laws Tongue. Wide yellow and green stripped leaves form a whorled rosette as they extend broadly from the base and taper up to a point.
A bonsai of braided Pachira trees is associated with financial good fortune in East Asia. The species of plant use is Pachira glabra, a great tree for beginners as it is durable, hardy and tolerant of low light and drought.
Grey Star is a popular Ctenanthe due to is striking grey and maroon foliage. Block plant in the garden to achieve a tropical look with coloured foliage that can be enjoyed all year round.
The species name Setosa refers to the bristly stems on this plant. The patterned grey and green upper side of the leaf is contrast with a maroon underside, it certainly brings colour and a point of interest to shaded areas of the garden. It is perennial and evergreen, so its tropical foliage can be enjoyed all year round.
The light green semi-translucent leaves form a rosette on this succulent are made even more interesting by the visible dark green veins. We have found the plant to be very suited to growing in pots, and most happy in a brightly lit area but protected from the full midday sun.
The Jade Plant is a large succulent shrub with glossy green round leaves trimmed with red that gets stronger with the sun. Highly ornamental it can been easily grown in pots or even indoors providing it is well lit and the soil is free draining.
This small succulent shrub has powder blue-grey leaves that bring in tones of pink as they age. Light pink flowers with purple margins appear in late winter, a clear signal that spring will soon be upon us.
A small woody stemmed succulent shrub with stiff green leaves atop that give this plant its common name - Miniature Pine Tree. Easy to grow and suitable for growing as a bonsai and indoors in a well lit place.
This hardy shade tolerant succulent is a compact variety of Mother-In-Laws Tongue. Wide green leaves form a whorled rosette as they extend broadly from the base and taper up to a point. Mottled white bandings running across the leaf add an extra ornamental feature.
Green leaves with pink tips give the name Painted Fingernail to this bromeliad. Suited to part shade or full shade conditions in the garden, this brom can also be grown successfully indoors, which is sometimes necessary if you live in a region where temperatures drop below 1 degree celsius.
Tall and slender, this palm lily has broad strappy leaves and is well suited to tropical styled gardens with moist soil and filtered sun. Grows up to 4m in height with clusters of berries ripening from green to red in Summer.
Ponytail palms are appreciated for their bulbus trunk and weeping fronds. Its high tolerance to drought and indoor conditions makes the plant a great low maintenance bonsai.
This plant is grown for its ornamental qualities. In summer the succulent jelly bean shaped leaves change from green to red. It tolerates a wide variety of conditions except for frost and can be grown in gardens or pots.
Song of India is a bushy upright shrub with multiple upright branches that are thin and pliable and tend to dance on the wind as it passes by. Ornamental leaves are distinctively marked with a central green stripe sandwiched between cream-yellow edges.
Decorative green and cream striped leaves have faint pink edges on older leaves.
Ornamental clumping ginger with attractive green and yellow leaves. Grows best in part shade, and brings colour to understory plantings. Also suited to growing as an indoor houseplant.
Leathery marbled grey-green leaves with yellow margins stand erect from the earth averaging 70cm in height. Once grown and harvested for its fibre to make bowstrings, it is now mostly grown as a hardy ornamental indoor plant and is well regarded for its air cleaning capabilities.
The glossy succulent leaves of this plant are known for their architectual beauty. The Zanzibar enjoys little to no direct sunlight and less than average water, for this reason the plant is often grown as an indoor pot plant.