Plant Types

Below are just some of the many popular plant types used in and around Cairns.

Croton PlantsCroton Plants
Location: High Light to Partial Shade.
Watering: 2-3 times a week around the soil, never wet foliage while watering.
Description: Croton plants have stiff leaves and bold beautiful colours of yellow, pink, red, orange and green making it one of the most amazing and popular house plants in the world. Its warm tropical colours and exotic leaves make it a beautiful addition to any brightly lit room or tropical landscape. The key to successfully keeping a croton plant happy is plenty of sunshine, a warm, draft-free environment, moist soil, and humid air. Dry air and soil will cause croton leaves to fall off.


Dracaena Marginata PlantsDracaena Marginata Plants
Location: Low Light to High Light.
Watering: 1-2 times a week around the soil, never wet foliage while watering.
Description: Dracaena Marginata is widely used in homes, offices and commercial decor because it tolerates low light and extremely easy care makes it one world’s most favourite specimen plants that can be used indoors or outdoors setting.






Agave Attenuata PlantsAgave Attenuata Plants
Location: Full Sun or Part Shade.
Watering: Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny to partly shaded position. Protect from hail, frost and excessive heat. Avoid water collecting on leaves during very hot or cold periods.
Description: Attractive succulent in the form of a loose rosette made up of soft, broad, blue-green foliage. As the plant matures it develops a stem of up to 1.5m in length.



Bromeliad PlantsBromeliad Plants
Location: High Light to Partial Shade
Watering: Once a week around the soil, never wet foliage while watering.
Description: Bromeliads are excellent plants and will adapt to many conditions, so in a warm setting they can be used as an indoor plant or outdoor landscape plant. Bromeliads are some of the most colourful plants around. Bromeliads range from the common house plant varieties to the more rare exotic varieties such as the Neoregelia ‘Rafael’ Bromeliad. A bromeliad has the great ability to handle low moisture conditions and will even survive long periods of drought. Many consider Bromeliads to be one of the best indoor plants available. A great source for caring for is right here Bromeliads. Neoregelia ‘Rafael’ Bromeliad has an amazing colour schemes and will add a burst of the tropics to any setting.


Cordyline PlantsCordyline Fruticosa Plants
Location: Shade to Bright Shade
Watering: 2 times a week around the soil, never wet foliage while watering.
Description: Cordyline Plants will take full sun, morning sun but really shines with a little shade.




Heliconia PlantsHeliconia Plants
Location: Shade to Partial Shade.
Watering: 2-4 times a week around the soil , never wet foliage while watering.
Description: Heliconia Orethotrichas are one of the most beautiful and versatile heliconias anyone can own. As a medium sized heliconia she can very easily fit in any landscape or interior setting. An added bonus is the Heliconia Orthotricha is one of the longest lasting cut flowers available. The Heliconia Orethotricha can be used in flower arrangements making it an all in one plant. With its flower producing and fast growing traits the heliconia is the perfect tropical plant for any garden or home.





Yucca PlantsYucca Plants
Location: Full Sun or Part Shade in a well drained soil.
Watering: Water the Yucca Plants about every 10 days..
Description: Landscaping with yuccas, it is best to keep them away from sidewalks and other high traffic areas as the leaves are extremely sharp and can cut someone if they should brush up against the plant. The yucca plant is very forgiving when it comes to soil types, as long as it drains well. This is especially important during the first year when you grow a yucca plant, giving it time to adjust to the soil and local rainfall.



Ixora Evergreen HedgeIxora Evergreen Hedge
Location: Ixora plants should be grown in bright light, in soil that is consistently moist, but not muddy.
Watering: Every few days. Loves plenty of water in summer.
Description: Tropical to semi-tropical fast growing, bright, colourful and creates and thick screening effect. Ixora plants grow best in rich, peat-based soil with plenty of moisture. During the spring months, the plant should be given slow-release fertilizer pellets, or it can be given liquid fertilizer on a weekly basis during the growing season. Important to protect the plant from cold drafts.


Desert RoseDesert Rose
Location: Love hot, tropical climates. Ideal growing conditions include full sun and rich, well-drained soil.
Watering: During the dry season in the top end, water them every day when it’s cool in either the morning or the afternoon. During the wet season, reduce this rate depending on the rain. Water the soil and avoid the leaves, and don’t sit your Adenium in a saucer of water because it may rot.
Description: The Desert Rose can grow up to 2 metres in height and loves direct light with plenty of daily watering directly into the ground around the roots area. Avoid watering the leaves directly. Looks fantastic when group planting the Desert Rose. Strong vibrant colours and flowers for months at a time.
Pests: They aren’t bothered by many pests. A bit of white oil takes care of insects such as aphids or mealy bugs.
Care: Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser every 8 months or so and a liquid seaweed tonic every fortnight.


Depending on the condition of your gardens, it may take many months of work and treatments before results come.

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