10 Favourites



Each issue we ask five horticulture experts to list their favourite plant types on a selected theme.

Previously we would only ask for two favourites each to be listed, however, we have expanded their initial selection to five favourites from which they choose their top two to focus upon.

The decision can depend upon many factors such as soil, climate, drought tolerance, aesthetics or just plain personal preference!

Claire Bickle

Asplenium australasicum
– Bird’s Nest Fern
spp. – Gardenia
Monstera deliciosa
– Fruit Salad Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant
Piper sarmentosum
– Wild Pepper, Betel Leaf
Plumeria obtusa
– Singapore White Frangipani

Graeme Byrne

Alocasia longiloba
– Elephant’s Ear
Clusia major
var. variegata – Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple
Cyrtosperma merkusii
– Giant Swamp Taro
Dracaena goldieana
– Zebra Striped Dragon
Heliconia indica
‘Rubra’ – Indian Red Heliconia

Joan Dillon

Atractocarpus fitzalani
i – Brown Gardenia
Cryptocarya laevigata – Glossy Laurel
Eupomatia laurina – Bolwarra, Native Guava
Proiphys cunninghamii – Brisbane Lily
Psychotria daphnoides – Smooth Psychotria

Ross Gelling

Alcantarea imperialis
‘Rubra’ – Giant Bromeliad
x amazonica – Amazon Elephant’s Ear, Horse Face
Alocasia macrorrhizos
– Giant Elephant’s Ear
Philodendron melinonii
– Red Birdsnest
Syzygium megacarpum
– Giant Lau Lau

Carol Cameron

Asplenium nidus
– Bird’s Nest Fern
Cupaniopsis anacardioides
– Tuckeroo
Flindersia brayleyana
– Queensland Maple
Graptophyllum ilicifolium
– Native Holly
Wrightia antidysenterica
– Arctic Snow

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Three
Gardenia spp.
Heliconia indica 'Rubra'
Asplenium nidus


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