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Monstera Deliciosa - The Delicious Monster

Lush Plants Online Plant Nursery Australia is delighted to have Monstera Deliciosa back in stock!   As well as a gorgeous foliage plant, and an easy care pot plant, it produces an exotic tropical fruit.  The name means "Delicious Monster" for a reason!

Native to the tropical rainforests of southern Mexico and south to Panama, it is now widespread.  This has led to a huge variety of names for the same plant including; Split leaf Philodendron, Ceriman, Swiss Cheese Plant, Fruit Salad Plant, Monster Fruit, Mexican Breadfruit, Locust and Wild Honey, Windowleaf, Delicious Monster, Monstera, Penglai banana and Balazo.

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The Lipstick Palm (Cyrtostachys renda)

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The Lipstick palm (or Red Sealing Wax Palm) is a stunning feather palm with a brilliantly, almost unbelievably vivid red trunk & crown shaft, found in lowland coastal swamps in SE Asia.

The Lipstick Palm is a medium sized, clumping palm which grows to around 6m tall. It is one of the most spectacular and colourful tropical palms and is in high demand as garden and landscaping plant.

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Clivia Miniata

Clivia Miniata

Clivia Miniata, or Bush Lily, is an evergreen perennial which is very popular as a houseplant or as an outdoor grower in warm climates. Clivia have long, flashy leaves which grow in an eye catching symmetrical shape and they produce beautiful, trumpet like flowers in a host of different colours. Clivia are related to the Amaryllis plant, although Clivia grow from fleshy roots rather than a bulb.

Clivia Miniata - Growing a Bush Lily

Clivia are native to South Africa, where they grow in dense clumps in humus rich soil. They are tenacious plants, and have even been found growing in the forks of trees! Clivia have been a well known species since the 1800s, since which time they have become very popular as house plants. They are relatively hardy indoor plants and don’t need too much fussing as they are easy to grow and not very demanding.

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