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Image of Mauritius Hemp Plant

This is a Central American succulent to 1.5m with long succulent leaves with an eye catching variegated green striped form. The foliage is not spiky or sharp and so is safe near paths. It is best grown in full sun to light shade, in a well draining soil, it is reportedly drought hardy and mildly frost tolerant.

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Image of Purple Heart, Tradescantia pallida

A groundcover with purple foliage the spreading habit cascades over pots and walls. ‘Purple Heart’ is a tender perennial with purple stems and violet-purple leaves that produces pink flowers in summer. This plant is mainly grown for its foliage, best color is achieved in bright sunlight and a dry, cramped root zone. It is excellent as a groundcover or in containers or hanging baskets.

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Image of Desert Rose

An african succulent to 2m enjoying hot tropical climates and generating twisted bulbous trunk forms and spectacular pink flowers. Ideal growing conditions include full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Adeniums can be toxic if consumed. Please be aware of planting them in areas where children and pets can access them. Avoid sap contact with the skin and eyes and always wash hands after handling these plants

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Image of Cypress Pine, Blue Cypress Pine

Drought tolerant slow growing tropical rainforest tree up to 30m tall. The timber is aromatic, an insect repellent and makes very good spears and kindling. It has a distinctive pine tree form and fine, grey green foliage.

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Image of Zoysia grass

Warm season creeping grass particularly suitable for hot, humid conditions. Commercial variety 'Emerald Grass' is a cultivar crossed with Zoysia Japonica. Zoysia is recommended as a drought tolerant, weed and disease resistant, slow growing and relatively sustainable lawn. It will require dethatching and is native to the northern regions of Australia.

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