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Traditionally a climber the Chinese Star Jasmine is a delicate looking plant with small white flowers containing stunning scent often used in perfumes. If kept trim it can be neat and contained but let it grow and it knows no limits.
Whether you fancy yourself as the next Jamie Oliver or just like something to flavour your Corona, a citrus tree is a great gift for the entertainer in your life.
Jade can be found thriving from the middle of the outback to the coasts of the Great Ocean Road. Its fleshy leaves and ability to grow slowly make it the ideal combination for those who tend to miss the odd watering.
This variety of Cordyline is my favourite with the subtle darker colours of its leaves giving it depth and texture. It can be grown outside in the ground but I prefer it indoors in a pot where its lush foliage remains untouched by the elements.
If you're looking for something dramatic look no further. The Cycad's sophisticated leaf shape and symmetry make it perfect for smartening up a dull deck or entryway. But like most sophisticated specimen don't get too close.
Available in Reds, Purples, Pinks and White you can go tone on tone to match your space or just add a splash of colour to brighten up a dull space during the dreary Winter months.
The Kalanchoe fans out its leaves like a proud peacock. From the succulent family it multiplies and spreads of its own accord. Its edges tend to colour red in the cooler months and back to green when it warms up again.
Lavender has been used for domestic purposes for centuries. In fact lavender hedges were once used as clotheslines: washed items were placed on the bushes to dry, in the process becoming impregnated with lavender oil.
The incredible crimson flowers of the Mandevilla make this plant the show-off of the plant kingdom. Perfect for any celebration, the incredible colour produced by this fantastic plant seems to say 'Hey,look at me!'.
The Pittosporum Golfball is a cultivar that is made to shape. If you enjoy a bit of intermittent gardening then this is the one for you. Dark Stems and small glossy leaves make a nice compliment and for a smaller space and designed not to grow more than 40cm tall or wide this dwarf variety is guaranteed not to get away from you.
The'Little Prince' is exquisitely regal. Beautiful and robust, this plant captures the essence of the Australian bush which has the ability to create beauty out of some of the harshest conditions on earth.
Succulents are a higher power's answer to the now 'standard' 50-hour working week. Not only do they require little of your attention or care but you will delight in their ability to spawn off shoots for you to re-pot.