Alongside our Amazing Animals, Australia Zoo is home to a stunning array of native and exotic flora. You can enjoy browsing the small selection of these which we've provided below!
Cabbage Tree Palm
Mostly this kind of plant is found in moist open forest, often in swampy sites and on margins of rainforests or near the sea. It is widely spread along the New South Wales coast and extends north into Queensland and southwards to eastern Victoria, growing further south than any other native Australian palm.
Cordyline rubra, known as the Palm Lily is an evergreen Australian plant. It grows as a shrub to around 4 metres tall. Found in warm rainforest and moist eucalyptus forest.
Asplenium australasicum is a species of fern in the Aspleniaceae family found in eastern Australia. Common names include bird's nest fern and crow's nest fern.
Apart from its use as an ornamental plant, it is also a popular vegetable in Taiwan.
Lomandra longifolia, commonly known as Spiny-head Mat-rush, Spiky-headed Mat-rush or Basket Grass, is a perennial, rhizomatous herb found throughout eastern Australia.
It grows in a variety of soil types and is frost, heat and drought tolerant.
Pandanus spiralis is shrub or small tree up to 10 metres in height native to northern Australia.
The plant bears a large, pineapple-like fruit that turns red when ripe.
Melaleuca leucadendra is widely distributed in northern parts of Australia.
The tree has thick spongy bark, similar to the Broad-leaf paperbark Tea Tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia). However, the foliage of Melaleuca leucadendra is of a brighter green and has a slightly weeping habit.
Queensland Bottle Tree
It can grow to 18-20 meters (59-65 feet) in height and its trunk has the unique shape of a bottle. Its swollen trunk is primarily used for water storage.
Bottle Trees are commonly found planted in streets, parks, on farms and as features in gardens.
Commonly known as the Stag Horn Fern it is native to Australia, in east central New South Wales and in Queensland. It is a bracket epiphyte occurring in and near rainforests.
Widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for gardens.
Golden Cane Palm
Also known as golden cane palm, areca palm, or butterfly palm, is a plant in the Arecaceae family. It is native to Madagascar.
Native to tropical regions of the Americas and southeastern Asia. Certain species of Spathiphyllum are commonly known as Spath or Peace Lilies.
Costus barbatus, also known as Spiral Ginger, is a perennial plant with a red inflorescence. It is one of the most commonly cultivated Costus species.
The flowers can be hues of reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, and are subtended by brightly colored bracts. These bracts protect the flowers; floral shape often limits pollination to a subset of the hummingbirds in the region. The plants typically flower during the wet season.
Native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world, often noted for their showy flowers.