Maxi pots now available!

In the Production Nursery we are trialling larger, 90mm square Maxi pots for some of our rainforest plants. Many rainforest plants have shallow, fibrous root systems, which allow the plants to absorb nutrients and water from the forest floor. Because of this, rainforest plants tend to be happier in a wider pot, which allow better development of this horizontal root system compared to our standard Native Tubes (50mm).

We are growing an interesting range of rainforest plants in the larger Maxi pots, including many of our regular favourites but also a few less-common species.   We have also trialed some non-rainforest plants in Maxis, including the spectacular Narrow-Leaved Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris) and the uncommon coastal shrub – Yellow Necklacepod (Sophora tomentosa)

The results so far have been sensational, with plants quickly filling the pots with strong, lush growth.

Our plants in Maxi pots are available at the Hinter Hub for $8.50 each. These are a great option if you want a more advanced plant, or want to trial some of the less common species like Syzygium corynanthum – Sour Cherry or the amusingly named – Grewia latifolia – Dog’s Balls!

See below for a list of species currently available in these larger pots. Happy growing!

  • Carissa spinarum (syn. ovata) – Currant Bush
  • Syzygium corynanthum – Sour Cherry
  • Brachychiton rupestris – Narrow-Leaved Bottle Tree
  • Sloanea australis – Maiden’s Blush
  • Grewia latifolia – Dog’s Balls
  • Atractocarpus benthamianus – Native Gardenia
  • Elattostachys xylocarpa – White Tamarind
  • Sophora tomentosa – Yellow Necklacepod
  • Cassia brewsteri – Golden Shower Tree/Leichardt Bean
  • Dissiliaria balaghiodes – Lancewood
  • Mallotus discolor – Yellow Kamala
  • Gmelina leichardtii – White Beech
  • Tristaniopsis laurina – Water Gum
  • Dysoxylum rufum – Hairy Rosewood
  • Harpullia hillii – Bluntleaved Tulip
  • Argyrodendron trifoliolatum – White Booyong
  • Acmena ingens – Red Apple
  • Breynia oblongifolia – Coffee Bush
  • Synoum glandulosum – Scentless Rosewood
  • Argyrodendron actinophyllum – Black Booyong
  • Sarcopteryx stipata – Corduroy Tree/ Steelwood Tree
  • Decaspermum humile – Silky Myrtle

Words by Sarah Lawson, Production Nursery Officer