Tabu: Tropical Paradise in Cairns, Queensland - in the background are Licuala grandis and a paddle leaf palm - Pelagodoxa; and red-stemmed thalias shoot skyward from a tall pot fringed with aluminium plant
Lobster claw... A fast-growing herbaceous perennial with stalks reaching 7 feet tall. Scarlet and yellow bracts emerge on second-year stalks. Plant in bright shade with moist, well-drained soil. USDA Hardiness Zones: 10B to 11
Plant variegated shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet 'Variegata') for its gold and green pinstriped leaves, and enjoy its shell-like blooms in areas where it rarely freezes.
the garden: Painting With Plants
Massed cordylines planted as undergrowth, can't will have to just get a rough count and choose at the nursery as there are over 100 varieties, try to get some verrigated, some not, broad leaf, narrow leaf, purple, white, green, red.