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Locally grown exotics

At All Green Nursery & Garden, we know what will look great in your garden. We've tried and tested all kinds of exotic plants throughout the years to find out exactly what will prosper in Melbourne soil. We have a dedicated facility for growing exotic plants right here — grown in Melbourne, for Melbourne conditions.

If you're worried about your exotic plants suffering in the cold winters, don't fret. We have all the tips and tricks you need to grow your tropical paradise in your front or backyard. Visit us in-store to see the exotic wonders for yourself.

All Green nursery tropical plants

On-site horticulturists

We believe that knowledge is the food that spurs great growth. That's why we employ qualified and highly trained horticulturists at our Hoppers Crossing location. We want to help you get the best out of your garden, no matter what you are growing.

If you have any questions about growing exotic plants, they can tell you everything you need to know. From prepping roots to protecting against the winter frost, you'll have all the information of decades of plant knowledge available to you. Just drop in-store and ask one of our friendly members of staff. They'll point you in the right direction.

Team of horticulturists at All Green

Exotic plant delivery

Need a helping hand getting your exotic plants to where they need to be? You'd be crazier than a coconut to think we wouldn't want to help! Our exotic plant delivery service will have your new plants to you in just a few business days.

If you have a small car, or a big order, don't stress. We can deliver any number of tropical plants right to you, from a single strangling vine to a full collection of tropical ground coverings. We deliver anywhere in the Melbourne metro area, so get in touch with our friendly customer service team to find out more.

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Hoppers Crossing

Our primary location has our nursery, garden, landscaping, and building supplies.

130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

VIC 3029

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Monday - Saturday: 7 am–5 pm

Sunday: 10 am–3 pm

Epping

Our newest location in Epping has landscaping, building, and garden supplies.

89 Rufus St

Epping

VIC 3076

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Monday - Friday: 7 am–4 pm

Saturday: 8 am–12 pm*

*Pending Customer Demand

Sunday: Closed

Frequently asked questions

Can you deliver exotic plants?

We certainly can! All Green can deliver any number of exotic plants to homes and businesses around Melbourne in just a few business days. We determine delivery fees based on your proximity to our centre, including our exotic plant nursery, at Hoppers Crossing.

If you have any questions about the delivery process or would like to place an order, get in touch with the team at All Green. Our customer service department would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How can I create and care for an exotic tropical garden in Melbourne?

Creating your tropical paradise is as easy. First, you need to create a tropical microclimate in your bare backyard. You can do that by following these steps:

  1. Set your soil. It needs to be nutrient-rich and well-draining.
  2. Consider layering. Before you plant, you need to remember that tropical plants grow close together for protection.
  3. Start with a shield. Hardier, wind-tolerant palms will protect delicate tropical plants below.
  4. Retain heat. Stone walls and bricks are excellent insulators against the cold and wind.
  5. Select for style. Once your microclimate is functioning, you can plant an array of lush green foliage punctuated by vibrant flowers.

If you are looking for inspiration, visit our Hoppers Crossing location. Our expert landscapers are hard at work bringing similar gardens to life in our Landscape Avenue section.

What are some good exotic plants to plant in my Melbourne garden?

With a bit of care and attention, many exotic plants will thrive in Melbourne's unique soil content and climate. At All Green, we stock many popular varieties of tropical plants. Here are some of our favourites:

  • Cycad: These fascinating, prehistoric plants are accustomed to dry, arid climates, meaning that they use water sparingly. If you're looking to create a hardy, but environmentally-sustainable garden, cycads are a great starting point.
  • Frangipani: These stunning tropical plants originally hail from the Caribbean and Central America, but are right at home in Australian gardens. Create an iconic tropical experience with a range of colours, from whites and yellows, to vibrant pinks and oranges.
  • Bougainvillea: Native to eastern South America, these stunning climbers favour partial sun, but will recover nicely from frost in winter. Create a gorgeous, bright garden with a range of beautiful tropical colours including yellows, pinks, and oranges.

What is the best soil for tropical plants?

Tropical plants prefer soil that is high in organic matter - exactly like they would be treated to in the rainforest. Many tropical plants will grow in normal garden soil in Australia. But to get it right the first time, it's best to introduce your tropical plants into a soil environment that is loose, fertile, and slightly acidic. Tropical soil should also be loosely packed to allowed the free flow of air and water.

If you want to know more about how to improve your garden soil before introducing tropical plants, get in touch with All Green. Our on-site horticulturists at Hoppers Crossing would be happy to help.

Do tropical plants like full sun?

Some tropical plants love full sun, and some don't. Tall tropical plants and trees that grow towards the sky are usual pretty keen on getting sunlight. Other tropical plants that grow closer to the ground are usually more in favour of shade and dappled sun.

If you are growing a tropical garden, be sure to compose it with this in mind. Plant your taller plants at the back so that they get plenty of sun. Beneath this canopy, you can plant the more sun intolerant plants.

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