Plant life is dynamic; each time you visit The Leaf you have the opportunity to see something new.
Here is a list of some plants that are flowering, fruiting, or featured at The Leaf!
Don't forget there are Gardener Chats every day at 10:00 am in the biomes where you can learn more about the fascinating plants from our Horticulture team. Please check the signage at The Leaf for the location of the daily Gardener Chat.
Bat Flower, Tacca chantrieri, Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome
The unusual blooms of the bat flower mimic a bat in flight. The plant is native to parts of China, India, and Southeast Asia.
Lions Tail, Leonotis leonurus, Mediterranean Biome
A flowering shrub, known as Wild Dagga, native to South Africa. Traditional medicinal uses include treating fevers, headaches, malaria, dysentery and snakebites.
Pineapple, Ananas comosus, Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome
Pineapple is native to tropical and subtropical America. The fruit can take up to 14 months to grow and ripen before it’s ready to harvest.
Madagascar Jasmine, Stephanotis floribunda, Mediterranean Biome
This woody, twining vine is native to Madagascar. It has leathery, oval leaves and clusters of waxy, white flowers that are exceedingly fragrant. Visit The Leaf in the morning to experience the best smells!
Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos, Mediterranean Biome
Kangaroo paws are native to southwestern Australia. The flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures which resemble kangaroo forelimbs.
Star Fruit, Averrhoa carambola, Hartley and Heather Richardson Tropical Biome
The star fruit tree is a slow-growing, tropical species native to Southeast Asia. Slices of the fruit resemble a star when cut in cross-sections, hence the name star fruit. The leaflets of the start fruit tree are sensitive to light and touch, curling up in the dark of night or if disturbed. Spot the small fruits starting to grow!