When to Order Plants
Generally we recommend purchasing plants in early spring so that you have a full growing season before winter arrives. If you purchasing heliconias this definitely applies for all our NSW customers. There are some exceptions to this rule as we find NT customers prefer to order at the end of the wet and North Queensland customers will often order after February.
Please note: we are now limting when we send to the Northern Territory. We will no longer send NT orders from September until February as it is too hot to go via snail mail.If you would like for your order to go express during the hotter months please ask for a shipping quote. Otherwise, your order will be held over until we are shipping.
If you are in SE Qld we recommend purchasing heliconias and gingers before Christmas but things like cordylines are fine through autumn.
If you have a hothouse and can maintain a constant temperature above 15 degrees then your plants should be O.K. even if you order in winter. However, ordering and establishing plants when it is above 30 degrees is not recommended. Ideally temps should be between 20 and 30 degrees.
We strongly recommend you consider your climate and do some research into your plants to make sure you are ordering at an appropriate time for your area.
We do not recommend purchasing plants when temperatures are approaching or over 28 degrees celsius. Either order earlier in the season (spring) or wait until it's cooling down a bit (late February).
We do not recommend purchasing tropical plants in the dead of winter.