Closed for Covid - 19

Sorry fellow plant enthusiasts, the shutdown has meant we cannot send out plants, and just as the rain looks like it might be on it's way and planting season re-commences.

The health crisis also means Mel has been called back to duty as an intensive care nurse and we will be relying on my bumbling efforts to keep the nursery thriving.

Feel free to place an order, it will not be processed but we will be able to match our inventory with the plants you seek and will be in touch by email when things start moving again.

Meantime, be well and stay safe and till the soil.

Kindest regards

Carey and Mel


Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,