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, 

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PACKING UP DAY

A summer sun rises over the low hills that separate our valley from the coast.

In the tall eucalypts growing by the stream, a magpie warbles,

Down the other end of the property a tui chimes.

We sit on the back deck, sipping coffee in the big Ngio's dappled, sifted light.

We like this quiet time on a Sunday morning,

readying ourselves for a few hours of packing up.


Boxing up the plants is the culmination of months of work.

As we pack we talk about who these people might be.

What sort of place do they live in?

What do their gardens look like?

We think, on some level we all have something in common.

The love of plants.




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