Casuarina Glauca "Cousin It" Cousin It is a groundcover form of the tough, hardy Australian native sheoak. It bears bright green foliage which forms a thick mat cascading over retaining walls or rocks. Cousin It can handle most soil types and a range of conditions, however, it prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with well-drained soil. This native is tolerant of dry and coastal conditions. Requires low maintenance and water once established. 6" pot size.
The Queensland Bottle Tree Brachychiton Rupestris originally classified in the family Sterculiaceae, which is now within Malvaceae, is native of Queensland, Australia. Its grossly swollen trunk gives it a remarkable appearance and gives rise to the name. As a succulent, drought-deciduous tree, it is tolerant of a range of various soils, and temperatures.
Asplenium australasicum (birds nest fern) is a hardy and very popular fern in cultivation. It can be grown on trees or rocks or in the ground in soils containing appreciable organic matter. Although it likes plenty of moisture, it must have good drainage (similar to its situation in nature) as plants are vulnerable to rotting in poorly drained situations (consider a tub or hollow stump or tree to put it on). It will tolerate at least moderate frost and prefers a situa
“I have fallen in love with *Brachychitons*. There are three species I recommend – *Acerfolius* (Illawarra flame tree), *Populneus* (Kurrajong tree) and *Rupestris* (Queensland bottle tree, pictured). I love their shape and their foliage, and they’re quite controlled in terms of size.” – Wes Fleming, [Fleming's Nurseries](http://www.flemings.com.au/?utm_campaign=supplier/|target="_blank")