Microstrobos fitzgeraldii is a rare plant that exists in only 6 locations between Wentworth Falls and Katoomba. It grows only on south facing cliff ledges around waterfalls.
It is extremely slow growing, and there are only 400 recorded specimens, making a critically endangered species.
A conifer, it is a member of the ancient Podocarpaceæ family that was characteristic of the Antarctic flora in the cooler parts of the Gondwana super-continent.
It is most often a low growing shrub no more than two metres high amongst ferns in the splash zone of waterfalls.
However, it also adapts to container growing: