Do you even have a home if there are no house plants in it? That is the question of 2017. Somewhere in the last couple of years, home greenery made a strong return – but these aren’t your Mums 90’s basket ferns. They’re majestic beauties, pieces of art in a way – and half the fun is trawling sites and stores searching through their beautiful displays for your next lil’ plant baby.
There’s no shortage of stylish places to buy beaut fiddle leaf fig trees/cacti. But we’ve rounded up some of our current faves – be it online or a gorgeous shop you can drift through for hours.
DOMUS BOTANICA, SYDNEY
Having a background in art direction and graphic design is a pretty good platform to start a lush plant business, and that’s exactly what Lauren Camilleri, owner of Sydney based Domus Botanica, has in spades. After 12 years in the design biz, working on interiors mag titles, which inspired her foray into interior greenery. Their online store is a minimalist design masterpiece (of course) and their plants and plant accessories are chic, yet totally affordable.
LEAF SUPPLY, SYDNEY
While we’re talking about Lauren Camilleri, she also teamed up with her pal, plant stylist Sophia Caplan, and made a plant delivery service. There’s four ops which mean you can gift your friends/lovers/fam a lush pot plant as opposed to flowers that’ll die in 2 days. Or yourself. We won’t judge.
THE GLASSHOUSE CO, SYDNEY
Regular terrariums, eat your heart out. The Glasshouse Co has masterfully created these floating, water-based babies that’re totally affordable but insanely lush to look at. Bonus – they donate 10% of all profits to charity.
COTTAGE GARDEN NURSERY, BRISBANE
This Brissie based old-school nursery has an amazing array of indoor babies for you to spend your $$$ on. They also have a pretty schmick antiques and vintage store on site, if you want to just re-do your entire terrace…
This VIC based company is all about unusual plants – if you have something weird and specific in mind, they’re likely to have it in stock. You can go and have a squiz at their offerings on site, and even hire their plants for events or your office/showroom.
COOL CACTUS, MELBOURNE
Another VIC special, Cool Cactus focuses entirely on indoor plant offerings. And true to their name, they’ve got a sweet, sweet collection of cacti large and small, too.
NIKAU, BYRON BAY
Byron Bay’s Nikau embodies laid-back coastal feels with it’s airy stores in Byron and nearby Newrybar. They specialise in both plants and clay, meaning you can get your new baby a gorge home when you pick it up.
PLANT BY PACKWOOD, MELBOURNE
A plant company created by a folk muso and an actress? Yep, it exists – welcome to Plant By Packwood, created by Bayden Packwood Hine and Charlotte Nicdao, who wanted to turn their love of indoor plants into a career. Their store doubles as a real, actual greenhouse – and their specialty is terrariums.
IVY MUSE, MELBOURNE
The real hero at Ivy Muse is their styling range of plant holders. Whether you want your plants hanging or perched on a stand, these guys have you sorted. Special mention to the amazing geo-vibe Cubby range.
Mosey specialise in unique indoor plants, and you can do the in-store thing at their lush as hell Melbs based shop, or order online from work and just swing by and collect your new greenery another time.
Stackwood is housed in an old diesel workshop, and is part event venue, part workshop space, and also happens to sell a fantastic range of indoor plants.
LITTLE LEAF CO, PERTH
This Perth-based shop is like a little green wonderland – there’s stuff hanging from the ceiling, perched on stands scattered all over the joint… there’s a plant in your face everywhere, and you’ll want all of ’em.
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Image: Ivy Muse.