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Hanging Sedum ‘Burro’s Tail’ now in stock

We have lots of hanging sedum ‘burrito’ or  ‘burro’s tail’ now in stock. Available from the online shop or pick up from our studio in Parkwood (part of Adam’s Garden Florist). They are happy and easy-going little plants, low maintenance. We have them presented in cute hessian bags.

Upcycling Fuzzy Faux Fur into Plant Holders

Ever wondered what to do with that old pair of slipper-boots that’s too worn out to wear, but still looks ok at the top? Of course you’ve wondered that, we all have right? If you’re a plant person like all of us are, then you know exactly what to do with it – upcycle it […]

African Violet Plant – Gold Coast

African Violets are beautiful little plants – with one drawback – they don’t like to be watered from the top, nor be too soggy underneath. So how to fix the problem, but neatly? One of the most common ways is to sit the plant’s container on top of a take-away container filled with water – […]

Chain of Hearts in Hanging Globe

We have always had a soft spot for chain of hearts plants, they remind us nanna’s and heritage backyards and all things good. We have them in store from time to time – do check with us if you are after some!

Hoya Plant – flowering!

If you are anything like us you will appreciate the awesomeness of these super cute waxy starry flowers! Hoyas have a mind of their own, sometimes flowering sometimes not, but this one we had in store flowered at least 6 times in 6 months! How good is that! Granted, we aren’t always so fortunate with […]

Funky Vases and Plant Pots

These funky almost-flat vases made for some unusual plant houses… Perfect for our fittonias. If you’re a keen indoor-plant person, always keep an eye out for interesting containers, and why not give some a try – you never know what’s going to work until you try! Old aluminium tea-pots are a favourite of ours too […]

New succulents – Crassula Undulata

We have added some new succulents to the shop – these funky curly-leaf crassula. They are pretty easy to care for, just a little water once a week, but they are ok if they dry out a bit between times. We are loving the pairing of their grey-toned foliage with the concrete planters. check them […]

Plant Sightseeing – Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney

If you’re ever down in Sydney, like we happened to be a while back, we highly recommend the Chinese Garden of Friendship. The most impressive thing for us to see was the number of unique ‘spaces’ created in what is really a very small area. It makes the garden seem far bigger than it is, […]

New Succulents Arriving

Hopefully by the time this post is up we will have our new shipment of succulents ready to go and potted up for your planty pleasure! Oh, and happy Easter – may the long weekend bring you much rest and happiness! We will be closed Easter Friday and Easter Monday, with very short hours on […]

Op Shop Finds

Does anyone else love stumbling across unique vessels for their plant collection? You are not alone! We like to keep an eye out wherever we go for new and interesting plant containers that we can bring to you in our shop (and also for ourselves!). Also, if you have a particular container waiting for a […]

What we love about – Fittonias

Fittonias, also known as ‘nerve plants’ are lovely shade plants which are fantastic for terrariums and other indoor uses, also for planting in damp-ish shady areas outside. They love low to medium light. They will go well in a window if not in the hot hot sun (e.g. a window that receives just morning light). […]

Flashback – one year ago – Pollinate, Sydney Botanic Gardens

In April last year, we had the privilege of going down to the Pollinate exhibition at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney . In a large, light-filled enclosed greenhouse an abundant array of amazing plants was on show. The star of the entire presentation, in my view, was the trails of cascading sagey-grey-green dichondria – aka ‘dichondria […]

Potting up new indoor plants in hurricane glassware

These hurricane vases are one of the most popular items on our website, and in-store. They are a nice size and presentation for gifting. Sometimes we plant out with succulents, and sometimes with lushly-foliaged indoor plants. In the photo above you can see the progress of planting out some tillandsia cynea in the hurricane vases. […]

Experiment with plant forms and interesting containers

When choosing a plant or container, think about the style of the room where it will be. Here at Little Plants, we particularly like the natural finishes – concrete, upcycled fabrics, jute, wood etc. And we love plants with contrasting shaped and textures. Have you been in lately to see what we have? Check out […]

Planting aquatic plants in flasks and vintage bottles

A couple of years ago we started to experiment with small aquatic plants. The feedback has been great. The concept is really about making cute mini aquatic ‘terrariums’ (or really, mini aquariums – without the fish!). We have used a variety of glassware, from vintage bottles to premium laboratory glassware. All seems to work well […]

Some thoughts on Concrete Pots

We love the look of concrete pots, but there are some things to keep in mind when planting in them. Here’s a brief run-down of some things we’ve noticed: 1. If you are planting directly into a concrete pot with a raw (unpainted) surface, it will require you to water your plant more often. The […]

What we love about Peace Lily Plants

The humble and ever-loved peace-lily, or spathiphyllum, gives you a lot of reasons to like it. With varieties ranging from small leafed to large, this beautiful houseplant will give back much more in green-leafed-love than the little water it takes to keep it. These living gifts will survive in light conditions from fairly low light, […]

Plants in Pill Shaped Glass – They’re back!

Yep, yes, aha – our cute little plants in pill-shaped glass are back in stock. Woohoo! How do we get the plants in there? you ask. Chopsticks. Yes, chopsticks. Hold onto those fine tools after you’ve finished your sushi folks, because they are the best thing you’ll find for maneuvering little plants into these tricky […]

New Fiddle Leaf Figs In Store!

Our new shipment of fiddle-leaf figs is totally awesome – get one now! They are 70cm+ and super lush like a rainforest understorey plant. You can pick one out yourself, just pop in to our Parkwood shop. Or, we can deliver for you (on the Gold Coast, most areas), all done up ready for gifting.

What we love about Peperomias

Ever heard of peperomias? Now you have 🙂 Why are Peperomia plants awesome? because plants are awesome, generally (but we may be biased) solid, shapely leaves variety of leaf shapes and colour shades hardy (like so hardy!) air-purifier great for indoors doesn’t need heaps of water Do you need any more convincing? Bulleen Art and […]