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New Succulents Arriving

succulents gold coast

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 Saturday 20th.

botanic gardens sydney-pollinate exhibition

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 silver falls’. The entire space was kept humid and moist from a light mist sprayed into the air almost continually up near the glass ceiling.

I only wish we could have brought the whole display back with us!

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Experiment with plant forms and interesting containers

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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 our shop section online – but there is always more in-store than we have on the web, do contact us if you’re after something specific.

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New Succulents in this week and more new items added

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Hiya folks,
Been a while since posting – so busy… but great news – for all the succulent lovers out there we have three new trays of 80mm pots in, with all sorts of aloes, haworthias, gasteraloes, crassula, etc… Plus a few ginormo aloe-ish things all pointy and spiky and wonderful, there’s a dark green one there that looks so tough it makes me think of rhinoceros horns.

Fiddle leafs and housy planters added to the shop >link<

Plus other things in-store we haven’t had a chance to add yet – call if you are after something you can’t see 🙂

It’s getting cold out there today, rug up my darlings

x

Little Plants

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Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day 2017

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Stuck for ideas? If your Mum loves plants, and lives on the Gold Coast – look no further… We love plants too!

Check out the online shop or phone us to see what we have in store that we may not have listed…

We have phalaenopsis orchid plants, cyclamen plants in large and small, and also bromeliads, all on order for Mother’s Day week.

We can deliver too! Woohoo!

x

LP

 

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Limited Time

We have billabong plants in store for a limited time – taro, alocasia, wild iris, grasses, water hyssop… all frog-encouraging pond plants. Send a set of three to your pond-plant-loving dearest for $45. Presented beautifully in a basket, of course…

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Unique & Lasting Valentine’s Day Gift

Looking for something different? Why not send a plant? Plants are a great idea for Valentine’s Day too (even though we would say that, because we’re biased, just a little bit…)

We have all sorts of things to make your chosen gift specially loverly, just ask us.

We will be delivering Valentine’s Day all over the Gold Coast. Or you can choose something yourself by popping in to our Parkwood studio.

 

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Christmas and New year closing times

Hi all,

We will be closed from December 25th to January 10th. No orders will be processed over this time.

We hope you all enjoy the holiday season. Pop on your favourite tunes and sit down with a nice cool drink.

Cheers!

Little Plants

Plants for East-Facing Windows

Window Plants

Our little studio faces east, so all we get is the morning sun. It’s a challenge to find plants that will do well with just that amount of light. You might have a challenging spot too, so here’s some things we have found that survive and thrive.

Rhipsalis / Mistletoe Cactus

These come in so many varieties. We have found them to be very hardy and tolerant to be inside with filtered light. You can see nice pictures of many other varieties here at The Succulent Garden.

Hoya

These also come in lots of different kinds, you will find they often have ‘collector’s tags’ if you are buying from the local nursery. They can handle fairly low light, but to flower they will need more light.

Jade Plant / Money Plant / Crassula

Although some crassula need more sunlight, there are a number of them that we have grown indoors with no problems, including crassula ovata (plantsonline has a good description of it), crassula gollum, and crassula hobbit (not to be confused with crassula gandalf. Just kidding. No, actually not kidding, it does exist…).

Sedum burrito

I’m not sure of other sedums, but this one is so wonderful, we’ve never had any trouble with it. It gets enough light from the window. A customer told me they even have it growing in their bathroom with no issues, and it’s even getting very long and is happy.

Chain of Hearts

Again, does well in the window. The main thing is like with the Zanzibar Gem, to make sure you don’t over-water it or it will rot the rhizomes (small potato-like things under the ground which the roots come from).

There’s other things too of course, but these our our top picks for the moment.

 

 

Zanzibar Gem Plant

What we love about: Zanzibar Gem

What is ‘Zanzibar Gem’?

The ‘zanzibar gem’, or Zamioculca (not to be confused with zebra binoculars {yes they do exist…}, or the Hoodoo Guru’s ‘I’ve never been to Zanzibar’) is one of our favourite plants. It should be high on any list of faves in my {humble} opinion. It’s also in Costa’s top three in this Gardening Australia article.

Why is it so great?

Well, so many reasons! Firstly, it’s leaves are lovely and glossy. Secondly, studies have shown it to be beneficial in improving air-quality. And thirdly, because it’s just so easy to look after, as long as you don’t water it very much. Yes, that’s right, don’t water it… not much at all. I think that’s pretty awesome for a plant that looks and keeps so well in the unforgiving indoor environment. You can go on holiday and this little (though they can get bigger) plant will be happy no worries.

How do I care for it?

The care-tags on the plant will tell you more, but from my experience it does best with the tiniest watering every month or so, depending how drying the weather/air-conditioning has been. The main thing is to make sure it is never saturated or sitting in water. I usually water at the edge of the pot so the main rhizome and stalks of the plant are never really, really wet.

Tesselaar Flowers also has some notes about it here.

Where can I buy it?

From us, silly. Also your local nursery should have them if you can’t make it in : )

Would my Aunt Nina like it?

Yes, yes she would. She can sit it on the side table in the corner near the bench seat overlooking the side yard. You know the one I mean.

 

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New Stock has arrived this week

We are excited to have some new and interesting plants arrive in store this week.

Lovely house plants, specially for indoors or in shady areas outdoors.

Some varieties include –

  • Fittonias which are hardy, and their colour is white and green.
  • Algaonema (say ‘a-glonema’, {kind of like a sneeze, isn’t it? but they don’t look like a sneeze, believe me}), another really hardy indoor plant – in various shades including pink/green variegated.
  • Peperomia, a gorgeous green plant with a red-purple tinge on the edge of the leaves, as well as a variegated one.
  • Syngoniums in pale pink
  • ferns
  • bird’s nest ferns, Asplenium australasicum

We’ll be posting them in the online shop as we get the chance, but feel free to phone or pop in if there’s something there you’d like : )

As usual, these are available for Gold Coast delivery.

Love love

Little Plants.

 

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We’re Open!

Welcome to our happy new online studio for all things about Little Plants!

Look around, tell us what you think – any plants we should have here that we don’t? (I for one would like to see some pilea peperomioides, but they are very hard to find… it’s on the wishlist though, so fingers crossed!)