Australians can now have plants delivered to their homes through lockdown

Australians are now turning to plant delivery services so they can transform their indoor space into a jungle escape during lockdown.

With most non-essential stores temporarily closed due to strict Covid-19 restrictions, many plant stores and nurseries deliver potted and hanging plants of all shapes, sizes and colors to your door, with some offering same-day delivery.

Shoppers can find plants ranging from the classic fiddle leaf fig and monstera to the rarer varieties such as the green velvet of Alocasia or a variegated umbrella tree.

The service is perfect for anyone looking to send birthday gifts to friends or family celebrating alone in lockdown, or treat themselves to a new green friend.

Founded by Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith, The Plant Society offers a huge range of plants, planters, plant care products, dirt, gifts, and household items

The stores in Melbourne and Sydney also offer customers a 'virtual shopping experience' where staff can help you find the perfect plant via video chat

The stores in Melbourne and Sydney also offer customers a ‘virtual shopping experience’ where staff can help you find the perfect plant via video chat

The plant associationFounded by Jason Chongue and Nathan Smith, supplies plants, planters, plant care products, dirt, gifts, and household items.

The stores in Melbourne and Sydney also offer customers a ‘virtual shopping experience’ where employees can help you find the perfect plant via video chat.

There is an extensive range of plants to choose from, including best-selling varieties such as a monstera adansonii (Swiss cheese vine), peace lily, watermelon peperomia, aloe vera, orchids, birds of paradise, Zanzibar gem and devil’s ivy.

The stores offer free delivery on orders over $50 within a 10km radius of Sydney’s Paddington Outpost and Collingwood Flagship store in Melbourne.

PlantGirl, based in Marrickville in Sydney's west, supplies plants to homes within a radius of approximately 6 miles from the store

PlantGirl, based in Marrickville in Sydney’s west, supplies plants to homes within a radius of approximately 6 miles from the store

The home delivery service offers easy-care plants, gift bundles, beautifully crafted ceramic pots of all shapes and sizes, and even rescue plants.

The home delivery service offers easy-care plants, gift bundles, beautifully crafted ceramic pots of all shapes and sizes, and even rescue plants.

The shops that deliver plants to your home

The plant association: Free delivery on orders over $50 for homes within 6 miles of Sydney’s Paddington Outpost and Melbourne’s Collingwood Flagship

PlantGirl: Delivery of plants to homes in Sydney, about 10 km from the store in Marrickville

Leaf feed: Most of Sydney’s suburbs within 15 km of the city

plant papa: Free delivery on orders over $100 for Sydney homes within a 50km radius of the Newtown studio

PlantGirl, based in Marrickville in Sydney’s west, supplies plants to homes within a radius of approximately 6 miles from the store.

Founder and plant enthusiast Felicity Keep said her store offers “hard-to-kill” plants, with same-day delivery if you order before 11 a.m.

“I was working in an office and there was a flower delivery. I saw how much it just absolutely made the recipient’s day,” she said.

‘That was when I thought how great it would be to combine my love for plants with a same day delivery business.

‘I started small, just succulents and colored pots, but the demand for houseplants soon became apparent and my plant selection and products grew.

“There is such a mutual love for indoor jungles in this city. It makes my job so easy, because I love helping people send a plant to someone or to themselves.’

Her home delivery service offers low-maintenance plants, gift bundles, beautifully crafted ceramic pots of all shapes and sizes, and even rescue plants.

Leaf Supply in Sydney is a delivery service for houseplants and pots

Leaf Supply in Sydney is a delivery service for houseplants and pots

Each month, the team selects just three luscious houseplants that are ideal for gifting or adding to your own indoor jungle.  Customers can choose to have their plants packaged in calico, a simple planter or in a handmade ceramic pot

Each month, the team selects just three luscious houseplants that are ideal for gifting or adding to your own indoor jungle. Customers can choose to have their plants packaged in calico, a simple planter or in a handmade ceramic pot

Leaf feed in Sydney is a houseplant and pot delivery service created by friends Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan.

Each month, the team selects just three luscious houseplants that are ideal for gifting or adding to your own indoor jungle.

Customers can choose to have their plants packaged in calico, a simple planter or in a handmade ceramic pot.

The plants are available for delivery to most Sydney suburbs within approximately 9 miles of the city, and all orders received before 11am will be delivered the same day.

Plant Daddy offers free delivery of plants ranging from beginners to hard-to-find greenery such as an array of turtles and a variegated umbrella tree

Plant Daddy offers free delivery of plants ranging from beginners to hard-to-find greenery such as an array of turtles and a variegated umbrella tree

plant papa offers free delivery of plants ranging from beginners to hard-to-find greenery such as an array of turtles and a variegated umbrella tree.

Trent Wu opened his plant shop with his partner Charlie on a corner terrace in inland Sydney’s Newtown, after working for one of Australia’s four major banks.

“After much thought, Charlie and I decided it would be great to bring our love for up-cycled pots and plants to the people to share Plant Daddy’s passion,” Trent said.

“This has evolved rapidly over the past 12 months from selling our upcycled creations in local markets to opening our own studio and online store in our hometown of Newtown.”

The boutique plant shop offers customers a wide range of carefully selected, hand-grown houseplants, pots, styling, accessories and plant care.

They offer free delivery on orders over $50 to homes within 3 miles of their Newtown studio, and free delivery over $100 to locations in Sydney within a 31 mile radius of their store.

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