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6 best places to buy houseplants in Melbourne

Whether you’re a plant enthusiast or completely new to nature, there are many places to encounter houseplants in Melbourne.
Saffron Clacy
6 best places to buy houseplants in Melbourne

Have you recently moved into your new Melbourne home? It’s standard to want it to look beautiful, and if you’re passionate about surrounding your quarters with gorgeous greenery, there are many places you can purchase houseplants in the suburbs of Melbourne. 

If you delve deep into the Melbourne Central Business District, you’ll uncover enough plants to brighten any room, with exciting shops and stalls along the way. From Collingwood to Fitzroy and Prahran, you might want to sip a cup of famous Melbourne coffee! Arabica beans, anyone?

Why buy houseplants in Melbourne?

As well as houseplants being visually appealing inside any interior, they also have several benefits to your health. 

Proven to help with psychological stress

If you’re feeling a bit worn out after the moving process, popping houseplants around your home will make you feel more relaxed. According to a 2015 study, plant soil can trigger serotonin and the release of stress and anxiety in young adults.

Increases attention span and productivity

If you have a job deadline, consider having a houseplant next to your office desk! Houseplants such as Ginseng are fantastic if you want to improve your focus while working at a computer.

Improves air quality

Houseplants prevent dry skin due to enhancing air quality, reducing the spread of infections, and removing toxic chemicals. With plants like the Peace Lily and Flamingo Lily, your skin is bound to be glowing in your new home.

Create a relaxing home environment

With houseplants and their many shapes and sizes, you can create a positive, calming home environment. Choosing a white modern aesthetic makes houseplants pop, and visitors will also love the scenery. Fill your shelves and windowsills, layer them at varying heights, use indoor trees, or decorate until your heart is content.

What to consider when buying houseplants

Although investing in houseplants seems simple, there’s much more to buying houseplants than meets the eye. Always plan before you buy. This is essential to preventing any impulse shopping. Where do you want to place your plants?

Consider your lifestyle

Are you a busy bee? If so, you’ll want plants that are low maintenance and don’t need to be pruned or watered often. You may prefer to start with smaller houseplants.

Learn different types of houseplants

Plants have different environmental needs such as light exposure, specific food needs, and levels of care, so you don’t want to be stuck with plants you can’t tend to.

Purchase healthy plants

Choose houseplants that are green and healthy. You don’t want a yellowed, drooping plant with brown leaves. Look closely for signs of pests, insects, or diseases, and double-check the roots and foliage growth.

Always check the plant labels

If you don’t have much experience with houseplants, you want to know what you’re buying. Plant labels have information on how tall a plant will grow, the width of the plant, lighting requirements such as partial sun, the common or botanical name of the plant, and more. 

With the benefits of home plants in mind, what are the best stores to buy houseplants in Melbourne?

Folia House - Indoor Plants Nursery

Known for being one of Melbourne’s best leading indoor plant nurseries, you’ll rest assured knowing you’re purchasing houseplants that are cared for from seed to sapling.

From beginner-friendly pots such as the Bird of ParadiseCalathea Hybrids, Pink Lady baby plants, Japanese Aralia, Rabbit Foot Fern, white orchids, succulents, and cacti, there are many options to help you decorate your newly cherished lounge or dining area. Self-watering plant pots are also available.

Folia House— 155 Victoria Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

0415 943 707

Tue-Sat 8:30 am-4 pm, Sun 9 am-4 pm

Bunnings, Port Melbourne

No, there aren’t only tools for trade here, there are indoor plants too! As a trusted Australian retailer, you can explore dozens of fascinating plants at Bunnings. Flowering evergreen perennials are one of many.

Check out the Spider plant, Ruby Rubber plant, Zebra plant, Chinese Money plant, Pixie plant, and more. As a plus, these pot plants are perfect for being the centrepiece of your new coffee table, or to place on a bookshelf of choice.


03 8646 9800

Mon-Sun 6:30 am to 9 pm

Fitzroy Nursery, Fitzroy

Be prepared for striking indoor foliage. If you’re seeking houseplants that have been sourced from the best Aussie growers, Fitzroy Nursery holds their plant's collection to a high standard. 

From the Black Gold plant to the Rattlesnake, there are many eye-catching designs that you can place in your new home. And if you’re lucky, you can take part in the nursery’s Greenhouse sales.

Fitzroy Nursery — 393/395 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

03 9417 3272

Mon-Sun 9 am-5:30 pm 

CERES Nursery, Brunswick East

As Melbourne is the City of Literature, it’s no wonder there’s a nursery with books and plants in one place. So, if you’re an avid reader as well as a plant lover, you’ll never want to leave this Brunswick gem. 

Enjoy books on soil health, gardening, native plants, permaculture, organic pest control, and more while exploring a variety of well-cared-for houseplants. If monstera and fiddle fig leaves interest you, CERES has them in bulk.

CERES Permaculture and Bushfood NurseryStewart St &, Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia

03 9389 0111

Mon-Sun 9 am-3 pm

Botanicah, Prahran

 Also considered one of the best inner-city plant stores in Australia by Broadsheet, Botanicah is a haven for all who appreciate the beauty of houseplants.

Not only will you have endless variety when choosing the perfect pot, but you’ll be greeted with lush greenery the second you walk in. Choose from the Peace Lillie Sensation, Ficus Ruby, Happy Plant, Fiddle Leaf Tree, and more. 

Botanicah — 44 Porter Street, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia

0404 825 922

Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm

The Plant Society

 Supportive of everything green, The Plant Society was formed by interior designer and architect Jason Chongue. Here, you can shop easy-care indoor plants, balcony, and courtyard plants, plants for low lighting, plant care items such as watering aids, and a range of modern home items. 

The store also has useful gardening services such as plant styling and curation, plant maintenance, and corporate gifting. If you’re a tea enthusiast, you can buy mint Moroccan teas on your way out.

The Plant Society — 44/52 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia

0439 282 489

Mon-Sun 9 am-4 pm

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