Does your home need a little sprucing? Create an indoor plant jungle with desktop terrariums, lush ferns and giant monsteras. It's an instant mood makeover.

Folia House

The foliage range at Folia House gives us grand greenhouse designs. From mini cacti and polka-dotted begonias to fiddle leaf figs. They've got almost every plant under the sun and you can shop by beginner and pet-friendly varieties. You had us at aloe.

A giant monstera plant in a terracotta pot in a living room.
Add a touch of the tropics with a monstera

Miei Fiori

Need a good excuse to splurge? When you buy a new plant baby from Miei, the profits go to The Smith Family to help close the poverty gap. If you're itching to get your hands dirty, pick up a DIY terrarium or an indoor plant starter kit. They come with six easy-care plants (including pet-friendly bundles) plus everything you need to help them grow.

Melbourne Flower Merchant

Melbourne Flower Merchant is no ordinary florist. Ask their expert creatives about the perfect potted plants for your space. Or buy bundles of romantic blooms and gift-able bunches. Their low-light desktop orchids make adorable work colleagues. Their collections change with the seasons to offer an incredible range of locally grown flowers.

A smiling woman potting an orchid in a florist.
Melbourne Flower Merchant

Melbourne Indoor Plants

Potted plants so glossy you might wonder if they’re real? (Spoiler, they are!) Melbourne Indoor Plants grow their own stock right here in Melbourne. Visit the North Melbourne warehouse to pick out a pretty Zanzibar gem, happy plant or rubber plant robusta (still real). Grab a moisture meter while you're at it and never worry if your babies are thirsty again.

Prickly Affair

This little street kiosk outside QV is like a fairytale come to life. Imagine the tiniest plant you've ever seen. Now halve it, and you've got the mini cacti at A Prickly Affair. Cue the awws. Adopt a potted succulent the size of your fingernail or wear your plant obsession in a living necklace.

A kitchen table with bowls of fruit surrounded by large house plants.
The more plants the better

Pollon Flowers 

Bring Melbourne's most Insta-worthy florist into your lounge room. Not just for blooms (although the blooms are breath-taking) Pollon also has elegant orchids and tiny terrariums. Are you a plant assassin who needs something indestructible? Pick a 'forever' bouquet of everlasting dried flowers. A visit to the store is an experience itself. Blessed with a photogenic location behind St Paul’s Cathedral, the ever-changing window displays are always gorgeously creative.

Tres Belle Fleur Florist

Fresh flowers is a sure-fire way to brighten your day. So spoil yourself – or someone you love – with a beautiful bunch of living colour from Tres Belle Fleur Florist. Their Grande Élégance design is an extra-large bouquet of bliss, including premium roses. Choose your preferred colour palette, from pretty pastel to sunny yellow and green.

Skill up with a how-to guide

Not a natural green thumb? No worries. Time is on your side. Grab a guide to indoor gardening from Dymocks. You'll find out which finicky ferns to avoid and the best food to make your plants flourish. Or get some interior styling tips for your greenery from Leaf Supply: A guide to keeping happy house plants, available at Readings. 

Shelves containing terrariums and cacti with a sign saying 'pick a plant and pot me'.
Terrariums and cacti are perfect for beginners

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