Plant Gifts Melbourne.  Pairing pots with plants by form, colour and texture.  Cacti, succulents, indoor and architectural plants paired with a range of pots for home decor, gift giving, events and retail spaces.

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Golden Barrel Cactus + Terracotta Planter

$35.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Echinocactus grusonii

AKA_also known as the golden barrel cactus, golden ball or mother-in-law’s cushion, hedgehog cactus, compass cactus

FEATURES_ The earthy rich colours of unglazed terracotta pairs beautifully with the deep greens of the golden barrel cactus and its glowing golden yellow ribs more apparent when the sun hits this beautiful plant .  The very popular Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii) is a low maintenance, slow growing, sculptural plant to add to your collection or gift to someone. All are somewhat prickly which only adds a textural element to their overall appearance.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Adaptable and strong.  Can withstand hostile environments and overcame adversity. It’s unique ability to store water for long periods to carry it through periods of drought to survive and continue to thrive.  It sends a message to stay strong and true to yourself.

 

Mixed Succulents + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

Our mixed succulent arrangements are the perfect plant gift. They present as a stylish, living succulent bouquet with gifting in mind. We consider the season, colours, plants with similar requirements, texture, habit and form in the creation of our mixed succulent planters. Typically a feature ‘thriller’ plant is surrounded by dense, ‘filler’ succulents and finished with soft ‘spiller’ plants trailing over the edge. Each arrangement is unique relative to the pot it is paired with. We might pair a soft feminine arrangement with the speckled, pastel coloured planters and a stronger, sculptural arrangement for the matte, black and green planters subject to plant and pot availability at any given time. Our ceramic planters are 10cm w x 9cm h and we use a quality cacti mix that is top dressed with small river pebbles. You will receive an arrangement similar to images shown.

The perfect, living plant gift or start your own succulent collection with these hardy succulents.

Paddle Plant + Ceramic Planter

$39.00

LIMITED STOCK

BOTANICAL NAME_ Kalanchoe luciae (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Paddle Plant, Flapjack, Red Pancakes, Desert Cabbage

FEATURES_ Beautiful, smooth flat, pancake shaped leaves that blush a beautiful red with the right amount of sunlight in summer or cold in winter. Happiest as an outdoor plant with lots of sun so would need to be kept in a very bright warm spot indoors .

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Kalanchoe from the Chinese words ‘Kalan Chau’ meaning ‘that which falls and grows’. An enduring plant that symbolises both persistence and love.

DETAILS_
Potted in an 9cm h x 10cm w glazed ceramic pot using a quality potting cacti + succulent-perlite-sand mix.

*Note: The plant shown is an indication of what you will receive. It will be a similar plant to the one shown here however colour and size may vary depending on age, growth and season.

Jelly Bean Plant + Ceramic Planter

$39.00

Aged and leggy Sedum rubrotinctum (Jellybean Plant). You will receive a plant similar to one shown here. Colour may vary depending on time of year purchased. Matte Black, Glazed ceramic pot 10cm w x 9cm h. Quality cacti-succulent mix + river pebble finish. Have very limited quantity in stock. The perfect sculptural plant for an outdoor tablescape, shelf or macrame hanger.

Jade Plant + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata

AKA_Money Plant, Lucky Plant, Jade Plant, Friendship Tree

FEATURES_ Vibrant  jade green leaves developing a red edge with more exposure to light. Stem becomes thick and woody with age taking on a silvery bronze patina. A great plant for succulent bonsai. The leaves signify growth and renewal and look like jade coins which are symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
There are a few Crassula ovata varieties including ‘Hummel’s Sunset’, ‘Crosby Compact’, ‘Obliqua’ among others and we will select the best from varieties available.  All can be trained into succulent bonsai and a feature is the stem which develops a shiny patina over time. If you have a particular variety you are keen on, please let us know in notes at checkout.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Crassula ovata (Jade Plant) is considered a good luck charm in China. Traditionally placed at the entrance of a home or business to encourage growth and renewal and future prosperity for the owners. In Feng Shui, place this plant east for health, harmony and scholarly pursuits, south east for wealth and luck, and west for creativity.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for new ventures, as a wedding gift, new beginnings, starting out and for long lived relationships and friendships. The adage goes, ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’

Peperomia ‘Raindrop’ + Ceramic Planter

$69.00

2 AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Peperomia polybotrya (native to Central America + South America)

AKA_ Coin Leaf Peperomia, ‘Raindrop’ Peperomia

FEATURES_ Peperomia polybotrya, also known as the Raindrop Peperomia, due to the shape of its leaves which are large and waxy and actually store water.  The glossy leaves are a feature of this plant.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ This tropical, jungle cactus is lush and lovely and has a very sunny disposition.

PLANT PAIRING_ We have paired this glossy leafed succulent with a contrasting concrete tapered planter to emphasise the large glossy leaves and their shape.

Haworthia ‘Zebra Plant’ + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Haworthia, Haworthiopsis var.  Native to South Africa, Subtropical Climate.

AKA_ Zebra Plant, Zebra Cactus

FEATURES_ Haworthia Zebra plants get their name from the raised horizontal stripes on their leaves. Zebra plants are very attractive, rosette, clump forming succulents that live happily indoors and outdoors. Green to deep green, skyward, tapering leaves with horizontal white and green markings.  An easy to care for sculptural plant with its low growing, clumping form is perfect for indoor shelf or table styling.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Nothing is black and white, or in this case, green and white. There’s always more than one way of looking at things.  Strives for balance, acceptance and conflict resolution.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For someone who loves company, is wildly spirited and very much an individual.  Has a good, balanced view of the world and people. Loves a challenge and is true to themselves.

 

Jade ‘Hobbit’ + Ceramic Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’,

AKA_Hobbit Jade, Finger Jade, Money Tree, Organ Pipe Jade, Crassula Hobbit

FEATURES_ Small branched succulent with curled back, tubular leaves and small, pink-white star shaped flowers, Can be trained into a succulent bonsai and a feature is the stem which develops a stout segmented branching trunk with time.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ The name references Tolkien’s Hobbit and leaf also takes on the appearance of Shrek’s spoon shaped ears. The leaves are rolled back at the edges to form a slightly flattened cylinder with a lens shaped dimple. The Hobbit is a hole dweller.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For fans of The Hobbit and Shrek. A quirky plant for quirky characters. The perfect humorous plant gift for fans of these characters or equally quirky persona. A mutant plant adds more credence to these off beat credentials. It is also the lucky plant that brings prosperity and good luck to homes and businesses alike.  ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’

*Note: The plant shown is an indication of what you will receive. It will be a similar plant to the one shown here however time of year can change colour slightly.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Chain of Hearts + Tapered Cement Planter

$59.00

5 AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Ceropegia woodii

AKA_ Chain of Hearts

FEATURES_ Heart shaped leaves appear along the entire length of its tendrils.  Cute, vase like flowers can bloom from every leaf in summer.  It doesn’t get more feminine than that.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Big hearted, fragile and full of love. For the romantics, think a character out of any Jane Austen novel.

Ruby Necklace + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Othonna capensis

AKA_ Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles

FEATURES_

Othonna capensis has very succulent green leaves that move to purple the more light it receives.   The bean like foliage grows in a spiral pattern around long, slim pink, purple to red stems. The perfect specimen for a hanging planter. Produces very small, dainty, yellow daisy-like flowers on slim stems. Fragrant flowers are attractive to a wide variety of pollinators including butterflies, bees and other insects. Blooms from late spring to early in the autumn.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  Given its name, Ruby would be the perfect name fit.  Fast growing and tough, feminine, spirited with bold colouring in bright light.  ‘Ah now said I love a girl and-a Ruby is her name …’  It’s other name is Little Pickles – a gift for a friend, family member or colleague who may have gone through a bit of trial recently and is on the mend or getting sorted.

Autumn Cactus (Zygocactus) + Tapered Cement Planter

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Zygocactus, Schlumbergera truncata

AKA_ Autumn Cactus

FEATURES_ Flowers from mid April to start of June.  Beautiful hanging plant.  Lovely shape and budding form of flowers.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Flowery, colourful personalities, think Carmen Miranda. The Autumn bloomer is great for Mother’s Day and birthdays in the cooler months due to flowering during these times.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Ladyfinger Cactus + Tapered Black Planter

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria elongata

AKA_ Ladyfinger Cactus, Lady Fingers, Golden Stars, Gold Lace Cactus.

FEATURES_ Gold, interlacing, star shaped ribs (spines) glow in the afternoon and morning sunlight.  This is a stunning feature of this plant so do yourself a favour and place in a position where you can watch the sun rise and go down over this plant. A beautiful, clumping cactus with long cylindrical ‘ladyfinger’ like stems. Perfectly paired with a black, contrasting, tapered planter which enhances the rich colours of the spines.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for beginner cacti collectors and, for humour, give it to your favourite redheads, rangas and gingers or anyone who loves to steal the limelight with their effervescent personality.

Sacrostemma resiliens + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sacrostemma resiliens

FEATURES_ Hardy, trailing succulent with sculptural virtue. Doesn’t grow leaves so beauty is in its form.  Some colour interest when slightly stressed in cooler weather with a slight purple bruising of the green stems (current images show this). Great for hanging baskets. Grows well in hot, dry conditions.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For the wild ones: unrestrained, say it as it is, bold, beautiful and bohemian. Stay at home crazy hair days. Big hair, don’t care.

NOTES_ When cutting the stem this plant emits a protective, anti fungal, milky sap that should not be ingested and may irritate skin and eyes. Take care when shaping, cutting back and keep clear of pets that chew plants.

Snow Drop Cactus + Tapered Concrete Planter

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Lepismium houlletianum (native to Brazil and Argentina)

AKA_ Snowdrop Cactus

FEATURES_ Long paper thin, notched stems, if grown in the right conditions, can flower several times a year. Creamy white to yellow, funnel shaped flowers along the jagged edge of the foliage with no thorns. An impressive hanging indoor plant or filtered light outdoors, shade in the afternoon. Being a tropical plant, it prefers a warm, humid microclimate and can be brought indoors for winter or all year round.