Apr 02 , 2020
We are all spending a whole lot more time indoors right now. House plants offer an ideal way to connect with the outside world, beautify your home, soothe your soul and purify the air. Not to mention, they make a great talking point in the background of your work video calls. And there has never been a better time than now to support small businesses as they battle through the massive financial implications of COVID-19.
So, to make it super easy for you to greenify your home (with the help of some wonderful Australian businesses), I’ve pulled together a Google sheets list of 57 online plant stores (and growing) that will deliver to your door. Some useful information in this list includes:
- Store name and URL
- Store location
- Whether they have local pick-up
- If Afterpay is offered
- The states that they ship to
You can also view separate tabs showing just the stores that ship to the “quarantine states” (WA, TAS & NT) and those that offer Afterpay. View the Google sheet here or scroll down to view the table below.
A quick note on quarantine states
If you’re new to plants or just to buying them online, you might be wondering what I mean by “quarantine state”, and if that’s a new thing you need to be aware of in regards to COVID-19 (it’s not).
Australia has a number of bio security laws that impact the importation of plants into and within Australia. They are complicated and really tricky to summarise - and I am not an expert nor claim to be on this! Often plant sites refer to states as being “quarantine“ or “non-quarantine states” - these are colloquial terms that have come into common usage. The "non-quarantine" states are NSW, QLD, VIC, ACT & SA. The "quarantine states" are WA, TAS & NT, and for plants to be imported into those states special permits and/or treatments are required which can carry an additional cost per order.
As a result, quite a few online stores only ship to “non-quarantine states”, so I wanted to show our “quarantine state” friends some extra love with their own tab as they tend to be a bit more restricted in their options for online plant shopping vs us non-q state folks! To understand more about these laws refer to the relevant state bio security laws.
Get in touch
If you’re a store owner with an online store that sells plants & offers delivery and would like to be included on this list, or are on this list and would like your details amended, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the table below or access the Google sheet link here.