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7 Awesome Australian Native Indoor Plants

When it comes to choosing the perfect indoor plant for your home or work environment, what’s the first plant that comes to mind? Devil’s Ivy? Thought so. While Devil’s Ivy is a great indoor plant for beginner and pro enthusiasts alike, we always tend to overlook our very own Australian native indoor plants! So, lets take a look at 7 awesome Australian native indoor pants that can add a little Aussie spirit to your life.

 Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum aethiopicum

The Maidenhair Fern is a delicate Australian native plant with small leaves that look very similar to parsley (don’t substitute them into your cooking though, they definitely don’t taste the same). They can grow up to around 1m in height which is the perfect size for that empty corner of your room that’s just begging to be filled with a gorgeous leafy, green plant.

Australian Native Violet

Viola hederacea

A hardy little creeper, this gorgeous perennial is a wonderful addition to any home or office space. It prefers shady, moist areas so your bathroom or a corner of the kitchen that’s not bathed in sunlight would make the perfect home. It’s purple and white flowers bloom predominantly when it’s warm, but it will rarely have no flowers, even in the cooler months.

 

Wollemi Pine

Wollemia nobilis

First discovered in 1994, this thought to be long extinct pine has become known as the “dinosaur tree” or “living fossil” by plant enthusiasts. With less than 100 known Wollemi Pines living in the wild, you can help promote knowledge and propagation of this rare botanical miracle by adopting one into your very own home. You can find out more about this amazing scientific discovery via the Wollemi Pine website: http://www.wollemipine.com/

 

Davidson’s Plum

Davidsonia

Add a tasty little touch to your home with a young Davidson’s Plum tree! It’s a hardy “bush tucker” plant with fruits that are perfect for use in jams, yoghurts, ice-cream, cakes, sauces and more. They’re an excellent source of potassium, Vitamin E, zinc and antioxidants. These trees prefer full sun. As they grow, it’s best to plant them outdoors to allow them to grow to their full capacity.

 

 

Native Aussie Indoor Plant Top 3 Tips

Rainforest species, native vines and plants with ornamental foliage all make great indoor plant companions.

  • If you can, choose indoor plants with their own water storage systems so you don’t have to water them as often.
  • Try to keep your native indoor plants in a warm, sunny spot, especially plants that bear fruit.

Kentia Palm

Howea forsteriana

Native to Lord Howe Island, this elegant palm is slow growing and highly durable. For those of us with a fatal green thumb who struggle to keep our plants alive, this is the perfect palm! Kentia Palms thrive in indirect sunlight and can grow up to 3m high. They make a grand statement piece in any home.

Hoya Kerrii

Hoya kerrii

This is one of the most adorable little indoor plants. It has characteristics of both a succulent and a vine – you get the best of both worlds! Make sure you keep them in a spot with lots of sun – they love to sunbake and require little watering due to their built-in water storage system. Plus, it’s known as the “Sweetheart Plant” due to its heart shaped leaves – you can’t get much cuter than that.

Elkhorn fern

Platycerium bifurcatum

Elkhorn ferns are such versatile plants. They’re not confined to dirt and soil like most plants, they’re able to grow on the surface of a tree – or on a backing board as an indoor alternative. They need very little maintenance and can be fed by simply popping leaf litter, banana skins or compost at the back of the plant. They’re an interesting talking point and a unique addition to any living room.

 

So, what are you waiting for?! Jump on to our online pop up store and pick up some of these awesome Australian native indoor plants for your home or workspace.

 

www.thegreenrepublic.com.au/collections

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