Indoor plants: the most critical element in the transformation from house to home. Even the most sterile and cold environments can be made delightful with a few green leaves in a well-selected pot.
Thankfully, the region abounds in blossoming garden centres and plant shops, so here are our favourite spots to buy indoor plants on the Sunshine Coast.
Acres Garden Centre
This stunning lifestyle centre has it all. Not only can you stop by for a latte and breakfast at Acres Garden Centre, you can also pick up a fiddle leaf (or two) and then grab a beautiful piece of artwork or throw rug for your home on the way out. It’s one-stop shopping at its finest and if you’re looking for garden and design inspiration, this place has you covered, and then some. By way of indoor plants, they have on offer fiddle leaf figs, ferns, philodendron totems, palms, hanging plants, succulents and monsteras.
E-plants is the jungle of nurseries. Nestled amongst towering trees in Doonan, it’s no secret that these guys really dig plants. They may be best known for bulk-buy outdoor landscaping projects, but the indoor plant range is still hefty. The standout though, is their size range. You can grab yourself an itty bitty beauty, like a benchtop appropriate Philodendron, or a giant gem, like a fiddle leaf fig that’s actually taller than you are.
Looking to escape the current madness of the world? Then head to Aloe Flora, Maleny’s lush new indoor plant studio. Captained by Lauren Byers and Henry Norton, Aloe Flora specialises in all things botanical. From local pottery to epic coffee from Slide Coffee Roasters (the first venue to bring Slide to the hinterland), as well as plenty of workshops to keep those idle hands busy, you’ll definitely want to head there and get your weekly dose of botanical goodness.
Manawee Garden Centre
Instant relaxation. That’s what you feel when you step into Manawee. Their beautiful nursery is home to many hard-to-find and unusual plants, and the cute-as-a-button gift shop is, well, cute as a goddamn button. Not only do they have you sorted for your personal plant needs, they also cover your plant’s needs… schmicko pots, matching water catchment trays, dandy little watering cans—they’ve got it all.
Noosa Pots & Plants
Nestled in Noosa, Noosa Pots & Plants is quite literally home to 50 shades of green, brimming with a thriving range of indoor plants you’ll want to take home. Offering unique pots and plants that branch a variety of budgets, there’s something here for everyone. And, if your green thumb is looking a little black after your last plant death, don’t be embarrassed to pick the minds of this plant-loving crew. They'll even pop by for an in-house consultation! If you’re unsure of where to buy indoor plants on the Sunshine Coast, make this a definite pit stop.
From succulents to ferns to a damn fine selection of growing herbs for your kitchen, Yandina Markets has stalls upon stalls upon stalls of houseplants that are ever-changing. Week after week, you’ll find new treasures and it certainly doesn’t hurt to mention that they’re all at market prices too. Winning! Don't forget, the markets are only on Saturdays from 7am to 12pm.
Flax Flower Collective
Taking over a warehouse space at the back of Coolum, there’s no escaping the “ooohhh I love it” that is bound to tumble out of your mouth the minute you lay eyes on Flax Flower Collective. With a baby pink roller door, buckets of grab-and-go country flowers, tables of succulents and giant fiddle leaf figs sitting out front, this is one scenario where you can definitely judge a book by its cover. Or, in this case, a florist and plant shop by its exterior. While these guys obvs specialise in flowers, they also have some of the cutest indoor plants on the Sunshine Coast, like giant Fiddle Leaf Figs, waiting for you to take them home.
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