If you know, you know.
Spend any time speaking to a lover of indoor plants and you will soon discover that purchasing and tending to the green goodness found in their home is a passion project. Bordering on an addiction.
The Australian Nursery Production Industry has a current market value of $1 billion and producers are expecting a growth of 3.6% over the next 12 months as the demand for plants, and their pots, continues to grow.
We are spending more time at home than ever before and for many, plants are an affordable way of freshening a living space – bringing a bit of light, life and colour into the house.
Having a quick scan on-line it seems that the benefits of bringing the outdoors in are not only aesthetic. Many articles and scientific journals cite improved mental health and mood, clarity, productivity, air purification and a sense of responsibility and compassion as the many benefits of indoor plant ownership.
Looking to get into this phenomenon but don’t exactly have a green thumb?
Here are a few fantastic places in Newcastle, with very knowledgeable staff, where you can head to get some advice for your space and start your collection.
Good luck going green.
Sharpe’s City Gardener
324 Darby Street, Bar Beach NSW 2300
High Swan Dive
190 Glebe Rd, Merewether NSW 2291
My Plant Oasis
Shop 4 / 14 Northcott Drive, Kotara Home Maker Centre, Kotara NSW 2289