Why buy delivered plants?
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
‘Greenery is us’ at PIAB. We love plants and making them part of everyone’s lifestyle is what we’re about. Did you know that just one plant in an average room cleans the air by 25%?
And the good news for townhouse/apartment dwellers is that you don’t need a garden or green fingers to become a plant parent. All you need is a bit of light, a pot, and a lovely new babe to fill it.
Here’s how to fill your small space with healthy greens.
It's small so think vertical. You have a ceiling space, walls, and rails to work with as well as some limited floor area.
A balcony can host an oasis of health-giving gorgeousness so make sure you have a comfy chair to soak up the atmos in.
Put some deep planters around the floor space that’ll hold taller plants. You’ll need a good 50cms of depth to grow plants that’ll block out nosey neighbours, screen traffic noise, and create a windbreak.
Large planters don’t have to be expensive items, 100% recycled plastic storage tubs with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage work just as well as dollar-lined terracotta ones.
Next up, grab some hooks and attach our hanging pots to the balcony ceiling – now you’re talking. We love macramé and the brussels 100% recycled plastic hanging pots that look modern and cool on a balcony.
And don’t forget those balcony rails, they’re tricky so we’re stocking Elho pots that easily clip onto rails without first learning complicated DIY skills. They’re 100% recycled plastic too – we’ve gotta look after the planet.
Once your planters are in place the trick is to choose the right plants for your space.
Pop bougainvillea or jasmine in deep pots and put them against the walls and rails. These ladies will grow meters high and block out nosey neighbours. Use them to wrap your balcony in lushness and when they flower the scent is a knockout. If you prefer greenery try grasses, box, or bamboo.
Don’t stop now…
Hang succulents from the roof area or the balcony rails. Our desert dreams pack is chocka with tough succulents you can forget to water for weeks. You’ve got cordylines that’ll soak up the heat and Erigeron too – who doesn’t love the no-hassle tumbling seaside daisy.
Shady conditions suit lots of plants, Pop rhapsis excelsa in large pots, hang ferns or devil’s ivy from the ceiling and put spathiphyllums in Elho pots – Spath platinum mist is a queen among shady balcony plants.
Balcony containers need more water than garden plants even though they’re outside. Rain won’t reach the pots, but drying breezes do so water them regularly when the potting mix is dry down to an inch.
So that’s your balcony sorted but there’s still a whole apartment to green up so don’t kick your heels back.
Firstly, you need to figure out the light levels of each room. This step is important because it’ll dictate which plants will thrive and this can change in each room. If you try to grow a sun lover in a low light level room for example it’ll sulk and go leggy.
If you watch our video it’ll show you how to discover what kind of light you have. Then comes the fun part – choosing your new plant mates.
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We think everyone should benefit from plants no matter where they live so we offer free shipping to most states and our tube stock plants are lots cheaper than fully grown ones.
There’s no reason why apartments can’t contain green goodness - there is always a plant to suit. With a bit of planning your townhouse or apartment can be transformed into a jungle you’d expect to see on a nature program.
As always, drop us a line if you’re stuck and we’ll sort you out whether you’re a plant-loving countryphile or a bone fide townie looking to reduce some hellish stress levels.
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
We sell plants by the pack, because when you buy 10 plants of one variety it’s quicker to pick and pack - saving us time and you money. When you buy from us, you’re effectively cutting out the wholesale and retail margin, allowing us to sell a premium plant for a fraction of the retail cost.
With best customer service team in the plant game, we have earned a 5 star reputation from independent feedback platform Feefo. We are realistic - sometimes things go wrong but we work hard to resolve it, even when it is not our fault.
Growing plants can be a bit daunting but with a bit of expert help you can grow a green thumb. Our phone number is front and centre because we are here to help!
Younger plants have a tendency to adjust in a new environment more rapidly than larger plants.
Digging holes is not that much fun! The good news is our plants require far less effort to plant for one simple reason - the holes are smaller.
Quality is important to us - if we wouldn’t buy it ourselves, we won’t send it to you.
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