Flowers are the go-to gift for every special occasion – but a new service in Canberra will have you ditching the red roses for a new trend that will turn your friends green with envy.
Canberra’s first digital plant delivery service, PLANTED, has bloomed to life.
PLANTED is the creation of Renee Douros, the founder and brains behind successful digital services such as The Floral Society and The Sugar Deli. Just like buying flowers online, PLANTED allows you to purchase trendy indoor plants to be delivered straight to your door – and on the same day.
Anyone who has visited The Floral Society’s Kingston Flower Bar would know the beautiful collection of ferns and potted plants decorating the front of the shop. After constant requests from customers wanting to purchase the plants, Renee decided to launch PLANTED.
“It’s a scientifically proven fact that indoor plants increase wellbeing,” says Renee.
“You only need to look at the work of prominent interior stylists like Mr Jason Grant and MIM Design to see how prominent and popular indoor plants are becoming.”
PLANTED’s digital ‘greenhouse’ offers a rotating assortment of locally grown, handpicked indoor plants, chosen depending on current trends. With a wide range of styles and sizes, the plants range in price from about $30 to $100. The current selection features Baby Aloe, Cycus Revoluta, Epipremnum, and many more.
Looking for a something for an upcoming birthday, or just want to send a gift to someone special? Some of PLANTED’s range feature gorgeous decorative pots, included in the price, making them the perfect present for the friend that just doesn’t like getting flowers.
Each purchase comes with a special ‘care card’ to help you look after your new plant. However, if your leafy friend is looking a little sad, the Plant Whisperer Service allows you to send in some photos, along with the symptoms of the plant. Then, the experts at PLANTED will provide you with a diagnosis and some tips on getting your plant back in shape.
PLANTED is open Monday-Saturday, with a cut-off time of 3pm for same-day delivery. Deliveries can be made to anywhere in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Googong.
For more information, or to place an order, head on over to thenameisplanted.com.au.