Plants Native to Australia

Plants native to Australia give us a sense of nostalgia for times gone by. Remember the flowering eucalyptus and gum trees when you visited the Australian bush? Do you recall the bottlebrushes in your grandparent’s gardens when you were a kid?

Perhaps you have another fond memory of the Australian bush.

Fond memories are not the only reason you should think about buying natives.  

Why consider buying natives?

Of course, plants native to Australia thrive in Australian conditions. In case you do not have much of a green thumb, natives are easy to keep alive. Plus our diverse climate and sometimes extreme growing conditions result in a wide variety of flora.  

Australia is a land of drought

Australia has endured dry conditions over 100 years and our earliest recorded drought was 1864, so our plants are tough too. You might consider planting natives if you want a garden that thrives, even with little water.

Attract wildlife to your garden

Plants from Australia attract wildlife to your garden, so they’re excellent if you are fond of butterflies, birds, insects and other Australian wildlife.

Popular Australian Natives

Some well-known Aussie natives include:

  • Australian daisy (Brachyscome) can grow in many shades and colours and Jane Cannaway from ABC Life suggests they’re one of the first natives you should plant
  • Cissus antartica, also known as Kangaroo Vine, is one of the plants native to Australia, which has been adopted in other sub-tropical climates like California
  • Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) is a palm, which originated on Lord Howe Island and became popular in Europe because of its resilience to the elements
  • Umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla) is easy to grow and comes in a dwarf variety, in case you don’t have much space

Buy native plants online

Buy natives from Malabar Botanical Nursery and have them delivered right to your door, anywhere in Australia. Pick up the phone or contact us in case you have any questions. We would love to help you find the right plants for your garden or indoor space today.