No, not at all! Home of Houseplants has helped hundreds of plant enthusiasts, collectors, nurseries and forestry plantations in Western Australia and Tasmania. Aside from super rare and hard to find indoor plants, we have treated cacti, fig cuttings, cypress seedlings and succulents. Provided the plants, cuttings, seedlings are permitted to enter Western Australia and/or we can get them there!
Generally speaking, Western Australia and Tasmania have the strictest plant quarantine laws amongst all of the jurisdictions in Australia. This is because these States and Territories are free of many plant pests and diseases that exist in the rest of Australia and it is important that this remains the case.
Simply shipping plant material to these States without chemical treatment and appropriate paperwork is illegal. You risk being fined or prosecuted if caught, and the plant material being seized and destroyed.
Home of Houseplants has full accreditation to chemically treat permitted plants for the purposes of quarantine law compliance and completes all of the requisite paperwork that is required to successfully ship plants and plant material into these strict quarantine areas of Australia.
To date, Home of Houseplants primarily serves individual plant collectors and enthusiasts in Western Australia and , Tasmania .However, our reputation proceeds us as nurseries and businesses, such as large scale forestry plantations have also reached out to us to assist them with plant stock movement. In short, we are happy to work with anyone.
It is important to note from the outset that some plants do much better than others. Cacti, bulbs, woodey stem plants, succulents, cypress and pine seedlings and most indoor plants cope very well. We speak from experience, having treated hundreds of plants for hundreds of happy clients. What does not do well however are the more fragile plants, such as begonias, peperomias and delicate vines such as cissus discolor and piper ornatum do not cope well.
Home of Houseplants will consult with each client directly about their individual requirements and the success rates. We strongly encourage you to check with us first before purchasing plants for our feedback on chemical treatment.
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You request an agreement from Home of Houseplants that sets out the terms, conditions, fees and charges for plant concierge. If you agree, you sign the agreement and return via email to Home of Houseplants.
You arrange for your plants to be shipped to the nominated address for Home of Houseplants.Home of Houseplants will provide you with images of the plant/s confirming receipt of your plant/s and the condition in which they arrived in.
Once a week, typically each Saturday, will chemically treat your plant/s in accordance with ICA-29 requirements, with accredited fungicides and pesticides. The plant/s will then be bare-rooted and the root ball wrapped in moist paper towel and aluminium foil, before being bubbled wrapped and inserted into a postal tube or box, depending on the size of the plant or plants in question. A copy of the Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) will also be affixed to the exterior of your parcel.
Home of Houseplants will also provide a PHAC to Biosecurity authorities in advance of your plant/s arriving at Hobart, Darwin or Perth airports. Your plants will then be inspected by biosecurity officers upon arrival before being returned to the postal system for delivery to your nominated address.
The cost varies depending on the number of plants involved and which State or Territory you are based. Check out our Pricing tab for more information on the costs involved.