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Botanicah Is Prahran's New Supersized Plant Warehouse Here to Fuel Your Houseplant Obsession

A 350-square-metre green oasis stocked with plants to suit every condition.
By Libby Curran
July 13, 2020
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Botanicah Is Prahran's New Supersized Plant Warehouse Here to Fuel Your Houseplant Obsession

A 350-square-metre green oasis stocked with plants to suit every condition.
By Libby Curran
July 13, 2020
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If a certain pandemic has had you holed up at home getting very well acquainted with the inside of your living room, chances are you've rediscovered that indoor plant obsession. Or at the very least, been inspired to add to your current collection of green stuff.

Handy then, that there's a new kid on the plant-slinging block: Prahran's sprawling greenery-filled warehouse, Botanicah. The work of best mates Harris Mashood and Bowen Walker, this plastic bag factory-turned-retail space clocks in at 350 square metres and is stocked to the brim with a hefty assortment of plants, pots and accessories. Everything is carefully chosen by the owners from local nurseries, with new pieces added regularly. And you'll even find a growing selection of locally-made pots and planters in the lineup.

Arianna Leggiero

The duo's selection of greenery has a little something to suit just about every condition and watering habit imaginable, from those sun-loving outdoor plants to cute cacti and hard-to-kill indoor varieties. Fancy a foxtail fern for your bedroom? Maybe a melanthera to brighten up that balcony? Whatever you're vibing, a wander through this soothing green oasis is likely to unearth it.

And as well as a wide-ranging selection offering buckets of inspiration, the team's also got your back with expert advice on how to help those new plant babies thrive. There are also plans for the venue to eventually moonlight as a lush events space — stay tuned for that to happen later this year.

Under the current stay-at-home orders for metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, some retail stores are allowed to open if they have appropriate hygiene and social-distancing measures in place. Visiting an open retail store to obtain 'necessary goods or services' is considered one of the accepted reasons to leave your home during lockdown. Botanicah will continue to open from 10am–6pm daily, but if you'd prefer to avoid going out for now, you can also virtually plan your indoor garden by scrolling through its stunning Instagram.

Find Botanicah at 44 Porter Street, Prahran. It's open from 10am–6pm daily, with only a handful of people allowed inside at a time. 

Images: Arianna Leggiero

Published on July 13, 2020 by Libby Curran

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