Into the Wild emerged out of Marita McCausland’s experience sourcing and wholesaling indoor plants for some of her favourite Melbourne homeware stores, and selling plants in pots via her online business. As enthusiasm and demand for her plants grew, Marita realised ‘it made sense to open a store.’
For someone who loves chatting with people, and views plants as little works of art, Marita’s certainly found her calling. She says that being able to workshop green ideas for people’s homes and spaces is ‘my idea of heaven.’
Into the Wild has been designed to feel ‘warm, tranquil and inviting’ rather than feeling like a traditional plant nursery. Leafy foliage jostles happily alongside ceramics by local designers such as Angus & Celeste and Papaya.
For those of us who are slightly less confident around plants, Marita offers some helpful advice for nurturing our green friends through the cold winter months. Firstly, cut your watering regime in half, in order to avoid soil gnats (eww). Secondly, shuffle your plants closer to the window to maximise light in the shorter days. Plants (like us…) are very unhappy in a cold draft, so keep them snug where possible!
If you are in the market for a new Monstera Deliciosa, Hoya, Devils Ivy, String of Pearls or big friendly fern, Marita suggests taking a photo of your space in with you when shopping. Not only can you ensure your plants will aesthetically suit the space, but Marita (aka the plant guru) can advise on the best choice for th light and environmental conditions. Go forth and green-ify!
Into the Wild
251 Hampton Street
Tuesday to Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 3pm