Botanica

‘Botany, the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty.’ – Sir Joseph Paxton

Here you’ll find all sorts of juicy botanically inspired information. The more obscure and curious, the better. Think plant sex, history, zombie plants, plant profiles, plant mythology and more.

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Plant Profile: Selenicereus chrysocardium

BotanicaWe profile the particularly ephemeral fern leaf orchid cactus!

Soil: Nature’s Intestines

BotanicaThe incredible importance of the zombie world beneath our feet.

Brilliant Green: Plant Intelligence Explained

Botanica, CulturePlants are WAY more brilliant than we realise. Be surprised!

Nightshade Flights

Botanica, CultureEscaping with help from the plant kingdom can be dangerous business indeed.

Jellyfish Barges: The Future of Urban Farming?

BotanicaFloating urban farms could just be the future!

The Manscape: A Watery Love Letter

BotanicaRead this if you want to know how to water your plants properly.

Killer Plants! Be Alert, not Alarmed

BotanicaIt's not all beer and skittles in the botanical world. Here are some sinners...

The Manscape: Edible Flowers For Sinners

BotanicaRedeem your sins with a bunch of edible flowers!

Petrol Station Plants: The Bold and Un-Beautiful

Botanica, CultureAn investigation into the horticultural merits of petrol station 'gardens'.

Amanita muscaria: A Cautionary Tale

Botanica, CultureA cautionary tale about reindeer urine, an Angelina Jolie-like fungi, and a bad trip.

The Euphorbia Journal

BotanicaThe Euphorbia Journal is a euphorbophile's wet dream. Or thereabouts.

Life Lessons from a Frankincense Tree

Botanica, CultureThe exquisite scent of the desert is borne of hardship

Plant Profile: Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow)

BotanicaMmm... Marshmallow! Eat for dessert in the desert

When Families Become Trees

Botanica, CultureWhat if we thought about community in terms of trees?

Plant Profile: Anthurium andraenum

BotanicaWe profile Anthurium andraenum for Man month.

The Australian PlantBank

BotanicaThe Australian PlantBank is saving seeds for the future.

The Manscape: A Boy’s Own Adventure

BotanicaCharlie Lawler takes us on plant inspired journey to the highlands of Tasmania.