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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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.

Dear Hunter: Ponytail Palm Pain

BotanicaAunty Hunter is back! In this response to a concerned ponytail palm owner she gets rather hot and flustered!

The Half-life of Plants

Botanica, CultureIn 'The Chernobyl Herbarium' an artist and author reflect on nuclear disaster, 30 years after the event.

Life at Soho Rose Farm (it’s blooming)

Botanica, HarvestMeaghan Cook visits Soho Rose Farm in Drysdale, Victoria.

Plant Profile: The Murderous Pitcher Plant

BotanicaLearn how to grow pitcher plants. Here! Now!

Dear Hunter: A Fiddly Fig Problem

BotanicaOur first Dear Hunter letter is from a distressed fiddle leaf fig owner.

The Manscape: Origin Stories of Super Plants

BotanicaLoose Leaf's Charlie Lawler explores the origin stories of three of his top indoor plants in our brand new Manscape column!

Plant Profile: Cosmos

BotanicaLearn how to grow the most cosmic of blooms!

Protea Peepshow

BotanicaEmma Perry's photo series reveals the sexy side of proteas!

Big Trees: The Aire Valley Redwoods

BotanicaWalk with us through a towering redwood grove in the Aire Valley, Victoria.