/r/AustralianPlantSwap

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One-stop subreddit for trading plants for Australian Gardeners. Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, Seedlings, all forms of plants are welcome here. Gardening tools or equipment are also welcome to be traded.

The only plant swap subreddit made specifically for Australian gardeners. Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, Seedlings, all forms of plants are welcome here! Gardening tools or equipment are also welcome to be traded, freebies also welcome. Please Subscribe!

For North American friends:

AmericanPlantSwap

CanadianPlantSwap

*MUST READ*

You must flair your post with your state/territory. Do this by clicking "flair" under your post title and selecting your state/territory.

If you want to trade interstate, you MUST read your state's and your trading partner's state's customs and quarantine info regarding your plants and your partner's plants. Check our WIKI for info and links.

Prefix the plants you want with [WANT] in your title. No prefix is necessary for the plants you have on offer.

If you want to trade within your state due to customs regulation, you can filter through posts by state flair. Type in search bar flair:State Abbreviation (e.g. flair:VIC) and tick "limit my search".

Banned or illicit plants are not allowed, and posts and comments trading such will be deleted.


*Keep in mind*

Some states (esp. WA and TAS) have strict quarantine laws on plants being brought in from interstate, with inspection fees and fines or worse being very possible consequences.

Make sure that the plants you are trading and receiving are not noxious pests in your state (nor the state to which you are sending if you are swapping via mail). Please destroy the plant if it is noxious in your state, or tie it in a bag and throw it in the general waste bin NOT the garden waste bin.

If trading via post, it is recommended to send plant parts or seeds to a PO box or an address which is not your residential address for your personal privacy and safety. It is also recommended that you take pictures of what you are trading and send it to the other person before mailing, and vice versa, to avoid getting cheated.

Please share your personal information via private message and not in a post, again for your safety and privacy.

This subreddit is not for sharing/asking for gardening tips or identifying plants, or sharing pictures of your plants; use these subreddits instead: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisplant/ https://www.reddit.com/r/gardening/

Do not post questions unless you are trading plants and the questions are about the plants you are trading.

First time swapping or need some help or info? Check out the wiki page for more information and tips. Also check out the rules and the FAQ page. There is a guide/template for posting at the bottom of the posting page.

Feel free to add or correct info or links in the wikis!


DISCLAIMER: This subreddit is not responsible for the outcome of any of the transactions made by the users who visit this subreddit, or the personal information that they share; you trade at your own risk. The using of this subreddit as a platform for the exchange of illicit/banned plants and noxious weeds is strictly not allowed. Any users who have visited this subreddit who break any laws, Australian or International, knowingly or unknowingly, involving the trading of plant material, do so without the knowledge, approval or involvement of this subreddit. Hence this subreddit will not be held legally accountable for their actions.

Please do the right thing so that you don't ruin this subreddit for everyone else. There is tonnes of fun in trading legal and permissible plants!


Other Subreddits you may be interested in:

/r/aquaponics

/r/Permaculture

/r/IndoorGarden

/r/OrganicGardening

/r/composting

/r/PhysicGarden

/r/seedstock

/r/seedsaving

/r/SelfSufficiency

/r/GardenWild

/r/creativegardening

/r/SuburbanFarming

/r/seedswap

/r/urbanfarming/

/r/UrbanGardening/

/r/australianplants/

/r/gardeningsouth/

Sister Website for trading plants:

http://plantswap.com.au/

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WTB Doryphora/Daphnandra cuttings

Looking for cuttings or fresh seeds. Also looking for tabernaemontana and (native) cinnamomum species.

0 Comments
2020/04/21
16:02 UTC

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Native ground flowers and ground cover...? Wollondilly, NSW.

Complete newbie here,thanks for your time... After the crazy summer my yard has turned into a lush green oasis. I've let it grow out as the insects are abundant and the native bird populations is thriving. Although it's doing really well, a lot of the plants growing are considered weeds. A few are usable, which is nice, but I'd like to try and get a few more native flora growing. I'm about to mow it down a little for the incoming winter months but I'd love to throw in some native seeds to help the meadow along. Is there some wonderful stockist I've not yet heard about, where I might be able to find bulk buy packages?

As an after thought, I might mention that my yard might be rather acidic as our fence is lined with massive pines. The landlord has a few big Camellia growing, though some are almost dead. I've 3 little Lilly Pilly, a sad looking grevillea and a large Chinese elm, that is sending up shoots all over the place... But the place has its fair share of sun and shade. With a council water way running parallel to northern side.

3 Comments
2020/03/31
04:57 UTC

3

Where can I get a Butterwort / Pinguicula?

I am in Sydney, I want to get one to eat the nasty fungus gnats :)

2 Comments
2020/03/01
09:49 UTC

7

Does anybody know where I can get Egyptian Walking Onions? QLD

Or does anybody have any experience with growing them? Have never seen them in the shops, am only new to gardening so any advice is welcome

3 Comments
2020/02/16
03:01 UTC

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Wanted: Sfusato Amalfitano Lemon Seeds/Plants [VIC]

Hi folks,

This is a long shot, but does anyone know where I could get my hands on seeds or a cutting of an Amalfi Lemon Tree (or Sfusato as they are called). I know they were traditionally being protected and we're on lock down, but apparently those rules have been loosened over the years. Not sure how true that is, but if so, I would love to grow some. Thanks

4 Comments
2020/02/12
01:19 UTC

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Plant for the front garden?

Hi, I'm over in Highgate Hill, and I've got a slight issue.

The landlady in her infinite wisdom decided to hatchet down a lovely palm, saying she 'hated it.' Then it was replaced with pretty much nothing, and the sun proceeded to bake the Queenslander and everyone inside.

I've put some plants up, but am still searching for something that would root straight down, as I don't have much square footage to play with, and suspect it was why the Palm came down was roots starting to creep towards the foundation.

Attached is a photo of the flower bed I'm hoping to plant something meaningful in.

https://imgur.com/a/izI36c8

It's about eight feet (2.5 metres). Any suggestions for something that'll grow at least 5 metres tall, root downwards, and is also native to Brisbane, Australia?

EDIT: COMPLETE (Obviously, this is "day of plant" it needs more cover, and in the month since I took Pic 3, it has grown in quite well and looks great. Thanks for the help! Got a native tea leaf tree put in, the butterflies love it. When it gets tall enough, the birds will even make a pit stop, and it'll give plenty of shade next summer.

10 Comments
2020/02/05
00:02 UTC

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Tasmanian swap group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/747021605809862/?ref=share

If you’re in Tassie it can be hard to swap due to quarantine issues so come join our Facebook page for more localised swaps 👍💛

0 Comments
2019/11/18
21:49 UTC

12

Edible Wattle Seeds Needed

Wanting to start growing some edible wattle for seeds for myself and family. Just need seed source to get started.

12 Comments
2019/10/18
01:05 UTC

14

[NSW] Stacks of parsley cuttings available for free or trade

Hi all, my flat-leaf parsley has turned into several lifetime's worth, and am keen to share it rather than chuck it out. Happy to trade for literally anything, or just mail it out - located in Sydney but can send anywhere.

2 Comments
2019/10/02
00:42 UTC

3

Looking for Bocking 14 Comfrey (ACT)

Hello everyone! I'm looking for a root cutting of Bocking 14 Comfrey. I'm in the ACT, and I'm perfectly willing to pay the favour forward and reimburse postage.

3 Comments
2019/07/07
08:51 UTC

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Hello, would anyone like to swap? [VIC]

4 Comments
2019/05/27
12:31 UTC

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[VIC] Chilli seeds

Hi chilli heads,

Looking to exchange some seeds. From this year, I have:

  • Aji Pineapple
  • Trinidad Scorpion - Butch T
  • Lilac Cayenne
  • Golden Cayenne
  • Malaysian Ember
  • Pasilla Bajio
  • Shishito
  • Choc fatalii
  • Yaki Blue
  • Mako Akokosrade
  • Jalapeno
  • Red Mushroom Cap (v. similar to Jamaican Red)
  • An Aji Cito like C. baccatum (presumably Aji Amarillo cross)

I'm looking for:

  • Poblano
  • Mulato Isleno
  • Chilhuacle Amarillo or Negro
  • Any C. Pubescens (e.g. rocoto, locoto, etc)
  • Basically whatever you have that isn't super common.
3 Comments
2019/04/16
03:57 UTC

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Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) fresh cuttings to/in Victoria?

Seeking bunch of fresh cuttings sent to metro Victoria. Would like to propagate as many as possible. Perhaps 100 although I'll take anything smaller. Am mostly into herbs and chillies and have everything from jalapeño up to Carolina Reaper and other extreme hybrids (can ship established seedlings). Otherwise, name your trade. Also am interested in medicinal plants in general. Thanks.

Note have tried to flair this post [VIC] though it won't show up using the 'edit flair' option.

2 Comments
2019/03/16
00:33 UTC

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[MELB] Want: misc fruit tree/shrubs; Have: established chillies, and misc cuttings - mints, basils, guava, blueberry, goji, kangaroo apple and more.

Hey plant fanatics. I have a list of wants, have’s and potential have's. As the cooler months are on the way, I’m looking to find a home for some of my established chillies. I’m in Melbourne, but happy to post cuttings/seeds. Also happy to root cuttings, but guavas and blueberries could take some time.

[Want] – Cuttings (rooted preferably) or Plants

  • Guava: Yellow Cherry (P. cattleyanum), Purple (P. rufum), Hawaiian – Pink Supreme
  • Elderberry: Sambucus americana, S. canadensis
  • Blueberry: Denise, Blue Rose, Blue Joy, Blueberry Burst
  • Citrus: calamoudin/calamansi, sudachi
  • Pomegranate: any
  • Raspberry: any
  • Feijoa: any
  • Fig: all except brown turkey, white Adriatic

[Have] - Cuttings

  • Red Malabar/Ceylon Spinach
  • Pepino ‘Gold’
  • Guava: Strawberry, Chilean, Brazilian
  • Blueberry: Sunshine blue
  • Kangaroo Apple
  • Red Goji Berry
  • Mints – ginger, lime, chocolate, grapefruit, spearmint (true)
  • Basils – thai, dark opal, liquorice, cinnamon

[Have] - Plants (v.small/small)

  • Pepino ‘Gold’
  • Kangaroo Apple
  • Mint – lime Basil – mini leaf, dark opal

[Have] - Plants (established)

  • Chillies for overwintering –
    • purple cayenne,
    • golden cayenne,
    • catarina,
    • pasilla bajio,
    • jalapeno,
    • serrano

[Have] -Seeds

  • Chillies – aji pineapple, golden cayenne, red mushroom cap, many more...

[Cuttings available next spring/summer]

  • Yuzu
  • Jaboticaba (P. cauliflora)
  • Vanilla (V. planiflora)
10 Comments
2019/03/03
00:56 UTC

4

Where can I get asian vegetable seeds?

Ive been trying to get gai lan (Chinese brocoli) seeds here to no avail. The fact that you cant buy them from overseas any more doesnt help..

15 Comments
2019/02/20
22:09 UTC

5

Looking for Poncirus trifoliata/Trifoliate Orange/Flying dragon rootstocks or cuttings; have rooted Mollar de Elche, Rosavaya Pomegranate plants and Violette Saint Dominique Fig plants to trade (VIC, happy to trade interstate or pickup)

Hi guys, I want to try and propagate some citrus varieties and need rootstocks to graft into. I’m looking for any type of Poncirus trifoliata /Trifoliate Orange (e.g. flying dragon) plants or cuttings. I have Saint Dominique Violette Fig, Mollar de Elche and Rosavaya pomegranate rooted plants to trade at the moment , or would be willing to pay.

I am located in Melbourne. I am happy to pick up the rootstocks/cuttings, as long as it’s not too far from Melbourne. I am also happy to trade via post/courier with people interstate or in Regional VIC.

If you have a citrus tree in Melbourne (other than lemon trees), chances are it is grown on a Poncirus trifoliata rootstock, because it is pretty much the only type of rootstock that can thrive in our clayey soil and wet winters. So if you live in Melbourne and your citrus tree’s rootstock is suckering or producing branches, I would love to take the suckers/pruned cuttings off your hands!

5 Comments
2019/02/20
09:13 UTC

5

Import/export rules. Me (Au) living in EU and want to send seeds to Au. What is the legal process? What resources are available?

9 Comments
2019/02/10
17:55 UTC

4

Thymus seeds or cuttings to share where applicable?

Culinarily, am looking for Thymus citriodorus lemon or orange. Thymus fragrantissimus or Thymus x citriodorus types too along with other types. Ideally I like to grow from seed but will go for cuttings where relevant.

I grow all your standard herbs and hot peppers. Some rare ones. Mostly though many chinense and annuum varieties but also am establishing a Rocoto (pubescens) right now which is an interesting type of pepper plant. Happy to swap or pay direct. Also, just knowing a few good sources for these rarer types of Thymes would be great. Thank you. Am in Victoria.

2 Comments
2019/01/16
02:12 UTC

4

Pachypodium seeds wanted, have various species of Tricherous cacti seeds, and others for swaps. Wollongong NSW

Dont care about species, but happy to pay for postage or swap

0 Comments
2018/12/12
22:56 UTC

3

Reed Avocados

Hi i'm looking for an Reed avocados tree, can someone help me to find it

thanks

2 Comments
2018/11/11
05:26 UTC

5

[WANTED] Chilli plant cutting for grafting (~0.5cm diameter)

My (red) habanero didn't do too well over winter, and I'm thinking of grafting another chilli onto the main stem.

Any cuttings from a habanero/reaper/scotch bonnet/jalapeño/scorpion/mulato would be great.

Edit: I'm in Melbourne

5 Comments
2018/11/06
06:47 UTC

3

[WANT] Doyenne Du Commice or Beurre Hardy Pear cuttings

Hi I am after cuttings of any of these two pears. Please reply if you have any of these trees and we’ll try to work something out. Cheers

2 Comments
2018/08/31
00:48 UTC

10

Wild idea: gympie-gympie plant as home security?

Preface: this is purely a speculative excercise.

The missus and I are moving house tomorrow, and lately she's been fixating on crime reports and stressing herself out. The place we're moving into has those old-fashioned swing-out windows, with a nasty-looking hedge beneath. My previous plan was to rip out the ugly-ass Duranta erecta hedge and make it look a little nicer with some some short perennials and an annual floral border. She's asked me if we can do something thorny beneath the windows to deter intruders, which I'm not super concerned about, but that lead to the crazy idea of window boxes on the outside with gympie-gympie plants.

My questions are: 1) would this be illegal in any way? Like would it fall under booby-traps or whatever? And 2) what kind of wind protection/screening would be required to stop the wind from spreading paim needles inward towards the house? Would the protective screening be such that it would negate the benefit of even having the windows open in the first place?

Just want to reaffirm that I'm not going to actually do this. Probably just gonna make sure we have security and insurance up to date... and mebbe get something thorny to climb around the windows.

13 Comments
2018/08/02
01:13 UTC

2

[Wanted - a book about plants]

I am trying to find a copy of "Medicinal Plants in Australia Volume 1" by Cheryll Williams. If any one ever sees on for sale, please dm me.

6 Comments
2018/07/30
08:27 UTC

4

[SE-QLD] - Looking For - Zig Zag Vine (Melodorum leichhardtii)

Zig Zag Vine
Probably not the best time to be looking but I've got a place where a vine like this should grow... and why not get a native edible for it?

Local nursery didn't have it (nor plan to stock it) and I can't seem to find it on a few different Australian Nursery sites, nor google it seems. Anyone know where I would be able to purchase one?

2 Comments
2018/07/09
03:43 UTC

4

Any Taswegians here? [TAS]

HI!

im in Central North Tassie

i need a tonne of plants and am looking to air crop a few things and swap as i have a large block of land i want to plant a permaculture food forest. are there any tasmanians here?

1 Comment
2018/07/05
22:48 UTC

4

VIC Monstera Adandonii & rhaphidophora tetrasperma growers

hey there, does anyone know of any wholesalers or growers supplying the above? Finding it impossible to find any.

5 Comments
2018/06/21
06:58 UTC

5

[WA] Posting plants

I have heaps of Aloe Vera in Perth and my sister in Broome would like to have some, considering how hardy they are I'm pretty sure I could post her a bunch of my small plants to her in a box if they're wrapped up to prevent damage and have some damp soild taped to the base of the plant.

I haven't been able to find any information about posting plants within the state, has anyone done this?

Anyone with tips for this I'm happy to deliver Aloe Vera or Lemongrass to you (within WA).

6 Comments
2018/06/12
08:39 UTC

7

Curry leaf seedlings, small St Dominique Violette Fig plants, Jerusalem artichoke tubers [WANT] unusual and subtropical fruit plants and perennial vegetables - e.g. medlar, sudachi, Yuzu, oroblanco, cambuca

I already have lots of plants so I may be a bit picky, but tell me what you’ve got and let’s see if we can strike up a deal! Located in Melbourne. Happy to trade cuttings as well

15 Comments
2018/05/19
15:08 UTC

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