a story about us
Who Are We
Hello, nature and plant lovers!
My name is Karim and my company Monstera is based in Melbourne. We provide indoor plants from the Monstera Genus to customers across Australia. However, Monstera is much more than just an online shop for plants, we bring our customers a holistic experience and stay connected over social media to give post sale tips and offer a personalised service by assisting in the care of your new plant.
a story about us
Hi, my name is Karim and I am the proud owner of Monstera.
Monstera started as a hobby, a lifestyle choice and a response to an inherent need to connect back to our human roots.
It all started when my wife and I got married in the Autumn of 2018 and as we delved into this new life of ours, we noticed our disconnectedness to mother earth and decided to adopt an indoor plant.
We named her Safaa, which means pure.
Safaa was a Monstera Deliciosa and what a spectacular specimen she was. We developed a strong bond with her through the years of our marriage and she taught patience, perseverance and how to be calm. You might think how can a plant teach anything.
Well, you see lessons can be learnt from the most peculiar of places and Safaa showed us that throughout life she also had to sperate from her family and start anew. She taught us that despite the circumstance’s life confronts us with, patience and perseverance will sprout new leaves and new beginnings. She taught us with the stillness of her leaves that however turbulent life can become, calmness can always be found.
She had sentimental value to us because she represents our beginning, our love and our enduring. From this token of joy, comes our newfound love for plants in the form of “Monstera”
Our modern globalised world has brought us much advancement in science, economy and architecture but at the same time, the modern world has also severed our roots to what is natural to our being.
Monstera is not just your usual plant nursery, we take an esoteric perspective on plants and strive to unite the human spirit back to mother earth however cliché that might sound. We understand the stress that life can cause, and we also understand the relief that the natural world offers.
We all have a longing for peace, love, acceptance and harmony and while these are somewhat of a rare commodity in our times, we believe every individual has a right to them.
From this objective we strive to bring people back home, to get in touch with the essence of life, the child within and connect our spirits with the natural world once again.
The Making of Monstera
The Monstera project was born out of the need to re-establish the connection
to our roots, to nature and to our essence as human beings.
It all started when my wife and I got married in the Autumn of 2018. As our new life commenced we couldn’t help but notice how disconnected from mother nature we have become and how detached we were from the here and now. I have always had a strong link to nature, and can describe myself as a lover of philosophy, frequently mulling over the human condition. This all brought about a decision to adopt an indoor plant. We named her Safaa, which means pure.
Safaa is a Monstera Deliciosa. Our bond with her grew stronger as the months and years went by. She taught us patience, perseverance and imbued a tranquil and calm tone to our home.
You are probably thinking ‘How can a plant teach you anything?’
I strongly believe that you live to learn a new lesson every day and you need to keep an open and curious mind as you don’t know where the nuggets of wisdom might come from. Safaa shared her story of separating from her family and starting anew; she showed us that despite the circumstances life throws at you, with patience and perseverance you will sprout new leaves and new beginnings. She taught us with the stillness of her leaves that however turbulent life becomes, calmness is never too far away.
Safaa has sentimental value to us because she represents our beginning as a family, our enduring love and our perseverance.
And this is how, from this token of joy, came our newfound love for plants and “Monstera” was born.
Monstera is not just a traditional plant nursery as we take an esoteric perspective on plants with the aim to bring the human spirit back to mother earth. For us this is not a cliche, we understand the stress that life can cause, and we also understand the relief that Mother Earth offers. We all have an innate longing for peace, love, acceptance and balance. Somehow all these have become a rare commodity nowadays, but we firmly believe that every human being has a right to them.
Our modern globalised world comes with monumental advancements in science, medicine, economy, art and architecture but at the same time, it has taken so much away from us by severing the very foundation and roots that link us to our natural state of being.
In brief, we don’t just sell plants, we bring people back home to their real place on Earth, where they can feel the spiritual, emotional and physical connection to nature.
What We Do
As our name quite blatantly suggests we supply Monstera plants, however one of our focuses is to source out the rare variegated varieties of this genus from around the world and use them in our propagation projects. By bringing these plants into Australia through legal means and patiently propagating them in conditions conducive to their natural habitats we are able to supply these magnificent species to the public. As well as importing plants from overseas we offer an export service for companies interested in importing plants from Australia. We may from time to time advertise other rare plants species.
What Do We Do
As Our Name Clearly States,
We supply Monstera plants to all our customers by closing the loop between them and the growers. But our love for the Monstera genus doesn’t stop just with the more well known varieties. We source out rare variegated and exotic varieties from around the world, propagate them and then sell them to household and business clients at a reasonable retail price. We are currently focusing on the Monstera plants but in the future might expand to other rare or exotic plant species.
In addition to importing plants from overseas we also offer an export service to foreign companies interested in importing plants from Australia.
When you buy from us you can rest assured that we’ll process all the necessary paperwork for the plant import or export service, we’ll also arrange bio inspections to ensure that all legal requirements from both the importing and exporting country are followed to the letter.
What You Can Expect From Us
When you order from us you will receive not just a beautiful plant in its soil medium, but also a booklet on how to care for your Monstera.
We are an online nursery so our business hours are pretty flexible. Feel free to reach out via email, through our website or our social media pages for all your Monstera questions or even if all you want is just to have a chat. We never tire from talking about the gorgeous Monstera plants.
Now and then we post on Facebook and Instagram, keeping you informed on our endeavours and our light bulb moments. We would love to interact with you through our social media platforms where we upload pictures of these magnificent plants, impart valuable knowledge and share any inspiration we come across.
But for now, we want to extend you a warm welcome, a high-spirited virtual embrace and a wish of peace.
We hope you enjoy your stay.
What You Can Expect From Us
As well as receiving a beautiful plant in its soil medium from us, you can also expect a booklet outlining all you need to know on how to care for your Monstera.
We are an online nursery so our business hours are not concrete, please feel free to reach out via email, through our website or our social media pages for all your Monstera questions or if you just to have a chat.
Now and then we will post on Facebook and Instagram, keeping you
informed on our endeavors and our light bulb moments. We will also be sharing a lot of pictures of these magnificent plants, imparting valuable knowledge, and sharing any inspiration we come across.
But for now, we convey to you a heartfelt welcome, a high-spirited embrace and a wish of peace.
We hope you enjoy your stay.