Portulacaria afra variegated - Elephant bush
PACKING & DISPATCHING DAY IS EVERY MONDAY & TUESDAY
CUT OFF DAY FOR EACH WEEK IS TUESDAYS 11:59PM. Orders placed BEFORE the cut off day will be dispatched on the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed AFTER the cut off day will be dispatched on the Monday/Tuesday after the following week - 2 weeks (Excluding WA)
Please see the calendar example below. eg. If you placed your order on the 6th before Tuesday cut off, it will be dispatched on the following Monday, the 13th. But if you placed your order on the 8th after the Tuesday cut off, it will be dispatched on the 20th.
*PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately we are no longer able to combine orders as we are finalising your orders on a 'daily basis' to ensure everyone receives their orders on time. (This does not apply to WA customers)
For WA Customers, we dispatch your orders monthly on the first Monday of each Month. WA cut off day is the last Tuesday of the month. If you place an order after the cut off day, your order will be dispatched with the next months batch of WA orders.
We combine orders for WA customers, so all orders placed within the month will be combined and dispatched together. We also refund extra permit/shipping fees when processing begins at the end of the month. If multiple orders are made, please leave a note on your orders informing us to combine.
When we begin processing the orders for each week, if the order qualifies for the small box and shipping fee, it will automatically be fulfilled as the weight is under 0.5kg and the shipping labels do not need to be edited, therefore creating the tracking number. Where as the medium and large box and shipping fees will not fulfil automatically as we will not know the exact weight of the order until after it is packed, where we weigh them and then have to alter the shipping labels to the accurate weight, then they should fulfil once that has happened!
Therefore if you have a small order with the small shipping fee, you will receive an email when we begin processing your orders on Tuesday/Wednesday, but the order will not be dispatched until the next Monday!
ALL PLANTS ARE POSTED BARE ROOTED. NO POTS OR SOIL.
We are currently posting via Australia Post using EXPRESS POST only. Orders will take 2 to 5 business days to arrive.
**Heavier orders may take a little longer to arrive.
SHIPPING PRICES BELOW:
Au Express post
QLD - NSW - SA - ACT
Au Express post
Au Express post
Price includes permit & phytosanitary treatment fee
Tasmania - NT
Au Express post
Price Includes permit & phytosanitary treatment fee
Small box 0 - 0.5Kg $10.50
Medium box 0.5 - 3Kg $16.00
Large box 3 - 5Kg $19.00
X Large box 5 - 15Kg $25.00
Small box 0 - 0.5Kg $10.50
Medium box 0.5 - 1Kg $16.00
Large box 1 - 3Kg $26.00
X Large box 3 - 10Kg $40.00
Small box 0 - 0.5Kg $45.50
Medium box 0.5 - 1Kg $56.00
Large box 1 - 5Kg $65.00
Small box 0 - 0.5Kg $40.50
Medium box 0.5 - 3Kg $51.00
Large box 3 - 5Kg $60.00
Note: Small box fits around 8 small plants
A Notice of Intention to Import Form is necessary for the import of plants under Tasmanian Bio-Security Laws.
We now fill this form out for each customer; and will email it to Bio-Security Tasmania on your behalf.
Is there an issue upon receiving your order?
If there is a problem with your order when you receive it, please contact us within 72 hours of receiving the order so we are able to help fix the issue! Please provide photos of the plants for evidential reasons!
If you have a last minute change of plans or can not receive your order for a certain reason, we are more then happy to hold your order for you! However we have a max holding period of 3 weeks!
*** Information for WA Customers ***
All plants imported into WA are required to be inspected by quarantine. Every time quarantine makes an inspection a fee is charged and unfortunately this has fallen to the importer / customer.
We were previously unaware of this as we are certified to send plants to WA and also obtain the pre-approval required. Up until recently we have had no issues.
We have now made an agreement with WA Quarantine to incur the inspection fees on behalf of the customer. By doing this we have had to unfortunately raise the Permit and Treatment fee slightly to help us cover this cost.
All plants are posted bare rooted without pots or potting mix.
We select the best quality plants from our stock to fulfill your order. Each plant is removed from its pot and cleaned of the soil as this is the safest, cleanest and cheapest method of posting succulents. Plants are posted neatly wrapped with padding to ensure a safe arrival. Size, colour, and shape may vary a little according to the season, or the cold and due to slight drying upon packing and may possibly look slightly different from the photo.
PLACING AN ORDER:
If you have been confused or had problems with how to proceed through our checkout system please follow this step by step guide.
- Select your desired plants, quantity and/or other products and click ADD TO CART. Your selection will be added to the shopping cart.
- When you have finished shopping click on the Shopping Cart symbol located at the top of the page by the search bar.
- You will now be shown the contents of your Shopping Cart. You are also able to make changes to your selected purchases if desired.
- If you wish to add more items and continue shopping, simply click Continue Shopping to return to the Shop.
- When you are happy with your order, click Checkout in the shopping cart to proceed.
- Fill in the required Customer Information and click Continue to Shipping Method to proceed. Please check your information is correct to avoid any delays.
- Shipping is automatically calculated by the quantity ordered and weight of the plants. Review your total and click Continue to Payment Method.
- Select your Payment Method and details. * All transactions are secure and encrypted and we do not hold any credit card information.
- Select your Billing address and click Complete Order.
- You will be sent an order confirmation and invoice to your Email Address.
- It`s DONE!
We highly recommend our customers to always check our Shopping and Shipping Guide on our website and our FAQ`s before placing an order.
A lot of questions can be solved quickly! 😄
How do I place an order?
You can find information on how to place an order further down in our Shipping and Shopping Guide!
If I place multiple orders, can they be combined for shipment?
We are no longer combining orders as we have changed the way we process orders, as we are now finalizing orders on a daily basis to ensure everyone gets their order on time. This also helps to to avoid delays as heavier orders may take a little longer to arrive.
I would like to receive the specific plant in the current plants for sale photo.
Unfortunately we do not take requests for a specific plant shown in the photo/s. The photos will have multiple plants pictured so you have an idea of the plant you may receive. We always ensure the plants are very similar to what has been pictured so you do know what to expect upon receiving your plant!
As plants are living specimens, they continuously change in size, form and colour, and can adapt markings throughout the seasons. During the Winter season they will commonly have washable marks from the fungicide in order to protect them!
Is it correct that I will receive 1000 points when I create an account? What are these points for?
Yes, when you create an account with us you will receive 1000 points to your Rewards account as a welcome gift!
The points are part of our Rewards system! In the Rewards section on our website, you will see different discounts you can redeem using your points, to then apply to your order!
When you choose to redeem one of the discount options, you will be given a discount code that you can then copy and use at the checkout for your order!
You can find the Rewards tab at the top of the Homepage!
Can you hold my order?
If you have a last minute change of plans or circumstance and can not receive your order, we are more than happy to hold it for you, however we do have a holding period of 3 weeks only.
When will my order be posted?
We have our weekly cut off day, which is Tuesdays at 11:59pm! Orders placed by the cut off day will be dispatched on the following Monday/Tuesday. Orders placed after the cut off day will be dispatched on the Monday/Tuesday after the following week - 2 weeks (Excluding WA)
For WA customers, we ship once a month due to the quarantine requirements. The cut off day for WA customers is the Tuesday before the first Monday of the next Month. The orders are dispatched on the first Monday of the Month.
If you miss the cut off day, that order will be included in the next Months shipment. We combine all orders for WA customers that have been made within the Month.
All orders should arrive within 2-5 days via Australia Post, using Express Post. (This can be affected by delays and the area in which the parcel is being delivered too)
Please check our Shipping & Shopping Guide on our website to find more details about the shipping of your orders!
Do you ship to all states in Australia?
Yes, we ship to VIC, QLD, NSW, SA, ACT, TAS, NT and WA
I have received the wrong plant / I am missing a plant in my order.
Please contact us straight away and provide a photo of the parcel and the plants within the parcel / a photo of the incorrect plant and the label it came with. Please also provide a photo of your invoice.
What are the watermarks / white marking on the plants?
The faint white markings are from a fungicide spray we use on our plants during winter to protect them from fungus diseases. The fungicide markings will wash off!
What method of payments do you have?
We offer Credit/Debit card transactions, Internet banking Transfer (Poli) and After Pay as methods of payment. Unfortunately we do not currently have Pay pal.
After plants arrive
- Will my succulents be alright in the mail?
- I have got my parcel and my plants look very dry / withered / wrinkly, why is this? Will they survive?
Yes, they will be alright, they are hardy / drought tolerant plants which allows us posting and sending all our plants bare rooted. It is part of the shipping process, we allow the plants to dry for a few days before postage to remove any excess of moisture from around the plant, so they do not arrive with any fungal or rotting issues what is more likely to happen during postage if it is packed having any moisture in a confined place. The best thing to do is to pot them up into a DRY potting mix and then let them sit for a week or so without being watered or until new roots have grown. Place it in a warmer position. Once plant is established do not water often in winter.
- What do I do with my plants now they have arrived?
- How and where do I plant my succulents?
- Pot up your new succulents into your desired pot using a - DRY succulent potting mix.
- Place your pots in an airy environment in a bright location, protect it from direct sunlight and frost.
- After few weeks new roots will start to grow, then you can water it. After watering check the weight of the pot to have an idea when it will need water again. It may need when the pot becomes light AND / OR the leaves look a bit dehydrated wrinkly.
- Exception care for winter season:
Good and happy growing from Succulents Australia plants will need watering only once or twice every month or two during the winter months. For good plant health is added a small amount of Dolomite Lime to our potting mix as it is full of minerals and trace elements.
The best-looking succulents are grown in good light with minimal fertiliser and with just enough water for slow growth. This is when they exhibit their best form, shape, and colour.
Pot them up into a DRY potting mix and then let them sit for a week or so without being watered or until new roots have grown. Place your pots in an airy environment, warmer and bright location, protect it from direct sunlight and frost. Once plant is stablished do not water often in winter, twice a week in average. It may need water when the pot becomes light AND / OR the leaves look a bit dehydrated wrinkly.
- My product got damaged during transport:
Please send us a photo of the product and the box, and lodge a claim AusPost. You can find out more on our website ‘returns / exchanges/ change of mind policy’ at https://www.succulents-australia-sales.com/pages/shopping-guide
I can't find the specific plant I'm looking for on your website.
If you cannot find the item on the website, unfortunately we do not have them yet! But we are always working to expand our collection! Keep an eye on our newsletter and social medias to get updated, we may have them very soon!
Out of Stock / Back in Stock products
If you don't want to miss out, the best way to get notified of an out of stock product, is by adding the item in to your Wishlist by hitting the heart shape on the product!
By doing this, you will now be notified via email when the plant is back ins tock on the website!
Is the Rewards program available to use at your Nursery Retail Store?
Unfortunately the reward points program can only be used online.
- How to start using Loyalty and Rewards? How to use the rewards system?
Please check the link below:
To use your points and apply a discount: Click on the Rewards tab at the top of the Homepage and log in.
You can then choose how you want to spend your points. Click on the reward you wish to redeem, and you will see a discount code pop up.
Copy this code and apply at checkout before payment is made to redeem your discount.
I forgot to apply my discount code to my cart when I placed an order. What do I do?
If you did not apply the discount code to the order before placing it, you will be able to use the discount code on your next order! There is no expiry dates for the discounts you redeem in the Rewards section!
Unfortunately, we are not able to add your discount code to your order at our end once an order has been placed.
- Regarding to the free shipping code redeemed from the reward system, is it even free for the shipping to WA?
We are open Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm!
You can find our opening hours and events page at the bottom of our website!
Our address is 429, Monbulk Rd, Monbulk VIC 3793
- Can I use your website photos?
- I have added some of your pictures on my Amazing Succulents video. Please advise if your pictures are copyright protected or free to use so I can take it down if I need to.
Our photos are copyright protected but we understand that photos are also part of education matters. And due to that we would not mind as long as the following requirements are met:
- The photos must be used with the finality of education which means no sales have to be involved unless you are our client and ask us for permission
- The credits must be given to us by letting people know the address where the photos came from, wherever it has been advertised in.
Please read it carefully:
*If you have changed your mind: after purchasing and want to cancel your order it`s ok, just be aware that you have 24 hours to contact us from the time you have placed the order.
*If you provide wrong address: You will have to wait until the order return so we can send you another order. No refunds or cancelation will be applied for this case.
*If you order wrong plants / item: If you order anything by mistake and want us to exchange or refund, you have 24 hours to inform us after order have been placed.
*If you find any issue with your order: Please contact us within 48 hours after receiving the product and send us a photo of the issue and the box so we can check it.
*If your parcel or your product got damaged during transport: Please send us a photo of the product + the box, and in put a claim to AU post.
*If you didn't receive your parcel: please put a claim to your nearest AU post office, and we will assist you with the process