BREAKING NEWS: 12 new indoor plants approved for import into New Zealand

12 new indoor plants have been officially approved in NZ. 3 are brand new. 9 of the 12 were already in NZ but not 'officially' here. All 12 have now been officially approved by the EPA thanks to 2 years work by NZPPI. 

Here are all 12...



Alocasia micholitziana

Anthurium clarinervium

Anthurium veitchii

Goeppertia bella

Goeppertia orbifolia

Macodes petola

Peperomia albovittata

Peperomia pecuniifolia

Peperomia quadrangularis

Peperomia rotundifolia

Pilea peperomioides

Plumeria pudica

What happens next?

If you’re wondering why Orbifolia and Bella look familiar, we know them here as Calathea Orbifolia and Calathea Musaica or Calathea Network. Peperomia pecuniifolia we also know as Peperomia Hope. This ruling clears up the Pilea peperomioides drama too.

That doesn’t mean we’ll suddenly see all of them flood the market, as just because they are approved doesn’t mean they automatically become eligible for import, but hopefully those who already have them in their private collections in NZ will feel comfortable selling now, and commercial growers with a secret stash waiting for the ruling, will now start releasing them for sale.

Great news! A big THANK YOU to NZPPI for all the hard work and time put into this ground-breaking decision.

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