Membership is available to members of an ANPSA-affiliated Regional Society. If you are not a member of a Regional Society, please refer to the ANPSA Membership Page for further information on joining.

For more information or to join please send a request using the following form (please note that all fields are mandatory* – you may edit the ‘Message’ field if necessary).

Australian Plants for Containers Study Group Form

Signup form for the Australian Plants for Containers Study Group that sends a notification to the Study Group leader.


Newsletters are produced several times per year to record activities and experiences of Group members in cultivating Australian container plants. Some back issues are available for downloading.

Newsletter Archive

The Study Group produces informative newsletters documenting reports from members into cultivation issues in various climatic zones, container types, potting mixes and other resources to assist in growing plants in containers. The following newsletters are available for download (Note: These are in pdf format and will require a PDF Reader to view them. Free readers include Foxit Reader and Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Most early newsletters are not currently available but will be added here if they can be located.

You can search the contents of the newsletters using the Search box above but note that issues prior to No.30 have been scanned from paper copies before being processed via optical character recognition (OCR). As the success of OCR is highly dependent on the quality of the scans, searching may not be fully successful for earlier issues.


**See Newsletters for Container Study Group**


A small compilation of pea-flower links – including books and internet links.

These are a few internet and other resources on Australian container plants that might prove useful:


Most, if not all, of the following are out-of-print but may be available through municipal libraries.

  • Blombery, A (1983), Growing Australian Natives in Pots: Indoors & Outdoors, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW.
  • Blombery, A and Maloney, B (2000), Growing Native Plants for Balconies, Courtyards and Townhouses, Simon & Schuster, Australia.
  • Elliot, G (1979), Australian Plants for Small Gardens and Containers, Hyland House, Melbourne.
  • Elliot, G (1988), The New Australian Plants for Small Gardens and Containers, Hyland House, Melbourne.
  • Molyneux, B & Forrester, S (1986, 1992), Native Gardens in Minature, Australian Plants in Containers, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW.
  • Ratcliffe, D & P (1987), Australian Plants for Indoors, Little Hills Press.
  • Wrigley, J and Fagg, M (1992), Growing Native Plants Indoors, Simon and Schuster, Australia.


Several issues of the Society’s journal “Australian Plants” are particularly useful for those interested in growing potted plants.

  • Vol 6, No.48 September 1971; Natives for Window Boxes.
  • Vol 12, No.94 March 1983; Australian Plants in Containers.
  • Vol 13, No.102 March 1985; House Plants – Proven Natives and Their Care.
  • Vol 13, No.107 June 1986; Palms for Containers.
  • Vol 13, No.107 June 1986; Potted Plants (Fertilizers and Potting Mixes).
  • Vol 14, No.114 March 1988; Waratah as a Container Plant (part of a general article ‘Grow Waratah from Seed to Flower’).
  • Vol 15, No.124 September 1990; Sturt’s Desert Pea – A Flowering Pot Plant.
  • Vol 19, No.155 June 1998; Daisies as Potted Plants.
  • Vol 21, No.168 September 2001; Callistemon – Growing in Large Pots.
  • Vol 21, No.169 December 2001; Container Plants for Balconies.