Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Our Story

Hello, we're Cooper&Smith.

Meet Liam & Amy

Cooper&Smith started as the plant passion project of newlyweds Liam Cooper and Amy Smith. A musician and a makeup artist, both with a love of plants.

Having moved from the beach-side city of Wollongong, the extraordinary cost of renting our tiny Sydney apartment left little room in the budget for buying new plants. 

Well, buying new plants as often as we wanted to. You know the feeling.

It was at this point we were introduced to plant propagation, the art of propagating plant cuttings in water. We were hooked, and our plant collection exploded. 

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.
Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.
Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.
Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Starting Small

Our apartment became littered with glass jars of all shapes and sizes filled with water and plant cuttings. Jars that were once home to pasta sauce, pickled vegetables and other foodstuffs all became make-shift propagation stations. 

We launched an online store with our own curated collection of pots, hangers, air plant frames and of course, propagation stations. We worked with suppliers around the world to bring you some really beautiful products.

Today, we handcraft our propagation stations back in our hometown of Wollongong using stunning natural timbers, hand-stamped with the signature Cooper&Smith double-leaf brand and finished with a natural Australian beeswax polish.

We can’t wait for you to get started with plant propagation and have our gorgeous handcrafted propagation stations make themselves at home in your space. 

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Plant a tree

We plant one for every order.

Favourite moments

We have so much fun building our plant collection, finding beautiful new products and travelling the world discovering plants in other cultures and environments. 

Read on as we share some of our favourite Cooper&Smith moments with you.

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Daydreaming

The newly refurbished Daydream Island Resort in Queensland had these beautiful massive elephant ear plants everywhere.

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Cactus Heaven

On our last visit to Palm Springs we discovered this amazing cactus house at Moorten Botanical Garden.

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Shanghai Blossoms

We were so lucky to have stumbled across People's Park in Shanghai at the right time. The blossoms were beautiful.

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Saving Spikey

We picked up this stunning Euphorbia 'Cowboy' cactus for $20 because one of her arms had been a little sick. All better now!

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Big Green Giants

We visited Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago and discovered their giant Variegated Monstera. Absolutely amazing!

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

Say Cheese

We had so much fun taking photos of our gorgeous handcrafted propagation stations. Enjoy them with us on Instagram!

Cooper and Smith propagation stations. Grow plant cuttings in water. About us. Our Story.

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