I’m in the process of writing a story for another outlet on the benefits of nature on our mental health. The story will highlight why it’s important–especially right now, to take walks or spend a few minutes outside each day. And while in the process of putting it together, I thought about the benefits of bringing nature into our own homes. While speaking to a source for this story, Dr. Candice La Lima, Ph.D., a psychologist, she mentioned that even observing, or engaging in the act of planting or watering our plants was a great way to ease stress and anxiety. So I thought, why not put together a list of places to order house plants online.
Incorporating plants into your home decor is a great way to add some life and freshness to your space. They can instantly make any room feel more tranquil and relaxing, especially if you consider home to be your sanctuary. You can play around with the size and type of plants you buy to add a touch of personality without breaking the bank.
So, here’s a list of the best places to order house plants online ranging from high to low:
The Sill is one of the more popular destinations for purchasing house plants online. It’s on the pricier end, but it’s great for beginners. Their website is user friendly and very easy to navigate based on your needs and tastes. Each plant comes pre-potted in a custom color planter of your choosing. They also offer monthly subscriptions starting at $35.
Bloomscape also offers a selection of Insta-worthy plant options for your home. They have a ton of video content, plant care guides, and blog posts to make your house plant experience much more seamless. They also have a strong selection of large plants that will really make a statement in your home.
You can buy literally anything on Amazon, house plants included. And the great thing about purchasing your plants from Amazon is that they’re much more affordable. You’ll need to look into the various retailers when purchases, but there’s a wide selection to choose from. Some of their most reputable sellers are Costa Farms and Hirt’s Gardens.
Etsy is similar to Amazon in that you have the option of purchasing house plants from multiple retailers. So it’s important to read the reviews before purchasing to make sure you’re receiving quality and healthy plants. One such retailer is IndoorPlantsLLC.
If you’re obsessed with fresh flowers, Urban Stems is the place for you. They offer three tiers of subscriptions, $50, $75, or $100 worth of fresh-cut flowers per month. They also sell small house plants incase you want to mix and match.
Lowes or Home Depot
With all the new and chic places to buy plants online, we often forget about old faithful, Lowes and Home Depot. Though their packaging and website design aren’t as sexy, if you’re looking to get a large plant without spending a fortune, these are your go-to. The only caveat, you’ll have to re-pot them yourself. I got my first large plant about two years ago and I was a little nervous about re-potting but it wasn’t that bad at all. I was able to purchase a planter for a low price, watched some YouTube videos and voila!