Houseplant culture has completely permeated modern life. You’ve likely scrolled through countless pictures of diverse greenery positioned around modern apartments and homes. The benefits of indoor plants have been enumerated at length and, from an aesthetic point of view, a little greenery adds some life (literally) to a home. From adorable miniature succulents and giant peace lilies and monsteras, there’s a plant for any size of living space.
But, for those in the urban jungle, it can be a challenge to get your hands on some green friends. Thankfully, there are plenty of digital greenhouses to pick up a fresh houseplant. We’ve rounded up several of the best sites to buy an indoor plant.
Where to Shop for Houseplants Online
When it comes to online shopping for plants, The Sill is easily the most widely recommended. Between millennial-friendly branding and all-around quality, The Sill is a great option for picking up some houseplants. Whether you’re an indoor plant pro or have yet to develop a green thumb, The Sill has something for you. We’re particularly fond of the brand’s beginner-friendly Easy Care collection. In addition to the plants themselves, you can pick up plenty of plant care material and choose from an array of pots and planters.
Is it a surprise that the e-commerce behemoth also stocks a variety of houseplants? Few online stores on this list can boast the diversity of options that Amazon offers. Shop for succulents, bonsais, or indoor shrubs along with plenty of outdoor options like hanging plants to add a pop of color to your porch. Plus, get free delivery with your Prime membership.
When I was looking for some small, succulent-sized handmade planters, I discovered that some Etsy shop owners even sell actual, living plants. So, if you’re searching for a philodendron to go with that beautifully constructed plant stand, peruse through the digital aisles of Etsy. A helpful hint is to trust Etsy users that have experience selling and shipping plants. You don’t want to end up with a damaged houseplant!
Like The Sill, Bloomscape is another buzzy online houseplant delivery service. The online retailer offers a wide variety of plants that are suited to all houseplant enthusiasts. Plus, you’ll find heaps of guides and helpful care instructions to help keep your new plants happy and healthy. And, unlike The Sill, Bloomscape stocks some seriously big floor plants like Bamboo Palm and Yucca Cane.
The Home Depot
Beginner houseplant owners should definitely hit up their local Home Depot stores for a wide selection of plants in their Garden Center. But, The Home Depot will also ship houseplants directly to your door! While you might not find plants that are as specialized as those on other sites, The Home Depot is a great option for those shopping on a budget. Search for plants that fit your size specifications and can handle the sunlight in a given room.
All the other sites on this list are perfect for individual orders, but Horti is the ideal solution for building out a true indoor garden. Horti offers houseplant subscriptions which include a new plant and pot each month. Or you can get yourself a complete set of plants with Horti’s Order a Jungle™ option. If you’re looking for a quality starter option or need to fully outfit a room with plants, Horti is your destination.
We would highly recommend that only serious cactus enthusiasts shop with the Cactus Store. If you don’t know your way around obligate cremnophytes or an ariocarpus kotschoubeyanus, steer clear. In all seriousness, the only requirement is a commitment to the cactus lifestyle. The Cactus Store’s Los Angeles flagship store is a frequent destination for collectors but the shop will ship plants anywhere in the country. Because the Cactus Store deals in rare plants, the prices tend to be high. But you’ll end up with a unique, beautiful cactus. One thing to note, the Cactus Store ships all of their plants bare root so make sure to immediately tend to your new cactus. Oh, and they have some of the best merch around.
Lively Root works from a community-first perspective growing and shipping all of their plants from their California nursery. You’ll find a variety of houseplants from small potted options to leafy hanging plants. Plus, if you want to extend your green thumb outside, Lively Root offers some outdoor plants along with flowers and bulbs. Need some additional info to care for your new plants, Lively Root has some really useful and practical care guides and blogs with detailed instructions.