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Where to buy plants online

Thursday, August 20, 2020   /   by The Villages Home Search

Where to buy plants online

Houseplants are an easy way to liven up a space while possibly purifying the air too. And if you’re looking to get some for your own space or as a gift for a loved one, you’ve got lots of options.

Besides brick-and-mortar options like hardware store garden centers and local plant nurseries and shops, you can also find plenty of greenery to order online and receive at your door. In fact, even big boxes like Lowe’s and Home Depot offer an online selection of indoor plants available for delivery.

Below, we round up some of the best places to buy houseplants online right now. Before you dive in, check out our guide to ordering plants online.


Shop the ecommerce giant’s plant selection you would any other Amazon department: Narrow down options by checking “potted plant” to the left, sorting by price and rating, and looking out for that handy blue “prime” label for free shipping.


Bloomscape offers potted plants delivered straight to your door (in the continental U.S.), proper drainage and detailed care instructions included. Bloomscape’s selection ranges from tiny one-foot-tall plants for your window sill to “extra-large” statement plants that reach three to five feet tall. The shop recently added new plants like bamboo and ponytail palms, as well as a small selection of herbs and veggies.

Small windy tee in white planter.
“Shay” the Philippine Tea Tree (Medium), $140.

Short little tree in a gray planter.
“Cosmo” the Dwarf Umbrella Tree, $85.

Dandy Farmer

Looking for something a little different? This online shop for modern bonsai could be your answer. Find options the range in size, color, and sculptural quality. The store also sells various bonsai tools and accessories.

Garden Goods Direct

While Garden Goods Direct offers everything from flowers to trees and shrubs, it does have a robust houseplant section where you can get aloe vera, anthurium, jade pothos, and more. The website comes with detailed plant and care info. Do watch out for shipping restrictions by state.

Greenery Unlimited

Greenery Unlimited is the online shop of interior plant design studio Greenery NYC, serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The range of plants available à la carte include pet-friendly and low-maintenance varieties. Each plant usually comes with a handful of covetable planter options. The company opened a “biophilic design store” in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2019, complete with a 120-square-foot green wall and plenty of spaces to lounge among a bonafide plant paradise.


If you want to fast-track to an impressive plant collection stat, this Brooklyn-based startup offers monthly houseplant subscriptions for $25 a month, pot and saucer included. You can also “order a jungle” and receive five to 20 plants at once—or go slower and choose from a tightly curated selection of plants available à la carte.

Hot Cactus

For those who love—love—cacti, look to this LA-based purveyor of rare desert plants. Hot Cactus descended on New York City a few years ago with a pop-up greenhouse filled with 1,000 cacti, and then opened an online store thereafter. Check back with the shop for newly added specimens.

Snake Plant with 1 ½ ft tall with stand, $139.

Léon & George

Léon & George

This Bay Area-born houseplant one-stop shop offers a dashing range of plants in various sizes. Prices are a bit steeper starting at $80 for a small desktop plant and planter, but shipping is free nationwide. The company also donates funds to plant a tree in a U.S. National Forest with every online purchase.


Owned by the same company as ProFlowers, ProPlants is an 1-800-Flowers type of site that lets you browse by occasion and recipient. So this is a good place to browse plant gift ideas. The site also has a “Breathe Happier” collection that curates plants particular good at cleaning the air, such as snake plants and a variety of pothos.

Plant in a basket.
Ficus Tineke Plant in a basket pot, $74.


Small succulents on wooden branches.
Giant Tillandsia, $60.



Terrain is Anthropologie’s garden brand, so you know the offerings are going to be a bit crafty and twee. Think succulent gardens in wooden troughs and olive trees in rustic metal pots.

The Sill

The Sill has been shipping plants to customers’ doors since 2012. The shop now has two physical locations in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and of course, a wide selection at its online store, where you can browse live plants by size and categories like low light or pet-friendly—or take it easy with some faux plants. The Still also offers plant subscriptions starting at $35 a month.

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