Everyone loves plants, right? They freshen the air, look pretty, and give us a small sense of responsibility. The only issue is finding the time (or the right place) to actually go out and pick up a ficus or fern.
Whether you want to fill your home with delightful houseplants or replace your shrubbery in the backyard, you don’t have to leave your home to get plants. There are plenty of resources online that will ship a small succulent or a perennial right to your doorstep.
Unlike going to a brick and mortar plant shop, you don’t have the added bonus of having a green thumb answer your questions in person when shopping online. But you do have convenience. Although some of these sites do offer additional information on care and seasonality, it’s probably best to do a little research before you buy.
For your garden or windowsill, here are the 10 best places to buy plants online.
You can basically get anything on Amazon and, yes, that includes plants. The Amazon Plant Store offers everything from succulents to shrubs, and even sells a ton of plants that are hard to kill for us black thumbs out there. Bonus: Some of these plants are available on Amazon Prime, which means you can up your greenery game fast.
While I do recommend going into a Terrain store for its gorgeous store design and delicious cafe, you can get the some of their elegant plants online. Though there are some plants they only sell in-store, you can order indoor plants like aloe or seasonal tulips in addition to some outdoor furniture and decor, and have them shipped in two days. Everything they sell has a quaint vibe to it, but it is on the more expensive side—it is Anthropologie’s plant store after all.
3. The Sill
Offering plants starting at $5, you can shop a variety of categories like low light and pet friendly at The Sill. If you're worried about ordering plants online, there’s 30-day return policy for when you and your plant pal really aren’t working out and free shipping on orders over $75. They also have a Plant Parent Club where you can get access to plant care articles and online workshops, free standard shipping, and 10% off all online orders.
Not only does it have a quirky name, but Floom also sells some unique plants and bouquets from local stores in your area. These plants are on the more expensive side, but plant lovers will appreciate a smaller, more curated selection as well as simple care tips included with each plant description. Note: Because these plants are sourced locally, they may not be available in your location—yet.
Bouqs may be the place you order flowers from on Mother’s Day, but it also offers a large selection of plants for your home. Their selection may be small (currently, there are only 10 plants to choose from), but you can rest assure that these plants are coming straight from sustainable, eco-friendly farmers and in turn supports them.
You can get potted plants delivered straight to your door with Bloomscape. When picking a new plant pal, you can get specific with size, difficulty, light level, pet-friendliness, and air cleaner to find the perfect plant for your level of green thumb. Got any plant care questions? The Bloomscape “Plant Mom” will answer them through email, Facebook, and Twitter.
7. Nature Hills Nursery
This online “neighborhood nursery” will ship a wide variety of trees, fruit, perennials, grasses, and roses all across the country. While they mainly sell outdoor and garden plants, you can also purchase ferns to put in your home or few bulbs to grow as houseplants if you're up for the challenge. When your plant bounty arrives, it will will come with planting, care, and storage instructions, so you’ll know exactly how to start your green thumb.
Walmart’s online-only shop Jet.com not only ships pantry items to your door, but they also have a surprisingly great selection of plants to choose from. You can get seeds, garden flowers, bushes, and even affordable houseplants. Plus, if you order more than $35, you get free shipping, making it easy to work within a budget.
9. Home Depot
If you don’t feel like going into your local Home Depot, you can still have the same plants shipped right to your door. The online version of their in-store garden center is quite impressive and filled with a variety of flowers and landscaping plants, as well as the tools you’ll need to care for them. Whether you choose to shop here or not, you can still take advantage of online tools like a mulch calculator.
Starting off as a seed catalog, you can now order both seeds and plants through Burpee online. The plant store is meant more for gardeners, but (thankfully) they have plants for all skill levels. Experts can get their hands dirty with unique heirloom tomato seeds, while beginners can start out with a collection of starter herbs. Plants are also shipped at the right time of growth for the “zone” you live in, which takes some of the guesswork of gardening out for you.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.