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"This Instagram-favorite retailer started as a small shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side."
"As one would expect, the king of online shopping sells a variety of great houseplants."
"Plant prices start around $12, and they even offer same-day shipping if you live in NYC."
"Once your select your plant, you can add on a terra cotta pot in one of five chic colors."
"Their online store has a large selection of plants that you won't find in brick-and-mortar locations."
"Their subscription service sends you a new plant (or three) every month."
"Herb plants, bonsai, and more are delivered to your door in two days or less."
Good source for popular houseplants
Has large selection of pots
Offers faux and preserved plants
Nice packaging and quick delivery
Lacks more rare plant selections
Between their approachable and helpful plant care tips to gorgeous photography and the easy-to-shop categories, there's a lot to love about shopping for plants from The Sill. What started as a small, stylish shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side has become a bit of a sensation among those aspiring to develop their green thumb and fill their home with Instagram-worthy house plants.
Large selection of plants
Good for those who lack a local nursery
Less pricey options
Quality varies by seller
Just because you can buy almost anything on Amazon doesn't mean it's all good. But we're here to tell you that the king of online shopping has a ton of great houseplants! Hirt's Gardens, Costa Farms, and others are reputable sellers where you can source sturdy and stylish plants like the Fiddle Leaf Fig, snake plant, Monstera, and more.
Good selection of larger houseplants
Next-day shipping only for NYC
Another specialty store we love, Greenery NYC is fairly new on the green scene. While they offer a range of plants just for New York City, they also ship plants around the US. What makes this online shop stand out to us is the mix-and-match capability—you can select a plant and then choose a unique planter to go with it that suits the aesthetic of your home. Plant prices start around $12, and they even offer same-day shipping if you live in NYC.
Source of indoor and outdoor plants
Helpful information on planting
Plant care smartphone app
Some plant selections are expensive
The first thing you'll notice about Bloomscape is how fun and playful the shopping experience is. Filled with Matisse-esque illustrations, stylish video content and tons of helpful information to aid in your shopping experience—Bloomscape is approachable and informative. They have a range of plants of all different sizes and you can pick a terra cotta pot in one of five chic colors.
Good selection of indoor and outdoor plants
Garden center with plant care items
Local pickup options
Less trendy pot and planter options
They have everything you need for home projects, renovations, and upgrades inside and out. So why wouldn't they have a great selection of houseplants? Home Depot also has free delivery if you spend more than $45, and their online site has a large selection of plants you won't see in the brick-and-mortar locations.
Less expensive plant options
"Pet Friendly" and "New to Plants" subscription options
Cancel your subscription anytime
Not for outdoor plants
We wanted to highlight Horti because while you can purchase plants a la carte, its stand-out feature is actually a subscription service. You can choose between a variety of options for your plant deliveries, and Horti will ship you a new plant (or three) every month or every two months. This way you slowly build up your green thumb and your confidence in plant parenthood with each new arrival.
Plants organized by light needs and care requirements
No selection of pots or planters
Plants.com offers a wide variety of plants suited to different needs, from herbs for your kitchen window sill to feng shui-approved bamboo plants and jade bonsai. Their collection is organized by size, level of care, and light preference, which makes it that much easier to find your new favorite plant. Plus: they ship in only two days.
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This article was written by Taylor Davies, a freelance writer who has years of experience covering home and decor topics. Her work can be found on several leading publications, like Teen Vogue, NBC News, and InStyle. To make this list, she considered each retailer's selection and prices.