The 7 Best Places To Buy Plants Online

Satisfy your green thumb without going to a nursery

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Our Top Picks

The Sill

"This Instagram-favorite retailer started as a small shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side."

Amazon

"As one would expect, the king of online shopping sells a variety of great houseplants."

Greenery NYC

"Plant prices start around $12, and they even offer same-day shipping if you live in NYC."

Bloomscape

"Once your select your plant, you can add on a terra cotta pot in one of five chic colors."

Home Depot

"Their online store has a large selection of plants that you won't find in brick-and-mortar locations."

Horti

"Their subscription service sends you a new plant (or three) every month."

Plants.com

"Herb plants, bonsai, and more are delivered to your door in two days or less."

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The Sill

Potted plants sitting on a stack of magazines

The Sill

What We Like
  • Good source for popular houseplants

  • Has large selection of pots

  • Offers faux and preserved plants

  • Nice packaging and quick delivery

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • 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.

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Amazon

Amazon 

What We Like
  • Large selection of plants

  • Good for those who lack a local nursery

  • Less pricey options

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

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Greenery NYC

Greenery NYC on Instagram

What We Like
  • Good selection of larger houseplants

  • Stylish planters

  • Fast shipping

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

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Bloomscape

Bloomscape 

What We Like
  • Source of indoor and outdoor plants

  • Helpful information on planting

  • Plant care smartphone app

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

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Home Depot

 Home Depot

What We Like
  • Good selection of indoor and outdoor plants

  • Garden center with plant care items

  • Local pickup options

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

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Horti

Horti On Instagram

What We Like
  • Less expensive plant options

  • "Pet Friendly" and "New to Plants" subscription options

  • Cancel your subscription anytime

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

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Plants.com

Plants.com
What We Like
  • Plants organized by light needs and care requirements

  • Two-day shipping

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

Why Trust The Spruce?

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.

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