Moving into my new place, I knew I needed exactly one thing:
Yes, plants. Not toilet paper. Not a bed. First priority: Plants.
I buy most things online, so I figured: “Why not trying buying some house plants online? What could go wrong?”
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Researching Hardy House Plants
I wanted plants that would be tough to kill. I have two big windows in my loft but they are both north facing. Sun is limited. I settled on 4 plants after hours of research on Reddit.
Buying Four Plants Online
These are the four plants I decided to buy on Amazon:
- Spider Plant
- Snake Plant
- Dracaena Lemon Lime
- ZZ Plant
The spider plant I ordered came first, and while I was a little underwhelmed by the size, it is really adorable. It’s only in a 4″ pot, so I should have figured it would be small. But it came in a box within a box, so it was a little deceptive:
Inside the little box the plant was wrapped in box paper, but once that was removed, this beauty started to emerge:
Here’s a Nalgene bottle next to the plant for size comparison:
I’m now just waiting to get the perfect little pot for my spider plant. First plant, success!
Want this plant? ——> Buy this Spider Plant on Amazon.
Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant
The Dracaena Lemon Lime Plant showed up a few days after spider plant. It is a 6″ plant, so I figured it would be a little bigger…but it was much bigger! And beautiful! I ordered the Snake Plant and the Dracaena together from Burpee and they both arrived packed together in a crazy upright plant box:
The easiest way to get the plants out is to remove the inner cardboard liner which hold the container. Or you can try to cut it out like I did (do not recommend this!) on the first plant:
Once I got the Dracaena Lemon Lime plant out I could tell it was in great shape:
I even had a good pot for it….but I decided to wait on that:
I don’t have a good pot for the Dracaena Lemon Lime plant yet, but it looks just great in my loft.
Want this plant? ——> Buy this Dracaena Lemon Line Plant on Amazon.
The second plant in my Burpee box ordered online from Amazon was a Spider plant. This time I was able to remove the inner cardboard holder from the larger box:
This little guy had a lot less soil than the Snake. I decided to use my cute pot for this plant, and steal some soil from the Draceana plant:
Once I got the Snake plant potted, and cleaned up, she just looked wonderful on my desk against my brick wall:
I’m not sure where Snake plant is going to live yet, I’m still getting settled into my place, but it’s going to look great I think.
Want this plant? ——> Buy this Snake Plant on Amazon.
My ZZ Plant took the longest to arrive. About a week longer than the first 3 plants. Here’s the box that showed up inside my mailbox:
Opening it up, there was a lunch bag inside, with a plant very nicely wrapped inside:
All in all, my adventure buying plants online was a huge success! Here’s a final video of the 4 plants:
Buying Plants Online Q&A
Where can I buy house plants online?
There are a number of e-commerce stores that sell plants online, but I found Amazon.com to have an amazing selection and an easy checkout process. I would recommend some of their sellers like Burpee and Shop Succulents.
Where can I buy cheap plants online?
The plants I showcased in this post where anywhere from $14.99 to the most expensive at around $24. You can find cheaper plants at Amazon, but they will likely be small succulents, or only 3″ to 4″ plant sizes.
Where can I buy large plants online?
Again, Amazon carries all sizes of plants. The catch on larger plants at Amazon is most are artificial. But check out this artificial 6 foot Ficus! For large plants, as long as you spend over $99, there are growers who will deliver to you like https://gardengoodsdirect.com/ and https://www.naturehills.com/