Buy Plants Online: Worried about buying your plants online? Here is a guide to help you
Now, it’s easier than ever to shop online and have plants delivered to your doorstep.
Consumer reports has listed a few online plant retailers to help you choose the right one for your green space.
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“I love to see plants and I love to see their condition and, for example, choose the one that I think is the healthiest,” said Jodi Piepkorn, a self-proclaimed plant lover. “So I was a little nervous about ordering online.”
While online plant stores can raise eyebrows, here are a few retailers that can help you get started.
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“What we’re looking for here is what you get and if it’s worth what you pay for,” said Anna Kocharian of Consumer Reports.
Bloomscape and The Sill plants include care advice brochures and online customer support.
A ZZ plant delivered in a 6-inch pot from The Sill costs around $ 63, before taxes and shipping.
The same plant from Amazon costs between $ 30 and $ 50. Depending on the seller, this may even include shipping.
If you want to offer greenery, Bouqs and UrbanStems offer guaranteed delivery dates and often next day delivery. But it will cost you dearly and the choice is limited.
A ZZ plant from Urbanstems costs around $ 80.
“If you’re looking for a more affordable option, consider swapping plants with friends or even joining a group without buying on Facebook,” Kocharian said.
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