Whether it's atop a living room bookshelf or hanging by a bedroom window, plants have a way of making any space look prettier. Plus, they're known to elevate moods, boost creativity, and promote clean indoor air by absorbing toxins and humidity (also known as the home decor trifecta). That said they're also a pain to find and lug around if you don't have a car — or just don't feel like leaving your apartment. To help, we've rounded up some of the best online retailers for buying everything from snake plants to succulents. Scroll down to see the full list.
Considering the number of things we're already buying on Amazon, we can't say we were surprised to learn that they also offer a pretty sweet selection of live indoor houseplants. And with Prime two-day shipping available on many selections, you can start putting down some roots (literally) even sooner.
Our pick: Money Tree, $31.99
We love Etsy for original artwork and vintage jewelry. Turns out they also have tons of options when it comes to beautifully unique (and inexpensive) houseplants.
Our pick: Spider Plant, $24.99
The Home Depot
You get the same great selection as in store, without all the hassle.
Our pick: Majesty Palm, $34.33
Succulents are a great choice for small spaces, especially if your home has plenty of natural light. Terrain offers a large assortment of succulents that are the perfect start for a low maintenance indoor garden or terrarium.
Our pick: Succulent Garden, $78
Walmart is all about stylish affordability and its wide-ranging collection of houseplants is no exception.
Our pick: Corn Plant, $26.49
If you're anything like us, the thought of plant shopping at a nursery amid a crowd of plant aficionados is pretty intimidating. Which plants are the most low maintenance? And how much soil does it really need? That's why we love The Sill. It's a one-stop shop for all your houseplant needs (chic pots included). Plus, it's got tons of tips for newbie plant parents, from sunlight 101 to repotting basics.
Our pick: Calathea Medallion, $59
Bloomscape is another online retailer that has taken the guesswork out of shopping for plants. What's even better, their full-grown plants are shipped in a ready-to-go pot with proper drainage — matching saucer included. Simply unpack, place, and enjoy. We also love that everything on the website is easy to filter by plant size, difficulty, and light level, even pet-friendly and air purifying options. The fiddle leaf fig is one of their largest plants, but prices start at $35 for others.
Our pick: Fiddle Leaf Fig, $195
If colorful and hard-to-kill plants make your heart sing, the selection at UrbanStems is totally swoon-worthy.
Our pick: The Monet, $90
Léon & George
If you wish you could just snap your fingers and plants would appear, here's your answer. Choose from various species, sizes, or preferences — from easy care and low light to air purifying and safe for pets — and get a stunning plant perfectly potted in an equally decorative planter on your doorstep in a few days. Plus, for every plant purchased, they will plant a tree in a U.S. National Forest.
Our pick: Peace Lily, $109
Adria Valdes Greenhauff is a writer and editor based in Miami, Fla. She’s covered food, travel and lifestyle for numerous online publications including The Quench, The List, Vivala, Foodable, Recommend magazine and Miami New Times. She's also the host of the Better Food Stories podcast.