Where To Buy Indoor Plants Online in SA

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As we spend more time in our homes and less time outside, you may find yourself wanting to add a touch of greenery to your space. Indoor plants are associated with a wide range of benefits, from purifying the air to stress relief. There are a number of local online plant shops where you can browse and buy a wide variety of options and get them delivered to your door.

Here, in no particular order, is a list to get you started:

1. Best Fronds Exotic Plant Shop

Website: bestfronds.co.za

Instagram: @bestfronds.za

Need to know: Focuses on exotic and rare plants. Ships nationwide.

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2. Atrium Plants

Website: atriumplants.co.za

Instagram: @atriumplants

Need to know: Atrium Plants also stocks a variety of pots, plant stands, air plant hangers and accessories. They also offer free plant care advice post-purchase. Ships nationwide.

3. Plantify Urban Plantery

Website: plantify.co.za

Instagram: @plantify

Need to know: Plantify also stocks a range of planters, pots and baskets, as well as plant accessories and vertical garden panels. They ship nationwide or you can collect from the shop in Cape Town. Plantify offers paid-for virtual plant consultations to help you care for your plants at home.

4. Plant Society

Website: plantsociety.co.za

Instagram: @ps.plantsociety

Need to know: For a plant availability list and couriering options, you can message Plant Society, a plant design and installation studio, through its website. The online shop also sells baskets, glassware, pots and rope planters, currently only available for delivery in the Western Cape.

5. FOLHA_

Website: folhashop.com

Instagram: @folha_plantshop

Need to know: You can DM or email FOLHA_ to order your plants, which can be collected in store in Cape Town or delivered nationwide via courier. The shop is also able to take customers on a tour of the shop via video call if you would like to see what is in stock.

6. OPUS

Website: opusstudio.co.za

Instagram: @opusbotanicalstudio

Need to know: This botanical florist also sells potted plants, hanging plants, orchids and exotics, as well as essential oils, vases, wreath designs starter kits and planters. Ships nationwide (excluding orchids, which can only be delivered within Cape Town and surrounding areas). Collection is also available for Cape Town customers.

7. Mother City Jungle

Website: mothercityjungle.co.za

Instagram: @mothercityjungle

Need to know: Mother City Jungle also creates “living decor” in the form of beautiful barrel vases and fishbowls housing plants like Delicious Monsters and Philodendrons. Ships nationwide.

8. Flourish Plant Studio

Website: flourishplantstudio.com

Instagram: @flourishplantstudio

Need to know: Apart from selling plants, pots and accessories, Flourish also provides plant design and styling services. You can DM Flourish on Instagram with your plant needs and the studio will tailor a list of plants to suit your budget and space. Cape Town delivery only.

9. Happy By Nature

Website: happybynature.com

Instagram: @happybynature_

Need to know: Apart from plants, Happy By Nature also stocks essential oils, tea and honey, soaps and sanitisers, pots and plants, books, ceramics, face masks, seeds and other accessories. You can email the shop what you would like to order and collect in-store in Cape Town.

10. Click & Plant

Website: clicknplant.co.za

Instagram: @clicknplant

Need to know: Over and above indoor plants, this Cape Town-based nursery also stocks a wide variety of outdoor plants, bulbs, herbs and clippings.

11. Lifestyle Home Garden

Website: lifestyle-home-garden.myshopify.com

Instagram: @lifestylehomegarden

Need to know: This garden centre also has an online store that stocks a range of indoor plants, as well as gardening essentials, like plant food, compost and potting soil. Gauteng delivery only or collection from the shop in Johannesburg.

12. Greenery

Website: greenery.capetown

Instagram: @greenery.capetown

Need to know: You can buy individual plants or buy a collection of plants curated by the Greenery team. Greenery delivers in Cape Town and surrounding areas, as well as the Cape Winelands and Somerset West.

13. Rusty Rose

Website: rustyrose.online

Instagram: @rustyrosenursery

Need to know: Rusty Rose specialises in potted succulents and cacti, as well as airplants. You can also sign up for a monthly succulent subscription box. Ships nationwide.

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