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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 leafy options, planters and accessories, and get them delivered to your door.
Here, in no particular order, is a list to get you started:
1. Atrium Plants
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.
2. Plantify Urban Plantery
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.
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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.
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.
5. Mother City Jungle
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.
6. Happy By Nature
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.
7. Click & Plant
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.
8. Lifestyle Home Garden
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.
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. You can also visit their new physical store in Durbanville.
10. Rusty Rose Deco Plants
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.
11. Saffron’s Garden
Need to know: Saffron’s Garden is a subscription service and online plant store. Each month subscribers receive a box that includes a plant, as well as plant-related goodies.