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12 Online Stores That Deliver Plants For Your Indoor Garden Project

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If, just like Kathryn Bernardo, becoming a plant parent has given you your daily dose of happiness during while in quarantine, the good news is that there are online stores that can cater to your needs during the MECQ or modified enhanced community quarantine! You’ll just have to pay a little extra for a third-party courier, such as Grab, Lalamove, Angkas, or Mr. Speedy, so you can be safe at home while waiting for your beloved succulents.

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Here are some online stores that are open to serve you.

Cessgieanna

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For beautiful houseplants without the hefty price tag, check out this Instagram seller (@cessgieanna) from the Quezon Memorial Circle Garden Center. Browse through her feed for available plants like rubber trees, creeping Charlies, monsteras, peace lilies, and more. You can book a third-party courier for deliveries.

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Fresh Spaces Manila

If you’re looking for houseplants that can clean the air inside your home, this plant shop located in Commonwealth, Quezon City can help. They mostly sell air-purifying and ornamental indoor plants including bestsellers like snake plants, peace lilies, pothos, corn plants, and areca palms. Visit their Facebook page to order (facebook.com/freshspacesmnl). They do curbside pick-ups — book your choice of courier or come pick up plants yourself if you live near the area.

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Halamanin

This online shop doesn't just sell plants — they are also helping out less fortunate communities and giving them gardening starting kits so they can grow their own food! Shop from their Facebook page (facebook.com/halamanin.ph) and send them a message to order. Apart from indoor plants, they also sell ready-to-use organic soil mix that's perfect for planting vegetables!

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Happy Plant Co

This shop will help you achieve your #plantgoals by selecting the right kind of plant fit for your personality. Message them on Facebook (facebook.com/happyplantco) and Instagram (@happyplantco) and specify your requirements — whether you’re looking for a desktop-sized or floor-sized arrangement and where you’d like to put the greenery.

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Lush Plants Manila

Based in Ermita, Manila, this plant shop can transport small ornamental plants (sanitized before delivery) via Lalamove. Bigger plants are scheduled for delivery after the quarantine restrictions are lifted, but you can choose from their selection now (visit their Instagram @lushplantsmanila) and have it reserved. Payments are via bank transfer or GCash.

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Lush & Pots

This home and garden store located in Taytay, Rizal, regularly updates its social pages with what’s on hand this quarantine. Just message them on Facebook (facebook.com/lushandpots) or Instagram (@lushandpotsph), and they will send the photos of the plants that are in stock.

Lush & Pots Manila sells indoor plants and accessories like pots, hangers, and plant stands. For delivery, the client must book Lalamove, Grab, Transportify, or other similar couriers.

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Masitera Lifestyle Gardening

Its physical shop in Makati may be closed because of the MECQ, but the store can still deliver succulents within Metro Manila. They also encourage clients to grow their own vegetables with their “veggie grow kit.” Right now, they are giving out hundreds of free seeds!

“Our goal is to teach people to grow their own food so that in the future, harvesting their crops is just within reach,” the owner tells SmartParenting.com.ph. To avail of the free seeds, message them on Facebook (facebook.com/masiterasucculentsolutions).

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Nest Plant Studio

If you’re looking for beautiful greens and personalized pots, this online store can still cater to your needs this MECQ. Browse their Instagram feed (@nestplantstudio) for available stocks and send them a direct message for your orders. Metro Manila deliveries will be done via Lalamove.

Spruce Plant Shop

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If you live in Metro Manila, you can get IG-worthy plants from this online shop — just send them a direct message on Instagram (@spruceplantshop). They offer potted plants, stands, watering cans, macramé plant hangers, pots, soil, and soil toppers. All items are sanitized before delivery!

Their bestsellers include the snake plant, rubber tree, heartleaf, fiddle leaf fig, and selloum. “These are the top air-purifying plants, and are low-maintenance, too, kaya people love them,” shares the owner. They have a very stylish watering can, too! Payment is done via fund transfer. They have an in-house delivery service but they can also cater to orders via Lalamove.

SucculentsPH

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If you’re looking for a post-Mother’s Day gift for mom, why not indulge in succulents? Browse their feed (facebook.com/succulentsph) and message them for inquiries — the store does not have a catalog due to a quick turnover of their inventory. This MECQ, they will deliver individually potted plants and garden supplies via Grab or Lalamove. If you’re eyeing their terrariums, they can only deliver within Quezon City.

Plant Parenthood PH

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This online shop based in Quezon City curates the plants they sell so they will only stock a few of each type for a certain period. Browse through the shop’s feed and send a direct message when you see one that you like—the owner will discuss with you if your chosen plant is suitable for your space, light, and plant care confidence.

If you’re ready to “adopt,” pay through bank transfer or credit card via PayPal. The owner will ship through Lalamove or Transportify but will not be able to guarantee prompt delivery service as it may take a while to book drivers or riders during MECQ. 

Tierra Plants

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These plant curators have 30 years of landscape design experience, so expect beautifully hand-picked plants that will complement your space. Apart from houseplants, they also design and build gardens, just in case you want to level up your #plantgoals. To order, visit their website at www. tierraplants.com and choose from their selection of table-top and shelf plants, medium-sized plants, and tall plants. Pay via PayPal, bank transfer, or credit card. Expect a slight delay in deliveries as they have just resumed operations.  

Bonus:

Plant Project PH

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While this store cannot deliver during the quarantine, it's still worth a follow as the owner also educates its followers on how to grow your own food. She conducts online learning sessions in gardening, so if you're serious about becoming a plantita, she's the right person to ask. Follow them on Facebook (facebook.com/plantprojectph/) or Instagram (@plantprojectph) to see their schedule for online workshops.

This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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