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You Can Order House Plants Online

Updated on June 12, 2012
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Jeannie has been writing for HubPages for over 5 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.

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House Plants from Amazon

I am constantly on a quest to discover all that Amazon has to offer. Just when I think I've figured out everything Amazon can possibly sell, I find out they sell something even more unexpected than before. Did you know Amazon sells house plants? I am not kidding! You can order a number of different plants online at Amazon. After ordering your house plants, they actually show up in the mail.

So how does this work? Basically, you can search for a number of different house plants. Plenty of companies offer a variety of plants on Amazon. Once you order the plants, they show up in the mail in a box. Yes, they come in a small starter pot packed in a box. It is amazing how far these house plants can travel in the mail in a secure package. Yes, they even show up in one piece! I ordered a spider plant from Amazon for my mother and it traveled from California all the way to Maryland. The plant was in excellent condition.

Reasons to Buy Your Plant Online

You might wonder, why would you need to order a house plant from Amazon? Why not just go to the store? Well, there are plenty of reasons.

You might live in an area that doesn't have a lot of stores that sell specific plants. Also, you might want to give a house plant as a gift, but you are not able to travel and visit the person receiving the plant. If you have health issues and are pretty much unable to leave your home, you can easily order a plant from Amazon and have beautiful house plants to cheer up your day. Perhaps you just simply don't have the time to shop for house plants in your area, but there is a certain type of plant you want.

No matter what the reason, ordering a plant on Amazon is not as weird as you might have originally thought. We all have reasons for ordering products online. The same reasons apply to ordering a house plant.

What You Should Expect When the Plant Arrives

My own personal experience with ordering house plants online went well. I researched different companies that offered plants on Amazon. Basically, I would recommend searching for a type of plant you'd really like and then reading the reviews for the sellers that offer the plants. If the reviews are bad, you probably want to move on to a different company. If the reviews are great, you should consider purchasing the house plant from that seller. Researching before buying is really helpful.

I also found that Amazon seriously overestimated the time it would take the house plant to arrive. Initially, it appeared the plant would take at least 2 weeks to arrive. This was not the case. The plant arrived in less than one week. So don't necessarily believe it is going to be a long wait to receive your house plant in the mail.

Once the plant arrives, it will be potted in a small starter pot inside a cardboard box. There should be something securing the plant in the box, such as popcorn foam. Even though the house plant has survived a long journey and it is small, it will be ready to be replanted in a bigger pot. It should also be in good condition. If not, from all the reviews I've read, it is fairly easy to nurse the plants to good health in no time.

Once again, I highly recommend reading all the reviews. Don't just order the first plant you see without checking out other options. No matter what your reason for ordering a house plant in the mail, it is not as crazy one might think. So make sure to research the sellers on Amazon and have fun with your mail order house plant!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I am glad you found my hub helpful. Thank you for the comment and thanks for the vote up!

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    Nancy McClintock 5 years ago from Southeast USA

    I love houseplants. I will have to check some of these out Well written hub. Thanks for sharing. voted up

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That does actually sound really cute. Thanks for sharing!

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    Plantastic 5 years ago

    Cool hub! My favorite plant to grow from seeds is the TickleMe Plant! The TickleMe Plant will suddenly close its fern like leaves and lower its branches when Tickled! Search pet TickleMe Plant on line or find it here.

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thank you both for reading my hub. It is crazy to learn what Amazon offers to customers. I think more weird searches on Amazon may have to occur.

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    cheapstuff 5 years ago from California

    Awesome, I love to read about Amazon products that people usually never think of buying online. Great hub full of useful information as well.

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    Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    I suppose the concept of ordering plants from Amazon isn't any different than ordering from the classic seed and plant catalogs. It's good to know that this option is out there!

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    Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Byron Wolf - I know! I couldn't believe it either. I was considering getting flowers for my mother on Mother's Day, but I know she prefers house plants. I thought, "it wouldn't hurt to look on Amazon..." and there they were! And yes, I just checked and you can buy a cactus. Thanks for checking out my hub!

    Kristen Haynie - I have to walk everywhere just to get house plants in my area, so I might just order plants for myself next time at Amazon, too. Glad I could help! Thanks so much for visiting!

    Vellur - I am happy to help. I figured if I just learned this, many other people had no idea you could do this, too. Thanks for dropping by!

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    Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

    This one is new, ordering plants online - real easy and fancy. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kristen Haynie 5 years ago from Modesto, CA

    This is great! There are a number of plants I would love to have that aren't necessarily sold in stores near me. I would never have thought to look on Amazon! Who knew a plant could be shipped so easily?

    I'm really glad you shared this! You always write about the most unique and interesting topics!

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    Byron Wolf 5 years ago

    Wow, who knew?

    I love this idea. I hate to shop, except from the comfort of my bed. Can you get cactuses? Maybe a nice cactus will be just the thing to brighten up the man cave I'm decorating.

    Useful hub. Thanks for scouring the net for obscure shopping ideas!