The Best Places to Buy Plants For Indoor Spaces Or Your Patio This Spring (Budget Friendly!)
Spring is upon us... and I think I speak for everyone when I say that the season of regrowth is much, much anticipated this year. Most people are excited each year for the snow to melt and frigid winds to settle down. But something about having a global pandemic dominating all aspects of life seems to make the winter months drag impossibly on.
I am so ready for warmth in the air, sunshine that never quits, and colors popping up from plants bursting back to life. Which means, of course, that I'm excited for spring decorating. Also known as: buying more plants.
I've collected quite the collection (still relatively small to some) and can't wait to add more as #SpringInspiration hits. I'm going to be doing my plant shopping on a budget since "plant purchases" hover on a fine line between want and need and I don't want to overspend.
If you're on the hunt for affordable plants to bring some life to your home or apartment this Spring, you're going to want to read on and check out these places that sell plants for a manageable price. Happy Planting!
IKEA is great for a lot of things, especially when you're looking for home upgrades at a decently reasonable price. Going into this giant store and just looking around is great for inspiration and quick pick ups for household items. While IKEA might typically make you think of furniture, cabinets, and random household supplies, I accidently discovered the greatness of the IKEA plant section and stand by it to this day.
Artificial house plants are often pretty expensive, but IKEA has some amazing fake plant options that can add a nice touch in your home. For example, this potted eucalyptus plant looks so cute cascading off a shelf or out of a pot and looks real! It's only $4.99.
Larger artificial plants at IKEA, like this cool bamboo plant, are closer to $50, but even this is a comparably reasonable price and worth it if you're lacking a green thumb.
Another reason to check out IKEA for plant decor is to explore their large variety of pots and plant stands. They can be anywhere from under $1 to about $30- all ridiculously reasonable. IKEA Is a one stop shop for a huge collection of plant decor this Spring!
Pro tip: Buy a cost friendly pot or plant stand at IKEA and do a DIY out of it! There are hundreds of DIY IKEA hacks you can do- make a quick YouTube search for inspiration.
I don't know if I just missed the memo or what, but I was semi-shocked to find out that Home Depot has a ton of living indoor plants, and that most of them won't break the bank. Of course they have a large Garden Center with a bunch of plant needs and gardening plants and accessories. Take a look inside though, and you'll see succulents, ferns, palms, and more plants that are perfect for decorating your indoor spaces or patio this Spring.
The last three times I went, I walked out with a plant that I didn't come there for. No regrets!
Home Depot has this mass cane with a pot for only $26. This is a common houseplant for air purification and a unique look. This gorgeous majesty palm I have my eye on is just under $20 in this size! The perfect plant for giving your space a warm weather vibe.
A three pack of aloe vera plants is also around 20 bucks, and there is a large variety of succulents for $20 or under, including this three pack for $15. Both of these plants are healthy to have around the house and are a great touch for shelving or window sills.
Discount Grocery Stores
While higher end grocery store plant prices sometimes alarm me, you might get lucky and find a sale at the local discount grocery store. They often have a variety of smaller succulents, aloe plants, and small plants that are great for placing on shelves, desks or window sills.
You have to go to the grocery store anyways, why not save time and turn your grocery shopping trip into a little home decorating trip as well. The plant variety might differ greatly from time to time, but another perk is that they often go on sale.
I grabbed a cute palm on sale at the grocery store- at Harris Teeter- for under $10.
Its also worth checking out places like Costco, which might have indoor plants in their garden center at the right time of the year.
A grocery store loved by many for its organic healthy options and unique products, Trader Joe's actually has a pretty exciting plant selection for those looking to quickly spruce up their home. And, like most things in this store, it won't break your budget.
If you're looking for cute flower pieces to decorate your home, try looking at Trader Joe's seasonal plant collection, often found right at the front of the store. You can get a bundle of any number of pretty foliage for just a few bucks.
From flower cuts, assorted packages to eucalyptus and more, a quick trip to Trader Joe's can fill your pantry and get you ready for Spring.
Local Hardware Store
Checking out the local hardware store every now and then might help you find some plants at a very good price. The reason I'm putting this outside of the Home Depot category is because there are smaller chains or individual hardware stores that also have Garden Centers.
Research local hardware stores near you and visit them when the weather starts to get warmer and look for plants to add to your indoor collection.
Of course, good old Walmart. A great place to go for a discount. This large collection of succulents is just $40. With a variety of succulents totaling 20 individual pieces, that's a good price if you're trying to decorate quick.
This hanging fern is just $20. Walmart's website is also a good place to search for plants because they post listings for other companies, so they have a greater variety then you'd expect. These sellers will ship separately from Walmart, but you can find them all by searching on Walmart's website.
If these prices still seem crazy to you, check out this article that gives some tips for really getting plants on a budget. I'm talking like asking the local garden center if you can take leaves dropped on the ground to try and plant and grow yourself type of budget. It sounds funny, but I love how resourceful they are with this idea and the others!
Happy First Day of Spring!