Plant delivery services

Adding plants to your home is a quick way to give the space an affordable makeover.

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Houseplants have a number of proven benefits. Adding some greenery can work to reduce stress, improve concentration and even help you fight colds. Not to mention the fact that plants are aesthetically pleasing and can take a room from drab to fab with minimal effort.

What's more, you can take advantage of plant delivery services and give your home a green upgrade without even leaving the house. Let's take a look at how they work.

What does a plant delivery service do?

We live in a time when it's possible get almost anything delivered – and plants are no exception.

If you don't feel like visiting a nursery, there are plenty of businesses that sell indoor plants online and deliver them to your home throughout Australia. Examples include Leaf Supply, The Plant Society, Little Succers, Home of Houseplants and more.

Alternatively, you can order plants from a nursery in your area and hire an individual, such as a handyman, to pick them up and deliver them to your house.

How do I book a plant delivery?

All you need to do is look up plants on the online store you fancy and decide on which ones you want to populate your home. Add them to your basket, provide payment and delivery information, complete the order, sit back and wait for them to arrive.

If you hire someone to help with delivery via online marketplaces such as Airtasker, you'll need to give the professional detailed instructions on where to pick up the plants. Depending on their area of expertise, they may be able to help with additional tasks like potting the plants or landscaping jobs.

How much does a plant delivery cost?

Some online plant stores offer free delivery on big orders, so read the fine print carefully before you hit Add to cart. Otherwise, the delivery cost can vary depending on your location – you can end up paying anywhere from $5 and up. If you hire an individual, you'll agree on the price beforehand.

woman delivering plants

How do I compare plant delivery services?

Keep these factors in mind when deciding between plant delivery services:

  • Variety – see if the company offers the plants you're interested in
  • Location – how close to you the company is will impact delivery time and cost
  • Price – make sure the total cost of the plants plus delivery is within your budget
  • Speed – if you need the plants fast, look for companies that offer same-day or next-day delivery in your area
  • Reputation – make sure you're dealing with a reputable seller by looking up online reviews from other customers.

How should I prepare for a plant delivery service?

You don't have to do much except find a spot to place your new plants once they arrive. If you're a complete beginner in the art of caring for greenery, we recommend you do some research on how to care for your plants properly.

How long does a plant delivery take?

Deliveries can take up to seven days, depending on where you live. Some services offer same-day delivery.

What to consider when booking a plant delivery

Here are four questions you need to consider before placing your plant order:

  • How much time do you have to care for the plants? If you don't have a green thumb yet you might want to start with a low-maintenance plant.
  • How big is your space? Some indoor plants can grow up to be very tall so make sure you have enough space to accommodate them.
  • Can you offer plants enough natural light? If not, look for plants that don't need a lot of natural light to thrive, like succulents.
  • What kind of plants do you like? Plants should bring you joy, so take a little time to look up different plants and see which most appeal to you.

Do I need to be home for a plant delivery?

Ideally, yes, so you can check that all plants made it to your home in one piece. If you can't, make sure the company offers contactless delivery.

Pros and Cons of plant delivery

Pros

  • It's convenient and can save you time
  • You can take your time browsing plant selections and doing your research
  • Free delivery may be available on large orders
  • An easy way to send gifts to loved ones

Cons

  • You don't get to see the plants up close, so you'll have to rely on online photos and information
  • It can be expensive

Bottom line

Adding greenery to your home is the first step toward becoming a happy plant parent. Thanks to plant delivery services, you can embrace this newfound hobby without getting up from your couch. Oh, and in case you decide that gardening isn't for you, don't worry: artificial plants are available for delivery as well.

Frequently asked questions about plant delivery services

Can I have plants delivered from different shops?

Yes. However, you'll need to pay separate delivery fees. If you hire an individual to pick up the plants locally, they will likely have no issue going to more than one nursery.

Is there a limit on the amount of plants I can have delivered?

No. There's no one stopping you from turning your home into a bona fide urban jungle.

Are there any safety measures to consider when ordering a plant delivery?

If you order heavy or voluminous plants, be careful when you move them around the house to avoid injuries.

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