This is a ‘Best of Etsy‘ topic I should’ve compiled looong ago. You wouldn’t believe the amount of plants I’ve bought from Etsy. From airplants to trees, it’s honestly an unexpected go-to resource for live plants. It may seem odd or unintuitive to search online before heading to your local greenhouse, but it holds true for my area… you can find better prices and healthy plants. Click through for a roundup of my favorite live plants!
01: string of pearls // 02: golden lotus tree // 03: olive tree // 04: staghorn fern // 05: spider air purifying plant // 06: aloe vera plant // 07: king anthurium // 08: tillandsia stricta air plant // 09: fiddle leaf fig // 10: octopus agave // 11: banana plant // 12: dracaena air purifying plant // 13: philodendron plant // 14: jumbo seleriana air plant // 15: sago palm bonsai tree // 16: lemon button fern // 17: snake plant // 18: rubber tree // 19: japanese juniper bonsai tree // 20: donkey tail succulent // 21: variety succulents // 22: money tree bonsai // 23: pecan tree // 24: cream & green creeping fig // 25: heart leaf philodendron air purifying // 26: zz plant // 27: musa banana basjoo tree // 28: xerographica air plant // 29: cacti cluster
I’ve owned most of the plants from the collage… favorites include the air plant (#28), the zz plant (#26), the lemon button fern (#16), and the fiddle leaf fig (#09). Etsy is an especially awesome resource for plants that aren’t native to your area. One year on Valentine’s Day, Emmett surprised me with a rubber tree (#18). We had been looking for one for the longest time and they were nowhere to be found in the states of Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky. He found it on Etsy and it arrived in perfect condition. It’s also important to note: don’t be put off by the plastic pots or containers with some of these. I actually prefer that they don’t come planted, so I can use a pot of my own.
A lot of people are surprised when they ask which plant came from which greenhouse and I respond with “Etsy”. Their main question and concern is always about shipping. I’ve honestly never had an issue receiving plants in the mail. They’re always packaged extremely well and shipped really quickly with great care. Most come with detailed instructions and the shop owners have all been super helpful in answering any questions. As a result, I have plants that are 3-4 years old and still thriving.
Which plants are your favorite? Have you ever shopped Etsy for live greenery? Most people don’t even think about it… but I’m telling you- it’s my favorite! For more plants and gardening posts, click here.