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Oct 30, 2015 7:55 AM CST
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I did a quick search for houseplants in ATP's The Green Pages, but only found 3-4 listed. I'm curious where others purchase their houseplants.

Here's where most of mine have come from:
ATP Friend (purpleinopp) - nice variety and they were shipped well!
Meijer - They had a surprisingly good, unique selection
Lowe's
Home Depot
Walmart
Hinterland Trading (Amazon) - would purchase from again, but careful when you ask them to ship, some of my tillandsias died shortly after shipping, probably due to the freezing weather


I'm finding it difficult to find many places online with a good selection of houseplants, so I would appreciate any recommendations you might have. I'm hoping to place an order before the freezing temperatures arrive, so that means soon!
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Oct 30, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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If it is already into Fall season, I just buy at our local HD, or if we get to our neighboring cities, we get it from Lowe's, Armstrong garden center or local nurseries. I prefer to see the actual condition of the houseplant at this time of the year before I buy. Pretty much it will be on fade away stage having been in the stores for quite some time already, so I expect a good discount to make it worth my time to attempt growing them by winter.

I wait for Spring if I want anything to be shipped, especially if the seller is from the east coast.
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Oct 30, 2015 12:22 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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I also pick up some things from HD and Lowes but I really buy mostly succulents. I guess it depends what you consider houseplant before you decider what and where you could look to buy certain plants. Most houseplants are just tropical plants that cannot grow outside in the winter for your zone.

Are you looking for something specific? It is usually how I pick a vendor to purchase a certain plant. Plants are starting to be sold like you do doctors now days. You have to look for specialist for certain plants.
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Oct 30, 2015 1:46 PM CST
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I always manage to find goodies @Lowe"s clearance rack.
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Oct 30, 2015 4:05 PM CST
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Cinta said:I also pick up some things from HD and Lowes but I really buy mostly succulents. I guess it depends what you consider houseplant before you decider what and where you could look to buy certain plants. Most houseplants are just tropical plants that cannot grow outside in the winter for your zone.

Are you looking for something specific? It is usually how I pick a vendor to purchase a certain plant. Plants are starting to be sold like you do doctors now days. You have to look for specialist for certain plants.



I don't necessarily have anything particular in mind except I would like to try a hoya or two, but I will likely buy that separately.

I could do more amaryllis, indoor tropicals, low-light lovers (I need more of these), etc...

Ideally, I would love to find someone who offers a variety of houseplants online.
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Oct 30, 2015 5:52 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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This site might interest you, I ordered a few things from them this summer and I was pleased with their price, shipping cost, fast delivery and the size and condition of the plants.

I am one of the cheap ones and not willing to pay 20.00 for a plant and high shipping for a little 4" pot

http://www.floridahillnursery....
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Oct 30, 2015 6:25 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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I am waiting for some of the bulb online vendors to mark their amaryllis down. $17 and up is over the top for them. The ones they have for 17 I have and they are the same plants you can get local cheap especially after Christmas.
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Oct 30, 2015 7:24 PM CST
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Cinta said:I am waiting for some of the bulb online vendors to mark their amaryllis down. $17 and up is over the top for them. The ones they have for 17 I have and they are the same plants you can get local cheap especially after Christmas.



Me, too. I found a place that has the Papilio Amaryllis I want for $11-$12, but no other house plants available that I wanted, so I'm still looking.
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Oct 31, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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I don't live near a store that sells plants at all, but do sometimes find interesting ones on rare trips to WM, and some years I get to L's, about an hour away. There's a great mom'n'pop store about 2 hours away, I try to visit once or twice a year. Trading & for-postage is where I get most of my plants.
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Oct 31, 2015 7:48 AM CST
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I have always purchased from my local nursery, they sell top notch plants and they are guaranteed. I have rescued some from walmart. I have also gotten some from purple and she does ship healthy and packed very well plants.
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Oct 31, 2015 9:10 AM CST

I buy most of mine from Lowes. Sometimes Home Depot and Wal-Mart. We have two nurseries nearby, but only one sells houseplants (which are limited in number, not as good quality as Lowes, and overpriced).

Not that any of those places haven't been mentioned already lol.
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Oct 31, 2015 1:52 PM CST
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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I have a flower shop/nursery that is 5 minutes away. They are one of those businesses that also do the specialty arrangements. I like them because the extra plants that they do not use in the arrangements they sell. They have unusual plants that you would do not commonly find at Lowes and Home Depot.
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Oct 31, 2015 4:45 PM CST
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Cinta said:I have a flower shop/nursery that is 5 minutes away. They are one of those businesses that also do the specialty arrangements. I like them because the extra plants that they do not use in the arrangements they sell. They have unusual plants that you would do not commonly find at Lowes and Home Depot.


That's an interesting idea, I hadn't thought of that before! I might see what local florists have and if they sell their unused product.

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Oct 31, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Name: Mary
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Here you go, they've been around forever. Don't blame me when you spend all your Christmas $ on houseplants!

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Nov 1, 2015 5:28 AM CST
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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May, that's exactly the story of online recommendation I was hoping for, they have a good selection of houseplants, it seems. I was looking at their site before need last night, but I'll have to give it a closer look soon. Smiling
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