Have you been working from home since COVID-19 struck and looked to be “quarantined” at home for the foreseeable future? Perhaps it is time to jazz up your environment and bring in some greenery to brighten your day.
With Singapore coming out of circuit breaker and into Phase 2 this Friday (19 June), many will continue to work from home, minimising unnecessary contact to help flatten the curve. The implications of COVID-19 changed habits and affected lives to the point that even a stroll in the park can be dangerous, especially for those with underlying health conditions.
Yahoo Lifestyle SEA rounds up five online plant delivery stores that will send your chosen plants to your doorstep, aiding in your quest to liven up your space beyond that one succulent by the windowsill.
Far East Flora Garden Center
Operating since 1965, Far East Flora Garden Center is one of Singapore’s most well-known nursery operators. Offering a wide range of products from plants to every gardening tool you would need, their online store even carries outdoor furniture and water features that one would need for their outdoor yards.
Get yourself a pot of Dracaena Fragrans, better known as the Chinese Money Plant, if you are looking for a tabletop companion. Tolerating low levels of light, it is also known to be a good air purifying plant. Far East Flora’s tabletop plants come in their Plantplus indoor self-watering pot system, making it easy even for gardening newbies.
Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, their retail stores and click-and-collect service are both temporary unavailable. Standard delivery within Singapore is chargeable at S$35 (inclusive of GST) per trip with exception of deliveries to restricted areas.
Noah Garden Center
Aiming to inspire their clients to live with greens, Noah Garden Center carries all sorts of garden products, plants, and even offering complimentary delivery (above S$150).
Add a sparkle of technology with plants from their LeGrow Smart Garden collection. A complete indoor garden ecosystem, each individual planter acts as a building block, allowing you to stack, expand, and build your garden into limitless creations. The internal water storage area will moisture the soil when needed without you worrying when to do so.
Unlike the usual pots that come with your plants, Noah Garden Center has a range of stylish and unique pots such as the 4 Steps Concrete Planter, Cubee Wooden Airplant Holder, and the Prai Origami Pot.
Stemmed from a love of plants, Terrascapes started out with helping friends and family landscape of their houses and has since branched out into importing and the retail of rare and unique plants.
Terrascapes makes sure their buyers know the special requirements that certain plants need by highlighting it in their Facebook posts. For example, the Syngonium Podophyllum can be an indoor plant but it will need to grow in “bright shade or filtered sunlight.”
Plants available on Terrascapes’ Facebook page are usually extremely limited, with only one or two pots up for grabs. If you are looking for exotic and larger plants, the Monstera Esqueleto or the Monstera Deliciosa might be up your alley but they will cost you upwards of S$300.
The Garden Store
Offering a wide variety of gardening products from plants and herbs to tools and planters to carpet grass and lifestyle aquariums, The Garden Store has everything you would need to kickstart a new hobby.
The Garden Store provides free delivery service for purchases over S$200 and a delivery charge of S$25 for purchases below.
Carrying one of the widest collections of contemporary planters, Tumbleweed Plants online business focuses on providing alternative choices of unique pots for your plants to rehouse in.
Distinctive, handmade, and hand-painted pots are some of their most sought-after planters, many only made available in Singapore through Tumbleweed.
Also featured on the site is the Capra Designs' Hanging Terrazzo Pots, handmade from resin and made exclusively available on Tumbleweed. There will be slight differences in the colour and pattern of each finished product due to the handmade process, making each planter a unique one that only you will own.
If you are interested to check out the range of indoor plants that Tumbleweed carries, they are only available at their physical stores. Their Tiong Bahru store will be reopening on Saturday (20 June) and will only be taking appointments via their Instagram page.