The millennial craze with house plants is raging and mushrooming like crazy, and you’re lying if you haven’t thought about owning a charming succulent for yourself. Besides the inherent benefits of having house plants and building your own indoor jungle, there is nothing like the feeling of seeing your plant babies thrive and flourish. A well-positioned picture on Instagram doesn’t hurt either.
To be the best #plantmom and #plantdaddy, you must know where to acquire your plant babies, and we have a list for you. From sprawling nurseries to stylish boutiques to online plant havens — we have it all here for you. To take your house plant game to the next level, we have also included some places where you can get some good looking planters and pots for all your plant needs.
Located in Khatib, World Farm is a 15-minute walk from the MRT station. If you don’t fancy long walks, I would recommend just getting a cab down to the farm.
Plants here are a little cheaper than those in plant boutiques, but you’ll have to hunt for the good ones.
Slightly more accessible on the list is Candy Floriculture, which is just a five-minute walk from Caldecott station.
If you have your eye on some exquisite orchids, then you have to make your way down to Toh Garden.
Spa Flora: 8 Bedok South Road, Singapore 469273| Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 7 pm (Daily)| Website | Facebook
Spa Flora: 553 Thomson Road, Singapore 298139| Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 7 pm (Daily) | Website | Facebook
BLG Nursery:32 Punggol East, #01-06, Singapore 828824| Opening Hours: 8 am – 8 pm (Daily) | Facebook
Heng Soon Farm is huge and teeming with all sorts of plants, albeit a little inaccessible. If you have any plant friends that can drive, by all means, hitch a ride.
Heng Soon Farm: 66 Choa Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 690000| Opening Hours: 8 am – 6 pm ( Mon-Sat), 8 am – 3 pm (Sun)
Bedok Garden & Landscape:4A Bedok South Rd, Singapore 469279| Opening Hours: 9 am – 7 pm (Daily) | Facebook
Rabbit Island is currently not open for walk-ins at the moment but they constantly restock their online store so stay tuned for more updates.
Terrascapes by Sandy has become a cult-favourite amongst plant enthusiasts. With a plethora of plants and a wealth of knowledge from Sandy, you can ask him all your burning plant questions. Terrascapes used to be a little hidden, but now there are many signs to lead you to this treasure trove.
From carnivorous plants such as pitcher plants (scientific name Nepenthes) and sundews to cacti and succulents, Terrascapes is bound to have something that would catch your eye.
Terrascapes: 50 Choa Chu Kang Track 14, Singapore 698940 |Facebook
Conveniently located right opposite Terrascapes (and unfortunately so for your pocket), Pick A Plant has an insane collection of air plants – another popular low-maintenance house plant.
These babies are super low maintenance too, a good two-hour soak in water and they’re good to go for a week. If air plants aren’t your thing, Pick A Plant also has little pots of succulents going at S$3 a pop and four for S$10.
Pick A Plant also has pop-up stores all over Singapore, so hop over to their Facebook page to find out when they’re coming to a place near you.
If space is an issue and you don’t have much natural light, Easi Grow’s hydroponics series will allow you to grow all your heart’s desire.
Besides the run-of-the-mill air plants and succulents, A Tilly A Day also carries materials to build your terrarium, so let your imagination run wild.
Seasonal Mart: Blk 123 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-92, Singapore 150123 | Website
IKEA doesn’t just stock practically designed furniture; their plant section is pretty good too. Of course, it can’t compare to some of these nurseries, but if you’re just starting this plant game, IKEA is an excellent place to start.
Thank god for the internet, if travelling to these nurseries is a little inconvenient the shop at ease with these online garden centres. You dream plant is only a click away.
The Garden Store: Website
Noah Garden Centre: Website
Green Banana: Website
Now, you’ve got your new plant baby and several planters. If you are still looking to take it to the next level here is a few special things for budding horticulturist. From organic fertilisers and gorgeous planters to die for, everyone will soon be asking you for plant advice.
Local company, Plantonic, has created the world’s first natural 4-in-1 plant-based organic fertiliser. This organic fertiliser will help your plants flourish while fighting those pesky bugs and diseases.
If you are looking for gorgeous planters and bougie plant accessories, The Botanist and Her Thieves is where you’ll want to be shopping at.
Green Spade is your one-stop-shop for everything soil, substrates and seeds. If you are already growing an indoor jungle, then you’ll need a good amount of potting mix and fertiliser. Or if want try your hand at edibles, Green Spade has a good selection of seeds as well.
Green Spade: Website
This is surely not an exhaustive list, but it’s one for you to dip your thumbs into the plant world. As a plant enthusiast myself, I can tell you it’s an immensely rewarding hobby that will be never boring.
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