Photo: Bloomscape

We should all aspire to more verdant living spaces, but schlepping a bird of paradise home on public transit probably isn’t going to go well for you. Detroit-based Bloomscape not only gets the plants to you, with free shipping on orders over $50, but does their best to help you keep them alive as well.

Bloomscape’s well-packaged plants arrive quickly with soil, pot, and saucer, with current prices ranging from $35-$195. Each plant’s landing page not only lets you know its size and sunlight needs, but whether it’s safe for your pets and/or will clean your air, and even assigns a difficulty rating.


In addition to the in-depth guidance and guaranteed safe delivery, Bloomscape offers 30-day returns in case you manage to burn down the forest. Happy to say my ponytail palm is still with us.