Rooted House Plant Delivery Service
I kind of gave up hope of going to the plant store soon, so last night I ordered from Rooted house plant delivery service, based in New York.
The Rooted Story In Their Own Words:
When we first moved to New York, we felt disconnected from the lush environments we were so used to in California and Hawaii, having instead replaced it with this urban jungle we also know and love. Buying plants for our space helped fill that void.
We started Rooted in 2018 to reconnect people to nature. Plants aren’t just beautiful things that make our spaces look and feel great, they’ve been scientifically proven to better your health and happiness as well.
We got our start by throwing what we liked to call “plant parties” out of our Brooklyn apartment, and personally delivering plants by hand.
By 2020, we had learned tremendously from two years spent getting dirty in the industry and having opened three stores across NYC.
For those of you who are old enough, the people who began Rooted reminds me of the Tupperware parties from my early adult years. You’d go to a party, have a few refreshments, and then it was down to business.
A Tupperware representative talked about all their wonderful products and had many on hand to show you. You’d “ooh” and “aw” as was appropriate. And you’d order what you could afford to order.
Then you waited to receive your Tupperware. It was satisfying to put the lid on, hear that snap sound, and it was truly sealed.
Granted, we didn’t have a lot of technology going on then. Well, probably about none at that point.
So this was our venture into buying things from someone other than the TG&Y. Some of you will remember them or a reasonable facsimile.
Steve was going to take me to the plant store last week. Then I wasn’t walking well enough and had to cancel.
So a few days ago for probably the hundredth time I was thinking about out how I don’t currently feel in charge of my life. I can’t even manage a trip to the small plant store. And that’s kind of depressing.
Searching For House Plant Delivery Services:
So I began a deep dive into house plant delivery companies.
I started with Amazon, as I shared with you recently. But I wasn’t too sure about the quality of the plants. If I’m going to nurture something, I don’t want a plant a little green around the gills to begin with. Guess that was a bad analogy.
I got to Googling and found quite a few plant delivery services. I’d go to each shop and put plants in my “cart”, and then move to another shop and begin the process again.
Because hey, isn’t half the fun shopping and deciding without making a commitment?
With my current need for green, I was practically salivating at the sight of photos of pretty house plants. (Now, that’s really sad).
Last night I decided on ordering from Rooted. I was in bed about ready to read my current book and just went for it on my iPad.
Here’s What I Ordered:
- Lemon Lime Maranta (or prayer plant)
- Philodendron Neon
- Philodendron Brazil
- Pothos Marble Queen
The total for my order came to $117.90. But it was cheaper than many of the other plant delivery services I checked into.
Now given, these won’t be large plants. But if I can’t get to the plant store, then my only option is to bring the plant store to me.
I don’t think I’ll be doing all that much outdoors in April, when I always plant my garden. But as you know, I almost always plant in pots anyway.
So in reality, this isn’t much different. I’ll just be playing around and moving and tending to plants inside. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. I wonder who came up with that phrase? Anyone know?
Frankly, I just need something green in dirt.
I’m not giving up on a garden outside. First I want to see if any of the perennials I planted last year come back.
Then I really would like to plant herbs, because a garden for me just wouldn’t be a garden without pungent herbs.
I’m very, very grateful that I live during a time when you can get most anything via home delivery. Food delivery service, grocery delivery, house plant delivery, you name it.
It has made being stuck at home so much easier to bear. And for that I am so thankful.
I will be sharing my Rooted experience with you once I get my plants, which will probably be next week.
I am so happy you have ordered some plants! Indoor plants are very special (to me) as they add to the design of your rooms and literally give it some life! Plus, many are good air purifiers. As others commented, I am also familiar w BloomBox and Proven Winners -I have bought many PW plants at my local nurseries. It’s a blessing that home delivery is so easy these days and makes it possible to “shop” during times when one is not able to get out. Enjoy and can’t wait to see your new plants!
Also sorry about Max the cat…bless you💕
Will be looking forward to seeing your new plants. I had no idea you could buy live plants like that online. I also remember Tupperware parties. I had to chuckle to myself when you said you have to find something you could afford! Everything was so expensive and you had to order something!
Hi Brenda, I visited the web site for Rooted and loved everything I saw! I especially liked the String of Hearts plant which is also pet friendly. If I can’t find one locally, I’ll be ordering that one for sure. Thank you for all the work you do finding these sources and then mentioning them on the blog.
I was looking forward to reading more about the narrator of the book you asked us to guess about yesterday…But I’m glad you ordered some plants. It sounds like you picked a good company. I did go to a few Tupperware parties and some others including a crystal party. I even got roped into having a Naughty Nighty party once
I recently bought a fig plant from a “mall” plant store. It was sitting on the floor and I fell in love with it at first sight. We live 250 miles from that particular mall so I had to wonder if I should buy it and take it home in the car. I am so glad that I did. I just love it. Someone said I should name it. I call him “Newton” (bad joke LOL)
Well that’s an awfully long way to go if you decided you wanted it but didn’t buy it. Good for you for buying it! Instant gratification! I’ve never had a fig plant.
You’re a good problem solver, Brenda! I admire how you figure out how to work around obstacles – kudos!
When the pandemic in Spring of 2020 came, I found a wonderful plant delivery group called Bloombox. They are based around Lancaster, PA and have super healthy plants. The delivery service was great and thanks to them, I had a beautiful balcony garden (I live on a second floor condo). They have been very successful and the business has really grown. Now I go out to the garden centers, but lots of people still use Bloombox.
Can’t wait to see your plants!
P.S. A week ago, my darling Max cat passed away. It has been a very sad time as he was the last bit of my old house/life before my husband passed. I expect to see him around every corner.
Oh Mary, I’m so sorry to hear that! 😥
Oh no! I’m so, so sorry about Max! Holding you in my heart. I ran across a photo of Gracie earlier and was bawling all over again.
Well how fun for you! I think you made the best of the situation of walking distances. Green is a soothing color so a plant will bring happiness to your warm home.
I’m using more and more shades of green in my home. You’re right. They are super soothing colors.
I ordered proven winners direct last fall for perennials. they come shipped beautifully!! check out their website. They were wonderful and so healthy.
Will do, Myrna! I haven’t forgotten the bowl fillers. My hands just aren’t cooperating. Cold weather and arthritis does not play well together.
This sounds very interesting…hope the plants come well and do well for you!!
Will let you know. I’ve been texting back and forth with them this morning. They have great customer service.
Sounds like fun Brenda! The mystery plant is a great idea. I used to go to Tupperware parties…they are still around! I also remember Princess House crystal, and gave some of those parties, plus I gave Signature Homestyles parties with home decor and wicker. My town had the “lace ladies” who traveled around to different venues, and since I sewed alot with lace, I followed them all over and went to many of their parties! Such fun. I think plant parties would be fun! Marilyn
I think they’d be fun to have too. I don’t recall the lace ladies or Princess House crystal.
Hope the plants you get are happy and healthy…I have been so lucky getting plants from my daughter when she worked at a green house. I have both the neon a nd marble queen pathos..she has the Brazilian one…back in the eighties there were plant parties here..the plant lady came with the plants…and everyone you invited picked out and bought them…home interior…Tupperware and wicker parties were all a thing…times have changed..try a hoya sometime..there are tons of varieties…mine only needs watered once a month…I love your blog…it makes my day…have fun playing in the dirt💕
I watched a YouTube video with a girl who loved hoyas and had many varieties. I’ve never had one. They sell them on this site. I just joined their mystery plant of the month subscription. Will give me something to look forward to.
Great idea! Rather than fretting about not feeling well enough to go out you found a solution and ran with it. Yes! Where there’s a will there’s a way. Once your green lovelies arrive, I’ll be anxious to hear what you think of the plants and the company’s customer service. How soon will they arrive?
Have a great day!
I think next week. It will interesting to see what I get in my monthly mystery plant box!