Rare Plant Shops
Buying Guide,  Rare Houseplants

Rare Plant Shops

So you want to know the best rare plant shops…

Here’s a rundown of some of the best rare plant shops we know. Many of them include a large selection of very rare houseplants for sale, including many aroids and variegated specimens.

Where Can I Buy Rare Houseplants Online?

In general there are many small and big rare plant shops with stores on Ebay and Etsy as well as individual sellers, so keep an eye on there. I would head there as a first port of call to find rare houseplants for sale. Tip: use the local filters to buy from your region or country, plants do not like to travel too much!

Where to buy houseplants in Europe

plnts.com – An online rare plant shop based in the Netherlands. I would recommended plnts.com as I’ve bought from them before and they came very quickly and well packaged. The packing was brilliantly branded too. They do small plant sizes for cheaper too.

bestbuds.be – a tropical plant shop based in Belgium. I’ve bought from them before and been really happy the plants came quickly and were really good size and quality.

thecoolplantshop.it – Rome based rare plant shop. I’ve bought some great plants from here before, they were large for the price and arrived well packed.

bens-jungle.com – a really good online shop based in Germany, they often have some things other shops don’t.

bestbuds.be – a tropical plant shop based in Belgium. I’ve bought from them before and been really happy the plants came quickly and were really good size and quality.

growjungle.nl – good collection of variegated plants, hoyas and philodendrons.

plantcircle.co – A rare plant shop based in Germany (Berlin) with a great selection of current in-demand houseplants.

araflora.de – A Germany based shop with a huge selection, lots of plants. Site is quite old skool, I like it though!

foliage-factory.com – a great site for modern, currently fashionable plants. A really well curated selection. Based in Germany.

houseplantfactory.com – German based site with some really rare plants, some variegated too, plus some calatheas and alocasias.

palmenmann.de – huge site, with some nice modern houseplants too.

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Where to buy houseplants in the UK

At the time of writing transport is difficult between UK and the rest of Europe, so I am listing these separately.

prickldn.com – London based cactus specialist, they sell some quality clay pots too.

scandiscapes.com – a nice selection including some albo hoyas and a few philodendrons.

therareplantshop.co.uk – Anthuriums and plants popular amongst collectors.

thegingerjungle.com – a great selection of popular and rare houseplants.

turn-it-tropical.co.uk – banana plants, aroids, ferns and many more. Lots to choose from.

growurban.uk – Edinburgh base high-end plant shop.

spiderplantshop.co.uk – unusual and rare houseplants. I like their selection.

Where to buy houseplants in North America

trofolia.com – a great selection including variegated plants, monsteras, syngoniums, hoyas , philodendrons etc.

bloomscape.com – huge online shop and blog with a lot of popular houseplants.

nsetropicals.com – tropical plant seller. They have regular sales too, so keep an eye out.

stevesleaves.com – loads of popular and rare plants, very well priced.

kensphilodendrons.com – loads of philodendrons, anthuriums, and a good stock of rare plants.

gardengoodsdirect.com – massive online seller, they have everything!

Where Can I Buy Inexpensive House Plants?

A few shops do smaller plants, (for example plnts.com). You can buy semi-rare plants in a smaller size, but much cheaper, which is a great way to develop your collection if you are happy to start small. You can also try Etsy.


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