plant week

Welcome to Plant Week

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Buying a new plant feels more like adopting a pet than adding a new piece of furniture to your living room, and keeping your houseplant alive and thriving is a perennial challenge, whether you’ve got a true green thumb or truly don’t know a ficus from a fern. Even though it’s easier than ever to buy plants online, it’s hard to know what shape that fiddle-leaf fig or snake plant will be in when it arrives on your doorstep. So this week, we’re finding the best plants to buy online (and showing you the best ways to buy them) and rounding up everything you need to care for every type of houseplant, from succulents to indoor fruit trees. Welcome to Plant Week at the Strategist.

Best plants to buy online

The Best Child-Safe Plants for Babies and Toddlers, According to Experts

The Most Underexposed and Underrated Plants, According to Experts

The Best Fruit Trees You Can (Really) Grow Indoors, According to Experts

What’s the Best Plant to Give?

The Best Cat- and Dog-Safe Plants, According to Experts

I Bought a Fiddle-leaf Fig From the New Amazon Plants Store

The Best Low-Light Plants for Office Cubicles, According to Experts

The Best-Looking Artificial Plants, Trees, and Flowers

We Ordered 9 Snake Plants for Our Office to Find the Best Places to Buy Houseplants Online

Best pots and planters

What Are the Best Ways to Hang Plants (and What Plants Should You Hang)?

Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Plant Accoutrements You Can Buy on Amazon

The Best Pots and Planters on Amazon for Your New Amazon Plant

I Can’t Stop Buying Bud Vases

What’s the Next Status Planter (That Isn’t the Group Partner Boob Pot)?

Best fertilizer, potting mix, and indoor gardening essentials

What to Buy to Look Like a Plantfluencer

The Best Fertilizers for All Types of Plants, According to Experts

The Best Garden Shears and Pruners, According to Experts

Everything You Need to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

Everything You Need To Grow Weed Indoors, According to Experts

The Best Potting Soil for Every Type of Plant, According to Experts

The Best (Nontoxic) Pesticides and Insecticides, According to Gardeners

Why Are Gardeners So Crazy About the Haws Watering Can?

Everything You Need to Not Kill Your Orchid, According to Experts

Everything to Keep Your (Surprisingly Finicky) Cactus Alive

Apartment Gardening Essentials From an Apartment Gardening Expert

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Welcome to Plant Week