Why You Should Get A Plant and Where To Get One From

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It’s the greenest time of the year and everything is in bloom. What better time to invest in a plant or, if you’re feeling ambitious, a garden? This time last year we were all cooped in, worrying about our respective futures as well as the world’s. While many people decided to get in touch with their inner earth goddess, most of us were indoors away from the green (except those fortunate enough to have gardens in their houses or around them). Now, though the Covid19 vaccines are finally going round, a lot of us still spend most of our time at home. It’s all well and good to appreciate the greenery when you’re out on the town but bringing it into your home is a game changer for sure.

Why You Should Invest in Plants Now
There are so many great reasons to get a plant or plants. The most basic reason is to serve environmental purposes (#welovetheearth). Having plants around the house benefits both the environment, in general, and your own home. They purify the air and therefore increase oxygen levels, so you don’t have to go outside to “get some fresh air.”

Plants are also aesthetically pleasing. You can’t deny the ambience plants give a room. Having one on a table will definitely change its vibe. Imagine having several in various corners of your house, talk about Feng Shui.

Furthermore, several studies have shown that plants boost well being. Taking in the view of a pretty plant has the ability to change your mood, obviously to a happier state, and reduce anxiety (which is pretty high right now as a result of on going Covid19 vaccinations). They also increase productivity and creativity. You don’t have to be a landscape artist for that! Also, as many are working from home, a little extra help won’t be bad to prevent burnout.

Coupled with all these facts and more, this is perhaps the easiest time to start your journey as a plant owner (as long as you’re buying grown plants, not seeds) because we’re in the rainy season. Right now, nature is your friend, especially if you’re considering flowers. This time of the year a lot more flowers are in bloom and you should take advantage of that.

To help you begin your journey, here is a list of plant vendors who not only sell plants, but help provide guidance.

Bloombox
They have their store in Victoria Island, Lagos. Bloombox is big on flower plants, especially the more exotic ones you won’t easily find around.

 
 
 
 
 
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Theplantsng
Their shop is in Ikoyi, Lagos and they offer a very wide variety of plants.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Gems Horticulture
They offer plant therapy, consultancy and landscaping if you’re feeling the idea of a garden.

 
 
 
 
 
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Taraj Gardens and Tea
Taraj Gardens and Tea is based in Abuja. They have a wide range of products, from greens to flowers to herbs. They also have ornamental pots for sale. Landscaping is also available.

 
 
 
 
 
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Herbebah Greenhouse
Also Abuja based, Herbebah greenhouse offers medicinal plants, indoor and outdoor plants, tea and ornamental plants.

 
 
 
 
 
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Aralia by Nature

Based in Lagos, Aralia by nature is a fresh flower shop. They provide services as florists and garden designer.

 
 
 
 
 
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Newton and David Florists

Their business has branches in Lagos and Abuja. They have fresh cut flowers for sale.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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