Bloomscape review: We tried the ready-to-use plant delivery service

Before going into this review, there is something you need to know about me. I don’t have a green thumb to save my life. In fact, every plant or flower that entered my house had a sad future. I admit it’s partly due to laziness, but a big part of what intimidates me with real plants is that each one has unique nuances that you need to remember so that it thrives (how much water does it need? bright light? what about misting?). Not to mention that I don’t know anything about repotting or soil, nor do I have the brain capacity to learn. Needless to say, Fake Plants and I have been in a committed relationship for most of my adulthood.

The thing is, I love the look of a living space adorned with beautifully grown plants, real indoor plants. So you can imagine my excitement when I found out bloomscape(opens in a new tab)an online store that delivers plants straight from the greenhouse to your front door – potted, with soil and ready for display.

Bloomscape not only provides you with healthy, ready-to-use plants, but also with the digestible, easy-to-follow tips and tricks you need to keep your plants thriving. In the end, Bloomscape gave me the confidence I needed to be a good plant mother – and I’m sure it will do the same for you.

What is Bloomscape?

Bloomscape is an online plant store designed for people with black thumbs (hi, that’s me). A simple scan of their website will have you feeling like you have all that plant mom stuff in the bag, with helpful drop-down menus that let you shop by maintenance level, size, and pet-friendly plants. The navigation is incredibly user-friendly and I was able to quickly select the plants I wanted for my home. Additionally, to set you up for success, Bloomscape lists common issues you may face with your plant (example: curled and yellowing leaves), but they do so in a non-intimidating and actually helpful way.

The delivery service is a by-product of five generations of greenhouse growers – and their plants are testament to that. Bloomscape takes the middle man (i.e. nurseries) out of the equation, which means that instead of your plant sitting in an uncontrolled environment for several weeks, it spends up to four days in tend to Bloomscape’s greenhouse before being shipped off to its new home (aka for you). According to the brand, this means your plants arrive healthy and already thriving – and after testing several plants, I can attest that this is true.

Bloomscape’s plant library is impressive. There aren’t thousands of options that would overwhelm a beginner, but there’s enough variety to keep you intrigued – from hassle-free plants like Sansevieria to options that require a bit more TLC like fig leaf. violin. The best part? Bloomscape lets you filter through three levels of maintenance: simple, easy, and moderate. With moderation being the “hardest” option, you never have to worry about caring for high-maintenance plants.

Best Plants for New Plant Parents

There are several beautiful, low-maintenance plant options that you can find on Bloomscape. Each plant comes in a stylish, eco-friendly pot and saucer, and you have a variety of color options to choose from, including grey, indigo, and charcoal. Side note: If you really want to be a plant mother, I recommend getting a moisture meter to tell you when it’s time to water. Here are my recommended plants if you’re just dipping your toes into houseplants:

The Easy Peasy collection is super suitable for beginners.
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The EasyPeasy Collection(opens in a new tab) ($87) is just that: incredibly easy to maintain. This is a small trio of two Sansevieria plants and a ponytail palm that thrive in average household temperatures, require little water and no misting, and only need feeding. once every six months. They are just adorable.

large bird of paradise plant

Bird of paradise plants make a beautiful interior decoration.
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Give your space a tropical touch with the bird of paradise(opens in a new tab) factory ($199). The brand says it’s an easy plant to care for – and despite a hiccup I had where my leaves were curling up, I’d say it’s still going strong with me. I made sure to place it somewhere that gives it direct light, and I mist it every other day and make sure the soil is always moist (not soggy).

ZZ plant on a counter

The ZZ plant arrived a little bent.
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zz plant with upright cut stems

But it took shape with the help of a few clips.
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The ZZ Factory(opens in a new tab) ($69) is a carefree medium-sized plant that looks great sitting on a stool or on a counter. The name says it all – this plant literally takes care of itself and requires little to no maintenance to thrive. It’s ideal for people who don’t have a lot of light in their home or don’t have time for frequent watering, and it’s incredibly adaptable. Mine arrived slightly bent on one side, but I cut some sticks off the stems to make them stand up.

snake plant in a white planter

Snake plants are extremely low maintenance and thrive in most environments.
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I’m a big fan of the modern Sansevieria look(opens in a new tab) ($149) – or snake plant – provides. And, it’s super adaptable – it can tolerate low light and bright light, and doesn’t need a ton of watering. I chose to put mine in my own planter and love the contemporary element it gives my living space.

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The fiddle-leaf fig tree is one of Bloomscape’s tallest and most expensive plants.
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If you are looking for a heartier plant, go for the fiddle leaf fig tree(opens in a new tab) ($249). At XXL, this is among the largest plant sizes Bloomscape carries and falls into the “moderate” maintenance level category. Its gorgeous curves and dramatic presence lend a cool touch to any nook you place it in, but because it prefers a warm, bright, and humid state, it requires a bit more TLC to care for. Still, I’ve had no trouble caring for this plant and I’m enjoying seeing it thrive.

Information Care Cards

Part of what sold me on Bloomscape are the informational care cards they provide for each plant. These cards tell you what your plant likes (and doesn’t like), so keep them handy for future reference. Although if you’re prone to losing stuff, each plant comes with a paper pin where you can write down the specs of the plant and plant it in the ground (they really have thought of everything, folks). I wish the pins were already pre-written (I told you, I’m lazy), but it’s still reassuring that you won’t have to rely on memory to figure out how to care for your plant.

Each plant comes with a care guide.

sheet of paper with care instructions for the fiddle leaf fig

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information pack for bird of paradise

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Great customer service

I was very impressed with Bloomscape’s customer service. They provide expert real-time support and a free replacement if your plant dies within 30 days. It was helpful to know that the online customer service chat was available 24/7. I was able to send them a photo of an issue I was having with one of my plants and they immediately sent me several useful tips to fix it.

One thing I would like to take a point for is the inconsistencies with the packaging. One of my trays arrived broken (which customer service immediately replaced) and a few of my plants arrived in damaged boxes.

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Customer service chat was available whenever I had an issue.
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Is Bloomscape worth it?

If you need a little (or a lot) of hands-on plant shopping, or if the big nurseries overwhelm you, Bloomscape is definitely worth it.(opens in a new tab). Although the prices are higher than what you’d find at a nursery, you know you’re getting a fresh, healthy, ready-to-use plant. You can easily buy plants and filter by difficulty level, which is useful for getting a head start on the plants you want to invest in. The plants also come pre-potted in attractive pots with an accompanying saucer, so you don’t have to worry about spending money on a planter if you don’t want one.

Overall, Bloomscape takes the guesswork out of plant care and offers beautiful, versatile plants, great customer service, and reasonable prices.

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