When is the Best Time to Buy Indoor Plants?

The best thing you can do to your living space is introduce houseplants to add a touch of natural beauty. However, knowing the best time to buy indoor plants is a crucial aspect of growing a thriving indoor garden.

So, doing a little research before you go shopping for your dream houseplant(s) will save you from a lot of disappointments in the future. Luckily, we will help you discover the right time to purchase your plant. 

Determining the right time to buy indoor plants depends on various factors, which we will discuss here. So, let’s get right into it!

When is the Best Time to Buy Indoor Plants?

The best time to buy indoor plants is late winter or spring. This is because nurseries have fresh plants, plus you are guaranteed to get a variety of plants. Additionally, spring is an active growth season for most plants; thus, your houseplant will establish itself faster in its new environment.

Factors That Determine the Best Time to Buy Indoor Plants

Availability of the Plants

Examples of indoor plants


Most indoor plants like pothos, peace lilies, and snake plants are available throughout the year in many nurseries and plant shops. This allows you to purchase plants at any time of the year. 

However, some houseplants are unavailable all year, like bulb plants, orchids, and some succulents and cacti. This means you can only buy them at a specific time of the year.


Spring is the best time to shop for indoor plants. Nurseries and plant shops have new stock of indoor plants, and this is when the growing season for most indoor plants begins. Furthermore, around spring and early summer, there are favorable conditions for houseplants to thrive.

Your Indoor Conditions

In addition, your indoor conditions also determine the best time to buy indoor plants. So, assess your indoor environment before bringing a new plant home. 

However, spring and early summer are the best times to bring a new plant to your home because there are favorable conditions for your plant to grow.


After the holiday season, this might be the best time to buy indoor plants. Many plant stores offer discounts for many houseplants, meaning you will take your plants home at a lower price.

Special Events

Indoor plants are the best gifts for birthdays and anniversaries; thus, some people find it the best time to buy indoor plants during such occasions.

Your Schedule

Best indoor plants


Your availability also influences when to buy indoor plants. For example, you can buy indoor plants when you are less busy so you have enough time to care for them.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Best Day to Buy Plants?

The best day to buy plants is determined by your availability. Most people find weekends convenient because they have more free time. 

However, you can also go shopping for plants mid-week when the plant shops and nurseries are less crowded. This way, you will have more time to ask questions and get advice from the staff. 

What to Look for When Buying Indoor Plants?

When buying indoor plants, check if the plant has vibrant green foliage. Avoid plants with brown or yellow leaves, as this might indicate a disease. Additionally, check the root health. Healthy roots are light-colored or white. Plants with brown roots can indicate root rot.

What is the First Thing You Do When You Buy an Indoor Plant?

The first thing you do after buying an indoor plant is to acclimate it to help the plant adjust to the new environment.  For example, gradually introduce your plant to different light conditions and temperatures and watch its behavior.

Wrapping Up

While there is no strict rule on when to buy indoor plants, the best time depends on specific factors like seasons, plant availability, your schedule, and more. 

However, there is a perfect time for every gardener to bring a plant into their home because this will impact the plant’s overall health.


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