Whether you consider yourself a ‘pandemic plant parent’ or someone who is a sucker for succulents, having plants around is a really good thing! According to NASA, our house plants have the ability to scrub the air of pollutants and recycle carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. We don’t know about you but we like our home without formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene! (These are common house pollutants).
The benefits of cultivating a green interior are difficult to ignore. In addition to the air scrubbing (which is pretty awesome), plants also release humidity into the air and help us breathe and think better. The psychological benefits of including plants in our surroundings have been studied for decades. Plants create a calming atmosphere and actually help with memory, information retention and accuracy.
Here is a round-up of five awesome Vancouver-based businesses that have a mission to improve our lives – one green buddy at a time!
Frondly – Online Delivery
Frondly is a Vancouver-based online store founded by Chad Camacho that allows you to shop for plants from the comfort of your own home. Owner Chad followed his dreams of starting a plant store in 2020 after being diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes. Born in Trinidad, he grew up gardening with his grandparents. You could say his love for plants is natural and intuitive. Frondly’s goal is to make shopping for plants fun, easy and accessible while ensuring they are using 100% recycled packaging.
Plantsome – South Vancouver, Online Delivery
Plantsome was founded by brothers Axel and Thom Persoon, who grew up surrounded by plants at their parents’ nursery. The Canadian shop strives to make finding, buying and caring for houseplants simple, fun and hassle-free. They believe in leaving the planet better than we found by using as little plastic as possible, recycling all incoming packing material, and working only with reputable vendors and nurseries. Plantsome’s carefully curated tropicals can be found online and at their Vancouver location.
Justplants – North Vancouver, Online Delivery
Justplants are a team of interior plant experts that can help you choose and maintain the best tropicals, moss walls and living walls for your home and office. The family-owned store has pet-friendly selections, handmade moss art and anything else you could need to take care of your tropicals. You can visit the Justplants storefront located in North Vancouver. They also offer local deliveries and have a membership program that allows you to redeem points for discounts on products, making plant shopping as easy as possible.
West Coast Jungle – South Granville
West Coast Jungle in South Granville, founded by Cynthia Booth, is a boutique plant store that prides itself in its selection of trending and rare house plants. This woman-owned and operated business maintain strong horticultural practices in curating unique plants and plant accessories. The store is an indoor jungle for the urban gardener with a plant bar to create your very own plant design. The Jungle design team offers home and commercial plant installments to place beautiful plants in every space.
Peaceful Plants – Online Delivery
Peaceful Plants‘ online shop makes shopping accessible with a 1-3 day shipping guarantee for the lower mainland. They select quality plants from local growers while keeping a unique and varied selection. They believe that houseplants are a cost-effective way to boost wellness and develop a new hobby of caring for nature. Peaceful Plants personally delivers to eliminate the hassle or potential damage from large shipping companies.
What do you know? We feel better already!
Our feature photo is from West Coast Jungle.
- As Editor-in-Chief of EcoLuxLifestyle Magazine, Gio showcases and shines spotlights on Canadian brands and women-led businesses that promote sustainable lifestyles through innovative products and offerings. She is also an assistant editor for additional EcoLuxLuv Communications titles including Folio.YVR, Portfolio.YVR, and West Coast Weddings.
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