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The Plant Shop

Our in-store experience serves as a platform to engage and educate our customers about the benefits and joys of indoor gardening. We welcome everyone from the plant novice to the experienced green thumb into our stores to ask questions, take look around,
or just take a breather.

our plants

The work to source high-quality, unique and practical plants is ongoing and one of the most exciting parts of our job. We work with the best growers in Florida, to some right here in New England, and many other others to bring plants that inspire our customers and meet the practical needs of city living (hello, low light!).

We typically receive fresh plant shipments every other week, and our inventory changes constantly. If you are looking for something in particular, or want to know what’s happening at a local shop, checkout our locations page for contact info.

Read on to learn more about what you should be considering before making a plant purchase.

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where to start

Plants, like humans, depend on their environment to survive. The single most important thing you can do before purchasing a plant is assess where it will live in your home (its niche) and what the conditions are. 

Take note of the following criteria and bring this information into the shop, so our staff can help you make the best choice: 

important plant criteria

 
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light

- What is the exposure, or direction, of the nearest window? 

- How far will the plant sit from the window?  Will the plant be directly in the path of the sun, or just beyond? 

- Is there a tree just outside this window that is about to leaf out and block all my light until next winter? 

 

 
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space

- How much room (height and width) is there for this plant to grow?

- Consider height. Is there any furniture blocking this plant from being seen?

- Can I easily access the plant to water it/clean the leaves/rotate it?

 

 
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extra credit 

- Any pets that might be too curious around the new plant? 

- Are there heat or AC vents that will cause air to blow on the plant? 

- Drafty windows or doorways? 

- Do I have any bright, humid areas that are begging for a tropical plant?

 

 
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introspection 

- Am I really going to water every weekend?

- Do I want a plant that is architectural or more wild and free? 

- Will it drive me nuts if my vines start running up the walls?  

 

our locations

Boston - South End

619 Tremont Street, Boston, MA, 02118

Cambridge - Central Square

286 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02139

coming soon - Norwood, MA

83 Morse Street, Norwood, MA, 02062


Have questions?

The best way to get in touch is to either email us at info@nicheplantshop.com, or use the form below.