Cultivate your green thumb! From air plants to terrariums, these plant nurseries in Singapore cater to all your eco-design needs.
Indoor plants are one of our favourite home decor features. Just think about it: a splash of greenery at home makes any space feel instantly brighter and warmer. But don’t fret if you’re not blessed with a green thumb – take it slow and start with something easier, such as succulents or snake plants. Take it from us: the commitment is worth it. Keen to start? Scroll down for a list of nurseries and plant stores to check out.
Best plant nurseries and shops in Singapore
1. Tumbleweed Plants
We’re huge fans of this indie plant store. Extra brownie points for its locales – Tiong Bahru and Joo Chiat! You’ll find everything from monstera and fiddle-leaf fig to money tree and aloe vera here. Not only that, but the artisanal pots are equally pretty. You can also get tools, bug busters and plant nutrition products. Oh, and keep an eye out for new plants every so often.
Tumbleweed Plants, #01-02, 55 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 160055; also available online
2. Far East Flora
Unarguably Singapore’s most famous nursery, Far East Flora lets you shop online for your indoor plants, leaving you plenty of time to thoroughly research specific plant care (so you won’t make impulse buys!). The selection for houseplants is expectedly vast, and even includes pretty pots in a variety of colours. Prefer function over fashion? The nursery stocks a range of herbs, including parsley and mint, for your indoor garden. We suggest you make a trip to its flagship store at Thomson to browse through its endless rows of plants.
Far East Flora, multiple locations including Thomson and Queensway
This plant store screams #interiorgoals with its earthy wooden furnishing, lush foliage cascading from the ceiling, and kitsch handcrafted pots lined up on the shelves. Get everything you need to add a little greenery to your personal space, from planters that are superb decorative pieces to plant care essentials such as fertilisers and soil. Plus, let’s not forget the eye-pleasing flora.
PottaPlanta, #01-57, 55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, Singapore 425500; also available online
4. Pick a Plant
For low-maintenance plants that don’t need much attention, choose an air plant. Also known as tillandsia, these get their nutrients from the air and don’t require soil to grow. Watering is easy. Experts recommend soaking your plant in room temperature water every 10 to 14 days, gently shaking off the excess water, and leaving it to air dry. Here, tillandsias are categorised into two groups for easy shopping: basic beginner collections for newbies and the collector’s selection, which features exotic breeds.
Pick a Plant, 50 Old Choa Chu Kang Road, Track 14, Singapore 698940; also available online
5. House of Plants
A lush, rustic greenhouse in Punggol, this place stocks a good assortment of plants, from philodendron and monstera to alocasia and schindapsus. It’s a little off the beaten path, but plant enthusiasts will be rewarded with unique and unusual species at pocket-friendly prices. Pop by the hidden gem to spruce up your green collection!
House of Plants, 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828824; also available online
6. Noah Garden Centre
Online shopping for plants? We’re into it. Plant shopping has never been easier. Noah Garden City categorises its plants according to types and prices (for gifts), and offers specific instructions on the amount of sunlight and water needed. Perfect for those of us who just aren’t blessed with a natural green thumb.
Noah Garden Centre, available online
7. A Tilly A Day
On the trail for exotic plants? Look no further and make your way to Waterway Point in Punggol. At this plant store, you’ll not only be greeted by tillandsia but also come across carnivorous plants such as nepenthes, sarracenia and the popular Venus flytrap. For the less adventurous peeps, go for the succulents or even the creative custom-made terrariums.
A Tilly A Day, #02-03 (West Wing), Waterway Point, 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761; also available online
8. Candy Floriculture
Candy Floriculture helps urbanites spruce up their living spaces, offering indoor plants that flourish with little sunlight or water. Pick up a succulent or two to decorate your desk with. The range includes everything from ficus elastica to monstera pinnatipartita.
Candy Floriculture, 567 Thomson Road, Singapore 298183; also available online
9. Song Lang Garden
If you want to take your gardening skills to the next level, Song Lang Garden has you covered. From seeds and herbs to gardening tools and a good mix of indoor and outdoor plants, there’s something for everyone. Keep an eye on its Facebook page, as the nursery welcomes new breeds regularly.
Song Lang Garden, 378 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437134
10. Ban Nee Chen
Before you buy a plant, know that taking care of one is a real commitment. Needless to say, choosing the right one is no easy task either. At Ban Nee Chen, the experienced staff will be on hand to talk you through your choices and guide you towards choosing the right indoor plant for your lifestyle.
Ban Nee Chen, 24 Bah Soon Pah Road, Singapore 769968; also available online
11. Island Landscape
Well-known for its landscaping abilities and ground-breaking work in introducing new species of plants to Singapore, this one-stop centre caters to all your gardening needs. Head to its retail space to view its plant displays. You can shop online, too. The selection includes indoor plants, pots, table plants, orchids, tools, accessories and more.
Island Landscape, 3 Joan Road, Singapore 298897; also available online
What doesn’t Ikea have? Unsurprisingly, this furniture behemoth is home to a number of indoor plants, as befitting its Scandi aesthetic. For easy care, try options like monstera deliciosa, peperomia or ficus elastica. Prefer smaller decorative plants? Take your pick from succulents. If you’re a lost cause when it comes to gardening, perhaps it’s best you stick to the fake ones that are just as pleasing to the eye.
Ikea, multiple locations including Tampines and Jurong; also available online
13. Easi Grow
Not a fan of soil? Easi Grow stays true to its name by specialising in self-watering hydroponics. Avoid the messy process of repotting and whatnot, and take your pick from the hydroponic series. This includes smart planters equipped with a self-irrigation system, LED grow lights and water level sensors that alert you when it’s time for a refill. Now you’ve no excuse to grow your very own indoor Garden of Eden sans dirt.
Easi Grow, #02-10, Tampines Mart, 11 Tampines Street 32, Singapore 529287; also available online
14. World Farm
Also known as Hua Hng Trading, World Farm is one of the biggest garden centres on the island. You’ll be seriously spoilt for choice. From your drop-off point, make your way to the shaded area to browse through indoor plants of all types, from small cacti to monsteras. Don’t be too bewildered by the shopping process. Simply grab a trolley, load your plants on and pick up the accompanying pots or bits and bobs located near the cashier.
World Farm, 15 Bah Soon Pah Road, Singapore 769962; also available online
15. Green Banana
Want to make terrarium crafting your new hobby? Green Banana, which stocks an extensive catalogue of potted plants, pre-designed terrariums and accessories, also offers basic terrarium-making classes – perfect for beginners.
Green Banana, available online
Pick your fave plant nursery in Singapore and cultivate your green thumb!