Following the lockdown and WFH scenario, the city’s brick and mortar nurseries have upped their game by focusing on home delivery options and solutions for urban gardens
At Plantera we have a specially curated selection of exotic plants suited to urban living. Having launched the retail business in 2019, we have looked specifically at design and maintenance spaces. The process involves checking the wind and sun directions, looking around the room and then proposing plants to our clients. We also offer a service called balcony beautification, where we completely redesign the balcony and also offer organic walls that work with self-watering. We make sure to use organic fertilizers on all of our plants. It also helps customers move houseplants easily. Green gifts are a popular service we offer with bespoke ceramic planters, plants and a written message, all in jute bags.
To: Sawala Lawns, Mulund West.
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Komal Garg and Angud, co-founders
A succulent from Plantera
We started designing green spaces for restaurants and homes in Mumbai. In addition to home advice with a minimum budget, we provide suggestions for the type of plants that are appropriate for the space. We review the light and ventilation conditions, the dimensions and the logistics required for watering outlets and inlets. At Plant People we focus primarily on green plants and also stock the largest selection of pots and planters in town. We humans are constantly moving towards convenience, and the pandemic has made keeping busy a hobby for people. Many people refer to Pinterest and get inspired by the ideas for their home. We take great care in getting the right plant for the right space, so we make sure to carefully consider the overall setting for this.
At: 124, JP Road, Aram Nagar Part 2, Jeet Nagar, Versova, Andheri West
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Shaan Lalwani, Director
My father started this nursery 43 years ago when he was working as a waiter at the Oberoi Hotel but decided to pursue his passion for plants. We have two retail spaces in Juhu and Vile Parle. Our services include Landscaping, Plant Hire, Home and Video Consultation and Plant Delivery throughout India. Among these, consultations are becoming increasingly popular as people can have their favorite plants delivered to their doorsteps as per their requirements. It works as a two-way process, where clients show us their premises via video calls or home visits and we in turn suggest which plants are best suited to their needs.
To: Ganga Apartments, Railway Society Road, Vile Parle West.
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Udit and Mohan Khanna, co-founders
As plant lovers, we set up the nursery to offer a better experience than what most traditional nurseries offer. We attended the main plant shows where we interacted with other gardening enthusiasts and learned what people wanted. E-commerce has transformed lifestyles and purchasing decisions; The pandemic has accelerated this change. Not everyone has the time to shop outdoors. Like any other online purchase, home delivery of plants is suitable for garden lovers. However, many plant lovers still prefer to visit the nursery. Our company specializes in indoor air purifier plants, office plants, green gifts, landscaping and garden development.
To: Plot B-1, Garage Lane, Marouli Village, Chembur
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