Want to bring some life to your home by purchasing a few plants? There are several plant shops in Jersey City where you can buy everything from succulents to fiddle leaf figs. Here’s where you can find them:
14th Street Garden Center
Located near the Holland Tunnel, 14th Street Garden Center is the largest garden center in Jersey City. This plant shop is filled with every kind of plant imaginable, including montsera, elephant’s ear and bird of paradise. Plants here are a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay in Manhattan or at any small boutique, meaning you can fill your home with plants without breaking the bank.
Staff are very helpful in explaining what plants will work for your space, plus they’ll pot them for you if you bring a planter. Monday is usually the best day to visit, when the store receives its deliveries of new plants.
Address: 793 Jersey Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07310
Owned by two sisters, PLNTD is a plant, wellness, home and apothecary shop that opened in 2020 during the pandemic. The store specialized in house plants ranging from low maintenance plants to exotic ones, and staff will provide you with all the knowledge you need to take care of your new plant.
In addition to plants, the store also offers a selection of unique homewares, specialty gifts, beauty products and apothecary items.
Address: 16 Erie St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Michelle’s Green Thumb at Semicolon
Located upstairs inside Semicolon Cafe, Michelle’s Green Thumb is run by Michelle, who discovered her love of plants during the pandemic. Her passion for plant care led her to South Korea, where she learned how to create succulent arrangements as well as environmentally friendly planters.
Grab a coffee and one of Semicolon’s famous egg sandwiches, then wander upstairs to browse the shop’s selection of plants and planters. If you’re interested in learning a new skill, Michelle runs workshops where you can learn how to make your own hand-made products, including can art and moss paintings.
Address: 77 Hudson St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Rudo Plants & Home
Situated in Jersey City Heights, Rudo Plants & Home sells fresh and preserved blooms, plants, greetings cards, candles, home fragrances and other gifts.
This calming oasis is filled with all sorts of plants, including bonsais, terrariums, flowering plants, succulents, cacti and hanging plants. If you need a planter, the store also sells a variety of ceramic, fiber glass and terracotta planters to display your newly-purchased plants in.
Address: 394 Palisade Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07307
Situated near Hamilton Park, Tia Planta is owned by Shayla Cabrera, a former professional nanny who is sometimes affectionately known as “The Plant Nanny”. Shayla offers a range of services, including plant consultation, plant styling, plant repotting and plant parenting workshops. If you’re headed away on vacation, she even offers plant sitting services so you don’t have to worry about them dying while you’re away!
A Final Word
Besides the above plant shops, there are numerous florists in Jersey City where you can also find a selection of house plants. Plant prices in Jersey City are generally lower than they are in NYC (or online for that matter), so you should be able to find what you need without hopping across the river.
Plants are a great way to add a touch of color to your decor and even if you’re someone who struggles to keep plants alive, there are several easy-care plant types that require very little maintenance. The ZZ plant, snake plant or silver bay plant (aglaonema) all survive in low light and require very little watering.