Budget Indoor Garden During COVID-19 – Where To Find Affordable Houseplants

During lockdown, many of us started to pursue other interests (anything to divert our attention away from the daily number of COVID-19 cases). One of these stay-at-home activities is gardening. In fact, it became so popular that some plant retailers reported a 70% increase in sales of seeds, indoor plants and gardening tools during the first MCO.

Will the trend continue now that we can spend more time outdoors?

According to Healthline, houseplants help reduce stress, sharpen your attention, boost productivity and improve the quality of indoor air. So if you plan to carry on as a plant parent or pursue this as a new hobby, here’s where you can find the best indoor plant and gardening equipment deals.

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Easy to grow, the spider plant looks great on your table top. (Image source: BloomThis)

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Spider plant – from RM9

You can buy the spider plant for only RM9 from BloomThis (it’s the most affordable houseplant on this list!). Easy to grow, the spider plant looks great on your table top. It can be turned into a hanging plant too.

Where to buyPrices  (as of 19 March 2021)
BloomThisRM9
Daun.com.myRM20 – RM60
Plant & Pot StudioRM28

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Supposedly called the money plant because of its plump, flat leaves that resemble ancient coins, this plant can flourish in direct or indirect sunlight. (Image source: BloomThis)

Money plant (golden pothos) – from RM14

Supposedly called the money plant because of its plump, flat leaves that resemble ancient coins, this plant can flourish in direct or indirect sunlight, and it has a high survival rate. You can purchase this for only RM14 on BloomThis.

The money plant sold on Bloomspace.co may be slightly pricier, but this retailer offers a 14-day guarantee.

Where to buyPrices (as of 19 March 2021)
BloomThisRM14
Daun.com.myRM20 – RM50
Bloomspace.coRM49

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The aloe vera might cost a bit more than the money plant, but this houseplant is more than a decoration. (Image source: Daun.com.my)

Aloe vera – from RM25

The aloe vera might cost a bit more than the money plant, but this houseplant is more than a decoration. Its leaves can be used to soothe scrapes and burns, as well as reduce inflammation.

Where to buyPrices (as of 19 March 2021)
Daun.com.myRM25 – RM50
BloomThisRM38
Weng Hoa Flower BoutiqueRM49

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The Sansevieria converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at night, thus giving your home plenty of fresh air even after sunset. (Image source: Daun.com.my)

Sansevieria (snake plant/lidah jin) – from RM20

According to online plant retailer Daun.com.my, the Sansevieria is drought-tolerant and only needs a little sunlight to thrive. It also converts carbon dioxide to oxygen at night, thus giving your home plenty of fresh air even after sunset. The Sansevieria is available at just RM28 on Gardenmart4u.

Where to buyPrices (as of 19 March 2021)
Daun.com.myRM20 – RM50
Gardenmart4uRM28
BloomThisRM38

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Fertiliser – from RM15

We’ll have to provide indoor plants with fertiliser so they’ll continue to flourish, according to Daun.com.my. They recommend that you fertilise your plants once a month to keep them healthy.

Where to buyPrices (as of 19 March 2021)
Daun.com.my (liquid fertiliser)RM15
Bloomspace.co (Shamrock organic fertiliser)RM20

Pesticide – from RM20

Spray when needed to keep the pests away from your plants.

Where to buyPrices (as of 19 March 2021)
Bloomspace.co (Shamrock Botanics Natural Pesticide)RM20
Daun.com.my (organic pest control)RM20

Additional tools

To save costs, you can create DIY watering cans by poking holes into used mineral water bottles or plastic containers. However, if you want a proper watering can, it’s available for RM48.90 on bloomspace.co. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can also purchase a Shamrock Botanics Garden Tool Set (RM155) and Organic Potting Mix (from RM15) here.



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