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Léon & George’s indoor house plants are easy to care for and each comes in a stylish ceramic planter.
I still own the plant I ordered in 2018, and continue to recommend Léon & George for its robust plant selection.
I’ve also tested plants from The Sill and Bloomscape, see how they compare to Léon & George here.
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Home and interior design magazines frequently espouse this simple trick for refreshing your space: add a house plant. It’s not only a strategic aesthetic move — research has found exposure to nature improves emotional well-being, making you happier and even more creative.
I’m no scientist, but plenty of anecdotal evidence has also confirmed that shopping for and taking care of these beneficial house plants isn’t as easy as the magazines make it out to be.
After hearing similar feedback from friends, plant enthusiasts Ron Radu and Nico Bartoli wanted to show people that owning plants can actually be hassle-free and thus created Léon & George, a full-service online startup that delivers potted, responsibly sourced plants right to your door.
What is Léon & George?
Radu and Bartoli started in 2016 by partnering with local growers who were looking for a change from big box stores and nurseries, which often placed unrealistic demands on crop growth or didn’t store plants in optimal growing environments.
Though the company has now scaled to a point where the founders don’t need to turn their own homes into mini-greenhouses, the level of care and attention remains: they source the highest-quality greenery from US growers, and all plants are stored under conditions that imitate their native climates.
Customers can choose from a collection of attractive plants, like the airy Birds of Paradise or the Jade Pothos, then pair their selection with a simple and stylish ceramic planter. You can also shop by “Benefits” (easy-care, air purifiers, safe for pets) and “Light” (medium-to-bright, low). Everything except shipping is included in the price: the plant, pot, wood stand, and care instructions. Shipping is only free on orders of $100 or more.
Review of Léon & George
I ordered the Zanzibar Gem, namely because the website indicated it’s “near indestructible” and can “handle long periods of neglect” — music to the ears of traditionally terrible plant owners like myself. It can also handle low-light environments, so I could plan to keep it right at my office desk instead of a distant window sill.
The potted plant arrived upright in a box, and thanks to layers of cardboard support …read more
Source:: Business Insider