In the Spotlight - House Plant Startups:
So The Sill doesn’t just sell you a plant (along with basic care instructions). It also allows you to ask questions of the company’s plant experts — and with the opening of its first brick-and-mortar stores in New York City, it also offers weekly workshops. The company says it sold more than 75,000 products in the last six months, with sales up 500 percent year-over-year, and anticipated revenue for the year of nearly $5 MM.
Bloomscape was founded by Michigan designer and entrepreneur Justin Mast and launched in 2018 with the goal of reinventing how plants move about the country and arrive on customers’ doorsteps. What makes Bloomscape different are the steps it has made to ensure a better delivery process and its logistics operations behind-the-scenes. The company has filed a patent on parts of its plant packaging technology, where plants and pots are held securely at the right temperature. It also uses a proprietary soil mix that has a bonding agent that holds the soil together better during shipping and better protects the roots.
Urban Stems makes that bringing plants back to your home way easier—and more fun. Urban Stems has an extensive collection of flowers and plants to choose from, along with a variety of subscription plans and gift bundles (including special collaborations with Sugarfina and Brooklyn Roasting Company) as well.