Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping and Delivery

We're working with the top European plants suppliers, mainly from Netherlands

We aim to update the stock every couple of weeks!

We love challenges and rare plants! Please contact us at info@nicelyplant.ie or drop us a message on Facebook or Instagram, and we'll see what we can do!

We currently deliver in Co. Dublin only, but planning to start Ireland-wide delivery very soon!

Flat shipping rate is 7 euros. For all orders above 50 euros the delivery is free!

It's extremely unlikely that you receive a damaged plant, as we take extra care to ensure that all of our plant babies are delivered to you in a pristine condition. However if you received a damaged plant - please contact us as soon as possible at info@nicelyplant.ie with a photo proof of a damage, and we will work with you to resolve the issue.

Plant Care

It's generally not recommended to repot your plant immediately, but rather let it stay in their nursery pot and acclimate to the new environment first. If you see the roots sticking out significantly - you can repot it, but don't worry if it loses several leaves after - it's acclimating!

It's essential for all of the plants to live in pots with drainage holes - it's much easier to prevent overwatering and any root rot. Many of the beautiful pots that are being sold (and the ones we sell too) don't have the holes, but this shouldn't be an issue! We recommend leaving your plants in their nursery pots, and match them with your no-holes beautiful pots - simply put them inside! It's also much easier to change them later!

Each plant that you buy comes with basic information on all the essential care steps. If you follow the guidelines - it's already a great start! If you want to know more about the light, humidity, pests, etc - we're happy to answer any questions you might have - drop us a message! We will also be posting regularly here, on Facebook and Instagram!

Misting doesn't help increasing humidity in your house or room, even an often one. It also might be responsible for a disease spread - water droplets are a perfect spreader of any fungus or any other plant infection.

We recommend buying a humidity monitor - they come very cheap and small, and testing your home humidity. If it's anywhere between 50-60% - you don't need to worry too much, even your humidity loving plant will be fine! If it's lower - it's worth investing in a humidifier, but misting definitely won't help.

Bright indirect light is a very non-specific term that many people get confused by. It's much easier (though might be intimidating at the beginning) to measure the actual light in your place and know the actual numbers your plant loves.

Each plant we sell has an FC light number that it will thrive in. Simply download any light metering app on your phone, and point the phone front lens towards the light in a place where you're thinking about putting your plant in around 12 PM. The number should be comfortably within the range specified for your light. If it's a tad lower - your plant won't grow as fast. If it's significantly smaller or higher - probably it's worth finding a different spot.

You can also buy a standalone light meter, which will be a bit more precise, but believe us - App light meters work just fine, and definitely much better than your eye!

Each plant has its own watering needs - some needs more often watering than others. However regardless of watering frequency, the technique will be more or less the same. You should aim for all of the soil to be evenly watered - pour some water in circles around the pot slowly, trying to avoid the leaves. Let it soak in, and then pour some more. Repeat it until you see the water coming out of the drainage hole. Let it sit for 15-20 mins, and discard any water leftovers. If you can, use a lukewarm water- all of the plants just love a warm bath, as much as people do.

Keeping a strict watering schedule is usually a path to failure - your house's unique conditions and your plant's unique needs at a certain point of time is what determines your baby's specific water needs.

The key to success is to be attentive and instead of regular watering do a regular soil check - more often in summer (maybe even every day), less often in winter (a couple of times a week).

Put your first knuckle in a soil - if it feels wet and soil sticks to your fingers - leave that plant alone, even if it's known for being a water lover. It feels moist, but not wet - time to add some water for your thirsty babies, but leave the moderate and less water loving plant crowd alone. The finger feels dry, but not too dry - time for watering pretty much everyone, except the most drought loving ones. Soil feels dry throughout and the pot is light - it's definitely water time!

Keeping a strict watering schedule is usually a path to failure - your house's unique conditions and your plant's unique needs at a certain point of time is what determines your baby's specific water needs.

You shouldn't replace proper watering with misting. While it's true that cacti/succulents need much less watering than any other plant, it simply means that you need to water them less often (when the soil is completely dry), not using less water. The technique will be exactly the same as with any other plant - make sure the soil is well soaked through, that your cacti/succulents can absorbs as much as they can until they're watered next time.

While we never advise buying plants, that are toxic for pets if you have pets or small children at home, many animals are completely indifferent to plants, so if you already have a plant at home, that you just found out is toxic, but your cat or dog never showed any interest towards it - immediately throwing them away would be probably a bit too dramatic.

Marina - one of the Nicely Plant owners has two cats, and none of them showed any interest in plants (except, ironically, a non-toxic Chamaedorea, that one of the cats chewed to the ground, and threw up all over the place)

Putting the toxic plants out of pets' reach, and never buying deadly toxic plants (like lilies) would probably be the best strategy.