ChooseYourPlant news and latest improvements

I'm constantly adding new functionalities and/or content to Chooseyourplant and I want you to know it. Here, I'll share the most important stuff so you can track how the community is being improved almost every day.

If you want me to add a new feature, more information, add a new plant or something else, you can let me know your thoughts about this community.


  • Added temporal message on top of the shops page to explain that the markers don't always work as expected.
  • Added an email box in the feedback formulary so I can contact to them to know more about their feedback and questions.
  • Added autosuggested subject for the contact page depending on where you come from. For example, if you click on give feedbback, the subject will be "Feedback to improve ChooseYourPlant"
  • In the new section called stories, you can meet houseplant lovers like you and know how they started growing plants, what problems they have, how they keep their pets safe, and more!
  • Partnership with BravoStudio. I'll provide all the information about plants for an online event where dozens of people will compete to create an application about plant cares.
  • Re-distributed the information of the plant guide. Now, the plants that look similar and the ones that have the same requirements are shown at the bottom of the page.
  • Added shop Garden Gate Nursery
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop The Green House Nursery
  • Added shop E.F.G. Orchids inc.
  • Added shop First Orchid
  • Added shop Ecuagenera USA
  • Added shop Bloom Garden Shop
  • Added shop Green Thumb Nursery - Tampa
  • Added shop Kathy's Korner Nursery Inc
  • Added shop ABC Tropical Plant Nursery, Inc.
  • Added shop Haynor's Potting Shed and Nursery
  • Added shop Wilcox Nursery and Landscape
  • Added shop Eden Nursery
  • Added shop Local gardens plant shop
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop Grand Garden Nursery
  • Added shop ADU Tropical Plants
  • Added shop Wild Roots
  • Added shop Dolins Garden Center
  • Added shop Fancy Free Nursery
  • Added shop Kerby's Nursery & Landscaping
  • Added shop Christine's Tropical & Exotic Plants
  • Added shop Seeds
  • Added shop Bonita Bromeliads
  • Added shop Driftwood Garden Center
  • Added shop Paradise Found Nursery
  • Added shop Top Tropicals Garden Center
  • Added shop Landscaper's Choice: Wholesale Plant Nursery
  • Added shop Sundance Orchids & Bromeliads
  • Added shop Ray's Forest
  • Added shop R S Walsh Landscaping
  • Added shop Powell Nursery & Landscaping
  • Added shop Emerald Air Plants
  • Added shop D & B Nursery
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop RoJo's Nursery & Landscape Design
  • Added shop Gulf Breeze Garden Center
  • Added shop Michael's Bromeliads, Inc.
  • Added shop Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes
  • Added shop Troy's Tropics Inc.
  • Added shop Albritton's Nursery
  • Added shop Your Farm & Garden
  • Added shop Tropiflora
  • Added shop The Plant Place
  • Added shop Mariposa Nursery Inc.
  • Added shop Wagon Wheel Plants
  • Add 9 images of Alocasia Cuprea.
  • Added shop Pinder's Nursery
  • Added shop Blooming Freedom Inc
  • Added shop Gabriella Plants
  • Added shop Green Door Nursery
  • Added shop Golden Gate Nursery & Sod
  • Added shop Delfosse Nursery
  • Added shop Georgie's Paradise
  • Added shop Isaac Farms
  • Added shop Plants to Go
  • Added shop Kreative Gardens
  • Added shop Alton Road Nurseries
  • Added shop Flamingo Road Nursery
  • Added shop Living Color Garden Center
  • Added shop Amelia's SmartyPlants
  • Added shop Galloway Farm Nursery Inc.
  • Added shop Plasencia Nursery
  • Added shop Casaplanta Garden Center
  • Added shop Lighthouse Garden Center
  • Added shop Florida Landscape Nursery
  • Added shop Casey's Corner Nursery.
  • Added shop United Nursery
  • Added shop Jungle Nursery
  • Added shop R Plants Inc. Nursery
  • Added shop Emerald Forest
  • Added shop P & P Nursery.
  • Added shop Redland Nursery, Inc.
  • Added shop Greendale Nursery Inc.
  • Added shop Plant Creations.
  • Technical development for better maintenance.
  • Iterated some design and small changes.
  • Added 12 shops: Lowe's Garden Center
  • Added shop: Carrie Lynnโ€™s plants
  • Added shop: Cactus Joe's Blue Diamond Nursery
  • Added Schema to the shops so I can classify the information better. It has good SEO results.
  • Added shop: Sin City Plants
  • Added shop: J&J Nursery and Garden Center
  • Added shop: Paradise Palm Inc
  • Added shop: Thyme and Place
  • Added shop: Orchid Dynasty
  • Added shop: Cactus & Tropicals
  • Added shop: Sun River Gardens
  • Added shop: Shade Home and Garden
  • Added shop: Wild Island Collective
  • Added shop: Eden University Heights
  • Added shop: North Park Nursery
  • Added shop: Craftmossphere
  • Added shop: Kiko + Sven
  • Added shop: Hunter's Nursery Inc
  • Added shop: City Farmers Nursery
  • Added shop: Madeline George Garden Design Nursery
  • Added shop: Edwards Greenhouse
  • Added shop: 36TH STREET GARDEN CENTER
  • Added shop: North End Organic Nursery
  • Added shop: Botanica Home and Garden
  • Added shop: Green Gardens Nursery
  • Added shop: Cuffel Farms
  • Added shop: Flowerdale Nurseries
  • Added shop: Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery
  • Added shop: Hashimoto Nursery
  • Added shop: Piep Houseplants
  • Added shop: Venice Plants
  • Added shop: Big Red Sun
  • Added shop: Merrihew's Sunset Gardens
  • Added shop: Barrels & Branches
  • Added shop: Dana Point Nursery
  • Added shop: Green Thumb Nursery - Ventura
  • Added shop: Green Thumb Nursery - Canoga Park
  • Added shop: Green Thumb Nursery - Santa Clarita
  • Added shop: Green Thumb Nursery - Lake Forest
  • Added shop: Green Thumb Nursery - San Marcos
  • Added shop: Plant Depot
  • Added shop: Roger's Gardens
  • Added shop: Terra Sol Garden Center
  • Added shop: Folia Collective
  • Added shop: California Cactus Center
  • Added shop: Francis Cactus Succulents
  • Added shop: Theodore Payne Foundation
  • Added shop: Orchid Fever
  • Added shop: Rainforest Flora
  • Added shop: Norman's Orchid Nursery
  • Added shop: Xotx-Tropico
  • Added shop: Andy's Orchids inc
  • Added shop: La Sumida Nursery
  • Added shop: PLANTA
  • Added shop: Leaf and Spine LLC
  • Added shop: Jungle Music Palms Cycads & Tropical Plants
  • Added shop: Bird Rock Tropicals
  • Added shop: Anderson's La Costa Nursery
  • Added shop: Cordova Gardens
  • Added shop: Grow
  • Added shop: Succulent Gardens - Nursery and Demonstration Gardens
  • Added shop: Altman Plants
  • Added shop: Bokay Nursery
  • Added shop: Fractal Flora
  • Added shop: Central Wholesale Nursery
  • Added shop: Ladera Garden & Gifts
  • Added shop: Evergreen Farm
  • Added shop: Chinelo Design
  • Added shop: Leaf and Vine Urban Plant Shop
  • Added shop: Far West Nursery
  • Added shop: Capitola Nursery
  • Added shop: Alladin Nursery & Gift Shop
  • Added shop: Evergreen Garden Center Inc.
  • Added shop: Dig Gardens
  • Added shop: SummerWinds Nursery
  • Added shop: Leafy
  • Added shop: The Tiny Jungle
  • Added shop: Flora Grubb Gardens
  • Added shop: Sloat Garden Center
  • Added shop: The Sill
  • Added shop: Encinal Nursery
  • Added shop: Broadway Terrace Nursery
  • Added shop: Broadway Terrace Nursery
  • Added shop: Crimson Horticultural Rarities
  • Added shop: East Bay Nursery
  • Added shop: Berkeley Horticultural Nursery
  • Added shop: Westbrae Nursery
  • Added shop: Flowerland Nursery
  • Added shop: Annie's Annuals & Perennials
  • Added shop: Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden shop
  • Improved the usability of the shops map. Now, if you select a shop of the list, the map will be zoomed and centered to that point.
  • Added 20 shops located in Sacramento.
  • Added 25 plant shops from Portland. I still have to contact them.
  • Add 14 images of Maranta Leuconeura Kerchoveana.
  • Added a button so users can recommend shops they like.
  • Added 20 plant shops from Seattle. I still have to contact them.
  • I collected a list of 190 plant shops in the United states that I'll contact to explain my idea and ask for their stock so I can know what shops have a certain plant.
  • The big image of the gallery in the plant page, now has fixed height, so the layout doesn't move.
  • Published some images of Epipremnum Pinnatum Cebu Blue.
  • Improved the card design.
  • The image of the card now has a fixed height, it fixes a bug (movement between columns when scrolling).
  • Reduced the size of the global.css a 80%.
  • Moved the content of fonts.css to global.css to reduce the number of petitions.
  • Updated the buy links for all the sansevierias.
  • Launched ChooseYourPlant on producthunt and become the #5 product of the day.
  • Read geolocation data in Google Analytics to understand better where are users from. This will allow Chooseyourplant to create relevant content for them.
  • Added 7 new images of Alocasia Stingray.
  • Added 6 new images of Monstera Peru.
  • Added a new size when generating images (I generate different sizes that are used for different devices, so the user has to download less data).
  • Reduced the internal padding of the Plant card, so the image has more space.
  • Created the thumbnail for social cards when we share the latest page on social like twitter or facebook.
  • Increased the tappable zone of the links related to plants placed in the footer for accessibility purposes.

I want people to know how much effort I'm improving chooseyourplant

I want people to discover lovely and trusty places to find plants online ๐Ÿงก! The goal of creating a shared excel to write down shops is because I'm sure there are small shops that ship with all the passion and are not known, some are struggling economically and we can help them, you have a shop to promote or you trust an online shope and want to recommend it.

I had the opportunity to explain to almost a hundred people that I'm building chooseyourplant to cover all the phases of a plant acquaintance ๐ŸŒฑ. It means includes discover new plants, learn how to take care of them and buy them ๐Ÿ’ฐ!

  • Talk about this amazing community to the Product hunt meetup in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Reduced data consumption. Images are loaded only when are shown on the viewport.
  • Load the low resolution images for small devices.
  • In the plant profile, we show all the images we have.
  • Added links of the plants to some pages to improve the internal linking.
  • Added to page of a plant video tutorials made by the community to learn how to take care of it.

When someone shares a link in any social media such as Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter, your link might generate a preview or not. This is not a random thing, you need to add some meta tags to your page.

  • Created a thumbnail image for the social cards when someone shared the home page and general links.
  • Created a thumbnail too for "search page".
  • Created a thumbnail too for "contact page".
  • Created a thumbnail too for "supporters page".
  • Created a thumbnail too for "help page".
  • Created a thumbnail too for "business page".

I want to allow people to give me feedback ๐Ÿ”„ or to express themselves whenever they want, so I can understand them and their needs, and build a product they like ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป and that is useful for everyone ๐Ÿค—!

  • Added a "Give feedback box".
  • Created the help page.

At Chooseyourplant we are looking for business so we can maintain the project alive and build a beautiful community of house plant lovers.

We all want to be sure all plants are OK for our children and pets. To do so, I created a filter for filtering toxic plants.

  • Added a filters to search plants safe for cats, dogs and children.
  • Added a thumbnail to the home page.
  • Redesign the subscription box to get more sign ups.
  • Added Google Analytics ๐Ÿ“ˆ to the page.

Better shareability because of the human readability URL

  • Created a user-friendly URL for the search page so it's more human readable.

Improved the performance metrics from 80 to 93 points.

  • Reduced the size of the images.
  • Started to use the picture html tag to load different extensions so the browser can load the most optimized.
  • Added WebP images (new generation, better compression, less weight).
  • Improved the accessibility of a couple of colors.
  • Added alternative text to the logo.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Redesigned the header of the landing page.
  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Released the landing page.