About Us

 house plants, online plant shop, monstera, snake plant, fern, palm

Meet Dee (Founder of Melanin Planted):

" As a young child, I remember seeing my grandpa take care of his garden in Rochester, NY. He had strawberries, blackberries, pears, peaches, apples and plums. I'm sure he had vegetables too but I was not a fan back then lol All I knew was when the fruit was ripe, it was time for me and my cousins to pick them and eat!... Fast forward to 2019, I started to see my friends with houseplants (Kristine and Alyssa) and was inspired to buy a couple of my own. 

My plant mom journey officially started at the end of 2019. The first plant I bought was a snake plant aka Sansevieria aka Mother in law's tongue. At the beginning of 2020, I had 3 plants in my living room! Once the pandemic started, I began to buy more and more plants! My green thumb started to develop and 3 plants turned into over 30! I think right now I have close to 40. Most of my weekends are spent plant shopping so I'm always adding to my collection. 

My newfound love of plants and gardening has truly been life changing. Taking care of plants has been a healing journey for me. I have been able to overcome depression, anxiety, fear and resentment. I am not the same person I was in 2019 or even last year. I have tapped into nature and my green thumb has not only helped me emotionally but also physically, mentally, spiritually and socially. 

I'm here to help you tap into these amazing benefits also. Follow my plant journey and when you are ready, let's explore together. Your green thumb is calling!"