Trader Joe’s Is Selling the Most “Beautiful” Purple Plant (It’s Only $7!)

published May 14, 2024
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Trader Joe's Grocery Store, Cary, North Carolina, USA, May 16, 2022
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Whether you’re looking for a sweet and sentimental gift to celebrate a friend’s birthday or simply want to continue to grow your houseplant collection, Trader Joe’s is a great spot to find stunning, unique plants without breaking the bank. The beloved grocery chain always has beautiful in-bloom plant finds perfect for the coming season, and you’ll want to race to the store to pick up an African violet teacup plant now that they’re officially back in stock.

Instagram content creator Alex (@traderjoesnew) shared the find in a recent Instagram post first shared on May 8. 

“Tea cups are back!!!!” Alex wrote. “Just in time for Mother’s Day, teachers’ appreciation week, and nurses’ week. These are beautiful 🫖☕🪴.”

Dozens of commenters added how “beautiful” the African violets looked and one person commented that they were excited to see the item back on shelves.

If you’re planning on picking up one of the $7 African violets teacup planters, I’d definitely recommend getting to your local store ASAP so you have as many plant and color options as possible. The violets in Alex’s video come in a range of pink, fuchsia, lavender, and deep purple varieties, while the teacup planters are available in pink and white hues.

African violets make great presents — they’re gorgeous and relatively easy to care for, regardless of how much plant experience you have. Plus, they’re a non-toxic plant for cats and dogs, making them a great choice for pet parents. They’re a perfect complement to Trader Joe’s pink princess philodendron plants.

When it comes to caring for your African violet, you want to make sure to give your plant bright, indirect light, ideally from a south- or east-facing window. They’ll typically do well in standard indoor environments, but if the air in your home is particularly dry, try placing your plant on a tray of pebbles to keep it moist between waterings.

With the right care, African violets bloom year round. And I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely grabbing a few different colors for every room.