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Amazon sent social media users into an ecstatic frenzy of excitement over the weekend after quietly launching an online plant store.

The launch of the new shop, which contains everything from succulents to shrubs, not only has thousands of plants available for purchase, some are even Prime eligible so you can get plants delivered to your doorstep within two days.

Amazon’s new e-commerce venture comes at a time when millennials are growing increasingly fixated on house plants and gardening, so it was unsurprising that the news of the online florist has Twitter users bursting with excitement.

Florist: Amazon has officially launched an online plant store with thousands of different options that can be delivered right to your door

Offerings: There is a huge selection on the online florist and most of the plants are super affordable starting at just $10 for some while others are even Prime eligible

Offerings: There is a huge selection on the online florist and most of the plants are super affordable starting at just $10 for some while others are even Prime eligible

The Amazon shop offers a large selection of all different types of plants for your garden, patio and home or if you’re not looking for yourself, they offer a great gifts section.

Different potted plants can be delivered to friends and loved ones from the comfort of your own home, instead of going to a florist. The gifts range in prices from $16-$134.

As for the most popular plants the shop has to offer, succulents, shrubs, annuals and perennials as well as many others are offered. 

Plus, they vary in price with a $10 Aloe Vera in a grower pot being the cheapest and a $2,192 Brussel’s Trident Maple Specimen Tree being the most expensive.

Ecstatic: People are so excited about the news of the plant shop, they're taking to Twitter to celebrate

Ecstatic: People are so excited about the news of the plant shop, they’re taking to Twitter to celebrate

Broke: One girl joked that all of her money is going straight to the plant shop

Broke: One girl joked that all of her money is going straight to the plant shop

Freaking out: One hysterical user just couldn't handle the news as he shared this hilarious tweet, revealing his plans to spend all of his money on Amazon's greenery 

Freaking out: One hysterical user just couldn’t handle the news as he shared this hilarious tweet, revealing his plans to spend all of his money on Amazon’s greenery 

Not only are there tons of different offerings depending on your taste, some of the plants are quite unique and could not be found in an actual store.

The Trident Maple, for example, is a 45-year-old, 34-inches-high tree with a huge trunk and is imported from Japan.

Now that they launched the new plant shop, Amazon is officially taking over every aspect of retail there is. 

While the launch of the plant shop may come as a surprise to some, the news of the online florist comes on the heels of the company’s launch of The Spheres which was opened in Seattle back in January. 

Amazon created three huge sphere structure work places for employees housing more than 40,000 plants and even boasting treehouse meeting rooms, a river and waterfalls.

Meanwhile, as many people are ecstatic about the newest addition, millennials are particularly thrilled. 

Shocked: This guy is so shocked and excited, he can't even handle it 

Shocked: This guy is so shocked and excited, he can’t even handle it 

Happy: Millennials are obsessed with house plants which is why so many users are freaking out on Twitter

Happy: Millennials are obsessed with house plants which is why so many users are freaking out on Twitter

Amazing: This woman cannot hide her excitement about the newly launched plant store

Amazing: This woman cannot hide her excitement about the newly launched plant store

True: This guy shared that you never knew you needed an online plant store and it's so true

True: This guy shared that you never knew you needed an online plant store and it’s so true

Happy shoppers took to Twitter to share their excitement about the news as one user shared, ‘Oh this is going to be dangerous for my wallet.’ 

Someone else tweeted, ‘Guys I’m freaking out here. Amazon has a plant store now. #GoodbyeSavings.’

Another person shared, ‘Omg this is my dream’ while one guy joked, ‘Amazon’s new plant store just made it easier to be a plant person.’

In many recent studies, evidence showed that millennials are actually obsessed with plants and not just because of their Instagram worthy presence.

Uh oh: This woman shared that the plant store is going to be dangerous because she's going to be spending a ton of money

Uh oh: This woman shared that the plant store is going to be dangerous because she’s going to be spending a ton of money

Hilarious: Another user shared that now it's easy to be a plant person because you can keep ordering cheap plants to your door

Hilarious: Another user shared that now it’s easy to be a plant person because you can keep ordering cheap plants to your door

Funny: One girl joked that she's not excited about the news because she can't seem to keep any plants alive

Funny: One girl joked that she’s not excited about the news because she can’t seem to keep any plants alive

Hysterical: Meanwhile, this guy joked that he's ready to turn his apartment into a tropical jungle

Hysterical: Meanwhile, this guy joked that he’s ready to turn his apartment into a tropical jungle

Plants can actually decrease stress and put you in a better mood. One study from the University of Colorado Boulder and University College London even showed that there’s a bug found in soil that can decrease stress.

Meanwhile, according to the 2016 National Gardening Report a whopping six million new Americans developed a green thumb with five million of those people aging from 18 to 34 years old.

So, rest assured, millennials will continue to expand their green thumbs now that they can order plants directly to their doors. 



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