Qideas Minority owned small family business. Wholesale and retail store. We offer restaurant supplies for commercial to every day at home use, and endless options of unique indoor and outdoor plants for every plant collector/enthusiast.

We are a family owned & operated business for over 10 years in Uptown Chicago. It started with a passion for plants and has now expanded into the restaurant industry. Now filled with an eclectic selection from lucky plants to restaurant supplies. Calling all bonsai or plant enthusiast. Check out our weekly selections. Or maybe you are an entrepreneur trying to start a restaurant, and need cheap supplies. Come with a budget that we can help achieve!

Operating as usual

RESTOCK ALERT! Pink Allusion Syngonium and Mican Pothos
09/10/2021

RESTOCK ALERT! Pink Allusion Syngonium and Mican Pothos

END OF THE SUMMER SALE TODAY & MONDAY ONLY! Open 10-6. We have plants starting as low as $1.All soil is 15% off. Don’t w...
09/05/2021

END OF THE SUMMER SALE TODAY & MONDAY ONLY! Open 10-6.

We have plants starting as low as $1.
All soil is 15% off. Don’t walk, run on over and stock up!

#plantsale #labordaysale #plantsmakepeoplehappy #chicagoplants #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #indoorplants #indoorjungle #plantsplantsplants #plantsarefriends #plantshop #uptownchicago #plantsofinstagram #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #chicagowomanownedbusiness #48thwardchicago #qideaschicago #shoplocal

A little bit goes a long way! Using organic fertilizer can help reduce any synthetic burns from chemical fertilizers. Fe...
09/03/2021

A little bit goes a long way! Using organic fertilizer can help reduce any synthetic burns from chemical fertilizers. Fertilizing once every month or three months helps revitalize soil without needing to replace it as often.

A little bit goes a long way! Using organic fertilizer can help reduce any synthetic burns from chemical fertilizers. Fertilizing once every month or three months helps revitalize soil without needing to replace it as often.

Our new shipment came with such beautiful calla lilies. Make sure to check out our stories for awesome deal of the day, ...
08/21/2021

Our new shipment came with such beautiful calla lilies.

Make sure to check out our stories for awesome deal of the day, flash sales, and much much more! Psst…there is a deal this weekend! Check it out!

As a small business owner, we rely on word of mouth. Spread the word. Tell all your friends and families. Help us keep our business going. Come visit Happy & Coco!

#smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #urbanjungle #chicagoplantshop #plantsmakepeoplehappy

HAPPYMONDAY! Cebu Blue Pothos and Scindapsus Exotica just arrived! 4” pots with limited supply! DM us to reserve!
07/19/2021

HAPPYMONDAY! Cebu Blue Pothos and Scindapsus Exotica just arrived! 4” pots with limited supply! DM us to reserve!

We want to share our excitement of some of the new arrivals this week!Such full Pileas and 👀 at how tall these money tre...
07/10/2021

We want to share our excitement of some of the new arrivals this week!Such full Pileas and 👀 at how tall these money trees and Eucalyptus plants are! Can barely capture the whole plant in the picture.
🚨🚨 ON SALE NOW! 🚨🚨
Money Tree and Pilea - $12.99
Eucalyptus plants - $8.99
Pair them with these new pots we just got it too! These combo are just some of are favorites. Come check them out for yourself.

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #chicagohouseplants #indoorjungle #chicagowomanownedbusiness #plantsofinstagram #smallbusiness #shoplocal #plantmom #plantdaddy #uptownchicago #48thwardchicago

July Fourth Special Today ONLYDragon Scale Alocasia & ZZ Raven 🎆 20% off SALE 🎆 Limited Quantity Open 10-6#chicagohousep...
07/04/2021

July Fourth Special Today ONLY
Dragon Scale Alocasia & ZZ Raven 🎆 20% off SALE 🎆

Limited Quantity

Open 10-6

#chicagohouseplants #alocasiadragonscale #zzraven #chicagowomanownedbusiness #smallbusiness #shoplocal #indoorjungle #plantcollection #plantcollector #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantmama #plantdaddy #plantparenthood #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

New week means new shipment! Tons of bonsai and special rare plants! Shark/Whale Fin, Alocasia Purple Sword, Fukien tea,...
06/14/2021

New week means new shipment! Tons of bonsai and special rare plants! Shark/Whale Fin, Alocasia Purple Sword, Fukien tea, panda philodendron, Hoyas, and Red Cedar!

Eucalyptus plants are back in stock and on sale for $8.99! They are really easy to take care of and are only available d...
06/08/2021

Eucalyptus plants are back in stock and on sale for $8.99! They are really easy to take care of and are only available during the summer. They make great gifts and smell wonderful!

Starting off the weekend with good weather and 4” prayer plants special - green, red and lemon lime for $7 while supplie...
06/04/2021

Starting off the weekend with good weather and 4” prayer plants special - green, red and lemon lime for $7 while supplies last! #prayerplant #marantalemonlime #marantaplant #chicagoplantshop #marantared #marantagreen #chicagobusinesswomen

Starting off the weekend with good weather and 4” prayer plants special - green, red and lemon lime for $7 while supplies last! #prayerplant #marantalemonlime #marantaplant #chicagoplantshop #marantared #marantagreen #chicagobusinesswomen

See you tomorrow at our AAPI Argyle Activation event with @hai_bayo ! You can stop by and grab some books by Asian autho...
05/28/2021

See you tomorrow at our AAPI Argyle Activation event with @hai_bayo ! You can stop by and grab some books by Asian authors, hear wonderful Live Ukulele music and story telling by Aloha Community Center, and walk through a beautiful lush tropical garden we will have set up with @uniuni.us

See you tomorrow at our AAPI Argyle Activation event with @hai_bayo ! You can stop by and grab some books by Asian authors, hear wonderful Live Ukulele music and story telling by Aloha Community Center, and walk through a beautiful lush tropical garden we will have set up with @uniuni.us

New shipment ! Plants, pots, fertilizer and so much more! #coffeeplant #peperomiawatermelon #peperomiaminiwatermelon #pe...
05/26/2021

New shipment ! Plants, pots, fertilizer and so much more! #coffeeplant #peperomiawatermelon #peperomiaminiwatermelon #peperomiapiccolobanda #calatheamauiqueen #aapimonth

HAPPY AAPI HERITAGE MONTH! We made it and we are excited to see the recognition AAPI history and people deserve! Use thi...
05/03/2021

HAPPY AAPI HERITAGE MONTH! We made it and we are excited to see the recognition AAPI history and people deserve! Use this month to check in with your AAPI friends and family. Shop and eat with AAPI businesses. Protect AAPI lives and lift each other up! From our immigrant boat refugee AAPI family to you. Let’s thrive together. #aapiheritagemonth #aapimonth #immigrantstories #refugeestories #vietnameseboatpeople

05/03/2021

The sensitive plant is back!

Our dad would tell us stories of how he used to play with these as a kid back in Vietnam. Every time a customer sees this plant, they would share similar stories. All the smiles we used to see and the happiness in their voices. This little plant sparks so much joy. Plants really do make people happy. It really is the little things in life.

Open 10-6

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram #plants #chicagowomanownedbusiness #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #plantmom #plantdad #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

Jasmine, Gardenias, and Fuchsias are here!! Just some of our best sellers for Mother’s Day. Customer favorites and going...
04/20/2021

Jasmine, Gardenias, and Fuchsias are here!! Just some of our best sellers for Mother’s Day. Customer favorites and going fast. Don’t wait!

The blooms from Jasmine and Gardenia are among the most popular fragrances. Double tap to smell!

The blooms of the Fuchsia comes in a couple of vibrant colors. That purple and pink combo though. Am I right? Double tap if you think it looks amazing!

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram #chicagoplantshop #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagoindoorjungle #chicagohome #wearehouseplantaddicts #chicagohouseplants #chicagobest #chicagowomanownedbusiness #chicagoplants #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

Sipping on my morning coffee just admiring this birkin. Check out this new leaf that wasn’t there just a few days ago. L...
04/12/2021

Sipping on my morning coffee just admiring this birkin. Check out this new leaf that wasn’t there just a few days ago. Loving the dark leaves and white pinstripes running through. Each leaf with its own unique design.

Open 10-6

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsmakemehappy #philodendron #birkin #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagohouseplants #chicagohome #chicagohouse #chicagoplants #chicagoindoorjungle #indoorjungle #plantdaddy #plantmom #plantsplantsplants #plants #chicity #chitown #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

Sipping on my morning coffee just admiring this birkin. Check out this new leaf that wasn’t there just a few days ago. Loving the dark leaves and white pinstripes running through. Each leaf with its own unique design.

Open 10-6

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsmakemehappy #philodendron #birkin #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagohouseplants #chicagohome #chicagohouse #chicagoplants #chicagoindoorjungle #indoorjungle #plantdaddy #plantmom #plantsplantsplants #plants #chicity #chitown #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

Pink on Wednesday! New pink plants are in the shop now. Open 10-6 today. #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #chi...
03/31/2021

Pink on Wednesday! New pink plants are in the shop now. Open 10-6 today.

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #chicagohouseplantclub #indoorjungle #pinkwednesday #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness #48thwardchicago #exploreuptownchi

Fun fact Friday - Fiddle leaf figs are prone to gathering dust and mites, as well as other pests. In order to help preve...
03/19/2021

Fun fact Friday - Fiddle leaf figs are prone to gathering dust and mites, as well as other pests. In order to help prevent the leaves from turning yellow or brown and rotting, they need to be regularly cleaned. The leaves should be washed off or wiped down with a damp washcloth 1-4 times a month.

#fiddleleaffig #funfacts #funfactfriday #indoorjungle #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #urbanjungle #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #tgif

We heard your requests and pulled some strings. Available now with a limited quantity.• String of hearts • String of tur...
03/10/2021

We heard your requests and pulled some strings. Available now with a limited quantity.
• String of hearts
• String of turtles
• Variegated string of pearls

Open 10-6 today.

#variegatedplants #variegatedstringofpearls #stringofturtles #stringofhearts #stringofpearls #plantsplantsplants #chicagoindoorjungle #qideaschicago #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagoplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsmakemehappy #rareplants #dearplants #plantlovers #plantparenthood #plantshelfie #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #iloveplants #plantsofinstagram #chicagoplantshopping

All this sun lately, who is ready to show off their trunk?! Kicking it all off by bringing back the desert rose. Don’t l...
03/05/2021

All this sun lately, who is ready to show off their trunk?! Kicking it all off by bringing back the desert rose. Don’t let the robust trunk scare you. The desert rose produces these beautiful and delicate flowers.

This is just one of many flowering plants to come! We will be carrying fruiting trees and unique herbs too! Our collection during the warmer seasons range from Asian pear trees to night blooming jasmine plants, so get ready everybody!!

#chicagohouseplantclub #chicagoindoorjungle #indoorjungle #smallbusinessowner #plantlover #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantparenthood #supportsmallbusiness #exploreuptownchi #uptownchicago

Peperomia Party this week! Come check out our new arrivals while supplies last!
03/04/2021

Peperomia Party this week! Come check out our new arrivals while supplies last!

New item! First time getting these in our shop and we are over the moon. How gorgeous are these Camellias?! Comes in a v...
02/28/2021

New item! First time getting these in our shop and we are over the moon. How gorgeous are these Camellias?! Comes in a variety of beautiful and vibrant colors. Why not take advantage of this beautiful weather this weekend, and swing by to admire these beauties 😍

#supportsmallbusiness #smallbusiness #familybusiness #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago #indoorjungle #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagohouseplants #plantlover #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram #variagated

Weekend Special! New pots are here and we are super excited to share this with everyone! This weekend ONLY 15% off the e...
02/20/2021

Weekend Special! New pots are here and we are super excited to share this with everyone! This weekend ONLY 15% off the entire store!! 🎉

Pick up all your plant and repotting essentials to keep you busy on these upcoming snow days. We also carry soil, neem oil, water meter, and much much more! Open 10-6 this weekend. Come by!

#supportsmallbusiness #chicagoindoorjungle #chicagohouseplantclub #chicagohouseplants #plantparenthood #plantsalw #exploreuptownchi

New item alert and we are going bananas over it. This shrub is part of the Magnolia family and has cream rose or maroon ...
02/19/2021

New item alert and we are going bananas over it. This shrub is part of the Magnolia family and has cream rose or maroon colored flowers. The blooms from the Michelia Figo banana shrub gives off a sweet ripe banana scent. Such a pretty bloom with a delicious scent. Isn’t that so neat? 🍌

#chicagohouseplantclub #chicagoindoorjungle #chicagohouseplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #plantsofinstagram #plantparenthood #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness #48thwardchicago

New item alert and we are going bananas over it. This shrub is part of the Magnolia family and has cream rose or maroon colored flowers. The blooms from the Michelia Figo banana shrub gives off a sweet ripe banana scent. Such a pretty bloom with a delicious scent. Isn’t that so neat? 🍌

#chicagohouseplantclub #chicagoindoorjungle #chicagohouseplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsplantsplants #plantsofinstagram #plantparenthood #smallbusinessowner #supportsmallbusiness #48thwardchicago

Snow days and frigid weather  makes perfect repotting days. Check out our new shipment of vases and soil. Here is a litt...
02/07/2021

Snow days and frigid weather makes perfect repotting days. Check out our new shipment of vases and soil. Here is a little sneak peek of some we just got in.

#plantsmakepeoplehappy #chicagohouseplants #chicagoindoorjungle #chicagohouseplantclub #indoorjungle #repotting #repottingplants

Going on now! 2 for $14 or 1 for $8. Gift this cute little heart shape plant to someone who needs a little reminder that...
02/01/2021

Going on now! 2 for $14 or 1 for $8. Gift this cute little heart shape plant to someone who needs a little reminder that someone is thinking about them always. Makes a perfect companion as we continue to stay home until all is safe. Spread the love ❤️

*while supplies last.

#hoya #hoyaplant #hoyakerrii #galentinesday #valentinesday #bff #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantloversofinstagram #plantparenthood #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #plantmom #plantdad #plantlove #48thwardchicago #exploreuptownchi

Going on now! 2 for $14 or 1 for $8. Gift this cute little heart shape plant to someone who needs a little reminder that someone is thinking about them always. Makes a perfect companion as we continue to stay home until all is safe. Spread the love ❤️

*while supplies last.

#hoya #hoyaplant #hoyakerrii #galentinesday #valentinesday #bff #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantloversofinstagram #plantparenthood #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #plantmom #plantdad #plantlove #48thwardchicago #exploreuptownchi

We are all about the underrated plants. Just because it isn’t popular on the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t as cool o...
01/27/2021

We are all about the underrated plants. Just because it isn’t popular on the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t as cool or as beautiful.

The Dragon Wing Sansevieria is easy, hardy, and super chill. Water thoroughly and wait for it to dry out before watering again. Bright indirect light is best but can adapt to low light as well. Not only do they strive during the winter season, but their unique shape and characteristic is so hard to ignore.

#dragonwingsansevieria #sansevieria #plantsofinstagram #plantlover #plantsmakepeoplehappy #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #plantparenthood #smallbusiness #shoplocal #uptownchicago #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

We are all about the underrated plants. Just because it isn’t popular on the internet doesn’t mean they aren’t as cool or as beautiful.

The Dragon Wing Sansevieria is easy, hardy, and super chill. Water thoroughly and wait for it to dry out before watering again. Bright indirect light is best but can adapt to low light as well. Not only do they strive during the winter season, but their unique shape and characteristic is so hard to ignore.

#dragonwingsansevieria #sansevieria #plantsofinstagram #plantlover #plantsmakepeoplehappy #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #plantparenthood #smallbusiness #shoplocal #uptownchicago #exploreuptownchi #48thwardchicago

Pepperomia Golden Gate. This underrated plant is a personal favorite. Perfect for the forgetful gardener or new plant pa...
01/24/2021

Pepperomia Golden Gate.
This underrated plant is a personal favorite. Perfect for the forgetful gardener or new plant parent. Truly an easy-care plant as it is drought tolerant and rarely requires fertilization.

#peperomia #variagated #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantparenthood #chicagohouseplants #chicagohouseplantclub #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #smallbusinesssupport #48thwardchicago

December 11-17 show Uptown some love. Shop with us, follow these steps and you might win some awesome prizes!
12/11/2020

December 11-17 show Uptown some love. Shop with us, follow these steps and you might win some awesome prizes!

Congrats to Sylvia R. who won $100 in Uptown gift cards for supporting local businesses Everybody's Coffeee & Tweet Let's Eat this past week!

This week’s theme for Winter Warmth in Uptown is WARM YOUR WALLET. From December 11-17, open up your wallet and finish buying those holiday gifts by supporting Uptown businesses.

To be included in this week’s prize drawing, shop locally within the Uptown neighborhood, submit a receipt and/or share a photo (be sure to tag the business and Uptown Chamber of Commerce and include #winterwarmthuptown

Each receipt and photo you share will be entered into our weekly prize drawing of $100 in Uptown gift cards!

Together, we can warm our wallets and support Uptown businesses during a time they need it the most!

Visit www.exploreuptown.org/winterwarmth for full details!

#winterwarmthuptown #exploreuptownchi

Gift Giving Ideas by these Uptown businesses can be found at exploreuptown.org/warm-your-wallet:
Bodi Shak
Chicago Market
City Grange
Dispensary 33
Everybody's Coffee
First Ascent Uptown
Foursided
Hearthstone & Terrace
Mind Body Defense
Playmakers Laboratory Theatre
Provisions Uptown
Qideas
Shopping Girl XOXO
The People's Music School
Uptown Bikes

12/11/2020

Flash sale - $10 string of pearls! Limited supply. Stop by today. Open 10-6.

Happy Friday! New shipment of plants always makes a gloomy day a light brighter. Scroll to see more of this beauty. Fun ...
12/11/2020

Happy Friday! New shipment of plants always makes a gloomy day a light brighter. Scroll to see more of this beauty. Fun Fact Friday!
1. Madagascar jasmine was Marilyn Monroe’s favorite plant.
2. These white flowers, shaped like starry trumpets releases a subtle and warm smell, a blend of jasmine and lilies.
3. It is a highly sought out fragrance and is a part of many famous perfumes.
4. Best of all, non toxic to our furry babies (🐱 and 🐶)

#madagascarjasmine #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantsofinstagram #plantparenthood #plantsplantsplants #plantcollection #plantselfie #shoplocal #shopsmall #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssupport #48thwardchicago

New plant alert! Check out the Tradescantia fluminensis nanouk ‘Tricolor’ Wandering Jew.  This plant got its common name...
12/11/2020

New plant alert! Check out the Tradescantia fluminensis nanouk ‘Tricolor’ Wandering Jew. This plant got its common name Wandering Jew, because of the wandering way it grows. Others say it was because propagated cuttings of the plant were passed on to friends and family like wanderers traveling the world.
We love the latter reason! Why not pick it up for yourself to propagate and pass it along or better yet, pick one up for yourself and a plant friend. This plant will surely add some color to your ever growing plant collection!

#tricolor #variegatedplants #variagated #tradescantiafluminensis #tradescantiafluminensistricolor #wanderingjew #chicagohouseplants #plantsmakepeoplehappy #shoplocal #smallbusiness #smallbusinesssupport #shopsmall #propagation #sharingiscaring

Address

1134 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL
60640

Red Line - Argyle Station

General information

Open everyday 10AM-6PM. Right off the Red Line - Argyle stop

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Telephone

(773) 989-8283

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