A quick look at any interiors accounts on Instagram will tell you that houseplants have been enjoying a major revival. Adding some indoor plants to your home is not only an easy and effective way to freshen up its look, but being surrounded by greenery has many health benefits too.
Bringing plants inside your home has been shown to improve air quality, reduce stress levels, and can even make you more productive. But a trip to the garden centre can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Whether you’re looking for a trendy fiddle-leaf fig to fill an empty corner in your living room or a humble cactus to brighten up your bathroom, these are the best places to buy indoor plants online in the UK.
Bloombox Club was created by a doctor of psychology, keen to encourage the positive mental effects of being surrounded by greenery.
The plant selection is specially curated, with individual plants selected for their air-purifying, mood-boosting, and restorative qualities.
There’s a great selection of plants and accessories, and you can even sign up for a plant subscription service. Subscribers get one plant a month with an ornamental pot or basket.
Plants available from £13, pots from £11, subscriptions from £35. Delivery flat rate of £6.95 (free for subscriptions).
Leaf Envy’s mission is to make people happy with plant power. Founder Beth is based in Hackney and keen to offer plant chat and advice to anyone who wants to pop in.
If you want to know what type of plants will best suit your home and lifestyle, you can take the plant quiz at leaf envy. This will give you the best selection of plants for different rooms in your house.
If you have a cat or dog be sure to check out their list of pet-friendly plants, as some plants can be poisonous to your pets if they’re nibbled.
Leaf Envy also offers a subscription service and will send a plant or a plant and pot direct to your home 4, 6, or 12 times a year.
Plants available from £8.50, pots and planters from £12, subscription boxes from £20. Delivery flat fee of £5 or free for orders over £50.
Crocus is more of a traditional online plant seller, with a wide selection of outdoor plants and bulbs as well as houseplants.
Their houseplant selection is extensive and includes flowering and air-purifying varieties, ferns, palms, cacti, orchids, bonsai, air plants, and more.
You can also select plants by flower colour, leaf colour, fragrance, or room suitability.
Plants available from £5.49, pots from £1.49. Delivery from £5.99.
Founded by a former investment banker with a mission to connect more people with nature, the Stem is an online plant seller with a focus on sustainability. All plants are hand-delivered in electric vans and they plant a tree for every order.
Plants are divided into categories such as “invincibles”, “statement”, and “shade-lovers” and there’s a variety of pots and plant stands in different styles.
Plants available from £5, pots from £9. Delivery to London postcodes only costs £4.50 or free for orders over £25
Patch has a beautiful selection of popular houseplants with some Pinterest-worthy pots to match.
If you’re not sure where to start, they’ve helpfully categorized their plants by room of the house or you can check out their lists of shade-loving and “unkillable” plants.
If Latin plant names make your head spin, Patch have helpfully given their plants human names like Spike and Dora. You can also sign up to their free plant parenting course to get tips for keeping your new friends in tip-top condition.
Plants available from £3, pots from £5. Delivery from £5 or free for orders over £50.
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