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Where to buy plants: 11 brilliant online houseplant shops to help you bring the outside in this spring

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Whether you’re on the search for a new succulent for your windowsill or a statement fiddle leaf fig, these online shops are the answer to all your houseplant needs. 

It’s been a long, dark winter, but as spring approaches and the days grow longer, now’s the perfect time to bring the outside in by adding some new houseplants to your home.

While houseplants tend to lay dormant throughout the winter months due to the colder temperatures and shorter days, the start of spring marks the start of growing season, making it the perfect time for beginners to get stuck into the process of collecting and taking care of their leafy friends. 

In fact, even those who are the proud owners of an existing plant collection will enjoy adding a new plant to their home and watching it grow as the season progresses. 

And now, thanks to the growing number of online plant shops popping up, adding a new plant to your home is easier than ever. 

From the eco-friendly appeal of foli8 to the straightforward approach of Patch, there are plenty of shops to choose from. Keep reading to check out our pick of the best.

  • Patch

    Patch Plants: Howard the aspidistra
    Best online plant shops: Patch.

    This London-based online plant shop is recognisable for its sleek, modern website and variety of funny plant nicknames (their Kentia Palm is called “Big Ken”, for example). 

    With free standard deliveries on orders over £50, Patch source its plants directly from top-rated growers to ensure that they’re top quality. It also offers a wide range of plant care videos to ensure your leafy friend stays happy and healthy in its new home.

  • foli8

    foli8 ficus ginseng
    Best online plant shops: foli8.

    If you’re looking for a plant shop with a difference, look no further than foli8.

    The brand is the first UK houseplant company to sell plants directly in 100% natural, compostable pots made out of coir (coconut fibre) – a decision it made to try and reduce the amount of plastic plant pot waste in Britain.

    It also happens to sell a huge variety of plants across a wide range of categories, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

  • The Stem

    Alocasia Zebrina from The Stem.
    Best online plant shops: The Stem.

    This growing online garden centre has one mission at its core: connecting people with plants in a planet conscious way.

    This means that, alongside providing a great range of houseplants to suit a variety of needs, The Stem delivers with minimal packaging, offsets the carbon emissions in its supply chain, and plants a tree for every order. 

    On top of houseplants, it sells flowers, seeds, bulbs and outdoor plants, too.

  • The Little Botanical

    Monstera Deliciosa, or swiss cheese plant, on a kitchen counter
    Best online plant shops: The Little Botanical.

    This online plant shop based on the south coast offers a broad range of stylish plants, pots and care accessories. The Little Botanical also sells flowers, including an impressive selection of orchids.

    If you’re looking for a specific kind of plant, its got you covered – you can search its plants by type, size and price, so it’s really easy to find a plant to suit you and your home. 

  • Bloombox Club

    Plant Subscription Box by Bloombox Club
    Best online plant shops: Bloombox Club.

    Founded by former therapist and psychology lecturer Dr Katie Cooper, Bloombox Club is an online plant shop that focuses on the wellbeing and mental health benefits of owning and being around plants. 

    On top of its popular plant subscription box, Bloombox Club sells a range of different plants sorted into categories based on the wellbeing benefits they provide. 

  • Prick

    Portulacaria afra variegata (aka Rainbow Bush) from Prick
    Best online plant shops: Prick.

    Founded by Gynelle Leon, Prick’s online shop offers plenty of unique cacti, succulents and houseplants to fit any space or budget – and its signature terracotta pots make the perfect addition to any room.

    And if you fancy learning more about cacti and succulents, Prick even has its own book! 

  • Conservatory Archives

    Tropical plants from Conservatory Archives
    Best online plant shops: Conservatory Archives.

    If you’re looking to buy a plant and planter all at once, Conservatory Archives is the place to shop. The east London brand boasts two physical plant shops in London, but its online store is just as good. 

    With its beautiful tropical plant selection and wide variety of unique planter styles, it’s hard not to fall in love with everything on the Conservatory Archives website.

  • Leaf Envy

    Leaf Envy Pink Nanouk
    Best online plant shops: Leaf Envy.

    Leaf Envy is a London-based online plant shop and lifestyle brand which offers plenty of support to help its customers find their perfect plant.

    As well as offering a tailor-made perfect plant quiz, the Leaf Envy website has an A-Z plant care guide and a section dedicated to ‘tips and tricks’ to make looking after your new leafy friend a piece of cake.

  • Beards & Daisies

    Beards & Daisies Bird Of Paradise
    Best online plant shops: Beards & Daisies.

    Beards & Daisies’ colourful and easy-to-navigate website is all we ever wanted from an online plant shop. 

    With a wide range of plants (and a selection of sizes for each one), there’s plenty to love about this one. You can also get next-day and named day delivery, so you’ll know exactly when to expect the arrival of your new leafy friend. 

  • Happy Houseplants

    Happy Houseplants Aglaonema Pink Star
    Best online plant shops: Happy Houseplants.

    Happy Houseplants prides itself on helping people to create beautiful living spaces, and its plants are seriously gorgeous. 

    Every plant on the site is chosen and loved by one of the people behind the site, so you know that everyone is perfectly suited to the space they’re advertised for. 

  • Pointless Plants

    Calathea White Fusion
    Best online plant shops: Pointless Plants.

    Founded by a former airline pilot who quit his career in the skies to start his own small business, Pointless Plants is an online plant shop on a mission to make our planet “a greener, healthier and happier place to live”.

    Not only does it have a great range of affordable plants on sale, but for every order made, it plants 10 trees somewhere in the world, so you can shop in the knowledge that your money will be doing something good.  

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and women’s issues. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time. You can find her on Twitter at @laurenjanegeall.

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