Not only can adding houseplants to your home at this time of year help to give your space a fresh, vibrant feel just in time for summer, but the increased daylight hours and warmer temperatures that come with spring will give your new plant the opportunity to produce lots of new growth before it slows down in winter.
And now, thanks to the world of online shopping, adding a few new plants to your home is easier than ever.
Alongside all the UK’s brilliant garden centres and independent plant shops, there are also a growing number of online plant shops and boutiques offering options for every kind of shopper, so you’re sure to find something you love.
Indeed, whether you’re looking for the perfect desk plant, need a hanging plant to add some dimension to your living room or fancy a new statement plant to spruce up your space, there truly is something for everyone on this list.
If you’re looking for a plant shop with a difference, look no further than foli8.
The brand, which launched earlier this month, is the first UK houseplant company to sell plants directly in 100% natural, compostable pots made out of coir (coconut fibre) – a decision they made to try and reduce the amount of plastic plant pot waste in Britain.
They also happen to sell a huge variety of plants across a wide range of categories, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
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.
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 do they have a great range of affordable plants on sale, but for every order made, they plant 10 trees somewhere in the world, so you can shop in the knowledge that your money will be doing something good.
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, they’ve got you covered – you can search their plants by type, size and price, so it’s really easy to find a plant to suit you and your home.
With its aesthetically pleasing design, easily navigable website and affordable prices, Canopy Plants is an online plant shop that ticks all of our boxes. And with categories ranging from ‘perfect for beginners’ to ‘pet friendly,’ it’s easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
This new online garden centre is all about sustainability. Alongside providing a great range of houseplants to suit a variety of needs, The Stem uses no plastic packaging, and all deliveries are made in electric vans. They currently only deliver in London, though, so make sure to check your postcode is included.
House of Kato
This online houseplant store based in west London is the perfect place to shop if you’re looking to achieve a minimalist aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for a big leafy plant or something small to pop on your desk, House of Kato has something for every taste.
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 their online store is just as good. With their beautiful tropical plant selection and wide variety of unique planter styles, it’s hard not to want everything on their website.
This London-based online plant shop is recognisable for it’s sleek, modern website and their variety of funny plant nicknames (their Kentia Palm is called “Big Ken”, for example). With free standard deliveries on orders over £50, each of Patch’s plants are hand-delivered to their customers to ensure that they’re top quality. They also offer a wide range of plant care videos too, to ensure your leafy friend stays happy and healthy.
If you’re looking for a plant shop with an Instagram-esque aesthetic, look no further than Cuemars, a conscious lifestyle store in London. Packed full with contemporary clothing, lifestyle and homeware goods alongside a large range of houseplants, it’s a one-stop shop for all things green, sustainable living.
This boutique shop in east London is the city’s first dedicated cacti and succulent store. Founded by Gynelle Leon, Prick’s accompanying online shop offers plenty of unique cacti and succulents to fit any space or budget – and their 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!
Leaf Envy is a plant shop based in Hackney Downs, London that promises to make plant parenthood simple. ‘How’, you ask? Besides the fact that they’ve got a handy plant quiz to match you with the perfect plant, their website is also sorted into useful categories such as ‘pet friendly’ and ‘hard to kill’. And if that’s not enough to get you on board, their promotional shots feature some seriously cute dogs.
Beards & Daisies
Beards & Daisies’ sleek 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.
Root House Plants
Root House Plants is an independent plant shop from Liverpool which sells a selection of luscious and affordable houseplants. The best bit? Each of their plants come with full care guides and after-sale support, meaning you’ll never have to worry about whether you’re taking proper care of your new addition.
Happy Houseplants prides itself on helping people to create beautiful living spaces, and their 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 every one is perfectly suited to the space they’re advertised for. In non-lockdown times they deliver each of their plants by hand, and even offer home consultation services if you want some help picking out the perfect plant for your space.
Hortology offers such a wide range of plants, pots and accessories that it’s easy to lose yourself for hours on their website. They even offer a range of edits to help you find exactly what you’re looking for – from “retro and classic plants” to “easy-care indoor plants” and “air purifying plants,” you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
Waitrose’s plant and gardening brand Waitrose Garden is a great source for a variety of different houseplants – especially if you’re looking for something on the larger side. We’ve got our eye on this 1.7m tall swiss cheese plant: throw this in the corner of a dark and dreary room and you’ll be the envy of the neighbourhood.
Online gardening retailer Crocus sells a selection of amazing indoor and outdoor plants, so you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Even better, they sell lots of their plants in different sizes, so you can tailor your purchase based on the space you’re looking to fill.
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As Stylist’s junior digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.
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