Our obsession with houseplants truly is the interiors trend that keeps on giving. Besides the fact that they look bloody fantastic in every size, shape and style of home, they’re also pretty great for our wellbeing and can even purify our air. And thanks to the world of online delivery, becoming a plant parent is easier than ever before.
While in the past picking up a new plant meant a trip to the garden centre and trying to squeeze it into your car boot, now you can have plants delivered to your doorstep. And with all non-essential trips outside now banned under the government’s lockdown guidelines, we’re all having to go online to buy plants.
With so much time at home in our future, now might just be the perfect time to give your living space a new lease of life with some new leafy friends.
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Not sure what plant would work best for your living space? We’ve got you covered. Whether you want a bit of greenery to adorn your new at-home desk space or need a flowering plant to brighten up your living room, our houseplant guides will help you find the plant that suits your lifestyle.
We’ve even got a guide to taking care of your plants once you get them home, to ensure that they thrive in their new environment.
Just remember: a plant is for life, not just for lockdown, so make sure to give your new leafy friend all the love and attention they deserve!
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.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Patch Plants are still delivering as normal – they just ask that you expect your parcel to take a couple of days longer than usual due to extra safety precautions.
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 standard delivery for free – so you can shop to your heart’s content.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Beards & Daisies are still open for business as usual, but they warn that orders could take up to 10 working days to be dispatched due to the current situation.
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 leafy friend.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Root House Plants have had to close their physical store in Liverpool, but their online shop is open and still delivering to locations across the UK. All they ask is that customers understand that deliveries are running slower than usual due to the current circumstances.
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.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Hortology is still open for most of the country, but have temporarily suspended deliveries to London postcodes due to allow their delivery partners to manage current parcel volumes. Elsewhere they ask customers to expect their order to be dispatched in 10 working days.
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.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Waitrose Garden are still accepting orders but have put a cap on how many they accept each day, meaning that you won’t always be able to shop with them. They’re also asking customers to expect orders will take up to three weeks from the date of purchase for delivery.
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.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Unfortunately, Happy Houseplants is currently unable to deliver as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. You can still place orders through their site, but they won’t be sending anything out until further notice – you can check their Facebook and Instagram posts for updates.
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.
Has coronavirus had an impact? Crocus is limiting the number of orders it accepts every day, which means you won’t always be able to shop straight away. Once you’ve placed an order, they also say that your order could take up to 20 days to dispatch due to a limited workforce in their warehouse.
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