For increasing numbers of us, home is where the urban jungle is. From leafy palms to symmetrical succulents, we’re filling our shelves (and Instagram feeds) with gorgeous pots of greenery, and the trend shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.
Still got some space to fill, or want to start your collection from scratch? Here’s our pick of the best plant subscription services on offer…
BloomBox’s green picks are wow-factor plants that’ll brighten up even the blandest of spaces. There are three different levels of subscription to choose from – Classic will get you a high-quality plant delivered every month; Classic Plus will deliver you one large statement plant; and Special secures you a small batch, hard-to-find plant from boutique growers. Even better, all subscriptions include a ceramic pot for your new plant friends to live in.
How much does it cost? From £35 a month/pay as you go.
Canopy Plants offer a range of subscriptions to suit all budgets – the Classic is £15 a go (or £30 with a ceramic pot) and can be on a monthly, bimonthly or quarterly frequency. Alternatively, the Shoestring subscriptions are suitable for plant lovers on a tight budget and again, chose to receive a delivery every 1, 2 or 3 months.
How much does it cost? Classic: £15 (£30 with pot); Shoestring: £10.
At Leaf Envy, there are lots of ways to make your subscription personal to you, for example by choosing to receive either one surprise plant (sans pot) or a plant and a pot each delivery; decide whether you want a new plant baby every 1, 2 or 3 months; and then choose the subscription length that’s right for you. Those who like to think sustainably will be glad to hear that Leaf Envy deliveries come in recyclable packaging and they plant a tree for every 10 orders.
How much does it cost? Plant only: £20; plant and pot: £35.
Beards & Daisies
With all the ‘on-trend’ plants plus a whole load more at their fingertips, Beards & Daisies have a range of subscriptions, from pet-friendly to hanging houseplants. For the hardcore plant lovers out there, ‘a year of houseplants’ for £299.99 would make the ultimate (self)gift.
How much does it cost? From £24.99 a month.
Romeo & Succulent
Among workshops, weddings, event styling and more, Romeo & Succulent also offers a fantastic cacti and succulent subscription service. Each month, expect to receive a small to medium-sized cacti or succulent species, complete with a stylish pot to match, care instructions and free delivery.
How much does it cost? £20 a month.
Lazy Flora is unique in that they offer outdoor plant and edible plant subscriptions as well as the classic houseplant subscription. If you have pets, you can check the pet-friendly box on checkout for no extra cost to make sure your green friends don’t harm your furry friends.
How much does it cost? Indoor plant subscription: £24 (£33 with pot) a month; Outdoor plant subscription: from £45; Edible plant subscription: £35.
House of Kojo
House of Kojo is an online plant boutique that also offers Kojo Monthly, their plant subscription service that can be a one-off, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription, depending on how jungle-like you want your home to become. Each surprise houseplant is accompanied by a plant pot or plant-related accessory.
How much does it cost? 1 month: £29.99; 3 months: £84.99; 6 months: £154.99; 12 months: £299.99.
Flowers by Flourish
The indoor and outdoor plant subscriptions from Flowers by Flourish both start from just £20 a month, plus you can get 50 per cent off your first delivery using the code ‘PLANT’ at checkout. They may specialise in flowers but their plant subscription services get an equal amount of praise in the reviews.
How much does it cost? From £20 a month.
Barry’s Catus Club
Love cacti but short on space? Barry’s Cactus Club will send you a different mini cactus or succulent in its own perfect pot to your door every month. In your first box you’ll also receive an additional welcome kit that includes cactus food, a gold cactus enamel pin and a collector’s annual to store your plant care cards in.
How much does it cost? From £15 a month.