In my view, a home wouldn’t be complete without a few healthy house plants.
One company who are aiming to bring plants into every home is Lazy Flora.
The premise of Lazy Flora is simple – premium plants delivered to your door every month.
Lazy Flora* have most of the bases covered too. You can choose a subscription box suited to your desires, which can include indoor plants only, outdoor plants only, a combination of the two, or even an edible plant subscription.
As well as receiving a plant from Lazy Flora, I spoke to them about their business, the benefits of house plants, sustainability and more. Have a read up of my Lazy Flora review, then carry on to the short Q&A just below.
Disclaimer: This blog post comes in partnership with Lazy Flora, who sent me one of their plants as a gift. This post does contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission on any subsequent purchases. Please note that this comes at no cost to you the reader. Thank you for your support.
Who are Lazy Flora?
I am a huge fan of house plants. According to my last count, I had roughly 45 plants dotted around my house.
To me, house plants add a homely touch, a sense of tranquillity and a splash of relaxing colour. Even more, there a many house plants benefits that can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health.
With this in mind, I was excited to hear about Lazy Flora – a new business geared up to bringing plants to more people in the UK.
Lazy Flora were founded in 2017 by Claire Ransom. Initially, Lazy Flora aimed to make it easier to bring a bit of nature to homes, particularly flats, apartments and other places without a garden.
Now, Lazy Flora offer a number of plant deliver subscriptions and accessories to make you a happy plant parent. You don’t have to be an expert plant grower either. Lazy Flora is set up to make it perfect for beginners. If you are interested in this area, take a look at my easy plants to grow indoors.
Review of Lazy Flora
When I spoke to Lazy Flora, they kindly sent a lovely Flamingo Flower plant to me that was in good condition and carefully packaged in hessian and cardboard.
It was great to see the plant delivered and packaged in recyclable cardboard and without plastic – it definitely got the thumbs up from me.
If you have a reputation for killing plants, fear not!
Your plant delivery comes with detailed instructions on how to care and look after each individual plant, with information on ideal light conditions, watering, temperature and humidity.
You can’t go too far wrong!
Lazy Flora House Plant Subscriptions
Lazy Flora deliver indoor, outdoor and edible plants via their subscription service.
There are a number of different models to suit your needs. For example, with the indoor plant subscription you can choose to have a new house plant delivered every month, or every other month, on a set date.
For those with pets, like me, you can also choose to have ‘pet friendly’ plants delivered. This is because some plants can be toxic to dogs and cats. All of the pet friendly house plants delivered by Lazy Flora are verified by the ASPCA.
You can also choose whether you want the pot included or not, which is handy.
On the outdoor plant subscription box, you can choose a delivery slot between 1-3 months, either 8 or 16 plants and with or without peat-free compost.
Lazy Flora also offer a edible plants subscription box (delivered every 1, 2 or 3 months), which differs as the seasons change.
Q&A with Lazy Flora
Here’s a quick Q&A with Lazy Flora founder, Claire.
If you like what you’ve read so far, head over to the Lazy Flora website here.
What do you think are the main benefits of being around house plants?
Having plants around and tending to them brings so much balance and calm to our busy lives. There’s a lot of research that shows how plants and gardening are really beneficial to our mental wellbeing.
At Lazy Flora, we try to make plant parenting really easy and stress-free even for people who are new to house plants and gardening. We provide lots of information and care instructions with every plant and always having our team of in-house plant experts on hand for any advice.
How important is sustainability to Lazy Flora and in what ways do you try to limit your environmental impact?
Limiting our environmental impact is definitely a big priority for me and the team.
For example, the packaging we use for our plants is always as eco-friendly as possible. All our indoor plant deliveries are already plastic-free and we will soon be able to make our outdoor plant deliveries plastic free too.
We use packaging materials such as hessian and recycled cardboard. This is really exciting and has been a goal for a long time – it is surprisingly difficult to find packaging that protects the plants in transit, but we are now getting there.
Another issue we are really passionate about is peat-free compost. The mining and use of peat contributes to carbon emissions and has such a negative impact on biodiversity. We are really happy to be able to sell top quality peat-free compost and send it out to our outdoor and edible plants subscribers.
Where do you source your plants from? Do you grow any yourself?
We work with some great growers in the UK and the Netherlands. All our outdoor subscriptions now include UK-grown plants.
We don’t grow any ourselves at Lazy Flora yet but perhaps in the future!
What are Lazy Flora’s plans for the future?
We want to bring beautiful, hassle-free plants to even more people and continue spreading the plant-love!
Lazy Flora has grown quickly in the past couple of years and we have plans to continue this growth. In the very near future, we will be selling more rare plants and generally adding to the range of plants we offer.
Thanks to Lazy Flora and Claire for answering my questions and sending out a plant.
If you’re interested in their house plant subscription service, head across to Lazy Flora and have a look around the website, get inspired and get on board with some life-benefitting house plants.