One of the biggest things I crave most living in an apartment is outdoor space. I love being surrounded by nature and the fact that houseplants are scientifically proven to help stress levels, reduce anxiety and clean the air, makes me want to create my own indoor oasis even more.
In steps Clare, founder of plant delivery company, Lazy Flora. I’ve admired Clare from afar over social media for a while now so when we got chatting about her business, I was keen to spread the word.
It’s fair to say I don’t have the greenest of fingers and will often choose faux flowers over the real deal because of my poor parenting skills. But I was excited to discover more about the Lazy Flora concept and see if I could creating something a little more botanical this coming summer.
Founder Clare found herself often feeling similarly frustrated as me when it came to missing outdoor space and having talked to friends who either had the same struggles or didn’t know where to start when it came to maintaining their garden, she took the leap to launch her own plant delivery business.
With Lazy Flora you can grab a one-off purchase, like the most amazing succulent plant collection which would look perfect styled in a deep gold tray on the table, but what really caught my eye is the indoor plant subscription service.
Each month you’ll receive a brand-new plant to add to your collection, and whether you’ve got a garden, a rooftop, a balcony, or even just a side table like me, you can add seasonal colour and interest to your home every single month. Also, is this not the perfect birthday present for the person who “has everything”?
Some months you’ll get flowering plants, some months you’ll get succulents – in June, there’s an ornamental lemon tree on offer. How Instagrammable would that look on your kitchen windowsill?
Lazy Flora really does take care of everything, with every package including care instructions (remember to water your plant being the obvious one for me to follow), as well as the chance to purchase potting containers alongside your order.
The one tip I’d give from unboxing my order is to lay down newspaper to catch falling soil if you don’t have an outdoor space to plant in. But other than that, I absolutely loved the delivery which turned up at my door – which included a Guzmania Candy, a.k.a. Rainforest Candy plant (this pink number is a real statement plant), a leafy coffee bean plant and a beautiful purple Dendrobium.
Look how gorgeous this set up looks by my balcony, which has sunlight most of the day – apart from the 340 days a year when it’s raining here in the UK.
In celebration of National Gardening Week, the brand has put together an amazing offer on its indoor plant subscription (6 months or 1 year).
1 new plant every month
£16/month (no pot)
£20/month (with pot)
This offer lasts until Friday the 4th May.
I think more than anything, I love the ethos behind Lazy Flora. It’s a small business, which supports other local businesses, and in turn offers a unique service and one well worth the money I think. You can find out more about Lazy Flora on the website here, and if you’re looking to create an indoor or outdoor oasis this summer, be sure to support and follow over on Instagram and Twitter.