Category Archives: Houseplants

Not Just Flowers – Gorgeous Plants Too

Not only do we send flowers by post, we also can send loved ones gifts such as plants too! People love plants just as much as they do flowers. Plants sent as a gift are usually going to last a lot longer than a bouquet of flowers. This can make them a special kind of gift that the receiver can look after and tend to that can give them real purpose.

Orchids, the Peace Lily and Magnolia are popular plants. Some are not that easy to get hold of or to send by post.

In this post we’ll give you some recommendations as to what plants you can send as that special gift to someone you love.

The Snake Plant – This is one of our favourites as my wife adores anything “snakey”. This plant also has another name that is popular amongst son in laws as the snake plant is also referred to as the “Mother In Laws Tongue”. Believe it or not this strange looking plant is part of the Lily family of plants. It’s plants like these that convey to use just how incredible nature can be, The Snake plant is ideal for those people who are not very good at looking and caring for plants. This particular plant is very hard to get rid of. It will thrive in the harshest of conditions. The Snake plant is also known as a effective air purifier as it can eliminate harmful toxins from the air in your home.

Monstera Deliciosa – This is a popular looking plant for artists or flower arrangers. If you are looking for a plant to grow for yourself then this is certainly an option for you. You may have heard of or know of this plant by other names. The Swiss Cheese plant is probably is most common name. This gorgeous, unique looking plant can be placed inside and outside. It you do decide to place it outside just be aware that it might not flower. One of the fantastic things about this plant is that if is does flower then it will also yield you some fruit!

More Healthy Houseplants

We posted an article a short while ago covering the health benefits of houseplants and some ideas on what houseplant is right for you and your home.

In this post we want to continue that topic and give you some other suggestions to make it easier for you to go out to your favourite DIY store and pick up and houseplant suited to your family’s needs.

So let us introduce you to a couple more of stunning, healthy houseplants.

Lilies have always been one of our favourites here at Flowers By Post. They are also a popular flower in terms of the orders we receive for them. They can make up a beautiful bouquet for any occasion!

I am sure you will be excited to know that one specific type of lily can be a really great addition to your houseplant collection. The peace lily is that variety of lily that works well as a houseplant. The peace lily is an absolutely stunning plant that will brighten up any room of the house. Its not just about beauty though. The peace lily like so many houseplants can be such as great detoxifier of the air in your home. It can take care of some of the harmful toxins and poisons that can inhabit your home.

One of the unique characteristics of the peace lily is that it is one of the few houseplants that actually flower. So if you would like a plant with flowering beauty then this is your choice. If you experience a lot of damp and moisture in your home then it maybe possible that you have mould in the house. The peace lily can be very effective at not only removing toxins from your home but specifically mould particles. This plant loves the shade so ideal for the UK! Ideal homes for this plant are the kitchen and bathroom.

Love plants that have abundance of bushy green leaves? The Boston Fern is one of those houseplants. Although it does not flower, it has a very appealing look to it. If you looking the houseplant that is the most effective at removing toxins from the air in your home then this houseplant is for you. The Boston Fern is very beneficial for people that suffer from dry skin.

Having plants in the home can bring you many benefits. Just be sure to check and find out more about a specific plant before you purchase it. Some plants may be harmful to pets and small children.

Houseplant Health Benefits

Having flowers and¬†houseplants scattered throughout the rooms of your house can really bring the benefits of nature into your home. It can bring a sense of nature into your home and if you are someone like use who love nature then it’s something you’ll love.

You may be wondering if there are actually any benefits to having and keeping houseplants and flowers in your home. What we can tell you that there are many health benefits.

One the great things of having houseplants scattered around the home is that they are very easy to look after and do not require a lot of your time. There are many so called healing benefits of plants and thats also true for houseplants.

One of the most famous plants in terms of its health benefits is the aloe vera plant. When you have the aloe vera plant placed in your home, it can act as air filer that cleans the air. The gel that is contained inside the plant has many special healing properties. It has anti-bacterial properties making it an ideal solution for any cuts or burns to the skin. If you are an unfortunate one that suffers from psoriasis or even eczema then aloe vera is going to feel like your magic potion. Its also easy to apply, just break off a leaf, break it open and that massage the gel into your skin.

The aloe vera plant typically grow in warm to hot climates. If you decide to keep this plant in you home make sure you keep it in a warm and sunny place. If you live in the UK then probably best to emigrate to another country and take your plant with you :).

If this is the first time that you’ve looked into getting some houseplants, then one such houseplant will be ideal for you. The spider plant. This is another easy plant to look after and another great plant for detoxifying the air in your home. Another great reason for having spider plants are that they are very pet friendly. Some plants are not good for pets and can be toxic to them.

Those are two of our favourite houseplants, we’ll have another post focus on some more of our houseplant recommendations.

A Quick Guide To The Best Houseplant

There is nothing like the look and smell of nature in your house. Whether that’s in the form of the best flowers delivered by post or a stunning house plant.

There are two frequently asked questions when it comes to houseplants.

1: Which houseplant should I get?
2: In what room would the above houseplant be best suited to.

Lucky of for you. we’ve got you covered. We’ll give you some ideas and some solution as to what to buy and where to put it.

One of the most favourite rooms that people buy houseplants for, is the bedroom. It’s the one room that we probably spend the most time in. Makes sense for that room to be as tranquil and naturally healthy to be in. Sleeping for an average of 8 hours per night, we want to make sure the air that we are breathing in is quality air.

Here are some good choices for your bedroom house plant.

The Peace Lily: A simple looking plant that can be situated in any room of the house. This type of lily is also know for its air purifying qualities. Ideal for when you want the air to be of the finest quality.

Lavender: We love lavender in or bedroom. We often drip lavender essential oils on our pillows before we get into bed. You can also place a small potted lavender plant in your bedroom as this plant has a beautiful fragrance and has a soothing aroma that helps you to fall asleep.

English Ivy: If it’s the greenery look you’re after then this houseplant is your best choice. Can be hung in a post as it has a wonderful drooping effect as it typically overhangs its pot. It’s a simple plant but one that is very effective.

Begonia: We love this pant for all its different sizes and shapes. With many options it is a lot easier to choose one that fits with the colour scheme of your bedroom. If you can find these plants on a offer or discount, purchase another as they also are well suited to bathrooms too. The Begonia is easy to look after as it doesn’t need much watering. In fact if you place one in the bathroom, the steam from the shower will provide it with enough water!