Plants don't just belong outside!
At Whiteleys we are passionate about our house plants. They can bring any area to life. Adding character, comfort and class to any indoor space. Why not come and visit our indoor garden and seek inspiration today?
Meet Our Houseplant Expert Wendy
Wendy came to Whiteleys Garden Centre to set up the houseplant garden in May. She had previously been looking after the houseplants for the Royal Horticultural Society. She is a retired piano teacher who lives with her husband Richard and spaniel Dylan.
Having trained in Floral Art Design, Flower arranging and Floristry she has competed in Flower Shows and NAFAS competitions. She has a vast knowledge of house and garden plants, also being a very keen gardener. She is now enjoying sharing that vast wealth of knowledge with our Whiteleys family and looks forward to meeting you all in the houseplant garden very soon.
Helping Purify The Air
House plants can promote feelings of wellbeing, improve mental health and remove toxins from the air.
Some good examples of such plants are:
Spathiphyllum - Peace Lily
This beautiful evergreen plant is widely regarded to be easy to care for, even for those that don’t have a green thumb. Give them evenly moist, drained soil. Place close to a window in a warm room where it will benefit from indirect sun light. North or West facing windows are the best. If the leaves turn yellow; give it indoor plant food and a good soak overnight.
Sansevieria Trifasciata - Snake Plant
A Snake Plant thrives on neglect. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and take care not to wet the leaves. Place your plant in indirect sunlight and fertilize during growing season with and all purpose plant food.
Chlorophytum comosum - Spider Plant
For those of you who are new to houseplants, the resilient spider plant is your perfect choice. The little spiderettes are perfect for re-potting and helping you grow a little garden in your own home.
A healing aloe plant is a lovely addition to your kitchen windowsill, as it loves a sunny spot. While being on hand to soothe any kitchen burns, this succulent will be purifying the air.
Climbing plants don't really like central heating but live happy lives if the foliage is misted and they are stood on trays of damp gravel to increase humidity.
Cacti & Succulents
Cacti and succulents thrive with good light sources, and it is best to place cacti and succulents in a bright place. A south facing position will provide good sunlight. However, be careful to not put them in direct sunlight because the intense light can make the plants turn a yellow colour. The optimum light depends on the variety of cacti and succulent that you are growing. The main requirement for cactus soil is good drainage and this can be achieved with mixing horticultural grit into the soil. Most cacti are plants that are adapted to living in dry areas. Try using Cactus Focus for the best results. Designed for best results with the widest range of cacti and succulents. Free-draining to promote healthy root growth.
We stock a large range of Cacti, Succulents and treatments in store.
Grown for their fabulous leaves, these foliage house plants keep their interesting look all year round. Whether you're looking for large, glossy leaves from the Swiss cheese plant or the bright colours that Calatheacan bring, there's an indoor foliage plant to suit every indoor space.
House Plant Treatments
These fascinating plants catch their own meals! Carnivorous plants make superb house plants that will intrigue you with their mysterious looks and unusual feeding habits. A popular choice among children, each species has its own method of trapping flies and other bugs, such as traps, pitchers and sticky pads. Carnivorous plants can also act as a natural way of keeping unwelcome insects and flies off your crops in your greenhouse. Keep your carnivorous plants well watered as most are used to a damper environment in the wild.
Boost Your Mood
These are strange times. But as the majority of the nation gets used to a new routine of remote working and social distancing, there has never been a more perfect time to create your own indoor jungle.
A house full of plants doesn’t only look good, it’s also been proven to provide a host of psychological benefits: improved mood, reduced stress levels, greater productivity and longer attention span. So if you’re struggling to concentrate in your new home office, start thinking green.
One study even showed that recovering patients in rooms with plants had lower blood pressure and lower ratings of pain, anxiety and fatigue.
If you have something specific that you are looking for that you are unable to find then please let us know. We will go on the hunt for you and order it in for either collection or delivery. Simply speak to a member of staff or email [email protected].
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Breakfast menu 9:00-11:30am
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Grilled tomato egg, toast
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* vegetarian sausage available
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