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.
The health benefits of Houseplants
Mood Boosting – Studies have shown that having a houseplant can have a positive effect on people’s mood, and who doesn’t love being in a good mood?
Boost Creativity – Houseplants are not just a great home accessory but work great in office spaces too. If you have been working at home a lot more than normal due to the current situation, having a houseplant in your office space can help boost creativity, productivity and concentration.
Reduce Stress & Fatigue – There’s nothing quite like a bit of fresh air to help clear your head from any stress and this stems from reconnecting with nature. When we get in touch with nature our mental fatigue and stress levels are reduced. Houseplants improve the overall quality of your indoor living space and ultimately help reduce stress levels. It’s a great way to bring the outdoors in!
Subtly add a Calming Atmosphere – There have also been studies that state green is a naturally calming colour, by adding houseplants into your home you’re not only reaping the air purifying benefits but also the subtle calming effect they give off due to their colour.
Fittonia (nerve plant)
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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2 sausage, 3 bacon, 2 hash browns, 1 bacon, 1 sausage, grilled tomato,
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Grilled tomato egg, toast
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* vegetarian sausage available
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