Why buy delivered plants?
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
Stick around, we’ll convince you why with ten top reasons.
Along with a LOT of houseplant owners you might give your plants too much water. Researchers tell us around 80% of houseplant deaths are due to overwatering.
We’ll bet our crispy salad lunch baguette that your overwatering is achieved with the ‘dribble’ effect. The dribble effect is giving your plants a cup of water every few days – sound familiar?
No, stop! This is a drawn-out way to kill your plant because it needs a deep drink when the soil is drying out at root level, not a regular shallow splash.
But it ain’t easy to see those roots!
A watering device nestles in the root system and changes colour when the moisture is gone.
Busy people don’t have time to think about their houseplants every day. Whether you’re a millennial working all hours to save up a house deposit, a parent shouting at the kids to brush their teeth before the school run, or someone that travels a lot, your green friends often get forgotten.
A watering device will peek cheerfully from the plant pot and remind you to water with a colour change. ‘Hey – we’re thirsty over here’.
We don’t like difficult because life is hard enough already, Watering devices are so simple to use even your holiday plant sitter can read them without a problem.
White = water me.
Blue = don’t water me.
Oxygenating, air purifying plants boost your health. NASA says so and there’s plenty of research out there showing that just one plant in a room can clean the air by 25%. They mop up carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds from paint and carpets.
Here are the best plants for air purifying goodness. English ivy, boston fern, spider plant, devil’s ivy, areca palm, philodendron, spathiphyllum, bamboo palm, snake plant, dracaena, and rubber plants.
And guess what? You can team a watering device with them all. In fact, the plants want you to.
Biophilic design is a thing. It means we feel better when plants are near.
It’s not just their air purifying effects but because plants have formed our evolution. We are part of the natural world and we’re supposed to spend time with plants. Sadly, we often live in the concrete jungle, work in a dark office block, and spend winter nights in front of the TV instead.
Houseplants can bring the great outdoors inside and a watering device will keep ‘em happy there.
Despite splashing out on a watering device you’ll spend less on water and less buying replacement house plants.
You’re not daft and we’re crap at maths, but it's pretty obvious that a watering device costs less than replacing your houseplants every few months.
Plus, you can get attached to certain plants and want to keep them alive. We talk to Stella the Spath every day. She KNOWS things.
Our favourite watering device is a sustee. They’re available in different sizes to fit all plant pots in understated white or mid-green shades.
Just push one into the root system and spot the colour change – it tells you whether to water or hold off.
Sustees were designed in Japan and they’ve won these design awards:
2014 - Reddot Design Award - Germany
2014 - Design for Asia Award - Hongkong
2015 - Good Design Award - Japan
JIDA Design Museum Selection Vol. 16 – Japan
Get yourself on the winning side.
You can check soil dryness to a few centimetres with your finger, but you’ll drop soil on the window sill and carpet, and then you’ve got to use the nail brush. That seems like a little thing to do in the grand scheme, but it’s a pain when you’re busy.
Washing hands, ruining nails, having to clean. Ain’t no-one got time for that.
Not in the triffid sense, but plant killers out there with zero confidence can step up and grow healthy, beautiful plants with a little scientific help.
In fact, your plants are demanding a life-saving sustee and if you don’t oblige, they might start a revolution.
Knowing exactly when to water means you have the freedom to get more plants without expensive mistakes! Woo! Start moving your furniture out, the indoor jungle is just a few clicks away.
Let’s be serious for a moment before we sign off. Buying indoor greenery is an investment and you want to keep it alive. A watering device can really help, especially if you’re nervous or an all-out plant killer.
We think they’re the way forward so we’ve started selling sustee plant packs that include a plant, a pot, AND a sustee.
It’s everything you need to go from plant killer to plant winner overnight.
Here’s 6 quick reasons from the top of our head.
We sell plants by the pack, because when you buy 10 plants of one variety it’s quicker to pick and pack - saving us time and you money. When you buy from us, you’re effectively cutting out the wholesale and retail margin, allowing us to sell a premium plant for a fraction of the retail cost.
With best customer service team in the plant game, we have earned a 5 star reputation from independent feedback platform Feefo. We are realistic - sometimes things go wrong but we work hard to resolve it, even when it is not our fault.
Growing plants can be a bit daunting but with a bit of expert help you can grow a green thumb. Our phone number is front and centre because we are here to help!
Younger plants have a tendency to adjust in a new environment more rapidly than larger plants.
Digging holes is not that much fun! The good news is our plants require far less effort to plant for one simple reason - the holes are smaller.
Quality is important to us - if we wouldn’t buy it ourselves, we won’t send it to you.
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