At Simpsons, we have a super selection of indoor plants to brighten up your home and office environment. House plants are a growing trend for all generations and Simpsons stock a wide variety of cacti, Orchids, succulents and lush foliage plants, we have something to suit all spaces and requirements.
As well as a great selection of plants, we also stock a fantastic range of pots, stands and accessories – in all shapes, sizes and colours which will compliment your home and office decor.
Did you know that as well as looking great and brightening up your indoor area, house plants also have lots of great health benefits. Indoor plants absorb air pollutants such as air fresheners and sprays, storing them in their tissue.
As well as purifying the air we breathe, the presence of indoor plants have also been shown to have many other beneficial effects, which include:
- Increased positive feelings and reduced feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness.
- Reduction of sound levels
- Reduction of stress levels
- Control of humidity
- Cooling effect
- Absorption of carbon dioxide and emission of oxygen refreshing the air
- Boosting air flow which promotes even breathing, calmness and contributing to a restful sleep
- Improved concentration levels leading to improved productivity particularly with those working with computers
- Interiors feel spacious, looked after and clean
- People prefer to occupy rooms that contain plants
- Improved image – interiors are perceived as “more expensive”
Types of Indoor Plants
Cacti and Succulents
Cacti and succulents love a dry and humid environment therefore will thrive well in a warm room such as a kitchen or bathroom. Your cactus will only need watered every month or so, which make them such a great starting point on the indoor plant buying ladder.
Succulents look great on their own or mix them up with different varieties to create an effective display in a container with pebbles and stones. Ask our team about advice about choosing succulents and cacti, they can even plant a selection for you.
Top watering tip: in a basic add a few inshes of water and sit your cactus pot in the basin for a round 5 minutes, this will let the plant take in the water it needs.
Indoor plants with thick glossy leaves make a real statement whether they are in the home or office, and are amazing space fillers! The on-trend fictus plant can be an effective addition to most rooms and offices creating a focal point or space divider.
Foliage plants often thrive in low light situations – depending on the species, and their roots tolerate a variety of irrigation habits, meaning they dont need watered too often.
Foliage plants to consider include: fictus, peace lilies, palm plants, snake plants, Hedera, and spider plants. See in store for our full range or ask our team to help with selecting the right plant and co-ordinating pot for you.
Orchids and Flowering Plants
Despite what people may think, orchids are actually a really easy indoor plant to look after. They are small and compact so can be placed on windowsills, shelves and desk spaces, adding instant colour and interest.
At Simpsons we have different varieties available throughout the year from mini orchid varieties to giant flowering orchids!
Other flowering plants in our indoor plant ranges include gerberas, mini azaleas and roses as well as anthurium and kalachoe, which all have beautiful colourful flowers! Guaranteed to lift the spirits wherever you decide to place them.
Don’t forget to stock up on specialist indoor plant compost, liquid feed and pest control, also available in store.