As a houseplant lover, here are 16 things I’ll be buying in the Black Friday sales

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  • We are becoming a nation obsessed with houseplants! But this year in particular (with us spending more time inside than ever before) our love for greenery has blossomed. Not only have houseplants been shown to have a positive impact on our mental health and wellbeing but they’re also great for our physical health, as many provide much-needed anti-pollutants, ensuring the air we breathe is fresh and full of oxygen. So it’s easy to see the appeal of them!

    Not to mention they look lovely dotted around a living room, bedroom or even bathroom and are a great talking point when guests come over. From tall, floor-standing plants to pretty trailing foliage, there are lots of ways you can use plants to dress your space. And, for those who can’t be bothered to water, feed and dust them, artificial designs are incredibly realistic these days.

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    If you thought Black Friday was all about appliances and furniture, then plant lovers rejoice! This year, there are lots of great discounts to be found on stylish planters, real plants and artificial plants to green-up your home.


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    Black Friday planter deals

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    If, like me, you have a growing collection of plant pots and are constantly looking for new ones, this year’s Black Friday sale has some wonderful designs to be found…

    Salix Set of Two Planters: was £35, now £25, Made.com 
    It’s double the trouble with this Black Friday discount from Made.com. This set of two brass planters look great with the contrast of the black stand – for an industrial look. They come in at 23cm by 19cm so are great for smaller plants. With a £10 saving they are hard to refuse!

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    Butlers Arielle Stoneware Plant Pot: was £16.99, now £6.48, Wayfair
    For a pop of colour, we love this green stoneware pot from Wayfair. For indoor use, this 12.5cm by 14cm pot has a beautiful scalloped design which is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tale. With a saving of more than £10, it’s a real bargain buy.

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    Two Hanging Metal Planters: were £95, now £61.75, Cox & Cox
    This set of two planters is perfect for livening up a dull corner. Made from iron, they are solid, but look contemporary.

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    Light Blue Metal Planter: was £25, now £20, Debenhams
    A pretty planter with feet, so it won’t leave a mark on your furniture and gives trailing plants space to dangle.

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    Novelty Slogan Planter: was £10, now £7.50, Argos
    We love this ‘You Grow Girl’ pot – ideal for a green-fingered friend this Christmas.

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    Black Friday potted plant deals

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    This year, I’ve spent hours in lockdown browsing for plants – big and small – and have been delighted by the sheer amount of choice that’s out there. I’m always looking for an excuse to add to my ever-growing green living room (which vaguely resembles Kew Gardens at this point) and the Black Friday shopping extravaganza is the perfect time to indulge. From petite succulents to frothy floor-fillers, there are a number of goodies to feast on in the sales. Here are five of our favourites that should be on every plant parent’s radar…

    Boston Fern Potted Plant: was £43, now £38.40, Selfridges
    Save 10 per cent (£4.70) on this adorable fern plant from Your London Florist at Selfridges, which comes with a lovely grey ceramic pot. This Boston Fern, which is 35cm by 40cm, is also air purifying.

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    Aloe and Haworthia Succulent Collection: was £38.94, now £32.99, Waitrose Garden
    If you’re looking to dip your toe in the popular houseplant trend, then this Aloe and Haworthia succulent collection is a great place to start. This set of six includes three of each, which all come in classic white pots. They look great dotted around a desk or styled on a windowsill.

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    Polyscias fruticosa ‘Ming’ – Ming Tree & Basket Combination: was £99.98, now £79.98, Crocus
    The frothy foliage of this door is perfect for softening the look of your space and is ready to go in its own basket container. Stands approximately 80cm tall.

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    African Milk Tree Potted Plant 50cm: was £65, now £58.50, Selfridges
    There’s 10% off on several large houseplants at Selfridges right now, all in gorgeous planters like this one which has a naturally faded, antique look.

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    Fern Starter Collection: was £35.94, now £29.94, Waitrose Garden
    If you want to do houseplants in bulk, this is a great deal. This collection of six plants, complete with pots, will green up your space in just one buy. The plants stand at about 10cm tall.

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    Phalaenopsis ‘White Wild Orchid’: was £29.99, now £22.49, Crocus 
    Crocus is offering 25% off houseplants as part of its ‘Green Friday’ event. This beautiful Phalaenopsis is delicate looking but easy to look after. Stands 30cm tall.

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    Black Friday artificial plant deals

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    And, for those of you who just don’t have green fingers, there are lots of deals on fabulous fakes, too! The perfect solution if you want to put a plant in a tricky spot in the house where the real thing wouldn’t thrive, these are the ultimate time-saving solution.

    Faux Potted Rubber Plant: was £125, now £81.25, Cox & Cox
    This high-quality fake is tall at 1.6m – great for filling a wasted corner to liven up any space. It comes in a plain black pot, not the basket shown.

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    Artificial Maidenhair Fern Plant in Concrete Pot: was £25, now £20, Debenhams
    Style up your bookshelf or side table with this voluminous fake fern. It’ll stay fresh green and never go brown at the tips, like the real thing!

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    Argos Home Apartment Living Ceramic Artificial Planter: was £18, now £13.50, Argos
    This long-legged planter is simple and contemporary for any space. It comes complete with a variegated-leaf artificial plant.

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    Artificial Foliage Grass: was £44.99, now £32.99, Wayfair
    At 75cm high, this planter with artificial grass is tall enough to use as a floor standing feature, or to give height to a table display.

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    Argos Home Wilderness Animal Head Artificial Planter: was £14, now £10.50, Argos
    How cute is this?! This big-cat pot and monstera combo is bound to be a talking point. A great gift for a plant and/or animal lover.

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    So what are you waiting for? It’s time to stock up on houseplants, pots and accessories and give your spaces the green makeover they deserve.

    It’s also worth pointing out that there are plenty more options out there if you do a little digging. In fact, some retailers even have categories to help you along with your purchase, including ‘unkillable’ categories for those who struggle to keep their plants alive.

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