About Us

We are The Stem, a sustainability-focused online indoor plant shop. Our mission is to spread the joy of plants around London and hopefully the rest of the UK soon.

We launched in October 2019 and have been growing very quickly (excuse the pun), making London a greener, healthier and happier place in the process.

We are committed to offering exceptional quality and value and we are rooted by three core values:

Highest Quality

We only buy the best quality plants and pots, and they all go through our quality control process before being delivered to your door

Exceptional Service

We are fanatical about service and we will always do our best to make sure you have a 5* experience, including through our scheduled deliveries, 30-day no questions asked return policy and our free on-going plant care service

Committed to Sustainability

We take our footprint very seriously and that’s why we only deliver with our electric vans, plant a tree for every order (which helps to offset the emissions in the rest of the supply chain) and there is even a rumour you can plant our thank-you cards 😉. Read more about our sustainability efforts.

Hi, I'm James, the founder of The Stem.

I launched The Stem after working in the city for 3 years after realising there must be more to life than coffee and spreadsheets (although both are great).

During that time, I used to travel extensively to remote places to escape the intensity of London life and to reconnect with nature. Helping busy city dwellers to experience that connection with nature through indoor plants felt like a positive thing to do.

After watching two weeks of sunsets while on holiday in Bali, the decision was made and The Stem was born.

The joy that plants can spread is infectious and I love knowing that we can really help to improve our customers health and happiness!

Grow with us