Hey, I'm James founder of The Stem.
I started The Stem in October 2019, after battling mental health challenges whilst working in the City. Spending time in nature was an important sanctuary for me and enabled me to rebuild my sense of self. I wanted to start a business that helped others find their own connection with nature by making plants and gardening more accessible than ever.
Sharing plant happiness
Not only do plants look great but there’s also a lot of evidence that plants and access to nature can improve our physical and mental health, including reducing stress and lifting our mood. For those of us that live in cities, with limited access to outdoor space, having houseplants is a great way to bring the green indoors.
Our mission is to share the joy of plants for happier homes and a healthier planet. We help you discover beautiful plants for your home and hand-deliver them directly to your door, in the most sustainable manner possible.
Looking after the planet
We put sustainability at the heart of everything we do and believe in doing business for good not just for profit. From planting a tree for every order, offsetting any carbon emissions in our supply chain, to delivering in 100% electric vehicles - we're committed to building a business that puts the planet first.
Helping you care for your plants
Ordering your new plant is just the beginning of your journey to plant parenthood. We're committed to sharing expert advice and plant care tips to help your plants thrive. Our Plant Care Hub is full of knowledge and our Plant Doctor is always on hand if you need support for unhappy or dying plants.
Why buy from The Stem?
We only stock A1 grade plants and an awesome range of pots.
30-day no questions asked returns, free scheduled deliveries, complimentary plant care support.
Focused on Sustainability
Delivery in 100% electric vans, plant a tree for every order, low impact packaging.