Making Indoor Plants Work
If you feel like your home is lacking a little something, try adding some of these plants to instantly lift a space and make it feel fresh and welcoming.
The 70’s trend is back so it’s time to bring the garden inside and bring new life to your interior. If you feel like your home is lacking a little something, try adding some of these plants to instantly lift a space and make it feel fresh and welcoming.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Loved for their large, glossy leaves, the Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) are the ‘it’ plant of the moment.
This plant adds a sculptural element and wow factor to a room. Be sure to place in an area that gets bright filtered light, but not direct sunlight so the leaves don’t burn. As they come from a tropical climate, it is advised to keep the plant steadily moist and in a warm room if possible.
String of Bananas
This trailing succulent produces long tendrils of tiny green banana-like leaves. String of Bananas (Senecio radicans) looks great in hanging baskets or on windowsills where the foliage can trail.
The String of Bananas enjoys filtered sunlight and being a succulent, only needs watering when the soil is dry. They like porous soil with good drainage. NOTE: This plant may be toxic to pets so place somewhere where they aren’t able to access it.
Mother In Law’s Tongue
Besides being a great conversation starter with its name, the Mother in Law’s Tongue - named for their long, sharpley-shaped leaves - are enjoying a revival back into home decor fashion.
Adding structure to modern, contemporary and retro structures, the Mother in Law’s Tongue is a sturdy plant who can tolerate most conditions, though prefers full, bright sunlight. They only require water once a month and will die if you over water them.
With an ability to tolerate neglect, the ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) has been a favourite for people who are after a low maintenance plant.
The ZZ plant likes bright, indirect light and only requires watering once a fortnight. It would be an ideal addition to any office space.