Houseplants are so fashionable and if you’re not a plant parent, then you need to be!
They can complement the colour themes of your home and they aren’t difficult to look after either. Plus it’s proven that caring for a plant can help boost your wellbeing and health.
An indoor plant is in fact a home accessory, bought to emphasise a look or to make a statement, and they add freshness and life to a room for much longer than cut flowers do.
All houseplants come with care instructions and it is important to pick plants that suit the conditions in your home and to give them the right care.
Generally they all need:
Good light, except foliage types, but don’t tolerate scorching sun.
Cacti and succulents prefer dry, sunny conditions.
Fluctuations of temperatures are always a problem. Houseplants of all types hate to be too hot all day long and on a drafty windowsill all evening. Don’t just display them on a windowsill use side tables and plant stands.
Houseplants enjoy being grouped together as this creates a micro-climate.
The top five houseplants we recommend trying out this spring are:
Anthurium – their glossy heart-shaped leaves and tropical looking flowers add a touch of romance to any room. To get them to flower continuously, place in a filtered-light location and fertilise in spring.
Peace Lily – their white blooms make these an accent to brighten up a low-light room.
Boston Fern – the quintessential decorative fern. It enjoys filtered light, high humidity, and consistently moist soil, making it a smart choice for your bathroom.
Red Aglaonema – recognisable for its striking, colourful leaves and occasional flowers, it tolerates just about every indoor condition.
Orchid – ideal for areas where they will receive indirect sun; orchids offer a delicate and striking touch to any décor.
Pairing your houseplant with the perfect planters is also key to pulling a room together and will help boost likes for any photos you take for your Instagram. Take a look at our beautiful planters here.