With all of us spending more time at home many people are taking this extra time to get creative in their home. One way you can do this is by incorporating indoor plants into your interior decor. Indoor plants can add elegance, drama, warmth, and color to your home and many of them are not that expensive. Some of these plants can almost be like adding a work of art in your home.
Here are 5 stylish plants to consider adding to your home:
Bromeliad - This popular houseplant is related to the pineapple. It is native to the tropics and while it looks exotic it is not difficult to grow. These bold houseplants can work well in contemporary, modern, or tropical décor. They have colorful, long-lasting flowers that look great with the pretty green leaves. The flowers come in shades of orange, pink, red, and yellow. It requires bright light but not direct sunlight. This mirrors the tropical environment that it thrives in as it grows under the canopy of other plants. They should be allowed to dry out between watering and not sit in standing water or soggy soil. They don’t need to be fertilized and can stay in the same pot for up to 5 years at a time. Although they are a tropical plant they can survive temperatures as low as 40 degrees. Learn more about Bromeliads in this article.
Majesty Palm – Houseplant palms can bring a tropical touch to your home. There are many varieties of beautiful palm trees that thrive as houseplants. You can use a palm to be a living sculpture in a room or use several of these as a screen or room divider. The Majesty Palm is large and makes a grand appearance in any room. The plant has upward arching; dark green fronds that give it an exotic look. The dark green foliage works well with many color schemes which allow it to fit in many home-décor styles. It is a slow-growing plant that does best in bright, indirect sunlight. Since it is slow-growing you do not have to worry about it outgrowing its space. The plant requires consistent watering and humidity. If your bathroom is sunny this would be a great location for a Majesty Palm. This plant can do well in a self-watering planter. It is easy to care for and does not require pruning except to remove old fronds when they start turning yellow.
Fiddle Leaf Fig – The Fiddle Leaf Fig is also known as Ficus lyrata. One of the reasons for its popularity is that it is a houseplant that can grow to be a tree. These plants can grow up to 10 feet under the right conditions. With its large violin-shaped leaves and height, it can make a real statement in your home. This plant is a little finicky, so if you are a beginner at houseplants you may not want to start with this one. The plant needs bright indirect sunlight and a regular watering schedule. Fiddle leaf figs like a moderate amount of moisture in the soil. If the plant does not get enough water, the leaves will lose their green color and wilt. If you give it too much water the plant will drop its leaves and could die. Make sure the pot you grow it in has a drainage hole or the plant can get root rot. You will also need to wipe its leaves every so often to get the dust off them, so photosynthesis is not impaired.
Monsteras – These houseplants have spectacular tropical leaves that have natural holes in them. Some people think they look like cheese, so it is nicknamed “Swiss Cheese Plant” or “Split Leaf Philodendron”. You will find this plant in a lot of Instagram feeds. There is even a hashtag #MonsteraMonday where you can find people who are fans of this plant. There are many different varieties from Little Swiss Monstera adansonii which would look great on a plant stand or bookcase to a larger version such as Monstera Deliciosa, which can grow into a sizeable floor plant and fills up any empty corner of your room. This plant is easy to grow and is great for newer growers to experienced plant parents. Grow your Monsteras in bright indirect sun and water them about once a week. The plant has a vining growth habit and might need support to keep it upright. If you have pets this plant has calcium oxalate crystals which when ingested is toxic to cats and dogs.
Prayer Plant - Prayer Plant is a fun houseplant that is easy to grow. It does best in bright indirect sunlight but can tolerate low light conditions. This plant is indigenous to Central and South America and gets its name from its leaves which stay flat during the day and then fold up like praying hands at night. It is a low-spreading houseplant that is often grown in hanging baskets. There are many different varieties of this plant with some of them having the most stunningly attractive leaves in the plant kingdom. They prefer moist soil except during the winter when the soil should be allowed to dry out between watering. It prefers humid conditions such as you might find in your bathroom. It can be repotted in the spring and cuttings can be rooted in water or by putting the cutting in soil.
Let us know if you have any houseplants to add to our list!