Currently the big thing in the world of ornamental plants and flowers is the house plant. Now obviously the house plant is nothing new, they were massive in the 70s and into the 80s but I’m glad to see them back, along with the flared jean!
This trend has been building back up for a while, and is now in full swing. It has overtaken not only the world of floristy but that of design, photography, graphics, interiors, fashion and even lifestyle.
I think the main attraction of the house plant is that they are not mearly visitors or decorations in your home like the cut flower. They are living inhabitants that quite literally breath fresh air into your space. We have a Peace Lily called Steve who is now loved just as deeply as any other member of the family, and is better company than a couple of them at times! But apart from making you overly attached to them, plants in the house will enhance your wellbeing. They have been shown to reduce tierdness, stress, and can even help you work harder.
If you’re looking to create a beautiful arrangment of plants for your home it’s all about mixing and matching. Try using unusual, fun combinations of patterns and textures, not only in your plants but in your pot and location choice. Try varing heights, sizes, or even hang them from the ceiling.
But with so much choice out there, how do you know which plants are right for you? The best thing about the house plant is that there are so many of them, from bushy ferns, to statuesque trees and mini succulents. Many are fuss free, requiring little maintenance, and often they only need limited watering. This means that even those who kill every plant they touch can benifit. If this is you Golden Pothos is your new baby…even I can’t kill it.
My personal favourites are:
- The Rubber Tree
- The Zee Zee Plant
- The Split Leaf Philodendron
- Guiana Chestnut
- Snake Plant
- Spider Plant
- Citrous Trees
- Maiden Haired Fern
- Boston Fern
- Cacti and succulents
Do you have a favourite? Or a friend that has long lived in your home like Steve?