THE "IT" PLANTS OF HOME DECOR

When it comes to home decor and plants, there are a few bonafide hip (or "hipster") plants on the scene. These plants have earned their cred on blogs, Pinterest, and in the likes of various decor editorials. Along with macrame plant hangers, atriums, and other vessels, all things plants seem to be trending.

I jumped on the plant bandwagon a couple of years ago. Cheap and cheerful, they began to infiltrate our home, bringing a spot of colour and warmth to our glowing white backdrop. The intention to spruce up the place with a few plants here and there manifested itself into a full blown obsession. But now with a home that feels more complete, lively, and vibrant than ever - so be it! 

Currently, these are The "IT" Plants Of Home Decor and some easy "how to" care tips, below: 

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree:  Personality Trait: "Queen Bee", Luxurious  Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light (lot's of light, but no sunbeams on the plant). Water- Thoroughly water and allow top inch to dry before watering again.

1. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Personality Trait: "Queen Bee", Luxurious 

Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light (lot's of light, but no sunbeams on the plant). Water- Thoroughly water and allow top inch to dry before watering again.

2. Snake Plant:  Personality Trait: Strong, Independent  Care Tips: Light- Thrives in bright light, to full sun. Will tolerate low light. Water- Water and allow to dry before watering again. Water just enough to moisten the soil, do not drench. Water along the edged of the pot, away from the centre of plant to avoid rotting at the base. 

2. Snake Plant

Personality Trait: Strong, Independent 

Care Tips: Light- Thrives in bright light, to full sun. Will tolerate low light. Water- Water and allow to dry before watering again. Water just enough to moisten the soil, do not drench. Water along the edged of the pot, away from the centre of plant to avoid rotting at the base. 

3. Rubber Plant:  Personality Trait: Stylish, Elegant  Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light. Ideally by a window with sheer curtains. Water- Keep moist during it's growing season, Spring/Summer. Water very sparingly during it's dormant season, Winter. Otherwise, it will drop leaves.  

3. Rubber Plant: 

Personality Trait: Stylish, Elegant 

Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light. Ideally by a window with sheer curtains. Water- Keep moist during it's growing season, Spring/Summer. Water very sparingly during it's dormant season, Winter. Otherwise, it will drop leaves.  

4. String of Pearls:  Personality Trait: Conversation starter , Calming  Care Tips: Light- Thrives in bright light, to full sun. Water and allow to dry before watering again. This plant retains water in it's little beads. Be careful to over water, as this can lead to root rot. Mist weekly. NOTE: This plant is considered to be slightly toxic and should be hung out of children's and pets reach.

4. String of Pearls

Personality Trait: Conversation starter , Calming 

Care Tips: Light- Thrives in bright light, to full sun. Water and allow to dry before watering again. This plant retains water in it's little beads. Be careful to over water, as this can lead to root rot. Mist weekly. NOTE: This plant is considered to be slightly toxic and should be hung out of children's and pets reach.

5. Cactus (any Cactus):  Personality Trait: Exotic, Daring  Care Tips: Light- Bright light, to full sun. Water- Water every other week and allow to dry before watering again. NOTE: light and watering tips vary from cactus to cactus. Read up on your chosen cactus for more accurate care tips.   

5. Cactus (any Cactus): 

Personality Trait: Exotic, Daring 

Care Tips: Light- Bright light, to full sun. Water- Water every other week and allow to dry before watering again. NOTE: light and watering tips vary from cactus to cactus. Read up on your chosen cactus for more accurate care tips.   

6. ZZ Plant:  Personality Trait: Purifying, Energizing  Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light to low light. Water- Loves to be forgotten. Water and allow to dry before watering again.  

6. ZZ Plant

Personality Trait: Purifying, Energizing 

Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light to low light. Water- Loves to be forgotten. Water and allow to dry before watering again.  

7. Chinese Money Plant:  Personality Trait: Quirky, Sweet, Charismatic  Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light. Water- Drench and allow to dry before watering again. Keep soil well drained.  Mist weekly.  

7. Chinese Money Plant

Personality Trait: Quirky, Sweet, Charismatic 

Care Tips: Light- Bright, indirect light. Water- Drench and allow to dry before watering again. Keep soil well drained.  Mist weekly.  

8. Cheese Plant: (on right)  Personality trait: Sexy, Confident  Care Tips: Light- Bight, indirect light. Water- Thoroughly water and allow to dry before watering again. 

8. Cheese Plant: (on right) 

Personality trait: Sexy, Confident 

Care Tips: Light- Bight, indirect light. Water- Thoroughly water and allow to dry before watering again. 

 

 

 

 

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