How Do You Houseplant?
One of 2018’s most “trending” design trends is patterned house plants.
Houseplants have been a top searched item on Pinterest for a couple years now, hence the popular hashtags, #crazyplantlady and #plantsmakepeoplehappy and they are one of my favorite ways to brighten up a room. Various shades of green just magically transforms even the dullest interior. Not to mention, they do wonders cleaning the air in small spaces – breathe in that fresh air!
Unfortunately, I have not always had the best luck with houseplants, but one of my all time faves is the adorable fittonia plant. Sporting delicately veined leaves, you often see it in grocery stores or at the front counter at your garden center because it’s a great gift idea and it so darn cute!
According to Apartment Therapy, ” Pinterest reports that Pins relating to ‘patterned plants’ are up 533%, so forget fiddle leaf figs. The next ‘it’ plant is the prayer plant, or maranta, known for its colorfully veined and highly patterned leaves. Prayer plants get their name from the fact that the leaves are flat during the day, and fold upwards in the evening.”
But, back to regular plants. Some of my other favorites are ferns – who doesn’t love a lush, fluffy fern? I know what you’re going to say though, “I hate the clean up”, because yes, they can get a little messy.
What about the adorable succulent? Succulents will never go out of style because they are so darn easy to take care of! Plus, they are so adorable! #cuteplant
In order to expand your design horizons with plants, you’ll need to stick with plants that are low maintenance unless you have lots of time or a green thumb. So, stick with some of these low-maintenance lovelies:
– Snake Plant (sansevieria) is a thick-leafed succulent that loves being in a pot and can easily go 2 weeks without water.
– Jade Plant – is another succulent, but with tiny, full leaves. This plant is also very easy to propigate and make jade plant babies!
-Ah, the Spider Plant. I have one that I literally drowned one summer by leaving it out in a deluge of 2 inches of rain. However, now, you’d never know – it’s full of “babies” which are the flower and are very easy to create new plants by pulling them off, sticking them in water until they grow a root and then repotting. Hence, my 4 new plants from this one that was left for dead that summer in the rain!
Decorating with plants does so much more than change the look; people with houseplants tend to live longer! According to treehugger.com, “Low levels of chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde can be removed from indoor environments by plant leaves alone.”
So go get your houseplant on today!