The best indoor plant for every space
There’s nothing like a splash of healthy greenery to bring life, energy and colour to an interior space, and there’s no better way to do it than with a killer houseplant. We caught up with the gardening gurus at Waldecks to get the lowdown on the indoor plant trend that has picked up traction this year.
And if you’re sporting a thumb that’s more black than green (who said you can’t kill a cactus?), don’t reach for the artificial versions just yet. It’s much easier than you think to keep your indoor plants thriving and looking amazing once you get some basic care tips down. Here are just a few options, you can find more at Waldecks.
Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)
Even if the name doesn’t ring a bell, chances are you’ve seen this beauty in every display home or interiors magazine. They’re loved for their big, glossy leaves and ability to add that enviable wow factor to a room.
Water: Over-watering is the biggest threat to a fiddle-leaf fig (FLF). Water only when the top layer of soil is dry (about once a week) and try to place the pot in a sink or outside in the shade before watering to allow any water to drain out of the pot before placing back inside. Underwatering is almost as bad though so if the leaves are looking limp and floppy, give it a drink!
Light: Place your FLF near a window or under a skylight – somewhere it can bask in plenty of medium to bright filtered sunlight.
Position: By a window in your living room or entryway.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Old fashioned as they may be, the Swiss Cheese plant has maintained its popularity. With its striking foliage and rich colour, this showstopper is the perfect way to brighten up a dull or boring corner. They’re a tough plant that is ridiculously easy to care for, and are also great air filters.
Water: About once a week, or when the top layer of soil has dried out.
Light: Avoid placing the Swiss Cheese plant in direct sunlight – they prefer a bright space with plenty of shade. Too much light will burn the leaves and not enough will stunt its growth.
Position: In that uninspiring corner of your living room or bedroom.
Devils Ivy (Epopremnun)
If you are looking to add some draping greenery to your home, nothing beats the gorgeous heart shaped leaves and yellow/green foliage of a thriving Devils Ivy cascading from a high shelf to make a space feel alive. Plus, this tough little guy can handle a variety of conditions so it’s almost impossible to kill.
Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely between watering.
Light: They can tolerate low or high light positions, as long as they’re not in full sun or complete darkness.
Position: Nestle yours amongst books on a bookshelf or trailing from a high shelf in the kitchen.
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