Interior plants have taken the interior design world by storm. For years, homeowners have added a faux plant or fresh flowers here and there, but nowadays, people are loading up on the home greenery. From flowers, greenery, and succulents, to fake plants, indoor plants are an essential component of the latest interior design trends.
Unfortunately, live plants can be more challenging than most homeowners realize. Knowing what plants to buy and how to take care of them is the first thing you should know when adding home greenery to your shopping list.
But, before you run out to the nearest nursery, there are few things you should consider. Here is a complete list of all the information you will need to give your new green friends a happy home.
The Ultimate Guide to House Plants
House plants breathe life into your interior space. These bright-colored friends clean the air as they grow and add the splash of natural life you need to liven up your space. What makes these design additions even better is that you don’t need a home filled with natural light to enjoy them. That’s right—you can find house plants to fit any condition. Whether you live in a two-story home with hundreds of windows, or a dim and dry apartment that is short on square footage, there is a choice perfect for you.
Easy House Plants
Many homes are lacking the natural sunlight that most live plants need. However, the options with greenery and succulents are endless. Here are a few choices that can live in harsh conditions that may include crowded space, dim light, and require little maintenance. For best results, research each plant for the best care plan.
One of the top succulent choices on our radar is the ZZ Plant or Zamioculcas Zamiifolia. This incredibly tough plant has tough leaves that can survive in low light and is one of the lowest maintenance options on the plant market. You only need to water it three times a month, and it doesn’t require a lot of light to thrive.
Also known as Tilllansia, Air Plants require no soil and only need moisture from the air. Using a “minimal root system,” these plants come in over 500 different species with a variety of stunning options to choose from. You can hang your Air Plant in stylish Air Plant holders that perfectly complement the plant’s coloring.
A popular choice for many plant lovers that often neglect care is the Spider Plant. This option is self-propagating, petite, and beautiful. The Spider Plant can grow in low to bright indirect sunlight, which makes it an excellent choice for those living in a smaller space.
Another attractive option for the minimal caretaker is the Iron Plant. This plant survives in low light, poor soil conditions, and requires little watering, making it one of the most durable indoor plants. Not to mention the stunning deep green coloring that adds a beautiful pop of color to any space.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
If you are looking for a plant that perfectly complements your high ceilings, look no further than the Fiddle Leaf Fig. This plant is tall but not bushy. It boasts dark green leaves that require medium light and only needs water when the soil is dry to the touch.
House Plants that Need a Bit More Love and Attention
Along with house plants that grow in harsh conditions, there are also plenty of options for homes with an over-abundance of natural light. Here are a few options if you are looking for something a bit more challenging.
Lavender is a fantastic choice for homeowners looking for a pop of fresh color in their homes. Plus, the natural aromas are a treat all in itself. While this plant may be more unconventional than most, it is a great way to bring life into your space. Lavender does best in bright light, so look for a spot that gets plenty of natural sunshine.
The paddle plant is a succulent that has an unusual look and shape. One reason this plant is more challenging than others is that it grows best when exposed to bright light. However, be careful as the more you expose the leaves to the sun, the more likely they are to turn a bit red. But you won’t need to worry about cranking up the heat in your space during the winter months. The Paddle Plant can withstand harsh indoor environments. You should also allow the top two inches of dirt to dry before watering.
The Weeping Fig may not need direct sunlight, but its maintenance is a bit trickier than other house plants. You should place this little tree in a space with bright, indirect sunlight turning the plan every so often to avoid excessive growth on one side. While that may take a bit of work, you will only need to water the plant every four to seven days.
Faux vs. Real—Which is the Best House Plant Choice?
Some house plants are pretty hard to kill, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible. If you don’t do a great job of keeping your live plants alive, faux plants are another great option available to homeowners.
There are plenty of choices at local stores that look just as good as the real thing. From faux Bird of Paradise Plants to Fiddle Leaf Trees and more, you can accent your home with a touch of greenery to get the most out of your space. You can also browse online or work with our team of interior designers to find the plants that fit your home best.
Get the Most Out of Your Home’s Design with Miya Interiors
Adding greenery to your space may seem simple enough. However, overloading your space could hurt the overall effect of your interior design. Work with our team of experts to find the right type and amount of house plants for your space. We love transforming houses into homes. Contact us to get started.