I love plants, and I love to include them in projects because not only they provide health benefits (some like Pothos and Sansevieria purify the air in your house by absorbing toxic substances, others such as cacti eliminate radiation) but they bring personality and warmth to the space. If you are Pinterest fans like me, or usually read decoration magazines, you would have probably noticed that there are some plants that more fashionable than others. How to do if we are not gardeners and even artificial plants die? How to choose a plant that we like but does not die in two weeks? (As happened to me twice with a Kentia …) Here you can find six plants of the moment that are also difficult to kill. Believe me, even yourself will be able to keep them alive.
Monstera Deliciosa also known as Adam’s Rib is the number one plant of the moment! We can see it everywhere, not only in a pot! The particular shape of its leaves decorate wallpapers, fabrics, even placemats (I have a couple and they look great!). It looks beautiful as well when cut in a vase in hallways, dining tables or any corner. It was a fashion plant many years ago and now it has come back. I remember that my grandparents had a giant Monstera when I was little, it is a climbing plant and can be quite leafy. Like all tropical plants, it likes water and moisture but not in excess, especially in the part of the roots, otherwise the leaves could turn yellow. The soil must be dried between irrigation and irrigation. It matches all decoration styles.
I have already told you about cactus fever. It seems that they have invaded us, it does not bother me that much because I love them! I am not tired of them yet, more the opposite now that the summer is round the corner. They look very nice and fun as fabric patterns or as ceramic figurines. As plants, the care to provide is minimal. They have no need of water almost at all (twice a month), we only have to provide a lot of light. Oh and they don’t like low temperatures, of course! The only downside about cacti is the price; for instance, those ones big and tall, giving that Palm Springs vibe, can be quite expensive (from 200 euros or so).
I must admit that I didn’t like Mother-in-law Tongues (as it is called often) for a bit, because they reminded me of the halls of my school. It is a very undemanding plant (almost indestructible), which used to be used in schools or portals. Lately we can see it around many other places, shops and very chic spaces; truth is that I love it now, especially in smaller sizes! It does not bother you with little light or direct sun; however if it has good lighting it will grow better. Nor is it necessary to water it a lot because it is a succulent or crass plant. It fits very well in spaces with Nordic or industrial decoration.
Pothos is a classic, it adapts very well and is a very easy plant to care for. It grows well in environments with low light or indirect light. The more light your white spots have, the larger they will be and on the contrary, in darker environments your leaves will become even greener. It is a climbing plant with which it looks great in hanging pots that have become so fashionable lately. It fits very well in environments with Nordic style.
Better known as Bird Flower or Bird of Paradise. This plant with very large oval leaves is like a banana tree, only bigger. It can grow up to 6 meters. It is ideal in very large houses (chalets) with high ceilings. I love how they look in the hall (yes, big and bright). And if they are two with symmetrical style the result is spectacular. Strelitzia needs a lot of watering and likes humid environments and requires exposure to full sun. Still it needs little care.
What do you think of these plants? Do you dare to adopt one or do you already have one at home?
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