Considering I struggled to keep gold fish alive, it came as a huge surprise to everyone that I have suddenly taken quite an interest in greenery, some might even say I have become a little obsessed.
I have become quite taken with the softness some green leaves can bring to a space, and the sculptural quality they contain.
I have always loved having fresh flowers in my home, and still do, but find that decorating with plants is a great way to inject some diversity and life into a space, literally.
Here are a couple of my favourites (in no particular order):
Snake plant or mother-in laws tongue
Sculptural and ridiculously easy to maintain – they don’t need much light or water to survive, and are a great air purifier.
Bucksome and beautiful, I find they pair well with a mid century modern/ seventies aesthetic. Known as a powerful toxin eliminator and easy to grow as they thrive in dim lighting and cooler climates.
Fiddle leaf fig
Such a popular plant for interior designers, and quite a hard plant to come by. Characterised by its large dark green leaves that look like a fiddle/ violin, they really make a space look a million bucks and are featured in so many décor shoots as a result.
Love these little guys (or actually big guys as they can grow rather large). I love chopping off the leaves to place in little vases too.
Always a winner, this succulent with its long pointed leaves contains also a number of healing properties. Not only can it soothe skin burns and cuts, but also monitor clear the air of pollutants. Although probably a tad passé, I still love the trend of hanging an aloe suspended in a little water in a vase.
Zee Zee plant
Ooooh the day I discovered this plant for a client, was a great day. It’s sometimes referred to as an eternity plant as it lasts so long. It’s literally so easy to maintain it’s a challenge to kill it! Long green leaves, it’s a slow grower and so durable it almost looks like it’s made from plastic….an absolute winner.
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