Greenery is all about! Trend and season! Greenery in plants was the concept behind the Pantone colour of the year for 2017. Even though it may be beautiful outside we can still bring a bit of life to us, indoors. Remember back in the day when your Mom, Auntie’s and Grandma went on their weekly watering spree of potted plants in their house? (Mine did, anyway). Well we’re bringing it back!
Greenery Outside In
I read an article on Elle Décor at the beginning of the year about an Airbnb rental called the Outside In House based on this year’s colour. Taking the trend to a whole new level! An experience of greenery indoors that one would usually see on a trip to the Botanical Gardens. Bedroom, living room and all! Sadly, it’s not available to rent any longer. I really wish I could have experienced that place in London for a night! But if you’re looking to add some greenery to your home with something a bit more, low key then just a few potted plants indoor will do the trick.
Pull Your Green Finger Out
Apart from adding colour, shape and interest to your room. Adding greenery equals health benefits too as plants are good for removing toxins from the air. Whether you want a fairly low maintenance like a rubber plant or something that requires almost no effort like an Air Plant. Or you can go totally green fingered and grow your own avocado plant or go more creative like arranging your own succulent’s terrarium. Have a look at see which one you most take a fancy to.
The ZZ plant. Double ZZ for Zamioculcas Zamifolia. Apparently the ZZ plant is the “indestructible” of house plants. So for those who do want so to add some foliage life to your home but would never remember your watering schedule…the ZZ is for you. It doesn’t need that much care to thrive and survive which is why it was popularly used throughout malls and office buildings. With the waxy texture texture of it often is mistaken for a fake plant.
Ficus elastica. This plant can grow quite large up to 50ft. So if it’s doing well you might need the space to move it where it can grow larger. The rubber plant does require some effort in maintaining it. Ficus elastica needs a good balance of shade and light and soil needs to be kept moist.
String Of Hearts
These pretty greeny purple hearts fall over the wiry stems also known as Ceropegia woodii. String of hearts are a vine so to see its full glory make sure you hang it up high for all to see!
Chinese Money Plant
It’s cute round pancake leaves make it a unique little plant. Pilea pepperomiodies can be some what hard to find in garden shops so you’d be better off looking online. This one can definitely add a bit of character to your home.
You can buy moss in sheets and balls and its really versatile because you can arrange it how you like. In different decorative bowls or trays you can lie it flat or create mounds with it. It’s entirely up to you. You will have to mist it with spray bottle to keep it from getting dry. And you will have to change the moss out every few weeks or so. Or you can line your plants and hanging baskets with it.
These are everywhere! But for good reason! Creative, versatile and little effort after you’ve made it. You can buy kits or buy ready made like the one shown. Choose from a mixture of cacti, air plants, succulents, dried moss, pebbles and stones to arrange your individual creation. And there’s a wide variety of display cases and vessels to display them in.