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Our ren­o­va­tion is al­most fin­ished and there’s some­thing I’m very ex­cited about. It’s not hav­ing my own per­sonal bath­room basin (which is still a pretty cool first for me). And it’s not the com­fort of car­pet un­der­foot up­stairs (al­though I haven’t felt that joy since I left home a hun­dred years ago). No, it’s be­ing able to fill my fresh new space with in­door plants. Yep, I’m go­ing on an in­door plant ram­page and no­body’s go­ing to stop me. I’ll have heart-shaped lovelies hang­ing in my bath­room, fid­dle leaf figs as high as floor lamps and lots of stylish planters to show them all off. I can’t wait to join in the big­gest go-green trend since Keep Cups. It’s no won­der home­ware shops are knee-deep in pots on tim­ber legs and hang­ing leather pouches “just per­fect” for Devil’s ivy.

So, I was be­ing self­ish when I asked Mered­ith Kir­ton to write a fea­ture on the top 10 in­door plants and how not to kill them. (You too? Don’t worry, there’s help on page 92.) She re­veals the eas­i­est va­ri­eties to look af­ter and where they pre­fer to live in your house. And we give you some great styling ideas.

Ig­nor­ing the “not more dead plants” look on my hus­band’s face, I am very de­ter­mined to suc­ceed and grow a healthy, happy fo­liage fam­ily. And by the way, we’d love to see pho­tos of your in­door plants. Tag us on In­sta­gram or mes­sage us on Face­book (see right).

Chi­nese ever­green

Zora ceramic planter in Teal, 21cm, $75, from Matt Blatt.

Share your in­door plants and any tips with us: #home­s­plus­mag or @home­s­plus­mag


Rub­ber tree

Zigzag bas­ket in Emer­ald, medium, $85, from Fazeek

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