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).
Zora ceramic planter in Teal, 21cm, $75, from Matt Blatt.
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Zigzag basket in Emerald, medium, $85, from Fazeek