THE GREAT INDOORS
Indoor plants were a big hit in 2016 and the love affair is set to continue.
While some will be content with a windowsill of herbs in the kitchen, large leafy plants in the living room, bathroom and bedroom are the go.
Matt Leacy says the tendril-like leaves of rhipsalis will prove popular thanks to its easy care nature.
“It is a fantastic plant to have in a bright internal space growing really well in hanging baskets and needing little attention,” he says.
Founder of retailer Garden Life, Richard Unsworth agrees that trailing plants will be popular as we fall for their unstructured charms but he suggests that succulents and cactuses will come into their own as well.
“Some cacti and succulents are great for indoors and prickly pear is very hot right now,“he says.
Popular plants such as the large-leafed fiddle leaf fig will continue to thrive.