Welcome additions to indoor jungle
YOU have been living under a rock if you haven’t heard that indoor plants are the hippest home accessory money can buy.
This year, monstera deliciosa and devil’s ivy will keep their top dog status.
However, new kids on the block philodendron pink princess, ficus umbellata and epipremnum pinnatum will give them a nudge, says Linda Vydra, of The Jungle Collective.
She has named her top three hard-to-find indoor plants of 2019 for serious collectors.
1. Variegated Monstera Deliciosa & Thai Constellation (pictured)
This species has been a phenomenon for some time. It is a natural freak of nature with a cell mutation that occurs one in every 1000 plants to create beautiful white marbling throughout its famous Swiss cheese-like leaves.
2. Cercestis Mirabilis or African Embossed Aroid
Its dramatic arrowshaped leaves and intense patterned foliage is like nothing else. A fairly obscure species, it should become more known this year.
3. Anthurium Crystallinum
With giant white veined leaves, this showpiece beauty is hard to beat. It is still extremely rare but will probably pop up this year on occasion. It likes high humidity.
The next Jungle Collective plant sale is February 2 and 3 at The Old Pickle Factory, West Perth.