FIVE INDOOR PLANTS YOU NEED NOW
There's no denying, indoor plants bring life to any space. One of the key design trends of the moment, the right indoor plants counteract modern finishes, look insanely stylish and filter the air we breathe. Concrete Nation spoke to green thumb Lauren Lance, founder of the Borrowed Nursery, and got the lowdown on the top five indoor plants of the moment.
Devils Ivy (Epipremnum aureus)
A staple of the 1970s, this hardy indoor plant can be featured as a hanging plant, draped on a shelf or in its totem pole form and is also a great floor standing option. A fast grower, the cuttings can also be placed in water to offer a feature in a vase on a coffee table.
Rubber Tree (Ficus elastica)
Another hardy and fast growing option, these are particularly good at purifying the air. With plenty of varieties available, my favourite is the burgundy with a beautiful rich leaf colour.
Monstera (Monstera Deliciosa)
Gaining its nickname from its unusual foliage, the Swiss cheese plant is a great indoor option. A fast grower requiring low to moderate watering and light, this plant adds a real tropical hit to an interior space.
Peace lily (Spathiphyllum Sensation)
One of many varieties of peace lilies, the sensation is our favourite with its robust green foliage and resilience to not getting quite enough water. While it does have moderate to high watering requirements, if you notice its leaves drooping, give it a good soak and it will bounce overnight.
Zanzibar gem (Zamioculcas zamifolia)
Probably the lowest care requirement of all indoor plants, the Zanzibar gem thrives on neglect. It not only has low water requirements - it needs watering only once a month in summer and as little as twice a month in winter - it is also tolerant to low light conditions.
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