“Love Me, Love My Plants” …

I’m a big fan of the Urban Jungle Bloggers Blog where thousands of people who love interior styling with plants come together.

Each month they set a specific topic you can write about and I’ve decided to join in for the first time!

I went away for a few weeks over the Summer leaving my other half in charge of my plant people… when I returned, 3 of them were looking mighty sickly – not from lack of attention, the opposite – they’d been over watered.

I can’t be too cross because I know it can get confusing… I have a real mixture of plants all with different needs and as I went away giving strict instructions for him not to forget to water them, I suppose I can’t really blame the bloke for killing a couple with kindness?!

So I’m nursing the casualties at the moment, but at the same time I’ve been flicking through my Urban Jungle book for inspiration as I know I’m probably going to have to replace a couple.

So anyway this month it’s ‘botanical quotes’ so Urban Jungle Bloggers are playing around with plants and words and I’m joining in with some pics of my plant people plus, as quite a few people have said to me they always manage to kill their plants, I thought I’d combine it with a quick list of 10 houseplants I think are stylish AND easy to look after!

So …

And the coffee of course …

 10 Easy to care for houseplants…

I know it probably sounds obvious, but when I first started getting more plants for the house I only went by what I liked the look of… without really thinking about where they were going to live and what the individual plants needed?

So my top tip is to think about where you want to put a plant first, before you go and choose one! Doing that has definitely meant I’m keeping far more alive!

These guys aren’t too fussy:

Snake – Super stylish, there are 10 varieties of this popular plant and they can survive a month without water.

Pothos – A vine with luscious big leaves which can survive with minimal light and water. It can grow up to 10 feet long.

Ficus/Rubber – These don’t need much water, or bright light – they do however like to be left in one place and not moved around.

Aloe – A cool looking, structural plant the Aloe is resilient and only needs a good bit of water every couple of weeks.

Ponytail Palm – A cute little palm that likes a nice sunny spot but doesn’t need much water, originating from the dry heat of Mexico.

Air Plant – These little plant people don’t even need soil! They look lovely in glass globes on the wall, you can see my DIY here. You just need to give them a spritz of water once a week or dunk them in a bowl of water every couple of weeks if they look like they need little extra moisture.

Peace Lily – These pretty plants grow nice and quickly and you just have to keep the soil moist. They prefer a light position not in direct sunlight.

Calathea – The leaves of this plant are so pretty and nice way to bring some colour into the room. Their soil just needs to be kept moist and they prefer to be out of direct sunlight.

Fern – The tropical type of guys love humidity so are great for bathrooms and they generally don’t need too much light.

Succulents – If you position them where they will get a good amount of sunlight, but not right by a window where they will burn, these popular chaps will be easy to look after – make you don’t over water them or they will rot!

You’ll find pictures of all of these mentioned + plant care tips and styling ideas over on my Pinterest Plant Board!

 

YES! …


Thanks so much to the Urban Jungle Bloggers for featuring this post on your fabulous Blog 💚
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11 Comments

  1. October 26, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Oh I don’t know like a half of them! Will have to took them up as whatever is easy to care for sounds like my type of plant! We do have quite a generous collection of cacti, some of which are still alive, a little palm tree (which my friend told me was a fern! …?!) and a ficus which keeps growing like crazy so at least this guy is healthy 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration, once I get a bigger flat I’ll go back to this post for sure 🙂

  2. October 28, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Wow. You really do like plants. Everything looks so fresh and lovely.

  3. October 29, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Thanks! I would love to have plants but I’m terrible with keeping them alive. Maybe Ill try a few of these you suggested. All I’ve managed so far is a succulent. 🙂

  4. October 31, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I actually just ordered a ton of air plants for an event that I’m working on (I’m an event planner), and I’m LOVING them! Succulents are my other go-to. I really enjoyed your post!

  5. October 31, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Not a big fan of house plants as they scare me (I have no idea why) but I love the aesthetics and I’ll shar this with my friend Who loves to decorate with plants!

  6. October 31, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    I love plants so much but now matter what I do, they are always dying in my apartment! My apartment is really old and I think it has a lot of toxins then get blown around through the fans. When I finally get my new apartment I am going to buy a ton of plants!

  7. November 1, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    god damn. your house is so perfect!!! I love it

  8. November 2, 2017 / 2:06 am

    I love plants! I am implementing plants slowly around my home. Great oxygen! Thank you for the list of plants…going ot buy some more.

  9. November 3, 2017 / 11:23 am

    What an amazing post. The Urban Jungle does look like a great book for inspiration. I love the way you have setup everything, even the small details are looked after. Plants are indeed a great addition to indoor as well as outdoor decor.

  10. November 5, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I love the quote ‘Plants are the new black’ – so true and such a good thing to be happening. I’ve got the same problem at the moment with a couple of my plants, as I discovered they’d been over-watered and are suffering slightly.

  11. November 5, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    i love plants and greenery, they just make a room so much brighter and livelier. i’ve never heard of some of these plants but they sound pretty and super easy to take care of.

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