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.
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!
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!