My favourite house plants

Have you ever browsed Pinterest for home inspiration and noticed that the pins you’re drawn to are the ones with plants and greenery in them? It’s something I’ve noticed for myself recently. Clearly a plant is the item that really ties a room together (not a rug, Mr Lebowski). Maybe the reason hotel rooms never feel like home is because they don’t have plants in them? None of the ones I’ve ever been in have (but please feel free to correct me and recommend lots of lovely hotels with plants in them). I’m currently not able to add any greenery, however temporary, to our home (read building site) and it’s frustrating. I’ve been pondering what greenery I would include to make our house feel more homely. Here are a few of my favourite house plants.

For lush green foliage – Boston fern

 

Boston fern
Image from BloomIQ.com

Plant and care information

For sheer colour and variety – Succulents

Succulents and houseplants
Image from Living Direct

Plant and care information

For a hint of the tropics – Ponytail Palm

Ponytail palm
Image from The Sill

Plant and care information

For structure and height – Olive tree

Potted olive tree
Image from Gardenista

Plant and care information

For purple accents – Oxalis

Purple Shamrock Oxalis
Image from Gardenista

Plant and care information

For an alternative to a reed-diffuser – Jasmine

Jamine houseplant
Image from About Home

Plant and care information

What are your favourite houseplants? Do you have any of these in your home?

Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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