The weather is warming, the days are longer and (hopefully) sunnier. It is always this time of year that encourages me to bring more greenery inside. However, I have got to the point where I don’t really want to be looking after oodles of plants and worrying about every brown leaf or patch of dry soil. I need an easier life with my plants.
So after a bit of trial and error, I have come up with my top 5 houseplant choices. They are in the top spots due to their price, their level of need and their inability (so far) to wither away into a brown twiggy mess.
Here’s number 1:
… a little green succulent in a copper pot …
Perfect, on trend and actually artificial! It looks great on our coffee table and I don’t need to worry about watering it and leaving watery marks on the wood. I absolutely love this little guy.
… the Kentia Palm …
A beautiful flashback to the 20s when they were all the rage in people’s parlours. I’ve had this plant for about 3 years and so far, I’ve not had to repot it yet. It is happy being in most areas of the house and I love it’s jungle-like personality.
If you want a statement plant – then this is the one for you!
… aloe vera …
The best kitchen companion. It loves a sunny window and doesn’t really mind if you forget to water it. The best bit is that the juice from inside the leaves is wonderful at treating skin injuries, like burns. You just have to snap off a twig and rub it on!
… Livistona Rotundifolia …
Another wonderfully easy-going plant. I bought this one in Ikea about a year ago to jolly up the office. Again, not one to need copious watering or fussy light conditions. The only downside is that this plant has spines running up its stems so care needs to be taken when moving it about. Currently, he’s sitting in this beautiful beaded basket – which I absolutely adore!
Finally, number 5:
… micro cactus …
This was totally an impulse purchase! I was actually shopping for glasses (the drinking kind) as Mr D-F seems to get through quite a lot. I often here a call from the kitchen with ‘oh no, I’ve only gone and broken another one!’
As I was browsing through tumblers and water glasses, I saw these cute little cacti. Totally fake but utterly cool. This one needs no care whatsoever but nevertheless, sits happily in the bathroom, spreading its joy.
Oh no! The succulent is now showing as out of stock!! I have had a search and you can get some similar ones here in cute white ceramic looking containers – they would look great in a group.