In just a few years, houseplants have become a staple when it comes to decoration. House plants bring colour, fantasy and a touch of nature to our living rooms. But the features of a room will inform the choice of plant. Here is a little guide to help you:
To begin with, let’s talk about why house plants are all the rage. Installed in multicoloured pots, window sills or suspended from the ceiling, these plants enhance the atmosphere of any room.
Some houseplants can withstand extreme conditions, but many others need certain conditions to thrive. So considering that some rooms are dark, overexposed, heated, humid, open to the kitchen or very narrow, you will need to carefully evaluate each house plant.
A Ceropegia Woodii Variegata in a narrow living room
When you live in a small house, it is difficult to free up enough space to install green plants.
But don’t give up on the vegetal trend too quickly, there are some houseplants that do not need to stay on the ground. For example, the Cerapegia family is great in small surfaces because it only grows vertically. In other words, there is no risk of tripping over a branch.
A Pilea Peperomioides in a dark living room
Even if the light is lacking, a dark living room can accommodate some green plants. The Pilea will thrive in exactly these conditions.
Pilea peperomioides is a succulent plant that is very easy to grow but which does not need a lot of light to thrive. You should therefore avoid growing it in excessively exposed areas. In addition, its cut grows back very quickly.
A cactus in a living room open to the kitchen
If your living room is next to an open kitchen or a dining area, you should choose species that withstand temperature variations. The steam from cooking could harm fragile plants, so a cactus is the best bet.
The cactus requires a lot of light to develop properly, plus, it cannot stand very cold temperatures. Some people also think that the cactus has depolluting properties, probably because it reduces the concentration of waves linked to household appliances.
A Monstera in a large living room
Very voluminous and yet not very leafy, the Monstera is ideal in large living rooms with plenty of light.
While the plant is mostly placed on the ground, the Monstera can also be placed on a pedestal when she begins to grown and bloom. Tropical plant par excellence, it requires little maintenance, adapts easily to any interior and can develop leaves larger than a human head provided it is in a conducive environment.