10 Houseplants to Spruce Up Your Space This Spring
As much as we love our plant babies, we’ll admit we’ve spent a lot of time in their presence these last few months. And while that’s not necessarily a bad thing (they lower stress and improve our mood, after all) sometimes it’s nice to spruce things up, give our space a refresh, and introduce some brand-new houseplants into the family. Like a Spring clean - but for succulents.
Thanks to the number of independent plant shops available to buy from online, it’s easier than ever to get a huge range of plants delivered to our doors. So whether you’re after eye-catching colours, exciting leaf patterns, or the most unkillable plants you can find, you’re bound to find something to suit your personal taste and plant-care skill level.
Ready to revamp your indoor jungle? See below for our pick of the best houseplants to spruce up your space and add some more greenery to your home this Spring.
1. Chinese Money Plant
Set to be one of the most popular houseplants for 2021, the Chinese Money Plant makes the perfect addition to a side table or shelf. Keep it hydrated and expose it to lots of sunlight to help it stay happy.
2. Polka Dot Begonia
If you love to rock a polka dot, this is the plant for you. With deep red leaf undersides and delicate white flowers that emerge if you look after it well, it’s hard not to fall in love with this complete showstopper.
3. Aloe Vera
Perfect for the first-time plant parent, aloe vera is easy to look after, grows fast, and won’t mind if you forget to water it from time to time. It’s also medicinal - so whenever you need to soothe that sunburn, you know where to turn.
4. Heart-Leafed Philodendron
This plant doesn’t need much light so is ideal for those darker corners, and its heart-shaped glossy leaves make the perfect statement addition to your home - whether you decide to keep it on its moss pole, or train it up a wall.
5. False Shamrock
With white flowers and purple leaves that close at night and open again in the morning, this stunning False Shamrock likes bright light and weekly watering. It grows slowly, so won’t get too big too quickly - perfect if you’ve only got a small space to play with.
6. Cast Iron Plant
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to revamp your interiors, adding a statement plant to your space could be the perfect solution. Virtually indestructible, the Cast Iron Plant has earned its name for surviving even the harshest neglect. So if you’re known as a serial plant killer, this is the one for you.
7. Bunny Ears Cactus
The compact size of this cactus makes it the perfect decorative desk plant for your working from home set up. Position it in a sunny, dry spot, water once a month and it’ll thrive.
8. Snake Plant
Low-maintenance and almost unkillable, all you have to do to keep your snake plant happy is dust its leaves every now and again and water it when the soil feels dry. If you want some beautifully unique leaves to liven up your home, the snake plant is your guy.
9. Fittonia Pink
It’s not hard to see why the Fittonia Pink is a popular plant for anyone looking to add a splash of colour to their interiors. The plant’s unique pink and green colouring is an eye-catching addition to any room. The best bit? It’s shade-tolerant, easy to look after, and perfect for decorating compact spaces.
10. Golden Barrel
A Golden Barrel will love soaking up some sun on your windowsill as it thrives in bright light. Use a few of these cacti to decorate a room without encroaching on your living space.
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