Friday, March 16, 2018

Decorating with plants

I have been a proud plant mom for a few years now but am always discovering what works for me and my home and what doesn't. I personally can't care for succulents or any type of temperamental plants like maiden hair ferns. As much as I adore them I have tried my hand at them three different times now and they just don't like me. 

I wanted to share with you some of my newest plant babies and some old faithful ones too. If you are in the market for some fresh greenery to liven up your space than I hope I can help! 

I am loving my arabica coffee plant! It's been doing great so far and likes this sunny little spot in the living room. I can't wait to see a little coffee bean sprout! 

I also have a lemon button fern and a fittonia (aka a white anne plant) pictured here. They have both been very easy to care for and have flourished on my coffee table. 

Can you believe that I ordered my fiddle leaf fig tree through the mail? I have owned it for about three to four years now and it has grown taller than me! It was only about a foot when I received it in the mail! It's been so much fun to watch grow and thrive! Although fiddle leaf fig's are difficult for some to grow, mine has done extremely well. I keep it in a sunny spot and water it about once a week. It's also a good idea to occasionally wipe down it's leaves with coconut oil. 

This plant is called pamela English ivy and I have never seen ivy quite like it before! The leaves are so detailed. This is the same plant as the one in the first picture on this post. It was a large plant so I actually divided it up into two planters. 

I love any kind of trailing plant (creeping fig is one of my absolute favorites!) The plant below is called royal hustler ivy. 

One of my newest and favorites is my rabbit foot fern. The roots look much like a rabbit's foot and new fern leaves sprout from them. It's on my vanity and I take so much delight in it! 

Pictured in the vanity is my little lemon tree! It's slowly growing new leaves and sprouting tiny white and yellow flowers which will transform into tiny lemons! 

This little guy is called a moon valley pilea plant. The texture and variety of colors on the leaves make it truly unique and one of a kind. It is also very easy to grow. 

Another favorite of mine is an angel vine and I just recently ordered a maranta (aka a "prayer plant"). When dusk falls, the prayer plant responds by folding it's leaves. I can't wait to add it to my collection! 

If you are plant shopping, some of my favorite recommendations to browse are local nurseries, Home Depot, Lowes, and Hirt's Gardens on Etsy. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the bookshelf! May I ask from where you got it?