Bring the outdoors in with some unusual suspects
Indoor plants have been shown to boost productivity, reduce stress and improve air quality. Plus, they are a great styling tool for creating a warm and welcoming home environment. However, selecting the right indoor plant can be a challenge – particularly if you don’t want to have the same indoor flora as everyone else.
That’s why we’ve curated a list of house plants (outside of the usual suspects) for you to consider putting in your new Coral home…
Hypoestes Phyllostachya (aka the Polka Dot Plant)
will certainly brighten up your dining table and create some interest with its spotty leaves. Also available in a variety of colours including pinks, burgundy and peach, it could even provide a splash of colour to a space with its adorable freckles!
Caring for this plant – The more light this plant receives, the more its leaves will flourish. Water weekly in summer and include a regular mist. Water fortnightly in Winter and reduce further after this stunning plant flowers.
Ficus Elastica (aka the Rubber Plant)
is a fantastic floor plant that will grow tall and command a presence. Perfect for filling an empty corner or next to the TV in the living room, this ornamental plant made the list as it not only looks great, but is a hardy plant requiring low maintenance.
Caring for this plant – The Rubber Plant requires a home that is bright, but not in direct sunlight. Water every week in summer and every fortnight in Winter.
Adiantum Raddianum (aka the Maidenhair Fern)
is perfect for your bedside table. This delicate plant will maintain its size and strength when cared for carefully and bring a touch of elegance and style it any space.
Caring for this plant – Too much light can result in scorching of the leaves so be careful with choosing its forever home. Adiantum Raddianum’s love humidity in the summer, so misting is essential! Be warned, this plant can be temperamental.
Monstera Deliciosa (aka the Swiss Cheese Plant)
aptly nicknamed after its perforated leaves that are often punched through with holes. This tropical plant has recently made a resurgence with its leaves widely used in a clear glass vase for styling. Chances are you’ve also spotted its graphic leaves on everything from throw pillows to wallpaper. The Monstera needs lots of space: Put it in a statement-making spot in the living room, rather than in a tight corner or on a windowsill.
Caring for this plant – Find a balance between sun and shade. Water your Monstera moderately and evenly, about once a week, but wait until the soil is fairly dry before watering again. To keep your Monstera from growing too large for the indoors, avoid re-potting too often and prune regularly by pinching off new growth.