We are loving all of the indoor plants appearing in our instagram feeds, in interiors photos and store windows everywhere. House plants are the perfect way to bring life into a space; The green leaves add colour and a lightness.
If you haven’t had house plants before and are unsure of which plant to choose or which indoor plant will suit your space, then this guide that we've pulled together is for you!
Here are our pick of five of the best indoor plants plus video guides on caring for each of them:
Pick of the Pots
Second only to the excitement of getting a new plant is most definitely finding the perfect pot to go with it. We’ve been having fun checking out what’s new instore and here’s our round up of our current favourites.
There are so many gorgeous painted pots out there – it’s hard to recommend one over the other! Some are made of lightweight concrete, others from fibreglass & plaster. Our recommendation – choose the pot that you love and then check the care instructions to make sure it suits where you want to use it.
Natural Baskets & Bark Pots
There are so many great baskets out there – choose the one that you love and that suits your plant size. If you are after something more rigid than a basket, but still natural and organic then have a look at the bark pots.
Wondering how to choose the right pot?
Here’s what we know about choosing a pot for your favourite plant. Most of the indoor planters we saw aren’t suitable for putting a plant directly into, you are better off keeping your plant in the plastic pot and then placing that inside a more decorative pot.
Why? It all comes down to the watering. Very few plants like having wet feet – in fact it can cause them to rot. So when you are watering the majority of indoor plants, the best way to do it is to give them a good soaking and let the water drain out. This won’t happen unless your decorative pot has holes in the bottom.
It's so much better to keep your plant in its plastic pot, and take it out of the planter when you water it, let it drain and then put it back in the decorative planter.
With that out of the way, then it pretty much comes down to personal preference!
Hot tip – if you buy baskets for your plants, make sure you put an old plate into the bottom to avoid any water stains.
Discover more pots and baskets perfect for indoor plants and available to buy online on House of Home.
Thanks so much to the lovely folk at Frankie & Coco in Hampton, Established for Design in Malvern East and Zachloe Lifestyle in South Melbourne for so kindly loaning us some of their beautiful planters for use in this shoot.