for the love of houseplants



 plant illustration and graphic elements by becka
 
Happy weekend! Nathan has been down with the flu, so I spent my Saturday evening scouring my favorite websites and blogs. After seeing a bunch of beautiful decor inspiration, I have come to the conclusion that we are in need of some greenery (Emily Henderson insists)! After a bit of research I have narrowed it down to these 4 plants.

1. Air plants | image via mudpuppy
Perfect for those in need of a low maintenance solution (like myself). Give them a misting once a week and you're good to go! 

2. Maiden hair fern | image via Emily Henderson
I've been warned these can be quite difficult to keep alive, but my goodness I love the way they look.
Keep in a shady area and spray frequently.

3. Fiddle leaf fig tree | image via design sponge
The plant of the moment. Perfect if you have a large space (and a larger budget).
Keep in bright filtered light.

4. White fig tree | image via Aubrey and lindsay's Little House
Apparently they are much cheaper and smaller than the popular Fiddle leaf fig, but it may be a struggle to find. I have yet to find much information on them.

Do you have a houseplant that you have successfully kept alive?

-becka



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6 comments :

  1. I love love love houseplants and wish I could have more in my little Brooklyn apartment :( Maybe some air plants? Those are super cool! Hope you guys are having a lovely weekend! xo

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  2. Houseplants are my favorite! My mom bought me one when my husband and I got our first apartment, and somehow after tons of neglect, it is still alive. I wish I knew what kind it was! Those air plants are SO COOL.

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  3. Oh these are so beautiful! I adore plants, used to have none but one day it hit me. I was playing Sims and i realised that i was always putting so many plants in the house i used to build, they did make the rooms more alive, so i'm like now trying to have as many as possible!

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  4. Oh no the flu already, so sorry :( I love my fiddle leaf fig tree! It is seriously a plant I thought would die in a week ( I don't have the best green thumb), but not only did I not kill it - the thing is growing like crazy. It is big and beautiful now. - Alecia

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  5. I'm not so good with plants- but give me a break, I have two kids to raise now too. ;) But I'm wanting a windowsill full of succulents to bring some green in. Maybe soon!

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  6. Oh house plants, how you elude me... Except for succulents, that is! My mother has the greenest thumb in history and I can't even keep a fern alive! Hopefully one day, our house will be full of lovely greenery! My husband's responsibility, of course, ;)

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