How to Decorate with Plants Indoors (Quick Tips!)
- Brighten up an office with a Nerve Plant in a pot that color-coordinates with the leaves
- Help purify the air in the bathroom with moisture-loving Elephant’s Ears
- Use a cute hanging basket to showcase the amazing colors of the Purple Passion Plant
- Make a coffee table centerpiece of a succulent in a fun container
- Keep a Boston Fern on the porch in the summer, and use it to cheer up the entryway during colder months
Are your windowsills littered with shriveled leaves and empty planters? Whether you’re too busy or just a tad forgetful, you can still have greenery in your life with one of these easy houseplants! These no-fuss houseplants will bring color and life to your home, plus help purify the air. It’s time to get the greenery you want – without the green thumb! Which easy houseplants will you bring home?
Nerve Plant – Fittonia
Though small, the nerve plant packs a lot of color into its little leaves! It’s bright green leaves are lined with bright red, pink, or white veins. Plant it in a pot that coordinates with the colors in its leaves, or in a planter that offers contrast. As compact and easy to care for as it is, the nerve plant is perfect for offices and small bedrooms. Nerve plants adore humidity, so bathrooms make great homes for them too!
- Light: low to medium light; thrives in a sunny window with light filtered through a curtain
- Water: water when soil feels nearly dry to the touch (and try not to drown it!)
Elephant’s Ear – Alocasia
Elephant’s ears may look like high maintenance plants, but they’re not! These easy and exotic houseplants have rich, dark green leaves shaped like medieval shields. To some, they look like elephant’s ears (thus the sweet nickname). This is the perfect plant for high humidity areas like the bathroom and kitchen.
- Light: bright light
- Water: water when soil feels nearly dry to the touch
Purple Passion Plant – Gynura aurantiaca
Though it may be hard to note in the picture, the purple passion plant has green leaves covered in soft purple hairs. Depending on the light, the whole plant looks like it’s radiating purple neon light – the purple really is that vivid! When it’s young, the plant tends to grow upright. As it matures, it can become more vine-like making it the perfect plant for a hanging basket. Purple passion plants tolerate dry soil relatively well, so don’t stress if you forget to water it!
- Light: medium or bright light
- Water: keep moist, but not drenched
Succulents – Various
When it comes to being trendy, succulents take the cake! They come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes, and can be planted in practically any type of container. You can plant a group of them in a shallow, wide container for a statement-ready coffee table centerpiece. Or, plant a single succulent in a tiny pot and place it in your windowsill! They thrive in natural or artificial light, so feel free to keep one of these easy houseplants at your desk or cubicle.
- Light: bright light
- Water: low water
Boston Fern – Nephrolepis exaltata
Boston ferns grow well indoors and out! Let yours thrive on your front porch throughout summer and then move it into your entryway or living room when the weather begins to chill. With their soft, vibrant green fronds and full, arching appearance, these easy houseplants make any space look elegant and fresh! What’s more, ferns can also improve the health of the air in your home. Costa Farms claims that indoors, Boston ferns will also help remove toxins (like toulene and xylene) from the air.
- Light: medium light
- Water: keep moist
Our friend Carrie from Making Lemonade planted her fern in a copper bucket for maximum color contrast, portability, and style!
Which easy houseplants will you be bringing home this season? Let us know in a comment below and pin this to your Gardening board on Pinterest for safekeeping. And as always, tag your favorite Kirkland’s finds with #mykirklands and @Kirklands!