Top 5 Easy Care Indoor Plant recommendations by Landscaper Dave!

Advice, Interior trends

I love indoor plants but I’ve also killed a lot of indoor plants.  Over the years I have improved my green thumb capabilities and also discovered some good hardy plants that are less likely to die if I forget to water them for a week or two.

I was chatting to my landscaper friend Dave and asked for his top 5 low maintenance indoor plants and here is what he came up with:

1. Zanzibar Gem ((Zamioculcas zamiifolia) 

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Zanzibar_Gem

2. Ficus decora Tineke

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Fixcus decora Tineke

3.  Dracaena Deremensis

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Dracaena deremensis

4. Anthurium

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Anthurium Exotic Plant

5. Aspidistra Elata (Cast Iron Plant)

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Indoor Plants and Interior Design

Living things bring interiors to life, I always try to include indoor plants in the interiors that I design for my clients. The plants I choose are determined usually by the look of the interior, if the space is contemporary I will choose an architectural leaf style plant that will add to the overall look and feel of the room keeping scale in mind.  Don’t be afraid to go large with your indoor plants and remember the pot that it sits in really does complete the look, so purchase a pot that is in the right proportion to the plant and the room.

Don’t forget that Indoor plants actually offer us health benefits too.  Indoor plants help filter the air that we breath of toxins from carpet, cleaning products and other nasties that are in our homes/offices.  Another good reason to include them in your interiors.

My favourites are Palms, Yacca’s, Snake Plant or Mother In Laws Tongue, Terrariums, Succulents, Ferns, Bonsai, Monstera and Cactus some of these are easy care, others not so sure.

Extra Resources:

For more low maintenance plants go here:  http://www.purityplants.com.au/ecommerce/low-maintenance-indoor-plants.rhtml

Lastly please note, I by no means am a plant expert so please be guided by the nursery or your landscaper when purchasing your indoor plants.

If you have any indoor plants that are easy care and aren’t listed, feel free to share them below in comments.

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