Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping, but that doesn’t mean we have to lose our favorite part of summer: our plants! Bring nature inside with these 10 gorgeous house plants for Interior Design that will make your home aesthetically pleasing and keep your indoor space looking fresh.
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Sansevieria, commonly known as the “snake plant”, is perfect for early plant-parents who don’t want too much of a commitment. Its striped leaves provide countless shades of green and yellow to add dimension to your decorating. Growing 4 feet tall on average, these plants are resilient enough to grow in just about any light and only need to be watered every 2-8 weeks. For more tips on how to keep your snake plant full of life, check out our Snake Plant Growing Guide.
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Aloe Vera plants are not only some of the most aesthetically pleasing succulents, but they are a practical addition to your home, too! With proper indirect sunlight placement and deep, infrequent waterings, you can break open their thick, pointy leaves and use the gel inside for its soothing properties. Pop it in the freezer to create a cool treatment for mild burns, or use it right from the leaf as a moisturizer. Either way, bringing Aloe Vera into your home this fall is sure to add color and life!
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Triostar Stromanthe (Stromanthe sanguinea) is a colorful addition to your indoor potted plant collection. Leaves display contrasting, bright green shades on their top and deep red hues underneath. This plant thrives in humidity, so it makes a perfect addition to your bathroom windowsill! Allow Triostar Stromanthe to reap the benefits of your hot showers in the cold season while enriching the space with vibrant colors.
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Although a longer-term investment, Bromeliad plants are worth the patience. When provided the right environment to thrive in, they are easy to care for and each bloom a single flower from their center in 1-3 years. These flowers, typically bright pink, red, and orange in hue, stay colorful and lively for months, and when the plant begins to die it leaves behind pups that can be propagated and potted to start the process over again!
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Although indoor lemon trees can be a little more work to maintain depending on the variety, the payoff is worth it. The vibrant yellow fruits this plant produces are not only a delicious ingredient for home-made recipes, but they add a splash of brightness to a subdued room. These lemon trees typically grow 3-4 feet tall and are self-pollinating, so your tree should continually bloom flowers and bear fruit with little outside help, providing a consistent charm to your indoor space.
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Philodendron Brasil is a bold introduction to your hanging plant collection. With heart-shaped leaves in deep shades of green, this plant is sure to draw attention. Resilient and only needing infrequent waterings, this decorative plant is a perfect first member of an indoor garden to bring color and style inside.
String of Pearls
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String of Pearls provides a unique aspect to any home interior. The spherical green leaves strung like pearls (hence the name) make a beautiful window-side addition where they can absorb indirect sunlight. This plant is ideal to hang because of the cascading nature of the pearls as well as the fact that it can be toxic if ingested by people and animals – so keeping it out of reach of children and pets is crucial!
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Tradescantia Nanouk boasts thick green leaves with dynamic pink, purple, and white stripes. These plants pair best with hanging planters that provide ample drainage, (try the Loop Hanging Planter for a perfect fit). Hanging this beauty in any room is guaranteed to liven your space and bring some of nature’s most beautiful colors into your home.
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The Spider Plant is a spunky hanging plant sure to add dimension to your home. It’s long, skinny leaves and “spiderettes” (the smaller plants growing down off of the main leaves) make this a hanging-pot’s dream. These plants are easy to take care of and immediately bring the feeling of nature into your home with their rich green shades and intricate structure.
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Lipstick vine (formally known as Aeschynanthus radicans) is easy to maintain and sprouts rich, red flowers when treated with care. Hanging this plant allows its vine-like nature to prosper. These are great to bring into your home this fall as even though their flowers tend to blossom in all seasons, they are most present around this time of year.