Do you love the idea of growing greenery indoors, but bored by the same old peace lilies, ivy and spider plants? Do indoor orchids look great for a few weeks but eventually whither and die, never to bloom again?
We all know that live plants are an attractive and relatively inexpensive way to stylize your tabletops, decorate your desk, spruce up your windowsill or display on a shelf. They can even help the air quality of your home. Artificial plants just don’t have the same effect. Granted, faux plants don’t whither and die, but they do collect dust, and often look fake and (dare we say it?) common.
Why not try something live that’s rare but hardy, and as unique as you are? International plant hunter Mike Rimland and his team at Costa Farms have searched the globe for easy care varieties that will make your home look new and fresh, without the assistance of a special indoor gardener who charges a fortune to come in and spritz your plants once a week.
5 Cool New Easy Care Indoor Plants
The Little Fiddle
After the Fiddle Leaf Ficus gained popularity in the houseplant world, people were looking for the next big thing, and that title went to the miniature version called The Little Fiddle. Boasting bold leaves yet remaining small, it is the perfect size for desks and tabletops. Over time it matures to an adorable small tree about four feet tall. And since it’s a much slower growing version of its full-size cousin, houseplant owners don’t need to worry about it growing out out of control.
Polka Dot Begonia Maculata
Little Swiss Monstera
Join the trend – #MonsteraMonday is a growing hashtag on Instagram, having accumulated more than 225,000 posts, with more being added every week! If you don’t have the space for the big, bold Monstera, then the Little Swiss Monstera is the perfect in-between solution. The Little Swiss is an easy-growing vine that features adorable split leaves. Even though it doesn’t grow like the bigger variety, still make sure to give it some space. As it grows, it can trail six feet or more, plus its leaves get bigger too!