Who doesn’t love a little touch of greenery in their home to brighten things up?
Even those without a green thumb can appreciate the beauty of houseplants. They make everything feel lighter, brighter, more alive and they boost our mood… and right now, it’s never been more important to create a healthy environment at home whilst we’re still working from home.
There’s no doubt we love house plants, and what do we do with things we love? We Instagram them. To discover which house plants people are loving the most, the team at Flowercard have trawled through global hashtags to reveal the world’s most Instagrammable house plants, narrowing it down to 9 of the most aesthetically pleasing plants available.
And because we’re a fan of a little extra greenery, we’ve tracked down some of the businesses stocking them in town!
Swiss Cheese Plant
This one was the winner by a long way, and it’s easy to see why. Otherwise known as the Monstera Deliciosa, this large, green robust beauty is native to the tropical forests of South Mexico and known for its striking, perforated deeply green leaves that will make you the envy of any plant collector. As they climb, short roots cling and long aerial roots grow down to provide support and absorb water and nutrients.
This plant enjoys a combination of bright, indirect light and shade, should be watered moderately, and the best part? If you are comfortable in your home, then your Swiss Cheese Plant will be too.
You can find this plant at Lush N Living, located at 365 Surf Coast Hwy, Mount Duneed.
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Fiddle Leaf Fig
The fiddle-leaf fig (scientifically known as Ficus lyrata) is a perfect indoor specimen plant. The plant features very large, heavily veined, violin-shaped leaves that grow upright on a tall plant. Native to Western Africa, where it grows in tropical rainforest, these plants are perfect if you can pop them in a floor-standing pot where it can grow six feet or more. They look particularly nice in grand areas, creating stunning silhouettes and a unique aesthetic.
You can find this plant at Arizona Living, located at Stuart Ave, Jan Juc.
Chinese Money Plant
A Chinese Money Plant (also known as Pilea peperomioides) is an easy to grow modern looking houseplant and has recently gained a whole lot of popularity due to its distinctive beauty and ease to grow. Straightforward to care for, these plants are relatively small and are suited to life in pots, growing to a height of 20-30 cm in height, with the leaves growing up to 10 cm in diameter. Often featured in Scandinavian interiors, the bright green leaves provide an adorable, burst of colour against white walls. #supercute.
You can find the Chinese Money Plant at Diaco’s Garden Nursery, located at 140 Bellarine Hwy, Geelong.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance yet vibrant plant, the snake plant is a perfect addition to your home! The Sansevieria trifasciata; also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue requires very little effort in terms of plant care, making it a perfect choice for most urban homes and beginner plant owners. The snake plant also produces oxygen at night rather than during the day and is said by some to improve sleep quality. Useful and pretty!
You can purchase a Snake Plant from Lustre Blooms/Oh Honey, located at 65 Myers Street, Geelong (opposite St John of God Hospital)
String of Pearls
The succulent senecio or string of pearls, is an eye-catching indoor plant that looks splendid when hung up. Fast growing, with cascading stems that need little pruning, it is happiest out of direct light and with minimal watering.
You can purchase the String of Pearls from Wombat Gully Plant Farm, located at 201 Townsend Road, Moolap.
Despite its creepy-crawly name, the spider plant is one of the most popular (and easiest to grow) of all hanging houseplants, making a statement anywhere — from a tabletop to a mantle, or with its lovely arching leaves as a hanging plant. While these exceptionally hardy plants will survive in less than perfect conditions (another good one for beginners), in perfect conditions they can truly thrive. They’re native to tropical and southern Africa and are also known for its tremendous air purifying qualities, making it a healthy addition to your home as well. Win, win.
You can purchase the Spider Plant from Arizona Living, located at Stuart Ave, Jan Juc.
String of Hearts
String of Hearts, also known as Ceropegia woodii, is a gorgeous, trailing succulent to add to any living space. This South African native vine features small, waxy, purplish silver leaves in the shape of hearts, hence the name. While to some, they might be difficult to care for, however once you get the hang of it, String of Hearts Succulent is one of the most tolerant houseplants. They’re also extremely versatile, so you can plant it in pots, hanging baskets, as well as in the ground.
You can find it at asdaisydoes, located at 16 Rutland St, Newtown.
Peace lilies, also known as spathiphyllum, are one of the most common houseplants because they’re easy to grow, affordable and beautiful. Tropical, evergreen plants, Peace Lilies thrive on the forest floor, where they receive dappled sunlight and consistent moisture. Replicating these conditions in the home is the key to getting your peace lily to be happy and healthy. With their dense foliage, beautiful flowers and air purifying capabilities, these guys really are a winner.
You can purchase low maintenance Peace Lily Hydro Plants from The Forest Collection online here with free delivery to Geelong.
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The jade plant or money tree is one of the easiest succulents to try, making it extremely popular. It grows to form a tree-like, branching structure with shiny green, fleshy oval-shaped leaves that are often tipped red. They’re easy to care for, prefering bright indirect light and minimal water requirements. They are considered lucky and are also referred to as ‘lucky plant’ and ‘friendship plant’, making them a fantastic ‘thank you’ or housewarming gift.
You can find the Jade Plant from Hello Botanical online here with Geelong delivery available.
Wanting to stock up on multiple plants with one stop? Arizona Living, Lush N Living, and asdaisydoes stock all of the above plants.
You can also find the majority of these plants at Lustre Blooms, excluding the Jade Plant. They’re actually hosting a massive plant extravaganza this weekend if you’re feeling like stocking up…