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5 Indoor Plants Design Lovers Adore and How to Care for Them

It’s no secret that the interior design world has been obsessed with plants lately. Are there a few areas in your home that look a bit bare? A few houseplants will help breathe new life into that blank space! Here are a few of the best design plants plus tips on how to keep them looking their best:

Fiddle Leaf Fig

Known for its leathery leaves and sizeable presence, this gorgeous plant has moved from

trend to a design staple. Take care not to overwater by allowing the surface of the soil to dry out before watering again.

The fiddle leaf fig plant prefers medium to bright light and

requires a lot of nutrients to grow their large leaves.

Feed them with a liquid fertilizer like Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Food, which is specially formulated with a NPK ratio of 3-1-2. Fiddle leaf fig plants will drop their lower leaves as they grow taller.

Don’t worry if your plant regularly drops its lower leaves, so long as it has healthy new growth.

ZZ Plant

Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, also known as the ZZ plant (pronounced zee zee) is a long-lasting,

slow-growing and resilient houseplant with a beautiful structure and glossy leaves.

It prefers moderate to bright indirect light, but be sure and keep it away from direct sun or it will burn in no time.

Watering can be done every 2-3 weeks depending on your home conditions. Important note- this plant is poisonous to pets and children so keep out of reach to prevent chewing on the leaves.


Succulents come in many varieties, all of which are beautiful, interesting, and easy to care for.

They do best in rooms with bright light and require soil that drains very well.

Succulents are native to areas prone to drought, so they store water to last them through long periods with little or no water.

Water once every week or two, however it is imperative that you do not overwater, as nothing will kill a succulent faster than overwatering.

Snake Plant

Sanseveria, also known as the snake plant, is one of the most popular houseplants used in

interior design for good reason.

It’s stylish, incredibly low maintenance and can handle a variety of light conditions (indirect light is ideal, however). Plus, it is a superb choice for air purification.

The snake plant can easily rot so make sure the soil is well-drained and don’t overwater (especially in winter).

Air Plants

Another unique and low-maintenance option is the air plant. They thrive in bright but

indirect light, and contrary to their name, they do in fact need water.

Watering will depend on your chosen air plant variety, but as a general rule, soaking these plants in water once a week (plus misting them from time to time) should do the trick.

They also are a great option for your home décor as they look great in wall mounted planters and hanging planters.

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