Indoor plants are a sustainable and easy way to make your home look inviting and instantly gorgeous. It’s one of the hottest interior design trends this year, but also one of the hardest to execute in Australia’s ‘sunshine’ state.
At Hallmark, our homes are designed to suit South-East Queensland’s sub-tropical weather, so we thought we’d create a list of the top the top 5 indoor plants (that are climate-designed and require little attention) to complement your home.
1. Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
The Zanzibar Gem is our first choice. It’s virtually indestructible and therefore great for any home – particularly if you have children or pets. With beautiful, waxy, high gloss leaves, it creates a striking corner piece in any living space.
2. Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
You can’t go wrong with a Rubber Plant. It looks lovely in any home, no matter what your style. Super low maintenance, the Rubber Plant doesn’t require frequent watering. Just pop it in a pot that complements your décor and find a spot that provides indirect sunlight.
Succulents are a Queensland household ‘must-have’ because of their ability to thrive in humid weather. When selecting this plant, remember that the greener they are, the better suited they are for indoors. A collection of miniature succulents makes a great ornamental decoration along a window ledge or on a tray.
4. Monster (Monstera Deliciosa)
The Monster is perfect for darker areas in your home. A medium, low set plant that grows best in ceramic pots, it only needs to be watered once a week. Not only will it bring an earthy, mid-century feel to your living room, but you can also place the leaves in a vase and use it as a coffee table or centrepiece display.
5. Air Plants (Tilandsia)
Air plants are the hottest eco interior design trend at the moment. And they require virtually no care at all, other than the occasional spritz of water. Spotted in the coolest venues and a popular choice for design expos, this look is easy to replicate at home for very little cost. Available at most large hardware stores (such as Bunnings), they look fantastic displayed in small glass globes hung from the ceiling. Just make sure they’re not in direct sunlight.
These top 5 trending plants will no doubt add a fresh, natural element to your home. And remember, if you’re thinking of building a new home in South-East Queensland, the team at Hallmark Homes is ready to help. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.