In offices and homes for sale, one of my biggest pet peeves is fake houseplants. I loathe them! Most fake plants look plastic-y and ridiculous, and serve zero function in a home. And considering that there are TONS of easy-to-care-for (read: hard-to-kill) houseplant varieties, there’s absolutely zero reason to use fake ones.
If you’re considering buying a fake ficus to add some green to a room, consider a real one instead! Want to add some depth and texture to a house? Consider a golden pothos vine! Not only do plants add to the look and feel of a room, but some studies show that bringing in a few plants can literally clear the air by filtering out formaldehyde and airborne pathogens!
Need some inspiration? Check out these photos from Houzz.com and find the perfect houseplant for your home today!
A golden pothos is a classic houseplant that is easy to care for and leaves beautiful trailing tendrils. In this photo, the ivy hangs in a bathroom window, adding the aspect of a privacy screen, too!
The little black dress of houseplants, snake plant goes with any decor, in any room, and can survive pretty much any living situation. It needs very little water, especially in winter, and can be divided into more plants.
Want to add some drama? There’s nothing more dramatic than a healthy indoor canopy of ficus trees. This houseplant is one of the most common office plants, and is widely faked. Don’t go plastic when you can get a real one that can decrease airborne pathogens by up to 30 percent!
Ferns are great indoor plants that don’t require too much care, but they’re not exactly my favorite. They can do without direct sunlight, but if you neglect them too much, they can shed a lot of leaves very quickly, resulting in a lot of debris on the floor. Still, they’re a great option for hanging containers or small planters.
Spider plants (also called airplane plants) are great for hanging containers. They have a really cool growth habit of popping down baby plants that give the effect of spiders hanging from a thread. Here is an example of a planter over a staircase landing, but you could get this same effect by hanging a plant from the ceiling near a staircase or in a corner.