Indoor plants take me back to my childhood. As a design house we didn’t initially set out to sell plants but there are a few that we have included in our range to compliment the pots that are about to come. I remember my mum having the most amazing planters and hanging macrame pots filled with giant leaves when we were growing up. The interior trends of the 70’s and 80’s always included plants and that is definitely the case more and more now. Forget choosing furniture, you’re plants are whats making the space come alive (sorry Aura)!
With so many plant trends surfacing from past decades what will you choose that makes a unique gift, looks beautiful, easy to care for and brightens her day?… the fiddle leaf is certainly making its mark right now. Ficus lyrata is an evergreen tree from tropical Africa that works in beautifully in any interior. Its sculptural silhouette works alongside tropicals or succulents with a beautiful balance of lush leaves and negative space. A few quick tips:
- Indirect light, away from breeze.
- Half a cup of water each week (excess water in the soil may cause lower leaves will fall off)
- Rotate every now and then as it will grow toward the sun.
- The large open leaves make them easy to wipe down too.
Read this entertaining post by Heather Freeman on how to care for your Fiddle Leaf in more detail and enjoy some inspirational images that I’ve picked up along the way. We hope your mum has a fab Mothers Day!