Best Plants for Your Living Space!

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Article courtsey of The Plant People

 

The Living Room, the perfect space for, well, living! It’s where you, your family and even the pets spend the most time, making it the perfect space to transform into an indoor jungle. We’ve selected some of the best plants for your living room - follow our tips for how to add them to your space!

Tip 1: layer different sized plants in overlooked spaces

Add depth, colour and texture to your space by layering clusters of plants. Smaller plants on the floor will camouflage storage and hide electrical cords. Don’t be afraid to choose bold and colourful plants like a Peperomia Lemon-Lime or ‘Tineke’ Rubber Tree, especially if your living room decor is on the neutral side.  Plus, plants will thrive when they’re grouped together–they create a micro-climate that will sustain better humidity levels.

Tip 2: use statement plants as a focal point

If your living room is large or sparse on furniture, fill the visual gaps with a big statement plant like a Fiddle Leaf Fig, Giant Bird of Paradise, Swiss Cheese Plant or Philodendron Shangri-La. If you’re an on-the-go family or more of a hands-off plant parent, a Burgundy Rubber Tree is a great low-maintenance option.

Tip 3: be mindful of kids and pets

It’s important to make sure your indoor jungle is safe for your pets and kids. Choose larger plants your kiddos won’t be able to pick up and play with and keep any prickly plants like cacti out of reach. Most houseplants are completely non-toxic unless ingested, but if your little ones are curious or your furry friends like to munch, check out The Plant People’s entire collection of pet friendly plants.

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