Bringing the Outside In With Indoor Plants

Who knew gardening could be so chic!

11 Jun 2015 By Kiara Pecenko

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15

I am in denial. It is not winter. I will not believe it. I will not succumb to the miserable weather and numerous layers June brings – instead opting to pad around the house with shorts and a tee while blasting the ducted heating.

This is why I am very pro-indoor plants this month. They bring an ultra-spring vibe into my house and don’t require me to run through sleet and torrential winds to care for them like their outdoor cousins.

There is, however, a particular art to keeping indoor plants. They require just the right amount of love – a little bit of water, a little bit of sun, and a lot of TLC.

We have put together a helpful cheat-sheet for making sure your indoor plant life lasts as long as possible and looks its best while doing so.

Stylizen’s Cheat Sheet to Caring for Indoor Plants:

1. Selecting The Right Pot

You will always get the best result from a pot that has a few holes at the bottom, so the water can run through it. This way the roots of the plant won’t get too soggy and ‘drown’, which means you can say adios to your precious pot plant.

2. Choosing the Right Soil

Never, should I repeat, EVER just dig up some dirt from the backyard – it contains all sorts of weed seeds, insects, and fungal diseases. Always buy potting soil, and have a look for types specific for the plant you plan on potting.

3. Providing The Right Environment

The key to keeping an indoor plant is to trick it into thinking it is actually outside. Make sure to replicate the climate, sunlight and water it would usually get outside (and thrive for) when bringing the plant inside. Just because you like your home at a balmy 25 degrees doesn’t mean your plant does (unless it is a cactus of course!). Remember, an indoor plant relies on you to take care of it 100%, so treat it well and reap the rewards.

Standing

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Orla Kiely Striped Petal Pot
Orla Kiely Striped Petal Pot, $41 – available at Amara Living.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Geometric Air Plant Cube Planter
Geometric Air Plant Wooden Cube Planter, $36.27 – available from Sea & Asters at Etsy.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Milk & Sugar Large Otis Pot
Milk & Sugar Large Otis Pot, $69.95 – available at Hunting For George.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Pop & Scott Aqua Dipped Pot
Pop & Scott Aqua Dipped Pot, $130 – available at Hunting For George.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Celadon Garden Pot

Celadon Garden Pot, from $14 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Anthropologie Metallic Crackle Herb Pot
Anthropologie Metallic Crackle Herb Pot, from $14.00 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Ivy Muse Nightshade Ceramic Pot
Ivy Muse Nightshade Ceramic Pot, $125 – available at Hunting For George.

Hanging

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Hand Decorated Ceramic Hanging Planter
Hand Decorated Ceramic Hanging Planter, $34 – available from lecollecte at Etsy.

]Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Macramé Plant Hanger
Macramé Plant Hanger, $58 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Riverstone Wall Planter
Riverstone Wall Planter, $from $52 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Crystal-Cut Hanging Planter
Crystal-Cut Hanging Planter, $38 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Rogue Sphere Hanging Planter (Set of 6)
Rogue Sphere Hanging Planter (Set of 6), from $49.95 – available at Zanui.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Dip Dye Macrame Hanger
Dip Dye Macrame Hanger, $48 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Vertical Hanging Living Wall
Vertical Hanging Living Wall, $161.20 – available from One With Plants at Etsy.

Terrarium

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Geometric Glass Terrarium
Geometric Glass Terrarium, from $85 – available from Waen at Etsy.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Sitting Big Polygon Glass Terrarium
Sitting Big Polygon Glass Terrarium, $39.90 – available from Bloom Fun Store at Etsy.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Twig En Plein Air Terrarium
Twig En Plein Air Terrarium, $148 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Living Succulent Planter (Set of Three)
Living Succulent Planter Terrarium (Set of Three), $221.66 – available from Lonesome Hobo Glass at Etsy.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Planetarium Terrarium
Planetarium Terrarium, from $58 – available at Anthropologie.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Marimo Terrarium Zen Garden
Marimo Terrarium,  $154.47 – available from Living Zen Art at Etsy.

Indoor Plant Pots: AW15 - Japanese Garden Terrarium
Japanese Garden Terrarium, $218.82 – available from Doodle Birdie at Etsy.

Which style of planter do you prefer? Share your thoughts with us!


 
11 Jun 2015 By Kiara Pecenko

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