Add These Plants to Your Indoor Garden Before Fall

August 3, 2020

While there’s still ample sunshine to harness, cultivate these trendy houseplants.

  1. Coffee plant. True, it will take a few years for a coffee plant to grow fully mature beans, the kind you can grind and brew. But in the meantime, a coffee plant (you can grab one at Trader Joe’s) will certainly look cute on your windowsill thanks to its canopy of wide leaves.
  2. String of pearls. If you haven’t already invited a string of pearls plant to join your indoor jungle, this summer is the perfect time. The easy-to-maintain succulent overflows from its planter, with long, thin vines bearing pearl-shaped leaves. These vines look beautiful when draped over a windowsill or end table, but feel free to get as creative as you like with your string of pearls.
  3. Columnar cactus. If you’re looking for a plant that provides near-instant gratification—or at least one that will make some measurable progress this summer—the columnar cactus should fit the bill. With at least five hours of direct sunlight per day and a bit of careful watering, it could grow anywhere from six to eight inches over just a few months. Plus, it sprouts large white blossoms when cultivated correctly.
  4. Swiss cheese plant. This plant is named for its flat, hole-riddled leaves, but there’s more to it than first meets the eye. Also known as Monstera deliciosa, this plant is capable of webbing out into long tendrils, which can snake their way up a trellis or simply wind from windowsill to floor.
  5. Money plant. If you have a darker corner in mind for your new addition, the money plant should be able to handle it. This plant actually thrives in lower amounts of sunlight and only needs to be watered occasionally. What’s more, its presence in your home may bring prosperity and good luck!

Meet the 5 Trendiest Houseplants of Summer 2020 [Real Simple]
Ask a Plant Queen: What Are The Best Plans To Buy For Summer? [Refinery29]
5 indoor plants to cultivate at home for a colourful summer garden [Architectural Digest]

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