In celebration of Houseplant Appreciation Week, interior landscaper Ian Drummond shares his top five houseplants for the year.
Spoiler, it’s all about going big for your home!
Drummond reveals big houseplants are the latest trend to take root. The At Home With Plants author accredits this trend to the larger houseplants’ ability to “make a statement” in any space, as well as the ability to “boost your mood and wellbeing.”
Ficus Elastica Burgundy
“Enjoys bright light, but not direct sunlight. Keep soil moist, check weekly and mist the leaves often.”
“Loves bright indirect light; prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves. Check for water weekly and allow it to dry out between waterings.”
“Place in a bright sunny spot. Likes to be moist so check soil weekly, but can dry out between waterings. Sensitive to low temperature and shouldn’t fall below 15oC. Loves humidity, so mist often.”
“Thrives in medium indirect light. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out between watering. Enjoys humidity so mist leaves frequently.”
“Moderate indirect light, water well and then allow it to dry out. Check every 1-2 weeks – soil should be well drained. Mist leaves every few days.”