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Health-boosting Botanicals
One of Earth’s most ancient plants, this is a great air purifier. It also boosts indoor humidity and counteracts the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning. Nature’s little caretaker, not only does this plant dispose of airborne nasti
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Special Offer! 20% Off Houseplants & Accessories At HORTOLOGY
The fabulous houseplants in our ‘Perfect Plants’ guide are just a fraction of what the internet’s most stylish plant store, Hortology, has to offer. Search its extensive site by plant name, the room you want to buy for or even hunt by the latest gree
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Look Up High
How often are we guilty of not looking upwards? Try it and you can find all sorts of new décor opportunities. This approach is great for a bathroom, where the practical fittings fill most of the floor space. A box shelf like this one creates an imagi
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Welcome To The World Of Houseplants!
Turning the pages of this guide, it’s tempting to hear everything shouting ‘take me home!’, and before you know it you’ll have a shopping basket full of fabulous foliage. However, it’s worth taking a little time to assess the growing conditions in yo
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Living Room
For most of us, the living room is the focal point of our home and more often than not the space that best reflects our sense of style. Houseplants can be used to accentuate the overall look of this room, whether it’s adding a bit of boho chic with l
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“I See Incorporating Plants As One Of The Key Requirements When Designing An Interior Space”
Personal style is how we all show off our individuality to the world. The same approach should apply when introducing greenery into your home. What will make your spaces different from those of your friends and family? How do you create that ‘wow’ fa
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For Your Bathroom
Once you’ve learned to look up and make the most of the green space opportunities above your head, give a little thought to how you can turn the practicalities into an extra feature. Hanging pots will need water, so hang extended cords over a ceiling
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1 Cast Iron Plant
Fully deserving of its common name, cast iron plant, the aspidistra is extremely resilient and has a wonderful ability to thrive on very little care. The fact that it also copes with pollution gives rise to its alternative name, bar-room plant. The a
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The Magic Of Making Terrariums
About five years ago, I began making terrariums. It started with a few friends hanging out at the weekend and making bottle gardens. It sounds funny now, thinking back, but throughout university, while living in London, houseplants played a leading r
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Bedroom
We spend a third of our life in bed, so it’s important we get the peace and tranquility we need in the bedroom to encourage a great night’s sleep. While splashing out on luxurious bed linen and a high-quality mattress might be a bit of a stretch, hou
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“It Began With Wanting To Fill My Own Home With The Plants I Saw On Instagram And Pinterest”
As Botanica Studios, Alice Dobie runs a thriving business selling plants online and at markets in Bath and Frome in Somerset. And as an in-demand stylist, her speciality is creating “greener, calmer and more welcoming environments” in communal spaces
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2 Chinese Money Plant
Also known as the missionary plant or pass-it-on plant, Pilea peperomioides is a delightful little succulent, with smooth, round, fleshy, mid-green leaves on long, elegant stalks. It likes a warm, bright room, so it’s great to have in your kitchen. I
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Making Your Own Terrarium
To make your closed terrarium, you will need a demijohn, compost, small stones, activated charcoal, carpet moss and some ferns. You can also use humidity-loving plants such as fittonia. You will also need a selection of tools as instructed in the ste
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Monstera And Me: Friends For Life
Two years ago, we’d decorated every room in our home apart from our bedroom. Colours, design and ideas had come easily and styling decisions were made quickly. But I was stuck in a round of “what about…?” or “this colour is on trend” conversations wi
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Alice’s Life In Plants
Houseplant queen and professional plant stylist Alice Dobie nurtures all of her plants in a small flat in Bath. Here she shares some great advice and insights into her growing ambitions… First plant? Not quite my first plant, but a special plant t
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3 Delta Maidenhair Fern
With its arching, wiry, black stems and delicate, pale green, triangular fronds, Delta maidenhair fern is everything you’d want from an elegant fern. This charming and graceful plant is often grown in terrariums where humidity levels are high and it
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Floor Filler
If you have plenty of floor space, why not fill it with block colours, acid brights and eye-popping shades in the form of these hand-woven baskets? Bound to lift the spirits and bring colour to your home, they’re made by weaving cooperatives in Kenya
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Hanging About
If you want to work up to something as dramatic as Hilton Carter’s plant hammock (page 72), a simpler step is hanging some plants. These look great in groups, especially if you hang them at different heights. Let the texture of the pots play a part i
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Small Spaces
Not all of us are lucky enough to have outdoor space, or even a window ledge deep enough to grow plants on, but everyone can find room for a houseplant. Once you have the houseplant bug, you won’t be able to walk upstairs without wondering if a Bosto
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4 Devil’s Ivy
Epipremnum aureum has large, glossy green leaves with irregular cream and yellow streaks and blotches, and is valued for its air-purifying qualities. The variety Golden Pothos also tolerates lower light levels without losing its variegation and looks
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Wall-to-wall Heaven
While you’re dreaming of discovering the perfect container for your new terrarium (see page 14), plan a feature wall for your living room with Sanderson’s new Glasshouse wallpaper range. Its Terrariums design is filled with botanical beauties (cacti
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Decorating With Foliage
Plant stores seem to be sprouting up left and right these days, some specialising in succulents and purifying ficus trees, others crammed with dried leaves and flowers for DIY decoration. Friends get together on the weekend to swap plant cuttings, an
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Hidden Corners
A set of steps makes an interesting – and mobile – houseplant stand. A device like this makes it easy to have a temporary display, or it can be a great alternative to net curtains (just make sure your plants are sun lovers). Quite a generous plant c
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5 Fiddle-leaf Fig
If you’re looking for a Ficus with a difference, this one packs a punch. Ficus lyrata has huge, glossy leaves with prominent veins. The leaves are much larger than most other Ficus, growing up to 30cm long and 13cm wide, with a fabulous fiddle-like s
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For Your Living Room
It’s tempting to gather armfuls of greenery when you visit a houseplant store and end up with a shopping basket resembling a miniature jungle. Slow down, take your time, choose each plant with care and start with just one. Your experience will grow a
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Framing Pressed Leaves
Flowers and leaves, newspaper, craft tape, large book and a heavy weight, two panes of glass of equal size, decorative tape or washi tape Carefully spread each leaf or flower on a sheet of newspaper and place another sheet on top. Feel free to use a
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Inspiring Workspace
A home office or homework space often faces a wall of shelves or a board pinned with an excessive number of ‘to do’ lists. Even this kind of uninspiring corner can be transformed in minutes with some new green friends that need not encroach on your d
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6 Jade Plant
The jade plant, commonly called the money plant, is a very popular succulent houseplant that’s been found on shelves for generations. (It’s not to be confused with the money tree, which is the common name for Pachira aquatica.) Once established as a
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“I Often Say Taking Care Of My Plants Is Like A Moving Meditation. It’s Relaxing, Calming, Interesting And Fulfilling All At Once”
Summer Rayne Oakes takes a love of houseplants to the next level. Currently the owner of more than a thousand plants in her Brooklyn apartment, she is also the host and producer of YouTube plant advice channel Plant One On Me. Her blog and Instagram
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Off The Wall
Want to bring outdoor blooms and sprigs of foliage indoors, or looking for a place to put bunches of herbs so they’re on hand when you’re cooking? Add a touch of greenery to any corner with this quirky hippo wall vase by Gisela Graham. It’s also idea
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