It's safe to say that almost all of us have been bitten by the green bug before (all Instagram's fault). So what do you do when bitten by the bug?
Go out and buy plants of course. But us being us and having black thumbs, we killed almost all the plants we bought the following month (or week)! That's when we started to research and learn from the pros on easy plants to grow indoors in Singapore.
So here's a list of 4 easy-to-grow plants:
Number 1 on our list is the most widely recognizable, if not instagram-mable plant, the Monstera Deliciosa. It’s also know as the (Swiss) Cheese Plant, no prizes to guessing why it's called so.
This would be perfect for a HDB flat @charlotteamberlouise
As its name depicts, its monstrous in size, and it can easily grow up to 30 ft in the wild and 3 feet indoors. Of course, with constant pruning, it can be easily kept in our HDB flats.
Cats & Monsteras @whatabouther_nl
Just imagine this in your house:
Massive envy right now @tropicaloco
Alternatively, if you are tight on space, you can just choose to keep one or two leaves in a vase as well and they can last from 1-3 weeks.
Looks so nice right? @gardenista
(2) MONSTERA ADANSONII
Deliciosa's smaller cousin, Adansonii, is probably the more feasible solution if you love the Monstera plant but don't want it 'eating up' too much of your living room space. Looks great no matter where it’s placed!
You can also put some hooks onto the wall so that your precious Adansonii can climb all over your walls, like this:
And that's our cute little Adansonii, growing well in our studio! We shall post a progress shot of it in a few weeks.
I think... I can't stop looking at the Adansonii.
This is our favourite! Called the 'prayer plant', the Calathea is an interesting decorative plant because its leaves fold up at night, and unfold again in the morning.
The Calathea caught our eye at the nursery for its patterned leaves, somewhat similar to watercolour stripes and we brought it home despite not knowing anything about it.
Check out the patterned leaves:
(4) CEROPEGIA WOODII
Name's a mouthful, but it's more commonly known as the string of hearts. The string of hearts is a plant that looks great on a shelf or in a hanging basket. Its beautiful trailing hearts would be sure to catch your guests’ attention.
A 10-year-old string of hearts @graceandthorn
You can also just give them a trim, propagate and voila! Before you know it you would have a couple of pots around the house. Annnnd, they’re great as gifts too!
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