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October 2, 2020

5 Lush and Leafy Plants to Junglefy Your Space

Turning your indoor living space into a green, leafy jungle can be an exciting ongoing project. There are countless types of plants out there, and finding new greenery to add to your collection can provide many hours of delight.

Today, we take a look at some of our favourite lush and leafy indoor plants for turning your living space into a makeshift jungle!

Fiddle Leaf Fig
With its large dark green fanning leaves, the Fiddle Leaf Fig is a popular plant for those looking for a sleek touch of the outdoors. Place it in crisp white pot for an ultra-modern look, or a ceramic pot for a more classic style. Fiddle Leaf Figs love the sunlight, so it’s best to place them in a bright room filled with lots of filtered light. They’re ideal for humid regions of Australia, and aren’t too hard to keep alive once you find out what they like! These plants can be toxic when consumed by small children and pets, so be sure to keep them in homes away from little biters!

Bird of Paradise
The Bird of Paradise is a stunning plant with a bright orange and yellow flower that’s like no other. These plants can be found in gardens all across Australia, and can be brought inside to add a unique talking point to a room. When inside, it’s important to ensure these plants get plenty of light to allow for their beautiful flowers to bloom. While considered non-toxic for humans, keep in mind that this pretty plant can be toxic for pets.

Monstera Deliciosa
These plants give fantastic deserted island jungle vibes! The Monstera Deliciosa is often sweetly referred to as the “swiss cheese plant” due to the sporadic holes found in its leaves. With breathtaking, sprawling leaves attached to long stems, the Monstera Deliciosa catches the eye, and makes a beautiful, tropical addition to a living or bedroom. When in the right conditions, these plants love to grow large and wide, so be prepared for a stunning mass of plant! Sadly, these plants are toxic to humans and pets.

Elephant Ear
Take one look at this plant and you can see exactly how it got its name! The Elephant Ear can be a great plant to bring inside if you wish to junglefy your space. If you want a big feature plant to fill your room and draw the eye, then this could be just what you’re looking for! These plants have large, heart-shaped leaves that resemble the ear of an elephant. Elephant Ear plants are another type on this list that love the humidity, making them great for muggy regions of Australia. These plants can be toxic to children and pets, and as such, are best kept out of the way of kids and animals.

Boston Fern
Who can pass up such a classic? The Boston Fern is small enough to sit elegantly on a work desk, or can be placed in a retro hanging pot for more of a bohemian vibe. These cute little plants can be a bit particular when it comes to care, so be sure to do your research before bringing them into your home. One fantastic thing about the humble Boston Fern is that it’s considered non-toxic for dogs, cats, and humans, so you can add it to a home with grabby hands and paws without fear!

 

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