THE CUT

Our online botanical publication.

GREEN UP YOUR GAFF

RIGHT PLANTS FOR THE RIGHT ROOM: LIVING ROOM (NOT SO SUNNY)

26th September 2018

Words by Jessica Peace

This crew are big on foliage, making your living room an indoor jungle…

Aspidistra

Calathea

Cheese Plant

Kentia Palm

Hanging Philodendron

HOW NOT TO KILL IN THIS LIVING ROOM

These fellas like it not too bright and not too shady - like wearing sunglasses in a nightclub; so don’t bother making use of your dark corners and bright edges, shove an ornament there instead and keep these guys on a diet of moderation.


GETTING HIGH

The Calathea is one of the sexiest beasts in houseplant town, you can choose it’s outfit depending on your style - frosted with white? Blushing pink streaks? But while it’s bringin’ sexy back by the sofa it’s also sucking up the nasties in the air and with it’s ‘high transpiration rate’, flooding your lounge with good air and giving those lungs a rare treat.