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5 Plants Perfect for the Living Room

14 May. 2021
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Ahhh houseplants. We have to admit that the thought of caring for plants is quite daunting; many stories of houseplants gone wrong echo and resonate within our office walls. But because Spring has sprung and because we want to get better, we thought we should truly give it a try at welcoming and caring for a houseplant. After all, we wrote an article last summer on the best 5 houseplants for your new home, which shows our interest in becoming better botanists. To help our team members, as well as you and your household, become greener thumbs, this week’s Top Five Friday presents 5 plants perfect for the living room. Hey, we can do this! 

Fiddle-Leaf Fig 

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This plant is ideal for smaller living rooms, but ones that have high ceilings. You see, it doesn’t take a lot of floor space but tends to get quite tall. The leaves it creates are waxy and dark green; they’re set to capture the room’s attention. Oh, and they require medium light and should only be watered when the soil feels dry. It sounds like the perfect plant for a small space! 

Pothos 

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Pothos is apparently one of the easiest house plants to care for. It’s a trailing vine, so it’s ideal for being placed on a high bookshelf, for example. Plus, it can thrive in areas that aren’t so directly lit, making it a great option for a city apartment. Pothos likes to be watered when its soil is dried out as well, just like our fiddle-leaf fig friend. 

Areca Palm 

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Luckily for you, these palms are best planted in the spring, so get planting! This plant is delicate, elegant, and is set to give a calm, beachy tone to your living room. Although they thrive in moist soil, they are susceptible to overwatering. 

Monstera Deliciosa 

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This plant is the favourite of many, with its glossy, heart-shaped green leaves. The Monstera Deliciosa will grow over the years, so get ready to find baskets and pots that adapt well to its growth. It prefers moist soil, and should be placed in direct sunlight most of the time, as it originates from warm Central America. 

Cast-Iron 

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With its reputation of nearly indestructible houseplant, the Cast-Iron can survive in quite the worst conditions, so you have no excuses! Jokes aside, this plant is long-lasting and will resist forgetfulness. It should be watered when it dries out, and it prefers to be away from direct sunlight. 

TOP FIVE FRIDAY

We hope you’ll consider getting one of these 5 plants perfect for the living room! Every Friday, we release a Top 5 of things we hope will make your life a bit simpler and better.  After all, that’s what Cozey stands for.  See you next Friday!

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