Mar
27
2014
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Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Location: Floor

This beautiful standalone tree is native to West African lowland rain forests and takes its name from its distinct violin-shaped leaves that ooze class from their leathery surface. Keep the fiddle leaf fig in medium light and let the pot dry out completely between waterings.

From $28 at Bulbs n Blooms

A Man's Home

Get Some Green

Even if you subscribe to the most spartan sense of a living space, a touch of green could do your place some good. It helps brighten up the space, break up lines and adds a pop of color to your surroundings. Houseplants make excellent aesthetic additions to any household and they serve the dual purpose of purifying the air along with encouraging positive habits that only keeping something alive (besides yourself) could do. Consider the following low-maintenance options to furnish your home with the same clean lines to match the existing shape of your place. As for where to find them, we've found some shippable options, but they're easily available at your local garden shop or home improvement store.

 
 

Air Plant

Location: The Table

These are fascinating: They don't need soil—their hearty leaves actually absorb nutrients from the air. Which means you can place the small plants just about anywhere, as long as you soak them in water about once a week. They're ideal on a desk (even at the office since they respond to artificial light), a nightstand or atop a stack of books on your coffee table.

$29 for two (potted), at Sea & Asters

 
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    Once you decide on the locations of your houseplants it's often best to leave them there so they can adapt to the light.
 
 

Jade Plant

Location: The Shelf

Succulents hold the mantle as the easiest workhorses of the plant world. The ones that you could purposefully neglect and still survive. And the jade plant is no different. Place yours on a vacant shelf and feel free to let it be. The plant will grow slowly just as long as you keep the fleshy leaves moist enough to avoid shriveling.

From $5, at Hirt's Gardens

 
Try a Terrarium

Yes, the same glass-encased self sufficient ecosystems that you likely remember from your childhood science class. Except today's versions are much more stylish.

 

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