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9 Statement Plants to Liven up Your Space This Summer

The summer is FINALLY here. June has finally kicked off with some sunshine and people across the UK are making the most of it. From home offices and living rooms to dining rooms and conservatories, people across the country have been inspired to completely revamp their homes and make their interiors really stand out.

 

But where should you start? What’s the best way to make a striking statement in your home?

The answer’s simple - Houseplants.

From the mighty Monstera to the fantastic Flamestar, houseplants are a great way to add a punch of vibrant colour or a touch of elegance to a room, depending on the kind of statement you want to make. But with so many varieties out there, and all requring different levels of care, there quite a bit to consider!

We spoke to Nathan Raab, former pilot turned plant specialist and MD of Pointless Plants to find out which plants can uplift and add some personality to your home.

1. Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)

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“Swiss Cheese Plants are extremely popular - and for good reason. Their holey, deep green leaves give them a slightly unusual and dramatic look which can completely change the atmosphere of a space. Looking to make a statement and create an exotic, tropical vibe in

your room? Then this is the plant for you.

Monstera’s are pretty hardy plants, which makes them perfect for beginners. Just set them up and let them do their thing, attention you’ll definitely see some results this summer!”

Baby - £14.99
Small - £17.99
Medium - £24.99
Big - £34.99
Big (With Mosspole) - £99.99 

 

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2. Calathea Flamestar

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“A member of the popular Calathea family of houseplants, the Flamestar’s variegated leaves and dramatic purple underside gives it an almost otherworldly feel, making it a truly bold choice for any interior. 100% kid and pet-friendly, this absolute stand out can be placed at

any level around your home.

Like it’s siblings, Flamestar’s come from the Amazon rainforest where they usually enjoy dappled sunlight, warm temperatures and high levels of humidity. For home care, their ideal temperature is between 18-25°C and, if possible, try to avoid letting the temperature dip lower than 15°C otherwise their leaves will start to curl.”

 

Big - £39.99

 

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3. Elephant Ear (Alocasia Zebrina)

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“Elephant Ears are unique in the houseplant world since they’re named after 2 very distinct animals. Its common name comes from its leaves, and its long body has the iconic white/black patterning of a zebra. This unique combination really draws the eye, which makes them a perfect statement plant. Originally and, ironically, hailing from the Amazon rainforest, they enjoy dappled sunlight, high humidity and lovely warm temperatures of at least 20oC to keep them at their best.”

 

Small - £17.99

 

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4. Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana)

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“Originally found on the topical island of Lord Howe in the South Pacific, Kentia Palms have been used in interior design as far back as the 18th century as a way to add an exotic and well travelled touch to living and dining rooms. They love the light but are pretty happy in the shade too, and they’re pretty forgiving if you forget to water them on occasion. Pet friendly and a wonderful air-purifier, this little palm can add a whole new dimension to a room.”

 

Medium - £39.99
Big - £49.99

 

https://pointlessplants.com/collections/conservatory/products/kentiapal

5. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree (Ficus Lyrata)

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“Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree’s are a pretty popular houseplant, and it's not hard to see why. With it’s wonderfully reaching paddle-shaped leaves, they’re a great choice to add some strikingly vibrant greenery to a room. While they prefer to live outside, they’ll thrive indoors in rooms with moderate temperatures and bright indirect sunlight.

They’re also excellent air-purifiers, removing elements like benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air, so you’ll definitely get the best of both worlds with this lush little tree.”

 

Small - £17.99
Medium - £32.99
Big - £49.99 

 

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6. White Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia Nicolai)

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“The White Bird of Paradise can be a tricky plant to care for, but the impact it can have on a space definitely makes it worth it. It’s long stems and delicate, pointed leaves give it an almost regal air, and it’s striking beak shaped white bloom creates a wonderful contrast. In some cases Birds of Paradise can take a few years to bloom, but in the meantime it's stunning emerald leaves will give your space a wonderfully tropical feel. Keep them in rooms with warm temperatures and away from cold drafts to help them thrive.”

 

Small - £19.99
Big - £44.99 

 

https://pointlessplants.com/collections/conservatory/products/strelitzia

7. Yucca Plant

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“Ask anyone about plants that give off that exotic vibe and Yucca plants are always at the top of the list. For many, their dark green, spear-like leaves and knobbly brown stems bring back memories of exciting trips and halcyon holiday nights.

Native to the USA and Mexico, they love warm temperatures which makes them an excellent choice for a sunny home office or conservatory in the summer. Their pretty hardy plants which makes them a great choice for beginners and getting-there green thumbs!”

 

Small - £16.99

Medium - £34.99

Big - £59.99

 

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8. Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra Elatior)

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“With its long reaching leaves which can reach a deep emerald shade, a cast Iron Plant can add a punch of vibrant green to a room, especially when it’s paired with a neutral decor. One of the hardiest houseplants around, Cast Iron Plant’s are pretty much unkillable. They can survive a couple of weeks without watering and thrive in shady corners, which makes them a great choice in addition to spaces where other plants wouldn’t flourish as well. 

For a tropical houseplant native to Taiwan and Japan, they’re more laid back than you’d expect and will be perfectly happy in your home. Overall, they’re great for beginners and a perfect gift for any prospective plant parents you know.”

Small - £24.99

Medium - £34.99

Big - £54.99

 

https://pointlessplants.com/products/ian?_pos=1&_psq=cast-iron&_ss=e&_v=1.0

9. English Ivy (Hedera Helix) 

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“Normally found creeping their way up, down and around gardens across the UK, English Ivy can be a wonderful way to add a touch of wild green to your home. Place them on window sills, or pop them on high shelves and let them hang down in luxurious fashion to add a new dynamic to a space.

Usually a fan of medium level indirect light, this wonderful vine also works as an air purifier which can help your room feel nice and fresh. As a result, it's an all around great hanging plant for any home.”

 

Medium - £34.99

 

https://pointlessplants.com/collections/conservatory/products/ivy

For more information visit - https://pointlessplants.com/

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