How to Style your Pots and Plants

How to Style your Pots and Plants

Indoor plants continue to be an ever-growing trend and it's easy to see why! Plants not only have great health benefits as air purifiers and stress reducers but can boost the overall aesthetics and bring life to even the most gloomy interiors. Also, who doesn't love having a luscious, green plant as the focal point or feature of a room? 

There are four essentials to styling your home with greenery; how to select your pots, location, picking your plants and maintaining a weekly care routine. This all can be daunting at first but Slugg is here to make this process super easy!

Three is the Magic Number

When selecting pots even numbers create symmetry, while odd numbers create interest. Creating interest should be at the core of any great pot cluster. A pot cluster of three forces the eye to look around and take in each individual pot and plant combination. 

To Mix and Match?

For pot clusters, there are a couple of design elements to contemplate; style, size and colour. Mixing styles and sizes is a great way to create staggered heights. With colour, we recommend using the same colour (ideally a neutral palette) to ensure the focus is on the various plant colours and patterns. 

Placement

We all want our plants to not only survive but thrive in our homes. So the first thing to consider when selecting your plants is the environmental conditions your plants will be living in. Ask, does my home receive bright direct, bright indirect, moderate, or low light? Do I have drafty windows? Tons of air conditioning vents? Overpowering heat and humidity? Your answers will help you select the right plants for your space. 

FUN FACT: Have fun with the placement of your pots in and outside your home. Dining rooms, bathrooms, and balconies are great locations. Layer pots by looking at blank spaces on shelves, wide stairs or awkward corners that plants could brighten up.

Plants, Plants, Plants

Real plants or faux? Tall or short plants? These are all the questions one might have when investigating plant selections. Don't fret! When selecting and mixing plants, there are no rules. You can use the same plant in each pot, or mix it up and use a different plant in each pot. The possibilities are endless! This is where your personal preference is key (after all, plants do become part of the family). If you don't have a green thumb, there are some amazing companies that produce incredible fake plants that really make you second guess ifs it's real or not! Or if you are looking for lush foliage then think of tropical plants such as palms, ficus and ferns.

Remember to research what plants are best suited to your home environment to ensure your plants thrive in their new position.

Recommendation:

Lucy Cluster- Tropical Vibe: Strelitzia, Peace Lily, Philodendron Xanadu

Thomas ClusterDesert Mood: Cowboy Cactus, Pencil Cactus, Ball Cactus

Rosie ClusterHousehold Favourites: Fiddle Leaf Fig, Monstera, Devils Ivy 

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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