Sometimes, it’s nice to start an indoor garden with plants that are a little (or a lot) less demanding about their environment and care. It's not too much to ask for a plant that will be forgiving to inconsistencies and still flourish!
Hi, I'm Mollie! In my short tenure as Swansons' indoor plant and pottery buyer, I have had one goal: to find a source for the hot new plant everyone needs for their living room. And that plant is a Cactus! I don't mean just your regular run-of-the-mill cactus in a four-inch pot, no no. I’m talking about big, juicy, tall, spiky cacti that can take your pad from drab to fab (#jungalowstyle, anyone?) in an instant.
Fiddle leaf figs are the darlings of the design world and for good reason! Their large, architectural leaves make a dramatic statement, offering a modern accent to homes and offices. While the fig may have the reputation of being a bit of a prima donna, if you follow some basic guidelines, you and your fig can have a long and productive relationship.
The environment the plant is in indoors will determine whether the plant will have the opportunity to thrive and flourish. The "secret" to successfully caring for indoor plants is to mimic the same conditions as their natural habitat. Adequate light is the most important environmental factor in successfully growing plants in our homes.
Terrariums, those miniature worlds within glass, have always fascinated me. There is something so satisfying about creating a safe haven where your chosen plants can thrive with very little care. Mollie (our indoor plant specialist) and I decided to make a simple fern terrarium, step by step. With this foundation, you can create your own terrarium, one as elaborate or as minimalist as you would like. Be creative and have fun!