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The Best House Plants To Nail That #Jungalow Vibe

Going green has never looked better, thanks to these hot tropical additions

If you’ve been on social media recently, you’ll know about the latest maximalist trend that’s taken the interior design world by storm. #Jungalow is all about matching colourful fabrics, tropical patterns, jungle motifs and plenty of indoor greenery. The first step to entering the jungle? Finding house plants that are not only pleasing to the eye, but are easy to care for, improve air quality, or even boost the good fengshui in your home.

With the Singapore Garden Festival around the corner, we got together some plant inspo ahead of the event to give you an idea about what you might want to have in your house. Here’s a variety that could work for you.

#1: Cacti

Plants wither and die the moment you so much as look at them. You manage to kill even garden weeds. If you aren’t green-fingered but simply love the look — and presence — of plants, don’t lie to yourself or get ugly, artificial plants. Adopt a zen attitude and several pots of low maintenance, heat-loving cacti.

#2: Chinese Money Plant

Commonly known as Snake’s Tongue or Devil’s Tongue (and, hilariously, Mother-In-Law’s Tongue), this common plant sure is a talking point. They are slow-growing plants that thrive in warmth and bright light, and can tolerate low-water conditions. This resilient plant comes in many different sizes and is capable of removing over 107 known air pollutants, including nitrogen monoxide, chloroform, benzene and carbon monoxide. With their strikingly striped appearance, this is one to keep for a long time.

#4: Rubber tree

Lately our admittedly very tall rubber tree has gotten a lot of interest and quite a few people have sent me questions about it. ☺️💚 Then I noticed that you have never seen the whole tree since I always had to crop the pic! 😅 Well, here we go, I guess including the curve the main shoot is around 4 metres long 🤪💚 . . . #rubbertree #ficuselastica #gummibaum #plantlover #plantlove #plantaddiction #plantsofinstagram #plantstagram #houseplant #houseplantclub #houseplantlove #urbanjungle #urbanjunglebloggers #plantunicorn #plantportrait #indoorplant #happyhouseplant #interiorplants #interior #interiordesign #igersvienna #plantsarefriends #plantsmakepeoplehappy #livingwithplants #greenery #decor #interiordecor #interiorjungle #plantgoals

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Breathe easy with this plant, if you choose to allow it to take residence in your home. According to studies conducted by NASA, the rubber plant is capable of improving air quality. Their large leaves absorb and break down airborne chemicals, rendering them harmless.

#5: Monstera Deliciosa

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Ideal for awkward corners and broad doorways, this plant ranks higher on the maintenance spectrum than most plants on this list – after all, it’s large (hence its name), and capable of growing to over 10m in height and spreading horizontally over 3m. But if you’re looking for something truly tropical-looking, this plant will do just the trick.

#6: Calatheas

Showy and highly decorative, the calatheas plant has many interesting traits. Did you know that they close their leaves at night and open them again in the morning? It’s just a wee bit delicate — this house plant should never be placed in direct sunlight, as it thrives in the shade.