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3 indoor plants you need for 2017

Hi there! Still loving your indoor plants? Me too! I’ve been thinking about what plants I would love to add to my home this year. Lots of unique and interesting plants are popping up on Instagram and Pinterest lately and I’ve been making a mental note so that I can keep a look out. While the Fiddle is still a popular choice, we are going to see less of it (which is a good thing because they are hard work!) and more variety with plants that you probably have never heard of!
It’s time for the String of Pearls, Chain of Hearts and Fiddles to move over and make room for these plants in 2017.

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Monstera Deliciosa

Those large, vibrant leaves! A member of the philodendron family, there are many different versions of a Monstera. Very low maintenance and easy to grow – but be warned – this plant grows horizontally rather than vertically so it can get quite large! It looks great in a large open space or on top of a book shelf where it can grow wide and hang low. I have a friend who picked one up from our local Bunnings.

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Pilea Peperomioides 

You’ve probably never heard of this plant, neither had I till I saw it a few weeks ago. If your a keen indoor gardener than this plant must be added to your collection. It is the ‘it’ plant. The only catch is, they are super hard to come by and if your lucky enough to find one, expect to pay up to $90 for a tiny baby plant. You won’t find this gem in your local Bunnings. The good new is, they are fast growing and sprout lots of baby plants which you can give to friends and family.

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Hoya Obovata

Just one of the Hoya plant varieties, this plant is low maintenance and easy to grow. Its large waxy type leaves hold an incredible amount of water. Suited to pots where its tendrils can hang low or you can train the vines to grow up over a window. The best bet? These are readily available at Bunnings. I even saw one at my local Kmart the other day!

What do you think? What unusual house plants do you have?

♥ KC


  • Clare

    Oooooh thank you lovely! I see a shopping trip to bunnings in my future! ?

  • Kate Holt

    Ree – this is important stuff!!!

  • Adele Nye

    Milton Jaeger monstara harvest this weekend?

  • Chrissie Taylor

    Love all of these!! I’m pretty boring! I only have aloe Vera and mother in law tongue in my home. Hardy and low maintenance

  • Leah

    Hi Katrina

    Love the Hoya, my Grandma had those, such an old fashioned plant. I’m going to get one for my kitchen to hang over my open shelves.
    On the fiddle leaf (it maybe diff as I live in South East QLD) but my fiddle didn’t do well inside. It looked just like all the dying, leaf browning then leaf dropping ones I see all over IG with lots of frustration. After moving it to the veranda, in bright light, no direct sun, it has doubled in size and is thick with leaves from the base up! I water every day or not, sometimes once a week. So for me, it was the light factor. Exactly what my Mum said when I had it inside to begin with. I also swear by a aerosol tin of white oil, sprayed on in combination with a water sprayer probably once a month. I give it a small amount of slow release fertiliser about once every 2 months. I’ve had it looking like this for 2 years.
    Thanks so much for the continual inspiration! Love the plants, caravanning and kids playing cricket- all high on our family agenda here too!

  • Justine Hartman

    Kirsten Harris !! Some more indoor plants to add to our collections x

  • Debbie Saunders

    Kate Reiher my chain of hearts is doing so well,,, and I already have the first plant in this article, getting bigger and bigger, I need to put it into a bigger pot

  • kylee

    I remember as a kid everyone having those first plants in their house. We had several of them.

  • Erin Healey

    Hubby picked up a monsteria from a plant sale at someones house for 3 dollars! It is dying off though, it’s out the front in a pot, should we bring it inside? We are planning on planting it outside when our build is finished.

    • Katrina Chambers

      Maybe you should put it in a more sheltered position until it recovers

  • Jamie Pollard

    I had a beautiful healthy one and put it outside and it hated it- all but died ( it was quite cold though) bought it back inside to try and save it and after a couple of months it’s realky taking off again. Good luck

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