What ADS Loves: Houseplants

We’re planting the seeds of charm and paradise in this week’s What ADS Loves. After our brief love letter to greenery in general, we’re fertilizing your skillset with ripe advice on specific decorative plants.

These fancy florae will make modern indoors blossom with style and panache. Miniature traveler’s palm (Ravenala madagascariensis) is visually striking and unusual. Like a verdant peacock’s tail, its leaves fan out as it grows. The small tree is a quick grower and hardy down to colder temperatures but require a steady source heat, humidity, and light. The traveler’s palm carries a lot of aesthetic character and can work both as an accent or a centerpiece if appropriately adorned.

miniature traveler’s palm (Ravenala madagascariensis)

With their immaculately curved leaves ending in a single sharp point, snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata) are not only manageably quirky but they also function as inexpensive air filters. This herby houseplant is low-maintenance and grow large and strappy enough to display its silhouettes.

snake plants (Sansevieria trifasciata)

The fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is the “it” plant of the design world. With a thin trunk and large, lush leaves, the plant is a thesis statement on balance and contrast. Despite being more temperamental than focuses or succulents, the fiddle-leaf is a versatile plant that adds a kick of personality in the barest of rooms.

fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata)

Yucca is a comic panel explosion writ in nature. A perennial shrub, yucca is a rough and tumble cowboy of a plant. Utilizing yucca requires daring and whimsy as it instantly magnetizes the attention of anyone in the room. If you want a houseplant that evokes shock and awe both in form and function, you can’t do better than yucca.