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Trendy house plants

Whether your thumb is green or not, a great houseplant does round out a room. And I’m not talking about a couple of pots of African violets (too small and fussy) or a ficus tree (too much shedding). Gravitate to varieties that can act as green sculptures, adding shape as well as liveliness to an interior - a bigger specimen is always better than waiting for a smaller one to grow to optimum size.

 

Maintenance is key - remember to wipe smooth-surface leaves regularly with a damp cloth and trim off dead or dying bits. And it’s best to keep the plant contained in a plastic pot tucked inside a decorative basket. That way if it bites the dust, you can replace it easily.

Dracaena is an indigenous African plant that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. Dracaena is usually grown for their unique foliage and colourful looks. The plant requires moderate sunlight and needs to be kept away from direct sunlight.

Dracaena requires humid soil to grow, so place some pebbles under the Dracaena to increase the humidity of the soil. You can also Mist the plant once a week with soft water as it helps in the growth of the plant. However, it is important that you don’t over water the plant.