[Home Decor] Unique Houseplants?

Beyond Borders

Peacock
Gold Member
I believe there are a lot of benefits to keeping plants throughout your house, but I notice people tend to buy the same ones. Surely at least one of you playboys has dug a little deeper in the houseplant world to find more unique ones that make for good conversation and an original look to your living space. Suggestions?

And are there any reputable websites online for ordering interesting plants?
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
Aloe Vera plants are pretty weird and cool:



They are a natural remedy for irritated skin. Girls like medicinal plants. If she has sun burn, just snap off a leaf and rub it on her:



I like rubber plants (Ficus elastica) which can grow to 8 feet and are pretty hard to kill:



If you aren't the plant nurturing type, start with what is hard to kill, and make a selection from there:

http://www.today.com/home/easiest-indoor-house-plants-won-t-die-you-t73006

I know these are totally obvious, but I still like spider plants despite the fact that they are in every college dorm room:

 

sterling_archer

Hummingbird
What about this one, maybe a bit :gay: for a male home, but it will probably be interesting to girls. My mother has it in garden.

Bleeding heart




Or this one?

Christ thorn

 
Interior green wall - nothing beats that green power:



If you can afford it, then you can hire a pro, but there are some guys who did it themselves with some work and brains.

[img=640x480]http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/c-more-hale/c-more-hale9.jpg[/img]

Otherwise I like hanging plants of various sorts:


Actual jellyfish design plants that you can buy on Amazon - there are some various designs of that.

I also like glass terrarium designs - they are not that difficult to buy - you can add some figurines to it:





Personally I find some very alien designs and plants most interesting:



Large cactus plants are also quite cool in the living room.



And if you really have plenty of dough - 50 mio. $ +

a climate controlled indoor christmas tree with snowmachine and air-conditioning:

[img=640x480]http://andyquan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/IMG_2541-1024x768.jpg[/img]

But probably works best only when running during winter time.
 

Ben

Sparrow
For a sunny warm spot get a cayenne pepper chilli plant. Visually pleasing when full of chillis. And can be used for cooking. When looked after a plant will keep a few years.
Even indoors the plant can get catterpillars. Pick them of when you see the bits of black poop underneath.
 

Ringo

Pelican
Gold Member
I really like these two:

Monstera deliciosa - it can grow very large (on the right on the picture below), which I love, but it can also be trimmed and the leafs used in place of flowers in vases.





Sansevieria trifasciata, aka snake plant - I have one of these at home. It's a very resillient plant and it takes very little care. Mine is already over 5ft tall but you can grow it in small pots and leave them over tables or shelves.



 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
Thank you Ringo, I forgot all about those. A few ficus plants, rubber plants, and your delicious monsters, add some tiger striped pillows, and you got a jungle themed forest living room.
 

The Beast1

Peacock
Gold Member
Ballr said:
I'm considering a Venus flytrap.
I owned a venus fly trap.

Fun and very pretty plants, they just need a warm and high moisture environment. I felt bad for it since I didn't have any flies so I fed it crickets from the pet store. It was fun watching it clasp up on them.

About a week later, you'd find an empty husk of an insect.
 

Mycelium

Robin
Gold Member
lol that sounds amazing, def going to cop one now

I wonder what else you could feed them

The Beast1 said:
Ballr said:
I'm considering a Venus flytrap.
I owned a venus fly trap.

Fun and very pretty plants, they just need a warm and high moisture environment. I felt bad for it since I didn't have any flies so I fed it crickets from the pet store. It was fun watching it clasp up on them.

About a week later, you'd find an empty husk of an insect.
 

Beyond Borders

Peacock
Gold Member
Definitely grabbing some of the plants I've seen in this thread - thanks, guys.

Ben said:
For a sunny warm spot get a cayenne pepper chilli plant. Visually pleasing when full of chillis. And can be used for cooking. When looked after a plant will keep a few years.
Even indoors the plant can get catterpillars. Pick them of when you see the bits of black poop underneath.
I also like this idea of "functional" plants. My buddy used to have a lime tree in his living room when we were in college and we'd just grab them off and cut them up when sitting around drinking Coronas. Lemons are more colorful and could be a nice touch.



Could grow some herbs in the kitchen or front entrance while I'm at it.
 

The Beast1

Peacock
Gold Member
Ballr said:
lol that sounds amazing, def going to cop one now

I wonder what else you could feed them

The Beast1 said:
Ballr said:
I'm considering a Venus flytrap.
I owned a venus fly trap.

Fun and very pretty plants, they just need a warm and high moisture environment. I felt bad for it since I didn't have any flies so I fed it crickets from the pet store. It was fun watching it clasp up on them.

About a week later, you'd find an empty husk of an insect.
You can feed them any small critter. Their diets include arachnids and insects.

@BB functional plants are good. There's a lemon tree not far from me and I always snag a few lemons off of it for lemonade. I need a lime tree now.
 

Chester

Pigeon
For me it's very important when the room is cozy and there is a lot of free space. I like modular furniture because it allows you to quickly rearrange or change the interior design depending on your needs or desires this time. But it's very difficult for me to create interior design for any room myself, so I often search for information, articles and photos of cool design solutions on specialized portals. I like it when the designer combines several interior styles and creates something unusual and new, so I would like to hire an interior designer and get professional help with this when I need to renovate my house.
 
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