It’s no surprise to us that houseplants are so on-trend right now. They liven up your interior, give you a sense of pride when they grow, and can help purify the air in your home. It’s a win-win-win! If you’re worried about finding plants for dimmer areas, don’t! There’s sure to be some greenery that can handle the areas with little natural light.
Plants can help create an atmosphere where you and others feel comfortable. The hallway is the first place you and visitors see when they enter your home, so don’t neglect it on your home improvement journey. Help your home feel lively with some beautiful houseplants! They can help create the ambience you’re looking for. Evidence shows that there can be benefits for your wellbeing if you surround yourself with plants.
We’ll start with one of the most robust plants we know: the Cast Iron Plant (the hardiness is even in its name!) In the early 20th century, the Cast Iron Plant was THE plant to have. It survives substantial shade and needs little by way of maintenance. The arching leaves of the Aspidistra elatior will keep their glossy green colour all year round. So even if you’re not sure how green your thumb is, this could be a great companion for you.
For those who do want to bring movement (literally!) to their home’s entrance, you should check out the Calathea Maui. The tropical plant opens its leaves in the morning to make sure it catches the day’s sunlight. Its foliage offers stunning colours and patterns. Underneath, the leaves have a deep purple colour. And on their top, they have a gorgeous white, feathery pattern.
Or maybe you’re a fan of plants that bring the tropics into your home? The Kentia Palm is an all-time favourite. Its stems grow up tall with leaves fanning out from them. These palms are easy to care for and don’t need much attention. Just water it whenever the top of the soil is dry and mist it regularly. Then you can be sure that its vibrant green will continue to brighten up your entrance.
Whether you’re out of shelf space for more hallway plants or you have a bit of space on a coat rack, ferns are simply wonderful. The ferns in this selection are robust so they’ll be happy with little light. If you have them in a hanging pot they can be a beautiful addition to your hallway. Create a luscious green oasis in and of itself.
One of these hardy ferns is the Blue Star variety with elongated fronds. They come in shades of blue-green that make this plant a wonderful addition to a shady corner. Originally from the tropics of South America, they absorb moisture from the air as well as through their roots. It needs a bit of looking after, but in the right conditions, it will grow quite quickly.
This next fern will also impress with its lush, bright green colour. The Crispy Wave Fern has, as the name suggests, crinkly leaves that rise up from the pot. It’s a robust, long-lasting plant that does need a bit of indirect sunlight to flourish. Since this luscious fern has quite a bit of surface area, it has loads of tiny pores that it can use to filter airborne toxins out of the air.
Are you making the most of that empty space on your side table? Does your hallway have a shelf that could use some spark? Even for in-between-rooms that tend to be shady, like the hallway, there are some beautiful indoor house plants that could really add to your interior.
One of the toughest, when it comes to houseplants, is the Emerald Palm. You might know it by its more common name ZZ plant. This palm is super easy to care for and will keep its glossy green foliage all year round. You might have seen this plant in a few other collections of ours – that’s because this green beauty is unbelievably versatile!
If you’re looking for a compact plant, then we have a Philodendron unlike any other: The Philodendron ‘Green Princess’ has oval, glossy leaves in a rich green that give this plant energy and life. To keep it happy, make sure to mist it regularly and wipe any dust off. Then you can be sure it will continue to brighten up your space and make everyone feel welcome!
They thrive in most environments and make perfect plants for offices or dimly lit rooms.
When you enter through your front door, you want to see colour and life. However, what you don’t want is a plant so big and with so much foliage that you end up being attacked by it on arrival.