Perhaps because spring is finally on the horizon, I’ve been actively pinning to my Flowers board on Pinterest. Interestingly, most of my recent pins have been of houseplants. (Maybe it’s time to change the name to Plants and Flowers?)
I say “interestingly” because our house in Omaha was conspicuously void of living plants. I love how fiddle leaf fig trees, snake plants, and potted houseplants of all sizes bring a natural vibe to a space, but I never trusted myself not to kill them.
We actually had two small potted plants on display — one in the living room and one in the basement — but they were both artificial plants from IKEA. Totally cheesy, I know. I just wanted the look of houseplants without any the maintenance or the risk.
When we move into our new place (whenever/wherever that may be), my goal is to transform my brown thumb into a green thumb, or some in-between shade of tan. Until that happens, though, I think I found the perfect compromise between live and artificial houseplants: clean, colorful prints of real plants from Flora.
The Barcelona-based online shop offers “a better way to love plants eternally” with poster-size photos of actual houseplants and flowers. They call their prints “the best thing since plastic flowers,” but I’d call them the next-best thing to live greenery.
Granted, they can’t improve the air quality in your home, but you never have to water them, they take up little space, and they can survive in the shadows.
I’d happily display the Kentia or Zanzibar prints in my kitchen, above my desk, or maybe even a bathroom. I also really like the Roses print, which is surprising because I don’t care much for roses in real life!
Let’s talk about houseplants in the comments below. Have you successfully kept any alive, or do you have a gardening aversion like me? What do you think about these Flora Indoor posters?