Fantastic Flora: Houseplants You Need Right Now
By Rachel Kupfer | Photography by Jason Grubb and John Balinkie
Nestled into a corner, hanging in a window or residing on a mantle or shelf, the humble houseplant adds depth and texture to any space. The tried-and true ficus and spider plant remain popular choices, but taking a walk on the exotic side can infuse your interior with a touch of the unexpected.
We teamed up with Phoenix specialty plant shop founder Michael Lanier to assemble a short list of funky favorites you may be unfamiliar with. “These easy-care indoor plants will strike curiosity from most people who see them,” he says. “Distinctive leaf shapes and multicolored frond patterns transform them into real attention-grabbers.” Anything but ordinary, one thing is certain: These houseplants are no wallflowers.