10 most popular indoor plants
Despite the universal love for bright, colorful and unusual indoor plants, which has given rise to fashion and exotics, there are cultures that do not disappear from the windowsills in spite of any trends. Familiar to all, who have become a real "golden classic" plants - these are special ones that have proven their irreplaceability and originality of culture, time-tested. Among them are both modest crumbs and large giants. But they are united by one thing - traditional beauty and ease of cultivation.
"Grandmother" plants with an impeccable reputation
Plants that are among the most classic indoor crops certainly earned the legendary status. They decorated the window sills for centuries, and even when fashion changed, they still occupied a special place in the hearts of fans and never experienced a period of complete oblivion. Such plants are often called "grandmothers": their appearance is really familiar to everyone since childhood. These plants were widely used for decoration of houses and public institutions - schools, hospitals, administrations, offices. They seem to carry us with one kind to another era, they are recognized at first sight. You will not confuse them with any other plant. And such a common knowledge and habit has both its positive and negative sides.
The main advantages of classical plants:
- their endurance is time-tested;
- to grow such plants is very simple, they require basic care;
- classic plants will suit even the most inexperienced gardeners;
- plants are easy to propagate;
- they are accessible and widespread, their search will not cause any difficulties;
- Plants will never go out of style.
But the disadvantages of such crops are really the minimum:
- classics are hard to surprise;
- traditional plants do not mix well with fashionable novelties;
- they are more difficult to select for modern interior styles.
Often, the familiar, boring appearance is also considered a negative feature of cultures from the “golden classics”. But with such a categorical statement, do not rush. "Grandmothers" - this does not mean boring and faceless. Many classic plants remain indispensable and inimitable today. Through the efforts of breeders, traditional cultures are experiencing a new heyday and gaining new fans. Time does not stand still. The range of indoor plants is expanding to almost unimaginable choices. And those cultures, the look of which is familiar to everyone, is far from an exception in this race for originality. The unusual structure, the shape of the leaves and the play of colors in fashionable varieties and hybrids, the discovery and introduction of new, rarer species into indoor culture allow the classics to always remain relevant. And never get lost in the assortment of thousands of species of indoor plants available today. So, for example, it is difficult to find a replacement for such a beloved and tender Uzambara violets or an analogue of cacti.
Any classic plant in the right "presentation" can become the pride of the collection. In how plants are perceived, their location, the choice of capacity and even additional decor are no less important than the decorative details of leaves or inflorescences. And in the perception of the attractiveness or dullness of traditional cultures, all responsibility lies with the owners. Fashionable design can even “fit” boring aloe into a hi-tech room or turn hibiscus into a colorful loft space divider. (The loft is the architectural style of the 20th — 21st centuries, the upper part of an industrial building (factory, factory, warehouse) converted into a dwelling, workshop, office room or venue for events.) When it comes to using “boring classics,” it all depends on which at a corner you look at the plants and how much attention you give them.
Recall our honored heroes and get to know better the top ten representatives of the "golden classics." Their appearance is well known, but they are also able to surprise with their diversity. It is simply impossible to find more reliable green and blooming pets with simple care.
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