Hardy Houseplants

10 houseplants that thrive in Queensland

Here at Hutton & Hutton, we love plants. They brighten up space, they make you feel more relaxed, they produce oxygen to help you sleep better, and they’re just so darn pretty to look at!

If you’re selling your home, it’s important to consider styling. Ultimately the presentation of your home will make the difference in getting you your ‘Love Price’. Some greenery in choice areas of your home can make the space feel clean and fresh. Hutton & Hutton offer personalised styling advice, so if you’re unsure of anything (including which corner to put that lovely fiddle leaf fig) give us a call today!

If you’re anything like us when it comes to plants, sometimes you might struggle to keep your green friends alive throughout the summer months.

That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 10 houseplants that thrive in difficult conditions. Seriously, we’d be surprised if you managed to kill them!

1. Mother-in-law’s Tongue

Also known as the Snake Plant, this plant is a lot lovelier to look at than its name suggests. Named for their sharp, pointed leaves, this plant is very structural and simple. It’s especially hardy and long-lasting.

Light: Tolerant of low-light

Water: Once a week in summer, less frequently in winter

(Credit: Hutton & Hutton) Mother-In-Law’s Tongue looks fantastic in the H&H New Farm reception.

2. Aloe Vera

This useful plant is very hardy and grows very quickly. In spring, a healthy aloe vera will sprout a beautiful, tall stalk of yellow flowers. Don’t be disheartened when the flowers die quickly, however, as they will grow back again next year!

Light: Bright indirect sunlight

Water: Twice a week in summer, once a week in winter

(Credit: Charles on Unsplash) Aloe Vera is a superhero at creating oxygen so put one in your room for a better night’s sleep!

3. Pothos

Known for its gorgeous trails of heart-shaped leaves, pothos is very near impossible to kill. They look amazing spilling down the side of a bookshelf, however, you can prop them up with some wiring and it’ll wind itself through and grow upwards! Inside or outside, this plant livens up any space it’s in. Pothos is native to Australia and south-east Asia, therefore you may be in luck finding some at Daly’s Native Plants in West Mansfield!

Light: Tolerant of low light and artificial light

Water: Pothos need time to dry out, so once a week should be fine

(Credit: Kara Eads on Unsplash) Pothos loves to trail along no matter where you put it

4. Jade Plant

The Jade Plant’s thick, glossy leaves make them a very popular indoor plant, and it’s not hard to see why. They can help a coffee table go from boring to sophisticated, and they’re relatively small so you can keep them in smaller apartments.

Light: Bright natural light

Water: Allow the soil to dry out completely before watering. Too little and the Jade Plant will lose its leaves, and too much will rot the roots.

(Credit: Nathan Dumlao) These plants are said to bring luck to their owners

5. Peace Lily

Also called the Madonna Lily, the Peace Lily makes for an elegant indoor plant. Its white flower is stunning and surprisingly long-lasting, often lasting a couple weeks before fading to brown. Mappin’s Nursery in West End is the perfect place to source yourself a gorgeous Peace Lily, so stop into Montague Road this weekend!

Light: Bright natural light

Water: This plant thrives in humidity, so in drier months it may require water every two days.

(Credit: Mitch Lensink on Unsplash) Peace Lillies need a little more water than other indoor plants

6. Spider Plants

It’s not hard to see where this plant got its name! It’s long, spindly leaves look best when in a hanging basket. The Spider Plant is the gift that keeps on giving, as it regularly grows pups called ‘spiderlings’ that hang from the mother plant. Once these have developed they’re ready to be cut loose and planted to create new spider plants!

Light: Bright, natural light

Water: Very little, no more than once a week

(Credit: Shelby Miller on Unsplash) Spider Plants constantly produce more plants, so when you buy one it’s a huge investment!

7. Bromeliad

If you’re looking to add a splash of colour to a room, a Bromeliad is a perfect choice. These plants have colouring ranging from deep pinks to dark burgundies and make a statement wherever they’re placed. Plant it in a shallow pot that allows for drainage. Despite their name, Palms for Brisbane sell more than just palms! This Morningside nursery is a fantastic place to source bromeliads of all colours!

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight

Water: Fill the central cup of the plant and let it water itself! You can put a little water in the soil if it’s looking dry but don’t overdo it!

(Credit: Pixabay) If you’re looking for a pop of colour, look no further!

8. Rubber Plant

Another excellent plant for variety in colour, the Rubber Plant has deep colouring and looks absolutely amazing in rooms with lots of white and wood finishings. You can keep it small in a little pot or you can grow a little indoor rubber tree, the choice is up to you!

Light: Indirect sunlight

Water: Once a week in summer, once a fortnight in winter

(Credit: Scott Webb on Unsplash) Rubber plants are hugely popular and it’s not hard to see why

9. Maidenhair Fern

This is a beautifully delicate plant, with lovely little leaves that look best in a hanging pot. As a rainforest plant, it thrives on humidity and hates breezes, so make sure it’s not put in a draughty place. These plants thrive in bathrooms, as they steam up and provide the plant with the humid environment it needs.

Light: Bright, indirect sunlight

Water: Keep soil moist

(Credit: WikiMediaImages on Pixabay) These ferns are so delicate and beautiful

10. Swiss Cheese Plant

You may recognise this one. It’s the Hutton & Hutton logo plant! This lovely green plant is an incredibly popular indoor plant, growing in almost any space. These plants also love to climb, so put a stake in the pot and let it grow! A great place to buy these plants in Brisbane’s inner-East is the Cottage Garden Nursery, located on Stanley Street. They have a fantastic selection, along with gorgeous, unique pots and garden accessories.

Light: Indirect sunlight

Water: Allow soil to dry out before watering to prevent rotting

(Credit: Hutton & Hutton) This familiar plant is a stunning addition to any household!

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