5 Stylish Houseplants That Thrive in Summer
If you’re a plant lover, you’ll know that you can never have too many houseplants! They brighten your home and add refreshing greenery to your decor. If you’re looking for some additional houseplants that look stylish and will thrive in the summer heat, here are some suggestions:
1. Money Tree
Money trees are native to South and Central America so it’s no surprise they enjoy consistently warm temperatures. They’ve developed cultural significance in Asia and are sometimes decorated with red ribbons. The name ‘money tree’ comes from a story that’s centuries old. Legend has it that a poor Taiwanese man had been praying for money and found this unusual plant. He brought it home and made money by selling plants grown from its seeds. Will owning a money tree make you rich? Probably not… But it’ll certainly boost the aesthetics of your home.
2. Palm tree
Why limit palm trees to tropical islands? They can also become an exotic addition to your home. The history of palm trees is shrouded in mystery. It’s believed, however, that they originated in Mesopotamia, thousands of years ago. Palm trees have come to symbolise strength, victory and have been used as a sign of welcome. They thrive in warm temperatures and will certainly add a tropical feel to your home.
3. Aloe Vera
What makes an aloe vera plant so special? Well, in addition to its beautiful appearance, it’s a plant that gives back to you. Aloe vera gel can be used to treat small scrapes and burns. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese valued aloe vera so much that they also used it to treat wounds and reduce fever. It’s even said that Cleopatra used aloe as a daily skin treatment. It’s a tough plant that enjoys direct sunlight and can survive in many different conditions.
There aren’t many plants more iconic than cactuses. Romanticized in classic western fiction and featured in virtually every cowboy movie you could think of. Native American cultures view the cactus as a representation of protection, warmth and unconditional motherly love. This is reinforced by the fact that cacti plants can survive in harsh conditions. These beauties come in various shapes and sizes and will bask in the warmth of summer in your home.
Originally from Malaysia and the Pacific, croton is a charming plant to own. Its multicoloured foliage compliments the season perfectly. Croton loves warm weather and will turn a lot of heads as people walk by your windowsill or visit your home. It’s been recognised as a symbol of change, given that it’s stunning foliage can change colour during its life. If you could do with some cheerful, carnival vibes in your home this summer, croton is a great choice.
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