We love bringing the outside in and adding that pop of greenery to any space! With fall and winter (slowly) approaching, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite indoor plants to keep that touch of green and freshness going in your home. House plants can be either a statement piece added to any living space or a simple accent to any shelf. Don’t have a green thumb? No worries, we’ve provided a few tips on how to care for each of them. Below is a list of some of our favorite, local nurseries so that you can pick up your favorites today!
Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree | The Fiddle Leaf Fig is still a very popular houseplant, and it’s easy to see why: they can grow quite large and command attention. TIPS: Fiddle Leaf Figs are known for being a bit high maintenance. They love bright, indirect light near a window and only need water once the top of the soil is dry to the touch.
Rubber Fig Plant | The Rubber Fig is beautiful, easy to care for and provides major drama. Dare we say the Rubber Fig may be the new Fiddle Leaf Fig. TIPS: Rubber Figs also love bright, indirect light. During its growing season (spring to fall) keep the soil moist and during it’s dormant season, water only once or twice a month.
Olive Tree | Olive Trees have muted and narrow foliage and are a particularly lovely choice for growing indoors. TIPS: Olive Trees need direct sun for up to 6 hours a day. Water when the soil about an inch down is dry to the touch. Olive Trees grow slowly, especially in fall and winter, so avoid overwatering.
Common Fig Tree | Plain Fig Trees can also be grown inside. This Fig Tree has dark green, oblong leaves and can grow up to 18 feet. The flowers do not need to be pollinated, so you may even see fruit! TIPS: The Common Fig Tree also loves bright, indirect light near a window and needs to be regularly watered, at least once a week.
Citrus Tree | Who knew you can totally grow a Citrus Tree indoors?! If you take the time to pollinate the flowers, it may even grow fruit. But even with no fruit, your home will smell fantastic. TIPS: They need lots of light and to be regularly watered, at least once a week.
Split-Leaf Philodendron | There is so much to love about this glossy green plant. Its striking leaf shape is a beautiful addition to any interior, but the best part about this stylish plant is that it actually thrives in low light, making it better suited to an indoor environment. TIPS: Keep out of direct sun and water throughly when the top 25% of the soil is dry.
Cactus | One of our favorite new trends in interiors is the oh-so drought-friendly indoor cactus. Cacti offer that Southwest-chic vibe we are totally digging. TIPS: Cactus love bright light and need to be watered at least once a week. Keep in mind, if the plant is getting too much light, it will start to show a yellow/orange tint.
Austin Flower Co | 1612 W 35th Street | 512.451.6447
Barton Springs Nursery | 3601 Bee Caves Road | 512.328.6655
East Austin Succulents | 801 Tillery Street | 512.947.6531
The Great Outdoors | 2730 S Congress Avenue | 512.448.2992
Hill Country Water Gardens and Nursery | 1407 N Bell Boulevard | 512.260.5050
Shoal Creek Nursery | 2710 Hancock Drive | 512.458.5909
Sledd Nursery | 1211 W Lynn Street | 512.478.9977