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10 Most Popular Houseplants

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Despite the universal love for bright, colorful and unusual houseplants, which gave rise to the fashion for exotics as well, there are such cultures that do not disappear from windowsills in spite of all trends. Familiar to everyone, which has become a real "golden classic" plants are special, proven indispensability and uniqueness of culture, time-tested. Among them there are both humble crumbs and large giants. But they have one thing in common - traditional beauty and ease of growing.

10 most popular houseplants

"Grandmother" plants with an impeccable reputation

The plants, which belong to the most classic indoor crops, certainly deserve the status of legendary. They have adorned windowsills for centuries, and even when fashions changed, they still held a special place in the hearts of admirers and never experienced a period of complete oblivion. Such plants are often called "grandmother plants": their appearance is really familiar to everyone since childhood. These plants were widely used to decorate both homes and public institutions - schools, hospitals, administrations, offices. It's as if just their appearance takes us to another era, recognizable at first glance. They cannot be confused with any other plant. And such familiarity and habituality has its positive and negative sides.

The main advantages of classical plants:

  • their endurance is examined by time;
  • they're easy to grow, they need simple care;
  • classical plants even inexperienced florists;
  • plants are easy to propagate;
  • they're accessible and widespread, the search will not give any difficulties;
  • the plants will never go out of fashion.

And here the disadvantages of such cultures really are minimal

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  • classics is difficult to surprise;
  • traditional plants do not combine with fashionable new items;
  • it is difficult to match modern interior styles.

Often the negative features of cultures from the number of "gold classics" also enroll habitual, boring appearance. But it is not worth rushing with such a categorical assertion. Many classic plants remain irreplaceable and inimitable today. Through the efforts of breeders, traditional crops are experiencing a new flowering and winning new fans. Time does not stand still. The range of indoor plants is expanding to an almost unimaginable choice. And those crops whose species are well known to everyone are far from being an exception in this race for originality.

Unusual structure, shape of leaves and play of colors in fashionable varieties and hybrids, discovery and introduction of new, rarer species into indoor culture allow classics to remain always 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 the much-loved and delicate Uzambarian violets or an analogue for cacti.

10 most popular houseplants
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Any classic plant in the right "presentation" can become the pride of a collection. In how plants are perceived, their placement, choice of receptacle, and even additional decoration, are just as important as the decorative details of the leaves or inflorescences. And in the perception of the attractiveness or dullness of traditional crops, all responsibility lies with the owners. Fashionable decoration is able even to "fit" boring aloe in a room in the style of high-tech or turn a hibiscus into a colorful space divider for loft. (Loft - architectural style of XX-XXI centuries, converted for housing, workshops, offices or events area, the upper part of industrial buildings (factories, plants, warehouses). In the question of using "boring classics" everything depends on the angle from which you & nbsp; look at the plants and how much attention you give them.

Let's remember our honored heroes and get acquainted closer with the top ten representatives of the "golden classics". Their appearance is familiar, but they are also capable of surprising with their diversity. It is simply impossible to find more reliable green and flowering favorites with simple care.

List of the most popular houseplants see the next page.