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Five Plants On Trend This Year
by Canada Blooms
November 19, 2017

Jill Jensen Botanicals share with us their five plants on trend that we can't get enough of. With Pantone choosing ‘Greenery’ as this years ‘Colour of The Year’, it’s really no surprise to see that inspiration trickling down into customers plant choices. Whether it’s a large statement floor plant or a little cluster of small plants, the enthusiasm for plants is growing (#plantpuns) and we couldn’t be more excited for it. Below are our fave five plants on trend this year.

#5 Palms

Palms have really made a large comeback over the past few years. There’s the prestigious Kentia Palm which would inspire anyone to want to live in a tropical rainforest, to Spindle Palms, Triangle Palms, Pygmy Date Palms and everything in between. There’s a palm out there to meet everyone’s design and/or light and watering requirements.

#4 Rubber Plants

Ficus Elastica Decora, the species commonly referred to as ‘Rubber Plants’, offers some great options for low to mid light requirements. With ‘ficus rubber burgundy’ you have a deep green almost black leaf, and with ‘ficus rubber ruby red’ you have a white and green variegated leaf with pink and red overtones. The list goes on, but from low light to bright, indirect light, this species offers it all and is a great addition to any room, dorm or office.

#3 Philodendron Monstera Delicosa

Also known as ‘split leaf philodendron’ or ‘swiss cheese plant’, Philodendron Monstera Delicosa has been a popular choice this summer. Florists love the plant for their beautiful leaves and interior designers love them for this simple but effective tropical look. These plants do require more light than others on this list, which is good to keep in mind when you’re planning on bringing one home or to the office. Bright, indirect sunlight is a safe choice for your new monstera buddy.

#2 Tillandsia

Commonly referred to as ‘air plants’, tillandsia have grown in popularity for the past few years thanks to their versatility. Most are epiphytes, meaning they grow without the need of soil, which makes them great for placing just about anywhere in your home or office. They’re easy to care for and come in literally thousands of varieties making it a top pick for plant enthusiasts everywhere.

#1 Cactus & Succulents

It was a no-brainer to put these guys on the list. They come in a wide variety of shapes, colours and sizes and are easy to care for – assuming of course you can meet their individual light requirements. Generally speaking, most cactus like low water and high light but there are exceptions to every rule. Speak with your local plant shop or tropical nursery to find the best one for you.

Some other exciting news is that Jill Jensen Botanicals have decided after all to return with their pop-up store to Canada Blooms 2018! They look forward to seeing everyone there to discuss all your new plant obsessions and to share some of ours!

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