Houseplant inspiration

I love to be outdoors, surrounded by plants and wildlife, yet my indoor life is seriously lacking lush foliage. My Instagram and Bloglovin feeds are filled with idyllic office spaces and tranquil living rooms adorned with clusters of succulents and vivid green house plants.

One of the last houseplants I bought was back in 2007 from Ikea. I had just moved into my first student house at uni and wanted something to remind me of the greenery I had left behind at the wood. When I returned to the wood 7 years later, I accidentally left the plant outside and it froze to death. Oops. I also have a cactus and a succulent which live in the kitchen because I still haven’t got around to buying pots for them. They just sit on a plate to catch water.

Amazingly, I was given two plants for my recent birthday; a beautiful orchid and a large-leaf plant, descriptively referred to a ‘house plant’ on the label. The ‘house plant’ is currently living on my door step because it needs a pot without holes to sit in. It’s been on my to-do list for over a month. With the cold weather is drawing in, I need to get that pot, sharpish. I don't want another frosty accident!

When I wake up on a weekday morning I browse my Instagram feed, partly as a way to make my brain start working and also because I feel so inspired by what I see. These are my fave Instagram accounts for house plant inspiration right now:




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Now that's what we call a green window!! Thanks for sharing your #JungalowStyle @fridaflorentina !!

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puppy luuuuv 💚

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porch, puppy, plants. 👍🏻✨💕

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I’ve been browsing LionsHome and other online shops for plant pots and for new plants to add to my modest selection. I hadn’t heard of LionsHome until they got in touch with me a few weeks ago to tell me about their featured bloggers who write about lifestyle and interiors. LionsHome is a home and living shopping portal that features products from several retailers across the internet, making it easier and quicker to find things you want. 

I've started a Pinterest board of the plants, pots and display ideas that I like.  Pots and plants aren't cheap! I plan to buy the pots I need for my existing plants then, if my family ask what I would like for Christmas, I shall ask for new house plants.

This post has been written in collaboration with LionsHome. All words and thoughts are my own.

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.

  • Chelsea Louise Haden

    I love orchards and I plan to put one in my room after we’ve decorated!

    Growing up, I always remember my nan’s house being full of every house plant you could imagine and it’s still very much the same. She had some form of cactus that stood at around 5 ft and bit in the corner of the room. It didn’t flower, it was brown and so sharp but as a child I was fascinated with its spikey appearance and I used to feel compelled to touch it even though it pricked! It lived to a good age…

    In every house I’ve lived in, nan has always brought me cuttings up and I’ve taken them to new homes with me. My newest cutting is off a money plant – round waxy bud like leaves but this time gifted to me off my rik who has got a giant version of it at his mums. Mine sits in the dining room windows looking out at the rose bushes. In the summer I think it longs to be with them but in the winter, it sits smug and snug in its pot (I found the pot in the house I now live in).

    I do love terracotta posts but they’re always so expensive and in demand so less likely to being given away! Lovely boards, I’ll have a nosy.


  • Thank you for bringing these two new instagram feeds into my life, that is exactly how I want my room to look; foliage everywhere and like you, I often feel the need to bring the outdoors in to keep my mind centred and feeling calm. I love The Dainty Squid’s blog as well, lots of good, botanical bits and pieces. I’ll have to check out LionsHome too as I need to get some new things for my room – I’m lacking in houseplants at the moment! – Tasha