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space provides. Or perhaps they just want to display their
plants like a collection of china.
Along those lines, Maria Failla of Bloom and Grow radio
money to spend. If we must be in the house, let's make it a
place we love and surround ourselves with things that make us
happy. Right now, that is plants for many people.
Must-Haves and Minis
Though the rare plant sales are booming, Hughes also
says a good selection of the more common houseplants at
reasonable prices are must-haves. Beginners aren't going to
drop hundreds of dollars on a plant they don't have any idea
how to take care of. The ubiquitous spider plant and pothos
of all kinds are still good sellers. He finds it can be difficult
to find suppliers with good inventory for the rare plants so
many smaller greenhouses like theirs are growing their own
stock in-house.
Hughes has also seen an uptick in miniature plant sales.
Maybe the house is full and there isn't room for any more
plants unless they are mini plants, or maybe they are just
the cutest thing ever, so people want them. On the flip side,
large tree specimens are also popular. They are statement
plants that you can't miss when you enter their homes.
That '70s Style
The 1970s macramé is still a hot trend, along with the
newer trend of moss poles, which really isn't a " new "
trend, but a throwback to the slab of wood that used to be
included with a climbing plant back in the '70s. The poles
are used to give something for your new aroid to climb, as
the monsteras, philodendrons and raphidophoras get those
coveted larger mature leaves by climbing.
Styling Plants
Another trend we have noticed is the glass cabinets from
Ikea being fitted with grow lights to make a space for plants
that need more light or the higher humidity an enclosed
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also noticed that many of her followers are using " prop
boxes'' and other enclosed spaces to propagate plants.
Making more of their babies and either sharing with friends
or selling them seems to be the norm. She mentioned that
hoyas are making a name for themselves with houseplant
aficionados and one of her latest podcasts on Hoyas 101 was
extremely well received.
New Ways to Grow
I see that finding new ways to grow plants is also a trend.
LECA or lightweight expanded clay aggregate is becoming
more popular. It is used for cultivating plants in a semihydroponic
environment. The aggregate holds water and
releases it to the plant roots. The best part is you can't
overwater your plant.
The same goes for full hydroponic growing. If your plants
are growing in water, you can't give them too much water,
which can be a problem for some people. Don't allow them
to dry out, though. Unlike potting medium, this doesn't
provide any nutrition to the plant, so if providing LECA to
your consumers, make sure you have the correct fertilizer
sitting next to it for the complete sale.
By the time you read this article, there will probably be
a new houseplant trend, as that is how fast everything
is changing. But no matter the latest trend, the point is
houseplants are here to stay and plant parents are eager to
find the next one for their collection. Make sure you have
the ones they are coveting.
Lisa Eldred Steinkopf is The Houseplant Guru, who features
all things houseplants on her blog, www.thehouseplantguru.
com. She is the author of " Houseplant Party, " " Houseplants''
and " Grow in the Dark, " and has written for HGTVgardens.com,
Real Simple magazine, Michigan Gardener Magazine, the
houseplant section of Allan Armitage's Greatest Perennials
and Annuals app, and Michigan Gardening Magazine. She
harbors well over 1,000 houseplants in her home.
Her book is available at bookstores and online at Amazon.
com and BarnesandNoble.com.
http://www.thehouseplantguru http://www.HGTVgardens.com http://www.BarnesandNoble.com

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