While bright, patterned planters
are always a hit, sometimes it's best to let Mother Nature take the wheel and mix the prints on her own. We've asked Erin Marino — plant enthusiast, director of brand marketing at The Sill
our newest guest editor
— for tips on how to keep these trendy patterned pals looking their best. Scroll on for all the green thumb tips you'll need.
Don't let the name scare you; this lush plant is only around to add some serene brushstrokes and dark purple to your collection. Keep in medium indirect sunlight and water every 1-2 weeks when the potting mix is half-dry. Pro tip: They especially love filtered water. Scoop up your own here
Chinese Money Plant:
Besides seriously elevating your indoor garden, this plant is said to also bring good fortune, money, and abundance. And in addition to its major posi vibes, it's also pretty easy to keep alive. Keep near a window and water it every 1-2 weeks, depending on how much sunlight it receives. Allow the soil to dry completely in between watering and be sure to pay attention to the leaf edges. If they appear brown or crispy, increase the humidity by misting daily or adding pebbles below the soil. Pick up your own little pot of good vibes here
Want to add a little embellishment to your indoor garden? This unique beauty thrives on medium light and operates best a few feet from a window. Be sure to water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the potting mix to dry out completely. Keep it out of direct sunlight; think a low-lit corner of the room. Snag your very own here
Also known as the peacock plant, this patterned foliage is sure to mix things up in your collection. Water it every 1-2 weeks when the mix is half-dry, and be sure to share your filtered water — they love it! And don't forget to check the leaves when watering. If they look a little brown, increase the humidity. Buy a peacock plant here
Croton Gold Dust:
This vibrant plant will definitely bring some pattern game to your indoor garden. Keep it in full sun (the window sill would be perfect!) and water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the potting mix to dry in between watering. Pick up this little ray of patterned sunshine here
A pop of pink is a fab color to break up the green gradient in an indoor garden. Keep this plant in the center of your jungalow in medium indirect sun and water when the potting soil is half-dry. And just like you, this green guy prefers filtered water. Pinstripe pro tip: If the leaves appear crispy, plug in your humidifier. This pink-and-green-patterned beauty is available here
Do you have any plant care questions for Erin? Let us know the advice, tips, or inspo you’re looking for by tweeting us @BritandCo.
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