So, your beautiful Kaplan home is almost finished construction and it’s time to plan the styling of your spaces, whether you’re a fan of chic minimalism, or you prefer to go heavy on the colour and furnishings, a house plant will brighten up your rooms and your life.

The rise of the house plant has been happening for some time now, the perfect addition to the white minimalistic spaces that have become a common feature of Australian homes, indoor plants can also provide a much needed ‘breather’ for inner-city dwellers and a way to add life to your home and bring peace to your mind. Now before you go crazy in the plant section of Bunnings, there are a few things to consider before you purchase your house plants, such as, the amount of light in your living spaces, the amount of effort you are willing to put in and how much space you have.

Common house plants and what they require from you:


Peace Lily

Popular for its undeniable beauty, this plant is not just a pretty face, it has been proven to purify the air in the rooms it occupies. They thrive in bright light and only need to be watered once a week in warmer temperatures and less frequently in colder months.


Maidenhair Fern

Now this plant needs a lot of tender love and care so if you’re not prepared to give it that, do not buy this lovely fern. They need just the right amount of light, not too much but not too little, they like the humidity, and to be watered frequently. These plants are a great addition to any room with light green overflowing leaves, they are a great hanging plant that will add a vibrant pop of colour to your space.


Ficus Elastica

With dark glossy leaves this elegant little plant is a great addition to spaces big and small, put it in a little pot or let it grow big and tall. This tough plant is not fussed by any temperature and only needs to be watered weekly in warmer months and monthly in colder. This plant is best placed in a spot where it will receive indirect light.


Devils Ivy

Extremely low maintenance, Devils Ivy s is a beautiful fast-growing vine suited to any area of your home. The lazy plant owners’ best friend, this peaceful plant can last for long periods of time with little water and does not require regular fertilisation. You can get away with watering this plant once a week.


Monstera Deliciosa

One of the most popular house plants out there, the Monstera Deliciosa is great addition to any living room, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen. Keep out of direct sun light, these plants thrive in warmer temperatures and like to be pampered regularly. Small amounts of water every week is ideal, don’t let the soil get dry however be careful not to over water as this will lead to rot. This is a plant that likes to climb so if you don’t like the droopy look be sure to provide it with something to cling too.


Now that you have received this basic run down, feel free to go crazy in the plant section of Bunnings. Walk the isles, do your research and find the plants that best suit your lifestyle and your new Kaplan home, or if you’re in the early stages of the build process, pop into one of the Kaplan display homes in either Gledswood Hills, Edmondson Park or Marsden Park and get a feel for what’s possible.

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