Wanderlust Plants

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Wanderlust Plants

Wanderlust Plants

Not all who wander are lost. The same can be said for wanderlust plants. These plants prefer to explore instead of being contained to one spot. There is something beautiful in seeing plants draped like curtains down walls and weaving through shelves. Trailing vines are whimsical in the way that they curl and twist their way towards the sun. From Pothos to Hoyas, String of Hearts to Fishbone Cactus, trailing and hanging plants are household favorites.

The best part about many trailing and hanging plants is that they grow rapidly. It can be very enjoyable to see a plant that was purchased not too long ago double in size in a few months. Hanging plants are also aesthetically pleasing and offer eye level viewing. There are a variety of ways to display trailing plants. Whether they cascade on a shelf or hang like a chandelier in a common area, they are a wonderful household staple.

Wanderlust plants can grow quickly and their sprawling limbs can be an aesthetically pleasing addition to any space

Wanderlust plants also act as natural humidifiers. The leaves of the plants help to draw in moisture from the air, which can help reduce dryness and improve air quality. This can be great in the Winter season when the air is dryer and air quality is poorer. They also help to lessen static shock.

Because they draw in moisture, Wanderlust plants can act as natural humidifiers in dry places

HousePlantSitter Care Tips for Wanderlust Plants

String of Hearts

String of Hearts is just as its name implies, a beautiful trailing plant connecting a strand of bubbly hearts. This cute plant is a native of Africa and produces tiny purple flowers. They are fast growers, and their trailing stems can reach up to 2 feet in length. These plants are relatively low maintenance and only need to be watered once a week. They do best in bright indirect light, but can also tolerate some shade. String of hearts are people and pet friendly and can be placed anywhere in the house.

Satin Pothos

There are many varieties of Pothos but one of the more attractive varieties is the Satin Pothos. Satin Pothos are brilliantly silver and green. Its silver sheen makes it stand out in any room. It’s native to Central America where it adapted to clinging tree branches to give it a better chance to reach the rain and light.

You can recreate this natural habitat by supplying a trellis for it to climb up or a shelf for the plant to trail along. Satin Pothos prefer indirect light and water when the soil is dry.

Fishbone Cactus

There are not many wandering cacti, which makes the fishbone cactus very special. These plants are very low maintenance and perfect for beginner plant parents. Fishbone Cactus come from the moist rainforest of Mexico. This means that it will need to have a little more water than an average cactus and will need to be sprayed with a fine mist from time to time.

With the right amount of patience and care, the Fishbone Cactus can produce lovely fragrant white flowers that only open at night. The leaves on the cactus can also grow up to three feet long. The Fishbone Cactus is an amazing structural plant and will add interest to any room.

Spider Plant

These leggy plants are quite popular and can be seen hanging from baskets in most plant nurseries. The Spider Plant is a relatively low-maintenance plant and can thrive in a variety of light conditions. It prefers bright indirect light and should be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. This plant is also known for its air-purifying properties, making it a popular choice for improving indoor air quality.

One thing to look forward to with Spider Plants are the white flowers they produce in the Summer. The flowers eventually develop into small plantlets or “spiderettes” that can be propagated to produce new plants.

String of Pearls

The String of Pearls plant is native to Africa and Madagascar, and they belong to the succulent family. These plants are perfect for indoor spaces because they don’t require much water or sunlight to thrive. String of Pearls have long, trailing stems that are covered in small, round leaves. The leaves are usually green, but some varieties can have variegated leaves. They’re relatively low maintenance, but they do need to be pruned occasionally to prevent them from getting too leggy.

Hanging and trailing plants add interest and wander to any home.

If you would like to add Wanderlust Plants to your home contact a HousePlantSitter expert today