Have you noticed how many plants there are in stores lately? Take a look and you’ll spot them growing in and around displays of not only homewares but wearable fashion. And they’re not just there for ambiance – they’ve price tags hanging off them. Yup: there are no rules in retail.
You can wander into a store filled with everything you could possibly want for a beautiful life and you can walk out with a great sweater, a throw cushion, and a Monstera under your arm. How good is that? Of course the plants you’ll see in this sort of setting need to be pretty special. They can’t be too tricky to grow, or too messy, because frock shoppers probably aren’t in the zone to deal with damp soil and fading foliage. Which is why you’ll only see really lovely things: philodendrons, asparagus fern, anthurium.
But the best this season is the mirror plant, especially the ones in fantastic colors like Pacific Sunrise and Sunset. They are ridiculously easy to grow and they are so luscious you’d almost want to eat them. On a table by the window, in a container by the door or in a window box, this coprosma will do it all.