“I should’ve purchased like three more of these.”
As I ease my way into the plant world, Ikea wasn’t my first choice as far as buying some quality plants as an addition to my home decor. However, I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the selection and durability of their plant section.
I feel the need to mention I am a plant dummy. If there is a Plants 101 for Dummies I need it in my collection. We were not big gardeners growing up, and while my dad currently has a knack for all things greenery (think: retired and needs a hobby lol) I am by no means an expert.
Here’s where Ikea comes into play. They have manageable, easy-to-care for plants to select from. I started simple: succulent, aloe vera, and a Himalayan plant that “thrives on neglect.”
The picture above is my Himalayan plant that I took to work. It cost me $2.99.
I absolutely love it. I have an office cubicle that receives no sunlight and where the temperature is regulated by our building maintenance. With that being said, it doesn’t sit in the dark and the temps stay relatively mild, tho for obvious reasons it does not receive the most “pristine” of care. This Janet Craig plant adds a great touch of green to my desk and livens up the cubicle. That gold pot can also be found at Ikea for $4.99.
The second plant I bought is a succulent plant with this adorable pink pot for $7.99.
This adds such a feminine touch to my apartment and I love the pop of green and pink. This plant only needs watered once a week and does well with little light. I added these fairy lights around the lantern and just love the vibe of this mini plant terrarium.
My final plant is an aloe vera plant that cost me $4.99. I put it in this galvanized pot that I also got from Ikea *surprise, surprise* for 49 cents!
This plant is awesome and only needs watered once every two weeks (at least for right now in the winter). I have yet to break off a piece of the plant for the aloe gel on the inside, but when I squeeze it between my fingers I can feel the gel. I love this plant – it’s so green and vibrant and can brighten up a nightstand or an end table.
Overall, this was an incredible start to my initiative of bringing plants into the living space. I am intrigued and plan to purchase more, even those that may require a greener thumb. There is a super unique plant/garden store in South Philly called Urban Jungle, and if I can get my hands on a few gems there I will photograph and upload those on my blog here as well.
I would lastly like to mention that I purchased these plants a little over a month ago and they are going strong in the environments I’ve placed them in. I am really happy with the outcome and plan to go back for more. I mean c’mon… LESS THAN TEN DOLLARS.
Have you been to Ikea for plants? How about planter pots? Let me know your thoughts and if I need to run out and get another piece to incorporate into my home.
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