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ADD A TOUCH OF MAGIC TO YOUR HOME

When you open a PlantVine box, we believe you’ll find the experience to be a bit different from opening other boxes. Inside you’ll find something alive; something that infuses positive energy into a room or a corner of your garden; something magical. From the moment you unbox the plant, you begin to imagine the perfect spot for it. Your creativity swings into play. You’re inspired to design a new look and feel, indoors or out.

Just as with the clothes and accessories we choose to wear, all of us also have a “Plant Style.” We’d love to help you discover your own, or take your interests to the next level. This season, we’re focusing on unboxing the magic of plants that bring fresh elements into your homescapes. We’ve categorized them into Style, Scandinavian Design, Holistic Beauty, and Nature. We’ve hand-picked various plants filled with texture and color to add vibrant focal points to your home and garden.  Here are just a few examples.

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Designing with Style can be a fun way to bring fashionable plants into your décor. For example, considered to be a plant enthusiast’s “must have,” our Philodendron Gloriosum adds strong visual interest with its rich, velvety leaves. Alone, or paired with other bold choices, create your signature style by combining shape, texture and color.

Interest in Scandinavian Design is once again surging to the forefront of décor. Inspired by its clean lines and spare approach, you’ll find many fashion-forward homes in Europe and across the U.S. embracing its minimalist ideology. To highlight and complement, we suggest various Philodendrons, such as the Swiss Cheese Vine (Monstera Delicosa), or even the Snake Plant (Sanseviera).  Working with various shades of green and a mix of shapes, these plants become stylistic focal points. Of course, their low maintenance demands are an added bonus.

Consider for a moment the Holistic Beauty and Benefits of plants. Many different varieties bring more to the table than just their good looks. For example, the Aloe Vera has been used for centuries as a “go-to” treatment for minor burns and rashes. The Corn Plant (Dracaena Fragrans ‘Massangeana’) has been approved by NASA as an air purifier that effectively removes toxins from the air we breathe. These double duty plants are smart additions to home or office.

And what about those plants that get re-connect you with Nature itself? We have suggestions that bring a garden-full of birds, butterflies and wildlife right to your door. Case in point: Milkweed or Yellow Elder are natural attractors for butterflies. Sweet Viburnum or Pink Bougainvillea will bring the birds. Adding any of these will also bring… compliments from neighbors and friends.

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No doubt about it, the season has changed. Though some gardeners may be sad to see all those glorious summer colors fade or go dormant, there are many vibrant options available in fall. Three of our top picks…(Drum Roll, please): Crotons, Orange Bird of Paradise, and Yellow Elder. Now, we know many of you do not live in southern climates, and planting outdoors when the temperatures start plummeting is not an option. Please be assured: our favorite Fall Trio grows brilliantly indoors, too.

Crotons

These beautiful shrubs are available in a range of styles and colors. For Fall, we love those varieties featuring beautiful hues of reds, orange or yellow. Crotons are a perennial shrub that can grow quite tall in their full-size form. But, you’ll also find a selection of dwarf crotons on our site. Click here to find some favorites!

Orange Bird of Paradise

The subtle gray-green leaves of this plant burst forth into some of the brightest and most beautiful orange blossoms you’ll find anywhere. Named for its similarity to a brilliantly colored exotic bird, these beauties grow well indoors or out. Native to areas of Florida (and one of the state’s most popular flowers), the Bird of Paradise is a magnificent focal point for any area with its year-round blooms. You’ll find it grows best in Zone 10, but it’s open to a bit of flexibility, as long as you bring it indoors when the weather turns cold. Click here to shop!

3 GallonYellow Elder

One of the most popular plants on our site now, Yellow Elder is a unique option that is amazingly flexible. Looking for a tree? It can be a tree. Looking for a bush or a trellis? It can do that, too. You’ll fall in love with its brilliant yellow flowers. If you live in warmer areas, the Yellow Elder can perform as a shade plant when grown up a trellis. If you’re looking to bring it indoors, simply trim it down into a small bush. Click here to view more!

The Yellow Elder grows in several different zones: 7 through 11. It blooms throughout the spring and into fall. It has a high tolerance for heat but does not thrive outdoors when the weather turns cold.

No matter what your plans are for the fall season, don’t think your gardening hobby must go into winter hibernation. We’ll help you look for new ways to bring the garden indoors. With any of our Fall Trio, you’ll have something to enjoy in a pot inside now, then take back outdoors when Spring comes again.