When you’ve got a full schedule before the workday even begins, it can be hard to find time to care for indoor plants. If, like us, you’re aching to add more greenery to your indoor space but don’t know where to begin, don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Jacqueline Harrison of New York landscape design firm Harrison Green is renowned for her ability to reinvent interior spaces with the use of greenery. Jacqueline’s tips finally make it easy to create greenery at home! As the brains behind landscape projects at the Museum of Modern Art and Marc Jacobs’s home, she knows a thing or two about selecting plants for busy people. Read on for her top tips to choose, style, and care for indoor plants.
If you’re short on time and live in a small space, selecting a hardy plant is key. Jacqueline Harrison says to opt for one of these easy-to-care-for varieties, which tick all the boxes. “They’re small, able to withstand neglect, beautiful, and willing to adapt to a variety of lighting conditions,” she says. In other words, this is her list of plants that can survive (almost) anything.
Bird’s nest fern. “They offer bursts of lush, feathery foliage and look great in small groups with other plants,” says Harrison. “We often style them in matte or glossy round ceramic pots.”
Peperomia. “This is the perfect tiny tabletop plant for those in a very small space. They tolerate a range of lighting conditions and prefer to be on the dry side,” she says, so they’re ideal for those who forget to water.
Staghorn fern. These sculptural plants can live in small pots but need ample sunlight. “They are often available wall mounted, so they can be hung as art, which they truly are!”
Succulents. When in doubt, choose a succulent. They only need to be watered once a week when the soil becomes visibly dry and require filtered sunlight.