The Best Houseplants for Focal Points

Tiny containers look cute, but to create a statement, go for big, bold, sculptural plants in dramatic pots.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Blue Grass and Saturn Pair Together in Planter DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Architectural Combo

When choosing a plant to make a bold statement in your home, either opt for one single dramatic specimen, or select a few smaller ones that combine well to create more impact. Unusual shapes and textures draw the eye, too, and can make up for size in smaller homes. If you love bright colors, select plants with blowsy blooms, such as amaryllis, or fiery bracts, like bromeliads.

Perfect Partners
The shade-loving furry feather calathea (Calathea rufibarba) 'Blue Grass', and dumb cane (Dieffenbachia seguine) 'Saturn' make perfect partners in a large ceramic pot.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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