IKEA Low Maintenance Plant / Greenery Haul

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I've never really been one to have plants around the house other than the odd bunch of flowers that have been bought as a gift and i'd never really considered buying house plants as I just didn't think I would remember to water them often enough to keep them alive. HOWEVER, me and my boyfriend have been redecorating the living room and bedroom this year and bought some new furniture to revamp the place and whilst in IKEA, we ended up picking up quite a bit of greenery.


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We first picked up these grass looking plants which are actually fake. Out of the fake plants these looked the most realistic and I wanted to bring a bit of green into the house, they cost £3 each. The plant pots that the fake plants are stood in came in about 4 different patterns and cost between £1 - £7 depending on the size. I really liked both these patterns so picked one of each.

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Next we found these adorable sets of 3 potted cactus for £4.50 a set. Each set had various types of cacti and so I picked the sets I liked the most. We also bought piece of "lucky" bamboo as seen below and the little glass vase. The bamboo and cacti are very low maintenance plants that don't need watering very much or very often so they're easy to keep alive.

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Whilst browsing I also found this plain white candle plate and set of grey glass pieces which gave me a great idea for a display piece using my cacti. I created the piece below using one set of cacti with the candle plate and glass pieces. I was left with half of the glass pieces remaining so there is enough to fill 2 of these candle plates. I really like the look I created and would like to get another candle plate to do this again.

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These were my three favourite cacti out of the 6. I just think they look really cute and its nice to have plants in the house.

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plant, cacti, cactus, lifestyle, homeware, greenery, home
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I'd really like to get some more plants from IKEA and can't wait for my next trip. I always get so many idea's just from browsing their vast collection. If you're wanting some low maintenance plants this is the way to go.

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  1. I really want to buy some plants for my apartment, but after killing two mint plants ('get mint, you can't kill mint its like a weed' they said) I am tentative about purchasing more.
    Also I didn't even know you could get real plants at Ikea (duh can't you get everything there).
    Good luck keeping yours alive!
    Kelsey x
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    1. I don't know about mint but cacti are easy! I've had these a month or so now and they're all good. I keep some on the windowsill in front of the kitchen sink which I think helps cos I go over to the sink and I'm like 'oo I should water my plants!' I never have to use much water and I only water them every so often. I don't know how regular because I've just kind of done it as and when I feel like it 👍 they're nice and cheap too! I bought another one the other day at a garden centre that was slightly bigger than the mini ones. Going to put it on some wall shelves when I get round to putting them up 😴😄

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  2. I'm going to Ikea this weekend and I'm making a DIY terrarium x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Awesome! If you blog it send me a link via twitter! I'd love to see how it turns out :)

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