Minimalist Plant Design: How to Achieve It Perfectly

Minimalists generally consist of having indoor plants in home design, but having a perfect minimalistic style is a little tricky.

And for this reason, we brought today a guide on what Minimalist Plant Design and type should have in your house, plus how you take care of them.

Can you have plants as a minimalist?

Minimalism means choosing gardeners with a streamlined and straightforward design.

It transmits a feeling of purity and an “airy room,” which is ideal for plants, which naturally enrich their environment at the same time biologically by releasing oxygen and mentally, with soothing green colors.

Nine excellent indoor plants for minimalist houses

I enjoy the life and energy that plants put into place. In addition to the purifying effects of these botanical friends’ air, I swear I have some subconscious guilt toward these people.

Suddenly, I recycle, eat more fresh vegetables and drink plenty of water! I’m crazy, but the plants make me so much better.

As much as I love the urban jungle look, I must remember that plants cost money, and the minimalist interior style to which I gravitate leaves no room for a complete interior jungle.

So in the spirit of the minimalistic view, we love to have it in our apartment.

Here are nine of my favorite low-maintenance plants that look amazing on a modern, minimalist house background.

1. Burgundy rubber plant

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Look at these lovely green-burgundy leaves! The rubber plant is notoriously long-lasting and does well under most conditions.

Super cool, AND you can handle how it looks pretty easy. 

Burgundy rubber plant will grow as large as you like (stake to support vertical growth similar to a tree) and will stop growing once you cut the upper hand.

How do you care for a rubber burgundy plant?

The Burgundy Rubber Tree benefits from medium ambient temperatures of 65-78 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Avoid temperatures lower than 55 degrees, sudden temperature drops, or cold draughts. 

Feed once a month in spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for houseplants.

Rubber tree leaves are slightly toxic to humans as well as animals.

How much light is required for a Burgundy rubber plant?

This indoor plant grows in bright indirect light regarding light requirements. 

Low or indirect lighting with houseplants is tolerated but results in less brightly colored foliage.

Outdoor Burgundy Ficus thrives well in full sunlight or indirect light.

How often do you water the burgundy rubber plant?

It is preferable to water the rubber tree every 1-2 weeks when above 50%-75% of the ground is dry.

2. Bird of paradise plant

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Bird of paradise considers most of the plants people have in their houses and is always the favorite.

This majestic creature is making a declaration, Minimum arms which lead to giant leaves, same as the rubber plant.

How do you care for a Bird of paradise plant?

As the birds of paradise are tropical plants, it is not surprising that they take advantage of the sun’s light.

Place your Bird of inner plant paradise where it will receive the most light. 

The only exception is if it is scalding, as in a sunlight room; in this case, bright and indirect light is the best.

How often do you water the Bird of paradise plant?

The birds of paradise enjoy damp soil (but not soggy) and are left to dry slightly between Watering. 

Try to avoid letting the soil dry completely in the pot, but also avoid excessive Watering.

Let the top 2″ – 3″ of the soil dry between Watering, but below this should stay wet.

3. Swiss cheese vine (five holes plant)

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It’s one more favorite for its emblematic jungle-vibe leaf. Even one branch of monstera in a water vessel produces an impact.

Their branches are fascinating, too – they can scale walls or stay low and crawl around the ground.

How do you care for a Swiss cheese vine plant?

It prefers high moisture but adapts very well to dry interior conditions.

If you want to feed it, you can spray it now and then to increase the humidity, but it’s not entirely necessary.

Water a Swiss cheese vine plant until the bottom is exhausted (ensure your pot has drainage holes!

How much light is required for a Swiss cheese vine plant?

It is accustomed to growing under the canopy of tall trees in the jungle, and the foliage may quickly burn if exposed too directly to the sun.

If direct sunlight is inevitable, limit the exposure to only two to three hours of morning sunshine.

How often do you water the Swiss cheese vine plant?

Ideally, you should sprinkle your Swiss cheese vine plant every 2 to 4 weeks. Use a skewer to check for soil dryness.

If it gets wet, wait a while to water,’ state The Greenhouse People experts. Ensure the top is 5 cm (2 in) dry before watering again.

4. Superba Robusta Snake Plant 

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Snake Plant is recognized as one of the toughest plants to kill.

The contrast of the clean lines of a snake plant is beautiful alongside any plant with luxuriant foliage (fiddle, Bird of paradise, or rubber plant).

They come in all kinds of exciting varieties! Such as moonshine (Sansevieria trifasciata) and Sansevieria Bantels Sensation silver strains.

How do you care for a Robusta Snake Plant? 

Let the soil dry between waterings and take special precautions to avoid over-watering in winter.

Try to ensure that the leaves are not wet when watering.

Put your snake plants into indirect light (even if they tolerate various light conditions) and fertilize during the growing season with general-purpose plant food.

5. Fiddle-leaved fig plant

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We are also known as the ones we all prefer and love from any interior. And that for a good reason. 

The fiddle has shiny vibrating leaves and a good quantity of structure that allows it to fill a room.

Of all the plants on this list, the fiddle-leaved fig plant is a little bit “picky,”— but this does not make it difficult to maintain; it simply means that she enjoys stable conditions.

Avoid moving it too much and ensure it is not next to a window, door, or electrical heating.

How do you care for a fiddle-leaved fig plant?

  • Light – The need for filtered light.
  • Watering – Keep the soiled uniform and humid at all times.
  • Fertilizer – Feed twice weekly with a low green plant fluid solution during the growing season.
  • Repotting -Change the dirt and transplantation to a bigger pot annually.

6. Cacti (CACTACEAE plants)

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Minimal but by no means dull; I find the cactus SO interesting! There are so many strange forms and strains that give these plants their unique personality.

I talk about them as though they were human, but tell me you have a cactus and didn’t name it?

How do you take care of Cactaceae?

  • Provide your cactus with sufficient light. Let your plants enjoy the sunshine — but not too much — and the warmth.
  • Water your cactus appropriately. Give your cactus 
  •  a drink—but don’t overdo it—and give them long breaks in between every one to two weeks-
  • Use appropriate soil and fertilizers for your cactus.
  • Look into buying a prickly fig cactus.
  • Be careful while handling your cactus.

7. Dracaena marginata, more commonly called the dragon plants

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Dracaena’s spread widely in recent years on pointers, which make her take place in favorite indoor plants.

It has a unique presence and charters in minimalist interior home design.  

Slightly rarer, I like its thin, spiny, aerated branches and thin leaves.

How do you take care of dragon plants?

Dracaena takes advantage of bright, indirect light. Too much sunlight can make leaves burn.

Placing them in a bathroom or kitchen is a great idea to keep them moist.

Dracaena marginata plants prefer Watering to overwater.

Allow the first few centimeters of soil to dry – test with a finger, then water again.

8. Chinese fan palms (Livistona Chinensis)

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I became obsessed with the addition of a Chinese fan palm to my collection after spotting the delightful Hilton Carter studio.

Like the Bird of paradise, their arms are long and minimal, unfolding in those lovely tropical leaves.

However tropical they may be, the dwarf palm can tolerate the cold, though it prospers better in typical temperate interior and bright indirect light.

How do you take care of Chinese fan palms? 

Place the Chinese fan palm in bright but out of direct sunlight. 

Please give them a quarter turn approximately once a week to expose all sides to light for consistent growth.

Water: Water thoroughly and allow the soil to dry gently. Watering—Water less in wintertime when growth slows down.

9. Olive plant

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The olive tree is the new fig tree. I understand the reason! 

The silvery-grey leaves and neutral branches go well with the monochromatic pieces.

An olive tree is a good option if the fig is too disturbing for your taste.

What is the best time to plant an indoor olive?

The best time for planting an inner olive tree is at the beginning of the spring and summer months.

Olive trees need full sunlight and 6-8 hours of bright, direct light to survive.

Placing the olive tree opposite an east- or south-facing window in a dry and spacious room, such as the living room, is ideal.

How do you take care of an olive plant?

Light: A lot of direct sunlight is required to grow 

Water: Check the humidity of the topsoil every week and give the plant four cups of water when the top two inches of soil are dry to the touch; avoid too much Watering.

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