They may take a little practice to perfect, but 'green shelfies' are worth their weight in gold when you get them right.
It's not just about cramming lots of plants onto a shelf. Focus on using spacing, texture and shape to best effect. Allow tendrils to float downwards to grab your attention, then create a visual journey that bounces from one glorious green scene to the next.
Pepper the shelves with personal items in a variety of colours and shapes. It pays to keep things balanced - if all the plants are on one side, it will look disjointed. Use a mix of upright and trailing plants to give your 'green shelfie' variation and texture.
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OUR TOP PICK FOR THE PERFECT 'GREEN SHELFIE' PLANT:
There are nearly 200 species of hoya, sometimes known as wax flowers. Originally from tropical Asia and Australasia, these woody-stemmed vines have delicate porcelain-like flowers and lustrous evergreen foliage. They thrive in warmer conditions and enjoy a bright spot.
Keep moist in warmer months and drier in winter and you can expect to have a beautiful plant for many years to come.
Most species require three to four hours of direct sunlight everyday for healthy growth and flowering.
You can use hoya to create interesting sculptural shapes, making them ideal for shelves and ledges. Each one has its own unique character - we've never seen two exactly alike! We have a particular fondness for their versatility, their uniquely shaped leaves and the beautiful shades of green they offer.
Crimson queen hoya, hoya heuschkeliana and green exotica hoya all cast wonderful silhouettes.