Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

There is always this misconception that people either love potted plants or cut flowers. First of all, we do not think so and second, why not combine your love for potted plants and flowers for example with the “Houseplant of the Month” in July, the romantic potted rose. As beautiful as her wild outdoors sisters, the potted rose comes in a rich variety of colours and in manageable sizes for interiors, balconies, patios.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

Do you need to be a romantic soul to appreciate a potted rose at home? Maybe a little bit. Roses evoke immediate feelings of love, courtesy, romance and fairy tales so yes, you need to be a romantic fellow deep down in your heart. But potted roses also add a wonderful botanical touch to any romantic or bohemian interior style: Whether you are more into powdery hues of pink, floral patterns and a shabby chic approach or you go for the bohemian style with a dash of mystery, mirrors, brass and crystals – a potted rose in an adequate colour will perfectly accomplish your interior styling.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

With good care a potted rose will bloom profusely for weeks. Potted roses prefer a bright spot with fresh air so consider anything close to your windows. Water them regularly as the soil should not dry out and add a liquid fertilizer every 3 weeks. While in bloom, the plant consumes more nutrients so increase the addition of fertilizer a little bit to ensure it produces new buds. Once it has finished blooming you can prune it back to about 5 cm above soil level and expect it to grow back after approximately two months.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

The cherished beauty of the rose has enchanted mankind throughout history. It was and often is considered the most beautiful flower in the world, it charms the beholder with its scent, it is a symbol for countries, cities, on flags, it finds its way into perfumes and food. Hardly any other plant can keep track with the versatile beauty and the charms of a rose.

Urban Jungle Bloggers Houseplant of the Month July: Potted Rose

For this month’s Houseplant of the Month, we worked together with our favorite flower blogger Elodie Love from Madame Love. She’s a very talented flower blogger, flower stylist and flower photographer with a big passion for anything floral. An obvious choice for the Potted Rose Houseplant of the Month! Also check out her Instagram for the most dreamy flower photos. Merci Elodie for your beautiful potted rose photos!

If you like you can read more about the potted rose here:
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Houseplant of the Month is an initiative from Mooiwatplantendoen.nl and Bloemenbureau Holland and in collaboration with them we will present you every month a new Houseplant of the Month, right here on Urban Jungle Bloggers.

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June 2016: One Plant – Three Stylings

Urban Jungle Bloggers in June 2016: 1 Plant 3 Stylings

Those of you who have been part of our community from the beginning may remember the topic: 1 Plant – 3 Stylings. In June we want to challenge your inner (plant) stylist once more: Pick your favorite plant and show us three different stylings with it. Scandi – boho – industrial? Or on a sideboard, in the kitchen, on the balcony? Well here are the ideas of our green community!

To make June extra special, we have teamed up with the interiors community at{mine} where we are long time members already. The community even has its own category called Urban Jungle and we simply invite you to join at{mine} and upload at least one of your plant stylings to the “Urban Jungle” category. We will shortlist our favorite plant stylings on at{mine} as of today (June 23rd 2016), when we launch this month’s topic. The styling with the most likes on at{mine} will win a fabulous SONY compact camera with Wi-Fi! The winner will be announced on June 30th 2016. Good luck!

 

 

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Houseplant of the Month June: Zamioculcas

Houseplant of the month June: Zamioculcas by Urban Jungle Bloggers

Imagine the rocky lowlands of East Africa. Think of the wide horizons in Kenya, Zimbabwe or the dreamy island of Zanzibar – one of the local botanical beauties you will see there might be right now next to you at your home as a houseplant: the sturdy Zamioculcas zamiifolia also known as ZZ plant. This plant is strong, vibrantly green and features a remarkably regular leaves pattern and invites the lush and lively African vibe into our homes.

Houseplant of the month June: Zamioculcas by Urban Jungle Bloggers

The Zamioculcas plant is a tough guy: It is super sturdy and forgiving thus perfect for plant beginners or globetrotting fellows with limited time for plant care. The magic formula is nature made: The plant stores nutrients and water in the stems and the subterranean bulb thus it can survive even if you forget to water it from time to time and it perfectly copes with bright and shady spots in the home. As an African native it only dislikes two things: cold temperatures and constantly wet roots.

Houseplant of the month June: Zamioculcas by Urban Jungle Bloggers

The Zamioculcas is not only a great plant of choice for those who want to minimize their plant care effort. With its geometrical look and its juicy green color it is a perfect visual addition to any modern home. It is a great solo player with its long stems and regular foliage so it makes a perfect performance placed individually on a shelf or on a stool – plus it will have space to thrive and spread out its long stems. But the cool ZZ plant is equally easy as a plant gang member: it likes to mingle with green fellows and adds a certain visual regularity to the ensemble with its stems and leaves that resemble stylized feathers. Another styling idea: Combine it with an African patterns for the über-cool look recalling its native habitat.

Houseplant of the month June: Zamioculcas by Urban Jungle Bloggers

The Zamioculcas plant has been botanically known since 1892 but it has become widely popular as a houseplant and indoor plant in public buildings over the past fifteen years. Dutch growers have been cultivating this plant since 1996 making it widely available to the plant loving public. Even though it doesn’t grow quickly, it is very popular due to its low-maintenance profile and geometrical appeal. No wonder it is the ‘Houseplant of the Month June’! If you have a ZZ plant at home or want to buy a new one, here are  the main plant care tips in a nutshell for you:

Zamioculcas care tips by Urban Jungle Bloggers

If you like you can read more about the Zamioculcas here:
In English
Auf Deutsch
En français
In het Nederlands

Houseplant of the Month is an initiative from Mooiwatplantendoen.nl and Bloemenbureau Holland and in collaboration with them we will present you every month a new Houseplant of the Month, right here on Urban Jungle Bloggers.