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    best potted plants

    Want to brighten up your cafe? You need some of these 15 popular potted plants. They’ll freshen up your decor, enhance your patrons’ mood, and compel them to click a few for the gram.

    Here are our 15 favorites for cafes.

    ZZ Plants

    The ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Xamiifolia) has wide, waxy, dark green leaves. It doesn’t expect you to work hard: needs bare minimum water, and grows in low light. Its glossy leaves reflect light and brighten rooms. There’s more: it’s a natural air purifier and absorbs airborne toxins such as xylene, toluene, and benzene.

    Bird’s Nest Fern

    Bird’s Nest Ferns (Asplenium Nidus) are wonderful as indoor plants. Be prepared for their variety of colors and textures to confuse you—which one to buy first?. The Bird’s Nest Fern has large simple fronds that almost look like banana leaves. These fronds are light green, often crinkled or wavy, and rise from a central rosette.

    Anthurium, Ruffles

    Anthuriums are iconic due to their vivid heart-shaped “flowers”. These are waxy leaves called spathes. They grow at the base of the fleshy spike where the actual tiny flowers grow. Anthuriums are a perfect addition to your cafe as it symbolizes hospitality.

    Dracaena Marginata

    Dracaena Marginata, also called the dragon tree, has red-edged, green sword-like leaves. This eye-catching plant is easy to care for and is known to be ‘nearly indestructible’. This plant is also useful in removing formaldehyde from the air. As the dracaena grows taller the leaves on the bottom begin to die, leaving the stems bare. These stems are often twisted or braided together to give a decorative, single-stem appearance.

    Spathiphyllum Supreme

    The Spathiphyllum Supreme, most commonly known as the peace lily, is an adaptable and low-maintenance indoor plant. It is known to filter out toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia from the air. These plants symbolize peace, hope, and prosperity.

    Dracaena Medusa

    The Dracaena Medusa is named after the greek monster Medusa, who was cursed to have hair made of snakes. This slow-growing, easy-care plant has long, narrow leaves which grow in tufts from the stem. The leaves start off as light green and then develop into a darker shade.

    Kentia palm

    Kentia palm plants are vibrant and can instantly brighten a room up. These beautiful, indoor palm plants can grow even in difficult conditions, do not require a lot of sunlight, and can adapt to a wide range of soil. The fanned-out leaves of this plant can add a dramatic flair to your cafe. 

    Pothos, Jade

    The Jade Pothos (Epipremnum Aureum) is a versatile and easy-care plant. Also known as devil’s ivy, due to its hard-to-kill nature, this plant has shiny, dark green heart-shaped leaves. Jade Pothos is also resistant to wind and does well in balconies, terraces, and patios.

    Chinese Evergreen

    Chinese Evergreen plants can tolerate most indoor conditions. This beautiful plant with vibrant green leaves commonly has splashes of white, silver, pink, or red depending on the variety. With their large, narrow,  glossy, oval leaves and short stems, Chinese Evergreen plants can remind your busy patrons to slow down as they sip their coffee. 

    Peperomia Watermelon

    The Peperomia Watermelon isn’t related to the watermelon plant. Its name comes from the unique appearance of its leaves. The dark green leaves have white and cream stripes that make them resemble the outside of a watermelon. These low-maintenance plants can add some contrast to your plants.

    Philodendron Selloum

    The Philodendron Selloum has beautiful, dark green, lobed leaves which also give them the name Split Leaf Philodendron. Philodendron Selloums filter toxins like Xylene and Toluene from the air.

    Yucca Cane Plant

    The Yucca Cane Plant is a great way to add some visual interest to your cafe. Similar, in appearance to the dragon tree, the yucca cane plant has sword-shaped leaves. This Mexican native plant is known for its hardiness and drought resistance. 

    Fiddle Leaf Fig

    The Fiddle Leaf Fig is a highly common indoor plant, made even more popular by Instagram trends. With this plant’s unique violin-shaped leaves, love for bright lights, and air-purifying abilities, this plant is sure to leave you and your patrons happier by its presence.

    Calathea, Lancifolia

    The Calathea Lancifolia, named after its upright, lance-shaped leaves with wavy edges, is the perfect addition to your cafe. The underside of the leaves is reddish-purple and velvety to the touch, while the top of the leaves is variegated with dark green strokes on a pale green background. The contrasting colors add to their beauty.

    Sansevieria, Zeylonica

    The Zeylonica Sansevieria also known as snake plant or mother-in-law’s tongue is a unique and striking plant. Its stiff, sword-like leaves are sure to grab anyone’s attention. These plants are also unique for their ability to convert carbon dioxide to oxygen even at night. These plants are also an effective defense against airborne allergies.

    With 15 exciting options, where will you begin? Perhaps a pretty Fiddle Leaf Fig. Or an exotic Chinese Evergreen.