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This week the weather has took a turn, meaning all of our fun outdoor plans are out the window. So if you’re looking for something fun to do inside then this blog is for you!

Kirsty from The Flower Mill is going to teach you how to create a coffee table house plant display! Following on from our Bring the Outside In house plant blog, we all now know the benefits that house plant have on your health and well-being. So what better time to brighten everyone’s moods than now with the rainy weather!


Coffee Table House Plant Display, Step by step:


  1. Choose a low container suitable for the size of your preferred display table or display area, make sure the container is water proof and cleaned down before use. I have chosen a simple white ceramic low container for a coffee table.


  1. Add some stones to the bottom of the container to help with the drainage of soil and to build a base for your plants to live.


  1. Now is the time to add your multipurpose compost, but remember to leave a few centimetres at the top of the container.


  1. Choose 3/4 small houseplants to sit evenly spaced in your container. I advise using varied heights to add dimension to your display. Don’t forget your display will most likely viewed from all round so try not to design front facing. Top Tip: In round containers odd numbers work better.

  1. Create small wells in the soil and un-pot your plants one at a time. Place each plant into the wells you have created and once you are happy with the design, cover with soil. Next pat the soil down so each plant is bedded in nicely.


  1. Finally, top up with a selection of decorative stones or bark chippings to finish your design and water every 2/3 days suited to your pant needs.



Top Tip: Remember to do your research into suited environments for your chosen plants. For example indoor ferns like a humid environment so bathrooms are perfect, whereas Succulents and Cacti like warm and sunny environments so conservatories are ideal. Orchids prefer partial sunlight and not too much water so adding a bark chip base to your display might be more suited.