How to Make an Indoor Jungle

If you’re looking for house jungle ideas, adding a little greenery to your home is one of the easiest and most effective ways to turn your interior into a jungle-savvy masterpiece.

From smaller shrubs to larger trees, there are plenty of options to choose from, meaning there is something to suit all – regardless of whether you’re embellishing a small apartment or a more expansive home.

Transforming smaller spaces

If you live in an apartment with no outdoor balcony or communal garden, it’s hard not to feel left out when spring blooms into life. Everywhere you look, it’s likely you’ll see an array of bold and rich gardens, colourful flowers, and people enjoying their outdoor spaces.

Fear not though, as there are a number of ways you can bring the outdoors inside, even if you only have a small space to work with. Now that there is an abundance of online florists to choose from, it’s easier than ever to create your very own indoor jungle, and one that will transform your apartment into a lush, energetic space.

If that sounds good, these house jungle ideas and tips should help you on your way…

Consider lighting

When creating your very own indoor jungle, it’s important to opt for plants that will thrive in the light you have to work with, not the light you dream of.

As enticing as it is to be surrounded by healthy, rich green houseplants, it is equally as depressing to be surrounded by unhealthy ones. Fresh plants will quickly lose their bounce if placed in the wrong environment, so it’s important to pick flowers, shrubs, and greenery that are tailored to your apartment.

For example, you will need an apartment that benefits from six hours of sunlight if you wish to invest in aloe plants and other succulents.

However, if you don’t have six hours of bright sunlight streaming in through your windows, they are not going to do well. Do your research and choose plants that will thrive and adapt in the light that’s available to you.

Group plants together

Grouping several complementary plants of varying sizes together is a great way to create the feeling of an indoor jungle. Simply place them on a table or put a collection of small plants on the window sill in your bedroom or bathroom and voila, you’ve brought a little of the great outdoors inside.

Plant combinations that work well together include the likes of Monstera and Philodendron, Calathea with Orbifolia, or Bird of Paradise, Hedgehog Aloe, and Yucca Cane. Sansevieria, Parlor Palm, and Spider Plant is another great starting option if you’re hunting for house jungle ideas.

If you’re unsure what to pair together, consider opting for similar colour schemes or for plants that match or complement your existing interior décor. Just take note of how big plants can become and of the space you have available.

Get creative

Create a plant ‘shelfie’ in your home by adding an array of pot plants to a shelving system. This unique interior design idea will create the illusion of a live wall.

Add a little vertical interest to your home by installing shelves across the entirety of one wall and placing a variety of vining houseplants and small upright plants close to ornaments such as books and trinkets.

Make a statement

Nothing quite makes a statement like an oversized, tropical floor plant. Turn an awkward corner of your home into an interior jungle with the addition of a large, rich plant. If you live in a studio flat, you can add the illusion of a partition by placing plants behind your sofa to define your sitting area.

A few good options for studio apartments include the fast-growing Monstera, the sophisticated Bird of Paradise, Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Sansevieria. Again, just remember that some of these blooms can grow to excess heights, so they may not be best suited to your space.

Use an online florist

If you live miles away from your nearest garden center, don’t have your own transport, or work a busy schedule, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create your own indoor jungle.

Simply order plants online! There are a number of online florists to choose from, all of whom can deliver directly to your door, with some offering the same and next-day delivery. This makes adding a little greenery to your home easier than ever.

Choose the plants you want and patiently await their arrival. Once they’ve been delivered, you can get busy arranging them around your household. If you want an instant jungle makeover, ordering online is an easy and hassle-free option, especially as many of the plants will arrive already potted!

Do your research

If you want your indoor jungle to thrive, it’s important to do your research. You will need to ensure your plants and blooms are positioned in an environment where they will obtain the necessary sunlight.

You will also need to water them as and when they require and make sure they’re placed in the correct vessel. Note that you may need to replace containers as your plants get bigger. When this is necessary, be very careful as you don’t want to damage the roots of your plant when you move it.

Ensure you have enough compost for a larger container too, as the plant will require nutrients when it is getting used to its new container.

If you follow these house jungle ideas and tips you will hopefully have months or even years of joy with your new plants. Another thing to consider when choosing certain species of plants is pets.

Certain trees and shrubs can be harmful to our furry friends, which is why it’s important to pick wisely! On top of this, it’s vital to place your plants wisely as pets may try to climb trees, causing them damage or even knocking them over entirely!

Protect your pets and your belongings by opting for something smaller if this is the case.


Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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