Here at the jungalow, the use of plants to liven up a space is paramount–but that doesn’t always mean that the plants have to be rooted in soil to have an amazing, freshening effect. Try using a large leaf in a glass vase to elicit the same result. It’s also a great trick to use while styling if you want the feel of plants without the fuss.
Try any of the following leaves and fronds in your home to make a jungalicious, sculptural statement. Snip off the tip of the leaf at a diagonal every few days, and replace the water and you’ll discover that the leaf can last anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months. I have some of these leaves in my backyard that I’ll snip off and use at home sometimes, but I also find them at the Downtown L.A. flower market. Check your local flower market (often in the ‘tropicals’ section) to see if they have some statement leaves for your home! What do you think? Would you ever consider decorating with a statement leaf instead of flowers?