Friday, August 12, 2011

IKEA Houseplant LOVE!

I Heart IKEA! I went there last week looking for a little box (more on that project next week) and although I didn't find a little box, I did find a plant and a pretty little pot to put it in, all for under $7! I said "oh no Ikea I only came for a box and you don't have one" and Ikea was all "but it's only $7 and Lee phoned and said you should totally buy it" and I was all "Lee phoned?" and they were all "yeah totally" so I bought it! On a  side note, Ikea lies . . . Lee never phoned, but at that point it was too late!  {insert evil laugh here}


The plant is a Tradescantia spathacea it's has green leaves with a pretty hint of purple underneath. They sprout off and create multiple little plants in one pot, so when it out grows the pot you have it in, you have the choice to either re-pot the whole plant in a larger container, or divide the plant up to make multiple containers.

I never gave much notice to ikea's plant section, but they have A LOT of great plants there, and for really reasonable prices. They have a large selection of succulents, they also have well priced orchids and I LOVE their little money trees :).

The pot was on sale for $2.50 I love the blue color, it matches the stars over the fireplace (as pictured below).

The pot was on clearance and I can't find it on their site, so I they're probably not going to stock them again, but if you like it you might still be able to find one!  The plant rang in at $3.99,bringing our total to $6.50 + tax

I hope you liked our little Plant~ Anyone added any indoor greenery this summer?

20 comments:

  1. I was just saying last night that a trip to IKEA sounded great. I purchased some lucky bamboo from there and it has done great. I love their planters too. I have really been wanting to add some greenery to the house, just nervous because of little Miss Kylee! She loves to dig in momma's houseplants!!! I am loving that little ant.

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  2. Your home is so lovely, and your plants around the house are little pieces of living beauty!! I love the plant area in IKEA too!

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  3. Your house is gorgeous! Love the new pot and foliage! Ironically I don't have any indoor plants during the summer (Hibiscus trees come in during the winter.) I am planning on bringing in some plants soon, just need to remember to water them every day haha. I've considered cactus for that reason alone!

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  4. Great plant and container. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Have loved reading your blog for a long time. Your home is beautiful. I just got one of these a few weeks ago from Home Depot and would love to see how to split it into two plants. I read a little about it online though and it seems dogs can be highly allergic to it, so be careful with your little guy!

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  6. Good to know, Max isn't much of a plant muncher (unless the leaves fall off . . . then it's fair game) but I'll definitely keep a close eye on this one!!!
    Thanks Liz!
    ~Ashli

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  7. Hi! I have been reading your blog for a little while now. Your house is beautiful! I love indoor plants I just got two beautiful boston ferns which are apparently non toxic for dogs! Love the ant too! So cute!

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  8. I'm hitting IKEA this weeked -- I'll make sure to pick one of those plants up, very pretty!

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  9. You make me laugh! :) Love the plant AND ikea also! <3

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  10. I got a plant at ikea and it lived forever (even when I neglected it for weeks)! Isn't it great when such a little purchase brightens your decor and spirit?

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  11. Very cute pot and I like the plant! You make me laugh with your conversation with Ikea! By the way, where did you get your sectional? Is it comfy? Do you like it?

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  12. I just have to say that I am a big organizer like you are and I just adore your blog. You inspire me and have given me so many great ideas!

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  13. Thanks Dori,
    I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog!
    Thanks for dropping us a comment and letting us know!
    Lots of love
    Ashli

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  14. I am a huge Ikea fan as well! We actually have that same Jennylund chair and are in the midst of installing an Ikea kitchen. I was looking through your house tour and your home is beautiful! I would love to add a few of your room images to my paint and room galleries and include you in a feature post. What are the paint colors in your house tour? Let me know if you're interested!

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  15. Hello I love your blog but I have a problem I do not understand the language because you do not put the google translator button to select the Spanish and understand everything you say. I'll put my blog as an example is if you look at it.

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  16. Ok I did read the whole post I promise although it was rather late because we have been out of town.But that ant has my attention it is the cutest!

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  17. I luv the stacking tables your plant is sitting on! Verry pretty, as are all of you choices. Do you remember where they are from?

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  18. where on earth did you get those side tables? i am in love with them. and the plant just makes them look even better :)

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  19. Thanks S <3 G the sidetable came from Homesense! They're my favorite part of the living room haha
    ~Ashli

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