House plants - perhaps once seen as a little old fashioned and twee - are back on trend and attracting new generations of plant lovers thanks to wider availability and variety of stylish ‘minimalist’ species.

Dracaena and Ficus are particularly good fit if you have a Scandinavian or Scandi Chic layout in your home, with easy maintenance and fuss-free appearance appealing to those with little time for watering but a desire to add a natural feature to their home. Here are some of the different kinds you can choose from...with tips on how to keep them looking great as part of your interior design.


“My favorite houseplant variety is the Ficus Elastica Robusta, also known as the Rubber Plant. This plant takes centre stage in my living room and it’s easy to maintain, simple to nurture and the large green leaves add real interest into my home without being fussy or overbearing.”
Rebecca Ruck - Buying Manager, Horticulture at Morrisons

Both Ficus and Dracaena house plants will bring your interior to life, with a tall, thin and ‘minimalist-friendly’ structure. They’re a top foliage accessory in a Scandi Chic setting, and you can  pair your plant with a rattan basket to bring a simple accent of colour and warmth into your house or flat. 

Selected house plants including our Dracaena and Ficus shown below are available in 24cm pots at £15 each in selected stores

Ficus House Plants

Ficus Alli

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Ficus Alii House Plant

Ficus Alii is unusual because of its long leaves. It can form a really striking-yet-minimalist house plant in a Scandinavian-inspired interior with a bold, cascade-like structure.

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Ficus Robusta

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Ficus Robusta House Plant

Also known as the Rubber Plant. This plant has large elliptical green leaves, and typically maintains a single column. The treat with Ficus Robusta is watching a new leaf unfurl over a period of a few days, starting as a red spike.

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Ficus Exotica

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Ficus Exotica

Often thought of as THE Ficus house plant. Look after this great, robust foliage variety (don’t move it too regularly, re-pot during warmer weather & water regularly) and its glossy green leaves will make a real statement.

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Ficus Golden King

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Ficus Golden King House Plant

A weeping example of Ficus, this plant can form a great cascade. It’s fairly hardy but as with all Ficus will prefer a warm well lit room and not to be moved too often.

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Thanks to their low maintenance foliage, these indoor plants need very little attention - and could turn out to be one of the most hassle-free guests you’ll ever have. As a ‘lifestyle’ plant as well as a wonderful living ornament, your ficus or Draceana will also help to ‘purify’ the air you breath, removing carbon dioxide from a room’s air during the day.

Dracaena House Plants

House plants are easy to care for. Here are a few simple tips to look after yours:

  • As a guide, water weekly during summer and every other week during winter
  • These plants like to be kept indoors in a well-lit space and away from draughts
  • They don’t like direct sunlight however, so choose your spot carefully before buying one
  • Do not over water the plant, keeping the soil moist is the ideal condition for these plants. If the plant becomes water logged this can cause the plant to rot
  • Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to avoid a build up of dust -  it will keep your plant looking green and healthy
  • Use an indoor plant liquid, following instructions on packaging.