Tube Planter and Blooming Maranta
I’m loving this Tube Planter from West Elm. It’s bigger and more robust than it looks – about a foot tall, the walls are a centimeter thick, made of robust ceramics, but most importantly, it’s just gorgeous.
Like any closed-bottom planter, you have to be careful what you plant in it and how you water. If you leave water standing at the bottom, roots can rot. I tend to use plants that don’t mind staying wet (like ferns and jungle plants), or succulents that don’t mind staying very dry (like Sansevieria, which I used in a another one).
In this case, I chose a Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura erythroneura). I know, it’s a typical doctor’s office plant, but I love the pattered leaves. And bonus: It’s now blooming! See below for a closeup of a leaf and the tiny flower.