Reasons a Coral Plant Should Be Part of Your Home or Office Décor 

A coral plant is more like a tree than a bush, but it also has bush tendencies. It is a lovely ornamental shrub that attracts pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds.

Because it is bright, bold, and larger than life, it is a great decorative plant that can fit in pretty much anywhere you have the space.

A Coral Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

A Coral Plant Is Good for Homes and Offices

The flowers come in a vibrant coral color, and the tree can grow up to 6 feet tall and 2 feet wide. With small, wispy leaves that stand out on tall stems and branches and tubular flowers sprouting from the ends, this showstopper is hardy and tough, which makes it a perfect fit in almost any location.

It is a cascading plant, so it can accent any large wall or corner that gets plenty of sunlight. This Russelia equisetiformis is not only a striking plant that will create a waterfall effect. It also cleans the environment.

Like most greenery, the coral plant will absorb most common household toxins from your home or office and breathe out oxygen at night while you sleep. If you’ve got the space, you might want to keep this plant in your bedroom.

Are Coral Plants Good for the Feng Shui Flow of a Room?

Because it is a hardy, tough plant, the coral plant lends strength, endurance, and vigor to any environment. You can expect vibrant energy that helps keep you grounded and energetic at the same time.

According to the principles of feng shui, you’ll want to keep this gorgeous shrub in a central location to allow its grounded nature to spread out into all the spaces of your home or office. For those interested in learning more about feng shui practices, I have linked this master class article on how to use feng shui.

Are Coral Plants Easy to Grow and Maintain?

The coral plant is a relatively easy to grow and maintain plant that simply calls for enough water and sunshine to keep it rich in nutrients.

How Do Coral Plants Grow?

Though this plant is drought tolerant, it is not frost tolerant, so keeping it inside is a great idea because you are unlikely to run the risk of having your plant freeze.

What Kind of Soil Does a Coral Plant Need?

Because the coral plant is drought tolerant, it calls for a well-draining soil that will not hold onto water and result in a soggy mess that destroys the plant. Make sure your soil has plenty of sand and loam with a neutral ph.

How Much Light Does a Coral Plant Need?

The coral plant, peaking at 6 feet tall, typically gets an abundance of sunlight, so be sure to choose a place in your home or office where it will get plenty of sun.

How Much Water Does a Coral Plant Need?

The coral plant calls for regular watering in between dry periods. Allow the soil to fully dry out before watering again.

A good rule of thumb is to stick your finger into the soil and check for moisture. If it is still moist, you can wait to water it. If it is dry, you can water the plant.

For more information on watering plants, check out my other article for signs, tips, and tricks to avoid watering mistakes.

Other Conditions that Are Important to a Coral Plant

The coral plant does not need much fertilizer. You can add classic indoor houseplant fertilizer once every couple of months. In terms of upkeep, be sure to deadhead the flowers from a plant, removing the withering flowers as you notice them turning brown, which will make space for more flowers to grow.

Further, if you notice the leaves on the plants yellowing, it may be lacking in nutrients. Add a nutrient-rich fertilizer to the soil to help boost the vitamin content.

If you notice excessive brown spots on the leaves, you would do well to cut the stem where the leaf is below the browning leaf to rid the plant of any disease.

Coral Plant Decorating Ideas

Because it is a large, gorgeous, striking plant, the coral belongs in a big, wide-open space where the sun can fall on it for several hours each day. You can plant it in a large pot that gives the roots plenty of room to spread out and grow.

In most cases, you’re probably better off giving the coral plant a space all its own, so no other plants or decorations detract from it. At the same time, you could create a kind of floral corner if you surround it with greenery. That way, you’ll essentially have your own botanical garden.

Do Fake Coral Plants Look Real?

Do Fake Coral Plants Look Real

In the end, if you find you don’t have the time or the energy to maintain a live coral plant, you can always choose a fake version. High-quality, fake coral plants can look just like the real thing, and you can still get a ton of the energetic benefits from this plant, even in its synthetic form.

And if you’re wondering if artificial plants are even in style, check out my piece on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

Whether you choose real or fake, you can’t go wrong putting a coral plant in any space in your home or office. It will brighten up your environment and breathe life into your surroundings for years to come.

How do you feel about the coral plant? Do you love it? Do you have tips or tricks for maintaining it or decorating with it? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers.

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