Indoor plants – our pick of the best

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Pot plants are a real breath of fresh air in the home – especially in those dark winter months when they can bring a splash of lush green or welcome colour to interiors. Look out for retro favourites of old, such as cacti and palm plants, roses and narcissi, add a touch of the exotic with elegant orchids, or create an impressive display with bold bonsai. If house-plant maintenance fills you with horror, worry not. There are some amazing artificial versions available that are impossible to distinguish from the real thing – and all they will require is a little light dusting. Heaven in a pot…

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