In the heart of Lane 5, Koregaon Park sits Rise N’ Shine Boutique Nursery – an exclusive garden nursery started by Bhagyashree Patil. Featuring a selection of ornamental indoor and outdoor plants of all sizes, Rise N’ Shine is the place you need to go if you want to liven up your home with pretty foliage, or need to make a gift of it. Though the larger and more exotic plants like orchids, bonsai, etc. are quite expensive, we found 5 things that you can pick up for INR 500 or less.
Probably the easiest indoor plant to maintain, the Money Plants here are priced between INR 100 and INR 150. They can be grown in either water or soil, and do well indoors, and are said to bring good luck. Not just for hipsters – succulent plants, starting at INR 100, are all the rage these days due to their cute miniature size and colourful, fleshy leaves. They don’t need much watering and do well indoors. Rise N’ Shine sells a nice variety of them – leafy, prickly, and even the flowering kind.
If you have a terrace or balcony, then Aloe Vera is the plant for you! An evergreen member of the succulent family, this plant is the gift that keeps on giving. Rise N’ Shine also stocks a variety of pots and planters in every size, pattern, and colour. We found some cute floral-embellished pots for INR 350 and large glazed ones for INR 1,300. They’re great for indoor plants, and make a much more decorative addition than the usual black plastic pots that plants are sold in.
Priced at INR 500, Anthuriums make for good indoor plants, since they don’t need direct sunlight, and are relatively easy to maintain. Their waxy, red flowers make a stunning addition to any household and are ideal for those who prefer plants over pets.