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Hilton Carter Has 300 Plants in His House

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Hilton Carter standing indoors in front aof a large window. He is surrounded by green plants.

Hilton Carter loves to decorate homes with plants.


Hilton Carter loves to design interiors with plants. For Hilton, plants don‘t just decorate our living spaces. They can become our life-long green friends, when cared for well.

An regency style white chaise longue in front of a window, surrounded by plants.

A place to relax, surrounded by plants.


Hilton Carter told the Terrain blog:

"I love having greenery in my home because they can make a space feel warm and inviting. I feel extremely happy to be surrounded by plants while I‘m sitting on the couch or having dinner."

A table lamp surrounded by plants. A dog is lying on the floor.

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A group of house plants being watered with a red watering can.

Most plants need to be watered at least once a week.


Hilton Carter gave Terrain advice about watering plants too.

"I try to water the plants during the weekends, as I have the most free time then. Most plants need to be watered at least once a week. Before I water a plant, I check if the soil has gone dry by sticking my finger into the soil. I keep track of watering by setting a reminder on my phone."

See the whole article on Terrain's website.

Hilton Carter standing in a plant shop. He is holding a plant in a pot in one arm. In his other hand is a bag with plants.

Ask the people at the shop how to care for the plants.

A window sill full of mostly small cactus plants.

Put plants that need more light next to the window.


The blog A Cup Of Jo asked Hilton which plants to choose.

"The first thing to figure out when you want to buy a plant is what kind of light you have. Get to know your window — is it east-facing, north-facing? Then go to the nursery or hardware store. Always talk to the people working there about which plants will work best for you — and let them tell you how to care for them."

See the whole article on A Cup Of Jo's website.

A livingroom. A brown leather sofa and coffee table on a rug. Book shelves on the wall with books. A large house plant in the forground. More plants in the background, in front of a window.

Place plants at different hights.


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A big plant hanging from the wall above a bed.

Hang plants from the wall if you have little space otherwise.


Dwell's magazine asked how to fit so many plants in a home.

"Use your vertical as well as horizontal space. In our bedroom, I decided it would be awesome to hang a plant over our bed. My wife Fiona to weaved a hammock-like holder for the plant."

See the whole article on Dwell's website.

Hilton Carter wearing a blue baseball cap and a short sleeved patterned shirt. He is indoors carrying a huge plant in a pot.

Hilton says plants can be like life-long green friends.

Framed by big house plants, in front of two large windows, a round table with a vase of flowers. Four upholstered chairs round the table.

Online Classes: Propagating Plants with Hilton Carter

A pair of hands cutting a piece off a plant.

Learn how to propagate houseplants in Hilton Carter's online class.

Propagating is the process of growing a new plant from cuttings.

The online class starts with Hilton talking about his background and passion for greenery. You'll then learn the proper steps for propagating indoor plants. Hilton introduces various types of plants and how to cut them. You'll learn which vessels to place them in, how to keep them in water and the transition to soil.

Join from home with your computer or tablet. At the end of the class you can ask questions on anything that might have been missed .

The costs for a 90 minutes online class start at 40 US Dollars.

Hilton also has courses for private groups up to 30 people.

Find out more about Hilton Carter's online propagating courses here.


Hilton Carter has published books about having plants at home:


His third book is "Wild Creations".

The cover of Hilton Carter's next book: Wild creations.

Wild Creations includes:

  • Inspiring plant projects

  • Plant Care Tips

  • Styling ideas for plants in your home


Follow Hilton Carter on Instagram: @hiltoncarter

You can buy art created by Hilton Carter here.


Photos: Hilton Carter on Instagram

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