And with all potted plants, Luetkemeyer suggests placing a dish underneath the pot to catch and maintain the water, then placing a coaster underneath the dish to protect the furniture or floor.
"A statement tree," says Burnham, "adds height to your room, and plays with the light at a window."
Her clients in Southern California often opt for the color and fragrance of small citrus trees in their homes or at the entrance to a patio or yard.
"They require light and require water," Burnham says, "but they have fabulous floral blooms in addition to the color of the fruit.
Flynn also suggests fig trees: "Fiddle leaf fig trees are, hands down, my favorite," he says. "They're super-architectural and almost kind of minimalist. Since these grow straight upwards, they're perfect for corners or flanking a fireplace or focal point without growing out and over it."
"I also use fiddle leaf fig trees in unexpected places," he says, "just to add a big burst of life into an otherwise utilitarian space, such as a bathroom or even offices. The key to using them successfully is ensuring they don't come into contact with direct light, and that they're not exposed to dry heat."
"This might be a great time to put some herbs in your kitchen," Luetkemeyer says.
Many grocery stores and nurseries sell herb plants, such as mint or basil, that are already blooming in small plastic pots. You can re-pot them into more attractive containers, then cluster several together on a countertop.
"What you plant something in makes just as much of a statement as the tree or plant itself," says Burnham.
Take time shopping for exactly what you want. "Add a little extra effort," she says, "and you get a really chic little addition to your room."
One simple approach is to "put the plant into a fabulous low basket and cover it with reindeer moss," Burnham says. "You don't see the soil, and don't see the plastic container inside."
Luetkemeyer agrees that it's worth taking time to choose the right pots: "You can take the same plant and pot it four different ways and it creates four different vibes," she says. A pot is "sort of like the frame on the piece of art. It sets the tone."
If you don't wish to commit to even a low-maintenance plant, Flynn suggests you "work in fruits in decorative ways."
"Oranges, clementines, apples and limes ... look excellent grouped in vessels," he says. "The key to getting it right is to separate them, and not have different types of fruit within the same grouping. My favorite way to use fruit decoratively is by placing them in apothecary jars in different heights and sizes."
Whatever kind you choose, Flynn is sure you'll be happier if you add some kind of greenery to your home.
"Whether you've got all the time in the world to care for something or just want to be able to squirt a water bottle on your way out the door," he says, "there's definitely something out there for you."