Place a potted bonsai or Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo) in the area, and embellish with ornaments, statues or art that complements to design for a peaceful oasis.
For a busy household, you can’t go wrong with low maintenance succulents. Haworthia truncata (horse’s teeth) is a little bit unusual with the tooth-like shape, and the translucent parts of the leaves that aid photosynthesis.
What would a succulent display be without an Echeveria? Echeveria elegans, or Mexican snowball, has grey-blue foliage that has a magical effect, especially when contrasted with other coloured foliage.
For more fun and interesting foliage, Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ has bubble-like leaves that trail and cascade out of the pot. This makes it a great plant for hanging baskets, which will bring another dimension to your under the stairs garden display.