Just because you don’t have a garden doesn’t mean you can’t use your green-thumb. Apartments are great for indoor plants, which add to the look of your apartment, smell great, and provide you with your own personal air-purifier. So if you’re looking to add some welcome greenery to your apartment, have a look at these beautiful blooms:
1. Boston Fern
Ferns are generally good friends to have in the house. They add a tropical vibe and are known to be one of the best plants for purifying your air. Ferns release a lot of moisture into the atmosphere and look great hanging from the ceiling. Keep them away from windows as they don’t like direct light. And water them regularly for a healthy, happy fern.
2. Peace Lily
The epitome of house plants, having a Peace Lily around will brighten any room. They are low maintenance and don’t need too much light – you can even pop them in a bathroom since they can grow in fluorescent light! They also only need water once a week.
Succulents are generally good house plants – especially for those of us who aren’t the most skilled of gardeners. Cacti only need to be watered once a week, sometimes even less, and enjoy sunlight, but not directly. They also fit the many styles of home and are a great size for apartments.
4. English Ivy
Another powerful air-purifier, English Ivy are easy to grow and can create gorgeous tumbles of fresh green from their aerial location. They enjoy a lot of light, so be sure to place them near a window.
One of the more unusual choices, lavender actually makes a very good houseplant. Not only do they look beautiful, but they add a fragrant smell to any room. Get rid of those air fresheners and use the real thing! Consider a smaller variety, pop it in a pot, and give it lots of sunlight.
6. Lucky Bamboo
These are unique plants, not just because they grow in water, but also thanks to their unusual shape. You can spend time growing and shaping a bamboo plant. Just remember to replace the water every few weeks and place them in a dim area of your apartment.
7. African Violets
These flowers add a splash of vibrancy and require very little attention. They need watering once a week and thrive in moderate to bright indirect indoor light. They bloom in shades of blues, yellows and whites so you can easily match them to your décor.
8. Spider Plant
Another candidate that doesn’t need a lot of light but creates a big impression is the spider plant. This leafy green has a beautiful shape and continues to thrive even if their roots are crowded, making them the ideal apartment companion.
Adding plants to your apartment home will undoubtedly brighten up the space. Use this guide to pick which kind of plants will work best for your lifestyle.