Apartments are fun but they also come with the challenge of decorating! Something that always brightens up a room is a plant…or ten. Plants come with plenty of benefits aside from making a room more relaxing and colorful, but they can be hard to take care of. No worries, we’ve organized a list of 10 beauties that will spruce up your place without being a hassle.
1. Peace Lily
This will always make its way on the list for being an easy plant to take care of. Peace lilies will tell you exactly what they need. If they’re drooping, don’t panic about them dying, that’s their way of saying they need water. Water them and they’ll perk back up! They prefer a filtered light but also flourish in low light, making it a compatible houseplant. These pretty plants also promote cleaner air by removing formaldehyde, benzine, and carbon monoxide. This leafy plant sports small white flowers that give a clean look to any room.
2. Majesty Palms
If you want a bigger plant to brighten up a corner of the room, Majesty Palm is an excellent choice. Giving off exotic vibes, these bad boys multitask by providing a tropical escape and purify the air of formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide. Another bonus, they are nontoxic to cats and dogs, so you can have peace of mind having your animals around these lovelies. Just make sure you provide some bright light by a window and keep it watered. Your Majesty Palm and lively room will thank you.
3. Spider Plants
Spider Plants can take up as much or as little space as you want. They are an amazingly adaptable houseplant that can withstand a lot of neglect. Make sure they have well-drained soil and indirect light. Water them well but make sure they dry out before their next watering or they will get root rot. Fear not, it’s hard to hurt these plants. Spider plants are very hardy and its unique leaves will really liven up your home.
4. Zebra Hawarthia Plant
This attractive plant can also tolerate a lot of abuse. Minimal watering, around once every three weeks, with a period of letting the soil completely dry out. The succulent likes bright indirect sunlight. Zebra succulents look like small aloes with white horizontal stripes across the leaves. Decorative, small, and cute, these plants can fit in any nook or cranny and make it pop.
Aloe is a succulent that has healing properties when used for medicinal purposes. The leaves can be used to heal sunburn, clear acne, improve digestion, and promote oral health when harvested properly. They like light, a lot, so make sure you put them somewhere sunny. This plant will become your best friend and best decor in the room.
6. Money Tree
The pachira aquatica, or the money tree, is a leafy plant with a beautifully braided trunk that is thought to bring good luck and good fortune to their family. Money trees add a simple greenery to your interior design while giving off an exotic feel. These plants thrive with an infrequent watering. Just make sure to saturate the soil until water runs from the drainage holes in the pot. Allow the tree to dry out in between waterings. Money trees like bright, indirect light and can maintain its health in a wide range of temperatures. Bring home a money tree to bring your house good luck and your apartment good greenery.
Orchids are a beautiful blossoming plant that will compliment your room with its wide range of colors and standout flowers. Like most plants on this list, orchids prefer moist, well drained soil. While needing generous watering, they also need to dry out in between waterings. These pretty flowers prefer bright, indirect light so they can bloom properly. Besides having a vast amount of options for coloring, these babies are non-toxic to your fur babies at home. A great accent plant as a centerpiece on the kitchen table or a lively addition to a side table, orchids are so simple to take care of and add vivid color to your apartment.
8. Cast Iron Plant
Cast iron plants are long leathery leafy plants that tolerate a lot of neglect and forgetfulness. While being one of the sturdiest plants you can get your hands on, cast iron plants have preferences in order to flourish in your home. These pet friendly houseplants do well in indirect light and semi-shade. They prefer moist soil in a well-draining potting mix and can survive in 60 to 80 degree temperatures. These plants are easy for those without the greenest of thumbs and make your apartment come alive.
9. Fig Tree
Fig trees are a wonderful addition to your home and have the possibility of bearing fruit! Fig trees have a variety to choose from, some are ornamental and some give you figs. If you happen to get one that bears fruit, make sure to fertilize it during growing season. Fig trees like bright light and will do well in front of a window. Fig trees require well-draining soil and hearty waterings when the soil is dry to the touch. These trees are great additions to a room, giving off a bright, clean feel. It can be a focal point of the room given its size and complimentary to any color scheme.
10. Rubber Fig
Rubber figs add vibrancy to any room. Dark green leaves and taller branches lead to this elegant plant being a highlight to the room. Rubber figs can be medium or large, depending on how they’re planted. If you want a larger rubber fig, plant it in a bigger pot so it can grow into it. Rubber figs like bright, indirect sunlight and to be kept moist. This means watering the soil around the fig and misting the leaves. Rubber figs are an easy addition to your apartment and an eye-catcher.