Want to spruce up your apartment with some greenery but don’t have much of a green thumb? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of options that are super easy to keep alive, even if they’re a little neglected. Here are some low maintenance plants for your living space to consider.
The snake plant is one of the most popular for apartments because it has vibrant, green vertical leaves that are beautiful, and it’s also very hands-off. This plant actually benefits from being a bit dry which means you don’t have to stress if you forget to water it. It’s quite resilient and will grow well in limited sunlight.
People are obsessed with succulents because they’re incredibly versatile with many unique varieties to choose from. They’re also the perfect plant to prop up on a shelf, windowsill or just about anywhere that needs a pop of colour. Since these originate in very dry, arid environments, they are very low maintenance and barely need watering. Overwatering can actually kill them, so if you snag a few of these, be sure to only water them a few times per month or so.
If you’re missing those beach vacations, the monstera plant can bring some of those tropical vibes into your home. Their big and broad green leaves are a cheerful addition to any space and they can tolerate low light environments. They also thrive in humidity and only need to be watered once the surface of the soil feels dry to touch.
Another sunny addition is the parlor palm, ideal for any bare corner that gets a decent amount of sunlight. It’s quite adaptable so it will adjust to lower lighting too. A misting spray is better for watering this plant, but avoid overwatering. It does better when it’s a tad dry.
This plant is minimalistic, modern and so handy to have during the summer for soothing sun burns. It makes a great centrepiece for the coffee table or any area with indirect sunlight. It benefits from deep watering on an infrequent basis. So all you need to do is give it a good watering every week or so. And if you do end up with a sun burn, just break a piece of it open and place the aloe gel onto your skin.
Whether you choose English Ivy or Devil’s Ivy, both are beautiful when they cascade down from a shelf or windowsill. You can also train them to grow along a wall. They grow fast, need a brightly lit space, and prefer to be kept on the slightly drier side. So before you water it, test the soil to make sure it’s dry first.
Rubber plants can grow very tall but can easily be cut back to maintain the right height. It grows well in both direct sunlight or shadier spots. It does prefer some shade so if you have it, place it there. Water it once a week once the soil is dry.
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Did you know, that as a resident you have access to events and resources? We recently hosted a virtual balcony garden class to learn all about what types of plants and how to grow them on a balcony!