As we’re starting a new year, you may be considering a new look for your home. One of the best ways to do this (that doesn’t require redecorating) is to add some fresh plants. Not only can plants help elevate the space, but studies have also shown that having plants in your surroundings can improve your mood and productivity. (A great perk for those who are still working from home!)
But, if you live in a small space, like an apartment, or feel like you may not have the time to look after them, don’t worry. Most indoor apartment plants require minimal care and won’t need as much time and attention as outdoor ones. Even if you are a newbie to plant caretaking, plenty of plant options will only need basic care.
Here are our top picks for the best apartment-friendly plants that are perfect for first-time plant parents:
A Spider Plant is a wonderful beginner-friendly, low-maintenance option that can help breathe in new air to your space, literally. Spider Plants are an ‘air-cleaner’ and act as a natural filter to their surrounding environment. Many Spider Plant owners like to keep them in the bedroom or on their workspace since they can filter out harmful toxins. They only need to be watered once a week and live anywhere in an apartment since they can thrive off indirect sunlight.
Not only is Aloe Vera an excellent natural remedy to skin burns and irritation, but they make a decent house plant for newbie plant parents. They like to live in a cool space but need plenty of sunlight during the day. They will only need to be watered every three weeks since they store water in their leaves, which is where you can find their soothing ingredient.
Not only are Succulents some of the most aesthetically pleasing plants to look at, but they’re also the easiest to look after. It’s difficult to kill a succulent since they can survive in most climates. During the winter, Succulents will only need to be watered once a month, but during the rest of the year, you’ll need to water them every other week. In addition, succulents will need to sit in direct sunlight, so make sure you place them in one of the sunnier spots of your apartments.
Like succulents, Cactuses can survive weeks on end without water. You’ll find these prickly potted plants in dry, hot climates, like a desert. As an apartment plant, they can just sit in your space and look pretty as long as they get plenty of sunlight. Cactuses will need to be watered every 7-10 days during the summertime. But when it gets cold, they only need to be watered every 4-6 weeks.
So, not only will a new plant be adding some greenery to your space, but they can even be a long-term companion. Whether you start off with a tiny pot or decide to buy one for every room and corner, many apartment-friendly plants long lifespan, so you can enjoy their presence for several years. So, happy planting!