By Ashley Lipman
Having a large garden and a lot of plants is something that a lot of people hope for. Unfortunately, this often isn’t possible for those who live in small apartments. They simply don’t have the space necessary for a standard garden.
However, that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy some nice plants, flowers and greenery. Millions of families across the world have and care for houseplants. Houseplants can offer a lot of benefits, from boosting your mood to improving the quality of the air in your home. There are dozens of different seed collections that can help you get started on your houseplant journey.
But which plants are the best for your small apartment? Well, that is exactly what this article is going to take a closer look at.
A spider plant is a wonderful addition to any apartment. It is incredibly easy to care for, spreads and grows easily and doesn’t require a lot of light. It can grow very wide and offer a lot of greenery if your space needs it. They also don’t thrive in soil that is too soggy, so be careful not to overwater these plants. In addition to looking great, these plants also can help purify the air in your home. It can help rid the air of some common pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde.
If air purification is at or near the top of your list when it comes to what you want out of a houseplant, consider the Golden Pothos. Pothos performed incredibly well on a study that was completed by NASA. It has been shown effective at reducing the xylene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and other toxins in the air. These plants can act as hanging plants, climbing plants or even just kept in a pot on your table. They can tolerate both high and low light, though the color of their leaves could become more of a solid green if your apartment doesn’t get a lot of light.
Succulents are among the most low-maintenance plants you can get for your apartment, which is why they have become so popular recently. A little bit of sun and some water every month is all that these need to survive. They also look incredible and come in many different styles and colors to suit any aesthetic. Many are quite small and can easily fit on any window sill, mantle or desk that you have in your apartment.
Wax Vine is a very versatile plant that is perfect for apartment living. They are very unique, as they feature a long and slender vine, with several waxy leaves emanating from the vine. You train these vines to grow any way you’d like, or let them grow as they wish. These plants have a very pleasant scent, that isn’t too much that it is overpowering. They can grow healthy and well without a ton of water. They require light to bloom, but can certainly survive in lower-light conditions.
If you want a plant that can help your home be a more relaxed and calming place, consider some lavender. It has a very soothing scent that is light and pleasant to have around, as it is quite subtle. The plant needs a lot of sunlight and should be kept in a cool room. It also looks incredibly beautiful with it’s sleek look and purple blooms. Be sure not to water the lavender too much, and allow it to dry out between waterings.
In conclusion, we hope this article has been able to show you a couple of great plants to consider for your small apartment.