If you’re looking to brighten up your apartment, adding some greenery can be a simple way to breathe some life into your home. Plants can act as a natural filter to help get rid of pollutants in the air, and there are many low-maintenance plants to choose from. Here is a breakdown of some of the easiest plants to maintain in your home.
If a cactus can make it in the desert, it’ll do just fine in your apartment. These don’t really need much attention, and can be left alone for considerably longer than other plants. This means you can make plans to go away for the weekend without worrying about returning to a withered plant corpse. Cacti only need watering occasionally, and you should only water again once the moisture in the pot has dried. To try and ensure it remains as healthy as it can, pop it in front of a window so that it gets plenty of sunlight.
Succulents are very popular for apartment dwellers because they’re quite beautiful and are very low maintenance. You can spice things up by buying terrariums with a mixture of succulents, cacti and ferns. Like cacti, try to keep the succulents near the window for sunlight and water occasionally. Wait until the soil dries before watering again.
If you’ve got a bit of space in your apartment, consider investing in a pot of Rubber Plant. They can stand as a great decorative feature with gorgeous glossy foliage. The Rubber Plant prefers indirect light, so you may wish to keep it near a window with sheer curtains. Like other low-maintenance plants, they only require occasional watering and you should only water it again once the soil has dried.
The Snake Plant is one of the most tolerant and low-maintenance plants out there. They can survive low light levels and drought while still being able to filter some of the toxins in your home. Like the Rubber Plant, Snake Plants should be positioned in indirect sunlight. They don’t need too much attention – only the occasional watering, and only when they’ve dried out somewhat since the last watering.
Spider Plants are known as one of the most effective houseplants in terms of removing harmful chemicals from the air. They’re a leafy plant which grows out to look like – you guessed it – a spider. They enjoy cooler temperatures, but they don’t like soggy soil. The occasional watering is enough, but the soil must be well drained. Again, indirect sunlight is enough for the spider plants.
Even if you’re not the world’s greatest green thumb, you can convince your family and friends that you are by adding some of these easy to care for plants to your living spaces.
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