Indoor plants are currently amongst the most popular items to decorate your homes with. Known to promote a calm atmosphere and improve mental health, the right plant can dramatically affect the way you feel in your apartment. You might think that without a huge backyard, you're just not cut out to be a plant parent. But no yard? No problem!
Like everyone else, Serena started her plant journey by overwatering her plants and not understanding sometimes neglect helps them thrive. The amount of low maintenance indoor plants are endless, and today Serena shares with us her top 5 indoor plants that she’s tried and tested, perfect for apartment dwellers.
Monsteras are famous for their natural leaf-holes, giving its nickname the Swiss Cheese Plant. Monsteras thrives in bright to medium indirect light but keep out of the intense direct sun. Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out between watering. Water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. A great addition in any corner of your home if you want a statement piece.
Devil's Ivy is the perfect addition to any room. They look great on a kitchen island bench or draped over a bookshelf. They are well-known for their air purification by helping to remove home toxins that form in carpets and rugs. They only need watering about once a week and thrives in almost any light but prefers bright in-direct sunlight.
The pointy-tip of a snake plant filters the air, but it also releases oxygen at night. This helps you get a better night's sleep which makes this plant perfect for decorating for your bedroom. If you’re a beginner with a busy lifestyle, this is also the perfect first plant for you. It survives with little light and water. In fact, it only needs watering about once a month during the dry winter months.
Another apartment plant that’s extremely hard to kill are succulents. There are 60 different plant families that contain succulents, with unique appearance and colours. Succulents are one of the most popular choices of indoor plants because they’re small and don't need much water. They look great alone in a small planter or you can mix and match them in a bigger planter box.
Peace lily is another popular indoor plant, which is easy to grow and thrives in poorly light areas. Very low maintenance and thrives on neglect, just remember to heavily water it once its foliage starts drooping. It is also a pollution fighter and an air purifier.