When decorating your new apartment there are a lot of things to think about when it comes to decoration. From standard things like paintings and pictures all the way to plants. Those green plants always bring a lot of life to any home! Not only do they look beautiful but they can also be very useful. Apart from their decorative purpose, a lot of them can also be used for food and drinks, like mint and chamomile. Also, they are really budget friendly, so they are probably the cheapest decoration for your apartment out there.
To help you pick the finest ones, here are best plants for your new apartment:
This houseplant is native to tropical rainforests and is named for its large bold striped leaves that coil up at night and unfurl their splendour in the morning. As a consequence, it’s accustomed to dappled sunshine, so make sure it’s in a location with plenty of brilliant indirect light. Because of the greater humidity, you may need to water this one more frequently, but with a little additional care, it will repay you with its beauty.
One of the most adaptable houseplants, with the exception of the occasional brown tip, it rarely causes difficulties wherever it is placed. It comes in green and variegated types, can thrive in a variety of environments, and can withstand a lot of neglect. They’ll thrive if you give them well-drained soil and bright indirect light.
This plant, which is considered global and elegant, has been popular since Victorian times, and is often displayed in the home’s most opulent rooms (and thus the name). That gentle tropical vegetation looks excellent just about anywhere these days. It won’t take over your flat too soon because it’s a slow grower, and in highly bright areas, make sure it’s situated away from the windows — it just needs a reasonable amount of light.
This trailing succulent, also known as the Hindu Rope plant, rewards its owners with lovely star-shaped perfumed blossoms with a waxy feel when well-cared for (thus the name). It can indeed be trained to climb up walls even without the flowers, or you can let them trickle down while hanging from the ceiling. It prefers well-draining soil and strong indirect light, although it may also thrive in lesser light and requires little watering in the winter.
The snake plant would be my choice for the title of ‘hardest to kill’ among the plants on this list. It’s one of the most forgiving indoor plants, and its strappy leaves and distinct architectural design will still look wonderful even if it’s ignored for weeks at a time. It’s the ideal plant for the bedroom since it stores oxygen during the day and releases it at night. They’re also good at eliminating contaminants from the air, so they’re ideal for any busy apartment dweller.
String Of Hearts
This semi-succulent, with its comforting heart-shaped patterned leaves, prefers dry soil over wet soil, so it thrives when watered sparingly – ideal for busy people. Most light conditions will suffice, although it favours strong indirect light (a little direct sun on it is good as long as it does not last the entire day). This plant is ideal for hanging up high since its tendrils may grow up to a metre long, and it will repay you with little purple blooms in the spring and summer, making it easy to reproduce.
This plant is a robust grower with large, heart-shaped green leaves that are not only attractive but also effective air purifiers. It enjoys soil that is slightly too dry rather than excessively moist, so keep it out of direct sunshine and allow it to dry out between waterings. Because it may reach a height of 4 metres, it must be pruned on a regular basis in smaller homes.
The Golden Pothos, sometimes known as Devil’s Ivy, will thrive in practically any light situation and only requires a kind of sporadic watering once the top two inches have dried up. Consider hanging this one someplace high in the house, especially in kitchens or bathrooms, where it will love the added humidity.
This sturdy plant with pale purple and silver patterns is surprisingly easy to cultivate and makes a beautiful addition to any apartment. The term Wandering Jew (and, more lately, Wandering Dude) comes from the plant’s capacity to root and flourish in a variety of situations. You’ll need to trim it on a somewhat regular basis to maintain the plant looking lively and the legs from becoming too straggly. It prefers well-draining soil and thrives in direct sunlight.
Swiss Cheese Plant
You’ve probably seen this plant’s distinctive statement-making leaves on everything from wallpaper to pillows. This one stands out thanks to its perforated leaves, which are commonly pierced through with holes. It does require some space to develop and additional support for its huge stems, so instead of a little windowsill, you might still want to give it pride of place. If space is an issue of some kind, it will benefit from some frequent trimming to keep it in check.
The dragon tree is a typical house plant with stiff green sword-like leaves and thin grey stems that is surprisingly resistant and durable, allowing for a broad variety of temperatures and light conditions. It thrives in nice bright, indirect sunlight, but it may also thrive in shadier environments, however the leaves will lose part of their vibrant green colour. It’s ideal for compact settings since it grows tall and thin.
Chinese Money Plant
This easy-going home plant prefers bright, indirect light and has wide flat penny-shaped leaves. It will grow towards the light source, so rotate the pot every few days to maintain those broad circular leaves evenly spaced (rather than all on one side).
String Of Pearls
Another semi-succulent, this popular plant is named from its pearl-like leaf, which resembles a beaded necklace. The eye-catching design attracts attention, and you’ll be relieved to learn how simple it is to maintain. It thrives in direct or strong indirect sun and sandy, well-draining soil, and can go without water over lengthy periods of time. Pruning on a regular basis will help it grow fuller and more compact.
The satin pothos is an eye-catching, low-maintenance plant with silver dots and splashes over its large green leaves, making it ideal for hanging from the ceiling or dangling over shelving and furniture. It can tolerate a little neglect because it is more tolerant of under-watering than over-watering, although it does like well-drained soil and thrives in strong indirect sun. Although it will gladly live in lower light levels, you may notice that the silver patterns fade over time.
This popular plant’s dark green waxy leaves reflect sunshine and brighten interiors, making it a star of Instagram and Pinterest. It also has a modest growth rate, so it won’t take over your flat anytime soon. It’s drought-tolerant and can happily tolerate lower light levels, so it won’t interfere with your hectic schedule, making it an excellent indoor plant for beginners.
They’re quirky and uncomplicated, and they’re definitely the poster plant for non-garden settings. Cacti only need to be watered ocassionaly, like once a week when growing, however watering intervals may be longer during the winter months due to the lower temperature. Place in a bright spot but away from direct sunlight, which can bleach or even turn the cactus orange. Cacti have an irresistibly distinctive look that works well in a variety of housing designs, from bohemian to futuristic.
You’ll have immediate treatment on hand for cuts and burns, as well as a unique, spiky décor piece for your kitchen or living room, with indoor aloe vera. Water frequently and keep near a window, allowing the top two inches of soil to somewhat dry between waterings (which also means that you can also go on vacation and not come home to droopy aloe).
This is a must-have indoor plant for apartment dwellers since it will tell you precisely what it wants. Consider the following scenario: Is your philodendron yellowing? This indicates that it receives too much sunshine. Place in a bright yet indirect light environment. Is it sprouting little leaves? This indicates that it requires additional fertiliser. Allow one inch of soil to dry (approximately the length of your index finger to your first knuckle) between waterings, then feed it a macronutrient-rich liquid foliar houseplant fertiliser.
The paddle plant is a somewhat succulent with a distinctive form and simple maintenance requirements. It thrives best in strong light, even direct sunshine, like other succulents (however the more it is exposed to the sun, the more its leaves get a tint of red). This plant thrives in inside situations, withstanding dry air even when your flat is heated to a high temperature throughout the winter. Between waterings, allow the top two inches of soil to dry.
If you want to brighten up the dark corners of your flat, lucky bamboo is the plant for you. It thrives in dark, indirect light and may provide your apartment a great sense of feng shui and calm, which is especially beneficial for flats in bustling cities. Grow fortunate bamboo in water for two to four weeks, changing the water every two to four weeks.