Perhaps your apartment doesn’t allow pets — but they don’t say anything about plants! Indoor plants are a fun and unique way to spice up your decor. There are plants for every type of personality or style. Plus, plants can even improve your mental health. What’s not to love? Here are five adorable and easy-to-care-for indoor plants for your new apartment.
Text by Kassie Roberts
If you’ve always wanted to have plants but really hate messing with dirt, Lucky Bamboo is the plant for you. All this plant requires is distilled water, which should be changed every few months. Place your lucky bamboo in a short bowl with at least 1 inch of space around the roots. Lucky Bamboo is a beautiful addition to your living space and can bring you a little luck too.
Peace lilies are a light and simple addition to any space. They bloom a single white petal in both spring and fall. A standard lily can grow up to 40 inches and demands admiration. It thrives in darker rooms such as an office or a bedroom. Additionally, peace lilies efficiently clean toxins from the air.
Well-known for its fast and furious growth, this plant is best for someone who wants a large and graceful plant. They thrive when their soil is slightly dry, so you only need to water them when the topsoil dries out. However, they do tend to require more direct light, so place your ivy close to a window.
There’s a good reason that succulents have gained popularity in the past few years. They have many different shapes and sizes. And they all give off their own little personalities. Plus, succulents are also extremely difficult to kill. They only require 6 hours of sunlight per day and a little water to keep them from being too dry.
Don’t let their unflattering name fool you! This airy and light plant will bring that splash of bright green into your home. This plant requires a little more care, and would probably benefit from a seasoned plant grower. With the right care, however, they can develop small white flowers that turn into red berries. They tend to grow approximately 2 to 4 feet in length. This plant is definitely worth the love and care it requires.