Is your apartment missing something? Does it feel homey, happy and healthy or is it lacking in those areas? Adopt an apartment plant or two!
Indoor plants are ideal living décor. The right one instantly makes any space feel cozier – and Instagram worthy. They add a touch of life to your space, work with any style, from boho to mid-century modern, and they offer you health benefits as they grow.
Not sure which houseplants are right for you? You can’t go wrong with these picks.
Five Easy-care Plants You Need Now
1. Money Tree
Said to bring fortune and prosperity, money trees also add style to small spaces. Featuring a braided trunk and vibrant green, hand-shaped leaves, this relatively slow-growing plant can reach 6 feet tall over time and with proper care. Money trees prefer medium to bright light.
Is your style big and bold? Monstera is the plant for you. With its large leaves – that can grow more than 12 inches wide and long – and dramatic shape, you will love photographing this plant. Over time, it climbs, and if you let it go vertically, the leaves will get even larger. It tolerates low light but does best in medium to bright light. This apartment plant is a statement piece of decor and always IG worthy!
A darling of home design, Pilea – or Sharing Plant – has round, coin-shaped leaves that look like they’re floating around the plant (hence another of its common names, UFO plant). This is called a sharing plant because as it grows, it will produce little babies or pups. You can easily snap one of the pups off at the stem to propagate and share with a friend! This variety grows best in medium to bright light indoors and is the perfect apartment plant for desks and tabletops.
4. Snake Plant
Snake plant has been one of the most popular houseplants and apartment plants for generations because it’s so easy to grow. Tolerant of neglect, it’s perhaps the most forgiving indoor plant in existence. Also great for small spaces because it grows upright, the leaves have been compared to swords. It grows in low, medium, or bright light.
5. ZZ Plant
Like snake plants, this is a no-brainer if you’re looking for an ultra-easy-care apartment plant that’s very forgiving. You can grow it anywhere, from low to bright light. Use it to grace desks and tabletops or the low-lit corners of your room with its lustrous, dark green foliage.
Watering Tips 💧
Water each of these plants as the top couple of inches of the soil dries to the touch. When you first get your apartment plants, check to see how long it takes to dry out. Give your plant a good watering and check every couple of days to see how long it takes to dry out again. Adjust the amount of water you use until you find a schedule that works for you. Don’t let plants sit in standing water (check out out our plant care tips for when you’re on vacation). Overwatering is the number reason plants die.