Apartment Decorating: 5 Best Plants for Apartments


With Spring and warmer weather just around the corner, so is the gardening season!


To celebrate the end of a long and cold winter, we've found a handful of some of the best plants you can use to decorate your apartment.


All of these plants thrive in smaller spaces, so you're in luck!


1.Snake Plant


It doesn't have the most welcoming name, but Snake Plants are terrific apartment plants.


They come with a fairly easy care and maintenance level that doesn't require direct light. They are durable, hold their shape well and don't require as much water as some other plants out there. In fact, it is recommended that it's only watered lightly once the soil is dry.


2. Air Plant


"Air Plant" is the perfect name for this kind of plant because it doesn't require any soil - they actually get all of their nutrients through the air!


It takes a bit more work than a Snake Plant to take care of because it requires soaking the entire plant at least once per week to keep healthy. They also need a lot of direct light, so finding a good spot for it near a window is a requirement.



3. Cactus


If you're looking for a plant with very little maintenance needed, Cacti might be your best bet.


They can come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and thrive off of direct sunlight. After all, Cacti thrive in the desert where there is constant sun exposure and heat. If you decide to get one of these for your home, note that watering once per week is all you'll need. Here are some other things you should know if you go with a Cactus Plant.



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4. Jade Plant


Jade Plants are known as the "lucky plant" and "money tree" and are known to survive for several years. They require only a few hours of sunlight per day and need watering every three or four days when the soil dries.


Jade Plants are super easy to care for and have small leaves scattered on the ends of its branches.



5.  Peace Lilly


Peace Lillies are ideal for small spaces - like an apartment - because they don't take up much space, don't require a lot of sunlight, and look stunning. Too much sunlight can actually do more damage than good with Peace Lillies.


These flowers typically have green leaves with white flowers and don't need a lot of watering. If you tend to forget things easily, this might be the plant for you as you can tell if it needs watering by when its leaves begin to fall off. Don't worry, it won't die when this happens!


Here are some tips on how to care for your Peace Lily.





When decorating your apartment for the Spring & Summer, keep these easy-to-handle plants in mind. All are easy to care for, require minimal light and watering, and look great, too!


Plus, they don't take up a lot of space which will come in handy when you're trying to maximize the space in your home!


Have a suggestion or think there is a plant that might be more suitable for an apartment? Let us know!