Plants are probably one of the best decorative accessories to add to your apartment, yet many people overlook their value.
Though plants can be very simple, they also add life, colour, and sometimes a wonderful scent to your home too! Not only that, but plants have been proven to make us happier, and more well-rounded. According to studies, indoor plants can make you feel less stressed, and improve your health at the same time by circulating fresh air!
Here are some of the best plants that you can add to your apartment to take advantage of the “green living” trend.
If you’re looking for a plant that will spruce up your apartment, without taking up too much time, then you can’t go wrong with the Snake Plant. These unique plants are some of the most tolerable available for apartment owners. Even if you forget to water them for weeks at a time, they’ll still maintain their stunning appearance and funky shape.
We don’t recommend neglecting your plants of course, and even the novice gardener can enjoy a snake plant without much hard work. All you need is a little light and some regular watering to keep these plants alive. What’s more, snake plants can also remove toxins from the air, so you’re less likely to get sick.
If you like your plants to have attitude, then a cactus is a fantastic choice. There are lots of different kinds of cactus on the market, including the prickly kind, and a few softer options too. Once again, these plants are incredibly easy to care for, because they’re used to thriving in tough situations. Some cacti can live for years without water!
All you need is a window nearby where your cactus can soak up plenty of sun, and they’re sure to thrive. Of course, it does help to water them occasionally.
A great no-fuss option to spruce up almost any room in your home, succulents have grown increasingly popular over the last couple of years. Not only are they very pretty, but succulents are also easy to care for because all they need is a little sunlight, and a drink of water every other month. Succulents are available in a range of colours, including:
- Reds and oranges
Bamboo is an excellent addition to the entryway in your home, or it can add an exotic look to your bedroom, kitchen, or living room. According to some experts in horticulture, bamboo encourages a positive living environment, so it’s great if you want to banish stress in favour of some good vibes.
Bamboo is a living example of the various feng shui elements of earth, wood, and water, so if you believe in feng shui, placing your plants in the right pot can give you a complete balance of elements. All you need is a pot that represents fire and metal.
The Peace Lily
Finally, the peace lily is a gorgeous plant with long green leaves and stunning white flowers. If you don’t have a lot of space in your apartment, but you want to make it seem more welcoming, then this plant could be the ideal choice for you. Additionally, you don’t need a lot of direct sun to look after a peace lily – as too much heat can harm its foliage.
Keep your peace lily in the centre of the room and remember to water it whenever the leaves start to drop slightly.