Apartment Safe Plants

Apartment Safe Plants

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Spring is here and it’s time to open up your windows and let the light shine in. But sunshine is not all that makes your home “spring-ey” to add a bit extra spring into your apartment place at least one house plant in the most used rooms (typically the Kitchen and Living Room). This will add an organic feel to the room, not to mention the added mental and physical health benefits.

 

 

Plants For Apartments

One major concern with Apartment Safe Plants is their light and water requirements. We’ve constructed the list below by most hardy to least hardy.

 

Dracaena Fragrans

 

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Common Name: Corn Plant

Light Requirement: Low

Water Recommendation: Do not over water. Let soil dry between each watering.

 

Sansevieria Trifasciata

 

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Common Name: Snake Plant, or Mother-in-Laws Tongue

Light Requirement: Low

Water Recommendation: Let soil dry between each watering.

 

Chamaedorea Elegans

 

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Common Name: Parlor Palm

Light Requirement: Low

Water Recommendation: Let soil slightly dry between each watering.

 

Plants We’d Avoid

Even though they are labeled as “easy to care for” we would stay away from these plants because they don’t thrive in an apartment home.

 

Ficus lyrata:

It’s common name is the Fiddle-Leaf Fig, and it is found in most garden centers around the country. We don’t recommend getting the fig for an apartment because of it’s large size and need for bright filtered light.

 

Ficus Elastica:

Its common name is the Rubber Tree (or Rubber Plant), and I’m about to contradict what most gardening professionals will tell you. The rubber tree is not great for most apartments because under fair light it will grow quickly and will need to be pruned often, which often compromises the aesthetic of the plant.

 

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