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The 10 Best Indoor Plants To Decorate Your Home
They are almost unkillable, promise.
One Plant’s Poison is Another Plant’s Cure. Whether your space is tiny, dark, too dry, or too humid, there’s a durable indoor plant that will grow against all odds.
While many plants require abundant space and maintenance, these 10 apartment plants will fight for their life and even thrive in your limited spaces. They can stand up to even the most harsh of conditions just to beautify your home. Plus, plants are great at purifying the air in your home by filtering out everyday pollutants.
Read below for a comprehensive list of our favourite indoor apartment plants that you can buy online right now.
Snake plant simply gets its name from the thin, upright leaves with “irregular green banding” that look like—you guessed it—snakeskin.
It’s a low-maintenance plant that’s known for surviving droughts, making it perfect for newbies living in almost any environment. “Although the snake plant prefers bright light, it can survive lower light levels,” she adds.
Snake plants have also been shown to filter out nasty chemicals, like benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and toluene, so you can breathe easy having this in your home.
Pet friendly? No.
While Pothsos plant starts out small, it’s trailing vines can grow to over 10 feet long, even indoors where lower light and dry air make conditions less than ideal.
As an added bonus, this plant is super easy to grow and propagates in water. Like the snake plant, the Pothos filters benzene, formaldehyde, xylene, and toluene.
Pet friendly? No.
If you live in a lower light environment, a ZZ Plant is an ideal plant for you because they’re drought tolerant and incredibly low maintenance. You might notice the ZZ has large potato-like rhizomes under the surface of its surrounding potting mix.
These rhizomes store water and help the plant survive drought in its natural environment. That means “they’ll also help it survive infrequent waterings in your space”—think once a month if your plant’s in medium indirect light.
ZZ Plant “symbolizes prosperity and friendship,” making it a great housewarming gift.
Pet friendly? No.
If you have a tendency to forget about your plants, or are new to the whole “plant parent” lifestyle, get a rubber tree. They’re tolerant to some degree of neglect and handle under-watering better than over-watering.
Sound like your kind of plant? Great, just know that a rubber tree needs bright light (can take some partial sunlight) and a good amount of space around for it to be happy, grow, and remove carbon dioxide from your home.
Pet friendly? No.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
String of Pearls
You’ll quickly have lengthy strands of pearls by leaving this plant in bright, indirect light with enough water to keep the soil steadily moist. Put yours in a hanging pot that allows the plant to cascade over the sides.
If you’re looking for an easy succulent to grow indoors, opt for the string of beads (Senecio rowleyanus) plant. In addition to its carefree growth habit, this interesting houseplant can provide a unique focal point in the home. Sprawling over the edges of containers or hanging baskets, the string of beads plant resembles a beaded necklace with its fleshy green, pea-like foliage. Learn more about growing string of beads houseplant so you can also enjoy its unique characteristics and ease of care.
Bird of Paradise
One of the most spectacular and impactful flowering plants for tropical to semi-tropical zones is Strelitzia bird of paradise. The growing conditions for bird of paradise, particularly the temperature range, are very specific. However, northern gardeners don’t despair. The plant can be grown in a container. If you want bird of paradise flowers, continue reading for tips on growing these unique beauties.
Strelitzia reginae, also known as crane flower, is native to South Africa and derives its name from the unusual flowers, which resemble brightly colored birds in flight. The plant needs warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine to produce the characteristic blooms. They are hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 9 to 11, but cooler regions can use them in containers outdoors in summer and move them inside as cooler temps arrive. Bird of paradise care is not difficult, but the plants do need certain cultural conditions. Strelitzia bird of paradise needs rich soil that is well draining. It blooms most profusely when in full sun, but indoor plants should be slightly away from southern windows to avoid burning. Also, plants grown outdoors in desert climates should be planted in a partial shade situation.
Yucca Cane Plant
Yucca plants are striking and low maintenance—a perfect combo for ideal houseplants. We’re talking about years of easy greenery: slow-growing, drought-tolerant, pest-resistant. And because they’re crazy easy to propagate, you can share the love with your friends.
Yucca plants do best in a partly shaded location that receives bright, indirect light. Although yucca plants may grow in sunnier spots, their appearance could suffer from brown tips or white spots on their leaves.