Plants are a great way to bring a little colour and energy into your indoor spaces. They not only act as a quick decorating tool but also help clean the environment around them, bringing a breath of fresh air to whatever room they’re in. However, not all of us are blessed with a green thumb and sometimes it can be hard to keep these natural touch-points alive. Don’t worry though! We have 3 suggestions for easy household plants that absolutely thrive in apartment units.
Pothos are one of those great looking, green plants that are both noticeable yet unobtrusive. These won’t take over your space, but you’ll definitely find yourself breathing deep, calm breaths as soon as you walk into your apartment. They have trailing stems and work very well in a hanging basket or, with some training, can act as a climbing plant that will weave into a trellis or other supportive object. The best thing? Your relaxing breaths are going to be even healthier because Pothos have an air-purifying quality that can absorb and strip toxins (like formaldehyde) from the materials in your home!
This indoor houseplant can produce stems that trail 8 feet or longer, so just be sure to cut them back when they start to reach out too far and your plant will continue to look full and healthy. Pothos can thrive in an array of lighting conditions your apartment unit may have, but low light may leave the plant looking a little diminished so try to find some sun.
As you may have heard, succulents are some of the most resilient plants out there, which is part of the reason why they’re getting so much love recently. Aloe is a great apartment houseplant because they come in a great array of sizes. You can buy the bigger plants, known to grow 3-feet high if you have a big space where you’re hoping to make an impact, or the smaller varieties, like the popular aloe vera, which work great in small spaces. Of course, there’s also the awesome fact that these plants have medicinal properties, meaning you can take the gel from inside the plant to use as a salve or balm!
The only picky thing about aloe plants is that they like warmer room temperatures and a lot of sunlight. Other than that, these apartment plants prefer dry soil so avoid frequent watering for best results.
Ivy has this wonderfully timeless elegance to it, where the visual effect of the plant trailing down your furniture can remind you of the old English houses you find wandering down some quiet farmer’s path. Not only does this plant look great, it is also really easy to start a completely new one by cutting off a section of the stem and planting in a new pot. Of course, you don’t want to go crazy with the vines taking over your whole apartment unit, but we understand why you might want more than one!
English Ivy does like a moist soil to pull nutrients from so make sure to check in on your plants from time to time. One of the great things is that these plants prefer cooler room temperatures so they can stand up to being a little closer to your window panes.
So there you have it, 3 easy houseplants that will thrive in your apartment unit! These are some of our absolute favourites not only because they are hassle-free but because they also provide another element to your living space. Whether they’re cleaning the air, soothing some burns, or easily transport, these plants do double the work of others. Be sure to follow Medallion’s blog series for more home tips and tricks!