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5 Easy to Grow Apartment Friendly Houseplants

20/03/2016
by Apartment Lifestyle

A quick list of 5 easy-to-grow apartment friendly houseplants, which is great news if you're a less than a green thumb like myself.

Spider Plants are an easy-to-grow indoor plant which are great for adding a nice green organic feel to your home. These plants are perfect for indoor growth because they enjoy a moderate amount of indirect light. Spider Plants are also said to increase air quality which is great added health benefit for your home!
Snake Plants are an extremely robust green plant that can grow in rooms with low light and low humidity. The versatility of this plant is highlighted by the consistent appearance of Snake Plants in offices. However we'd recommend avoiding putting these in your home if you find them scattered around your office. It's best to keep the home and office separate!
Aloe Vera plants are a nice tidy green which can add colour to your home. These plants are able to grow indoors and prefer indirect sunlight. The major health risk for Aloe Vera plants is to avoid any extremely cold temperatures (such as frost) but this is usually easy to avoid if they're indoors in your home. Home-grown aloe vera can also be used for its medicinal properties if required!
Cacti and Succulents have been a favourite of mine since a young age, as we've always had a couple on our windowsill in the kitchen. They come in a variety of colours and shapes, so you're bound to find one to suit your liking. Cacti and succulents are very low maintenance which is great if want something you only need to water every few days. A tip for first-time cactus owners - be careful you don't overwater your plant - we've lost a cactus this way, and we were told it's a common mistake.
Bamboos are another family of plants which are quite hardy and can be grown indoors. Despite naturally being found in large bamboo forests, many species of bamboo can be grown in small pots with minimal light and low humidity. Using a small pot to grow and maintain your bamboo will also allow you more control over its growth - a good thing given that certain species of wild bamboo have been said to grow as fast as a metre within a single day


When deciding on a plant to keep in your home, it's best to think about what you want to achieve and your ability to nurture the plant as it grows. This will achieve the best result for both you and the plant you choose. If you're looking for something a little more delicate that takes a little more care, you might want to consider a bonsai plant.

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