Indoor plants can spruce up any apartment, bringing the beauty of the outside in. However, in addition to the decor, many indoor plants have been shown to help filter harmful toxins out of the air that may build up in indoor spaces. But, growing plants inside can be difficult, especially if you lack the experience. Whether you're a top-tier gardener or practically kill plants just by looking at them, these six apartment-friendly plants are sure to thrive with very little effort.
Over the last few years, these warm-weather cousins have boomed in popularity for their almost indestructible qualities and diverse options. Cacti come in weird, fun shapes and when you throw some succulents into the arrangement, they add a pop of earthy color that fits right at home in any Florida space, adding natural beauty and charm.
Don't let the name dissuade you from these hardy, low-maintenance plants. Snake plants are one of the best options for indoor growing and those who don't have much experience with plants. They require little water and sunlight and still look great if you forget them for a couple of weeks! However, if you have pets or small children, this plant can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if ingested.
Pothos plants boast beautiful green leaves that grow out almost like vines, making them perfect for hanging pots or baskets. They can survive in various lighting conditions but show their best colors when exposed to light, which is why we recommend keeping them in a window. They only require water about once a week during hot weather and twice a week during the winter.
Native to Zanzibar, ZZ plants are one of the most low-maintenance plants on this list. They're extremely efficient at retaining water, requiring watering only two to three times a month. It also thrives in minimal light, so you can put it basically anywhere in your home. However, it may not be the best option if you have small children or pets, as ingestion of any part of the plants can be toxic.
While many types of bamboo do best in full sun, the Fargesias and Thamnocalamus varieties prefer a bit of shade. As for watering, these plants do enjoy water but only require it about once a week. In fact, they can live quite well in nothing but water. As such, when it comes to soil and fertilizer, it's best to be light-handed.
If you're looking for a plant with beautiful blooms, a peace lily is perfect for growing indoors. With dark green leaves and elegant, white flowers, these plants are an excellent addition to any decor. Requiring little sunshine, this plant is known as the "closet plant." Additionally, it's easy to tell when it needs water because the flowers will begin to droop slightly.