The link between humans and nature is inseparable. There is something to be said about the charm of fresh greenery which adds life to any space it occupies. Aside from purifying the air, plants are excellent stress-busters, make attractive décor and add a charming appeal to your home!
For city dwellers, growing plants can sometimes become challenging as they require sunlight and space to survive. However, there are a number of sturdy plants that are perfect for apartment homes, as they can survive even with minimal sunlight. Here’s a look at some of them:
Peace Lily – This dark green plant requires little indirect sunlight, little water and little space – making it a great plant to grow in your apartment. They have elegant white flowers that enhance their beauty further.
Pothos – Commonly referred to ‘as money plant’, the beautiful variegated leaves of this climber look perfect on the wall or in hanging baskets. What’s more, they can purify the air off toxins like formaldehyde, a common indoor pollutant.
Spider Plant – These self-propagating plants require little sunlight and can grow abundantly. They look perfect hanging from a ceiling basket or sitting in a corner pot. Their attractive variegated leaves add the perfect touch to your interior décor.
Snake Plant – Also known as ‘mother-in-law’s tongue’ and ‘Saint George’s sword’, this tropical plant has thick, dark green striped leaves that are 2-3 feet long. They are the most tolerant indoor plants that can survive with little light and attention for weeks. It also helps purify indoor air off benzenes and formaldehyde pollutants.
Bamboo – Known for their verdant good looks, these plants require water and shade to survive. Bamboos create positivity wherever they are placed and are a perfect living example of Feng Shui, representing wood, water and earth.
Ficus Tree – Also known as ‘Weeping Fig’, ficus is low-maintenance and looks gorgeous indoors with its bountiful dark green foliage. When grown outdoors, it’s known to grow up to 50 feet!
Cast-Iron Plant – This is an almost-indestructible houseplant boasting of attractive dark green leaves and capable of growing in poorly-lit areas with minimal water. It’s native to Taiwan and Japan and grows best away from direct sunlight.
Aside from these, there are many other beautiful houseplants too!