5 Easy To Care Plants For Your Apartment

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Do you live in an apartment and want to bring a little nature indoors? Big plants are not suitable for apartments. There is a limited amount of light available in the apartment so you should grow low-maintenance plants that can thrive in fluorescent lights.

We don't want to spend a lot of time caring for plants due to our busy schedule. So we need low maintenance plants that are easy to care for and need little time to spend. If you often go on vacation and want the plants that can suit your lifestyle. These are the 5 best indoor apartment plants.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily can handle the low light conditions of apartments and is very easy to care for. The dropping leaves are a sign that the plant is thirsty and it needs watering. Peace Lily is a member of the Araceae family. It is also referred to as a spathe flower. 

This is an attractive indoor plant suitable for a bathroom as it can thrive in low light and low water. Peace Lily cleans indoor air according to a study conducted by NASA. It absorbs toxic gas like benzene, carbon, monoxide, and formaldehyde.

Peace Lily needs proper placement where it can receive the right amount of bright light. Too much fertilizer, heat, and water can cause brown tips in peace Lily. You can use natural organic Neem oil pesticides to control pests. 

Make sure that your peace Lily is getting the right amount of light. Yellow streaks in leaves are the indication that it is getting too much light and direct sunlight can cause brown spots on its leaves.


Potters belong to the Araceae family of plants. There are approximately 15 different easy-to-grow species available, pothos is very popular due to their versatility. It can grow 6 to 8 feet long in outdoor conditions but you can control its growth and shape with pruning. 

Pothos has heart-shaped, glossy, and Green Leaves. Pothos can thrive in a variety of light conditions but bright indirect light is best for pothos plants. If your apartment has a low light setting then you should rotate your plant periodically to keep them healthy. 

Don't expose it to direct sunlight otherwise, its leaves will be pale. A normal room temperature between 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit is best for photos. They need a high humidity environment. You can also use a humidifier to raise the humidity level. Water it thoroughly and allow the soil to dry out before the next watering.

ZZ plant

The ZZ plant resembles Sago's palm. It is native to eastern Africa and belongs to the Araceae family. It is known for its durability and toughness. You can use any potting soil mix and well-drained soil, balanced liquid fertilizer is enough for the ZZ plant to grow well. 

It will go well at a lower light level. But you can place it in bright indirect light for better results. They can thrive in fluorescent light also but don't keep them in direct sunlight as they can burn their leaves. 

Low light & water requirements and its toughness make it a perfect plant for an apartment. Use a damp cloth to wipe off the leaves. It will help the plant to breathe and get all the light available in your apartment.

Spider plant

Spider plant is one of the excellent indoor plants that clean the air. Spider plants can thrive in low light and are suitable for the bathroom. Spider plant has dark to medium shade Green Leaves. It is a good choice for new gardeners as it is easy to care for and hard to kill. It will make your apartment's environment more pleasant and healthy. Spider plants will fill your apartment with greenery in an affordable, enjoyable, and satisfying way.

Rubber plant 

The rubber plant is also known as ficus Elastica. It can grow 15 m tall. If you are planning to grow a rubber plant indoors then you should choose a young rubber plant that can adapt to your apartment situation very well.

They need a little amount of light and water so make sure you provide the correct balance of water and light that is crucial for rubber plants. It needs bright indirect light. You can place it near a window with a sheer curtain. 

It will provide indirect light without too much heat. During the growing season keep the soil moist and water it once a week. Also, wipe off the leaves of rubber tree plants occasionally.

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