Indoor plants are always great additions to any apartment. They bring color, life, and vibrancy to any room and they make your home spaces a lot more relaxing and inviting. But, aside from being wonderful apartment decor pieces, a lot of indoor plants also help purify the air. More specifically, they help diffuse toxic chemicals like formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene which can all cause irritation, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Unfortunately, not everyone was born to care for plants.
While there are some homeowners who can make everything bloom without even breaking a sweat, there are others who just can’t seem to avoid killing a plant. These fellows are called black thumbs. Fortunately, there are tons of indoor plants out there that are very resilient and require very little care from their owners. If you’re one of these black thumbs, here is a list of hard-to-kill plants that are perfect for you to take home to your apartment.
1. Peace Lily
Peace Lilies always come on top of low-maintenance plants. All these small but lush plants need is a shady spot in your apartment and for you to keep their soil moist without overwatering. They are also great in removing traces of mold and would be a perfect addition to the bathroom or near any damp area of your home.
Jade is a sweet, pretty, little succulent plant that can go on any desk, table, countertop, or bookshelf in your apartment. And as all succulents go, Jades need very little watering and maintenance. In Feng Shui, Jade symbolizes growth and renewal as well as wealth and prosperity. It is said to give off a positive energy that will bring prosperity to the house.
3. Aloe Vera
With Aloe Vera’s, you almost don’t need to lift a finger to take care of it. This is the perfect plant for beginners because you just have to water it once every three weeks and keep it in the sun. In addition to probably being very low-maintenance, aloe vera also presents a lot of amazing benefits. The plant’s thick leaves are full of different vitamins and compounds that can help decrease hyperpigmentation, clear acne, moisturize the skin, and treat different skin irritations.
4. Prayer Plant
Different varieties of prayer plants have popping colors and interesting patterns on their leaves that can easily make a difference to your apartment. They would look so good in plant hangers and any corner in your apartment that has enough space as these plants grow horizontally. The best part is these plants do well in any kind of light except direct sunlight. And you’ll only need to water them when the soil feels like it’s starting to dry out.
If you’re a fan of the tropical vibe, the dracaena is perfect for you. The look of this plant can immediately remind anyone of summer. It’s one of the most effective air-purifying houseplants out there and it also increases the humidity in the room. There are more than 40 different kinds of Dracaena for you to choose from. However, if you have cats or dogs, you might want to make sure they can’t touch the plant because it is toxic to them when consumed.
6. Snake Plant
Snake plants make elegant displays to any corner of the apartment and are one of the toughest indoor plants to kill. All you need to do to care for them is to place them on medium to large pots and water them at least once every two weeks. They’re also good in any kind of lighting conditions so you won’t have to worry about that.
7. Spider Plant
Another plant great for beginners and forgetful plant owners is the spider plant. This beautiful but modest plant thrives on indirect sunlight and remains to do so even without water for a week. They also shoot out flowers that eventually grow into little spiderettes. You can place these anywhere in your apartment from tables to countertops or in plant hangers in high-up spots.
8. Pothos Plant
Pothos plants are one of the most popular indoor plants out there because they complement any apartment style whether it’s rustic, industrial, classy, minimalist, or others. You can hang it and let its stem cascade downwards or you can place it on your shelf, office desk, kitchen, or table. You can even train it to form any shape you want. Aside from filtering the air, pothos plants also increase the humidity in the room. It’s also one of those plants that thrive even in the face of neglect.