Studies show that there are multiple benefits to having plants inside your home. Not only do they add a touch of color and texture to your space, but they also help to purify the air and have been proven to support cognitive health and improve environmental wellness. If you have a history of killing houseplants, never fear. There are a few options that are perfect for apartment living and great for those who don't necessarily have a green thumb.
If you're just getting started in your house plant journey, the ZZ plant is a great place to start. The scientific name is Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, but we'll just stick with the ZZ plant for now. This plant has waxy green leaves that don't necessarily need you to be extra gentle, they survive in places with low light and don't need a lot of watering. If you can remember to water this plant once a week, there's a good chance it'll survive in your apartment.
The snake plant is a great option for adding color to your apartment. The spear-like green leaves stand tall and are a great way to incorporate the colors of nature indoors. These plants definitely make a statement, but they're low maintenance. They don't need a lot of water, especially in the winter. They also thrive with low levels of light, but do best when they're about ten feet from the window. They even do well in bathrooms where the humidity levels are high.
If you're really struggling in the “keeping plants alive” department, go for Lucky Bamboo. Described by plant enthusiasts as practically indestructible, they don't need soil and thrive in low light conditions. Water it weekly with tap water and keep it out of direct sunlight and watch the bamboo grow and thrive!
The Monstera Deliciosa Is another plant that makes a bold statement in your apartment without needing a lot of attention. This plant does best in medium indirect sunlight and only needs to be watered about every two weeks. Another perk to this plant is that it propagates easily, which means you can take the seeds out, put it in another pot, and grow more plants around your apartment. Or give them as gifts to friends who also struggle to keep plants alive.
Adding house plants to your apartment is a great way to add color, texture, and personality to your space. House plants have a variety of health benefits and can boost your mood as well. Whether you're looking for a little plant for the corner of your apartment or want to create a mini plant nursery on your balcony, these four plants are great for beginners. If you're looking for an apartment to rent in West LA for you and your future plants, schedule a tour of NMS Cara today!