What better time of year than spring to bring the outdoors in? Not only will filling your apartment with plants help brighten up your space, but the health benefits that come with keeping plants in your home range from sunnier moods to increased productivity to a boost in self-confidence. Here, five indoor plants that are easy to care for and are perfect for bringing into your home this spring.
Snake plants (named because of their leaves) are some of the heartiest out there, which is why they are so popular as indoor plants. They do well in bright or low light and have evolved to survive through droughts, which makes them perfect for the amateur plant parent. What’s more, they’ve been shown to filter a variety of chemicals, such as harmful formaldehyde and benzene, out of the air, making it healthier for you to breathe.
The Pothos is one of the most satisfying plants you can have in your apartment. The reason: Not only is it incredibly low-maintenance and easy to take care of, its leafy green vines can grow up to and over ten feet long, guaranteeing that you’ll wow friends and family with your gardening prowess (even if you don’t actually have any). Pothos are happy in low light and don’t need to be watered very frequently, plus they deliver the same air-filtering benefits as the snake plant.
This easygoing plant doesn’t mind being in indirect light or direct light, medium or bright. If it’s under watered or over watered it will be fine, though it prefers to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. What’s more, the rubber tree’s large, shiny leaves have an impressive, attractive look that will immediately elevate any space in your apartment.
Exactly like they sound, versatile air plants don’t grow in soil so therefore don’t even require a pot. You can place them anywhere you want, such as in a glass globe, on a piece of wood, or even in the pretty candle holder you love whose candle has burnt out. Air plants just need to be run under the faucet once a week or so and positioned where they can get some bright light.
Cacti and their cousins the succulents have had a moment in the past few years when everyone started filling their apartments with the prickly plants. Cactuses live in incredibly dry conditions, so they need to be watered very infrequently, making them ideal for forgetful folks who can’t remember if it’s been two weeks or three since their last bath. They also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors so you can have fun shopping for your favorites.
If you currently live in a P4LF community and want to brighten up your space this season, we invite you to join us for our Succulent Terrarium Workshop, taking place April 22nd at 7pm! For more information, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team, or ask your property manager about the live-streamed event.