Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Best Plants for Your Apartment

Peace Lily 

These are one of the few flowering plants that also purify air. It helps to wipe out toxins found in paint as well as furniture wax and polish. With a year round bloom, the Peace Lily is a great way to brighten up a space in winter. 

Echeveria

These flowering succulents are native to Central America. Echeveria needs lots of sunlight but doesn't need to be watered too often, you can let the soil completely dry between waterings. 

Spider Plants

This plant is a great option for beginners. Spider Plants reproduce quickly and grow long leaves that sprout plantlets. These plants work best in hanging baskets or window sills with plenty of sun light. 

Sweet Bay

Bay is a slow growing shrub whose leaves are often used in soups and stews. This plant will give off a savory herbal scent that will make your apartment feel like home. Sweet Bay plants need a bright spot without hot or cold drafts and evenly watered soil to thrive. 

Aloe Vera

Not only is this plant a magical sunburn cure, it's also incredibly easy to take care of. All it needs is bright light and watering once every two weeks. 


Basil

Basil is a hardy low-maintenance herb, simply water every other day. I personally LOVE the scent of Basil. It's a common ingredient and has a detoxifying effect of the liver. It's also an anti-inflammatory and helps clear blemishes. 

Cactus

Cacti come in all shapes and sizes making them a fun addition to your apartment. I'm personally fond of Cacti because they seem to be indestructible. My Cactus is the only plant I haven't managed to kill, props to you little guy.


Snake Plant

These are durable plants that don't need much light to survive, making it ideal for low light apartments. Snake Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen during the night, put one of these in your bedroom for an healthy boost.


Air Plants

These plants are pretty nifty, as their name suggests they don't need soil to thrive. Air Plants use their roots for attaching themselves to rocks, trees, or shrubs. These plants can thrive off neglect, simply mist daily in spring and summer. They also look fantastic in hangers, see this gold geometric hanger here. 

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