There’s something welcoming and calming about a space with beautiful plants. Plus, there are numerous health benefits to keeping low maintenance indoor plants around your home. You’ve probably noticed lovely greenery in places you visit,  but maybe you’ve stopped yourself from adding plants to your own apartment because you’re not sure what to get or how to keep them alive.

There are plenty of houseplants even the most notorious plant-killer would have a hard time destroying. Don’t worry if your apartment doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight or you’re forgetful when it comes to maintenance. There are still green options for you!

Benefits of Having Easy Apartment Plants

Plants aren’t just a decoration that keep your apartment looking lively and cute. They also provide several natural health benefits! Plants recycle carbon dioxide, purifying the air around you. This has both physical and mental advantages.

By cleaning the air you breathe, apartment plants can have a positive effect on your immune system, sleep cycle, stress levels, and more. Researchers have found that people who are surrounded by nature are happier and healthier, but that doesn’t mean that you have to move to the countryside to reap these benefits. Adding greenery to a home has been shown to provide similar mental health perks.

Bonus: having plants in your apartment can provide an opportunity to make friends with your apartment neighbors! Plants need to be taken care of in your absence, so finding a neighbor to water them while you’re away is a great place to start. Next thing you know they’re asking you to borrow a hammer to hang a picture, you chat for a bit, and a friendship is born. All thanks to a few houseplants!

4 of the Best Low Maintenance Indoor Plants

1. Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the best low maintenance indoor plants for a beginner. There are several varieties, all of which are great as apartment plants. They don’t require soil to thrive — just plenty of water. They need indirect sunlight and should have two or three inches of water covering their roots at all times. They typically only have to be watered once or twice a week.

2. Cacti

If you want an easy apartment plant you’ll never have to worry about, try a cactus. These desert dwellers love direct sunlight and don’t require a ton of water. They should get about four hours of sun per day and only need to be watered when their soil is completely dry. Pro tip: use a soil intended for succulents or cacti. It dries faster than typical potting soil, thus preventing root rot.

3. Pothos Plant

This low maintenance indoor plant is perfect for a novice who wants to add an easy apartment plant to their home. Pothos plants (aka Epipremnum aureum) like low-light areas and require little care. You can plant them in regular soil, but be sure not to overwater them. The soil should be completely dry before watering again.

4. Snake Plant

The Snake Plant (aka Sansevieria) is another one of the easiest apartment plants to take care of, making it a perfect low maintenance option for someone with a busy schedule. This little trooper can go weeks between waterings without losing vitality. Similar to the other low maintenance plants on this list, never over-water it. Let the soil dry before watering, and keep your snake plant in direct sunlight.

 How to Display Apartment Plants

As you consider how to decorate your apartment, keep plants in mind. One of the best things about apartment plants is that they look lovely in a variety of places. While you can work to artistically display your plant collection, simply setting one on your coffee table, bookshelf, windowsill, or desk can really transform your space.

If you’d like to get more creative, try hanging them. There are so many ways you can hang your plants, but this can also be as simple as hanging a pot with some twine.  Or, create a cozy nook by adding a few plants to an empty corner. When combining multiple plants into one area, opt for various textures and sizes. If you don’t have room for a huge potted plant, simply arranging little plants on and around a small table will do the trick.

Ready to Make Your Apartment a Home?

At Southern Management, we want you to make your apartment feel like home. We’re focused on building long-term relationships with our residents, so you can continue to add plants to your apartment year after year.

With 75 apartment communities, our team is confident that we can find the perfect location and floor plan to make you feel right at home before you even move in. In fact, we regularly offer open houses, so you can envision yourself in the apartment before signing anything.

Contact our team to learn more today.