Thinking about welcoming a new addition to your household—one with roots and leaves? Plant parenthood can certainly be rewarding, especially when you’re staying home most of the time. If you’re just getting started, here are a few plants that can thrive even in apartments.
- Jade. This simple succulent with scarlet-tinged leaves barely needs to be watered, which is a big plus, and can weather direct sunlight. So, if you have a spare windowsill and the time to water them once every two weeks, chances are you’ll be able to keep a jade plant happy.
- Spider plant. Named for the branches that web out like the legs of a spider, this variegated plant is easy to hang. That’s why apartment-dwellers tend to love it—in addition to the fact that it doesn’t require frequent watering, and it grows well in low light. And one more bonus: it also cleans the air!
- Bird’s nest fern. Whereas most ferns can only thrive in high levels of humidity, the bird’s nest fern is different. It’s happy in an average amount of humidity and very little light, so it’s much easier to cultivate in an apartment than some of its counterparts.
- Best Indoor Plants for the Smallest of Spaces [Apartment Therapy]
The 30 Best Indoor Plants for Apartments to Buy Online [Elle Decor]
The 11 Best Houseplants for Apartments [The Spruce]