Best Indoor Plants For Condo Dwellers
Wednesday Nov 06th, 2019
From making your apartment feel more alive and welcoming to purifying the air, we can’t name enough reasons to incorporate plants into your home decor. However, as much as we love to introduce more greenery into our condo, the challenge of keeping plants alive and thriving with limited sunlight and air, can deter most of us. Even though the Toronto Condo Team listing has plenty of condos that promise sufficient sunlight and fresh air, not everyone can get as lucky. However, here are some of the sturdiest, and quite aesthetically pleasing, houseplants that you are so low maintenance you never have to worry about them.
If are looking to catch plenty of Z’s, we say you bring home a ZZ plant, or a the Zamioculcas Zamiifolia. When it comes to easy-to-manage indoor plants to spruce up your living room, this is one of the most feasible and low-maintenance options available on the market right now. What makes it a great choice for your condo is the fact that it doesn’t attract bugs, doesn’t need too much light, and only needs to be watered thrice a month.
If you are looking for a low-key plant to deck out your condo interior, the snake plant, also known as the Mother-in-law’s-tongue, is the most tolerant plant out there. Especially if you are out most of the time or travel a lot, the good news is that the plant can withstand weeks of neglect and still look fresh and in shape. Not to mention, their ability to thrive in environments with scarce light and water, makes them great for the cramped condo quarters. They are a must have for your condo since they remove toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde from the air and purify the atmosphere. Plant them in a line for a more aesthetically pleasing effect.
Who can resist an adorable little succulent? This plant has significantly grown in popularity for condo dwellers, probably due to its aesthetic sense, as well as being low maintenance. Believe us when we say that they are nearly indestructible. Just do them a favor and give them some sunlight and may be water them like once a month. That’s it.
Baby Tear’s Plant
Appearances can be deceptive; don’t be fooled by the fragile stems of Soleirolia soleirolii or baby tear plants. These babies are as resilient as houseplants go. Even though most condos don’t get enough sunlight, these plants seem rather unfazed by the low light conditions. Baby tears grow and spread out in all directions to form a gorgeous mat across any diameter. Plus, their scale makes them perfect for all kinds of terrarium arrangements. To prevent wilting, just keep them consistently moist at all times.
Challenged by a brown thumb but can’t resist having houseplants? Well, the genus Tillandsia might be the answer to your prayers. This is one houseplant that doesn’t need soil to thrive. Simply dunk it under the faucet occasionally and the scales on their leaves will soak up enough water to last a week. The non-dependence on soil makes for diverse display opportunities; perch them in teacups, arrange them in glass globes, or mount them on driftwood. Weekly dunking and bright filtered lights will keep them flowering for long.
If you are looking for something a bit more challenging, but just as rewarding, go for the slightly higher-maintenance citrus plants. Dwarf citrus trees bred to grow as houseplants need high light conditions, so they thrive well on a south-facing window. Plants that grow in a summer vacation outdoors are the best for fruiting and flowering, since high humidity and strong light enhances vigor. Oh, and the best part, once you have them in your condo, you can say goodbye to air fresheners. The highly fragrant blooms will keep your house smelling wonderful when they bloom in the spring and winter months.
No need to assign plant-sitting duties to anyone while you are away for the weekend. The Spider Plant won’t miss you much. The pretty, petite, air-cleaning, and self-propagating Spider Plant thrives well in low to bright indirect light. This makes it the perfect household plant for condo dwellers.
Red Prayer Plant
The gorgeous, aesthetically striking red veins against a dark green makes this plant an interior enthusiast’s dream. What makes them wonderful for condos is the fact that they are low-maintenance and easy to take care of. Red Prayer Plant needs once a week misting, regular watering, and low to bright indirect sunlight. However, every now and then, they can survive low light conditions as well.
If you love succulents, here is an easy for you. At only eight inches tall, the Zebra Plant with its beautiful striped leaves, requires minimal watering and can even thrive in low light condition. These plants can be placed in a contained space, such as a bathroom, or open spaces like your living room or balcony. Plus-Point: their striped design complements most modern decors.
Happy Bean Plant
While the name is enticing enough to bring these beauties to your condo right away, we can give you a lot more reasons why you should love the Happy Bean plant. First, its succulently thick leaves that grow up to 10 inches tall, look like green beans. Secondly, they entail minimal watering and can survive in indirect lighting as well.
If you are looking to add accents at higher places in your apartments, be it a climbing plant or a hanging basket, this leafy green plant fits the bill. These plants clean up your condo air by absorbing toxins found in regular household items, such as area rugs and carpets. These are not high-maintenance and can even survive a wide array of lighting conditions but prolong exposure to low light can reduce the variegation of the leaves.
With stained glass color patterns and ivy-shaped leaves, these beauties lend a sense of mystery and elegance to any condo room they are placed in. Most of these shade-loving plants boast a lush tuft of purple or red hairs on their stems and leaves, which further augments their charms. Rex begonias can survive well in regular moisture but should never be left in a soggy pot for long.