Brightening Up Your Space with Houseplants
January 11, 2022
Each unit at The Edmund has been designed with an open, bright floorplan and ample natural light. To create an even more welcoming, beautiful, and healthy feel to your apartment, consider moving in some houseplants. Having potted plants in your home has been proved to improve focus, reduce stress, and elevate your mood. And if you remember your high school biology class, when humans breathe, we absorb oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. Plants do just the opposite, and in doing so, remove toxins from the air—natural air purifiers. With the natural benefits of house plants in mind, we have compiled a list of the most pertinent plants for busy apartment dwellers.
The spider plant got its name from its spider-like leaves—called spiderettes—that dangle down to look like spiders on a web. It is actually the most popular houseplant for apartments. Why is the spider plant so popular? It is perfect for those who have zero experience taking care of a plant before or have no green thumb. This versatile plant is tolerant of all light environments, can survive in temperatures down to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, and loves well-drained soil (it won’t die if you forget to water it.)
Another quintessential and durable house plant that can adapt to almost any environment is the snake plant. This plant is an evergreen with wide, yellow-tinged leaves. Snake plants can grow up to 8 feet tall and adapt to all light environments and even droughts (once again, you can forget to water). The snake plant needs free-draining soil as its only downfall is that its fleshy roots are sensitive and prone to rot if over watered. Their benefit—they are beautiful, colorful, and great at purifying the air in your home.
Generally, tending to potted flowering plants indoors can be quite difficult. If you want a flowering plant, peace lilies are your best indoor option as they too can adapt to cool and various light environments. This plant has bright green leaves and white flowers. As with most good houseplants, the peace lily doesn’t require regular watering and the only way to kill the plant is by overwatering.
If you are looking for a great statement piece, the rubber plant with its thick, glossy leaves is for you. The dark green leaves have pink and red stripes and edges which creates a spectacular contrast. While the rubber plant can adapt to most light environments, it is the only plant on our list that requires regular watering—are you ready for that kind of responsibility?
If you have the opposite if a green thumb and need an extremely forgiving plant that would literally take effort to kill, succulents are for you. These plants can survive in any light and temperature environment and some only need to be watered once a year. Another benefit of succulents—you can propagate your own plants from cuttings. You can essentially end up with dozens of plants with one purchase!
We hope these house plant suggestions and tips help you brighten up whatever space you are living in. Be sure to check out availability at The Edmund for a variety of bright and welcoming units.Back to blog