5 Plants To Brighten Up Your Apartment
Winter tends to be the season for spending more time indoors, and that means making small changes to your space to give it the cozy, comfortable and bright atmosphere you want. There’s no easier way to brighten up your home during cold, winter months than with green, leafy plants. As a bonus, live plants help to purify the air you breathe and they add texture and color to even the smallest spaces in your home.
You don’t have to have a green thumb or be an expert gardener to choose the right plant for your apartment. In fact, we’ve created a list of 5 inexpensive plants that are perfect for your home and easy to care for.
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Chinese evergreen is a perfect plan for those who are beginners to tending live plants, and they can flourish and thrive in just about any environment, no matter the light. As easy as these plants are to maintain and care for, they’re even more beautiful to look at, with big, bright, green and silver leaves.
The iron plant is an extremely hardy (read: hard to kill) plant with large green leaves that bring both color and texture into any room in your home. Iron plants can survive in low light or high light, and they don’t require much watering. This plant is especially good for those who live on the go or travel for work, as it can survive under conditions when most plants would surely perish!
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Tall and almost like a column of a plant, fiddle leaf figs are perfect for those empty corners in your apartment. When treated properly, these gorgeous plants grow beautiful, dark green foliage, but they do require more attention and light than most others. Keep these plants in bright light, turning the plant every few months as it begins to lean toward it. Fiddle leaf figs do not like cold air, and will need to be kept in a warm place and watered thoroughly, but only when their soil becomes dry.
Philodendrons are some of the most beautiful, leafy green plants you can find, and they are both inexpensive and long-living, if cared for properly. These plants do require bright sunlight, so be sure to place them directly in front of a window. Water them only when the top layer of soil is fully dried out, and be careful not to over-water (or forget to water at all, for that matter). If you keep them in high light and watered well, they can grow gorgeous, green tendrils that will brighten up your space for years to come.
Aloe Vera plants are beautiful succulents that are easy to care for and inexpensive to buy. You can place a variety of aloe vera plants in your kitchen, along your window sills, beside your bed or even in your bathroom, and watch their spindly, spikey leaves thrive.