8 INDOOR PLANTS THAT LOVE LIVING INSIDE YOUR APARTMENT

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The Ridge Foothill Senior Living

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May 12, 2021

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For active seniors on the move, the best indoor plants are the ones that require very little maintenance. The kinds of plants that can complement the dcor of any senior apartment, but wont lose their beauty if the resident decides to embark on a last-minute getaway. Whether you have a green thumb or brown thumb, these delightful indoor house plants will elevate your space without the burdens of constant care.
Low-Maintenance Indoor Plants

1.Pothos
Starting the list is the perfect starter for any apartment. The pothos is one of the most durable indoor plants you can find. They require very little water and can thrive in limited sunlight. However, they do grow best in partial sunlight next to a window. All types of pothos are vine plants with large deep-green leaves. Other types such as Devils Ivy Pothos have a mixture of light and dark green leaves, and some even bloom beautiful, colorful flowers. Whichever type you prefer, pothos lend an airy, flowy, green freshness to any room in your apartment.

2. Philodendron
Like the pothos, the philodendron is perfect for hanging pots because of their long vines that can grow up to 10 feet. Also like the pothos, its among the most durable, low-light indoor plants that require little water. Philodendron are also very easy to prune and propagate (planting a new plant from the stem or leaf of a parent plant), so you can practically create a jungle of philodendron in your apartment.

3. Snake Plant
The snake plant is a highly popular indoor plant for two reasons. Firstly, snake plants maintain their stiff posture and vibrancy even after weeks of neglect in low light. Secondly, snake plants are very efficient air purifiers making them an ideal plant for senior apartment homes.

4. ZZ Plant
The Zamioculcas zamifolia, or ZZ plant, is a beautiful and hearty green plant thats said to symbolize prosperity. But what makes it one of the best indoor house plants is that its drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. Its thick stalks store lots of water, so much so that you only have to water it once or twice per month.

Lots of Love Plants
For those who want to cultivate a green thumb and dont mind putting in a bit of extra work, these are some of the best indoor plants that thrive with a little TLC.

5. Peace Lily
The Peace Lily is the perfect plant for taking indoor greenery to the next level. It requires slightly more attention than other indoor plants, but can bloom beautiful results. It prefers constant moisture, but hates to be over- watered, and grows best in a bright but shady spot near a window. Its lovely white flowers do carry pollen, so it may not be for those with allergies.

6. Gardenia
The delightfully potent gardenia can be frustrating to deal with due to its high maintenance nature. However, its vibrant white flowers and elegant shape are well worth the effort. Gardenias love being surrounded by bright light without sitting directly in it. Theyre also particular about their soil acidity, preferring soils with a lower pH level. Further, they thrive when soil is consistently moist, but their leaves will brown and wilt if directly exposed to water.

7. Fiddle Leaf Fig
The Fiddle Leaf Fig is native to the rainforests of central Africa. So, as you can imagine, they prefer a humid, warm, bright environment. Place them away from any vents or drafty areas and make sure they have plenty of direct sunlight. They also need frequent watering and misting to mimic their natural humid habitat.

8. Moth Orchid
While not the easiest plant to grow in an apartment, certain kinds of orchids can thrive indoors. The phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchid, is unlike other orchids in that it blooms year-round. It requires consistent moisture and tends to absorb water quickly, so youll need to monitor the il carefully. Orchids also prefer to be up against windows to maximize indirect light exposure. With proper care, theyre the perfect pop of color for any senior apartment.

Honorable Mention: Simple Succulents
If you love having house plants in your apartment dacor, but dont want the burden, succulents may be your best option. Theyre the easiest, most adorable indoor plants you can find. Their resilience and adaptability make them ideal for a senior apartment home whose owners like to be out and about. Theyre the ideal low-maintenance, long-living indoor plant that can elevate any rooms dacor. These are the trendiest succulents you can find today:

Burros Tail
Flaming Katy
Jade Plant
Aloe Vera
Pincushion Cactus
Dudleya
Zwartkop
Hens-and-Chicks
Zebra Plant

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