Just because you live in a tiny apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy and benefit from having houseplants. There are plenty of ways to incorporate indoor plants into small spaces without sacrificing space. By making the most of your walls and shelves, and with a little creativity, you can add a lot more plant life to your small space with our best plants for apartments.
Tip 1: Use overlooked spaces
Window sills can serve as a shelf, without taking up more space. Make sure that you select the right plants for the amount of light coming in your windows. If you have bright sunlight streaming into your space (from a Southern or Eastern facing window for example), select light-loving plants like the Hedgehog Aloe, Cactus, or Ponytail Palm.
However, if your view is restricted by buildings or is Northern-facing, do not despair! You can add splashes of color and texture with the Red Prayer Plant or add a trailing Pothos plant. These beauties prefer indirect and lower light areas.
Tip 2: Think vertically
Ceilings, walls, tops of cabinets, bookshelves, and desktops can serve as perfect spots for houseplants. Use macrame hangers, or try a few plant hangers with a flat side that can be used against a wall alongside your pictures. Trailing plants such as Silver Pothos and Philodendron Brasil are perfect for hangers and the tops of shelves because they naturally “spill” and trail as they grow.
Tip 3: Put plants in your bathroom
Consider using your bathroom to bring the outdoors in! Take advantage of the underutilized spaces in a bathroom like the top of the toilet, corner of the tub, or above a medicine cabinet. The bathroom is actually a perfect environment for plants that like a higher humidity level and generally, you will not need to water as often due to the extra moisture in the air. The Philodendron Brasil and Bird’s Nest Fern will thrive in a bathroom habitat without taking up too much space.
Tip 4: Don’t be afraid to go big
Just because you have a small area doesn’t mean you have to keep your plant choices small! There are many large plants that are not necessarily space hogs. The Sansevieria grows upright instead of getting bushy and will adapt to most light conditions. The ZZ Plant is another large plant that won’t overtake your room and also adapts to low light, making it perfect for darker corners. For those spots with a bit more indirect light try an Areca Palm, Fiddle Leaf Fig, or Monstera.
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