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House Plant Know How for Apartment Living

Houseplants on a table next to a window

It’s summertime, which is the perfect time of year to add some green to your apartment. Today the Luxury Apts WNY Blog is sharing ideas for which house plants do well in an apartment setting, as well as tips for how to display plants. Choose the right plant for you and your home. For example, if your apartment doesn’t get a lot of sunlight, choose a plant that’s okay with that. If you aren’t home a lot, find one that’s okay with little watering. Read on to learn more. 

Display Plants Using Hanging Planters

This idea is a perfect way to creatively add greenery to your place. You can easily hang these pots from your window sill, while not using up counter or table space. Not to mention they’re beautiful! For this project, you’ll need chalked paint, a paint brush, string, and a terracotta pot (or 2 or 3!). After painting the pot, you can use the tutorial guide to see how to twist and tie the string onto the pots. That’s it! You now have a beautiful hanging pot.

House Plants

Buy plants that are good for living indoors. Some plants that work well would be spider plants, aloe vera, snake plants, dracaenas, palms, philodendrons, and succulents. Many plants are also great for purifying your home. Some of these include peace lilies, rubber plants, bamboo palms, snake plants, and dumb canes. Here is some more detailed information about some of our favorite options for house plants: 

Aloe Vera

The aloe vera plant is useful in many ways. It’s a great detox ingredient, skin soother for burns, and hair conditioner. It prefers lots of light and little watering. Check out the link above for more information on what type of soil, container, and watering it needs to thrive.

Spider Plant

“These tough plants tolerate lots of abuse, making them excellent candidates for newbie gardeners or those without a green thumb. Provide them with well-drained soil and bright, indirect light and they will flourish. Water them well but do not allow the plants to become too soggy, which can lead to root rot.” Learn more at the link above.


Succulents are a popular item to grow indoors. They require very little care and look beautiful. Buy a variety of them for a fun succulent garden that will look great in your windowsill.

Peace Lily

The peace lily thrives with very little light. This plant needs very little humidity but its soil should be consistently moist. The peace lily is beautiful — with deep green leaves and white flowers — and it’s perfect for anyone who prefers to keep their rooms dark.

Grape Ivy

Grape Ivy is a beautiful plant that look great in a hanging basket. They require low-light generally and need to be water consistently during the growing season. Learn more from the link above.

Cast-iron Plant

Cast-iron plants are another variety of plants that require very little care. They can tolerate low temperatures and very little light. 

We hope this information is helpful for members of our WNY apartment community! Let us know what your favorite house plants are in the comments.