Best indoor plants for Apartments

moneytreeYou may be thinking – I don’t need no plants. In reality you do. Plants improve air quality in your home by filtering out volatile compounds and capturing dust providing some relief to those with allergies and asthma. More so, according to, they improve your mood. People with houseplants tend to be in better spirits, suffer less stress and have more energy. While that’s all well and good – if you live in city, ideal growing situations are hard to come by. Here’s a list of some easy to care for, low light plants perfect for dark corners and shallow lit windowsills.

1. THE MONEY TREE

Walk into any plant store and you’ll be sure to find a Money Tree with its signature braided trunks. The myth is – the healthier and bigger your Money Tree, the more financial success your home will yield. (My tree is huge and lovely, but I’m still awaiting).snakeplant2 certainly an apartment dwellers best friend. They’re easy to care for requiring attention once a week or less depending on your growing environment. As a note – upon relocating the plant to your home, you may see a few leaves scattering to the floor. There’s no need to worry. This a normal shock that the plant goes through upon entering a new environment.

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2. SNAKE PLANT

The Snake plant with its sword shape leaves loves medium light and can fair well in low light. This plant doesn’t require a lot of effort either. Water and walk away. The danger here is over0-watering if anything. Native to tropical Africa, this plant is also known as Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, and is known to improve air quality in the home. Asthma? Allergies? This one is for you.

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3. CAST IRON PLANT

This was the first houseplant I ever had and bless its soul. The Cast Iron is indestructible. Or, close to anyway. If you have a habit of neglecting your plants, the Cast Iron is for you. Spotty watering? Incredibly low light? No problem. The only drawback is that it grows slowly, so buy a plant whose size you are relatively happy with it.

4. PEACE LILY

The Peace Lily renowned for its ability to neutralizes toxins such as carbon monoxide making it perfect for your city crib. The other benefit is a every plant owners dream. Essentially, the plant will tell you when to water it by letting it’s leaves sag and fall forward. In general, watering once a week is a good plan. For best results – keep the plant more than a few feet away from a window as it prefers indirect light.


New To Indoor Gardening - Sweet Peas

2008-03-12 04:14:57 by Cloverallovermd

On March 3rd, I nicked my sweet pea seeds and planted them in individual cardboard containers, about 1" deep, with a garden soil for flowering plants. I put them on the table, underneath of a lamp that stays on over 75% of the day. I watered them at least once a day, sometimes twice.
What did I do wrong here? My plants still aren't sprouting yet. My apartment doesn't get any real sunlight, so I figured artificial light would be the next best thing. I was probably wrong. As far as sweet peas go, should I keep watering and waiting or is it time to give up?
I am determined to prove to myself that I CAN grow indoor plants


Inside garden

2010-01-10 09:00:45 by 1-1010:52

Growing a inside garden is very easy, you control the weather. Check out Midwest Grow Supplies online, they have everything you'll need. when growing inside you can choose to grow your plants in soil, hydroponic, or grow them in a aeroponic system. soil takes the longest but produces the best results. But soil cant compete with the fact that hydro and aero grow a plant almost twice as fast. High Pressure Sodium lights are best for indoor flowering plants and Metal Halloide bulbs for vegatative growth. hope this answered some of ur questions.


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