Best indoor plants for small Apartments

Here is Sprout Home's list of 10 apartment friendly plants:

1. Asplenium nidus “Bird’s Nest Fern” - These ferns are one of the easier ferns to keep looking nice. The new leaves unroll upward from the center of the plant. Check for water bi-weekly until you become use to your plants watering schedule. Asplenium's are not heavy feeders. Feed three to four times per year. Mist often.

2. Chamaedorea elegans “Parlor Palm” - Table palm, parlor palm or Neanthe bella palm are all common names for Chamaedorea elegans 'Bella', a small low-light interior palm. 'Bella' can adapt to just about any typical office or home interior. Water regularly, but allow top of soil to dry before next watering. Mist leaves in warm weather. This plant is slow growing. This is also one of the few plants that are non- toxic to pets.

3. Pepperomia - Place this plant in bright filtered light. Water when the surface of the soil is dry to the touch. Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Stem cuttings of non-ripple leaf types can be rooted in water or vermiculite. Most varieties are non-toxic to pets.

4. Philodendron “Monstera” – A very easy houseplant to maintain. It tolerates dry air and semi-shade better than most plants. Add some liquid fertilize to the water every few weeks during the growing season. Direct the aerial roots into the potting medium to improve support for the weak stem. Wipe the dust from the leaves with a damp sponge periodically. Water: Allow the soil to dry to within an inch of the surface between waterings. Water less in winter. Tolerates the dry air typical of most homes fairly well, but it appreciates a little misting when humidity is very low. Pet owners should be careful with this plant because it is a toxic plant if ingested.

5. Dracaena “Limelight” – Great color - bright chartreuse green. Also a good air purifier, removing most pollutants from the air. Tolerates a bit drier soil than most plants. Allow soil to dry down 2”. Mist often.

6. Zamioculcas zamiifolia “ZZ or Eternity Plant” - Native to: East Africa, Zanzibar. Considered by many to be the “Houseplant of the Future”. This plant rarely attracts pests and requires minimal watering (3x/month!). It is also one of the lowest light plants available and thrives on neglect. A great plant for first-time plant owners.

7. Ficus Robusta “Rubber Plant” – A nice contrast plant because of it’s dark burgundy foliage. Also a good air purifier, removing most pollutants from the air, especially formaldehyde. Allow the soil to dry 1” down between waterings. Protect from cold drafts.


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2010-02-15 20:32:41 by -

Lemons are basically tropical trees ( not indoor pot plants) !
they do best with night temps above 70 & full, hot, sunlight.
you need at a minimum a 30 gal container. trees in a small container take longer to fruit & are much harder to keep in water balance.
lack of light in winter is a problem, as indoor, near a window is less light than outside, under a tree, in full shade, in summer ( no citrus does well in shade, they like light)
7 yrs to fruit, from seed, in general.
as an inside pot plant ? 10 yrs or so


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