If you’re moving into your first apartment and wondering about the decor, don’t overlook indoor plants. A big pot of Peace Lilies can brighten a dark corner where they thrive, and an elegant stand of Mother-in-Law’s Tongue can make your living area look very stylish, alive and welcoming. Add to that their low maintenance, and the fact that indoor plants help to keep the air inside your apartment pure, and how can you go wrong? Even if you see yourself as someone who kills plants just by looking at them, keeping indoor plants alive is a breeze if you choose the right ones. Indoor plants for apartment living is definitely the way to go.
Here at Garner Plant Delivery Melbourne, we deliver a variety of high-quality potted plants to our customers living in apartments, homes; to spruce up the office or the foyers of large buildings. You can buy our products easily online, and we offer free delivery. To help you decide on the greenery that will suit you, the following list of plants are favourites with our apartment-dwelling customers:
Few people can go past a sale of succulents without taking one of these little gems home with them. Lovable succulents are easy to care for, and they’re in great demand right now with a boom in sales at markets and plant outlets. Their popularity is possibly due to how sweet they look and their virtual indestructibility. These little plants only need a bit of sunlight, and some water every couple of months and would look great in quirky pots in any apartment.
2. Snake Plant – Sansevieria Trifasciata
This hardy plant is also called Mother-in-law’s Tongue, and its elegant shape looks fabulous in any interior decor, including an apartment. Snake plants can tolerate almost anything, including weeks of neglect, without losing their shape and the tall and slender leaves. If you’re a novice developing a green thumb, Snake plants are the perfect starter plant for you since they thrive in low light environments. These and many other indoor plants have added health benefits in that they are air purifiers that help to remove toxins such as benzene and formaldehyde.
3. Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum
Hang a basket of Pothos or Devil's Ivy high up in your apartment, and this climber will add accents and wend its way down in lovely, crisp green trails that you can train or prune as you wish. This fresh, green plant helps to purify the air by absorbing the harmful toxins such as formaldehyde found in floor rugs and carpets. Devil’s Ivy services in various light conditions, however, in low light the leaves can lose their variegation.
4. The Peace Lily – Spathiphyllum Wallisii
The Peace Lily has been an indoor favourite for decades, and it’s no wonder since it is a lovely plant has long, dark green leaves and a delicate and elegant white flower. Peace Lilies are perfect for areas in your apartment where there isn’t much sunlight - be aware that direct sunshine will damage the leaves, which is why they are also called Closet Pants. You don’t have to water it much but if the leaves are falling off, then you know it needs more water or water more often.
5. Ficus Trees – Ficus Elastica Burgundy
This beauty is a spectacular indoor pot plant also known as a Rubber Plant and can be grown inside, or outdoors as a canopy tree (grows very big out of the pot). The glossy, thick leathery leaves range in colour from burgundy, to red and nearly black. This Ficus can be grown in fairly low light levels inside, though it likes a big window for some direct sun, or bright light. If grown indoors you can cut the tops off for a bushy look. This plant needs lots of space. The Ficus Burgundy is a beautiful pot plant and is perfect for an apartment.
For cleaning your indoor plants, just dust the leaves with a microfiber cloth and wipe them with a clean, soft, damp cloth. Other maintenance tips include trimming dead leaves or flowers.
Whether you decide on an indoor plant as an addition to your first apartment, as a gift, or for your own home or office, Garner Plant Delivery Melbourne’s custom packaging and delivery ensures your chosen plants will arrive at their destination looking immaculate. You can also find stock shears and mister sprays for maintaining your precious plants which all come housed in a pot of your choosing. For a fresh, clean atmosphere in your home, bring a little nature inside. We can arrange packages to suit your needs, so order your favourite pot plant online today at www.garnerstore.com.au.
Alex Morrison has worked with a range of businesses giving him an in depth understanding of many different industries including house cleaning, financial support and health care. As the owner of Integral Media, he is now utilising his knowledge and experience with his rapidly increasing client portfolio to help them achieve their business goals.