Having plants can be a great way to brighten up a room and help bring some nature into your home. Unfortunately, not all apartments and homes are perfectly plant-friendly. They might not get a lot of sun and light, or you simply might not have a ton of space or energy for plants. However, that doesn’t automatically rule out having plants in your space.

There are some plants that require a lot less out of you and the space you live in in order to thrive, and this article is going to take a look at a few of them.

Plant look


Flowers are a wonderful addition to any room and any home, whether it is plant-friendly or not. There is an incredible selection of amazing flowers out there to choose from, in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. Most don’t take up a ton of space and are quite affordable to purchase.

No matter your decor, you can find some flowers that will look outstanding. But not only do flowers look good, but they can also fill a home with an incredibly pleasant aroma. Because they may only last a couple of days or a week before beginning to wilt, it isn’t that big of a deal if you don’t give flowers enoughlight. Simply cut their stem a little, put them in some water, give them a little flower food and they will be good to go, in most cases.


One of the best plants to give your living room an elegant look is the cactus. They look incredible and turn heads wherever they are. Not only that, but they can even thrive in places that are less than ideal for plants. These plants can survive a long time without water, so if you plop them down near a window, they will generally have all they need.

These cacti can also come in a range of different sizes and shapes, so no matter the area that you need to fill, cacti can help. Of course, be careful about accidentally touching the cactus plant, as they can be quite sharp in some cases. This is especially something to watch out for if you have children or pets in the home, as they might not know how to avoid the plant as you do.

Pothos plant

Pothos Plant

This leafy green plant can liven up any space it is placed in due to its beautiful leaves and vines. It can be in a pot on a table, but also looks incredible when being hung from a hanging planter. While the diversity of colors can be lessened in low light, this plant can survive in any light condition and doesn’t require a ton of attention or watering in order to thrive and look amazing.

Also, these are one of the plants that can purify the air in your home. This plant can absorb toxins from the air such as formaldehyde and others. So not only is it easy to take care of and looks great, but it can also improve the air quality around you.

English Ivy

Whether it is used outside as a climbing plant or ground cover, or inside your apartment as a gorgeous piece of decor, English ivy is a great choice for many people. The plant doesn’t need a lot of light to thrive, and caring for it is often as easy as misting the plant and keeping it in a relatively cool place during the nighttime.

The plant is also very easy to grow, and is quite resilient, and can find success in almost any area. It may require a bit of pruning if the size gets out of control, but that is all up to personal preference and how much space you want the plant to take up. Be sure to keep this plant away from where pets can get to it, as it can be toxic.

Snake Plant

If you are looking for perhaps the most tolerant plant if you or your space isn’t very plant-friendly, let us introduce you to the snake plant. They can survive just fine on limited water and whatever sort of light you get in your apartment is good enough to keep it healthy. In fact, you want to avoid watering it too much as too much water can actually cause rot in the root.

The plant can essentially be left alone for weeks, and not show any ill effects or signs of trouble. They can last for a very long time and it takes a lot to mess them up or have them die. Because of this, they are perfect for the novice plant parent.

Despite how resilient it is, it is incredibly good-looking and offers a unique shape and color that can work in nearly any room. They can grow quite tall in some cases, so be sure to keep that in mind when deciding where to keep and display them.


A bamboo plant is another option for apartments that have struggled with plants in the past. Everything from their leaves to their curling stocks looks incredibly unique and appealing, and they can fit the decor in almost any room. They often do best in the shade, and other than watering them moderately, there isn’t much you need to do to keep bamboo in great shape.

The simple sight of bamboo can help people to relax and this makes it a great addition to bedrooms, living rooms, or other places where you simply want to relax. Some bamboo can look especially good in areas with other bamboo or wooden fixtures or furniture present in the space.

In conclusion, any of these plants could be a good addition to an apartment or situation that isn’t exactly the most plant-friendly. You won’t regret having these in and around your apartment, and don’t need to worry about tending to them all day long to keep them looking awesome.

Author Bio: Shawn Mack is a content writer who offers ghostwriting, copy-writing, and blogging services.His educational background in business and technical field has given him a broad base from which to approach many topics. He is also fond of writing interesting articles on technology & digital marketing related topics. 

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