4 Indoor Plants for a Green Apartment

At Western National Property Management, we honor healthy, green apartment living. After all, an eco-friendly home is a happy home. If you’re looking for decorations that are both attractive and sustainable, check out these four indoor plants that are sure to brighten up your space.

1. Bird of Paradise

These tropical houseplants have broad, shiny leaves and tall flowers topped with orange plumage. Bird of Paradise are comfortable indoors as long as they get adequate light exposure. Make sure to keep the soil moist, but partially dry for the winter months, and to keep the temperature between 65 and 80 degrees. Fertilize monthly during the Spring and Summer. Additionally, Bird of Paradise likes a salt-free drink, so make sure to use distilled water or let tap water sit overnight. This plant is a great addition to any apartment as it is known to help filter various chemicals out of the air.

2. Fishtail Palm 

This large palm tree is known for its jagged, broad leaves. They will flourish in your home with large quantities of water and bright sunlight. Keep soil moist and use a soil mix with materials like perlite and pine bark to prevent over-watering. To create indoor humidity for these tropical plants, mist leaves daily or place your palm in a tray of water filled with pebbles.

3. Parlor Palm

This fancy indoor palm is adorned with long foliage that sprouts out from its center. They have the ability to grow very tall and thrive in low light. Make sure to give high amounts of moisture and keep these tropical houseplants in temperatures up to 80 degrees for full growth. It is best to fertilize twice in one season with high nitrogen pellets. Use a Parlor Palm as a an air purifier. It can help prevent respiratory problems, dry coughs, and sore throat.

4. Umbrella Tree

This lofty houseplant is known to grow plentiful leaves that sometimes turn a brilliant chartreuse. The Umbrella Tree needs medium sunlight levels, temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees, and consistent watering. Plant in a pot full of peat moss mix, and re-pot every few years during spring. Water frequently, and wait for the soil to dry out before watering a second time.
These indoor plants are a great addition to any apartment. For tips on eco-friendly decorating and more, be sure to check out our blog. Contact us today to learn more about living your best and most sustainable life.

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