Greenery for Apartment Dwellers

I have a problem; I live in Minnesota, where the winters can last for as long as six months of the year. I also live in a high-rise apartment in downtown Minneapolis. Greenery is not in abundance.

I love Spring and the idea of gardening, but it is difficult to have plants in an apartment with low-lighting.

What's a girl to do in this sort of predicament? Research plants that grow despite difficult circumstances… and that's exactly what I did!

Here are 5 common household plants that are tough as nails and apartment-loveable:

1. Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

A great plant for the dark corners of your apartment. They don't need much attention and they add some beautiful color.

2. Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum)

These plants self propagate (definition) by sending off-shoots and they do well when their roots are crowded.

3. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

This plant can tolerate both low light and watering neglect, therefore, it's great for those with brown-thumbs.

4. Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)

The great thing about lucky Bamboo… is that it's lucky! Well, not really. But it's inexpensive and found everywhere. It is also hardy and thrives in low-lighting.

5. Peace Lilly (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)

This plant is wonderful for improving air quality, and survives without much effort. It is also one of the few low-light friendly options that produces flowers.

I found this information very helpful, and hope it helps you as well. I look forward to decorating my kitchen with some greenery that will endure the long winter nights with me… :)


    Bethany Bird
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