The Best Houseplants for Beginners

It’s clear to see that spring has sprung around every Forest Properties apartment building. Whether your local landscape consists of swaying palms, blooming flower buds, or leafy green trees, it’s refreshing to see new signs of life pop up. Adding a touch of greenery to your apartment is a great way to freshen up your living quarters no matter where you live. Here’s a list of the best houseplants for beginners.


Prepping the Pots

Before you grab your gardening gloves and small shovel, it’s important to decide where your apartment plants will live. There are many factors that determine what type of plant you should choose, as well as where the plants should be placed to help them thrive. Here are a few points to remember:

  • Consider the amount of natural sunlight
  • Be sure small children or pets can’t access plants (this will help avoid a mess!)
  • Depending on the season, will your plant be hot or cold?

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What You’ll Need

Once you have an idea of where your plants will live, be sure to check out our guide on apartment gardening for tips, tricks, and tools you will need to stock up on before planting your plants.


The Best Houseplants for Apartments

Now it’s time for the good stuff: deciding what type of plants you should get for your apartment! Here are different types of plants that are great for beginner indoor gardeners:


Let’s start off with one of the most maintenance-free types of plant apartment dwellers can have. The best thing about succulents is their size and lack of maintenance. That’s right; it’s very hard to kill a succulent as long as you don’t over-water it!

Succulents come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, so you can get creative with decorating your Audubon Cove apartment with succulents that compliment your color scheme.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are beautiful plants with long dark leaves and beautiful white flowering tips. These guys are great for small spaces because they require little sunlight and minimal water. In fact, you’ll notice when your peace lily needs water when the leaves begin to drop.

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Mint, Parsley, and Other Kitchen Herbs

If one of your favorite places to spend time is in your Ranch Lake apartment kitchen, having a variety of fresh herbs will be very beneficial to your cooking recipes. From parsley to basil and cilantro, add some homegrown flavor to recipes by adding your very own herbs! These plants thrive both indoors and outdoors depending on the season, so feel free to use your Cloverleaf Apartment balcony when the weather is warm.

ZZ Plants

These plants are considered “the houseplant of the future” for good reason. ZZ plants require low amounts of light and only need to be watered three times per month. Sounds doable for the most beginner gardener out there!


Golden Pothos Vine

With beautiful tones of green and yellow leaves, the golden pothos vine plant is a great asset to any Florida apartment. Many tenants display this type of plant in a hanging basket to free up floor space and allow the plant to show off its bright color.

Snake Plants

Snake plants are one of the best options for beginner gardeners. They are easy to grow and hard to kill (good news for those who have yet to find their green thumb!). Consider adding one of these plants to your spacious master bedroom at Landing 53 or cozy living room at Brooke Village West.

Besides growing in low light and needing occasional watering, snake plants have additional benefits for apartment living by helping to remove toxins from the air. Talk about freshening up your space.

Spider Plants

If the name of snake plants grab your attention, perhaps spider plants will do the same! These popular house plants are very tough and require little maintenance from caretakers. They can easily adapt to almost any condition, indoors and outdoors, and enjoy bright sunlight and slightly moist soil.

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