Plants can add another element to your home. They can be used as décor, help purify the air or just make your home feel more alive. But if you don’t have the space for a garden or an area that gets decent light, they can also be a commitment! If you like the idea of having plants in your Chico apartment, but just don’t have the green thumb – or ideal space – to keep them aliving and thriving, then the list we found below will be ideal for plants to use in your apartment living space.
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5 Hardy Hard-to-Kill Houseplants for Apartments with Low Light
The easiest way to determine what will do well is to look to the plant's natural conditions. Succulents, cacti and other desert dwellers are best suited to sunny spots, while anything that naturally grows on the forest floor, under a canopy, or thrives in shade is a candidate for lower light situations.
- Spider plant (Chlorophytum Comosum) -shown above
A popular houseplant when I was growing up, these interesting plants self propagate by sending out off-shoots, do well when their roots are crowded, and can thrive in low light conditions.
- Snake plant (Sansevieria Trifasciata)
This is my favorite pick for the darker corners of my own apartment. It has a sculptural appearance, adds a bit of green, and seems to thrive on neglect.
- ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
A hardy plant that can tolerate both low light and watering neglect, the ZZ plant is great for those with a less than green thumb.
- Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena Sanderiana)
Adaptable bamboo is a great fit for dim rooms, and is inexpensive and easy to come across.
- Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum Wallisii)
Known as a great plant for improving indoor air quality, the Peace Lily is also one of the few low-light friendly options that produces flowers.
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You can find just about any of these plants in your local home improvement store or garden center and the are inexpensive too.
You don’t need a lucky bamboo to keep a plant alive or a peace lily to give you peace of mind about keeping plants alive in your Chico apartment – but they may be just the right plant you need in the right space to add a little life to your home.
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