Best Plants for Apartment Living

Whether your apartment is spacious and open or cute and cozy, you can add a touch of life and color that complements your décor with a potted plant or two. However, not all plants are well-suited to apartment living . Here is a look at a few of the best plants to consider for your apartment:

Spider Plants

Spider plants are easy to care for, help to purify indoor air, are pet-friendly, and look beautiful whether in a hanging planter or on the floor. These plants can tolerate being kept in moderately sunny areas of your apartment . Spider plants need well-draining soil that should be allowed to dry out between watering. If you take good care of your spider plant, you’ll find that it soon begins producing smaller plants—called pups—that you can cut off and replant in their own pots.

Cacti and Succulents

If you are worried that you won’t have the time to give your plants a lot of attention, then a succulent may be the right choice for you. Like spider plants, succulents need well-draining soil that should be allowed to dry completely between watering—you may even be able to go a month or more without watering a succulent. If you are really worried about your “black thumb,” consider getting a cactus, as cacti are particularly hardy types of succulents. Most succulents need a lot of light, and do well when placed near south- or west-facing windows.


If you are up for a challenge with your indoor plant, then an orchid may be the right choice for you. Different varieties of orchids have different watering needs, so familiarizing yourself with the needs of your plant is the key to keeping it healthy. When orchids bloom, the flowers add a touch of color and exotic beauty to whatever room they are in.

Snake Plants

If you are looking for an easy-to-care-for plant that can grow large, even when kept indoors, consider getting a snake plant. Snake plants grow upright leaves with variegated foliage, making them a truly stunning option. They can do well with low light and little water, but they are not pet-friendly.

Now that you’ve found the perfect apartment-friendly plant, it’s time to find your perfect apartment. West WillowWood Apartments in Fargo, ND , offers practical floorplans, convenient amenities, and easy access to restaurants, retail stores, and more. Call (701) 356-1700 to inquire about available units.