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How to Create your Indoor: Here are Our Favourite Plants for Apartments

Updated: May 31, 2022

No yard? No problem! Create your own indoor jungle with these tips and suggestions for the best plants for apartments.

If you live in an apartment it’s hard not to feel left out in the Spring. Everywhere you look there are beautiful images of lush gardens, colourful flowers, and people enjoying their yards while you are stuck inside with a fire escape pretending to be a patio. That’s probably why more and more city dwellers are bringing the outdoors in by filling their apartments with houseplants. You too can create your own indoor jungle that will transform your apartment into a lush, rejuvenating space by following these tips.

Choose plants for the light you have, not the light you wish you had

As refreshing as it is to be surrounded by healthy, green houseplants it is equally as depressing to be surrounded by unhealthy ones. So while you might love aloe plants and other succulents, if you don’t have 6 hours of bright sunlight streaming into your apartment, they’re not going to do well. Choose plants that will adapt and thrive in the light that’s available. 

Group plants together

Group several plants of varying sizes together on your table or put a collection of small plants on the window sill in your bathroom.

Plant combos we love: Monstera + Bird of paradise + Bird’s Nest Fern Sansevieria + Croton Petra + Hedgehog Aloe ZZ Plant + Dracaena Lemon Lime + Rattlesnake Plant

Photo credit: @zebodeko

Create a plant shelfie

Add some vertical interest by installing shelves and placing some vining houseplants and small upright plants next to your books and treasures. The Marble Queen Pothos, Silver Satin Pothos, Boston Fern, and Maiden Hair Fern are some of our favourite shelf plants.

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Go big or go home

Nothing makes a statement quite like a large, tropical floor plant. Transform an awkward corner with a large, lush plant. If you have a studio layout, add some floor plants behind your couch to define your sitting area, or in the corner of your bedroom. We love the fast-growing Monstera, elegant Bird of Paradise, Silver Bay Aglaonema, and fashionable Fiddle Leaf Fig.

Get your plants delivered

If you want an instant jungle makeover, order your plants for your apartment from FabGardenMama! They arrive with decorative potted already and you don’t have to figure out how to get a 5 foot tall Palm Tree home on the subway.

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Mar 17, 2021

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Good to know! Cheers!


Cool article! Thanks :-)

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