Condo living is exciting, but some people find themselves in smaller living spaces, which can seem dreary after a while. This is where plants come in. When it comes to condos living in Clayton, we often think of growing herbs or veggies on the balcony. But with little knowledge and time, it can be not easy to keep them healthy.
So what are the best plants for a smaller space and busy owner? There are thousands of species of plants, and it can be challenging to choose.
Today, we will look at some of the best plants for those living in condos or apartments.
An easy-to-care-for houseplant, the Aglaonema Commutatum or poison dart plant is perfect for beginners. It grows best in low-light areas, so if you’re living in a condo, this plant is a must-have. An added benefit of taking care of the poison dart plant is its air-purifying quality. It gets rid of toxins in your home like formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide.
One word of caution. It’s called the “poison dart plant” because the sap from this plant can be dangerous to pets and to humans IF ingested. Great to look at and one of the most hearty plants you can have but don’t eat it.
Aspidistra elatior or cast-iron plant is a tough one. The plant got its name for its ability to survive neglect and cultural abuse. Cast-iron plants can tolerate extreme temperatures as well. It can also grow in low light, lack of water, and dry air. The plant can absorb poisonous chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde. Get this plant if you need a toughy!
Beaucarnea recurvata or ponytail palm is well-adapted to a semi-desert area. This plant is perfect for those who are too busy to water their plants regularly. It has a unique appearance with a thick stem and a swollen base where water is stored. The ability of the leaves to convert toxic gasses to oxygen makes them one of the best air-purifying plants for your space.
Epipremnum aureum ‘Neon’ or golden pothos can thrive with less light. This plant is great in eliminating volatile organic compounds such as carbon monoxide, xylene, toluene, benzene, and formaldehyde.
It’s quite a long list! To top it off, it also increases the humidity inside your condo, making it friendly for people who suffer from allergies.
Philodendron ‘Winterbourn’ XANADU is great at improving air quality. It absorbs xylene and traps dust through its sticky leaves. It cannot tolerate direct sunlight, making this a perfect indoor plant for your condo. It is also known for growing fast. With its lush leaves, having this plant inside your condo is perfect!
Sansevieria trifasciata’ Bantel’s Sensation or mother-in-law’s tongue absorbs some toxins. Nitrogen oxide, xylene, benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde are some toxins in the list, which are harmful to our health. This plant can also endure drought and neglect, making it a great choice for busy people.
In addition, it is also known for producing oxygen at night! The leaves’ color makes it an excellent decoration inside your space.
Considering condo living in Downtown St. Louis? Contact St. Louis Premier Lofts to help you find the best condo unit in Clayton. We can help you select what’s best for your lifestyle and preferences. We look forward to hearing from you.
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