If you have recently moved into an apartment of your own then you may be on the lookout for ways to make it greener. Just because you live in the middle of the desert does not mean you can not invite some greenery into your home, and we are not just talking about the odd cactus dotted around here and there. In this article we will dive into 10 of the best houseplants for apartment living based on their characteristics and unique qualities to help you make the best decision to spruce up your living space.

Natural Air Fresheners 

Citrus Plants

If you are not keen on using air freshener sprays as they aren’t natural and you are worried about harmful chemicals then believe it or not, you can use certain plants around your home to make it smell nice. There are not many apartment plants that let off fragrant smells, citrus plants not only look lovely, but they also have a wonderful scent. Take a look at the Meyer Lemon and the Trovita orange plants for your apartment.


If you enjoy cooking then you may already be familiar with the scent that comes from certain herbs. You can use these as natural air fresheners as they will waft all the way through your apartment. The choices are endless when it comes to natural herbs, you can get lavender, mint, thyme, basil, and oregano. 

Air Purifiers

Weeping Fig

This plant can be somewhat tricky to look after. However, they look amazing filling a large space in your apartment. If you are wanting to reduce the amount of formaldehyde in your home or are planning on using paint thinners then this is your plant. It will get rid of all the airborne toxins found in these.

English Ivy

If you are on the lookout for a great bathroom plant, you might be wondering why. It actually reduces airborne fecal matter and combats mold. English Ivy is such an adaptable plant, it can grow just about anywhere. 

Peace Lily

This is one of the best plants for indoors and they are becoming increasingly popular. They are easy to look after and keep your air clean. One thing to remember when you own this plant is to keep it out of direct sunlight and keep it well watered. 

Boston Fern 

This is one of the best apartment plants as it acts as a natural humidifier. This means it will add necessary moisture into the air around you so you will never have trouble with air pollutants or dirty air inside your apartment. Boston Ferns love filtered sunlight and humid conditions. 

Hardy Plants  

Spider Plant

If you have never owned indoor plants before then this spider plant is one of the easiest options out there. It requires minimal care and will let you know when it needs watering, the leaves will droop. Spider plants are non-toxic so are wonderful for pet owners. Something to remember when you own these plants is not to overwater them or let them become soggy. The soil may dry out between watering and that is okay.

Aloe Vera

You may have used aloe before as healing for burns or other skin irritations but it is also a great house plant for filtering out harmful chemicals found in the home. Aloe plants prefer indirect sunlight and moderate temperatures. If you think your aloe vera plant needs to be watered regularly then you are mistaken. Aloes will only need watering every three weeks. This makes it a wonderful plant if you are going on holiday, as you won’t need to ask your neighbors to look after it. 

Prayer Plant

Do you want a house plant that contains some patterns and colors? The prayer plant grows best when the environment is humid and moist. This one could live and thrive in your bathroom. Remember, just because this plant enjoys moist areas doesn’t mean it can get by without being watered. You must water it frequently for it to be healthy and strong. 

African Violet 

Finally, if you are looking for a plant that will add a splash of color to your apartment then look no further. This is one of the best apartment plants as it can go in any room while requiring very little care. This one doesn’t need direct sunlight and can get by at room temperature. You could make this gorgeous plant the centerpiece of any table. 

We hope you found this article helpful and that it gave you some ideas on what the top 10 indoor plants are and how you can own and look after them. Remember, the best plants for apartments are yet to be discovered, but there are some pretty amazing ones out there. 

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