There has been plenty of buzz around the benefits of having plants in your apartment or home. As natural air purifiers, plants can bring a refreshing ambiance to any space. And, with the amount of natural light in our new apartments at Arcadia Run, any sun-loving plant is sure to thrive.
Here are a few of our favorite indoor plants that add a little greenery to your new apartment home. And, if you furry friend is joining you at Arcadia Run, we’ve also noted whether or not a plant is safe for pets!
English Ivy is a beautiful plant and when cared for correctly, can grow into a dramatic, cascading centerpiece. It looks great when placed in a hanging planter or displayed on a pedestal. It’s adaptable to different locations and also helps filter your air. English Ivy is in fact toxic to pets, so be sure to keep at a safe distance.
Aloe Vera / Succulents
While you may recognize Aloe for its soothing qualities, the term ‘succulent’ is lesser known. Succulents are typically fleshy plants, like cactus or aloe, that require very little water and maintenance. Their easy-to-care-for qualities make them a great choice for busy professionals. And, while most succulents are safe for pets, Aloe is not.
Don’t be alarmed by the name, these plants are quite friendly and easy to care for. They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the air, helping to make your apartment feel its absolute freshest! While a snake plant is great for your apartment, it’s not great for pets. So be sure to keep in a safe spot, or choose another plant!
Mini Herb Garden
Maintaining a mini herb garden is a wonderful way to incorporate some green in your apartment, especially if you love to cook. Nothing is better than having fresh herbs nearby by for seasoning or garnish. Parsley, Greek Oregano, Basil, Rosemary, Lemonbalm, Sage and Thyme are all pet-friendly herbs.
Lastly, if you want a little extra brightness come winter, a Christmas Cactus is a wonderful choice. Green year-round, this plants blossoms with brilliant flowers mid-December. They are easy to maintain and are safe for both cats and dogs!
Source: Huffington Post, Apartment Guide, Better Homes Guide, ASPCA