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The Best Indoor Plants to Have in Your Condo

Does your condo look dull? Add some charm to your place with these plants!

By: Eunice Sheene Fulgencio | August 25, 2020

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Turn your condo into a lovely urban jungle!


There are a number of perks that come with living in a condominium on your own. One of them is the undeniable convenience you get from living by yourself: you can choose where to live, decide on the things you should bring in, and dictate your lifestyle. Having your own space also lets you express your creativity and highlight your preferences when decorating the interiors.

And while there are a million things you can use to decorate your condo unit, one slowly growing trend is keeping indoor plants. It isn’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also comes with a number of health benefits such as improving the quality of the air, as well as helping you focus more and become more at ease to work. If you’re at a loss on what houseplants are ideal to keep around your dwelling, check out the following indoor plants best for condos.


1. Gerbera Daisy



indoor plants condo

Gerbera daisies can really lighten up your unit by bringing out the colors of your surroundings.


Owning Gerbera daisies come with two major bonuses: you get to have your very own air purifier since they are known to absorb free radicals in the air and you get to marvel at the pretty flowers, which can really liven up your unit. Make sure to water them regularly for the flowers to flourish, and to keep them in a well-lit area such as your bedroom window. Gerbera daisies are also pet-friendly as they are non-toxic to your cuddly creatures.



2. Aloe Vera



indoor plants condo

The aloe vera is part of the succulent family and has been known to have a plethora of uses.


The aloe vera is a generally low-maintenance plant that only requires a lot of sunlight and little water to survive. It also comes with a wide range of useful functions—from being a hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, and a salve to reduce inflammation. A good point to consider when taking care of aloe vera: if the leaves start dropping, it might be an indication that it isn’t getting as much sunlight as it needs. Also, make sure that at least two inches of the top soil is dry before watering the plant again.


3. Orchid



condos

Regular soil fertilizing is ideal when growing an orchid inside your home.

Image: Shibani Chawla-Clews

Orchids are some of your best bets when it comes to beautifying your condo while not having to do much work. They thrive in warm, humid environments so it is best to store them in the bathroom where they can be directly hit with sunlight through the ventilation. They also require only a little hydration as they only need to be watered either once or twice a week. The only downside to owning orchids, however, is since they are a perennial plant, the flowers bloom only at a particular time of the year, so make sure to get one when they are in full bloom.




4. Spider Plant



indoor plants condo

The Spider Plant is also called St. Bernard’s lilies.

Image: Terri Garza

The spider plant is widely considered to be one of the easiest houseplants to grow, making it a top contender for your green condo living aspirations. They are not only very low-maintenance, but they can also improve the air in a closed space. They need to be watered only once a week and should be placed in an area where there is enough sunlight. It is also possible to replant them if you break off a group of leaves coming from its stems.


5. Chinese Evergreen



indoor plants condo

The Chinese evergreen is also considered to be a plant staple for many Filipino households.

Image: @lylacplants

The Chinese evergreen is a plant that will survive both in natural and even artificial lighting, making it the ideal centerpiece for tables and desks. It also needs very little water, making it a very sustainable plant choice for your indoor condo lifestyle. However, it is important to note that the plant is toxic to animals so best to keep it out of their way if you have pets around. One good tip when maintaining one is to remove excess leaves as it grows to keep it looking full and healthy.


6. Cactus



indoor plants condo

The cactus goes with many condo styles from bohemian, to rustic, to even modern.


Not only is the cactus very sustainable, it is also a favorite of many for aesthetic purposes. Also a part of the succulent family, the cactus requires very little water. While it should be placed in a sunny area, it should also be kept away from direct sunlight as it may become orange or brown before wilting. Regular repotting of the plant is also required to prevent the build-up of salts and provide good ground ventilation, a factor that is crucial when it comes to caring for the cactus plant.



7. Snake Plant



indoor plants condo

The snake plant can grow to a height of up to 18 inches.

Image: @anna.sun

Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant is a very convenient plant to have as it is both an air purifier and is also very easy to maintain. It will survive even with minimal lighting and very little water, making it possible to place it anywhere in the unit. From the name itself, however, it is best to make your pets steer clear away from this plant as it is poisonous to them.


Check out our list of plant stores in Metro Manila or browse the Specialty Goods category of the Yoorekka Directory.


Just because you’re living in a condo doesn’t mean that clean and green living isn’t possible. And you don’t have to make drastic changes for you to achieve it, because owning these maintainable household plants is already a step in the right direction.


Which kind of plant are you considering owning for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on June 05, 2018.

indoor plants condo

Turn your condo into a lovely urban jungle!


There are a number of perks that come with living in a condominium on your own. One of them is the undeniable convenience you get from living by yourself: you can choose where to live, decide on the things you should bring in, and dictate your lifestyle. Having your own space also lets you express your creativity and highlight your preferences when decorating the interiors.

And while there are a million things you can use to decorate your condo unit, one slowly growing trend is keeping indoor plants. It isn’t only aesthetically pleasing, but also comes with a number of health benefits such as improving the quality of the air, as well as helping you focus more and become more at ease to work. If you’re at a loss on what houseplants are ideal to keep around your dwelling, check out the following indoor plants best for condos.


1. Gerbera Daisy



indoor plants condo

Gerbera daisies can really lighten up your unit by bringing out the colors of your surroundings.


Owning Gerbera daisies come with two major bonuses: you get to have your very own air purifier since they are known to absorb free radicals in the air and you get to marvel at the pretty flowers, which can really liven up your unit. Make sure to water them regularly for the flowers to flourish, and to keep them in a well-lit area such as your bedroom window. Gerbera daisies are also pet-friendly as they are non-toxic to your cuddly creatures.



2. Aloe Vera



indoor plants condo

The aloe vera is part of the succulent family and has been known to have a plethora of uses.


The aloe vera is a generally low-maintenance plant that only requires a lot of sunlight and little water to survive. It also comes with a wide range of useful functions—from being a hair conditioner, skin moisturizer, and a salve to reduce inflammation. A good point to consider when taking care of aloe vera: if the leaves start dropping, it might be an indication that it isn’t getting as much sunlight as it needs. Also, make sure that at least two inches of the top soil is dry before watering the plant again.


3. Orchid



condos

Regular soil fertilizing is ideal when growing an orchid inside your home.

Image: Shibani Chawla-Clews

Orchids are some of your best bets when it comes to beautifying your condo while not having to do much work. They thrive in warm, humid environments so it is best to store them in the bathroom where they can be directly hit with sunlight through the ventilation. They also require only a little hydration as they only need to be watered either once or twice a week. The only downside to owning orchids, however, is since they are a perennial plant, the flowers bloom only at a particular time of the year, so make sure to get one when they are in full bloom.




4. Spider Plant



indoor plants condo

The Spider Plant is also called St. Bernard’s lilies.

Image: Terri Garza

The spider plant is widely considered to be one of the easiest houseplants to grow, making it a top contender for your green condo living aspirations. They are not only very low-maintenance, but they can also improve the air in a closed space. They need to be watered only once a week and should be placed in an area where there is enough sunlight. It is also possible to replant them if you break off a group of leaves coming from its stems.


5. Chinese Evergreen



indoor plants condo

The Chinese evergreen is also considered to be a plant staple for many Filipino households.

Image: @lylacplants

The Chinese evergreen is a plant that will survive both in natural and even artificial lighting, making it the ideal centerpiece for tables and desks. It also needs very little water, making it a very sustainable plant choice for your indoor condo lifestyle. However, it is important to note that the plant is toxic to animals so best to keep it out of their way if you have pets around. One good tip when maintaining one is to remove excess leaves as it grows to keep it looking full and healthy.


6. Cactus



indoor plants condo

The cactus goes with many condo styles from bohemian, to rustic, to even modern.


Not only is the cactus very sustainable, it is also a favorite of many for aesthetic purposes. Also a part of the succulent family, the cactus requires very little water. While it should be placed in a sunny area, it should also be kept away from direct sunlight as it may become orange or brown before wilting. Regular repotting of the plant is also required to prevent the build-up of salts and provide good ground ventilation, a factor that is crucial when it comes to caring for the cactus plant.



7. Snake Plant



indoor plants condo

The snake plant can grow to a height of up to 18 inches.

Image: @anna.sun

Also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, the snake plant is a very convenient plant to have as it is both an air purifier and is also very easy to maintain. It will survive even with minimal lighting and very little water, making it possible to place it anywhere in the unit. From the name itself, however, it is best to make your pets steer clear away from this plant as it is poisonous to them.


Check out our list of plant stores in Metro Manila or browse the Specialty Goods category of the Yoorekka Directory.


Just because you’re living in a condo doesn’t mean that clean and green living isn’t possible. And you don’t have to make drastic changes for you to achieve it, because owning these maintainable household plants is already a step in the right direction.


Which kind of plant are you considering owning for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!


This article was originally published in Yoorekka on June 05, 2018.

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Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.

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