18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to have cleaner air compared to pricey – and unattractive – air filtration systems.

Flowerpots in pots on a window sill

Here are 18 indoor plants perfect for any apartment:

Aloe – This spikey succulent has gel inside its stems that can help heal cuts and burns. Growing conditions: Bright light; moderately dry soil.

Spider plant – This plant features long, narrow, variegated leaves in shades of green and white, along with small, white blooms. This plant grows well in hanging baskets, which allow its leaves to hang freely. Growing conditions: Medium to bright sunlight; moist to dry soil.

Gerbera daisy – This plant features bright, colorful blooms in shades of red, yellow, orange, pink, and white. Growing conditions: Bright light; moist soil.

Snake plant – This plant features thin, tough, upright leaves in shades of green, and is known for being very tolerate of neglect. Growing conditions: Low to bright light; moderately dry soil.

Chrysanthemum – This plant features blooms in a variety of colors including white, yellow, gold, orange, pink, purple, and red, and sizes ranging from small, button-like blooms to large, spider-like blooms. Growing conditions: Bright light; evenly moist soil.

Peace lily – This plant features dark green leaves and white, waxy blooms. Growing conditions: Low light; evenly moist soil.

Croton – This plant features beautiful foliage in shades of gold, pink, orange, and green. Growing conditions: Bright light; moderately dry soil.

Asparagus fern – This fast-growing plant features light, airy foliage and produces tiny, white blooms in the late summer. Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; evenly moist soil.

Anthurium – This plant features bright, colorful blooms usually in shades of red, but also in shades of pink, lavender, white, and green. Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; evenly moist soil.

Cast-iron plant – This is one of the toughest, most low-maintenance plants and can withstand long periods of neglect. Some varieties feature white or yellow variegation on their leaves. Growing conditions: Low light; evenly moist soil.

Christmas cactus – This plant blooms in mid- to late December and features blooms in shades of lavender, pink , orange, or white. Growing conditions: Bright light; moderately dry soil.

Chinese Evergreen – This plant has tough foliage that features shades of silver, gray, and green. Growing conditions: Low light; evenly moist soil.

Dracaena – This plant resembles a corn plant and displays long, variegated leaves in shades of white, cream, or red that grow from a single, upright stem. Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; moderately dry soil.

Pothos – This plant features heart-shaped leaves and grows well in either hanging baskets or upright on a pole. Growing conditions: Low to bright light; moderately dry soil.

Tradescantia – This plant grows well in hanging or mixed baskets and features variegated purple leaves and small, purple blooms. Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; moderately dry soil.

Crown of Thorns – This plant features gray-green stems and red, cream, white, pink, or yellow flowers. Be careful to avoid the thorns that surround the tiny blooms. Growing conditions: Bright light; moderately dry soil.

Hoya – This plant is fast-growing and grows well either in a hanging basket or upright on a pole. Hoya features sweetly scented pink or white blooms. Growing conditions: Medium to bright light; moderately dry soil.

Kalanchoe – This low-maintenance plant features blooms in shades of white, pink, orange, red, and yellow. Growing conditions: Bright light; moderately dry soil.

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Kalee Cowan is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Rural Studies: Writing and Communication. She is a writer, a baker, and a customer service representative for an insurance agency in her South Georgia hometown. When she is not working, she is attending concerts, reading an always growing list of books, and spending time with her family. You can find her on Instagram and Pinterest.

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