Apartment living may not always allow for a ton of natural light, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add plants to your home. Bring life, style, and health benefits to your home with one of the best apartment plants.
New plant parent? Welcome to the club! Plants bring so much joy into a home. Start by picking out your plant by thinking about the light in your home, how often you are home to water and how big of a plant you can have for your space.
Find a greenhouse that sells quality plants. These greenhouses also have educated employees who work with plants every day and will be able to answer any questions you may have. The Twin Cities have many great companies that sell the best apartment plants. Tonkadale Greenhouse, Planty Queens, and Mother Co. are all fan favorites for plant parents!
After choosing your plant, you get to pick the pot that your plant will live in! Pots are a great way to express your style. Most greenhouses sell pots of great quality but that tend to be slightly more expensive. For a budget friendly option, Amazon offers a variety of styles, sizes, and colors. You can even get a pot at one of your local retail stores like Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards during garden season.
It seems easy…you just need a bag of dirt.
Yes, it is easy, but what type of nutrients are included in the dirt? Depending on the plant you buy, your soil needs to include certain nutrients for your plant to thrive. Check the bags or chat with someone at the greenhouse to learn exactly what nutrients are best for your plant.
You don’t need a lot to grow a plant or two successfully. Especially as your plants grow, along with the number of plants, there are tools to help you. A small watering can limit the amount of spills with its small, angled spouts. Or stash a small shovel for when your plants grow and need repotted. During the growing season, grab some fertilizer to feed your plant. But when you buy your first plant, you really don’t need to worry about all the gardening accessories.
You probably love plants, have many in your home, and maybe (most definitely) even want more. Where should you put them all? Use your plants as decorations! Set them on top of bookcases, especially if they hang low, down over the shelves. Set your plants on decorative books on a coffee table. Keep the plants that need more light next to a window by setting the plant on a window ledge or use a plant stand to move the plant off the ground.
Enjoy experimenting with your green thumb! Depending on the plant, it might not always be easy. Sometimes being a plant parent brings trial and error with lighting and water. It’s all part of the fun of growing your own plants. If you are already a plant parent and looking for a new apartment suited for your plant’s needs, the Bigos Management leasing team is happy to help you find the right home!