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6 Houseplants That Require Minimal Care

August 12, 2020 | Apartment Living
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Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any space. Besides looking nice, some plants can even help purify the air and are known to help reduce stress. Have you always wanted an indoor plant or plants but are hesitant about the care involved? You’re not alone. There is a variety of options for houseplants that require minimum care and attention, as well as being more forgiving of little mistakes such as under- or over-watering. Here are just a few…

  • Dracaena Sanderiana, or lucky bamboo. This plant isn’t technically bamboo at all, but has a very similar look. All you need for a successful lucky bamboo plant is lots of water; these plants can grow well even without very much sunlight.
  • Crassula ovata, or jade plant. This plant is very tough—it tolerates basically any type of soil and has very thick leaves and stems which act as a water reservoir, so you can get away with forgetting to water it once in a while. All you have to do is place it in a spot with partial sunlight.
  • Ponytail Palm. These aren’t technically palms, but they look very similar to a miniature palm tree. This plant is also sometimes called Elephant’s Foot because it stores water in the bottom of its trunk, causing it to swell. The Ponytail Palm is slow growing, but lasts a long time and can thrive in many different climates.
  • Snake Plant. Snake plant grows very easily, looks classy and chic, and is very drought-resistant. These are a great option for the plant owner who travels often.
  • Umbrella Tree. This plant is very common for homes; many plant owners like it particularly for its tropical look. As long as your umbrella tree receives enough water and indirect sunlight, it won’t need much else from you to stay beautiful and healthy.
  • Aloe. Aloe is another prime option for the plant owner who spends a lot of time away from home or can be a bit lazy when it comes to household chores. Aloe stores a great amount of water and has a spiky cactus-like look to it. These plants need a good amount of sun to thrive, but can survive a long time without watering.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we encourage you to do your own research into what low-care houseplant is best for your space! As you can probably tell, most plants do best with at least partial sunlight. In that regard, loft living lends itself great to houseplant ownership. All of our lofts have high ceilings, lots of windows, and are designed to let in plenty of natural light.

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Houseplants are great for livening up a space, but having a beautiful space to start with certainly helps. At The Lofts of Merchants Row, you can take your pick of the best Detroit luxury apartments the city has to offer, all in the heart of Downtown. With exceptional resident service and next-level amenities, you’ll be making the switch to loft living in no time.

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