7 Houseplants for Small Apartments: Which One is Right for You?


7 houseplants that are perfect for people with small apartments.

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Houseplants are a great way to bring life and color into any home. The key is selecting the right plant for your space.

Some houseplants that would be great for your apartment are Peace Lily, Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, Pothos, Raphidaphora Tetraspermas, Life Saver Plants, or Air Plants. Keep reading for more information on each of these houseplants. 

It’s easy to feel like you don’t have enough room in your small apartment for all the plants you would love to grow. But it just takes creativity and knowledge to which plants can thrive in smaller spaces. In this blog post, we will discuss 7 houseplants perfect for people with small apartments.

7 Houseplants for Small Apartments

Houseplants are a great way to bring life into small apartments because they give off oxygen and purify air quality, leading to healthier living spaces. However, some indoor houseplants work better than others in smaller homes.

We hope you find one of these easy-to-care-for houseplants that will fit into your space! Read on for more information about seven easy-to-care, easy-to-grow indoor plants that thrive in small areas.

1) Peace Lily

The peace lily is native to tropical climates and will grow just about anywhere. This plant thrives in compact spaces and requires no special care other than watering when necessary.

The Peace Lily houseplant also helps filter the air inside your home, so you’ll breathe easier with this guy!

For more simple tips to keep your Peace Lily alive and blooming read: Peace Lily Houseplant Care Guide  

peace lily

2) Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a succulent that doesn’t require much watering or maintenance but still gives you a great benefit. This plant has been used medicinally for centuries and can be used to help heal cuts, sunburns, and even the common cold! Aloe also helps purify your air while providing some natural light in the dark corners of your home.

aloe vera plant

3) Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)

The snake plant ranks high on our list not only because it will grow just about anywhere given its water needs but also because of its benefits. The snake plant thrives in compact spaces and does an excellent job at filtering toxins from the air inside your apartment so you can breathe easier all day long.

Related Read: Is your Houseplant Pet Safe?

snake plant in white planter

4) Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos has trailing vines that can easily trail up walls and across ceilings, making it an excellent choice if you’re limited in floor space or want something to climb up the windowsill. It’s also straightforward to care for – avoid overwatering! This one requires some indirect sunlight, so make sure it gets at least a few hours a day.

Related Read: Houseplants That Would Love to Live in Your Bathroom

golden pothos plant in green planter

5) Raphidaphora Tetrasperma

It is easy to grow and easy to care for. This one prefers shady spots, so make sure you have some window coverings installed or provide artificial light if necessary.

Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma

6) Tillandsia (Air Plant)

Air Plants are also known as Tillandsia which is the genus of air plants. Air plants can be easy to care for and do not require a lot of sunlight or water, making them ideal houseplants.

Air Plants prefer humid environments and needs watering once per month or more, depending on how hot it gets in your home. Click HERE to read more about How to Care for An Air Plant.

air plant

7)  Lifesaver Plant

Although it is often called a cactus, it is succulent. But it is such an incredible houseplant; I couldn’t leave it off the list!

Lifesaver cactus plants need bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sun, but too much will cause the leaves to bleach and turn yellow. If you are keeping your Lifesaver cactus indoors, place it near a window where it will get plenty of natural light.

lifesaver houseplant


One of these easy-to-care plants will be perfect for you! Which one will you try? Let us know by commenting below!

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