Adding some plants is an effortless way to beautify the living room. It works excellent in hiding odd space as well. Besides, we’ve known plants are so beneficial for the air. People commonly use trees for a living room, but they are quite expensive.
Moreover, if you are a renter, it will be troublesome to bring such a tall and big plant when you move. Luckily! We have listed various living room plants recommended for renters and low-income house owners as follows. Let’s check them out. Or follow the Simphome.com link pasted inside the reference area later after the video and list end.
10. Lipstick Plant
This vine plant is best to put in a hanging basket or let it climb dramatically up on the wall. Please place it in a part of your living room that can provide bright indirect light during the day. But, avoid giving it direct sunlight. Otherwise, the foliage will burn.
When the lipstick plant gets enough light and water, it will produce gorgeous red tubular flowers. However, if it doesn’t get enough of them, the leaves will turn yellow and start to fall. Too much salt from the fertilizer or too much sunlight may cause its leaf’s edge to turn brown. Although it sounds a bit difficult to grow, this plant is easy maintenance once it develops.
9. Spider Plant
Chlorophytum comosum, or more popular with snake plant, is native to South Africa. This hardy plant grows up to 3 feet. Many people prefer to place it in a higher place, like on a shelf or in a hanging basket due to its long stems. It also will bear beautiful tiny white flowers.
This plant prefers bright indirect light though it can tolerate lower light conditions. Not to mention it’s easy maintenance that makes it perfect for a living room décor. During the summer, it needs more water, and you’ll need to mist them sometimes. The snake plant also requires liquid fertilizer as food and pesticides to keep pests away.
8. Oxalis Triangularis
The showy purple leaves of this purple shamrock stand out amongst green indoor plants. The foliage response to the light opens widely like purple butterflies in the morning light and folds themselves at night. This plant also produces small white blossoms on the top of the foliage. Regardless of its beauty, it is poisonous to pets like dogs and cats.
Oxalis is a no-fuss plant and is perfect for a renter. It grows well in medium to bright, indirect light with about one foot tall. Water it once every couple of weeks to allow the soil to dry. Otherwise, you’ll send it into dormancy.
7. Air Plant
The air plants, just like its name, can grow in the air with no soil at all. Nevertheless, this type of plant grows on other plants, like on a tree branch in nature. While rainfall and humidity provide their needs, they require a little different care as an indoor plant.
You’ll need to soak them in a container for about half an hour every week. Mist the plant once between baths day to help it to look fresh. In addition to the easy maintenance, air plants are also easy to display in any style. You can arrange it on a table or shelf, in terrariums, attach them to anything, or hang them.
6. Lucky Bamboo
Well-known as a symbol of luck, the lucky bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana) has been popularly used by Southeast Asia people as a house plant and gift. It can grow either in water or soil but will live longer in soil. Slightly damp soil and indirect light are ideal conditions to grow this plant in the living room.
This plant is popular because it is bendable. You can train it into different shapes like a braid, swirl, spiral, and other conditions. Unfortunately, the lucky bamboo is poisonous for cats and dogs, so you should keep them away from the plant.
5. Parlor Palm
If you wish to have an enormous tropical tree for the living room, consider this parlor palm. It tolerates high to low indirect light but prefers medium light. Nevertheless, putting it in direct sunlight may cause leaves to scorch.
Parlor palm resembles bamboo. It grows as a clump and has thin stems, but this palm is safe for cats and dogs. It also doesn’t require a vast amount of food and drink. Compared to many other indoor palm trees, this one is inexpensive and small (only about 2-4 feet tall), perfect for a living room.
4. Marimo Moss Ball
This furball is not moss or a plant, but a kind of algae. Regardless of that, this cute creature can add fun to the living room. Place it on a table in a transparent tank, like glass, terrarium, jar, or in a fish tank, and that’s all. It requires almost no maintenance except changing the water every two weeks, and more often in the summer.
Marimo is native to cool lakes in Japan and Northern Europe and can grow in low to medium indirect light. In case you need more marimos, squeeze the ball and cut it in half using a knife. However, note that this alga has a slow-growing rate, around 0.2 inches per year.
3. Amaryllis (Hippeastrum)
While many house plants won’t survive in the cold, Amaryllis can bloom its beautiful flowers in the winter. Naturally, Amaryllis blooms in spring, but people often plant it early to bloom at Christmas. It produces trumped-shaped flowers that will appear gorgeous in the living room.
If you decide to grow Amaryllis from bulbs, chose the biggest and the most superior bulbs you can find. Then plant it in a larger container that can hold its weight when flowering. Cover ¾ of the bulb in the soil, then place it in bright direct light near the window. Then you only need to water and feed it. The Amaryllis will bloom six to ten weeks later.
2. Red Prayer Plant
Striking red veins contrast the deep green foliage is the main characteristic of this red prayer plant. The leaves will fold in the evening or in the dark place that hands folded in prayer. There where the name prayer plant comes.
This plant loves humidity, so you should mist it once in a few days. However, it develops well if you put it in bright indirect light and will burn when getting too much direct sunlight. Make sure you keep the soil consistently wet but not soggy.
Lastly, Number 1. Succulent
Succulent is the perfect plant to choose if you are a busy person, lack space and income. This plant comes in various colors, sizes, and types, such as cacti, aloe, crassula, and echeveria. People often grow several varieties in a container for a more exciting display.
The fact that succulent is a low-maintenance plant is no longer a secret. It loves direct sunlight much. So, when you put it indoors, be sure all parts get enough light. When watering, pour directly into the soil. Avoid using spray so the water won’t stay on the leaves and cause mold.
So, Those are 10 living room plants recommended for renters and low-income house owners. Since you’re still watching the video, which ones are your favorite?
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