Infuse some nature into your Guelph apartment by growing an assortment of plants in the space. Whether you are an expert or a beginner when it comes to gardening, there are houseplants available that are low-maintenance and can survive in any conditions. This means you won’t have to worry about having plenty of light or if you happen to forget a watering here and there. To give residents an idea of what will thrive in their apartment space, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has put together a list of low-maintenance plants to grow.
Pothos (or Devil’s Ivy)
This fast-growing, full-figured plant will make a great addition to your apartment. Not only is the plant aesthetically pleasing with its glossy, heart-shaped leaves and white markings, it is also relatively low-maintenance. It requires occasional pruning to keep it lush and full and should be placed somewhere with low to bright light, but not in direct sunlight. For all your plant-related needs and supplies drop by Robinson’s Flowers Limited located at 93 Wyndham Street North. The Driftwood Apartments, Park Towers Apartments and Pioneer Apartments are a four-minute drive from the store and the Inverness Apartments are a seven-minute drive from the store.
Cast Iron Plant
If you are looking for a plant that does not require too much of a commitment, the Cast Iron Plant with its long, dark green glossy leaves has the ability to live under the worst light conditions. This plant can withstand low light and humid conditions and can get by with infrequent watering. However, make sure to wipe down or shower its leaves with water, as they are known to attract dust and dirt.
A great plant option for first-time gardeners is Aloe Vera. This plant should be placed in a warm, sunny window and watered on occasion, but it does not require round-the-clock attention. In addition to its charming appearance, Aloe is a natural remedy for burns and cuts. All you need to do is crack open a leaf and apply the natural juices to the affected area for soothing and cooling relief. Visit Patti’s Flower Boutique located at 259 Grange Road, Unit #5B to pick up your Aloe plant and everything else you need for your gardening supplies. The Maplewood Apartments, Juniper Apartments and Cherryblossom Apartments are a five-minute drive and the Executive Suites are a two-minute drive and four-minute walk away.
Peace Lilies will enhance and purify the air in your apartment space with their beautiful creamy white flowers and glossy green leaves. Best of all, they tolerate low light, so you don’t have to worry about sunlight levels. However, it is important to keep their soil moist and avoid repotting them as long as possible.
For an extremely fuss-free plant that prefers low light and favours humid conditions, try ferns. To keep your plants healthy and happy it is best to establish a consistent watering schedule and to pick a permanent location in your apartment for them. Similar to the Peace Lily, it is best to keep a fern’s soil moist but not wet. If you are watering too much, the leaves will start to yellow and you should hold off on watering for at least a few days. Located at 38 Wilson Street, Sweet Violets has an assortment of plant options to outfit your apartment. The Regency Court Kathleen Apartments, Belle Ayre Apartments, Kortright Apartments, Regency Court Speedvale Apartments and Sienna Apartments are a 10-minute drive from the store.
Snake Plant and English Ivy
If you’re looking to improve the existing air quality of your apartment with plants that can survive in most apartments, Snake Plant and English Ivy are your best options. Both of these plants requires minimal light and are known to absorb carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, which can be found in carpet dyes, and release oxygen back into the air.
Infuse your apartment space with plant options that require minimal TLC, but still give you all the healthy benefits of owning a plant. For those who are looking to rent, Williams and McDaniel’s Guelph apartments offer an escape from the big city and easy access to all amenities.