8 Best Indoor Plants for Apartment Living

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Ideal for apartments with small, north-facing windows, the ZZ plant is low-maintenance and perfect for beginners. Its waxy, dark green leaves add a striking touch to any space, but be cautious as it's toxic to pets.

Philodendron spp.

These trailing plants, like the heart-leaf philodendron, thrive in bright but indirect light and are excellent for shelves. They grow quickly and are easy to care for, though they are toxic to pets.

Monstera deliciosa

Known for its large, fenestrated leaves, the Monstera makes a bold statement in minimalist spaces. It prefers bright, indirect light and grows well in apartments with high ceilings, but beware it's toxic to pets.

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

A classic choice for apartments, spider plants are pet-friendly and adaptable to various light conditions. They're easy to care for and propagate, making them a popular option for new plant owners.

Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)

Recognizable for its upright, sword-like foliage, the snake plant thrives in low light and is incredibly resilient against neglect. It's ideal for modern apartments but toxic to pets if ingested.

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.)

Featuring sculptural white spathes, peace lilies need bright, indirect light and careful watering to thrive. They're sensitive to overwatering and fluctuating temperatures and are toxic to pets.

Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana)

Hardy and fast-growing, lucky bamboo thrives in low light conditions and brings good feng shui to apartments. Keep it away from direct sunlight and pets due to its toxicity.

Golden Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

One of the easiest plants to care for, golden pothos thrives in both bright and low light conditions. Its trailing vines make it perfect for hanging or placing on high shelves, but it's toxic to pets.