Spring is a beautiful season. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the Great Outdoors in the Rio Grande Valley and to immerse yourself in the serenity that is nature.
While living in an apartment can be an amazing adventure, it doesn’t always offer you the benefits of a backyard. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring the Great Outdoors in.
Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, or simply want to enliven your decor, placing flowers and plants throughout your apartment can help to make it feel more alive and purify the air. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be Dr. Greenthumb to enjoy these perfect spring flowers that can spruce up your apartment.
With only a little space, a bit of access to natural light, and the occasional watering, these 7 flowers and plants will make make you feel like you’re in the Amazon Rainforest (or not).
- Peace Lily
A traditional favorite, the peace lily is recognized for its air cleaning qualities, resiliency, and easy handling. A native of tropic regions, peace lilies can thrive in the humidity offered by deep South Texas and produce a beautiful white flower during blooming season. Only requiring a small amount of light and the occasional watering, the peace lily makes for the ideal indoor (and outdoor) house plant.
Technically a grass, bamboo is an aesthetically pleasing plant that requires very little attention. In fact, the bamboo actually does best in the shade or when receiving indirect sunlight. It’s also recommended that you use purified water rather than tap water, as water from the faucet contains chlorine that can cause the leaves to turn brown.
While their optimal blooming period is in spring, violas can be gardened to delay until summer, depending on your preference. Violas are a large family of close to 600 different species that range in color and size, and are well known as relatively easy plants to take care of. They are known to have a good tolerance to sunlight, though not necessarily heat, so it’s best to keep these pansies on a windowsill in your apartment.
A colorful and fragrant flower, orchids make ideal plants for apartment dwellers in the Rio Grande Valley. Benefiting from high humidity, strong light, and a low need for watering, orchids make the perfect indoors plant. Just remember that after a decent watering, they require an excellent drainage. Too much water can actually cause the plant to rot, so make sure to give them the opportunity to let that excess water evaporate.
The spider plant makes the perfect indoors companion. Like the other plants on our list, the spider plant requires minimal maintenance while still offering a tantalizing option that not only looks great, but helps to increase air quality in your apartment. The spider plant benefits from its roots being confined to tight spaces and can be placed in plant hangers to give them the appearance from which their name derives.
Gorgeously colored and absolutely attractive to butterflies, lantanas make the perfect patio or balcony flower. Lantanas love the warm sun and grow abundantly in tropical weather. Even better, the plants require little watering and are tolerant to relatively dry conditions (watering once a week should be good). Just remember that they need good drainage to really be happy. These fragrant and brightly colored flowers will definitely attract butterflies and cute little insects. Plus, it makes your balcony pop!
The perfect flower for beginners, zinnias are charming and very easy to grow. Coming in a wide variety of colors—everything from white to purple—zinnias grow wonderfully in Texas as they love lots of sun. While they’ll require a little more watering than the previously mentioned plants, they grow perfectly fine in containers and hanging flower baskets. Zinnias are another wonderful flower that can be placed on your balcony or patio to enhance its appeal and will even bring in birds and butterflies to enjoy its sweet allure.
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