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The Best Plants For Flats

This article showcases our top picks for the Best Plants For Flats. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Parlor Palm – Chamaedorea elegans

This product was recommended by Doug Mitchell from Argenta Field Solutions

This is a classic indoor plant that is very ideal for flats. This plant is very low in maintenance; you only have to water it at least once a week, and it only needs minimal light and small spaces to thrive, which are best for flats. It doesn’t grow too fast and is also proven to purify the air inside your flat.


This product was recommended by Mark Joseph from Parental Queries

When I started looking for plants to add life and a bit of color to my flat, I came across Pothos. This unique plant is an easy-care option with many benefits. Not only does it look great in any room and require minimal care, but it can also help purify the air by removing some common toxins from the environment. Moreover, it grows pretty quickly and can be propagated from stem cuttings. With its low-maintenance requirements, it has become one of my favorite houseplants. It fills my flat with a fresh, vibrant energy that brings life to the space.

Cast Iron Plant

This product was recommended by Patrick Cohen from CarCover

This low-maintenance plant is perfect for flats because you do not need to do a lot for it to thrive. They just need to be watered weekly – so giving them much attention would actually do them more harm than good. And the best part? They’re non-toxic for pets so you can rest easy knowing that there is no hidden pet danger in your home.

Chinese Evergreen

This product was recommended by Jamie Irwin from Windproof Gazebos

With its lush foliage, this hardy houseplant can cope with bright or less sunny spots indoors, making it a great choice for all types of flats. It’s easy to care for, too, just water when the soil feels dry.

Aloe Vera Plant

This product was recommended by Martin Seeley from Mattress Next Day

The Aloe Vera Plant is a great option for those looking to bring some greenery into their home. This plant, which can also be used medicinally, adds a touch of color and texture to any room. It can thrive in both low and medium light conditions, as well as tolerate dry air. To keep it happy, water it only when the soil has dried out completely and avoid direct sunlight. With a bit of attention, this tropical beauty can last for years in your home or office!

Fiddle Leaf Fig

This product was recommended by David Reid from VEM Tooling

The fiddle leaf fig has become a popular houseplant due to its attractive violin-shaped leaves and its ability to grow in a variety of lighting conditions. It likes bright, indirect light, but can also adapt to lower light conditions.

Rex begonia

This product was recommended by Miguel Palma from JardinTienda

Rex begonia is a plant full of colour and easily blends with the in-house decor. This makes it perfect as a plant to have on flats. They are easy to care for as they require the supply of air and water in moderation.

Spider plant

This product was recommended by Alex Tinsman from How To Houseplant

This plant brings a retro vibe to your flat and has vibrant attributes. The good thing about this plant is that it does not necessarily need natural light. It will do well even in artificial light; hence it can be placed in most interior parts of the apartment.

ZZ Plant

This product was recommended by Shahnawaz Sadique from commonstupidman

The ZZ Plant is a durable and low maintenance option for flats. It can thrive in low light conditions and can be left alone for long periods of time without needing to be watered.

Monstera Deliciosa

This product was recommended by Jennifer Green from PositiveBloom

Monstera deliciosa is one of the most popular and best plants to grow indoors. If you have enough space, Monstera deliciosa is a perfect choice for you. This incredible plant can reach up to 15 feet when cultivated as a houseplant. Its care requirements are pretty low; ensure a lot of bright indirect light, high humidity, and warmer temperatures. Plant your Split-leaf Philodendron in a well-drained and porous growing medium and water when the top 2 inches of the soil dry out. Fenestrated leaves of the Monstera plant will make a great addition to your home decor.

Money Tree

This product was recommended by Jennifer Green from PositiveBloom

If you are into Feng shui art, then the Money tree is the plant for you. This plant looks incredible and it’s really easy to keep it healthy and happy. The Pachira aquatica plant thrives in moderate humidity and warmer temperatures. Pay attention to never expose it to full sun as the leaves are sensitive and sunburns can have terrible consequences. If you want to activate its energy to attract money, put it in the Southeastern part of your flat.

Snake Plant

This product was recommended by Bella Zinti from The Homey Space

For a hassle-free addition of greenery and a pop of color in your apartment, consider the snake plant. This low-maintenance beauty can withstand neglect, thriving even with infrequent watering and thriving in indirect light. Its striking combination of white, green, and yellow hues will imbue your space with a stunning visual appeal and make it the perfect choice for busy individuals who want to enjoy a touch of nature in their homes. So, whether you’re going on a trip or just need a low-maintenance plant that adds height and life to your living space, the snake plant is an ideal choice.

Red Prayer plant

This product was recommended by Eleanor Fletcher from The Best Brisbane

The Red Prayer plant is an aesthete’s dream with its striking red veins against velvety, dark green foliage, and its minimal maintenance requirements make it ideal for apartment dwellers. It can withstand low light sometimes, but it prefers low to strong indirect sunshine, regular watering, and weekly misting.

ZZ Zanzibar Gem Plant

This product was recommended by Eleanor Fletcher from The Best Brisbane

The ultimate low-maintenance houseplant is the Zanzibar Gem. Given that it requires little to no commitment, it is ideal for all beginning gardeners and as a project for kids. Even if you neglect to water this plant, it will still survive thanks to its incredible survival mechanism. It can store water for later use because of its rhizome. Your plant will be more than content if you give it a lot of water once every two to three weeks, and it won’t mind a little bit of neglect.

Air Plant

This product was recommended by Min Tom from Happy Hong Konger

Air plants, commonly referred to as Tillandsia, rely entirely on atmospheric moisture to survive and thrive. There are a ton of aesthetically appealing alternatives available, which may be displayed in chic air-plant carriers like these, all of which have a minimum root system and more than 500 species to pick from.

English Ivy

This product was recommended by Min Tom from Happy Hong Konger

Easy to cultivate English ivy prefers strong light over direct sunlight but does not enjoy it. It requires wet soil and slightly lower temperatures than the majority of indoor plants, between 50°F and 65°F (10°C and 18°C). Ivy enjoys moisture, so spritz it or set it in a tray with pebbles and water. English ivy needs regular fertilizing, except in the cold months. Be advised that both children and pets may be poisoned by it. This is because English ivy produces a substance called glycoside hederin. If swallowed, this chemical can cause a variety of symptoms, such as nausea, diarrhea, fever, and breathing difficulties.

Bonsai Tree

This product was recommended by Rashid Khan from Dubai’s Best

In the Japanese technique of pruning known as bonsai, tiny trees are trained to resemble the size and shape of larger trees. Due to their small size, bonsais are ideal for apartments, and one of the easiest to maintain is the ficus bonsai. Being that the ficus bonsai grows in warm settings, indoors is perfect. They demand intense sunshine and can occasionally be submerged or overturned.

Flamingo Lily

This product was recommended by James Mayo from Exubia

Besides being recognised as one of the best plants for air-purification by NASA, the Flamingo Lily is also an incredible choice visually. Its distinct red foliage will help brighten up even the dullest places and provide a talking point for any visitors that come to your space. Furthermore, it also requires very little light to maintain its appearance. To ensure the plant blooms all year-round, the plant only requires around 400-foot candles of light. To put this into perspective, it requires less than half of the light that Succulent or a Fiddle-Leaf Fig requires. If you do have to place it in a darker spot, then not to worry – it can survive with just an eight of the light that a Succulent or a Fiddle-Leaf Fig need. In these instances, its unlikely that it’s incredible red flower will bloom, however, if you move it to a lighter spot at a later date it will certainly pick up where it left off.

Peace Lily

This product was recommended by Judi Kutner from Apartment Notes

This beautiful plant is known for its ability to remove formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air. It’s also easy to care for, making it a great choice for anyone who wants to bring a little bit of green into their home.

Chinese Money Plant

This product was recommended by Lina Cowley from Trimmed Roots

The Chinese Money Plant is a great choice for anyone who is looking to add a bit of greenery to their flat. Not only is it easy to look after, but it is also known for its ability to bring good luck.

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Written by Zak Parker

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