Our Favourite Plants for HDB/Apartment Living.
UP to 80% of Singaporeans live the HDB life, so we want to bring you 9 of our favourite plants that can help you live the #plantlife with little effort.
String of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii)
A pretty houseplant that is surprisingly easy to maintain as long as you manage it's moisture levels! This beauty looks great hanging from a bookshelf or simply draped over a cute pot.
String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
This cutie may start out finicky, but once you get the hang of it, is one of the most tolerant succulent that does well both outdoors & in! Pot it in a cute little face pot and let her grow!
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Available in various sizes, the Peace Lily will make a great centrepiece – both on the table and on the floor – with its dark green leaves and dramatic white bloom. This plant also helps to cleanse the air we breathe and do well in low lit rooms.
Snake Plant (Dracaena trifasciata)
The architectural shape of this plant brings a modern touch to any interior. Plus, it”s ability to clean air better than any other houseplant out there — it absorbs. Excessive amounts of carbon monoxide — making it perfect for city living. I find this one super hardy, and great for even black thumbs. They seem to thrive when you neglect them, and come back to them every now & then with water.
With their small sizes and wide variety - these are the perfect little plant companions for HDB homes. Pot them individually or make a mini garden in a terrarium.
The orchid’s long stem & vibrant blooms brings an elegance & style that makes her a perennial favourite among plant lovers. Misunderstood as a finicky plant to care for, she’s actually quite hardy and her blooms last for quite a while.
Boat Lily (Tradescantia spathacea)
This beautifully coloured foliage brings a pop of colour wherever you put her.
She does love to be out & about in the sun, so make sure you give her a spot exposed to bright morning sun or shaded afternoon sun to get those rich pinks
& purples out.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa)
A tropical beauty, this gorgeous-leafed plant develops holes in her leaves as she matures. Her ability to grow into enormous sizes in the wild, is how she got her name. Great as a statement piece - especially if you get the variegated variety.
I like to give my monstera a good shower once a week and let the water drain out in the bath :)
Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus Lyrata)
With it’s shiny, curvy-edged leaves, the fiddle leaf fig tree has been trending for the last 5 years! Put this baby in a spot that receives indirect sunlight, and you might even see it grow up to you 3m tall!
One last thing…
A common thing we all do, is to over water our plants! I know we just wanna give that much love, but underwatering is easier to correct than over watering for most plants. So make sure your soil mix is the right one and if you want to water your plants again, stop yourself ;) simple enough, otherwise - we're always here to help!
Next up.. watch out for some care tips on these plants in my next blog :)
Until then - cheers!