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Growing Beautiful Plants Inside Your Apartment For Novice Gardeners

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For some, gardening is science. For others, the science lies in the colour of your thumb. For the select few, however, house and plants do not mix. While there are many types of flower species that can live with minimal to no outside help, such as dahlias, roses, and gardenias, there are also a lot of houseplants that are easier to take care of, especially for first-time gardeners.

While some of us are able to keep a plant alive for a week, other people just don’t have the time or patience to tend to their garden. Whether you have a green thumb or not, keeping a plant inside your home is something everybody should do these days. As news about climate change worsen every day, having a home garden or some plants in your apartment has plenty of benefits. Not only do plants make a good natural decoration, tending to them is also a skill-developing and character-building hobby. They also purify the air and give out oxygen. Also, some plants make a good source of salad ingredients and cooking herbs.

Plants such as aloe vera, peace lilies, and snake plants make great home plants for the less-inclined gardeners as they do not require much care. Flowering plants like hibiscus and daylilies will thrive as long as they receive enough sunlight and water. Have your plants by the window, kitchen sink, or by the shower, as close proximity to water sources will help the plant survive even if you go for a weekend holiday. Here are more houseplants that new gardeners should find easy to take care of. 

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Lilyturf

Lilyturf is mainly planted en-masse as cover for garden grounds. It makes a good houseplant as it is easy to maintain. It filters toxins like formaldehyde, ammonia, xylene, and toluene from the air. And once it starts blooming, its beautiful purple flowers will add a pop of colour to your home.

Chinese Evergreen

Chinese Evergreen is one of the easiest indoor plants to grow, and also one of the best houseplants for beginners or busybees. These green flowering plants thrive in medium to low light conditions or indirect sunlight, making them ideal for living rooms and bedrooms.

Spider Plant

The spider plant is considered by many as one of the most adaptable of houseplants and the easiest to grow, either as a hanging or trailing houseplant. They bloom as the length of daytime increases in spring.

English Ivy

Ivy is a common houseplant, which contradicts the fact that they are not easy to grow indoors. However, when properly nurtured, grown ivies make wonderful trailing plants, climbing plants, and even topiaries that will add an eye-catching focal point to your home.

Norfolk Island Pine

Great for interiors with lots of windows and natural lighting, the Norfolk Island Pine makes an attractive indoor plant as they can grow as much as three metres tall. They are also able to thrive in humid and moisture spots, like near a window or bathroom area. It also resembles a pine tree, which is commonly used as a Christmas tree, making it an ideal plant for the holidays. 

Snake Plant

With a reputation for being highly resilient, the snake plant is a common plant species that makes an excellent indoor home plant for newbie gardeners as it is self-sustaining. Just put one in a pot, schedule a weekly watering through your mobile calendar app, and you are all set.

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Basil

Basils are relatively easy to care of, as they depend on lots of sunlight (which Singapore has!) and thrive in warm places like beside the kitchen window or balcony. Start growing them and see them flourish day by day. A culinary herb great for Mediterranean dishes, chefs love to have them nearby.

Parsley

Like basil, parsley also needs a lot of sunlight. However, they thrive in shady areas like certain spots in the garden or near a kitchen. You can start them off by growing them in your garden, and then transferring them to a pot so that you can bring them indoors.

Sage

To start growing your sage plant at home, just cut a tip from the garden and have it transferred to a pot. Great for humid climates, it thrives on dry grounds and does well even with forgetful gardeners. Place near the window with lots of sunlight to sustain them for a long time.

Mint

Known as one of the easiest plants to grow indoors, mint requires little care and makes a good ingredient in cooking. Grow it in its own pot and you get a handy supply of herbs for your dishes anytime you want.

Oregano

Easily multiply your oregano plants by cutting a tip and putting it in its own pot. Grow them by the balcony or by the kitchen window, so that they can get ample sunlight for the best result.

Rosemary

Like with the oregano plant, you can have a handful of rosemary plants by cutting a tip and putting it in a soilless mix until it sprouts roots. Transfer them each to their own pots and grow them by the kitchen window as they thrive in mostly bright areas.

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Peace Lily

With just one glass of water a week, this blooming flower will sustain itself as long as there is a lot of light. Thus, put it beside the bedroom window or near the balcony. With white flowers and large leaves, which is surprising for such a small plant, peace lilies make great indoor decor.

Indoor Azalea

As pink as a carnation, the indoor azalea produces beautiful flowers that can make your home look like a whimsical garden. Give it enough water, and grow it near the kitchen window or a sunroom where there is a lot of light and water.

Gardenia

It may be a little advanced for novice gardeners, but this beautiful flowering plant's smell is definitely worth your effort. It requires sunlight for at least half the day with lots of water, as they are summer plants. Thus, it is not recommended to keep them in cold areas.

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