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Plants to Decorate Your Apartment This Summer

two beautiful plants on an outdoor table

Freshen up your apartment at The Element Apartment Homes in Mt. Prospect, IL this month by adding life to it and incorporating plants into your decorating. What better way to welcome in the Spring this month? Read on for some plant ideas you’ll love. Just be sure to keep them out of reach of your pets!

Spider Plants

This distinctive plant with long, thin leaves is one of the easiest plants to grow. They remove pollutants such as formaldehyde and xylene. They love bright, indirect sunlight, so they make a prime plant to put indoors if you want a shot of green and the occasional flowers to add to the decor of your home.


This succulent has thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves — and they like warm, dry conditions, so they don’t need to be watered regularly. In fact, keep the soil moist — but not damp — to ensure they live as long as possible. Their lifespan is pretty long, and they often reach heights of three feet or more when grown indoors, flowering pretty blossoms as they do.

Peace Lily

Southern Living calls the peace lily “the perfect houseplant” because of how easy to grow they are. They can be grown virtually anywhere indoors, as long as they have some light. They need water, but they can be prone to over-watering. So water as soon as the soil is dry. These plants are also great at absorbing VOCs — translocating chemicals to their roots and breaking them down.

Brown’s Yew

This little evergreen shrub requires watering twice a week and exposure to full or partial sun, according to HGTV, so if you have a window that needs some sprucing up, this is a great option. We love that it’s pretty low-maintenance in its watering schedule and even its slow growth schedule. You might not notice it growing for a while, but soon enough you’ll be able to notice the globe-like shape gracing your apartment. It also does well during the winter.

What are your favorite plants to decorate your home with? What are the easiest to care for? Share your wisdom and any tips with the rest of us by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading! Enjoy!