Urban gardening is a fad that has caught on nowadays! And you don’t have to live without plants just because you are living in an apartment! Agreed you don’t have the same convenience of a real garden but you can successfully grow plants in an apartment. Vishraam Builders, reputed builders of Villas and apartments in Thrissur have compiled a few ideas for successful gardening in an apartment.
Succulents are best to start
If you are living in a flat, you can start small with easy plants to care for! Succulent plants make great first plants for beginners as they are virtually maintenance-free. You can try Jade, Aloe vera, Zebra plant, Panda plant, and Echeveria as first plants.
Consider your daily schedule
You can grow plants that suit the amount of time you have to devote to your garden. Go for low maintenance plants if you have a busy work schedule. For the work at home freelancers and homebodies, high maintenance plants are best & satisfying.
For your flat, you can choose your first plants based on the positioning of windows and amount of light available in your space. Many succulents need minimal light while some demand direct sunlight for several hours a day. For apartments with minimal windows, Peace Lilly, Ivy, Money plants, and Fittonias are best.
For those lucky people with multiple windows & ample hours of full direct sunlight, they will be able to grow a wide variety of house plants like Cacti, Succulents, and tropical flowers.
An indoor kitchen garden is a passion for home chefs and health-centric apartment dwellers! You can grow plants right from lettuce, Spinach, Chillies to mini tomatoes, the list goes on… Not to forget growing some herbs! A kitchen window is a good space for creating a small herbs garden.
Add spots of colour with flowering plants
Growing flowering plants is highly rewarding! Flowering annuals like pansies, geraniums, petunias, and begonias will provide beautiful flowers to brighten up your apartment.
Vertical planters that attach to the walls are best for small apartments and studios. Selection of slim and tall potted plant varieties will free up space as well.
Plants on window ledges
You can utilise your window ledges to hold long rectangular planters and tiny pots for a window garden effect. Choose plants that will thrive in full daylight and ensure to turn plants.
You can add Bonsai plants (miniature trees) to your collection of indoor plants. As plants can purify the air, placing them in the most congested areas of your apartment in Thrissur can provide multiple health benefits.
Make your garden colourful with planters in vibrant hues and a variety of shapes and textures. You can mix and match plants to display you and your plants will love.
Try out these apartment gardening ideas for beginners & get yourself a beautiful garden. Book your flats in Thrissur with Vishraam Builders, the best builders in Thrissur.