Living in an apartment and being a gardening enthusiast was once a difficult combination, dry environments are not exactly the most ideal for those looking to turn their living room into a makeshift greenhouse. However, since the popularity of 'plant parenting' emerged, we find ourselves curating urban jungles in the heart of our homes. With the wide wide array of plant species that are actually perfectly suited for surviving—and even thriving—in less-than-tropical conditions. So we did a bit of digging to find out which of the best indoor apartment plants that you can buy online, and how to care for them. Read our 5 top tips below.
Pretty and pretty low maintenance, cacti are the go-to plants for non-garden environments. They bring that unique aesthetic to any corner of your apartment that instantly brightens it up. It thrives on sun but keep it out of direct sunlight and minimal watering (once a week max), then during the winter months, you can get away with watering every few weeks to a month.
Nab yourself one from prettycactus.co.uk
2. Snake Plant
Another succulent that's tough as nails and can survive in almost any environment. These snaky green and yellow leaves will thrive in bright light, but can tolerate low light. Only needs watering occasionally. Perfect to brighten up any bathroom or kitchen.
3. Ficus Alii
The beautiful long green leaves is the perfect statement plant that adds that much needed greenery in any apartment. It's very durable and doesn't need much sunlight however it will not survive in a dark corner. Try to keep the soil moist and purchase a spray bottle to keep the leaves from drooping and nicely hydrated.
Get yours here from hortology.co.uk
4. ZZ Plant
This Instagrammable plant also known as the Zamioculcas zamiifolia—is one of the lowest-maintenance options on the market and will instantly brighten up your bedroom. The ZZ plant requires watering only a few times a month and little sunlight which makes it the perfect plant for beginners.
Purchase yours from beardanddaises.co.uk
5. Monstera Deliciosa
Commonly known as the 'Swiss Cheese Plant' with a nod to it's huge glossy cheese-shaped leaves. The 'Monstera delicios' Latin translation is 'delicious monster' which we agree, it will look pretty delicious in any apartment and will thrive wonderfully. Known to grow into great heights, its the perfect plant to nurture. It can survive with little water but does enjoy a spot of sunlight now and again.
02 Feb 2021: News
As we can't all come together to mark LGBT+ History Month, we are bringing LGBT+ History Month to you. Celebrating this year’s theme of ‘Body, Mind, Spirit’ we have selected a variety of podcasts, talks and film recommendations to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.Read article
08 Jan 2021: News
20 Things to Do During Lockdown
From the Comfort of Your Apartment
You might be a pro on video calls and you’ve probably watched Tiger King on Netflix more times than you care to admit. But as restrictions around the UK continue, we imagine you’re running low on things to do in lockdown.Read article
24 Dec 2020: News
9 of the Best Restaurants in Wembley
You Need to Visit
Located in North West London, Wembley has a vibrant multicultural food scene. Discover nine of the best restaurants in Wembley.Read article
04 Dec 2020: News
In October, we asked you, our residents, to tell us what you loved most about renting at Quintain Living for a chance to win one month’s rent for free, and you definitely didn’t disappoint with your impressive submissions and kind words.Read article
12 Nov 2020: News
SIX WAYS TO MIND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
WHILST WORKING FROM HOME
Our resident’s mental health and general wellbeing is one of our top priorities especially as we navigate another lockdown. We caught up with workplace wellbeing consultancy, Luminate after one of their regular workshops with our residents to share some working from home tips.Read article
20 Mar 2020: News
Working from home – Top Tips!
Welcome to the WFH club!
It’s an interesting time in our lives where most of us are being asked to work from home and adjusting to new ways of working and living, and we’re here to help provide you with some inspiration to make WFH easier.
09 Aug 2019: News Whats on
Top 10 things to do in Wembley Park in 2019
Thought it was just football and concerts? Think again!
Live, work, shop and play in North West London's world-famous neighbourhoodRead article
08 Aug 2019: News Whats on
Purr-fection at Quintain Living London with International Cat Day
We're not kitten around here, Fur-real!
Anything pet related, we're all about it.Read article
30 Jul 2019: News Events Social
Happy World Friendship Day!
It's more than just next door neighbours, it's a community
It’s true, World Friendship Day is actually a thing that is celebrated across the globe and even the hashtag is trending on Twitter now.Read article
31 May 2019: News
No deposits & no fees?
What took everyone so long
Back in March 2016 when Quintain Living opened it’s first apartment buildings, our goal was to rip up the rental rulebook and make renting better for everyone. That meant being better than the uncaring estate agents (by not being one ourselves) and being more useful than the lazy landlords most Londoners get lumbered with.Read article
14 May 2019: News
Quintain Living Resident Supperclub with Nawamin Boss
- Christmas Special
Cooking reality television to us Brits is just as important to us as any other TV show – with intense finals and all the drama to see which apple pie will win – it’s fair to say we love our food. Which is why one of our signature events for our Quintain Living residents is The Supper Clubs. But in true Quintain Living style, these aren’t just any supper clubs – they are cooked by the best of reality cooking TV, Masterchef stars of course!Read article
29 Nov 2018: News
Quintain Living wins build to rent
development of the year
We are delighted to announce that Quintain Living won the ‘build to rent development of the year’ award at the Inside Housing Top 60 Developments awards.Read article
20 Jul 2018: News
Keywest at our
Quintain Living exclusive live lounge
The multi-platinum selling, award-winning Keywest, performed live and exclusively for Quintain Living residents.Read article
18 May 2018: News
And the TIME OUT competition winners are…
Lucy & Charlie!
We’re delighted to announce the winners of our competition to win a brand new, 2-bedroom apartment, rent free for a year, in association with Time Out.Read article
08 Nov 2017: News
Top five Bars and Pubs
within 30 minutes of Quintain Living
With Met & Jubilee lines, National Rail and now the Night Tube running, living at Quintain Living means you are only ever 12 minutes away from Central LondonRead article
03 Oct 2017: News Events Social
Quintain Living Supperclub
with Billy & Jack
Here at Quintain Living HQ, we’re all incredibly excited as MasterChef runners-up Billy & Jack are making their way to Wembley Park on Friday 13th October to cook up a storm for some lucky Quintain Living residents at our first ever Supperclub.Read article
15 Aug 2017: News
Alto – Quintain Living's
newest building open
The weather has got chillier, but here at Quintain Living HQ instead of being sad about saying goodbye to summer, we are excited about welcoming a whole new raft of residents to our brand spanking new building, Alto, this Autumn.Read article