Top Six Houseplants That Thrive In The Concrete Jungle
In the bustling heart of New York City, where the concrete jungle meets urban living, a touch of greenery can work wonders to transform your apartment into an oasis of tranquility. For city dwellers, finding the right houseplants for NYC apartments can be a game-changer, bringing a breath of fresh air and a sense of connection to nature. Trust us, we know!
Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or just starting your indoor gardening journey, join the team at Ed's Plant Shop as we explore the top five houseplants that thrive in the unique conditions of New York City apartments. These resilient green companions not only beautify your living space but also offer health benefits and a dose of nature's calming influence, helping you find your own green haven amidst the city's hustle and bustle.
We polled our team and got their favorite New York City houseplants and are excited to share the results!
Poncho's Pick: Bella Palm
Woof! Bella Palm, you're the best buddy a city dog like me could ask for in a New York City apartment. Your graceful fronds make me feel like I'm in a tropical paradise, even when the city streets are bustling outside. Plus, you're a breeze to take care of, which means more playtime and cuddles for us. Your air-purifying skills are top-notch too, keeping our home fresh and clean. So, here's to the Bella Palm, my green companion in the Big Apple – you make apartment living pawsitively awesome! 🐾Oh, and it doesn't hurt my tummy if I decide to take a few chomps from the fronds.
Ed's Pick: Scindapsus exotica
Hello, plant enthusiasts of the concrete jungle! Ed here from Ed's Plant Shop, and I've got a green gem that's tailor-made for your New York City apartment: the Scindapsis Exotica. Trust me, this plant is an urban dweller's dream. Its glossy leaves are a sight to behold and a breath of fresh air in the city's hustle and bustle. Plus, it's a champ at purifying the indoor atmosphere, making sure you breathe easy amid the city's challenges. Easy to care for, the Scindapsis Exotica thrives even if you're juggling a fast-paced NYC lifestyle. So, for a slice of natural serenity in your apartment, come on down to Ed's Plant Shop and let this green superstar transform your city pad into a leafy haven!
Christine's Pick: Calathea 'Dottie'
At Ed's Plant Shop, we're thrilled to share Christine's choice of the Calathea 'Dottie' as her favorite houseplant for New York City apartments. She's spot on! Calathea Dottie's stunning, variegated leaves add an instant touch of elegance and vibrancy to urban living spaces. Its air-purifying abilities make it perfect for the bustling city life, ensuring Christine breathes easy in her NYC apartment. Plus, this plant's low maintenance nature suits her fast-paced lifestyle, making it an excellent pick. We're delighted to be a part of her plant journey, adding a dash of nature to the city that never sleeps!
Zoya's Pick: Fingers Anthurium
Zoya, our beloved team member at Ed's Plant Shop, has a special fondness for the Fingers Anthurium, and we couldn't agree more! This unique plant, with its elongated, finger-like foliage, never fails to bring a smile to her face when she sees it in her own NYC apartment. Its exotic charm and vibrant foliage make it a standout choice for city living. Zoya has mastered its care, and she recommends placing it in bright, indirect light, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. With a little love and attention, this beauty is sure to thrive and continue to brighten any New York City apartment.
Abigail's Pick - Schefflera (Umbrella Tree)
Abigail, our newest team member at Ed's Plant Shop, has a strong affinity for the Umbrella Tree, and her choice is simply perfect! This houseplant, with its lush, glossy green leaves that gracefully drape from its central stem like a cascading umbrella, adds a touch of elegance to her NYC apartment. Abigail's care tips for this beauty are spot on: she recommends placing it in bright, indirect light, allowing the soil to dry slightly between waterings, and giving it an occasional mist to enhance humidity. With Abigail's expert touch, the Umbrella Tree thrives in the city's urban setting, providing her with a slice of natural serenity right at home.
Nikki's Pick - Any Pothos!
Remote working has its perks, and Nikki from our team at Ed's Plant Shop knows that the Pothos plant is a perfect companion for her non-NYC apartment office. This versatile houseplant, with its heart-shaped, variegated leaves, brings a refreshing burst of greenery to her workspace. Nikki's choice is not only aesthetically pleasing but also easy to care for. To keep her Pothos thriving, she suggests placing it in moderate, indirect light, allowing the soil to dry between waterings, and giving it an occasional trim to encourage lush growth. Even in the bustling city, Nikki finds solace in the soothing presence of her Pothos, creating a harmonious work environment.