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7 Indoor Plants That Will Brighten Up Your Apartment

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Written by Laura

Can you remember how many times you have heard that plants are beneficial to your health? It must be many times, and that’s because it’s true. Plants have a positive effect on human beings and on the environment in general.

Most of the times you think of plants and your apartment in Barcelona, it concerns outdoor plants that you decorate your balcony or terrace with. But what about indoor plants? You don’t need to be an expert to keep your plants alive and healthy.

In this article we will discuss 7 indoor plants that are easy to keep and that will brighten up your place. They can even give your apartment a whole new look. Keep reading!

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Resilient indoor plants: your best ally when decorating your apartment

There are certain decorations that can give a complete makeover to your rental apartment, without necessarily having to invest big time: a carpet, a lamp, a painting

If you are living in a rental apartment in Barcelona and you would like to add your personal touch, then with indoor plants you will definitely be able to make a big difference.

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When it comes to decoration, this trend never goes out of style, and whatever look your interior has (rustic, modern, classic, minimalist…), adding plants is always a good idea. Their colour and brightness brings joy to your surroundings.

Related article: Tips For a Modern Decoration

Advantages of having plants in the house

As we have already mentioned, there are several advantages and they help improve our health and environment:

  • Plants improve our mood
  • Plants reduce stress
  • Plants give us a sense of well-being
  • They produce oxygen
  • They purify the air
  • Plants reduce the humidity
  • They are natural air fresheners
  • They do wonders for our ability to concentrate
  • Plants are decorative

The list with advantages doesn’t really end here, but you can already see what plants can do for your home. Now let’s find out the most important aspect: What plants are resilient when placing them somewhere inside your apartment?

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7 Ideal types of indoor plants for your home

When we are talking about a resilient plant or flower, this means not every one of them can deal with the temperatures and conditioins inside our apartment. So when you start looking for plants and you don’t want to have to pay too much attention to it, you should seek out a type of plant that works for you.

The second element is what spot inside your house needs a plant, because the temperature and humidity in the bathroom, for example, will never be at the same level as in your bedroom or kitchen. You must learn what plant works best for what place, so it adapts well.

As for other plant characteristics, indoor plants that are best for your apartment are those that don’t need too much sunlight, can be left without having to water it every day, absorb water well, and may (or may not) produce flowers sometime during the season.

Pothos (or Money plant)


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This is one of the best plants to have inside your home, because they are very resilient. Pothos can be bought in a hanging basket or in a regular pot. It can survive several days without giving it any water, and it also does well in places with little natural light.

If you buy Pothos as a hanging plant, you can also place it on a shelf or on the top of a book case and you will see it starting to grow in an elegant and very colorful plant with its long vines.

Pothos are also considered great air purifiers.

Spider plant (or Ribbon plant)

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If you are looking to decorate your bathroom with a hanging plant, then a spider plant will do the trick. It absolutely loves the humidity of your bathroom, and even if you only water it once a week, spider plant will still thank you for it.

The plant doesn’t need much light to survive as an indoor plant, but if you do have a lighter spot in your bathroom, make sure it only gets indirect sunlight.

Sanseveria (or Snake plant)


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Snake plants are very common in Spanish interiors, and this plant with large upright leaves is also called St. George’s sword.

This plant can retain a lot of water and withstand changes in temperature, so it is therefore an ideal plant for those who are not used to (or know they are not good at) caring for plants.

It also tolerates warmer indoor climates and can even deal with only a little light in the room.



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Who hasn’t ever owned a cactus? You can find them in all shapes and sizes, and they are some of the easiest plants to care for. This is one of the most resilient indoor plants available.

They only need a little water (and not too often) to survive and they can handle extreme temperatures as well. They do, however, need a fair amount of natural light every day.

Monstera Deliciosa (or Swiss Cheese plant)


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A Monstera Deliciosa is one of those plants that will immediately catch your attention. For those who dare (and have the space of course), any living room or hallway will glow with a Monstera. They are not only extremely decorative, because they are also great at purifying the air inside your apartment.

Keep in mind, however, that this plant will grow a lot, so you mustn’t try to fit it in a small space.

It is advised to put it in a spot with plenty of natural light, and you should water it about every 10 days. Monstera leaves enjoy humidity, and for this you can directly spray the leaves every now and then.

Ficus Lyrata (or Fiddle-leaf fig)

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If you are known to be very patient, then look no further, because the Fiddle-leaf fig is what you are looking for. It grows very slowly, and it can even grow into a small indoor tree.

Be sure to find the right size when it comes to the pot. It helps if you can put it in a more flexible pot (like wicker or another natural fiber), so it can be adjusted when necessary.

African violets


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If you want to add a splash of colour to your home, then the flowers of the African violet do their magic. The plant only requires a little natural light, and it also doesn’t need much water. That is, of course, because it is a desert plant.

Be carefull not to water the plant from the top, and don’t wet the leaves either. The best watering method is placing the pot on a plate and putting water in this plate, so it can absorb water from the bottom when it needs it.

African violets bloom several times during the year, and this makes it one of the most favourite plants to brighten up a room.

Related article: The Best Outdoor Plants For Your Terrace

Where to buy indoor plants in Barcelona

Now that you have come this far with reading the article, you must be curious as to where you can buy indoor plants in Barcelona. Check out these interesting places:

  • Flores Navarro: They have been around for over 65 years, and they have a large collection of indoor plants and flowers for any space inside the house.
  • Monstera: So you already know the Monstera is a great plant for inside the house, but it is also a pretty awesome online store.
  • Be.Green: If you are looking to buy one of the 7 plants we have discussed in this article, this is where you buy plants that can be delivered to your home within 24 hours. So what are you waiting for?
  • The Colvinco: You  have probably heard about them, as they offer a large and lovely collection of flowers and plants. And, also handy, they deliver your order for free!
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What about you? Do you have any indoor plants in your apartment in Barcelona?
Which is your favourite plant and why? Tell us!

About the author


American journalist living temporarily in Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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