Indoor Plants You Should Have In Your Apartment

SansevieriaMy plants are my children and they have been with me through the good and the bad, from state to state, and from apartment to apartment. Not all plants can transition that easily, especially when moving from a new home. That’s why we’ve rounded up three indoor plants to have in your apartment that will be with you through thick and thin.

Golden Pothos

I have had this baby with me for over 20 years and counting. This wonderful plant is green with yellow blotches and it will crawl all over your apartment to help with the décor. I trained mine to grow around my window like a curtain, and it looks marvelous. It has lasted so long because it will withstand if you forget to water it for days, and it is hard to kill. When a vine falls off or if you break it, you can root it in a glass of water and create a whole other plant. I have rooted some in old glass juice bottles and skinny soda bottles and they will make you look like a real gardener.

Mother-In-Law’s Tongue or Snake Plant

This plant sticks straight up like a knife with a point at the tip. If you brush it the wrong way you could stab yourself in the arm. It is tough as nails and will last if you forget to water it. It’s also great for travelers because I took a trip for a week once and left the plant sitting in a cup of water. When I came home the cup had turned over and it was dry as a bone, but the plant looked just fine. That was about 20 years ago and I still have this plant today, so believe me when I say you can manage one on your own too.


I live in the desert so I see these outside every day, but there are those varieties that make good houseplants. If you don’t have a green thumb, this plant can take all kinds of abuse and give it right back if you touch it the wrong way. I would not advise this if you have small children who like to touch and grab things, but a single lonely guy or girl can give a cactus a good home.

What is your favorite type of indoor plant?