Tips for Keeping a Houseplant Thriving at Our Apartments for Rent in Gainesville, FL

One lively way to decorate your Bellamay Grand apartment is by keeping houseplants. Houseplants will add a bright pop of color to your home décor, and there are many kinds to choose from. For apartment living, some of the best houseplants to keep are spider plants, snake plants, ZZ plants, lucky bamboo plants, and peace lily plants.

The most important aspect of keeping a houseplant is ensuring that it remains alive and thriving. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of important tips:

    • Place the plant near a window so that it will receive the right amount of natural light. This is a basic tip, but it bears mentioning. It’s important to note, though, that some plants need more sunlight than other plants, so once you have a houseplant purchased, research about how much sunlight it needs so you can find the perfect spot in your apartment to keep it.
    • Do not overwater the houseplant. Before watering your plant at any time, stick a finger in the soil, about an inch deep, to check how moist the soil is. Only water the plant if the soil feels dry.
    • Make sure to fertilize. Nearly all indoor plants will need to be fertilized in order to grow. Most houseplants should be fertilized from January through September, and be allowed to rest during the winter months, but make sure to research what’s best for your type of plant and follow those instructions carefully.
    • Use the right pot. You’ll want a pot with drainage holes that sits in a tray that holds an inch of aquarium gravel. This will prevent overwatering and root rotting. When the plant is watered, the water will seep into the tray and evaporate around the plant, creating a humid environment that is conducive to healthy plant growth.

Always remember to be mindful of the space surrounding the plants, protecting your floor and walls from stains and damage, and cleaning up spills immediately if they occur. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy their beauty even more.

Searching for apartments for rent in Gainesville, Florida? Look no further than Bellamay Grand Apartment Homes. Our apartments come in professionally designed color schemes in beige, taupe, and gray. One of these colors will be reflected in the wall color, deep pile carpeting, ceiling fans, and ceramic tile floors and backsplashes of your apartment. To learn more, contact us today.

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