Spring Season at 2M Street
Another Spring season in DC is here! And the time to decide which plants you want to grace your apartment home with this season begins now. If you are like most apartment dwellers, this is also the time of year where you begin to face the harsh reality that while having plants inside of your apartment home sounds nice, it can be hard to keep them alive at times.
But we’re here to tell you to, pick your chin up, stop your worrying, break out that seed starter, and put on those plant gloves because this is the season that you are going to grow and maintain those apartment plants successfully! And your 2M family is here to help!
One of the most common reasons why renters’ have trouble successfully maintaining the plants inside of their apartments is because of lack of time. Between work and social life, residents find that there are very few hours left in a day to give their plants the attention they need. Another main reason is remembering to apply the proper upkeep required for the plants to be able to thrive during the season.
So, what is the best way to combat maximizing your time and your memory?
Grow plants that don’t require as much attention!
Now, there are a countless number of “easy to maintain” plants out there, but we have taken the liberty of creating a list of five of our favorite, “low maintenance” plants for your Spring season.
We hope that this is the year that you will be able to overcome your plant growing slump, and officially obtain your green thumb!
The Snake Plant is the most ideal plant for the people who don’t have a lot of growing experience.
These plants can be grown in low light and only need to be watered occasionally.
The Snake plant also has a beautiful design that enhances everything in the room. Owners also love this plant because it also removes toxins from the air. All of these things make it a perfect starter plant for any apartment home.
Your visitors will surely want to mimic your apartment-style once they see this plant standing tall in your apartment.
The Spider plant is easily one of the most popular houseplants. People gravitate to this plant because of its toughness, ease of growing and maintenance.
This plant quickly adapts to almost any condition making suitable to display on your private balcony.
Be sure to keep the plant in a bright spot and maintain slight moisture in the soil, and it will grow happily!
The Peace Lily is among the most natural plants to grow indoors.
The Peace Lily can tolerate a wide range of lighting conditions and only needs moderate watering.
You will love the Peace Lily’s curved leaves and white flowers. This ultimately gives the plant an exotic and elegant look.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your apartment this Spring season, this Peace Lily will immediately add a beautiful look to your residence.
Lucky bamboo is a beautiful and natural plant to grow.
Provide it abundant water, and it’ll grow well even in indirect light. People love this plant because of its sturdy nature.
Protect the plant from cold drafts and provide iron fertilizer occasionally. Once full-grown, this plant will add a classic look to your apartment this season, and many seasons going forward.
Succulents & Cacti
Succulents and Cacti are ideal for those who tend to forget to water and care for plants.
These plants are very adaptable and can survive many adverse conditions.
They simply need to be placed on a bright spot with well-drained soil and a little water.
This plant is perfect for residents who have a balcony in their apartment home!
Clear the Decks
Start by clearing off every surface in your apartment. Take every decorative item, kitchen gadget, candle and magazine and put them aside in a box for a day or two. After taking in your space with a fresh perspective, start slowly re-introducing items. You’ll have efficiently decluttered your visual and physical space and shifting some items around will give your place a new look with minimal effort and cost!
One of the best ways to refresh your apartment is to deodorize your carpets (especially if you have pets). Simply sprinkle your carpets with baking soda, let it rest for 30 minutes up to a few hours, then vacuum! The baking soda will absorb any lingering odors and is safe on most carpets.
DIY Your Decor
If you have a piece of furniture that no longer makes your heart sing, consider giving it an update with a coat of chalk paint! Chalk paint adheres to almost any finish so there’s no need to sand or strip your furniture, making it an apartment friendly project. Use a tutorial like this one to help you upgrade your outdated pieces.
Nothing freshens up a space like bringing the outdoors in! Pick up one of these house plants to spruce up your surroundings and clean the air around you at the same time.
Personalize Your Space
If you’re like us, there are a lot more photos on your Instagram feed than there are in your apartment. Take a trip down memory lane by scrolling through your photos from 2014 then pick one or two to print and frame!