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Houseplants can liven up your loft apartment, freshen your indoor air, and help you connect with nature. Multiple studies have even shown that houseplants promote health and happiness. Many, including all those listed here, are also non-toxic to cats and dogs. So what are you waiting for? Exercise that green thumb and bring these indoor plants home today.

  • Succulents: Many drought-tolerant succulents, including echeverias and houseleeks, are pet-friendly. But avoid aloe vera and jade plant if you have an animal. Succulents thrive in sunny or indirect light and only need watering every few weeks. This makes them great for renters who are always on the go.
  • Spider plant: This adaptable houseplant is one of the easiest to grow, so it’s great for beginners. Spider plant has the unique characteristic of producing new plants called “pups” that dangle from the main “momma” plant. The long, striped leaves prefer indirect light, and the roots thrive in well-drained soil.
  • African violet: Also known as Saintpaulia, these lovely, low-maintenance houseplants bloom year-round with pink or purple flowers, depending on the variety. To keep your African violet happy, place it in bright, indirect sunlight and keep the soil moderately moist.
  • Friendship plant: As the name suggests, the friendship plant propagates readily, making it perfect for sharing an offshoot with a friend. The velvet-like leaves with beautiful red veining will add a charming touch to your loft apartment. Provide indirect light, moist soil, and a moderately humid environment for the best results.
  • Zebra plant: The striped foliage of the zebra plant makes it clear how it earned its name. This plant’s tropical origins mean it prefers partial sunlight, high humidity, and moist, well-draining soil.
  • Lace flower vine: The rope-like growth pattern of this plant makes it tempting to pets. While it’s non-toxic, you may want to keep it on a high shelf or in a hanging basket to avoid mischief. Feel free to trim the stems to maintain the length you want.
  • Polka dot plant: This houseplant’s unique pink and green leaves could make it a great fit for your loft. Be aware that it prefers moist soil, humid air, and a temperature around 75 degrees. Set the plant in a sunny spot, and it should continue brightening your mood for years to come.
  • Herbs: Growing fresh herbs lets you liven up your meals without paying top dollar at the grocery store. Basil, thyme, oregano, and cilantro grow well indoors, as long as they receive plenty of direct sunlight and frequent watering.

If you want to live in a bright, luxurious loft apartment where houseplants thrive, look no further than The Mitchell Lofts. We’re located in the up-and-coming Deep Ellum neighborhood, where rich culture, music, and nightlife are all within walking distance. Every unit boasts hip urban vibes, with features like soaring ceiling heights, large industrial windows, heavy timber columns, and exposed brick walls. To learn more about our luxurious multifamily apartment community, please call 214-247-6798 and schedule a tour today.