“I live in a basement apartment in the city with very little light, but am craving some greenery. What plants do you recommend? Help me Chrissy!” —Jill, East Village
We’ve got you covered. Acknowledging your space and its restrictions is the first step to finding the perfect new addition to your home.
Time for the harsh truth — plants need light to survive. Light is food for plants. The good news? There are still options that’ll be able to thrive in a space that doesn’t have endless sunshine and penthouse views.
If you’re jonesing to add some pops of greenery to your basement digs, the ZZ Plant is for you. Thanks to its hardy nature and easy-going preference in regards to indirect light and a casual watering schedule, this option is a favorite amongst newbie plant-lovers and the most experienced green thumbs alike. Low maintenance and high? Don’t mind if we do.
Whether you keep this tucked away on your dresser or front and center in your living space, one thing’s for sure — this beginner-friendly option won’t disappoint.