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With health officials continuing the call for people to social distance and stay at home, the truly fortunate are able to do so in a safe, comfortable environment. Though challenging, staying home is safe and satisfying with 82 Flats at the Crossing’s luxurious one- and two-bedroom floorplans.

Want to make your apartment a sanctuary from all that’s going on? Let’s add a few plants.

What Plants Can Do?

Studies show indoor plants improve mood, productivity, and concentration.The right plants in the right places can spark life into a cold room, provide privacy, and even absorb sound. Some plants act as air filters, room humidifiers, and oxygen producers. They can also reduce stress and fatigue.

Plant expert and author Jason Chongue maintains plants benefit living spaces and emotional spaces simultaneously.

Which Plants Will Do?

The answer to that question depends somewhat on how green your thumb is and what you want. In any event, Chongue suggests starting slow. Compare the light streaming into your apartment with the outside environment and realistically assess your skill set.

Some of the easiest indoor plants are Pothos, also known as Devil’s Ivy, Peace Lily, and Monstera, which is also an air purifier.

Other A-List apartment-dwelling plants include the very tolerant Snake Plant, hardy and low-light Iron Plants, cacti and succulent plants, and self-propagating Spider Plant.

Don’t Forget to Eat Your Vegetables

Not only will indoor veggies green your living space, they’ll get you a leg up on summer with good things to eat and fresh flowers. Make sure and check with your landlord to comply with any specific rules or regulations pertaining to growing.

Herbs, tomatoes, salad greens, and strawberries all do well in an apartment setting, experts say. Make sure the plants are bathed in strong, direct sunlight for six to eight hours daily. If circumstances make meeting that requirement difficult, consider installing a grow-light.

Ordinary garden soil is not suited to apartment gardening for a variety of reasons. Use a quality potting mix that is light and sufficiently fluffy to keep roots healthy. Containered plants generally need lots of water, so be prepared to water well and spritz with a fine mist during times of low humidity.

Grow life into your new home at 82 Flats at the Crossing. Even in these uncertain times, we can accommodate your move-in. Contact us via phone at (317) 483-0177 and email. We look forward to touring you through our community via FaceTime and Video tours and utilizing our online application and payment services. See how good life can be.