By placing a few carefully chosen indoor plants in apartments for rent in Pretoria, you can do wonders to liven up the space. Plants contribute to a much more cheerful atmosphere and can lift the spirits of anyone in the room.

Here are some apartment-friendly plants ideal for small spaces, which you can place inside your apartment to liven it up a bit.

Snake Plant

Snake plants are very easy to care for and thrive in low to bright indirect light. They don’t need a lot of watering, making them easy to maintain. 

The tall, upright leaves of snake plants are quite striking, featuring a variegated pattern. Snake plants are available in various sizes and have air-purifying qualities, making them ideal for apartments. 

ZZ Plant

ZZ plants have glossy, dark green leaves that are smooth and feature a graceful arch. These plants tolerate low light and neglect very well, making them easy to care for. 

They can go without water for extended periods of time, making them great for apartment dwellers with a busy lifestyle. 

Spider Plant

Despite the unfortunate name, a spider plant is quite pleasant to look at. It features a central green and white striped rosette that produces long, arching stems with baby spider plants propagating at the ends. So, if you buy one spider plant, you can have several within a year.

What’s great is that spider plants are highly adaptable, spread easily, and are relatively easy to care for. Like the other plants on this list, spider plants prefer moderate light but can tolerate different conditions and don’t require excessive watering. However, they should be kept in moist soil to prevent them from dying.


Pothos are beautiful indoor plants with heart-shaped variegated leaves that can either trail or climb. They come in various colours and patterns, making them versatile for different spaces. 

These plants are low maintenance and don’t require a lot of light to survive. Their versatility allows them to be placed on shelves or hung in baskets, making them ideal for small spaces where one doesn’t necessarily have a lot of floor space to spare. They are resilient, and you can allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering them again.


There is a huge variety of succulents in South Africa, available either for purchase at local nurseries or simply picked from the side of the road. Succulents grow fast and are extremely easy to care for; however, they thrive best in bright, direct sunlight. Therefore, it’s best to place them on your windowsill or balcony (if you have one).

They don’t need a lot of watering, but they grow well when they receive water. The thick, succulent leaves contain a gel that expands when watered, making them look lush when freshly watered. 

Succulents can be propagated easily by placing a picked stem in moist soil. With a huge variety of succulents out there, you can try different shapes and colours for an interesting array in one pot or several. Some people even make it a hobby to collect different succulents, owing to the extreme variety available.

Here at Live Easy, we offer gorgeous affordable apartments for rent in Pretoria, where you can add your touch to make it truly feel like home. Contact us now to apply.