VIDEO: Plant Makeover For Studio Apartment In Astoria, New York

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You want to liven up your small living space with beautiful plants but don’t know where to start? In this video, Juliette, the co-founder of My City Plants, explains how she chose the right plants for a client’s studio apartment in Astoria, New York, starting with the two most important things: lighting and the dimensions of your space.

 

Light enters this client’s studio from the east, and it’s perfect for plants that love bright light. The morning sun is gentle and plants will enjoy it.

Based on the light and dimensions of the space, Juliette chose plants in our signature Lechuza self-watering planters that really fit perfectly.

First, a Yucca’s architectural shape adds visual interest and is a strong element to divide the indoor and outdoor spaces. Yucca is a bright light plant, so do not place this plant anywhere in a dark corner of your apartment.

yucca plant good choice for bright light

The Lechuza Rondo planter Juliette chose is 12 inches by 22 inches, and the potted plant is about six feet tall, which compliments the client’s balcony door width perfectly.

On the dresser, Juliette placed a cascading Pothos.

cascading pothos on the dresser

The Pothos likes medium or bright light, and can be pruned to any shape without suffering damage. It looks great in Lechuza 6-inch by 16-inch windowsill planter.

Right next to the bed, Juliette placed the Sansevieria, aka Snake plant, in Rondo planter.

snake plant perfect for bedroom

The planter measures 12 inches by 22 inches. The potted plant in this planter is about three-and-a-half feet tall.

The snake plant does well in bright or low light, so it will thrive in the corner Juliette chose for it. As for the additional benefits: Snake plant produces oxygen at night, so it’s a great choice for next to our client’s bed. How awesome is that?

Next, Juliette selected a Croton plant for the windowsill because it requires a lot of bright light and it's just perfect for the client’s east-facing window.

croton plant perfect for east facing windows

Lechuza mini windowsill planter measures 11 inches by four inches, and is perfect for thin ledges in a small apartment.

The light in the apartment changes from bright to medium as we move away from the windows, which is why Juliette placed the Money Tree in the middle of the studio, where it will be happy in the dimmer light and serve as a divider between the living space and bedroom space.

impressive money tree

This Money Tree in this video was given to us by a former client, and it took a few years for it to grow to be as tall as you see it. When it arrived, it was just three feet tall.

At My City Plants, we categorize our plants by light requirement, size, and additional benefits. We even included a comprehensive light guide to all the website. Plants can be easily ordered on our online shop. I hope you enjoyed watching the transformation of this studio space. Just remember: no matter what space you're living, everything is possible with the right imagination and the right plants. Green up your life and enjoy the journey.


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Great service.
Will definitely buy again.

Dear Hamed, Thank you for choosing My City Plants and for taking your time to write the review. It means a lot to know that you are happy with our service. Enjoy your plant and reach out to us if you have any questions at https://mycityplants.com/pages/contact-us. We are always here to help! If you do not see our reply to a submitted form within 24 hours, check the spam/junk folder::) WINTER TIPS: Do not place plants near the heat or cold drafts, do not turn the heat off during cold days, do not close blinds, rotate plants frequently to provide an even light exposure to all sides. NOTE: Change of season = Change of watering frequency. Green Regards!
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Aglaonema Cutlass Windowsill Red
G.R.
Chinese Evergreen

This plant is lovely and lush. She brings a lot of love to her new home. She is sitting on top of the file cabinet in my office space. Purchase her. You will not be disappointed! I promise. :)

Dear Gloria, Thank you for the second review and for the highest rating. It means a lot to know that you are happy with your new plants and that they make your office full of love and joy! Woohoo! Just great! Please contact us right away if you have any questions via https://mycityplants.com/pages/contact-us. We are always here to help! If you do not see our reply to a submitted form within 24 hours, check the spam/junk folder:) WINTER TIPS: Do not place plants near the heat or cold drafts, do not turn the heat off during cold days, do not close blinds, rotate plants frequently to provide an even light exposure to all sides. NOTE: Change of season = Change of watering frequency. Green Regards!
Ms. Hiya

The Hoya plant is lovely, and looks beautiful on my desk! I would recommend the purchase of this plant!

Dear Gloria,, Thank you very much for your feedback and for choosing My City Plants. We are so happy that the plant makes your working days much more joyful. :) Please contact us right away if you have any questions via https://mycityplants.com/pages/contact-us. We are always here to help! If you do not see our reply to a submitted form within 24 hours, check the spam/junk folder:) WINTER TIPS: Do not place plants near the heat or cold drafts, do not turn the heat off during cold days, do not close blinds, rotate plants frequently to provide an even light exposure to all sides. NOTE: Change of season = Change of watering frequency. Green Regards!

Plant and pot are beautiful.

Dear Carl, Thank you very much for your feedback and for choosing My City Plants. It is great to learn that you are happy with your new plant. Enjoy this tropical baby! Here is the short video about how to water your plant in self-watering planter: http://bit.ly/2plQgTH Please contact us right away if you have any questions via https://mycityplants.com/pages/contact-us. We are always here to help! If you do not see our reply to a submitted form within 24 hours, check the spam/junk folder:) WINTER TIPS: Do not place plants near the heat or cold drafts, do not turn the heat off during cold days, do not close blinds, rotate plants frequently to provide an even light exposure to all sides. NOTE: Change of season = Change of watering frequency. Green Regards!
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Great plant!

Such a great plant and perfect size to sit in a corner of your home or apartment. Love it!

Dear Mia, Thank you very much for your feedback and for choosing My City Plants. It is great to know that you are happy with your new plant and that it makes you happy having this guy around. Please contact us right away if you have any questions via https://mycityplants.com/pages/contact-us. We are always here to help! If you do not see our reply to a submitted form within 24 hours, check the spam/junk folder:) WINTER TIPS: Do not place plants near the heat or cold drafts, do not turn the heat off during cold days, do not close blinds, rotate plants frequently to provide an even light exposure to all sides. NOTE: Change of season = Change of watering frequency. Green Regards!