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Mission Place Apartments, Jessup, MD  Using plants to add a touch of the outdoors to your apartment has never been so easy. Learn more here.

Decorate your Mission Place apartment home with a few well-placed houseplants this summer. We have a few tips and tricks to help you choose plants that will thrive and last in your home.


It’s important to choose the right kind of houseplant for your lifestyle and your apartment. If you travel a lot, or if you’re more forgetful, it’s important to choose a plant that needs infrequent watering and attention. Cacti and succulents are excellent choices for anyone who wants a low-maintenance (but beautiful!) plant to take care of. Ensure that your rooms are right for the plants you’ve chosen. Some plants need more sunlight than others. Some plants thrive in the dark. Scout your house for the right places for each of your new houseplants.


Balcony space is probably one of the most under-utilized space of most apartments. If you happen to have one of the apartments with a balcony at Mission Place, it’s a great place to add some green with plants. Make the plants work for you and choose some that can double as mosquito-repellent devices. Container plants that repel mosquitoes are a  great addition to your balcony or patio. Some good ones to use are: rosemary, horsemint, marigold, lemon balm, ageratum, citronella, catnip, basil, lemon thyme, verbena, peppermint, geranium, basil, oregano, lemongrass, and lavender. Many of them have other useful properties as well.

An herb garden is another great houseplant option. Grow a small herb garden in your kitchen and use the herbs the next time you cook a meal for the people you care about. An herb garden is a great way to add some interest into your kitchen space, and fresh cut flowers can serve as a great centerpiece. Fresh flowers also tend to brighten up a room. If you aren’t a fan of traditional houseplants, but still want some green in your home. Fresh flowers are a great way to decorate your space.


Use this Plant Encyclopedia from Better Homes and Gardens to learn more details about house plants. The section on container plants is particularly useful when you are planning what to add to your apartment, whether it’s indoors or on your outdoor balcony at Mission Place.  We turned to Yelp to help us identify the best places to buy plants in the Jessup, MD area.


Let us know how your plant project goes in the comments, and enjoy the rest of the summer here at Mission Place apartments.