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Having a plant in your living space has many advantages. For one, it creates additional oxygen. It also gives a brighter note to every room. Older adults can have a plant in their area for aesthetic reasons, but also as something to help pass their time. They can spend minutes or hours grooming a plant, and watch it grow. Elderly adults who live in retirement homes can’t have a garden of their own to plant seeds, but there are plants they can have indoors.

4 Plants Older Adults Can Easily Care for in a Small Space


This plant is attractive to seniors because of its sword-shaped leaves that stand upright. Thanks to its shape, this plant doesn’t occupy a lot of space and elderly adults can have it in smallest of spaces. Sansevieria has a reptile pattern on its leaves, and because of this, they call it ‘snake plant.’ It comes in different colors, and it is considered one of the hardest plants to kill. It only needs a bit of sunlight and watering once or twice a month.

Asparagus Fern

Even if its name suggests so, this plant is not indeed a fern. Yes, it has needle-like leaves that grow in bunches, but the difference is that it produces red berries, unlike others ferns. This plant is perfect for keeping in a hanging planter.


Many people believe that orchids are hard to maintain. But, it’s not like that. This plant is ideal for elderly who want to have a flower in their living space. Their built, which consist of one or two stalks and a few flowers, will make it a perfect decoration for any room.

4 plants older adults can easily care for in a small space
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African Violets

African Violets are one of the most popular houseplants. There is a reason for that. They are small and don’t take too much space. You can keep them wherever you want – on a table, a window sill, or a working desk. Their heart-shaped purple flowers will lighten up even the darkest places.

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