10 Hardy Winter Indoor Plants to Cheer Up Your Home
Aside from Poinsettias, here are the best winter indoor plants that can survive and thrive in the cold, snowy months. And guess what? No green thumb required!
Winter season is here once again! Keeping indoor plants is a great way to brighten the spirit. Unfortunately, some homes become too cold for most indoor plants. Not to mention changing temperatures, dry air, and fewer hours of daylight creates a challenging growing environment for your indoor plants. The good news is, there are low maintenance indoor plants that can survive and thrive in the cold, dark, and dry growing environment.
Aloe Vera is one of the most popular houseplants to grow, especially for beginners since it’s a very forgiving succulent. It has a lot of health benefits, such as the gel in Aloe Vera provides aid for burns, cuts, other irritations, and treating sunburns. According to a NASA study, Aloe Vera is an air purifying plant that helps remove carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and replace it with oxygen. So if you live in the city or a location with poor air quality, this is the perfect houseplant for you.
An average Aloe Vera plant can grow one to two feet tall, but it can reach up to three feet in height. One of the secrets in keeping this plant happy and healthy is to ignore it from time to time. However, don’t forget to provide it with bright light for at least six to eight hours every morning. You can also put it under fluorescent light.
Water your Aloe Vera only when the soil is dry. Be sure to thoroughly wet the soil and let the water flow freely from the bottom of the planter since this plant cannot tolerate standing water. To keep it happy and healthy, avoid placing it near air conditioning vents, doors, and drafty areas.
One of the most popular winter indoor plants and an elegant Christmas décor, too. Christmas Cactus has become a cheery houseplant décor to a lot of homes during the holiday season because of its colorful and exotic-looking flowers that bloom just in time for the holidays.
Christmas Cactus is a perfect houseplant for beginners. Provide it with bright, indirect light, but it can adapt to low light conditions, too. Water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil evenly moist. Christmas Cactus prefers humid conditions. Mist it frequently or place the plant on a pebble tray.
Dragon Tree is the perfect plant if you love the idea of having a gorgeous and tall plant, but you hate the idea of keeping it alive. It’s a popular choice of plant parents because of its unique look and its potential to grow up to 6 feet tall indoors.
Also known as Madagascar Dragon Tree, this indoor plant is definitely one of the easiest to grow and hardest to kill because it’s a drought-tolerant plant with aggressive root systems. Dragon Tree prefers bright, filtered light, but it can survive in low light situations, as well. It also requires less water compared to other indoor plants. Water your Dragon Tree only when the topsoil is dry or usually once a week. However, keep them hydrated by misting the leaves regularly.
Fiddle Leaf Fig
Fiddle Leaf Fig originated from the tropical jungles of West Africa, so its natural habitat is damp, smoggy, and warm. However, it’s one of the best winter indoor plants because they are easy to care for. Put it near a sunny, east-facing window where it can take in lots of bright, indirect light. During the winter season, water it about once a month. Keep in mind that water evaporates more slowly in a chilly room, so we suggest that you pay extra to whether the room is damp and drafty.
The Jade plant is an extremely popular succulent. It’s also known as the “Friendship Plant” because it’s a popular housewarming gift for your family and friends. Receiving a Jade plant means fortune and good wealth. Jade plant is a generally undemanding houseplant, which makes it perfect for busy plant parents and first-time owners.
To keep this plant happy and healthy, provide it with direct sunlight or full sun to grow for at least four hours every morning, or you can place your Jade plant in a room with south-facing windows for the whole day. During the winter, your Jade plant needs to be watered once every two to three weeks. Keep the soil moist, but don’t overwater it.
Justin Hancock, a horticulturist at Costa Farms, says that growing a Moth Orchid can be a breeze. Moth Orchid is one of the low-maintenance winter indoor plants that can tolerate low light very well. It prefers a drier climate, so avoid watering it all the time. Hancock adds that Moth Orchid usually reblooms once nighttime temperatures begin to drop.
This indoor plant is harder to kill than to keep alive. Philodendron is the easiest indoor plants to care for. It will tolerate all kinds of neglect, but it looks stunning with proper TLC. Put your Philodendron plant under medium to bright, indirect light, but it can survive in low light situations. Water it when the top 50% of the soil is dry. It would usually take one to two weeks before you can water your plant again. Plus, it depends on the climate of your area or how much light your plant is getting every day.
Place your Philodendron plant in an extra humid environment to promote larger leaves, such as your bathroom. It’s also best if you can mist it often, place it near a humidifier, or use a pebble tray.
Ficus Elastica, also known as the Rubber Plant, is one of the easiest winter indoor plants to care for and grow, except for one thing: it doesn’t like change, so pick a bright spot for your Rubber Tree and let it do its thing. Famous for its large glossy leaves, an indoor Rubber Tree plant can grow anywhere between six to ten feet tall.
Rubber Tree makes excellent houseplants as long as you provide it with bright, indirect light. It’s best to place it near a window with a sheer curtain so that it will receive the right amount of sunlight. Water needs vary according to season. During winter, water your Rubber Tree when the top inch of the soil becomes dry. It can survive in less humid temperatures, but it prefers moist and humid air. It’s best to mist its leaves regularly to increase humidity.
Snake plants are chill, low-maintenance, and very forgiving. One of its features is stiff, upright leaves that range can grow anywhere from eight inches to 12 feet tall, depending on the type. Also, they are one of the best air-purifying houseplants. If you want a good night’s sleep.
Snake plants will thrive in either very bright light or low light areas of your home. Perfect for the winter season! Water when the soil is almost dry. Usually, it will take at least 2-6 weeks. This depends on your home temperature, humidity, and light levels.
Perfect for the forgetful plant owner. ZZ plant is one of the toughest winter indoor plants. It basically thrives off of neglect, seriously. ZZ plant looks like a fake houseplant with its perfect, rich green, and shiny leaves. It prefers bright, indirect light. However, it can tolerate low-light conditions or bright, fluorescent light. It’s one of the reasons why they are popular as indoor plants for spaces with low light or no windows.
To keep your ZZ plant alive, it’s best to water it when the soil is dry. Keep in mind that the ZZ plant can survive months without water, but it will easily die by root rot.
Brighten up your home with these winter indoor plants. Trust us, these hardy houseplants can survive all year long. Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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