With the winter season ahead of us, it’s tough to say goodbye to the comfort of the great outdoors and all the beautiful outdoor living spaces our landscapes create. With a little creativity and work, you can help many plants to thrive within the walls of your home during the winter!
Here’s your guide to houseplants that will liven up your indoor spaces during the winter months, and keep your green thumb busy until spring!
An ideal plant for beginners, the easy-going snake plant can thrive when placed next to a sunny window or in partial shade. This plant prefers dry air, which winter supplies plenty of.
Place a cactus near a sunny window and it will always be happy. The cactus has an ability to store water and nutrients, so it can practically take care of itself.
The scent alone of rosemary will remind you of soaking up the sun outdoors, and place this herb in a sunny kitchen window where it can be used for cooking or simply for decoration.
The Jade tolerates year-round room temperatures and is very happy in indirect sunlight with very little water.
This plant flowers plenty during the winter months, given bright light and a
well-equipped draining system.
Also known as arum fern, this plant can survive low light conditions and tolerates cold
and damp environments.
This plant thrives on neglect. This cactus loves full shade and only needs to be watered
when the soil is completely dry to the touch. This plant never wants direct sunlight.
This plant can survive cold indoor temps above 45 degrees and prefers indirect sunlight, be sure not to overwater this plant.
Keeping the soil moist in this plant will keep it easy to grow indoors year-round – the
scent alone is sure to boost your mood!
Air plants thrive in temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. Your air plants will be
happy with the temperature you keep your home at all winter long.
This plant only needs about four hours of light a day, perfect for the short winter days.
Place this plant close to a window and enjoy the pop of color it adds to any room.
The Jade prefers being cold so it’s a perfect plant for winter months, it also needs little
water, so the Jade is very low maintenance. Always remember that most plants in the winter are resting, since most plants are growing slower in the winter months – they require less water and nutrients.
Most house plants hate cold drafts, so keeping them away from doors and vents is key. Always remember that each plant is different and requires different care.
In short, always do your research and take care of your indoor plants accordingly.
Happy winter gardening!