The weather outside may be frightful, but having indoor plants makes this time of year much more delightful. Plants can make our indoor spaces much more cozy and welcoming. As we enter the coldest months of the year throughout much of the US, the Grow-How® Team is here to share our top five favorite houseplants to buy in winter.
Starting with one of the hardiest plants around, the sansevieria is our go-to recommendation for winter foliage. Otherwise known as the snake plant, this plant is sure to spruce up your space.
Beyond just being generally hardy, the snake plant actually prefers the type of dry, hot air produced by furnaces and fireplaces. This is because snake plants are native to dry climates and need very little moisture to survive. They only need water when the soil is fully dry. Plus, they are happy in a variety of lighting.
One of our favorite indoor plants for beginners is the pothos plant. Despite its delicate, glossy leaves, the pothos is actually extremely durable and forgiving. It can withstand cooler temperatures and it doesn’t mind dry air.
Place your pothos in a hanging pot or put it on a bookshelf and watch its elegant vines cascade down. The pothos is happy in bright, indirect sunlight and prefers to be watered when the soil volume is half dry.
Even in the wintertime, you can make your home feel like a tropical vacation with a bright and cheery bromeliad. Bromeliads add a pop of color to your space with their bold, unique, and long-lasting flowers. They are adaptable and easy to care for, making them the perfect addition to your collection this season.
In nature, they get most of their moisture from the rainwater that the center of the plant catches, known as the “vase.” Keep their vase filled halfway with water at all times, place them in indirect bright light, and watch these tropical beauties thrive in your home.
Jade plants are known for their low-maintenance indoor care needs. They are one of the most beloved succulents, known for their plump leaves and easy-going nature. Jades can handle drought and dry climates, so the dry air in your winter home won’t bother these plants.
While jade plants are tolerant of varying temperatures and low humidity, they can be picky about lighting. They will be happiest receiving bright indirect to direct light. Allow their soil to dry completely between watering.
Yet another low-maintenance, hardy plant, the Ponytail Palm makes an excellent choice for winter foliage in your home. This desert-dwelling plant is popular for its whimsical leaves that sprout from its sturdy, water-storing trunk.
The ponytail palm does not need a humid environment to thrive, just some bright, direct sunlight from a south or west-facing window. It’s quite forgiving of irregular and infrequent waterings, making it perfect for the beginner plant parent.
Winter Plant Care
If you need help caring for your plants this winter, the Grow-How®Team has you covered with the blog How to Help Indoor Plants Survive the Winter. When you purchase a plant from Bloomscape, our Grow-How® Team is here to help you with any question you may have along the way.