Top 5 Houseplants to Buy in Winters
Winter can be challenging for houseplants, as they have to cope with lower light conditions, colder temperatures, and dry air. Many plants go into dormancy during this time of the year. However, some plants are more resilient and adaptable than others and can thrive even in the coldest months. They add greenery to our house and keep the air pure and the atmosphere stress-free.
Here are our top 5 picks for houseplants to buy in winter
1. Jade Plant (Crassula Ovata)
The Jade plant is a popular houseplant with a stout woody stem and characteristic oval, shiny green, or variegated leaves. It’s also referred to as a lucky plant and is believed to bring wealth and good luck in Feng Shui. It’s a hardy plant that can easily tolerate the coldest winter months. Place it in a sunny spot as it requires 4-6 hours of bright direct sunlight for proper growth. For best results, water it only when the soil is completely dry. It’s one of the longest-living house plants if maintained with care.
2. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
Peace lily is a beautiful flowering plant that can brighten up any room with its dark green foliage and white spathes (flowers). It prefers medium to bright indirect light but can survive low light in winter. It likes to be kept moist but not soggy and will droop when it needs water. It is also an excellent air purifier, as it can remove air pollutants such as ammonia and carbon monoxide. Its beautiful foliage and spathes make it a perfect gift plant. Being toxic, it should be avoided in houses with pets.
3. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)
The Chinese evergreen is a versatile plant with stunning large, oval-shaped leaves that come in different patterns and colors, ranging from green to silver to red. It can adapt to various light and humidity levels, making it a good winter plant. Its dark green variety can do well even in partial light, but the variegated and colored varieties need direct sunlight to maintain their color. Water it regularly but avoid overwatering. Occasional misting can prove beneficial. The Chinese evergreen is also considered a good luck plant in Chinese culture, as it is believed to bring prosperity and happiness.
4. ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)
ZZ plant is a succulent with glossy, dark green, or black leaves that can brighten up any dull space instantly. It is native to South Africa and is drought-tolerant. It can survive in low light and cold conditions of winter months and rarely needs to be watered or fertilized. The ZZ plant is also resistant to pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free choice for any home. It is also referred to as the eternity plant as it’s very hard to kill.
Bromeliads are epiphytic plants that belong to the pineapple family. They have colorful, sword-shaped leaves, ranging from green, red, yellow, orange, dark pink, and purple. They can tolerate the harsh winter months as they are quite hardy. They require bright indirect sunlight to grow well and maintain their color. Provide them with moist well-draining soil, but avoid too much watering as it can be fatal. They don’t flower frequently, but when they do, the flowers are quite spectacular and vibrant.
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