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Winter is the perfect time of year to bundle up for those snow flurries, gather around to enjoy holiday traditions with family and friends, and cuddle up for cozy nights by the fireplace. But with the shorter days and the grayer skies, winter can also feel glum and slow.
Fortunately, houseplants can bring comfort and joy to your home all season long. We’ve compiled a list of five houseplants that can warm up your space on even the coldest of nights.
Christmas Cacti are sure to brighten up your home this winter with gorgeous red and pink flowers that bloom throughout the Christmas season. This cactus is unique in that it thrives in cooler temperatures and needs high humidity and indirect sunlight.
Water this plant every 2-3 weeks when the top of the soil is dry. Be sure to fertilize it monthly throughout the winter months to encourage blooming. As spring and summer approach, water the cactus every two weeks and prune overgrowth when necessary.
Jade plants are very hardy when it comes to drastic temperature changes, which makes them another great addition to your winter houseplant collection. They require very little watering and adapt to a variety of environments. Jade plants also live for a very long time and can be passed down from generation to generation—helping you create memories and traditions with those you love for years to come.
Jade plants like bright light, so placing them in an area of your home with direct sunlight is a great way to provide the appropriate lighting for them. While they are hardy, jade plants are not frost tolerant and will not survive temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit—so be sure to remove them from any windowsill that may be drafty. Water infrequently throughout the fall and winter, and during the spring and summer, ensure the soil is damp throughout the pot.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia plants—or ZZ plants—provide beautiful, dark green leaves that give any space a lush and bright appearance during the winter. They are great plants for areas with low light and grow well even in environments with forced hot air due to their drought-prone natural environments.
As a warning, this plant is toxic. So if you have curious pets or children, keep it out of reach and wash your hands after handling it to avoid skin irritation.
ZZ plants don’t require a lot of watering, so be sure only to do so when the soil is arid. Plant it in well-draining soil and give it a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) once a month.
Pothos plants have heart-shaped leaves that bring joy and warmth to your home even in the coldest season. These plants are fast-growing and require very little maintenance. You can even set up a trellis in your home and train the vines to grow in almost any direction you prefer!
Pothos thrive in many lighting environments, such as bright, low, or fluorescent home and office lights. In addition, they can withstand fluctuating temperature changes between 50-75 degrees Fahrenheit and only require watering once the soil has completely dried out.
Baby Rubber Plants
Peperomia obtusifolia—or baby rubber plants—have shiny, bright leaves in various patterns and colors. This plant provides unique blooms from spring through fall and is very drought-tolerant, making it a great addition to your home during the winter when you’re running warmer and drier air.
Be sure to only water the Baby Rubber Plant when the soil is completely dry—about every one to two weeks. These plants prefer medium to bright indirect light but can also grow in low, indirect light. Place this plant in an area with consistent temperatures ranging from 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit since it does not do well with fluctuating temperatures.
If you’re looking to brighten up your space this winter, these houseplants will bring warmth and a welcome to any room in your home! If you’re unsure where to start decorating your home with houseplants this winter, contact your local florist today!
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