When winter arrives many of us have no chose back to turn to indoor gardening. That leads us to one of the advantages of indoor gardening – the ability to grow your plants regardless of the season. With that said, not all plants will thrive and look great during the winter. There is no need to worry. There are thousands upon thousands of plants that are perfect for indoor gardening. There are indoor plants grown mainly for their flowers such as orchids, plants are grown for their elegant foliage such as ficus, and plants grown for their wonderful fragrances such as mint, lavender and so on. Regardless of what you are looking for, you can find a house plant for you. Here are 9 great indoor plants for winter.
The houseplants included in this article are based on their longevity, the amount of attention they require to thrive, the appearance including foliage and blossom, the plants’ fragrance, and the color of the plant. We have taken even the uniqueness of the plant into consideration
9 Popular Indoor Plants For Winter
Aloe (Aloe x)
This plant is quite a popular one, and I am positive most of you have heard the benefit this plant has for the skin. This is why aloe can be found in many skin care products. The aloe plant is a common indoor plant and is used by many to soothe itching and burns. The aloe plant is also very effective at clearing the air of pollutants. When the aloe plant blooms, its flowers are orange and yellowish in color, which appears abundantly during the winter. The aloe plant will grow through the whole year. The plant needs a lot of light, so make sure you provide it with a plentiful amount. The care requirements of the aloe plant are a well-drained potting soil or mix, and a lot of bright light at least 7 hours a day.
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum x)
The amaryllis plant can be forced to bloom during the winter. It has very lovely flowers that will surely brighten up both workspaces and the home also. You can plant the bulbs of the amaryllis plant on a weekly basis from the fall to early winter. This will ensure you get continuous bloom throughout the winter season. In order to prolong bloom, you should place the amaryllis under bright but filtered light.
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia x)
The calla lily is one popular plant. This is because of the plant’s wonderful flowers. The calla lilies grow from large tubers and produce an elegant flower that has a sweet fragrance unlike the calla lily’s Araceae cousin the voodoo lily. The blooms are sparkling where folded spathe that encloses a golden pollen filled spadix. The iconic appearance makes the calla lily’s flowers one of the most loved and adored. The flowers look amazing, especially during the freezing winter. Caring for this plant is not demanding. The plant requires a lot of bright light and a moist potting mix or soil.
Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x)
This plant will bloom from fall to spring. This makes it a wonderful plant to grow in anticipation for the winter. The Christmas cactus comes in many cultivars. The flowers are very lovely with bold brightly colored petals. This Christmas cactus may be a cactus, but it needs watering on a regular basis. Just ensure the potting mix or soil is moist but nor waterlogged. The foliage of this plant is also stylish. The Christmas cactus grows best under filtered light. These plants are great indoor plants for winter.
Corn Plant (Dracaena x)
The corn plant is one of the more popular dracaena plants. This indoor plant is elegant looking and only blossoms with a very sweetly scented fragrant. The flowers entangle the plant itself. The dracaena plant is also popular for its ability to filter the air of toxins such as xylene, toluene, trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde. This plant can grow taller than 6 feet. The taller the corn plant is the more likely it is to bloom. The corn plant thrives best in damp potting mix or soil, although waterlogged soils will damage and even kill the plant. Also, make sure to provide the corn plant with a lot of bright light. In all caring for plants from the dracaena species is easy.
Jewel Orchid (Ludisia x)
This plant is a ground cover orchid. One of the more brilliant things about this plant is the intricate white flowers. The blooms of the jewel orchid make it a loved plant. When not in bloom, the jewel orchid has a graceful foliage of rich velvety leaves and contrasting veins. When growing the jewel orchid plant ensure the potting soil or mix is moist but not soggy.
Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe x)
This is another succulent just like cactus and is one of the best indoor plants for winter. The bright flowers of this plant come in masses and last long. The foliage of the kalanchoe plant is usually glossy and shiny, although that is not always the case. Caring for this plant is simple. All the kalanchoe plant need is a lot of light. The kalanchoe plant does not require a lot of watering and will grow and bloom just fine in slightly moist to an averagely moist potting mix. A well-drained potting mix such as cactus mix is best for this plant.
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis x)
This is one of the most popular orchids out there. You can find these flowers in malls, flower stalls, and garden centers. Growing the moth orchid is very easy. Very little maintenance is necessary. As far as the moth orchid is exposed to enough light and the moisture levels of the potting soil are average, it will grow very well. One of the best things about the moth orchid is the fact that it can bloom for months on end.
Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus x)
Unlike the calla lily, the voodoo lily does not have a pleasant scent flower. In fact, for three days, the flowers of the voodoo lily have a foul smell. The voodoo lily blooms in midwinter and needs dry soil and filtered light to grow nicely.