Do you want to grow indoor winter plants but have no idea how much sunlight and water they require? Here is an indoor garden guide to help you through the process.
Ugh, winter is coming. It's time to be stuck in the bitter cold season that seeps through your skin and makes your bones rattle. While winter is a not-so-favorite month for most, what about your plants? Do they hate the cold as much as you do? Many people complain that most of their plants wither and die after the winter season. If you're a plant-lover, you'd want to determine which indoor plants grow well in the winter season so that you can come prepared.
Below you will find an indoor winter garden guide. Don't worry! Your plants can survive indoors. Not only do they help purify the air and help reduce stress, but house plants are great for décor purposes too! Imagine sipping your coffee while reading your favorite book right next to your house plant, adding a touch of greenery and nature indoors. Sounds like heaven, right?
One of the most popular indoor winter plants, aloe vera, actually requires a warm temperature. However, this topical plant does not need direct sunlight. It can be kept indoors next to a window. Since aloe vera likes to be dry, you only have to water it once a week.
Aloe vera has loads of amazing medicinal benefits. Did you know that aloe vera juice soothes burns and is laden with vitamins and minerals?
If you're too busy with work and have commitment issues, the snake plant is for you. Since it rarely requires water, it can be neglected for weeks and still look fresh and beautiful. It does not require a lot of light to survive, making it perfect to place indoors.
The snake plant is famous for cleaning the air inside your home by removing toxins, such as formaldehyde and benzene. Who doesn’t like clean air, right?
The spider plant does not like the cold. It grows well in an average room temperature of 18 to 24-degree Celsius. This indoor plant still requires bright light (not direct sunlight) to grow. It is also fond of humidity, so you will have to water it occasionally.
In case the leaves of the spider plant start to get brown and crispy, remember that it is crying for more humidity. A hack is to place the spider plant in your bathroom. It will definitely thrive in the humidity there!
Peace lily can be commonly found in offices and homes. Known as a closet plant, it is a plant that can easily be cared for. The peace lily thrives in medium to low light. Based on the amount of light it gets, it will grow more or fewer flowers and white spathes.
One of the most common mistakes when growing the peace lily is overwatering the plant. Instead of following a routinely watering schedule, simply check on it at the end of each week. If it seems dry, water it. If it doesn’t, check on it again in a few days.
Bromeliads are perfect if you want to add a burst of color to your home. They have a beautiful, long-lasting inflorescence and brightly-colored foliage. A bromeliad does not require direct sunlight to grow. It grows best in shady places, so you can place it in your room or bathroom.
Keep in mind that the bromeliad is not a thirsty plant, so it should only be watered when it looks dry.
A staghorn fern might look overwhelming, but it is easy to grow. What sets this plant apart is that it grows vertically while being mounted on a piece of wood or a basket. It can easily cover up an empty wall and take up no space.
A staghorn fern thrives with medium to low light. It does not require an abundant amount of moisture.