Indoor Flowers and Foliage
The start of winter signals an end to outdoor gardening for most of the country, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on your hobby. Not only do indoor flowers and other indoor foliage look great in your house, but they can be good for you, too. Indoor plants can help eliminate pollutants in the air and regulate humidity.
Many succulents, like aloe, agave, euphorbia and jade are easy to grow indoors. Here are some other houseplants to consider growing indoors when temperatures begin to drop:
- Snake Plant: Named for the shape of its leaves, it's also known as mother-in-law's tongue because of the leaves' sharpness. This sword-shaped plant is easy to grow and doesn't need direct sunlight.
- Christmas Cactus: This cactus blooms in cool temperatures and darkness, making it great for areas that don't get a lot of sun in the winter. Christmas cacti can actually bloom anytime from fall to spring.
- Moth Orchid: These are probably the most recognizable orchids, with hundreds sold everywhere from garden centers to grocery stores. Give this indoor flower filtered light and average soil moisture.
- ZZ Plant: This is one of the best low-maintenance houseplants you can grow. The ZZ plant has a tropical appearance and is ideal for beginners who may mean well but sometimes neglect their houseplants.
- Kangaroo Fern: As the name suggests, the kangaroo fern originates from Australia. It is perfect for indoor container cultivation, providing rich foliage throughout the year.
- Pothos: The pothos plant is a great way to get started caring for houseplants. Because its care is easy and undemanding, this houseplant is an easy way to add some green during winter.
- Ponytail Palm: This plant is an interesting one to grow indoors considering that, in nature, it will grow to a full-size tree. Indoors, however, these little palms are slow growing and do well in shallow pots.
Remember to research indoor flowers and indoor foliage before growing indoors and make sure you can properly care for them.