Best Indoor Plants To Liven Up Any Room This Winter
- January 25, 2021
There’s not much to do now that we are in the middle of winter in Tennessee. With months yet to go before we can even begin to think about our gardens, some of us are getting antsy. While we can’t plant in frozen ground and it’s much too early to start growing indoors, you can still scratch your gardening itch with indoor plants. Growing indoor plants is fun, easy, and great practice if you have no gardening experience. Check out these houseplants that are surprisingly easy to take care of.
Aloe is a great plant for beginners. It grows in tropical regions around the world which means it can easily adapt to conditions inside your home. The aloe plant doesn’t need to be watered too often. Let the soil dry out before watering. Mature plants can be harvested for aloe gel which can be used to treat sunburns or added to smoothies and beauty products.
The peace lily is a classic indoor plant that loves the shade. Place peace lily in a dark room with some light. It can even do well under fluorescent lights. If you have had trouble in the past with plants and forgetting when to water them then, have no fear. The peace lily tells you when it is thirsty its leaves will start to droop. When it gets too much light, its leaves will turn yellow and then brown. The peace lily is known to be a great air purifier for small rooms, cleaning the air of formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and other airborne toxins. Keep your peace lily in a warm room and away from cold drafts.
The parlor palm is a larger indoor plant but that doesn’t mean it’s any harder to take care of. Parlor palms fill any room with a tropical vibe because its long fronds resemble palm leaves. Re-plant it in larger pots and the parlor palm can grow up to six feet tall. Place in a room that receives medium to full sunlight but not direct sunlight. Water is required every other week or so. Just make sure the soil dries out before watering.
Snake plants prefer plentiful sunlight, but can tolerate low levels of light and be content but will only flower with ample light. In the summer, they should be protected from hot, direct sunlight. They should be protected from the hottest, southern sun in summer. If you are the type of person who is never home, then snake plants are the perfect plant for you. Snake plants only need to be watered every 2-8 weeks and can withstand drought better than most houseplants.
Succulents have caught on recently with young people because of their wide range of colors and textures. Succulents are a group of plants that have thick waxy leaves and stems used for storing water. Because of this adaptation, succulents are able to survive on very limited water. Most succulents enjoy direct sunlight, but there are varieties that thrive in the shade. Remember to read the labels to determine specific recommendations for your succulent.
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