10 Indoor Plants You (Probably) Can’t Kill
Can’t keep house plants alive for long? Even the anti-green thumb can handle one of these 10 easy-to-grow indoor plants.
The snake plant needs very little water, and it doesn’t require an abundance of sunlight, so it makes a great winter indoor plant. Snake plants can even be left alone for a couple weeks if you decide to escape to a warmer locale for a winter getaway.
Try growing some aloe vera this winter so it’s ready to use when you get that summer sunburn! Aloe vera doesn’t need direct light, but it does need a warmer room. Try keeping aloe vera in a south or west facing part of your home and water it just once a week as it prefers dry soil.
Jasmine plants produce white flowers that you can easily train to grow around a hoop. They do enjoy cooler temperatures at night and some daytime sunlight, making them a good option for winter growing.
You can keep a staghorn fern thriving with medium light and moderate moisture. These ferns do well in baskets hung from the ceiling.
A zebra plant will add some personality to your space with its striped leaves. Zebra pants do well in high humidity, so add one to your bathroom for a fresh look.
Spider plants are a popular indoor plant choice as they help improve the air quality of your home. This plant requires light, so make sure it’s near a south or west facing window, but keep it out of direct light as the leaves can scorch. It needs occasional watering.
If conditions are right for the cyclamen, the flowers can last a long time. Various colors are available, including red, purple, white and pink. A Christmastime favorite, cyclamens do well with filtered light and a temperature of no more than 65 degrees F. The soil should be kept moist.
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The peace lily likes medium to low sunlight and it only needs water when the soil is dry. The peace lily is another popular choice for winter growing as it helps improve air quality.
Streptocarpus, aka Cape Primrose, is a popular choice for indoor growing because the orchid-like flowers have a long bloom period. They thrive in indirect light and can come back to life if neglected for long periods of time.