Adding life to your home during the cold winter months is a great way to keep your spirits up. Even when there isn’t a lot of sunshine pouring in, these houseplants will warm up your home.
These seven houseplants are easy to care for, survive in low light and will help you survive the dark winter months.
7 Houseplants that Thrive Under Low Light
1. ZZ plant
This is a perfect houseplant for those who don’t have a lot of time or light. The ZZ plant looks great with its upright, glossy foliage in dark green. It works well when planted in a well-draining indoor potting mix and when you allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
2. Ponytail palm
This slow-growing palm eventually grows up to 4 feet tall. It is a simple houseplant to care for, which makes it popular for indoors. It works well when planted in a well-draining indoor potting mix. In winter, allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry before lightly watering.
3. Snake plant
Being strong and sturdy makes this houseplant a great grab for any style decor. It has stiff, upright, sword-like leaves that are a beautiful green, edged with gray, silver or gold. It prefers a standard, porous potting mix.
In the autumn and winter months, be sure to let it dry completely between waterings.
This houseplant is one of the most popular fall and winter houseplants. Its handsome foliage designs make this a plant that offers four seasons of interest. It also comes in a vibrant shade of red that brightens any dark room. A regular potting mix and weekly watering do well for this plant.
5. Dragon tree (Dracaena)
With its vibrant leaves and gray stem, this little tree will get your guests talking. They grow to different heights, so clumping them together can create a modern design feel. Their leaves have vibrant colors of green and cream with a purplish red outline.
Dracaena works well when planted in a well-draining indoor potting mix. In winter, allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry before lightly watering.
One of the most diversely used houseplants, from hanging baskets to trellises, the philodendron is all about the foliage. Coming in a variety of sizes and types, it is always quick to grab your attention.
Use a standard potting mix for philodendron. In the winter, allow it to dry out between waterings.
7. Spider plant
Don’t worry, the spider plant isn’t named for bringing in spiders. It is named for the little tendrils that grow off the tips of the leaves. They produce a tiny white flower just before the tendrils appear.
Spider plant does best as a hanging basket, on tall bookshelves or as a tabletop plant. Let the soil dry out between waterings.
Tip: Place your plants in a spot where you will see them on a regular basis. That way you’ll be able to enjoy them to the fullest and notice if there are any problems that you’ll need to address. Overwatering is the No. 1 cause of houseplant death.