Grow Your Own Jungle with Tropical Houseplants

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Shake off the winter blues with a breath of fresh air by filling your home with tropical houseplants.

Houseplants scrub the air clean, add moisture in dry weather, and add beautiful greenery even on the coldest days of winter. They’re easy to grow and will last for years with a little care.

What Tropical Houseplants Need:

  1. Place plants in as much direct light as they can get, away from heat vents and cold drafts. 
  2. Water with room temperature water and pour off any that collects in saucers. Keep soil consistently moist, but not wet or soggy. Don’t overwater. It’s the No. 1 reason houseplants die. 
  3. Mist plants after watering. 
  4. Don’t feed now. Begin feeding with a diluted fertilizer every two weeks from spring until early fall. 

Tip:

If you have the space, rotate tropicals through the bathroom. They love the humidity from showers.

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