Houseplants scrub the air clean, boost moisture in dry weather, and add beautiful greenery even in winter. They’re easy to grow and will last for years with a little care.
Tropical houseplants like hibiscus and palms require special care when grown indoors.
WHAT TROPICAL HOUSEPLANTS NEED:
- Place plants in as much direct light as they can get, away from vents and cold drafts.
- 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.
- Mist plants after watering.
- Feed with a diluted fertilizer for tropical plants once during winter.
If you have the space, rotate tropicals through the bathroom. They love the humidity from showers.