Houseplants That Thrive All Winter

As a Midwest gardener, houseplants are very important to me. Here, winter is real, and it means that there are months of snow-covered, dormant gardens. Indoor plants offer me both something to do and greenery that I can enjoy. These plants thrive in winter’s lower light conditions. Philodendron My heartleaf Philodendron has been growing well in my home for many decades. This houseplant is a classic. This is why it’s such a popular houseplant. It can withstand neglect. Philodendrons come in all shapes and sizes, making them great winter houseplants. They are native to tropical forests and can thrive in indirect or shaded light.

The common Heartleaf variety is the most popular, however you can find many other varieties. Some have stripes, some have holes in their leaves, and others are pink. Although low light is not a problem for Philodendrons they need lots of moisture. My philodendrons do best when they are surrounded by rocks and water. Peace Lily A peace lily, which can last for 20 years plus, is my other longest-lasting houseplant. It thrives in low light conditions, and requires little maintenance. It was an accident that I discovered that the peace lily prefers to be left alone in its pot. It thrives when the root is not bound in a small pot. Information on Caring for Pothos Plants The Peace Lily needs to be hydrated regularly, but it will recover well if left untended.

My peace lily sometimes wilts if I forget to water it. However, it always thrives after a good soak. It only gets a bloom booster once a year because peace lily doesn’t like being overfed. Orchid I gave a friend a Phalaenopsis orchid last year to help her find a new home. While I was there, I bought one for myself. It is a happy flower that thrives indoors with the right humidity and moisture. Phalaenopsis orchids are the most commonly sold in shops. My orchid produces white flowers that don’t require direct sunlight. It thrives on my east-facing kitchen windowsill, where the steam from the sink helps it do dishes. I soak the roots twice a week and have already had two bloom cycles from this particular orchid. These are the best houseplants I’ve ever grown. They don’t require strong light or long days to thrive. They are also pet-friendly, which is a must in our household.