Tropical houseplants have a way of making the home feel like it’s summer all year long. From lush, green foliage to showy blooms, here are seven tropical house plants to help beat the winter blues.
This tropical house plant has fanned out foliage and can reach heights of around six feet, making it a great match for tall kitchen cabinets. Caring for a Lady Palm is simple, since it requires water only once every few weeks during the winter months. Just place it near a window and away from drafts.
This tropical beauty has slender, upright leaves in variegated shades of green. While it is extremely tolerant of low light and drought conditions, the Snake Plant thrives in bright, indirect light and high humidity, making it a great plant for a bathroom vanity near a sunny window.
Bird of Paradise
This flashy plant has large leaves and eye-catching blooms with a tropical punch of color. It enjoys the occasional misting, but let the soil dry out in between watering in the winter months, and save the fertilizer for spring. Bird of Paradise can grow up to six feet tall, making it another great choice for homes with tall kitchen cabinets.
Easy to grow Bromeliads come a wide variety of colors and textures, with thick, compact leaves and bright, tall flowers. Instead of watering from the soil, keep the center cup filled with water and refresh it each week. Bromeliadswill grow to the size of their pot. They like humidity and they don’t need a lot of light, so you can keep your plant on the kitchen island or bathroom vanity.
The elegant Peace Lily is an ever-popular choice, with a mass of glossy green leaves and gorgeous yellow-white blooms. They prefer indirect light, and can be an attractive addition to a home office or TV room. However, the Peace Lily is toxic, and should be kept away from pets and children.
Anthurium can add a touch of tropical flair to your home. This houseplant features large, green leaves and distinctive flowers in shades of white, red, pink, or orange. Anthurium prefers humidity and moist soil. Anthurium is also considered toxic. Similar to Orchids, they take a little extra care when growing indoors, but it is well worth the effort.
Contrary to popular belief, Orchids can be easy to grow with a little know-how. It’s important to use the right potting mix, and mist/water according to the variety you choose. They also need to be fertilized regularly, including during the colder months. With that said, there is nothing like the exotic blooms of an orchid to beat the winter blues.
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