With winter weather on its way, it’s important to keep some green around to stave off those winter blues. So, we’ve put together a little list of some of our favorite houseplants that are sure to keep that spring spirit in your home!
First up is Sansevieria Black Coral, also known as the Snake Plant. What makes this particular variety unique to other Sansevieria is its tall, dark green foliage that is overlapped with wavy white stripes. One of the easiest plants to care for, Snake Plants are tolerant of low light, drought and overall neglect, so be sure to water only when soil is dry to the touch, and it doesn’t hurt to occasionally wipe the dust off of the leaves in order to really enjoy its gorgeous foliage.
Next on our list is the Bromeliad. Bromeliads only flower once in their lifetime and it’s rare that you get to see it, but what you do get to enjoy are stunning, bright and vibrant leaves. While it prefers bright, indirect light this plant can tolerate some shade. Bromeliads are also drought tolerant and hate being overwatered, which makes them the perfect plant if you’re someone who tends to neglect your houseplants sometimes.
Anthurium is a houseplant that features a gorgeous deep red to pink color on its heart-shaped spathes that can last for 4 to 6 weeks! A low maintenance plant, Anthurium will do best in bright, indirect light and be sure to water only when the soil is dry to the touch.
Another bright and colorful houseplant is the Croton. Featuring narrow or broad multi-colored leaves it’s one of the most striking houseplants you can buy, and caring for it is fairly easy as well. Simply place it in an area that gets bright, indirect light and water at the base of the plant when soil is dry to the touch. Don’t forget to occasionally rinse the foliage to control for mites, and to wipe the dust off of the leaves to maintain its brilliant display of bright foliage.
Succulents are always a favorite when it comes to houseplants, but there is one that is truly unique. Senecio 'Orange Flame' has fiery orange ball shaped flowers that pop against sturdy grey stems and foliage. Like most succulents 'Orange Flame' will do best if watered only when soil is dry to the touch and is placed in direct sun.
New to us this year are two plants that standout for their gorgeous foliage. Alocasia odora variegata and Aphelandar 'Snow White' Zebra Plant. Alocasia odora variegata is a variety of Elephant Ear that features massive green and white variegated leaves. If you are looking for something a little smaller, but that will still provide some eye-catching beauty, then the ‘Snow White’ Zebra plant is for you. Featuring dark green foliage that is striped with white, it’s easy to see where this plant gets its name. Both of these plants will do best when placed in bright, indirect sunlight.
This is just a handful of our favorite houseplants and our greenhouses are fully stocked with many more options. Whether you’re looking for a plant that loves being ignored, or a colorful plant to brighten up a corner we have what you’re looking for.