Seasons are changing fast and the days are getting smaller and smaller. Thus we begin to spend more time in the comfort of our homes. In the same time we crave for nature’s colors and smells. If you love plants and you want to bring them inside the house, here are top 5 best house plants for winter.
1. Snake plant
Perfect indoor plants are the ones that don’t need direct sunlight to thrive. Snake plant tolerates low light and dark corners, but this will only make it grow slower. It needs a few hours a day in direct sunlight to stimulate growing and encourage flowering. Keep it outside during warmer seasons to allow it to bloom. One of its best particularities is that snake flower can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen over night. Thus it helps to filter the indoor air. It’s a quality that makes this plant ideal for bedroom.
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This is the perfect plant for beginners. It can thrive in low humidity and shady areas. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause burning on the leaves. Philodendron needs water every 1-2 weeks and you need to make sure that the soil is dry before adding water. It is considered that Philodendrons improve air quality in every home. Their beautiful leaves are a sight to see and improve the aspect of the room they are placed in.
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3. Aloe plant
Aloe is a very succulent plant which thrives when placed in bright spots with indirect light during warmer seasons. It doesn’t require much attention as it has to be watered every 2-3 weeks in spring or summer and even rarer during winter. Aloe plant is well known for its curative properties. It is enriched with antioxidants and contains healthy compounds. Aloe has a life span of about 12 years and it reaches maturity after 4 years.
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4. Fiddle leaf fig
Fiddle leaf figs are perfect indoor plants. They are very popular because of their bold green leaves. This type of plant grows very fast and very tall if the space allows it. You can control it’s size by the pot’s shape and it regrows from a trimmed trunk.
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5. Jade plant
Jade plant is a succulent houseplant, adaptable and easy-growing. It is popularly know as the lucky plant. Jade is well know for its medicinal benefits. Besides that, it improvise indoor air quality by absorbing CO2 at night. If the air inside your house is mostly dry, a jade plant will be a perfect match because it elevates the level of humidity.
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