House Plants for the Winter

New England winters are brutal for any plant lovers! Keeping plants alive in this frigid climate seems almost impossible at times. But leaving your room dull and without something colorful is not an option. Luckily, there are plants that are easy to maintain even in a New England climate.

The first plants I want to talk about are air plants. These plants require no soil and almost no water. If you’re someone who wants plants but doesn’t have time to actually take care of them, these are perfect for you. You can place them in almost anything you want: wall mounts, hanging terrarium or unique pots. Mine are in mini glass terrariums I made, that hang from my ceiling. Terrariums are my personal favorite because you can add crystals, rocks, wood and so much more. They just feel personal to your style. 

Another great plant to have is a pothos. Pothos is an ideal first time house plant, they grow best in medium to high sunlight but can also tolerate lowlight. Watering only needs to be done when soil is dry. These plants will grow super long like a vine and bring beautiful color to your room. The leaves are bright green with patches of yellow on them. Pothos are typically hanging plants but can also be put into a pot if placed on a high shelf to give it room for the leaves to grow all the way to the ground.

If you’re looking for something like a pothos but don’t want it to take up too much room, then lucky bamboo would be perfect! Lucky bamboo is a relatively easy plant to take care of and will thrive in a light filled room. If your room is low light it will still be fine, just won’t grow as much. Watering is easy, just make sure water is covering the roots. Typically, I water mine every week and a half. 

Lucky bamboo won’t just bring color to your room but will increase Feng Shui. The goal of Feng Shui is to create harmony between you and your environment. In asian culture, this is referred to as taoism. Taoism is the way of nature and all basic principles of Fang Shui reflect nature. Usually lucky bamboo has a red ribbon tied around it and something made of silver in it.(I put coins in mine)

Not only do plants liven up a room, they actually increase oxygen levels too! This is said to remove harmful chemicals from the air. New England winters can be harsh and drab, so why not change that and take some new colorful friends into your home. Even if you claim to be a terrible plant owner, these plants are very good alternatives and easy to care for!