Best Plants To Grow In Winter

December 21, 2018

Winter comes bearing cold weather and dead plants, which makes it one of the most dreadful seasons of all for those with a greenthumb. So how do we save our plants and our happiness? That can be quite easy. While some would completely give up their plant care during winter, others are eager to save all that they can. Popular plants in winter are the common succulent and cacti, greenhouse plants, and water plants such as coral and water sprites.

Succulents are tiny pot plants that grow very slowly and require very little actual care. Watering is only needed every two weeks and they don’t take up very much space at all. While they can grow outdoors, they are much better indoors, making them the perfect indoor plant for the winter season. Not only are there dry air thriving succulents, but there are also humid air succulents that can be placed in a terrarium and kept humid indoors as well. Examples of dry include Aloe Vera, Haworthia, Echeveria Elegans and Sempervivum. Examples of humid include Ferns, Fittonia, Pilea, and Calathea. These also include different types of small cacti.

Some people even go as far as having a greenhouse all year long. This is an excellent idea for those who want fresh vegetables and fruits grown themselves all year long and who enjoy larger plants without them in their house. Getting a greenhouse is quite easy and can be taken care of simply by putting it in an area outside where there is plenty of sun. The sun will heat the greenhouse and your plants will thrive as long as you continue to water them or hook up a watering system. Plants that may be put in a yearlong greenhouse could be Spinach, Cabbage, Geraniums and citrus fruits.

For those of us who aren’t very interested in the normal plants, there are such things as aquarium plants. While these may be more difficult to care for depending on whether you have salt or freshwater, these plants are soothing to the soul. Salt water aquariums are hard to care for because they are very particular and coral especially is fragile. Coral will in fact die under stress. If you adore saltwater plants, this may be a battle you’re willing to work through. If not, other options are much easier. Freshwater plants include Anubias, Echinodorus and Java Moss. These plants thrive as long as they receive warm water and sunlight. Plus, aquarium plants can also be suited with fish which can be a plus.

Winter brings cold weather and yet, it can’t completely take our plants. Plants can easily be cared for yearlong and kept in our lives. Which plant is your new favorite?

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