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During the colder months, it is no surprise the outdoors isn’t the best space for our favorite plants. Another thing to consider when purchasing our green friends, however, is that our indoor space may not be the most hospitable environment either, especially in the winter. The air inside tends to be dry, there is less natural sunlight streaming in the windows, some rooms are drafty and some are just too hot. That being said, there are still tons of plants that will love to be your new roommate under the proper conditions.
Love Christmas trees but hate the clean up of pine needles? Look no further. This fun and funky plant not only brings a pop of color to your drafty room, it is durable and low-maintenance. The Christmas cactus needs minimal care and will thrive year round indoors or can be moved outside during summer while in full shade. Add a gold star on top and you have yourself the ideal Christmas tree.
Kalanchoe Chocolate Soldier
This is the type of guilt-free chocolate we are here for. This succulent is very drought tolerant when “trained” to be. This guy needs full sun and only needs to be watered when completely dry. Not to mention, he’s super cute.
Don’t have a green thumb but love being surrounded by plants? This is the leafy companion for you. This houseplant is often on top of the “most likely to survive” list making it perfect for any time of year. It thrives in areas with minimal natural light but is also capable of surviving in bright areas. So, in sum, dealer’s choice of placement. This plant only needs to be watered when the soil is completely dry. Simple.
Think of this cutie like yourself at the beach. It loves to bask in the sun but likes to be in the shade during the hottest part of the day. It needs plenty of water in the summer time but reduced amounts in the winter. In other words, this is a plant version of you. You’ve done well with yourself so far, so we trust you can handle this plant too.
Cold air + hot radiator air = one happy, low-maintenance jade plant. This plant will be fine near an open window in winter and only requires water once every three weeks. Plus, it forms into something like a miniature tree to imitate the leaved trees we miss during winter.
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