Winter can be a brutal season, Suddenly, Christmas is over, and we are back to our regular winter lives. The family-centric mentality of December slips away, and we are faced with New Year's goals, new work targets, and school ramping up for end-of-year exams. January can be a lot to deal with.
Spark your life and home with something that will brighten up your day when the weather gets wetter and colder; as the days are slowly getting longer, it is the best time to do some winter planting!
We have compiled a list of some of our favourite winter plants. These plants are simultaneously beautiful, easy to care for, and will thrive with having some love now into the springtime. Have a look through our list of the 7 must-have plants for this winter.
1. String of Pearls
String of Pearls is a bit of fun. You can hang this plant anywhere in your kitchen. We recommend the kitchen because it loves a warm environment. 2-4 hours of sunlight a day is perfect, so hanging anywhere you might be turning up the heat a few times a day is the perfect situation for this beauty.
The pearls dangle with such grace, but it's something that brings a little joy to everyone's eyes. From young to old, this plant will impress the eyes of loved ones and guests alike. The best part about it is, you barely have to water it in winter. This is one of the indoor winter plants that likes its soil quite dry, making it super low maintenance in winter.
2. Pineapple Plant
If you need to be reminded of what summer feels like, have a look at this delightful Pineapple little plant. One of our favourite indoor plants, this pineapple plant is more of an aesthetic charm than an edible option. The best part about it is when the pineapple becomes ripe and falls, you should get pups in the soil that enable you to grow new plants with ease!
This is one for the communal spaces. It thrives in consistent, room temperatures. Though this is a spectacle that many should share, it also has been shown to help improve sleep! If you have a partner who snores, get this for them as a present as it has been shown to improve snoring! This plant does require some grooming but it will let you know if it is over/underfed. See our website for more details.
3. Snake Plant Laurentii
Snake Plant Laurentii is one of the most perfect winter plants because it is insanely low maintenance. It requires very little care and thrives in a variety of environments. This is perfect for the office, home office, dining area, or bedroom. The lovely yellow-tipped leaves provide a lovely aesthetic contrast.
If this isn’t enough to convince you, it is endorsed by NASA as one of the best plants to purify the air! So, in winter when we spend more time together indoors, try bringing this lovely plant in to help clear the air. It can be harmful to pets and small children so just make sure it finds its home in a hard-to-reach place.
4. Swiss Cheese Plant
Swiss Cheese Plant is one of the world's favourite plants. With some beautiful, big-reaching leaves, this cheese plant fills the room with a luscious green colour. It brings some much-needed vibrancy in the colder months, and can truly transform a room once it gets up to a good size.
This is definitely one of the best indoor winter plants due to its size, enabling it to almost act like a decorative piece of furniture rather than a small hanging plant. If you have a room that needs some improvement, try out this plant this winter. The large leaves will provide some lovely air cleaning as well!
5. Calathea Medallion
The Calathea Medallion is one of the best bedroom plants around. It is super easy to care for, actually benefiting from sporadic and non-direct sunlight. If it is hit with direct sunlight, the leaves can discolour. We recommend keeping the soil moist but also using well-draining soil.
One of the best aspects of this plant is its air-purifying properties. It is a powerhouse purifier, helping to remove dust particles in the air. This can help you sleep so much better, reducing snoring and generally improving the quality of your sleep.
6. Pilea ‘Greysy’
Although it would be ideal to start with Pilea ‘Greysy’ inside, this can be a lovely consideration for your outdoor winter plant curation. Keep it outside in an area with lots of covers, it really benefits from pure rain rather than tap water. If it is rainy where you live, make sure to have really well-draining soil.
It serves as a lovely bit of classy foliage for our outdoor garden and should stay the same robustly through the winter. If it starts to look a bit rough, bring it inside for a little bit as the conditions might be a little too wild outdoors.
7. Rubber Plant Belize
Rubber Plant Belize is quirky and cute-looking, making it a lovely little gem to brighten up your winter. The sap can be used to make rubber, hence the name, but you don’t want to cut this plant down! It has some beautiful coloured leaves that stand tall when well looked after.
We know this plant can improve any humid room in the house. Studies have shown one of these can improve the humidity in a room by around 15%! That makes it an incredibly worthwhile investment!
We hope you have enjoyed the list of our favourite winter plants. We know that these will brighten up your January, providing some vibrancy and added health benefits to your home as well. Order now to set your home up for the winter!