Houseplants are a multi-talented addition to
your home. Not only do they purify the air, but they promote wellness, enhance
sleep, and help fend off viruses (possibly even COVID). Of course, houseplants bring visual appeal as well,
introducing life, color, and a little pizazz to any family room or kitchen.
Whether you’re looking to improve air circulation
or enhance ambiance, there are plenty of plants that bring flower power to
the long stretch of winter. Start with one of the following:
The moth orchid makes
a great houseplant any time of year, but it has a knack for colder weather. Its
blooming flowers are a mix of sophistication and tropical hideaway with some
deception thrown in; it doesn’t require nearly as much care as its elegant looks
suggest. The plant is easy to grow, low maintenance, and long-lasting; it blooms
2-3 times a year with flowers that range in color from white, purple, and pink
to salmon and yellow. Each bloom can last up to six months.
Primetime for primrose is late winter and early spring. It produces cheerful flowers that brighten dark
days and bring a little bit of summer to liven up your living room. Primrose
needs regular attention due to its propensity for root rot, requiring the right
balance of not too wet, but never dry. It thrives in increased humidity, which
can be accomplished with a pebble tray, and moderate warmth. Temperatures
between 50-65 °F are best (for this plant and your winter energy bill).
Jasmine is a hearty indoor grower with white,
yellow, and bi-colored blooms. Its star-shaped flowers stimulate the visual and
olfactory senses, packing a potent and sensual punch that’s rich and sweet. It
can flourish inside and out, althoughJasminum polyanthum is usually recommended for indoor use.
Jasmine is an enthusiastic climber, one that requires solid
support, a sunny spot, and proper pruning. Without the latter, it can quickly
grow out of control (think Little Shop of Horrors) and leave you with
foliage that hogs the sofa.
is a unique houseplant that offers sharp and bold blooms of orange, red, pink,
yellow, and white hues. In nature, it typically blooms in summer, but it will
bloom as early as February when kept indoors.
Clivia does best in bright, indirect sunlight
and rich soil that drains easily. It flourishes without much attention, making
it the perfect option for anyone whose green thumb is a little off-color.
The lipstick plant blossoms optimally in areas that are warm and humid (its native to
tropical and sub-tropical forests that receive lots of moisture). This
plant gets its name from the appearance of its blooming ruby red flowers; they
emerge from their buds in a tube-like way that pays homage to Revlon and
This plant doesn’t require much
botanical knowledge, making it an ideal option for novices willing to follow
the guidelines. It needs moderate water, bright and indirect sun, and proper
pruning to encourage new growth.
Houseplants are a simple and vibrant way to brighten your
home, especially during a cold and gloomy winter. So, head to the local garden
center and start setting down your roots.
FoxRidge Apartments in Longmont offers a quiet residential location,
mountain views, and modern amenities. We’re the perfect place to call home.
Contact us to learn more.