The 6 Hardiest Houseplants to Survive the Winter

The winter season has arrived, and some homes are once again too cold for most houseplants. We hope you prepared your garden ahead of time! The good news is that there are a lot of houseplants that can flourish in dark, cold, and dry conditions. Because these houseplants are so simple to care for, even beginners will have no trouble establishing their own indoor garden in the dead of winter. Let's look at some hardy houseplants that can withstand the winter chill in today's guide:


1. ZZ Plant


Arum fern, often known as ZZ plant, is a popular houseplant with deep green, glossy fronds. This houseplant could be used as a focal display or as a living horticulture décor! The ZZ plant is stunning, but it's also quite easy to care for. For one thing, this plant can thrive in low-light environments. This houseplant can be placed in any room of the house because it can withstand cold and damp conditions.


2. Maidenhair Fern


The beautiful, feathery leaves of this houseplant makes it immediately identifiable. If you want to bring the beauty of nature into your home, this is the plant to grow! Because the Maidenhair fern grows naturally on forest floors, it may thrive in low-light environments. This houseplant can withstand extremes of humidity and temperature. The Maidenhair fern may grow in shaded areas as well.


Because direct sunshine might injure the delicate foliage of this houseplant, it's best to keep it in a cool, shady location. The maidenhair fern may survive in relatively dry conditions, but it thrives when irrigated and misted frequently. Because Maidenhair fern prefers damp soil, we recommend placing it in a humid location.


3. Chinese Evergreen


With Chinese evergreen, you may add lushness to every part of your home. The show-stopping, striped leaves of this lovely yet hardy houseplant are well-known. The Chinese evergreen does best in tropical settings, although it will grow in any indoor environment. This slow-growing houseplant can withstand low light, cold, and dry circumstances, among other things.


The Chinese evergreen is a one-of-a-kind houseplant that does not discolor even when kept in a dark environment. However, because this houseplant cannot tolerate being overwatered, utilize well-draining, evenly damp soils. A cold draft might impair the white patterned leaf of the Chinese evergreen, therefore keep it away from cold regions to avoid browned leaves.


4. Clivia


Clivia is a hardy houseplant that can thrive both indoors and out. The trumpet-shaped, vibrant flowers of this houseplant range in color from crimson to pale orange. Clivias can keep their foliage all year, even during the coldest months of the year.


This houseplant's capacity to adapt to many growing situations is one of the reasons for its versatility. It could withstand dim lighting and/or drafty conditions. When the weather becomes chilly, though, it's preferable to bring potted clivias inside. Clivias prefers milder climates, but they may survive in dry conditions. This houseplant is tougher than others because it doesn't require much watering. Civias, on the other hand, prefer rich, well-draining soil, so you'll need to enrich it.


5. Jade Plant



The fleshy leaves and woody stalks of the Jade plant are stunning. This plant ages gracefully, eventually taking on the shape of a little tree. Because it can survive a combination of hot and cold air as well as less-than-ideal growing conditions, the jade plant is one of the most hardy houseplants. During the dry months, the fleshy leaves might also store water.


Jade plants should be cultivated in full sun if possible, but they can also be grown in low-light conditions. This houseplant prefers well-drained, grittier soils and only has to be watered infrequently. In fact, watering a jade plant should only be done when the soil is almost entirely dry to the touch.


6. Christmas Cactus





As Thanksgiving approaches, the Christmas cactus symbolizes the holiday season, so it's no surprise that this eye-catching houseplant is a popular pass-along plant. The Christmas cactus thrives in a tropical climate, especially in high-humidity growth situations, as a real cactus. Christmas cactus will reward your efforts with jewel-toned blossoms if cultivated in the right conditions. With their dazzling pink or purple petals, the blossoms resemble orchids.


The Christmas cactus is a simple plant to maintain. In fact, it thrives on a lack of attention. The Christmas cactus can be grown in the garden or in a pot indoors. This houseplant prefers full sun and despises moisture, so only water when the soil feels dry to the touch.

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