Homestead Garden – Keep green indoors this winter with the best indoor plants

With winter rolling in, your outdoor garden won’t be requiring your diligent attention for a few months. That begs the question: What’s a gardener to do? Whether you’re an avid gardener or you just like to dabble, consider keeping an indoor garden for the winter. Not only will it bring the outside in and help clean your home’s air, caring for winter plants is easier than you think. Here are three of the best indoor winter plants for your in-home garden.

potted jade plantJade

For a more hands-off approach to gardening, consider adding a jade plant to your indoor collection. This succulent offers visual interest and can easily be kept alive for years and years. All you have to do is place it in room temperature and keep its soil somewhat dry.

potted aloe vera plantAloe

There are different varieties of aloe, some growing up to 3 feet high and others only a few inches. To keep it happy and prosperous, simply pot it in dry soil and place it near a sunny window. Since it prefers dry soil, be sure not to over-water it. Besides being pretty, aloe has medicinal properties to help heal constipation, burns, wounds and other skin irritations.

peace lilyPeace Lily

This one is a popular winter plant due to its aesthetics. The white blooms are easy to grow and maintain. Simply keep it in a darker room (preferably one with few windows) and ensure it is watered frequently. Moist soil and low humidity are the perfect combination for peace lily.

As you’re creating your new garden, remember that some plants may be toxic. If they are, be sure to keep them away from children and pets. Unsure whether a certain plant is toxic? Give us a call or stop in today and we’ll help you figure it out.

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