Each winter, it’s a shame to lose all of your delicate outside garden plants. Many are truly warm-weather perennials that may be taken indoors and grown all year. Because dwellings have less light, shade-tolerant plants are especially suitable selections for houseplants. There are other growth factors to consider, such as decreased indoor temperatures and humidity. Houseplants brought in from the tropics may require particular care. Consider these ten things to keep in mind if you’re looking for a place to hide.
Begonias are a type of flower.
Plant breeders are increasingly interested in begonias, and many like to order plants online. Rex begonias, in particular, will make attractive houseplants due to their distinctive colours, patterns, and textures. Because they demand high humidity, they can be difficult to grow indoors, but planting them on a pebble tray can assist.
- Sunlight: dappled or partial
- Allow time for the soil to dry between waterings.
- Colour variations include Green, red, pink, purple, silver, brown foliage; pink blooms.
Fuchsia is the second colour on the list.
Fuchsias have a tropical appearance, yet they prefer cool temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Because this plant benefits from a winter rest, don’t expect many flowers in the winter. Trim the plants to around 6 inches before bringing them inside before the first frost. Place it in the cold (45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit) and dimly lit area. In the spring, reposition the plant in a sunny location and resume regular watering. New growth should begin shortly. Replace the soil in the pot and begin feeding every other week.
- Unless it’s winter, the sun is shining brightly.
- When the soil is dry, water lightly. Colour varieties: white, pink, red, purple, or a variety of combinations
3 Geraniums (Pelargonium)
For years, gardeners have been online order plants of this variety. You can let them lay dormant until spring, but if you have a bright south-facing window, you can enjoy repeat blooms throughout the winter. Because the roots of geraniums growing in pots outside will not be disturbed, they are the finest prospects. Bring them indoors before the first frost and give them a light trim.
- Sunlight is abundant.
- Between waterings, give the soil time to dry out.
- Pink, red, and white flowers come in a variety of colours.
4 Abutilon (Flowering Maple)
The flowering or parlour maple abutilon is commonly cultivated annually in containers or beds, but it is a tropical shrub. Abutilon needs strong light from a south or west-facing window, as well as warm temperatures of 65 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Your abutilon can be lightly pruned in the fall to keep its size and shape, and it blooms in the early to mid-spring. Avoid draughts and fertilise with a water-soluble fertiliser every other week. Be on the lookout for bugs.
- Sunlight (full to partial)
- Between waterings, give the soil time to dry out.
- Colour variations include: Flowers range in colour from white to pale yellow to deep coral and red.
The identical Caladium plants sold as tubers are potted and marketed as houseplants for a significantly greater price. Caladiums dislike being chilly and prefer temperatures between 60 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the plant to die back and rest until spring if the leaves begin to yellow and the plant is struggling. Repot it in February or March after storing it in a cold, dry place.
- Indirect light
- Keep moist but not wet with water.
- Foliage colours include green, white, cream, pink, and red.
Evergreen boxwood and myrtle in small pots make easy-to-care-for houseplants and attractive winter decorations. Turning the pot once or twice a week will ensure that they develop evenly on all sides. Evergreen houseplants require a lot of humidity, so spraying is essential. When the soil gets dry, water it and feed it once a month.
- Sunlight is bright and direct.
- Only water when the soil feels dry.
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides)
Coleus is a common weed these days. Seed-grown kinds that prefer partial shade make particularly attractive houseplants. If your plants are too big to bring inside, coleus cuttings root quickly. They like warm weather but will survive cooler nights and temps as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Pinch off any blossoms that look to be preventing the plants from going to seed.
- Indirect strong light is used.
- Keep the soil moist and feed it once a month.
- Purple, green, red, pink, yellow, and variegated foliage varieties
Hibiscus tropical (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis)
Hibiscus adapt to being kept indoors and can bloom all winter if kept in a bright, direct light window. You can shape the plants by trimming them, although hibiscus grows slowly in the winter, and new growth may not appear. If you don’t have access to a warm, sunny window, choose a chilly, average-light location and allow them to drop their leaves and go dormant.
- Full-sun to partial-shade lighting
- Water: Water daily and maintain the soil well-drained.
- Flower colours include white, red, pink, orange, yellow, peach, and purple.
So, these are some of the best choices of plants that can complete the look of your house.