The winter season is right around the corner. And if you are looking for plants that can survive and thrive during the chilly weather, then you are on the right spot. In this post, we look at some of the easiest plants to take care of during winter. These plants are hardy and can survive and thrive in cold, dark and dry weather conditions. Taking care of these plants is so easy that even beginners don’t find it hard to grow them.
So without further ado, let’s look at the eight easiest plants to take care of during winter.
#1. ZZ Plant
Also known as arum fern, the ZZ plant is one of the easiest plants to take care of during winter. Plantsman often loves the ZZ plant for its thick, deep and shiny foliage and can undoubtedly be your yard’s or home’s centerpiece display. But perhaps the most distinguishing feature is that it is incredibly easy to take care of. While the plants naturally need some natural light to grow but they cannot tolerate direct sunlight. Moreover, the plant can survive in low light/dark conditions and withstand cold and damp weather.
Given these features of the ZZ plant, it usually makes it top on the list when it comes to the easiest plants to take care of during winter.
#2. Jade Plant
The next one in line is the Jade Plant. With striking, fleshy leaves and wooden stems, the Jade plant makes a great addition to houseplants, especially during the winter season. As the plant ages, it takes up the shape of a mini tree, which can be a great addition to your home’s décor. The Jade plant is one of the hardiest plants as it can survive in both hot and cold air and can continue to thrive during the drier months of the year as its leaves can store water.
Jade plants may need a lot of sunlight to grow, but the plant can also tolerate a low-light environment. Moreover, it is one of the easiest plants to take care of during winter because it has infrequent watering needs and needs low maintenance.
#3. Chinese Evergreen
Chinese Evergreen plant is known for its beautifully patterned leaves that thrive in a tropical environment. But it might surprise you that it is also one of the easiest plants to take care of during winter. The gorgeous plant can withstand low light conditions and a dry environment and does not lose its unique color even when grown in a dim and dry environment. However, the only thing that the Chinese Evergreen plant cannot withstand is overwatering, so make sure you use evenly moist soil to plant it.
If you look forward to adding some color to your home this winter, then Clivia might be your best bet. It is a plant with beautifully colored blossoms ranging from orange to red. Moreover, the plant retains its leaves throughout the year, so it makes a perfect addition to your home or yard during winter. Furthermore, Clivias can adapt to varying environments and can tolerate dry and cold conditions with limited watering needs.
#5. Snake Plant
Snake Plant is another hardy plant with unique, reptilian-like, thick, leathery leaves that you can easily take care of during the winter season. The plant holds really well in low-light and cooler conditions while retaining its incredible patterns and beautiful colors.
Apart from being an easy plant to take care of during winter, Snake Plant also provides air purification benefits throughout the year if you grow it as a houseplant.
#6. Christmas Cactus
Christmas cactus, which makes a great Thanksgiving gift, is also one of the easiest plants to take care of during winter. Typically the plant grows well in tropical weather conditions with high humidity levels. However, it can grow equally well during the coolest of winters with minimal maintenance. It makes an excellent indoor and outdoor plant for the winter season with limited watering and sunshine needs.
The best part is that the plant will blossom during the winter months so that you can enjoy some hues of violet or pink at home this winter.
Also known as wax plant, Hoya is a climbing plant commonly found in tropical forests and humid areas. However, it also makes an easy winter plant as it can adapt to varying levels of sunlight and can survive and thrive in a low-light and dry environment. For easy maintenance of your Hoya plant at home during winter, make sure to water your plant once every two to three days as it does not thrive well in excessively watered soil.
#8. Aloe Vera
The succulent and hardy Aloe Vera plant is last on the list of easiest plants to take care of during winter. The plant is an excellent choice for dry conditions as the plant’s leaves can naturally store water. However, the plant still needs watering from time to time, and since it doesn’t give you any visible indication of drying up, you will need to check the soil’s moisture level to determine whether it’s time to water your Aloe plant.
The winter months may be long and dark, but you can add some color to your life by taking care of these plants during the chilly weather. While these are some of the easiest plants to take care of during winter, they still need some level of care and maintenance, so consider following the guidelines of taking care of these plants and enjoy the beauty and benefits of these plants at your home.