This durable plant is ideal for a slightly chilly, drafty room that doesn’t get a lot of sunshine in cold, dreary months. Blooms — usually Creamsicle orange and sometimes yellow — are encouraged by the cooler temperatures. They also prefer being a little dry. Repot every three to five years in spring.
These lovely succulents don’t mind a drafty room or variations in temperature from war to cold as the furnace cycles on and off. It needs watering just once every three weeks. Let soil dry between watering in winter, and water at the base. If brown spots appear on leaves or leaves drop, the plant needs more water. Fertilize three to four times annually with houseplant fertilizer.
3. Christmas cactus
Who doesn’t love this cheerful pop of color — red or pink — in the dead of a cold, snowy winter? This houseplant is low-maintenance and thrives in indirect sunlight. However, it is not a desert plant. It requires regular watering — always at the base of the plant. It doesn’t do well if allowed to dry out; but too much water will cause leaves to drop.
4. Snake plant (Mother-in-law’s tongue).
This is one of the easiest houseplants for growing indoors. It can handle low-light situations and doesn’t seem to mind a little neglect. In fact, overwatering can kill snake plants. Wait until the pot is dry before watering, or if leaves are drooping. Fertilize in spring with balanced houseplant fertilizer.