Top 5 Cold-Tolerant Indoor Plants
As the temperature drops and winter approaches, it can be difficult to keep our homes warm and comfortable. But there are some plants that thrive in colder temperatures and can help bring a little warmth into our lives! Here we'll discuss the top five cold-tolerant indoor plants for home this winter, from date palms to spider plants. We'll explain what makes each plant special, how to take proper care of them, as well as outlining their benefits such as air-purifying effects or toxin removal from the air. So read on for all you need to know about why these plants are essential additions to any home during the colder months!
1. The Phoenix Date Palm
Phoenix Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) is a stunning and elegant plant that is perfect for adding a tropical touch to any indoor space. Native to the Canary Islands, this plant can reach heights of up to six feet tall in the home environment and features slender leaves with feather-like fronds. Not only is this plant beautiful, it’s also cold-tolerant—able to withstand temperatures as low as -4°C.
When caring for your Phoenix Date Palm, it’s important to ensure that it is placed in bright, indirect sunlight and that soil remains moist but not waterlogged at all times. In winter, the Date Palm needs sunlight for at least four hours a day and should be watered only when the top soil is dry. Switch out your Plant Runner Indoor Food for our Soil & Microbe Booster over the winter months, to ensure your plant stays healthy and happy all season.
Be aware that the lower parts of the foliage feature sharp spines which means it's not an ideal plant if you have small children or pets (at least not until it gets a little taller!).
The beauty of this stunning palm tree makes it an ideal choice for any home; it provides visual interest with its lush foliage and can cope with temperate drops in your colder rooms of the house.
2. The Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra (Aspidistra elatior) known as "the cast iron plant," is famous for being unkillable. It is a great plant for cold winters as it is low-maintenance and can tolerate temperature fluctuations and harsh conditions. It's tall, leafy foliage also adds volume and texture to any room. Best of all, it requires low to medium light and can be quite happy with both moist soil and dry conditions, so you don't have to worry about overwatering. In addition to being able to survive temperatures as low as 7°C, the Aspidistra also has some air purifying benefits. Not only does it remove pollutants from the air, but its large leaves help trap dust particles too. So if you suffer from allergies or asthma during the winter months, this could be one way of helping reduce your symptoms. Just don't forget to clean those leaves on the regular using our Neem Oil Leaf Shine!
Fertilizing your Aspidistra is important too in order for your plant to thrive. During the growing season (April to September), you should feed your Aspidistra every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer such as our Indoor Plant Food or something similar. In winter reduce this frequency by half while keeping an eye on the leaves - if they become pale then increase feeding intensity slightly until spring arrives again when normal feeding can resume.
Caring for your Aspidistra may sound intimidating but don't worry – this plant is tough and won't require much attention anyway! While most plants will struggle during colder climates, especially during winter time; having an Aspidistra in your home can give you peace of mind that at least one of your plants will be able to withstand the harsher temperatures without any fuss!
3. The Norfolk Island Pine
The Norfolk Island Pine(Araucaria heterophylla) is a striking and attractive plant with its lacy, fan-shaped foliage. This evergreen tree is native to the subtropical climate of Norfolk Island off the east coast of Australia and can tolerate temperatures as low as 10°C, making it a great option for colder rooms.
Not only does the Norfolk Island Pine handle cold temperatures well, it also requires minimal maintenance and care. It needs bright indirect light, with occasional direct sunlight throughout winter months. It prefers humidity levels between 40% - 50% and it's best to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged at all times. Feed your Norfolk Island Pine every four weeks during summer with an indoor plant fertiliser – this will help ensure optimum health over winter too.
This evergreen coniferous tree has a slow growth rate, which means you won't have to worry about pruning or trimming it very often. A great benefit of owning a Norfolk Island Pine is that its graceful foliage makes it an ideal choice for adding volume and texture to any living space in your home – perfect for breathing life into colder rooms during winter!
As long as you take proper care of your Norfolk Island Pine, you'll have a beautiful indoor plant that will last for many winters to come.
4. Snake Plant
Snake Plant (Sansevieria spp), is a great cold tolerant indoor plant that's perfect for adding an exotic touch to any home. Native to the tropics of West Africa, this plant is often referred to as 'Mother-in-Law's Tongue' due to its sharp pointed leaves. Not only is this plant aesthetically pleasing, it can also survive temperatures as low as 10°C and requires minimal care and maintenance.
When caring for your Snake Plant it is important to ensure that it receives bright indirect sunlight. In winter months, the plant needs light for at least four hours a day and should be watered only when the top soil is dry. Switch out your Plant Runner Indoor Plant Food for our Soil & Microbe Booster over winter months to ensure your plant stays healthy and happy all winter.
It's foliage adds volume and texture to any living space; making it an essential addition all year round. The benefits of owning a Snake Plant don't stop there – this tough plant can tolerate extreme conditions such as dry air or low light levels with ease. It is also able to withstand frequent moving without any fuss so you can easily move it around your home depending on where its light requirements are most needed. Furthermore, you won't have to worry about pruning or trimming it very often either - just make sure you feed your Snake Plant every 4 weeks during the growing period in order for it to thrive.
The snake plant is a great cold tolerant indoor plant that offers many benefits no matter what season of the year it may be in your home. From air purification effects while trapping dust particles; adding volume and texture with its graceful foliage; being able to withstand extreme conditions such as low light levels or dry air; through its easy maintenance requirements – this plant really has everything you need for a stress free winter!
5. Spider Plant
The Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum) is a great cold tolerant indoor plant that is perfect for adding a touch of greenery to any home - especially during winter. Native to tropical and southern Africa, this plant can tolerate temperatures as low as 10°C and is known for its striking foliage with white-edged leaves that resemble the shape of a fan or 'spider web'.
When caring for your Spider Plant, it is important to ensure that it receives bright indirect light and keep the soil damp over summer and spring. In winter months, reduce watering frequency allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Feed your spider plant every two weeks with a liquid fertiliser over the growing period (April to September). As for humidity, try to keep it between 40% - 50% for optimum health.
In terms of placement, Spider Plants love warm and bright spots in your home but should be shielded from direct sunlight. This could be beside or behind a sheer curtain or near a window where direct sunlight doesn't touch its leaves too much. Spiders plants are low-maintenance and can be quite happy in a range of conditions - making them ideal choices for those without green thumbs!
In addition to needing minimal care and attention; their foliage adds volume and texture to any living space – perfect for breathing life into colder rooms during winter! Overall, Spider Plants are a great cold tolerant indoor choice due to their easy maintenance requirements, air purifying benefits as well as their ability to withstand temperature fluctuations with ease. With its graceful foliage providing volume and texture in any room; Spider Plants really are essential additions no matter what season of the year.
Regardless of whether you live in a cold climate or not, these five plants are essential additions to any home during the colder months. Not only do they add volume and texture to your living space, but they also provide air-purifying benefits as well as toxin removal from the air. With their easy maintenance requirements and ability to withstand temperature fluctuations with ease; these cold tolerant indoor plants will be sure to last for many winters ahead! So if you’re looking for an effortless way to bring life into your home this winter season – look no further than our top five picks and think about using them to green up those colder rooms in the house!