If you’re looking to create a jungle or simply add a few choice houseplants to your space this winter, you’ll be interested in what gardeners are talking about. Bold, colorful leaves and low maintenance plants will be in demand in 2023, along with more sustainable products and organic options. Not only do houseplants create a beautiful space, but studies show they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. Indoor plants don't just look good—they can make us feel good, too!
- BOLD Foliage: Philodendron Monstera (pictured), Sago Palm, Aglaonema, Musa/Banana Plant, Philodendron bipennifolium Aurea, Philodendron Birkin
- Aroid Plants are HOT! These easy-care, low light plants are understory plants in the wild. Hot plants from the Araceae family include Aglaonema (Chinese Evergreens), Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese Plant), Pothos, Philodendron Birkin & the indestructible ZZ Plant… all perfect indoor plants for beginners.
- Colorful Foliage: Golden leaves, neon green, pink, white, silver, and variegated foliage is a must-have in 2023.
- Easy Plants for Beginners: The plants listed below prefer a medium light but will tolerate lower light.
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum): Beautiful dark-green leaves with white flowers, if given enough light. Prefers medium to low light so it is a good choice for many situations… home or office.
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa): Large and recognizable medium green leaves with cutouts that resemble Swiss cheese. Prefers indirect light and will survive in lower light and higher humidity. One of the most popular plants of the year!
Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema): Thrives in bright, indirect light but the leaf colors will become brighter in bright light. You can choose between the colorful foliage that can range from deep greens, silvers, pinks to reds.
- Sustainability: • Look for potting mixes that contain coconut coir instead of peat moss. • Choose pesticides wisely. Read labels before using. It’s best to start with milder forms of pest control first by choosing Neem oils and organic options for controlling and eliminating common houseplant pests. • Haxnicks Bamboo Fibre pots and saucers are compostable but will last up to 5 years. Made from sustainable bamboo and rice. Free from petroleum-based plastics and BPA.
- Organic Potting Mixes: Go organic with BlackGold Succulent & Cactus, African Violet, Orchid and Indoor Plant mixes.
- Organic Gardening Fertilizers: Espoma Organic Plant foods are scientifically proven to grow bigger, better plants with larger blooms. The plant food is a liquid concentrate that contains natural proteins, kelp extracts, humic acids, and beneficial microbes. The Easy-Dose system pours the perfect amount without measuring or making a mess! Available in Cactus! Succulent Plant Food; Orchid! Bloom Booster; Violet! African Violet Plant Food; and Indoor! Houseplant Food.
- Plant Vertically with ‘plant walls’. Or, instead of using pots, attach staghorn ferns, bromeliads and/or orchids onto wood tree trunk circles that can hang on a wall. Save space = More plants!
- Collectible or Hard-to-Find Houseplants: Shingle Plant (Rhapidophora hayi), Raindrop Peperomia Plant (Peperomia polybotrya)
Swiss Cheese Plant (Philodendron monstera deliciosa): We love the large, fresh-green leaves for the cutouts that resemble Swiss cheese. Prefers indirect light and will survive in lower light and higher humidity. One of the most popular plants of the year!
Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta): The stylish sago palm may look like a tiny palm tree with its glossy, stiff fronds, but it is not a palm tree at all. Sago palms are cycads, one of the most ancient plants that have been around since prehistoric times. As a houseplant, it is easy to grow indoors, but be very careful if kept around pets or children, as the sago palm is poisonous.
Shingle Plant (Rhaphidophora hayi): This tropical climber is loved for its unusual growing habit. It's commonly called the shingle plant because its leaves lie flat, overlapping like shingles on a roof or wall. It should be grown in rich, well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist, in medium to bright indirect light in a warm environment.
Banana Tree (Musa spp.): Banana plants are dramatic, large-leafed plants that thrive in rich soil, bright light, and need regular watering... A pet-friendly houseplants that is not toxic for animals.
White Bird of Paradise (Stretlizia Nicolai): With its large, glossy & green leaves stretching upwards, the White Bird of Paradise brings the tropical exotic look to your indoor space
Raindrop Peperomia Plant (Peperomia polybotrya): The leaves are shiny, teardrop-shaped and hang elegantly from the plant. This charming plant is easy to care for and doesn’t require much water, as it stores water in its thick, succulent-like leaves.
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