The best plants for every room in your house

Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't enjoy some live plants in your life. Incorporating winter plants inside your home is a great way to liven things up, and they're not hard to take care of! Gardening expert Owen Reeves is here to show us what plants do well in bright or low light. 

Beginner level

Peperomia - Small colourful leaves, kinda succulent texture, super super easy care

Pothos - Easy care trailing plant, several leaf colours, starts very small but grows larger (longer) with age, quite easy to propagate and grow more plants

Snake Plant - Easy care classic, larger type of succulent, available in lots of different sizes and colours; small - medium size, growth depends on variety

Cast Iron Plant - Not flashy, but supe easy care and very tolerant of underwatering; small-medium size

Monstera Deliciosa - Fun to say and easy to grow, looks like something out of Jurassic Park; pretty broad with very interesting shape and texture; medium-large size

Schefflera Arboricola - Tall plant with glossy green leaves; comes in a bunch of forms, tree being most popular - great for larger room, needs medium-bright light

Intermediate level

Rabbit's Foot Fern - Very cool texture and colour, roots are fuzzy like a rabbit's foot and grow out of the pot and wrap around the pot over time; small size, needs fairly bright light, humidity and consistent watering; small size

Succulents - Even though these can be considered easy care, people tend to have a lot of problems with them. Care-wise, almost all of them need bright light, even direct sun is good, and low humidity. They also need to be in soil for cactus/succulents and watered very sparingly. The biggest mistake people make is too much watering. Small size, generally, but Jade can get kinda large with time.

Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema) - Very funky coloured leaves come in many colours; bushy, dense shape; needs fairly bright light and consistent watering - not too much, not too little; small-medium size

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea elegans) - Very dense, lush palm that is arguably the easiest care; not especially tall, can get to maybe 5' with age, often starts quite small; needs medium light (can take lower light, but looks best in more) and shouldn't dry out; medium-large size


Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) -Larger leaves, but similar dense bushy habit to Parlor Palm; beautiful deep green, very glossy leaves; super interesting texture overall, very lush; needs medium - low-ish light, fairly forgiving with watering, needs warmer temp in the house to do well; medium-large size, largely depends on how big it is when you buy it; works very well outside in the summer

Fiddle Leaf Fig - Very trendy; huge, stiff, very glossy leaves; usually tree form but also available as a smaller bushy size but will want to grow into a tree; needs bright light and a fairly big room and consistent watering; generally quite happy outside but needs more attention indoors; big size