What Are Good Indoor Winter Plants?


Good winter plants to grow indoors are ones that don't need much care and aren't fussy on light. Some plants are poisonous, such as the English Ivy and dumb cane. Succulents are the easiest plant to grow. They love south-facing windows and need little water.

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Mother-in-Law's Tongue or Snake Plant

Mother-in-Law's Tongue is perfect for low-light areas. This plant doesn't need much water during the winter months. It does well if neglected for long periods.

Umbrella Plant

The umbrella plant grows to about 4 feet tall. This plant likes damp soil and does well in low light. The papyrus is one of its relatives.


Begonias have at least 12 shapes of leaves. They need medium to high light, with 29 to 49 percent humidity.


The schefflera likes the bright light of a south- or west-facing window, but also does well in medium light. This plant likes the soil to dry out between watering.

Blooming Plants

Some plants that bloom through the winter months are begonias, Christmas cactus, hibiscus, African violets, exacum affine, gloxinias and geraniums.

Vine Plants

Vine plants include the stephanotis, kangaroo vine, philodendron, Wandering Jew, pothos, purple passion and the many kinds of ivy.


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