Best Indoor Plants for Fall and Winter - IMBOLDN
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Not only do indoor plants bring beauty to our homes, but they’ve also been found to boost our health and well-being. How, you may ask? First, they improve air quality. Many things in our homes like cleaning products, paint, mold, and mildew create air pollution. NASA conducted a study that determined that houseplants remove cancer-causing chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene from the air. Plants also replace carbon dioxide with fresh oxygen. Second, another study found that the microorganisms in the soil of potted plants can also help clean indoor air as well as have antidepressant effects.

Want to reduce stress in your life? Studies have found that caring for and interacting with plants reduce psychological and physiological stress in study participants. The act of interacting with plants helps to suppress sympathetic nervous system activity and diastolic blood pressure. All this from a few plants scattered around our homes! So, the editors at IMBOLDN have rounded up the very best indoor plants to surround yourself with this fall and winter.

The Sill Bromeliad Vriesea Intenso Orange

Native to South America, the Bromeliad Vriesea Intenso Orange, with its deep dark green foliage and beautiful orange spike, is a plant that will brighten up any indoor space. The Vriesea requires temperatures that oscillate between 64 and 75°F, making it a perfect plant for a house or apartment. When the plant arrives, it measures between 14-18” tall and it comes in a cream- colored ceramic planter. It doesn’t like direct sun, so place it near an east or west-facing window so that it gets an adequate amount of light.


The Sill Ficus Burgundy

Known for its glossy burgundy leaves, the Ficus Burgundy, or rubber tree from The Sill, arrives in a nursery grow pot nestled in a planter of your choice, with a number of great color options. The plant measures between 10-16” tall and will eventually grow up to 4-6’. A great addition to any home, NASA has even named the Ficus Burgundy one of the world’s best air-purifying plants. The plant will grow well in bright, indirect light, but be aware that it is toxic, so best to keep it out of reach of pets and small children.


Costa Farms Snake Plant

The Snake Plant is known for its air-purifying properties making it a perfect choice for an indoor plant. Upon shipping, the plant is approximately 12” tall and comes in a white natural decor planter. Its stiff green and yellow leaves grow vertically and the plant may grow as tall as 2-3’. The Snake plant’s variegated foliage adds a distinctive look to your home all year long and it is easy to care for as it needs to be watered only once a week.


Bloomscape Air Plants

Air plants, or Tillandsia, are native to a wide range of climates including South America and the southern United States. They are typically found living on other plants and they get their moisture and nutrients from the air. Available in three, five, and ten packs from Bloomscape, only need to be soaked every 1-2 weeks and do well in bright, indirect light. Known to grow at spectacularly colorful bloom spike, these plants are ideal for an apartment or a house.


The Sill Parlor Palm

Known for its air-purifying qualities, the Parlor Palm is an easy-to-care-for plant suitable for indoor spaces. Measuring between 18-22”, this large palm comes in a nursery grow pot that can be easily planted in a pot of your own. Great for pets as it is non-toxic, the Parlor Palm requires medium to bright to indirect light for optimal growth.


Bloomscape Prickly Party Collection

Originating from Southern Africa, the Pricily Party Collection consists of a Lifesaver Cactus, African Milk Tree, and Lace Aloe. All three are desert plants, so they will thrive in bright light and only require watering when completely dry. Choose between Basalt, Terra Cotta, or Alabaster colored pots, the plants are each 5” – 10” tall upon arrival.


The Sill Large Fiddle Leaf Fig Bush

Native to the lowland tropics of western Africa, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Bush with its broad, dynamic leathery green leaves will grow beautifully in bright natural light. The large plant measures between 30”-40” tall upon arrival. Available in a choice of white or red pot, the plant arrives with room to grow as it adapts to its new home’s conditions.


Bloomscape Whale Fin Sansevieria

Taking its name from its single broad leaf, the Whale Fin Sansevieria arrives at your home measuring between 16”-22” in a colored pot of your choosing. The dark green to silver gray markings creates variegation that looks like the whale’s skin. Even upon touching it, you feel it is stiff and leathery. The Whale Fin Sansevieria does well with infrequent waterings and can tolerate low to indirect bright light. This is a slow-growing minimal plant that offers a unique addition to any room.