Best House plants for Denver Colorado weather
Updated: Mar 6
Houseplants have become more popular in recent years, most likely for their physical and mental wellness benefits. Not only do they add beauty to your home, but they also have many other beneficial qualities, like improving air quality, increasing oxygen levels, and even boosting your mood, productivity and creativity.
For many, houseplants allow people to care for some nature inside during extreme outdoor temperatures. They also offered us a sense of familiarity in an unfamiliar place: slowing down and caring for our plants each day before getting out to wander our new surroundings.
If you love plants but struggle with choosing plants that love our Colorado environment, consider adding one of these low-maintenance houseplants to your collection! These hardy plants range in color, shape and size, but all will stand the test of time.
ZZ Plant: Officially called Zamioculcas zamiifolia, the ZZ Plant is extremely drought tolerant. In fact, sometimes it thrives with less water! The thick, rubbery leaves may grow slowly — but they’re not likely to wither or die, even under low light conditions.
Snake Plant: Ranging in color from dark green to a vibrant green with yellow variegation, snake plants are one of the hardiest houseplants out there. They require very little watering (every 2-3 weeks) and can survive in low light areas of your home. Plus, they purify the surrounding air!
Aloe: This desert plant does well in desertous conditions, like dry air and plenty of light. That means it can skip a few waterings because it stores water in its thick leaves. Just be sure to check the soil to measure moisture. If you’re willing to sacrifice one of the leaves, aloe can also be used as a natural soothing gel for sunburns and cuts.
Dumb Cane: Don’t be deceived by the name! Dumb Cane, formally known as Dieffenbachia, is a gorgeous, leafy plant with striking variegation. Just keep it away from windows and drafts, as it prefers warmer temperatures, and this plant will be as happy as can be!
Pothos: This graceful trailing plant cascades over the edge of its container, making it a beautiful addition to a hanging basket. Pothos do well in bright, indirect light and low light alike, and it is best to underwater (as opposed to overwatering) them. Their heart-shaped leaves range in color from dark to neon green and many have unique white stripes and other patterns.
Peace Lily: The Spathiphyllum, more commonly known as the Peace Lily, produces graceful white flowers surrounded by a leaf-like spathe. Peace Lilies don’t need much water or light to survive, yet they prefer bright, indirect sunlight.
No matter which option you choose, plants can be the perfect addition to your home and enjoyed for years to come!
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