A collection of indoor plants

Plants can help add some life to your indoor space over the winter, but you need to know which ones have the best chance of surviving in dry, dark environments.

Here are some of the best indoor plants to consider for the winter in Canada.

Snake Plant

A snake plant is one of the best indoor plants for winter.
Photo by Olha Ruskykh

Snake plants can thrive in low-light conditions, making them perfect for being indoors during the winter. They are also excellent air purifiers, removing toxins commonly found indoors, like formaldehyde and benzene. See more benefits of keeping snake plants in your home.

ZZ Plant

A ZZ Plant is one of the best indoor winter plants in Canada.
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Great for people who can’t remember to water their plants, ZZ plants are very drought resistant so the dry indoor winter air won’t bother them. They can also survive with limited amounts of light. Find our more about ZZ plants at gardenista.com.

Spider Plant

A spider plant is one of the best indoor plants for the winter in Canada.
Photo by Anna Khomutova

Spider plants are very easy to care for as they can adapt to many different light conditions like we have over the winter. They also don’t require much watering and even help with dry indoor air as they release moisture through their leaves. Learn more about taking care of a spider plant.

Peace Lily

Peace lily is one of the best indoor plants for the winter in Canada.
Photo by Karolina Grabowska

Peace lilies are also excellent air purifiers, which will help improve indoor air quality during the winter months. They do better with moderate light, but can also handle low light environments well. Check out the Old Farmer’s Almanac for tips on caring for peace lilies.


Pothos are great indoor plants for the winter in Canada.
Photo by Beyza Efe

Pothos help create healthier indoor air by removing pollutants and toxins. They also do great in a variety of light conditions making them an excellent indoor plant for winter. It should be noted they are toxic to pets. Learn more about caring for a pothos plant.

No matter what indoor plants you go with for the winter remember that factors like humidity, temperature and the amount of light in your space will all play a key role in their success.

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If you already have a lot of indoor plants and want them to survive the winter, Amazon has a great selection of plant care items and grow lights that will help them thrive all winter long.

Do you have a recommendation for an indoor plant for the winter? Tips on caring for indoor plants in the winter? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

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