House plants are a great source of pleasure when we are unable to garden outdoors during the winter months, as well as adding to the overall decor of a home. Placing house plants in the proper location will add to your growing
success. Listed below are plants and locations where they will grow best.
- East facing window: achimenes, African violet, begonias, gloxinia.
- Sunny south window: crown of thorns, bougainvillea, geranium, herbs, cacti, succulents.
- West window: amaryllis, asparagus fern, Christmas cactus, jade plant, ficus, Norfolk pine.
- North window: coleus, English ivy, ferns, peperomia, spider plant, spathiphyllum.
- Plants that thrive on existing light, (which may be indirect daylight and artificial lamp light at night): Chinese evergreen, bromeliads, dracaena, dieffenbachia, palms, philodendrons, sansevieria.
Carolyn Baer, former Smith County Master Gardener
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service