Even though the South doesn’t see the extreme winter weather that our neighbors to the north and west do, we still suffer from “is-it-spring-yet” syndrome just like the rest of the country this time of year.
The cure? Indoor plants. And creating an oasis in your home has never been easier, thanks to an abundance of low-maintenance, mail-order options, many of which come pre-potted in a lovely vessel. Here are a few ways to get started.
Find a Low-Light Lovely
The leaves of this peperomia look lush and tolerate less-than-sunny conditions. $32; thesill.com
Get a Taste of the Tropics
These sun palms will literally never stop bringing a tropical feel to your room—not because they are fake (no ma’am!) but because they are dried. $25 each; bloomist.com
Add an Oddball
The violet veining and charming shape of the easy-going maranta plant provides an excellent amount of quirk. $37; thesill.com
Buy a Bouquet
Sometimes you just want blooms, even if it’s a little soon for the type that might spring outside your window. Go for heirloom daffodils. $70; whiteflowerfarm.com
Get a Green Thumb
The not-easily-killed ZZ plant is perfect for that dark, depressing corner of the house that needs a green pick-me-up. $78; shopterrain.com
Perfume the Room
A breath of summer in the depths of winter is never a bad idea. Enter: potted jasmine. $99; whiteflowerfarm.com
Get Fit to Be Dried
Any one of these tiny dried bouquets would offer structure and volume and color to a fresh arrangement, and can be used again and again. $16 each; anthropologie.com
Bring the Drama
The bold of heart will love the draping green beads of this string-of-pearls succulent. $68; shopterrain.com
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