Finding True Low Light Houseplants to Brighten Your Alberta Home

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Various low-light plants sitting on a wooden table.

As the days shorten from August to January in Alberta, finding the right houseplants becomes crucial. Low light houseplants not only adapt to our grey, cloudy winters but also uplift our moods during these darker months.

Why Choose Low Light Houseplants in Alberta?

In Alberta, the reduced sunlight in winter can make indoor gardening challenging. Opting for low light houseplants ensures your greenery thrives even when sunlight is scarce. Plus, their mood-boosting qualities are a natural remedy for Seasonal Affective Disorder, offering a splash of color and vitality during the long winter.

Top Low Light Houseplants for Your Home

  1. Chinese Evergreen: A low-maintenance wonder, the Chinese Evergreen brings a pop of color with varieties like the pink-speckled Lady Valentine or the silvery Silver Queen. Learn more about growing Chinese Evergreens here.
  2. Calathea: Known for their dynamic leaf movements and stunning patterns, Calatheas are sensitive to water quality, thriving on tap water left out to reduce mineral content. Discover the best plants for the confident Leo zodiac sign, including Calatheas, here.
  3. Heartleaf Philodendron: With its glossy, heart-shaped leaves and trailing vines, this plant is a low light favorite, perfect for hanging displays and easy to care for.
  4. ZZ Plant: Dubbed the ‘Macho Man’ of houseplants, the ZZ Plant is resilient, thriving in minimal light conditions and forgiving to those less experienced in plant care.
  5. Parlor Palm: Bring a touch of California’s coastal vibes into your Edmonton home with the Parlor Palm, a pet-friendly and tropical choice.

Flowering Houseplants to Brighten Winter Days

  1. African Violet: Easy to care for, these plants bloom in a range of colors, adding a regal touch to your indoor spaces. Explore more about African Violets here.
  2. Peace Lily: Known for its air-purifying qualities and minimalist beauty, the Peace Lily’s white blooms are a serene addition to any room.
  3. Bromeliad: With vibrant leaf bracts resembling flowers, Bromeliads add a splash of tropical color to your home. Learn about the unique Bromeliad here.
  4. Lipstick Plant: Unique in appearance, Lipstick Plants thrive in indirect light, perfect for brightening up hanging baskets.
  5. Moth Orchid: Contrary to popular belief, Moth Orchids are among the more low-maintenance orchids, requiring specific but straightforward care. Discover essential tips for Moth Orchid care here.

Visit Us in St. Albert or Sherwood Park

Looking for the perfect low light houseplant to add life to your Alberta home or office this winter? Visit Salisbury at Enjoy in St. Albert or Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park. We offer a diverse selection of plants suited for Alberta’s climate, and can’t wait to see you in store.

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