Undoubtedly, the best part of summer is spending time in nature and being in the presence of soul-soothing greenery. Gosh, do we miss the calming effect of plants during the winter months when we’re cooped up indoors! Luckily, simply placing a plant or two in our homes can help us keep our composure, beautify our space, and infuse nature into our everyday living. There are myriad houseplants out there to choose from, but a plant that can go from the great outdoors to the great indoors… and back again? That’s what we call a perfect pick!
The following three varieties are summer-stunning Southern Living Plant Collection varieties that transform into healthy and gorgeous wintertime houseplants. Their unusual foliage and cheerful colors make them a showpiece in the home, bringing the playfulness and easygoing air of summer to any indoor space.
Need a touch of the Southwest during the dreary days of January? Look no further than Skyscraper® Senecio. Its aesthetic immediately brings to mind warm breezes, sunny summer skies and days spent poolside. Its strong, silver-skinned upright branches reach 3 ft., providing a beautiful minimalistic architectural piece to your interiors so no unattractive stakes or supports are needed. Highlight this variety framed by a window or let its vertical frame add substance to an awkward corner. Anywhere you place it, you’ll love it so much you’ll want to keep it there year-round.
Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ Begonia
For more of a maximalist look, consider Rex begonias as the king of the category and Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ as the one that rules them all. Its texturally puckered leaves brushed with silver tones and its occasional dainty floral displays add historic luxury to your home. Not to mention the space these plants fill with their 2 ½ ft. x 2 ft. size! Sterling Moon Lunar Lights™ does equally well outdoors and in, but as an interior plant it infuses a cottage cool vibe that soothes the winter soul.
Royal Hawaiian® Waikiki Colocasia
On the opposite side of Skyscraper® Senecio’s Southwest vibe is the tropical tone set by Royal Hawaiian® Waikiki Colocasia. Having its white- and flamingo pink-veined glossy green leaves in your home is a daily reminder that somewhere out in the world sloths and monkeys still swing from the trees. Its clumping, 3-ft. tall stature demands that it be your home’s objet d’art. In fact, you may even regret sending it to the patio for its summer vacation.
These three are all great choices for recreating a stunning summer scene inside this winter season. But fortunately, the beauty of plants is you don’t need to choose just one!