Revive Your Living Space This Winter With These Adorable Houseplants

Are the frosty temperatures giving you cabin fever? These locally grown indoor plants will add a splash of green to your home.


Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea Recurvata)

Reminisce back to a tropical vacay with this easy-to-care-for plant. Available at Synthesis botanical provisions in Shadyside, the desert-native Ponytail Palm requires water only when the soil is dry. The palms thrive in plenty of sunlight but can tolerate low-light spaces as well. When grown outdoors, this plant species can tower up to 8 feet tall. When kept indoors, however, the Ponytail Palm grows between 1-to-2 feet tall and can give a relaxed, beachy-mood to your desk space.

Price: $22 to $75
Synthesis, 813 Copeland St., Shadyside,


String of Pearls (Senecio Rowleyanus)

Available in a cozy pot or in a statement-making hanging pot, String of Pearls will give your home a modern, eccentric touch. Famous for its pea-shaped leaves, String of Pearls need plenty of sunlight, so make some space for it in the brightest room in your home. This South African native plant doesn’t need to be watered too often, but make sure you hydrate it when you start to notice the leaves shriveling.

Price: $9 to $30
Synthesis, 813 Copeland St., Shadyside,


Hindu Rope (Hoya Carnosa Compacta)

This long-lasting (and rare), curly-leaved gem can be grown in a variety of pot sizes, which can result in draping vines or tiny, twisting leaves. Available at City Grows LLC in Lawrenceville, Hindu Rope may grow porcelain flowers if cared for long enough. Bright, indirect sunlight is best, so this plant fits into many indoor atmospheres. It only needs to be watered when its soil is dry.

Price: $6 to $40
City Grows LLC, 5208 Butler St., Lawrenceville,


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Striped Mother-In-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria Laurentii)

The Striped Mother-in-Law’s Tongue is a beginner-friendly snake plant that is next to indestructible, except in direct sunlight. Whether you keep it in a home office, a kitchen or in a shady living room, this plant is super low-maintenance; it can handle low-light rooms and it only needs to be watered every other week. Available at Perrico Plant Co. in Lawrenceville, this plant comes in a 4-inch pot. Thanks to its unique leaf patterns, it’s sure to add some color and liveliness to your home.

Price: $8.50
Perrico Plant Co., 158 41st St., Lawrenceville,


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Assorted Haworthia Succulents

When in doubt, tiny plants are your at-home office’s best friend. Native to South Africa, the Haworthia Succulent is one of the easiest houseplants to care for. Keep these mini plants in direct sunlight, water them every two to three weeks and they won’t let you down. Assortments of 2-inch Haworthia Succulents are available at Tropicals Plus LLC in Overbrook — and they’re bound to jazz up your space with their small-but-mighty striped leaves.

Price: $4.50
Tropicals Plus LLC, 2544 Library Road, Overbrook,

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