10 houseplants to brighten up your space through winter

Oct 26 2020, 2:06 pm

Houseplants of all shapes and sizes are having a mainstream moment. We’re spending more time than ever cooped up at home, so it makes sense to bring an element of the outdoors inside.

One quick search for the hashtag¬†#houseplants¬†presents us with a wealth of lush green visuals. From towering palms to striking banana leaf plants, succulents to hanging pots overflowing with English ivy, it doesn’t take long to see why this trend has a special place in the world.

Snake plants, spider plants, aloe vera plants, broadleaf lady palms, and weeping figs not only enhance the decor of your space — they also play a part in helping to purify the air. But if you’re new to plant parenting like us, you already know it requires patience and nurturing.


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Some days, your houseplants may need more sunlight than others, so you might find yourself rotating them around your apartment. Then there’s misting the leaves, trimming any dead edges, applying plant fertilizer, and repotting, among other gardener tasks to fulfil.

If that’s all too much, there’s the option to invest in an artificial plant. We find a mix of both works well — especially using artificial hanging vines for above cabinets and out-of-reach areas.

It’s advisable to do some research before investing in real plants, so you know whether they’re low-maintenance or not and if they require a lot of light before you find a place for them in your home.

Now that winter is on the horizon, there’s no better time to add some vitality to your space, whether that involves buying real or convincing artificial houseplants for your living room, bedroom, bathroom, and every other corner of your home.

We’ve rounded up some of the internet’s best to help expedite your plant shopping from the comfort of your sofa.

Aloe Vera Barbadensis



Aloe Vera Barbadensis/The Home Depot

Shop via: homedepot.ca ($6.98)

Artificial Tree Trunk Dracaena Plant

Le Present Artificial Tree Trunk Dracaena Plant/Hudson’s Bay

Shop via: thebay.com ($170)

Fig Tree

Fig Tree/PlantX

Shop via: plantx.ca ($22)

Artificial Ivy Vine


Artificial Ivy Vine/Amazon.ca

Shop via: amazon.ca ($21.99)

Majesty Palm

Palm Majesty/The Home Depot

Shop via: homedepot.ca ($21.98)

Artificial Licuala Grandis Plant


Le Present Artificial Licuala Grandis Plant/Hudson’s Bay

Shop via: thebay.com ($252)

Canvas Banana Tree

Canvas Banana Tree/Canadian Tire

Shop via: canadiantire.ca ($59.99)

Artificial Potted Plant


FEJKA Artificial Potted Plant/IKEA

Shop via: ikea.com/ca ($55.99)

Snake Plant

Snake Plant/PlantX

Shop via: plantx.ca ($8.99)

Artificial Ravenala Plant


Le Present Artificial Ravenala Plant/Hudson’s Bay

Shop via: thebay.com ($180)

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