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Having winter houseplants are proven to help combat seasonal depression. Here are 9 of the best ones for beating those blues.

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Botanical Name: Philodendron scandens Origin: South America Heartleaf philodendron is a popular houseplant because it is very easy to grow, in fact it’s also known as the ‘Sweetheart Plant’. This philodendron has heart-shaped, glossy leaves that emerge brown and quickly turn green growing on long, slender vines that can grow to 3 ft.  Pinch back this beauty anytime to help it branch out and create a bushy and full plant.  Always pinch above a leaf node, (the place where a leaf is attached to the stem) and a new stem will grow from that node. Despite its tropical origins, this...

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Botanical Name: Dypsis lutescens Origin: Madagascar The Areca palm is one of the most popular palms for indoor growing.  Grown indoors it is a medium sized exotic looking plant that usually reaches a height of 6-8 feet.  If grown outside it can reach 20-25 feet tall. The Areca Palm gets its nickname, the Butterfly Palm, because its long feathery fronds (leaves) arch upwards off of multiple reed-like stems. Each frond has between 40-60 leaflets on it. Areca Palms are a delight; they are good-sized plants with beautiful green upright fronds. These graceful, bold beauties command attention and will easily add...

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Botanical Name: Dracaena marginata Origin: Madagascar Also known as a Madagascar Dragon Tree, this plant is a bold accent if you have the space.  This dracaena starts out as a thick tuft of spiky leaves.  As it grows, the lower leaves naturally fall off, leaving a cluster of dramatic, spear-spiky leaves above a bare, woody stem.  Its narrow, red-edged leaves can grow about 12”-16” long. This exotic houseplant is slow-growing, but can reach 6 ft. tall or more indoors. You can control its height by simply cutting off the top.  You can cut off the cane at any height, within...

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Botanical Name: Spathiphyllum wallisii Origin: South America Of all the houseplants you can bring home the Peace Lily is probably the easiest, in fact it tolerates average indoor conditions better than many other houseplants. Blooms appear in early summer and last for weeks.  The pale green spike turns white as it opens and protrudes above the dark green, glossy leaves.  The leaves are string veined and arch away from the plant’s base, making this an attractive foliage plant when not in bloom.  Keep its leaves dust-free by wiping them with a damp cloth. No blooms? Plants that fail to bloom...

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