Tips on how to set up a winter garden at home


As its name implies, the winter garden appeared in countries with a cold climate, when people wanted to have more contact with nature, even in times of low temperatures and snow – when most plants cannot survive.

Indoor garden at living room
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Knowing how to set up a winter garden has some essential points that must be considered to achieve good results: an indoor space at home, with good sunlight and air circulation. Most are covered with glass, but there is no such need, and it is possible to create your garden on a pergola, in the space under the stairs, and in several other free places.

The great advantage of having a winter garden is having a green space inside the house, being interesting for those who do not have a lot of free areas or those who want a different aesthetic effect.

How to set up a winter garden?

Choose location

Indoor plants on window stand
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There is no specific place in the house to set up the winter gardens – you decide where it will stay. It can be in the kitchen, in the living or dining room, in the bedrooms, and even in the bathroom.

The most important thing is to choose a space where there is enough sunlight, good ventilation and, of course, that favors residents and visitors to enjoy this space, creating an interesting decorative effect.

Despite this, living areas, such as the living room and dining room, are the most used to set up the winter garden. It is interesting to note that both large and small environments can receive this type of garden, as long as there is good planning.

Some creative ideas are: in the room isolated by glass walls or on the balcony of the room, between two rooms helping to separate the rooms, in the bathroom, under the stairs, integrating two spaces in the house, in the kitchen, in a corridor, in the hall entrance, etc.

Define the plans

Closeup Bromeliad plant
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From the definition of the location, you can think about the plants you will use. This is because it is essential to consider the environment’s characteristics, such as the degree of light, ventilation, and issues such as irrigation and care. Elevate your indoor or outdoor plants using a modern plant stand a decorative element that helps you showcase your indoor or outdoor plants on a beautiful platform.

If you do not have much time to take care of your garden (or do not practice gardening ), choose the species that are easier to take care of and that are resistant, such as succulents and cacti, which are also on the rise, or the Espada de São Jorge, who is beautiful and very mystical.

But if that is not a problem for you, many sun and shade plants can make up your winter garden. For example:

  • Raffia Palm
  • Rose
  • Mini cacti
  • Begonia
  • Lilies
  • Violets
  • Lucky Bamboo
  • Bromeliad
  • Philodendron martianum.

Before buying the species, it is very important to find out about them, understanding if they can be planted in pots or if they need to be planted in beds, how watering and maintenance should be done, what precautions regarding light or sensitivity to winds, among other details. Thanks to Toby for consulting on this post.


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