Houseplants that prefer warmth
These houseplants like it hot.
This is the fourth and last installment of our discussion on houseplants and temperature. Going into winter, it may not seem logical to be discussing plants that like warm rooms. But there are situations where houseplants are in warm places during winter -- sun rooms, top-floor apartments where the heat can't be regulated, for instance, and hospitals or assisted living. And so it's good to know which ones will be happiest there
Besides, "warm" for a houseplant is 70 to 80 degrees F. during the day and 65 to 70 degrees F. at night. Sixty-five to 70 is a fairly average household temperature.
That's not to say that many of these plants won't adapt to lower temperatures, but in that case, you'll want to be sure not to keep the soil too damp.
Click on the name of a plant to see a photo and, often, more growing information.
Chenille plant (Acalypha hispida)
Earth star (Cryptanthus)
Ficus (weeping fig and rubber plant)
Sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica)
Silver vase plant (Aechmea)
Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa)
Syngonium (arrowhead vine)
Zebra plant (Aphelandra)