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Winter Indoor Houseplants to Grow on a DIY Wall Planter with Mason Jars

As we sit right in the crook of the winter season, the seasonal blues can surely hit. With less sunlight and shorter days, you can still bring some life into your world with plants. Yes, you can still grow and have houseplants in January by picking seasonal varieties! First, let’s explore creating a DIY wall planter with mason jars nearby a window in your living room or other open space of choice that gets the most sunlight in your home, then get to picking the best winter indoor houseplants to seed and grow in the wall planter!


Here’s how to make mason jar wall planters.


  • old wooden board
  • mason jars
  • pipe clamps
  • triangle ring hangers
  • stainless hanging wire
  • picture hanger
  • chalkboard paint & chalk
  • brush
  • hammer, nails, and screwdriver
  • Herbs and/or plants (See our winter plant suggestions below!)


  • Space mason jars evenly on wooden board and mark placement with a pencil to design and measure around.
  • Tape off rectangles on board, and paint with chalkboard paint as pictured above. This way, you can switch out herbs and change their labels accordingly.
  • Paint pipe clamps gold, and secure to wooden board by hammering a nail through the small holes in the pipe clamp.
  • On back of board, nail in ring hangers and tie on hanging wire.
  • Plant herbs in mason jars.
  • Place mason jars into pipe clamps and tighten with a screwdriver.
  • Nail picture hanger into the wall, and hang your mason jar planter display!


Aloe Vera

What makes it such a great choice for you?

If you’re a naturalist with memberships at Whole Foods and your nearest gym.

One can never go wrong with aloe vera. The plant is a powerhouse. While most notoriously known for its topical medicinal benefits for humans that heals cuts, burns, and wrinkles, it also has environmental benefits with pollution-fighting and air-purifying properties. With its minimalistic beauty, it looks great in any home. It’s minimalistic in maintenance as well, only needing to be watered when the soil is completely dry.

What makes it such a great winter indoor plant?

It doesn’t do well in extremely cold temperatures and direct sunlight will burn it, so a nice spot indoors with indirect light on a mason jar wall planter is perfect.

Colorama Madagascar Dragon Tree (Dracena Marginata)

What makes it such a great choice for you?

If you’re a world traveler and like eclectic aesthetics.

The Colorama Madagascar Dragon Tree, a colorful plant with long, thin, stiff leaves, is tough and easy to grow with strong roots that make it drought-tolerant. Again, this is an equally low-maintenance plant to care for since all you have to do is make sure that the soil is neither wet nor dry, just evenly moistened. If you live a very busy life (as many of us in today’s day and age now do), then this is a prime choice to bring some new life, oxygen-bearing foliage into your surroundings.

What makes it such a great winter indoor plant?

Although a bright, indirect light is best, the dragon tree can survive with low indoor light, too. Not to mention, it looks highly distinctive and will add a capturing essence to your living space.

Parlor Palm (Chamaedorea Elegans ‘Bella’)

What makes it such a great choice for you?

If you have a track record of killing plants.

If you’re worried about your ability to keep a plant alive, then the Parlor Palm is the houseplant for you. It’s one of the most popular palms in the world precisely because it is nearly impossible to kill! That’s right.

It can survive in low light, drought, and general neglect. It is very versatile; you can group it with other plants, but it’s just as pretty as a standalone plant.

What makes it such a great winter indoor plant?

Its low light tolerance means that you won’t have to fret about perfect window placement to grow the plant.

With some winter indoor plants to now choose from and an idea of how to place it on a wall planter, brighten up your home during this season or anytime you’re looking for easy plants to grow even without a green thumb.

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