I have one of those ferns in a bathroom.... it shrinks down in the winter and grows out more in the spring. my potted roses are inside, in the way because where they would usually be, there are boxes of supplies. my succulents- well, some of them look sick. There is not enough light and heat for them. sometimes they come right back once the days get longer. you might want to invest in a growlux light- my father had a window box; I now realize to cheer himself up in the winter. depends on how much $ you want to spend to have a lamp on a lot of time.