Guide to Caring for Houseplants in Winter
The main tips about caring for indoor plants
Although indoor plants occupy a more privileged position to those kept outside during the winter, they still need care. Here at Getpotted.com, we have prepared some tips to provide ultimate care for your indoor plants.
Balancing the humidity
Increase air humidity by spraying the leaves of your plants, especially if they are flowering, at least once a day, but preferably two or three times, but be sure to avoid wetting the flowers. Humidity is especially important for tropical plants that thrive in such climates – they can always be placed near an indoor water feature or in a humid part of the house (bathrooms).
To reduce the negative effects of a room with central heating, place all pots side by side on a layer of expanded clay, placed in a small amount of water.
Plants grow at a slower rate in winter, which means they require less watering - be mindful not to over water. Always pour excess water from the tray 15 minutes after watering.
In January, cacti and succulents, if placed in a warm room, prefer watering every 12-13 days and every 20 days in a cool one.
Cut the stems if they have grown too long because of the lack of light by using botanical scissors or a mini-pruner for pruning dry sprouts. To avoid deterioration, cut the dry or brownish tips from the leaves, but be sure not to damage the green part.
Dusting your plants may sound odd, but many airborne particles can actually block the pores of leaves and make it difficult for plants to ‘breathe’. Give your plants a quick wipe to help them to survive and stay fresh and clean.
The winter season means shorter days and longer nights, so it is essential to place any houseplants in positions where they can receive as much light as possible to stay healthy. Remember to protect your plants from drafts when ventilating the room. Fresh air is great for plants, but gusts of wind are not.
By providing a consistent level of moisture directly to the roots, self-watering planters can increase plant health and yield. Self-watering planters are ideal if you travel and cannot keep up with the watering needs of your plants. They are also ideal for plants located in spaces that are difficult to reach for watering purposes. Optimal irrigation directly to the roots reduces the possibility of disease or fungi ruining your displays.
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