The winter months tend to be marked by gray and dreary weather, but that doesn’t have to be the case inside your house. If you love plants, you may be wondering how the colder months can affect your houseplants. In today’s post Easy Pease Plants gives you 4 easy peasy plant care tips for winter. Read on to learn more.
Make Sure Your Plants Are Getting Enough Light
Indoor plants need light just as any other plant does and it can be challenging to get all the light they need when the days are shorter. The winter months limit the amount of light that gets into our homes, and if your house isn’t facing the right way, you may have to move your plants to different rooms to ensure they are getting all the light they need. You can also help your plants by ensuring both your windows and the plant’s leaves are dust free so the plant can absorb as much sunlight as possible.
Watch How Much Water They Get
Watering your plants gets a little more complicated in the colder months. Often in winter, the air gets drier in our homes which requires more watering. However, because we are inside so much, very often our houseplants end up getting too much water in the winter. Make sure to test not just top soil but the soil beneath to ensure your plant actually needs water. Some plants need to dry out completely before they need any more water. Make sure you are giving your plants only what they need.
Keep An Eye on the Thermostat
Most houseplants are from tropical regions which means they are particular about the temperature they are put in. Make sure their environment stays appropriate for them. Most houseplants will thrive in an environment between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, but that can vary based on species. Make sure you know what your particular plants need.
Keep An Eye Out For Pests
Our homes are warm and safe spaces during the cold winter months and that makes them very attractive to pests. Make sure any creepy crawlies that may have made their way into your home are not attacking your plants. If they do appear, make sure you take the necessary steps to eliminate them as quickly as possible.
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