Caring for indoor plants in winter can be a challenge, but with the right knowledge and tips, it can be done successfully! In this post, we will explore some of the best ways to get your indoor plants through the winter season.
First of all, it’s important to remember that the majority of indoor plants need less water during the winter. As a result of the colder temperatures, the soil needs less water and should be watered more sparingly. It is important to routinely check your soil in between waterings though as heaters can actually cause the soil dry out faster and a result plants might need MORE watering. Every space is different, and therefore, each situation is unique. As a general rule of thumb, you should only water your plants when the top few inches of soil are dry.
It’s also important to adjust the temperature of your home to make sure your plants stay healthy. Many plants thrive in temperatures between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. I like to think of if as if I am comfortable without a sweater than the plants are good. If I find myself having to put on a sweater or grabbing a blanket, then my plants are also feeling the cold and the space needs to be warmed up so we are all comfortable.
It’s also important to protect your plants from cold drafts. Be mindful of areas in your home that may be exposed to cold drafts such as windows and doors and move your plants away. If you have cool corners in your house, make sure to move plants away from those corners as well!
Another key factor to consider is lighting. During the winter, your plants will not get as much direct sunlight as they do in the summertime. To make up for this, you may need to move your plants around to get the best results. Try to place your plants in sunnier areas of your home. This could be near a window, or even in a room with a skylight or sunroof! If you can’t find a suitable spot, consider buying a few grow lights to make up for the lack of sunlight.
Caring for indoor plants in winter isn’t easy at first, but with the right tips and knowledge, it can be done successfully. Make sure to water adjust your watering schedule during winter, be mindful of the temperature in your home, and try to give them as much light as possible during those dark months! Lets make sure your plants stay healthy and happy all year!