Caring For Houseplants In Winter
As light levels drop, move plants closer to windows so they can get more light. A plant in a north facing window can be set in a south or west window.
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Wash or dust off your plants so they can get access to as much light as possible.
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Humidity levels can drop up to 15% in winter. Group plants together and place a humidifier nearby.
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Water your plants less. Lower sun and humidity mean plants are growing slower during winter and therefore need smaller amounts of water to hydrate.
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Still always check soil moisture before watering. A plant that you watered once a week in the summer might only need water every 2 weeks now.
Stop fertilizing plants. When light is weak plants can stretch towards the light and fertilizer will encourage this leggy growth.
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Don't repot plants in winter even if you see roots growing out. Their slowed growth rate means they don't bounce back from disturbances as strongly.
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Winter is a good time to prune off branches so the plant will grow bushier in summer.
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