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The cooler months are as tough on plants as they are on you!
During the frosty winter months, indoor plants can make your house look lively
and fresh. But a little care is needed to keep them growing. Most indoor plants
are of the tropical variety and are not comfortable in temperatures below 15
Here are four steps for indoor plant care when the
temperature starts to drop:
1. SUN - the sun changes course during winter. It is lower
in the sky and not around as much. Track the sun in your home during this time
and position your indoor plants in a spot where they can soak up some
2. TEMPERATURE - extremes in temperature are a lot more
common in winter because you have the hot blast of a heater alongside icy
drafts which sneak in through gaps under doors. Keep it well clear of a
heater and spots where it could be exposed to cold blasts. Another tip is don’t
plant directly into ceramic or terracotta pots as the plant will get cold
3. WATER - due to the weakened light conditions, most plants
use winter as a resting phase. They slow down their metabolism and stop
growth. You should water plants less, around once per fortnight. Be aware
of heaters as they will speed up drying out.
4. FERTILISE - a slow release fertiliser is the best way to
feed your plants. Apply a granule feed in autumn and spring and your plant
should have more than enough nutrients to survive winter.
Did you know that indoor plants have been proven to improve the quality of air in our homes & offices? They also have a positive effect on our mood, productivity and behaviour. But just like humans they can be greatly affected by slight changes in the environment. Changes in light levels and temperature (air conditioning) can cause leaves on a plant to suddenly drop.
The simple solution is don’t move your plants too often or if they aren’t doing well look at where they are located in terms of light levels and temperature.