Winter Plant Care Tips

The winter season is in full spin now. Outdoor temperatures are changing and indoor environment will be different as well.

Winter Plant Care Tips

All seasonal changes have an effect on our plants and care routine needs to be adjusted.
Here are few important things to keep in mind during this time:

LIGHT:

The length of the daylight is shorter and the sun rays are not as strong.

Most houseplants will benefit from an hour or two of the direct sunlight each day early morning and late afternoon. 

Houseplants that were happy by a north-facing window all summer or away from the bright spot, best to be moved to a place with a better light exposure.

TEMPERATURE:

Temperature changes occur throughout a year outside as well as indoors.

Optimal temperature varies somewhat among different houseplants. However, the most preferred range is between 69F and 80F.

Not exposing plants to excessively hot air, cold drafts and providing some level of humidity will help create a better environment for plants to go through this season.  

To provide a better level of humidity, mist the air around plants or place a humidifier nearby.

WATER:

We all know plants need regular watering, but how often they should be watered depends on many factors. Water requirements vary depending on the size and type of houseplant, container, light, temperature, airflow, and humidity.

Important to know that Heat effects plant’s water absorption. Soil dries faster in warmer temperatures, as the result watering frequency will change.

 Always check the soil before watering!

We recommend using Soil Moisture Meter. This tool will help you to understand when your plant is ready to be watered. Instructions are provided.

TRAVELS:

Most of the problems happen when we are away, even if it is just for a couple of days.

Having blinds down, turning the heat off will create a very stressful environment for plants.

Cold temperature, lack of the air flow and light will suffocate plants, and as the result, they might die.

WINTER PLANT CARE BULLET POINTS:

  • Do not place plants near radiator, heat unit or a cold draft;
  • Do not turn the heat off during cold winter days; 
  • Keep the indoor temperature above 69F;
  • Do not close blinds when away;
  • Plants will benefit from an hour or two of direct sunlight each day early mornings and late afternoons;
  • Adjust watering routine due to light and temperature changes.

 

We hope this information is helpful.

Wishing you and your plants a great Winter Season!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are always here to help.


Plant Light Chart
Light Intensity Description
Bright Light South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.
Medium Light East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.
Low Light North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.

Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.

Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.

Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.

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