We love indoor plants. They brighten our homes and transform spaces into relaxing and beautiful retreats. During winter, we love their lush green leaves even more, bringing the outside in on those days when it’s too cold to venture forth. Over the colder months, however, the needs of our indoor plants can change. Follow our tips below to keep them happy and healthy.
Autumn and Winter are known to be the down months in gardening and indoor plant care. Chalet Boutique is going to provide you with reasons to continue building your family of plants in your home. Winter is a great time to learn more about your plants. Having the lush green colour indoors will brighten your winter mood.
Your indoor plants do need a little change in their care routine. Heat pumps and wood fires do change their indoor climate. Homes can be darker and drier, and we must be aware of how this can be difficult for our green friends.
Your plants will require less water over the colder months. You can test them to see if they need watering by pushing your fingers into the soil for approximately 2cm. If it’s dry, you can water if it is damp, there’s no need to. Check them often to make sure they’re not sitting in water – otherwise this will lead to root rot. Tip out any excess water to avoid this.
Grey winter days mean a lot less light for our lovely plants. Where you can, position them so they’re still getting the light they need. Move them into a well-lit room or near a window. If they live in a darker room, let them soak up a few hours of sunshine by placing them in a brighter room or outside for a few hours every other week. Just don’t forget to bring them in again, especially if they don’t do well in frost or colder climates!
Your plants need to breathe too. Winter is the perfect time to dust off leaves to allow for maximum photosynthesis and respiration. Simply wipe them with a damp cloth and check again every few weeks or so.
Mist with water
If you use a reverse air conditioner and your plant is located near a heating duct, you may need to mist the leaves occasionally to increase the humidity. Simply purchase a small spray bottle, fill with water, and keep it by your plants so you remember when walking past. This is a super simple way to counteract the drying qualities of heaters during winter and amp up their moisture. You can also group plants together to increase the humidity.
If you have any questions or would like some advice on how to keep your indoor plants looking their best, send us an email We’d love to help you create the indoor haven you’ve been dreaming of.
Here are some helpful online Apps for you to consider using to keep on top of caring for your plants.
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