5 Great Tips to Keep Your Houseplants Happy This Season
TIP 1. Water Less
“Every species is different based on the climate of where they originate, but most plants will need less water in the winter during their quiet or dormant period,” says Sophy Kohler, owner of Park City Gardens (4459 N Hwy 224, 435-649-1363, parkcitynursery.com).
TIP 2. Increase Humidity
It’s not just moisture from our skin that gets depleted during the winter—plants can get parched, too. “In our environment, winters are especially dry inside with the heaters running, and our plants do not like this,” says Kohler. To help combat plant dryness, Kohler suggests keeping a humidifier close by.
TIP 3. Use the Buddy System
Cluster your plants together in sunlit spots—but avoid touching the windows—to help recirculate the moisture they naturally emit through their leaves.
TIP 4: Tidy Up
Winter is a great time to dust and clean your plant’s leaves. “This will also help them to better receive the reduced sunlight,” notes Kohler.
TIP 5: Adjust Your Thermostat
“Generally, plants like the same temps as humans,” says Kohler. A good rule of green thumbs: If you’re cold or hot, then there’s a good chance your plants are, too.
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