How to Care for Indoor Plants During Winter

As winter settles upon us, the outdoor gardening activities are put on hold for a few months. But just because you can’t plant outside doesn’t mean you have to stop planting altogether. Indoor plants are perfect for the winter season and can still keep you busy.

Let’s look at what you need to do to make sure your indoor plants stay healthy through winter.

Water

The obvious tip is watering. The good news is that most plants do not need a lot of water during the winter. Test the moisture level once per week and if the soil is dry under the top layer then you should water the plant.

Fertilizer

Like water, plants do not need as much fertilizer during the winter time as they do during summer. In fact, it is not necessary to fertilize your plants until early spring. So don’t worry about trying to feed your plants, just make sure they have enough water and light.

Clean Space

Keeping a clean area where your plants can grow is important during winter. Keep your plants away from dust and other debris so that they can breathe easier while indoors.

Lighting

During winter we do not get nearly as much sunlight as spring or summer. Plants still need the sunlight though, so you may need to move your plants to specific areas in your home or by obtaining additional lights for them to sit under. Be sure that, if you are using the sun’s natural light, you rotate the plants so that they grow evenly.

Caring for indoor plants is a great way to stay busy during the winter months. By following these simple rules you will have no problem growing wonderful indoor plants.

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