Keeping Your Indoor Plants Moist During the Winter

Does that beautiful houseplant you bought look sad within weeks of you getting it in the house or office? Just because it’s the winter season doesn’t meant that you have to stop caring for your indoor plants. Caring for indoor plants or houseplants is a must during the winter months.

It’s easy to think that your houseplants won’t need any special care as time goes by, but keeping your home comfy for you can actually complicate things for them.

One of the best things about houseplants is the color they can bring to a home during the cold, mostly-white winter months. They brighten up interiors and improve the air quality in them, too. The only thing is that they’ll typically require special care to keep them going into the spring.

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Heating Problems

Believe it or not, the things you do to keep yourself warm and comfortable during the winter months can actually put a strain on the soil inside your home. For that reason, the temperature you set your furnace to might be wreaking havoc on your houseplants. While many plants don’t need to be watered as often in the winter as they do during the summer months, the heat coming from your vents can make the soil overly dry. Usually, plants require a medium that’s at least somewhat moist.

Location Problems

Where you choose to keep your houseplants can also contribute to their drying out. While they should always be close to sources of natural light (such as exterior windows), they should never be placed near sources of heat or cold drafts. Plants that are too close to heating vents or space heaters will have much drier soil because of the hot air currents around them. If you do have to put them in a location where they will be subjected to this kind of heat, just be sure to check on their soil’s moisture more often than you normally would.

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