Keep your indoor plants thriving in the colder months

Keep your indoor plants thriving in the colder months
It's no secret that the moist, warm air of summer allows your house plants to thrive.

It's no secret that the moist, warm air of summer allows your house plants to thrive. Keep them green and healthy into the fall and winter with these tips.

Maintain good air quality
According to HGTV, most indoor plants are tropical in nature. Because of this, the cold, dry air of winter can be lethal for them. In addition to spraying your plants with mist two to three times every day, try using a humidifier to create a healthy environment for them to grow and bloom. Also, make sure to keep the room temperature fairly high – noted that most indoor plants need to stay above 55 degrees. 

Keep them in the light 
Better Homes and Gardens recommended placing your indoor plants where they can receive the most unfiltered, warm sunlight. HGTV suggested rotating them once a week. This will allow the whole plant to absorb a healthy amount of light. 

Don't water them too much 
While your house plants need humidity, too much water can end up killing them. According to HGTV, your house plants grow slower during the colder months, so they need less water. Instead of sticking to a watering schedule, the source suggested checking your plant's needs. Put your fingers roughly two inches into the soil. If it feels dry, use room temperature water to give your plant a drink. 


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