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Care for your houseplants in winter

As winter approaches, it's important to focus on caring for your houseplants. While the outside world may be blanketed in snow, your green companions can still thrive with the right care. With a few adjustments, houseplants can provide a green oasis even in winter, preparing them for the upcoming growing season. Here are comprehensive tips to nurture your houseplants during the chilly winter months.

1. Relocating houseplants

Moving your houseplants can be smart to shield them from indoor winter conditions. Find a suitable spot for each plant's specific light requirements. Some plants thrive on a windowsill with indirect light, while others might prefer a location with bright but not direct sunlight. Avoid drafty areas, and don't place plants directly next to a heating element.

Watering your houseplants in winter

2. Adjusting watering

In winter, most houseplants need less water than in summer. Reduced evaporation and lower light intensity mean plants grow more slowly, requiring less moisture. Always check the soil's moisture level before watering. Let the top layer dry out before watering again. Pots must have good drainage to prevent roots from sitting in stagnant water, which can lead to root rot.

3. Fertilizing

Diminished sunlight means most houseplants slow down their growth. It's advisable to reduce the amount of fertilizer you provide. Excess nutrients can accumulate in the soil and cause damage to the roots. Only fertilize if specifically recommended for the plant species, and decrease the frequency. Preferably, use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer that provides the necessary nutrients.

Fertilizing your houseplants in winter - or not?

4. Repotting, yes or no?

Winter generally isn't the ideal time to repot houseplants as they're in a period of rest. The active growth period typically begins in spring. However, gentle repotting may be necessary if you notice a plant has outgrown its current pot or its roots are outgrowing the container. Allow the plant some time to recover after repotting before the growth period begins.

Buy houseplants, pots, and potting soil in London

With our wide selection of houseplants, pots, and potting soil at our garden centre in London, you have everything you need to care for your plants lovingly during winter. From colourful bloomers to air-purifying green companions, give your home a green touch even when the outside world is covered in snow. Take the time to observe your houseplants, adjust care to their individual needs, and enjoy the warmth and atmosphere they bring during winter days. Happy indoor gardening!


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