How to Help Houseplants Cope With Winter
By: Julie Day
Since most houseplants belong in the tropics, the dry indoor air and lack of humidity and light in winter can be hard on them. Here are some tips to help your houseplants cope with the change of seasons.
Try the following to help plants cope with the cold:
- Heat damage: Move plants away from heat sources, including fireplaces and heating registers.
During the coldest part of winter, I often gather my houseplants into a makeshift “tropical paradise,” by grouping them in the sunniest window with a humidifier nearby and a closed door to hold in the sun’s warmth. It makes a nice getaway for me, too.
I also give my plants permission to draw in on themselves and dream away the winter. Something I plan to do as well!
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