9 Ways to Have Happy Houseplants in Winter

Whether your potted plants live indoors year round or have sought temporary shelter from freezing temperatures, they’re probably looking a little sad these days. Are you doing something wrong? Or have they just gone dormant until winter ends?

Watch the watering.
A good rule of thumb to go by is if the first 1-2 inches of soil is dry, it could use water.

Give them sunshine.
Most plants will not thrive in a north facing window because they need more sun. East facing window would be ideal.

Add moisture to indoor air.
Let your plants sit in the bathroom while the shower runs.

Stop fertilizing until spring.

Dust your plants.

Give them a bath once in a while.

Conduct a weekly bug inspection.
Look under leaves, along stems, and in the soil.

Check the temperature.
Plants are most comfortable at temperatures ranging from 65-75 degrees. Do your best to keep plants away from radiators, vents, and exteriors doors, which might create hot or cold spots and drafts.

Check the saucer.
Never let your plant sit in a saucer of water for more than 30 minutes.

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