Green plants in winter

In winter, conditions change, even at home: your green plants require more attention.

The days get shorter, the sun was less: in winter the brightness down, and this may have an impact on our morale also has an on indoor plants!

Those which are most sensitive are the flowering plants and plants in colored or variegated foliage.

If the leaves begin to yellow is that the lack of light is felt.

Best winter exhibition

Green plants in winterTo remedy this, install your plants near a window or reflective white wall so they make the most of the daylight.

If you can not move them, oriented toward the window mirror will do.

At night, the lighting is also important, most plants in need of 12 hours of light per day.


Essential moisture

Green plants in winterLeaves turn yellow flowers that were, when the drop in brightness is not to blame, it is the lack of moisture which can be felt! Electric heat that dries the air is a real scourge for houseplants.

Limit its devastation by combining them in one place, away from heaters, and in the spraying regularly with rainwater to create a "bubble" of moisture.

You can also ask them on a pot covered saucer clay balls and water : As it evaporates, it moisten the atmosphere. Overall, remember that the ideal temperature for plants in winter is 18 °: it'll just wear a sweater!

If you have cacti, let them spend the winter in a cold room (10-15 °) and good lighting. In spring, you bring them into the living room to make them bloom.

Winter Watering

Regarding thespray, attention to excess! If the leaves turn brown and soften, then you sprinkle too, and root rot is not far ...

The plants are dormant in winter, so they need little water.

Watering per week is sufficient for most, those with a trunk or a hard rod (ficus, palm, yucca...) Will be satisfied with a little water every 10 to 15 days.

Laure Hamann

Visual Credit: OHF