It’s no secret that we have a wide variety of houseplants to choose from when decorating our homes. The key, however, is to make sure that you choose the right plants for your home. It’s also important to take note of how the weather affects your plants. Here are some winter plant maintenance advice to keep your home fresh and colourful this season.
Larger winter plant care
Dust and grime have a way of building up on the surface of your leaves. Give your plants a good rinse and wipe down twice a year to keep them happy and healthy. While rinsing the leaves, look out for any bugs like spider mites, mealybugs and so on. If your plant has become their new home, you can use insecticidal soap to get rid of them. Remember to keep your plants away from heat sources and do not allow any foliage or flowers come into direct contact with a window. The chill from the window can have a seriously negative effect on the health of your plant.
Caring for poinsettias
Poinsettias are a popular winter plant because they are associated with the festive season. When you choose your poinsettias, make sure that they do not have any white flies or eggs on them. These bugs are airborne and can easily infest the rest of the plants in your home. Remember to slow down your watering routine. Make sure that you check the soil before watering.
Succulents and cacti
Cacti and succulents are associated with hotter climates which is why these winter plant care guidelines are even more important. Watering should be kept to a minimum in order to prevent root rot. Make sure that they get plenty of light since the days are shorter around this time of year.
With these winter plant care guidelines, you will enjoy lush green potted plants throughout the colder season. So, while most plants and trees have lost their leaves in the winter, you will enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of fresh green plants during snow season.