Indoor plants need more care in winter, as heating and humidity affect them especially. Here are a series of tips for your plants to stay healthy and strong during the coldest months of the year.
Protects indoor plants from heating
In the winter months you have to protect indoor plants from heating and humidity, both factors are very harmful for them. Heating increases the temperature excessively and dries out the environment.
To protect plants keep them away from heat sources (radiators, stoves, heaters), lower the thermostat to a standard temperature and that does not exceed 21 degrees. For moisten the environment you can place containers with water next to the radiators and pulverize the leaves of the plants.
Take care of plants by watering
In winter you have to control the irrigation of indoor plants as in the summer months, but you have to be more careful. Must space out the risks depending on each type of plant. It is important that the earth is wet, but not in excess because it could lead to rotting of the roots or the appearance of fungi. To prevent water from accumulating, the pots must have drainage holes at the bottom.
If fungi appear, it can be solved adding ground cinnamon, which is a natural fungicide that is very easy to obtain. A small amount on the ground or on the affected areas will suffice. If they appear on the leaves, you can spray them with a mixture of a tablespoon of baking soda and a liter of water.
The right location
An important factor is the hours of light that indoor plants receive during the winter. That is why it is recommended place them near the windows so they get as much natural light as possible. You have to eavoid placing plants near radiators which are usually placed near windows, as they are the main heat escape points.
It is advisable do not change plants often, because you could get to stress them. It is best to find a place near a light source, away from radiators and leave them permanently. They need sufficient light to be able to perform their most important function, photosynthesis. They should be found away from drafts.
Keep in mind that each species needs a series of specific care. Some plants need more watering or light than others, so it is essential to adapt the care to each plant. This way you will ensure that your plants are well cared for.
Clean the leaves of the plants
Indoor plant leaves get dirty and dusty. With a damp cloth you can clean them carefully. It is advisable to do a cleaning twice a month so that the plants breathe better and facilitate the photosynthesis process.
Pests on indoor plants tend to suffer them especially in summer. However, there are two insects the spider mite and mealybug that proliferate in winter. This is due to the hot and dry environment of the interior spaces. It is important to check the condition of the leaves of the plants and a polyvalent insecticide it will be the best ally for both pests.
Indoor plants that are easy to care for
There are some indoor plants that are easy to care for and will add a touch of freshness and life to the decoration of the house.
Crass. This plant looks like the cactus, but they do not have thorns. They need a moderate watering every 10 daysAlthough the best way to check is to see if the ground is dry. They adapt well to any environment, and you can place them in any room of the house, living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen.
Cactus. They need lots of sunlight although it is preferable that it is not a direct exposure. They adapt well to any space in the house. Regarding the watering in winter will be every two weeks and in summer every seven days.
Ribbon and poto. They are hardy and leafy plants. The ribbons are also called love bows or malamadres, they are perfect to hang in a bright corner. He watering during winter must be done every 2 weeks and they will see every two or three days depending on the amount of sunlight they receive.
Fern. It is a plant that needs a lot of care at first, but if it adapts well it will grow very well. Needs to constant humidity and avoid direct exposure to sunlight, but soft natural light.
aloe vera. Very resistant plant that does not need much care, moderate watering, every ten days. Transplanting it into a larger pot every so often will help it grow further.
What do you think of these rabbits to take care of your indoor plants in winter? We hope they help you so that your plants grow healthy and strong.