It’s winter time and you’re happy to curl up next to the fire, read a book, sip on that glass of wine and live your best winter lifestyle. But you’ve noticed that your house plants aren’t doing too great. Some of them have dropped their leaves, others seem to be giving up on life, and stems are falling over. You know something is wrong, but you can’t seem to figure it out, you’ve checked soil moisture, you’ve fed them and you cut back and re-pot as needed.
The one thing you probably overlooked – believe me, I have – is light.
And I don’t mean the suave lighting you have in your lounge. Natural lighting, friend, all the natural reflected light from our life-giving sun.
It might sound strange that you would have to think about natural lighting indoors, but your indoor plants rely heavily on sunlight to stimulate growth and stay healthy. During summer and spring, when you are most likely to purchase or receive house plants as gifts, the natural light is at its best and your indoor plants flourish inside. In the winter months, however, we have shorter days, the natural sunlight is at its weakest and indoor plants receive less light. The biggest problem with this is that most of us don’t adjust the water and feeding schedule for our indoor plants. We also leave them in the same space, expecting the lower light conditions to suffice.
With that in mind, let’s look at how we can assist our indoor babies by looking at the following:
Watering and feeding
After absorbing all this information you can sit back, open that book, pour a glass of red wine, and relax knowing that even though winter is upon us, your plants will be less Stark then they were last year.
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