In winter, temperatures go down, turn on the heating in homes, something that also affects our indoor plants, so we have to be very careful with them if we want to survive this season.
In fact, many plants detected this period of lack of light as a time of rest or “sleep”, and stop their growth until the arrival of a warmer environment.
The other side of the coin is the combination of the cold along with a high moisturebecause this can cause some plants to look seriously affected by some types of fungi or insects, it will not take long to damage the floor if you with it get your food.
We have to take into account indoor plants come from plants that live in the understory of a tropical forest. Such forests are areas of very dense with trees of large glasses and hardwood. On the contrary, in the undergrowth, its lower part, the plants should thrive in an environment with low light and a constant temperature throughout the year.
This is why we have collected for you a series of tips that your indoor plants stay healthy and strong, and can get to the spring just as beautiful when brought home for the first time.
The factor humidity
Moisture is extremely important for indoor plants, since it is a plant of tropical origin, and from forests where rainfall and the humidity is always very high. However, very often happen that, with this premise in mind, let us sin more by excess irrigation for lack of him.
To prevent this from happening, in fact, there is a surefire trick: enter a toothpick inside the pot. If when you remove it you see that you have been adhered to a substrate, it means that the plant does not need to be watered. If, on the contrary, you observe that the toothpick is almost clean, then you will need to irrigate with plenty of water.
In terms of sprays, it will depend a lot on the humidity level in the room in which they are located. If you put the heating, or you live in a climate considerably dry, it is advisable that the pulverices once in a while.
The factor light
As we mentioned, winter in the light of the day is shorter, so if you decide to place them in front of a window, make sure that doesn’t give the cold breeze, otherwise it may be a heat-shock, adopt a shade of brown, and they will eventually fall out.
In effect, the most sensitive plants react with the loss of its leaves. The most sensitive plants react with the loss of its leaves.
To prevent this from happening, you can place a piece of foam polystyrene, or a piece of cork inside the pot to protect them.
Just as important as the moisture is to choose a good location. In general, indoor plants should be away from the currents of air, and in a room where they receive natural light (except those that can live on the sites are darker, as the Calatea, the Phalaenopsis, or the Aspidistra).
As a last tip, you should we clean regularly the leaves of the plant with distilled water to remove the dust and they can do photosynthesis without problem.
How to care for your houseplants in the winter