To celebrate Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10th, here are Geoffrey The Butler’s top 3 quick tips you should be doing to keep your green friends alive and well during winter:
1) Make sure plants have access to light
Similar to people, indoor plants need light. Be sure to position your plants near windows and/or areas that get light during the day. Having clean windows – both inside and out – will ensure plants get the maximum amount of exposure. Also, make sure that any dust that has gathered on the leaves has been cleaned off so the leaves can absorb that light better.
2) Give them water
When you water plants, it’s best to remove them from the saucer you keep them in and run them under a tap. Let the water run right through the soil and out the bottom. Put each plant back in the saucer and check again in about 15 minutes. If there’s any water sitting in the saucer, get rid of it. But remember, sometimes the issue is not that plants don’t get enough water, but that people give them too much. Some plants need to completely dry before being watered again, so go down a few inches and see if the soil is dry.
3) Watch the temperature
Houseplants usually come from tropical regions. Temperatures somewhere between 15 to 30 degrees Celsius is usually good for tropical plants, but it can vary depending on the species of plant you have.
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