Nip Winter Indoor Plant Problems in the Bud
Running the heat in the winter keeps us warm and toasty inside the house but may be hurting the plants you work so hard to upkeep during the spring and summer months. In the winter, the furnace keeps the air in your home dry and sunlight hours are few and far between. Don't let these less than ideal conditions ruin the hard work you put in for your plants during the warmer months of the year!
To keep your plants beautiful in the winter, keep them away from heat registers and outside doors. The shock of the cold every time the front door opens, and the air blasting from the heat vents can dry out leaves. Instead, try keeping them in a temperature neutral area that stays relatively consistent throughout the day.
In the winter months, sunlight hours are drastically decreased. To combat the lack of natural sunlight, place fluorescent lights near your plants that act as a heat source and provide extra light. Also, rotate your plants every so often to be sure it receives sunlight all around.
Humidity in your home may be extremely low, as the furnace makes the air dry. Consider installing a humidifier in your home that not only provides your plants with moisture, but also improves the overall air quality in your house! Read more about how installing a humidifier in your home can help you during the winter months here.
Try to incorporate these tips into your plant regimen this winter. Although keeping your plants alive and beautiful during the winter requires a little more attention and care, it is worth not having the hassle of starting all over again when it gets warmer out! As always, feel free to contact an expert at Casteel Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing to speak with someone about any questions you may have regarding your home.