How to take care of your indoor plants during the winter

Container gardens can be a great indoor addition when the seasons change and it starts getting cold, especially if you have plants you’ll be bringing in to overwinter. Careful consideration has to be given to indoor plants, as the changing environment outdoor environment will pose a new set of challenges for your grow.

Plants are dealing with fluctuating temperatures, dry air, shorter days, and lack of sunlight – even if placed by a window. For these reasons, there are changes to what a plant needs to ensure they stay in optimal health through the cold season, and growers should be aware of what they can do to support their indoor grow and keep their plants in good condition.

Indoor plants

Here are the top 5 things to do to keep your indoor plants healthy this winter:

Water less: Plants grow slower in the winter, so less water is needed to keep them hydrated. Be careful not to water as much as during the warmer months, as this can lead to root rot.

Plants need less water in the winter

Regulate temperature: Indoor plants survive best in much the same temperatures humans are comfortable in – between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the day, and above 50 degrees or so at night. To make sure your plants don’t experience extreme fluctuations in temperature throughout the day, make sure they’re not located near areas where this can happen; cold drafts from poorly sealed doors or windows, or near radiators or ovens.

Humidity for plants

Get humid: Humidity drops to 10 – 20 percent in houses that are heated during the colder months, while plants are most comfortable with a humidity level closer to 50 percent. It’s best to place a humidifier near your plants to keep them comfortable.

Indoor plants on stand

Relocate: There’s less sunlight during the winter, and it also comes in at a lower angle. Check where the sun is in relation to your plants and try to relocate them to where they’ll receive the most exposure throughout the day. Since plants grow towards the sun, you may want to rotate the pots when they’re being watered so they can receive sun on all sides. This will allow them to grow evenly.

Indoor bamboo

Stop fertilizing: Since the plants have slowed down their growing cycle, they don’t need any fertilizer. In fact, this will only mess with their natural growth cycle. Cut back on fertilizer until early spring to give them a boost after the long winter!

One of the best things you can do for your indoor plants is to make sure they’re firmly rooted in a GeoPot Fabric Transplanter Pot with Velcro Seam. The way the GeoPot Fabric Transplanter Pot is constructed allows for easy removal of the root ball during transplant, greatly reducing transplant stress if you decide to plant back in your yard.

GeoPot Transplanter Pot

Not only that, but the GeoPot Fabric Transplanter Pot still has all the great benefits of the original GeoPot: aerated to promote healthy roots through air pruning, washable and reusable for up to 5 seasons, proper water drainage, and designed to naturally keep roots cool.

GeoPot Transplanter Pot

Bringing your plants indoors for the winter shows a commitment to keeping them hearty, and using a GeoPot Fabric Transplanter Pot will help make moving them back outdoors less stressful for them!

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