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5 House Plants Easy to Care for in Winter

Each plant has its own specific care requirements, and the ease of caring for them during winter can depend on factors like temperature, humidity, and light conditions. But here are 5 house plants that are easy to care for in winter:


1

PEACE LILY

peace lily

Peace lilies generally prefer consistent warmth and humidity so bathrooms can be a good place for them. Keep them away from drafts, and maintain a temperature above 13°C. While they can tolerate lower light conditions, provide them with bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.



2

LUCKY BAMBOO


lucky bamboo

Lucky bamboo is relatively easy to care for. It prefers indirect light but can tolerate low light conditions. Keep it away from cold drafts, and maintain indoor temperatures above 10°C. Ensure that the roots are kept consistently moist, but avoid overwatering.



3

SPIDER PLANT


spider plant

Spider plants are adaptable and can tolerate a range of conditions. Keep them in bright, indirect light during winter. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings, but don't let it completely dry out. Maintain indoor temperatures above 4°C.



4

CHEESE PLANT (MONSTERA)


monstera

Monstera plants prefer warm and humid conditions. During winter, keep them in a well-lit spot away from cold drafts. Maintain indoor temperatures above 15°C. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. They don't require frequent watering during the winter months.



5

CACTUS


cactus

Cacti are generally well-suited for dry conditions and can tolerate lower temperatures. During winter, place them in a sunny location with good airflow. Water very sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Protect them from cold drafts and maintain temperatures above 10°C.



These general guidelines can help you care for your house plants through the winter, ensuring their survival until they can start growing again in the warm season and be repotted if necessarry. During the winter, plants are less likely to grow but can still thrive. Pay attention to signs of overwatering (one of the most common mistake) such as soil turning white or being soggy, yellow leaves, or on the contrary, for underwatering with leaves browning or the plant drooping. Always make sure to check the specific care requirements for each plant and check them regularly for signs of stress. Adjust watering frequency and light exposure based on the conditions in your home during the winter months.


Remember, each plant is unique and requires different care, a little bit like us...



Struggling to care for your plants, read How Not to Kill Your Houseplants by Veronica Peerless.


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